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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 59 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4610 6107 5833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.18% 5.11% 5.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.15% 9.73% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3921 5253 4966
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 £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
56536 62794 58982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.23% 52.57% 53.40%
Number of salaries quoted 48029 53146 50718
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 4 May 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 May 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 -12 4329 £45,000 - 737
London -14 1817 £62,500 +4.16% 246
South East -19 901 £42,500 - 168
East of England +2 513 £44,000 +10.00% 120
South West -1 430 £38,750 +7.63% 61
City of London -16 410 £65,000 +8.33% 80
Cambridgeshire +6 360 £45,000 +8.43% 85
Cambridge +5 333 £45,000 +5.88% 73
Surrey +3 286 £50,000 +11.11% 37
North West +16 213 £40,000 +9.58% 39
Hampshire -17 190 £40,000 +3.89% 40
Manchester +38 169 £40,000 +14.28% 27
West Midlands -28 151 £37,500 - 31
Gloucestershire -8 138 £40,750 -4.11% 6
Yorkshire 0 124 £40,000 +11.88% 30
Scotland -20 112 £38,500 -10.98% 20
East Midlands -27 110 £38,750 -3.12% 23
West Sussex -16 107 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Oxfordshire -19 96 £40,000 -11.11% 21
Bristol -12 92 £40,000 +17.64% 13
Hertfordshire -29 91 £44,000 +10.00% 19
South Wales +14 86 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Wales +10 86 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Berkshire -81 80 £45,000 - 27
North East +11 75 £35,000 -6.66% 20
West Yorkshire +10 72 £40,000 - 16
Leeds +36 61 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Southampton -17 60 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Somerset +15 57 £32,500 - 11
Guildford -7 57 £41,000 -13.68% 4

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 4020 (43.87%) Java
2 3621 (39.51%) C#
3 3545 (38.68%) Software Engineering
4 3045 (33.23%) C
5 3006 (32.80%) Degree
6 2914 (31.80%) Linux
7 2343 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
8 2325 (25.37%) Finance
9 2250 (24.55%) OO
10 2185 (23.84%) SQL
11 2090 (22.81%) Computer Science
12 2031 (22.16%) .NET
13 2003 (21.86%) Windows
14 2000 (21.82%) Python
15 1777 (19.39%) UNIX
16 1721 (18.78%) JavaScript
17 1430 (15.60%) HTML
18 1235 (13.48%) Multithreading
19 1161 (12.67%) SQL Server
20 1027 (11.21%) XML
21 975 (10.64%) Mathematics
22 963 (10.51%) Oracle
23 953 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
24 906 (9.89%) OOD
25 895 (9.77%) Algorithms
26 860 (9.38%) TDD
27 843 (9.20%) Microsoft
28 818 (8.93%) CSS
29 811 (8.85%) Scrum
30 778 (8.49%) Perl

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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
1 228 (2.49%) Node.js
2 185 (2.02%) Apache
3 110 (1.20%) IIS
4 101 (1.10%) SAS
5 97 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 92 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 79 (0.86%) SharePoint
8 73 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 66 (0.72%) JBoss
10 55 (0.60%) nginx
11 41 (0.45%) Apache Pig
11 41 (0.45%) GlassFish
12 38 (0.41%) Apache Spark
13 33 (0.36%) Confluence
14 31 (0.34%) OpenStack
15 30 (0.33%) MQSeries
16 29 (0.32%) CMS
17 28 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
18 27 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
19 21 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 308 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 74 (0.81%) MS Office
3 62 (0.68%) Simulink
4 33 (0.36%) TargetLink
5 29 (0.32%) SPSS
6 21 (0.23%) Mathematica
7 17 (0.19%) CPLEX
8 14 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
8 14 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.15%) MS Project
9 13 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
11 10 (0.11%) Maya
12 9 (0.098%) 3ds Max
12 9 (0.098%) MS Visio
13 5 (0.055%) GNU Octave
14 4 (0.044%) Blender
14 4 (0.044%) EViews
14 4 (0.044%) Final Cut Pro
15 3 (0.033%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 24 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 14 (0.15%) RMDS
4 13 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 12 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (0.12%) Changepoint
6 11 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 10 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (0.098%) Adaptiv
9 8 (0.087%) Summit
10 7 (0.076%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.076%) BASE24
10 7 (0.076%) Sophis RISQUE
11 6 (0.065%) Endur
12 5 (0.055%) ION MarketView
13 4 (0.044%) MetaTrader
13 4 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.044%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 169 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (1.74%) SaaS
3 94 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 74 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (0.29%) PaaS
6 23 (0.25%) GitHub
7 21 (0.23%) IaaS
8 14 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.15%) Force.com
9 9 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.087%) Sumo Logic
11 6 (0.065%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.044%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.033%) Route 53
13 3 (0.033%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.022%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.011%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.011%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.011%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 440 (4.80%) TCP/IP
2 242 (2.64%) HTTP
3 189 (2.06%) Internet
4 139 (1.52%) Wireless
5 128 (1.40%) Ethernet
6 78 (0.85%) Bluetooth
7 64 (0.70%) DNS
8 58 (0.63%) Network Security
9 50 (0.55%) Firewall
10 44 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (0.45%) RTP
11 41 (0.45%) GSM
12 40 (0.44%) DVB
13 38 (0.41%) LTE
14 36 (0.39%) ZigBee
14 36 (0.39%) VPN
15 35 (0.38%) Profibus
16 34 (0.37%) SSL
16 34 (0.37%) Broadband
17 33 (0.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1161 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 532 (5.81%) MySQL
3 441 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 327 (3.57%) Big Data
5 213 (2.32%) Hadoop
6 212 (2.31%) NoSQL
7 197 (2.15%) RDBMS
8 195 (2.13%) MongoDB
9 116 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
10 95 (1.04%) Data Mining
11 87 (0.95%) Oracle Database
12 77 (0.84%) Apache Hive
13 74 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
14 69 (0.75%) HBase
15 63 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
16 56 (0.61%) CouchDB
17 51 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 50 (0.55%) Redis
19 48 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 47 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 602 (6.57%) Visual Studio
2 484 (5.28%) Subversion
3 449 (4.90%) Git (software)
4 215 (2.35%) Eclipse
5 197 (2.15%) NUnit
6 183 (2.00%) Maven
7 179 (1.95%) Selenium
8 174 (1.90%) Jenkins
9 167 (1.82%) JIRA
10 158 (1.72%) JUnit
11 153 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 77 (0.84%) GCC
13 75 (0.82%) Ant
14 65 (0.71%) Cucumber
15 63 (0.69%) Hudson
16 60 (0.65%) Xcode
17 59 (0.64%) ClearCase
17 59 (0.64%) Bugzilla
17 59 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
18 58 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2325 (25.37%) Finance
2 647 (7.06%) Banking
3 514 (5.61%) Electronics
4 412 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 410 (4.47%) Front Office
6 359 (3.92%) Games
7 297 (3.24%) Investment Banking
8 294 (3.21%) Automotive
9 267 (2.91%) Retail
10 221 (2.41%) Marketing
11 200 (2.18%) Aerospace
12 199 (2.17%) Manufacturing
13 193 (2.11%) Financial Institution
14 116 (1.27%) Advertising
15 101 (1.10%) Military
16 67 (0.73%) Multimedia
17 61 (0.67%) Back Office
18 58 (0.63%) Legal
19 42 (0.46%) Retail Banking
20 38 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4787 (52.24%) Developer
2 2313 (25.24%) Software Engineer
3 1671 (18.23%) C++ Developer
4 1256 (13.71%) Software Developer
5 693 (7.56%) C# Developer
6 636 (6.94%) Senior Developer
7 470 (5.13%) Java Developer
8 462 (5.04%) C++ Software Engineer
9 426 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
10 419 (4.57%) Programmer
11 411 (4.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 392 (4.28%) Graduate
13 331 (3.61%) Junior
14 325 (3.55%) Analyst
15 288 (3.14%) C++ Software Developer
16 256 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
17 247 (2.70%) .NET Developer
18 238 (2.60%) Junior Developer
19 224 (2.44%) Architect
20 183 (2.00%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2031 (22.16%) .NET
2 1430 (15.60%) HTML
3 1027 (11.21%) XML
4 818 (8.93%) CSS
5 670 (7.31%) Web Services
6 633 (6.91%) STL
7 583 (6.36%) ASP.NET
8 530 (5.78%) HTML5
9 444 (4.85%) WPF
10 424 (4.63%) jQuery
11 379 (4.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 356 (3.88%) J2EE
13 320 (3.49%) MFC
14 315 (3.44%) Spring
15 296 (3.23%) WCF
15 296 (3.23%) REST
16 291 (3.18%) Qt
17 271 (2.96%) SOAP
18 213 (2.32%) OpenGL
18 213 (2.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2090 (22.81%) Computer Science
2 975 (10.64%) Mathematics
3 953 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
4 895 (9.77%) Algorithms
5 438 (4.78%) Physics
6 412 (4.50%) Data Structures
7 357 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 332 (3.62%) Derivative
9 324 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
10 272 (2.97%) Fixed Income
11 270 (2.95%) Equities
12 262 (2.86%) Open Source
13 257 (2.80%) Visualisation
14 250 (2.73%) Mobile App
15 245 (2.67%) Hedge funds
16 178 (1.94%) User Experience
17 167 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
18 165 (1.80%) Client/Server
19 139 (1.52%) Management Information System
20 132 (1.44%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2914 (31.80%) Linux
2 2003 (21.86%) Windows
3 1777 (19.39%) UNIX
4 636 (6.94%) Android
5 610 (6.66%) Apple iOS
6 176 (1.92%) Solaris
7 142 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 106 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
9 66 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 64 (0.70%) CentOS
11 62 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 55 (0.60%) Mac OS
13 44 (0.48%) VxWorks
14 40 (0.44%) Windows Phone
15 39 (0.43%) Windows XP
16 37 (0.40%) Debian
17 36 (0.39%) Ubuntu
18 35 (0.38%) AIX
19 34 (0.37%) HPUX
20 31 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3545 (38.68%) Software Engineering
2 2343 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2250 (24.55%) OO
4 1235 (13.48%) Multithreading
5 906 (9.89%) OOD
6 860 (9.38%) TDD
7 811 (8.85%) Scrum
8 714 (7.79%) OOP
9 619 (6.75%) UML
10 539 (5.88%) Analytics
11 524 (5.72%) Unit Testing
12 508 (5.54%) MVC
13 457 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
14 409 (4.46%) Mentoring
15 392 (4.28%) Low Latency
16 344 (3.75%) Software Architecture
17 319 (3.48%) Project Management
18 286 (3.12%) Web Development
19 251 (2.74%) iOS Development
20 235 (2.56%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 4020 (43.87%) Java
2 3621 (39.51%) C#
3 3045 (33.23%) C
4 2185 (23.84%) SQL
5 2000 (21.82%) Python
6 1721 (18.78%) JavaScript
7 778 (8.49%) Perl
8 683 (7.45%) PHP
9 471 (5.14%) Ruby
10 394 (4.30%) Embedded C
11 369 (4.03%) Embedded C++
12 352 (3.84%) Objective-C
13 314 (3.43%) VB
14 312 (3.40%) Bash Shell
15 298 (3.25%) MATLAB
16 217 (2.37%) Shell Script
17 194 (2.12%) Scala
18 160 (1.75%) T-SQL
19 158 (1.72%) VB.NET
20 151 (1.65%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3006 (32.80%) Degree
2 430 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 351 (3.83%) PhD
4 231 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 149 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 109 (1.19%) ISEB
7 48 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 41 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (0.27%) MCP
11 20 (0.22%) OCPJP
11 20 (0.22%) Postgraduate
12 19 (0.21%) OCMJD
13 18 (0.20%) Sun Certification
14 16 (0.17%) HND
14 16 (0.17%) CCNA
15 11 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
16 10 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
16 10 (0.11%) CSSLP
16 10 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 466 (5.09%) QA
2 74 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 37 (0.40%) JTAG
4 17 (0.19%) HL7
5 16 (0.17%) DO-178B
6 15 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 15 (0.16%) EMIR
6 15 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.15%) IEC 61508
8 11 (0.12%) SLA
9 9 (0.098%) Basel II
9 9 (0.098%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.087%) ISO 8583
10 8 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.065%) Basel III
11 6 (0.065%) TickIT
11 6 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.055%) GAMP
12 5 (0.055%) COBIT
13 3 (0.033%) Solvency II
System Software
1 322 (3.51%) Firmware
2 88 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 57 (0.62%) HDFS
5 46 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 32 (0.35%) Docker
7 20 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 19 (0.21%) iptables
9 18 (0.20%) NFS
10 12 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
11 8 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.065%) Ceph
13 5 (0.055%) Xen
13 5 (0.055%) KVM
13 5 (0.055%) vSphere
14 4 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.033%) Squid
15 3 (0.033%) QEMU
15 3 (0.033%) XenApp
16 2 (0.022%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 91 (0.99%) Puppet
2 83 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (0.23%) Vagrant
5 20 (0.22%) Salt
6 18 (0.20%) Kubernetes
6 18 (0.20%) Nagios
7 14 (0.15%) Ansible
8 13 (0.14%) ZABBIX
9 12 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (0.076%) MOM
10 7 (0.076%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (0.065%) logstash
12 5 (0.055%) Nessus
13 4 (0.044%) Nmap
13 4 (0.044%) OPNET
14 3 (0.033%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.033%) Unicenter
14 3 (0.033%) StatsD
14 3 (0.033%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 963 (10.51%) Oracle
2 843 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 143 (1.56%) Sybase
4 113 (1.23%) Google
5 111 (1.21%) VMware
5 111 (1.21%) IBM
6 82 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 76 (0.83%) Perforce
8 74 (0.81%) TIBCO
9 68 (0.74%) Twitter
10 66 (0.72%) Facebook
10 66 (0.72%) Cisco
11 61 (0.67%) Apple
12 60 (0.65%) SAP
13 51 (0.56%) Bloomberg
14 50 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
15 49 (0.53%) EMC
16 46 (0.50%) HP
17 36 (0.39%) TOWER Software
18 35 (0.38%) DataSynapse
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