The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 72 85
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13  
Permanent jobs citing C++ 36 69 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.95% 2.91% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.46% 7.71% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 36 62 27
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 808 895 775
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 43.82% 37.73% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 687 777 695
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing C++ as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Birmingham

C++
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ in Birmingham.

Salary trend for C++ in Birmingham

C++
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ in Birmingham

C++
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for C++.

1 50 (58.82%) Java
2 43 (50.59%) C#
3 35 (41.18%) Linux
3 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (30.59%) C
5 25 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 25 (29.41%) Python
6 23 (27.06%) OOP
6 23 (27.06%) JIRA
6 23 (27.06%) Selenium
6 23 (27.06%) Automation Testing
7 17 (20.00%) .NET
8 15 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 15 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 15 (17.65%) Git (software)
9 12 (14.12%) Finance
9 12 (14.12%) MySQL
10 11 (12.94%) SQL
10 11 (12.94%) Games
11 10 (11.76%) Scrum
11 10 (11.76%) Subversion
11 10 (11.76%) Automated Testing
11 10 (11.76%) XML
12 9 (10.59%) OO
12 9 (10.59%) Eclipse
13 8 (9.41%) Automotive
13 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
13 8 (9.41%) SDLC
14 7 (8.24%) Robot Framework

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 7 (8.24%) Apache
2 4 (4.71%) IIS
2 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) Drupal
3 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Blender
2 1 (1.18%) Simulink
2 1 (1.18%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) SMS
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.18%) RS-232
3 1 (1.18%) RS-485
3 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) MySQL
2 7 (8.24%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.24%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.24%) Redis
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (27.06%) JIRA
1 23 (27.06%) Selenium
2 15 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.76%) Subversion
4 9 (10.59%) Eclipse
5 7 (8.24%) Robot Framework
6 5 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.35%) CANoe
7 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.35%) Hudson
7 2 (2.35%) InstallShield
7 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.35%) JUnit
7 2 (2.35%) MSTest
7 2 (2.35%) NUnit
7 2 (2.35%) Qt Creator
7 2 (2.35%) VectorCAST
7 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.18%) Android Studio
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Games
3 8 (9.41%) Automotive
4 5 (5.88%) Electronics
5 4 (4.71%) Billing
6 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.35%) Retail
7 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (40.00%) Developer
2 22 (25.88%) Graduate
2 22 (25.88%) Graduate Developer
3 15 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 14 (16.47%) Test Leader
5 9 (10.59%) Programmer
6 8 (9.41%) Automation Test Lead
7 7 (8.24%) Analyst
7 7 (8.24%) C++ Programmer
7 7 (8.24%) Embedded Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) .NET Architect
8 4 (4.71%) .NET Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Architect
8 4 (4.71%) C# Architect
8 4 (4.71%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.00%) .NET
2 10 (11.76%) XML
3 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.06%) JSON
5 5 (5.88%) REST
5 5 (5.88%) WCF
6 4 (4.71%) RESTful
6 4 (4.71%) WF
7 3 (3.53%) CSS
7 3 (3.53%) Qt
8 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.35%) ATL
8 2 (2.35%) HTML
8 2 (2.35%) HTML5
8 2 (2.35%) MFC
8 2 (2.35%) Node.js
8 2 (2.35%) OpenGL
8 2 (2.35%) SOAP
8 2 (2.35%) WebGL
8 2 (2.35%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Fintech
2 4 (4.71%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (3.53%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.18%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 35 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (8.24%) Android
2 7 (8.24%) Unix
3 6 (7.06%) Windows
4 4 (4.71%) CentOS
4 4 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.71%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.18%) Debian
7 1 (1.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) Automation Testing
2 23 (27.06%) OOP
3 15 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 15 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 10 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 10 (11.76%) Scrum
5 9 (10.59%) OO
6 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (9.41%) SDLC
7 4 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.71%) CRM
7 4 (4.71%) EAI
7 4 (4.71%) Kanban
8 3 (3.53%) Android Development
8 3 (3.53%) Issue Tracking
9 2 (2.35%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (2.35%) iOS Development
9 2 (2.35%) Software Architecture
9 2 (2.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (58.82%) Java
2 43 (50.59%) C#
3 26 (30.59%) C
4 25 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 25 (29.41%) Python
5 11 (12.94%) SQL
6 5 (5.88%) Embedded C
6 5 (5.88%) PHP
7 4 (4.71%) Embedded C++
8 3 (3.53%) Perl
8 3 (3.53%) Ruby
8 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.35%) VC++
10 1 (1.18%) Dart
10 1 (1.18%) Go
10 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) MISRA
3 2 (2.35%) ISO26262
3 2 (2.35%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Docker
2 2 (2.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Puppet
2 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.71%) NEC
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle
4 3 (3.53%) Google
5 2 (2.35%) Freescale
5 2 (2.35%) Renesas
5 2 (2.35%) Zend
6 1 (1.18%) Apple
6 1 (1.18%) Green Hills
6 1 (1.18%) Perforce
6 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
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