Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 10 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 65 69
Rank change year-on-year -15 +4 -8
Permanent jobs citing C++ 360 470 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.65% 4.36% 4.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.29% 7.00% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 281 446 376
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% -4.92%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £33,875
90th Percentile £137,500 £117,500 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -3.57%

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5,719 6,716 5,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.94% 62.37% 57.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4,973 6,122 5,382
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +6.84%
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,275 £38,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the City of London

C++
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for C++ in the City of London

C++
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the City of London over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Salary histogram for C++ in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for C++.

1 234 (65.00%) Python
2 175 (48.61%) Finance
3 151 (41.94%) C#
4 127 (35.28%) Java
5 115 (31.94%) Linux
5 115 (31.94%) Degree
6 108 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 90 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 88 (24.44%) SQL
9 68 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
10 67 (18.61%) JavaScript
11 64 (17.78%) Analytics
12 61 (16.94%) DevOps
13 60 (16.67%) Banking
14 59 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
15 58 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
15 58 (16.11%) Low Latency
15 58 (16.11%) AWS
16 57 (15.83%) OO
17 53 (14.72%) Test Automation
18 52 (14.44%) Microsoft
19 51 (14.17%) Kubernetes
20 50 (13.89%) Mathematics
20 50 (13.89%) Unix
21 49 (13.61%) SQL Server
21 49 (13.61%) Machine Learning
22 47 (13.06%) AngularJS
23 46 (12.78%) Algorithms
24 45 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
24 45 (12.50%) Hedge funds

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 29 (8.06%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.39%) Confluence
6 4 (1.11%) Apache
7 3 (0.83%) IIS
7 3 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) CICS
8 1 (0.28%) JBoss
8 1 (0.28%) MTS
8 1 (0.28%) nginx
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.28%) SAS
8 1 (0.28%) Tornado
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 58 (16.11%) AWS
2 38 (10.56%) Azure
3 17 (4.72%) GCP
4 5 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (1.39%) Serverless
5 4 (1.11%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.83%) Datadog
6 3 (0.83%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.56%) Apigee
7 2 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.56%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.56%) PaaS
7 2 (0.56%) SaaS
8 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.28%) npm
8 1 (0.28%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.89%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.39%) RTMP
3 4 (1.11%) FTP
4 3 (0.83%) LAN
4 3 (0.83%) WAN
5 2 (0.56%) Firewall
6 1 (0.28%) HTTP
6 1 (0.28%) SAN
6 1 (0.28%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.22%) Big Data
2 26 (7.22%) Hadoop
3 20 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.44%) Data Mining
4 16 (4.44%) KDB
5 12 (3.33%) Redis
5 12 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.50%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.94%) MySQL
8 6 (1.67%) DB2
8 6 (1.67%) Kdb+
8 6 (1.67%) MS Access
8 6 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.11%) Blockchain
10 4 (1.11%) Neo4j
10 4 (1.11%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.22%) Maven
5 7 (1.94%) GitLab
5 7 (1.94%) Subversion
6 6 (1.67%) Ant
6 6 (1.67%) Gradle
6 6 (1.67%) JIRA
7 5 (1.39%) IBM UrbanCode
8 4 (1.11%) git-flow
8 4 (1.11%) RSpec
8 4 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.11%) Travis CI
8 4 (1.11%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.83%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.83%) GCC
9 3 (0.83%) Selenium
10 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.56%) Spock
General
1 175 (48.61%) Finance
2 60 (16.67%) Banking
3 39 (10.83%) Front Office
4 12 (3.33%) Advertising
5 11 (3.06%) Games
5 11 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.67%) Retail
6 6 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.39%) Law
7 5 (1.39%) Marketing
7 5 (1.39%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.39%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (48.06%) Developer
2 85 (23.61%) C++ Developer
3 43 (11.94%) Software Engineer
4 36 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 33 (9.17%) Senior Developer
6 31 (8.61%) Data Engineer
7 28 (7.78%) Software Developer
8 22 (6.11%) Quantitative Developer
9 21 (5.83%) Full Stack Developer
10 18 (5.00%) Architect
11 17 (4.72%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 15 (4.17%) C# Developer
12 15 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.89%) C++ Software Developer
13 14 (3.89%) Senior Data Engineer
14 13 (3.61%) Data Scientist
15 12 (3.33%) Java Developer
15 12 (3.33%) Lead Developer
15 12 (3.33%) Senior Full Stack Developer
16 11 (3.06%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.06%) AngularJS
2 42 (11.67%) .NET
3 33 (9.17%) HTML
3 33 (9.17%) React
4 26 (7.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 26 (7.22%) Web Services
5 25 (6.94%) Qt
6 24 (6.67%) Pandas
6 24 (6.67%) TensorFlow
7 23 (6.39%) .NET Framework
7 23 (6.39%) Keras
7 23 (6.39%) scikit-learn
8 19 (5.28%) GraphQL
9 16 (4.44%) Kafka
10 15 (4.17%) HTML5
11 14 (3.89%) ASP.NET
11 14 (3.89%) CSS
12 13 (3.61%) Entity Framework
12 13 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (3.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (12.78%) Algorithms
3 45 (12.50%) Hedge funds
4 35 (9.72%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (9.44%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (6.94%) Data Structures
6 25 (6.94%) Linux Command Line
7 24 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (6.11%) Derivative
9 20 (5.56%) Fixed Income
10 18 (5.00%) Equities
11 14 (3.89%) Market Risk
12 12 (3.33%) Credit Risk
13 11 (3.06%) Exotic Derivative
14 10 (2.78%) Cloud Native
15 6 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
16 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
16 5 (1.39%) Smart City
17 4 (1.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 115 (31.94%) Linux
2 50 (13.89%) Unix
3 32 (8.89%) Windows
4 2 (0.56%) CentOS
5 1 (0.28%) Android
5 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.28%) Solaris
5 1 (0.28%) tvOS
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 90 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 68 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (17.78%) Analytics
5 61 (16.94%) DevOps
6 59 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
7 58 (16.11%) Low Latency
8 57 (15.83%) OO
9 53 (14.72%) Test Automation
10 50 (13.89%) Mathematics
11 49 (13.61%) Machine Learning
12 45 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (11.67%) Multithreading
14 41 (11.39%) Risk Management
15 40 (11.11%) Open Source
16 37 (10.28%) OOP
17 36 (10.00%) Data Science
18 32 (8.89%) Statistics
19 28 (7.78%) Proprietary Trading
20 26 (7.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 234 (65.00%) Python
2 151 (41.94%) C#
3 127 (35.28%) Java
4 88 (24.44%) SQL
5 67 (18.61%) JavaScript
6 41 (11.39%) Scala
7 39 (10.83%) C
8 35 (9.72%) TypeScript
9 33 (9.17%) R
9 33 (9.17%) Ruby
10 18 (5.00%) MATLAB
11 15 (4.17%) Bash Shell
12 12 (3.33%) Shell Script
13 11 (3.06%) VBA
14 10 (2.78%) Go
15 9 (2.50%) Perl
16 7 (1.94%) VB
17 6 (1.67%) Kotlin
18 5 (1.39%) VB.NET
19 4 (1.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 115 (31.94%) Degree
2 38 (10.56%) PhD
3 29 (8.06%) Master's Degree
4 23 (6.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.83%) IIBA
6 3 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.28%) ISEB
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.28%) MCP
7 1 (0.28%) MCPD
7 1 (0.28%) MCTS
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.28%) PMP
7 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.56%) QA
2 13 (3.61%) MiFID
3 10 (2.78%) Dodd-Frank
3 10 (2.78%) EMIR
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (12.22%) Docker
2 6 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.39%) Firmware
4 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) ACF2
5 1 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 51 (14.17%) Kubernetes
2 23 (6.39%) Consul
2 23 (6.39%) Terraform
3 16 (4.44%) Ansible
4 11 (3.06%) SCCM
5 10 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.22%) Puppet
7 6 (1.67%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.11%) Icinga
8 4 (1.11%) Packer
8 4 (1.11%) Salt
9 2 (0.56%) Rancher
10 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.67%) Google
3 14 (3.89%) Oracle
4 7 (1.94%) Atlassian
4 7 (1.94%) Reuters
4 7 (1.94%) TIBCO
5 6 (1.67%) Blue Prism
5 6 (1.67%) Facebook
6 5 (1.39%) BT
6 5 (1.39%) Instagram
6 5 (1.39%) Sybase
6 5 (1.39%) Twitter
6 5 (1.39%) Xceptor
6 5 (1.39%) YouTube
7 4 (1.11%) IBM
7 4 (1.11%) Perforce
8 3 (0.83%) VMware
9 2 (0.56%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.56%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.56%) Samsung