The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 825 813 808
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 41 60 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.060% 0.071%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 28 56 66
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -7.28%
DirectX
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
40315 39944 45299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.78% 39.96% 40.86%
Number of salaries quoted 34170 34881 40048
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in England

DirectX
Salary Trend in England

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

DirectX Salary Trend in England

DirectX
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DirectX across the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

DirectX Salary Histogram in England

DirectX
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
South West -32 15 £32,500 -7.14% 1
North East - 13 - -
East Midlands -3 6 £25,000 -37.50%
London -23 3 £53,000 - 1
South East -11 2 £38,750 +19.23% 1
West Midlands -10 1 £45,000 +20.00%
North West -15 1 £23,000 -29.23% 2
DirectX
UK

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 74 (91.36%) C++
2 65 (80.25%) OpenGL
3 50 (61.73%) Software Engineering
4 41 (50.62%) 3D Graphics
4 41 (50.62%) Games
5 40 (49.38%) C#
6 39 (48.15%) Computer Science
7 38 (46.91%) Degree
8 29 (35.80%) OOD
9 26 (32.10%) Multithreading
10 25 (30.86%) Windows
11 24 (29.63%) Mathematics
12 18 (22.22%) CAD
12 18 (22.22%) Python
12 18 (22.22%) Visualisation
13 17 (20.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 16 (19.75%) OpenCL
14 16 (19.75%) OOA/OOD
15 15 (18.52%) Data Modelling
15 15 (18.52%) HLSL
15 15 (18.52%) VTune
16 14 (17.28%) Qt
16 14 (17.28%) 3D Rendering
16 14 (17.28%) Augmented Reality
16 14 (17.28%) 3D Visualisation
17 13 (16.05%) Android
18 12 (14.81%) Physics
18 12 (14.81%) .NET
19 11 (13.58%) CUDA
20 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.23%) Simulink
2 1 (1.23%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) MySQL
2 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (18.52%) VTune
2 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.17%) Subversion
5 3 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (2.47%) Xcode
7 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (50.62%) Games
2 10 (12.35%) Retail
3 9 (11.11%) Electronics
4 5 (6.17%) Multimedia
5 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.47%) Legal
7 1 (1.23%) Finance
7 1 (1.23%) Banking
7 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (46.91%) Developer
2 34 (41.98%) Software Engineer
3 20 (24.69%) C++ Developer
4 19 (23.46%) Programmer
5 15 (18.52%) Software Developer
5 15 (18.52%) C++ Software Engineer
6 12 (14.81%) C++ Software Developer
7 11 (13.58%) Graduate
8 9 (11.11%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) Applications Developer
9 5 (6.17%) Customer Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (3.70%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.70%) C++ Programmer
10 3 (3.70%) WinForms Developer
10 3 (3.70%) C Software Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) C++ Applications Developer
11 2 (2.47%) Software Programmer
11 2 (2.47%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (80.25%) OpenGL
2 17 (20.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 16 (19.75%) OpenCL
4 14 (17.28%) Qt
5 12 (14.81%) .NET
6 7 (8.64%) OpenGL ES
6 7 (8.64%) MFC
6 7 (8.64%) HTML
7 6 (7.41%) Direct3D
8 5 (6.17%) Unreal Engine
8 5 (6.17%) Direct3D Mobile
9 4 (4.94%) WinForms
9 4 (4.94%) HTML5
10 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.47%) CSS
11 2 (2.47%) XML
12 1 (1.23%) WinRT
12 1 (1.23%) WebGL
12 1 (1.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 1 (1.23%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 41 (50.62%) 3D Graphics
2 39 (48.15%) Computer Science
3 24 (29.63%) Mathematics
4 18 (22.22%) Visualisation
5 14 (17.28%) Augmented Reality
6 12 (14.81%) Physics
7 11 (13.58%) CUDA
8 10 (12.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (8.64%) Animation
10 5 (6.17%) GPGPU
10 5 (6.17%) Device Driver
11 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
11 3 (3.70%) GIS
11 3 (3.70%) Chemistry
11 3 (3.70%) Statistics
12 1 (1.23%) User Experience
12 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 1 (1.23%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.86%) Windows
2 13 (16.05%) Android
3 10 (12.35%) Linux
4 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.17%) UNIX
6 4 (4.94%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (61.73%) Software Engineering
2 29 (35.80%) OOD
3 26 (32.10%) Multithreading
4 18 (22.22%) CAD
5 16 (19.75%) OOA/OOD
6 15 (18.52%) Data Modelling
7 14 (17.28%) 3D Rendering
7 14 (17.28%) 3D Visualisation
8 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (9.88%) Image Processing
9 6 (7.41%) Game Development
10 4 (4.94%) Android Development
11 3 (3.70%) iOS Development
11 3 (3.70%) Electronic Design Automation
11 3 (3.70%) Unit Testing
12 2 (2.47%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (2.47%) Web Development
12 2 (2.47%) Systems Analysis
12 2 (2.47%) OO
12 2 (2.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (91.36%) C++
2 40 (49.38%) C#
3 18 (22.22%) Python
4 15 (18.52%) HLSL
5 8 (9.88%) C
5 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.41%) Java
7 5 (6.17%) VC++
8 3 (3.70%) XAML
8 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.70%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.47%) Lua
10 1 (1.23%) GLSL
10 1 (1.23%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.23%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.23%) Perl
10 1 (1.23%) PHP
10 1 (1.23%) SQL
10 1 (1.23%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 38 (46.91%) Degree
2 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) Twitter
3 1 (1.23%) Sony
3 1 (1.23%) Adobe
3 1 (1.23%) Intel
3 1 (1.23%) Autodesk
3 1 (1.23%) SolidWorks
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