Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DirectX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DirectX over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft DirectX
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1080 1096 1156
Rank change year-on-year +16 +60 +10
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 47 62 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.038% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.076% 0.094% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 41 53 55
England median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £92,500 £56,700
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year +17.65% +11.11% +9.29%

DirectX is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 61,547 66,147 70,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.16% 40.33% 39.11%
Number of salaries quoted 51,259 55,131 61,851
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%

DirectX
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DirectX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DirectX in England

DirectX
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DirectX in England.

Salary trend for DirectX in England

DirectX
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DirectX in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for DirectX in England

DirectX
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the England region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East 0 14 £50,000 +33.33% 5
East of England +15 12 £52,500 +10.53% 9
North of England +25 10 £32,500 -18.75% 2
London +33 7 £60,000 -29.41% 3
North West +13 7 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Midlands +17 3 £29,500 - 1
North East - 3 £56,250 -
West Midlands +32 2 £27,750 -5.93% 1
South West -6 1 £45,000 - 4
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
DirectX
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing DirectX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for DirectX.

1 38 (80.85%) C++
2 36 (76.60%) OpenGL
3 21 (44.68%) Games
3 21 (44.68%) Mathematics
4 19 (40.43%) Software Engineering
5 18 (38.30%) C#
5 18 (38.30%) Degree
6 17 (36.17%) Algorithms
7 16 (34.04%) Computer Science
8 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (27.66%) Visual Studio
8 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
9 11 (23.40%) C
9 11 (23.40%) VC++
9 11 (23.40%) 3D Graphics
9 11 (23.40%) Computer Vision
10 10 (21.28%) Vulkan
10 10 (21.28%) Windows
10 10 (21.28%) CUDA
11 9 (19.15%) Python
11 9 (19.15%) Client/Server
11 9 (19.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (17.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 8 (17.02%) OpenGL ES
12 8 (17.02%) 3D Programming
13 7 (14.89%) Android
13 7 (14.89%) HLSL
13 7 (14.89%) .NET
14 6 (12.77%) Electronics
14 6 (12.77%) JavaScript

DirectX
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
2 5 (10.64%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) VTune
General
1 21 (44.68%) Games
2 6 (12.77%) Electronics
3 4 (8.51%) Finance
4 3 (6.38%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.38%) Automotive
4 3 (6.38%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Military
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Developer
2 14 (29.79%) C++ Developer
3 11 (23.40%) Software Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) 3D Developer
5 7 (14.89%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Games Developer
7 4 (8.51%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.51%) C++ Games Developer
8 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Graphics Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Android Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) C++ Software Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Graduate
9 2 (4.26%) Graduate Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Junior
9 2 (4.26%) Junior Developer
10 1 (2.13%) Graduate C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (76.60%) OpenGL
2 10 (21.28%) Vulkan
3 8 (17.02%) OpenGL ES
3 8 (17.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 7 (14.89%) .NET
5 5 (10.64%) HTML
5 5 (10.64%) MFC
5 5 (10.64%) OpenCL
5 5 (10.64%) XML
6 4 (8.51%) Caffe
6 4 (8.51%) CSS
6 4 (8.51%) TensorFlow
7 2 (4.26%) OpenCV
7 2 (4.26%) Qt
8 1 (2.13%) Direct3D
8 1 (2.13%) HTML5
8 1 (2.13%) Node.js
8 1 (2.13%) Unreal Engine
8 1 (2.13%) WCF
8 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Algorithms
2 16 (34.04%) Computer Science
3 11 (23.40%) 3D Graphics
4 10 (21.28%) CUDA
5 9 (19.15%) Client/Server
6 6 (12.77%) Augmented Reality
7 4 (8.51%) User Experience
8 3 (6.38%) Animation
8 3 (6.38%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
10 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
10 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 1 (2.13%) Robotics
10 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Mathematics
2 19 (40.43%) Software Engineering
3 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
4 11 (23.40%) Computer Vision
5 8 (17.02%) 3D Programming
6 5 (10.64%) Android Development
6 5 (10.64%) Machine Learning
6 5 (10.64%) Multithreaded Programming
6 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (10.64%) SDLC
7 4 (8.51%) API Development
7 4 (8.51%) Benchmarking
7 4 (8.51%) CAD
7 4 (8.51%) Deep Learning
7 4 (8.51%) OO
7 4 (8.51%) Prototyping
7 4 (8.51%) TDD
8 3 (6.38%) UML
8 3 (6.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 38 (80.85%) C++
2 18 (38.30%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) C
3 11 (23.40%) VC++
4 9 (19.15%) Python
5 7 (14.89%) HLSL
6 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.64%) GLSL
7 5 (10.64%) SQL
8 2 (4.26%) Java
8 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.13%) Lua
9 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Degree
2 9 (19.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.13%) PhD
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Apple