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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Programmer
Rank 831 777 782
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 74 96 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.090% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.096% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 57 84 108
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,250 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,750 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 £38,000
% 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -37 73 £42,500 +3.65% 16
West Yorkshire - 31 £30,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 31 £30,000 - 3
Wakefield - 24 £30,000 - 2
London -26 21 £62,500 +16.27% 10
Cambridgeshire +10 8 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Cambridge +2 8 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East of England -15 8 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £33,750 -
City of London +14 5 £67,500 -12.90% 3
South West -36 5 £32,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £37,500 -
Nottingham - 5 £37,500 -
South East -24 4 £45,000 +9.75% 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £29,100 - 1
Surrey - 3 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £52,500 - 1
Basingstoke 0 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Croydon -9 1 - - 1
Bristol -11 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Hampshire -12 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Leicestershire - 1 £30,000 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £30,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £60,001 -
Aldershot - 1 £45,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £45,000 -
Derby - 1 £30,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £52,500 -
Guildford - 1 £45,000 -

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 153 (100.00%) C++
2 58 (37.91%) Android
3 51 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 48 (31.37%) Games
5 45 (29.41%) Java
6 31 (20.26%) STL
6 31 (20.26%) UNIX
6 31 (20.26%) Multithreading
7 30 (19.61%) C
7 30 (19.61%) Degree
8 29 (18.95%) Objective-C
8 29 (18.95%) Linux
9 27 (17.65%) Finance
9 27 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 26 (16.99%) Computer Science
11 25 (16.34%) Software Engineering
12 24 (15.69%) Windows
13 23 (15.03%) Python
14 22 (14.38%) Low Latency
15 21 (13.73%) Game Development
15 21 (13.73%) OO
16 20 (13.07%) C#
17 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (10.46%) Android Development
19 15 (9.80%) iOS Development
19 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (9.80%) Analytics
20 14 (9.15%) SQL
21 12 (7.84%) Mentoring
21 12 (7.84%) .NET

C++ Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.65%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio
1 6 (3.92%) Eclipse
1 6 (3.92%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.92%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (31.37%) Games
2 27 (17.65%) Finance
3 5 (3.27%) Front Office
4 4 (2.61%) Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.26%) STL
2 27 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 12 (7.84%) .NET
4 7 (4.58%) Qt
5 5 (3.27%) OpenGL
6 4 (2.61%) XML
6 4 (2.61%) OpenCL
6 4 (2.61%) MFC
6 4 (2.61%) OpenMP
7 3 (1.96%) HTML
7 3 (1.96%) DirectX
8 2 (1.31%) OLE
8 2 (1.31%) ATL
8 2 (1.31%) CSS
9 1 (0.65%) Web Services
9 1 (0.65%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.65%) DAO
9 1 (0.65%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.99%) Computer Science
2 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.54%) 3D Graphics
4 9 (5.88%) Hedge funds
5 8 (5.23%) Mathematics
5 8 (5.23%) Xbox
6 7 (4.58%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.92%) Smartphone
8 5 (3.27%) Derivative
8 5 (3.27%) Tandem
9 4 (2.61%) Physics
9 4 (2.61%) Chemistry
9 4 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.61%) Equities
10 2 (1.31%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.65%) Animation
11 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (37.91%) Android
2 51 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 31 (20.26%) UNIX
4 29 (18.95%) Linux
5 24 (15.69%) Windows
6 7 (4.58%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
7 1 (0.65%) HPUX
7 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.26%) Multithreading
2 25 (16.34%) Software Engineering
3 22 (14.38%) Low Latency
4 21 (13.73%) Game Development
4 21 (13.73%) OO
5 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (10.46%) Android Development
7 15 (9.80%) iOS Development
7 15 (9.80%) Analytics
8 12 (7.84%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.54%) OOD
10 7 (4.58%) Algorithmic Trading
11 6 (3.92%) Scrum
11 6 (3.92%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.92%) Functional Programming
11 6 (3.92%) 3D Modelling
11 6 (3.92%) System Testing
12 4 (2.61%) Image Processing
13 3 (1.96%) Electronic Trading
14 2 (1.31%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 153 (100.00%) C++
2 45 (29.41%) Java
3 30 (19.61%) C
4 29 (18.95%) Objective-C
5 23 (15.03%) Python
6 20 (13.07%) C#
7 14 (9.15%) SQL
8 9 (5.88%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.92%) MAXScript
9 6 (3.92%) F#
9 6 (3.92%) GLSL
10 5 (3.27%) Perl
10 5 (3.27%) PHP
11 4 (2.61%) VC++
12 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.96%) Ruby
13 1 (0.65%) Lua
13 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.65%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 30 (19.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.65%) MCP
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (2.61%) Oracle
2 3 (1.96%) Symbian
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.65%) Twitter
3 1 (0.65%) Sybase
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