The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 83 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.88% 2.18% 1.15%
As % of the General category 3.11% 8.21% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 9
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £33,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

General Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
225 195 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 28.20% 26.57% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 177 155 181
Average salary £45,000 £48,743 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.67% +17.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Games
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Oxford region.

Games Salary Trend in Oxford

Games
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Oxford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 13 (39.39%) C++
2 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 11 (33.33%) .NET
3 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) Xbox
5 9 (27.27%) Scrum
6 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
7 7 (21.21%) Game Development
7 7 (21.21%) C#
7 7 (21.21%) HTML
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.21%) QA
8 6 (18.18%) Mathematics
8 6 (18.18%) Physics
8 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
8 6 (18.18%) Kanban
8 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.18%) Analytics
8 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Unreal Engine
9 5 (15.15%) R
9 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
9 5 (15.15%) User Experience
9 5 (15.15%) PlayStation
9 5 (15.15%) CSS
10 4 (12.12%) Mobile Games
10 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) CMS
1 1 (3.03%) Drupal
1 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) Photoshop
3 2 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (6.06%) Maya
3 2 (6.06%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.03%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
1 1 (3.03%) Google Analytics
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Subversion
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.06%) ReSharper
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) Grunt
4 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.03%) PhpStorm
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Programmer
2 10 (30.30%) C++ Programmer
2 10 (30.30%) Senior C++ Programmer
2 10 (30.30%) Senior Programmer
3 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Development Manager
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Development Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Gameplay Programmer
4 5 (15.15%) Graphics Programmer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Graphics Programmer
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Development Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Product Owner
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Scrum Master
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Product Owner
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum Master
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (21.21%) HTML
3 5 (15.15%) CSS
3 5 (15.15%) Unreal Engine
4 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.12%) Flash
4 4 (12.12%) Web Services
4 4 (12.12%) XML
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 3 (9.09%) HTML5
5 3 (9.09%) WinForms
5 3 (9.09%) WPF
6 2 (6.06%) REST
6 2 (6.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
7 1 (3.03%) CSS3
7 1 (3.03%) Ember.js
7 1 (3.03%) LESS
7 1 (3.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Xbox
2 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
3 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 6 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 6 (18.18%) Physics
4 5 (15.15%) PlayStation
4 5 (15.15%) User Experience
5 4 (12.12%) Animation
5 4 (12.12%) Mobile Games
6 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.06%) Graphic Design
6 2 (6.06%) Online Games
6 2 (6.06%) Social Gaming
7 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Android
1 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) Game Development
4 6 (18.18%) Analytics
4 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Kanban
4 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.12%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) Android Development
7 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.06%) Business Development
7 2 (6.06%) iOS Development
7 2 (6.06%) MVC
7 2 (6.06%) Open Source
7 2 (6.06%) TDD
7 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) C++
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) R
6 3 (9.09%) Lua
6 3 (9.09%) Python
7 2 (6.06%) ActionScript
7 2 (6.06%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (6.06%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (6.06%) PHP
7 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.03%) C
8 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Perforce
3 1 (3.03%) Google
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Navitas
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago