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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 58 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4571 5218 6380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.34% 5.03% 5.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.61% 9.44% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3969 4373 5567
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
53094 55281 60743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.38% 53.28% 54.89%
Number of salaries quoted 45600 46454 53396
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 27 January 2015 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 27 January 2015. 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 4282 £47,500 +5.55% 904
London -7 1824 £65,000 +8.33% 267
South East -16 946 £42,500 - 240
East of England -2 526 £42,500 +6.25% 140
South West -4 372 £37,500 +7.14% 107
City of London -26 354 £67,500 +12.50% 94
Cambridgeshire -3 351 £42,500 +6.25% 107
Cambridge 0 324 £42,500 +13.33% 96
Surrey +27 284 £45,000 -5.26% 82
North West +3 194 £37,500 -6.25% 64
Hampshire -1 186 £40,000 -1.23% 42
Manchester +11 136 £36,000 -7.69% 47
Yorkshire -4 136 £35,000 - 23
Scotland -13 135 £38,500 -3.75% 11
Berkshire -59 135 £42,500 - 41
East Midlands +7 125 £40,000 - 29
Bristol +9 124 £38,750 +10.71% 23
Hertfordshire +4 112 £45,000 - 13
West Midlands -43 112 £35,000 -6.66% 23
Wales +32 104 £37,500 - 14
West Sussex -15 104 £40,000 -7.51% 13
Oxfordshire -18 97 £45,000 +2.85% 37
West Yorkshire +29 95 £40,000 +14.28% 17
South Wales +33 89 £37,500 - 13
Gloucestershire -4 81 £40,000 - 25
Oxford -2 66 £50,000 +25.00% 17
Buckinghamshire -15 61 £42,500 -3.40% 14
Dorset -10 55 £32,500 - 23
Leeds +17 54 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Southampton -19 50 £40,000 -11.11% 10

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 4184 (43.70%) Java
2 3902 (40.75%) C#
3 3704 (38.68%) Software Engineering
4 3141 (32.80%) Degree
5 2990 (31.23%) C
6 2823 (29.48%) Linux
7 2488 (25.98%) Finance
8 2424 (25.32%) OO
9 2362 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
10 2280 (23.81%) SQL
11 2115 (22.09%) Windows
12 2114 (22.08%) Computer Science
13 2061 (21.52%) Python
14 1993 (20.81%) .NET
15 1827 (19.08%) UNIX
16 1707 (17.83%) JavaScript
17 1453 (15.17%) HTML
18 1389 (14.51%) Multithreading
19 1233 (12.88%) SQL Server
20 1137 (11.87%) XML
21 1088 (11.36%) Mathematics
22 1038 (10.84%) Oracle
23 930 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
24 901 (9.41%) OOD
25 877 (9.16%) Scrum
26 869 (9.08%) TDD
27 859 (8.97%) Microsoft
28 858 (8.96%) Algorithms
29 846 (8.84%) CSS
30 834 (8.71%) Banking

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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
1 200 (2.09%) Apache
2 171 (1.79%) Node.js
3 110 (1.15%) IIS
4 109 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 87 (0.91%) SAS
6 82 (0.86%) SharePoint
7 79 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 71 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 63 (0.66%) JBoss
10 62 (0.65%) nginx
11 60 (0.63%) GlassFish
12 49 (0.51%) Apache Pig
13 46 (0.48%) Confluence
14 40 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
15 38 (0.40%) MQSeries
16 35 (0.37%) OpenStack
17 34 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
17 34 (0.36%) CMS
18 30 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
19 28 (0.29%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 406 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 89 (0.93%) MS Office
3 62 (0.65%) Simulink
4 34 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 32 (0.33%) SPSS
6 29 (0.30%) 3ds Max
7 25 (0.26%) TargetLink
8 24 (0.25%) CPLEX
8 24 (0.25%) Mathematica
9 21 (0.22%) Maya
10 18 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
11 15 (0.16%) MS Visio
12 11 (0.11%) Stateflow
12 11 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 10 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
13 10 (0.10%) Blender
14 9 (0.094%) Doxygen
15 7 (0.073%) MS Project
16 6 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
17 5 (0.052%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
1 20 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 18 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.16%) BASE24
5 12 (0.13%) RMDS
5 12 (0.13%) Summit
5 12 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 12 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (0.10%) Magento
8 7 (0.073%) ION MarketView
8 7 (0.073%) Changepoint
8 7 (0.073%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.063%) TIBCO iProcess
10 5 (0.052%) Adaptiv
11 4 (0.042%) Agresso
11 4 (0.042%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.031%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 103 (1.08%) SaaS
2 87 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (0.36%) GitHub
6 26 (0.27%) PaaS
7 19 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
9 10 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.094%) Route 53
11 7 (0.073%) Force.com
12 6 (0.063%) IaaS
12 6 (0.063%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.052%) Heroku
14 4 (0.042%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.021%) Office 365
16 1 (0.010%) Rackspace Cloud
16 1 (0.010%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 491 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 244 (2.55%) HTTP
3 191 (1.99%) Internet
4 106 (1.11%) Wireless
5 104 (1.09%) Ethernet
6 87 (0.91%) Firewall
7 82 (0.86%) DNS
8 64 (0.67%) GSM
9 52 (0.54%) SSL
10 51 (0.53%) LDAP
11 50 (0.52%) DVB
12 48 (0.50%) VPN
13 46 (0.48%) LTE
14 42 (0.44%) GPRS
15 39 (0.41%) Bluetooth
15 39 (0.41%) IPv6
15 39 (0.41%) Network Security
16 38 (0.40%) IPv4
17 37 (0.39%) RTP
18 36 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1233 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 477 (4.98%) MySQL
3 440 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 292 (3.05%) Big Data
5 221 (2.31%) Hadoop
6 195 (2.04%) NoSQL
7 184 (1.92%) RDBMS
8 124 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 110 (1.15%) MongoDB
10 93 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 86 (0.90%) Data Mining
12 71 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 68 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 65 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
15 63 (0.66%) Apache Hive
16 58 (0.61%) HBase
17 56 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
18 48 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
19 43 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
20 32 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 582 (6.08%) Visual Studio
2 480 (5.01%) Subversion
3 400 (4.18%) Git (software)
4 223 (2.33%) NUnit
5 216 (2.26%) Eclipse
6 196 (2.05%) Jenkins
7 183 (1.91%) JUnit
8 169 (1.77%) Maven
9 163 (1.70%) JIRA
10 151 (1.58%) Selenium
11 127 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 125 (1.31%) GCC
13 85 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
14 82 (0.86%) Hudson
15 68 (0.71%) Cucumber
16 67 (0.70%) Ant
17 66 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 64 (0.67%) GDB
19 60 (0.63%) ClearCase
19 60 (0.63%) Bugzilla
General
1 2488 (25.98%) Finance
2 834 (8.71%) Banking
3 471 (4.92%) Front Office
4 439 (4.58%) Electronics
5 422 (4.41%) Investment Banking
6 386 (4.03%) Telecoms
7 300 (3.13%) Games
8 235 (2.45%) Retail
9 231 (2.41%) Financial Institution
10 210 (2.19%) Aerospace
11 204 (2.13%) Automotive
12 192 (2.01%) Marketing
13 175 (1.83%) Manufacturing
14 90 (0.94%) Military
15 87 (0.91%) Multimedia
16 72 (0.75%) Advertising
17 62 (0.65%) Back Office
18 54 (0.56%) Law
19 51 (0.53%) Retail Banking
20 39 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5068 (52.93%) Developer
2 2381 (24.87%) Software Engineer
3 1869 (19.52%) C++ Developer
4 1292 (13.49%) Software Developer
5 707 (7.38%) Senior Developer
6 700 (7.31%) C# Developer
7 553 (5.78%) Java Developer
8 520 (5.43%) C++ Software Engineer
9 509 (5.32%) Senior Software Engineer
10 463 (4.84%) Programmer
11 450 (4.70%) Graduate
12 449 (4.69%) Analyst
13 349 (3.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 344 (3.59%) Junior
15 330 (3.45%) C++ Software Developer
16 274 (2.86%) .NET Developer
17 266 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
18 259 (2.70%) Junior Developer
19 224 (2.34%) Python Developer
20 213 (2.22%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1993 (20.81%) .NET
2 1453 (15.17%) HTML
3 1137 (11.87%) XML
4 846 (8.84%) CSS
5 766 (8.00%) Web Services
6 765 (7.99%) STL
7 583 (6.09%) ASP.NET
8 552 (5.77%) HTML5
9 469 (4.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 432 (4.51%) WPF
11 391 (4.08%) jQuery
12 356 (3.72%) J2EE
13 352 (3.68%) WCF
14 330 (3.45%) MFC
15 284 (2.97%) Spring
16 277 (2.89%) Qt
17 273 (2.85%) SOAP
18 253 (2.64%) REST
19 246 (2.57%) Ajax
20 229 (2.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2114 (22.08%) Computer Science
2 1088 (11.36%) Mathematics
3 930 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
4 858 (8.96%) Algorithms
5 506 (5.28%) Physics
6 388 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
7 385 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 340 (3.55%) Derivative
8 340 (3.55%) Data Structures
9 314 (3.28%) Open Source
10 308 (3.22%) Fixed Income
11 295 (3.08%) Hedge funds
12 229 (2.39%) Mobile App
13 223 (2.33%) Visualisation
14 220 (2.30%) Equities
15 197 (2.06%) User Experience
16 180 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
17 164 (1.71%) Client/Server
18 136 (1.42%) Statistics
19 124 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2823 (29.48%) Linux
2 2115 (22.09%) Windows
3 1827 (19.08%) UNIX
4 658 (6.87%) Android
5 620 (6.48%) Apple iOS
6 220 (2.30%) Solaris
7 140 (1.46%) Mac OS X
8 121 (1.26%) Embedded Linux
9 74 (0.77%) Windows Phone
10 67 (0.70%) Mac OS
11 64 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 61 (0.64%) CentOS
13 56 (0.58%) AIX
13 56 (0.58%) HPUX
14 51 (0.53%) Windows XP
