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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 55 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5107 6091 6109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.62% 5.08% 5.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.97% 9.74% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4194 5198 5242
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 £29,050 £28,500
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
56909 62546 58013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.50% 52.14% 52.84%
Number of salaries quoted 48516 53367 50016
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 1 July 2015 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 1 July 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
(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 -8 4817 £46,000 +2.22% 764
London -6 2100 £65,000 +8.33% 264
South East -5 1017 £45,000 +5.88% 164
City of London +9 512 £70,000 +12.00% 92
East of England 0 483 £40,000 -3.61% 112
South West -3 415 £40,000 +11.11% 80
Surrey +1 324 £45,000 - 47
Cambridgeshire -1 294 £42,500 - 73
Cambridge +1 256 £42,500 - 59
Hampshire -7 225 £45,000 +20.00% 31
West Midlands +16 210 £35,000 -5.40% 37
North West +14 207 £37,500 +1.35% 35
Yorkshire +30 201 £40,000 +14.28% 33
Manchester +29 163 £37,500 +7.14% 27
West Yorkshire +40 131 £45,000 +12.50% 23
East Midlands -13 124 £37,750 -5.62% 20
Berkshire -36 123 £40,000 -11.11% 23
Gloucestershire -4 122 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Oxfordshire +5 121 £39,000 -2.50% 28
Bristol -10 114 £39,000 +14.70% 24
Leeds +79 109 £43,250 -8.94% 16
Scotland -33 109 £39,750 -3.63% 24
Hertfordshire -13 97 £38,750 -3.12% 18
North East +6 88 £40,000 +9.58% 15
West Sussex -10 82 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Wales +7 73 £36,000 +9.09% 9
South Wales +11 71 £36,000 +10.76% 7
Reading -25 66 £43,750 -2.77% 13
Walton-on-Thames +12 65 £47,500 +46.15% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 65 £45,000 +20.00% 8

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 4395 (45.91%) Java
2 3806 (39.75%) Software Engineering
3 3755 (39.22%) C#
4 3287 (34.33%) C
5 3224 (33.67%) Degree
6 3070 (32.07%) Linux
7 2514 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2407 (25.14%) Finance
9 2331 (24.35%) Python
10 2295 (23.97%) Computer Science
11 2294 (23.96%) SQL
12 2196 (22.94%) OO
13 2142 (22.37%) .NET
14 2064 (21.56%) Windows
15 1725 (18.02%) JavaScript
16 1701 (17.77%) UNIX
17 1516 (15.83%) HTML
18 1205 (12.59%) SQL Server
19 1163 (12.15%) Multithreading
20 1076 (11.24%) Mathematics
21 1044 (10.90%) Oracle
22 1024 (10.70%) Algorithms
23 1017 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
24 988 (10.32%) XML
25 971 (10.14%) SDLC
26 917 (9.58%) TDD
27 848 (8.86%) Microsoft
28 844 (8.82%) CSS
29 830 (8.67%) OOD
30 827 (8.64%) Scrum

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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
1 244 (2.55%) Node.js
2 182 (1.90%) Apache
3 110 (1.15%) IIS
4 103 (1.08%) SAS
5 92 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 79 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 64 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 61 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 54 (0.56%) JBoss
10 52 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 48 (0.50%) Apache Pig
12 46 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 43 (0.45%) OpenStack
14 36 (0.38%) MQSeries
15 31 (0.32%) GlassFish
16 29 (0.30%) nginx
17 25 (0.26%) Confluence
18 24 (0.25%) CMS
19 17 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
20 15 (0.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 315 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 83 (0.87%) MS Office
3 58 (0.61%) Simulink
4 36 (0.38%) TargetLink
5 35 (0.37%) MS Project
6 28 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 24 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 22 (0.23%) Mathematica
9 19 (0.20%) SPSS
9 19 (0.20%) CPLEX
10 12 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
11 10 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
12 9 (0.094%) FastStats
13 8 (0.084%) Quicktime
13 8 (0.084%) Fireworks
14 7 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
14 7 (0.073%) Maya
15 6 (0.063%) AutoCAD
15 6 (0.063%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 35 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.18%) RMDS
3 16 (0.17%) Changepoint
4 11 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (0.11%) MetaTrader
5 10 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
5 10 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.094%) Unica
6 9 (0.094%) Adaptiv
6 9 (0.094%) Sophis RISQUE
7 6 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.063%) Endur
7 6 (0.063%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 5 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.052%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.052%) BASE24
8 5 (0.052%) Summit
9 4 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 229 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
2 187 (1.95%) SaaS
3 124 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 91 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 36 (0.38%) IaaS
7 33 (0.34%) PaaS
8 23 (0.24%) GitHub
9 19 (0.20%) Force.com
10 15 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
11 14 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.094%) Route 53
12 9 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.073%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.031%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.031%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.021%) Dropbox
15 2 (0.021%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.021%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.010%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 475 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 264 (2.76%) HTTP
3 221 (2.31%) Internet
4 150 (1.57%) Ethernet
5 129 (1.35%) Wireless
6 98 (1.02%) Network Security
7 77 (0.80%) Bluetooth
8 55 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 53 (0.55%) DNS
10 45 (0.47%) Broadband
10 45 (0.47%) Firewall
11 39 (0.41%) DVB
11 39 (0.41%) VoIP
12 38 (0.40%) VPN
13 37 (0.39%) LTE
14 36 (0.38%) Multicast
15 35 (0.37%) GSM
15 35 (0.37%) RTP
16 34 (0.36%) Profibus
17 30 (0.31%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1205 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 606 (6.33%) MySQL
3 494 (5.16%) Relational Database
4 346 (3.61%) Big Data
5 284 (2.97%) MongoDB
6 243 (2.54%) RDBMS
7 233 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 220 (2.30%) Hadoop
9 152 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 90 (0.94%) Data Mining
10 90 (0.94%) Apache Hive
11 87 (0.91%) Oracle Database
12 74 (0.77%) HBase
13 73 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 68 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
15 66 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
16 64 (0.67%) CouchDB
17 63 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
18 58 (0.61%) Redis
19 54 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 637 (6.65%) Visual Studio
2 481 (5.02%) Subversion
3 457 (4.77%) Git (software)
4 217 (2.27%) JIRA
5 199 (2.08%) Selenium
6 190 (1.98%) Jenkins
7 176 (1.84%) NUnit
8 163 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 162 (1.69%) Eclipse
10 159 (1.66%) Maven
11 132 (1.38%) JUnit
12 75 (0.78%) TeamCity
13 72 (0.75%) Xcode
14 68 (0.71%) Ant
15 65 (0.68%) GCC
16 64 (0.67%) Cucumber
17 60 (0.63%) MSTest
18 58 (0.61%) Hudson
19 55 (0.57%) Bugzilla
20 54 (0.56%) Mercurial
General
1 2407 (25.14%) Finance
2 624 (6.52%) Banking
3 521 (5.44%) Electronics
4 496 (5.18%) Games
5 450 (4.70%) Telecoms
6 406 (4.24%) Front Office
7 324 (3.38%) Automotive
8 314 (3.28%) Retail
9 258 (2.69%) Investment Banking
10 254 (2.65%) Manufacturing
11 216 (2.26%) Marketing
12 190 (1.98%) Aerospace
13 165 (1.72%) Financial Institution
14 119 (1.24%) Advertising
15 104 (1.09%) Military
16 95 (0.99%) Legal
17 73 (0.76%) Back Office
18 72 (0.75%) Multimedia
19 55 (0.57%) Publishing
20 54 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4841 (50.56%) Developer
2 2408 (25.15%) Software Engineer
3 1719 (17.95%) C++ Developer
4 1235 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 628 (6.56%) Senior Developer
6 617 (6.44%) C# Developer
7 511 (5.34%) Graduate
8 481 (5.02%) C++ Software Engineer
9 455 (4.75%) Java Developer
10 435 (4.54%) Senior Software Engineer
11 381 (3.98%) Programmer
12 379 (3.96%) Junior
13 358 (3.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 301 (3.14%) Analyst
15 269 (2.81%) C++ Software Developer
16 266 (2.78%) Junior Developer
17 238 (2.49%) C# .NET Developer
18 230 (2.40%) Architect
19 227 (2.37%) .NET Developer
20 200 (2.09%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2142 (22.37%) .NET
2 1516 (15.83%) HTML
3 988 (10.32%) XML
4 844 (8.82%) CSS
5 656 (6.85%) Web Services
6 651 (6.80%) STL
7 615 (6.42%) ASP.NET
8 557 (5.82%) HTML5
9 440 (4.60%) WPF
9 440 (4.60%) jQuery
10 389 (4.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 353 (3.69%) Qt
12 334 (3.49%) REST
13 323 (3.37%) MFC
14 322 (3.36%) Spring
15 321 (3.35%) J2EE
16 264 (2.76%) WCF
17 262 (2.74%) SOAP
18 240 (2.51%) Middleware
19 238 (2.49%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2295 (23.97%) Computer Science
2 1076 (11.24%) Mathematics
3 1024 (10.70%) Algorithms
4 1017 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
5 507 (5.30%) Physics
6 500 (5.22%) Data Structures
7 365 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 362 (3.78%) Derivative
9 334 (3.49%) Mobile App
10 308 (3.22%) Visualisation
11 288 (3.01%) Equities
12 287 (3.00%) Embedded Systems
13 264 (2.76%) Hedge funds
14 210 (2.19%) User Experience
15 207 (2.16%) Fixed Income
16 204 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
17 179 (1.87%) Client/Server
18 162 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
19 153 (1.60%) Device Driver
20 145 (1.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3070 (32.07%) Linux
2 2064 (21.56%) Windows
3 1701 (17.77%) UNIX
4 701 (7.32%) Android
5 657 (6.86%) Apple iOS
6 129 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 125 (1.31%) Solaris
8 120 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
9 69 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 66 (0.69%) CentOS
11 63 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 47 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 46 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 42 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 41 (0.43%) VxWorks
16 40 (0.42%) Debian
17 37 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
18 35 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
18 35 (0.37%) Windows CE
19 34 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3806 (39.75%) Software Engineering
2 2514 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
3 2196 (22.94%) OO
4 1163 (12.15%) Multithreading
5 971 (10.14%) SDLC
6 917 (9.58%) TDD
7 830 (8.67%) OOD
8 827 (8.64%) Scrum
9 710 (7.42%) OOP
10 608 (6.35%) UML
11 574 (6.00%) Analytics
12 568 (5.93%) MVC
13 514 (5.37%) Unit Testing
13 514 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
14 464 (4.85%) Mentoring
15 379 (3.96%) Project Management
16 378 (3.95%) Software Architecture
17 371 (3.88%) Low Latency
18 305 (3.19%) Open Source
19 299 (3.12%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 4395 (45.91%) Java
2 3755 (39.22%) C#
3 3287 (34.33%) C
4 2331 (24.35%) Python
5 2294 (23.96%) SQL
6 1725 (18.02%) JavaScript
7 814 (8.50%) Perl
8 759 (7.93%) PHP
9 546 (5.70%) Ruby
10 400 (4.18%) Embedded C
11 393 (4.10%) Objective-C
12 384 (4.01%) Embedded C++
13 361 (3.77%) VB
14 338 (3.53%) Bash Shell
15 300 (3.13%) MATLAB
16 244 (2.55%) Scala
17 227 (2.37%) Shell Script
18 185 (1.93%) VB.NET
19 174 (1.82%) VBA
20 160 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 3224 (33.67%) Degree
2 416 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 396 (4.14%) PhD
4 209 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 164 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 105 (1.10%) ISEB
7 58 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 50 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (0.41%) MCP
10 30 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (0.18%) CCNA
11 17 (0.18%) Postgraduate
12 16 (0.17%) HND
13 13 (0.14%) CCNP
13 13 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.11%) MOS
15 11 (0.11%) HNC
16 10 (0.10%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (4.55%) QA
2 77 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.26%) HL7
4 17 (0.18%) JTAG
5 15 (0.16%) ISO 9000
5 15 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.15%) TickIT
6 14 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.15%) EMIR
6 14 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.10%) GAMP
8 9 (0.094%) DO-178B
9 7 (0.073%) SLA
10 6 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.063%) Basel II
10 6 (0.063%) ISO 8583
10 6 (0.063%) COBIT
10 6 (0.063%) IEC 61508
11 5 (0.052%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.042%) Basel III
System Software
1 348 (3.63%) Firmware
2 136 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (0.87%) Docker
4 71 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 68 (0.71%) HDFS
6 32 (0.33%) Active Directory
7 27 (0.28%) VirtualBox
8 21 (0.22%) iptables
9 14 (0.15%) Xen
10 12 (0.13%) NFS
10 12 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
11 9 (0.094%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.073%) XenServer
13 7 (0.073%) KVM
14 6 (0.063%) Ceph
15 5 (0.052%) Snort
16 4 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
17 3 (0.031%) QEMU
17 3 (0.031%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 125 (1.31%) Puppet
2 97 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (0.56%) Vagrant
4 37 (0.39%) Ansible
5 33 (0.34%) Nagios
6 29 (0.30%) Salt
7 26 (0.27%) ZABBIX
8 25 (0.26%) Kubernetes
9 19 (0.20%) WMI
10 18 (0.19%) logstash
11 15 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (0.16%) Nessus
12 13 (0.14%) Nmap
13 12 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
13 12 (0.13%) StatsD
14 9 (0.094%) OPNET
15 7 (0.073%) MOM
16 6 (0.063%) Kibana
17 5 (0.052%) Rundeck
18 3 (0.031%) Iperf
Vendors
1 1044 (10.90%) Oracle
2 848 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 166 (1.73%) VMware
4 127 (1.33%) Sybase
5 118 (1.23%) IBM
6 115 (1.20%) Google
7 111 (1.16%) Apple
8 88 (0.92%) Red Hat
9 81 (0.85%) Perforce
10 77 (0.80%) SAP
11 76 (0.79%) TIBCO
12 67 (0.70%) EMC
13 61 (0.64%) Cisco
14 60 (0.63%) Xamarin
15 52 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
16 47 (0.49%) Bloomberg
17 46 (0.48%) Facebook
18 43 (0.45%) QNX
18 43 (0.45%) Adobe
19 42 (0.44%) Twitter
Brentford, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £90000. per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 40 minutes ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitives
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Teddington, Middlesex
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,0000 - 50,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £28k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits pool table, xbox, food
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Base + Top Prospects
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Healthcare, Pension, Traini
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent Benefits+Training
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BENEFITS + BONUSES
Posted: 4 hours ago