The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 171 182 174
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 7 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.51% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 6
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £37,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £33,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.00%
DirectX
North West

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1482 1775 2057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 41.45% 44.21% 49.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1275 1491 1845
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

DirectX
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

DirectX Salary Trend in Manchester

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 22 (100.00%) C++
2 20 (90.91%) OpenGL
3 14 (63.64%) Degree
3 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
4 13 (59.09%) 3D Graphics
4 13 (59.09%) Windows
5 12 (54.55%) Subversion
6 9 (40.91%) Games
7 8 (36.36%) Multithreading
7 8 (36.36%) 3D Programming
7 8 (36.36%) Mathematics
7 8 (36.36%) Physics
7 8 (36.36%) VC++
7 8 (36.36%) Client/Server
7 8 (36.36%) HTTP
7 8 (36.36%) MFC
7 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
7 8 (36.36%) Web Services
7 8 (36.36%) XML
7 8 (36.36%) Algorithms
8 7 (31.82%) OO
8 7 (31.82%) Animation
8 7 (31.82%) Game Development
8 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
9 6 (27.27%) Interactive TV
9 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
9 6 (27.27%) Internet
10 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
10 5 (22.73%) Law

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) HTTP
2 6 (27.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Subversion
2 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (40.91%) Games
2 5 (22.73%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 19 (86.36%) C++ Developer
3 12 (54.55%) Software Developer
4 10 (45.45%) C++ Software Developer
5 7 (31.82%) Software Engineer
6 6 (27.27%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
7 5 (22.73%) Senior C++ Developer
8 2 (9.09%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) OpenGL
2 8 (36.36%) MFC
2 8 (36.36%) Web Services
2 8 (36.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 13 (59.09%) 3D Graphics
3 8 (36.36%) Client/Server
3 8 (36.36%) Algorithms
3 8 (36.36%) Mathematics
3 8 (36.36%) Physics
4 7 (31.82%) Animation
5 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 6 (27.27%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Multithreading
1 8 (36.36%) 3D Programming
2 7 (31.82%) Game Development
2 7 (31.82%) OO
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Web Development
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (36.36%) VC++
3 3 (13.64%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Degree