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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 40 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 86 68 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.76% 5.41% 5.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.96% 10.35% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 67 39 56
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
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
785 657 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 52.58% 52.27% 50.73%
Number of salaries quoted 574 426 458
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 22 September 2014.

C++ Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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++.

1 125 (67.57%) Software Engineering
2 103 (55.68%) C
3 101 (54.59%) Degree
4 92 (49.73%) Java
5 84 (45.41%) C#
5 84 (45.41%) Computer Science
6 71 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (35.68%) Linux
8 61 (32.97%) Mathematics
9 57 (30.81%) .NET
10 55 (29.73%) OO
11 47 (25.41%) Python
11 47 (25.41%) UNIX
12 42 (22.70%) Windows
13 38 (20.54%) Unit Testing
14 34 (18.38%) Physics
15 33 (17.84%) Perl
15 33 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (15.14%) JavaScript
17 27 (14.59%) OOP
17 27 (14.59%) WPF
18 26 (14.05%) Visual Studio
18 26 (14.05%) SQL
18 26 (14.05%) Embedded Systems
19 25 (13.51%) Qt
20 21 (11.35%) Subversion
21 20 (10.81%) TDD
21 20 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
21 20 (10.81%) HTML
21 20 (10.81%) Electronics

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 8 (4.32%) Node.js
2 6 (3.24%) Apache
3 2 (1.08%) SAS
4 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.65%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.73%) Ethernet
2 9 (4.86%) HTTP
3 4 (2.16%) tcpdump
3 4 (2.16%) Wireshark
3 4 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.62%) Firewall
5 2 (1.08%) VoIP
5 2 (1.08%) VPN
5 2 (1.08%) SMTP
6 1 (0.54%) SNMP
6 1 (0.54%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.95%) Big Data
2 7 (3.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.24%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.16%) MySQL
6 3 (1.62%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.08%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.08%) HBase
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.54%) DB2
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (14.05%) Visual Studio
2 21 (11.35%) Subversion
3 9 (4.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.24%) LLVM
4 6 (3.24%) GCC
5 3 (1.62%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.08%) Hudson
6 2 (1.08%) JIRA
6 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.08%) FishEye
7 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (10.81%) Electronics
2 14 (7.57%) Games
3 9 (4.86%) Finance
4 6 (3.24%) Banking
5 4 (2.16%) Automotive
5 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.62%) French Language
7 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 110 (59.46%) Software Engineer
2 51 (27.57%) Developer
3 30 (16.22%) Software Developer
4 20 (10.81%) C++ Developer
5 19 (10.27%) Senior Developer
6 17 (9.19%) C++ Software Developer
7 16 (8.65%) Principal Engineer
7 16 (8.65%) Development Engineer
8 15 (8.11%) Senior Software Developer
8 15 (8.11%) Software Development Engineer
9 14 (7.57%) Principal Software Engineer
10 13 (7.03%) Java Developer
10 13 (7.03%) C++/Java Developer
10 13 (7.03%) Java Software Developer
10 13 (7.03%) Senior Java Software Developer
10 13 (7.03%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (7.03%) Senior C++ Developer
11 10 (5.41%) QA Engineer
11 10 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
12 9 (4.86%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (30.81%) .NET
2 27 (14.59%) WPF
3 25 (13.51%) Qt
4 20 (10.81%) HTML
5 19 (10.27%) OpenGL
5 19 (10.27%) CSS
6 17 (9.19%) STL
6 17 (9.19%) MFC
6 17 (9.19%) Direct3D
7 14 (7.57%) HTML5
7 14 (7.57%) CSS3
8 9 (4.86%) XML
9 8 (4.32%) Sass
9 8 (4.32%) LESS
10 7 (3.78%) WinForms
11 6 (3.24%) SOAP
11 6 (3.24%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.70%) REST
12 5 (2.70%) Open Inventor
13 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 84 (45.41%) Computer Science
2 61 (32.97%) Mathematics
3 34 (18.38%) Physics
4 33 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (14.05%) Embedded Systems
6 17 (9.19%) CUDA
6 17 (9.19%) Visualisation
7 7 (3.78%) Open Source
8 5 (2.70%) Firmware
8 5 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (2.16%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.62%) Statistics
11 2 (1.08%) Artificial Intelligence
12 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.54%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.54%) VHDL
12 1 (0.54%) Equities
12 1 (0.54%) Wiki
12 1 (0.54%) Animation
12 1 (0.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 66 (35.68%) Linux
2 47 (25.41%) UNIX
3 42 (22.70%) Windows
4 12 (6.49%) Android
5 7 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.24%) CentOS
6 6 (3.24%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.16%) Fedora
8 3 (1.62%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.54%) Solaris
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (67.57%) Software Engineering
2 71 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (29.73%) OO
4 38 (20.54%) Unit Testing
5 27 (14.59%) OOP
6 20 (10.81%) TDD
6 20 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (10.27%) Test Automation
7 19 (10.27%) Software Architecture
7 19 (10.27%) Automated Testing
8 18 (9.73%) OOD
9 17 (9.19%) Software Testing
9 17 (9.19%) Stress Testing
9 17 (9.19%) 3D Visualisation
10 14 (7.57%) Refactoring
10 14 (7.57%) Mentoring
11 13 (7.03%) Game Development
11 13 (7.03%) Waterfall
11 13 (7.03%) Web Development
11 13 (7.03%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 103 (55.68%) C
2 92 (49.73%) Java
3 84 (45.41%) C#
4 47 (25.41%) Python
5 33 (17.84%) Perl
6 28 (15.14%) JavaScript
7 26 (14.05%) SQL
8 19 (10.27%) Ruby
9 17 (9.19%) VC++
9 17 (9.19%) Shell Script
10 14 (7.57%) Objective-C
11 13 (7.03%) PHP
12 12 (6.49%) Fortran
13 8 (4.32%) PL/SQL
13 8 (4.32%) CoffeeScript
14 7 (3.78%) Bash Shell
15 4 (2.16%) Assembly Language
16 3 (1.62%) R
16 3 (1.62%) VB.NET
16 3 (1.62%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 101 (54.59%) Degree
2 16 (8.65%) PhD
3 13 (7.03%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.49%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.16%) Snort
2 1 (0.54%) KVM
2 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.54%) Gluster
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.54%) OpenView
1 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.54%) Puppet
1 1 (0.54%) SCCM
1 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (8.11%) Oracle
2 8 (4.32%) Dell
2 8 (4.32%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.24%) Twitter
4 5 (2.70%) VMware
5 4 (2.16%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.62%) Citrix
7 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.08%) Perforce
7 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.08%) Kony
8 1 (0.54%) IBM
8 1 (0.54%) HP
8 1 (0.54%) Red Gate
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