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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 837 853 833
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 60 52 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.045% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 52 30 53
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,750 £31,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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
40851 45236 43178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.41% 38.84% 39.82%
Number of salaries quoted 34864 38424 37345
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 £62,500 £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 4 August 2015 within the UK.

DirectX Salary Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Top 30 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 August 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 +21 53 £35,000 +7.69% 7
North East -17 10 £50,000 +81.81%
London +33 9 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 9 £50,000 +81.81%
Tyne and Wear -6 9 £50,000 +81.81%
South West -11 9 £29,500 +22.91% 3
Bristol -13 9 £29,500 +22.91% 3
West Midlands -8 8 £33,000 +1.53% 1
Birmingham - 8 £33,000 - 1
South East +21 7 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Manchester +7 7 £32,500 -13.33%
North West -1 7 £32,500 -13.33%
Gateshead -14 6 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 4 £27,500 -
Horsham - 4 £27,500 -
Sunderland - 3 £57,500 -
Surrey +4 2 £33,750 -38.63% 2
East of England -2 2 £45,000 +9.09%
Wales - 2 £40,000 - 1
South Wales - 2 £40,000 - 1
Newbury +14 1 £31,000 -22.50%
Cambridge +14 1 - -
Berkshire +7 1 £31,000 -4.61%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - -
East Midlands -2 1 £25,500 -7.27%
Hertfordshire -4 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Nottingham -7 1 £25,500 +13.33%
Nottinghamshire -10 1 £25,500 +13.33%
Egham - 1 £32,500 -
Livingston - 1 £31,500 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 130 (87.84%) C++
2 123 (83.11%) OpenGL
3 72 (48.65%) Games
4 65 (43.92%) Mathematics
5 63 (42.57%) Software Engineering
5 63 (42.57%) C#
6 59 (39.86%) Degree
7 58 (39.19%) 3D Graphics
8 48 (32.43%) Windows
8 48 (32.43%) Computer Science
9 46 (31.08%) Algorithms
10 40 (27.03%) 3D Programming
11 37 (25.00%) Physics
12 36 (24.32%) Multithreading
13 33 (22.30%) HLSL
13 33 (22.30%) OO
14 31 (20.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 25 (16.89%) Visualisation
15 25 (16.89%) Visual Studio
16 24 (16.22%) MFC
17 23 (15.54%) PhD
17 23 (15.54%) Subversion
18 22 (14.86%) .NET
18 22 (14.86%) JavaScript
19 21 (14.19%) C
19 21 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
20 19 (12.84%) Linux
21 18 (12.16%) HTML
21 18 (12.16%) ASP.NET
21 18 (12.16%) Qt

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 17 (11.49%) AutoCAD
2 6 (4.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.70%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.76%) HTTP
2 6 (4.05%) Internet
3 2 (1.35%) Multicast
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (16.89%) Visual Studio
2 23 (15.54%) Subversion
3 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.03%) GCC
4 3 (2.03%) Clang
4 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.68%) MSI
5 1 (0.68%) NetBeans
General
1 72 (48.65%) Games
2 15 (10.14%) Electronics
3 6 (4.05%) Marketing
4 5 (3.38%) Law
5 4 (2.70%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.70%) Military
6 2 (1.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 97 (65.54%) Developer
2 66 (44.59%) C++ Developer
3 56 (37.84%) Software Engineer
4 36 (24.32%) Software Developer
5 35 (23.65%) C++ Software Engineer
6 25 (16.89%) C++ Software Developer
7 17 (11.49%) PHP Developer
8 16 (10.81%) Programmer
9 15 (10.14%) C# Developer
9 15 (10.14%) C++ Programmer
10 14 (9.46%) Software Programmer
11 13 (8.78%) Graphics Programmer
12 11 (7.43%) Senior C++ Developer
12 11 (7.43%) Senior Developer
13 10 (6.76%) Applications Developer
13 10 (6.76%) C++ Applications Developer
14 8 (5.41%) Graphics Developer
15 7 (4.73%) Graduate
16 5 (3.38%) Junior
16 5 (3.38%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (83.11%) OpenGL
2 31 (20.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 24 (16.22%) MFC
4 22 (14.86%) .NET
5 18 (12.16%) HTML
5 18 (12.16%) ASP.NET
5 18 (12.16%) Qt
5 18 (12.16%) HTML5
6 17 (11.49%) WebGL
6 17 (11.49%) CSS
7 10 (6.76%) Web Services
8 9 (6.08%) XML
9 7 (4.73%) STL
10 4 (2.70%) ATL
10 4 (2.70%) X-Windows
10 4 (2.70%) WCF
10 4 (2.70%) WPF
11 2 (1.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 2 (1.35%) REST
11 2 (1.35%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 65 (43.92%) Mathematics
2 58 (39.19%) 3D Graphics
3 48 (32.43%) Computer Science
4 46 (31.08%) Algorithms
5 37 (25.00%) Physics
6 25 (16.89%) Visualisation
7 14 (9.46%) Data Structures
8 10 (6.76%) Animation
9 9 (6.08%) Client/Server
9 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (5.41%) Management Information System
11 6 (4.05%) Interactive TV
11 6 (4.05%) Xbox
12 5 (3.38%) User Experience
13 3 (2.03%) Device Driver
13 3 (2.03%) GIS
14 2 (1.35%) Telematics
15 1 (0.68%) Blog
15 1 (0.68%) Photography
15 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.43%) Windows
2 19 (12.84%) Linux
3 14 (9.46%) Mac OS X
4 6 (4.05%) VxWorks
5 5 (3.38%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.70%) Android
6 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.03%) UNIX
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.57%) Software Engineering
2 40 (27.03%) 3D Programming
3 36 (24.32%) Multithreading
4 33 (22.30%) OO
5 21 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (11.49%) OOD
7 15 (10.14%) OOA/OOD
8 14 (9.46%) Data Modelling
9 13 (8.78%) Game Development
10 12 (8.11%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.43%) OOP
12 9 (6.08%) 3D Rendering
13 8 (5.41%) CAD
13 8 (5.41%) Configuration Management
13 8 (5.41%) Validation
13 8 (5.41%) Unit Testing
14 6 (4.05%) Image Processing
14 6 (4.05%) TDD
15 5 (3.38%) Web Development
16 4 (2.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 130 (87.84%) C++
2 63 (42.57%) C#
3 33 (22.30%) HLSL
4 22 (14.86%) JavaScript
5 21 (14.19%) C
6 17 (11.49%) PHP
7 13 (8.78%) Python
8 11 (7.43%) GLSL
9 8 (5.41%) VC++
10 6 (4.05%) Assembly Language
11 3 (2.03%) Java
11 3 (2.03%) C++/CLI
12 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.35%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.35%) Lua
Qualifications
1 59 (39.86%) Degree
2 23 (15.54%) PhD
3 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (6.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.05%) Progress
3 2 (1.35%) Minitab
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