Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for HLSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited HLSL over the 6 months to 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

High Level Shading Language (HLSL)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1140 1176 1296
Rank change year-on-year +36 +120 +1
Permanent jobs citing HLSL 34 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.035% 0.012% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 13
UK median annual salary £50,000 £38,750 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.03% -38.00% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £26,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £43,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £38,750 £62,500
% change year-on-year +29.03% -38.00% -

HLSL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 97,540 94,076 109,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.69% 53.56% 52.15%
Number of salaries quoted 81,952 80,567 94,558
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

HLSL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HLSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HLSL in the UK

HLSL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HLSL.

Salary trend for HLSL in the UK

HLSL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HLSL over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Salary histogram for HLSL in the UK

HLSL
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HLSL within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +23 32 £50,000 +33.33% 4
London - 19 £51,250 - 1
UK excluding London +5 15 £50,000 +29.03% 3
South East +14 10 £50,000 +81.82%
East of England +4 2 £51,250 - 1
Scotland -30 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT jobs citing HLSL 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 HLSL.

1 33 (97.06%) C++
2 28 (82.35%) Games
3 18 (52.94%) OpenGL
3 18 (52.94%) C#
4 17 (50.00%) DirectX
4 17 (50.00%) Game Development
5 16 (47.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 15 (44.12%) Animation
7 14 (41.18%) 3D Animation
8 13 (38.24%) Vulkan
8 13 (38.24%) Multithreading
9 10 (29.41%) Mathematics
10 9 (26.47%) Marketing
10 9 (26.47%) Assembly Language
10 9 (26.47%) Windows
10 9 (26.47%) API Design
10 9 (26.47%) Memory Management
11 8 (23.53%) GLSL
11 8 (23.53%) Legal
12 7 (20.59%) Python
13 6 (17.65%) Perforce
13 6 (17.65%) Degree
13 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
14 5 (14.71%) Android
14 5 (14.71%) TeamCity
14 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
14 5 (14.71%) Workflow
14 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
14 5 (14.71%) Linux
14 5 (14.71%) C

HLSL
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 4 (11.76%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (11.76%) Blender
1 4 (11.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.94%) Houdini
2 1 (2.94%) Maya
2 1 (2.94%) ZBrush
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.71%) Ant
2 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.71%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (82.35%) Games
2 9 (26.47%) Marketing
3 8 (23.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) Games Developer
3 11 (32.35%) Programmer
4 9 (26.47%) Senior Programmer
5 6 (17.65%) C++ Developer
6 5 (14.71%) C# Developer
6 5 (14.71%) C++/C# Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Lead Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.82%) C++ Games Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Games Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Games Programmer
8 2 (5.88%) Graphics Programmer
8 2 (5.88%) Lead C# Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Principal Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) OpenGL
2 17 (50.00%) DirectX
3 16 (47.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 13 (38.24%) Vulkan
5 5 (14.71%) OpenGL ES
5 5 (14.71%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (2.94%) .NET
6 1 (2.94%) CGI
6 1 (2.94%) OpenCV
6 1 (2.94%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Animation
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.76%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.82%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (5.88%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.94%) Blog
6 1 (2.94%) User Experience
6 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Android
2 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Game Development
2 14 (41.18%) 3D Animation
3 13 (38.24%) Multithreading
4 10 (29.41%) Mathematics
5 9 (26.47%) API Design
5 9 (26.47%) Memory Management
6 5 (14.71%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.71%) Workflow
7 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Physics
8 3 (8.82%) Applied Mathematics
9 2 (5.88%) Computer Vision
9 2 (5.88%) Visual Effects
10 1 (2.94%) Collaborative Working
10 1 (2.94%) Creative Thinking
10 1 (2.94%) Image Processing
10 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.94%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 33 (97.06%) C++
2 18 (52.94%) C#
3 9 (26.47%) Assembly Language
4 8 (23.53%) GLSL
5 7 (20.59%) Python
6 5 (14.71%) C
6 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Perforce
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft