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 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 168 171 185
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 14 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.41% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 0.63% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 7
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.51% -3.33%
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
1473 1734 2180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.39% 44.44% 51.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1461 1966
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £51,500
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 3 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 24 (100.00%) C++
2 22 (91.67%) OpenGL
3 15 (62.50%) Subversion
4 13 (54.17%) Windows
4 13 (54.17%) Degree
4 13 (54.17%) Computer Science
5 12 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
6 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
7 9 (37.50%) Games
8 8 (33.33%) Web Services
8 8 (33.33%) XML
8 8 (33.33%) MFC
8 8 (33.33%) VC++
8 8 (33.33%) Client/Server
8 8 (33.33%) HTTP
8 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
8 8 (33.33%) 3D Programming
8 8 (33.33%) Algorithms
9 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
9 7 (29.17%) Game Development
9 7 (29.17%) OO
9 7 (29.17%) Animation
9 7 (29.17%) Mathematics
9 7 (29.17%) Physics
10 6 (25.00%) Interactive TV
10 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (25.00%) Internet
10 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
11 5 (20.83%) Law
11 5 (20.83%) Windows XP

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (33.33%) HTTP
2 6 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Subversion
2 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (37.50%) Games
2 5 (20.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
1 22 (91.67%) C++ Developer
2 14 (58.33%) Software Developer
3 13 (54.17%) C++ Software Developer
4 7 (29.17%) Software Engineer
5 6 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
6 5 (20.83%) Senior C++ Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (91.67%) OpenGL
2 8 (33.33%) MFC
2 8 (33.33%) Web Services
2 8 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Computer Science
2 12 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
3 8 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 8 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 7 (29.17%) Animation
4 7 (29.17%) Mathematics
4 7 (29.17%) Physics
5 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (25.00%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 8 (33.33%) 3D Programming
2 7 (29.17%) Game Development
2 7 (29.17%) OO
2 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (33.33%) VC++
3 2 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Degree