Period
to 19 January 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 97 123
Rank change year-on-year +3 +26 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 54 79 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.33% 2.58% 1.39%
As % of the General category 9.03% 9.80% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 45 62 36
Oxfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £33,500 £23,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £60,000 £56,250
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%

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 598 806 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 25.82% 26.31% 30.84%
Number of salaries quoted 430 637 642
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,750 £74,950
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 2019.

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 2019. 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
Oxford +26 42 £42,500 - 8
Abingdon +4 8 £80,000 +33.33% 2
Thame - 1 £50,000 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 26 (48.15%) C++
2 21 (38.89%) Python
3 20 (37.04%) C#
4 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (35.19%) Degree
5 17 (31.48%) Software Engineering
6 16 (29.63%) Java
7 15 (27.78%) Mathematics
7 15 (27.78%) Computer Science
8 14 (25.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 12 (22.22%) Physics
9 12 (22.22%) Broadband
10 10 (18.52%) Finance
10 10 (18.52%) Linux
10 10 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (18.52%) SDLC
11 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 9 (16.67%) Scrum
11 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 9 (16.67%) Google
12 8 (14.81%) React
12 8 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (14.81%) Microservices
12 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
13 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (12.96%) Geospatial Data
13 7 (12.96%) Task Automation
13 7 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (12.96%) SQL

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 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.70%) nginx
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.85%) Drupal
2 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) Office 365
4 1 (1.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) Broadband
2 3 (5.56%) Firewall
3 2 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (3.70%) VoIP
3 2 (3.70%) Wireless
4 1 (1.85%) DHCP
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) SAN
4 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Geospatial Data
1 7 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (11.11%) Redis
3 5 (9.26%) Big Data
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.56%) MySQL
6 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.85%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.56%) Grunt
3 3 (5.56%) gulp
3 3 (5.56%) IntelliJ
3 3 (5.56%) Vagrant
3 3 (5.56%) webpack
4 2 (3.70%) CMake
4 2 (3.70%) GitLab
4 2 (3.70%) Subversion
5 1 (1.85%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.85%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Games Developer
4 6 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 6 (11.11%) C++ Games Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Python Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Big Data Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Big Data Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Big Data Software Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) C++/C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Head of Development
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Big Data Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
2 8 (14.81%) React
3 7 (12.96%) CSS
4 5 (9.26%) HTML
5 4 (7.41%) Node.js
5 4 (7.41%) OpenGL
6 3 (5.56%) jQuery
6 3 (5.56%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (5.56%) Vue.js
6 3 (5.56%) WebGL
7 2 (3.70%) .NET
7 2 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (3.70%) HTML5
7 2 (3.70%) Qt
7 2 (3.70%) Unreal Engine
8 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.85%) STL
8 1 (1.85%) Symfony
8 1 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.56%) Fintech
3 2 (3.70%) Robotics
4 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.85%) Animation
4 1 (1.85%) CUDA
4 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.85%) GPGPU
4 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.85%) Debian
4 1 (1.85%) FreeBSD
4 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.85%) Solaris
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (31.48%) Software Engineering
3 15 (27.78%) Computer Science
3 15 (27.78%) Mathematics
4 12 (22.22%) Physics
5 10 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (18.52%) SDLC
6 9 (16.67%) Scrum
7 8 (14.81%) Microservices
8 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (12.96%) Task Automation
9 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.11%) Machine Learning
9 6 (11.11%) OO
9 6 (11.11%) TDD
9 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.26%) 3D Modelling
10 5 (9.26%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (9.26%) Game Development
10 5 (9.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) C++
2 21 (38.89%) Python
3 20 (37.04%) C#
4 16 (29.63%) Java
5 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.96%) SQL
7 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.56%) GLSL
7 3 (5.56%) Java 8
7 3 (5.56%) Perl
7 3 (5.56%) PHP
8 2 (3.70%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.70%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.70%) PhD
4 1 (1.85%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.56%) Puppet
3 2 (3.70%) Ansible
3 2 (3.70%) Salt
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.85%) cPanel
4 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.85%) Packer
4 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Google
2 6 (11.11%) Facebook
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Perforce
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
4 2 (3.70%) WatchGuard
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) New Relic
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat