The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 61 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4590 5041 6072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.67% 4.60% 5.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.83% 8.94% 9.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3939 4143 5192
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
51984 56395 62009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.84% 51.51% 52.23%
Number of salaries quoted 45055 48104 52955
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

C++
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing C++ as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 4352 £47,500 +2.15% 680
London -13 1667 £65,000 - 257
South East +21 1296 £45,000 - 171
East of England +2 389 £42,500 +6.25% 92
South West +1 383 £42,500 +6.25% 46
Surrey +15 355 £46,000 +2.22% 54
City of London -12 282 £70,000 +3.70% 59
Oxfordshire +18 270 £50,000 +28.20% 27
Cambridgeshire -1 253 £45,000 +5.88% 75
Cambridge 0 223 £42,500 - 72
North West +21 218 £40,000 +6.66% 49
Manchester +13 188 £40,000 +6.66% 32
Berkshire +49 181 £45,000 - 21
East Midlands +37 176 £39,500 +3.94% 18
Hampshire -10 172 £42,500 -5.55% 31
West Sussex +19 164 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Gloucestershire +8 159 £48,250 +7.22% 14
Oxford +21 145 £54,000 +43.15% 9
Yorkshire -22 124 £43,750 +9.37% 15
West Midlands -48 123 £35,500 -1.38% 23
Scotland -2 111 £42,500 +8.28% 14
Reading +45 104 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Wales +8 90 £40,000 +11.11% 7
South Wales +11 83 £40,000 +11.11% 7
West Yorkshire -19 82 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Cheltenham +9 81 £49,000 +30.66% 5
Walton-on-Thames -3 81 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +36 80 £39,500 -12.22% 11
Bristol -5 77 £40,000 - 10
Hertfordshire +4 76 £37,500 - 8

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for C++.

1 4191 (43.52%) Java
2 3939 (40.90%) Software Engineering
3 3532 (36.67%) C#
4 3306 (34.33%) Degree
5 3094 (32.13%) C
6 3058 (31.75%) Python
7 2989 (31.04%) Linux
8 2713 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
9 2332 (24.21%) Computer Science
10 2331 (24.20%) SQL
11 2263 (23.50%) Finance
12 2193 (22.77%) Windows
13 1803 (18.72%) JavaScript
14 1770 (18.38%) .NET
15 1769 (18.37%) OO
16 1596 (16.57%) Unix
17 1347 (13.99%) HTML
18 1296 (13.46%) Multithreading
19 1184 (12.29%) Mathematics
20 1041 (10.81%) CSS
21 990 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
22 985 (10.23%) Algorithms
23 949 (9.85%) TDD
24 914 (9.49%) Scrum
25 893 (9.27%) SQL Server
26 882 (9.16%) XML
27 880 (9.14%) Perl
28 865 (8.98%) SDLC
29 847 (8.79%) Oracle
30 774 (8.04%) OOP

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 233 (2.42%) Apache
2 200 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 187 (1.94%) Tomcat
4 172 (1.79%) IIS
5 102 (1.06%) SAS
6 86 (0.89%) JBoss
7 81 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 80 (0.83%) SharePoint
9 78 (0.81%) Confluence
10 76 (0.79%) nginx
11 73 (0.76%) Apache Pig
12 64 (0.66%) WebLogic
13 52 (0.54%) CMS
14 46 (0.48%) OpenStack
15 41 (0.43%) Jetty
16 35 (0.36%) WebSphere
17 32 (0.33%) Apache Solr
18 24 (0.25%) MS Exchange
19 23 (0.24%) GlassFish
20 18 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 278 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 66 (0.69%) MS Office
3 58 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 40 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (0.39%) SPSS
6 34 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 34 (0.35%) Simulink
7 21 (0.22%) Gliffy
7 21 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 20 (0.21%) TargetLink
9 16 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
10 14 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 14 (0.15%) MS Project
10 14 (0.15%) S-PLUS
11 13 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
11 13 (0.13%) Mathematica
11 13 (0.13%) MODO
11 13 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 12 (0.12%) 3ds Max
13 11 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 44 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.25%) MetaTrader
4 21 (0.22%) Magento
5 19 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.12%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.093%) RMDS
7 9 (0.093%) Shopify
8 8 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.083%) Infor M3
9 7 (0.073%) thinkFolio
10 6 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.042%) Finacle
11 4 (0.042%) Misys Opics
11 4 (0.042%) Odoo
11 4 (0.042%) Temenos T24
12 3 (0.031%) Changepoint
12 3 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.031%) Relativity
12 3 (0.031%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 296 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (1.68%) SaaS
4 111 (1.15%) GitHub
5 85 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 46 (0.48%) PaaS
7 42 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 37 (0.38%) IaaS
9 34 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 16 (0.17%) Force.com
12 12 (0.12%) iTunes
12 12 (0.12%) Office 365
13 9 (0.093%) Google Compute Engine
14 8 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.083%) Heroku
14 8 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.073%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.073%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.073%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 498 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 265 (2.75%) Internet
3 230 (2.39%) HTTP
4 152 (1.58%) Wireless
5 150 (1.56%) Network Security
6 85 (0.88%) DNS
6 85 (0.88%) Ethernet
7 82 (0.85%) Firewall
8 66 (0.69%) SSL
9 59 (0.61%) Multicast
10 57 (0.59%) VoIP
11 49 (0.51%) Broadband
12 47 (0.49%) WAN
13 42 (0.44%) LDAP
14 40 (0.42%) SMTP
14 40 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
15 39 (0.40%) FTP
15 39 (0.40%) LAN
15 39 (0.40%) Wireless Security
16 35 (0.36%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 893 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 518 (5.38%) Big Data
3 495 (5.14%) MySQL
4 493 (5.12%) Relational Database
5 375 (3.89%) NoSQL
6 373 (3.87%) Hadoop
7 315 (3.27%) MongoDB
8 210 (2.18%) RDBMS
9 185 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
10 184 (1.91%) Data Mining
11 144 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 102 (1.06%) Apache Hive
13 77 (0.80%) Redis
14 74 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 66 (0.69%) SQLite
16 64 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 51 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 50 (0.52%) KDB
19 46 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
20 42 (0.44%) HBase
Development Applications
1 651 (6.76%) Git (software)
2 602 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 523 (5.43%) Subversion
4 329 (3.42%) Jenkins
5 319 (3.31%) JIRA
6 247 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 192 (1.99%) Maven
8 191 (1.98%) Eclipse
9 183 (1.90%) NUnit
10 156 (1.62%) JUnit
11 144 (1.50%) Selenium
12 113 (1.17%) Cucumber
13 82 (0.85%) Ant
14 73 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 73 (0.76%) Metasploit
15 71 (0.74%) SpecFlow
16 63 (0.65%) Gradle
16 63 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
17 60 (0.62%) MSTest
18 59 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 2263 (23.50%) Finance
2 647 (6.72%) Telecoms
3 627 (6.51%) Games
4 498 (5.17%) Electronics
5 442 (4.59%) Banking
6 414 (4.30%) Front Office
7 276 (2.87%) Automotive
8 255 (2.65%) Aerospace
9 235 (2.44%) Manufacturing
10 212 (2.20%) Marketing
11 156 (1.62%) Investment Banking
12 153 (1.59%) Advertising
13 148 (1.54%) Financial Institution
14 141 (1.46%) Retail
15 103 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
16 89 (0.92%) Back Office
17 65 (0.67%) Military
18 64 (0.66%) Publishing
19 61 (0.63%) Law
20 58 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4734 (49.15%) Developer
2 2230 (23.15%) Software Engineer
3 2208 (22.93%) C++ Developer
4 1169 (12.14%) Software Developer
5 1027 (10.66%) C++ Software Engineer
6 778 (8.08%) C# Developer
7 711 (7.38%) Senior Developer
8 674 (7.00%) Java Developer
9 645 (6.70%) Graduate
10 538 (5.59%) C++ Software Developer
11 454 (4.71%) Embedded Engineer
12 452 (4.69%) Junior
13 439 (4.56%) .NET Developer
14 377 (3.91%) Analyst
15 371 (3.85%) Python Developer
16 358 (3.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 351 (3.64%) Graduate Developer
18 350 (3.63%) Senior Software Engineer
19 336 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
20 323 (3.35%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1770 (18.38%) .NET
2 1347 (13.99%) HTML
3 1041 (10.81%) CSS
4 882 (9.16%) XML
5 742 (7.70%) Web Services
6 624 (6.48%) STL
7 535 (5.55%) ASP.NET
8 449 (4.66%) HTML5
9 429 (4.45%) AngularJS
10 428 (4.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 396 (4.11%) WPF
12 384 (3.99%) jQuery
13 350 (3.63%) Node.js
14 285 (2.96%) Qt
15 268 (2.78%) J2EE
16 264 (2.74%) RESTful
17 253 (2.63%) JSON
18 244 (2.53%) MFC
19 241 (2.50%) REST
20 237 (2.46%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2332 (24.21%) Computer Science
2 1184 (12.29%) Mathematics
3 990 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
4 985 (10.23%) Algorithms
5 523 (5.43%) Physics
6 459 (4.77%) Hedge funds
7 329 (3.42%) Derivative
8 327 (3.40%) Embedded Systems
8 327 (3.40%) Visualisation
9 275 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 274 (2.84%) Data Structures
11 253 (2.63%) Mobile App
12 225 (2.34%) User Experience
13 207 (2.15%) Equities
14 203 (2.11%) Statistics
15 174 (1.81%) Fixed Income
16 152 (1.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 150 (1.56%) Artificial Intelligence
17 150 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
18 139 (1.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2989 (31.04%) Linux
2 2193 (22.77%) Windows
3 1596 (16.57%) Unix
4 663 (6.88%) Android
5 513 (5.33%) Apple iOS
6 184 (1.91%) Mac OS X
7 153 (1.59%) Windows Server
8 114 (1.18%) Solaris
9 103 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
10 99 (1.03%) VxWorks
11 79 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 63 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 62 (0.64%) Mac OS
14 53 (0.55%) CentOS
15 47 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
16 39 (0.40%) Windows Phone
17 37 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 36 (0.37%) Windows XP
19 30 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
20 29 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3939 (40.90%) Software Engineering
2 2713 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1769 (18.37%) OO
4 1296 (13.46%) Multithreading
5 949 (9.85%) TDD
6 914 (9.49%) Scrum
7 865 (8.98%) SDLC
8 774 (8.04%) OOP
9 658 (6.83%) Analytics
10 599 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
11 581 (6.03%) OOD
12 504 (5.23%) Mentoring
13 459 (4.77%) UML
14 447 (4.64%) Machine Learning
15 432 (4.49%) Low Latency
16 414 (4.30%) Unit Testing
17 413 (4.29%) Open Source
18 383 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
19 381 (3.96%) MVC
20 376 (3.90%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4191 (43.52%) Java
2 3532 (36.67%) C#
3 3094 (32.13%) C
4 3058 (31.75%) Python
5 2331 (24.20%) SQL
6 1803 (18.72%) JavaScript
7 880 (9.14%) Perl
8 731 (7.59%) Ruby
9 714 (7.41%) PHP
10 431 (4.48%) Bash Shell
11 415 (4.31%) MATLAB
12 388 (4.03%) Objective-C
13 372 (3.86%) R
14 324 (3.36%) Scala
15 260 (2.70%) Embedded C
16 253 (2.63%) VB
17 251 (2.61%) Embedded C++
18 200 (2.08%) Shell Script
19 187 (1.94%) PL/SQL
20 182 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3306 (34.33%) Degree
2 672 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 510 (5.30%) PhD
4 316 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 266 (2.76%) DV Cleared
6 114 (1.18%) CREST Certified
7 85 (0.88%) ISEB
8 80 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 74 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (0.66%) CEH
11 58 (0.60%) CISSP
12 47 (0.49%) GIAC
13 45 (0.47%) OSCP
14 38 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
15 35 (0.36%) CHECK Team Leader
16 33 (0.34%) SANS
17 30 (0.31%) CCNA
18 23 (0.24%) MCSE
18 23 (0.24%) PMI Certification
19 21 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (4.50%) QA
2 62 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 36 (0.37%) SLA
4 35 (0.36%) MISRA
5 25 (0.26%) MISRA C
6 22 (0.23%) ISO13485
7 21 (0.22%) DICOM
8 16 (0.17%) DO-178B
8 16 (0.17%) MiFID
8 16 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.093%) Def Stans
11 9 (0.093%) EMIR
12 8 (0.083%) HIPAA
13 7 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 12207
14 6 (0.062%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.062%) TickIT
15 5 (0.052%) HL7
15 5 (0.052%) JTAG
System Software
1 262 (2.72%) Firmware
2 110 (1.14%) Docker
3 82 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (0.61%) Active Directory
5 35 (0.36%) HDFS
5 35 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 25 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 22 (0.23%) Cygwin
8 18 (0.19%) VMware ESX
9 17 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 14 (0.15%) Xen
11 11 (0.11%) Squid
12 7 (0.073%) Samba
13 6 (0.062%) Ceph
13 6 (0.062%) NFS
13 6 (0.062%) OpenSIPS
14 5 (0.052%) Snort
15 4 (0.042%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 215 (2.23%) Puppet
2 185 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (1.10%) Ansible
4 92 (0.96%) Nessus
5 79 (0.82%) Nmap
6 51 (0.53%) Nagios
7 33 (0.34%) WMI
8 31 (0.32%) Salt
9 26 (0.27%) logstash
10 25 (0.26%) OpenVAS
11 24 (0.25%) StatsD
12 21 (0.22%) Kubernetes
13 20 (0.21%) ZABBIX
14 17 (0.18%) CFEngine
15 16 (0.17%) HAProxy
16 13 (0.13%) Perfmon
17 11 (0.11%) SCOM
18 10 (0.10%) Kibana
19 9 (0.093%) Grafana
19 9 (0.093%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 847 (8.79%) Oracle
2 716 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 135 (1.40%) VMware
4 119 (1.24%) Google
5 97 (1.01%) Red Hat
6 87 (0.90%) Sophos
7 82 (0.85%) Apple
8 78 (0.81%) Sybase
9 76 (0.79%) Atlassian
10 72 (0.75%) IBM
11 69 (0.72%) SAP
12 65 (0.67%) Informatica
12 65 (0.67%) Splunk
13 48 (0.50%) Coverity
14 46 (0.48%) Facebook
15 44 (0.46%) Bloomberg
16 39 (0.40%) Cisco
17 38 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
18 36 (0.37%) Qualys
19 34 (0.35%) Xamarin
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