Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 12 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing C++ 104 247 773
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridge 14.63% 15.62% 26.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.74% 22.58% 37.43%
Number of salaries quoted 52 240 559
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £42,500 £34,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £72,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +16.67%

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 438 1,094 2,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 61.60% 69.20% 69.86%
Number of salaries quoted 286 792 1,473
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £70,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Cambridge

C++
Salary Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ in Cambridge.

Salary trend for C++ in Cambridge

C++
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ in Cambridge over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for C++ in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 60 (57.69%) Python
2 58 (55.77%) Software Engineering
3 49 (47.12%) Computer Science
4 45 (43.27%) Degree
5 44 (42.31%) Linux
6 43 (41.35%) C
7 31 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (28.85%) Mathematics
9 26 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 25 (24.04%) C#
11 24 (23.08%) CMake
12 23 (22.12%) Windows
13 21 (20.19%) Docker
14 20 (19.23%) JIRA
15 19 (18.27%) Git (software)
15 19 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (17.31%) Computer Science Degree
17 17 (16.35%) Visual Studio
18 16 (15.38%) JavaScript
18 16 (15.38%) Algorithms
19 15 (14.42%) Multithreading
20 14 (13.46%) Assembly Language
20 14 (13.46%) AWS
21 13 (12.50%) Java
21 13 (12.50%) Scrum
21 13 (12.50%) Manufacturing
22 12 (11.54%) Games
22 12 (11.54%) Subversion
22 12 (11.54%) PhD
22 12 (11.54%) Mac OS X

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:

Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) AWS
2 7 (6.73%) Slack
3 3 (2.88%) Azure
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.96%) AWS IoT
4 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.96%) GCP
4 1 (0.96%) SaaS
4 1 (0.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Wireless
2 3 (2.88%) HTTP
3 2 (1.92%) Internet
3 2 (1.92%) SSL
4 1 (0.96%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.96%) DHCP
4 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.96%) IPv4
4 1 (0.96%) IPv6
4 1 (0.96%) MQTT
4 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.77%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.77%) OLAP
2 6 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.96%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 24 (23.08%) CMake
3 20 (19.23%) JIRA
4 19 (18.27%) Git (software)
5 17 (16.35%) Visual Studio
6 12 (11.54%) Subversion
7 10 (9.62%) GCC
8 9 (8.65%) Xcode
9 8 (7.69%) Buildbot
9 8 (7.69%) Clang
9 8 (7.69%) CruiseControl
9 8 (7.69%) GitLab
10 7 (6.73%) Artifactory
11 5 (4.81%) GNU Toolchain
12 3 (2.88%) HP UFT
12 3 (2.88%) Selenium
13 2 (1.92%) Gerrit
14 1 (0.96%) Gradle
14 1 (0.96%) Redmine
14 1 (0.96%) SCons
General
1 13 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 12 (11.54%) Games
3 6 (5.77%) Automotive
4 4 (3.85%) Finance
5 3 (2.88%) Law
5 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.92%) Advertising
6 2 (1.92%) Electronics
7 1 (0.96%) French Language
7 1 (0.96%) German Language
7 1 (0.96%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (34.62%) Software Engineer
2 21 (20.19%) Developer
3 17 (16.35%) C++ Developer
4 15 (14.42%) Senior Software Engineer
5 14 (13.46%) Principal Engineer
6 13 (12.50%) Architect
7 8 (7.69%) Build Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) C# Developer
8 7 (6.73%) C++/C# Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Data Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Principal Software Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Control Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Firmware Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) C++ Software Developer
10 4 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Embedded Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) Node.js
1 10 (9.62%) OpenGL
2 6 (5.77%) D3.js
3 5 (4.81%) .NET
4 4 (3.85%) Web Services
5 3 (2.88%) LLVM
5 3 (2.88%) Yocto
6 2 (1.92%) GStreamer
6 2 (1.92%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.92%) PyTorch
6 2 (1.92%) Qt
6 2 (1.92%) React
6 2 (1.92%) TensorFlow
7 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.96%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.96%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.96%) OpenGL ES
7 1 (0.96%) REST
7 1 (0.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.96%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Algorithms
2 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.65%) Data Structures
3 8 (7.69%) Animation
3 8 (7.69%) Photography
4 7 (6.73%) ASIC
4 7 (6.73%) Robotics
4 7 (6.73%) Smartphone
4 7 (6.73%) Wiki
5 6 (5.77%) User Experience
6 5 (4.81%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.96%) CUDA
9 1 (0.96%) Life Science
9 1 (0.96%) PKI
9 1 (0.96%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 44 (42.31%) Linux
2 23 (22.12%) Windows
3 12 (11.54%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.81%) Android
4 5 (4.81%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.92%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.92%) Robot Operating System
6 2 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (55.77%) Software Engineering
2 49 (47.12%) Computer Science
3 31 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (28.85%) Mathematics
5 19 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (14.42%) Multithreading
7 13 (12.50%) Scrum
8 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.58%) Machine Learning
10 10 (9.62%) Product Management
10 10 (9.62%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.62%) Validation
10 10 (9.62%) Visualisation
11 9 (8.65%) Artificial Intelligence
11 9 (8.65%) Cross-Platform Development
11 9 (8.65%) Line Management
12 8 (7.69%) Analytics
12 8 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
13 7 (6.73%) ETL
13 7 (6.73%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 60 (57.69%) Python
2 43 (41.35%) C
3 25 (24.04%) C#
4 16 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 14 (13.46%) Assembly Language
6 13 (12.50%) Java
7 9 (8.65%) Scala
8 8 (7.69%) Embedded C
8 8 (7.69%) Go
8 8 (7.69%) Lua
8 8 (7.69%) SQL
9 7 (6.73%) MATLAB
10 6 (5.77%) Embedded C++
11 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.88%) Perl
11 3 (2.88%) Rust
12 2 (1.92%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.96%) R
13 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (43.27%) Degree
2 18 (17.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (11.54%) PhD
4 1 (0.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.96%) JTAG
System Software
1 21 (20.19%) Docker
2 12 (11.54%) Firmware
3 1 (0.96%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Ansible
2 3 (2.88%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.73%) Autodesk
3 6 (5.77%) Tableau
4 2 (1.92%) Google
4 2 (1.92%) Spotify
5 1 (0.96%) Intel
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle