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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 879 798 810
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +12
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 25 81 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.075% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.059% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 25 77 87
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £32,500 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £53,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%

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
42171 43582 46299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.07% 40.28% 40.28%
Number of salaries quoted 35652 37769 40546
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £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 21 October 2014 within the UK.

DirectX Salary Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Top 16 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 21 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
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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 -71 25 £32,500 -7.80% 12
South West -32 12 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Bristol -6 11 £32,500 -7.14%
London -27 7 £47,500 -10.37% 6
East Midlands -1 3 £22,500 -43.75%
Nottingham - 3 £22,500 -
Surbiton - 3 £47,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £22,500 -
Warwickshire -4 1 £45,000 -
North West -7 1 £23,000 -38.66% 2
South East -16 1 £52,500 +61.53% 2
Manchester -17 1 £23,000 -38.66% 2
West Midlands -23 1 £45,000 - 1
Chessington - 1 £50,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £32,500 - 1

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 72 (91.14%) C++
2 60 (75.95%) OpenGL
3 55 (69.62%) Software Engineering
4 41 (51.90%) Games
5 40 (50.63%) 3D Graphics
5 40 (50.63%) Algorithms
6 39 (49.37%) Computer Science
7 36 (45.57%) C#
8 35 (44.30%) Degree
9 32 (40.51%) OOD
10 25 (31.65%) Windows
11 24 (30.38%) Multithreading
12 23 (29.11%) Mathematics
13 21 (26.58%) Qt
14 19 (24.05%) OOA/OOD
15 18 (22.78%) Visualisation
16 17 (21.52%) Data Modelling
16 17 (21.52%) Python
16 17 (21.52%) Data Structures
16 17 (21.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 15 (18.99%) 3D Visualisation
17 15 (18.99%) VTune
17 15 (18.99%) HLSL
17 15 (18.99%) 3D Rendering
18 14 (17.72%) CAD
18 14 (17.72%) Augmented Reality
18 14 (17.72%) OpenCL
19 13 (16.46%) Physics
20 11 (13.92%) Android
21 10 (12.66%) MFC

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (2.53%) MS Office
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.27%) Maya
2 1 (1.27%) Simulink
2 1 (1.27%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) MySQL
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) VTune
2 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.53%) Xcode
4 2 (2.53%) Subversion
5 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (51.90%) Games
2 10 (12.66%) Retail
3 9 (11.39%) Electronics
4 5 (6.33%) Multimedia
5 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.53%) Legal
7 1 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (1.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (45.57%) Software Engineer
2 33 (41.77%) Developer
3 19 (24.05%) C++ Developer
3 19 (24.05%) Programmer
4 18 (22.78%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (16.46%) Graduate
6 11 (13.92%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 11 (13.92%) Software Developer
7 9 (11.39%) C++ Software Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Applications Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Customer Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior C++ Developer
9 3 (3.80%) C Software Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) C++ Programmer
9 3 (3.80%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (3.80%) C++ Applications Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Junior
10 2 (2.53%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (75.95%) OpenGL
2 21 (26.58%) Qt
3 17 (21.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 14 (17.72%) OpenCL
5 10 (12.66%) MFC
6 7 (8.86%) .NET
6 7 (8.86%) OpenGL ES
7 6 (7.59%) Direct3D
8 5 (6.33%) HTML
8 5 (6.33%) Unreal Engine
8 5 (6.33%) Direct3D Mobile
9 3 (3.80%) HTML5
10 2 (2.53%) OLE
10 2 (2.53%) ODBC
10 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (2.53%) WinForms
10 2 (2.53%) WebGL
11 1 (1.27%) Android SDK
11 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (50.63%) 3D Graphics
1 40 (50.63%) Algorithms
2 39 (49.37%) Computer Science
3 23 (29.11%) Mathematics
4 18 (22.78%) Visualisation
5 17 (21.52%) Data Structures
6 14 (17.72%) Augmented Reality
7 13 (16.46%) Physics
8 9 (11.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (11.39%) CUDA
9 7 (8.86%) Animation
10 5 (6.33%) Device Driver
10 5 (6.33%) GPGPU
11 2 (2.53%) Chemistry
11 2 (2.53%) Statistics
11 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
12 1 (1.27%) 3D Printing
12 1 (1.27%) User Experience
12 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) Android
3 8 (10.13%) Linux
4 5 (6.33%) UNIX
4 5 (6.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (69.62%) Software Engineering
2 32 (40.51%) OOD
3 24 (30.38%) Multithreading
4 19 (24.05%) OOA/OOD
5 17 (21.52%) Data Modelling
6 15 (18.99%) 3D Visualisation
6 15 (18.99%) 3D Rendering
7 14 (17.72%) CAD
8 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.86%) Game Development
9 6 (7.59%) Image Processing
10 4 (5.06%) Android Development
11 3 (3.80%) iOS Development
11 3 (3.80%) Electronic Design Automation
11 3 (3.80%) OO
12 2 (2.53%) Web Development
12 2 (2.53%) 3D Programming
12 2 (2.53%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (2.53%) Systems Analysis
12 2 (2.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 72 (91.14%) C++
2 36 (45.57%) C#
3 17 (21.52%) Python
4 15 (18.99%) HLSL
5 8 (10.13%) C
6 7 (8.86%) VC++
6 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.33%) Java
8 2 (2.53%) XAML
8 2 (2.53%) Lua
8 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (1.27%) SQL
9 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.27%) Delphi
9 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 35 (44.30%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) Twitter
3 2 (2.53%) Adobe
4 1 (1.27%) SolidWorks
4 1 (1.27%) Sony
4 1 (1.27%) Autodesk
4 1 (1.27%) Intel
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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