Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 99 95
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 191 103 317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.23% 2.67% 3.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.42% 4.36% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 153 89 267
10th Percentile £48,800 £45,000 £46,250
25th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £86,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.74% +14.67% -
75th Percentile £110,000 £122,500 £113,125
90th Percentile £118,750 £142,500 £137,500
Central London median annual salary £87,500 £85,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -

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 3,523 2,361 6,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.62% 61.17% 60.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,168 2,080 5,441
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £108,750 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%

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 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for C++ in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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++.

1 141 (73.82%) Python
2 132 (69.11%) Java
3 120 (62.83%) C#
4 99 (51.83%) Finance
5 86 (45.03%) Social Skills
6 83 (43.46%) AWS
7 75 (39.27%) Software Engineering
8 70 (36.65%) DevOps
9 60 (31.41%) JavaScript
9 60 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (31.41%) Azure
10 57 (29.84%) Degree
11 56 (29.32%) QA
12 55 (28.80%) Kubernetes
13 52 (27.23%) GCP
14 51 (26.70%) Microservices
14 51 (26.70%) Test Automation
15 50 (26.18%) Data Protection
15 50 (26.18%) Docker
16 49 (25.65%) Oracle
17 48 (25.13%) Jenkins
17 48 (25.13%) Master's Degree
18 47 (24.61%) Node.js
18 47 (24.61%) SQL Server
18 47 (24.61%) OWASP
19 46 (24.08%) PostgreSQL
19 46 (24.08%) Relational Database
19 46 (24.08%) Serverless
19 46 (24.08%) Technical Leadership
19 46 (24.08%) Event-Driven

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 26 (13.61%) Confluence
2 5 (2.62%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.14%) 3ds Max
2 6 (3.14%) Maya
2 6 (3.14%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.14%) ZBrush
3 1 (0.52%) Houdini
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.52%) Summit
1 1 (0.52%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 83 (43.46%) AWS
2 60 (31.41%) Azure
3 52 (27.23%) GCP
4 46 (24.08%) Serverless
5 5 (2.62%) Power Automate
5 5 (2.62%) Power Platform
5 5 (2.62%) PowerApps
6 3 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.05%) IaaS
8 1 (0.52%) Azure App Service
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.52%) Linode
8 1 (0.52%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.52%) PaaS
8 1 (0.52%) SaaS
8 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.05%) 3GPP
1 2 (1.05%) 4G
1 2 (1.05%) 5G
1 2 (1.05%) ASN.1
1 2 (1.05%) HTTP
1 2 (1.05%) LTE
2 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.52%) LAN
2 1 (0.52%) MQTT
2 1 (0.52%) RS-485
2 1 (0.52%) SSL
2 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.61%) SQL Server
2 46 (24.08%) PostgreSQL
2 46 (24.08%) Relational Database
3 45 (23.56%) MongoDB
4 43 (22.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 43 (22.51%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.14%) Big Data
6 4 (2.09%) OLAP
7 2 (1.05%) KDB
7 2 (1.05%) MySQL
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.52%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (25.13%) Jenkins
2 43 (22.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 43 (22.51%) SonarQube
3 38 (19.90%) JIRA
4 7 (3.66%) Bitbucket
4 7 (3.66%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.05%) Appium
5 2 (1.05%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.05%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.05%) Spock
5 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.52%) AppScan
6 1 (0.52%) Checkstyle
6 1 (0.52%) CMake
6 1 (0.52%) GitLab
6 1 (0.52%) JUnit
6 1 (0.52%) NUnit
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.52%) TestNG
General
1 99 (51.83%) Finance
2 86 (45.03%) Social Skills
3 45 (23.56%) Presentation Skills
4 42 (21.99%) Influencing Skills
5 23 (12.04%) Banking
5 23 (12.04%) Retail
6 22 (11.52%) Games
7 17 (8.90%) Front Office
8 11 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (5.24%) Investment Banking
10 8 (4.19%) Advertising
11 5 (2.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
12 4 (2.09%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.52%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.52%) International Banking
13 1 (0.52%) Marketing
13 1 (0.52%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (37.17%) Developer
2 51 (26.70%) Technical Leader
3 23 (12.04%) Software Developer
4 19 (9.95%) C++ Developer
5 18 (9.42%) Salesforce Developer
6 12 (6.28%) Analyst
7 11 (5.76%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.24%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Configuration Analyst
10 8 (4.19%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 8 (4.19%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Salesforce Software Engineer
10 8 (4.19%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 6 (3.14%) Architect
11 6 (3.14%) Python Engineer
11 6 (3.14%) Quantitative Developer
11 6 (3.14%) Site Engineer
12 5 (2.62%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (24.61%) Node.js
2 45 (23.56%) .NET
3 43 (22.51%) OAuth
3 43 (22.51%) OAuth2
3 43 (22.51%) OpenID
4 12 (6.28%) STL
5 11 (5.76%) XML
6 10 (5.24%) React
6 10 (5.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 10 (5.24%) Unreal Engine
7 8 (4.19%) HTML
8 7 (3.66%) ASP.NET
9 6 (3.14%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.14%) RESTful
10 5 (2.62%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.62%) CSS
10 5 (2.62%) HTML5
10 5 (2.62%) REST
11 4 (2.09%) Spring
11 4 (2.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.47%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (6.28%) Algorithms
2 12 (6.28%) Spread Betting
3 9 (4.71%) Equities
4 8 (4.19%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.66%) Derivative
6 6 (3.14%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (3.14%) Animation
6 6 (3.14%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.14%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (2.09%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.57%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.05%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.05%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.05%) User Experience
10 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.94%) Linux
2 23 (12.04%) Unix
3 10 (5.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (39.27%) Software Engineering
2 70 (36.65%) DevOps
3 60 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (26.70%) Microservices
4 51 (26.70%) Test Automation
5 50 (26.18%) Data Protection
6 47 (24.61%) OWASP
7 46 (24.08%) Event-Driven
7 46 (24.08%) Technical Leadership
8 44 (23.04%) Technical Architecture
8 44 (23.04%) Threat Modelling
8 44 (23.04%) UML
9 43 (22.51%) Benchmarking
9 43 (22.51%) Code Coverage
9 43 (22.51%) Data Privacy
9 43 (22.51%) Enterprise Architecture
9 43 (22.51%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 43 (22.51%) Identity Management
9 43 (22.51%) Matrix Organization
9 43 (22.51%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (73.82%) Python
2 132 (69.11%) Java
3 120 (62.83%) C#
4 60 (31.41%) JavaScript
5 34 (17.80%) Scala
6 33 (17.28%) SQL
7 30 (15.71%) C
7 30 (15.71%) R
8 26 (13.61%) Ruby
9 23 (12.04%) Kotlin
9 23 (12.04%) Perl
10 22 (11.52%) MATLAB
11 21 (10.99%) PHP
12 20 (10.47%) Apple Swift
12 20 (10.47%) Dart
12 20 (10.47%) Objective-C
12 20 (10.47%) Pascal
12 20 (10.47%) VB.NET
13 13 (6.81%) Go
14 8 (4.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (29.84%) Degree
2 48 (25.13%) Master's Degree
3 5 (2.62%) PhD
4 3 (1.57%) CREST Certified
4 3 (1.57%) OSCP
5 1 (0.52%) CEH
5 1 (0.52%) CISA
5 1 (0.52%) CISSP
5 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.52%) EC-Council LPT
5 1 (0.52%) ECSA
5 1 (0.52%) SANS
5 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (29.32%) QA
2 43 (22.51%) GDPR
3 5 (2.62%) Solvency II
4 4 (2.09%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.57%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.52%) ISO 15022
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (26.18%) Docker
2 2 (1.05%) Firmware
3 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (28.80%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.66%) Terraform
3 5 (2.62%) Ansible
4 4 (2.09%) Packer
5 2 (1.05%) Consul
5 2 (1.05%) Nagios
5 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.52%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.52%) Nessus
6 1 (0.52%) Puppet
6 1 (0.52%) Salt
6 1 (0.52%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 49 (25.65%) Oracle
2 28 (14.66%) Salesforce.com
3 19 (9.95%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.09%) IBM
5 3 (1.57%) Google
6 2 (1.05%) VMware
7 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.52%) Demandware
7 1 (0.52%) FIS
7 1 (0.52%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.52%) Murex
7 1 (0.52%) Qualys
7 1 (0.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.52%) SunGard
7 1 (0.52%) TIBCO