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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 59 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4758 4504 5136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.69% 4.31% 4.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.98% 8.57% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4128 3912 4325
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average 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
52970 52554 55049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.19% 50.26% 53.42%
Number of salaries quoted 45748 45127 46295
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 £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +3 4533 £50,000 +5.26% 813
London +5 1938 £67,500 +3.84% 306
South East +18 1137 £45,000 +5.88% 167
East of England -9 434 £40,000 -5.88% 90
South West -1 381 £41,500 +10.66% 105
City of London +36 353 £72,500 +3.57% 82
Oxfordshire +27 254 £46,400 +6.05% 22
Surrey -5 254 £45,000 - 38
Cambridgeshire -5 237 £40,000 -5.88% 72
Cambridge -10 198 £40,000 -5.88% 69
Hampshire +13 195 £45,000 +9.75% 31
North West +8 189 £42,500 +13.33% 53
Berkshire +29 183 £50,000 +17.64% 40
West Midlands +23 166 £37,500 +7.14% 41
Manchester +22 147 £50,000 +38.88% 29
Gloucestershire +16 145 £45,000 +12.50% 37
East Midlands +15 143 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Yorkshire +9 125 £45,000 +16.88% 25
Oxford +3 119 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Scotland -10 105 £35,000 -9.09% 15
West Sussex -8 103 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Bristol -12 101 £40,000 - 30
Reading +38 84 £52,500 +23.52% 26
Suffolk +25 80 £35,000 -9.67% 3
Hertfordshire -17 80 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Cheltenham +28 67 £55,000 +37.50% 16
Ipswich +19 67 £35,000 -9.67% 2
West Yorkshire -18 67 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Wales -16 64 £40,000 +6.66% 17
East Sussex +25 61 £45,000 - 9

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4318 (44.51%) Java
2 3933 (40.54%) Software Engineering
3 3932 (40.53%) C#
4 3167 (32.64%) Linux
5 3140 (32.36%) Degree
6 2905 (29.94%) C
7 2890 (29.79%) Python
8 2615 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
9 2545 (26.23%) Finance
10 2321 (23.92%) Computer Science
11 2306 (23.77%) SQL
12 2193 (22.60%) Windows
13 2070 (21.34%) OO
14 2008 (20.70%) .NET
15 1836 (18.92%) JavaScript
16 1761 (18.15%) Unix
17 1514 (15.61%) Multithreading
18 1352 (13.94%) HTML
19 1100 (11.34%) Algorithms
20 1078 (11.11%) Mathematics
21 1041 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
22 1021 (10.52%) SQL Server
23 999 (10.30%) CSS
24 996 (10.27%) TDD
25 959 (9.88%) SDLC
26 932 (9.61%) Oracle
27 879 (9.06%) Scrum
28 853 (8.79%) XML
29 830 (8.55%) Android
30 813 (8.38%) Perl

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 340 (3.50%) Node.js
2 165 (1.70%) Apache
3 151 (1.56%) IIS
4 144 (1.48%) Apache Pig
5 128 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 121 (1.25%) SAS
7 116 (1.20%) JBoss
8 115 (1.19%) Apache Spark
9 80 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 77 (0.79%) SharePoint
11 70 (0.72%) Confluence
12 69 (0.71%) nginx
13 66 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 63 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
15 49 (0.51%) CMS
16 41 (0.42%) Jetty
17 29 (0.30%) OpenStack
18 24 (0.25%) Apache Solr
18 24 (0.25%) GlassFish
19 22 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 350 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 94 (0.97%) MS Office
3 65 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 45 (0.46%) Simulink
6 42 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.23%) MS Project
7 22 (0.23%) SPSS
7 22 (0.23%) TargetLink
8 17 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
10 13 (0.13%) 3ds Max
11 11 (0.11%) CPLEX
11 11 (0.11%) Mathematica
12 10 (0.10%) Fireworks
13 8 (0.082%) MS Visio
14 7 (0.072%) Blender
14 7 (0.072%) Maya
15 6 (0.062%) AutoCAD
15 6 (0.062%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 36 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 14 (0.14%) Lawson
6 13 (0.13%) MetaTrader
7 10 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
7 10 (0.10%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 9 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.093%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.093%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.082%) Summit
10 7 (0.072%) Magento
10 7 (0.072%) SunGard Martini
11 6 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.052%) Tridion
13 4 (0.041%) Dynamics GP
14 3 (0.031%) Global One
15 2 (0.021%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 208 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (1.20%) SaaS
3 114 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 87 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 79 (0.81%) GitHub
6 43 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 20 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
9 19 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 18 (0.19%) PaaS
10 18 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (0.12%) CloudFront
11 12 (0.12%) IaaS
12 9 (0.093%) Office 365
13 7 (0.072%) Route 53
14 6 (0.062%) Force.com
15 4 (0.041%) Heroku
16 2 (0.021%) DigitalOcean
16 2 (0.021%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 695 (7.16%) TCP/IP
2 254 (2.62%) Internet
3 185 (1.91%) HTTP
4 147 (1.52%) Firewall
5 135 (1.39%) Network Security
6 109 (1.12%) Ethernet
7 104 (1.07%) Wireless
8 73 (0.75%) Bluetooth
9 66 (0.68%) LDAP
10 62 (0.64%) DNS
11 58 (0.60%) Broadband
12 53 (0.55%) RS-232
13 48 (0.49%) Multicast
14 45 (0.46%) SSL
15 43 (0.44%) ZigBee
16 42 (0.43%) VoIP
17 41 (0.42%) RS-485
18 38 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
19 37 (0.38%) 3G
19 37 (0.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1021 (10.52%) SQL Server
2 579 (5.97%) Big Data
3 473 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 441 (4.55%) MySQL
5 397 (4.09%) Hadoop
6 368 (3.79%) NoSQL
7 269 (2.77%) MongoDB
8 230 (2.37%) RDBMS
9 178 (1.83%) Apache Hive
10 145 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 137 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 104 (1.07%) Data Mining
13 103 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
14 77 (0.79%) DB2
15 76 (0.78%) HBase
16 74 (0.76%) Oracle Database
17 58 (0.60%) Redis
18 47 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 46 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 42 (0.43%) KDB
Development Applications
1 606 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 562 (5.79%) Subversion
3 549 (5.66%) Git (software)
4 276 (2.84%) JIRA
5 263 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 235 (2.42%) Jenkins
7 217 (2.24%) NUnit
8 194 (2.00%) Selenium
9 188 (1.94%) Maven
10 175 (1.80%) JUnit
11 159 (1.64%) Eclipse
12 97 (1.00%) SpecFlow
13 86 (0.89%) Cucumber
14 78 (0.80%) MSTest
15 76 (0.78%) Ant
16 67 (0.69%) Hudson
17 64 (0.66%) Mercurial
18 58 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
19 55 (0.57%) Gradle
19 55 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 2545 (26.23%) Finance
2 656 (6.76%) Banking
3 599 (6.17%) Front Office
4 543 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 493 (5.08%) Games
6 415 (4.28%) Electronics
7 275 (2.83%) Investment Banking
8 250 (2.58%) Manufacturing
9 211 (2.17%) Automotive
10 203 (2.09%) Retail
11 195 (2.01%) Financial Institution
12 193 (1.99%) Marketing
13 140 (1.44%) Aerospace
14 96 (0.99%) Back Office
15 90 (0.93%) Advertising
16 74 (0.76%) Law
17 56 (0.58%) Military
18 51 (0.53%) Legal
19 46 (0.47%) Multimedia
19 46 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5211 (53.71%) Developer
2 2461 (25.37%) C++ Developer
3 2130 (21.95%) Software Engineer
4 1080 (11.13%) Software Developer
5 1025 (10.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 963 (9.93%) C# Developer
7 802 (8.27%) Java Developer
8 746 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 578 (5.96%) C++ Software Developer
10 559 (5.76%) Graduate
11 465 (4.79%) Python Developer
12 460 (4.74%) .NET Developer
13 409 (4.22%) Senior Software Engineer
14 402 (4.14%) Senior C++ Developer
15 393 (4.05%) Junior
16 385 (3.97%) Embedded Engineer
17 363 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
18 346 (3.57%) C++/C# Developer
19 336 (3.46%) Programmer
20 322 (3.32%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2008 (20.70%) .NET
2 1352 (13.94%) HTML
3 999 (10.30%) CSS
4 853 (8.79%) XML
5 793 (8.17%) STL
6 714 (7.36%) Web Services
7 568 (5.85%) ASP.NET
8 513 (5.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 462 (4.76%) jQuery
10 437 (4.50%) WPF
11 435 (4.48%) HTML5
12 399 (4.11%) AngularJS
13 343 (3.54%) WCF
14 329 (3.39%) Qt
15 282 (2.91%) J2EE
16 277 (2.86%) SOAP
17 256 (2.64%) Spring
18 236 (2.43%) REST
19 214 (2.21%) RESTful
20 213 (2.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2321 (23.92%) Computer Science
2 1100 (11.34%) Algorithms
3 1078 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 1041 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
5 545 (5.62%) Data Structures
6 490 (5.05%) Hedge funds
7 452 (4.66%) Physics
8 388 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 380 (3.92%) Derivative
10 303 (3.12%) Mobile App
11 299 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
12 296 (3.05%) Equities
13 266 (2.74%) Fixed Income
14 260 (2.68%) Visualisation
15 238 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
16 197 (2.03%) User Experience
17 171 (1.76%) Management Information System
18 149 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
19 147 (1.52%) Client/Server
20 146 (1.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3167 (32.64%) Linux
2 2193 (22.60%) Windows
3 1761 (18.15%) Unix
4 830 (8.55%) Android
5 669 (6.90%) Apple iOS
6 222 (2.29%) Mac OS X
7 172 (1.77%) Solaris
8 107 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
9 90 (0.93%) Windows Server
10 71 (0.73%) Mac OS
11 68 (0.70%) CentOS
12 63 (0.65%) VxWorks
13 59 (0.61%) Windows Phone
14 57 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 45 (0.46%) Windows 7
16 43 (0.44%) Windows CE
17 42 (0.43%) Windows XP
18 30 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
19 29 (0.30%) Debian
20 28 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3933 (40.54%) Software Engineering
2 2615 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
3 2070 (21.34%) OO
4 1514 (15.61%) Multithreading
5 996 (10.27%) TDD
6 959 (9.88%) SDLC
7 879 (9.06%) Scrum
8 813 (8.38%) OOP
9 708 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
10 667 (6.87%) OOD
11 629 (6.48%) Analytics
12 577 (5.95%) Low Latency
13 479 (4.94%) Open Source
14 460 (4.74%) UML
15 452 (4.66%) Mentoring
16 451 (4.65%) Unit Testing
17 429 (4.42%) MVC
18 393 (4.05%) Cybersecurity
19 351 (3.62%) Software Architecture
20 339 (3.49%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4318 (44.51%) Java
2 3932 (40.53%) C#
3 2905 (29.94%) C
4 2890 (29.79%) Python
5 2306 (23.77%) SQL
6 1836 (18.92%) JavaScript
7 813 (8.38%) Perl
8 583 (6.01%) Ruby
9 568 (5.85%) PHP
10 472 (4.86%) Objective-C
11 346 (3.57%) Scala
12 305 (3.14%) Bash Shell
13 301 (3.10%) VB
14 298 (3.07%) MATLAB
15 283 (2.92%) Embedded C++
16 280 (2.89%) Embedded C
17 266 (2.74%) R
18 227 (2.34%) Shell Script
19 188 (1.94%) PL/SQL
20 182 (1.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3140 (32.36%) Degree
2 594 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 456 (4.70%) PhD
4 298 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 285 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 170 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 120 (1.24%) GIAC
8 116 (1.20%) CISSP
9 113 (1.16%) SANS
10 108 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
11 104 (1.07%) CCNA
12 97 (1.00%) MCSE
13 91 (0.94%) Linux+ Certification
14 89 (0.92%) SSCP
15 73 (0.75%) ISEB
16 64 (0.66%) CREST Certified
17 43 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
18 40 (0.41%) ISTQB
19 37 (0.38%) CEH
20 32 (0.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 471 (4.85%) QA
2 42 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 41 (0.42%) SLA
4 33 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 31 (0.32%) MISRA
6 20 (0.21%) DO-178B
7 19 (0.20%) MISRA C
8 18 (0.19%) ISO 9000
9 15 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 7816
10 11 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.093%) TickIT
12 6 (0.062%) FIPS 140-2
12 6 (0.062%) GAMP
12 6 (0.062%) GMP
12 6 (0.062%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.062%) SDET
13 5 (0.052%) GxP
13 5 (0.052%) ISO13485
14 4 (0.041%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 284 (2.93%) Firmware
2 73 (0.75%) Docker
3 67 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 58 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (0.42%) HDFS
6 34 (0.35%) iptables
7 30 (0.31%) Xen
8 22 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 22 (0.23%) Cygwin
9 18 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 17 (0.18%) XenServer
11 15 (0.15%) VirtualBox
12 14 (0.14%) NFS
13 13 (0.13%) Snort
14 9 (0.093%) LXC
15 6 (0.062%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.062%) Kamailio
15 6 (0.062%) KVM
15 6 (0.062%) Samba
16 4 (0.041%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 121 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 98 (1.01%) Puppet
3 69 (0.71%) Nessus
4 61 (0.63%) Nmap
5 59 (0.61%) Ansible
6 55 (0.57%) WMI
7 22 (0.23%) logstash
8 21 (0.22%) OpenVAS
9 20 (0.21%) StatsD
10 16 (0.16%) EnCase
11 14 (0.14%) Nagios
12 12 (0.12%) FTK
13 11 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.11%) SCCM
13 11 (0.11%) yum
14 10 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
14 10 (0.10%) Salt
15 7 (0.072%) HP Fortify
16 6 (0.062%) Control-M
16 6 (0.062%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 932 (9.61%) Oracle
2 758 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 184 (1.90%) Sybase
4 129 (1.33%) Google
5 126 (1.30%) IBM
6 114 (1.18%) Apple
7 111 (1.14%) SAP
8 110 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 102 (1.05%) VMware
10 98 (1.01%) Bloomberg
11 80 (0.82%) TIBCO
12 68 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 60 (0.62%) Perforce
14 53 (0.55%) Intel
15 52 (0.54%) Facebook
16 45 (0.46%) Coverity
16 45 (0.46%) Xamarin
17 39 (0.40%) EMC
17 39 (0.40%) Informatica
18 38 (0.39%) TOWER Software
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £620000 - £720000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £140000 per annum + Bonus + Business
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + 20% BONUS
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recann
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Bloomberg
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus stock options & good benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum Pension, Flexi work, Stock Options
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 19 hours ago
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Flexi work, Excellent Train
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DOE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £95000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum salary dependant on experience (mult
Posted: 19 hours ago