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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 62 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Permanent jobs citing C++ 39 43 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.88% 3.06% 5.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.10% 6.55% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35 33 42
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,994 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £51,000 £52,250
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
639 656 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 47.26% 46.76% 50.57%
Number of salaries quoted 465 458 414
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,747 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £48,187
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 February 2015.

C++ Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 74 (63.25%) Degree
2 63 (53.85%) C#
3 61 (52.14%) Java
4 59 (50.43%) Software Engineering
5 58 (49.57%) Computer Science
6 53 (45.30%) C
7 48 (41.03%) Windows
8 47 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (37.61%) Mathematics
10 43 (36.75%) Linux
11 40 (34.19%) .NET
12 38 (32.48%) OO
13 37 (31.62%) UNIX
14 36 (30.77%) Unit Testing
15 34 (29.06%) OOP
16 29 (24.79%) OpenGL
17 27 (23.08%) Visual Studio
17 27 (23.08%) JavaScript
17 27 (23.08%) Qt
18 26 (22.22%) TDD
19 25 (21.37%) HTML
20 24 (20.51%) STL
21 23 (19.66%) Software Architecture
22 22 (18.80%) Physics
22 22 (18.80%) Python
23 20 (17.09%) Electronics
23 20 (17.09%) Scrum
23 20 (17.09%) Visualisation
23 20 (17.09%) Linear Algebra
24 19 (16.24%) 3D Visualisation

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (2.56%) Apache
2 2 (1.71%) SAS
3 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.24%) Ethernet
2 10 (8.55%) HTTP
3 3 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.85%) SNMP
4 1 (0.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.40%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.27%) MySQL
5 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 19 (16.24%) Subversion
3 8 (6.84%) Clang
4 3 (2.56%) GCC
4 3 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.71%) Selenium
5 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
General
1 20 (17.09%) Electronics
2 6 (5.13%) Finance
3 5 (4.27%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.56%) Games
4 3 (2.56%) Military
4 3 (2.56%) Automotive
5 2 (1.71%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Avionics
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (42.74%) Software Engineer
2 43 (36.75%) Developer
3 32 (27.35%) Software Developer
4 9 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 9 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 9 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
5 7 (5.98%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (5.98%) C++ Developer
6 6 (5.13%) C++ Software Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Graduate
7 5 (4.27%) Junior
8 4 (3.42%) Programmer
8 4 (3.42%) Lead Developer
8 4 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.42%) Lead Software Developer
8 4 (3.42%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Graduate Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (34.19%) .NET
2 29 (24.79%) OpenGL
3 27 (23.08%) Qt
4 25 (21.37%) HTML
5 24 (20.51%) STL
6 19 (16.24%) MFC
6 19 (16.24%) CSS
6 19 (16.24%) WPF
6 19 (16.24%) Direct3D
7 14 (11.97%) ASP.NET
8 10 (8.55%) Web Services
8 10 (8.55%) Spring
9 8 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (5.13%) REST
10 6 (5.13%) .NET Framework
10 6 (5.13%) jQuery
10 6 (5.13%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (4.27%) Java SE
11 5 (4.27%) JPA
11 5 (4.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 58 (49.57%) Computer Science
2 44 (37.61%) Mathematics
3 22 (18.80%) Physics
4 20 (17.09%) Visualisation
5 19 (16.24%) CUDA
6 13 (11.11%) GIS
7 8 (6.84%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (5.98%) Algorithms
8 7 (5.98%) Equities
8 7 (5.98%) Hedge funds
8 7 (5.98%) Open Source
9 3 (2.56%) Telematics
10 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.71%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.71%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (1.71%) Statistics
10 2 (1.71%) Animation
11 1 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 48 (41.03%) Windows
2 43 (36.75%) Linux
3 37 (31.62%) UNIX
4 10 (8.55%) Mac OS X
5 5 (4.27%) Android
5 5 (4.27%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.42%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (2.56%) Solaris
8 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.85%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.43%) Software Engineering
2 47 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (32.48%) OO
4 36 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 34 (29.06%) OOP
6 26 (22.22%) TDD
7 23 (19.66%) Software Architecture
8 20 (17.09%) Linear Algebra
8 20 (17.09%) Scrum
9 19 (16.24%) 3D Visualisation
9 19 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (16.24%) Waterfall
10 18 (15.38%) Multithreading
11 11 (9.40%) MVC
12 10 (8.55%) OOD
13 9 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
14 7 (5.98%) Mentoring
14 7 (5.98%) Data Modelling
14 7 (5.98%) Data Analysis
14 7 (5.98%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 63 (53.85%) C#
2 61 (52.14%) Java
3 53 (45.30%) C
4 27 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 22 (18.80%) Python
6 19 (16.24%) VC++
7 11 (9.40%) SQL
8 10 (8.55%) Perl
9 9 (7.69%) PHP
10 8 (6.84%) VB.NET
11 5 (4.27%) Objective-C
11 5 (4.27%) Ruby
12 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.56%) Groovy
13 2 (1.71%) Lisp
13 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.71%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.71%) R
13 2 (1.71%) Fortran
14 1 (0.85%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 74 (63.25%) Degree
2 6 (5.13%) PhD
3 4 (3.42%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.85%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) OpenView
1 1 (0.85%) SCCM
1 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.84%) Xamarin
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle
4 4 (3.42%) Kony
5 2 (1.71%) Hyland
6 1 (0.85%) Pega
6 1 (0.85%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.85%) HP
6 1 (0.85%) Intel
6 1 (0.85%) Informatica
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.85%) VMware
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