The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for DirectX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DirectX over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft DirectX
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 168 181
Rank change year-on-year -27 +13  
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 7 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.18% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.91% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 10
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  

DirectX is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1813 1321 1629
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 46.52% 39.16% 43.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1528 1141 1424
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

DirectX
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing DirectX as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for DirectX in Manchester

DirectX
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for DirectX in Manchester

DirectX
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing DirectX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for DirectX.

1 14 (100.00%) C++
1 14 (100.00%) OpenGL
2 10 (71.43%) Games
2 10 (71.43%) Mathematics
2 10 (71.43%) Game Development
3 9 (64.29%) Physics
3 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
3 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
3 9 (64.29%) Degree
3 9 (64.29%) Animation
3 9 (64.29%) Windows XP
3 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) OO
3 9 (64.29%) Content Development
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) Kinect
4 3 (21.43%) Xcode
4 3 (21.43%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (21.43%) Gesture Recognition
4 3 (21.43%) OpenCV
4 3 (21.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.14%) MODO
5 1 (7.14%) Linear Algebra
5 1 (7.14%) API Design
5 1 (7.14%) HLSL
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Vision
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Effects
5 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
5 1 (7.14%) GLSL

DirectX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Maya
1 1 (7.14%) MODO
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Xcode
General
1 10 (71.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) C++ Software Engineer
1 9 (64.29%) Junior
1 9 (64.29%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
1 9 (64.29%) Junior Software Engineer
1 9 (64.29%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
1 9 (64.29%) Senior Software Engineer
1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) 3D Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Augmented Reality Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Unity 3D Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Graphics Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) OpenGL
2 3 (21.43%) OpenCV
2 3 (21.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Animation
1 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Augmented Reality
2 3 (21.43%) Kinect
3 1 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Game Development
1 10 (71.43%) Mathematics
2 9 (64.29%) Content Development
2 9 (64.29%) OO
2 9 (64.29%) Physics
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Gesture Recognition
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) API Design
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Vision
4 1 (7.14%) Linear Algebra
4 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) GLSL
3 1 (7.14%) HLSL
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
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