The table below looks at the statistics for HLSL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HLSL over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Level Shading Language (HLSL)
Rank 879 914 870
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -44
Permanent jobs citing HLSL 13 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.023% 0.025% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 10
Average salary £50,000 - £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 - £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 - £26,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
56197 60288 57126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.32% 51.53% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47850 51125 49034
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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

HLSL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HLSL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

HLSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HLSL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HLSL within the UK.

HLSL Salary Trend in the UK

HLSL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HLSL over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

HLSL Salary Histogram in the UK

HLSL
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HLSL within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(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 +17 13 £50,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 9 £50,000 -
Tyne and Wear +3 9 £50,000 -
North East -16 9 £50,000 -
Gateshead -13 6 £50,000 -
Horsham - 4 £27,500 -
West Sussex - 4 £27,500 -
South East - 4 £27,500 -
Sunderland - 3 £57,500 -

HLSL
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing HLSL 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 HLSL.

1 36 (100.00%) C++
2 34 (94.44%) OpenGL
2 34 (94.44%) DirectX
2 34 (94.44%) 3D Graphics
2 34 (94.44%) C#
3 33 (91.67%) Games
4 32 (88.89%) Mathematics
5 30 (83.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 26 (72.22%) Software Engineering
7 25 (69.44%) Visualisation
8 24 (66.67%) Degree
9 22 (61.11%) Multithreading
9 22 (61.11%) Physics
9 22 (61.11%) Computer Science
9 22 (61.11%) 3D Programming
9 22 (61.11%) PhD
10 18 (50.00%) Algorithms
11 12 (33.33%) GLSL
12 3 (8.33%) Direct3D
12 3 (8.33%) 3D Rendering
12 3 (8.33%) Validation
12 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (8.33%) TDD
13 2 (5.56%) C++/CLI

HLSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing HLSL 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 HLSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 33 (91.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Software Engineer
2 22 (61.11%) C++ Software Engineer
3 14 (38.89%) Programmer
4 13 (36.11%) Graphics Programmer
5 12 (33.33%) C++ Programmer
5 12 (33.33%) Software Programmer
6 8 (22.22%) Graphics Developer
6 8 (22.22%) C++ Developer
6 8 (22.22%) Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (94.44%) OpenGL
1 34 (94.44%) DirectX
2 30 (83.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (8.33%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 34 (94.44%) 3D Graphics
2 32 (88.89%) Mathematics
3 25 (69.44%) Visualisation
4 22 (61.11%) Physics
4 22 (61.11%) Computer Science
5 18 (50.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Software Engineering
2 22 (61.11%) Multithreading
2 22 (61.11%) 3D Programming
3 3 (8.33%) 3D Rendering
3 3 (8.33%) Validation
3 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) C++
2 34 (94.44%) C#
3 12 (33.33%) GLSL
4 2 (5.56%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 24 (66.67%) Degree
2 22 (61.11%) PhD