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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 54 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5142 5635 6898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.50% 5.36% 5.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.86% 10.13% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4347 4831 6104
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
58023 55631 62152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.78% 52.91% 53.64%
Number of salaries quoted 48664 47968 54494
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
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 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 18 September 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 September 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
(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 -10 4792 £45,000 - 790
London -11 2147 £57,500 -4.16% 286
South East -17 968 £42,500 - 156
City of London -17 526 £60,000 -4.00% 123
East of England -8 490 £40,000 - 115
South West -4 421 £35,000 +2.94% 95
Cambridgeshire -2 324 £40,000 - 90
Surrey +19 298 £43,625 -4.12% 41
Cambridge -6 286 £40,000 - 78
Hampshire -19 201 £35,000 -12.50% 37
Scotland -8 188 £38,500 -6.08% 22
East Midlands +26 185 £40,000 +10.34% 25
North West -18 168 £38,500 +10.00% 58
West Midlands -27 154 £37,500 - 19
Yorkshire -13 150 £40,000 +14.28% 28
Berkshire -54 135 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Bristol -8 127 £35,000 +7.69% 36
Gloucestershire -4 116 £37,500 +4.16% 15
West Sussex -10 110 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Wales +14 104 £34,000 -9.33% 18
North East +31 90 £32,500 -17.72% 14
Nottinghamshire +19 90 £38,500 +14.07% 9
Nottingham +15 90 £38,500 +18.46% 7
Manchester -28 86 £40,000 +23.07% 27
South Wales +5 82 £34,000 -9.33% 17
Hertfordshire -37 82 £40,750 +8.66% 21
West Yorkshire -29 80 £35,000 - 15
Southampton +3 79 £41,750 -7.22% 16
Edinburgh -2 79 £38,500 -18.94% 12
Oxfordshire -16 76 £42,500 -5.55% 22

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5251 (46.44%) Java
2 4683 (41.42%) C#
3 4279 (37.85%) Software Engineering
4 3955 (34.98%) Degree
5 3779 (33.42%) C
6 3219 (28.47%) Linux
7 2964 (26.22%) OO
8 2850 (25.21%) Computer Science
9 2814 (24.89%) Finance
10 2811 (24.86%) SQL
11 2809 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
12 2495 (22.07%) Python
13 2439 (21.57%) .NET
14 2406 (21.28%) Windows
15 2042 (18.06%) UNIX
16 1817 (16.07%) JavaScript
17 1602 (14.17%) HTML
18 1543 (13.65%) SQL Server
18 1543 (13.65%) Multithreading
19 1494 (13.21%) Mathematics
20 1404 (12.42%) Oracle
21 1133 (10.02%) XML
22 1018 (9.00%) Microsoft
23 1016 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
24 962 (8.51%) Perl
25 930 (8.23%) TDD
26 923 (8.16%) Banking
27 890 (7.87%) Android
28 889 (7.86%) CSS
29 881 (7.79%) Scrum

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 218 (1.93%) Apache
2 148 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 129 (1.14%) WebLogic
4 128 (1.13%) IIS
5 109 (0.96%) Node.js
6 95 (0.84%) SharePoint
7 63 (0.56%) SAS
8 53 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 50 (0.44%) GlassFish
10 45 (0.40%) MQSeries
11 39 (0.34%) Confluence
12 38 (0.34%) CMS
13 36 (0.32%) Apache Pig
13 36 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
14 34 (0.30%) Drupal
15 33 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 28 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
17 27 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
18 25 (0.22%) nginx
19 23 (0.20%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 568 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 128 (1.13%) MS Office
3 45 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 44 (0.39%) Simulink
5 40 (0.35%) SPSS
6 33 (0.29%) CPLEX
7 27 (0.24%) MS Project
7 27 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 25 (0.22%) 3ds Max
9 21 (0.19%) Maya
10 16 (0.14%) MS Visio
10 16 (0.14%) Stateflow
11 15 (0.13%) XMetaL
12 12 (0.11%) NASTRAN
12 12 (0.11%) TargetLink
12 12 (0.11%) Mathematica
13 10 (0.088%) Blender
13 10 (0.088%) CINEMA 4D
13 10 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
14 8 (0.071%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.17%) BASE24
3 14 (0.12%) SunGard APT
3 14 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
4 13 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.080%) Agresso
6 9 (0.080%) TIBCO iProcess
7 6 (0.053%) Magento
7 6 (0.053%) Sage 50
7 6 (0.053%) RMDS
8 5 (0.044%) CODA-Financials
8 5 (0.044%) Adaptiv
9 4 (0.035%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.035%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.035%) Tridion
10 3 (0.027%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.027%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.027%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 127 (1.12%) SaaS
2 64 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (0.32%) GitHub
6 16 (0.14%) PaaS
6 16 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
7 13 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.097%) Heroku
9 9 (0.080%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.053%) Force.com
10 6 (0.053%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.035%) Route 53
11 4 (0.035%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.027%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.018%) IaaS
13 2 (0.018%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.009%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.009%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 543 (4.80%) TCP/IP
2 289 (2.56%) HTTP
3 240 (2.12%) Internet
4 124 (1.10%) Ethernet
5 115 (1.02%) Wireless
6 90 (0.80%) GSM
7 89 (0.79%) Firewall
8 79 (0.70%) DNS
9 71 (0.63%) LTE
10 69 (0.61%) LDAP
11 68 (0.60%) SAN
12 67 (0.59%) Network Security
12 67 (0.59%) VoIP
13 64 (0.57%) VPN
14 60 (0.53%) SSL
15 53 (0.47%) CTI
16 49 (0.43%) IPv6
16 49 (0.43%) RTP
17 48 (0.42%) Wireshark
18 45 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1543 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 527 (4.66%) Relational Database
3 499 (4.41%) MySQL
4 392 (3.47%) Big Data
5 301 (2.66%) Hadoop
6 200 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 195 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 147 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 143 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 124 (1.10%) MongoDB
11 123 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
12 118 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 115 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 112 (0.99%) Data Mining
15 105 (0.93%) Oracle Database
16 83 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
17 82 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
18 68 (0.60%) Apache Hive
19 64 (0.57%) KDB
20 60 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 717 (6.34%) Visual Studio
2 489 (4.33%) Subversion
3 385 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 210 (1.86%) Jenkins
5 204 (1.80%) Selenium
6 185 (1.64%) NUnit
7 174 (1.54%) Eclipse
8 169 (1.49%) JIRA
9 168 (1.49%) JUnit
10 165 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 164 (1.45%) Maven
12 107 (0.95%) GCC
13 104 (0.92%) GDB
14 95 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
15 91 (0.80%) ClearCase
16 89 (0.79%) Cucumber
17 87 (0.77%) Hudson
18 81 (0.72%) Ant
19 80 (0.71%) Xcode
20 68 (0.60%) Bugzilla
General
1 2814 (24.89%) Finance
2 923 (8.16%) Banking
3 599 (5.30%) Front Office
4 590 (5.22%) Games
5 524 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 469 (4.15%) Telecoms
7 468 (4.14%) Electronics
8 305 (2.70%) Financial Institution
9 275 (2.43%) Retail
10 211 (1.87%) Manufacturing
11 195 (1.72%) Aerospace
12 182 (1.61%) Marketing
13 147 (1.30%) Military
14 128 (1.13%) Automotive
15 93 (0.82%) Multimedia
16 90 (0.80%) Back Office
17 73 (0.65%) Publishing
18 71 (0.63%) Advertising
19 67 (0.59%) Legal
20 61 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 6237 (55.17%) Developer
2 2664 (23.56%) Software Engineer
3 2133 (18.87%) C++ Developer
4 1504 (13.30%) Software Developer
5 807 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 802 (7.09%) Java Developer
7 797 (7.05%) C# Developer
8 679 (6.01%) Graduate
9 603 (5.33%) Analyst
10 597 (5.28%) C++ Software Engineer
11 596 (5.27%) Programmer
12 499 (4.41%) Junior
13 485 (4.29%) Senior Software Engineer
14 388 (3.43%) C++ Software Developer
15 364 (3.22%) Junior Developer
16 354 (3.13%) .NET Developer
17 342 (3.02%) Graduate Developer
18 315 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
19 313 (2.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 303 (2.68%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2439 (21.57%) .NET
2 1602 (14.17%) HTML
3 1133 (10.02%) XML
4 889 (7.86%) CSS
5 840 (7.43%) STL
6 710 (6.28%) ASP.NET
7 681 (6.02%) Web Services
8 524 (4.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 501 (4.43%) HTML5
10 466 (4.12%) J2EE
10 466 (4.12%) WPF
11 392 (3.47%) jQuery
12 385 (3.41%) MFC
13 323 (2.86%) WCF
14 298 (2.64%) OpenGL
15 293 (2.59%) Qt
16 284 (2.51%) Spring
17 273 (2.41%) SOAP
18 259 (2.29%) WinForms
19 246 (2.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2850 (25.21%) Computer Science
2 1494 (13.21%) Mathematics
3 1016 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
4 752 (6.65%) Physics
5 404 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
6 402 (3.56%) Hedge funds
7 382 (3.38%) Derivative
8 360 (3.18%) Open Source
9 337 (2.98%) Mobile App
10 336 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 279 (2.47%) Fixed Income
12 257 (2.27%) Visualisation
13 249 (2.20%) Equities
14 234 (2.07%) User Experience
15 207 (1.83%) Firmware
16 196 (1.73%) 3D Graphics
17 191 (1.69%) Statistics
18 172 (1.52%) Device Driver
19 169 (1.49%) iPhone
20 160 (1.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3219 (28.47%) Linux
2 2406 (21.28%) Windows
3 2042 (18.06%) UNIX
4 890 (7.87%) Android
5 727 (6.43%) Apple iOS
6 231 (2.04%) Solaris
7 161 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
8 136 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 106 (0.94%) Windows Phone
10 69 (0.61%) HPUX
11 67 (0.59%) AIX
