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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++
Rank 58 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4627 6141 5857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.33% 5.23% 5.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.42% 9.92% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3889 5287 4974
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
54977 61879 57818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.46% 52.70% 53.14%
Number of salaries quoted 46773 52797 49726
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £63,125 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 4340 £46,000 +2.22% 827
London -9 1881 £62,500 +4.16% 279
South East -19 895 £45,000 +5.88% 201
East of England -1 490 £42,500 +6.25% 112
City of London -6 431 £65,000 +8.33% 80
South West -6 410 £39,000 +8.33% 67
Cambridgeshire +5 329 £44,000 +3.52% 77
Cambridge +6 302 £45,000 +5.88% 59
Surrey -4 278 £50,000 +11.11% 40
North West +7 201 £40,000 +14.28% 29
Hampshire -18 193 £42,500 +10.38% 30
West Midlands -27 159 £36,500 -2.66% 46
Manchester +31 152 £40,000 +14.28% 20
Yorkshire +20 142 £39,500 +8.21% 44
Gloucestershire -8 126 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Scotland -26 105 £38,500 -7.22% 12
West Sussex -8 100 £42,500 -5.55% 13
Oxfordshire -16 99 £39,000 -8.23% 33
East Midlands -28 97 £38,250 -4.37% 32
Hertfordshire -31 91 £42,500 +6.25% 19
South Wales +24 88 £40,000 +21.21% 2
Wales +20 88 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Bristol -15 87 £40,000 +23.07% 15
North East +12 86 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Berkshire -71 81 £45,000 - 40
West Yorkshire +28 79 £40,000 - 20
Leeds +44 68 £40,000 -3.03% 17
Tyne and Wear +11 60 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Southampton -17 59 £40,000 - 9
Somerset +15 58 £35,000 +7.69% 11

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4076 (44.38%) Java
2 3608 (39.28%) C#
3 3592 (39.11%) Software Engineering
4 3145 (34.24%) C
5 3049 (33.20%) Degree
6 2948 (32.10%) Linux
7 2390 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
8 2305 (25.10%) Finance
9 2190 (23.84%) OO
10 2172 (23.65%) SQL
10 2172 (23.65%) Computer Science
11 2103 (22.90%) Python
12 2035 (22.16%) .NET
13 1994 (21.71%) Windows
14 1737 (18.91%) UNIX
15 1686 (18.36%) JavaScript
16 1427 (15.54%) HTML
17 1207 (13.14%) Multithreading
18 1164 (12.67%) SQL Server
19 1022 (11.13%) Mathematics
20 983 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
21 968 (10.54%) XML
22 957 (10.42%) Oracle
23 936 (10.19%) Algorithms
24 888 (9.67%) TDD
25 877 (9.55%) OOD
26 817 (8.89%) CSS
27 816 (8.88%) Microsoft
28 807 (8.79%) Scrum
29 793 (8.63%) Perl

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 240 (2.61%) Node.js
2 184 (2.00%) Apache
3 107 (1.16%) IIS
4 98 (1.07%) Tomcat
5 95 (1.03%) SAS
6 83 (0.90%) WebSphere
7 77 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 68 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 66 (0.72%) JBoss
10 48 (0.52%) nginx
11 43 (0.47%) Apache Spark
12 37 (0.40%) OpenStack
12 37 (0.40%) Apache Pig
13 36 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
14 35 (0.38%) GlassFish
15 30 (0.33%) Confluence
15 30 (0.33%) MQSeries
16 22 (0.24%) CMS
17 21 (0.23%) MS Exchange
18 19 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 310 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 72 (0.78%) MS Office
3 56 (0.61%) Simulink
4 32 (0.35%) TargetLink
5 24 (0.26%) Mathematica
5 24 (0.26%) SPSS
6 20 (0.22%) MS Project
7 18 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (0.16%) CPLEX
9 14 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 10 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
12 9 (0.098%) Maya
12 9 (0.098%) Final Cut Pro
13 8 (0.087%) Quicktime
14 7 (0.076%) MS Visio
14 7 (0.076%) 3ds Max
15 5 (0.054%) FastStats
15 5 (0.054%) GNU Octave
16 4 (0.044%) Weka
Business Applications
1 31 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
3 17 (0.19%) RMDS
4 13 (0.14%) Changepoint
4 13 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 12 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.098%) Adaptiv
7 9 (0.098%) Sophis RISQUE
8 8 (0.087%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 8 (0.087%) Summit
9 7 (0.076%) MetaTrader
10 6 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.065%) BASE24
10 6 (0.065%) Endur
11 5 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.054%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 183 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 166 (1.81%) SaaS
3 109 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 73 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (0.34%) PaaS
6 22 (0.24%) IaaS
7 20 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (0.20%) GitHub
9 16 (0.17%) Force.com
10 11 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
11 10 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.054%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.044%) Route 53
14 3 (0.033%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.033%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.011%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.011%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.011%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.011%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 442 (4.81%) TCP/IP
2 261 (2.84%) HTTP
3 193 (2.10%) Internet
4 135 (1.47%) Wireless
5 125 (1.36%) Ethernet
6 71 (0.77%) Bluetooth
7 66 (0.72%) Network Security
8 61 (0.66%) DNS
9 48 (0.52%) Firewall
10 45 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
11 40 (0.44%) RTP
12 39 (0.42%) Broadband
13 37 (0.40%) DVB
13 37 (0.40%) VPN
14 36 (0.39%) LTE
15 33 (0.36%) HTTPS
16 32 (0.35%) Profibus
16 32 (0.35%) WAN
16 32 (0.35%) GSM
17 31 (0.34%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1164 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 544 (5.92%) MySQL
3 475 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 328 (3.57%) Big Data
5 228 (2.48%) MongoDB
6 219 (2.38%) RDBMS
7 214 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 206 (2.24%) Hadoop
9 129 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
10 94 (1.02%) Data Mining
11 79 (0.86%) Apache Hive
12 74 (0.81%) Oracle Database
13 70 (0.76%) HBase
14 66 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
15 64 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
16 63 (0.69%) CouchDB
17 54 (0.59%) Redis
18 51 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
19 49 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
20 48 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 608 (6.62%) Visual Studio
2 471 (5.13%) Subversion
3 443 (4.82%) Git (software)
4 198 (2.16%) Eclipse
5 196 (2.13%) NUnit
6 195 (2.12%) Selenium
7 180 (1.96%) JIRA
8 179 (1.95%) Jenkins
9 178 (1.94%) Maven
10 156 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 148 (1.61%) JUnit
12 76 (0.83%) GCC
12 76 (0.83%) Ant
13 68 (0.74%) Cucumber
14 62 (0.68%) TeamCity
15 60 (0.65%) Hudson
16 59 (0.64%) Bugzilla
16 59 (0.64%) Xcode
17 56 (0.61%) ClearCase
18 55 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2305 (25.10%) Finance
2 605 (6.59%) Banking
3 534 (5.81%) Electronics
4 423 (4.61%) Games
5 420 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 409 (4.45%) Front Office
7 304 (3.31%) Automotive
8 285 (3.10%) Retail
9 260 (2.83%) Investment Banking
10 217 (2.36%) Marketing
11 212 (2.31%) Manufacturing
12 188 (2.05%) Aerospace
13 178 (1.94%) Financial Institution
14 114 (1.24%) Advertising
15 106 (1.15%) Military
16 70 (0.76%) Multimedia
17 69 (0.75%) Legal
18 64 (0.70%) Back Office
19 39 (0.42%) Retail Banking
19 39 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4721 (51.40%) Developer
2 2331 (25.38%) Software Engineer
3 1637 (17.82%) C++ Developer
4 1213 (13.21%) Software Developer
5 660 (7.19%) C# Developer
6 613 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 467 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 451 (4.91%) C++ Software Engineer
9 433 (4.71%) Senior Software Engineer
10 424 (4.62%) Graduate
11 409 (4.45%) Programmer
12 390 (4.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 337 (3.67%) Junior
14 300 (3.27%) Analyst
15 271 (2.95%) C++ Software Developer
16 246 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
17 238 (2.59%) Junior Developer
18 234 (2.55%) .NET Developer
19 222 (2.42%) Architect
20 182 (1.98%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2035 (22.16%) .NET
2 1427 (15.54%) HTML
3 968 (10.54%) XML
4 817 (8.89%) CSS
5 644 (7.01%) Web Services
6 643 (7.00%) STL
7 580 (6.31%) ASP.NET
8 537 (5.85%) HTML5
9 431 (4.69%) WPF
10 399 (4.34%) jQuery
11 377 (4.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 348 (3.79%) J2EE
13 319 (3.47%) Spring
14 316 (3.44%) MFC
15 310 (3.38%) Qt
16 300 (3.27%) REST
17 275 (2.99%) SOAP
18 269 (2.93%) WCF
19 217 (2.36%) JSON
20 215 (2.34%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2172 (23.65%) Computer Science
2 1022 (11.13%) Mathematics
3 983 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
4 936 (10.19%) Algorithms
5 460 (5.01%) Physics
6 454 (4.94%) Data Structures
7 349 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 329 (3.58%) Derivative
9 309 (3.36%) Embedded Systems
10 283 (3.08%) Mobile App
11 277 (3.02%) Equities
12 273 (2.97%) Open Source
13 269 (2.93%) Visualisation
14 250 (2.72%) Fixed Income
15 242 (2.63%) Hedge funds
16 183 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
17 172 (1.87%) Client/Server
17 172 (1.87%) User Experience
18 155 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
19 144 (1.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2948 (32.10%) Linux
2 1994 (21.71%) Windows
3 1737 (18.91%) UNIX
4 652 (7.10%) Android
5 616 (6.71%) Apple iOS
6 151 (1.64%) Solaris
7 135 (1.47%) Mac OS X
8 104 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
9 70 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (0.75%) CentOS
11 60 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 49 (0.53%) Mac OS
13 43 (0.47%) VxWorks
14 39 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 39 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 38 (0.41%) Debian
16 32 (0.35%) Windows Phone
16 32 (0.35%) Windows CE
17 31 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3592 (39.11%) Software Engineering
2 2390 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
3 2190 (23.84%) OO
4 1207 (13.14%) Multithreading
5 888 (9.67%) TDD
6 877 (9.55%) OOD
7 807 (8.79%) Scrum
8 701 (7.63%) OOP
9 630 (6.86%) UML
10 531 (5.78%) MVC
11 530 (5.77%) Analytics
12 518 (5.64%) Unit Testing
13 465 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
14 420 (4.57%) Mentoring
15 383 (4.17%) Low Latency
16 365 (3.97%) Software Architecture
17 326 (3.55%) Project Management
18 289 (3.15%) Web Development
19 255 (2.78%) iOS Development
20 247 (2.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4076 (44.38%) Java
2 3608 (39.28%) C#
3 3145 (34.24%) C
4 2172 (23.65%) SQL
5 2103 (22.90%) Python
6 1686 (18.36%) JavaScript
7 793 (8.63%) Perl
8 694 (7.56%) PHP
9 474 (5.16%) Ruby
10 408 (4.44%) Embedded C
11 390 (4.25%) Embedded C++
12 348 (3.79%) Objective-C
13 333 (3.63%) VB
14 331 (3.60%) Bash Shell
15 288 (3.14%) MATLAB
16 225 (2.45%) Shell Script
17 196 (2.13%) Scala
18 154 (1.68%) VB.NET
19 147 (1.60%) VC++
20 144 (1.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3049 (33.20%) Degree
2 425 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 354 (3.85%) PhD
4 214 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 165 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 106 (1.15%) ISEB
7 50 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 41 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (0.30%) MCP
9 28 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (0.22%) Postgraduate
11 17 (0.19%) HND
11 17 (0.19%) OCPJP
12 16 (0.17%) OCMJD
12 16 (0.17%) CCNA
13 12 (0.13%) Sun Certification
13 12 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
14 11 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 455 (4.95%) QA
2 66 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 30 (0.33%) JTAG
4 19 (0.21%) HL7
5 17 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 14 (0.15%) EMIR
6 14 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 13 (0.14%) IEC 61508
7 13 (0.14%) DO-178B
8 10 (0.11%) SLA
9 9 (0.098%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.076%) Basel II
10 7 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.076%) ISO 8583
11 6 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.065%) TickIT
11 6 (0.065%) GAMP
12 4 (0.044%) Basel III
12 4 (0.044%) COBIT
13 3 (0.033%) Solvency II
System Software
1 346 (3.77%) Firmware
2 99 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 58 (0.63%) HDFS
5 42 (0.46%) Docker
6 41 (0.45%) Active Directory
7 21 (0.23%) VirtualBox
7 21 (0.23%) iptables
8 17 (0.19%) NFS
9 13 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
10 9 (0.098%) Xen
11 8 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.065%) KVM
12 6 (0.065%) Ceph
12 6 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.054%) vSphere
13 5 (0.054%) XenServer
14 4 (0.044%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.033%) Squid
15 3 (0.033%) Snort
Systems Management
1 98 (1.07%) Puppet
2 88 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (0.32%) Vagrant
4 22 (0.24%) Salt
5 21 (0.23%) Kubernetes
6 19 (0.21%) Nagios
6 19 (0.21%) Ansible
7 18 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (0.17%) ZABBIX
9 12 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.087%) Nessus
11 7 (0.076%) MOM
11 7 (0.076%) StatsD
12 6 (0.065%) logstash
12 6 (0.065%) Nmap
12 6 (0.065%) OPNET
13 4 (0.044%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.044%) WMI
14 3 (0.033%) Unicenter
14 3 (0.033%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 957 (10.42%) Oracle
2 816 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 135 (1.47%) Sybase
4 124 (1.35%) VMware
5 111 (1.21%) IBM
6 94 (1.02%) Google
7 82 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 80 (0.87%) Apple
9 78 (0.85%) Perforce
10 72 (0.78%) SAP
11 66 (0.72%) TIBCO
12 64 (0.70%) Cisco
13 57 (0.62%) Twitter
14 54 (0.59%) EMC
15 53 (0.58%) Facebook
16 51 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
17 50 (0.54%) Bloomberg
18 44 (0.48%) HP
19 41 (0.45%) Xamarin
20 36 (0.39%) TOWER Software
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
First Recruitment
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
First Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + flexi hrs
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40 - 50k + bonus, pension, healthcare, 25 days and more
Posted: 1 hour ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 48,000 plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
Westek Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £32,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crowthorne, Berkshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 1 hour ago