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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 56 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5014 5899 6956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.40% 5.42% 6.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.73% 10.12% 11.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4290 5078 6097
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £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
57413 58285 60715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.38% 53.59% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 48389 50300 53090
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -12 4713 £45,000 - 746
London -8 2104 £60,000 -1.63% 237
South East -16 965 £42,500 +2.40% 180
City of London -13 478 £65,000 +4.00% 85
South West -9 462 £35,000 - 103
East of England -11 462 £40,000 - 108
Cambridgeshire -4 313 £40,000 - 77
Surrey +18 301 £45,000 - 48
Cambridge -5 283 £40,000 -5.88% 67
Hampshire -17 186 £38,250 -4.37% 35
North West -26 180 £39,750 +4.60% 45
East Midlands +17 177 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Scotland -9 166 £38,500 -12.99% 28
West Midlands -37 137 £35,000 -6.66% 19
Yorkshire -38 130 £40,000 +14.28% 30
Bristol -9 124 £35,000 +2.94% 37
Berkshire -66 120 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Gloucestershire -8 119 £39,000 +4.00% 30
West Sussex -12 102 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Manchester -20 97 £39,500 +19.69% 21
Wales +34 90 £35,000 +0.71% 9
Edinburgh -3 87 £38,500 -6.09% 16
Oxfordshire -6 87 £45,000 +12.50% 21
West Yorkshire -22 87 £39,500 +5.33% 19
Somerset +11 84 £34,500 +15.00% 14
Nottinghamshire +22 80 £38,750 -3.12% 4
North East +6 80 £36,500 -2.66% 11
Nottingham +20 74 £39,000 -2.50% 3
South Wales +33 72 £35,000 +1.44% 7
Hertfordshire -41 71 £42,500 +13.33% 21

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4956 (45.71%) Java
2 4461 (41.15%) C#
3 4068 (37.52%) Software Engineering
4 3752 (34.61%) Degree
5 3599 (33.19%) C
6 3130 (28.87%) Linux
7 2798 (25.81%) OO
8 2751 (25.37%) Finance
9 2742 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
10 2701 (24.91%) SQL
11 2615 (24.12%) Computer Science
12 2479 (22.86%) Python
13 2404 (22.17%) Windows
14 2263 (20.87%) .NET
15 1997 (18.42%) UNIX
16 1774 (16.36%) JavaScript
17 1563 (14.42%) HTML
18 1531 (14.12%) Multithreading
19 1467 (13.53%) SQL Server
20 1383 (12.76%) Mathematics
21 1311 (12.09%) Oracle
22 1126 (10.39%) XML
23 1100 (10.15%) Algorithms
24 966 (8.91%) Microsoft
25 962 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
26 929 (8.57%) Perl
27 913 (8.42%) Banking
28 896 (8.26%) TDD
29 886 (8.17%) CSS
30 879 (8.11%) Scrum

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 207 (1.91%) Apache
2 132 (1.22%) Tomcat
3 129 (1.19%) Node.js
4 124 (1.14%) IIS
5 103 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 95 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 76 (0.70%) SAS
8 71 (0.65%) JBoss
9 56 (0.52%) GlassFish
10 55 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 44 (0.41%) CMS
12 43 (0.40%) MQSeries
12 43 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 42 (0.39%) Apache Pig
14 41 (0.38%) Confluence
15 36 (0.33%) OpenStack
16 32 (0.30%) nginx
16 32 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
17 27 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
17 27 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 536 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 125 (1.15%) MS Office
3 49 (0.45%) Simulink
4 45 (0.42%) SPSS
5 43 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 43 (0.40%) CPLEX
6 32 (0.30%) 3ds Max
7 27 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 25 (0.23%) Maya
9 20 (0.18%) MS Project
9 20 (0.18%) Stateflow
10 19 (0.18%) MS Visio
11 16 (0.15%) Mathematica
12 15 (0.14%) TargetLink
13 14 (0.13%) NASTRAN
14 12 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
14 12 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
15 11 (0.10%) XMetaL
15 11 (0.10%) Blender
16 8 (0.074%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 24 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (0.20%) BASE24
3 13 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.083%) Magento
4 9 (0.083%) Agresso
5 8 (0.074%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 7 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.065%) RMDS
7 6 (0.055%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.046%) Adaptiv
8 5 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.046%) Summit
9 4 (0.037%) Tridion
9 4 (0.037%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.037%) SunGard APT
9 4 (0.037%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.028%) Front Arena
10 3 (0.028%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.028%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 114 (1.05%) SaaS
2 65 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 48 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (0.35%) GitHub
6 20 (0.18%) PaaS
7 19 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
8 18 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.12%) Heroku
10 11 (0.10%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.092%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.083%) Route 53
12 9 (0.083%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.037%) Force.com
13 4 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.028%) IaaS
14 3 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.018%) Office 365
15 2 (0.018%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 519 (4.79%) TCP/IP
2 263 (2.43%) HTTP
3 249 (2.30%) Internet
4 106 (0.98%) Ethernet
5 97 (0.89%) Wireless
6 92 (0.85%) Firewall
7 88 (0.81%) GSM
8 78 (0.72%) DNS
9 67 (0.62%) LDAP
10 62 (0.57%) VPN
11 61 (0.56%) LTE
12 58 (0.53%) VoIP
12 58 (0.53%) SAN
13 55 (0.51%) IPv6
13 55 (0.51%) Wireshark
14 51 (0.47%) DVB
15 47 (0.43%) RTP
16 46 (0.42%) SSL
17 45 (0.42%) IPv4
17 45 (0.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1467 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 506 (4.67%) MySQL
3 486 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 331 (3.05%) Big Data
5 277 (2.55%) Hadoop
6 190 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 185 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 136 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 112 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 110 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
11 109 (1.01%) MongoDB
12 107 (0.99%) Data Mining
13 105 (0.97%) Oracle Database
14 104 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
15 88 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
16 69 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
16 69 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
17 63 (0.58%) Apache Hive
18 55 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
19 52 (0.48%) HBase
Development Applications
1 661 (6.10%) Visual Studio
2 466 (4.30%) Subversion
3 391 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 214 (1.97%) Jenkins
5 195 (1.80%) NUnit
6 191 (1.76%) Selenium
7 171 (1.58%) JUnit
7 171 (1.58%) Eclipse
8 168 (1.55%) JIRA
9 158 (1.46%) Maven
10 140 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 121 (1.12%) GCC
12 100 (0.92%) GDB
13 98 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
14 94 (0.87%) ClearCase
15 89 (0.82%) Cucumber
16 81 (0.75%) Ant
17 76 (0.70%) Hudson
18 72 (0.66%) Bugzilla
19 67 (0.62%) Xcode
General
1 2751 (25.37%) Finance
2 913 (8.42%) Banking
3 551 (5.08%) Front Office
4 535 (4.93%) Games
5 507 (4.68%) Investment Banking
6 451 (4.16%) Electronics
7 446 (4.11%) Telecoms
8 283 (2.61%) Financial Institution
9 275 (2.54%) Retail
10 212 (1.96%) Aerospace
11 195 (1.80%) Manufacturing
12 171 (1.58%) Marketing
13 146 (1.35%) Automotive
14 117 (1.08%) Military
15 98 (0.90%) Multimedia
16 89 (0.82%) Back Office
17 76 (0.70%) Law
18 64 (0.59%) Publishing
19 59 (0.54%) Advertising
20 50 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5874 (54.18%) Developer
2 2522 (23.26%) Software Engineer
3 2126 (19.61%) C++ Developer
4 1416 (13.06%) Software Developer
5 769 (7.09%) Senior Developer
6 759 (7.00%) Java Developer
7 728 (6.71%) C# Developer
8 640 (5.90%) Graduate
9 580 (5.35%) C++ Software Engineer
10 578 (5.33%) Programmer
11 565 (5.21%) Analyst
12 493 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
13 476 (4.39%) Junior
14 382 (3.52%) C++ Software Developer
15 353 (3.26%) Junior Developer
16 333 (3.07%) .NET Developer
17 298 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
18 297 (2.74%) Graduate Developer
19 290 (2.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 282 (2.60%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2263 (20.87%) .NET
2 1563 (14.42%) HTML
3 1126 (10.39%) XML
4 886 (8.17%) CSS
5 830 (7.66%) STL
6 720 (6.64%) Web Services
7 677 (6.24%) ASP.NET
8 534 (4.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 502 (4.63%) HTML5
10 444 (4.10%) J2EE
11 440 (4.06%) WPF
12 368 (3.39%) jQuery
13 360 (3.32%) MFC
14 315 (2.91%) WCF
15 283 (2.61%) OpenGL
16 281 (2.59%) Qt
17 259 (2.39%) SOAP
18 257 (2.37%) Spring
19 246 (2.27%) Ajax
20 241 (2.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2615 (24.12%) Computer Science
2 1383 (12.76%) Mathematics
3 1100 (10.15%) Algorithms
4 962 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
5 664 (6.12%) Physics
6 430 (3.97%) Embedded Systems
7 386 (3.56%) Data Structures
8 373 (3.44%) Derivative
9 367 (3.38%) Open Source
10 362 (3.34%) Hedge funds
11 332 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 287 (2.65%) Mobile App
13 283 (2.61%) Fixed Income
14 260 (2.40%) Visualisation
15 243 (2.24%) Equities
16 237 (2.19%) User Experience
17 179 (1.65%) 3D Graphics
18 173 (1.60%) Statistics
19 167 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
20 159 (1.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3130 (28.87%) Linux
2 2404 (22.17%) Windows
3 1997 (18.42%) UNIX
4 825 (7.61%) Android
5 726 (6.70%) Apple iOS
6 236 (2.18%) Solaris
7 155 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
8 129 (1.19%) Mac OS X
9 105 (0.97%) Windows Phone
10 65 (0.60%) HPUX
11 63 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 59 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 59 (0.54%) AIX
13 55 (0.51%) Windows CE
13 55 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 52 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 48 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 38 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
17 37 (0.34%) VxWorks
18 35 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4068 (37.52%) Software Engineering
2 2798 (25.81%) OO
3 2742 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1531 (14.12%) Multithreading
5 896 (8.26%) TDD
6 879 (8.11%) Scrum
7 835 (7.70%) OOP
8 795 (7.33%) OOD
9 546 (5.04%) Low Latency
10 538 (4.96%) UML
11 523 (4.82%) Unit Testing
12 510 (4.70%) Analytics
13 506 (4.67%) Mentoring
14 447 (4.12%) Project Management
15 431 (3.98%) MVC
16 402 (3.71%) Continuous Integration
17 309 (2.85%) iOS Development
18 278 (2.56%) Web Development
19 275 (2.54%) Software Testing
20 273 (2.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4956 (45.71%) Java
2 4461 (41.15%) C#
3 3599 (33.19%) C
4 2701 (24.91%) SQL
5 2479 (22.86%) Python
6 1774 (16.36%) JavaScript
7 929 (8.57%) Perl
8 658 (6.07%) PHP
9 558 (5.15%) Ruby
10 433 (3.99%) Objective-C
11 432 (3.98%) VB
12 360 (3.32%) Shell Script
13 335 (3.09%) Bash Shell
14 314 (2.90%) MATLAB
15 298 (2.75%) VB.NET
16 288 (2.66%) Embedded C
17 264 (2.43%) Embedded C++
18 221 (2.04%) VC++
19 210 (1.94%) VBA
20 207 (1.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3752 (34.61%) Degree
2 536 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 439 (4.05%) PhD
4 245 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 158 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 104 (0.96%) ISEB
7 59 (0.54%) Postgraduate
8 55 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 54 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 43 (0.40%) CISSP
11 39 (0.36%) HND
12 23 (0.21%) CEH
13 21 (0.19%) MCTS
14 19 (0.18%) CCNA
14 19 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 13 (0.12%) MCSE
19 12 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 627 (5.78%) QA
2 116 (1.07%) ISO 9001
3 50 (0.46%) SLA
4 38 (0.35%) ISO 9000
5 33 (0.30%) IEC 61508
6 27 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 26 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (0.23%) ISO 8583
9 21 (0.19%) JTAG
9 21 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 20 (0.18%) EMIR
11 18 (0.17%) DO-178B
12 14 (0.13%) TickIT
13 12 (0.11%) WAI
14 11 (0.10%) Basel III
15 8 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 12207
16 7 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.055%) Basel II
18 5 (0.046%) Solvency II
18 5 (0.046%) Data Quality
System Software
1 198 (1.83%) Firmware
2 100 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 41 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.36%) VMware ESX
6 20 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 18 (0.17%) Docker
8 17 (0.16%) vSphere
8 17 (0.16%) NFS
9 14 (0.13%) HDFS
10 12 (0.11%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.11%) XenApp
11 9 (0.083%) SpamAssassin
12 7 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.055%) Samba
13 6 (0.055%) Snort
13 6 (0.055%) Nmap
13 6 (0.055%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.055%) Gluster
14 5 (0.046%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 92 (0.85%) Puppet
2 79 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 19 (0.18%) OpenView
6 18 (0.17%) CFEngine
7 13 (0.12%) Nagios
7 13 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (0.11%) Control-M
8 12 (0.11%) Vagrant
9 11 (0.10%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.055%) Ansible
10 6 (0.055%) PureDisk
10 6 (0.055%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.055%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.046%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.046%) YUM
11 5 (0.046%) logstash
12 4 (0.037%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1311 (12.09%) Oracle
2 966 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 217 (2.00%) Sybase
4 187 (1.72%) Google
5 129 (1.19%) VMware
6 124 (1.14%) HP
7 117 (1.08%) TIBCO
8 97 (0.89%) Bloomberg
9 93 (0.86%) Red Hat
10 78 (0.72%) IBM
11 73 (0.67%) Twitter
12 71 (0.65%) Cisco
13 65 (0.60%) Perforce
14 59 (0.54%) Business Objects
15 58 (0.53%) Facebook
16 55 (0.51%) Apple
17 54 (0.50%) Citrix
18 52 (0.48%) Fidessa
19 46 (0.42%) EMC
20 45 (0.42%) hybris
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 16 minutes ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 18 minutes ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 32 minutes ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 39 minutes ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 42 minutes ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 44 minutes ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Expert Employment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum Full Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Westek Recruitment
Salary: Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £85k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago