Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

High Level Shading Language (HLSL)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1169 1165 1279
Rank change year-on-year -4 +114 +17
Permanent jobs citing HLSL 34 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.003% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.034% 0.006% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 24 5 9
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -36.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - -36.00% +38.89%

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 99,559 94,181 106,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.09% 54.58% 51.97%
Number of salaries quoted 83,684 80,447 91,813
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for HLSL in the UK

HLSL
Top 5 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 20 April 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 +20 32 £47,500 +18.75% 4
London -4 18 £47,500 - 1
UK excluding London -1 16 £40,000 - 3
South East +20 14 £40,000 - 1
Scotland -38 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 34 (100.00%) C++
2 24 (70.59%) Games
3 21 (61.76%) OpenGL
3 21 (61.76%) DirectX
4 18 (52.94%) C#
5 14 (41.18%) Animation
5 14 (41.18%) Game Development
6 13 (38.24%) GLSL
6 13 (38.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 13 (38.24%) Vulkan
7 12 (35.29%) 3D Animation
7 12 (35.29%) Multithreading
8 11 (32.35%) Degree
9 10 (29.41%) Software Engineering
10 9 (26.47%) Marketing
10 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
11 8 (23.53%) Assembly Language
11 8 (23.53%) Windows
11 8 (23.53%) Legal
11 8 (23.53%) API Design
12 7 (20.59%) Memory Management
13 6 (17.65%) OpenGL ES
13 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
13 6 (17.65%) Image Processing
14 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
14 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (14.71%) Military
14 5 (14.71%) Linux
14 5 (14.71%) UML
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 2 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.88%) Blender
1 2 (5.88%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Ant
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 24 (70.59%) Games
2 9 (26.47%) Marketing
3 8 (23.53%) Legal
4 5 (14.71%) Military
5 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) Games Developer
2 11 (32.35%) Programmer
3 9 (26.47%) Senior Programmer
4 8 (23.53%) Software Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) C++ Developer
6 5 (14.71%) C# Developer
6 5 (14.71%) C++/C# Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Lead Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C++ Games Developer
8 3 (8.82%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) Graphics Programmer
8 3 (8.82%) Senior C++ Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Senior Games Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (5.88%) Games Programmer
9 2 (5.88%) Lead C# Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
10 1 (2.94%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (61.76%) DirectX
1 21 (61.76%) OpenGL
2 13 (38.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 13 (38.24%) Vulkan
3 6 (17.65%) OpenGL ES
4 5 (14.71%) CSS
4 5 (14.71%) HTML
5 3 (8.82%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (2.94%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Animation
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Android
3 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Game Development
2 12 (35.29%) 3D Animation
2 12 (35.29%) Multithreading
3 10 (29.41%) Software Engineering
4 8 (23.53%) API Design
5 7 (20.59%) Memory Management
6 6 (17.65%) Image Processing
6 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
7 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.71%) UML
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (8.82%) Applied Mathematics
9 3 (8.82%) Performance Optimisation
9 3 (8.82%) Physics
9 3 (8.82%) Workflow
10 2 (5.88%) Linear Algebra
10 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.88%) Visual Effects
11 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) C++
2 18 (52.94%) C#
3 13 (38.24%) GLSL
4 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
5 8 (23.53%) Assembly Language
6 5 (14.71%) C
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
7 4 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Perforce