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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 44 46 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Permanent jobs citing C++ 66 65 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.64% 4.42% 7.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.15% 9.14% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 58 38 67
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £27,994 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
721 711 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 50.67% 48.40% 53.47%
Number of salaries quoted 526 491 420
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 18 December 2014.

C++ Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 93 (64.14%) Degree
2 79 (54.48%) Software Engineering
3 77 (53.10%) Java
4 76 (52.41%) Computer Science
5 69 (47.59%) C
6 67 (46.21%) Linux
7 63 (43.45%) C#
8 56 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (34.48%) Mathematics
10 47 (32.41%) OO
11 43 (29.66%) Windows
12 40 (27.59%) UNIX
13 38 (26.21%) Python
14 37 (25.52%) .NET
15 33 (22.76%) Unit Testing
16 32 (22.07%) OOP
17 28 (19.31%) Physics
18 26 (17.93%) Visual Studio
19 23 (15.86%) OpenGL
19 23 (15.86%) Qt
20 22 (15.17%) JavaScript
21 21 (14.48%) Perl
21 21 (14.48%) STL
21 21 (14.48%) TDD
22 19 (13.10%) Electronics
23 18 (12.41%) Embedded Systems
24 17 (11.72%) Visualisation
24 17 (11.72%) Scrum
24 17 (11.72%) Subversion
24 17 (11.72%) OOD

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (2.76%) SAS
2 3 (2.07%) Apache
3 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) Ethernet
2 12 (8.28%) HTTP
3 4 (2.76%) Wireshark
3 4 (2.76%) tcpdump
4 3 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.38%) SMTP
5 2 (1.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.45%) Big Data
3 4 (2.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.76%) MySQL
3 4 (2.76%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.69%) HBase
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (17.93%) Visual Studio
2 17 (11.72%) Subversion
3 7 (4.83%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.14%) LLVM
4 6 (4.14%) GCC
5 5 (3.45%) Clang
6 3 (2.07%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.38%) Selenium
8 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.69%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (13.10%) Electronics
2 8 (5.52%) Banking
3 7 (4.83%) Games
4 5 (3.45%) Finance
5 3 (2.07%) Military
6 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 67 (46.21%) Software Engineer
2 47 (32.41%) Developer
3 39 (26.90%) Software Developer
4 16 (11.03%) C++ Developer
5 15 (10.34%) C++ Software Developer
6 11 (7.59%) Senior Software Developer
6 11 (7.59%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.90%) QA Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Junior
9 7 (4.83%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (4.83%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.83%) QA Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Senior C++ Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Junior Software Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Java Software Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Senior Java Software Developer
10 6 (4.14%) C++/Java Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.52%) .NET
2 23 (15.86%) OpenGL
2 23 (15.86%) Qt
3 21 (14.48%) STL
4 16 (11.03%) MFC
4 16 (11.03%) CSS
4 16 (11.03%) HTML
4 16 (11.03%) WPF
4 16 (11.03%) Direct3D
5 13 (8.97%) ASP.NET
6 11 (7.59%) Web Services
6 11 (7.59%) Spring
7 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.14%) REST
8 6 (4.14%) jQuery
8 6 (4.14%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.14%) XML
8 6 (4.14%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (2.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (52.41%) Computer Science
2 50 (34.48%) Mathematics
3 28 (19.31%) Physics
4 18 (12.41%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (11.72%) Visualisation
6 16 (11.03%) CUDA
7 12 (8.28%) Open Source
8 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (7.59%) GIS
9 7 (4.83%) Equities
9 7 (4.83%) Hedge funds
10 6 (4.14%) Algorithms
11 4 (2.76%) Artificial Intelligence
12 3 (2.07%) Statistics
13 2 (1.38%) Animation
13 2 (1.38%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 1 (0.69%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.21%) Linux
2 43 (29.66%) Windows
3 40 (27.59%) UNIX
4 16 (11.03%) Android
5 10 (6.90%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.45%) CentOS
6 5 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.76%) Fedora
8 3 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.07%) Solaris
9 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (54.48%) Software Engineering
2 56 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (32.41%) OO
4 33 (22.76%) Unit Testing
5 32 (22.07%) OOP
6 21 (14.48%) TDD
7 17 (11.72%) OOD
7 17 (11.72%) Scrum
8 16 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (11.03%) Software Architecture
8 16 (11.03%) Waterfall
8 16 (11.03%) 3D Visualisation
8 16 (11.03%) Linear Algebra
9 13 (8.97%) Multithreading
10 11 (7.59%) MVC
11 9 (6.21%) Automated Testing
12 8 (5.52%) Data Analysis
12 8 (5.52%) Information Security
12 8 (5.52%) Embedded Software Development
13 7 (4.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 77 (53.10%) Java
2 69 (47.59%) C
3 63 (43.45%) C#
4 38 (26.21%) Python
5 22 (15.17%) JavaScript
6 21 (14.48%) Perl
7 16 (11.03%) VC++
8 15 (10.34%) SQL
9 12 (8.28%) PHP
10 8 (5.52%) Shell Script
11 7 (4.83%) VB.NET
12 6 (4.14%) Ruby
13 5 (3.45%) Objective-C
13 5 (3.45%) Bash Shell
13 5 (3.45%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.76%) Assembly Language
14 4 (2.76%) Lisp
15 3 (2.07%) R
15 3 (2.07%) MATLAB
15 3 (2.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 93 (64.14%) Degree
2 11 (7.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.28%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) Snort
2 2 (1.38%) Firmware
3 1 (0.69%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (1.38%) OpenView
1 2 (1.38%) SCCM
1 2 (1.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.21%) Oracle
3 8 (5.52%) Xamarin
3 8 (5.52%) Dell
4 6 (4.14%) Twitter
5 4 (2.76%) Kony
6 2 (1.38%) HP
6 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.38%) VMware
7 1 (0.69%) Hyland
7 1 (0.69%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.69%) Perforce
7 1 (0.69%) Informatica
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