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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 93 114 84
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -30
Permanent jobs citing Games 22 7 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.45% 0.42% 2.32%
As % of the General category 4.27% 1.46% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 29
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £40,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
515 480 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 34.04% 28.74% 31.83%
Number of salaries quoted 388 385 447
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 9 £50,000 -
Oxford +9 8 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (45.16%) .NET
2 26 (41.94%) C#
3 24 (38.71%) SQL Server
3 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET
5 20 (32.26%) HTML
5 20 (32.26%) Computer Science
6 19 (30.65%) C++
6 19 (30.65%) CSS
7 16 (25.81%) OO
8 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
8 15 (24.19%) Game Development
9 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
10 12 (19.35%) Windows
11 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
11 11 (17.74%) Python
11 11 (17.74%) MATLAB
12 9 (14.52%) WCF
13 8 (12.90%) WPF
13 8 (12.90%) Mathematics
13 8 (12.90%) Degree
13 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
14 7 (11.29%) Image Processing
14 7 (11.29%) Video Processing
14 7 (11.29%) Big Data
14 7 (11.29%) Signal Processing
14 7 (11.29%) Internet
14 7 (11.29%) PhD
14 7 (11.29%) Physics
15 6 (9.68%) TDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.61%) IIS
1 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Maya
2 2 (3.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) GitHub
2 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) Internet
2 3 (4.84%) SAN
3 2 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.61%) Network Security
4 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.61%) LAN
4 1 (1.61%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.29%) Big Data
3 5 (8.06%) MySQL
4 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
2 2 (3.23%) Subversion
2 2 (3.23%) JIRA
2 2 (3.23%) GDB
3 1 (1.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) Developer
2 22 (35.48%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.74%) C# Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Junior Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Junior
4 10 (16.13%) Graduate
5 8 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Software Engineer
5 8 (12.90%) C# Software Engineer
5 8 (12.90%) Junior .NET Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Graduate Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Junior Software Developer
5 8 (12.90%) .NET Software Engineer
5 8 (12.90%) Graduate Software Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 8 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (12.90%) .NET Software Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Computer Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.16%) .NET
2 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET
3 20 (32.26%) HTML
4 19 (30.65%) CSS
5 9 (14.52%) WCF
6 8 (12.90%) WPF
7 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (8.06%) WinForms
9 3 (4.84%) HTML5
9 3 (4.84%) Silverlight
9 3 (4.84%) jQuery
9 3 (4.84%) Web Services
9 3 (4.84%) Flash
9 3 (4.84%) XHTML
10 2 (3.23%) CSS3
11 1 (1.61%) Sass
11 1 (1.61%) Smarty
11 1 (1.61%) OpenGL
11 1 (1.61%) DirectX
11 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.90%) Mathematics
3 7 (11.29%) Physics
4 5 (8.06%) Mobile Games
5 4 (6.45%) Statistics
6 3 (4.84%) Open Source
7 2 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (3.23%) User Experience
7 2 (3.23%) Animation
7 2 (3.23%) Firmware
8 1 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.61%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.61%) Online Games
8 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.61%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) CentOS
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.23%) Debian
4 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.81%) OO
3 15 (24.19%) Game Development
4 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
5 7 (11.29%) Signal Processing
5 7 (11.29%) Image Processing
5 7 (11.29%) Video Processing
6 6 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (9.68%) BDD
6 6 (9.68%) CQRS
6 6 (9.68%) Web Application Development
6 6 (9.68%) MVC
6 6 (9.68%) TDD
7 5 (8.06%) Scrum
8 4 (6.45%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (6.45%) Data Analytics
8 4 (6.45%) Analytics
8 4 (6.45%) Bayesian Methods
8 4 (6.45%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) C#
2 19 (30.65%) C++
3 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 11 (17.74%) Python
4 11 (17.74%) MATLAB
5 5 (8.06%) SQL
5 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.45%) R
7 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.84%) C
7 3 (4.84%) PHP
8 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.23%) Lua
9 1 (1.61%) Ruby
9 1 (1.61%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.61%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.61%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) PhD
3 2 (3.23%) ISEB
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) OSCP
3 2 (3.23%) OSCE
3 2 (3.23%) CEH
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.23%) JTAG
2 1 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Puppet
1 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Twitter
3 2 (3.23%) Toshiba
4 1 (1.61%) VMware
4 1 (1.61%) Brocade
4 1 (1.61%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (1.61%) Appcelerator
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco
4 1 (1.61%) HP
4 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
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