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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 880 914 946
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +32
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 38 49 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.045% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.12% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 29 45 26
Median salary £35,000 £39,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £58,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
37110 40828 43556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.78% 37.72% 38.12%
Number of salaries quoted 32146 35022 36654
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 September 2016 within the UK.

DirectX Salary Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Top 21 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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +31 35 £35,000 -12.50% 6
North West +25 14 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Manchester +1 14 £40,000 +33.33% 3
London +40 7 £72,500 +38.09%
South East +37 6 £27,500 -21.42%
West Sussex - 5 £27,500 -
Horsham - 5 £27,500 -
West Midlands -18 4 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Scotland +24 3 £39,000 +44.44% 1
East Midlands +21 3 £35,000 +84.21%
Edinburgh +13 3 £39,000 +73.33% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 3 £35,000 +57.30%
Nottingham +4 3 £35,000 +57.30%
Lichfield - 2 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £37,500 -
East of England +23 1 £45,000 +4.65% 1
Birmingham -38 1 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Ipswich - 1 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £45,000 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 74 (85.06%) OpenGL
2 61 (70.11%) C++
3 43 (49.43%) 3D Graphics
4 39 (44.83%) 3D Programming
5 38 (43.68%) Software Engineering
6 34 (39.08%) Degree
7 31 (35.63%) Games
7 31 (35.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 30 (34.48%) Mathematics
9 26 (29.89%) Windows
9 26 (29.89%) Computer Science
10 25 (28.74%) Multithreading
11 23 (26.44%) C
12 22 (25.29%) Visual Studio
13 21 (24.14%) C#
13 21 (24.14%) Linux
14 20 (22.99%) Unreal Engine
14 20 (22.99%) Augmented Reality
15 19 (21.84%) Subversion
16 17 (19.54%) MFC
17 15 (17.24%) Java
18 14 (16.09%) VC++
18 14 (16.09%) Assembly Language
18 14 (16.09%) Physics
19 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
19 13 (14.94%) Validation
20 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (13.79%) HTML
21 11 (12.64%) CAD
21 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP

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 (5.75%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.90%) HTTP
3 2 (2.30%) VLAN
4 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) GIS
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (25.29%) Visual Studio
2 19 (21.84%) Subversion
3 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.90%) Eclipse
5 5 (5.75%) JIRA
6 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.30%) InstallShield
7 2 (2.30%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.15%) Xcode
General
1 31 (35.63%) Games
2 9 (10.34%) Aerospace
3 7 (8.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.60%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Finance
5 1 (1.15%) Military
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (59.77%) Developer
2 29 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 22 (25.29%) 3D Developer
4 21 (24.14%) C++ Developer
4 21 (24.14%) Unity 3D Developer
5 10 (11.49%) C++ Programmer
5 10 (11.49%) C++ Software Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) Graphics Programmer
5 10 (11.49%) Programmer
5 10 (11.49%) Software Programmer
6 9 (10.34%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.90%) C++ Software Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Integration Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce Developer
9 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce Web Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Research Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (85.06%) OpenGL
2 31 (35.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 20 (22.99%) Unreal Engine
4 17 (19.54%) MFC
5 12 (13.79%) HTML
6 10 (11.49%) XML
7 7 (8.05%) .NET
7 7 (8.05%) Node.js
7 7 (8.05%) OpenGL ES
8 6 (6.90%) HTML5
9 5 (5.75%) LAMP
10 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
10 4 (4.60%) Web Services
11 2 (2.30%) OpenCL
11 2 (2.30%) XHTML
12 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (1.15%) Direct3D
12 1 (1.15%) OpenCV
12 1 (1.15%) Qt
12 1 (1.15%) Wayland
Miscellaneous
1 43 (49.43%) 3D Graphics
2 30 (34.48%) Mathematics
3 26 (29.89%) Computer Science
4 20 (22.99%) Augmented Reality
5 14 (16.09%) Physics
6 11 (12.64%) Visualisation
7 10 (11.49%) Algorithms
8 7 (8.05%) Client/Server
9 6 (6.90%) 3D Printing
10 5 (5.75%) Device Driver
11 3 (3.45%) Animation
11 3 (3.45%) Online Gambling
11 3 (3.45%) Streaming Video
12 2 (2.30%) Applied Mathematics
12 2 (2.30%) CUDA
13 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
13 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (1.15%) Kinect
13 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.89%) Windows
2 21 (24.14%) Linux
3 9 (10.34%) VxWorks
4 6 (6.90%) Android
5 5 (5.75%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.30%) Unix
7 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.15%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (44.83%) 3D Programming
2 38 (43.68%) Software Engineering
3 25 (28.74%) Multithreading
4 13 (14.94%) Validation
5 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (12.64%) CAD
6 11 (12.64%) Data Visualisation
7 10 (11.49%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (10.34%) SDLC
9 8 (9.20%) OO
10 7 (8.05%) Game Development
11 5 (5.75%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.75%) Web Development
12 4 (4.60%) Configuration Management
12 4 (4.60%) Memory Management
12 4 (4.60%) Product Management
13 3 (3.45%) Image Processing
13 3 (3.45%) Mentoring
13 3 (3.45%) Regression Testing
13 3 (3.45%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.11%) C++
2 23 (26.44%) C
3 21 (24.14%) C#
4 15 (17.24%) Java
5 14 (16.09%) Assembly Language
5 14 (16.09%) VC++
6 10 (11.49%) HLSL
6 10 (11.49%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.60%) Perl
7 4 (4.60%) Python
7 4 (4.60%) SQL
8 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (39.08%) Degree
2 10 (11.49%) PhD
3 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) Progress
3 2 (2.30%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.15%) SAP
4 1 (1.15%) T-Plan
4 1 (1.15%) Twitter
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