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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 87 47 90
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +43
Permanent jobs citing C++ 35 57 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.97% 3.82% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.42% 8.28% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 26 50 19
Average salary £35,750 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.49% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £24,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
791 688 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.41% 46.05% 41.60%
Number of salaries quoted 723 622 575
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 4 March 2015.

C++ Salary Histogram in Birmingham

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 32 (57.14%) C#
2 21 (37.50%) Java
3 18 (32.14%) Software Engineering
4 17 (30.36%) HTML
5 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (19.64%) C
7 11 (19.64%) Physics
7 11 (19.64%) Computer Science
8 10 (17.86%) UNIX
8 10 (17.86%) Degree
9 9 (16.07%) Windows
10 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing
10 8 (14.29%) CSS
10 8 (14.29%) Linux
10 8 (14.29%) VB
10 8 (14.29%) Python
11 7 (12.50%) Project Management
11 7 (12.50%) PHP
11 7 (12.50%) XML
11 7 (12.50%) Subversion
11 7 (12.50%) Visualisation
11 7 (12.50%) Open Source
11 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.50%) Algorithms
12 6 (10.71%) OO
12 6 (10.71%) MySQL
12 6 (10.71%) Borland
13 5 (8.93%) PhD

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.14%) Apache
2 3 (5.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) FTP
2 1 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) MySQL
2 5 (8.93%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.57%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Subversion
2 4 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (3.57%) ProC
3 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) CMake
4 1 (1.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.93%) Games
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (7.14%) Back Office
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Software Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Team Leader
4 8 (14.29%) Development Team Leader
5 6 (10.71%) C++ Team Leader
5 6 (10.71%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Programmer
6 5 (8.93%) C++ Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Development Manager
8 3 (5.36%) PHP Developer
8 3 (5.36%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Software Development Team Leader
8 3 (5.36%) Software Team Leader
9 2 (3.57%) C Developer
9 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) HTML
2 8 (14.29%) CSS
3 7 (12.50%) XML
4 5 (8.93%) DirectX
5 4 (7.14%) Ajax
5 4 (7.14%) jQuery
5 4 (7.14%) WPF
5 4 (7.14%) .NET
5 4 (7.14%) Flash
6 2 (3.57%) Java EE
6 2 (3.57%) LAMP
6 2 (3.57%) OpenGL
6 2 (3.57%) MFC
6 2 (3.57%) HTML5
6 2 (3.57%) Direct3D
7 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.79%) Middleware
7 1 (1.79%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 11 (19.64%) Physics
2 11 (19.64%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 7 (12.50%) Open Source
3 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.50%) Algorithms
4 5 (8.93%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (7.14%) N-Tier
5 4 (7.14%) W3C
6 2 (3.57%) Derivative
6 2 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.79%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) UNIX
2 9 (16.07%) Windows
3 8 (14.29%) Linux
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.57%) FreeBSD
5 2 (3.57%) AIX
5 2 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Software Engineering
2 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.50%) Project Management
4 6 (10.71%) OO
5 5 (8.93%) Scrum
5 5 (8.93%) Image Processing
5 5 (8.93%) Linear Algebra
5 5 (8.93%) Probability Theory
5 5 (8.93%) Pattern Recognition
5 5 (8.93%) Signal Processing
6 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Logistics
6 4 (7.14%) CAD
7 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.36%) Content Management
8 2 (3.57%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.57%) TDD
8 2 (3.57%) Validation
8 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (57.14%) C#
2 21 (37.50%) Java
3 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.64%) C
5 8 (14.29%) VB
5 8 (14.29%) Python
6 7 (12.50%) PHP
7 5 (8.93%) Fortran
7 5 (8.93%) SQL
8 4 (7.14%) COBOL
8 4 (7.14%) VC++
8 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (5.36%) Ruby
9 3 (5.36%) C++/CLI
10 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
10 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.57%) GLSL
10 2 (3.57%) HLSL
11 1 (1.79%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Control-M
1 1 (1.79%) MOM
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Borland
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) IBM
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) BMC
3 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com