The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 76 105 78
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -27
Permanent jobs citing C++ 47 29 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.40% 1.36% 2.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.47% 3.36% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 43 28 52
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £50,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
C++
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
859 863 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 43.89% 40.52% 45.63%
Number of salaries quoted 778 740 901
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing C++ across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

C++
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ across the Birmingham region.

C++ Salary Trend in Birmingham

C++
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing C++ across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

C++ Salary Histogram in Birmingham

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited C++.

1 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.66%) Subversion
3 28 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 25 (32.47%) Git (software)
5 24 (31.17%) Games
6 22 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 21 (27.27%) Degree
8 17 (22.08%) Mentoring
9 16 (20.78%) Computer Science
10 15 (19.48%) Open Source
11 14 (18.18%) BDD
11 14 (18.18%) TDD
11 14 (18.18%) .NET
11 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 14 (18.18%) C#
12 13 (16.88%) DirectX
12 13 (16.88%) HTML
13 12 (15.58%) XML
14 11 (14.29%) Finance
14 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 11 (14.29%) CSS
14 11 (14.29%) SQL
14 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 10 (12.99%) Java
15 10 (12.99%) C
15 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
15 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
16 9 (11.69%) Linux
16 9 (11.69%) OpenGL
17 8 (10.39%) VB.NET

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited C++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (37.66%) Subversion
2 25 (32.47%) Git (software)
3 22 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.60%) CMake
5 1 (1.30%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.30%) LoadUI
5 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.30%) JMeter
5 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 24 (31.17%) Games
2 11 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (67.53%) Developer
2 37 (48.05%) C++ Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 13 (16.88%) Junior
5 12 (15.58%) Senior C++ Developer
6 11 (14.29%) Junior Developer
7 10 (12.99%) Team Leader
8 9 (11.69%) Software Engineer
8 9 (11.69%) Graduate
9 8 (10.39%) .NET Developer
9 8 (10.39%) C# Developer
9 8 (10.39%) C# Software Developer
9 8 (10.39%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (10.39%) .NET Software Developer
10 7 (9.09%) Junior Software Developer
10 7 (9.09%) C++ Team Leader
11 5 (6.49%) Junior C# Developer
11 5 (6.49%) Graduate Software Developer
11 5 (6.49%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) HTML
2 13 (16.88%) DirectX
3 12 (15.58%) XML
4 11 (14.29%) CSS
5 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
6 9 (11.69%) OpenGL
7 3 (3.90%) Web Services
8 2 (2.60%) XACML
8 2 (2.60%) XSD
8 2 (2.60%) XSLT
9 1 (1.30%) ODBC
9 1 (1.30%) POSIX
9 1 (1.30%) MFC
9 1 (1.30%) WinForms
9 1 (1.30%) Ajax
9 1 (1.30%) Symfony
9 1 (1.30%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (1.30%) CakePHP
9 1 (1.30%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.30%) VHDL
3 1 (1.30%) IVR
3 1 (1.30%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.30%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) UNIX
3 4 (5.19%) Windows
4 1 (1.30%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 17 (22.08%) Mentoring
4 15 (19.48%) Open Source
5 14 (18.18%) BDD
5 14 (18.18%) TDD
6 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
7 8 (10.39%) Scrum
7 8 (10.39%) Web Application Development
7 8 (10.39%) MVC
8 5 (6.49%) OOP
9 4 (5.19%) OO
10 3 (3.90%) Web Development
11 2 (2.60%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (2.60%) Project Planning
11 2 (2.60%) Multithreading
11 2 (2.60%) Analytics
11 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (2.60%) OOD
11 2 (2.60%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 14 (18.18%) C#
2 11 (14.29%) SQL
3 10 (12.99%) Java
3 10 (12.99%) C
4 8 (10.39%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.19%) VC++
5 4 (5.19%) Embedded C++
5 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.90%) Perl
6 3 (3.90%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.60%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) PHP
7 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.30%) VB
8 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.30%) Ruby
8 1 (1.30%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 21 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Netcool
1 2 (2.60%) Nagios
1 2 (2.60%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle
2 2 (2.60%) IBM
2 2 (2.60%) InterSystems
3 1 (1.30%) Zend
3 1 (1.30%) HP
3 1 (1.30%) EMC
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