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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 56 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5004 5725 7111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.46% 5.22% 6.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.86% 9.78% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4328 4827 6210
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
56510 58529 63367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.32% 53.37% 54.85%
Number of salaries quoted 48458 49531 55892
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -10 4719 £47,500 +5.55% 431
London -3 2055 £65,000 +8.33% 140
South East -12 1043 £42,500 - 111
East of England -6 511 £42,500 +6.25% 53
South West -3 420 £37,500 +5.63% 59
City of London -21 414 £65,000 +6.55% 56
Surrey +27 341 £45,000 - 38
Cambridgeshire -7 341 £41,500 +3.75% 37
Cambridge -5 313 £42,500 +6.25% 35
North West -18 206 £38,000 -9.52% 27
Hampshire -10 177 £37,500 -6.25% 20
Yorkshire -3 159 £37,500 +2.73% 11
East Midlands +5 152 £37,500 -8.53% 13
Scotland -12 145 £38,500 -6.09% 12
Bristol -2 132 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Berkshire -68 130 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Manchester -26 120 £37,500 -0.66% 16
West Yorkshire +23 114 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Oxfordshire -7 114 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Hertfordshire +1 111 £42,500 +13.33% 11
West Midlands -48 108 £35,000 -6.66% 14
Gloucestershire -10 98 £40,000 +6.66% 12
West Sussex -12 98 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Wales +35 92 £35,000 - 13
South Wales +38 83 £35,000 - 8
Oxford -1 72 £48,750 +30.00% 8
Buckinghamshire -23 67 £40,000 -9.09% 2
Edinburgh +2 66 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Cheshire -1 61 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Leeds +18 59 £40,000 +14.28% 3

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4559 (44.93%) Java
2 4151 (40.91%) C#
3 3861 (38.05%) Software Engineering
4 3465 (34.15%) Degree
5 3210 (31.64%) C
6 2942 (29.00%) Linux
7 2590 (25.53%) OO
8 2547 (25.10%) Finance
9 2542 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
10 2496 (24.60%) SQL
11 2351 (23.17%) Computer Science
12 2283 (22.50%) Python
13 2271 (22.38%) Windows
14 2080 (20.50%) .NET
15 1896 (18.69%) UNIX
16 1734 (17.09%) JavaScript
17 1475 (14.54%) HTML
18 1456 (14.35%) Multithreading
19 1336 (13.17%) SQL Server
20 1249 (12.31%) Mathematics
21 1165 (11.48%) Oracle
22 1160 (11.43%) XML
23 951 (9.37%) Algorithms
24 931 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
25 918 (9.05%) Banking
26 904 (8.91%) Microsoft
27 882 (8.69%) Scrum
28 877 (8.64%) OOD
29 869 (8.56%) Perl
30 864 (8.52%) CSS

C++
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 196 (1.93%) Apache
2 140 (1.38%) Node.js
3 126 (1.24%) Tomcat
4 113 (1.11%) IIS
5 91 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 89 (0.88%) SAS
7 82 (0.81%) WebLogic
8 72 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 69 (0.68%) GlassFish
10 67 (0.66%) JBoss
11 54 (0.53%) nginx
12 47 (0.46%) CMS
12 47 (0.46%) Apache Pig
13 45 (0.44%) Confluence
13 45 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
14 41 (0.40%) MQSeries
15 39 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
16 35 (0.34%) OpenStack
17 28 (0.28%) TIBCO EMS
18 27 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 458 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 110 (1.08%) MS Office
3 63 (0.62%) Simulink
4 42 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 41 (0.40%) SPSS
6 35 (0.34%) 3ds Max
7 30 (0.30%) CPLEX
8 24 (0.24%) Maya
9 22 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
9 22 (0.22%) TargetLink
10 20 (0.20%) MS Visio
11 19 (0.19%) Mathematica
12 17 (0.17%) Stateflow
13 13 (0.13%) Blender
14 11 (0.11%) MS Project
14 11 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
15 9 (0.089%) CINEMA 4D
15 9 (0.089%) Doxygen
16 6 (0.059%) NASTRAN
16 6 (0.059%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 23 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 15 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.14%) BASE24
5 13 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.099%) Magento
6 10 (0.099%) RMDS
7 9 (0.089%) Agresso
7 9 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.079%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.079%) BusinessWorks
9 7 (0.069%) Summit
10 6 (0.059%) TIBCO iProcess
10 6 (0.059%) Sage 50
11 5 (0.049%) ION MarketView
11 5 (0.049%) Adaptiv
12 4 (0.039%) Tridion
12 4 (0.039%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 4 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.039%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 109 (1.07%) SaaS
2 85 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (0.42%) GitHub
5 39 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (0.20%) PaaS
8 18 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
10 11 (0.11%) Route 53
11 10 (0.099%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.079%) Heroku
13 7 (0.069%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.069%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.049%) Force.com
15 4 (0.039%) IaaS
16 2 (0.020%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.020%) Office 365
17 1 (0.010%) Amazon EMR
17 1 (0.010%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 495 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 255 (2.51%) HTTP
3 220 (2.17%) Internet
4 103 (1.02%) Wireless
5 99 (0.98%) Ethernet
6 95 (0.94%) Firewall
7 90 (0.89%) DNS
8 73 (0.72%) GSM
9 63 (0.62%) LDAP
10 57 (0.56%) VPN
11 49 (0.48%) LTE
12 48 (0.47%) SSL
13 47 (0.46%) IPv6
14 46 (0.45%) GPRS
14 46 (0.45%) DVB
15 44 (0.43%) IPv4
16 42 (0.41%) Network Security
17 40 (0.39%) Bluetooth
17 40 (0.39%) LAN
18 39 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1336 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 505 (4.98%) MySQL
3 465 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 288 (2.84%) Big Data
5 236 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 187 (1.84%) RDBMS
7 185 (1.82%) NoSQL
8 121 (1.19%) Oracle Database
9 107 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 102 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 86 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 84 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 81 (0.80%) Data Mining
14 66 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
15 65 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
16 62 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
17 60 (0.59%) Apache Hive
18 52 (0.51%) HBase
19 45 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
20 38 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 638 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 496 (4.89%) Subversion
3 425 (4.19%) Git (software)
4 217 (2.14%) NUnit
5 213 (2.10%) Eclipse
6 199 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 192 (1.89%) JUnit
8 178 (1.75%) Maven
9 175 (1.72%) JIRA
10 162 (1.60%) Selenium
11 125 (1.23%) GCC
12 118 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 98 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
14 83 (0.82%) ClearCase
15 81 (0.80%) GDB
16 79 (0.78%) Hudson
17 78 (0.77%) Ant
18 77 (0.76%) Cucumber
19 62 (0.61%) Bugzilla
20 61 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2547 (25.10%) Finance
2 918 (9.05%) Banking
3 523 (5.15%) Front Office
4 484 (4.77%) Investment Banking
5 435 (4.29%) Electronics
6 409 (4.03%) Games
7 400 (3.94%) Telecoms
8 261 (2.57%) Retail
9 251 (2.47%) Financial Institution
10 235 (2.32%) Aerospace
11 187 (1.84%) Marketing
12 182 (1.79%) Automotive
13 179 (1.76%) Manufacturing
14 100 (0.99%) Military
15 99 (0.98%) Multimedia
16 74 (0.73%) Back Office
17 71 (0.70%) Law
18 62 (0.61%) Advertising
19 56 (0.55%) Publishing
20 48 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5415 (53.37%) Developer
2 2424 (23.89%) Software Engineer
3 1967 (19.39%) C++ Developer
4 1338 (13.19%) Software Developer
5 728 (7.18%) Senior Developer
6 722 (7.12%) C# Developer
7 663 (6.53%) Java Developer
8 540 (5.32%) Graduate
9 525 (5.17%) C++ Software Engineer
10 520 (5.13%) Programmer
11 492 (4.85%) Senior Software Engineer
12 484 (4.77%) Analyst
13 407 (4.01%) Junior
14 338 (3.33%) C++ Software Developer
15 334 (3.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 304 (3.00%) Junior Developer
17 287 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
18 283 (2.79%) .NET Developer
19 262 (2.58%) Python Developer
20 241 (2.38%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2080 (20.50%) .NET
2 1475 (14.54%) HTML
3 1160 (11.43%) XML
4 864 (8.52%) CSS
5 768 (7.57%) STL
6 735 (7.24%) Web Services
7 609 (6.00%) ASP.NET
8 519 (5.12%) HTML5
9 471 (4.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 420 (4.14%) WPF
11 384 (3.78%) jQuery
12 381 (3.76%) J2EE
13 365 (3.60%) MFC
14 325 (3.20%) WCF
15 278 (2.74%) Spring
16 276 (2.72%) SOAP
17 267 (2.63%) Qt
18 254 (2.50%) Ajax
19 240 (2.37%) OpenGL
20 239 (2.36%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2351 (23.17%) Computer Science
2 1249 (12.31%) Mathematics
3 951 (9.37%) Algorithms
4 931 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
5 577 (5.69%) Physics
6 411 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
7 353 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 353 (3.48%) Derivative
8 342 (3.37%) Data Structures
9 331 (3.26%) Open Source
10 306 (3.02%) Fixed Income
11 291 (2.87%) Hedge funds
12 237 (2.34%) Mobile App
13 236 (2.33%) Visualisation
14 224 (2.21%) Equities
15 209 (2.06%) User Experience
16 168 (1.66%) Client/Server
17 164 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
18 161 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
19 153 (1.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2942 (29.00%) Linux
2 2271 (22.38%) Windows
3 1896 (18.69%) UNIX
4 762 (7.51%) Android
5 692 (6.82%) Apple iOS
6 246 (2.42%) Solaris
7 137 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
8 127 (1.25%) Mac OS X
9 90 (0.89%) Windows Phone
10 72 (0.71%) Mac OS
11 69 (0.68%) AIX
12 64 (0.63%) HPUX
13 52 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 50 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 48 (0.47%) CentOS
15 48 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 45 (0.44%) Windows 7
17 39 (0.38%) VxWorks
18 38 (0.37%) Windows CE
19 37 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3861 (38.05%) Software Engineering
2 2590 (25.53%) OO
3 2542 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
4 1456 (14.35%) Multithreading
5 882 (8.69%) Scrum
6 877 (8.64%) OOD
7 855 (8.43%) TDD
8 815 (8.03%) OOP
9 537 (5.29%) UML
10 496 (4.89%) Unit Testing
11 484 (4.77%) Analytics
12 466 (4.59%) Mentoring
13 453 (4.46%) Low Latency
14 432 (4.26%) MVC
15 399 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
16 353 (3.48%) Project Management
17 275 (2.71%) Software Architecture
18 264 (2.60%) Web Development
19 260 (2.56%) iOS Development
20 259 (2.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4559 (44.93%) Java
2 4151 (40.91%) C#
3 3210 (31.64%) C
4 2496 (24.60%) SQL
5 2283 (22.50%) Python
6 1734 (17.09%) JavaScript
7 869 (8.56%) Perl
8 650 (6.41%) PHP
9 490 (4.83%) Ruby
10 406 (4.00%) Objective-C
11 340 (3.35%) VB
12 338 (3.33%) Bash Shell
13 328 (3.23%) Shell Script
14 295 (2.91%) MATLAB
15 284 (2.80%) Embedded C
16 262 (2.58%) Embedded C++
17 214 (2.11%) VB.NET
18 201 (1.98%) VC++
19 196 (1.93%) Scala
20 193 (1.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3465 (34.15%) Degree
2 477 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 398 (3.92%) PhD
4 236 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 114 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 104 (1.03%) ISEB
7 62 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 47 (0.46%) Postgraduate
9 34 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (0.31%) HND
11 30 (0.30%) CISSP
12 18 (0.18%) OCPJP
12 18 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.15%) CCNA
13 15 (0.15%) OCMJD
13 15 (0.15%) Sun Certification
13 15 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.14%) MCSE
14 14 (0.14%) CEH
14 14 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 604 (5.95%) QA
2 111 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 42 (0.41%) SLA
4 31 (0.31%) JTAG
5 30 (0.30%) IEC 61508
6 22 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.21%) ISO 9000
8 19 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 18 (0.18%) DO-178B
10 17 (0.17%) ISO 8583
11 16 (0.16%) EMIR
12 13 (0.13%) Basel III
13 11 (0.11%) TickIT
14 10 (0.099%) WAI
15 9 (0.089%) Basel II
16 8 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 12207
17 6 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 4 (0.039%) ISO 14001
18 4 (0.039%) COBIT
System Software
1 207 (2.04%) Firmware
2 95 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 36 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.24%) HDFS
6 19 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 16 (0.16%) NFS
8 15 (0.15%) Docker
8 15 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.099%) vSphere
11 7 (0.069%) Snort
12 6 (0.059%) Xen
12 6 (0.059%) XenApp
12 6 (0.059%) Samba
12 6 (0.059%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.049%) Gluster
13 5 (0.049%) Kamailio
13 5 (0.049%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.049%) Squid
Systems Management
1 95 (0.94%) Puppet
2 81 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (0.16%) NetBackup
5 15 (0.15%) OpenView
5 15 (0.15%) CFEngine
6 13 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (0.12%) Nagios
7 12 (0.12%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.099%) Hadoop YARN
9 9 (0.089%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.089%) Control-M
10 6 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.059%) Ansible
10 6 (0.059%) logstash
10 6 (0.059%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.049%) Salt
11 5 (0.049%) Capistrano
12 4 (0.039%) Icinga
12 4 (0.039%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1165 (11.48%) Oracle
2 904 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 210 (2.07%) Sybase
4 177 (1.74%) Google
5 116 (1.14%) VMware
6 110 (1.08%) TIBCO
7 102 (1.01%) HP
8 100 (0.99%) Bloomberg
9 85 (0.84%) Twitter
10 79 (0.78%) IBM
11 78 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 68 (0.67%) Cisco
13 58 (0.57%) Perforce
14 51 (0.50%) Fidessa
15 50 (0.49%) DataSynapse
16 45 (0.44%) hybris
16 45 (0.44%) Business Objects
17 44 (0.43%) SAP
17 44 (0.43%) Citrix
18 43 (0.42%) Teradata
London
Client Server
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Rebellion Developments
Salary: Competitive, depending in experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Essex
Optimus Search
Salary: Negotiable + Pension/ Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Tom Tom
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £27500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Cielo Talent - Nice
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search
Salary: Negotiable + Pension/ Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension + Bonus + Dental + BUPA + Mo
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday