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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 58 53 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4941 5236 5689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.53% 4.59% 5.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.83% 9.01% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4129 4393 4851
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
55942 58127 55691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.27% 50.96% 52.79%
Number of salaries quoted 47919 48745 47940
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 4 September 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 4 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
(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 -5 4651 £48,500 +7.77% 748
London +3 2182 £65,000 +13.04% 293
South East +7 1018 £45,000 +5.88% 164
City of London +11 476 £70,000 +16.66% 84
South West -3 408 £38,625 +10.35% 78
East of England -15 368 £42,500 +6.25% 97
Surrey +4 337 £47,500 +9.82% 32
Yorkshire +26 200 £40,000 - 28
Cambridgeshire -8 195 £45,000 +12.50% 76
Hampshire +6 192 £46,500 +32.85% 40
Berkshire +28 191 £47,500 +5.55% 25
North West +13 182 £37,500 -2.59% 30
Cambridge -6 178 £45,000 +12.50% 69
West Midlands +12 163 £35,000 -6.66% 33
West Yorkshire +53 148 £45,000 +20.00% 14
Manchester +45 143 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Gloucestershire +1 139 £42,500 +13.33% 23
Scotland -19 138 £38,000 -1.29% 26
Bristol -3 136 £38,500 +10.00% 23
Oxfordshire +23 115 £42,500 +7.25% 33
Leeds +73 112 £47,500 +11.76% 9
East Midlands -33 112 £40,000 - 14
Hertfordshire +18 110 £40,000 -3.61% 10
Reading +22 80 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Buckinghamshire +13 79 £45,000 - 16
Walton-on-Thames +1 78 £47,500 +46.15% 6
Wales -13 74 £36,000 +5.88% 11
South Wales -9 72 £36,000 +5.88% 11
Oxford +5 66 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Edinburgh -19 57 £32,000 -18.47% 8

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4480 (45.85%) Java
2 3908 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 3888 (39.80%) C#
4 3266 (33.43%) Degree
5 3187 (32.62%) Linux
6 3167 (32.42%) C
7 2614 (26.76%) Python
8 2571 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 2446 (25.04%) Finance
10 2383 (24.39%) Computer Science
11 2304 (23.58%) SQL
12 2094 (21.43%) OO
13 2088 (21.37%) Windows
14 2048 (20.96%) .NET
15 1682 (17.22%) UNIX
16 1680 (17.20%) JavaScript
17 1422 (14.55%) HTML
18 1241 (12.70%) Multithreading
19 1147 (11.74%) Mathematics
20 1137 (11.64%) SQL Server
21 1116 (11.42%) Algorithms
22 1085 (11.11%) Oracle
23 1057 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
24 998 (10.21%) TDD
25 968 (9.91%) SDLC
26 881 (9.02%) Scrum
27 844 (8.64%) CSS
28 842 (8.62%) XML
29 827 (8.46%) Perl
30 802 (8.21%) Android

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 240 (2.46%) Node.js
2 176 (1.80%) Apache
3 128 (1.31%) SAS
4 88 (0.90%) IIS
5 84 (0.86%) Tomcat
5 84 (0.86%) SharePoint
6 81 (0.83%) Apache Pig
7 71 (0.73%) Apache Spark
8 62 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
9 59 (0.60%) WebSphere
10 54 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 49 (0.50%) JBoss
12 45 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 42 (0.43%) MQSeries
14 33 (0.34%) GlassFish
15 23 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
16 22 (0.23%) CMS
17 16 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
17 16 (0.16%) Jetty
18 14 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 297 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 90 (0.92%) MS Office
3 55 (0.56%) Simulink
4 35 (0.36%) MS Project
4 35 (0.36%) TargetLink
5 32 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.21%) SPSS
8 18 (0.18%) Mathematica
9 17 (0.17%) Fireworks
10 16 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
11 13 (0.13%) CPLEX
12 9 (0.092%) Final Cut Pro
13 8 (0.082%) Weka
13 8 (0.082%) FastStats
13 8 (0.082%) Maya
13 8 (0.082%) Quicktime
14 7 (0.072%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 35 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.17%) RMDS
3 16 (0.16%) MetaTrader
4 14 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.11%) Changepoint
6 9 (0.092%) Adobe Campaign
6 9 (0.092%) Sophis RISQUE
7 8 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.082%) Unica
8 7 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.061%) Endur
9 6 (0.061%) Adaptiv
10 4 (0.041%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.041%) SAP InfiniteInsight
11 3 (0.031%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.031%) SAP Business One
12 2 (0.020%) JDE World
12 2 (0.020%) Oracle General Ledger
12 2 (0.020%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 268 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (1.72%) SaaS
3 135 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 87 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 73 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 45 (0.46%) IaaS
7 29 (0.30%) GitHub
8 24 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
9 19 (0.19%) PaaS
10 18 (0.18%) Route 53
10 18 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.092%) Force.com
13 8 (0.082%) Google App Engine
14 7 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.051%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.041%) CloudFront
16 4 (0.041%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 1 (0.010%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 1 (0.010%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 540 (5.53%) TCP/IP
2 249 (2.55%) HTTP
3 230 (2.35%) Internet
4 175 (1.79%) Ethernet
5 123 (1.26%) Wireless
6 121 (1.24%) Network Security
7 81 (0.83%) Firewall
8 72 (0.74%) Bluetooth
9 52 (0.53%) Broadband
10 51 (0.52%) DNS
10 51 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
11 45 (0.46%) VPN
12 44 (0.45%) VoIP
13 43 (0.44%) Multicast
14 42 (0.43%) SSL
15 36 (0.37%) RTP
16 34 (0.35%) GSM
17 33 (0.34%) DVB
17 33 (0.34%) LTE
18 32 (0.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1137 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 598 (6.12%) MySQL
3 490 (5.02%) Relational Database
4 367 (3.76%) Big Data
5 326 (3.34%) MongoDB
6 261 (2.67%) Hadoop
7 252 (2.58%) RDBMS
8 228 (2.33%) NoSQL
9 181 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
10 127 (1.30%) Apache Hive
11 124 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 87 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 85 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
14 81 (0.83%) Redis
15 79 (0.81%) HBase
16 64 (0.66%) DB2
17 59 (0.60%) Data Mining
18 57 (0.58%) CouchDB
19 56 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
20 52 (0.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 627 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 505 (5.17%) Git (software)
3 452 (4.63%) Subversion
4 254 (2.60%) JIRA
5 224 (2.29%) Jenkins
6 183 (1.87%) Selenium
7 157 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 154 (1.58%) Maven
9 138 (1.41%) JUnit
10 137 (1.40%) NUnit
11 130 (1.33%) Eclipse
12 80 (0.82%) TeamCity
13 72 (0.74%) LabVIEW
14 65 (0.67%) Xcode
15 59 (0.60%) Cucumber
16 57 (0.58%) MSTest
17 56 (0.57%) Mercurial
18 54 (0.55%) Ant
18 54 (0.55%) SpecFlow
19 47 (0.48%) Hudson
General
1 2446 (25.04%) Finance
2 720 (7.37%) Banking
3 545 (5.58%) Games
4 544 (5.57%) Front Office
5 491 (5.03%) Telecoms
6 481 (4.92%) Electronics
7 320 (3.28%) Retail
8 300 (3.07%) Automotive
9 291 (2.98%) Investment Banking
10 241 (2.47%) Manufacturing
11 189 (1.93%) Marketing
12 188 (1.92%) Financial Institution
13 174 (1.78%) Aerospace
14 109 (1.12%) Legal
15 102 (1.04%) Military
16 74 (0.76%) Advertising
17 70 (0.72%) Back Office
18 59 (0.60%) Multimedia
19 56 (0.57%) Publishing
20 47 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4937 (50.53%) Developer
2 2435 (24.92%) Software Engineer
3 1797 (18.39%) C++ Developer
4 1157 (11.84%) Software Developer
5 688 (7.04%) Senior Developer
6 564 (5.77%) Graduate
7 539 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 488 (4.99%) Java Developer
9 482 (4.93%) C++ Software Engineer
10 443 (4.53%) Senior Software Engineer
11 384 (3.93%) Junior
12 348 (3.56%) Programmer
13 318 (3.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 292 (2.99%) C++ Software Developer
15 279 (2.86%) Analyst
16 268 (2.74%) Senior C++ Developer
17 258 (2.64%) Junior Developer
18 230 (2.35%) Architect
19 227 (2.32%) C# .NET Developer
20 221 (2.26%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2048 (20.96%) .NET
2 1422 (14.55%) HTML
3 844 (8.64%) CSS
4 842 (8.62%) XML
5 745 (7.63%) STL
6 616 (6.31%) Web Services
7 557 (5.70%) ASP.NET
8 515 (5.27%) HTML5
9 440 (4.50%) jQuery
10 431 (4.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 420 (4.30%) WPF
12 366 (3.75%) Qt
13 339 (3.47%) REST
14 309 (3.16%) J2EE
15 299 (3.06%) MFC
16 297 (3.04%) Spring
17 277 (2.84%) Middleware
18 260 (2.66%) SOAP
19 250 (2.56%) OpenGL
20 249 (2.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2383 (24.39%) Computer Science
2 1147 (11.74%) Mathematics
3 1116 (11.42%) Algorithms
4 1057 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
5 575 (5.89%) Data Structures
6 531 (5.44%) Physics
7 445 (4.55%) Derivative
8 344 (3.52%) Mobile App
9 332 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 294 (3.01%) Hedge funds
11 275 (2.81%) Visualisation
12 266 (2.72%) Equities
13 264 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
14 215 (2.20%) User Experience
15 202 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
16 201 (2.06%) Fixed Income
17 198 (2.03%) 3D Graphics
18 182 (1.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 177 (1.81%) Client/Server
20 154 (1.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3187 (32.62%) Linux
2 2088 (21.37%) Windows
3 1682 (17.22%) UNIX
4 802 (8.21%) Android
5 703 (7.20%) Apple iOS
6 170 (1.74%) Mac OS X
7 132 (1.35%) Solaris
8 128 (1.31%) Embedded Linux
9 73 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 64 (0.66%) CentOS
11 51 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 47 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 47 (0.48%) Windows Phone
14 46 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 46 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 44 (0.45%) Debian
16 43 (0.44%) VxWorks
17 40 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
17 40 (0.41%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3908 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2571 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 2094 (21.43%) OO
4 1241 (12.70%) Multithreading
5 998 (10.21%) TDD
6 968 (9.91%) SDLC
7 881 (9.02%) Scrum
8 767 (7.85%) OOD
9 763 (7.81%) OOP
10 586 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
11 579 (5.93%) UML
12 561 (5.74%) Analytics
13 514 (5.26%) MVC
14 453 (4.64%) Unit Testing
15 418 (4.28%) Mentoring
16 400 (4.09%) Low Latency
17 385 (3.94%) Project Management
18 363 (3.72%) Software Architecture
19 342 (3.50%) iOS Development
20 338 (3.46%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4480 (45.85%) Java
2 3888 (39.80%) C#
3 3167 (32.42%) C
4 2614 (26.76%) Python
5 2304 (23.58%) SQL
6 1680 (17.20%) JavaScript
7 827 (8.46%) Perl
8 738 (7.55%) PHP
9 602 (6.16%) Ruby
10 414 (4.24%) Objective-C
11 368 (3.77%) Embedded C++
12 366 (3.75%) Embedded C
13 354 (3.62%) Bash Shell
14 335 (3.43%) VB
15 330 (3.38%) Scala
16 299 (3.06%) MATLAB
17 254 (2.60%) Shell Script
18 178 (1.82%) R
19 174 (1.78%) VBA
20 173 (1.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3266 (33.43%) Degree
2 464 (4.75%) Security Cleared
3 380 (3.89%) PhD
4 212 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 189 (1.93%) DV Cleared
6 95 (0.97%) ISEB
7 75 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 67 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 59 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 46 (0.47%) CCNA
11 36 (0.37%) GIAC
12 34 (0.35%) MCP
13 33 (0.34%) CISSP
14 32 (0.33%) MCSE
15 28 (0.29%) SSCP
15 28 (0.29%) Linux+ Certification
16 21 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
17 17 (0.17%) Postgraduate
18 15 (0.15%) HND
18 15 (0.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 453 (4.64%) QA
2 53 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.19%) HL7
5 16 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.14%) TickIT
7 13 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 13 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.12%) DO-178B
9 10 (0.10%) SLA
10 9 (0.092%) GAMP
10 9 (0.092%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.082%) HIPAA
11 8 (0.082%) EMIR
11 8 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.072%) JTAG
13 4 (0.041%) COBIT
13 4 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 3 (0.031%) BS25999
14 3 (0.031%) CRD IV
System Software
1 306 (3.13%) Firmware
2 155 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (1.21%) Docker
4 67 (0.69%) HDFS
5 66 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.37%) VirtualBox
7 29 (0.30%) Active Directory
8 17 (0.17%) Xen
9 16 (0.16%) iptables
10 10 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
10 10 (0.10%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.10%) Snort
11 8 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.072%) XenServer
13 6 (0.061%) NFS
14 5 (0.051%) KVM
15 4 (0.041%) Kamailio
16 3 (0.031%) QEMU
16 3 (0.031%) Ceph
16 3 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 161 (1.65%) Puppet
2 132 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (0.80%) Vagrant
4 66 (0.68%) Ansible
5 59 (0.60%) Nagios
6 45 (0.46%) Salt
7 41 (0.42%) WMI
8 40 (0.41%) ZABBIX
9 34 (0.35%) Kubernetes
10 27 (0.28%) Nessus
11 26 (0.27%) Nmap
11 26 (0.27%) logstash
12 19 (0.19%) StatsD
13 11 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (0.092%) SCCM
15 9 (0.092%) OPNET
16 8 (0.082%) AppDetective
16 8 (0.082%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 8 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1085 (11.11%) Oracle
2 751 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 185 (1.89%) VMware
4 162 (1.66%) Sybase
5 150 (1.54%) Google
6 125 (1.28%) Apple
7 114 (1.17%) IBM
8 98 (1.00%) Red Hat
9 97 (0.99%) TIBCO
10 77 (0.79%) SAP
11 75 (0.77%) Xamarin
12 73 (0.75%) EMC
13 66 (0.68%) Perforce
14 53 (0.54%) SaltStack
15 50 (0.51%) Facebook
16 48 (0.49%) Splunk
17 47 (0.48%) Bloomberg
18 46 (0.47%) Cisco
19 45 (0.46%) QNX
20 41 (0.42%) Twitter
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