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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 72 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Permanent jobs citing C++ 26 39 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.04% 2.83% 3.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.94% 5.95% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 23 33 36
Average salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £8,794 £30,000 £27,994
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
526 655 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 41.22% 47.60% 49.01%
Number of salaries quoted 372 481 477
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 9 February 2016.

C++ Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 48 (64.86%) Java
2 43 (58.11%) C#
3 38 (51.35%) Python
4 32 (43.24%) Degree
5 31 (41.89%) Software Engineering
5 31 (41.89%) .NET
6 24 (32.43%) Oracle
6 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
7 22 (29.73%) HTML
8 21 (28.38%) SQL
8 21 (28.38%) CSS
9 20 (27.03%) Computer Science
10 18 (24.32%) Mathematics
10 18 (24.32%) Linux
11 17 (22.97%) C
12 16 (21.62%) SAP
12 16 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (20.27%) Web Services
13 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
14 14 (18.92%) Windows
14 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
15 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
16 12 (16.22%) OO
16 12 (16.22%) MS Office
16 12 (16.22%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (16.22%) Project Management
17 11 (14.86%) SAS
17 11 (14.86%) Unix
17 11 (14.86%) Perl

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 11 (14.86%) SAS
2 7 (9.46%) ArcGIS
3 5 (6.76%) Apache
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (4.05%) JBoss
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) GitHub
2 2 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) Wireless
3 1 (1.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.35%) Network Security
3 1 (1.35%) RS-232
3 1 (1.35%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.22%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.05%) Big Data
3 3 (4.05%) Data Mining
3 3 (4.05%) GIS
4 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.35%) MySQL
5 1 (1.35%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.35%) QGIS
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) Redis
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) JUnit
2 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.05%) JIRA
4 2 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Front Office
3 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 6 (8.11%) Retail
3 6 (8.11%) Retail Banking
4 5 (6.76%) Back Office
5 3 (4.05%) Games
5 3 (4.05%) Military
5 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Software Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) Graduate
3 10 (13.51%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Consultant
4 9 (12.16%) Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Graduate Consultant
4 9 (12.16%) Product Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Architect
5 5 (6.76%) Asset Management Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Business Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) C# Software Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Graduate Business Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Microsoft BI Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) C Software Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Data Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (41.89%) .NET
2 22 (29.73%) HTML
3 21 (28.38%) CSS
4 15 (20.27%) Web Services
5 10 (13.51%) XML
6 9 (12.16%) Java SE
7 8 (10.81%) Middleware
8 7 (9.46%) J2EE
9 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
10 5 (6.76%) XBRL
11 4 (5.41%) EJB
11 4 (5.41%) EJB 3.0
11 4 (5.41%) HTML5
11 4 (5.41%) Java EE
11 4 (5.41%) jQuery
11 4 (5.41%) OpenGL
11 4 (5.41%) OpenMP
11 4 (5.41%) WebGL
12 3 (4.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (4.05%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.03%) Computer Science
2 18 (24.32%) Mathematics
3 9 (12.16%) Algorithms
4 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
5 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.76%) Physics
6 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (4.05%) Digital Media
7 3 (4.05%) GPGPU
7 3 (4.05%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.70%) Economics
8 2 (2.70%) Fintech
8 2 (2.70%) Psychology
9 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.35%) PACS
9 1 (1.35%) Remote Sensing
9 1 (1.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Linux
2 14 (18.92%) Windows
3 11 (14.86%) Android
3 11 (14.86%) Unix
4 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.89%) Software Engineering
2 16 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (16.22%) OO
3 12 (16.22%) Project Management
4 11 (14.86%) Business Analysis
4 11 (14.86%) Web Development
5 10 (13.51%) Asset Management
6 9 (12.16%) API Design
6 9 (12.16%) Stress Testing
7 7 (9.46%) Open Source
8 6 (8.11%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (8.11%) SDLC
8 6 (8.11%) Web Application Development
8 6 (8.11%) Workflow
9 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (6.76%) ERP
10 4 (5.41%) Analytics
10 4 (5.41%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (64.86%) Java
2 43 (58.11%) C#
3 38 (51.35%) Python
4 21 (28.38%) SQL
5 17 (22.97%) C
6 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
7 11 (14.86%) Perl
8 7 (9.46%) MATLAB
9 5 (6.76%) VB
10 4 (5.41%) PHP
10 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
10 4 (5.41%) Ruby
11 2 (2.70%) F#
11 2 (2.70%) Fortran
11 2 (2.70%) Tcl
11 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.35%) Delphi
12 1 (1.35%) R
12 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (43.24%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) ISEB
2 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Firmware
1 3 (4.05%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) SCCM
1 2 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
1 24 (32.43%) Oracle
2 16 (21.62%) SAP
3 5 (6.76%) Siebel
4 3 (4.05%) Informatica
4 3 (4.05%) Minitab
5 2 (2.70%) Sybase
6 1 (1.35%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.35%) Splunk
6 1 (1.35%) VMware
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