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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 60 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4540 5128 5775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.64% 4.67% 4.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.76% 9.10% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3905 4203 4868
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
51820 56347 60604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.91% 51.34% 51.67%
Number of salaries quoted 44839 48009 51457
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -2 4325 £47,500 - 657
London -20 1584 £65,000 - 245
South East +19 1318 £45,000 - 135
East of England +4 405 £42,500 +6.25% 78
South West +3 394 £42,500 +13.33% 63
Surrey +13 344 £47,500 +3.26% 32
Oxfordshire +18 296 £50,000 +28.20% 21
City of London -17 288 £72,500 +3.57% 61
Cambridgeshire +3 268 £44,500 +4.70% 68
Cambridge +7 232 £42,500 - 59
North West +26 222 £40,000 +6.66% 44
Manchester +17 185 £40,000 +6.66% 35
Berkshire +17 184 £45,000 +9.09% 22
Hampshire -10 181 £40,000 -11.11% 29
East Midlands +26 174 £40,000 - 27
Gloucestershire +6 169 £47,500 +11.76% 25
Oxford +24 168 £50,000 +25.00% 6
West Midlands -29 151 £35,000 - 22
West Sussex +26 144 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire -14 134 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Scotland +7 112 £41,500 +7.79% 19
Reading +21 107 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +36 83 £40,000 -9.09% 13
Cheltenham +11 82 £49,000 +44.11% 6
West Yorkshire -31 79 £45,000 +2.85% 18
Bristol -13 78 £39,000 +1.29% 12
Wales -1 73 £40,000 +14.28% 10
South Wales +4 68 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Hertfordshire -22 66 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Basingstoke +4 63 £40,000 -15.78% 7

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4184 (43.83%) Java
2 3866 (40.50%) Software Engineering
3 3446 (36.10%) C#
4 3240 (33.94%) Degree
5 3097 (32.45%) Python
6 3039 (31.84%) C
7 2981 (31.23%) Linux
8 2747 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
9 2279 (23.88%) Computer Science
10 2265 (23.73%) SQL
11 2184 (22.88%) Finance
12 2146 (22.48%) Windows
13 1770 (18.54%) .NET
14 1763 (18.47%) JavaScript
15 1684 (17.64%) OO
16 1505 (15.77%) Unix
17 1340 (14.04%) HTML
18 1185 (12.41%) Mathematics
19 1159 (12.14%) Multithreading
20 1011 (10.59%) CSS
21 970 (10.16%) Scrum
22 960 (10.06%) TDD
23 943 (9.88%) Algorithms
24 937 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
25 872 (9.14%) Perl
26 856 (8.97%) XML
27 841 (8.81%) Oracle
28 834 (8.74%) SDLC
29 816 (8.55%) SQL Server
30 757 (7.93%) OOP

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
1 239 (2.50%) Apache
2 205 (2.15%) Apache Spark
3 176 (1.84%) Tomcat
4 173 (1.81%) IIS
5 86 (0.90%) SAS
6 77 (0.81%) JBoss
7 75 (0.79%) Apache Pig
8 74 (0.78%) nginx
8 74 (0.78%) SharePoint
9 72 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
10 58 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 57 (0.60%) Confluence
12 45 (0.47%) CMS
13 44 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 37 (0.39%) Jetty
15 32 (0.34%) WebSphere
16 28 (0.29%) Apache Solr
17 20 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
17 20 (0.21%) WordPress
18 19 (0.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 247 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 60 (0.63%) MS Office
3 45 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 37 (0.39%) SPSS
5 33 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 32 (0.34%) Simulink
7 30 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 21 (0.22%) Gliffy
8 21 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
9 20 (0.21%) TargetLink
10 19 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
11 14 (0.15%) GNU Octave
11 14 (0.15%) S-PLUS
12 13 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
12 13 (0.14%) Mathematica
12 13 (0.14%) MODO
13 12 (0.13%) 3ds Max
13 12 (0.13%) MS Project
14 11 (0.12%) MS Visio
15 9 (0.094%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 48 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.20%) Magento
5 16 (0.17%) MetaTrader
6 14 (0.15%) RMDS
7 9 (0.094%) Shopify
8 8 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.084%) Infor M3
8 8 (0.084%) SAP Business One
9 7 (0.073%) Relativity
9 7 (0.073%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.052%) BASE24
10 5 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.042%) Finacle
11 4 (0.042%) Misys Opics
11 4 (0.042%) Odoo
11 4 (0.042%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.042%) Temenos T24
12 3 (0.031%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 304 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 166 (1.74%) SaaS
3 165 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 118 (1.24%) GitHub
5 83 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 54 (0.57%) PaaS
7 50 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 41 (0.43%) IaaS
9 29 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.16%) Force.com
12 14 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
13 13 (0.14%) Heroku
14 12 (0.13%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.094%) Sumo Logic
16 8 (0.084%) Office 365
17 7 (0.073%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.073%) iTunes
18 6 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
19 5 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 446 (4.67%) TCP/IP
2 262 (2.74%) Internet
3 230 (2.41%) HTTP
4 158 (1.66%) Network Security
5 154 (1.61%) Wireless
6 92 (0.96%) DNS
7 90 (0.94%) Ethernet
8 87 (0.91%) Firewall
9 79 (0.83%) SSL
10 64 (0.67%) VoIP
11 63 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
12 53 (0.56%) Multicast
13 47 (0.49%) SMTP
14 45 (0.47%) Broadband
15 44 (0.46%) Bluetooth
16 43 (0.45%) WAN
17 41 (0.43%) Wireshark
18 36 (0.38%) LAN
18 36 (0.38%) Wireless Security
19 33 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 816 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 508 (5.32%) MySQL
3 479 (5.02%) Big Data
4 468 (4.90%) Relational Database
5 365 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 361 (3.78%) Hadoop
7 316 (3.31%) MongoDB
8 207 (2.17%) RDBMS
9 199 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
10 185 (1.94%) Data Mining
11 135 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 105 (1.10%) Apache Hive
13 80 (0.84%) Redis
14 70 (0.73%) Oracle Database
15 65 (0.68%) SQLite
16 63 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 55 (0.58%) KDB
18 53 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 47 (0.49%) HBase
20 43 (0.45%) GIS
Development Applications
1 701 (7.34%) Git (software)
2 565 (5.92%) Visual Studio
3 522 (5.47%) Subversion
4 354 (3.71%) Jenkins
5 308 (3.23%) JIRA
6 219 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 189 (1.98%) Eclipse
7 189 (1.98%) Maven
8 173 (1.81%) NUnit
9 151 (1.58%) Selenium
10 144 (1.51%) JUnit
11 117 (1.23%) Cucumber
12 84 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 83 (0.87%) Metasploit
14 82 (0.86%) Ant
15 67 (0.70%) TeamCity
16 62 (0.65%) Grunt
16 62 (0.65%) MSTest
17 61 (0.64%) Gradle
18 59 (0.62%) Hudson
General
1 2184 (22.88%) Finance
2 700 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 641 (6.72%) Games
4 506 (5.30%) Electronics
5 481 (5.04%) Banking
6 383 (4.01%) Front Office
7 283 (2.96%) Automotive
8 264 (2.77%) Aerospace
9 243 (2.55%) Manufacturing
10 197 (2.06%) Marketing
11 155 (1.62%) Advertising
12 147 (1.54%) Investment Banking
13 143 (1.50%) Retail
14 133 (1.39%) Financial Institution
15 107 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
16 85 (0.89%) Back Office
17 71 (0.74%) Military
18 61 (0.64%) Publishing
19 60 (0.63%) Legal
20 36 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 4564 (47.82%) Developer
2 2247 (23.54%) Software Engineer
3 2073 (21.72%) C++ Developer
4 1131 (11.85%) Software Developer
5 1017 (10.65%) C++ Software Engineer
6 738 (7.73%) C# Developer
7 671 (7.03%) Graduate
8 670 (7.02%) Senior Developer
9 650 (6.81%) Java Developer
10 525 (5.50%) C++ Software Developer
11 493 (5.17%) Embedded Engineer
12 444 (4.65%) Junior
13 437 (4.58%) .NET Developer
14 389 (4.08%) Python Developer
15 382 (4.00%) Analyst
16 380 (3.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 376 (3.94%) Graduate Developer
18 359 (3.76%) Programmer
19 351 (3.68%) Senior Software Engineer
20 324 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1770 (18.54%) .NET
2 1340 (14.04%) HTML
3 1011 (10.59%) CSS
4 856 (8.97%) XML
5 722 (7.56%) Web Services
6 572 (5.99%) STL
7 552 (5.78%) ASP.NET
8 452 (4.74%) HTML5
9 449 (4.70%) AngularJS
10 409 (4.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 392 (4.11%) WPF
12 391 (4.10%) jQuery
13 345 (3.61%) Node.js
14 298 (3.12%) Qt
15 291 (3.05%) JSON
16 263 (2.76%) OpenGL
17 254 (2.66%) RESTful
18 250 (2.62%) J2EE
19 249 (2.61%) REST
20 241 (2.52%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 2279 (23.88%) Computer Science
2 1185 (12.41%) Mathematics
3 943 (9.88%) Algorithms
4 937 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
5 587 (6.15%) Physics
6 430 (4.50%) Hedge funds
7 335 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
8 318 (3.33%) Visualisation
9 313 (3.28%) Derivative
10 244 (2.56%) Mobile App
11 237 (2.48%) Data Structures
12 233 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 223 (2.34%) Statistics
14 203 (2.13%) User Experience
15 193 (2.02%) Equities
16 172 (1.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 155 (1.62%) Artificial Intelligence
17 155 (1.62%) Fixed Income
18 129 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
19 128 (1.34%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2981 (31.23%) Linux
2 2146 (22.48%) Windows
3 1505 (15.77%) Unix
4 618 (6.47%) Android
5 473 (4.96%) Apple iOS
6 157 (1.64%) Mac OS X
7 147 (1.54%) Windows Server
8 135 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
9 101 (1.06%) Solaris
10 93 (0.97%) VxWorks
11 75 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 63 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 62 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 54 (0.57%) CentOS
15 51 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
16 41 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 34 (0.36%) Ubuntu
17 34 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
18 33 (0.35%) Debian
18 33 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3866 (40.50%) Software Engineering
2 2747 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
3 1684 (17.64%) OO
4 1159 (12.14%) Multithreading
5 970 (10.16%) Scrum
6 960 (10.06%) TDD
7 834 (8.74%) SDLC
8 757 (7.93%) OOP
9 610 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
10 600 (6.29%) Analytics
11 572 (5.99%) OOD
12 517 (5.42%) Mentoring
13 473 (4.96%) UML
14 456 (4.78%) Machine Learning
15 402 (4.21%) MVC
16 395 (4.14%) Unit Testing
17 386 (4.04%) DevOps
18 377 (3.95%) Open Source
19 376 (3.94%) Low Latency
20 367 (3.84%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 4184 (43.83%) Java
2 3446 (36.10%) C#
3 3097 (32.45%) Python
4 3039 (31.84%) C
5 2265 (23.73%) SQL
6 1763 (18.47%) JavaScript
7 872 (9.14%) Perl
8 730 (7.65%) Ruby
9 719 (7.53%) PHP
10 459 (4.81%) Bash Shell
11 417 (4.37%) MATLAB
12 371 (3.89%) Objective-C
13 345 (3.61%) R
14 318 (3.33%) Scala
15 253 (2.65%) Embedded C
15 253 (2.65%) Embedded C++
15 253 (2.65%) VB
16 215 (2.25%) Shell Script
17 194 (2.03%) PL/SQL
18 181 (1.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3240 (33.94%) Degree
2 641 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 517 (5.42%) PhD
4 286 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 250 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 127 (1.33%) CREST Certified
7 84 (0.88%) CEH
7 84 (0.88%) ISEB
8 77 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 64 (0.67%) CISSP
10 59 (0.62%) OSCP
11 58 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 54 (0.57%) GIAC
13 41 (0.43%) CHECK Team Leader
14 32 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
15 27 (0.28%) SANS
16 24 (0.25%) CCNA
16 24 (0.25%) GPEN
17 21 (0.22%) PMP
18 19 (0.20%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (4.85%) QA
2 88 (0.92%) ISO 9001
3 35 (0.37%) DICOM
4 32 (0.34%) SLA
5 31 (0.32%) MISRA
6 30 (0.31%) ISO13485
7 25 (0.26%) MISRA C
8 19 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.19%) MiFID
10 15 (0.16%) DO-178B
10 15 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 11 (0.12%) EMIR
12 9 (0.094%) Def Stans
13 8 (0.084%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 12207
15 6 (0.063%) JTAG
16 5 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.052%) HL7
17 4 (0.042%) TickIT
System Software
1 256 (2.68%) Firmware
2 129 (1.35%) Docker
3 95 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (0.54%) Active Directory
5 45 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 35 (0.37%) HDFS
7 21 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 18 (0.19%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.17%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.13%) Cygwin
11 11 (0.12%) Squid
12 10 (0.10%) Xen
13 6 (0.063%) Ceph
13 6 (0.063%) Varnish
14 5 (0.052%) OpenSIPS
15 4 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.042%) Samba
15 4 (0.042%) Snort
15 4 (0.042%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 240 (2.51%) Puppet
2 211 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (1.20%) Ansible
4 102 (1.07%) Nessus
5 88 (0.92%) Nmap
6 57 (0.60%) Nagios
7 40 (0.42%) Salt
8 32 (0.34%) OpenVAS
9 25 (0.26%) Kubernetes
10 24 (0.25%) logstash
10 24 (0.25%) WMI
11 22 (0.23%) CFEngine
11 22 (0.23%) StatsD
11 22 (0.23%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.19%) HAProxy
13 13 (0.14%) Perfmon
14 12 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (0.12%) Kibana
16 10 (0.10%) SCOM
17 9 (0.094%) yum
Vendors
1 841 (8.81%) Oracle
2 693 (7.26%) Microsoft
3 145 (1.52%) VMware
4 130 (1.36%) Google
5 110 (1.15%) Sophos
6 99 (1.04%) Red Hat
7 78 (0.82%) Sybase
8 70 (0.73%) Apple
9 69 (0.72%) SAP
10 59 (0.62%) Atlassian
10 59 (0.62%) IBM
10 59 (0.62%) Informatica
11 58 (0.61%) Splunk
12 55 (0.58%) Coverity
13 45 (0.47%) Cisco
14 43 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
15 42 (0.44%) Qualys
16 39 (0.41%) Facebook
17 32 (0.34%) Perforce
18 31 (0.32%) Intel
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive - Experience Dependent
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive - Experience Dependent
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
North London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + equity
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, D.O.E.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £150000 - £220000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Bupa + Pension + Excellent Training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £42,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago