The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft DirectX
England / North West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 217 247
Rank change year-on-year -29 +30  
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 8 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.61% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 14
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2795 2137 2713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.56% 37.47% 40.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2365 1832 2281
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

DirectX
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

DirectX
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for DirectX in the North West

DirectX
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 8 £37,500 -
DirectX
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 North West region with a requirement for DirectX.

1 16 (100.00%) C++
1 16 (100.00%) OpenGL
2 15 (93.75%) Games
3 14 (87.50%) Game Development
3 14 (87.50%) Mathematics
4 13 (81.25%) Content Development
4 13 (81.25%) Computer Science
4 13 (81.25%) Degree
4 13 (81.25%) OO
5 10 (62.50%) Physics
6 9 (56.25%) Windows
6 9 (56.25%) Windows XP
6 9 (56.25%) Animation
6 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
7 5 (31.25%) C
8 4 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (25.00%) .NET
8 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.25%) MODO
9 1 (6.25%) Linear Algebra
9 1 (6.25%) API Design
9 1 (6.25%) Computer Vision
9 1 (6.25%) Visual Effects
9 1 (6.25%) Python
9 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development

DirectX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.25%) Maya
1 1 (6.25%) MODO
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (93.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) C++ Software Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Junior
1 9 (56.25%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Junior Software Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Senior Software Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Games Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Graphics Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Games Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) OpenGL
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Computer Science
2 9 (56.25%) Animation
3 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Game Development
1 14 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 13 (81.25%) Content Development
2 13 (81.25%) OO
3 10 (62.50%) Physics
4 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) API Design
6 1 (6.25%) Computer Vision
6 1 (6.25%) Linear Algebra
6 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning
6 1 (6.25%) Memory Management
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (31.25%) C
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) GLSL
4 1 (6.25%) HLSL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft