The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 807 866 839
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -27
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 83 53 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.045% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 75 31 58
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
41214 45982 44103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.09% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 35204 39302 38386
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DirectX
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DirectX within the UK.

DirectX Salary Trend in the UK

DirectX
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DirectX over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 within the UK.

DirectX Salary Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
England +53 77 £35,000 -6.66% 4
London +52 19 £37,500 -25.00% 2
North East -7 16 £50,000 +81.81%
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 15 £50,000 +81.81%
Tyne and Wear +5 15 £50,000 +81.81%
North West +17 14 £30,000 -20.00%
Manchester +13 14 £30,000 -20.00%
Gateshead -6 11 £50,000 -
South West -6 10 £30,750 +28.12%
Bristol -14 9 £29,500 +22.91%
West Midlands -13 8 £34,000 +4.61%
Birmingham -14 8 £34,000 +13.33%
South East +23 6 £27,500 -26.66% 1
West Sussex +6 5 £27,500 -15.38%
East of England 0 4 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Sunderland - 4 £57,500 -
Horsham - 4 £27,500 -
Cambridge +15 3 £48,750 +2.63%
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £48,750 +2.63%
South Wales - 2 £40,000 - 1
Wales - 2 £40,000 - 1
City of London +45 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Newbury +10 1 £31,000 -22.50%
Hertfordshire 0 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Berkshire -4 1 £31,000 -4.61%
Stevenage - 1 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £39,000 -
Gatwick - 1 £40,000 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 128 (85.33%) C++
2 124 (82.67%) OpenGL
3 69 (46.00%) Software Engineering
4 68 (45.33%) Games
5 65 (43.33%) C#
6 62 (41.33%) Mathematics
7 59 (39.33%) Degree
8 56 (37.33%) 3D Graphics
9 47 (31.33%) Computer Science
10 46 (30.67%) Windows
11 44 (29.33%) Algorithms
12 40 (26.67%) 3D Programming
13 37 (24.67%) Multithreading
14 36 (24.00%) Physics
15 34 (22.67%) HLSL
16 32 (21.33%) OO
17 31 (20.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 28 (18.67%) Visual Studio
19 27 (18.00%) Subversion
20 26 (17.33%) Visualisation
21 25 (16.67%) .NET
22 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
23 23 (15.33%) MFC
23 23 (15.33%) PhD
24 21 (14.00%) PHP
25 20 (13.33%) HTML
25 20 (13.33%) ASP.NET
25 20 (13.33%) CSS
25 20 (13.33%) AutoCAD
25 20 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 20 (13.33%) AutoCAD
2 7 (4.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (4.67%) Photoshop
3 6 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) SaaS
1 3 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.67%) HTTP
2 6 (4.00%) Internet
3 2 (1.33%) Multicast
3 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.33%) MySQL
3 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (18.67%) Visual Studio
2 27 (18.00%) Subversion
3 3 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.00%) GCC
3 3 (2.00%) Clang
4 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.67%) NetBeans
General
1 68 (45.33%) Games
2 13 (8.67%) Electronics
3 6 (4.00%) Marketing
4 5 (3.33%) Law
5 4 (2.67%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.67%) Military
6 2 (1.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 96 (64.00%) Developer
2 65 (43.33%) C++ Developer
3 59 (39.33%) Software Engineer
4 36 (24.00%) Software Developer
5 34 (22.67%) C++ Software Engineer
6 27 (18.00%) C++ Software Developer
7 18 (12.00%) PHP Developer
7 18 (12.00%) C# Developer
8 16 (10.67%) Programmer
9 15 (10.00%) C++ Programmer
10 14 (9.33%) Software Programmer
11 13 (8.67%) Graphics Programmer
12 11 (7.33%) Senior C++ Developer
12 11 (7.33%) Senior Developer
13 8 (5.33%) Applications Developer
13 8 (5.33%) C++ Applications Developer
13 8 (5.33%) Graphics Developer
14 7 (4.67%) Graduate
14 7 (4.67%) Senior Software Engineer
15 5 (3.33%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (82.67%) OpenGL
2 31 (20.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 25 (16.67%) .NET
4 23 (15.33%) MFC
5 20 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 20 (13.33%) CSS
5 20 (13.33%) HTML
5 20 (13.33%) WebGL
6 18 (12.00%) HTML5
7 16 (10.67%) Qt
8 10 (6.67%) Web Services
8 10 (6.67%) XML
9 8 (5.33%) STL
10 4 (2.67%) ATL
10 4 (2.67%) WPF
10 4 (2.67%) X-Windows
11 3 (2.00%) jQuery
11 3 (2.00%) WCF
11 3 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (2.00%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 62 (41.33%) Mathematics
2 56 (37.33%) 3D Graphics
3 47 (31.33%) Computer Science
4 44 (29.33%) Algorithms
5 36 (24.00%) Physics
6 26 (17.33%) Visualisation
7 12 (8.00%) Data Structures
8 10 (6.67%) Animation
9 9 (6.00%) Client/Server
9 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (5.33%) Management Information System
11 6 (4.00%) Interactive TV
11 6 (4.00%) Xbox
12 5 (3.33%) User Experience
13 4 (2.67%) Device Driver
14 3 (2.00%) GIS
15 2 (1.33%) Telematics
16 1 (0.67%) PlayStation
16 1 (0.67%) CUDA
16 1 (0.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.67%) Windows
2 18 (12.00%) Linux
3 11 (7.33%) Mac OS X
4 6 (4.00%) VxWorks
5 5 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.00%) UNIX
7 1 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (46.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (26.67%) 3D Programming
3 37 (24.67%) Multithreading
4 32 (21.33%) OO
5 20 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (10.00%) OOD
7 13 (8.67%) OOA/OOD
7 13 (8.67%) Game Development
8 12 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 12 (8.00%) Data Modelling
9 9 (6.00%) OOP
9 9 (6.00%) Validation
10 7 (4.67%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.67%) Unit Testing
10 7 (4.67%) 3D Rendering
11 6 (4.00%) Image Processing
11 6 (4.00%) CAD
12 5 (3.33%) Scrum
12 5 (3.33%) Coaching
13 4 (2.67%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 128 (85.33%) C++
2 65 (43.33%) C#
3 34 (22.67%) HLSL
4 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 21 (14.00%) PHP
6 15 (10.00%) C
7 12 (8.00%) GLSL
8 11 (7.33%) Python
9 8 (5.33%) VC++
10 6 (4.00%) Assembly Language
11 3 (2.00%) Java
12 2 (1.33%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.33%) Lua
12 2 (1.33%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.67%) XAML
13 1 (0.67%) VB6
13 1 (0.67%) VB
13 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (39.33%) Degree
2 23 (15.33%) PhD
3 2 (1.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.00%) Progress
3 2 (1.33%) Minitab
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