Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for 3ds Max skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited 3ds Max over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX)
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 848 929 1106
Rank change year-on-year +81 +177 +84
Permanent jobs citing 3ds Max 27 9 24
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.009% 0.016%
As % of the Applications category 0.46% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 21 5 13
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £50,000 £25,383
Median % change year-on-year -16.00% +96.98% -5.99%
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £37,000 £25,383
% change year-on-year +13.51% +45.77% +1.53%

3ds Max is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 5,929 7,531 12,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.73% 7.52% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4,140 5,902 9,065
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £41,143 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.30% +2.86% +6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +2.94%

3ds Max
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 3ds Max as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 3ds Max in the UK

3ds Max
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 3ds Max.

Salary trend for 3ds Max in the UK

3ds Max
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3ds Max over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for 3ds Max in the UK

3ds Max
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3ds Max within the UK over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. 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
England +85 27 £42,000 -16.00% 8
London +74 18 £65,000 +23.81% 5
Work from Home -136 12 £61,000 +154.17%
UK excluding London +45 8 £42,000 +13.51% 3
South East - 3 £42,500 - 3
Midlands -1 2 £47,400 -5.20%
East Midlands - 2 £47,400 -
North West +29 1 £36,500 +52.08%
North of England +5 1 £36,500 +52.08%
South West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £42,000 -

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT jobs citing 3ds Max 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 with a requirement for 3ds Max.

1 21 (77.78%) Maya
2 13 (48.15%) Unreal Engine
3 11 (40.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 10 (37.04%) Adobe
5 8 (29.63%) Games
5 8 (29.63%) Photoshop
5 8 (29.63%) Blender
5 8 (29.63%) Visual Effects
6 7 (25.93%) ZBrush
6 7 (25.93%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (22.22%) C#
7 6 (22.22%) C++
7 6 (22.22%) 3D Modelling
7 6 (22.22%) Animation
7 6 (22.22%) Social Skills
7 6 (22.22%) Texturing
8 5 (18.52%) Prototyping
8 5 (18.52%) Degree
8 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (18.52%) Autodesk
9 4 (14.81%) Java
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (14.81%) CGI
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (14.81%) Retail
9 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
9 4 (14.81%) Houdini
9 4 (14.81%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (14.81%) Adobe XD

3ds Max
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 21 (77.78%) Maya
2 8 (29.63%) Blender
2 8 (29.63%) Photoshop
3 7 (25.93%) ZBrush
4 4 (14.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (14.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (14.81%) Adobe XD
4 4 (14.81%) Houdini
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (7.41%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (7.41%) AutoCAD
5 2 (7.41%) Solid Edge
5 2 (7.41%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (3.70%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (3.70%) Figma
6 1 (3.70%) Flinto
6 1 (3.70%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (3.70%) MODO
6 1 (3.70%) NUKE
6 1 (3.70%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) FumeFX
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 8 (29.63%) Games
2 6 (22.22%) Social Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Presentation Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Retail
4 2 (7.41%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.70%) Finance
5 1 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (3.70%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) 3D Artist
2 4 (14.81%) Designer
2 4 (14.81%) Technical Artist
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Illustrator
4 1 (3.70%) Creative Technologist
4 1 (3.70%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Games Artist
4 1 (3.70%) Games Designer
4 1 (3.70%) Graphics Programmer
4 1 (3.70%) Multimedia Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Programmer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Technologist
4 1 (3.70%) Technologist
4 1 (3.70%) UI Designer
4 1 (3.70%) UI/UX Designer
4 1 (3.70%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Unreal Engine
2 11 (40.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (14.81%) CGI
4 3 (11.11%) V-Ray
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) 3D Graphics
2 6 (22.22%) Animation
3 2 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Interactive Media
4 1 (3.70%) Motion Graphics
4 1 (3.70%) SCORM
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Visual Effects
2 6 (22.22%) 3D Modelling
2 6 (22.22%) Texturing
3 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (18.52%) Prototyping
4 4 (14.81%) Infographics
4 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
5 3 (11.11%) CAD
6 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (3.70%) API Design
7 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.70%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Creative Thinking
7 1 (3.70%) Linear Algebra
7 1 (3.70%) Physics
7 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.70%) Time Management
7 1 (3.70%) Wireframes
7 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) C#
1 6 (22.22%) C++
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) GLSL
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) RIBA
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Adobe
2 5 (18.52%) Autodesk
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Perforce