The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited C++ Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Programmer
Rank 799 838 814
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 79 55 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.054% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.057% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 66 54 64
Average salary £45,000 £67,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +68.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

C++ Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing C++ Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

C++ Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++ Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Programmer within the UK.

C++ Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

C++ Programmer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing C++ Programmer over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

C++ Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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
England +18 76 £45,000 -33.33% 4
London -3 31 £75,000 -6.25% 3
South West -2 16 £40,000 +81.81% 1
East of England +2 14 £45,000 +12.50%
Yorkshire 0 12 £30,000 -14.28%
West Yorkshire - 12 £30,000 -
Wakefield - 12 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire +10 11 £45,000 +38.46%
Cambridge +6 11 £45,000 +38.46%
City of London +10 9 £80,000 - 2
Cheltenham - 6 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 6 £40,000 -
Somerset - 6 £35,000 - 1
Cornwall - 4 £32,500 -
Falmouth - 4 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire -4 3 £40,000 -
Street - 3 £30,000 -
Bath - 3 £40,000 - 1
Watford -12 2 £40,000 -
South East -33 1 £40,000 -5.88%
South Wales - 1 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Wales - 1 £32,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Scotland - 1 £36,250 -
Surrey - 1 £40,000 -
Bridgend - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £45,000 -
Dorking - 1 £40,000 -
Royston - 1 £45,000 -

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited C++ Programmer in their job title 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 with C++ Programmer in their job title.

1 164 (100.00%) C++
2 62 (37.80%) Java
3 51 (31.10%) Android
4 47 (28.66%) Degree
5 46 (28.05%) Games
6 45 (27.44%) Linux
7 44 (26.83%) Software Engineering
7 44 (26.83%) Apple iOS
8 39 (23.78%) OO
9 38 (23.17%) Objective-C
10 37 (22.56%) UNIX
11 33 (20.12%) Python
12 32 (19.51%) C
13 31 (18.90%) Finance
14 29 (17.68%) Windows
15 28 (17.07%) Computer Science
15 28 (17.07%) Algorithms
16 23 (14.02%) OOD
17 21 (12.80%) STL
17 21 (12.80%) Data Structures
18 20 (12.20%) Mentoring
18 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (11.59%) C#
20 18 (10.98%) SQL
20 18 (10.98%) Multithreading
20 18 (10.98%) Qt
20 18 (10.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
21 13 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
21 13 (7.93%) Oracle
22 12 (7.32%) JavaScript

C++ Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited C++ Programmer in their job title 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 with C++ Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.61%) Facebook Platform
1 1 (0.61%) Apache
1 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) 3ds Max
2 3 (1.83%) CPLEX
2 3 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.44%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.83%) FTP
3 1 (0.61%) Multicast
3 1 (0.61%) Intranet
3 1 (0.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.83%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.83%) HBase
3 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) Redis
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (6.71%) Eclipse
2 8 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) SCons
4 1 (0.61%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
General
1 46 (28.05%) Games
2 31 (18.90%) Finance
3 12 (7.32%) Banking
4 9 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.88%) Electronics
6 7 (4.27%) Front Office
7 6 (3.66%) Retail
8 3 (1.83%) Back Office
9 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.61%) Advertising
10 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.80%) STL
2 18 (10.98%) Qt
2 18 (10.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 11 (6.71%) XML
4 10 (6.10%) .NET
5 8 (4.88%) MFC
6 5 (3.05%) Web Services
7 4 (2.44%) HTML
7 4 (2.44%) CSS
7 4 (2.44%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.22%) WebKit
8 2 (1.22%) WCF
9 1 (0.61%) WPF
9 1 (0.61%) WF
9 1 (0.61%) Pthreads
9 1 (0.61%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.61%) JSON
9 1 (0.61%) HTML5
9 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.07%) Computer Science
1 28 (17.07%) Algorithms
2 21 (12.80%) Data Structures
3 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.71%) 3D Graphics
5 7 (4.27%) Mathematics
5 7 (4.27%) Smartphone
6 6 (3.66%) Derivative
7 5 (3.05%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.44%) Grid Computing
8 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.44%) Open Source
8 4 (2.44%) Social Media
9 3 (1.83%) Physics
9 3 (1.83%) Chemistry
10 2 (1.22%) Equities
11 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.61%) Tandem
11 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 51 (31.10%) Android
2 45 (27.44%) Linux
3 44 (26.83%) Apple iOS
4 37 (22.56%) UNIX
5 29 (17.68%) Windows
6 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.22%) AIX
7 2 (1.22%) HPUX
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.83%) Software Engineering
2 39 (23.78%) OO
3 23 (14.02%) OOD
4 20 (12.20%) Mentoring
5 18 (10.98%) Multithreading
6 13 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.10%) Digital Signal Processing
7 10 (6.10%) Signal Processing
8 9 (5.49%) Scrum
9 8 (4.88%) Analytics
10 7 (4.27%) Low Latency
10 7 (4.27%) 3D Modelling
11 6 (3.66%) TDD
11 6 (3.66%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.66%) System Testing
12 5 (3.05%) Business Analysis
12 5 (3.05%) Configuration Management
13 4 (2.44%) OOP
13 4 (2.44%) CAD
13 4 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (100.00%) C++
2 62 (37.80%) Java
3 38 (23.17%) Objective-C
4 33 (20.12%) Python
5 32 (19.51%) C
6 19 (11.59%) C#
7 18 (10.98%) SQL
8 12 (7.32%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.88%) Perl
10 7 (4.27%) GLSL
10 7 (4.27%) Shell Script
10 7 (4.27%) MAXScript
11 3 (1.83%) R
11 3 (1.83%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.83%) VC++
11 3 (1.83%) COBOL
12 2 (1.22%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.61%) Lua
13 1 (0.61%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 47 (28.66%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.61%) HND
2 1 (0.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) QA
1 5 (3.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (7.93%) Oracle
2 7 (4.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.44%) Twitter
4 3 (1.83%) Borland
5 1 (0.61%) Coverity
5 1 (0.61%) Google
5 1 (0.61%) Facebook
5 1 (0.61%) Perforce
5 1 (0.61%) Sybase
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