Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 6 months to 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 9 15
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 -6
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,022 499 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 31.53% 22.16% 14.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.92% 31.27% 22.21%
Number of salaries quoted 806 388 365
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £75,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -

C++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,381 1,596 1,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 73.46% 70.87% 63.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,823 1,360 1,640
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,250 £62,500 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +1.19%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Cambridge

C++
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for C++ in Cambridge

C++
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Cambridge over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for C++.

1 641 (62.72%) Software Engineering
2 539 (52.74%) C
3 508 (49.71%) Python
4 440 (43.05%) Degree
5 423 (41.39%) Computer Science
6 377 (36.89%) Java
7 371 (36.30%) Linux
8 318 (31.12%) Mathematics
9 256 (25.05%) C#
10 243 (23.78%) Machine Learning
11 218 (21.33%) Windows
12 213 (20.84%) Algorithms
13 212 (20.74%) Multithreading
14 205 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
15 162 (15.85%) Physics
16 149 (14.58%) OO
17 148 (14.48%) PhD
18 144 (14.09%) Artificial Intelligence
19 133 (13.01%) Embedded C
20 121 (11.84%) Embedded C++
21 120 (11.74%) Electronics
22 101 (9.88%) Finance
23 97 (9.49%) MATLAB
24 95 (9.30%) Scrum
25 93 (9.10%) Wireless
25 93 (9.10%) SDLC
26 82 (8.02%) JavaScript
27 76 (7.44%) SQL
28 73 (7.14%) Signal Processing
29 72 (7.05%) Computer Vision

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 12 (1.17%) Apache Spark
1 12 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (0.49%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.098%) DNN
4 1 (0.098%) Ethereum
Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Weka
2 1 (0.098%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.098%) Maya
2 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.098%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.098%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.098%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.39%) SaaS
4 3 (0.29%) GitHub
5 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.098%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.098%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.098%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.098%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 93 (9.10%) Wireless
2 45 (4.40%) TCP/IP
3 34 (3.33%) Bluetooth
4 30 (2.94%) Internet
5 28 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.88%) Ethernet
7 7 (0.68%) 3G
7 7 (0.68%) 4G
7 7 (0.68%) OpenVPN
8 4 (0.39%) Broadband
9 2 (0.20%) HTTP
9 2 (0.20%) Modbus
9 2 (0.20%) SMS
9 2 (0.20%) WAN
9 2 (0.20%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.098%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.098%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.098%) LTE
10 1 (0.098%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.098%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.94%) Big Data
2 23 (2.25%) MySQL
2 23 (2.25%) NoSQL
3 14 (1.37%) GIS
4 12 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.98%) SQL Server
6 6 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.49%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.39%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.29%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.20%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 39 (3.82%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.05%) JIRA
4 17 (1.66%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.17%) Selenium
6 10 (0.98%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.59%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.49%) LabVIEW
10 4 (0.39%) GitLab
10 4 (0.39%) NUnit
10 4 (0.39%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.39%) Xcode
11 3 (0.29%) Hudson
11 3 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.20%) Buildbot
12 2 (0.20%) CMake
12 2 (0.20%) GCC
12 2 (0.20%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (0.20%) TestComplete
General
1 120 (11.74%) Electronics
2 101 (9.88%) Finance
3 39 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.25%) Multimedia
5 22 (2.15%) Marketing
6 17 (1.66%) Automotive
7 15 (1.47%) Games
8 14 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.27%) Retail
10 11 (1.08%) Legal
11 8 (0.78%) Advertising
12 6 (0.59%) Interactive Media
13 4 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.29%) Banking
14 3 (0.29%) Law
15 1 (0.098%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.098%) French Language
15 1 (0.098%) German Language
15 1 (0.098%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 530 (51.86%) Software Engineer
2 384 (37.57%) C++ Software Engineer
3 291 (28.47%) Developer
4 203 (19.86%) Embedded Engineer
5 179 (17.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 173 (16.93%) C++ Developer
7 168 (16.44%) C Software Engineer
8 163 (15.95%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 161 (15.75%) Software Developer
10 141 (13.80%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 137 (13.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 131 (12.82%) Graduate
13 128 (12.52%) Senior Software Engineer
14 122 (11.94%) Embedded C Engineer
15 121 (11.84%) C++ Software Developer
16 115 (11.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
17 113 (11.06%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
18 110 (10.76%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
18 110 (10.76%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
19 98 (9.59%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.68%) STL
2 51 (4.99%) .NET
3 50 (4.89%) HTML
4 44 (4.31%) TensorFlow
5 43 (4.21%) OpenGL
6 40 (3.91%) WPF
7 35 (3.42%) Natural Language Processing
8 28 (2.74%) AngularJS
9 26 (2.54%) Web Services
10 25 (2.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 24 (2.35%) RESTful
12 23 (2.25%) HEVC
12 23 (2.25%) WCF
13 19 (1.86%) CSS
14 18 (1.76%) Node.js
15 14 (1.37%) HTML5
15 14 (1.37%) Qt
16 13 (1.27%) ASP.NET
17 12 (1.17%) DirectX
18 11 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 423 (41.39%) Computer Science
2 213 (20.84%) Algorithms
3 67 (6.56%) Embedded Systems
4 44 (4.31%) Smart City
5 31 (3.03%) 3D Graphics
6 29 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (2.84%) ASIC
7 27 (2.64%) Life Science
8 26 (2.54%) Data Structures
8 26 (2.54%) Mobile App
9 23 (2.25%) Augmented Reality
9 23 (2.25%) Device Driver
10 20 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 18 (1.76%) Robotics
12 17 (1.66%) Internet of Things
12 17 (1.66%) User Experience
13 14 (1.37%) Client/Server
14 13 (1.27%) CUDA
14 13 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.08%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 371 (36.30%) Linux
2 218 (21.33%) Windows
3 53 (5.19%) Embedded Linux
4 45 (4.40%) Android
5 29 (2.84%) Unix
6 25 (2.45%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.88%) Mac OS
7 9 (0.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 4 (0.39%) FreeRTOS
8 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.098%) CentOS
9 1 (0.098%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (62.72%) Software Engineering
2 318 (31.12%) Mathematics
3 243 (23.78%) Machine Learning
4 212 (20.74%) Multithreading
5 205 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
6 162 (15.85%) Physics
7 149 (14.58%) OO
8 144 (14.09%) Artificial Intelligence
9 95 (9.30%) Scrum
10 93 (9.10%) SDLC
11 73 (7.14%) Signal Processing
12 72 (7.05%) Computer Vision
13 71 (6.95%) Data Science
14 67 (6.56%) Collaborative Working
14 67 (6.56%) Test Automation
15 61 (5.97%) Distributed Algorithms
16 60 (5.87%) Reinforcement Learning
17 59 (5.77%) Neural Network
18 56 (5.48%) OOD
19 55 (5.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 539 (52.74%) C
2 508 (49.71%) Python
3 377 (36.89%) Java
4 256 (25.05%) C#
5 133 (13.01%) Embedded C
6 121 (11.84%) Embedded C++
7 97 (9.49%) MATLAB
8 82 (8.02%) JavaScript
9 76 (7.44%) SQL
10 37 (3.62%) Assembly Language
11 27 (2.64%) PHP
12 15 (1.47%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.47%) Objective-C
13 13 (1.27%) Ruby
14 11 (1.08%) Julia
15 10 (0.98%) Perl
16 9 (0.88%) Fortran
16 9 (0.88%) R
16 9 (0.88%) Scala
17 8 (0.78%) VC++
Qualifications
1 440 (43.05%) Degree
2 148 (14.48%) PhD
3 71 (6.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (1.17%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.17%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.29%) MCP
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.098%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.27%) QA
2 2 (0.20%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.098%) GCP
System Software
1 48 (4.70%) Firmware
2 8 (0.78%) Docker
3 5 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.20%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 2 (0.20%) iptables
5 1 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.098%) Xen
5 1 (0.098%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.39%) Puppet
2 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.098%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 31 (3.03%) Dell
1 31 (3.03%) HP
2 22 (2.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (1.17%) Oracle
4 11 (1.08%) Google
5 9 (0.88%) WorldPay
6 8 (0.78%) Atlassian
6 8 (0.78%) Terracotta
6 8 (0.78%) Xamarin
7 7 (0.68%) Intel
7 7 (0.68%) NVIDIA
7 7 (0.68%) Wind River
8 6 (0.59%) IBM
8 6 (0.59%) Sony
9 5 (0.49%) Adobe
9 5 (0.49%) QNX
9 5 (0.49%) VMware
10 4 (0.39%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.29%) Synopsys
11 3 (0.29%) Tableau