The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 851 822 836
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +14
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 54 57 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.052% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 52 56
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
45513 43072 48363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.84% 39.59% 41.01%
Number of salaries quoted 38686 37347 42809
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 25 July 2014 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -32 52 £33,000 -12.00% 7
North East - 17 £27,500 - 1
North West +3 9 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Manchester -1 9 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Northumberland - 9 - -
East of England -7 8 £41,250 -8.33%
Tyne and Wear - 8 £27,500 - 1
Bristol +4 7 £24,000 -26.15%
South West -9 7 £24,000 -36.63%
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £47,500 -20.83%
South East -11 5 £40,000 +23.07%
Cambridge - 5 £47,500 -
Gateshead - 5 - -
East Midlands -5 4 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 £23,750 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £23,750 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £27,500 - 1
Berkshire +5 2 £32,500 -
Surrey -5 2 £55,000 +69.23%
Essex -6 2 - -
Shepperton - 2 £55,000 -
Colchester - 2 - -
Reading -2 1 £25,000 -
Hertfordshire -8 1 £35,000 -
Leicestershire -13 1 £30,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands -17 1 £32,500 -13.33%
City of London -21 1 £40,000 -20.00%
London -61 1 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Loughborough - 1 £30,000 -
Leicester - 1 £30,000 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 89 (92.71%) C++
2 76 (79.17%) OpenGL
3 59 (61.46%) 3D Graphics
4 57 (59.38%) Software Engineering
5 53 (55.21%) Computer Science
6 52 (54.17%) Degree
7 48 (50.00%) Games
8 43 (44.79%) C#
9 38 (39.58%) Multithreading
10 36 (37.50%) Mathematics
11 26 (27.08%) Windows
12 25 (26.04%) CAD
13 23 (23.96%) OOD
14 22 (22.92%) Physics
15 20 (20.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 19 (19.79%) HLSL
16 19 (19.79%) OpenCL
16 19 (19.79%) Visualisation
16 19 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (19.79%) Python
17 16 (16.67%) Android
18 15 (15.63%) VTune
19 14 (14.58%) CUDA
19 14 (14.58%) 3D Visualisation
19 14 (14.58%) 3D Rendering
19 14 (14.58%) Augmented Reality
19 14 (14.58%) .NET
20 13 (13.54%) Visual Studio
20 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
20 13 (13.54%) Linux

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (3.13%) MS Office
1 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.04%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) MySQL
2 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (15.63%) VTune
2 13 (13.54%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.33%) Subversion
4 7 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.04%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
General
1 48 (50.00%) Games
2 10 (10.42%) Retail
3 8 (8.33%) Electronics
4 6 (6.25%) Legal
5 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.21%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.04%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (46.88%) Developer
2 42 (43.75%) Software Engineer
3 25 (26.04%) C++ Developer
4 19 (19.79%) Software Developer
5 18 (18.75%) Programmer
6 16 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
7 11 (11.46%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (8.33%) Graduate
9 7 (7.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) Games Developer
10 6 (6.25%) Graphics Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Customer Engineer
12 4 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
12 4 (4.17%) Technical Leader
12 4 (4.17%) C++ Games Developer
13 3 (3.13%) .NET Developer
13 3 (3.13%) WinForms Developer
14 2 (2.08%) Junior Developer
14 2 (2.08%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (79.17%) OpenGL
2 20 (20.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 19 (19.79%) OpenCL
4 14 (14.58%) .NET
5 12 (12.50%) HTML
6 8 (8.33%) HTML5
7 7 (7.29%) Qt
7 7 (7.29%) Unreal Engine
8 6 (6.25%) Direct3D
9 5 (5.21%) OpenGL ES
10 4 (4.17%) WinForms
10 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.08%) WPF
11 2 (2.08%) MFC
11 2 (2.08%) CSS
12 1 (1.04%) STL
12 1 (1.04%) XML
12 1 (1.04%) XSLT
12 1 (1.04%) Flash
12 1 (1.04%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 59 (61.46%) 3D Graphics
2 53 (55.21%) Computer Science
3 36 (37.50%) Mathematics
4 22 (22.92%) Physics
5 19 (19.79%) Visualisation
6 14 (14.58%) Augmented Reality
6 14 (14.58%) CUDA
7 11 (11.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (6.25%) Animation
9 5 (5.21%) GPGPU
9 5 (5.21%) Device Driver
10 4 (4.17%) Xbox
10 4 (4.17%) Chemistry
10 4 (4.17%) Mobile Games
10 4 (4.17%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (4.17%) Statistics
11 3 (3.13%) GIS
12 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
13 1 (1.04%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) Windows
2 16 (16.67%) Android
3 13 (13.54%) Linux
4 10 (10.42%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 5 (5.21%) UNIX
7 4 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (59.38%) Software Engineering
2 38 (39.58%) Multithreading
3 25 (26.04%) CAD
4 23 (23.96%) OOD
5 19 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (14.58%) 3D Rendering
6 14 (14.58%) 3D Visualisation
7 11 (11.46%) OO
8 10 (10.42%) Image Processing
9 8 (8.33%) Game Development
9 8 (8.33%) Data Modelling
10 7 (7.29%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (7.29%) Test Scripting
10 7 (7.29%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.25%) 3D Programming
11 6 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (6.25%) Web Development
12 4 (4.17%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 89 (92.71%) C++
2 43 (44.79%) C#
3 19 (19.79%) Python
3 19 (19.79%) HLSL
4 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.42%) Java
6 8 (8.33%) C
7 5 (5.21%) Lua
8 4 (4.17%) VC++
9 3 (3.13%) XAML
9 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.08%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.08%) Delphi
10 2 (2.08%) GLSL
11 1 (1.04%) Perl
11 1 (1.04%) PHP
11 1 (1.04%) SQL
11 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.04%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 52 (54.17%) Degree
2 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.17%) Twitter
3 2 (2.08%) Sony
4 1 (1.04%) SolidWorks
4 1 (1.04%) Adobe
4 1 (1.04%) Autodesk
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