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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 59 69 74
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.06% 1.12% 1.92%
As % of the General category 7.77% 3.96% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 20
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
193 227 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 26.51% 28.16% 36.24%
Number of salaries quoted 159 189 323
Average salary £48,743 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.85% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,400 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 27 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Oxford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (54.17%) HTML
2 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (50.00%) User Experience
3 11 (45.83%) HTML5
3 11 (45.83%) CSS
4 10 (41.67%) CSS3
4 10 (41.67%) Online Games
5 6 (25.00%) Game Development
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Mobile Games
7 3 (12.50%) Banking
7 3 (12.50%) Retail
7 3 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.50%) Mac OS X
7 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.50%) Twitter
8 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (8.33%) Axure RP
8 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (8.33%) OSCP
8 2 (8.33%) OSCE
8 2 (8.33%) Android
8 2 (8.33%) CentOS
8 2 (8.33%) SaaS
8 2 (8.33%) Test Management
8 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) PHPUnit
2 1 (4.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Junior
4 1 (4.17%) Product Manager
4 1 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
4 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) UX Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Designer
4 1 (4.17%) UX Developer
4 1 (4.17%) UI Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Product Owner
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) HTML
2 11 (45.83%) HTML5
2 11 (45.83%) CSS
3 10 (41.67%) CSS3
4 2 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) Flash
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) Symfony
5 1 (4.17%) Laravel
5 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) User Experience
2 10 (41.67%) Online Games
3 3 (12.50%) Mobile Games
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (4.17%) Social Media
5 1 (4.17%) Social Gaming
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.17%) New Media
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.17%) Animation
5 1 (4.17%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 2 (8.33%) Debian
2 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
2 2 (8.33%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) CentOS
2 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) Game Development
2 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 3 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Test Management
4 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) B2C
5 1 (4.17%) Benchmarking
5 1 (4.17%) MVC
5 1 (4.17%) Web Design
5 1 (4.17%) TDD
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Kanban
5 1 (4.17%) Information Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Web Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) OOP
5 1 (4.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) ActionScript
2 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) Lua
3 1 (4.17%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (4.17%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CEH
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) OSCP
1 2 (8.33%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Twitter
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) Apple
3 1 (4.17%) Perforce
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