Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft DirectX
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1128 1104 1173
Rank change year-on-year -24 +69 -13
Permanent jobs citing DirectX 68 56 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.033% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.097% 0.082% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 55 38 97
UK median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +40.00% -2.60% +12.41%

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 70,086 68,488 77,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.81% 40.57% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 58,660 58,229 67,109
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 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +21 65 £52,500 +31.25% 21
UK excluding London +2 60 £52,500 +40.00% 14
East of England - 31 £52,500 - 6
South East +1 18 £40,000 +29.03% 3
London -23 7 £55,000 -21.43% 7
North of England -10 5 £41,500 +10.67% 3
Midlands +8 4 £33,250 +10.83% 1
West Midlands +3 3 £31,500 +6.78%
North East -11 3 £42,000 +20.00%
North West -16 2 £33,750 -12.90% 3
Scotland -32 2 - -
East Midlands +4 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 64 (94.12%) OpenGL
2 51 (75.00%) C++
3 39 (57.35%) C#
4 32 (47.06%) Mathematics
5 28 (41.18%) Degree
5 28 (41.18%) .NET
6 26 (38.24%) Software Engineering
7 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (30.88%) Python
8 21 (30.88%) Computer Science
9 20 (29.41%) Algorithms
9 20 (29.41%) Visual Studio
9 20 (29.41%) Windows
10 18 (26.47%) GLSL
11 17 (25.00%) SQL
11 17 (25.00%) Vulkan
12 16 (23.53%) C
12 16 (23.53%) Games
12 16 (23.53%) HLSL
13 15 (22.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 14 (20.59%) SDLC
15 13 (19.12%) 3D Graphics
16 11 (16.18%) User Experience
16 11 (16.18%) OpenGL ES
16 11 (16.18%) CUDA
16 11 (16.18%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (14.71%) Image Processing
18 9 (13.24%) Multithreading
18 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
18 9 (13.24%) Problem-Solving

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 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) JIRA
3 2 (2.94%) Subversion
4 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (23.53%) Games
2 6 (8.82%) Electronics
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Military
3 4 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 4 (5.88%) Automotive
3 4 (5.88%) Legal
4 3 (4.41%) Advertising
4 3 (4.41%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (52.94%) Developer
2 18 (26.47%) Software Engineer
3 13 (19.12%) C++ Developer
4 12 (17.65%) C# Developer
5 9 (13.24%) Software Developer
6 8 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 8 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) Programmer
7 7 (10.29%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Python Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Senior Programmer
9 5 (7.35%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Graphics Programmer
11 3 (4.41%) C# Software Engineer
11 3 (4.41%) C++ Software Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 2 (2.94%) Games Developer
12 2 (2.94%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (94.12%) OpenGL
2 28 (41.18%) .NET
3 17 (25.00%) Vulkan
4 15 (22.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 11 (16.18%) OpenGL ES
6 8 (11.76%) HTML
7 7 (10.29%) WCF
7 7 (10.29%) WPF
8 6 (8.82%) CSS
9 5 (7.35%) OpenCL
9 5 (7.35%) TensorFlow
10 3 (4.41%) MFC
11 2 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 2 (2.94%) HTML5
11 2 (2.94%) Node.js
11 2 (2.94%) STL
11 2 (2.94%) Unreal Engine
11 2 (2.94%) Web Services
11 2 (2.94%) WebGL
11 2 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.88%) Computer Science
2 20 (29.41%) Algorithms
3 13 (19.12%) 3D Graphics
4 11 (16.18%) CUDA
4 11 (16.18%) User Experience
5 7 (10.29%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (8.82%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (4.41%) Animation
7 3 (4.41%) Digital Media
8 2 (2.94%) Mobile Games
9 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.41%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Android
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
4 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Mathematics
2 26 (38.24%) Software Engineering
3 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (20.59%) SDLC
5 10 (14.71%) Image Processing
6 9 (13.24%) Multithreading
6 9 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (11.76%) 3D Visualisation
7 8 (11.76%) Visualisation
8 7 (10.29%) Computer Vision
8 7 (10.29%) OO
8 7 (10.29%) UML
9 6 (8.82%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (8.82%) Android Development
9 6 (8.82%) Creative Thinking
9 6 (8.82%) OOD
9 6 (8.82%) Scrum
10 5 (7.35%) Deep Learning
10 5 (7.35%) Machine Learning
10 5 (7.35%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 51 (75.00%) C++
2 39 (57.35%) C#
3 21 (30.88%) Python
4 18 (26.47%) GLSL
5 17 (25.00%) SQL
6 16 (23.53%) C
6 16 (23.53%) HLSL
7 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.88%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.94%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.94%) Java
9 2 (2.94%) VC++
10 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.47%) Lua
Qualifications
1 28 (41.18%) Degree
2 11 (16.18%) Computer Science Degree