Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 72 68
Rank change year-on-year -43 -4 +29
Permanent jobs citing C++ 127 283 415
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.57% 3.76% 4.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.12% 6.74% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 113 247 376
10th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
25th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £54,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -6.25%
75th Percentile £105,000 £120,000 £105,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £140,000 £128,750
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% -3.33%

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 3,082 4,200 6,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 62.46% 55.81% 61.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,843 3,757 5,674
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £106,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%

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 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for C++ in the City of London

C++
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the City of London region over the 6 months to 10 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 £50,000 -
C++
Central London

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 79 (62.20%) Python
2 72 (56.69%) Finance
3 61 (48.03%) Linux
4 50 (39.37%) Java
4 50 (39.37%) Software Engineering
5 49 (38.58%) C#
6 37 (29.13%) SQL
6 37 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (22.83%) Jenkins
7 29 (22.83%) Low Latency
8 26 (20.47%) Degree
8 26 (20.47%) AWS
9 25 (19.69%) DevOps
10 24 (18.90%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (18.11%) OOP
11 23 (18.11%) Docker
12 22 (17.32%) Azure
12 22 (17.32%) Unix
12 22 (17.32%) Kubernetes
13 21 (16.54%) OO
13 21 (16.54%) Algorithms
14 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
14 20 (15.75%) TDD
14 20 (15.75%) Data Structures
15 19 (14.96%) Social Skills
16 18 (14.17%) Microservices
16 18 (14.17%) BDD
16 18 (14.17%) Computer Science
16 18 (14.17%) Django
17 17 (13.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 5 (3.94%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (0.79%) Ethereum
2 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) 3ds Max
1 4 (3.15%) Maya
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.15%) Photoshop
1 4 (3.15%) ZBrush
2 1 (0.79%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.79%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.47%) AWS
2 22 (17.32%) Azure
3 14 (11.02%) GCP
4 12 (9.45%) Serverless
5 4 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.57%) IaaS
7 1 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.79%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.79%) GitHub
7 1 (0.79%) Linode
7 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.90%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (11.02%) Relational Database
3 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.66%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (7.87%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.94%) Blockchain
6 5 (3.94%) MySQL
7 3 (2.36%) Big Data
8 2 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (22.83%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (7.87%) SonarQube
3 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.94%) JIRA
5 3 (2.36%) GitLab
6 2 (1.57%) Checkstyle
6 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 72 (56.69%) Finance
2 19 (14.96%) Social Skills
3 16 (12.60%) Front Office
3 16 (12.60%) Games
4 10 (7.87%) Influencing Skills
4 10 (7.87%) Presentation Skills
5 7 (5.51%) Retail
6 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.94%) Advertising
8 4 (3.15%) Banking
8 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.57%) Marketing
9 2 (1.57%) Publishing
10 1 (0.79%) Back Office
10 1 (0.79%) Electronics
10 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 80 (62.99%) Developer
2 28 (22.05%) Python Developer
3 25 (19.69%) C++ Developer
4 22 (17.32%) Senior Developer
5 20 (15.75%) Quantitative Developer
6 11 (8.66%) Technical Leader
7 9 (7.09%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.09%) Senior C++ Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Lead Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.94%) C++/Java Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Front Office Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Pricing Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Senior Quantitative Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Team Leader
11 4 (3.15%) Front Office C++ Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.17%) Django
2 16 (12.60%) Node.js
3 14 (11.02%) Pandas
4 12 (9.45%) STL
5 10 (7.87%) .NET
5 10 (7.87%) OAuth
5 10 (7.87%) OAuth2
5 10 (7.87%) OpenID
6 9 (7.09%) React
7 8 (6.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (5.51%) .NET Core
9 6 (4.72%) Unreal Engine
10 5 (3.94%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.15%) HTML
11 4 (3.15%) HTML5
11 4 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (3.15%) Spring
12 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
12 3 (2.36%) CSS
12 3 (2.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Algorithms
2 20 (15.75%) Data Structures
3 17 (13.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (13.39%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (11.81%) Equities
5 14 (11.02%) Fixed Income
6 12 (9.45%) Hedge funds
6 12 (9.45%) Spread Betting
7 5 (3.94%) Credit Risk
7 5 (3.94%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.15%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (3.15%) Animation
8 4 (3.15%) Market Risk
9 3 (2.36%) Derivative
9 3 (2.36%) Exotic Derivative
9 3 (2.36%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.57%) Bitcoin
10 2 (1.57%) User Experience
10 2 (1.57%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 61 (48.03%) Linux
2 22 (17.32%) Unix
3 12 (9.45%) Windows
4 2 (1.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (39.37%) Software Engineering
2 37 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (22.83%) Low Latency
4 25 (19.69%) DevOps
5 23 (18.11%) OOP
6 21 (16.54%) OO
7 20 (15.75%) TDD
8 18 (14.17%) BDD
8 18 (14.17%) Computer Science
8 18 (14.17%) Microservices
9 16 (12.60%) Machine Learning
9 16 (12.60%) Mathematics
10 14 (11.02%) Algorithmic Trading
10 14 (11.02%) OOD
10 14 (11.02%) Test Automation
11 13 (10.24%) Validation
12 12 (9.45%) Data Protection
12 12 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (9.45%) Scrum
12 12 (9.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 79 (62.20%) Python
2 50 (39.37%) Java
3 49 (38.58%) C#
4 37 (29.13%) SQL
5 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
6 16 (12.60%) C
7 6 (4.72%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.15%) R
8 4 (3.15%) Rust
9 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.36%) Java 8
9 3 (2.36%) Ruby
10 2 (1.57%) Go
10 2 (1.57%) PHP
10 2 (1.57%) Solidity
11 1 (0.79%) F#
11 1 (0.79%) Groovy
11 1 (0.79%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.79%) Scala
11 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (20.47%) Degree
2 13 (10.24%) Master's Degree
3 9 (7.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (6.30%) PhD
5 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) CCNA
6 1 (0.79%) CCNP
6 1 (0.79%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (0.79%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.79%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.79%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) GDPR
1 11 (8.66%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (2.36%) EMIR
2 3 (2.36%) ISO 20022
2 3 (2.36%) MiFID
3 2 (1.57%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (18.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (17.32%) Kubernetes
2 15 (11.81%) Puppet
3 8 (6.30%) Terraform
4 3 (2.36%) Ansible
4 3 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.57%) Nagios
5 2 (1.57%) Packer
6 1 (0.79%) Istio
6 1 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (11.02%) Oracle
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.15%) IBM
4 3 (2.36%) Google
5 2 (1.57%) Broadcom
5 2 (1.57%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.79%) FIS
6 1 (0.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) SunGard
6 1 (0.79%) Sybase
6 1 (0.79%) TIBCO