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

High Level Shading Language (HLSL)
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1149 1200 1269
Rank change year-on-year +51 +69 +22
Permanent jobs citing HLSL 18 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.019% 0.004% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 14
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +54.55% -45.00%
10th Percentile £37,125 £37,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,125 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% +36.36% -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 96,936 99,071 105,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.90% 55.44% 52.35%
Number of salaries quoted 80,564 82,705 91,646
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +46 15 £50,000 +17.65% 8
UK excluding London +12 11 £42,500 +13.33% 7
South East +10 9 £40,000 - 4
London +13 4 £58,750 +23.68% 1
North of England +7 2 £56,250 +50.00% 2
North East - 2 £56,250 -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 18 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (83.33%) DirectX
3 14 (77.78%) OpenGL
4 12 (66.67%) C#
4 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (61.11%) Degree
5 11 (61.11%) GLSL
6 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (50.00%) Games
7 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
8 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 6 (33.33%) Multithreading
8 6 (33.33%) Image Processing
8 6 (33.33%) HTML
8 6 (33.33%) CSS
8 6 (33.33%) UML
9 5 (27.78%) Military
9 5 (27.78%) Memory Management
9 5 (27.78%) Visual Effects
9 5 (27.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (22.22%) Vulkan
10 4 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (22.22%) Code Optimisation
10 4 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (22.22%) Multithreaded Programming
10 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
10 4 (22.22%) OpenGL ES
10 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
10 4 (22.22%) Algorithms

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 2 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (11.11%) Blender
1 2 (11.11%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Ant
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 3 (16.67%) VTune
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 9 (50.00%) Games
2 5 (27.78%) Military
3 3 (16.67%) Aerospace
3 3 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Games Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Graphics Programmer
2 3 (16.67%) Programmer
3 2 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Games Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Graphics Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Technology Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) DirectX
2 14 (77.78%) OpenGL
3 6 (33.33%) CSS
3 6 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) OpenGL ES
4 4 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (22.22%) Vulkan
5 3 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 4 (22.22%) Animation
3 2 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.56%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Android
1 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Image Processing
3 6 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 6 (33.33%) UML
4 5 (27.78%) Memory Management
4 5 (27.78%) Visual Effects
5 4 (22.22%) Code Optimisation
5 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (16.67%) 3D Animation
6 3 (16.67%) Game Development
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (16.67%) Visualisation
6 3 (16.67%) Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (66.67%) C#
3 11 (61.11%) GLSL
4 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (11.11%) C
7 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Perforce