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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 41 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Permanent jobs citing C++ 22 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.21% 0.91% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.53% 1.39% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 7
Average salary £40,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.71% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £35,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
292 431 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 55.83% 65.20% 64.70%
Number of salaries quoted 234 394 321
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +33 20 £41,000 +17.14%
C++
North West

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 29 (63.04%) Linux
2 28 (60.87%) C#
3 18 (39.13%) Windows
3 18 (39.13%) Java
4 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
5 12 (26.09%) SQL
5 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (26.09%) QA
6 11 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
6 11 (23.91%) PHP
6 11 (23.91%) STL
7 10 (21.74%) .NET
7 10 (21.74%) HTML
7 10 (21.74%) Games
7 10 (21.74%) JIRA
8 8 (17.39%) Selenium
8 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
8 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
8 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Web Services
9 7 (15.22%) SOAP
9 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
9 7 (15.22%) HTML5
9 7 (15.22%) Online Games
9 7 (15.22%) Degree
10 6 (13.04%) Multithreading

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) JIRA
2 8 (17.39%) Selenium
2 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
3 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.52%) Subversion
5 2 (4.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (21.74%) Games
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Developer
2 17 (36.96%) C++ Developer
3 12 (26.09%) Tester
3 12 (26.09%) Automation Tester
4 8 (17.39%) PHP Developer
5 5 (10.87%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Software Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior C++ Developer
9 1 (2.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.17%) C++/C# Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Software Engineering Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Engineering Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) STL
2 10 (21.74%) HTML
2 10 (21.74%) .NET
3 8 (17.39%) Web Services
4 7 (15.22%) SOAP
4 7 (15.22%) HTML5
5 6 (13.04%) CSS
6 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET
7 4 (8.70%) CSS3
7 4 (8.70%) Qt
8 3 (6.52%) QML
8 3 (6.52%) jQuery
8 3 (6.52%) Mason
9 2 (4.35%) XML
9 2 (4.35%) MSMQ
9 2 (4.35%) JMS
9 2 (4.35%) Middleware
9 2 (4.35%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.35%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Online Games
2 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Linux
2 18 (39.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
2 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
2 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
2 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
3 6 (13.04%) Multithreading
3 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
3 6 (13.04%) OO
4 4 (8.70%) MVC
4 4 (8.70%) Scrum
5 3 (6.52%) UML
6 2 (4.35%) TDD
6 2 (4.35%) Pair Programming
6 2 (4.35%) Kanban
7 1 (2.17%) Game Development
7 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Web Development
7 1 (2.17%) OOP
7 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (60.87%) C#
2 18 (39.13%) Java
3 12 (26.09%) SQL
4 11 (23.91%) PHP
4 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.70%) C
6 2 (4.35%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) VC++
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) TIBCO