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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 54 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 31 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.95% 0.96% 1.06%
As % of the General category 13.48% 2.90% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 8
Average salary £38,000 £50,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £50,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £58,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
230 241 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 29.34% 32.92% 29.29%
Number of salaries quoted 155 188 235
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 1 September 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Oxford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 29 (44.62%) Mobile Games
2 24 (36.92%) HTML
2 24 (36.92%) JavaScript
3 23 (35.38%) Game Development
4 22 (33.85%) Apple iOS
4 22 (33.85%) Android
5 20 (30.77%) Linux
6 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (24.62%) MySQL
7 16 (24.62%) CSS
7 16 (24.62%) User Experience
8 15 (23.08%) Android Development
8 15 (23.08%) PHP
8 15 (23.08%) Scrum
9 14 (21.54%) C++
9 14 (21.54%) Subversion
10 13 (20.00%) SQL
11 12 (18.46%) Degree
11 12 (18.46%) Social Gaming
12 11 (16.92%) Git (software)
12 11 (16.92%) jQuery
12 11 (16.92%) MVC
12 11 (16.92%) Perforce
13 10 (15.38%) Graphic Design
13 10 (15.38%) Laravel
13 10 (15.38%) Analytics
14 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
14 9 (13.85%) Flash
15 8 (12.31%) XML
15 8 (12.31%) Photoshop

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Photoshop
2 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
2 7 (10.77%) Maya
2 7 (10.77%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.54%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) DNS
1 5 (7.69%) Firewall
1 5 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (1.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) MySQL
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Subversion
2 11 (16.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.62%) PHPUnit
4 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.54%) Xcode
5 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
5 1 (1.54%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.54%) Grunt
5 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.15%) Publishing
2 2 (3.08%) Retail
2 2 (3.08%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) Web Developer
3 13 (20.00%) Programmer
4 8 (12.31%) PHP Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Designer
4 8 (12.31%) Senior Designer
5 7 (10.77%) PHP Web Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Games Designer
5 7 (10.77%) Senior Games Designer
5 7 (10.77%) Data Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Development Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Product Owner
7 4 (6.15%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Junior
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Programmer
9 2 (3.08%) Video Game Developer
9 2 (3.08%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.92%) HTML
2 16 (24.62%) CSS
3 11 (16.92%) jQuery
4 10 (15.38%) Laravel
5 9 (13.85%) Flash
6 8 (12.31%) XML
6 8 (12.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 7 (10.77%) .NET
7 7 (10.77%) LAMP
7 7 (10.77%) Symfony
7 7 (10.77%) CodeIgniter
8 6 (9.23%) HTML5
9 5 (7.69%) CSS3
9 5 (7.69%) Ajax
10 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
11 3 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
12 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
12 2 (3.08%) Web Services
13 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (44.62%) Mobile Games
2 16 (24.62%) User Experience
3 12 (18.46%) Social Gaming
4 10 (15.38%) Graphic Design
5 7 (10.77%) Mobile App
6 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 5 (7.69%) Mathematics
7 3 (4.62%) Xbox
8 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.08%) PlayStation
9 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.54%) Online Games
9 1 (1.54%) Social Media
9 1 (1.54%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.85%) Android
1 22 (33.85%) Apple iOS
2 20 (30.77%) Linux
3 5 (7.69%) UNIX
4 2 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Game Development
2 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.08%) Android Development
3 15 (23.08%) Scrum
4 11 (16.92%) MVC
5 10 (15.38%) Analytics
6 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
7 8 (12.31%) iOS Development
8 7 (10.77%) Quantitative Analysis
8 7 (10.77%) Kanban
8 7 (10.77%) TDD
8 7 (10.77%) Asset Management
8 7 (10.77%) OOP
9 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.23%) Web Development
10 5 (7.69%) Computer Security
10 5 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (6.15%) Automation Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Automated Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) JavaScript
2 15 (23.08%) PHP
3 14 (21.54%) C++
4 13 (20.00%) SQL
5 8 (12.31%) ActionScript
5 8 (12.31%) Lua
5 8 (12.31%) ActionScript 3.0
6 7 (10.77%) ActionScript 2.0
6 7 (10.77%) Python
7 3 (4.62%) Ruby
7 3 (4.62%) C
7 3 (4.62%) C#
8 1 (1.54%) Java
8 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Perl
8 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) MCSE
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Perforce
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.54%) Google
3 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
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