The table below looks at the statistics for DirectX skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft DirectX
UK
Rank 819 895 913
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +18
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 30 44 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.044% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.090% 0.12% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 24 40 27
Median salary £42,500 £54,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.65% +80.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%

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
33313 38016 39327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.47% 38.03% 37.38%
Number of salaries quoted 28774 32748 33938
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads 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 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 20 January 2017 within the UK.

DirectX Salary Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
England +73 27 £40,000 -28.57% 4
London +64 11 £68,750 +20.61% 1
North West -12 8 £40,000 +14.28%
Manchester -18 7 £34,250 -2.14%
East Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £40,000 -
Scotland +27 2 £35,000 +16.66%
Tyne and Wear +1 2 £40,000 -36.00%
North East 0 2 £40,000 -36.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 2 £40,000 -36.00%
South East +58 1 £47,500 +35.71% 1
City of London +23 1 £50,000 -28.57%
South Wales +8 1 £47,500 +46.15%
Wales +6 1 £47,500 +46.15%
West Midlands - 1 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £50,000 -
Oxford - 1 £47,500 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £25,000 -
Derby - 1 £30,000 -
Coventry - 1 £30,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £47,500 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 with a requirement for DirectX.

1 57 (89.06%) C++
2 47 (73.44%) OpenGL
3 36 (56.25%) Games
4 30 (46.88%) Software Engineering
5 23 (35.94%) 3D Graphics
6 22 (34.38%) Mathematics
7 21 (32.81%) C#
8 19 (29.69%) Visual Studio
9 18 (28.13%) Degree
10 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
11 15 (23.44%) Windows
11 15 (23.44%) 3D Programming
12 14 (21.88%) E-Commerce
13 13 (20.31%) Python
13 13 (20.31%) CAD
13 13 (20.31%) Physics
13 13 (20.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 12 (18.75%) Multithreading
14 12 (18.75%) Java
15 11 (17.19%) Augmented Reality
15 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (17.19%) Subversion
16 10 (15.63%) Git (software)
16 10 (15.63%) OO
16 10 (15.63%) Unreal Engine
16 10 (15.63%) Game Development
17 9 (14.06%) XML
17 9 (14.06%) HTML
17 9 (14.06%) PMI
17 9 (14.06%) PMI Certification

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.81%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Maya
1 1 (1.56%) MODO
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.56%) SNMP
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) GIS
1 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (29.69%) Visual Studio
2 11 (17.19%) Subversion
3 10 (15.63%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.25%) Xcode
5 2 (3.13%) InstallShield
5 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 36 (56.25%) Games
2 7 (10.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Automotive
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (59.38%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) Software Engineer
3 18 (28.13%) C++ Software Engineer
4 13 (20.31%) C++ Developer
4 13 (20.31%) Software Developer
5 12 (18.75%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 12 (18.75%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) 3D Developer
6 9 (14.06%) Unity 3D Developer
7 8 (12.50%) Junior
8 7 (10.94%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (10.94%) Junior Software Engineer
8 7 (10.94%) Programmer
8 7 (10.94%) Python Software Engineer
8 7 (10.94%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.81%) C++ Software Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Integration Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Games Programmer
10 4 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (73.44%) OpenGL
2 13 (20.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 10 (15.63%) Unreal Engine
4 9 (14.06%) HTML
4 9 (14.06%) XML
5 7 (10.94%) .NET
6 6 (9.38%) MFC
7 5 (7.81%) LAMP
8 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 4 (6.25%) HTML5
8 4 (6.25%) Node.js
8 4 (6.25%) OpenCV
8 4 (6.25%) Web Services
9 3 (4.69%) STL
10 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.13%) jQuery
10 2 (3.13%) Qt
10 2 (3.13%) XHTML
11 1 (1.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 1 (1.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) 3D Graphics
2 22 (34.38%) Mathematics
3 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
4 13 (20.31%) Physics
5 11 (17.19%) Augmented Reality
6 9 (14.06%) PMI
7 8 (12.50%) Animation
7 8 (12.50%) Visualisation
8 6 (9.38%) 3D Printing
8 6 (9.38%) Algorithms
8 6 (9.38%) Client/Server
9 4 (6.25%) Kinect
10 3 (4.69%) Oculus Rift
11 2 (3.13%) Applied Mathematics
11 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (3.13%) HTC Vive
11 2 (3.13%) Streaming Video
12 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
12 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Ubuntu
3 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) Software Engineering
2 15 (23.44%) 3D Programming
3 14 (21.88%) E-Commerce
4 13 (20.31%) CAD
5 12 (18.75%) Multithreading
6 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (15.63%) Game Development
7 10 (15.63%) OO
8 8 (12.50%) Visual Effects
9 6 (9.38%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (7.81%) Content Development
10 5 (7.81%) Web Development
11 4 (6.25%) CAE
11 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.25%) OOP
11 4 (6.25%) Regression Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
12 3 (4.69%) Multithreaded Programming
13 2 (3.13%) Code Optimisation
13 2 (3.13%) Linear Algebra
Programming Languages
1 57 (89.06%) C++
2 21 (32.81%) C#
3 13 (20.31%) Python
4 12 (18.75%) Java
5 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.94%) VC++
6 6 (9.38%) HLSL
7 5 (7.81%) SQL
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) GLSL
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) R
9 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) Degree
2 9 (14.06%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) Twitter
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