Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft DirectX
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1134 1128 1177
Rank change year-on-year -6 +49 +53
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 58 57 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.032% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.082% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 46 40 99
UK median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £43,750 £29,825 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +32.91% +12.86% +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 71,687 69,383 80,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.72% 39.51% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 60,504 59,753 69,355
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +4 56 £52,500 +31.25% 18
UK excluding London +17 50 £52,500 +32.91% 16
East of England - 33 £52,500 - 7
South East +12 11 £47,500 +26.67% 2
London -13 8 £55,000 -21.43% 4
Scotland -35 2 - - 2
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands +12 1 £37,500 - 2
Midlands -4 1 £37,500 - 3
North of England -12 1 £32,500 -18.75% 2
North West -13 1 £32,500 -18.75% 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 55 (94.83%) OpenGL
2 37 (63.79%) C++
3 35 (60.34%) C#
4 32 (55.17%) .NET
5 28 (48.28%) Visual Studio
6 26 (44.83%) Mathematics
7 24 (41.38%) Software Engineering
8 22 (37.93%) Python
8 22 (37.93%) Algorithms
9 21 (36.21%) SQL
10 20 (34.48%) Windows
11 19 (32.76%) Computer Science
12 18 (31.03%) Multithreading
12 18 (31.03%) Degree
13 17 (29.31%) GLSL
14 16 (27.59%) HLSL
14 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (25.86%) Games
15 15 (25.86%) Vulkan
16 12 (20.69%) 3D Graphics
17 11 (18.97%) Visualisation
18 10 (17.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 10 (17.24%) SDLC
19 9 (15.52%) Assembly Language
19 9 (15.52%) API Design
19 9 (15.52%) 3D Programming
19 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
19 9 (15.52%) WCF
19 9 (15.52%) WPF
20 8 (13.79%) 3D Visualisation

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 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 28 (48.28%) Visual Studio
2 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (25.86%) Games
2 8 (13.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.72%) Automotive
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (24.14%) .NET Developer
2 14 (24.14%) C# Developer
2 14 (24.14%) Programmer
2 14 (24.14%) Software Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Senior Developer
4 9 (15.52%) Senior Programmer
4 9 (15.52%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Software Developer
5 8 (13.79%) 3D Developer
5 8 (13.79%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (6.90%) 3D Software Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) C++ Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Graphics Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) C++ Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) Games Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (94.83%) OpenGL
2 32 (55.17%) .NET
3 15 (25.86%) Vulkan
4 10 (17.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 9 (15.52%) WCF
5 9 (15.52%) WPF
6 6 (10.34%) OpenGL ES
7 3 (5.17%) MFC
7 3 (5.17%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (3.45%) HTML
9 1 (1.72%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.72%) ATL
9 1 (1.72%) CSS
9 1 (1.72%) HTML5
9 1 (1.72%) Node.js
9 1 (1.72%) OpenCV
9 1 (1.72%) Qt
9 1 (1.72%) Unity DI Container
9 1 (1.72%) WebGL
9 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.93%) Algorithms
2 19 (32.76%) Computer Science
3 12 (20.69%) 3D Graphics
4 7 (12.07%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.45%) Xbox
6 1 (1.72%) Animation
6 1 (1.72%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.72%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Mathematics
2 24 (41.38%) Software Engineering
3 18 (31.03%) Multithreading
4 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (18.97%) Visualisation
6 10 (17.24%) SDLC
7 9 (15.52%) 3D Programming
7 9 (15.52%) API Design
8 8 (13.79%) 3D Visualisation
8 8 (13.79%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
8 8 (13.79%) OO
8 8 (13.79%) Scrum
9 7 (12.07%) IT Strategy
9 7 (12.07%) OOD
9 7 (12.07%) UX Design
10 5 (8.62%) Memory Management
10 5 (8.62%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (8.62%) Physics
11 3 (5.17%) Applied Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 37 (63.79%) C++
2 35 (60.34%) C#
3 22 (37.93%) Python
4 21 (36.21%) SQL
5 17 (29.31%) GLSL
6 16 (27.59%) HLSL
7 9 (15.52%) Assembly Language
8 7 (12.07%) C
9 4 (6.90%) Embedded C
9 4 (6.90%) Embedded C++
10 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.72%) Java
11 1 (1.72%) Lua
11 1 (1.72%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) Computer Science Degree