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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 54 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing C++ 47 69 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.44% 4.19% 4.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.29% 8.95% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 39 50 29
Average salary £38,500 £40,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.93% -8.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £36,150 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
C++
Scotland

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

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
645 771 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 47.25% 46.84% 53.19%
Number of salaries quoted 437 539 349
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

C++
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

C++ Salary Trend in Edinburgh

C++
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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

C++ Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 54 (60.67%) Degree
2 53 (59.55%) Software Engineering
3 49 (55.06%) Java
4 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (48.31%) Computer Science
5 43 (48.31%) C#
6 41 (46.07%) C
7 38 (42.70%) Windows
8 34 (38.20%) UNIX
9 32 (35.96%) Mathematics
10 29 (32.58%) .NET
10 29 (32.58%) OpenGL
11 27 (30.34%) Qt
12 25 (28.09%) Software Architecture
13 24 (26.97%) Unit Testing
13 24 (26.97%) TDD
14 23 (25.84%) Linux
15 22 (24.72%) OOP
15 22 (24.72%) STL
15 22 (24.72%) HTML
15 22 (24.72%) JavaScript
16 21 (23.60%) Ethernet
17 20 (22.47%) OO
18 19 (21.35%) Visual Studio
18 19 (21.35%) Electronics
18 19 (21.35%) Linear Algebra
19 18 (20.22%) WPF
19 18 (20.22%) CUDA
19 18 (20.22%) Visualisation
19 18 (20.22%) Waterfall

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 3 (3.37%) SAS
2 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.60%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) Relational Database
2 9 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.74%) MySQL
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.12%) Big Data
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (21.35%) Visual Studio
2 18 (20.22%) Subversion
3 9 (10.11%) Clang
4 5 (5.62%) GCC
5 1 (1.12%) JUnit
5 1 (1.12%) Selenium
5 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (21.35%) Electronics
2 8 (8.99%) Multimedia
3 5 (5.62%) Automotive
4 4 (4.49%) Finance
5 3 (3.37%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Avionics
6 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (47.19%) Software Engineer
2 35 (39.33%) Developer
3 17 (19.10%) Software Developer
4 12 (13.48%) Java Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.99%) C++ Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (4.49%) C++ Software Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Junior
9 3 (3.37%) Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Junior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Senior QA Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Mobile Developer
10 2 (2.25%) QA Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) QA Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Graduate Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.58%) .NET
1 29 (32.58%) OpenGL
2 27 (30.34%) Qt
3 22 (24.72%) HTML
3 22 (24.72%) STL
4 18 (20.22%) MFC
4 18 (20.22%) WPF
4 18 (20.22%) Direct3D
5 12 (13.48%) CSS
6 9 (10.11%) Hibernate
7 8 (8.99%) Java RMI
7 8 (8.99%) JNI
7 8 (8.99%) JPA
8 7 (7.87%) DirectX
8 7 (7.87%) Web Services
9 6 (6.74%) Spring
10 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET
11 4 (4.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 4 (4.49%) HTML5
12 3 (3.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 43 (48.31%) Computer Science
2 32 (35.96%) Mathematics
3 18 (20.22%) Visualisation
3 18 (20.22%) CUDA
4 13 (14.61%) Physics
5 11 (12.36%) GIS
6 8 (8.99%) Open Source
7 5 (5.62%) Telematics
7 5 (5.62%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.37%) Hedge funds
8 3 (3.37%) Equities
8 3 (3.37%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (1.12%) VHDL
9 1 (1.12%) Verilog
9 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.70%) Windows
2 34 (38.20%) UNIX
3 23 (25.84%) Linux
4 4 (4.49%) Android
4 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.25%) Solaris
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (59.55%) Software Engineering
2 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.09%) Software Architecture
4 24 (26.97%) TDD
4 24 (26.97%) Unit Testing
5 22 (24.72%) OOP
6 20 (22.47%) OO
7 19 (21.35%) Linear Algebra
8 18 (20.22%) Waterfall
8 18 (20.22%) 3D Visualisation
9 17 (19.10%) Scrum
10 13 (14.61%) Multithreading
11 9 (10.11%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (8.99%) OOD
13 7 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (6.74%) Mentoring
15 5 (5.62%) OOA/OOD
16 4 (4.49%) Project Management
16 4 (4.49%) Regression Testing
16 4 (4.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 49 (55.06%) Java
2 43 (48.31%) C#
3 41 (46.07%) C
4 22 (24.72%) JavaScript
5 18 (20.22%) VC++
6 14 (15.73%) Python
7 9 (10.11%) SQL
8 8 (8.99%) PHP
9 7 (7.87%) Perl
10 5 (5.62%) VB.NET
11 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
11 4 (4.49%) Objective-C
12 3 (3.37%) Lisp
13 2 (2.25%) Groovy
14 1 (1.12%) Ruby
14 1 (1.12%) XPath
14 1 (1.12%) Fortran
14 1 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 54 (60.67%) Degree
2 6 (6.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.12%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) HDFS
Vendors
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.25%) Hyland
3 1 (1.12%) Pega
3 1 (1.12%) Red Gate
3 1 (1.12%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.12%) Intel
3 1 (1.12%) Sybase
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