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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++ Programmer
Rank 855 829 794
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 80 108 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 78 94 114
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £27,150 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+21.87% +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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 within the UK.

C++ Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

C++ Programmer
Top 28 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 12 February 2016. 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 -7 78 £60,000 +41.17% 7
London +5 30 £67,500 -15.62% 4
South East +34 24 £46,400 -7.20% 1
Yorkshire +8 12 £60,000 +100.00%
West Sussex - 11 £50,000 -
Ealing - 11 £65,000 -
Crawley - 11 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire +4 9 £40,000 -42.85% 1
East of England -25 9 £70,000 +64.70%
Suffolk - 7 £70,000 -
Ipswich - 7 £70,000 -
West Yorkshire -12 5 £35,000 +16.66%
City of London +50 4 £82,500 +3.12% 1
Oxford -10 4 £42,500 -39.28%
Brighton - 4 £26,250 -
East Sussex - 4 £26,250 -
Cheshire - 3 £20,500 -
Runcorn - 3 £20,500 -
North West - 3 £20,500 - 1
Wakefield +4 2 £41,250 +37.50%
Scotland +3 2 - -
Dundee - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £47,500 -
Abingdon - 2 £46,400 -
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £47,500 +5.55%
Cambridge -15 1 £47,500 +5.55%
Surbiton - 1 £50,000 -
East Anglia - 1 £40,000 -

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 170 (100.00%) C++
2 74 (43.53%) Linux
3 63 (37.06%) Software Engineering
4 52 (30.59%) Games
5 51 (30.00%) C
5 51 (30.00%) Degree
6 48 (28.24%) Unix
7 43 (25.29%) Windows
8 38 (22.35%) Multithreading
9 36 (21.18%) Python
10 35 (20.59%) SQL
11 34 (20.00%) Finance
12 33 (19.41%) Java
12 33 (19.41%) C#
13 27 (15.88%) Computer Science
14 26 (15.29%) Mathematics
15 24 (14.12%) MySQL
15 24 (14.12%) Oracle
15 24 (14.12%) Android
16 23 (13.53%) HTML
17 21 (12.35%) .NET
17 21 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (11.76%) Apple iOS
19 19 (11.18%) CSS
19 19 (11.18%) Telecoms
20 18 (10.59%) Mentoring
20 18 (10.59%) High Availability
20 18 (10.59%) Enterprise Software
20 18 (10.59%) Mobile Games
20 18 (10.59%) Web Design

C++ Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (2.35%) IIS
2 1 (0.59%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.59%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) 3ds Max
1 3 (1.76%) Blender
1 3 (1.76%) Maya
2 1 (0.59%) Abaqus
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
2 1 (0.59%) NASTRAN
2 1 (0.59%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.59%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.59%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.47%) Network Security
3 8 (4.71%) Firewall
4 4 (2.35%) DNS
5 2 (1.18%) SNA
5 2 (1.18%) X.25
6 1 (0.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.12%) MySQL
2 11 (6.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.53%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.18%) DB2
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.59%) Big Data
6 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (6.47%) SpecFlow
2 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.76%) Subversion
3 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.59%) GitLab
4 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.59%) JIRA
4 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (30.59%) Games
2 34 (20.00%) Finance
3 19 (11.18%) Telecoms
4 15 (8.82%) Front Office
5 11 (6.47%) Banking
6 10 (5.88%) Electronics
7 6 (3.53%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.94%) Automotive
9 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.53%) HTML
2 21 (12.35%) .NET
3 19 (11.18%) CSS
4 18 (10.59%) JSP
5 15 (8.82%) ASP.NET
6 13 (7.65%) Qt
6 13 (7.65%) Web Services
7 12 (7.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 12 (7.06%) WCF
7 12 (7.06%) WPF
8 11 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (6.47%) COM
9 10 (5.88%) STL
10 6 (3.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 5 (2.94%) Unreal Engine
12 4 (2.35%) OpenGL
12 4 (2.35%) XML
13 3 (1.76%) OpenGL ES
14 2 (1.18%) cocos2d
14 2 (1.18%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.88%) Computer Science
2 26 (15.29%) Mathematics
3 18 (10.59%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (10.59%) Mobile Games
4 17 (10.00%) Xbox
5 15 (8.82%) Algorithms
5 15 (8.82%) Physics
6 12 (7.06%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (6.47%) BYOD
7 11 (6.47%) Data Structures
7 11 (6.47%) Visualisation
8 9 (5.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (4.71%) PlayStation
10 7 (4.12%) Fixed Income
11 6 (3.53%) Derivative
12 4 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (2.35%) Equities
12 4 (2.35%) Hedge funds
12 4 (2.35%) Online Games
13 3 (1.76%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 74 (43.53%) Linux
2 48 (28.24%) Unix
3 43 (25.29%) Windows
4 24 (14.12%) Android
5 20 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.35%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.59%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (37.06%) Software Engineering
2 38 (22.35%) Multithreading
3 21 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (10.59%) High Availability
4 18 (10.59%) Mentoring
4 18 (10.59%) Web Design
5 15 (8.82%) TDD
6 13 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (7.65%) OO
6 13 (7.65%) SDLC
7 12 (7.06%) BDD
7 12 (7.06%) Scrum
8 11 (6.47%) Kanban
9 8 (4.71%) Low Latency
10 7 (4.12%) Game Development
10 7 (4.12%) OOP
11 6 (3.53%) Algorithmic Trading
11 6 (3.53%) Functional Programming
11 6 (3.53%) Mobile Development
12 5 (2.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 170 (100.00%) C++
2 51 (30.00%) C
3 36 (21.18%) Python
4 35 (20.59%) SQL
5 33 (19.41%) C#
5 33 (19.41%) Java
6 18 (10.59%) Assembly Language
7 16 (9.41%) JavaScript
8 11 (6.47%) Objective-C
9 9 (5.29%) Scala
10 8 (4.71%) R
11 5 (2.94%) Clojure
11 5 (2.94%) F#
12 4 (2.35%) Perl
13 3 (1.76%) Erlang
13 3 (1.76%) GLSL
13 3 (1.76%) Ruby
14 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.18%) Lua
14 2 (1.18%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 51 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (1.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (6.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (14.12%) Oracle
2 13 (7.65%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.47%) Apple
4 1 (0.59%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.59%) QNX
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