The first table below looks at the demand for DirectX skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft DirectX
Rank 207 199 178
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 1 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.019% 0.20% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.050% 0.54% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 18
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £31,250 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2018 2031 1964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.39% 36.38% 40.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1722 1809 1714
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
DirectX
England

DirectX
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DirectX across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

DirectX Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DirectX
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DirectX across the West Midlands region.

DirectX Salary Trend in the West Midlands

DirectX
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(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
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
DirectX
England

DirectX
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 11 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (90.91%) OpenGL
3 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
4 6 (54.55%) Degree
4 6 (54.55%) Mathematics
4 6 (54.55%) Physics
4 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
4 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
4 6 (54.55%) CAD
4 6 (54.55%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
5 4 (36.36%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
5 4 (36.36%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Games
6 2 (18.18%) Game Development

DirectX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) C++ Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Games Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Games Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mathematics
1 6 (54.55%) Physics
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 4 (36.36%) 3D Graphics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
2 6 (54.55%) CAD
3 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree