The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 37 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Permanent jobs citing C++ 24 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.98% 1.48% 3.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.21% 2.52% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 20
Average salary £27,500 £36,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.13% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £30,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £48,250 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
C++
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
333 357 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 55.22% 58.62% 64.79%
Number of salaries quoted 286 332 375
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,150 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing C++ across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

C++
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ across the Merseyside region.

C++ Salary Trend in Merseyside

C++
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing C++ across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

C++ Salary Histogram in Merseyside

C++
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +18 24 £27,500 -24.13% 3
C++
North West

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 13 (41.94%) PHP
3 12 (38.71%) C#
3 12 (38.71%) STL
3 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (32.26%) JIRA
4 10 (32.26%) Games
4 10 (32.26%) Java
5 9 (29.03%) Windows
5 9 (29.03%) Selenium
5 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
5 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
5 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
5 9 (29.03%) SoapUI
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
7 7 (22.58%) SOAP
7 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
7 7 (22.58%) Online Games
8 6 (19.35%) Qt
9 5 (16.13%) OO
9 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
10 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
10 4 (12.90%) Perl
10 4 (12.90%) QA
11 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
11 3 (9.68%) MVC
11 3 (9.68%) C
11 3 (9.68%) Web Services
11 3 (9.68%) XML

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) JIRA
2 9 (29.03%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
2 9 (29.03%) SoapUI
3 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
4 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.45%) Subversion
General
1 10 (32.26%) Games
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Online Betting
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
1 15 (48.39%) C++ Developer
2 8 (25.81%) PHP Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Automation Tester
3 7 (22.58%) Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Trainer
4 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Head of Development
5 1 (3.23%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Programmer
5 1 (3.23%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) STL
2 7 (22.58%) SOAP
3 6 (19.35%) Qt
4 3 (9.68%) QML
4 3 (9.68%) Web Services
4 3 (9.68%) XML
5 2 (6.45%) XML Messaging
5 2 (6.45%) HTML
5 2 (6.45%) .NET
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (3.23%) HTML5
6 1 (3.23%) WebSockets
6 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.23%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) MFC
6 1 (3.23%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Online Games
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) Open Source
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
1 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
2 5 (16.13%) OO
3 3 (9.68%) MVC
3 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
3 3 (9.68%) UML
4 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.45%) SOA
4 2 (6.45%) Analytics
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Data Management
5 1 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) PHP
2 12 (38.71%) C#
3 10 (32.26%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.90%) Perl
6 3 (9.68%) C
7 2 (6.45%) Python
8 1 (3.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Twitter
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
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