15 43 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (0.45%) Windows 7
16 41 (0.43%) VxWorks
17 34 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
18 32 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3704 (38.68%) Software Engineering
2 2424 (25.32%) OO
3 2362 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1389 (14.51%) Multithreading
5 901 (9.41%) OOD
6 877 (9.16%) Scrum
7 869 (9.08%) TDD
8 800 (8.36%) OOP
9 557 (5.82%) UML
10 496 (5.18%) Unit Testing
11 480 (5.01%) Analytics
12 453 (4.73%) Mentoring
13 452 (4.72%) Low Latency
14 449 (4.69%) MVC
15 434 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
16 303 (3.16%) Project Management
17 299 (3.12%) Software Architecture
18 249 (2.60%) Automated Testing
19 247 (2.58%) iOS Development
20 229 (2.39%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 4184 (43.70%) Java
2 3902 (40.75%) C#
3 2990 (31.23%) C
4 2280 (23.81%) SQL
5 2061 (21.52%) Python
6 1707 (17.83%) JavaScript
7 785 (8.20%) Perl
8 609 (6.36%) PHP
9 445 (4.65%) Ruby
10 386 (4.03%) Objective-C
11 325 (3.39%) Bash Shell
12 309 (3.23%) Shell Script
13 301 (3.14%) VB
14 292 (3.05%) Embedded C
15 278 (2.90%) MATLAB
16 275 (2.87%) Embedded C++
17 196 (2.05%) T-SQL
18 195 (2.04%) VB.NET
19 194 (2.03%) VC++
20 184 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3141 (32.80%) Degree
2 422 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 344 (3.59%) PhD
4 216 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 107 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 106 (1.11%) ISEB
7 50 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 37 (0.39%) Postgraduate
9 35 (0.37%) HND
10 29 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (0.22%) OCPJP
12 19 (0.20%) OCMJD
12 19 (0.20%) Sun Certification
13 18 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (0.17%) CISSP
15 15 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (0.16%) CCNA
16 13 (0.14%) MCSE
16 13 (0.14%) Chartered Engineer
17 12 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 568 (5.93%) QA
2 91 (0.95%) ISO 9001
3 42 (0.44%) SLA
4 34 (0.36%) JTAG
5 30 (0.31%) IEC 61508
6 21 (0.22%) DO-178B
7 19 (0.20%) ISO 8583
8 17 (0.18%) ISO 9000
9 16 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (0.14%) Basel III
10 13 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.13%) EMIR
11 12 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 12 (0.13%) Basel II
12 10 (0.10%) TickIT
13 8 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 12207
14 5 (0.052%) GAMP
14 5 (0.052%) WAI
15 4 (0.042%) COBIT
15 4 (0.042%) Solvency II
System Software
1 215 (2.25%) Firmware
2 69 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 32 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 32 (0.33%) HDFS
5 17 (0.18%) NFS
6 15 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.11%) Docker
7 11 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.084%) Xen
8 8 (0.084%) vSphere
9 6 (0.063%) Platform Symphony
9 6 (0.063%) KVM
9 6 (0.063%) Snort
9 6 (0.063%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.052%) Samba
11 4 (0.042%) Squid
11 4 (0.042%) XenServer
11 4 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.031%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 93 (0.97%) Puppet
2 83 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.13%) CFEngine
5 11 (0.11%) Vagrant
5 11 (0.11%) OpenView
6 10 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (0.094%) Salt
7 9 (0.094%) Nagios
7 9 (0.094%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.084%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.084%) Control-M
9 7 (0.073%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.052%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.052%) logstash
11 5 (0.052%) Ansible
12 4 (0.042%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.031%) Cacti
13 3 (0.031%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1038 (10.84%) Oracle
2 859 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 182 (1.90%) Sybase
4 160 (1.67%) Google
5 105 (1.10%) TIBCO
6 91 (0.95%) VMware
7 90 (0.94%) Bloomberg
8 82 (0.86%) Red Hat
9 80 (0.84%) IBM
10 75 (0.78%) Twitter
11 73 (0.76%) HP
12 63 (0.66%) Cisco
13 60 (0.63%) Perforce
14 51 (0.53%) hybris
15 50 (0.52%) DataSynapse
16 48 (0.50%) Teradata
17 44 (0.46%) SAP
18 43 (0.45%) Apple
19 42 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
20 41 (0.43%) Facebook
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: Dependent upon experience
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 39 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 -40,000
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Buckinghamshire
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£35,000 + shares + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Medical + Share Ownership Scheme
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £38,000 to £55,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Full-time barista in the office!
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago