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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 51 40 30
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5396 5958 7249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.61% 5.48% 6.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.00% 10.41% 11.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4519 5081 6386
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
59934 57231 62888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.16% 52.66% 53.67%
Number of salaries quoted 50259 49201 55232
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 22 August 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 22 August 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 5032 £45,000 - 725
London -5 2290 £57,500 -4.16% 280
South East -19 1022 £42,500 +6.25% 131
City of London -23 548 £62,500 +4.16% 114
East of England -8 534 £40,000 - 116
South West -10 402 £35,600 +9.53% 83
Cambridgeshire +1 366 £40,000 - 86
Surrey +21 325 £43,250 -7.48% 37
Cambridge -3 319 £40,000 -1.23% 81
Scotland -5 201 £40,000 - 23
Hampshire -23 193 £35,000 -12.50% 19
East Midlands +14 184 £40,000 +14.28% 26
Yorkshire -18 177 £40,000 +5.26% 23
North West -31 167 £37,500 +7.14% 32
Berkshire -45 161 £45,000 +20.00% 30
West Midlands -26 154 £37,500 - 20
Gloucestershire -1 127 £37,500 +4.16% 15
Bristol -13 109 £35,000 +7.69% 29
West Sussex -13 98 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Wales -2 96 £34,000 -9.33% 12
West Yorkshire -34 91 £40,000 +5.26% 11
North East +31 90 £32,500 -23.52% 18
Edinburgh -1 88 £40,000 -13.51% 11
Manchester -31 81 £39,000 +20.00% 22
Hertfordshire -34 81 £41,500 +10.66% 17
Oxfordshire -7 79 £37,500 -21.05% 16
Glasgow -18 78 £42,500 -5.55% 8
South Wales -8 76 £34,000 -9.33% 8
Nottinghamshire +1 75 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Nottingham -3 75 £37,500 -11.76% 9

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5391 (46.68%) Java
2 4868 (42.15%) C#
3 4376 (37.89%) Software Engineering
4 4098 (35.48%) Degree
5 3787 (32.79%) C
6 3267 (28.29%) Linux
7 3069 (26.57%) OO
8 2982 (25.82%) Computer Science
9 2880 (24.94%) Finance
10 2871 (24.86%) SQL
11 2615 (22.64%) .NET
12 2526 (21.87%) Python
13 2440 (21.13%) Windows
14 2080 (18.01%) UNIX
15 1831 (15.85%) JavaScript
16 1633 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
17 1592 (13.78%) HTML
18 1584 (13.72%) Mathematics
19 1556 (13.47%) SQL Server
20 1537 (13.31%) Multithreading
21 1435 (12.43%) Oracle
22 1130 (9.78%) XML
23 1094 (9.47%) Microsoft
24 979 (8.48%) Perl
25 954 (8.26%) Banking
26 950 (8.23%) TDD
27 917 (7.94%) Android
28 906 (7.84%) Scrum
29 883 (7.65%) CSS
30 852 (7.38%) STL

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 224 (1.94%) Apache
2 151 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 149 (1.29%) WebLogic
4 128 (1.11%) IIS
5 102 (0.88%) Node.js
6 97 (0.84%) SharePoint
7 73 (0.63%) SAS
8 51 (0.44%) MQSeries
9 47 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 44 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
11 42 (0.36%) GlassFish
12 37 (0.32%) Drupal
13 36 (0.31%) Confluence
13 36 (0.31%) Apache Pig
13 36 (0.31%) CMS
14 30 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
15 29 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 29 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
16 26 (0.23%) Apache Solr
17 25 (0.22%) Tornado
Applications
1 594 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 129 (1.12%) MS Office
3 48 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 42 (0.36%) SPSS
5 41 (0.36%) Simulink
6 32 (0.28%) CPLEX
7 28 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 26 (0.23%) MS Project
9 19 (0.16%) 3ds Max
9 19 (0.16%) XMetaL
10 18 (0.16%) Maya
11 17 (0.15%) MS Visio
12 15 (0.13%) Mathematica
13 13 (0.11%) Stateflow
14 12 (0.10%) NASTRAN
15 10 (0.087%) CINEMA 4D
16 9 (0.078%) AutoCAD
16 9 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
16 9 (0.078%) TargetLink
16 9 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.21%) SunGard APT
2 23 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
3 20 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
5 11 (0.095%) BASE24
5 11 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.078%) Agresso
7 6 (0.052%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.043%) CODA-Financials
8 5 (0.043%) Adaptiv
8 5 (0.043%) RMDS
8 5 (0.043%) Magento
9 4 (0.035%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.035%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.035%) Tridion
10 3 (0.026%) Summit
10 3 (0.026%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.026%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 139 (1.20%) SaaS
2 63 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (0.34%) GitHub
6 15 (0.13%) PaaS
7 13 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.095%) Google Compute Engine
9 9 (0.078%) Heroku
10 8 (0.069%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.052%) Force.com
12 5 (0.043%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
13 4 (0.035%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.026%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.026%) Route 53
15 2 (0.017%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.017%) IaaS
16 1 (0.009%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.009%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 536 (4.64%) TCP/IP
2 273 (2.36%) HTTP
3 257 (2.23%) Internet
4 140 (1.21%) Ethernet
5 129 (1.12%) Wireless
6 88 (0.76%) GSM
7 83 (0.72%) DNS
8 82 (0.71%) Firewall
9 77 (0.67%) SAN
10 75 (0.65%) Network Security
11 72 (0.62%) VoIP
11 72 (0.62%) LDAP
12 71 (0.61%) LTE
13 67 (0.58%) VPN
14 63 (0.55%) SSL
15 50 (0.43%) IPv6
16 48 (0.42%) RTP
17 47 (0.41%) CTI
17 47 (0.41%) Wireshark
18 44 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1556 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 544 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 501 (4.34%) MySQL
4 431 (3.73%) Big Data
5 327 (2.83%) Hadoop
6 214 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 188 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 168 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 151 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 133 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 129 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 122 (1.06%) Data Mining
13 121 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 114 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 101 (0.87%) Oracle Database
16 92 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
17 81 (0.70%) Apache Hive
18 79 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
19 72 (0.62%) KDB
20 67 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 752 (6.51%) Visual Studio
2 505 (4.37%) Subversion
3 396 (3.43%) Git (software)
4 209 (1.81%) Selenium
5 207 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 182 (1.58%) JIRA
7 173 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 171 (1.48%) JUnit
9 163 (1.41%) NUnit
10 162 (1.40%) Eclipse
11 156 (1.35%) Maven
12 103 (0.89%) GDB
13 91 (0.79%) Ant
14 90 (0.78%) GCC
14 90 (0.78%) Cucumber
15 89 (0.77%) Xcode
16 86 (0.74%) ClearCase
17 84 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
18 78 (0.68%) Hudson
19 67 (0.58%) Bugzilla
General
1 2880 (24.94%) Finance
2 954 (8.26%) Banking
3 617 (5.34%) Games
4 595 (5.15%) Front Office
5 540 (4.68%) Investment Banking
6 490 (4.24%) Electronics
6 490 (4.24%) Telecoms
7 287 (2.49%) Financial Institution
8 274 (2.37%) Retail
9 216 (1.87%) Manufacturing
10 192 (1.66%) Aerospace
11 185 (1.60%) Marketing
12 157 (1.36%) Military
13 133 (1.15%) Automotive
14 92 (0.80%) Back Office
15 91 (0.79%) Multimedia
16 83 (0.72%) Publishing
17 80 (0.69%) Advertising
18 69 (0.60%) Legal
19 63 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 6397 (55.39%) Developer
2 2734 (23.67%) Software Engineer
3 2106 (18.24%) C++ Developer
4 1568 (13.58%) Software Developer
5 850 (7.36%) C# Developer
6 822 (7.12%) Senior Developer
7 805 (6.97%) Java Developer
8 680 (5.89%) Graduate
9 638 (5.52%) C++ Software Engineer
10 633 (5.48%) Analyst
11 628 (5.44%) Programmer
12 519 (4.49%) Junior
13 490 (4.24%) Senior Software Engineer
14 407 (3.52%) C++ Software Developer
15 378 (3.27%) .NET Developer
16 365 (3.16%) Junior Developer
17 354 (3.07%) Graduate Developer
18 345 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
19 321 (2.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 305 (2.64%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2615 (22.64%) .NET
2 1592 (13.78%) HTML
3 1130 (9.78%) XML
4 883 (7.65%) CSS
5 852 (7.38%) STL
6 776 (6.72%) ASP.NET
7 673 (5.83%) Web Services
8 547 (4.74%) WPF
9 539 (4.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 505 (4.37%) HTML5
11 468 (4.05%) J2EE
12 409 (3.54%) jQuery
13 385 (3.33%) MFC
14 364 (3.15%) WCF
15 307 (2.66%) OpenGL
16 293 (2.54%) WinForms
17 292 (2.53%) .NET Framework
18 287 (2.49%) Qt
19 283 (2.45%) Spring
20 272 (2.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2982 (25.82%) Computer Science
2 1584 (13.72%) Mathematics
3 797 (6.90%) Physics
4 434 (3.76%) Hedge funds
5 400 (3.46%) Derivative
6 389 (3.37%) Open Source
7 371 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
8 368 (3.19%) Mobile App
9 343 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 292 (2.53%) Fixed Income
11 265 (2.29%) Equities
12 259 (2.24%) Visualisation
13 219 (1.90%) Firmware
14 213 (1.84%) 3D Graphics
15 197 (1.71%) Statistics
16 177 (1.53%) Device Driver
17 175 (1.52%) iPhone
18 162 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
19 161 (1.39%) iPad
20 147 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3267 (28.29%) Linux
2 2440 (21.13%) Windows
3 2080 (18.01%) UNIX
4 917 (7.94%) Android
5 739 (6.40%) Apple iOS
6 240 (2.08%) Solaris
7 164 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
8 137 (1.19%) Mac OS X
9 108 (0.94%) Windows Phone
10 74 (0.64%) HPUX
11 71 (0.61%) AIX
12 63 (0.55%) Windows CE
13 62 (0.54%) Windows 7
14 59 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 52 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 49 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
17 48 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
18 40 (0.35%) Windows XP
19 38 (0.33%) VxWorks
20 36 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4376 (37.89%) Software Engineering
2 3069 (26.57%) OO
3 1633 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1537 (13.31%) Multithreading
5 950 (8.23%) TDD
6 906 (7.84%) Scrum
7 815 (7.06%) OOP
8 803 (6.95%) OOD
9 611 (5.29%) Low Latency
10 581 (5.03%) Analytics
11 554 (4.80%) UML
12 514 (4.45%) Unit Testing
13 500 (4.33%) Project Management
14 485 (4.20%) MVC
15 414 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
16 396 (3.43%) iOS Development
17 355 (3.07%) Risk Management
18 340 (2.94%) Android Development
19 325 (2.81%) Web Development
20 293 (2.54%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5391 (46.68%) Java
2 4868 (42.15%) C#
3 3787 (32.79%) C
4 2871 (24.86%) SQL
5 2526 (21.87%) Python
6 1831 (15.85%) JavaScript
7 979 (8.48%) Perl
8 744 (6.44%) PHP
9 583 (5.05%) Ruby
10 458 (3.97%) VB
11 446 (3.86%) Objective-C
12 362 (3.13%) Shell Script
13 322 (2.79%) MATLAB
14 306 (2.65%) VB.NET
15 299 (2.59%) Embedded C
16 288 (2.49%) Bash Shell
17 278 (2.41%) Embedded C++
18 239 (2.07%) VBA
19 236 (2.04%) Scala
20 230 (1.99%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4098 (35.48%) Degree
2 584 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 519 (4.49%) PhD
4 224 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 162 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 103 (0.89%) ISEB
7 69 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 65 (0.56%) Postgraduate
9 53 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 43 (0.37%) CISSP
11 33 (0.29%) CEH
11 33 (0.29%) HND
12 32 (0.28%) MCTS
13 24 (0.21%) MCSD
14 22 (0.19%) MCAD
15 20 (0.17%) MCP
16 18 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (0.15%) CCNA
18 14 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 665 (5.76%) QA
2 123 (1.07%) ISO 9001
3 39 (0.34%) ISO 9000
4 32 (0.28%) SLA
5 31 (0.27%) IEC 61508
6 28 (0.24%) JTAG
7 22 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.19%) DO-178B
8 21 (0.18%) TickIT
8 21 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 15 (0.13%) EMIR
11 13 (0.11%) Data Quality
12 11 (0.095%) ISO 8583
12 11 (0.095%) WAI
13 9 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.069%) DICOM
15 7 (0.061%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.043%) Basel III
17 3 (0.026%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 96 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (0.44%) VMware ESX
3 44 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 41 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.22%) vSphere
6 20 (0.17%) NFS
7 14 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.11%) XenApp
8 13 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.095%) SpamAssassin
9 11 (0.095%) HDFS
10 10 (0.087%) Docker
11 8 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.061%) Nmap
13 6 (0.052%) Gluster
13 6 (0.052%) Squid
13 6 (0.052%) Samba
14 5 (0.043%) Snort
14 5 (0.043%) RHEV
15 4 (0.035%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 76 (0.66%) Puppet
2 67 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 67 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 38 (0.33%) NetBackup
4 18 (0.16%) OpenView
5 12 (0.10%) Nagios
5 12 (0.10%) Control-M
6 11 (0.095%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.087%) CFEngine
8 9 (0.078%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.061%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.052%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.052%) PureDisk
11 5 (0.043%) HP NNM
11 5 (0.043%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.043%) YUM
12 4 (0.035%) logstash
12 4 (0.035%) Oozie
13 3 (0.026%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.026%) nmon
Vendors
1 1435 (12.43%) Oracle
2 1094 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 247 (2.14%) Google
4 223 (1.93%) Sybase
5 161 (1.39%) TIBCO
6 138 (1.19%) VMware
7 124 (1.07%) HP
8 116 (1.00%) Facebook
9 107 (0.93%) JBoss
10 102 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 101 (0.87%) Perforce
12 88 (0.76%) Cisco
13 76 (0.66%) Bloomberg
14 75 (0.65%) IBM
15 71 (0.61%) Citrix
16 66 (0.57%) Twitter
17 65 (0.56%) Apple
18 61 (0.53%) Business Objects
19 58 (0.50%) EMC
20 50 (0.43%) SAP
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