Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

High Level Shading Language (HLSL)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1159 1204 1295
Rank change year-on-year +45 +91 +7
Permanent jobs citing HLSL 18 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.018% 0.018% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 23
UK median annual salary £55,000 £27,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +100.00% -52.17% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £42,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £27,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +77.27% -52.17% -

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 98927 100325 113209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.29% 52.83% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 81399 86540 96778
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

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
Top 7 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 November 2017. 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 18 £55,000 +100.00% 6
UK excluding London +59 12 £48,750 +77.27% 4
South East +36 8 £45,000 +63.64% 2
London +3 6 £55,000 +57.14% 3
East of England +10 3 £55,000 -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing HLSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for HLSL.

1 17 (94.44%) C++
2 13 (72.22%) OpenGL
2 13 (72.22%) Games
3 11 (61.11%) DirectX
4 8 (44.44%) C#
4 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
5 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
6 6 (33.33%) Game Development
6 6 (33.33%) GLSL
6 6 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (27.78%) Memory Management
7 5 (27.78%) API Design
7 5 (27.78%) Vulkan
7 5 (27.78%) Assembly Language
7 5 (27.78%) Windows
7 5 (27.78%) Degree
8 4 (22.22%) Animation
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) Physics
8 4 (22.22%) Python
8 4 (22.22%) Computer Vision
8 4 (22.22%) 3D Animation
9 3 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 3 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
9 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (16.67%) C
9 3 (16.67%) Ant
9 3 (16.67%) Perforce

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
2 1 (5.56%) Houdini
2 1 (5.56%) Maya
2 1 (5.56%) ZBrush
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Ant
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (72.22%) Games
2 3 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Programmer
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Programmer
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Games Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Games Programmer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior C++ Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Games Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) OpenGL
2 11 (61.11%) DirectX
3 6 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (27.78%) Vulkan
5 3 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (11.11%) CGI
6 2 (11.11%) OpenCV
6 2 (11.11%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (11.11%) WebGL
7 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Animation
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.56%) Blog
4 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Android
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
2 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
3 6 (33.33%) Game Development
4 5 (27.78%) API Design
4 5 (27.78%) Memory Management
5 4 (22.22%) 3D Animation
5 4 (22.22%) Computer Vision
5 4 (22.22%) Physics
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (16.67%) Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) Applied Mathematics
7 2 (11.11%) CAD
7 2 (11.11%) Image Processing
7 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C++
2 8 (44.44%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) GLSL
4 5 (27.78%) Assembly Language
5 4 (22.22%) Python
6 3 (16.67%) C
7 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
7 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++
7 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Perforce
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft