Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft DirectX
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1121 1172 1189
Rank change year-on-year +51 +17 +58
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 68 65 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.034% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.094% 0.088% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 55 52 99
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £23,825
90th Percentile £87,500 £54,750 £59,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +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 72188 74049 82710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.07% 39.01% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 60025 64270 70733
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DirectX in the UK

DirectX
Top 8 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 23 November 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 +46 68 £47,500 +18.75% 6
UK excluding London +44 54 £45,000 +20.00% 7
East of England +30 26 £52,000 +15.56% 2
South East +50 25 £42,500 +54.55% 1
London +11 14 £77,500 +6.90%
South West - 2 - -
North of England -16 1 - - 2
North West -39 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 59 (86.76%) OpenGL
2 54 (79.41%) C++
3 39 (57.35%) Visual Studio
4 37 (54.41%) C#
5 36 (52.94%) Software Engineering
6 30 (44.12%) .NET
7 29 (42.65%) Degree
7 29 (42.65%) Mathematics
8 26 (38.24%) Computer Science
9 25 (36.76%) Python
10 22 (32.35%) Windows
10 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (29.41%) GLSL
12 17 (25.00%) Games
13 15 (22.06%) Algorithms
14 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
14 14 (20.59%) SQL
15 13 (19.12%) 3D Graphics
15 13 (19.12%) HLSL
16 12 (17.65%) Multithreading
16 12 (17.65%) OO
17 11 (16.18%) SDLC
18 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
18 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing
18 10 (14.71%) Unit Testing
18 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (14.71%) Image Processing
18 10 (14.71%) Computer Vision
19 9 (13.24%) 3D Programming
19 9 (13.24%) Physics

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 (4.41%) Autodesk Inventor
1 3 (4.41%) Siemens NX
1 3 (4.41%) Solid Edge
2 1 (1.47%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (57.35%) Visual Studio
2 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.82%) ClearCase
5 5 (7.35%) Subversion
General
1 17 (25.00%) Games
2 7 (10.29%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Electronics
3 4 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (48.53%) Software Engineer
2 23 (33.82%) Developer
3 16 (23.53%) Senior Software Engineer
4 13 (19.12%) C# Developer
5 10 (14.71%) 3D Software Engineer
5 10 (14.71%) C++ Software Engineer
5 10 (14.71%) Programmer
5 10 (14.71%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (13.24%) .NET Developer
7 8 (11.76%) 3D Developer
7 8 (11.76%) Software Developer
8 7 (10.29%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (10.29%) Python Software Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) Software Design Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (8.82%) Senior Programmer
10 5 (7.35%) C# Software Engineer
11 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
12 3 (4.41%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (86.76%) OpenGL
2 30 (44.12%) .NET
3 8 (11.76%) WPF
4 7 (10.29%) CSS
4 7 (10.29%) HTML
4 7 (10.29%) Vulkan
5 6 (8.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (4.41%) OpenCV
6 3 (4.41%) OpenGL ES
6 3 (4.41%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (4.41%) WCF
7 2 (2.94%) Spring
7 2 (2.94%) Unreal Engine
8 1 (1.47%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.47%) MFC
8 1 (1.47%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.24%) Computer Science
2 15 (22.06%) Algorithms
3 13 (19.12%) 3D Graphics
4 7 (10.29%) PMI
5 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 2 (2.94%) Xbox
6 1 (1.47%) CUDA
6 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.47%) HoloLens
6 1 (1.47%) HTC Vive
6 1 (1.47%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 29 (42.65%) Mathematics
3 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.65%) Multithreading
4 12 (17.65%) OO
5 11 (16.18%) SDLC
6 10 (14.71%) Computer Vision
6 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (14.71%) Image Processing
6 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing
6 10 (14.71%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.24%) 3D Programming
7 9 (13.24%) Acceptance Criteria
7 9 (13.24%) Configuration Management
7 9 (13.24%) Physics
7 9 (13.24%) Scrum
8 7 (10.29%) Adaptive Web Design
8 7 (10.29%) Creative Thinking
8 7 (10.29%) Software Delivery
8 7 (10.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 54 (79.41%) C++
2 37 (54.41%) C#
3 25 (36.76%) Python
4 20 (29.41%) GLSL
5 14 (20.59%) SQL
6 13 (19.12%) HLSL
7 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
8 7 (10.29%) Scala
9 6 (8.82%) Assembly Language
10 5 (7.35%) C
11 3 (4.41%) Lua
12 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.94%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (42.65%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft