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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 846 884 829
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -55
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 56 40 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.034% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.090% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 48 24 56
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £33,800 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £28,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%

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
41265 44389 42916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.31% 38.23% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 35301 37333 37115
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +34 49 £35,000 +16.66% 4
West Midlands +5 11 £33,000 +1.53% 3
Birmingham - 11 £33,000 - 3
London +18 10 £52,500 +16.66% 1
South East -7 10 £33,750 +35.00%
Bristol -18 6 £35,250 +8.46%
South West -21 6 £35,250 +8.46%
Surrey - 6 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 4 £60,000 +118.18%
Tyne and Wear -10 4 £57,500 +109.09%
North East -14 4 £57,500 +109.09%
North West - 4 £35,000 -
Manchester - 4 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £27,500 -
Horsham - 3 £27,500 -
Scotland - 3 £27,000 - 1
East of England +5 2 £43,000 +22.85%
Hertfordshire -8 2 £43,000 +22.85%
Nottingham -10 2 £22,250 -1.11%
East Midlands -11 2 £19,000 -24.00%
Nottinghamshire -17 2 £22,250 -1.11%
Edinburgh - 2 £22,500 -
Stevenage - 2 £43,000 -
Berkshire +9 1 £31,000 +24.00%
Leicestershire +8 1 £19,000 -36.66%
Derby +2 1 £19,000 -36.66%
Loughborough +2 1 £19,000 -36.66%
Gateshead -12 1 £50,000 -
Derbyshire -16 1 £19,000 -36.66%
Egham - 1 £32,500 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 134 (90.54%) C++
2 125 (84.46%) OpenGL
3 69 (46.62%) Games
4 65 (43.92%) 3D Graphics
5 61 (41.22%) Mathematics
5 61 (41.22%) C#
6 53 (35.81%) Software Engineering
7 51 (34.46%) Degree
8 47 (31.76%) Algorithms
9 46 (31.08%) Windows
10 42 (28.38%) Computer Science
11 38 (25.68%) 3D Programming
12 34 (22.97%) Multithreading
13 33 (22.30%) OO
14 31 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (20.27%) Physics
15 30 (20.27%) C
15 30 (20.27%) HLSL
16 29 (19.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 28 (18.92%) Subversion
17 28 (18.92%) Visual Studio
18 26 (17.57%) MFC
18 26 (17.57%) Linux
19 23 (15.54%) Visualisation
20 22 (14.86%) .NET
21 19 (12.84%) OOD
21 19 (12.84%) Mentoring
22 18 (12.16%) Qt
22 18 (12.16%) PhD
23 17 (11.49%) Python

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (8.78%) AutoCAD
2 6 (4.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.43%) HTTP
2 6 (4.05%) Internet
3 2 (1.35%) Multicast
3 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (18.92%) Visual Studio
1 28 (18.92%) Subversion
2 9 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.35%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (46.62%) Games
2 17 (11.49%) Electronics
3 6 (4.05%) Marketing
4 5 (3.38%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.70%) Military
6 2 (1.35%) Retail
6 2 (1.35%) Automotive
6 2 (1.35%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 101 (68.24%) Developer
2 72 (48.65%) C++ Developer
3 48 (32.43%) Software Engineer
4 37 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 29 (19.59%) C++ Software Engineer
6 27 (18.24%) C++ Software Developer
7 16 (10.81%) Programmer
8 15 (10.14%) C# Developer
9 13 (8.78%) PHP Developer
9 13 (8.78%) C++ Programmer
9 13 (8.78%) Senior Developer
9 13 (8.78%) Senior C++ Developer
9 13 (8.78%) Graphics Programmer
10 12 (8.11%) C++ Applications Developer
10 12 (8.11%) Software Programmer
10 12 (8.11%) Applications Developer
11 8 (5.41%) Graphics Developer
12 7 (4.73%) Lead Developer
12 7 (4.73%) Graduate
13 5 (3.38%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (84.46%) OpenGL
2 29 (19.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 26 (17.57%) MFC
4 22 (14.86%) .NET
5 18 (12.16%) Qt
6 15 (10.14%) HTML
6 15 (10.14%) HTML5
7 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET
8 13 (8.78%) CSS
8 13 (8.78%) WebGL
9 11 (7.43%) Web Services
10 9 (6.08%) XML
11 7 (4.73%) STL
12 4 (2.70%) ATL
12 4 (2.70%) X-Windows
13 3 (2.03%) WCF
13 3 (2.03%) WPF
13 3 (2.03%) OpenCL
14 2 (1.35%) REST
14 2 (1.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 65 (43.92%) 3D Graphics
2 61 (41.22%) Mathematics
3 47 (31.76%) Algorithms
4 42 (28.38%) Computer Science
5 30 (20.27%) Physics
6 23 (15.54%) Visualisation
7 16 (10.81%) Data Structures
8 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (6.08%) Client/Server
9 8 (5.41%) Management Information System
10 6 (4.05%) Interactive TV
10 6 (4.05%) Xbox
11 5 (3.38%) User Experience
11 5 (3.38%) Photography
12 4 (2.70%) Animation
13 3 (2.03%) GIS
13 3 (2.03%) Device Driver
14 2 (1.35%) Kinect
15 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
15 1 (0.68%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 46 (31.08%) Windows
2 26 (17.57%) Linux
3 15 (10.14%) Mac OS X
4 9 (6.08%) Android
4 9 (6.08%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.05%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.35%) UNIX
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.81%) Software Engineering
2 38 (25.68%) 3D Programming
3 34 (22.97%) Multithreading
4 33 (22.30%) OO
5 31 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (12.84%) OOD
6 19 (12.84%) Mentoring
7 16 (10.81%) OOA/OOD
7 16 (10.81%) Data Modelling
8 15 (10.14%) OOP
9 14 (9.46%) TDD
10 12 (8.11%) Game Development
11 11 (7.43%) 3D Rendering
11 11 (7.43%) CAD
12 10 (6.76%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.08%) Image Processing
14 7 (4.73%) Configuration Management
14 7 (4.73%) Validation
14 7 (4.73%) BDD
15 6 (4.05%) UML
Programming Languages
1 134 (90.54%) C++
2 61 (41.22%) C#
3 30 (20.27%) C
3 30 (20.27%) HLSL
4 17 (11.49%) Python
4 17 (11.49%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.46%) PHP
6 10 (6.76%) GLSL
7 9 (6.08%) VC++
8 6 (4.05%) C++/CLI
8 6 (4.05%) Assembly Language
9 4 (2.70%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.35%) Lua
10 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.35%) Java
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (34.46%) Degree
2 18 (12.16%) 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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