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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 60 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4797 4677 6175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.81% 4.33% 5.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.20% 8.42% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4110 3922 5316
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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
52141 55573 62414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.31% 51.41% 52.77%
Number of salaries quoted 45144 47268 53324
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 £70,000 £65,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +7 4562 £47,500 +2.15% 695
London -3 1818 £65,000 +4.00% 261
South East +30 1270 £45,000 - 154
South West +1 410 £42,500 +8.97% 66
East of England -2 399 £42,500 - 85
Surrey +13 347 £42,750 -14.50% 49
City of London +1 291 £65,000 - 72
Oxfordshire +22 255 £50,750 +30.12% 16
Cambridgeshire -5 250 £42,500 -1.16% 63
Cambridge -7 223 £42,500 -5.55% 59
North West +19 216 £40,000 - 51
Hampshire +3 183 £40,000 -5.88% 29
East Midlands +44 182 £37,500 -1.96% 18
Berkshire +83 181 £50,000 +11.11% 34
Manchester +10 179 £40,000 - 44
West Sussex +15 164 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Gloucestershire +9 164 £49,000 +8.88% 24
West Midlands -22 137 £37,500 +2.73% 22
Oxford +31 136 £52,500 +31.25% 8
Yorkshire -20 120 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Bristol +13 111 £40,000 +1.26% 14
Reading +78 106 £52,500 +16.66% 18
Scotland -7 106 £42,500 +10.38% 15
Hertfordshire +28 104 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Wales +5 96 £41,500 +3.75% 8
South Wales 0 89 £40,500 +1.25% 7
West Yorkshire +4 87 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Abingdon +13 81 £42,500 +8.97% 4
Cheltenham +16 75 £49,000 +45.72% 12
Walton-on-Thames -4 72 £47,500 -9.52% 5

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4216 (43.92%) Java
2 3955 (41.20%) Software Engineering
3 3566 (37.15%) C#
4 3303 (34.41%) Degree
5 3048 (31.75%) Python
6 3025 (31.51%) C
7 2977 (31.01%) Linux
8 2721 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
9 2396 (24.96%) Computer Science
10 2345 (24.43%) SQL
11 2280 (23.75%) Finance
12 2178 (22.69%) Windows
13 1828 (19.04%) OO
14 1795 (18.70%) JavaScript
15 1780 (18.54%) .NET
16 1599 (16.66%) Unix
17 1348 (14.04%) HTML
18 1301 (13.55%) Multithreading
19 1162 (12.11%) Mathematics
20 1035 (10.78%) CSS
21 1019 (10.62%) Algorithms
22 980 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
23 967 (10.07%) SQL Server
24 926 (9.65%) TDD
25 902 (9.40%) XML
26 886 (9.23%) Perl
27 877 (9.14%) Scrum
28 860 (8.96%) SDLC
29 840 (8.75%) Oracle
30 764 (7.96%) 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
1 346 (3.60%) Node.js
2 218 (2.27%) Apache
3 187 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 184 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 173 (1.80%) IIS
6 102 (1.06%) SAS
7 94 (0.98%) Confluence
8 89 (0.93%) JBoss
9 84 (0.88%) SharePoint
10 78 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 74 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 65 (0.68%) Apache Pig
12 65 (0.68%) nginx
13 52 (0.54%) OpenStack
14 49 (0.51%) CMS
15 40 (0.42%) WebSphere
16 37 (0.39%) Jetty
17 32 (0.33%) Apache Solr
18 31 (0.32%) MS Exchange
19 23 (0.24%) GlassFish
Applications
1 299 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 65 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 60 (0.63%) MS Office
4 44 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 32 (0.33%) Simulink
6 32 (0.33%) SPSS
7 21 (0.22%) Gliffy
7 21 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 19 (0.20%) TargetLink
9 18 (0.19%) 3ds Max
10 16 (0.17%) Mathematica
10 16 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.15%) S-PLUS
12 13 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
12 13 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
12 13 (0.14%) MODO
12 13 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
13 11 (0.11%) GIMP
13 11 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 42 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 26 (0.27%) MetaTrader
3 23 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (0.22%) Magento
5 18 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.094%) Shopify
8 8 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.083%) Infor M3
9 6 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.042%) Finacle
10 4 (0.042%) Misys Opics
10 4 (0.042%) Odoo
10 4 (0.042%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.031%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.031%) Changepoint
11 3 (0.031%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 3 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.031%) RMDS
11 3 (0.031%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 277 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 154 (1.60%) SaaS
4 109 (1.14%) GitHub
5 81 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (0.39%) PaaS
8 36 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 32 (0.33%) IaaS
10 19 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.14%) iTunes
12 12 (0.13%) Force.com
12 12 (0.13%) Office 365
13 11 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.073%) Sumo Logic
15 6 (0.063%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.042%) Google Compute Engine
16 4 (0.042%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 555 (5.78%) TCP/IP
2 252 (2.63%) Internet
3 233 (2.43%) HTTP
4 145 (1.51%) Network Security
5 144 (1.50%) Wireless
6 88 (0.92%) DNS
7 74 (0.77%) Firewall
8 73 (0.76%) Ethernet
9 61 (0.64%) SSL
10 59 (0.61%) LDAP
11 55 (0.57%) Multicast
12 54 (0.56%) Broadband
13 50 (0.52%) VoIP
14 45 (0.47%) WAN
15 42 (0.44%) FTP
16 39 (0.41%) SMTP
17 37 (0.39%) LAN
18 36 (0.38%) Bluetooth
19 35 (0.36%) Wireless Security
20 32 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 967 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 543 (5.66%) Big Data
3 501 (5.22%) Relational Database
4 487 (5.07%) MySQL
5 388 (4.04%) NoSQL
6 361 (3.76%) Hadoop
7 299 (3.11%) MongoDB
8 199 (2.07%) RDBMS
9 183 (1.91%) Data Mining
10 178 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
11 142 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 92 (0.96%) Apache Hive
13 79 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 78 (0.81%) Redis
15 58 (0.60%) SQLite
16 55 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
16 55 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 50 (0.52%) KDB
18 48 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 44 (0.46%) GIS
Development Applications
1 624 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 618 (6.44%) Visual Studio
3 514 (5.35%) Subversion
4 299 (3.11%) JIRA
5 292 (3.04%) Jenkins
6 265 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 193 (2.01%) Eclipse
8 192 (2.00%) NUnit
9 177 (1.84%) Maven
10 155 (1.61%) JUnit
11 138 (1.44%) Selenium
12 103 (1.07%) Cucumber
13 71 (0.74%) SpecFlow
14 70 (0.73%) Ant
15 68 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
16 63 (0.66%) MSTest
17 62 (0.65%) Metasploit
18 54 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 54 (0.56%) Gradle
19 53 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 2280 (23.75%) Finance
2 619 (6.45%) Games
3 581 (6.05%) Telecoms
4 486 (5.06%) Electronics
5 431 (4.49%) Banking
6 419 (4.37%) Front Office
7 250 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 233 (2.43%) Automotive
9 212 (2.21%) Aerospace
9 212 (2.21%) Marketing
10 173 (1.80%) Investment Banking
11 156 (1.63%) Retail
12 155 (1.61%) Advertising
13 150 (1.56%) Financial Institution
14 94 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
15 92 (0.96%) Back Office
16 77 (0.80%) Law
17 60 (0.63%) Publishing
18 59 (0.61%) Military
19 57 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4761 (49.60%) Developer
2 2223 (23.16%) Software Engineer
3 2202 (22.94%) C++ Developer
4 1173 (12.22%) Software Developer
5 1056 (11.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 806 (8.40%) C# Developer
7 724 (7.54%) Senior Developer
8 688 (7.17%) Java Developer
9 604 (6.29%) Graduate
10 540 (5.63%) C++ Software Developer
11 435 (4.53%) Junior
12 432 (4.50%) .NET Developer
13 431 (4.49%) Embedded Engineer
14 404 (4.21%) Python Developer
15 380 (3.96%) Analyst
16 363 (3.78%) Senior Software Engineer
17 343 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 340 (3.54%) Graduate Developer
19 328 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
20 321 (3.34%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1780 (18.54%) .NET
2 1348 (14.04%) HTML
3 1035 (10.78%) CSS
4 902 (9.40%) XML
5 742 (7.73%) Web Services
6 625 (6.51%) STL
7 536 (5.58%) ASP.NET
8 450 (4.69%) HTML5
9 439 (4.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 404 (4.21%) AngularJS
11 390 (4.06%) jQuery
12 386 (4.02%) WPF
13 284 (2.96%) J2EE
14 278 (2.90%) Qt
15 267 (2.78%) RESTful
16 243 (2.53%) WCF
17 239 (2.49%) OpenGL
18 237 (2.47%) MFC
19 228 (2.38%) SOAP
20 221 (2.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2396 (24.96%) Computer Science
2 1162 (12.11%) Mathematics
3 1019 (10.62%) Algorithms
4 980 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
5 477 (4.97%) Physics
6 469 (4.89%) Hedge funds
7 347 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
8 332 (3.46%) Visualisation
9 307 (3.20%) Data Structures
10 306 (3.19%) Derivative
11 295 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 250 (2.60%) Mobile App
13 222 (2.31%) Equities
14 213 (2.22%) User Experience
15 199 (2.07%) Statistics
16 177 (1.84%) Fixed Income
17 166 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
18 159 (1.66%) Management Information System
19 150 (1.56%) Artificial Intelligence
20 148 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2977 (31.01%) Linux
2 2178 (22.69%) Windows
3 1599 (16.66%) Unix
4 727 (7.57%) Android
5 553 (5.76%) Apple iOS
6 195 (2.03%) Mac OS X
7 152 (1.58%) Windows Server
8 116 (1.21%) Solaris
9 111 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
10 98 (1.02%) VxWorks
11 70 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 60 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 56 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 55 (0.57%) Windows Phone
15 53 (0.55%) CentOS
16 41 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
17 38 (0.40%) Windows XP
18 34 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
19 29 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
20 28 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3955 (41.20%) Software Engineering
2 2721 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1828 (19.04%) OO
4 1301 (13.55%) Multithreading
5 926 (9.65%) TDD
6 877 (9.14%) Scrum
7 860 (8.96%) SDLC
8 764 (7.96%) OOP
9 688 (7.17%) Analytics
10 611 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
11 560 (5.83%) OOD
12 478 (4.98%) Mentoring
13 462 (4.81%) Low Latency
14 454 (4.73%) UML
15 451 (4.70%) Machine Learning
16 437 (4.55%) Open Source
17 420 (4.38%) Unit Testing
18 397 (4.14%) Cybersecurity
19 365 (3.80%) MVC
20 347 (3.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4216 (43.92%) Java
2 3566 (37.15%) C#
3 3048 (31.75%) Python
4 3025 (31.51%) C
5 2345 (24.43%) SQL
6 1795 (18.70%) JavaScript
7 886 (9.23%) Perl
8 729 (7.59%) Ruby
9 714 (7.44%) PHP
10 399 (4.16%) MATLAB
11 398 (4.15%) Objective-C
12 373 (3.89%) Bash Shell
13 362 (3.77%) R
14 322 (3.35%) Scala
15 263 (2.74%) VB
16 256 (2.67%) Embedded C
17 249 (2.59%) Embedded C++
18 196 (2.04%) VB.NET
19 190 (1.98%) Shell Script
20 182 (1.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3303 (34.41%) Degree
2 675 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 511 (5.32%) PhD
4 338 (3.52%) SC Cleared
5 288 (3.00%) DV Cleared
6 111 (1.16%) CREST Certified
7 80 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 75 (0.78%) ISEB
9 67 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 54 (0.56%) CEH
10 54 (0.56%) CISSP
11 47 (0.49%) GIAC
12 42 (0.44%) OSCP
13 37 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 35 (0.36%) SANS
15 33 (0.34%) CHECK Team Leader
16 29 (0.30%) CCNA
17 25 (0.26%) HND
18 24 (0.25%) PMI Certification
19 23 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (4.48%) QA
2 49 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 36 (0.38%) SLA
4 34 (0.35%) MISRA
5 23 (0.24%) MISRA C
6 13 (0.14%) DO-178B
6 13 (0.14%) ISO13485
7 12 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.10%) DICOM
8 10 (0.10%) ISO 9000
8 10 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 7816
8 10 (0.10%) MiFID
9 9 (0.094%) Def Stans
9 9 (0.094%) EMIR
9 9 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.073%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.073%) GAMP
10 7 (0.073%) TickIT
11 6 (0.063%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 259 (2.70%) Firmware
2 100 (1.04%) Docker
3 72 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 65 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (0.36%) HDFS
6 28 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 26 (0.27%) Cygwin
8 23 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 17 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 17 (0.18%) Xen
10 13 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 10 (0.10%) NFS
12 9 (0.094%) Samba
12 9 (0.094%) Squid
13 7 (0.073%) Snort
13 7 (0.073%) XenServer
14 6 (0.063%) Ceph
14 6 (0.063%) iptables
14 6 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.063%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 188 (1.96%) Puppet
2 159 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (1.02%) Ansible
4 83 (0.86%) Nessus
5 63 (0.66%) Nmap
6 45 (0.47%) Nagios
7 36 (0.38%) WMI
8 28 (0.29%) Salt
9 25 (0.26%) logstash
10 23 (0.24%) OpenVAS
11 21 (0.22%) StatsD
12 20 (0.21%) Kubernetes
12 20 (0.21%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.14%) Perfmon
14 12 (0.13%) EnCase
14 12 (0.13%) FTK
14 12 (0.13%) SCCM
15 11 (0.11%) CFEngine
15 11 (0.11%) SCOM
16 9 (0.094%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 840 (8.75%) Oracle
2 749 (7.80%) Microsoft
3 124 (1.29%) VMware
4 107 (1.11%) Google
5 93 (0.97%) Sophos
6 89 (0.93%) Apple
7 88 (0.92%) Atlassian
7 88 (0.92%) Red Hat
8 83 (0.86%) IBM
9 80 (0.83%) Sybase
10 72 (0.75%) SAP
11 69 (0.72%) Splunk
12 66 (0.69%) Informatica
13 52 (0.54%) Facebook
14 51 (0.53%) Bloomberg
15 43 (0.45%) Coverity
16 37 (0.39%) TIBCO
17 33 (0.34%) Cisco
17 33 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
18 32 (0.33%) Qualys
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent salary plus benefits!
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive - Experience Dependent
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £150000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive - Experience Dependent
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: c.£30K + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive - Experience Dependent
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive - Experience Dependent
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £86000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago