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

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Programmer
Rank 801 818 777
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 94 79 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.072% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.077% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 69 72 108
Average salary £45,000 £67,500 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +65.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,850 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £89,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £31,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -5.30%

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
107943 103220 105048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89300 85015 89847
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 20 November 2014 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 20 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
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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 -5 91 £45,000 -33.33% 12
London -23 36 £62,500 -10.71% 3
Wakefield - 26 £30,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 26 £30,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 26 £30,000 - 2
South West -16 12 £36,250 +45.00% 3
City of London +24 11 £66,250 +15.21% 2
South East -12 7 £47,500 +11.76% 2
East of England - 7 £40,000 - 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £40,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £40,000 - 1
Cambridge - 6 £40,000 - 1
Surrey - 4 £57,500 -
West Midlands -3 3 £45,000 +100.00%
Cheltenham - 3 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £45,000 -
Somerset 0 2 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Bath -10 2 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Cornwall - 2 £32,500 - 1
Falmouth - 2 £32,500 -
Bristol -4 1 £27,000 -16.92%
Dorking - 1 £40,000 -
Newbury - 1 £52,500 -
Reading - 1 £52,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £52,500 -
Watford - 1 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £60,001 -

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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.

1 168 (100.00%) C++
2 70 (41.67%) Android
3 61 (36.31%) Games
3 61 (36.31%) Java
4 60 (35.71%) Apple iOS
5 40 (23.81%) Objective-C
6 38 (22.62%) Linux
7 36 (21.43%) UNIX
8 32 (19.05%) Degree
9 31 (18.45%) OO
9 31 (18.45%) Software Engineering
9 31 (18.45%) Finance
10 29 (17.26%) Python
11 27 (16.07%) Windows
11 27 (16.07%) STL
12 26 (15.48%) Multithreading
13 25 (14.88%) C
14 24 (14.29%) Algorithms
15 21 (12.50%) SQL
15 21 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 20 (11.90%) Mentoring
16 20 (11.90%) C#
17 19 (11.31%) Low Latency
17 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (10.71%) OOD
19 17 (10.12%) Game Development
19 17 (10.12%) Data Structures
20 15 (8.93%) Computer Science
21 14 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
22 12 (7.14%) 3D Graphics

C++ Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (5.36%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) FTP
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.19%) MySQL
4 2 (1.19%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.60%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.60%) HBase
5 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Eclipse
2 9 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.79%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) GoogleTest
General
1 61 (36.31%) Games
2 31 (18.45%) Finance
3 8 (4.76%) Front Office
4 6 (3.57%) Banking
4 6 (3.57%) Retail
5 3 (1.79%) Back Office
6 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.07%) STL
2 21 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 12 (7.14%) Qt
4 11 (6.55%) .NET
5 10 (5.95%) XML
6 5 (2.98%) MFC
7 4 (2.38%) Web Services
7 4 (2.38%) HTML
7 4 (2.38%) OpenGL
8 3 (1.79%) DirectX
8 3 (1.79%) CSS
9 2 (1.19%) XSD
9 2 (1.19%) WebKit
9 2 (1.19%) WCF
10 1 (0.60%) WPF
10 1 (0.60%) WF
10 1 (0.60%) jQuery
10 1 (0.60%) Pthreads
10 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.12%) Data Structures
4 15 (8.93%) Computer Science
5 12 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
6 9 (5.36%) Smartphone
7 7 (4.17%) Xbox
8 6 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (3.57%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.98%) Derivative
10 4 (2.38%) Mathematics
10 4 (2.38%) Equities
10 4 (2.38%) Chemistry
11 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.19%) Physics
11 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.60%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.60%) Open Source
12 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (41.67%) Android
2 60 (35.71%) Apple iOS
3 38 (22.62%) Linux
4 36 (21.43%) UNIX
5 27 (16.07%) Windows
6 3 (1.79%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.19%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.45%) OO
1 31 (18.45%) Software Engineering
2 26 (15.48%) Multithreading
3 20 (11.90%) Mentoring
4 19 (11.31%) Low Latency
5 18 (10.71%) OOD
6 17 (10.12%) Game Development
7 14 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (7.14%) Android Development
9 11 (6.55%) iOS Development
9 11 (6.55%) Analytics
10 9 (5.36%) 3D Modelling
11 6 (3.57%) System Testing
11 6 (3.57%) Data Analysis
12 5 (2.98%) Business Analysis
12 5 (2.98%) Digital Signal Processing
12 5 (2.98%) Signal Processing
13 4 (2.38%) Scrum
14 3 (1.79%) Image Processing
14 3 (1.79%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 168 (100.00%) C++
2 61 (36.31%) Java
3 40 (23.81%) Objective-C
4 29 (17.26%) Python
5 25 (14.88%) C
6 21 (12.50%) SQL
7 20 (11.90%) C#
8 12 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.36%) MAXScript
9 9 (5.36%) GLSL
10 7 (4.17%) Shell Script
10 7 (4.17%) Perl
11 3 (1.79%) COBOL
11 3 (1.79%) VC++
12 2 (1.19%) PHP
13 1 (0.60%) Delphi
13 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.60%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.60%) Pascal
13 1 (0.60%) Lua
Qualifications
1 32 (19.05%) Degree
2 1 (0.60%) MCP
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) SLA
1 5 (2.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (5.36%) Oracle
2 7 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.79%) Borland
3 3 (1.79%) Twitter
4 2 (1.19%) Symbian
5 1 (0.60%) Google
5 1 (0.60%) Sybase
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