The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 127 123 121
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 4 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.25% 0.069% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.079% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £19,000 £30,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.66% -31.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +53.84%
Game Development
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1387 1262 1294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 85.78% 87.28% 83.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1107 1062 1086
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Game Development
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the Oxfordshire region.

Game Development Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Game Development
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -7 2 £19,000 -36.66%
Game Development
South East

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 10 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (70.00%) QA
3 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB
4 4 (40.00%) C++
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) Xbox
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile Games
6 2 (20.00%) Android
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Apache Flex
6 2 (20.00%) Lua
6 2 (20.00%) OOP
6 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (20.00%) User Experience
6 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Node.js
6 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (10.00%) Maya
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Automation Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) QA Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) UAT Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Games Developer
3 2 (20.00%) HTML Developer
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Games Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Games Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Gameplay Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Gameplay Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Flex
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) Pixi.js
2 2 (20.00%) RequireJS
2 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) Flash
3 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Xbox
2 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Games
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (10.00%) PlayStation
3 1 (10.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Android Development
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Lua
4 1 (10.00%) ActionScript
4 1 (10.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (10.00%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Perforce