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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Programmer
Rank 847 836 790
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 52 74 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.064% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.067% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 49 62 78
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £90,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -2 49 £47,500 +5.55% 8
London +6 26 £75,000 -13.04% 7
City of London +40 12 £80,000 -11.11% 3
South East +15 10 £37,500 -16.66%
East of England 0 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Brighton - 5 £37,500 -
East Sussex - 5 £37,500 -
West Midlands -3 3 £37,500 +15.38% 1
South West -18 3 £38,500 +13.73%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £42,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 3 £27,500 -
Watford - 3 £37,500 -
Horsham - 3 £27,500 -
Bridgend - 2 £33,500 -
Wales - 2 £33,500 -
South Wales - 2 £33,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire +15 1 £20,000 -50.00%
North West 0 1 £34,500 -23.33%
Bristol -13 1 £45,000 +38.46%
West Yorkshire -21 1 £60,000 +100.00%
Yorkshire -21 1 £60,000 +100.00%
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -
East Anglia - 1 £40,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £50,000 -
Manchester - 1 £34,500 -
Huntingdon - 1 £20,000 -
Verwood - 1 £38,500 -

C++ Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 131 (100.00%) C++
2 57 (43.51%) Linux
3 50 (38.17%) Software Engineering
4 44 (33.59%) Degree
5 41 (31.30%) Multithreading
6 39 (29.77%) Finance
7 38 (29.01%) UNIX
8 36 (27.48%) Python
9 34 (25.95%) Computer Science
10 33 (25.19%) OO
11 31 (23.66%) STL
12 30 (22.90%) Games
13 28 (21.37%) C
14 27 (20.61%) Windows
15 23 (17.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 22 (16.79%) C#
17 21 (16.03%) Derivative
18 20 (15.27%) Qt
19 19 (14.50%) Algorithms
19 19 (14.50%) Web Services
20 17 (12.98%) Mathematics
21 16 (12.21%) JavaScript
21 16 (12.21%) OpenGL
22 15 (11.45%) 3D Graphics
22 15 (11.45%) Bash Shell
23 14 (10.69%) Unit Testing
23 14 (10.69%) TDD
24 13 (9.92%) Front Office
24 13 (9.92%) DirectX
24 13 (9.92%) Physics

C++ Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (3.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.53%) Wireless
2 2 (1.53%) HSPA
2 2 (1.53%) LTE
2 2 (1.53%) Broadband
2 2 (1.53%) GSM
2 2 (1.53%) 3GPP
2 2 (1.53%) UMTS
3 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.76%) SMS
3 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.11%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.58%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.58%) Subversion
3 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.76%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.76%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.76%) Maven
5 1 (0.76%) Selenium
5 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.76%) Ant
General
1 39 (29.77%) Finance
2 30 (22.90%) Games
3 13 (9.92%) Front Office
4 7 (5.34%) Banking
5 6 (4.58%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.05%) Automotive
6 4 (3.05%) Marketing
7 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.66%) STL
2 23 (17.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 20 (15.27%) Qt
4 19 (14.50%) Web Services
5 16 (12.21%) OpenGL
6 13 (9.92%) DirectX
7 10 (7.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (3.82%) Pthreads
8 5 (3.82%) POSIX
9 4 (3.05%) HTML
10 3 (2.29%) .NET
10 3 (2.29%) SOAP
11 2 (1.53%) JSON
11 2 (1.53%) XML
11 2 (1.53%) Unreal Engine
11 2 (1.53%) REST
12 1 (0.76%) WebKit
12 1 (0.76%) HTML5
12 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (25.95%) Computer Science
2 21 (16.03%) Derivative
3 19 (14.50%) Algorithms
4 17 (12.98%) Mathematics
5 15 (11.45%) 3D Graphics
6 13 (9.92%) Physics
6 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (9.16%) Data Structures
8 11 (8.40%) Visualisation
9 8 (6.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (5.34%) Hedge funds
10 7 (5.34%) Xbox
10 7 (5.34%) PlayStation
11 4 (3.05%) CUDA
12 3 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (2.29%) Fixed Income
13 2 (1.53%) Arduino
13 2 (1.53%) Raspberry Pi
14 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 57 (43.51%) Linux
2 38 (29.01%) UNIX
3 27 (20.61%) Windows
4 11 (8.40%) Android
5 9 (6.87%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.29%) AIX
6 3 (2.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (38.17%) Software Engineering
2 41 (31.30%) Multithreading
3 33 (25.19%) OO
4 14 (10.69%) TDD
4 14 (10.69%) Unit Testing
5 12 (9.16%) OOD
6 11 (8.40%) 3D Programming
6 11 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.63%) Analytics
8 8 (6.11%) Game Development
8 8 (6.11%) OOP
9 7 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.34%) SDLC
10 6 (4.58%) SOA
11 5 (3.82%) Scrum
11 5 (3.82%) Open Source
11 5 (3.82%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.82%) Coaching
12 4 (3.05%) Android Development
12 4 (3.05%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 131 (100.00%) C++
2 36 (27.48%) Python
3 28 (21.37%) C
4 22 (16.79%) C#
5 16 (12.21%) JavaScript
6 15 (11.45%) Bash Shell
7 11 (8.40%) Lua
8 10 (7.63%) Pascal
8 10 (7.63%) Perl
8 10 (7.63%) HLSL
9 8 (6.11%) Java
10 7 (5.34%) SQL
11 5 (3.82%) Ruby
12 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.05%) Embedded C
12 4 (3.05%) Embedded C++
13 3 (2.29%) Scala
14 2 (1.53%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.76%) F#
Qualifications
1 44 (33.59%) Degree
2 10 (7.63%) PhD
3 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) HNC
4 2 (1.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
1 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.05%) Oracle
3 2 (1.53%) Minitab
4 1 (0.76%) Freescale
4 1 (0.76%) HP
4 1 (0.76%) Perforce
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