Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft DirectX
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1099 1129 1170
Rank change year-on-year +30 +41 +1
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 70 64 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.036% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.089% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 60 51 79
UK median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% +8.97% +11.43%
10th Percentile £28,175 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £97,500 £56,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.26% +11.43%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 68,834 71,966 76,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.43% 40.60% 38.96%
Number of salaries quoted 57,077 59,896 66,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

DirectX
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DirectX in the UK

DirectX
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for DirectX in the UK

DirectX
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for DirectX in the UK

DirectX
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DirectX within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 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
England +50 66 £44,500 +11.25% 18
UK excluding London +46 60 £42,000 +20.00% 14
South East 0 26 £44,000 +35.38% 1
East of England +9 16 £52,500 +61.54% 4
North of England +26 13 £38,250 -4.38% 4
North West +9 7 £32,500 -18.75% 3
London +34 6 £60,000 -22.58% 4
North East -12 6 £42,000 +20.00%
Midlands +13 5 £31,500 +6.78% 4
West Midlands +31 3 £30,000 +1.69% 4
East Midlands - 2 £33,750 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 with a requirement for DirectX.

1 61 (87.14%) C++
2 59 (84.29%) OpenGL
3 37 (52.86%) Mathematics
4 36 (51.43%) Degree
5 32 (45.71%) C#
6 29 (41.43%) Computer Science
7 24 (34.29%) Software Engineering
8 23 (32.86%) Algorithms
9 22 (31.43%) Games
10 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (30.00%) C
11 19 (27.14%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (24.29%) Vulkan
13 16 (22.86%) Visual Studio
13 16 (22.86%) CUDA
13 16 (22.86%) GLSL
14 15 (21.43%) OpenGL ES
14 15 (21.43%) HLSL
15 14 (20.00%) Windows
15 14 (20.00%) Multithreading
16 13 (18.57%) Android
16 13 (18.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 13 (18.57%) .NET
16 13 (18.57%) 3D Graphics
17 12 (17.14%) Electronics
17 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
18 11 (15.71%) HTML
18 11 (15.71%) VC++
18 11 (15.71%) Python
18 11 (15.71%) Android Development

DirectX
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) GIS
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.57%) Subversion
3 5 (7.14%) JIRA
4 4 (5.71%) VTune
5 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (31.43%) Games
2 12 (17.14%) Electronics
3 7 (10.00%) Automotive
3 7 (10.00%) Finance
4 6 (8.57%) Military
5 5 (7.14%) Aerospace
6 3 (4.29%) Advertising
6 3 (4.29%) Marketing
6 3 (4.29%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (48.57%) Developer
2 19 (27.14%) C++ Developer
3 15 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) 3D Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Games Developer
6 6 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.29%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.29%) C++ Games Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Graphics Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Graphics Programmer
7 3 (4.29%) Programmer
7 3 (4.29%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Android Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) C++ Software Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Graduate
8 2 (2.86%) Graduate Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Junior
8 2 (2.86%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (84.29%) OpenGL
2 17 (24.29%) Vulkan
3 15 (21.43%) OpenGL ES
4 13 (18.57%) .NET
4 13 (18.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 11 (15.71%) HTML
6 9 (12.86%) CSS
6 9 (12.86%) OpenCL
6 9 (12.86%) TensorFlow
7 5 (7.14%) MFC
7 5 (7.14%) XML
8 2 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (2.86%) HTML5
8 2 (2.86%) STL
8 2 (2.86%) Web Services
9 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.43%) Direct3D
9 1 (1.43%) Unreal Engine
9 1 (1.43%) WCF
9 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (41.43%) Computer Science
2 23 (32.86%) Algorithms
3 16 (22.86%) CUDA
4 13 (18.57%) 3D Graphics
5 10 (14.29%) User Experience
6 9 (12.86%) Augmented Reality
6 9 (12.86%) Client/Server
7 6 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (7.14%) Animation
9 3 (4.29%) Digital Media
10 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
10 2 (2.86%) Mobile Games
11 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
11 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.43%) Oculus Rift
11 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (1.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.86%) Mathematics
2 24 (34.29%) Software Engineering
3 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 11 (15.71%) Android Development
5 11 (15.71%) Computer Vision
5 11 (15.71%) Image Processing
5 11 (15.71%) SDLC
6 10 (14.29%) Machine Learning
7 9 (12.86%) Deep Learning
7 9 (12.86%) Prototyping
7 9 (12.86%) UML
8 8 (11.43%) 3D Programming
9 6 (8.57%) API Development
9 6 (8.57%) Benchmarking
9 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.57%) Visual Effects
10 5 (7.14%) CAD
10 5 (7.14%) Creative Thinking
10 5 (7.14%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 61 (87.14%) C++
2 32 (45.71%) C#
3 21 (30.00%) C
4 16 (22.86%) GLSL
5 15 (21.43%) HLSL
6 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
7 11 (15.71%) Python
7 11 (15.71%) VC++
8 6 (8.57%) SQL
9 2 (2.86%) Java
9 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (51.43%) Degree
2 19 (27.14%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft