The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 96 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 23 29 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.43% 1.64% 1.19%
As % of the General category 4.59% 5.81% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 15
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £39,750 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
501 499 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 31.14% 28.18% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 397 398 338
Average salary £42,500 £42,783 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% -4.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,650 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
South East

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 July 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 July 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
Henley-on-Thames - 6 £50,000 - 2
Oxford -16 3 £56,250 +40.62% 4
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 33 (45.83%) .NET
2 29 (40.28%) C#
3 27 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 25 (34.72%) C++
5 24 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 22 (30.56%) ASP.NET
7 20 (27.78%) CSS
7 20 (27.78%) HTML
8 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (26.39%) Software Engineering
9 18 (25.00%) Python
10 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
10 17 (23.61%) MATLAB
11 15 (20.83%) Big Data
12 13 (18.06%) OO
12 13 (18.06%) WPF
13 12 (16.67%) Game Development
13 12 (16.67%) Degree
13 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.67%) Windows
14 11 (15.28%) MySQL
14 11 (15.28%) Mathematics
14 11 (15.28%) WCF
14 11 (15.28%) Image Processing
15 9 (12.50%) PhD
15 9 (12.50%) Physics
15 9 (12.50%) Video Processing
15 9 (12.50%) Signal Processing
16 8 (11.11%) R
16 8 (11.11%) Machine Learning

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) SAN
1 6 (8.33%) Internet
2 3 (4.17%) Firewall
3 2 (2.78%) DNS
3 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.39%) Network Security
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.39%) HTTP
4 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.83%) Big Data
3 11 (15.28%) MySQL
4 8 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 8 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.94%) Subversion
3 4 (5.56%) JIRA
3 4 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.56%) GDB
4 1 (1.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.39%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (47.22%) Developer
2 25 (34.72%) .NET Developer
3 17 (23.61%) C# Developer
4 14 (19.44%) Software Engineer
5 13 (18.06%) C# Software Engineer
5 13 (18.06%) .NET Software Engineer
5 13 (18.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (16.67%) Junior Developer
6 12 (16.67%) Junior
7 10 (13.89%) Graduate
8 9 (12.50%) Computer Engineer
9 8 (11.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 8 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Software Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Graduate Software Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Junior .NET Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Junior Software Developer
10 7 (9.72%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (9.72%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (45.83%) .NET
2 22 (30.56%) ASP.NET
3 20 (27.78%) CSS
3 20 (27.78%) HTML
4 13 (18.06%) WPF
5 11 (15.28%) WCF
6 7 (9.72%) Silverlight
6 7 (9.72%) Web Services
7 6 (8.33%) WinForms
8 4 (5.56%) Flash
8 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.78%) jQuery
9 2 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.39%) Ajax
10 1 (1.39%) XHTML
10 1 (1.39%) OpenGL
10 1 (1.39%) Qt
10 1 (1.39%) Smarty
10 1 (1.39%) Symfony
10 1 (1.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (15.28%) Mathematics
3 9 (12.50%) Physics
4 8 (11.11%) Statistics
5 7 (9.72%) Open Source
6 5 (6.94%) Mobile Games
7 4 (5.56%) Firmware
7 4 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.78%) 3D Printing
8 2 (2.78%) Online Games
9 1 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
3 2 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) CentOS
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (26.39%) Software Engineering
2 13 (18.06%) OO
3 12 (16.67%) Game Development
4 11 (15.28%) Image Processing
5 9 (12.50%) Video Processing
5 9 (12.50%) Signal Processing
6 8 (11.11%) Machine Learning
6 8 (11.11%) Data Analytics
6 8 (11.11%) Analytics
6 8 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (9.72%) DevOps
8 5 (6.94%) TDD
8 5 (6.94%) MVC
9 4 (5.56%) CQRS
9 4 (5.56%) Web Application Development
9 4 (5.56%) BDD
9 4 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (2.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.28%) C#
2 25 (34.72%) C++
3 18 (25.00%) Python
4 17 (23.61%) MATLAB
4 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.11%) R
6 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
6 7 (9.72%) SQL
7 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 5 (6.94%) C
9 3 (4.17%) PHP
10 2 (2.78%) Ruby
11 1 (1.39%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) PhD
3 2 (2.78%) ISEB
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) JTAG
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
1 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) Puppet
1 7 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Toshiba
3 2 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (1.39%) Brocade
4 1 (1.39%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (1.39%) Appcelerator
4 1 (1.39%) Facebook
4 1 (1.39%) Twitter
4 1 (1.39%) Perforce
4 1 (1.39%) HP
4 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
OPM Response Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Creative Personnel
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Henley-On-Thames
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago