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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Programmer
Rank 821 787 797
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 83 92 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.085% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.090% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 60 81 107
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
England -24 81 £45,000 +5.88% 10
London -35 29 £61,250 -12.49% 6
West Yorkshire - 27 £30,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 27 £30,000 - 2
Wakefield - 26 £30,000 - 2
City of London +8 6 £65,000 -13.33% 3
Cambridge -2 6 £40,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire -3 6 £40,000 - 2
South East -18 6 £45,000 +9.75% 2
East of England -20 6 £40,000 - 2
South West -25 6 £25,000 -9.09%
East Midlands - 5 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £37,500 -
Surrey - 4 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £23,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £37,500 -
West Midlands -21 3 £45,000 +100.00%
Birmingham - 3 £45,000 -
Bristol -2 2 £29,750 -15.00%
Berkshire - 2 £52,500 - 1
Basingstoke +13 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Croydon -4 1 - - 1
Hampshire -6 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £60,001 -
Farnborough - 1 £45,000 -
North West - 1 £17,500 -
Gloucester - 1 £52,500 -
Guildford - 1 £45,000 -
Leeds - 1 - -

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 165 (100.00%) C++
2 64 (38.79%) Android
3 57 (34.55%) Games
4 55 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 54 (32.73%) Java
6 35 (21.21%) UNIX
7 34 (20.61%) Objective-C
8 32 (19.39%) Algorithms
9 30 (18.18%) Degree
9 30 (18.18%) Finance
9 30 (18.18%) Linux
9 30 (18.18%) STL
10 29 (17.58%) C
11 27 (16.36%) Windows
11 27 (16.36%) Python
11 27 (16.36%) OO
11 27 (16.36%) Multithreading
12 26 (15.76%) Software Engineering
13 25 (15.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 23 (13.94%) Computer Science
15 22 (13.33%) Game Development
16 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (12.73%) C#
17 20 (12.12%) Data Structures
18 19 (11.52%) Low Latency
18 19 (11.52%) SQL
19 16 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
20 15 (9.09%) Android Development
20 15 (9.09%) Mentoring
21 14 (8.48%) iOS Development

C++ Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.61%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.82%) FTP
2 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.21%) MySQL
3 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) HBase
4 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Eclipse
1 8 (4.85%) Git (software)
1 8 (4.85%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (34.55%) Games
2 30 (18.18%) Finance
3 6 (3.64%) Retail
4 5 (3.03%) Front Office
5 4 (2.42%) Banking
6 3 (1.82%) Back Office
7 2 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.18%) STL
2 25 (15.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 12 (7.27%) .NET
4 8 (4.85%) XML
5 7 (4.24%) Qt
6 5 (3.03%) OpenGL
7 4 (2.42%) HTML
7 4 (2.42%) MFC
7 4 (2.42%) OpenMP
7 4 (2.42%) OpenCL
8 3 (1.82%) CSS
8 3 (1.82%) DirectX
9 2 (1.21%) OLE
9 2 (1.21%) ATL
9 2 (1.21%) XSD
9 2 (1.21%) Web Services
9 2 (1.21%) WebKit
10 1 (0.61%) Havok
10 1 (0.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.39%) Algorithms
2 23 (13.94%) Computer Science
3 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (12.12%) Data Structures
5 11 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
6 8 (4.85%) Smartphone
6 8 (4.85%) Hedge funds
6 8 (4.85%) Xbox
7 6 (3.64%) Mathematics
7 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.42%) Tandem
8 4 (2.42%) Chemistry
8 4 (2.42%) Derivative
9 3 (1.82%) Physics
9 3 (1.82%) Equities
10 2 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.61%) User Experience
11 1 (0.61%) Animation
11 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 64 (38.79%) Android
2 55 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 35 (21.21%) UNIX
4 30 (18.18%) Linux
5 27 (16.36%) Windows
6 6 (3.64%) Windows Phone
7 4 (2.42%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.61%) AIX
8 1 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.36%) OO
1 27 (16.36%) Multithreading
2 26 (15.76%) Software Engineering
3 22 (13.33%) Game Development
4 19 (11.52%) Low Latency
5 16 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (9.09%) Android Development
6 15 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 14 (8.48%) iOS Development
8 13 (7.88%) Analytics
9 12 (7.27%) OOD
10 8 (4.85%) 3D Modelling
11 6 (3.64%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.64%) System Testing
12 5 (3.03%) Algorithmic Trading
12 5 (3.03%) Scrum
13 4 (2.42%) Image Processing
13 4 (2.42%) Functional Programming
14 3 (1.82%) Business Analysis
14 3 (1.82%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 165 (100.00%) C++
2 54 (32.73%) Java
3 34 (20.61%) Objective-C
4 29 (17.58%) C
5 27 (16.36%) Python
6 21 (12.73%) C#
7 19 (11.52%) SQL
8 10 (6.06%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.45%) Perl
10 8 (4.85%) MAXScript
10 8 (4.85%) GLSL
11 5 (3.03%) VC++
11 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.42%) PHP
12 4 (2.42%) F#
13 3 (1.82%) COBOL
14 2 (1.21%) Ruby
14 2 (1.21%) Lua
15 1 (0.61%) R
15 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.61%) MCP
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.03%) QA
1 5 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (4.24%) Oracle
2 4 (2.42%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.82%) Twitter
3 3 (1.82%) Symbian
3 3 (1.82%) Borland
4 1 (0.61%) Sybase
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