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

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 108 109 88
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -21
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 18 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.78% 0.98% 2.44%
As % of the General category 2.44% 3.56% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 36
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
491 506 647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 32.09% 27.61% 32.88%
Number of salaries quoted 393 402 568
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. 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 +13 6 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £36,250 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) C#
2 14 (37.84%) .NET
2 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (37.84%) OO
3 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET
3 13 (35.14%) HTML
4 12 (32.43%) Game Development
5 11 (29.73%) CSS
6 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
7 9 (24.32%) Windows
8 7 (18.92%) C++
8 7 (18.92%) Mobile Games
8 7 (18.92%) Internet
9 6 (16.22%) MVC
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
9 6 (16.22%) BDD
9 6 (16.22%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (16.22%) TDD
9 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
9 6 (16.22%) WCF
9 6 (16.22%) CQRS
9 6 (16.22%) Web Application Development
10 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
10 5 (13.51%) HTML5
10 5 (13.51%) Scrum
11 4 (10.81%) XHTML
11 4 (10.81%) Linux

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.41%) Maya
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.70%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Graduate
4 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Junior
4 5 (13.51%) Graduate Software Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Junior .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Graduate Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Junior Software Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Junior Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.41%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Designer
7 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) .NET
2 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET
2 13 (35.14%) HTML
3 11 (29.73%) CSS
4 6 (16.22%) WCF
4 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (13.51%) HTML5
6 4 (10.81%) XHTML
6 4 (10.81%) jQuery
7 3 (8.11%) CSS3
8 2 (5.41%) WPF
8 2 (5.41%) WinForms
8 2 (5.41%) XML
8 2 (5.41%) Flash
9 1 (2.70%) OpenGL
9 1 (2.70%) DirectX
9 1 (2.70%) Middleware
9 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (2.70%) Sass
9 1 (2.70%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Mobile Games
2 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) User Experience
4 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.41%) Digital Media
4 2 (5.41%) Animation
5 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.70%) New Media
5 1 (2.70%) Social Gaming
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
3 3 (8.11%) Android
3 3 (8.11%) CentOS
3 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.41%) Debian
4 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) OO
3 12 (32.43%) Game Development
4 6 (16.22%) CQRS
4 6 (16.22%) Web Application Development
4 6 (16.22%) BDD
4 6 (16.22%) MVC
4 6 (16.22%) TDD
4 6 (16.22%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 4 (10.81%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.41%) Test Management
7 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Android Development
8 1 (2.70%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.70%) System Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) C#
2 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) C++
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 2 (5.41%) SQL
5 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.41%) Lua
6 1 (2.70%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.70%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
6 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) OSCP
1 2 (5.41%) OSCE
1 2 (5.41%) CEH
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
1 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Twitter
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe
3 1 (2.70%) Apple
3 1 (2.70%) Appcelerator
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