The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 822 790 823
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +33
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 52 55 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.054% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 50 52
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
42812 40622 46171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 39.09% 39.89% 41.50%
Number of salaries quoted 36722 35488 41099
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
DirectX
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
North East - 17 £27,500 - 1
North West +3 9 £37,500 +15.38% 1
East of England -7 8 £41,250 -8.33%
South West -9 7 £24,000 -36.63%
South East -11 5 £40,000 +23.07%
East Midlands -5 4 £30,000 +9.09% 2
West Midlands -17 1 £32,500 -13.33%
London -61 1 £40,000 -5.88% 3
DirectX
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DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 85 (92.39%) C++
2 72 (78.26%) OpenGL
3 55 (59.78%) 3D Graphics
4 53 (57.61%) Software Engineering
5 49 (53.26%) Computer Science
6 48 (52.17%) Degree
6 48 (52.17%) Games
7 43 (46.74%) C#
8 38 (41.30%) Multithreading
9 36 (39.13%) Mathematics
10 26 (28.26%) Windows
11 25 (27.17%) CAD
12 23 (25.00%) OOD
13 22 (23.91%) Physics
14 20 (21.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 19 (20.65%) OpenCL
15 19 (20.65%) HLSL
15 19 (20.65%) Visualisation
15 19 (20.65%) Python
16 16 (17.39%) Android
17 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (16.30%) VTune
18 14 (15.22%) CUDA
18 14 (15.22%) 3D Visualisation
18 14 (15.22%) Augmented Reality
18 14 (15.22%) 3D Rendering
18 14 (15.22%) .NET
19 13 (14.13%) Visual Studio
19 13 (14.13%) Linux
20 11 (11.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (3.26%) MS Office
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.09%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (16.30%) VTune
2 13 (14.13%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.70%) Subversion
4 7 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.09%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
General
1 48 (52.17%) Games
2 10 (10.87%) Retail
3 8 (8.70%) Electronics
4 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.43%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Finance
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (48.91%) Developer
2 38 (41.30%) Software Engineer
3 25 (27.17%) C++ Developer
4 19 (20.65%) Software Developer
5 18 (19.57%) Programmer
6 16 (17.39%) C++ Software Developer
7 11 (11.96%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Graduate
9 7 (7.61%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Games Developer
10 6 (6.52%) Graphics Developer
11 5 (5.43%) Customer Engineer
12 4 (4.35%) C++ Games Developer
13 3 (3.26%) WinForms Developer
13 3 (3.26%) .NET Developer
14 2 (2.17%) C++ Programmer
14 2 (2.17%) Junior Developer
14 2 (2.17%) Technical Engineer
14 2 (2.17%) Junior
14 2 (2.17%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (78.26%) OpenGL
2 20 (21.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 19 (20.65%) OpenCL
4 14 (15.22%) .NET
5 8 (8.70%) HTML
6 7 (7.61%) Qt
6 7 (7.61%) Unreal Engine
7 6 (6.52%) Direct3D
8 5 (5.43%) OpenGL ES
9 4 (4.35%) HTML5
9 4 (4.35%) WinForms
9 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.17%) WPF
10 2 (2.17%) MFC
10 2 (2.17%) CSS
11 1 (1.09%) STL
11 1 (1.09%) XML
11 1 (1.09%) XSLT
11 1 (1.09%) Flash
11 1 (1.09%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 55 (59.78%) 3D Graphics
2 49 (53.26%) Computer Science
3 36 (39.13%) Mathematics
4 22 (23.91%) Physics
5 19 (20.65%) Visualisation
6 14 (15.22%) Augmented Reality
6 14 (15.22%) CUDA
7 11 (11.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (6.52%) Animation
9 5 (5.43%) GPGPU
9 5 (5.43%) Device Driver
10 4 (4.35%) Xbox
10 4 (4.35%) Chemistry
10 4 (4.35%) Mobile Games
10 4 (4.35%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (4.35%) Statistics
11 3 (3.26%) GIS
12 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
13 1 (1.09%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Windows
2 16 (17.39%) Android
3 13 (14.13%) Linux
4 10 (10.87%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.52%) Mac OS X
6 5 (5.43%) UNIX
7 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (57.61%) Software Engineering
2 38 (41.30%) Multithreading
3 25 (27.17%) CAD
4 23 (25.00%) OOD
5 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (15.22%) 3D Rendering
6 14 (15.22%) 3D Visualisation
7 10 (10.87%) Image Processing
8 8 (8.70%) Game Development
8 8 (8.70%) Data Modelling
9 7 (7.61%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (7.61%) OO
9 7 (7.61%) Test Scripting
9 7 (7.61%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.52%) 3D Programming
11 4 (4.35%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.35%) OOP
12 2 (2.17%) Data Analysis
12 2 (2.17%) Time Management
12 2 (2.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 85 (92.39%) C++
2 43 (46.74%) C#
3 19 (20.65%) Python
3 19 (20.65%) HLSL
4 9 (9.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.70%) C
6 6 (6.52%) Java
7 5 (5.43%) Lua
8 4 (4.35%) VC++
9 3 (3.26%) XAML
9 3 (3.26%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.17%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.17%) Delphi
10 2 (2.17%) GLSL
11 1 (1.09%) Perl
11 1 (1.09%) PHP
11 1 (1.09%) SQL
11 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.09%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 48 (52.17%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.35%) Twitter
3 2 (2.17%) Sony
4 1 (1.09%) SolidWorks
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe
4 1 (1.09%) Autodesk
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