The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 45 42 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs citing C++ 6075 5911 8042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.01% 5.32% 6.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.51% 9.96% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5221 5012 6880
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
63878 59360 67268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.65% 53.46% 53.52%
Number of salaries quoted 53885 50924 59394
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -3 5732 £45,000 +5.88% 852
London +2 2657 £60,750 +1.25% 281
South East -5 1334 £42,500 +6.25% 186
City of London +4 641 £60,000 - 123
East of England -9 593 £40,000 - 133
South West -9 424 £36,000 +2.85% 127
Cambridgeshire -1 356 £40,000 -5.88% 101
Surrey +2 339 £47,500 +26.66% 44
Cambridge 0 305 £41,500 -7.77% 90
Oxfordshire +4 251 £45,000 +20.80% 32
Hampshire -7 232 £38,500 +2.66% 31
Berkshire +10 212 £45,000 - 53
Scotland -2 207 £43,500 +8.75% 20
West Midlands +20 199 £36,500 - 26
West Sussex +4 192 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North West -35 182 £37,500 +8.69% 44
East Midlands +5 162 £40,000 +6.66% 26
Oxford -1 162 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Gloucestershire +2 150 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Hertfordshire +15 149 £40,000 +6.66% 20
Yorkshire -39 147 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Bristol -10 109 £32,500 -7.14% 60
Guildford -1 107 £47,500 +35.71% 13
Manchester -22 107 £36,000 +10.76% 28
Southampton +17 91 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Glasgow -8 90 £48,750 +12.71% 3
Reading +31 88 £42,500 -15.00% 32
Cheltenham -2 71 £40,000 +12.67% 10
Birmingham +46 70 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Leicestershire +1 70 £50,000 +25.00% 6

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5060 (44.62%) Java
2 4890 (43.12%) C#
3 4398 (38.78%) Software Engineering
4 3994 (35.22%) Degree
5 3693 (32.56%) C
6 3153 (27.80%) OO
7 3124 (27.55%) Linux
8 2924 (25.78%) Computer Science
9 2777 (24.49%) .NET
10 2754 (24.28%) SQL
11 2734 (24.11%) Finance
12 2601 (22.93%) Windows
13 2172 (19.15%) Python
14 2047 (18.05%) UNIX
15 1625 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
16 1615 (14.24%) JavaScript
17 1554 (13.70%) HTML
18 1529 (13.48%) Mathematics
19 1522 (13.42%) SQL Server
20 1397 (12.32%) Multithreading
21 1218 (10.74%) Oracle
22 1159 (10.22%) Microsoft
23 1059 (9.34%) XML
24 1018 (8.98%) STL
25 988 (8.71%) Perl
26 986 (8.69%) OOD
27 937 (8.26%) Android
28 920 (8.11%) CSS
29 909 (8.02%) Banking
30 865 (7.63%) ASP.NET

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 205 (1.81%) Apache
2 176 (1.55%) WebLogic
3 147 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 122 (1.08%) IIS
5 78 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 72 (0.63%) Node.js
7 62 (0.55%) SAS
8 53 (0.47%) MQSeries
9 52 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 42 (0.37%) Tornado
11 40 (0.35%) Confluence
12 39 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
13 33 (0.29%) Apache Pig
14 28 (0.25%) Drupal
15 26 (0.23%) CMS
16 24 (0.21%) Apache Solr
17 23 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
18 19 (0.17%) Zope
19 18 (0.16%) OpenStack
20 16 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 576 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 162 (1.43%) MS Office
3 38 (0.34%) MS Project
4 36 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 28 (0.25%) SPSS
6 26 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 24 (0.21%) Simulink
8 17 (0.15%) CPLEX
9 13 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.11%) XMetaL
10 12 (0.11%) Stata
11 11 (0.097%) Mathematica
11 11 (0.097%) Maya
12 10 (0.088%) Doxygen
13 9 (0.079%) MS Visio
13 9 (0.079%) Acrobat
14 8 (0.071%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
15 7 (0.062%) LaTeX
15 7 (0.062%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 38 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
1 38 (0.34%) SunGard APT
2 27 (0.24%) Summit
3 24 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
4 14 (0.12%) AWD
5 10 (0.088%) Oracle Retail
6 8 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.071%) RMDS
6 8 (0.071%) Kondor+
6 8 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.062%) SAP Business One
8 5 (0.044%) Magento
8 5 (0.044%) Endur
9 4 (0.035%) Adaptiv
9 4 (0.035%) Front Arena
9 4 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.035%) Misys Opics
10 3 (0.026%) BASE24
10 3 (0.026%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 187 (1.65%) SaaS
2 66 (0.58%) GitHub
3 65 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.079%) Rackspace Cloud
8 8 (0.071%) PaaS
9 6 (0.053%) IaaS
10 4 (0.035%) Force.com
11 3 (0.026%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.018%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.018%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.018%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.009%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.009%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 507 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 246 (2.17%) Internet
3 242 (2.13%) HTTP
4 135 (1.19%) Wireless
5 127 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 84 (0.74%) LDAP
7 82 (0.72%) GSM
8 72 (0.63%) VoIP
9 70 (0.62%) DNS
10 66 (0.58%) LTE
10 66 (0.58%) SSL
11 61 (0.54%) Firewall
12 59 (0.52%) Network Security
13 56 (0.49%) SAN
14 49 (0.43%) GPRS
14 49 (0.43%) UMTS
15 47 (0.41%) Broadband
16 42 (0.37%) FTP
17 41 (0.36%) DHCP
18 40 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1522 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 595 (5.25%) MySQL
3 566 (4.99%) Relational Database
4 417 (3.68%) Big Data
5 261 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 250 (2.20%) RDBMS
7 170 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 160 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 148 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 141 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 130 (1.15%) NoSQL
12 120 (1.06%) Data Mining
13 106 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
14 102 (0.90%) MongoDB
15 83 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 76 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
17 75 (0.66%) Apache Hive
18 72 (0.63%) DB2
19 71 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 70 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 792 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 532 (4.69%) Subversion
3 370 (3.26%) Git (software)
4 216 (1.90%) Selenium
5 189 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 137 (1.21%) JUnit
7 131 (1.16%) Jenkins
8 130 (1.15%) Xcode
9 129 (1.14%) JIRA
10 127 (1.12%) Maven
11 117 (1.03%) Ant
12 115 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 96 (0.85%) NUnit
14 87 (0.77%) Hudson
15 79 (0.70%) GCC
16 70 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 68 (0.60%) Cucumber
18 65 (0.57%) GDB
19 54 (0.48%) WebDriver
20 53 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 2734 (24.11%) Finance
2 909 (8.02%) Banking
3 581 (5.12%) Games
4 541 (4.77%) Front Office
5 507 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 504 (4.44%) Electronics
7 469 (4.14%) Investment Banking
8 252 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 246 (2.17%) Marketing
10 216 (1.90%) Retail
11 194 (1.71%) Financial Institution
12 144 (1.27%) Military
13 120 (1.06%) Aerospace
14 118 (1.04%) Automotive
15 96 (0.85%) Advertising
16 75 (0.66%) Legal
17 73 (0.64%) Publishing
18 66 (0.58%) Back Office
19 55 (0.48%) Multimedia
20 43 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 6182 (54.51%) Developer
2 2866 (25.27%) Software Engineer
3 1990 (17.55%) C++ Developer
4 1677 (14.79%) Software Developer
5 961 (8.47%) C# Developer
6 807 (7.12%) Senior Developer
7 703 (6.20%) Java Developer
8 700 (6.17%) C++ Software Engineer
9 574 (5.06%) Programmer
10 533 (4.70%) Graduate
11 529 (4.66%) Analyst
12 505 (4.45%) Senior Software Engineer
13 477 (4.21%) Junior
14 426 (3.76%) .NET Developer
15 424 (3.74%) C++ Software Developer
16 399 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
17 351 (3.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 319 (2.81%) Junior Developer
19 301 (2.65%) Consultant
20 267 (2.35%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2777 (24.49%) .NET
2 1554 (13.70%) HTML
3 1059 (9.34%) XML
4 1018 (8.98%) STL
5 920 (8.11%) CSS
6 865 (7.63%) ASP.NET
7 692 (6.10%) Web Services
7 692 (6.10%) WPF
8 633 (5.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 567 (5.00%) HTML5
10 518 (4.57%) WCF
11 458 (4.04%) jQuery
12 420 (3.70%) J2EE
13 419 (3.69%) .NET Framework
14 339 (2.99%) WinForms
15 327 (2.88%) MFC
16 325 (2.87%) SOAP
16 325 (2.87%) Ajax
17 298 (2.63%) Qt
18 288 (2.54%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2924 (25.78%) Computer Science
2 1529 (13.48%) Mathematics
3 757 (6.67%) Physics
4 515 (4.54%) Hedge funds
5 468 (4.13%) Mobile App
6 452 (3.99%) Derivative
7 444 (3.91%) Open Source
8 416 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 301 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
10 281 (2.48%) Fixed Income
11 278 (2.45%) Equities
12 238 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
13 228 (2.01%) Statistics
13 228 (2.01%) Visualisation
14 213 (1.88%) 3D Graphics
15 206 (1.82%) Device Driver
16 183 (1.61%) Firmware
17 173 (1.53%) iPhone
18 169 (1.49%) iPad
19 150 (1.32%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 3124 (27.55%) Linux
2 2601 (22.93%) Windows
3 2047 (18.05%) UNIX
4 937 (8.26%) Android
5 804 (7.09%) Apple iOS
6 245 (2.16%) Solaris
7 187 (1.65%) Mac OS X
8 139 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
9 127 (1.12%) Windows Phone
10 83 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
11 72 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 71 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 68 (0.60%) HPUX
14 55 (0.48%) AIX
15 51 (0.45%) BlackBerry OS
15 51 (0.45%) Windows 7
16 47 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
17 44 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
18 42 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 41 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4398 (38.78%) Software Engineering
2 3153 (27.80%) OO
3 1625 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1397 (12.32%) Multithreading
5 986 (8.69%) OOD
6 853 (7.52%) TDD
7 832 (7.34%) Scrum
8 782 (6.90%) Low Latency
9 749 (6.60%) OOP
10 600 (5.29%) UML
11 533 (4.70%) MVC
12 494 (4.36%) Analytics
13 470 (4.14%) Project Management
14 419 (3.69%) iOS Development
15 417 (3.68%) Unit Testing
16 364 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
16 364 (3.21%) Web Development
17 357 (3.15%) Android Development
18 313 (2.76%) Risk Management
19 285 (2.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5060 (44.62%) Java
2 4890 (43.12%) C#
3 3693 (32.56%) C
4 2754 (24.28%) SQL
5 2172 (19.15%) Python
6 1615 (14.24%) JavaScript
7 988 (8.71%) Perl
8 763 (6.73%) PHP
9 479 (4.22%) Objective-C
10 464 (4.09%) Ruby
11 414 (3.65%) VB
12 363 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 307 (2.71%) MATLAB
14 306 (2.70%) Embedded C
15 281 (2.48%) Embedded C++
16 259 (2.28%) VC++
17 250 (2.20%) F#
18 245 (2.16%) Scala
19 216 (1.90%) PL/SQL
20 203 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3994 (35.22%) Degree
2 493 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 487 (4.29%) PhD
4 148 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 143 (1.26%) SC Cleared
6 83 (0.73%) ISEB
7 71 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (0.37%) MCTS
9 39 (0.34%) Postgraduate
10 31 (0.27%) ISTQB
10 31 (0.27%) MCP
11 30 (0.26%) MCSD
12 27 (0.24%) MCAD
13 22 (0.19%) CEH
14 20 (0.18%) HND
15 16 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.14%) MCPD
16 15 (0.13%) CCNA
17 13 (0.11%) CISSP
18 11 (0.097%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 688 (6.07%) QA
2 114 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 44 (0.39%) SLA
4 31 (0.27%) DICOM
4 31 (0.27%) TickIT
5 27 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 21 (0.19%) JTAG
7 20 (0.18%) IEC 61508
8 19 (0.17%) DO-178B
9 11 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.079%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.071%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.044%) Basel III
12 5 (0.044%) HL7
12 5 (0.044%) ISO 9002
12 5 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.035%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 7816
14 3 (0.026%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 55 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 53 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.26%) VMware ESX
4 26 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.20%) vSphere
6 22 (0.19%) NFS
7 10 (0.088%) KVM
8 9 (0.079%) SpamAssassin
9 8 (0.071%) Cygwin
10 7 (0.062%) qmail
11 5 (0.044%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.035%) OpenSSH
13 3 (0.026%) OpenSIPS
13 3 (0.026%) Kamailio
13 3 (0.026%) XenApp
13 3 (0.026%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.026%) Novell eDirectory
13 3 (0.026%) Squid
14 2 (0.018%) Nmap
14 2 (0.018%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 59 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 56 (0.49%) Puppet
4 27 (0.24%) NetBackup
5 17 (0.15%) Nagios
6 10 (0.088%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (0.079%) OpenView
8 8 (0.071%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.071%) Nessus
8 8 (0.071%) Zenoss
9 7 (0.062%) YUM
10 5 (0.044%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.044%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.044%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.044%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.044%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.044%) Control-M
11 4 (0.035%) MOM
11 4 (0.035%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.035%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1218 (10.74%) Oracle
2 1159 (10.22%) Microsoft
3 233 (2.05%) Sybase
4 227 (2.00%) Google
5 201 (1.77%) TIBCO
6 167 (1.47%) JBoss
7 135 (1.19%) Facebook
8 124 (1.09%) HP
9 102 (0.90%) Apple
10 92 (0.81%) IBM
11 89 (0.78%) VMware
12 88 (0.78%) Perforce
13 87 (0.77%) Cisco
14 84 (0.74%) Citrix
15 66 (0.58%) SunGard
16 65 (0.57%) Red Hat
17 61 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
17 61 (0.54%) Atlassian
18 50 (0.44%) Adobe
19 49 (0.43%) Intel
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + More
Posted: 15 hours ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £29000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience, potential f
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + flexi Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Guru Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £Neg. (DOE) + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent package and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Up to 8% bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Up to 8% bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday