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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 824 818 818
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 51 60 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.056% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 40 50 48
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%

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
39756 43442 43430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.37% 40.71% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 33937 36114 38201
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 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 4 March 2015 within the UK.

DirectX Salary Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Top 23 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 4 March 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
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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 -14 42 £30,000 -33.33% 12
London +29 17 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Manchester - 11 £30,000 -
North West - 11 £30,000 -
Scotland +14 8 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Cambridge +7 6 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 6 - -
East of England -3 6 - -
Edinburgh - 6 £45,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £40,000 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £40,000 - 2
North East - 4 £40,000 - 3
Birmingham -22 3 £40,000 +23.07%
West Midlands -47 3 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Sunderland - 2 £50,000 -
Gateshead - 2 £30,000 - 1
Glasgow +10 1 - -
South East -32 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Caerphilly - 1 £35,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £35,000 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 61 (72.62%) OpenGL
2 58 (69.05%) C++
3 53 (63.10%) Software Engineering
4 39 (46.43%) Windows
5 34 (40.48%) C#
6 27 (32.14%) 3D Graphics
7 23 (27.38%) Degree
8 21 (25.00%) .NET
9 20 (23.81%) Games
10 19 (22.62%) Computer Science
11 18 (21.43%) Qt
12 17 (20.24%) MFC
12 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
13 16 (19.05%) PHP
13 16 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
13 16 (19.05%) WebGL
14 15 (17.86%) Multithreading
14 15 (17.86%) HTML
14 15 (17.86%) Photoshop
14 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
14 15 (17.86%) CSS
14 15 (17.86%) AutoCAD
15 14 (16.67%) Visual Studio
15 14 (16.67%) Subversion
15 14 (16.67%) Algorithms
16 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
16 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
17 11 (13.10%) jQuery
17 11 (13.10%) Mathematics
17 11 (13.10%) 3D Programming

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 16 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (17.86%) Photoshop
2 15 (17.86%) AutoCAD
3 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.38%) MS Office
5 1 (1.19%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) GitHub
2 3 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) HTTP
1 5 (5.95%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 14 (16.67%) Subversion
2 4 (4.76%) GCC
2 4 (4.76%) Clang
3 3 (3.57%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.38%) Xcode
5 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (23.81%) Games
2 6 (7.14%) Multimedia
2 6 (7.14%) Electronics
3 3 (3.57%) Law
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Automotive
5 1 (1.19%) Military
5 1 (1.19%) Finance
Job Titles
1 54 (64.29%) Developer
2 32 (38.10%) Software Engineer
3 26 (30.95%) C++ Developer
4 18 (21.43%) Software Developer
5 12 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 11 (13.10%) C# Developer
6 11 (13.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (11.90%) C++ Software Developer
8 9 (10.71%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.95%) Customer Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Web Developer
10 5 (5.95%) Graduate
10 5 (5.95%) PHP Web Developer
10 5 (5.95%) PHP Developer
10 5 (5.95%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) Senior C++ Developer
12 3 (3.57%) Graduate Developer
12 3 (3.57%) Applications Developer
12 3 (3.57%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (72.62%) OpenGL
2 21 (25.00%) .NET
3 18 (21.43%) Qt
4 17 (20.24%) MFC
5 16 (19.05%) WebGL
6 15 (17.86%) HTML
6 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
6 15 (17.86%) CSS
7 11 (13.10%) jQuery
8 10 (11.90%) OpenCL
8 10 (11.90%) Backbone.js
8 10 (11.90%) AngularJS
8 10 (11.90%) WinForms
9 7 (8.33%) XML
9 7 (8.33%) Direct3D
9 7 (8.33%) OpenGL ES
10 6 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 6 (7.14%) Web Services
11 5 (5.95%) Direct3D Mobile
11 5 (5.95%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.14%) 3D Graphics
2 19 (22.62%) Computer Science
3 14 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 11 (13.10%) Mathematics
5 10 (11.90%) Physics
6 7 (8.33%) Animation
6 7 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 6 (7.14%) Data Structures
7 6 (7.14%) Device Driver
7 6 (7.14%) Client/Server
8 5 (5.95%) GPGPU
8 5 (5.95%) Internet of Things
9 4 (4.76%) CUDA
10 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
10 2 (2.38%) Telematics
11 1 (1.19%) Blog
11 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
11 1 (1.19%) Mobile Games
11 1 (1.19%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.43%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) UNIX
3 8 (9.52%) Android
4 5 (5.95%) Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (63.10%) Software Engineering
2 15 (17.86%) Multithreading
3 11 (13.10%) 3D Programming
4 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.90%) OOD
4 10 (11.90%) MVC
5 9 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
6 8 (9.52%) OO
7 7 (8.33%) Scrum
8 6 (7.14%) Game Development
8 6 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.95%) Image Processing
10 3 (3.57%) 3D Rendering
10 3 (3.57%) Project Management
10 3 (3.57%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.57%) MVVM
10 3 (3.57%) Android Development
11 2 (2.38%) iOS Development
11 2 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 58 (69.05%) C++
2 34 (40.48%) C#
3 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
4 16 (19.05%) PHP
5 10 (11.90%) VC++
6 6 (7.14%) HLSL
7 5 (5.95%) Assembly Language
7 5 (5.95%) C
8 3 (3.57%) VB6
8 3 (3.57%) VB
9 2 (2.38%) GLSL
9 2 (2.38%) Java
9 2 (2.38%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.38%) C++/CLI
10 1 (1.19%) Lua
10 1 (1.19%) Perl
10 1 (1.19%) Python
10 1 (1.19%) XAML
10 1 (1.19%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 23 (27.38%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) PhD
4 4 (4.76%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.19%) Adobe
2 1 (1.19%) Intel
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London
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Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Training + Pension + Flexi
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Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum Relocation + BUPA + Life + Flexi + Y
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
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Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
London
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Posted: 21 days ago