Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

High Level Shading Language (HLSL)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1138 1170 1219
Rank change year-on-year +32 +49 +75
Permanent jobs citing HLSL 10 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.011% 0.011% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 14
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +90.91% -45.00%
10th Percentile £40,875 £44,625 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,375 £56,875 £37,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £48,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year -3.59% +77.27% -45.00%

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 91,405 96,668 101,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.57% 55.29% 52.72%
Number of salaries quoted 76,041 79,289 87,170
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for HLSL in the UK

HLSL
Top 6 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 18 October 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 +27 7 £50,000 -4.76%
UK excluding London +13 6 £47,000 -3.59%
South East +9 4 £43,250 -3.89%
North of England - 2 £56,250 -
North East - 2 £56,250 -
London +36 1 £62,500 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 10 (100.00%) C++
1 10 (100.00%) DirectX
2 9 (90.00%) OpenGL
3 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (70.00%) Degree
5 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (60.00%) GLSL
6 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
6 5 (50.00%) Mathematics
6 5 (50.00%) Games
6 5 (50.00%) C#
7 4 (40.00%) Algorithms
7 4 (40.00%) Code Optimisation
7 4 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (40.00%) Multithreaded Programming
7 4 (40.00%) Visual Effects
7 4 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (30.00%) Vulkan
8 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (30.00%) CSS
8 3 (30.00%) HTML
8 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (30.00%) UML
8 3 (30.00%) Aerospace
8 3 (30.00%) Automotive
8 3 (30.00%) VTune
8 3 (30.00%) Image Processing
8 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
9 2 (20.00%) Validation
9 2 (20.00%) Mentoring

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) VTune
General
1 5 (50.00%) Games
2 3 (30.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (30.00%) Automotive
3 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Graphics Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Graphics Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Technology Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) DirectX
2 9 (90.00%) OpenGL
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) Vulkan
4 2 (20.00%) OpenGL ES
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (10.00%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (40.00%) Code Optimisation
3 4 (40.00%) Multithreaded Programming
3 4 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (40.00%) Visual Effects
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Image Processing
4 3 (30.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Vision
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (10.00%) Device Driver Development
6 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Physics
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (60.00%) GLSL
3 5 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree