The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 5 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 333 299 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.45% 16.65% 19.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.70% 24.39% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 295 249 326
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
C++
Cambridgeshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
988 1226 1321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 66.62% 68.26% 68.62%
Number of salaries quoted 884 1078 1194
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

C++
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

C++ Salary Trend in Cambridge

C++
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing C++ across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

C++ Salary Histogram in Cambridge

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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++.

1 367 (54.37%) C
2 323 (47.85%) Software Engineering
3 279 (41.33%) Degree
4 252 (37.33%) C#
5 248 (36.74%) Computer Science
6 237 (35.11%) Python
7 228 (33.78%) Java
8 165 (24.44%) Linux
9 164 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
10 133 (19.70%) Windows
11 128 (18.96%) OO
12 125 (18.52%) JavaScript
12 125 (18.52%) .NET
13 122 (18.07%) SQL
14 121 (17.93%) HTML
15 106 (15.70%) Perl
16 95 (14.07%) Electronics
17 79 (11.70%) UNIX
18 73 (10.81%) Android
19 69 (10.22%) Scrum
19 69 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
20 65 (9.63%) Embedded C
21 64 (9.48%) Algorithms
22 63 (9.33%) Apple iOS
23 62 (9.19%) Mathematics
23 62 (9.19%) Microsoft
24 60 (8.89%) SQL Server
24 60 (8.89%) QA
25 57 (8.44%) Visual Studio
26 56 (8.30%) OOD

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 10 (1.48%) Confluence
2 7 (1.04%) Apache
3 6 (0.89%) Node.js
4 4 (0.59%) DNN
5 3 (0.44%) SAS
5 3 (0.44%) IIS
6 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.30%) JBoss
6 2 (0.30%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (1.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.89%) MS Project
3 3 (0.44%) 3ds Max
3 3 (0.44%) S-PLUS
3 3 (0.44%) MS Office
4 1 (0.15%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.15%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.15%) Solid Edge
4 1 (0.15%) Revit
4 1 (0.15%) Blender
4 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.15%) Maya
4 1 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.89%) SaaS
2 11 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.96%) Wireless
2 34 (5.04%) TCP/IP
3 32 (4.74%) Internet
4 29 (4.30%) Ethernet
5 25 (3.70%) ZigBee
6 23 (3.41%) Bluetooth
6 23 (3.41%) HTTP
7 9 (1.33%) LTE
7 9 (1.33%) 3G
8 6 (0.89%) Intranet
8 6 (0.89%) 3GPP
9 5 (0.74%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.74%) 4G
9 5 (0.74%) SSL
10 4 (0.59%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.44%) Network Security
11 3 (0.44%) 2G
11 3 (0.44%) Firewall
12 2 (0.30%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.26%) MySQL
3 15 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 6 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.74%) DB2
7 4 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.59%) Big Data
8 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.44%) Firebird
9 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 57 (8.44%) Visual Studio
2 32 (4.74%) Selenium
2 32 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.59%) Eclipse
4 22 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 20 (2.96%) Subversion
6 16 (2.37%) JMeter
7 14 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.78%) GCC
9 12 (1.78%) JIRA
10 11 (1.63%) NUnit
11 10 (1.48%) SoapUI
12 9 (1.33%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
13 8 (1.19%) CruiseControl
14 6 (0.89%) Bugzilla
14 6 (0.89%) Redmine
14 6 (0.89%) SCons
14 6 (0.89%) QADirector
General
1 95 (14.07%) Electronics
2 53 (7.85%) Finance
3 38 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.85%) Banking
4 26 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.26%) Marketing
6 20 (2.96%) Automotive
7 14 (2.07%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.59%) Games
9 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 295 (43.70%) Software Engineer
2 228 (33.78%) Developer
3 95 (14.07%) Software Developer
4 80 (11.85%) C++ Developer
5 44 (6.52%) Programmer
5 44 (6.52%) Team Leader
6 43 (6.37%) C++ Software Engineer
6 43 (6.37%) Graduate
7 42 (6.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 37 (5.48%) Tester
9 34 (5.04%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 30 (4.44%) Author
10 30 (4.44%) Technical Author
10 30 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
11 27 (4.00%) Software Team Leader
12 26 (3.85%) Automation Tester
13 25 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
14 24 (3.56%) Senior Developer
15 23 (3.41%) C++ Programmer
16 20 (2.96%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (18.52%) .NET
2 121 (17.93%) HTML
3 55 (8.15%) XML
4 49 (7.26%) CSS
5 48 (7.11%) ASP.NET
6 39 (5.78%) MFC
7 33 (4.89%) jQuery
8 30 (4.44%) Web Services
9 29 (4.30%) SOAP
10 26 (3.85%) XSLT
11 23 (3.41%) HTML5
12 21 (3.11%) STL
13 18 (2.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 13 (1.93%) JSP
15 12 (1.78%) Ajax
16 11 (1.63%) PhoneGap
17 10 (1.48%) Qt
18 9 (1.33%) WPF
18 9 (1.33%) JSON
18 9 (1.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 248 (36.74%) Computer Science
2 69 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (9.48%) Algorithms
4 62 (9.19%) Mathematics
5 34 (5.04%) Embedded Systems
6 33 (4.89%) User Experience
7 26 (3.85%) Physics
8 23 (3.41%) Client/Server
8 23 (3.41%) Device Driver
9 22 (3.26%) Mechatronics
10 21 (3.11%) Pocket PC
11 20 (2.96%) Robotics
12 16 (2.37%) Verilog
13 14 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.93%) Open Source
14 13 (1.93%) CUDA
15 11 (1.63%) Internet of Things
15 11 (1.63%) Visualisation
15 11 (1.63%) Data Structures
16 10 (1.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 165 (24.44%) Linux
2 133 (19.70%) Windows
3 79 (11.70%) UNIX
4 73 (10.81%) Android
5 63 (9.33%) Apple iOS
6 27 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 17 (2.52%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.59%) AIX
8 4 (0.59%) HPUX
8 4 (0.59%) Solaris
9 2 (0.30%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.15%) Symbian OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (47.85%) Software Engineering
2 164 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (18.96%) OO
4 69 (10.22%) Scrum
5 56 (8.30%) OOD
6 50 (7.41%) Multithreading
7 45 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 43 (6.37%) TDD
9 36 (5.33%) Automated Testing
10 35 (5.19%) Mentoring
11 33 (4.89%) Software Testing
12 32 (4.74%) Test Scripting
13 27 (4.00%) Manual Testing
14 26 (3.85%) Line Management
15 25 (3.70%) Data Analysis
16 24 (3.56%) Unit Testing
16 24 (3.56%) OOP
17 22 (3.26%) Regression Testing
18 21 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (2.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 367 (54.37%) C
2 252 (37.33%) C#
3 237 (35.11%) Python
4 228 (33.78%) Java
5 125 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 122 (18.07%) SQL
7 106 (15.70%) Perl
8 65 (9.63%) Embedded C
9 55 (8.15%) Embedded C++
10 54 (8.00%) Objective-C
11 41 (6.07%) PHP
12 31 (4.59%) Bash Shell
13 27 (4.00%) MATLAB
14 18 (2.67%) Assembly Language
15 15 (2.22%) Ruby
16 13 (1.93%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.33%) VB
18 5 (0.74%) GLSL
19 4 (0.59%) R
20 3 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 279 (41.33%) Degree
2 21 (3.11%) MCP
2 21 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (2.81%) ISEB
4 11 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.19%) PhD
6 7 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.89%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 26 (3.85%) Firmware
2 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.44%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.30%) Docker
4 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 62 (9.19%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.59%) Oracle
3 14 (2.07%) Atlassian
4 13 (1.93%) Perforce
5 11 (1.63%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.19%) TOWER Software
7 7 (1.04%) Synopsys
8 6 (0.89%) Coverity
8 6 (0.89%) Google
9 5 (0.74%) Autodesk
10 4 (0.59%) EMC
10 4 (0.59%) VMware
10 4 (0.59%) PTC
10 4 (0.59%) Lattice Semiconductor
11 3 (0.44%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.44%) ION Trading
11 3 (0.44%) QNX
12 2 (0.30%) SAP
13 1 (0.15%) Xilinx
13 1 (0.15%) Capita
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