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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 117 83 63
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -20
Permanent jobs citing C++ 20 44 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 2.16% 3.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.29% 4.81% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 43 50
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,700 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
875 915 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.03% 44.83% 43.71%
Number of salaries quoted 809 828 624
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,900 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 26 November 2014.

C++ Salary Histogram in Birmingham

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 27 (55.10%) C#
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 16 (32.65%) UNIX
3 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.57%) OO
4 14 (28.57%) SQL
5 13 (26.53%) Oracle
5 13 (26.53%) Linux
5 13 (26.53%) Degree
6 12 (24.49%) Windows
7 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
8 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
8 9 (18.37%) OOP
8 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
9 8 (16.33%) ITIL
9 8 (16.33%) HTML
9 8 (16.33%) Low Latency
10 7 (14.29%) Agile Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Finance
10 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 7 (14.29%) PHP
10 7 (14.29%) Project Management
11 6 (12.24%) Borland
11 6 (12.24%) Apache
11 6 (12.24%) MySQL
11 6 (12.24%) .NET
11 6 (12.24%) C
11 6 (12.24%) CSS
11 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.24%) Apache
2 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.08%) FileNet
2 2 (4.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) Tuxedo
3 1 (2.04%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.16%) FTP
3 2 (4.08%) LDAP
3 2 (4.08%) DNS
4 1 (2.04%) VoIP
4 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.08%) DB2
4 1 (2.04%) Informix
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Subversion
2 4 (8.16%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.04%) ProC
4 1 (2.04%) JMeter
4 1 (2.04%) JIRA
4 1 (2.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (2.04%) CMake
4 1 (2.04%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.16%) Back Office
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Games
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.04%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 6 (12.24%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Software Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Programmer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Web Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.08%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.08%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Graduate
9 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) HTML
2 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) CSS
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) Ajax
3 4 (8.16%) WPF
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
3 4 (8.16%) Flash
4 3 (6.12%) XML
4 3 (6.12%) J2EE
5 2 (4.08%) MFC
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.08%) DirectX
6 1 (2.04%) J2SE
6 1 (2.04%) JSP
6 1 (2.04%) Servlets
6 1 (2.04%) Qt
6 1 (2.04%) RESTful
6 1 (2.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Mathematics
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.16%) N-Tier
3 4 (8.16%) W3C
3 4 (8.16%) Open Source
4 3 (6.12%) Physics
5 2 (4.08%) Clustering
5 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.04%) Social Media
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) Equities
6 1 (2.04%) Pocket PC
6 1 (2.04%) CMDB
6 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) UNIX
2 13 (26.53%) Linux
3 12 (24.49%) Windows
4 5 (10.20%) Solaris
5 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.12%) AIX
7 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.04%) Windows CE
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) OO
3 9 (18.37%) OOP
4 8 (16.33%) ITIL
4 8 (16.33%) Low Latency
5 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Project Management
5 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) Logistics
7 4 (8.16%) Scrum
7 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.12%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.08%) Document Management
9 2 (4.08%) MVVM
9 2 (4.08%) Software Deployment
10 1 (2.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) C#
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 14 (28.57%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) PHP
5 6 (12.24%) C
6 5 (10.20%) VB
7 4 (8.16%) Perl
7 4 (8.16%) COBOL
7 4 (8.16%) VC++
7 4 (8.16%) Python
8 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
9 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.08%) MATLAB
9 2 (4.08%) Objective-C
9 2 (4.08%) Ruby
10 1 (2.04%) C++/CLI
10 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Oracle
2 6 (12.24%) Borland
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) EMC
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Kofax
5 1 (2.04%) Perforce
5 1 (2.04%) Open Text
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