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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 66 81 53
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Permanent jobs citing Games 8 7 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.15% 0.77% 3.44%
As % of the General category 3.51% 2.62% 9.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 22
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
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
228 267 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 32.85% 29.24% 35.35%
Number of salaries quoted 162 224 284
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
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 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Oxford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (33.33%) Scrum
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 5 (33.33%) Game Development
2 4 (26.67%) Signal Processing
2 4 (26.67%) Image Processing
2 4 (26.67%) Video Processing
2 4 (26.67%) Twitter
2 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (26.67%) Physics
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) PhD
2 4 (26.67%) MATLAB
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Games
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) CEH
4 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 2 (13.33%) Debian

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.67%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (6.67%) UI Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) UI Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Junior C# Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Junior Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Junior
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (26.67%) Physics
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Games
4 1 (6.67%) Social Gaming
4 1 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.67%) Graphic Design
4 1 (6.67%) Animation
4 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
1 2 (13.33%) Debian
1 2 (13.33%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Scrum
1 5 (33.33%) Game Development
2 4 (26.67%) Signal Processing
2 4 (26.67%) Image Processing
2 4 (26.67%) Video Processing
2 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) Android Development
4 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C++
1 4 (26.67%) Python
1 4 (26.67%) MATLAB
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (6.67%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (6.67%) Lua
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) ActionScript
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) PhD
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CEH
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) OSCP
2 2 (13.33%) OSCE
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Twitter
2 1 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (6.67%) Brocade
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Salary: £25,000 - £45,000 per year
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