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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 110 66 85
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +19
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 53 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.92% 3.47% 2.70%
As % of the General category 2.80% 12.62% 9.02%
Number of salaries quoted 10 41 44
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +7.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £28,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
500 420 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 32.81% 27.49% 29.95%
Number of salaries quoted 429 311 420
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £80,000
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 30 April 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 30 April 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
Abingdon -15 10 £51,250 +105.00% 2
Oxford -15 4 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Wallingford - 4 £42,500 -
Banbury - 1 £25,000 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 18 (51.43%) C++
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Degree
3 10 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (25.71%) Web Development
4 9 (25.71%) Physics
4 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
4 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
4 9 (25.71%) OOP
4 9 (25.71%) OO
5 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
5 8 (22.86%) JIRA
5 8 (22.86%) Game Development
6 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
6 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.14%) Project Management
6 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
6 6 (17.14%) Web Services
6 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
6 6 (17.14%) Resource Management
6 6 (17.14%) Business Development
6 6 (17.14%) Android
6 6 (17.14%) Line Management
7 5 (14.29%) User Experience
7 5 (14.29%) Mobile Development
7 5 (14.29%) Core Animation
7 5 (14.29%) Marketing
7 5 (14.29%) Animation
7 5 (14.29%) JSON

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (11.43%) Apache
1 4 (11.43%) Apache Spark
1 4 (11.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) 3ds Max
3 2 (5.71%) Photoshop
3 2 (5.71%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Big Data
3 4 (11.43%) GIS
4 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.86%) JIRA
3 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 4 (11.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (11.43%) Bitbucket
4 4 (11.43%) CMake
4 4 (11.43%) GCC
5 2 (5.71%) Subversion
6 1 (2.86%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (14.29%) Marketing
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Programmer
3 7 (20.00%) C++ Programmer
3 7 (20.00%) Senior C++ Programmer
3 7 (20.00%) Senior Programmer
4 6 (17.14%) Development Manager
5 5 (14.29%) Applications Developer
5 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 5 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Graphics Programmer
5 5 (14.29%) iOS Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Graphics Programmer
6 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) QA Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Development Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Manager
6 4 (11.43%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) Core Animation
2 5 (14.29%) JSON
2 5 (14.29%) XML
3 4 (11.43%) LLVM
3 4 (11.43%) PostGIS
4 2 (5.71%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.86%) Ajax
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) LAMP
5 1 (2.86%) WinForms
5 1 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
1 9 (25.71%) Physics
2 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (14.29%) Animation
3 5 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 5 (14.29%) Social Media
3 5 (14.29%) User Experience
4 4 (11.43%) Algorithms
4 4 (11.43%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (11.43%) Xbox
5 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
5 2 (5.71%) Photography
5 2 (5.71%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Android
1 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (25.71%) OO
3 9 (25.71%) OOP
3 9 (25.71%) Web Development
4 8 (22.86%) Game Development
5 6 (17.14%) Business Development
5 6 (17.14%) Line Management
5 6 (17.14%) Project Management
5 6 (17.14%) Resource Management
5 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
5 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (14.29%) iOS Development
6 5 (14.29%) Memory Management
6 5 (14.29%) Mobile Development
7 4 (11.43%) Machine Learning
7 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.43%) Migration
7 4 (11.43%) SDLC
7 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) C++
2 5 (14.29%) C#
2 5 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 5 (14.29%) Python
2 5 (14.29%) R
3 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.57%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Apple
1 5 (14.29%) Facebook
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 5 (14.29%) Twitter
2 4 (11.43%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Perforce
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