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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 54 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5070 5601 5965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.64% 4.81% 5.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.07% 9.34% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4181 4707 5076
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
55900 59998 56973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.19% 51.51% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47623 50833 48860
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -4 4788 £47,500 +5.55% 772
London -1 2167 £65,000 +8.33% 276
South East +1 1032 £45,000 +5.88% 164
City of London +12 535 £68,500 +5.38% 79
South West +2 416 £37,500 - 101
East of England -10 413 £40,000 - 104
Surrey +3 346 £46,000 +6.35% 47
Cambridgeshire -5 220 £42,500 +1.19% 79
Yorkshire +15 214 £40,000 - 33
Hampshire +6 209 £45,000 +28.57% 30
West Midlands +16 199 £35,000 -6.66% 27
Cambridge -4 185 £42,500 +2.40% 72
North West +6 183 £37,500 - 34
Berkshire +3 172 £45,000 - 29
West Yorkshire +45 151 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Manchester +46 144 £37,500 - 25
Bristol +2 136 £39,000 +11.42% 36
East Midlands -10 130 £40,000 - 27
Gloucestershire 0 123 £42,500 +13.33% 22
Leeds +71 121 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Scotland -24 120 £38,500 -3.75% 21
Hertfordshire +20 111 £37,500 -9.63% 16
Oxfordshire +11 109 £40,000 +8.10% 25
Reading +3 87 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Walton-on-Thames +2 78 £47,500 +46.15% 9
Wales -8 73 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 71 £43,000 +14.66% 11
South Wales -3 70 £35,000 +7.69% 8
North East -16 66 £40,000 +23.07% 4
West Sussex -16 63 £40,000 -5.88% 1

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4483 (46.24%) Java
2 3890 (40.12%) Software Engineering
3 3800 (39.20%) C#
4 3262 (33.65%) Degree
5 3246 (33.48%) C
6 3116 (32.14%) Linux
7 2538 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
8 2489 (25.67%) Python
9 2399 (24.74%) Finance
10 2359 (24.33%) Computer Science
11 2305 (23.78%) SQL
12 2123 (21.90%) OO
13 2107 (21.73%) Windows
14 2095 (21.61%) .NET
15 1685 (17.38%) JavaScript
16 1658 (17.10%) UNIX
17 1470 (15.16%) HTML
18 1186 (12.23%) Multithreading
19 1178 (12.15%) SQL Server
20 1141 (11.77%) Mathematics
21 1092 (11.26%) Algorithms
22 1075 (11.09%) Oracle
23 1035 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
24 969 (9.99%) SDLC
25 937 (9.66%) TDD
26 888 (9.16%) XML
27 838 (8.64%) CSS
28 837 (8.63%) Scrum
29 804 (8.29%) Perl
29 804 (8.29%) Microsoft

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 236 (2.43%) Node.js
2 171 (1.76%) Apache
3 115 (1.19%) SAS
4 96 (0.99%) IIS
5 86 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 85 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 59 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 59 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 58 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 57 (0.59%) WebLogic
10 48 (0.50%) JBoss
11 47 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 44 (0.45%) Apache Pig
13 41 (0.42%) MQSeries
14 31 (0.32%) GlassFish
15 23 (0.24%) CMS
16 21 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
17 18 (0.19%) nginx
18 14 (0.14%) Jetty
18 14 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 313 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 91 (0.94%) MS Office
3 59 (0.61%) Simulink
4 37 (0.38%) MS Project
4 37 (0.38%) TargetLink
5 27 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 24 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 21 (0.22%) SPSS
9 16 (0.17%) Mathematica
9 16 (0.17%) CPLEX
10 11 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 10 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.093%) SOLIDWORKS
12 9 (0.093%) Final Cut Pro
13 8 (0.083%) Adobe After Effects
13 8 (0.083%) FastStats
13 8 (0.083%) Quicktime
14 7 (0.072%) Maya
15 6 (0.062%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 38 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.20%) RMDS
3 14 (0.14%) MetaTrader
4 13 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.11%) Changepoint
6 10 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.093%) Adobe Campaign
7 9 (0.093%) Sophis RISQUE
7 9 (0.093%) Adaptiv
8 8 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.083%) Unica
9 6 (0.062%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.062%) Endur
10 5 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.041%) SAP InfiniteInsight
12 3 (0.031%) BASE24
12 3 (0.031%) SAP Business One
12 3 (0.031%) Oracle General Ledger
13 2 (0.021%) Agresso
14 1 (0.010%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 245 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 185 (1.91%) SaaS
3 123 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 92 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 65 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 48 (0.50%) IaaS
