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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 862 815 795
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -20
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 35 75 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.068% 0.078%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.085% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 28 67 87
Average salary £30,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.07% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £39,250
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.45%

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
41311 44859 48721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.89% 40.97% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 35589 37930 43357
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

DirectX Salary Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Top 22 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 19 December 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
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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 -38 33 £30,000 -25.00% 9
London +30 17 £30,000 -43.12% 4
North West -2 5 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Manchester -10 5 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Surbiton - 5 £47,500 -
South West -8 4 £28,250 -24.66%
Bristol +4 3 £24,000 -31.42%
East of England -34 3 - - 2
Glasgow +3 2 £31,000 - 1
Scotland 0 2 £31,000 +22.77% 2
Cambridge -3 2 - - 2
South East -4 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -9 2 - - 2
West Midlands -17 2 - - 2
Birmingham - 2 - -
Colchester +11 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 1 - -
Essex -9 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Chessington - 1 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 1 - -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 62 (81.58%) C++
2 56 (73.68%) Software Engineering
3 47 (61.84%) OpenGL
4 37 (48.68%) C#
5 36 (47.37%) Algorithms
6 29 (38.16%) 3D Graphics
6 29 (38.16%) Computer Science
6 29 (38.16%) Games
7 28 (36.84%) Windows
8 25 (32.89%) OOD
8 25 (32.89%) Qt
9 24 (31.58%) Degree
10 23 (30.26%) Multithreading
11 19 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
12 17 (22.37%) Data Modelling
12 17 (22.37%) MFC
12 17 (22.37%) Data Structures
13 16 (21.05%) Mathematics
14 15 (19.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 13 (17.11%) VTune
15 13 (17.11%) Visualisation
15 13 (17.11%) HLSL
15 13 (17.11%) 3D Visualisation
15 13 (17.11%) 3D Rendering
16 12 (15.79%) Augmented Reality
17 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
17 11 (14.47%) VC++
18 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
18 10 (13.16%) Physics
18 10 (13.16%) WebGL

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (11.84%) AutoCAD
1 9 (11.84%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (10.53%) Photoshop
3 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.63%) MS Office
5 1 (1.32%) Simulink
5 1 (1.32%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) VTune
2 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.21%) Subversion
4 2 (2.63%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 29 (38.16%) Games
2 9 (11.84%) Retail
3 6 (7.89%) Electronics
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Developer
2 27 (35.53%) Software Engineer
3 18 (23.68%) C++ Developer
4 17 (22.37%) C++ Software Engineer
5 14 (18.42%) Graduate
6 13 (17.11%) Programmer
7 12 (15.79%) Software Developer
8 11 (14.47%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 9 (11.84%) C# Developer
10 8 (10.53%) .NET Developer
10 8 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (7.89%) Senior Developer
12 5 (6.58%) Applications Developer
12 5 (6.58%) C++ Software Developer
13 4 (5.26%) Senior C++ Developer
14 3 (3.95%) C Software Engineer
14 3 (3.95%) C++ Applications Developer
14 3 (3.95%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 3 (3.95%) Mobile Developer
14 3 (3.95%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (61.84%) OpenGL
2 25 (32.89%) Qt
3 17 (22.37%) MFC
4 15 (19.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 10 (13.16%) WebGL
5 10 (13.16%) .NET
6 9 (11.84%) HTML
6 9 (11.84%) CSS
6 9 (11.84%) WinForms
7 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 8 (10.53%) Backbone.js
7 8 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 8 (10.53%) jQuery
8 6 (7.89%) OpenCL
9 5 (6.58%) Web Services
9 5 (6.58%) XML
10 4 (5.26%) OpenGL ES
10 4 (5.26%) Unreal Engine
11 3 (3.95%) Direct3D
11 3 (3.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 36 (47.37%) Algorithms
2 29 (38.16%) 3D Graphics
2 29 (38.16%) Computer Science
3 17 (22.37%) Data Structures
4 16 (21.05%) Mathematics
5 13 (17.11%) Visualisation
6 12 (15.79%) Augmented Reality
7 10 (13.16%) Physics
8 5 (6.58%) Animation
8 5 (6.58%) Client/Server
9 4 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (5.26%) CUDA
10 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
10 2 (2.63%) Internet of Things
10 2 (2.63%) Device Driver
10 2 (2.63%) GPGPU
11 1 (1.32%) Mobile Games
11 1 (1.32%) User Experience
11 1 (1.32%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Android
3 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.63%) UNIX
4 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.63%) Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 25 (32.89%) OOD
3 23 (30.26%) Multithreading
4 19 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
5 17 (22.37%) Data Modelling
6 13 (17.11%) 3D Rendering
6 13 (17.11%) 3D Visualisation
7 8 (10.53%) MVC
8 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.89%) 3D Programming
9 6 (7.89%) Game Development
10 4 (5.26%) Android Development
10 4 (5.26%) Scrum
11 3 (3.95%) OO
11 3 (3.95%) Project Management
11 3 (3.95%) Electronic Design Automation
11 3 (3.95%) iOS Development
12 2 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (2.63%) MVVM
12 2 (2.63%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 62 (81.58%) C++
2 37 (48.68%) C#
3 13 (17.11%) HLSL
4 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) VC++
5 9 (11.84%) Python
5 9 (11.84%) PHP
5 9 (11.84%) C
6 2 (2.63%) Java
6 2 (2.63%) VB
6 2 (2.63%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.63%) XAML
6 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.63%) VB6
7 1 (1.32%) Lua
7 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.32%) SQL
7 1 (1.32%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) Degree
2 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Twitter
3 2 (2.63%) Adobe
4 1 (1.32%) Intel
4 1 (1.32%) Autodesk
4 1 (1.32%) SolidWorks
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