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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 54 69 48
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Permanent jobs citing Games 27 6 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.40% 0.74% 4.15%
As % of the General category 13.64% 2.75% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 9
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,750 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £56,250 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
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
198 218 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 24.94% 27.05% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 149 194 221
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 6 July 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Oxford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 21 (45.65%) HTML
1 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
2 20 (43.48%) CSS
3 17 (36.96%) Linux
4 16 (34.78%) MySQL
4 16 (34.78%) PHP
4 16 (34.78%) Mobile Games
5 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (30.43%) jQuery
7 13 (28.26%) Subversion
8 11 (23.91%) Perforce
8 11 (23.91%) MVC
8 11 (23.91%) C++
8 11 (23.91%) Degree
8 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
8 11 (23.91%) Laravel
8 11 (23.91%) Analytics
9 10 (21.74%) HTML5
10 9 (19.57%) SQL
10 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
10 9 (19.57%) Game Development
10 9 (19.57%) CSS3
11 8 (17.39%) Android Development
11 8 (17.39%) Apple iOS
11 8 (17.39%) Android
11 8 (17.39%) Symfony
11 8 (17.39%) OOP
12 7 (15.22%) LAMP
12 7 (15.22%) TDD
12 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (10.87%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.52%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (6.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (6.52%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) DNS
2 1 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Subversion
2 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.70%) PHPUnit
4 3 (6.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (6.52%) Axure RP
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) Xcode
General
1 5 (10.87%) Retail
2 4 (8.70%) Marketing
2 4 (8.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Developer
2 15 (32.61%) Web Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Programmer
4 8 (17.39%) PHP Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Data Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) PHP Web Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Product Manager
8 3 (6.52%) UX Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Video Game Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Games Developer
10 1 (2.17%) Junior
10 1 (2.17%) Administrator
10 1 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (2.17%) C++ Programmer
10 1 (2.17%) IT Administrator
10 1 (2.17%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) HTML
2 20 (43.48%) CSS
3 14 (30.43%) jQuery
4 11 (23.91%) Laravel
5 10 (21.74%) HTML5
6 9 (19.57%) CSS3
7 8 (17.39%) Symfony
8 7 (15.22%) CodeIgniter
8 7 (15.22%) LAMP
9 5 (10.87%) Ajax
10 3 (6.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
11 1 (2.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (2.17%) iOS SDK
11 1 (2.17%) Apache Flex
11 1 (2.17%) Cocoa
11 1 (2.17%) Flash
11 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Mobile Games
2 6 (13.04%) User Experience
3 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) Online Games
3 5 (10.87%) Social Gaming
4 4 (8.70%) Social Media
4 4 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.52%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.17%) Xbox
6 1 (2.17%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) Android
2 8 (17.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) MVC
2 11 (23.91%) Analytics
3 9 (19.57%) Game Development
3 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
4 8 (17.39%) OOP
4 8 (17.39%) Android Development
5 7 (15.22%) Quantitative Analysis
5 7 (15.22%) TDD
5 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.87%) Web Development
7 4 (8.70%) Information Architecture
7 4 (8.70%) Web Analytics
7 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.70%) B2C
7 4 (8.70%) Benchmarking
8 3 (6.52%) Scrum
8 3 (6.52%) Kanban
8 3 (6.52%) BDD
9 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
2 16 (34.78%) PHP
3 11 (23.91%) C++
4 9 (19.57%) SQL
5 5 (10.87%) Python
6 3 (6.52%) Ruby
6 3 (6.52%) C
7 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.17%) Java
7 1 (2.17%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Perforce
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) Apple
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