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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 217 233 241
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 14 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.59% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 9
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £38,250 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.37% -1.33%
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
2153 2526 3171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.43% 40.90% 44.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1864 2116 2697
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing DirectX as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 14 £37,500 +25.00% 2
DirectX
England

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing DirectX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for DirectX.

1 24 (100.00%) OpenGL
2 20 (83.33%) 3D Programming
3 15 (62.50%) Augmented Reality
3 15 (62.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 15 (62.50%) Unreal Engine
4 14 (58.33%) 3D Graphics
5 10 (41.67%) Windows
6 9 (37.50%) C++
6 9 (37.50%) Degree
6 9 (37.50%) Mathematics
6 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
7 8 (33.33%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) VC++
8 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
8 5 (20.83%) HTTP
8 5 (20.83%) MFC
8 5 (20.83%) XML
8 5 (20.83%) Multithreading
8 5 (20.83%) 3D Modelling
8 5 (20.83%) 3D Rendering
8 5 (20.83%) Games
8 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.83%) Subversion
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
8 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
8 5 (20.83%) Machine Learning
8 5 (20.83%) Direct3D
9 4 (16.67%) Game Development
9 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 4 (16.67%) Physics

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) 3D Developer
2 10 (41.67%) Unity 3D Developer
3 5 (20.83%) C++ Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Games Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Visual C++ Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Development Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate C++ Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) OpenGL
2 15 (62.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 15 (62.50%) Unreal Engine
3 5 (20.83%) Direct3D
3 5 (20.83%) MFC
3 5 (20.83%) XML
4 4 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Augmented Reality
2 14 (58.33%) 3D Graphics
3 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 9 (37.50%) Mathematics
4 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
4 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
5 4 (16.67%) Animation
5 4 (16.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) 3D Programming
2 5 (20.83%) 3D Modelling
2 5 (20.83%) 3D Rendering
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Machine Learning
2 5 (20.83%) Multithreading
3 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (16.67%) Game Development
3 4 (16.67%) OO
3 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C++
2 5 (20.83%) VC++
3 4 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Degree
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