The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 119 118 113
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 8 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.10% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 0.38% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 9
Average salary £34,000 £31,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.80% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,250 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.51% -3.33%
DirectX
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
678 528 661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.25% 27.64% 34.86%
Number of salaries quoted 587 465 600
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DirectX across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

DirectX
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DirectX across the Birmingham region.

DirectX Salary Trend in Birmingham

DirectX
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DirectX across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

DirectX Salary Histogram in Birmingham

DirectX
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing DirectX 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 DirectX.

1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (58.33%) OpenGL
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Subversion
3 6 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (33.33%) Games
5 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) C#
7 2 (16.67%) Validation
7 2 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (16.67%) 3D Rendering
7 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
7 2 (16.67%) C++/CLI
7 2 (16.67%) GLSL
7 2 (16.67%) Direct3D
7 2 (16.67%) HLSL
8 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (8.33%) BDD
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (8.33%) Project Management
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing DirectX 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 DirectX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Subversion
2 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
1 9 (75.00%) C++ Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior C++ Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior C++ Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) OpenGL
2 2 (16.67%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) 3D Rendering
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) C++/CLI
2 2 (16.67%) GLSL
2 2 (16.67%) HLSL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft