Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 100 105 65
Rank change year-on-year +5 -40 -2
Permanent jobs citing C++ 184 125 368
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.93% 2.88% 4.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.06% 4.50% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 127 103 312
10th Percentile £56,500 £55,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £56,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £85,000 £76,250
Median % change year-on-year - +11.48% +1.67%
75th Percentile £116,250 £108,125 £120,000
90th Percentile £136,750 £132,500 £150,000
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £85,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +3.45%

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 3,639 2,779 5,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.94% 64.05% 57.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,248 2,534 4,607
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £56,313 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Salary histogram for C++ in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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++.

1 154 (83.70%) Python
2 133 (72.28%) Java
3 123 (66.85%) C#
4 80 (43.48%) Finance
5 74 (40.22%) Social Skills
6 73 (39.67%) AWS
7 66 (35.87%) Degree
8 61 (33.15%) JavaScript
9 54 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (27.72%) OO
11 49 (26.63%) Software Engineering
12 45 (24.46%) Scala
12 45 (24.46%) R
12 45 (24.46%) DevOps
13 44 (23.91%) MATLAB
14 43 (23.37%) .NET
15 42 (22.83%) Master's Degree
16 40 (21.74%) Linux
17 38 (20.65%) OOP
17 38 (20.65%) Microservices
18 36 (19.57%) GCP
18 36 (19.57%) C
19 35 (19.02%) Kubernetes
20 34 (18.48%) Computer Science
21 33 (17.93%) Ruby
21 33 (17.93%) Mathematics
22 32 (17.39%) QA
22 32 (17.39%) Perl
22 32 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
22 32 (17.39%) SDLC

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 18 (9.78%) Confluence
2 6 (3.26%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.09%) Luigi
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.54%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 73 (39.67%) AWS
2 36 (19.57%) GCP
3 30 (16.30%) Azure
4 21 (11.41%) Serverless
5 2 (1.09%) Power Automate
5 2 (1.09%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.09%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.54%) Azure App Service
6 1 (0.54%) Azure Monitor
6 1 (0.54%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.54%) GitHub
6 1 (0.54%) IaaS
6 1 (0.54%) PaaS
6 1 (0.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Slack
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.63%) HTTP
2 2 (1.09%) Internet
2 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.54%) DNS
3 1 (0.54%) LAN
3 1 (0.54%) MQTT
3 1 (0.54%) RS-485
3 1 (0.54%) SSL
3 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.22%) Relational Database
2 23 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 22 (11.96%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (11.41%) MongoDB
4 21 (11.41%) SQL Server
5 20 (10.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 13 (7.07%) Big Data
7 6 (3.26%) OLAP
8 3 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.63%) MySQL
9 2 (1.09%) KDB
10 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.54%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 22 (11.96%) Jenkins
2 21 (11.41%) JIRA
3 20 (10.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (10.87%) SonarQube
4 16 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.54%) AppScan
6 1 (0.54%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.54%) CMake
6 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.54%) JUnit
6 1 (0.54%) NUnit
6 1 (0.54%) TestNG
General
1 80 (43.48%) Finance
2 74 (40.22%) Social Skills
3 30 (16.30%) Banking
4 21 (11.41%) Presentation Skills
5 20 (10.87%) Influencing Skills
6 14 (7.61%) Advertising
6 14 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (7.61%) Investment Banking
7 13 (7.07%) Front Office
8 12 (6.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 9 (4.89%) Retail
10 6 (3.26%) Marketing
11 5 (2.72%) Games
11 5 (2.72%) Law
12 4 (2.17%) Electronics
12 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
12 4 (2.17%) Public Sector
12 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.54%) International Banking
13 1 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 70 (38.04%) Developer
2 34 (18.48%) Technical Leader
3 30 (16.30%) Software Developer
4 22 (11.96%) Salesforce Developer
5 21 (11.41%) Analyst
6 18 (9.78%) C++ Developer
6 18 (9.78%) Qualitative Analyst
6 18 (9.78%) Quantitative Analyst
6 18 (9.78%) Software Engineer
7 13 (7.07%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.07%) Support Specialist
8 12 (6.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.35%) Salesforce Software Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Senior C++ Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Architect
11 7 (3.80%) Python Developer
12 6 (3.26%) C# Developer
12 6 (3.26%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
12 6 (3.26%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.37%) .NET
2 26 (14.13%) Node.js
3 20 (10.87%) OAuth
3 20 (10.87%) OAuth2
3 20 (10.87%) OpenID
4 17 (9.24%) React
5 15 (8.15%) REST
6 8 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (3.26%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.72%) WPF
9 4 (2.17%) XML
10 3 (1.63%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.63%) CSS
10 3 (1.63%) HTML
10 3 (1.63%) RESTful
11 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.09%) Flask
11 2 (1.09%) Pandas
11 2 (1.09%) SOAP
11 2 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.87%) Cloud Native
2 18 (9.78%) Algorithms
3 13 (7.07%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (6.52%) Equities
5 9 (4.89%) Data Structures
5 9 (4.89%) Derivative
6 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (3.26%) Credit Risk
7 6 (3.26%) Data Fabric
7 6 (3.26%) Exotic Derivative
7 6 (3.26%) Market Risk
8 5 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.09%) Blog
9 2 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.74%) Linux
2 15 (8.15%) Windows
3 13 (7.07%) Mac OS
4 3 (1.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.72%) OO
3 49 (26.63%) Software Engineering
4 45 (24.46%) DevOps
5 38 (20.65%) Microservices
5 38 (20.65%) OOP
6 34 (18.48%) Computer Science
7 33 (17.93%) Mathematics
8 32 (17.39%) Mentoring
8 32 (17.39%) SDLC
9 31 (16.85%) Risk Management
10 28 (15.22%) Test Automation
11 26 (14.13%) CRM
11 26 (14.13%) Validation
12 24 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
13 23 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
14 22 (11.96%) Data Protection
14 22 (11.96%) OWASP
15 21 (11.41%) Event-Driven
15 21 (11.41%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 154 (83.70%) Python
2 133 (72.28%) Java
3 123 (66.85%) C#
4 61 (33.15%) JavaScript
5 45 (24.46%) R
5 45 (24.46%) Scala
6 44 (23.91%) MATLAB
7 36 (19.57%) C
8 33 (17.93%) Ruby
9 32 (17.39%) Perl
10 28 (15.22%) Kotlin
10 28 (15.22%) SQL
11 27 (14.67%) PHP
12 26 (14.13%) Apple Swift
12 26 (14.13%) Dart
12 26 (14.13%) Objective-C
12 26 (14.13%) Pascal
12 26 (14.13%) VB.NET
13 22 (11.96%) Go
14 12 (6.52%) Rust
Qualifications
1 66 (35.87%) Degree
2 42 (22.83%) Master's Degree
3 20 (10.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (10.33%) PhD
5 1 (0.54%) CEH
5 1 (0.54%) CISA
5 1 (0.54%) CISSP
5 1 (0.54%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.54%) EC-Council LPT
5 1 (0.54%) ECSA
5 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.54%) OSCP
5 1 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.39%) QA
2 20 (10.87%) GDPR
3 6 (3.26%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (3.26%) EMIR
3 6 (3.26%) MiFID
4 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (19.02%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.17%) Terraform
3 3 (1.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.54%) Grafana
4 1 (0.54%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.54%) Nessus
4 1 (0.54%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.54%) Puppet
4 1 (0.54%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 32 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
2 21 (11.41%) Oracle
3 15 (8.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.17%) SAP
5 2 (1.09%) Sybase
6 1 (0.54%) Checkmarx
6 1 (0.54%) Demandware
6 1 (0.54%) Google
6 1 (0.54%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.54%) Murex
6 1 (0.54%) Qualys