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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 56 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5010 5843 7001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.40% 5.40% 6.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.74% 10.10% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4288 5015 6136
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 £28,500
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
57296 57874 61598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.36% 53.49% 53.59%
Number of salaries quoted 48223 49875 53803
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 £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 21 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 21 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 4689 £45,000 - 810
London -9 2099 £60,000 -4.00% 241
South East -17 961 £42,500 +1.19% 203
City of London -12 486 £65,000 +1.56% 96
East of England -11 464 £40,000 - 124
South West -7 460 £35,000 - 117
Cambridgeshire -5 308 £40,000 - 98
Surrey +16 301 £45,000 - 64
Cambridge -5 278 £40,000 -5.88% 88
Hampshire -17 182 £38,250 -4.37% 33
Scotland -4 177 £38,500 -11.49% 19
East Midlands +14 174 £40,000 -5.88% 12
North West -20 169 £40,000 +6.66% 53
West Midlands -44 136 £35,000 -6.66% 23
Yorkshire -27 128 £40,000 +14.28% 25
Bristol -12 124 £35,000 +2.94% 40
Gloucestershire -9 122 £39,000 +4.00% 33
Berkshire -63 122 £45,000 +12.50% 23
West Sussex -11 108 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Wales +35 95 £35,000 - 8
Manchester -33 93 £39,750 +20.45% 24
Edinburgh +4 92 £38,500 -7.78% 13
Somerset +11 82 £34,500 +15.00% 19
North East +10 82 £36,500 - 14
West Yorkshire -24 82 £39,000 +11.42% 16
Oxfordshire -11 81 £45,000 +12.50% 28
South Wales +29 78 £35,000 +1.44% 6
Nottinghamshire +24 78 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Nottingham +20 76 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Hertfordshire -38 74 £42,500 +13.33% 16

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 4938 (45.81%) Java
2 4434 (41.14%) C#
3 4058 (37.65%) Software Engineering
4 3725 (34.56%) Degree
5 3583 (33.24%) C
6 3105 (28.81%) Linux
7 2791 (25.89%) OO
8 2739 (25.41%) Finance
9 2731 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
10 2686 (24.92%) SQL
11 2610 (24.21%) Computer Science
12 2463 (22.85%) Python
13 2374 (22.02%) Windows
14 2253 (20.90%) .NET
15 1987 (18.43%) UNIX
16 1767 (16.39%) JavaScript
17 1552 (14.40%) HTML
18 1525 (14.15%) Multithreading
19 1464 (13.58%) SQL Server
20 1384 (12.84%) Mathematics
21 1299 (12.05%) Oracle
22 1114 (10.33%) XML
23 1108 (10.28%) Algorithms
24 962 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
25 953 (8.84%) Microsoft
26 926 (8.59%) Perl
27 901 (8.36%) Banking
28 888 (8.24%) TDD
29 878 (8.15%) Scrum
30 876 (8.13%) CSS

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 208 (1.93%) Apache
2 133 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 125 (1.16%) Node.js
4 122 (1.13%) IIS
5 100 (0.93%) SharePoint
6 96 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 73 (0.68%) JBoss
8 70 (0.65%) SAS
9 56 (0.52%) GlassFish
10 55 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 45 (0.42%) CMS
12 42 (0.39%) MQSeries
12 42 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 41 (0.38%) Confluence
14 40 (0.37%) Apache Pig
15 35 (0.32%) OpenStack
16 32 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
16 32 (0.30%) nginx
17 30 (0.28%) Drupal
18 26 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 531 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 120 (1.11%) MS Office
3 48 (0.45%) Simulink
4 44 (0.41%) SPSS
5 43 (0.40%) CPLEX
5 43 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 32 (0.30%) 3ds Max
7 26 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 25 (0.23%) Maya
9 21 (0.19%) MS Project
10 18 (0.17%) Stateflow
10 18 (0.17%) MS Visio
11 16 (0.15%) Mathematica
12 14 (0.13%) TargetLink
12 14 (0.13%) NASTRAN
13 13 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
14 12 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
15 11 (0.10%) XMetaL
15 11 (0.10%) Blender
16 8 (0.074%) Stata
Business Applications
1 23 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (0.20%) BASE24
3 12 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.083%) Agresso
4 9 (0.083%) Magento
5 7 (0.065%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 7 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.056%) SunGard APT
6 6 (0.056%) Sage 50
6 6 (0.056%) RMDS
7 5 (0.046%) Adaptiv
8 4 (0.037%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.037%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.037%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.037%) Tridion
9 3 (0.028%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.028%) LabWindows
9 3 (0.028%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.028%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 109 (1.01%) SaaS
2 66 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 49 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 37 (0.34%) GitHub
6 20 (0.19%) PaaS
7 19 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
8 13 (0.12%) Heroku
9 11 (0.10%) OpenShift
10 10 (0.093%) Google App Engine
11 9 (0.083%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.083%) Route 53
12 4 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.037%) Force.com
13 3 (0.028%) IaaS
13 3 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.019%) Office 365
14 2 (0.019%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 521 (4.83%) TCP/IP
2 265 (2.46%) HTTP
3 246 (2.28%) Internet
4 108 (1.00%) Ethernet
5 101 (0.94%) Wireless
6 91 (0.84%) Firewall
7 87 (0.81%) GSM
8 76 (0.71%) DNS
9 67 (0.62%) LDAP
10 60 (0.56%) VPN
10 60 (0.56%) LTE
11 59 (0.55%) SAN
12 57 (0.53%) VoIP
13 55 (0.51%) IPv6
13 55 (0.51%) Wireshark
14 50 (0.46%) DVB
15 46 (0.43%) RTP
16 45 (0.42%) SSL
16 45 (0.42%) IPv4
16 45 (0.42%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1464 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 502 (4.66%) MySQL
3 491 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 336 (3.12%) Big Data
5 278 (2.58%) Hadoop
6 194 (1.80%) NoSQL
7 185 (1.72%) RDBMS
8 137 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 115 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 112 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 111 (1.03%) MongoDB
12 108 (1.00%) Data Mining
13 102 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
14 100 (0.93%) Oracle Database
15 91 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 68 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
16 68 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
17 61 (0.57%) Apache Hive
18 55 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
19 51 (0.47%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 659 (6.11%) Visual Studio
2 457 (4.24%) Subversion
3 385 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 213 (1.98%) Jenkins
5 194 (1.80%) NUnit
6 190 (1.76%) Selenium
7 172 (1.60%) JIRA
8 170 (1.58%) Eclipse
9 167 (1.55%) JUnit
10 159 (1.48%) Maven
11 142 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 118 (1.09%) GCC
13 100 (0.93%) GDB
14 97 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
15 91 (0.84%) ClearCase
16 89 (0.83%) Cucumber
17 80 (0.74%) Ant
18 77 (0.71%) Hudson
19 70 (0.65%) Bugzilla
20 67 (0.62%) Xcode
General
1 2739 (25.41%) Finance
2 901 (8.36%) Banking
3 558 (5.18%) Front Office
4 535 (4.96%) Games
5 501 (4.65%) Investment Banking
6 450 (4.17%) Electronics
7 435 (4.04%) Telecoms
8 285 (2.64%) Financial Institution
9 272 (2.52%) Retail
10 207 (1.92%) Aerospace
11 191 (1.77%) Manufacturing
12 169 (1.57%) Marketing
13 139 (1.29%) Automotive
14 121 (1.12%) Military
15 95 (0.88%) Multimedia
16 88 (0.82%) Back Office
17 74 (0.69%) Law
18 65 (0.60%) Publishing
19 62 (0.58%) Advertising
20 51 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5866 (54.42%) Developer
2 2513 (23.31%) Software Engineer
3 2126 (19.72%) C++ Developer
4 1418 (13.16%) Software Developer
5 767 (7.12%) Senior Developer
6 761 (7.06%) Java Developer
7 720 (6.68%) C# Developer
8 640 (5.94%) Graduate
9 575 (5.33%) Programmer
10 570 (5.29%) C++ Software Engineer
11 563 (5.22%) Analyst
12 489 (4.54%) Senior Software Engineer
13 473 (4.39%) Junior
14 384 (3.56%) C++ Software Developer
15 349 (3.24%) Junior Developer
16 329 (3.05%) .NET Developer
17 302 (2.80%) Graduate Developer
18 293 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
19 288 (2.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 286 (2.65%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2253 (20.90%) .NET
2 1552 (14.40%) HTML
3 1114 (10.33%) XML
4 876 (8.13%) CSS
5 813 (7.54%) STL
6 708 (6.57%) Web Services
7 673 (6.24%) ASP.NET
8 520 (4.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 493 (4.57%) HTML5
10 441 (4.09%) J2EE
11 435 (4.04%) WPF
12 365 (3.39%) jQuery
13 356 (3.30%) MFC
14 309 (2.87%) WCF
15 282 (2.62%) OpenGL
16 281 (2.61%) Qt
17 261 (2.42%) SOAP
18 258 (2.39%) Spring
19 240 (2.23%) WinForms
19 240 (2.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2610 (24.21%) Computer Science
2 1384 (12.84%) Mathematics
3 1108 (10.28%) Algorithms
4 962 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
5 659 (6.11%) Physics
6 423 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
7 391 (3.63%) Data Structures
8 373 (3.46%) Derivative
9 363 (3.37%) Hedge funds
10 361 (3.35%) Open Source
11 331 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 286 (2.65%) Mobile App
13 279 (2.59%) Fixed Income
14 256 (2.37%) Visualisation
15 243 (2.25%) Equities
16 233 (2.16%) User Experience
17 181 (1.68%) 3D Graphics
18 175 (1.62%) Statistics
19 167 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
20 159 (1.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3105 (28.81%) Linux
2 2374 (22.02%) Windows
3 1987 (18.43%) UNIX
4 822 (7.63%) Android
5 715 (6.63%) Apple iOS
6 232 (2.15%) Solaris
7 155 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
8 126 (1.17%) Mac OS X
9 104 (0.96%) Windows Phone
10 66 (0.61%) HPUX
11 61 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 59 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 59 (0.55%) AIX
13 55 (0.51%) Windows CE
13 55 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 52 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 48 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 38 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
17 37 (0.34%) VxWorks
18 35 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4058 (37.65%) Software Engineering
2 2791 (25.89%) OO
3 2731 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
4 1525 (14.15%) Multithreading
5 888 (8.24%) TDD
6 878 (8.15%) Scrum
7 830 (7.70%) OOP
8 784 (7.27%) OOD
9 544 (5.05%) Low Latency
10 536 (4.97%) UML
11 522 (4.84%) Unit Testing
12 508 (4.71%) Analytics
13 499 (4.63%) Mentoring
14 438 (4.06%) Project Management
15 424 (3.93%) MVC
16 402 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
17 307 (2.85%) iOS Development
18 278 (2.58%) Risk Management
19 277 (2.57%) Web Development
20 274 (2.54%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4938 (45.81%) Java
2 4434 (41.14%) C#
3 3583 (33.24%) C
4 2686 (24.92%) SQL
5 2463 (22.85%) Python
6 1767 (16.39%) JavaScript
7 926 (8.59%) Perl
8 660 (6.12%) PHP
9 558 (5.18%) Ruby
10 434 (4.03%) VB
11 431 (4.00%) Objective-C
12 357 (3.31%) Shell Script
13 333 (3.09%) Bash Shell
14 310 (2.88%) MATLAB
15 303 (2.81%) VB.NET
16 289 (2.68%) Embedded C
17 264 (2.45%) Embedded C++
18 216 (2.00%) VC++
19 210 (1.95%) VBA
20 204 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3725 (34.56%) Degree
2 548 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 437 (4.05%) PhD
4 250 (2.32%) SC Cleared
5 163 (1.51%) DV Cleared
6 105 (0.97%) ISEB
7 60 (0.56%) Postgraduate
8 56 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 54 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 43 (0.40%) CISSP
11 40 (0.37%) HND
12 23 (0.21%) CEH
13 22 (0.20%) MCTS
14 20 (0.19%) CCNA
14 20 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.12%) MCP
17 13 (0.12%) MCAD
17 13 (0.12%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 622 (5.77%) QA
2 116 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 51 (0.47%) SLA
4 40 (0.37%) ISO 9000
5 33 (0.31%) 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 (0.19%) EMIR
11 18 (0.17%) DO-178B
12 14 (0.13%) TickIT
13 12 (0.11%) WAI
14 10 (0.093%) Basel III
15 8 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 12207
16 7 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.056%) Basel II
18 5 (0.046%) Data Quality
18 5 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 197 (1.83%) Firmware
2 99 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 41 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 41 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (0.18%) vSphere
7 18 (0.17%) Docker
8 17 (0.16%) NFS
9 13 (0.12%) XenApp
9 13 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.11%) HDFS
11 9 (0.083%) SpamAssassin
12 7 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.056%) Gluster
13 6 (0.056%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.056%) Samba
13 6 (0.056%) Nmap
13 6 (0.056%) Snort
14 5 (0.046%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 94 (0.87%) Puppet
2 80 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 32 (0.30%) NetBackup
5 19 (0.18%) OpenView
6 18 (0.17%) CFEngine
7 14 (0.13%) Nagios
8 13 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.11%) Vagrant
9 12 (0.11%) Control-M
10 11 (0.10%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.065%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.056%) Ansible
12 6 (0.056%) PureDisk
12 6 (0.056%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.056%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.046%) Capistrano
13 5 (0.046%) YUM
13 5 (0.046%) logstash
14 4 (0.037%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1299 (12.05%) Oracle
2 953 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 215 (1.99%) Sybase
4 187 (1.73%) Google
5 131 (1.22%) VMware
6 126 (1.17%) HP
7 111 (1.03%) TIBCO
8 96 (0.89%) Bloomberg
8 96 (0.89%) Red Hat
9 76 (0.71%) IBM
10 72 (0.67%) Cisco
11 69 (0.64%) Twitter
12 64 (0.59%) Perforce
13 61 (0.57%) Facebook
14 60 (0.56%) Citrix
15 58 (0.54%) Business Objects
16 54 (0.50%) Apple
17 50 (0.46%) Fidessa
18 48 (0.45%) EMC
19 45 (0.42%) hybris
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary plus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Profit Share, Free Canteen, Private
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Search Consultancy
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £60k (multiple roles) + equity + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Talent Source Global
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 32,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Penryn, Cornwall
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 12 hours ago