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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 65 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 3900 4989 5054
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.36% 4.64% 4.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.15% 8.84% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3234 4199 4384
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 £85,000 £85,000 £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
47836 56453 57401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 53.48% 52.46% 50.09%
Number of salaries quoted 41062 48517 49114
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -6 3719 £48,500 -3.00% 604
London -7 1609 £65,000 -3.70% 246
South East -9 802 £45,000 - 121
East of England +6 449 £42,500 - 87
South West +5 334 £42,500 +6.25% 52
City of London -16 233 £80,000 +6.66% 48
Cambridgeshire 0 229 £47,000 +10.58% 71
Cambridge +5 210 £45,000 +5.88% 67
Surrey -10 184 £50,000 +5.26% 29
North West +1 173 £42,500 -1.16% 32
Hampshire -3 159 £42,500 -5.55% 28
Oxfordshire -4 151 £48,500 -3.00% 18
Gloucestershire 0 148 £50,000 +16.27% 18
Berkshire +12 131 £45,000 -10.00% 22
Manchester -11 122 £42,500 -5.55% 23
Yorkshire -23 119 £40,500 -4.70% 20
West Midlands -28 117 £37,500 -6.25% 23
Hertfordshire +27 113 £42,500 -2.29% 9
East Midlands +30 108 £40,000 - 19
Scotland +12 101 £42,500 - 10
Bristol +23 92 £42,500 +10.38% 20
Oxford +1 81 £45,000 - 10
West Sussex +13 72 £43,750 +2.94% 9
West Yorkshire -16 71 £45,000 - 14
Wales -11 56 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Leeds -1 53 £52,500 +10.52% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 53 £40,000 -8.57% 7
South Wales -7 49 £42,500 +16.43% 8
Southampton +15 48 £45,000 - 6
Reading +11 48 £42,500 -22.72% 9

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 3770 (45.69%) Java
2 3323 (40.27%) Software Engineering
3 3088 (37.43%) C#
4 2919 (35.38%) Python
5 2889 (35.01%) Linux
6 2723 (33.00%) C
7 2475 (30.00%) Degree
8 2341 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
9 1870 (22.66%) Computer Science
10 1847 (22.39%) SQL
11 1821 (22.07%) Finance
12 1752 (21.23%) Windows
13 1587 (19.23%) .NET
14 1562 (18.93%) JavaScript
15 1285 (15.57%) OO
16 1207 (14.63%) Unix
17 1172 (14.20%) HTML
18 1169 (14.17%) Multithreading
19 1025 (12.42%) Mathematics
20 894 (10.84%) Scrum
21 831 (10.07%) Algorithms
22 782 (9.48%) Perl
23 771 (9.34%) CSS
24 763 (9.25%) SDLC
25 701 (8.50%) TDD
26 673 (8.16%) XML
27 672 (8.14%) Git (software)
28 657 (7.96%) Banking
29 637 (7.72%) Physics
30 636 (7.71%) Security Cleared

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
1 208 (2.52%) Apache Spark
2 183 (2.22%) Apache
3 111 (1.35%) IIS
4 108 (1.31%) Apache Pig
5 98 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 73 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 71 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 69 (0.84%) SAS
9 57 (0.69%) JBoss
9 57 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 56 (0.68%) nginx
11 47 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 36 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 36 (0.44%) Confluence
13 34 (0.41%) Jetty
14 27 (0.33%) MQSeries
15 26 (0.32%) OpenStack
16 24 (0.29%) CMS
17 22 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 20 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 169 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 47 (0.57%) MS Office
3 45 (0.55%) GNU Octave
4 38 (0.46%) Simulink
5 36 (0.44%) SPSS
6 13 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (0.13%) GIMP
8 10 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
9 8 (0.097%) MS Project
9 8 (0.097%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.097%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.073%) Blender
10 6 (0.073%) TargetLink
11 5 (0.061%) 3ds Max
11 5 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.061%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.061%) CINEMA 4D
11 5 (0.061%) Maya
11 5 (0.061%) OrCAD
11 5 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.13%) BASE24
5 10 (0.12%) RMDS
6 9 (0.11%) Relativity
7 7 (0.085%) LabWindows
8 6 (0.073%) Summit
8 6 (0.073%) Teamcenter
8 6 (0.073%) thinkFolio
9 5 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.061%) Ringtail
10 4 (0.048%) Concordance
10 4 (0.048%) Eze OMS
10 4 (0.048%) FLEXCUBE
10 4 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.048%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.036%) Magento
11 3 (0.036%) OpenText MBPM
11 3 (0.036%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 179 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (1.36%) SaaS
3 95 (1.15%) GitHub
4 93 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 54 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (0.41%) PaaS
8 30 (0.36%) Office 365
9 22 (0.27%) G Suite
10 21 (0.25%) Heroku
11 20 (0.24%) Slack
12 17 (0.21%) Google App Engine
13 15 (0.18%) IaaS
14 14 (0.17%) Force.com
15 12 (0.15%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
17 7 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
18 5 (0.061%) iTunes
18 5 (0.061%) OpenShift
19 4 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 413 (5.01%) TCP/IP
2 212 (2.57%) HTTP
3 201 (2.44%) Internet
4 145 (1.76%) Wireless
5 133 (1.61%) Network Security
6 119 (1.44%) Ethernet
7 91 (1.10%) Bluetooth
8 85 (1.03%) DNS
8 85 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
9 82 (0.99%) Firewall
10 81 (0.98%) SSL
11 79 (0.96%) Wireshark
12 69 (0.84%) RS-232
13 62 (0.75%) RS-485
14 52 (0.63%) Broadband
15 45 (0.55%) GSM
16 44 (0.53%) SMTP
17 42 (0.51%) 3G
18 39 (0.47%) Multicast
19 37 (0.45%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 554 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 410 (4.97%) Big Data
3 372 (4.51%) MySQL
4 333 (4.04%) NoSQL
5 323 (3.91%) Hadoop
6 282 (3.42%) MongoDB
7 273 (3.31%) Relational Database
8 145 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
9 138 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 136 (1.65%) Apache Hive
11 115 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 89 (1.08%) Data Mining
13 60 (0.73%) Redis
14 58 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 54 (0.65%) KDB
16 53 (0.64%) HBase
17 43 (0.52%) Oracle Database
18 38 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
19 31 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
20 29 (0.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 672 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 415 (5.03%) Visual Studio
3 372 (4.51%) Jenkins
4 364 (4.41%) Subversion
5 271 (3.28%) JIRA
6 208 (2.52%) Selenium
7 156 (1.89%) NUnit
8 137 (1.66%) Maven
9 129 (1.56%) Cucumber
10 128 (1.55%) JUnit
11 126 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 117 (1.42%) Eclipse
13 105 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 77 (0.93%) Metasploit
15 71 (0.86%) Hudson
16 68 (0.82%) MSTest
17 67 (0.81%) TeamCity
18 58 (0.70%) Ant
19 56 (0.68%) Xcode
20 50 (0.61%) LabVIEW
General
1 1821 (22.07%) Finance
2 657 (7.96%) Banking
3 586 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 466 (5.65%) Games
5 352 (4.27%) Electronics
6 290 (3.51%) Front Office
7 190 (2.30%) Automotive
8 185 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 168 (2.04%) Investment Banking
10 152 (1.84%) Retail
11 145 (1.76%) Aerospace
12 136 (1.65%) Marketing
13 98 (1.19%) Financial Institution
14 94 (1.14%) Advertising
15 91 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
16 61 (0.74%) Military
17 54 (0.65%) Back Office
18 50 (0.61%) Legal
19 42 (0.51%) Publishing
20 33 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 3936 (47.70%) Developer
2 1945 (23.57%) Software Engineer
3 1764 (21.38%) C++ Developer
4 967 (11.72%) Software Developer
5 806 (9.77%) C++ Software Engineer
6 660 (8.00%) C# Developer
7 636 (7.71%) Graduate
8 571 (6.92%) Java Developer
9 530 (6.42%) Senior Developer
10 490 (5.94%) Embedded Engineer
11 452 (5.48%) C++ Software Developer
12 386 (4.68%) Junior
13 382 (4.63%) .NET Developer
14 381 (4.62%) Graduate Developer
15 369 (4.47%) Python Developer
16 365 (4.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 348 (4.22%) Senior Software Engineer
18 304 (3.68%) Analyst
19 278 (3.37%) Senior C++ Developer
20 276 (3.35%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1587 (19.23%) .NET
2 1172 (14.20%) HTML
3 771 (9.34%) CSS
4 673 (8.16%) XML
5 521 (6.31%) Web Services
6 513 (6.22%) STL
7 508 (6.16%) ASP.NET
8 404 (4.90%) AngularJS
9 371 (4.50%) HTML5
10 370 (4.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 360 (4.36%) WPF
12 354 (4.29%) jQuery
13 303 (3.67%) Qt
14 290 (3.51%) Node.js
15 244 (2.96%) WCF
16 215 (2.61%) RESTful
17 212 (2.57%) JSON
18 211 (2.56%) Spring
19 208 (2.52%) REST
20 199 (2.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1870 (22.66%) Computer Science
2 1025 (12.42%) Mathematics
3 831 (10.07%) Algorithms
4 637 (7.72%) Physics
5 620 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
6 288 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
7 283 (3.43%) Derivative
8 275 (3.33%) Visualisation
9 257 (3.11%) Hedge funds
10 248 (3.01%) Data Structures
11 207 (2.51%) Equities
12 204 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 182 (2.21%) Mobile App
14 163 (1.98%) Statistics
15 147 (1.78%) Fixed Income
16 145 (1.76%) Device Driver
