The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 262 241 247
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 1 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.013% 0.015% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.032% 0.030% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Average salary £23,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.66% +13.63%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
DirectX
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3087 3385 3501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.02% 49.87% 49.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2639 3013 3132
Average salary £37,608 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DirectX
Salary Trend in the North West

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

DirectX Salary Trend in the North West

DirectX
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Manchester -3 1 £23,000 -38.66%
DirectX
England

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 10 (100.00%) C++
1 10 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
2 9 (90.00%) Games
2 9 (90.00%) OpenGL
3 8 (80.00%) CAD
3 8 (80.00%) OOD
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Python
4 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (40.00%) Image Processing
5 4 (40.00%) CUDA
5 4 (40.00%) OpenCL
5 4 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (40.00%) C#
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) Perl
7 1 (10.00%) MFC
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (10.00%) HTTP
7 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (10.00%) VC++
7 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
7 1 (10.00%) 3D Programming
7 1 (10.00%) Time Management
7 1 (10.00%) Sony

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (90.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
1 9 (90.00%) C++ Developer
2 8 (80.00%) C++ Software Developer
2 8 (80.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) OpenGL
2 4 (40.00%) OpenCL
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) MFC
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (40.00%) CUDA
2 4 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) OOD
1 8 (80.00%) CAD
2 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (40.00%) Image Processing
4 1 (10.00%) 3D Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Lua
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) VC++
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Sony