Period
to 18 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft DirectX
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1101 1139 1184
Rank change year-on-year +38 +45 +62
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 62 78 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.041% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.088% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53 58 135
UK median annual salary £42,500 £38,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £23,850
90th Percentile £92,500 £54,600 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +7.69%

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 70110 74466 82596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.14% 38.85% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58031 64578 70646
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 October 2017.

Salary histogram for DirectX in the UK

DirectX
Top 10 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 October 2017. 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 +64 62 £42,500 +13.33% 11
UK excluding London +51 51 £42,500 +13.33% 8
South East +73 24 £37,500 +36.36%
East of England +28 18 £47,500 +5.56% 6
London +1 11 £85,000 +17.24% 3
North of England -7 4 £40,000 - 1
North West -28 4 £40,000 -
Midlands +30 3 £29,500 -15.71% 1
West Midlands +21 3 £29,500 -18.06% 1
South West - 2 - -

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

1 52 (83.87%) C++
1 52 (83.87%) OpenGL
2 37 (59.68%) Visual Studio
3 36 (58.06%) C#
4 31 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 28 (45.16%) Mathematics
6 27 (43.55%) Degree
6 27 (43.55%) .NET
7 24 (38.71%) Computer Science
8 21 (33.87%) Python
8 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (30.65%) Games
10 18 (29.03%) Windows
11 15 (24.19%) Git (software)
12 13 (20.97%) OO
13 12 (19.35%) GLSL
13 12 (19.35%) Algorithms
14 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
15 10 (16.13%) SQL
15 10 (16.13%) SDLC
15 10 (16.13%) Computer Vision
15 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing
16 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (14.52%) Image Processing
16 9 (14.52%) 3D Graphics
16 9 (14.52%) Regression Testing
16 9 (14.52%) Subversion
17 8 (12.90%) WPF
18 7 (11.29%) Scala
18 7 (11.29%) Creative Thinking

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:

Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Autodesk Inventor
1 3 (4.84%) Siemens NX
1 3 (4.84%) Solid Edge
2 1 (1.61%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (59.68%) Visual Studio
2 15 (24.19%) Git (software)
3 9 (14.52%) Subversion
4 6 (9.68%) ClearCase
4 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.23%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (30.65%) Games
2 7 (11.29%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 24 (38.71%) Developer
3 14 (22.58%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) 3D Software Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) C# Developer
4 9 (14.52%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) C# Software Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Python Software Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Software Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Applications Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Software Design Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.06%) C# Software Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) C++ Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Programmer
8 4 (6.45%) Graduate
9 3 (4.84%) Graduate Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Junior
9 3 (4.84%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (83.87%) OpenGL
2 27 (43.55%) .NET
3 8 (12.90%) WPF
4 7 (11.29%) CSS
4 7 (11.29%) HTML
4 7 (11.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (4.84%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (3.23%) MFC
6 2 (3.23%) OpenCV
6 2 (3.23%) Qt
6 2 (3.23%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.61%) WCF
7 1 (1.61%) Web Services
7 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.71%) Computer Science
2 12 (19.35%) Algorithms
3 9 (14.52%) 3D Graphics
4 7 (11.29%) PMI
5 2 (3.23%) Xbox
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) CUDA
6 1 (1.61%) HoloLens
6 1 (1.61%) HTC Vive
6 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.61%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 28 (45.16%) Mathematics
3 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.97%) OO
5 10 (16.13%) Computer Vision
5 10 (16.13%) SDLC
5 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing
6 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (14.52%) Image Processing
6 9 (14.52%) Regression Testing
7 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
7 7 (11.29%) Creative Thinking
7 7 (11.29%) Mobile Development
7 7 (11.29%) UML
8 6 (9.68%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (9.68%) Adaptive Web Design
8 6 (9.68%) Game Development
8 6 (9.68%) OOP
8 6 (9.68%) Physics
8 6 (9.68%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (83.87%) C++
2 36 (58.06%) C#
3 21 (33.87%) Python
4 12 (19.35%) GLSL
5 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.13%) SQL
7 7 (11.29%) Scala
8 5 (8.06%) HLSL
9 4 (6.45%) C
9 4 (6.45%) Java
10 3 (4.84%) Lua
11 2 (3.23%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 27 (43.55%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft