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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 70 56 72
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 27 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.65% 3.55% 2.30%
As % of the General category 2.35% 15.00% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 26 21
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
170 180 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 27.55% 23.68% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 156 136 212
Median salary £52,500 £44,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.31% +5.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £27,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £73,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxford region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Games.

1 8 (66.67%) C++
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Physics
3 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (50.00%) Game Development
4 5 (41.67%) Big Data
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (33.33%) OOP
5 4 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (33.33%) Apache
5 4 (33.33%) PhD
5 4 (33.33%) GIS
5 4 (33.33%) PostGIS
5 4 (33.33%) Machine Learning
5 4 (33.33%) Xbox
5 4 (33.33%) Apache Spark
5 4 (33.33%) Algorithms
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Subversion
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Big Data
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) GIS
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C# Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C# Software Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Programmer
3 4 (33.33%) Big Data Developer
3 4 (33.33%) C++ Programmer
3 4 (33.33%) Machine Learning Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Senior C++ Programmer
3 4 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
3 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Gameplay Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) PostGIS
3 2 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) LAMP
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) WinForms
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (50.00%) Physics
2 4 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 4 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) Xbox
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 2 (16.67%) PlayStation
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Game Development
3 4 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source Development
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) R
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) PhD
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Perforce
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