Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft DirectX
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1095 1146 1159
Rank change year-on-year +51 +13 +34
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 53 64 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.036% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.082% 0.089% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 49 54 52
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +21.79% +11.43%
10th Percentile £26,750 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £90,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +23.53% +13.33% +7.14%

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 64,466 71,601 74,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.86% 40.22% 39.03%
Number of salaries quoted 53,301 59,427 64,285
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
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 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for DirectX in the UK

DirectX
Top 12 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 12 November 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 +40 50 £52,500 +10.53% 20
UK excluding London +18 43 £52,500 +23.53% 19
South East +17 16 £50,000 +17.65% 4
East of England +24 13 £52,500 +0.96% 8
North of England +33 9 £32,500 -18.75% 2
London +49 7 £60,000 -29.41% 3
North West +10 6 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Midlands - 3 £29,500 - 1
North East - 3 £56,250 -
South West +20 2 £48,750 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £27,750 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 41 (77.36%) OpenGL
2 40 (75.47%) C++
3 28 (52.83%) Mathematics
4 25 (47.17%) Games
5 24 (45.28%) Software Engineering
6 22 (41.51%) C#
7 20 (37.74%) Degree
7 20 (37.74%) Algorithms
8 19 (35.85%) Computer Science
9 14 (26.42%) Multithreading
10 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (24.53%) Visual Studio
10 13 (24.53%) Python
10 13 (24.53%) Computer Vision
11 11 (20.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (18.87%) Vulkan
12 10 (18.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 10 (18.87%) HLSL
12 10 (18.87%) CUDA
12 10 (18.87%) VC++
12 10 (18.87%) 3D Graphics
13 9 (16.98%) .NET
13 9 (16.98%) C
13 9 (16.98%) SQL
14 8 (15.09%) Client/Server
14 8 (15.09%) Augmented Reality
14 8 (15.09%) OpenGL ES
15 7 (13.21%) Multithreaded Programming
15 7 (13.21%) 3D Programming
15 7 (13.21%) GLSL

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.43%) Subversion
3 4 (7.55%) JIRA
3 4 (7.55%) VTune
General
1 25 (47.17%) Games
2 6 (11.32%) Electronics
3 4 (7.55%) Aerospace
3 4 (7.55%) Automotive
4 3 (5.66%) Marketing
5 2 (3.77%) Finance
6 1 (1.89%) Advertising
6 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) Software Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) 3D Developer
3 10 (18.87%) C++ Developer
4 7 (13.21%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Games Developer
6 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) C++ Games Developer
8 3 (5.66%) 3D Software Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.66%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Graphics Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Android Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Graduate
9 2 (3.77%) Graduate Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Junior
9 2 (3.77%) Junior Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Graduate C# .NET Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Mobile Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) Technology Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (77.36%) OpenGL
2 10 (18.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 10 (18.87%) Vulkan
3 9 (16.98%) .NET
4 8 (15.09%) OpenGL ES
5 6 (11.32%) HTML
6 5 (9.43%) CSS
6 5 (9.43%) OpenCL
7 4 (7.55%) Caffe
7 4 (7.55%) MFC
7 4 (7.55%) OpenCV
7 4 (7.55%) Qt
7 4 (7.55%) TensorFlow
7 4 (7.55%) XML
8 1 (1.89%) Direct3D
8 1 (1.89%) HTML5
8 1 (1.89%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Algorithms
2 19 (35.85%) Computer Science
3 10 (18.87%) 3D Graphics
3 10 (18.87%) CUDA
4 8 (15.09%) Augmented Reality
4 8 (15.09%) Client/Server
5 4 (7.55%) User Experience
5 4 (7.55%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (5.66%) Animation
6 3 (5.66%) Robotics
7 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.89%) Oculus Rift
8 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Android
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Mathematics
2 24 (45.28%) Software Engineering
3 14 (26.42%) Multithreading
4 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.53%) Computer Vision
5 7 (13.21%) 3D Programming
5 7 (13.21%) Multithreaded Programming
6 5 (9.43%) Android Development
6 5 (9.43%) Machine Learning
6 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (9.43%) Visual Effects
7 4 (7.55%) Code Optimisation
7 4 (7.55%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (7.55%) Deep Learning
7 4 (7.55%) Image Processing
7 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.55%) Prototyping
7 4 (7.55%) TDD
7 4 (7.55%) UML
7 4 (7.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 40 (75.47%) C++
2 22 (41.51%) C#
3 13 (24.53%) Python
4 10 (18.87%) HLSL
4 10 (18.87%) VC++
5 9 (16.98%) C
5 9 (16.98%) SQL
6 7 (13.21%) GLSL
6 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.89%) Java
8 1 (1.89%) Lua
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) Degree
2 11 (20.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Google
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Apple