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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 816 877 833
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -44
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 88 43 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.036% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.090% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 82 35 41
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%

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
41711 48043 44800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.77% 40.06% 40.61%
Number of salaries quoted 35548 40680 39010
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 £60,000 £62,500
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 5 May 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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 +87 84 £35,000 -12.50% 9
London +39 33 £35,000 -20.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £50,000 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 17 £50,000 - 4
North East - 17 £50,000 - 4
Manchester +13 14 £30,000 -20.00%
North West 0 14 £30,000 -20.00%
Gateshead - 10 £30,000 - 2
South East +17 7 £43,750 +16.66%
South West - 7 £33,500 -
Sunderland - 7 £50,000 -
West Sussex +2 6 £43,750 +34.61%
Bristol - 5 £33,500 -
Crawley - 5 £45,000 -
Birmingham -11 4 £35,000 +7.69% 1
West Midlands -19 4 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Scotland - 4 £47,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £47,500 - 1
City of London +34 2 £46,250 +8.82%
Cambridge +13 2 £48,750 +21.87%
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £48,750 +21.87%
East of England +10 2 £48,750 +21.87% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £39,000 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £40,000 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 103 (81.10%) OpenGL
2 95 (74.80%) C++
3 68 (53.54%) Software Engineering
4 54 (42.52%) C#
5 50 (39.37%) Windows
6 49 (38.58%) Degree
7 44 (34.65%) 3D Graphics
8 41 (32.28%) Mathematics
9 40 (31.50%) Games
10 34 (26.77%) Computer Science
11 29 (22.83%) .NET
12 28 (22.05%) Multithreading
12 28 (22.05%) Subversion
12 28 (22.05%) 3D Programming
12 28 (22.05%) Algorithms
13 26 (20.47%) OO
14 25 (19.69%) Visual Studio
14 25 (19.69%) JavaScript
15 24 (18.90%) PHP
16 23 (18.11%) HTML
16 23 (18.11%) ASP.NET
16 23 (18.11%) CSS
16 23 (18.11%) AutoCAD
16 23 (18.11%) WebGL
17 21 (16.54%) HLSL
18 20 (15.75%) Physics
19 19 (14.96%) Linux
20 17 (13.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
21 16 (12.60%) Visualisation
21 16 (12.60%) MFC

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 23 (18.11%) AutoCAD
2 14 (11.02%) Photoshop
2 14 (11.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.87%) GitHub
2 3 (2.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.09%) HTTP
1 9 (7.09%) Internet
2 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.09%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (22.05%) Subversion
2 25 (19.69%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.94%) GCC
3 5 (3.94%) Clang
4 3 (2.36%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 40 (31.50%) Games
2 11 (8.66%) Electronics
3 6 (4.72%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.94%) Law
5 3 (2.36%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.36%) Automotive
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (62.99%) Developer
2 55 (43.31%) Software Engineer
3 42 (33.07%) C++ Developer
4 34 (26.77%) Software Developer
5 21 (16.54%) C++ Software Developer
6 19 (14.96%) C++ Software Engineer
6 19 (14.96%) C# Developer
7 14 (11.02%) PHP Developer
8 11 (8.66%) .NET Developer
9 10 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (6.30%) C++ Programmer
10 8 (6.30%) Software Programmer
10 8 (6.30%) Programmer
11 7 (5.51%) Senior Software Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) Graphics Programmer
12 6 (4.72%) Senior C++ Developer
12 6 (4.72%) Senior Developer
13 5 (3.94%) Web Developer
13 5 (3.94%) Applications Developer
13 5 (3.94%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (81.10%) OpenGL
2 29 (22.83%) .NET
3 23 (18.11%) HTML
3 23 (18.11%) ASP.NET
3 23 (18.11%) CSS
3 23 (18.11%) WebGL
4 17 (13.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 16 (12.60%) MFC
6 14 (11.02%) HTML5
7 11 (8.66%) XML
7 11 (8.66%) Qt
8 10 (7.87%) jQuery
8 10 (7.87%) Web Services
9 9 (7.09%) WinForms
9 9 (7.09%) OpenCL
9 9 (7.09%) Backbone.js
9 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
10 8 (6.30%) Direct3D
10 8 (6.30%) STL
11 6 (4.72%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 44 (34.65%) 3D Graphics
2 41 (32.28%) Mathematics
3 34 (26.77%) Computer Science
4 28 (22.05%) Algorithms
5 20 (15.75%) Physics
6 16 (12.60%) Visualisation
7 10 (7.87%) Client/Server
8 9 (7.09%) Device Driver
9 8 (6.30%) Animation
10 5 (3.94%) GPGPU
10 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (3.94%) Data Structures
10 5 (3.94%) Xbox
10 5 (3.94%) Internet of Things
11 4 (3.15%) Interactive TV
11 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
12 3 (2.36%) CUDA
12 3 (2.36%) Telematics
13 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.79%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.37%) Windows
2 19 (14.96%) Linux
3 10 (7.87%) Mac OS X
3 10 (7.87%) UNIX
4 6 (4.72%) VxWorks
5 5 (3.94%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.94%) Android
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (53.54%) Software Engineering
2 28 (22.05%) Multithreading
2 28 (22.05%) 3D Programming
3 26 (20.47%) OO
4 16 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.09%) MVC
5 9 (7.09%) Validation
5 9 (7.09%) Mentoring
6 8 (6.30%) OOD
7 7 (5.51%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.51%) Scrum
7 7 (5.51%) Image Processing
8 6 (4.72%) Game Development
8 6 (4.72%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (3.94%) OOP
9 5 (3.94%) CAD
9 5 (3.94%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.15%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.15%) Web Development
10 4 (3.15%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (74.80%) C++
2 54 (42.52%) C#
3 25 (19.69%) JavaScript
4 24 (18.90%) PHP
5 21 (16.54%) HLSL
6 12 (9.45%) C
7 11 (8.66%) Assembly Language
8 9 (7.09%) VC++
8 9 (7.09%) Python
9 8 (6.30%) GLSL
10 3 (2.36%) VB
10 3 (2.36%) VB6
11 2 (1.57%) C++/CLI
11 2 (1.57%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.57%) Java
12 1 (0.79%) Perl
12 1 (0.79%) XAML
12 1 (0.79%) Lua
12 1 (0.79%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 49 (38.58%) Degree
2 14 (11.02%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.72%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.72%) Progress
3 2 (1.57%) Minitab
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