12 65 (0.57%) Windows 7
13 61 (0.54%) Windows CE
14 57 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 53 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 49 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 46 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
18 42 (0.37%) Windows XP
19 37 (0.33%) VxWorks
20 36 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4279 (37.85%) Software Engineering
2 2964 (26.22%) OO
3 2809 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1543 (13.65%) Multithreading
5 930 (8.23%) TDD
6 881 (7.79%) Scrum
7 832 (7.36%) OOP
8 789 (6.98%) OOD
9 580 (5.13%) Low Latency
10 533 (4.71%) Analytics
11 524 (4.63%) UML
12 517 (4.57%) Unit Testing
13 505 (4.47%) Mentoring
14 462 (4.09%) MVC
15 455 (4.02%) Project Management
16 415 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
17 367 (3.25%) iOS Development
18 337 (2.98%) Risk Management
19 320 (2.83%) Android Development
20 305 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5251 (46.44%) Java
2 4683 (41.42%) C#
3 3779 (33.42%) C
4 2811 (24.86%) SQL
5 2495 (22.07%) Python
6 1817 (16.07%) JavaScript
7 962 (8.51%) Perl
8 705 (6.24%) PHP
9 578 (5.11%) Ruby
10 449 (3.97%) VB
11 446 (3.94%) Objective-C
12 362 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 313 (2.77%) MATLAB
13 313 (2.77%) VB.NET
14 309 (2.73%) Bash Shell
15 298 (2.64%) Embedded C
16 278 (2.46%) Embedded C++
17 238 (2.11%) VBA
18 225 (1.99%) Scala
19 221 (1.95%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3955 (34.98%) Degree
2 592 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 482 (4.26%) PhD
4 241 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 165 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 99 (0.88%) ISEB
7 63 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 60 (0.53%) Postgraduate
9 51 (0.45%) ISTQB
10 38 (0.34%) CISSP
10 38 (0.34%) HND
11 29 (0.26%) MCTS
11 29 (0.26%) CEH
12 20 (0.18%) MCSD
13 19 (0.17%) MCAD
14 18 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (0.15%) CCNA
15 17 (0.15%) MCP
16 13 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 651 (5.76%) QA
2 117 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 39 (0.34%) SLA
4 37 (0.33%) ISO 9000
5 34 (0.30%) IEC 61508
6 25 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.20%) JTAG
9 21 (0.19%) ISO 8583
10 20 (0.18%) EMIR
11 19 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
11 19 (0.17%) DO-178B
12 16 (0.14%) TickIT
13 11 (0.097%) Data Quality
13 11 (0.097%) WAI
14 8 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.062%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 12207
16 5 (0.044%) Basel III
17 4 (0.035%) Basel II
System Software
1 100 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (0.42%) VMware ESX
3 41 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 39 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 21 (0.19%) vSphere
6 19 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 18 (0.16%) NFS
8 13 (0.11%) XenApp
8 13 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.097%) Docker
10 8 (0.071%) HDFS
10 8 (0.071%) SpamAssassin
11 7 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.053%) Gluster
12 6 (0.053%) Nmap
12 6 (0.053%) Snort
12 6 (0.053%) Squid
12 6 (0.053%) Samba
13 5 (0.044%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.044%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 82 (0.73%) Puppet
2 68 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 68 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 34 (0.30%) NetBackup
4 19 (0.17%) OpenView
5 15 (0.13%) CFEngine
6 13 (0.11%) Nagios
6 13 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (0.11%) Control-M
8 9 (0.080%) HAProxy
9 6 (0.053%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.053%) PureDisk
9 6 (0.053%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.044%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.044%) HP NNM
10 5 (0.044%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.044%) YUM
10 5 (0.044%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.044%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.035%) logstash
Vendors
1 1404 (12.42%) Oracle
2 1018 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 223 (1.97%) Google
4 218 (1.93%) Sybase
5 141 (1.25%) TIBCO
6 137 (1.21%) VMware
7 124 (1.10%) HP
8 98 (0.87%) Red Hat
9 95 (0.84%) Facebook
10 87 (0.77%) JBoss
11 86 (0.76%) Perforce
12 84 (0.74%) Bloomberg
13 81 (0.72%) Cisco
13 81 (0.72%) IBM
14 70 (0.62%) Twitter
15 63 (0.56%) Business Objects
16 61 (0.54%) Apple
16 61 (0.54%) Citrix
17 56 (0.50%) EMC
18 53 (0.47%) hybris
London
Datascope Recruitment
Salary: £Excellent + Shares
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Extensive benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £36000 per annum - pension and healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum + Bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Sussex
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Energon Global
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Private Medical Cover
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago