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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
UK
Rank 62 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 3774 4700 4518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.49% 4.69% 4.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.33% 8.98% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3084 4015 3906
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £84,500 £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
45300 52346 52083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 53.88% 52.28% 50.52%
Number of salaries quoted 38893 45146 44659
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 18 January 2017 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -4 3624 £49,000 -2.00% 638
London -9 1474 £65,000 -7.14% 244
South East -4 794 £45,000 - 141
East of England +4 421 £45,000 +12.50% 99
South West +10 384 £42,500 +6.25% 54
Cambridgeshire +4 288 £45,000 +12.50% 82
Cambridge +5 259 £45,000 +12.50% 75
City of London -27 212 £77,500 +3.33% 54
North West +3 183 £42,500 -2.29% 33
Hampshire +5 178 £42,500 -5.55% 29
Surrey +4 174 £50,000 +5.26% 30
Gloucestershire +1 155 £47,500 +5.55% 12
Manchester -8 141 £42,500 -19.04% 22
Berkshire +21 139 £45,000 -10.00% 43
Oxfordshire -8 121 £45,000 -10.00% 20
Bristol +25 120 £47,000 +22.07% 24
West Midlands -8 119 £40,000 +1.26% 23
East Midlands +21 118 £45,000 +20.00% 16
Yorkshire +2 112 £40,000 -11.11% 22
Scotland +13 92 £42,500 +17.24% 20
West Sussex +15 88 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Oxford -3 73 £45,000 - 10
Hertfordshire +14 72 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Bracknell +18 65 £45,000 +12.50% 12
West Yorkshire +5 60 £42,000 -6.66% 16
Southampton +20 56 £45,000 - 9
Birmingham +5 53 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Nottinghamshire +1 47 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Gatwick +24 45 £52,500 -0.94% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 43 £42,500 -3.40% 8

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 3667 (46.49%) Java
2 3283 (41.63%) Software Engineering
3 2973 (37.69%) C#
4 2834 (35.93%) Python
5 2825 (35.82%) Linux
6 2673 (33.89%) C
7 2321 (29.43%) Degree
8 2254 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
9 1860 (23.58%) Computer Science
10 1777 (22.53%) SQL
11 1734 (21.99%) Finance
12 1611 (20.43%) Windows
13 1501 (19.03%) JavaScript
14 1489 (18.88%) .NET
15 1291 (16.37%) OO
16 1170 (14.83%) HTML
17 1167 (14.80%) Multithreading
18 1123 (14.24%) Unix
19 1017 (12.89%) Mathematics
20 835 (10.59%) Scrum
21 807 (10.23%) Algorithms
22 784 (9.94%) SDLC
23 745 (9.45%) CSS
24 728 (9.23%) Perl
25 682 (8.65%) XML
26 651 (8.25%) TDD
27 647 (8.20%) Banking
28 641 (8.13%) Security Cleared
29 628 (7.96%) Physics
30 615 (7.80%) Git (software)

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
1 205 (2.60%) Apache Spark
2 165 (2.09%) Apache
3 103 (1.31%) IIS
3 103 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 96 (1.22%) Apache Pig
5 77 (0.98%) SharePoint
6 70 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 68 (0.86%) JBoss
7 68 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 53 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 49 (0.62%) SAS
10 47 (0.60%) nginx
11 41 (0.52%) Jetty
12 39 (0.49%) Confluence
13 37 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
14 26 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 25 (0.32%) MQSeries
16 24 (0.30%) MS Exchange
17 22 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 21 (0.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 181 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 45 (0.57%) MS Office
3 40 (0.51%) GNU Octave
4 39 (0.49%) Simulink
5 24 (0.30%) SPSS
6 14 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 11 (0.14%) GIMP
9 7 (0.089%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.089%) OrCAD
10 6 (0.076%) InDesign
10 6 (0.076%) MicroStation
10 6 (0.076%) MS Project
10 6 (0.076%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.063%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.063%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.063%) Maya
11 5 (0.063%) RoboHelp
12 4 (0.051%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 43 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.14%) BASE24
5 7 (0.089%) LabWindows
5 7 (0.089%) Summit
6 6 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.063%) Teamcenter
8 4 (0.051%) Eze OMS
8 4 (0.051%) FLEXCUBE
8 4 (0.051%) Relativity
8 4 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.051%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.051%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.051%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.038%) Concordance
9 3 (0.038%) OpenText Process Suite
9 3 (0.038%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.038%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.038%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 192 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (1.19%) SaaS
3 91 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 90 (1.14%) GitHub
5 56 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 39 (0.49%) Office 365
8 27 (0.34%) G Suite
9 26 (0.33%) PaaS
9 26 (0.33%) Slack
10 17 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 16 (0.20%) Google App Engine
12 15 (0.19%) Heroku
13 6 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.076%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.063%) Force.com
14 5 (0.063%) IaaS
14 5 (0.063%) iTunes
15 3 (0.038%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.038%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 432 (5.48%) TCP/IP
2 189 (2.40%) HTTP
3 175 (2.22%) Wireless
4 174 (2.21%) Internet
5 120 (1.52%) Bluetooth
6 112 (1.42%) Ethernet
7 109 (1.38%) Network Security
8 84 (1.07%) Wireshark
9 76 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
10 74 (0.94%) Firewall
10 74 (0.94%) RS-232
11 70 (0.89%) DNS
12 69 (0.87%) RS-485
13 64 (0.81%) GSM
14 55 (0.70%) SSL
15 48 (0.61%) Broadband
16 47 (0.60%) 3G
17 45 (0.57%) 4G
18 43 (0.55%) ZigBee
19 39 (0.49%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 593 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 410 (5.20%) Big Data
3 354 (4.49%) MySQL
4 319 (4.04%) NoSQL
5 310 (3.93%) Hadoop
6 260 (3.30%) Relational Database
7 251 (3.18%) MongoDB
8 135 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
9 132 (1.67%) Apache Hive
10 114 (1.45%) RDBMS
11 110 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 76 (0.96%) Data Mining
13 58 (0.74%) Redis
14 54 (0.68%) KDB
14 54 (0.68%) Oracle Database
15 51 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 44 (0.56%) HBase
17 42 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
18 35 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
19 31 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 615 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 406 (5.15%) Visual Studio
3 362 (4.59%) Jenkins
4 311 (3.94%) Subversion
5 252 (3.20%) JIRA
5 252 (3.20%) Selenium
6 163 (2.07%) NUnit
7 145 (1.84%) Cucumber
8 143 (1.81%) JUnit
9 134 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 116 (1.47%) Maven
11 109 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 106 (1.34%) Eclipse
13 81 (1.03%) Hudson
14 80 (1.01%) MSTest
15 68 (0.86%) TeamCity
16 54 (0.68%) LoadRunner
17 51 (0.65%) Mercurial
17 51 (0.65%) Metasploit
18 47 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1734 (21.99%) Finance
2 647 (8.20%) Banking
3 517 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 425 (5.39%) Games
5 364 (4.62%) Electronics
6 263 (3.33%) Front Office
7 202 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 199 (2.52%) Investment Banking
9 165 (2.09%) Retail
10 156 (1.98%) Automotive
11 128 (1.62%) Marketing
12 111 (1.41%) Aerospace
13 90 (1.14%) Financial Institution
14 86 (1.09%) Advertising
15 78 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
16 53 (0.67%) Military
17 51 (0.65%) Back Office
18 49 (0.62%) Legal
19 45 (0.57%) Publishing
20 41 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 3734 (47.34%) Developer
2 1936 (24.55%) Software Engineer
3 1595 (20.22%) C++ Developer
4 940 (11.92%) Software Developer
5 796 (10.09%) C++ Software Engineer
6 614 (7.78%) C# Developer
7 607 (7.70%) Graduate
8 532 (6.75%) Java Developer
9 478 (6.06%) Embedded Engineer
10 474 (6.01%) Senior Developer
11 400 (5.07%) C++ Software Developer
12 395 (5.01%) Junior
13 378 (4.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 362 (4.59%) Senior Software Engineer
15 356 (4.51%) Graduate Developer
16 348 (4.41%) Python Developer
17 323 (4.10%) .NET Developer
18 289 (3.66%) Junior Developer
19 265 (3.36%) Analyst
20 246 (3.12%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1489 (18.88%) .NET
2 1170 (14.83%) HTML
3 745 (9.45%) CSS
4 682 (8.65%) XML
5 488 (6.19%) Web Services
6 476 (6.04%) ASP.NET
7 466 (5.91%) STL
8 370 (4.69%) AngularJS
9 360 (4.56%) WPF
10 349 (4.43%) HTML5
11 344 (4.36%) jQuery
12 342 (4.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 270 (3.42%) Node.js
14 263 (3.33%) Qt
15 251 (3.18%) WCF
16 233 (2.95%) RESTful
17 223 (2.83%) Spring
18 211 (2.68%) SOAP
19 210 (2.66%) J2EE
20 203 (2.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1860 (23.58%) Computer Science
2 1017 (12.89%) Mathematics
3 807 (10.23%) Algorithms
4 628 (7.96%) Physics
5 527 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
6 262 (3.32%) Data Structures
7 261 (3.31%) Embedded Systems
8 251 (3.18%) Derivative
9 227 (2.88%) Visualisation
10 217 (2.75%) Hedge funds
11 203 (2.57%) Equities
12 197 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 157 (1.99%) Fintech
14 147 (1.86%) Mobile App
15 140 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
16 139 (1.76%) Device Driver
17 135 (1.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 129 (1.64%) Fixed Income
19 122 (1.55%) Artificial Intelligence
20 113 (1.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2825 (35.82%) Linux
2 1611 (20.43%) Windows
3 1123 (14.24%) Unix
4 472 (5.98%) Android
5 341 (4.32%) Apple iOS
6 126 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
7 97 (1.23%) Mac OS X
8 85 (1.08%) Windows Server
9 68 (0.86%) Solaris
10 63 (0.80%) CentOS
11 58 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 54 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 51 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 38 (0.48%) VxWorks
15 29 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
17 21 (0.27%) Windows Phone
18 17 (0.22%) Debian
19 16 (0.20%) Fedora
19 16 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3283 (41.63%) Software Engineering
2 2254 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
3 1291 (16.37%) OO
4 1167 (14.80%) Multithreading
5 835 (10.59%) Scrum
6 784 (9.94%) SDLC
7 651 (8.25%) TDD
8 604 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
9 525 (6.66%) OOP
10 454 (5.76%) Low Latency
11 444 (5.63%) Mentoring
12 401 (5.08%) Analytics
13 394 (5.00%) Machine Learning
13 394 (5.00%) OOD
14 389 (4.93%) DevOps
15 358 (4.54%) Unit Testing
16 356 (4.51%) Cybersecurity
17 354 (4.49%) Open Source
17 354 (4.49%) UML
18 331 (4.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3667 (46.49%) Java
2 2973 (37.69%) C#
3 2834 (35.93%) Python
4 2673 (33.89%) C
5 1777 (22.53%) SQL
6 1501 (19.03%) JavaScript
7 728 (9.23%) Perl
8 533 (6.76%) PHP
9 509 (6.45%) Ruby
10 343 (4.35%) Bash Shell
11 324 (4.11%) MATLAB
12 308 (3.91%) Embedded C
13 293 (3.71%) Scala
14 280 (3.55%) Embedded C++
15 239 (3.03%) Objective-C
16 217 (2.75%) VB
17 196 (2.49%) T-SQL
18 193 (2.45%) R
18 193 (2.45%) Shell Script
19 173 (2.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2321 (29.43%) Degree
2 641 (8.13%) Security Cleared
3 423 (5.36%) PhD
4 299 (3.79%) DV Cleared
5 267 (3.39%) SC Cleared
6 99 (1.26%) CREST Certified
7 88 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 67 (0.85%) CEH
9 64 (0.81%) ISEB
9 64 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 63 (0.80%) OSCP
11 56 (0.71%) CISSP
12 49 (0.62%) GIAC
13 38 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
14 34 (0.43%) MCSE
15 33 (0.42%) CCNA
16 30 (0.38%) SANS
17 29 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
17 29 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
17 29 (0.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (4.25%) QA
2 55 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 41 (0.52%) MISRA
4 23 (0.29%) MiFID
5 22 (0.28%) JTAG
6 19 (0.24%) ISO13485
7 15 (0.19%) MISRA C
8 11 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.13%) EMIR
10 9 (0.11%) DICOM
10 9 (0.11%) HL7
10 9 (0.11%) SLA
11 7 (0.089%) DO-178B
11 7 (0.089%) IEC 61508
11 7 (0.089%) ISO 8583
12 6 (0.076%) ISO 14001
13 5 (0.063%) SDET
14 4 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 4 (0.051%) ISO26262
15 3 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 238 (3.02%) Firmware
2 160 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (1.64%) Docker
4 81 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.67%) KVM
6 43 (0.55%) Active Directory
7 27 (0.34%) NFS
8 23 (0.29%) HDFS
8 23 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 15 (0.19%) vSphere
11 9 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.11%) Xen
11 9 (0.11%) XenServer
12 8 (0.10%) vCloud
12 8 (0.10%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.076%) Kamailio
15 5 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 182 (2.31%) Puppet
2 169 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
3 117 (1.48%) Ansible
4 74 (0.94%) Nmap
5 72 (0.91%) Nessus
6 54 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 41 (0.52%) Kubernetes
8 31 (0.39%) OpenVAS
9 29 (0.37%) Nagios
10 16 (0.20%) Salt
11 15 (0.19%) Mesos
11 15 (0.19%) Terraform
12 13 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
13 12 (0.15%) Perfmon
14 11 (0.14%) EnCase
14 11 (0.14%) rkt
15 9 (0.11%) HP Fortify
15 9 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
16 8 (0.10%) Graylog
16 8 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 559 (7.09%) Microsoft
2 502 (6.36%) Oracle
3 174 (2.21%) VMware
4 152 (1.93%) Google
5 101 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 88 (1.12%) HP
6 88 (1.12%) Sybase
7 84 (1.07%) SAP
8 60 (0.76%) IBM
9 54 (0.68%) Sophos
10 52 (0.66%) Perforce
11 49 (0.62%) Cisco
12 46 (0.58%) TIBCO
13 36 (0.46%) Intel
14 35 (0.44%) Atlassian
15 33 (0.42%) Solace
16 32 (0.41%) Adobe
16 32 (0.41%) Dell
16 32 (0.41%) Qualys
17 31 (0.39%) Xilinx
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £75,000 to £150,000 per annum Huge bonus potential, uncapped
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + generous bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 16 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago