The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 105 100 101
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 22 24 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.36% 1.66% 0.90%
As % of the General category 4.14% 5.38% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 14
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £35,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
South East

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

General Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
532 446 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 32.78% 30.89% 29.48%
Number of salaries quoted 426 384 358
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Games
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Games Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

Games
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 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 -23 7 £40,000 +10.34% 1
Chinnor - 4 - -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 23 (45.10%) C++
2 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (29.41%) Degree
4 14 (27.45%) Mobile App
5 13 (25.49%) Xbox
6 11 (21.57%) SQL
6 11 (21.57%) .NET
6 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
7 10 (19.61%) HTML
7 10 (19.61%) XML
7 10 (19.61%) Game Development
7 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
7 10 (19.61%) QA
8 9 (17.65%) JIRA
8 9 (17.65%) Mathematics
8 9 (17.65%) Physics
8 9 (17.65%) Animation
8 9 (17.65%) Web Services
8 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 8 (15.69%) OOP
9 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
9 8 (15.69%) C#
9 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
9 8 (15.69%) Android
9 8 (15.69%) R
9 8 (15.69%) User Experience
10 7 (13.73%) Analytics
10 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
10 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
10 7 (13.73%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 4 (7.84%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Drupal
3 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.84%) MS Office
3 3 (5.88%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.96%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.96%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.96%) Maya
4 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.96%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
2 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.96%) Heroku
2 1 (1.96%) IaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) SSH
1 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.92%) Big Data
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) JIRA
2 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (7.84%) Bitbucket
3 4 (7.84%) CMake
3 4 (7.84%) GCC
3 4 (7.84%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) ReSharper
4 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.96%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.96%) Grunt
5 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.96%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.96%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.96%) RSpec
5 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (13.73%) Marketing
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Developer
2 16 (31.37%) Programmer
3 14 (27.45%) C++ Programmer
3 14 (27.45%) Senior C++ Programmer
3 14 (27.45%) Senior Programmer
4 8 (15.69%) Graphics Programmer
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Graphics Programmer
5 6 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Gameplay Programmer
6 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Applications Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Development Manager
6 5 (9.80%) HTML Developer
6 5 (9.80%) iOS Developer
7 4 (7.84%) .NET Development Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) HTML
2 10 (19.61%) XML
3 9 (17.65%) Web Services
4 6 (11.76%) CSS
5 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
5 5 (9.80%) Core Animation
5 5 (9.80%) HTML5
5 5 (9.80%) JSON
5 5 (9.80%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (7.84%) LLVM
7 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.88%) Flash
7 3 (5.88%) WinForms
7 3 (5.88%) WPF
8 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.92%) Apache Flex
8 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.92%) jQuery
8 2 (3.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Mobile App
2 13 (25.49%) Xbox
3 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
4 9 (17.65%) Animation
4 9 (17.65%) Mathematics
4 9 (17.65%) Physics
5 8 (15.69%) User Experience
6 6 (11.76%) PlayStation
7 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
7 2 (3.92%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.96%) Chemistry
8 1 (1.96%) Economics
8 1 (1.96%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.96%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.96%) iPhone
8 1 (1.96%) Online Games
8 1 (1.96%) Photography
8 1 (1.96%) Social Gaming
8 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Android
2 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 5 (9.80%) Linux
4 4 (7.84%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (19.61%) Game Development
3 8 (15.69%) OOP
4 7 (13.73%) Analytics
4 7 (13.73%) OO
4 7 (13.73%) Scrum
5 6 (11.76%) iOS Development
5 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Kanban
6 5 (9.80%) Memory Management
6 5 (9.80%) Mobile Development
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.84%) DevOps
7 4 (7.84%) Migration
7 4 (7.84%) SDLC
7 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) C++
2 11 (21.57%) SQL
3 8 (15.69%) C#
3 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.69%) R
4 7 (13.73%) Python
5 6 (11.76%) Objective-C
6 4 (7.84%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.88%) C
8 2 (3.92%) Lua
8 2 (3.92%) PHP
8 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.96%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.96%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.96%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.96%) Perl
9 1 (1.96%) Ruby
9 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
2 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) MISRA
2 1 (1.96%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.96%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Apple
3 4 (7.84%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (3.92%) Perforce
6 1 (1.96%) Lotus
6 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
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Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago