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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 846 816 811
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -5
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 43 58 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.055% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.099% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 27 54 79
Average salary £31,250 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -7.28%

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
43338 42247 47119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.80% 39.71% 40.51%
Number of salaries quoted 36445 36673 41394
Average salary £42,500 £40,995 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.67% +2.48%
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 12 September 2014 within the UK.

DirectX Salary Histogram in the UK

DirectX
Top 27 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 12 September 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 -29 43 £31,250 -10.71% 7
North East - 15 - -
Bristol -9 14 £32,500 -3.70% 3
South West -20 14 £32,500 - 3
Northumberland - 9 - -
East Midlands -4 6 £25,000 -37.50%
Nottinghamshire - 6 £22,500 -
Nottingham - 6 £22,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 - -
Gateshead - 5 - -
London -27 3 £53,000 - 4
West Midlands -9 2 £38,750 +3.33%
East of England -15 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Leicester +8 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Leicestershire +8 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Essex +3 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 £25,000 -
Reading -5 1 £25,000 -
South East -15 1 £25,000 -23.07%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Loughborough - 1 £30,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £30,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 -

DirectX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 76 (91.57%) C++
2 68 (81.93%) OpenGL
3 53 (63.86%) Software Engineering
4 45 (54.22%) 3D Graphics
5 44 (53.01%) Computer Science
6 43 (51.81%) Degree
7 39 (46.99%) Games
7 39 (46.99%) C#
8 28 (33.73%) OOD
9 26 (31.33%) Multithreading
10 24 (28.92%) Mathematics
11 23 (27.71%) Windows
12 18 (21.69%) Visualisation
12 18 (21.69%) CAD
12 18 (21.69%) Python
13 17 (20.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 16 (19.28%) OpenCL
15 15 (18.07%) OOA/OOD
15 15 (18.07%) VTune
15 15 (18.07%) HLSL
16 14 (16.87%) 3D Visualisation
16 14 (16.87%) Augmented Reality
16 14 (16.87%) 3D Rendering
16 14 (16.87%) Data Modelling
17 13 (15.66%) Qt
17 13 (15.66%) Android
18 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (14.46%) Physics
18 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
18 12 (14.46%) .NET

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 2 (2.41%) Xcode
7 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
General
1 39 (46.99%) 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 38 (45.78%) Software Engineer
2 36 (43.37%) Developer
3 19 (22.89%) Programmer
3 19 (22.89%) C++ Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Software Developer
5 15 (18.07%) C++ Software Engineer
6 13 (15.66%) C++ Software Developer
7 10 (12.05%) Graduate
8 9 (10.84%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Lead Software Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Customer Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Technical Leader
12 3 (3.61%) C++ Programmer
12 3 (3.61%) WinForms Developer
12 3 (3.61%) C Software Engineer
12 3 (3.61%) .NET Developer
12 3 (3.61%) Applications Developer
12 3 (3.61%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 3 (3.61%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (81.93%) OpenGL
2 17 (20.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 16 (19.28%) OpenCL
4 13 (15.66%) Qt
5 12 (14.46%) .NET
6 11 (13.25%) HTML
7 8 (9.64%) HTML5
8 7 (8.43%) OpenGL ES
9 6 (7.23%) Direct3D
9 6 (7.23%) MFC
10 5 (6.02%) Unreal Engine
10 5 (6.02%) Direct3D Mobile
11 4 (4.82%) WinForms
12 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
13 2 (2.41%) CSS
14 1 (1.20%) STL
14 1 (1.20%) XML
14 1 (1.20%) XSLT
14 1 (1.20%) ODBC
14 1 (1.20%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 45 (54.22%) 3D Graphics
2 44 (53.01%) Computer Science
3 24 (28.92%) Mathematics
4 18 (21.69%) Visualisation
5 14 (16.87%) Augmented Reality
6 12 (14.46%) Physics
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%) Mobile App
11 3 (3.61%) Statistics
11 3 (3.61%) Chemistry
11 3 (3.61%) GIS
12 1 (1.20%) Mobile Games
12 1 (1.20%) User Experience
12 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.71%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) Android
3 10 (12.05%) Linux
4 7 (8.43%) 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 Mobile
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (63.86%) Software Engineering
2 28 (33.73%) OOD
3 26 (31.33%) Multithreading
4 18 (21.69%) CAD
5 15 (18.07%) OOA/OOD
6 14 (16.87%) Data Modelling
6 14 (16.87%) 3D Rendering
6 14 (16.87%) 3D Visualisation
7 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (9.64%) Image Processing
9 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.23%) Game Development
9 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.23%) OO
9 6 (7.23%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (7.23%) Web Development
10 4 (4.82%) Android Development
11 3 (3.61%) iOS Development
11 3 (3.61%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.61%) Electronic Design Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (91.57%) C++
2 39 (46.99%) C#
3 18 (21.69%) Python
4 15 (18.07%) HLSL
5 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.05%) Java
7 8 (9.64%) C
8 4 (4.82%) VC++
9 3 (3.61%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.61%) XAML
9 3 (3.61%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.41%) GLSL
11 1 (1.20%) Lua
11 1 (1.20%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.20%) Delphi
11 1 (1.20%) Perl
11 1 (1.20%) PHP
11 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (51.81%) 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%) Adobe
3 1 (1.20%) Intel
3 1 (1.20%) Autodesk
3 1 (1.20%) Sony
3 1 (1.20%) SolidWorks
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