7 24 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
8 23 (0.24%) GitHub
9 22 (0.23%) PaaS
10 15 (0.15%) Force.com
11 12 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.12%) Route 53
11 12 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (0.083%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.031%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.031%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.010%) Heroku
14 1 (0.010%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.010%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.010%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 504 (5.20%) TCP/IP
2 261 (2.69%) HTTP
3 234 (2.41%) Internet
4 167 (1.72%) Ethernet
5 126 (1.30%) Wireless
6 103 (1.06%) Network Security
7 77 (0.79%) Bluetooth
8 57 (0.59%) DNS
9 54 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
10 53 (0.55%) Firewall
11 48 (0.50%) Broadband
12 42 (0.43%) VPN
12 42 (0.43%) Multicast
13 40 (0.41%) VoIP
14 38 (0.39%) SSL
15 37 (0.38%) LTE
16 34 (0.35%) GSM
16 34 (0.35%) RTP
17 33 (0.34%) DVB
18 32 (0.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1178 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 607 (6.26%) MySQL
3 480 (4.95%) Relational Database
4 328 (3.38%) Big Data
5 314 (3.24%) MongoDB
6 236 (2.43%) RDBMS
7 223 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 220 (2.27%) Hadoop
9 161 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
10 99 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 90 (0.93%) Apache Hive
12 86 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 74 (0.76%) HBase
14 73 (0.75%) Redis
14 73 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
15 71 (0.73%) Data Mining
16 63 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
17 62 (0.64%) CouchDB
18 54 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
18 54 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 641 (6.61%) Visual Studio
2 482 (4.97%) Git (software)
3 445 (4.59%) Subversion
4 229 (2.36%) JIRA
5 204 (2.10%) Jenkins
6 183 (1.89%) Selenium
7 157 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 153 (1.58%) NUnit
9 151 (1.56%) Maven
10 150 (1.55%) Eclipse
11 126 (1.30%) JUnit
12 78 (0.80%) TeamCity
13 67 (0.69%) Xcode
14 63 (0.65%) LabVIEW
15 62 (0.64%) Ant
16 56 (0.58%) MSTest
17 55 (0.57%) Cucumber
18 54 (0.56%) ClearCase
19 52 (0.54%) Mercurial
20 50 (0.52%) GCC
General
1 2399 (24.74%) Finance
2 662 (6.83%) Banking
3 550 (5.67%) Games
4 510 (5.26%) Electronics
5 477 (4.92%) Front Office
6 448 (4.62%) Telecoms
7 321 (3.31%) Automotive
8 314 (3.24%) Retail
9 276 (2.85%) Investment Banking
10 260 (2.68%) Manufacturing
11 200 (2.06%) Marketing
12 188 (1.94%) Aerospace
13 171 (1.76%) Financial Institution
14 110 (1.13%) Military
15 105 (1.08%) Legal
16 91 (0.94%) Advertising
17 73 (0.75%) Back Office
18 67 (0.69%) Multimedia
19 60 (0.62%) Publishing
20 48 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4857 (50.10%) Developer
2 2463 (25.40%) Software Engineer
3 1756 (18.11%) C++ Developer
4 1210 (12.48%) Software Developer
5 641 (6.61%) Senior Developer
6 566 (5.84%) C# Developer
7 561 (5.79%) Graduate
8 498 (5.14%) C++ Software Engineer
9 463 (4.78%) Java Developer
10 425 (4.38%) Senior Software Engineer
11 391 (4.03%) Junior
12 368 (3.80%) Programmer
13 337 (3.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 282 (2.91%) Analyst
14 282 (2.91%) C++ Software Developer
15 264 (2.72%) Junior Developer
16 236 (2.43%) Architect
17 235 (2.42%) C# .NET Developer
18 227 (2.34%) Senior C++ Developer
19 219 (2.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2095 (21.61%) .NET
2 1470 (15.16%) HTML
3 888 (9.16%) XML
4 838 (8.64%) CSS
5 675 (6.96%) STL
6 612 (6.31%) Web Services
7 577 (5.95%) ASP.NET
8 537 (5.54%) HTML5
9 436 (4.50%) jQuery
10 419 (4.32%) WPF
11 397 (4.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 368 (3.80%) Qt
13 335 (3.46%) REST
14 328 (3.38%) MFC
15 312 (3.22%) J2EE
16 302 (3.12%) Spring
17 260 (2.68%) Middleware
18 251 (2.59%) SOAP
19 242 (2.50%) WCF
20 238 (2.45%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2359 (24.33%) Computer Science
2 1141 (11.77%) Mathematics
3 1092 (11.26%) Algorithms
4 1035 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
5 542 (5.59%) Data Structures
6 523 (5.39%) Physics
7 408 (4.21%) Derivative
8 324 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 323 (3.33%) Mobile App
10 293 (3.02%) Visualisation
11 285 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
11 285 (2.94%) Equities
12 261 (2.69%) Hedge funds
13 216 (2.23%) User Experience
14 194 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
15 187 (1.93%) Fixed Income
16 178 (1.84%) 3D Graphics
17 169 (1.74%) Client/Server
18 163 (1.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 160 (1.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3116 (32.14%) Linux
2 2107 (21.73%) Windows
3 1658 (17.10%) UNIX
4 754 (7.78%) Android
5 675 (6.96%) Apple iOS
6 138 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 126 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
8 125 (1.29%) Solaris
9 75 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 60 (0.62%) CentOS
11 49 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 49 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 48 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 44 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (0.44%) Debian
14 43 (0.44%) Windows Phone
15 42 (0.43%) VxWorks
16 41 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 36 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
17 36 (0.37%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3890 (40.12%) Software Engineering
2 2538 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2123 (21.90%) OO
4 1186 (12.23%) Multithreading
5 969 (9.99%) SDLC
6 937 (9.66%) TDD
7 837 (8.63%) Scrum
8 790 (8.15%) OOD
9 733 (7.56%) OOP
10 603 (6.22%) UML
11 563 (5.81%) Analytics
12 553 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
13 527 (5.44%) MVC
14 482 (4.97%) Unit Testing
15 425 (4.38%) Mentoring
16 385 (3.97%) Project Management
17 379 (3.91%) Low Latency
18 357 (3.68%) Software Architecture
19 326 (3.36%) DevOps
20 315 (3.25%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 4483 (46.24%) Java
2 3800 (39.20%) C#
3 3246 (33.48%) C
4 2489 (25.67%) Python
5 2305 (23.78%) SQL
6 1685 (17.38%) JavaScript
7 804 (8.29%) Perl
8 758 (7.82%) PHP
9 584 (6.02%) Ruby
10 388 (4.00%) Embedded C
11 386 (3.98%) Objective-C
12 375 (3.87%) Embedded C++
13 348 (3.59%) Bash Shell
14 344 (3.55%) VB
15 314 (3.24%) MATLAB
16 288 (2.97%) Scala
17 240 (2.48%) Shell Script
18 183 (1.89%) VBA
19 177 (1.83%) VB.NET
20 171 (1.76%) R
Qualifications
1 3262 (33.65%) Degree
2 439 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 404 (4.17%) PhD
4 211 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 167 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 97 (1.00%) ISEB
7 64 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 50 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (0.39%) MCP
10 29 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
12 16 (0.17%) HND
12 16 (0.17%) Postgraduate
12 16 (0.17%) CCNA
13 13 (0.13%) CCNP
13 13 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.12%) HNC
15 11 (0.11%) HP ASE
16 10 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 438 (4.52%) QA
2 67 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.26%) HL7
4 17 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.15%) TickIT
6 14 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 12 (0.12%) EMIR
7 12 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 12 (0.12%) JTAG
7 12 (0.12%) DO-178B
8 9 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.093%) GAMP
9 8 (0.083%) SLA
10 6 (0.062%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.052%) COBIT
12 4 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 4 (0.041%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.031%) IEC 61508
13 3 (0.031%) CRD IV
System Software
1 334 (3.45%) Firmware
2 154 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (1.16%) Docker
4 74 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 70 (0.72%) HDFS
6 36 (0.37%) VirtualBox
7 33 (0.34%) Active Directory
8 17 (0.18%) Xen
8 17 (0.18%) iptables
9 11 (0.11%) NFS
10 10 (0.10%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.083%) Platform Symphony
12 7 (0.072%) XenServer
13 6 (0.062%) Snort
13 6 (0.062%) Ceph
14 5 (0.052%) KVM
15 4 (0.041%) QEMU
16 3 (0.031%) XenApp
16 3 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 151 (1.56%) Puppet
2 117 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (0.76%) Vagrant
4 58 (0.60%) Ansible
5 56 (0.58%) Nagios
6 41 (0.42%) Salt
7 40 (0.41%) ZABBIX
8 34 (0.35%) Kubernetes
9 29 (0.30%) WMI
10 23 (0.24%) logstash
11 20 (0.21%) Nessus
12 19 (0.20%) Nmap
13 15 (0.15%) StatsD
14 13 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (0.093%) OPNET
15 9 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (0.083%) MOM
17 7 (0.072%) Rundeck
18 6 (0.062%) Kibana
19 5 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1075 (11.09%) Oracle
2 804 (8.29%) Microsoft
3 184 (1.90%) VMware
4 136 (1.40%) Google
5 134 (1.38%) Sybase
6 123 (1.27%) IBM
7 114 (1.18%) Apple
8 92 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 83 (0.86%) TIBCO
10 76 (0.78%) SAP
11 70 (0.72%) EMC
12 67 (0.69%) Perforce
13 62 (0.64%) Xamarin
14 52 (0.54%) Cisco
15 49 (0.51%) Facebook
15 49 (0.51%) SaltStack
16 45 (0.46%) Bloomberg
17 44 (0.45%) QNX
18 43 (0.44%) Splunk
19 38 (0.39%) Twitter
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 3 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum + training, laptop
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Hands On Training!
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Hands On Training!
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum bonus (10-20%), Health, Pension etc.
Posted: 4 hours ago