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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 95 100 96
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Games 22 17 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.54% 1.09% 1.94%
As % of the General category 4.93% 3.88% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 22 17 36
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +24.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £43,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
446 438 671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 31.30% 28.20% 34.30%
Number of salaries quoted 383 361 585
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 +8 15 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 22 (53.66%) HTML
2 20 (48.78%) CSS
3 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
4 14 (34.15%) HTML5
5 12 (29.27%) CSS3
5 12 (29.27%) User Experience
6 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (24.39%) C#
7 10 (24.39%) .NET
7 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
7 10 (24.39%) Online Games
8 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET
9 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
9 7 (17.07%) Game Development
10 6 (14.63%) WPF
10 6 (14.63%) WinForms
10 6 (14.63%) Scrum
10 6 (14.63%) SQL
10 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
11 5 (12.20%) OO
11 5 (12.20%) Mobile Games
11 5 (12.20%) jQuery
12 4 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (9.76%) Retail
12 4 (9.76%) Twitter
12 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
12 4 (9.76%) TDD
12 4 (9.76%) MVC
12 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
12 4 (9.76%) Internet

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.88%) Maya
2 2 (4.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (2.44%) PHPUnit
2 1 (2.44%) Subversion
2 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (9.76%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Developer
2 13 (31.71%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (21.95%) .NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) .NET Software Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Designer
5 2 (4.88%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Product Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Junior
6 1 (2.44%) Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) HTML
2 20 (48.78%) CSS
3 14 (34.15%) HTML5
4 12 (29.27%) CSS3
5 10 (24.39%) .NET
6 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET
7 6 (14.63%) WPF
7 6 (14.63%) WinForms
8 5 (12.20%) jQuery
9 3 (7.32%) XHTML
9 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.32%) WCF
10 2 (4.88%) Flash
10 2 (4.88%) XML
11 1 (2.44%) OpenGL
11 1 (2.44%) DirectX
11 1 (2.44%) Middleware
11 1 (2.44%) Laravel
11 1 (2.44%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) User Experience
2 10 (24.39%) Online Games
3 5 (12.20%) Mobile Games
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.88%) Animation
5 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.88%) Social Media
6 1 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.44%) Social Gaming
6 1 (2.44%) New Media
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.44%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Mac OS X
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) CentOS
2 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.88%) Debian
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.07%) Game Development
3 6 (14.63%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) OO
5 4 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
5 4 (9.76%) TDD
5 4 (9.76%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.32%) BDD
6 3 (7.32%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (7.32%) CQRS
6 3 (7.32%) Web Application Development
7 2 (4.88%) Test Management
7 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Web Analytics
7 2 (4.88%) Analytics
7 2 (4.88%) Information Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
2 10 (24.39%) C#
3 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.32%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) Lua
5 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.88%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.44%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) CEH
1 2 (4.88%) OSCP
1 2 (4.88%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Twitter
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) Adobe
4 1 (2.44%) Apple
4 1 (2.44%) Perforce
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Posted: 2 days ago
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