The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 56 45 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5084 5851 7237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.41% 5.27% 6.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.80% 9.86% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4410 4982 6323
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
57752 59369 62807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.14% 53.48% 54.59%
Number of salaries quoted 49417 50671 55273
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

C++
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing C++ within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ within the UK.

C++ Salary Trend in the UK

C++
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing C++ over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 within the UK.

C++ Salary Histogram in the UK

C++
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++ within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
(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 -11 4789 £46,500 +3.33% 741
London -4 2132 £62,500 +4.16% 251
South East -14 1024 £42,500 - 177
East of England -15 472 £40,000 - 104
City of London -14 460 £65,000 +4.00% 94
South West -5 448 £37,000 +5.71% 104
Surrey +20 337 £45,000 +4.65% 50
Cambridgeshire -10 306 £40,000 - 79
Cambridge -6 280 £40,000 - 73
North West -13 208 £38,500 -1.28% 32
Hampshire -13 185 £36,750 -8.12% 34
East Midlands +5 161 £40,000 -5.88% 30
Scotland -16 155 £38,500 -10.46% 20
Yorkshire -11 151 £40,000 +14.28% 17
Bristol -4 131 £37,500 +7.14% 41
Berkshire -75 118 £45,000 +11.11% 24
West Midlands -48 115 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Gloucestershire -7 113 £40,000 +6.66% 23
Manchester -24 112 £38,000 +8.57% 17
West Yorkshire +16 108 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Oxfordshire -7 106 £42,500 +6.25% 29
West Sussex -12 96 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Hertfordshire -22 90 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Wales +27 89 £35,000 +0.71% 15
South Wales +30 82 £35,000 +1.44% 14
Edinburgh -5 76 £38,500 -6.09% 6
Somerset +11 71 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Nottinghamshire +14 69 £30,000 -29.41% 7
North East +1 69 £38,000 +1.33% 8
Cheshire +12 67 £40,000 -11.11% 13

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing C++ also 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 that cited C++.

1 4707 (45.45%) Java
2 4247 (41.01%) C#
3 3918 (37.83%) Software Engineering
4 3578 (34.55%) Degree
5 3300 (31.87%) C
6 2969 (28.67%) Linux
7 2662 (25.70%) OO
8 2624 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
9 2603 (25.14%) Finance
10 2593 (25.04%) SQL
11 2412 (23.29%) Computer Science
12 2384 (23.02%) Python
13 2288 (22.09%) Windows
14 2136 (20.63%) .NET
15 1931 (18.65%) UNIX
16 1750 (16.90%) JavaScript
17 1524 (14.72%) HTML
18 1477 (14.26%) Multithreading
19 1381 (13.34%) SQL Server
20 1300 (12.55%) Mathematics
21 1241 (11.98%) Oracle
22 1164 (11.24%) XML
23 973 (9.40%) Algorithms
24 928 (8.96%) Banking
25 926 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
26 898 (8.67%) Microsoft
27 889 (8.58%) Perl
28 878 (8.48%) Scrum
29 873 (8.43%) CSS
30 847 (8.18%) TDD

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing C++ also 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 that cited C++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 190 (1.83%) Apache
2 135 (1.30%) Node.js
3 130 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 119 (1.15%) IIS
5 94 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 88 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 82 (0.79%) SAS
8 69 (0.67%) GlassFish
9 67 (0.65%) JBoss
10 62 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 52 (0.50%) CMS
12 46 (0.44%) Confluence
13 45 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 42 (0.41%) MQSeries
15 41 (0.40%) nginx
16 40 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
17 39 (0.38%) Apache Pig
18 35 (0.34%) OpenStack
19 27 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
20 26 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 477 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 116 (1.12%) MS Office
3 60 (0.58%) Simulink
4 45 (0.43%) SPSS
5 43 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 37 (0.36%) CPLEX
7 33 (0.32%) 3ds Max
8 25 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
9 23 (0.22%) Maya
10 21 (0.20%) TargetLink
11 20 (0.19%) MS Visio
12 19 (0.18%) Stateflow
13 17 (0.16%) Mathematica
14 12 (0.12%) MS Project
15 11 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
15 11 (0.11%) Blender
16 10 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
16 10 (0.097%) NASTRAN
17 9 (0.087%) Doxygen
18 8 (0.077%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 23 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.21%) BASE24
3 20 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 11 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.097%) Magento
7 9 (0.087%) Agresso
8 8 (0.077%) BusinessWorks
8 8 (0.077%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.058%) TIBCO iProcess
9 6 (0.058%) Sage 50
9 6 (0.058%) Summit
10 5 (0.048%) Adaptiv
10 5 (0.048%) RMDS
10 5 (0.048%) ION MarketView
11 4 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.039%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.039%) Tridion
12 3 (0.029%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 110 (1.06%) SaaS
2 83 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (0.43%) GitHub
5 40 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (0.19%) PaaS
8 19 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
10 11 (0.11%) Route 53
11 10 (0.097%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.097%) Heroku
12 9 (0.087%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.068%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.048%) IaaS
14 5 (0.048%) Force.com
15 3 (0.029%) Amazon EMR
16 2 (0.019%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.019%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.019%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 499 (4.82%) TCP/IP
2 260 (2.51%) HTTP
3 240 (2.32%) Internet
4 105 (1.01%) Wireless
5 102 (0.98%) Ethernet
6 94 (0.91%) Firewall
7 78 (0.75%) GSM
8 76 (0.73%) DNS
9 64 (0.62%) LDAP
10 54 (0.52%) LTE
11 53 (0.51%) VPN
12 51 (0.49%) IPv6
13 48 (0.46%) DVB
14 47 (0.45%) VoIP
15 46 (0.44%) IPv4
16 45 (0.43%) SAN
16 45 (0.43%) Wireshark
17 44 (0.42%) GPRS
18 42 (0.41%) SSL
18 42 (0.41%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1381 (13.34%) SQL Server
2 517 (4.99%) MySQL
3 454 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 282 (2.72%) Big Data
5 240 (2.32%) Hadoop
6 184 (1.78%) NoSQL
7 183 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 117 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 109 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
10 107 (1.03%) MongoDB
11 106 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 97 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 86 (0.83%) Data Mining
14 76 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
15 66 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
16 61 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
17 50 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
18 49 (0.47%) Apache Hive
19 46 (0.44%) HBase
20 45 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 629 (6.07%) Visual Studio
2 482 (4.65%) Subversion
3 405 (3.91%) Git (software)
4 202 (1.95%) Jenkins
5 199 (1.92%) NUnit
6 194 (1.87%) Eclipse
7 185 (1.79%) JUnit
8 176 (1.70%) JIRA
8 176 (1.70%) Selenium
9 171 (1.65%) Maven
10 118 (1.14%) GCC
11 110 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 96 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
13 87 (0.84%) GDB
14 86 (0.83%) ClearCase
15 79 (0.76%) Cucumber
16 77 (0.74%) Hudson
17 74 (0.71%) Ant
18 67 (0.65%) Bugzilla
19 57 (0.55%) Xcode
General
1 2603 (25.14%) Finance
2 928 (8.96%) Banking
3 532 (5.14%) Front Office
4 510 (4.92%) Investment Banking
5 453 (4.37%) Games
6 434 (4.19%) Electronics
7 415 (4.01%) Telecoms
8 269 (2.60%) Retail
9 267 (2.58%) Financial Institution
10 230 (2.22%) Aerospace
11 183 (1.77%) Manufacturing
12 176 (1.70%) Marketing
13 162 (1.56%) Automotive
14 108 (1.04%) Military
15 96 (0.93%) Multimedia
16 79 (0.76%) Law
17 74 (0.71%) Back Office
18 64 (0.62%) Advertising
19 59 (0.57%) Publishing
20 50 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5583 (53.91%) Developer
2 2394 (23.12%) Software Engineer
3 2022 (19.52%) C++ Developer
4 1348 (13.02%) Software Developer
5 744 (7.18%) Senior Developer
6 726 (7.01%) C# Developer
7 697 (6.73%) Java Developer
8 592 (5.72%) Graduate
9 534 (5.16%) Programmer
10 526 (5.08%) Analyst
11 524 (5.06%) C++ Software Engineer
12 481 (4.64%) Senior Software Engineer
13 429 (4.14%) Junior
14 345 (3.33%) C++ Software Developer
15 322 (3.11%) Junior Developer
16 305 (2.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 298 (2.88%) .NET Developer
18 296 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
19 277 (2.67%) Python Developer
20 271 (2.62%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2136 (20.63%) .NET
2 1524 (14.72%) HTML
3 1164 (11.24%) XML
4 873 (8.43%) CSS
5 765 (7.39%) STL
6 735 (7.10%) Web Services
7 633 (6.11%) ASP.NET
8 499 (4.82%) HTML5
9 479 (4.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 423 (4.08%) WPF
11 411 (3.97%) J2EE
12 380 (3.67%) jQuery
13 360 (3.48%) MFC
14 323 (3.12%) WCF
15 277 (2.67%) Qt
16 268 (2.59%) SOAP
17 259 (2.50%) OpenGL
18 254 (2.45%) Ajax
19 253 (2.44%) Spring
20 228 (2.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2412 (23.29%) Computer Science
2 1300 (12.55%) Mathematics
3 973 (9.40%) Algorithms
4 926 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
5 605 (5.84%) Physics
6 398 (3.84%) Embedded Systems
7 358 (3.46%) Derivative
8 340 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 340 (3.28%) Open Source
9 323 (3.12%) Data Structures
10 321 (3.10%) Hedge funds
11 289 (2.79%) Fixed Income
12 262 (2.53%) Mobile App
13 246 (2.38%) Visualisation
14 232 (2.24%) Equities
15 223 (2.15%) User Experience
16 164 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
17 162 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
18 160 (1.54%) Client/Server
19 157 (1.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2969 (28.67%) Linux
2 2288 (22.09%) Windows
3 1931 (18.65%) UNIX
4 787 (7.60%) Android
5 704 (6.80%) Apple iOS
6 244 (2.36%) Solaris
7 140 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
8 128 (1.24%) Mac OS X
9 92 (0.89%) Windows Phone
10 67 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 66 (0.64%) HPUX
12 64 (0.62%) AIX
13 57 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 54 (0.52%) Windows 7
15 50 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
16 49 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 42 (0.41%) Windows CE
18 39 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
19 38 (0.37%) CentOS
20 37 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3918 (37.83%) Software Engineering
2 2662 (25.70%) OO
3 2624 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
4 1477 (14.26%) Multithreading
5 878 (8.48%) Scrum
6 847 (8.18%) TDD
7 843 (8.14%) OOD
8 824 (7.96%) OOP
9 515 (4.97%) Analytics
10 511 (4.93%) UML
11 490 (4.73%) Unit Testing
12 477 (4.61%) Mentoring
13 451 (4.35%) Low Latency
14 427 (4.12%) MVC
15 388 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
16 383 (3.70%) Project Management
17 283 (2.73%) iOS Development
18 270 (2.61%) Web Development
19 269 (2.60%) Software Architecture
20 258 (2.49%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4707 (45.45%) Java
2 4247 (41.01%) C#
3 3300 (31.87%) C
4 2593 (25.04%) SQL
5 2384 (23.02%) Python
6 1750 (16.90%) JavaScript
7 889 (8.58%) Perl
8 656 (6.33%) PHP
9 513 (4.95%) Ruby
10 419 (4.05%) Objective-C
11 374 (3.61%) VB
12 337 (3.25%) Shell Script
13 325 (3.14%) Bash Shell
14 317 (3.06%) MATLAB
15 273 (2.64%) Embedded C
16 254 (2.45%) Embedded C++
17 239 (2.31%) VB.NET
18 209 (2.02%) VBA
19 202 (1.95%) VC++
20 198 (1.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3578 (34.55%) Degree
2 502 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 421 (4.07%) PhD
4 244 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 124 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 109 (1.05%) ISEB
7 61 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 52 (0.50%) Postgraduate
9 39 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (0.33%) CISSP
11 27 (0.26%) HND
12 19 (0.18%) CEH
13 17 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 13 (0.13%) CCNA
15 13 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (0.12%) OCPJP
16 12 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.11%) Sun Certification
17 11 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 625 (6.04%) QA
2 119 (1.15%) ISO 9001
3 40 (0.39%) SLA
4 27 (0.26%) JTAG
5 26 (0.25%) IEC 61508
5 26 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.25%) ISO 9000
6 25 (0.24%) ISO 8583
7 22 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
7 22 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.19%) EMIR
9 14 (0.14%) DO-178B
10 13 (0.13%) Basel III
11 12 (0.12%) WAI
12 11 (0.11%) TickIT
13 8 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 8 (0.077%) Basel II
14 6 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.048%) Solvency II
16 4 (0.039%) COBIT
System Software
1 196 (1.89%) Firmware
2 98 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 37 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.26%) VMware ESX
6 17 (0.16%) Docker
6 17 (0.16%) HDFS
7 15 (0.14%) NFS
7 15 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.11%) vSphere
9 10 (0.097%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.077%) XenApp
10 8 (0.077%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.068%) Snort
12 6 (0.058%) Samba
12 6 (0.058%) KVM
13 5 (0.048%) Xen
13 5 (0.048%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.048%) Gluster
13 5 (0.048%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 93 (0.90%) Puppet
2 82 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (0.19%) NetBackup
5 17 (0.16%) CFEngine
6 16 (0.15%) OpenView
7 14 (0.14%) Nagios
8 13 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.12%) Vagrant
10 10 (0.097%) Control-M
11 9 (0.087%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.068%) logstash
12 7 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.058%) Ansible
13 6 (0.058%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.058%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.048%) Netcool
14 5 (0.048%) Cacti
14 5 (0.048%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.048%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1241 (11.98%) Oracle
2 898 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 214 (2.07%) Sybase
4 173 (1.67%) Google
5 121 (1.17%) VMware
6 113 (1.09%) HP
7 112 (1.08%) TIBCO
8 102 (0.98%) Bloomberg
9 82 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 81 (0.78%) Twitter
11 75 (0.72%) IBM
12 66 (0.64%) Cisco
13 56 (0.54%) Fidessa
14 53 (0.51%) Perforce
15 46 (0.44%) Citrix
15 46 (0.44%) Business Objects
16 44 (0.42%) Apple
16 44 (0.42%) DataSynapse
17 42 (0.41%) SAP
17 42 (0.41%) EMC
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Health, Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 60000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Prosper Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £49,000 per annum depending on skills / experience + E
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Prosper Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,500 per annum DOE Plus Bonus + attractive bens inc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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LA International
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
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Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Farnborough, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Farnborough, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000
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