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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 33 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing C++ 88 69 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.88% 5.75% 6.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.27% 10.60% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72 39 65
Average salary £39,750 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £31,500 £27,500
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
781 651 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 52.17% 54.30% 50.60%
Number of salaries quoted 559 414 444
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 29 August 2014.

C++ Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 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++.

1 129 (70.11%) Software Engineering
2 101 (54.89%) C
3 96 (52.17%) Degree
4 95 (51.63%) Java
5 81 (44.02%) C#
6 79 (42.93%) Computer Science
7 57 (30.98%) Linux
8 56 (30.43%) Mathematics
9 53 (28.80%) .NET
9 53 (28.80%) OO
10 47 (25.54%) UNIX
11 45 (24.46%) Python
12 40 (21.74%) Windows
13 36 (19.57%) Unit Testing
14 34 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (17.39%) Physics
15 32 (17.39%) Perl
16 29 (15.76%) WPF
17 28 (15.22%) JavaScript
18 26 (14.13%) Embedded Systems
19 25 (13.59%) SQL
20 24 (13.04%) OOD
20 24 (13.04%) Qt
21 21 (11.41%) OpenGL
21 21 (11.41%) Visual Studio
21 21 (11.41%) Test Automation
22 20 (10.87%) Subversion
22 20 (10.87%) OOP
23 19 (10.33%) Electronics
23 19 (10.33%) TDD

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.35%) Node.js
2 7 (3.80%) Apache
3 2 (1.09%) SAS
4 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.17%) MS Office
2 3 (1.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.24%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.17%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.17%) tcpdump
3 3 (1.63%) Firewall
3 3 (1.63%) HTTP
4 2 (1.09%) VoIP
4 2 (1.09%) SMTP
4 2 (1.09%) VPN
5 1 (0.54%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.54%) SNMP
5 1 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.98%) Big Data
2 8 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.80%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.72%) MySQL
5 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.09%) HBase
7 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (11.41%) Visual Studio
2 20 (10.87%) Subversion
3 9 (4.89%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.26%) LLVM
4 6 (3.26%) GCC
5 3 (1.63%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.09%) FishEye
6 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.09%) Hudson
6 2 (1.09%) JIRA
6 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (10.33%) Electronics
2 16 (8.70%) Games
3 9 (4.89%) Finance
4 8 (4.35%) Automotive
4 8 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.26%) Banking
6 5 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.63%) French Language
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 108 (58.70%) Software Engineer
2 53 (28.80%) Developer
3 31 (16.85%) Software Developer
4 23 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 23 (12.50%) C++ Developer
5 20 (10.87%) C++ Software Developer
6 18 (9.78%) Principal Engineer
6 18 (9.78%) Senior Software Developer
7 16 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 16 (8.70%) Development Engineer
7 16 (8.70%) C++/Java Developer
7 16 (8.70%) Java Software Developer
7 16 (8.70%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 16 (8.70%) Principal Software Engineer
7 16 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (8.70%) Senior C++ Developer
8 15 (8.15%) Software Development Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) QA Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (28.80%) .NET
2 29 (15.76%) WPF
3 24 (13.04%) Qt
4 21 (11.41%) OpenGL
5 18 (9.78%) HTML
6 17 (9.24%) CSS
7 16 (8.70%) STL
7 16 (8.70%) MFC
7 16 (8.70%) Direct3D
8 13 (7.07%) CSS3
8 13 (7.07%) HTML5
9 8 (4.35%) Sass
9 8 (4.35%) LESS
9 8 (4.35%) XML
10 5 (2.72%) WinForms
10 5 (2.72%) Open Inventor
11 4 (2.17%) Web Services
11 4 (2.17%) SOAP
12 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
12 2 (1.09%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 79 (42.93%) Computer Science
2 56 (30.43%) Mathematics
3 32 (17.39%) Physics
4 26 (14.13%) Embedded Systems
5 19 (10.33%) Visualisation
6 16 (8.70%) CUDA
7 8 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (3.26%) Open Source
9 5 (2.72%) Firmware
10 4 (2.17%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.09%) Statistics
11 2 (1.09%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (1.09%) iPad
11 2 (1.09%) iPhone
12 1 (0.54%) Wiki
12 1 (0.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.54%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.54%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 57 (30.98%) Linux
2 47 (25.54%) UNIX
3 40 (21.74%) Windows
4 13 (7.07%) Android
5 7 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.26%) CentOS
6 6 (3.26%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.17%) Fedora
8 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.54%) Solaris
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (70.11%) Software Engineering
2 53 (28.80%) OO
3 36 (19.57%) Unit Testing
4 34 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (13.04%) OOD
6 21 (11.41%) Test Automation
7 20 (10.87%) OOP
8 19 (10.33%) TDD
8 19 (10.33%) Software Testing
8 19 (10.33%) Automated Testing
8 19 (10.33%) Stress Testing
8 19 (10.33%) Software Architecture
9 16 (8.70%) Game Development
9 16 (8.70%) 3D Visualisation
10 15 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.61%) Refactoring
12 13 (7.07%) Business Analysis
12 13 (7.07%) Web Development
13 10 (5.43%) Waterfall
14 8 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 101 (54.89%) C
2 95 (51.63%) Java
3 81 (44.02%) C#
4 45 (24.46%) Python
5 32 (17.39%) Perl
6 28 (15.22%) JavaScript
7 25 (13.59%) SQL
8 17 (9.24%) Shell Script
8 17 (9.24%) Ruby
9 16 (8.70%) VC++
10 15 (8.15%) Objective-C
11 14 (7.61%) PHP
12 11 (5.98%) Fortran
13 8 (4.35%) PL/SQL
13 8 (4.35%) CoffeeScript
14 7 (3.80%) Bash Shell
15 4 (2.17%) Assembly Language
16 3 (1.63%) Embedded C
16 3 (1.63%) VB.NET
17 2 (1.09%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 96 (52.17%) Degree
2 18 (9.78%) PhD
3 13 (7.07%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.52%) QA
2 4 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.17%) Snort
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) Gluster
2 1 (0.54%) KVM
2 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) OpenView
1 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.54%) SCCM
1 1 (0.54%) SCOM
1 1 (0.54%) Puppet
1 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (8.15%) Oracle
2 8 (4.35%) Dell
3 6 (3.26%) Twitter
4 5 (2.72%) VMware
5 4 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.63%) Citrix
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.09%) Perforce
7 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.54%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.54%) HP
8 1 (0.54%) IBM
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