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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 67 79 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.83% 0.54% 3.00%
As % of the General category 2.60% 1.88% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 18
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
231 266 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 31.95% 28.66% 35.14%
Number of salaries quoted 168 226 257
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 12 (52.17%) Computer Science
2 9 (39.13%) Mathematics
2 9 (39.13%) Physics
2 9 (39.13%) C++
2 9 (39.13%) Python
2 9 (39.13%) PhD
2 9 (39.13%) MATLAB
2 9 (39.13%) Image Processing
2 9 (39.13%) Video Processing
2 9 (39.13%) Signal Processing
3 5 (21.74%) .NET
4 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Twitter
4 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
4 4 (17.39%) Game Development
5 3 (13.04%) HTML
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.04%) CSS
5 3 (13.04%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) Firewall
6 2 (8.70%) Finance
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
6 2 (8.70%) Windows

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Computer Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Junior Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Junior C# Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Junior
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Computer Science
2 9 (39.13%) Mathematics
2 9 (39.13%) Physics
3 2 (8.70%) Online Games
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
1 2 (8.70%) Debian
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (8.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Image Processing
1 9 (39.13%) Video Processing
1 9 (39.13%) Signal Processing
2 4 (17.39%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (17.39%) Scrum
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
2 4 (17.39%) Game Development
3 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Test Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C++
1 9 (39.13%) Python
1 9 (39.13%) MATLAB
2 3 (13.04%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) PhD
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) CEH
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) OSCP
3 2 (8.70%) OSCE
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
1 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
1 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Twitter
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (4.35%) Brocade
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) HP