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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 49 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5684 5980 7476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.86% 5.50% 6.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.42% 10.46% 11.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4796 5098 6523
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
60340 57173 63232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.62% 52.59% 53.63%
Number of salaries quoted 51195 49086 55626
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -8 5294 £45,000 - 742
London -1 2488 £60,000 +4.34% 305
South East -12 1107 £42,500 +6.25% 133
City of London -19 591 £65,000 +13.04% 138
East of England -9 541 £40,000 - 108
South West -9 398 £37,500 +15.38% 70
Cambridgeshire +1 350 £42,500 +4.93% 81
Surrey +15 345 £43,250 -3.88% 35
Cambridge -1 306 £41,500 +2.46% 68
Scotland -2 232 £40,000 - 17
Hampshire -13 217 £35,000 -12.50% 23
North West -36 180 £37,500 +7.14% 28
Berkshire -31 177 £45,000 +12.50% 30
Yorkshire -21 170 £40,000 +2.56% 28
East Midlands +7 166 £40,000 +6.66% 31
West Midlands -26 156 £37,500 - 21
Gloucestershire +2 130 £37,750 +0.66% 14
Bristol -10 112 £35,000 +7.69% 22
West Sussex -14 105 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Oxfordshire -3 97 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Edinburgh -3 97 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Manchester -31 91 £37,500 +7.14% 17
West Yorkshire -41 90 £40,000 +5.26% 17
Glasgow -7 88 £55,000 +29.41% 8
North East +19 86 £32,500 -23.52% 22
Hertfordshire -37 85 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Wales -17 83 £32,500 -11.56% 17
Reading -35 82 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Southampton +7 78 £36,250 -9.37% 7
Guildford +14 76 £45,000 - 3

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5457 (46.34%) Java
2 4970 (42.20%) C#
3 4468 (37.94%) Software Engineering
4 4161 (35.33%) Degree
5 3855 (32.74%) C
6 3329 (28.27%) Linux
7 3184 (27.04%) OO
8 3039 (25.81%) Computer Science
9 2977 (25.28%) SQL
10 2962 (25.15%) Finance
11 2721 (23.11%) .NET
12 2520 (21.40%) Windows
13 2486 (21.11%) Python
14 2119 (17.99%) UNIX
15 1851 (15.72%) JavaScript
16 1646 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
17 1612 (13.69%) HTML
18 1603 (13.61%) SQL Server
19 1600 (13.59%) Mathematics
20 1534 (13.03%) Multithreading
21 1462 (12.42%) Oracle
22 1128 (9.58%) XML
23 1127 (9.57%) Microsoft
24 996 (8.46%) Perl
25 968 (8.22%) Android
26 949 (8.06%) Banking
27 940 (7.98%) TDD
28 911 (7.74%) STL
29 908 (7.71%) Scrum
30 885 (7.52%) CSS

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 212 (1.80%) Apache
2 164 (1.39%) WebLogic
3 159 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 128 (1.09%) IIS
5 112 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 99 (0.84%) Node.js
7 84 (0.71%) SAS
8 54 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 54 (0.46%) TIBCO EMS
9 49 (0.42%) MQSeries
10 42 (0.36%) CMS
11 38 (0.32%) GlassFish
11 38 (0.32%) Apache Pig
12 36 (0.31%) Drupal
13 34 (0.29%) Confluence
14 31 (0.26%) Tornado
15 30 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
16 29 (0.25%) Apache Solr
17 26 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.20%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 593 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 140 (1.19%) MS Office
3 49 (0.42%) SPSS
4 42 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 35 (0.30%) Simulink
5 35 (0.30%) CPLEX
6 28 (0.24%) MS Project
7 24 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
8 21 (0.18%) XMetaL
9 19 (0.16%) MS Visio
10 15 (0.13%) Maya
11 13 (0.11%) Mathematica
12 12 (0.10%) NASTRAN
12 12 (0.10%) 3ds Max
13 10 (0.085%) AutoCAD
13 10 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
14 9 (0.076%) Stata
14 9 (0.076%) Stateflow
15 7 (0.059%) S-PLUS
15 7 (0.059%) Blender
Business Applications
1 35 (0.30%) SunGard APT
2 30 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
3 24 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
4 20 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.093%) BASE24
7 10 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.051%) Front Arena
8 6 (0.051%) RMDS
8 6 (0.051%) Endur
8 6 (0.051%) Agresso
8 6 (0.051%) Sage 50
9 5 (0.042%) CODA-Financials
10 4 (0.034%) Tridion
10 4 (0.034%) Summit
10 4 (0.034%) Adaptiv
10 4 (0.034%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.034%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.034%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 153 (1.30%) SaaS
2 64 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (0.36%) GitHub
6 16 (0.14%) PaaS
7 10 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.068%) Heroku
9 7 (0.059%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.059%) Google Compute Engine
10 6 (0.051%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
11 5 (0.042%) IaaS
11 5 (0.042%) Force.com
12 4 (0.034%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.025%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.017%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.017%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.017%) Route 53
15 1 (0.008%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 526 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 266 (2.26%) Internet
3 249 (2.11%) HTTP
4 147 (1.25%) Ethernet
5 138 (1.17%) Wireless
6 87 (0.74%) SAN
7 86 (0.73%) GSM
8 73 (0.62%) DNS
9 72 (0.61%) VoIP
10 69 (0.59%) LTE
11 68 (0.58%) Firewall
12 65 (0.55%) Network Security
13 63 (0.53%) LDAP
14 62 (0.53%) SSL
15 59 (0.50%) VPN
16 50 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
17 48 (0.41%) RTP
18 45 (0.38%) DHCP
19 44 (0.37%) CTI
20 43 (0.37%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1603 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 576 (4.89%) Relational Database
3 550 (4.67%) MySQL
4 469 (3.98%) Big Data
5 343 (2.91%) Hadoop
6 233 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 186 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 181 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 151 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 144 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
11 142 (1.21%) Data Mining
12 138 (1.17%) MongoDB
13 133 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
14 116 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 108 (0.92%) Oracle Database
16 96 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 86 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
18 82 (0.70%) KDB
19 81 (0.69%) Apache Hive
20 80 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 782 (6.64%) Visual Studio
2 531 (4.51%) Subversion
3 393 (3.34%) Git (software)
4 217 (1.84%) Selenium
5 190 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 183 (1.55%) JIRA
7 174 (1.48%) JUnit
8 170 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 159 (1.35%) Eclipse
10 152 (1.29%) Maven
11 146 (1.24%) NUnit
12 101 (0.86%) Ant
13 94 (0.80%) Xcode
13 94 (0.80%) GDB
14 88 (0.75%) Cucumber
15 82 (0.70%) GCC
16 76 (0.65%) Hudson
17 73 (0.62%) ClearCase
18 70 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
19 66 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2962 (25.15%) Finance
2 949 (8.06%) Banking
3 638 (5.42%) Games
4 598 (5.08%) Front Office
5 509 (4.32%) Investment Banking
6 504 (4.28%) Telecoms
7 491 (4.17%) Electronics
8 279 (2.37%) Retail
9 269 (2.28%) Financial Institution
10 233 (1.98%) Manufacturing
11 191 (1.62%) Marketing
12 184 (1.56%) Aerospace
13 158 (1.34%) Military
14 130 (1.10%) Automotive
15 97 (0.82%) Back Office
16 88 (0.75%) Advertising
17 85 (0.72%) Publishing
17 85 (0.72%) Multimedia
18 68 (0.58%) Legal
19 58 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 6564 (55.74%) Developer
2 2804 (23.81%) Software Engineer
3 2130 (18.09%) C++ Developer
4 1624 (13.79%) Software Developer
5 911 (7.74%) C# Developer
6 831 (7.06%) Senior Developer
7 825 (7.01%) Java Developer
8 678 (5.76%) C++ Software Engineer
9 654 (5.55%) Graduate
10 649 (5.51%) Analyst
11 621 (5.27%) Programmer
12 522 (4.43%) Junior
13 488 (4.14%) Senior Software Engineer
14 427 (3.63%) C++ Software Developer
15 399 (3.39%) .NET Developer
16 374 (3.18%) C# .NET Developer
17 358 (3.04%) Junior Developer
18 330 (2.80%) Graduate Developer
19 324 (2.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 269 (2.28%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2721 (23.11%) .NET
2 1612 (13.69%) HTML
3 1128 (9.58%) XML
4 911 (7.74%) STL
5 885 (7.52%) CSS
6 836 (7.10%) ASP.NET
7 692 (5.88%) Web Services
8 593 (5.04%) WPF
9 571 (4.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 531 (4.51%) HTML5
11 498 (4.23%) J2EE
12 428 (3.63%) jQuery
13 404 (3.43%) WCF
14 380 (3.23%) MFC
15 318 (2.70%) OpenGL
16 312 (2.65%) WinForms
17 309 (2.62%) .NET Framework
18 286 (2.43%) Spring
19 282 (2.39%) Qt
20 281 (2.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3039 (25.81%) Computer Science
2 1600 (13.59%) Mathematics
3 808 (6.86%) Physics
4 480 (4.08%) Hedge funds
5 408 (3.46%) Derivative
6 407 (3.46%) Open Source
7 404 (3.43%) Mobile App
8 367 (3.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 354 (3.01%) Embedded Systems
10 314 (2.67%) Fixed Income
11 280 (2.38%) Equities
12 258 (2.19%) Visualisation
13 223 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
14 219 (1.86%) Firmware
15 213 (1.81%) Statistics
16 182 (1.55%) Device Driver
17 179 (1.52%) iPhone
18 171 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
19 170 (1.44%) iPad
20 154 (1.31%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 3329 (28.27%) Linux
2 2520 (21.40%) Windows
3 2119 (17.99%) UNIX
4 968 (8.22%) Android
5 767 (6.51%) Apple iOS
6 240 (2.04%) Solaris
7 160 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
8 135 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 114 (0.97%) Windows Phone
10 74 (0.63%) HPUX
11 66 (0.56%) AIX
12 63 (0.53%) Windows CE
13 60 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 58 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 51 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
16 46 (0.39%) Windows XP
17 44 (0.37%) Mac OS
18 42 (0.36%) VxWorks
19 41 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
20 38 (0.32%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4468 (37.94%) Software Engineering
2 3184 (27.04%) OO
3 1646 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
4 1534 (13.03%) Multithreading
5 940 (7.98%) TDD
6 908 (7.71%) Scrum
7 836 (7.10%) OOD
8 812 (6.90%) OOP
9 658 (5.59%) Low Latency
10 614 (5.21%) Analytics
11 569 (4.83%) UML
12 510 (4.33%) MVC
13 500 (4.25%) Unit Testing
14 495 (4.20%) Project Management
15 418 (3.55%) iOS Development
16 400 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
17 370 (3.14%) Risk Management
18 353 (3.00%) Web Development
19 348 (2.96%) Android Development
20 277 (2.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5457 (46.34%) Java
2 4970 (42.20%) C#
3 3855 (32.74%) C
4 2977 (25.28%) SQL
5 2486 (21.11%) Python
6 1851 (15.72%) JavaScript
7 996 (8.46%) Perl
8 762 (6.47%) PHP
9 562 (4.77%) Ruby
10 464 (3.94%) VB
11 450 (3.82%) Objective-C
12 338 (2.87%) Shell Script
13 323 (2.74%) MATLAB
14 310 (2.63%) Embedded C
15 293 (2.49%) VB.NET
16 291 (2.47%) Embedded C++
17 266 (2.26%) Bash Shell
18 247 (2.10%) F#
19 245 (2.08%) VBA
20 240 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4161 (35.33%) Degree
2 590 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 545 (4.63%) PhD
4 217 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 171 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 98 (0.83%) ISEB
7 78 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 65 (0.55%) Postgraduate
9 47 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 40 (0.34%) CISSP
11 38 (0.32%) MCTS
12 35 (0.30%) CEH
13 28 (0.24%) MCSD
14 26 (0.22%) MCAD
15 23 (0.20%) MCP
16 22 (0.19%) HND
17 17 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (0.14%) CCNA
17 17 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 679 (5.77%) QA
2 129 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 41 (0.35%) ISO 9000
4 34 (0.29%) SLA
5 31 (0.26%) JTAG
6 25 (0.21%) IEC 61508
7 24 (0.20%) TickIT
8 20 (0.17%) DO-178B
9 19 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 18 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 15 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
12 13 (0.11%) EMIR
13 12 (0.10%) Data Quality
14 11 (0.093%) ISO 8583
14 11 (0.093%) DICOM
15 9 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.068%) WAI
17 7 (0.059%) Solvency II
18 6 (0.051%) Basel III
19 5 (0.042%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 92 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (0.47%) VMware ESX
3 47 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 43 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 30 (0.25%) vSphere
6 16 (0.14%) SpamAssassin
7 15 (0.13%) NFS
8 13 (0.11%) XenApp
8 13 (0.11%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.11%) HDFS
9 11 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.068%) Docker
11 7 (0.059%) Nmap
12 6 (0.051%) Squid
13 5 (0.042%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.042%) Gluster
13 5 (0.042%) RHEV
14 4 (0.034%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.034%) Kamailio
15 3 (0.025%) KVM
Systems Management
1 68 (0.58%) Puppet
2 66 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 41 (0.35%) NetBackup
5 15 (0.13%) OpenView
6 14 (0.12%) Nagios
7 10 (0.085%) HAProxy
7 10 (0.085%) Control-M
8 7 (0.059%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.059%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.051%) Nessus
9 6 (0.051%) PureDisk
9 6 (0.051%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.042%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.042%) YUM
10 5 (0.042%) HP NNM
11 4 (0.034%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.034%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.034%) Oozie
12 3 (0.025%) logstash
Vendors
1 1462 (12.42%) Oracle
2 1127 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 263 (2.23%) Google
4 240 (2.04%) Sybase
5 183 (1.55%) TIBCO
6 141 (1.20%) Facebook
7 134 (1.14%) JBoss
7 134 (1.14%) VMware
8 129 (1.10%) HP
9 108 (0.92%) Perforce
10 93 (0.79%) Red Hat
11 88 (0.75%) Cisco
12 84 (0.71%) Citrix
13 74 (0.63%) IBM
14 71 (0.60%) Apple
14 71 (0.60%) Bloomberg
15 65 (0.55%) SunGard
16 59 (0.50%) Twitter
17 57 (0.48%) Business Objects
18 55 (0.47%) EMC
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £0
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £0
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £0
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £0
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £0
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £0
Posted: 14 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 12K Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 to £90000 per annum - plus bonus pension helathcare
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - 10 % Bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum - Bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 to £90000 per annum - Bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago