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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 851 816 806
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -10
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 42 61 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.057% 0.075%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.096% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26 57 78
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -10.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%

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
43688 41926 47479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.04% 39.48% 40.64%
Number of salaries quoted 36716 36312 41769
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 28 August 2014 within the UK.

DirectX Salary Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Top 28 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 28 August 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
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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 -41 42 £30,000 -14.28% 2
North East - 17 £27,500 -
Bristol -1 12 £32,500 - 2
South West -20 12 £32,500 - 2
Northumberland - 9 - -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £27,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £22,500 -
East Midlands - 6 £25,000 -
Nottingham - 6 £22,500 -
Gateshead - 5 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £27,500 -
Manchester -12 2 £37,500 +15.38%
East of England -21 2 £35,000 -22.22%
North West -28 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Essex +3 1 - -
Reading 0 1 £25,000 -
Berkshire -1 1 £25,000 -
West Midlands -9 1 £32,500 -13.33%
London -26 1 £45,000 -
South East -31 1 £25,000 -23.07%
Loughborough - 1 £30,000 -
Leicester - 1 £30,000 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £30,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £30,000 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 78 (93.98%) C++
2 67 (80.72%) OpenGL
3 55 (66.27%) Software Engineering
4 49 (59.04%) 3D Graphics
5 48 (57.83%) Computer Science
6 47 (56.63%) Degree
7 41 (49.40%) Games
8 39 (46.99%) C#
9 29 (34.94%) Multithreading
10 28 (33.73%) Mathematics
11 26 (31.33%) OOD
12 21 (25.30%) Windows
13 20 (24.10%) CAD
14 18 (21.69%) Python
14 18 (21.69%) Visualisation
15 16 (19.28%) Physics
15 16 (19.28%) HLSL
15 16 (19.28%) OpenCL
15 16 (19.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 15 (18.07%) VTune
17 14 (16.87%) Augmented Reality
17 14 (16.87%) 3D Rendering
17 14 (16.87%) 3D Visualisation
18 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (14.46%) Data Modelling
18 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
18 12 (14.46%) .NET
19 11 (13.25%) HTML
19 11 (13.25%) OOA/OOD
19 11 (13.25%) Qt

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.61%) MS Office
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.20%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (18.07%) VTune
2 10 (12.05%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.02%) Subversion
5 3 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (49.40%) Games
2 10 (12.05%) Retail
3 9 (10.84%) Electronics
4 6 (7.23%) Legal
5 5 (6.02%) Multimedia
6 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.20%) Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (46.99%) Software Engineer
2 36 (43.37%) Developer
3 20 (24.10%) C++ Developer
4 18 (21.69%) Programmer
5 16 (19.28%) Software Developer
6 15 (18.07%) C++ Software Engineer
7 13 (15.66%) C++ Software Developer
8 10 (12.05%) Graduate
9 9 (10.84%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) Lead Software Engineer
11 5 (6.02%) Customer Engineer
12 4 (4.82%) Technical Engineer
12 4 (4.82%) Technical Leader
13 3 (3.61%) .NET Developer
13 3 (3.61%) Games Developer
13 3 (3.61%) WinForms Developer
13 3 (3.61%) C Software Engineer
13 3 (3.61%) C++ Programmer
14 2 (2.41%) Software Programmer
14 2 (2.41%) Graphics Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (80.72%) OpenGL
2 16 (19.28%) OpenCL
2 16 (19.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 12 (14.46%) .NET
4 11 (13.25%) HTML
4 11 (13.25%) Qt
5 8 (9.64%) HTML5
6 6 (7.23%) Direct3D
6 6 (7.23%) OpenGL ES
7 5 (6.02%) Unreal Engine
7 5 (6.02%) Direct3D Mobile
8 4 (4.82%) MFC
8 4 (4.82%) WinForms
9 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.41%) CSS
11 1 (1.20%) WebGL
11 1 (1.20%) WinRT
11 1 (1.20%) X-Windows
11 1 (1.20%) STL
11 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (59.04%) 3D Graphics
2 48 (57.83%) Computer Science
3 28 (33.73%) Mathematics
4 18 (21.69%) Visualisation
5 16 (19.28%) Physics
6 14 (16.87%) Augmented Reality
7 11 (13.25%) CUDA
8 10 (12.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (7.23%) Animation
10 5 (6.02%) Device Driver
10 5 (6.02%) GPGPU
11 3 (3.61%) GIS
11 3 (3.61%) Statistics
11 3 (3.61%) Chemistry
12 2 (2.41%) Artificial Intelligence
12 2 (2.41%) Xbox
13 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 1 (1.20%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Windows
2 11 (13.25%) Android
3 10 (12.05%) Linux
4 6 (7.23%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.02%) UNIX
6 4 (4.82%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (66.27%) Software Engineering
2 29 (34.94%) Multithreading
3 26 (31.33%) OOD
4 20 (24.10%) CAD
5 14 (16.87%) 3D Rendering
5 14 (16.87%) 3D Visualisation
6 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (14.46%) Data Modelling
7 11 (13.25%) OOA/OOD
8 8 (9.64%) Image Processing
8 8 (9.64%) OO
9 7 (8.43%) Game Development
10 6 (7.23%) Web Development
10 6 (7.23%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.61%) Waterfall
11 3 (3.61%) Electronic Design Automation
11 3 (3.61%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.61%) Test Scripting
12 2 (2.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 78 (93.98%) C++
2 39 (46.99%) C#
3 18 (21.69%) Python
4 16 (19.28%) HLSL
5 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.05%) Java
7 7 (8.43%) C
8 4 (4.82%) VC++
9 3 (3.61%) XAML
9 3 (3.61%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.61%) Lua
10 2 (2.41%) GLSL
11 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.20%) Delphi
11 1 (1.20%) Perl
11 1 (1.20%) PHP
11 1 (1.20%) SQL
11 1 (1.20%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 47 (56.63%) Degree
2 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) Twitter
3 1 (1.20%) Autodesk
3 1 (1.20%) Sony
3 1 (1.20%) SolidWorks
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe
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