17 136 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
18 135 (1.64%) Fintech
19 133 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 133 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2889 (35.01%) Linux
2 1752 (21.23%) Windows
3 1207 (14.63%) Unix
4 488 (5.91%) Android
5 367 (4.45%) Apple iOS
6 131 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
7 104 (1.26%) Mac OS X
8 77 (0.93%) Windows Server
9 76 (0.92%) Solaris
10 70 (0.85%) CentOS
11 69 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 59 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 57 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 49 (0.59%) VxWorks
15 30 (0.36%) Debian
16 26 (0.32%) Windows Phone
16 26 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
19 21 (0.25%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3323 (40.27%) Software Engineering
2 2341 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
3 1285 (15.57%) OO
4 1169 (14.17%) Multithreading
5 894 (10.84%) Scrum
6 763 (9.25%) SDLC
7 701 (8.50%) TDD
8 623 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 557 (6.75%) OOP
10 496 (6.01%) Mentoring
11 432 (5.24%) Low Latency
12 431 (5.22%) OOD
13 427 (5.18%) Analytics
14 396 (4.80%) Machine Learning
15 375 (4.54%) Cybersecurity
16 359 (4.35%) DevOps
17 358 (4.34%) Open Source
18 354 (4.29%) UML
19 345 (4.18%) Unit Testing
20 338 (4.10%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3770 (45.69%) Java
2 3088 (37.43%) C#
3 2919 (35.38%) Python
4 2723 (33.00%) C
5 1847 (22.39%) SQL
6 1562 (18.93%) JavaScript
7 782 (9.48%) Perl
8 566 (6.86%) PHP
9 536 (6.50%) Ruby
10 441 (5.34%) Bash Shell
11 338 (4.10%) MATLAB
12 308 (3.73%) Objective-C
13 301 (3.65%) Scala
14 295 (3.58%) Embedded C
15 263 (3.19%) Embedded C++
16 229 (2.78%) R
17 227 (2.75%) VB
18 200 (2.42%) T-SQL
19 186 (2.25%) Shell Script
20 165 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2475 (30.00%) Degree
2 636 (7.71%) Security Cleared
3 439 (5.32%) PhD
4 290 (3.51%) DV Cleared
5 270 (3.27%) SC Cleared
6 120 (1.45%) CREST Certified
7 92 (1.12%) CEH
8 83 (1.01%) OSCP
9 74 (0.90%) CISSP
10 69 (0.84%) ISTQB
11 68 (0.82%) GIAC
12 67 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 58 (0.70%) ISEB
14 42 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
15 36 (0.44%) CCNA
15 36 (0.44%) CHECK Team Leader
15 36 (0.44%) SANS
16 33 (0.40%) GPEN
16 33 (0.40%) MCSE
17 32 (0.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 362 (4.39%) QA
2 83 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 35 (0.42%) MISRA
4 31 (0.38%) ISO13485
5 27 (0.33%) DICOM
5 27 (0.33%) MiFID
6 20 (0.24%) MISRA C
7 18 (0.22%) JTAG
8 16 (0.19%) SLA
9 12 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.12%) DO-178B
12 9 (0.11%) EMIR
12 9 (0.11%) ISO 8583
12 9 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (0.097%) PCI DSS
14 7 (0.085%) ISO 14001
15 6 (0.073%) HL7
15 6 (0.073%) IEC 61508
16 5 (0.061%) SDET
System Software
1 223 (2.70%) Firmware
2 153 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (1.37%) Docker
4 84 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 44 (0.53%) Active Directory
6 38 (0.46%) KVM
7 25 (0.30%) HDFS
7 25 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.28%) NFS
9 19 (0.23%) Apache Flume
10 16 (0.19%) vSphere
11 9 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.097%) vCloud
12 8 (0.097%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.073%) Cygwin
13 6 (0.073%) Kamailio
13 6 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.073%) Xen
14 5 (0.061%) Varnish
14 5 (0.061%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 201 (2.44%) Puppet
2 190 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 111 (1.35%) Ansible
4 106 (1.28%) Nmap
5 104 (1.26%) Nessus
6 45 (0.55%) OpenVAS
7 42 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
8 35 (0.42%) Nagios
9 32 (0.39%) Kubernetes
10 26 (0.32%) Salt
11 15 (0.18%) EnCase
12 14 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
12 14 (0.17%) HP Fortify
13 11 (0.13%) CFEngine
14 10 (0.12%) Mesos
14 10 (0.12%) Perfmon
14 10 (0.12%) yum
15 8 (0.097%) FTK
15 8 (0.097%) HAProxy
15 8 (0.097%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 556 (6.74%) Microsoft
2 537 (6.51%) Oracle
3 166 (2.01%) VMware
4 141 (1.71%) Google
5 108 (1.31%) Red Hat
6 81 (0.98%) Sybase
7 80 (0.97%) HP
8 71 (0.86%) SAP
9 68 (0.82%) IBM
10 57 (0.69%) Sophos
11 52 (0.63%) Cisco
12 50 (0.61%) Coverity
13 48 (0.58%) Perforce
13 48 (0.58%) Qualys
14 44 (0.53%) Atlassian
15 42 (0.51%) Intel
15 42 (0.51%) TIBCO
16 35 (0.42%) Cognizant
17 34 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
18 29 (0.35%) Apple
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