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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
UK
Rank 61 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 3918 4791 4576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.62% 4.75% 4.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.56% 9.16% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3203 4144 3967
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
45770 52312 53678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 54.03% 51.89% 50.31%
Number of salaries quoted 39099 45080 46017
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 20 February 2017 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -2 3769 £50,000 - 626
London -10 1473 £60,000 -11.11% 244
South East +1 859 £47,500 +5.55% 139
South West +12 420 £40,000 -3.03% 52
East of England +7 414 £45,000 +12.50% 93
Cambridgeshire +8 313 £45,000 +12.50% 77
Cambridge +8 286 £45,000 +12.50% 74
North West +4 239 £40,000 -5.88% 34
City of London -21 208 £70,000 - 50
Surrey +8 198 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Manchester -7 193 £40,000 -15.78% 23
Hampshire +3 183 £45,000 - 31
Berkshire +19 163 £47,500 -5.00% 20
Bristol +21 155 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Gloucestershire -3 143 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Yorkshire +31 125 £42,500 -5.55% 26
Oxfordshire -7 125 £45,000 -10.00% 34
West Midlands -11 115 £40,000 +14.28% 15
East Midlands -22 106 £40,000 +6.66% 13
West Sussex +6 98 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Scotland +3 89 £42,500 +9.67% 23
Bracknell +19 81 £48,750 +21.87% 5
Oxford -5 70 £43,500 -3.33% 15
West Yorkshire +33 68 £45,000 - 16
Southampton +26 66 £48,250 +7.22% 10
Hertfordshire -12 61 £40,000 - 10
Birmingham +6 54 £44,000 +10.00% 7
Leeds +41 52 £50,000 - 7
Buckinghamshire +3 44 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Gatwick +22 43 £55,000 - 2

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 3702 (47.09%) Java
2 3296 (41.92%) Software Engineering
3 3015 (38.35%) C#
4 2806 (35.69%) Python
5 2776 (35.31%) Linux
6 2741 (34.86%) C
7 2343 (29.80%) Degree
8 2186 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
9 1849 (23.52%) Computer Science
10 1800 (22.89%) SQL
11 1711 (21.76%) Finance
12 1580 (20.10%) Windows
13 1481 (18.84%) JavaScript
14 1480 (18.82%) .NET
15 1302 (16.56%) OO
16 1289 (16.40%) Mathematics
17 1146 (14.58%) HTML
18 1136 (14.45%) Multithreading
19 1044 (13.28%) Unix
20 798 (10.15%) Algorithms
21 795 (10.11%) Scrum
21 795 (10.11%) SDLC
22 734 (9.34%) CSS
23 667 (8.48%) Banking
24 660 (8.39%) Perl
25 653 (8.31%) XML
26 652 (8.29%) Physics
27 612 (7.78%) Security Cleared
28 609 (7.75%) SQL Server
29 604 (7.68%) TDD

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
1 201 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 164 (2.09%) Apache
3 103 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 99 (1.26%) IIS
5 81 (1.03%) Apache Pig
6 77 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 75 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 68 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 67 (0.85%) JBoss
10 50 (0.64%) nginx
11 49 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 48 (0.61%) Jetty
13 43 (0.55%) SAS
14 42 (0.53%) Confluence
15 35 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (0.33%) CMS
17 24 (0.31%) MS Exchange
18 22 (0.28%) Apache Solr
19 21 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 20 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 178 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 51 (0.65%) MS Office
3 40 (0.51%) Simulink
4 33 (0.42%) GNU Octave
5 22 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 18 (0.23%) SPSS
8 12 (0.15%) GIMP
9 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.11%) InDesign
11 8 (0.10%) OrCAD
12 7 (0.089%) Acrobat
12 7 (0.089%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.089%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.089%) Maya
12 7 (0.089%) MicroStation
12 7 (0.089%) RoboHelp
12 7 (0.089%) SOLIDWORKS
13 6 (0.076%) MS Project
14 5 (0.064%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 41 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.10%) Infor M3
4 8 (0.10%) Summit
5 7 (0.089%) BASE24
5 7 (0.089%) LabWindows
6 6 (0.076%) BigMachines
6 6 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.064%) MetaTrader
7 5 (0.064%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.064%) Sage 200
7 5 (0.064%) Teamcenter
8 4 (0.051%) Eze OMS
8 4 (0.051%) FLEXCUBE
8 4 (0.051%) Relativity
8 4 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.051%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.051%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 237 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (1.34%) GitHub
4 94 (1.20%) SaaS
5 53 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 47 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 44 (0.56%) Office 365
8 32 (0.41%) G Suite
9 29 (0.37%) Slack
10 24 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 20 (0.25%) PaaS
12 14 (0.18%) Force.com
13 13 (0.17%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.13%) Heroku
16 6 (0.076%) CloudFront
16 6 (0.076%) FinancialForce.com
16 6 (0.076%) OpenShift
17 4 (0.051%) Amazon Kinesis
17 4 (0.051%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 408 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 187 (2.38%) Wireless
3 177 (2.25%) HTTP
4 164 (2.09%) Internet
5 147 (1.87%) Ethernet
6 146 (1.86%) Bluetooth
7 86 (1.09%) Network Security
8 81 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
9 79 (1.00%) RS-232
10 78 (0.99%) Wireshark
11 77 (0.98%) GSM
12 72 (0.92%) RS-485
13 64 (0.81%) Firewall
14 56 (0.71%) DNS
14 56 (0.71%) ZigBee
15 49 (0.62%) Broadband
16 47 (0.60%) 3G
16 47 (0.60%) 4G
17 42 (0.53%) SSL
18 41 (0.52%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 609 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 410 (5.21%) Big Data
3 343 (4.36%) MySQL
4 310 (3.94%) NoSQL
5 302 (3.84%) Hadoop
6 254 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 215 (2.73%) MongoDB
8 126 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 123 (1.56%) Apache Hive
10 122 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
11 107 (1.36%) RDBMS
12 70 (0.89%) Data Mining
13 69 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 57 (0.73%) KDB
15 54 (0.69%) Redis
16 44 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
16 44 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 42 (0.53%) HBase
18 41 (0.52%) Blockchain
19 39 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 595 (7.57%) Git (software)
2 447 (5.69%) Visual Studio
3 354 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 289 (3.68%) Subversion
5 265 (3.37%) Selenium
6 238 (3.03%) JIRA
7 164 (2.09%) NUnit
8 155 (1.97%) JUnit
9 154 (1.96%) Cucumber
10 133 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 123 (1.56%) Maven
12 115 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 112 (1.42%) Eclipse
14 83 (1.06%) Hudson
15 81 (1.03%) MSTest
16 71 (0.90%) TeamCity
17 63 (0.80%) Mercurial
18 57 (0.73%) LoadRunner
19 54 (0.69%) LabVIEW
20 52 (0.66%) Bitbucket
General
1 1711 (21.76%) Finance
2 667 (8.48%) Banking
3 524 (6.66%) Telecoms
4 421 (5.35%) Electronics
5 416 (5.29%) Games
6 268 (3.41%) Front Office
7 239 (3.04%) Investment Banking
8 207 (2.63%) Manufacturing
9 174 (2.21%) Automotive
10 165 (2.10%) Retail
11 119 (1.51%) Marketing
12 107 (1.36%) Aerospace
13 79 (1.00%) Advertising
14 78 (0.99%) Financial Institution
15 66 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
16 55 (0.70%) Military
17 49 (0.62%) Legal
18 41 (0.52%) Law
19 40 (0.51%) Publishing
20 35 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3629 (46.16%) Developer
2 2004 (25.49%) Software Engineer
3 1494 (19.00%) C++ Developer
4 906 (11.52%) Software Developer
5 837 (10.65%) C++ Software Engineer
6 615 (7.82%) C# Developer
7 600 (7.63%) Graduate
8 540 (6.87%) Java Developer
9 484 (6.16%) Embedded Engineer
10 475 (6.04%) Senior Developer
11 441 (5.61%) Junior
12 395 (5.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 391 (4.97%) Senior Software Engineer
14 376 (4.78%) C++ Software Developer
15 337 (4.29%) Graduate Developer
16 320 (4.07%) Python Developer
17 304 (3.87%) Junior Developer
18 295 (3.75%) .NET Developer
19 286 (3.64%) Analyst
20 268 (3.41%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1480 (18.82%) .NET
2 1146 (14.58%) HTML
3 734 (9.34%) CSS
4 653 (8.31%) XML
5 480 (6.11%) Web Services
6 459 (5.84%) STL
7 446 (5.67%) ASP.NET
8 376 (4.78%) WPF
9 359 (4.57%) AngularJS
10 327 (4.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 320 (4.07%) jQuery
12 317 (4.03%) HTML5
13 272 (3.46%) WCF
14 251 (3.19%) Node.js
15 248 (3.15%) RESTful
16 237 (3.01%) Qt
17 230 (2.93%) .NET Framework
18 218 (2.77%) Spring
19 207 (2.63%) SOAP
20 200 (2.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1849 (23.52%) Computer Science
2 798 (10.15%) Algorithms
3 498 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 268 (3.41%) Embedded Systems
5 256 (3.26%) Data Structures
6 231 (2.94%) Hedge funds
7 216 (2.75%) Fintech
8 212 (2.70%) Derivative
9 194 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 188 (2.39%) Equities
11 151 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 150 (1.91%) Device Driver
13 138 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
14 134 (1.70%) Fixed Income
15 132 (1.68%) Mobile App
16 113 (1.44%) Client/Server
17 99 (1.26%) User Experience
18 89 (1.13%) 3D Graphics
18 89 (1.13%) VHDL
19 68 (0.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2776 (35.31%) Linux
2 1580 (20.10%) Windows
3 1044 (13.28%) Unix
4 486 (6.18%) Android
5 344 (4.38%) Apple iOS
6 134 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
7 92 (1.17%) Mac OS X
8 81 (1.03%) Windows Server
9 72 (0.92%) Solaris
10 68 (0.86%) CentOS
11 62 (0.79%) Mac OS
11 62 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 46 (0.59%) Ubuntu
13 31 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (0.38%) VxWorks
14 30 (0.38%) Windows 7
15 27 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 19 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 16 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3296 (41.92%) Software Engineering
2 2186 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1302 (16.56%) OO
4 1289 (16.40%) Mathematics
5 1136 (14.45%) Multithreading
6 795 (10.11%) Scrum
6 795 (10.11%) SDLC
7 652 (8.29%) Physics
8 604 (7.68%) TDD
9 576 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
10 509 (6.47%) OOP
11 450 (5.72%) Low Latency
12 438 (5.57%) Machine Learning
13 430 (5.47%) DevOps
14 414 (5.27%) Mentoring
15 409 (5.20%) Analytics
16 379 (4.82%) OOD
17 362 (4.60%) Unit Testing
18 358 (4.55%) Open Source
19 356 (4.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3702 (47.09%) Java
2 3015 (38.35%) C#
3 2806 (35.69%) Python
4 2741 (34.86%) C
5 1800 (22.89%) SQL
6 1481 (18.84%) JavaScript
7 660 (8.39%) Perl
8 532 (6.77%) PHP
9 484 (6.16%) Ruby
10 349 (4.44%) Embedded C
11 337 (4.29%) MATLAB
12 322 (4.10%) Embedded C++
13 309 (3.93%) Scala
14 289 (3.68%) Bash Shell
15 225 (2.86%) Objective-C
16 212 (2.70%) VB
17 199 (2.53%) R
18 189 (2.40%) Shell Script
18 189 (2.40%) T-SQL
19 174 (2.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2343 (29.80%) Degree
2 612 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 465 (5.91%) PhD
4 284 (3.61%) DV Cleared
5 240 (3.05%) SC Cleared
6 111 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 86 (1.09%) ISEB
8 67 (0.85%) CREST Certified
9 61 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 44 (0.56%) CEH
11 42 (0.53%) CISSP
12 40 (0.51%) OSCP
13 35 (0.45%) GIAC
14 34 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (0.42%) PMI Certification
16 29 (0.37%) MCSE
17 28 (0.36%) CCNA
18 22 (0.28%) Linux+ Certification
18 22 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
18 22 (0.28%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (3.69%) QA
2 46 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 43 (0.55%) MISRA
4 28 (0.36%) JTAG
5 24 (0.31%) MiFID
6 16 (0.20%) MISRA C
7 11 (0.14%) ISO13485
7 11 (0.14%) SLA
8 9 (0.11%) DO-178B
8 9 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (0.11%) HL7
9 8 (0.10%) EMIR
10 6 (0.076%) Def Stans
11 5 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.051%) IEC 61508
12 4 (0.051%) ISO20022
12 4 (0.051%) ISO26262
12 4 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.051%) SDET
13 3 (0.038%) IFRS
System Software
1 274 (3.49%) Firmware
2 161 (2.05%) Docker
3 153 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 56 (0.71%) KVM
6 42 (0.53%) Active Directory
7 26 (0.33%) HDFS
8 24 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.28%) NFS
10 15 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 15 (0.19%) vSphere
11 9 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.11%) Xen
11 9 (0.11%) XenServer
12 8 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.10%) vCloud
13 7 (0.089%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.064%) LXC
15 5 (0.064%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 184 (2.34%) Puppet
2 170 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
3 123 (1.56%) Ansible
4 57 (0.73%) Nmap
5 56 (0.71%) Nessus
6 52 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
7 44 (0.56%) Kubernetes
8 28 (0.36%) Nagios
9 23 (0.29%) OpenVAS
10 21 (0.27%) Terraform
11 17 (0.22%) Mesos
12 14 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (0.15%) EnCase
13 12 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
14 11 (0.14%) Perfmon
14 11 (0.14%) rkt
14 11 (0.14%) Salt
15 8 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
16 7 (0.089%) Consul
16 7 (0.089%) Graylog
Vendors
1 556 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 509 (6.47%) Oracle
3 169 (2.15%) Google
4 164 (2.09%) VMware
5 114 (1.45%) Red Hat
6 91 (1.16%) SAP
7 84 (1.07%) HP
8 78 (0.99%) Sybase
9 56 (0.71%) IBM
10 48 (0.61%) Cisco
11 45 (0.57%) TIBCO
12 44 (0.56%) Sophos
13 40 (0.51%) Perforce
14 36 (0.46%) Solace
15 35 (0.45%) Adobe
15 35 (0.45%) EMC
16 34 (0.43%) Intel
16 34 (0.43%) Xilinx
17 31 (0.39%) Splunk
18 30 (0.38%) Atlassian
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £65,000 package (great bens)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-40,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Relocation, Shares, Medical
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28 - £50 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + benefits including an exceptional pen
Posted: 11 hours ago