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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 50 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 57 86 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.58% 5.84% 5.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.38% 11.23% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 40 71 39
Average salary £34,250 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.37% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
680 766 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 42.77% 52.00% 54.61%
Number of salaries quoted 450 546 415
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 31 August 2015.

C++ Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 73 (68.87%) Software Engineering
2 62 (58.49%) Java
3 53 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (48.11%) Degree
5 48 (45.28%) Computer Science
6 44 (41.51%) C#
7 41 (38.68%) C
8 39 (36.79%) Mathematics
9 38 (35.85%) Windows
10 35 (33.02%) Linux
10 35 (33.02%) .NET
11 33 (31.13%) SDLC
12 30 (28.30%) JavaScript
12 30 (28.30%) Python
13 28 (26.42%) SQL
14 24 (22.64%) HTML
15 23 (21.70%) Algorithms
16 22 (20.75%) Software Architecture
16 22 (20.75%) TDD
17 21 (19.81%) OOP
17 21 (19.81%) Ethernet
18 20 (18.87%) Unit Testing
19 18 (16.98%) Subversion
20 17 (16.04%) Scrum
20 17 (16.04%) OO
20 17 (16.04%) STL
20 17 (16.04%) Visual Studio
20 17 (16.04%) Android
21 16 (15.09%) Physics
21 16 (15.09%) Visualisation

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5 (4.72%) SAS
2 2 (1.89%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.89%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Office
2 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.77%) GitHub
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.81%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) Relational Database
2 9 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.60%) MySQL
4 4 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.83%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.83%) Big Data
5 3 (2.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (16.98%) Subversion
2 17 (16.04%) Visual Studio
3 15 (14.15%) JUnit
4 3 (2.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.83%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.89%) GCC
5 2 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.89%) VectorCAST
5 2 (1.89%) Clang
5 2 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (0.94%) Selenium
6 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (15.09%) Electronics
2 7 (6.60%) Multimedia
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Military
4 3 (2.83%) Avionics
5 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.89%) Games
5 2 (1.89%) Finance
5 2 (1.89%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.89%) Automotive
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (56.60%) Software Engineer
2 29 (27.36%) Developer
3 9 (8.49%) Java Developer
4 8 (7.55%) C++ Developer
5 7 (6.60%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.72%) Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Software Developer
7 4 (3.77%) Database Analyst
8 3 (2.83%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.83%) Graduate
8 3 (2.83%) Junior
8 3 (2.83%) Junior Software Engineer
9 2 (1.89%) Web Team Leader
9 2 (1.89%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (1.89%) Mobile Developer
9 2 (1.89%) Core Java Developer
9 2 (1.89%) Team Leader
9 2 (1.89%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.02%) .NET
2 24 (22.64%) HTML
3 17 (16.04%) STL
4 16 (15.09%) Web Services
4 16 (15.09%) MFC
5 14 (13.21%) CSS
5 14 (13.21%) Java SE
6 11 (10.38%) OpenGL
6 11 (10.38%) WinForms
7 9 (8.49%) Hibernate
8 8 (7.55%) Java RMI
8 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
8 8 (7.55%) Qt
8 8 (7.55%) JPA
9 7 (6.60%) JNI
10 6 (5.66%) WPF
10 6 (5.66%) J2EE
10 6 (5.66%) Direct3D
11 4 (3.77%) XML
11 4 (3.77%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 48 (45.28%) Computer Science
2 39 (36.79%) Mathematics
3 23 (21.70%) Algorithms
4 16 (15.09%) Visualisation
4 16 (15.09%) Physics
5 13 (12.26%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (11.32%) GIS
7 6 (5.66%) CUDA
8 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.83%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.89%) Telematics
10 2 (1.89%) GPGPU
11 1 (0.94%) Life Science
11 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.94%) Economics
11 1 (0.94%) Statistics
11 1 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 38 (35.85%) Windows
2 35 (33.02%) Linux
3 17 (16.04%) Android
4 16 (15.09%) UNIX
5 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.89%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (68.87%) Software Engineering
2 53 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (31.13%) SDLC
4 22 (20.75%) Software Architecture
4 22 (20.75%) TDD
5 21 (19.81%) OOP
6 20 (18.87%) Unit Testing
7 17 (16.04%) OO
7 17 (16.04%) Scrum
8 16 (15.09%) Waterfall
8 16 (15.09%) 3D Visualisation
8 16 (15.09%) Linear Algebra
9 14 (13.21%) Stress Testing
9 14 (13.21%) API Design
9 14 (13.21%) OOD
10 13 (12.26%) Open Source
11 12 (11.32%) UML
12 11 (10.38%) Software Testing
12 11 (10.38%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (8.49%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 62 (58.49%) Java
2 44 (41.51%) C#
3 41 (38.68%) C
4 30 (28.30%) JavaScript
4 30 (28.30%) Python
5 28 (26.42%) SQL
6 16 (15.09%) VC++
7 14 (13.21%) PHP
8 10 (9.43%) Perl
9 7 (6.60%) VB
9 7 (6.60%) PL/SQL
10 6 (5.66%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.83%) Ruby
11 3 (2.83%) Lisp
12 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.89%) Tcl
12 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.94%) XPath
13 1 (0.94%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.94%) Ada
Qualifications
1 51 (48.11%) Degree
2 4 (3.77%) PhD
3 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Firmware
1 1 (0.94%) HDFS
Vendors
1 10 (9.43%) Oracle
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.89%) VMware
3 2 (1.89%) SAP
3 2 (1.89%) Wind River
4 1 (0.94%) Hyland
4 1 (0.94%) Sybase
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