Period
to 19 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 122 121
Rank change year-on-year +27 -1 +12
Permanent jobs citing Games 79 37 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.58% 1.39% 2.04%
As % of the General category 9.80% 4.53% 6.07%
Number of salaries quoted 62 36 51
Oxfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -20.00%
10th Percentile £23,000 £32,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 806 817 1,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 26.31% 30.73% 33.55%
Number of salaries quoted 637 639 850
Oxfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,750 £75,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Oxfordshire

Games
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for Games in Oxfordshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Oxfordshire

Games
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Abingdon - 28 £60,000 - 2
Oxford -19 22 £42,500 +2.41% 13
Kidlington - 7 £60,000 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 38 (48.10%) Degree
2 34 (43.04%) Broadband
3 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (27.85%) Linux
5 18 (22.78%) SQL
6 15 (18.99%) C++
6 15 (18.99%) Windows
6 15 (18.99%) Computer Science
7 14 (17.72%) JIRA
7 14 (17.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (17.72%) User Stories
7 14 (17.72%) Mentoring
7 14 (17.72%) Acceptance Criteria
7 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
8 13 (16.46%) Confluence
9 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (15.19%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (15.19%) Java
9 12 (15.19%) C#
9 12 (15.19%) Python
10 11 (13.92%) TDD
11 10 (12.66%) Google
11 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
11 10 (12.66%) Jenkins
11 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (11.39%) Mathematics
12 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
12 9 (11.39%) Web Services
12 9 (11.39%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (16.46%) Confluence
2 2 (2.53%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.80%) 3ds Max
2 3 (3.80%) Blender
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.13%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (10.13%) Office 365
3 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.06%) Silverpop
5 2 (2.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (2.53%) PaaS
6 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (43.04%) Broadband
2 7 (8.86%) Ethernet
2 7 (8.86%) VLAN
2 7 (8.86%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.06%) Firewall
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.80%) IPv4
4 3 (3.80%) Network Security
5 2 (2.53%) SSL
5 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.53%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.27%) BGP
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.27%) HTTP
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) IPsec
6 1 (1.27%) L2TP
6 1 (1.27%) MPLS
6 1 (1.27%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (10.13%) GIS
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.33%) MySQL
4 2 (2.53%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.53%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (17.72%) JIRA
2 10 (12.66%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.13%) GitLab
4 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.33%) Selenium
5 3 (3.80%) PHPUnit
5 3 (3.80%) Subversion
6 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (10.13%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Back Office
3 1 (1.27%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Developer
2 10 (12.66%) Senior Developer
3 9 (11.39%) Programmer
3 9 (11.39%) Software Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Head of Design
4 8 (10.13%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Python Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Python Programmer
5 7 (8.86%) Python Software Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Programmer
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Python Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Python Programmer
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Software Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Software Programmer
6 6 (7.59%) Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Junior
6 6 (7.59%) Tester
7 5 (6.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) Web Services
2 8 (10.13%) REST
3 5 (6.33%) .NET
3 5 (6.33%) CSS
3 5 (6.33%) HTML
4 3 (3.80%) jQuery
4 3 (3.80%) Laravel
4 3 (3.80%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (3.80%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.53%) LAMP
5 2 (2.53%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (2.53%) OpenGL
5 2 (2.53%) PHP-FPM
5 2 (2.53%) Qt
5 2 (2.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Computer Science
2 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) Animation
3 6 (7.59%) Replication
4 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.53%) Clustering
5 2 (2.53%) CUDA
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile Games
5 2 (2.53%) Xbox
6 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.27%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.85%) Linux
2 15 (18.99%) Windows
3 8 (10.13%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.53%) Debian
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.72%) Acceptance Criteria
2 14 (17.72%) Continuous Improvement
2 14 (17.72%) Mentoring
2 14 (17.72%) User Stories
3 11 (13.92%) TDD
4 9 (11.39%) Mathematics
4 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
4 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
5 8 (10.13%) Workflow
6 7 (8.86%) Game Development
6 7 (8.86%) ITIL
7 6 (7.59%) Application Virtualisation
7 6 (7.59%) Scrum
7 6 (7.59%) Test Strategy
7 6 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.33%) Kanban
8 5 (6.33%) MVC
9 4 (5.06%) CRM
9 4 (5.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) SQL
2 15 (18.99%) C++
3 12 (15.19%) C#
3 12 (15.19%) Java
3 12 (15.19%) Python
4 8 (10.13%) sed
5 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.33%) PHP
7 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.53%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (48.10%) Degree
2 8 (10.13%) CCNA
2 8 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.27%) CCIE
5 1 (1.27%) CCNP
5 1 (1.27%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.53%) Firmware
5 2 (2.53%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.53%) Xen
5 2 (2.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.06%) Puppet
2 3 (3.80%) Cacti
2 3 (3.80%) Nagios
2 3 (3.80%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.53%) Ansible
3 2 (2.53%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.19%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (12.66%) Google
4 7 (8.86%) Apple
5 4 (5.06%) IBM
5 4 (5.06%) VMware
6 3 (3.80%) Cisco
6 3 (3.80%) Perforce
7 2 (2.53%) Citrix