Period
to 5 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 60 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5,145 7,092 8,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.12% 4.68% 4.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.65% 8.48% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,885 5,930 6,598
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £96,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 67,295 83,655 93,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 53.90% 55.24% 55.37%
Number of salaries quoted 56,116 70,253 77,418
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in England

C++
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for C++ in England

C++
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in England over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Salary histogram for C++ in England

C++
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the England region over the 6 months to 5 December 2019. 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
London -27 1,880 £75,000 +7.14% 367
South East -6 1,340 £50,000 - 376
South West -1 754 £45,000 - 188
North of England -4 494 £50,000 +11.11% 153
North West +43 364 £50,000 +11.11% 72
Midlands +1 338 £42,500 +6.25% 124
East of England -11 336 £47,500 -9.52% 191
West Midlands +21 188 £42,500 +3.66% 54
East Midlands -11 150 £47,500 +18.75% 69
Yorkshire -45 103 £47,500 +5.56% 55
North East -29 27 £50,000 +5.26% 26
South Coast - 1 £60,000 -
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 5 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 England region with a requirement for C++.

1 2,586 (50.26%) Software Engineering
2 2,465 (47.91%) Python
3 2,269 (44.10%) Java
4 2,082 (40.47%) C#
5 1,721 (33.45%) C
6 1,651 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1,430 (27.79%) Degree
8 1,420 (27.60%) Linux
9 1,173 (22.80%) Computer Science
10 1,133 (22.02%) Finance
11 986 (19.16%) JavaScript
12 844 (16.40%) SQL
13 770 (14.97%) Windows
14 719 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
15 704 (13.68%) .NET
16 676 (13.14%) OO
17 632 (12.28%) Mathematics
18 629 (12.23%) AWS
19 620 (12.05%) DevOps
20 595 (11.56%) Algorithms
21 542 (10.53%) Git (software)
22 518 (10.07%) Artificial Intelligence
23 500 (9.72%) Computer Science Degree
24 471 (9.15%) Machine Learning
25 466 (9.06%) Security Cleared
26 457 (8.88%) Mentoring
27 452 (8.79%) Web Services
28 449 (8.73%) Test Automation
29 447 (8.69%) Scrum
30 431 (8.38%) Front Office

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 112 (2.18%) Apache Spark
2 102 (1.98%) Apache
3 91 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
4 73 (1.42%) Confluence
5 40 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 35 (0.68%) nginx
7 34 (0.66%) SAS
8 31 (0.60%) JBoss
9 19 (0.37%) Tornado
9 19 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.33%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.31%) IIS
12 12 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
12 12 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.19%) Jupyter
13 10 (0.19%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.17%) Luigi
15 8 (0.16%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.12%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.12%) MTS
Applications
1 74 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (0.78%) Simulink
4 27 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.29%) Sketch
8 12 (0.23%) Stateflow
9 10 (0.19%) Steinberg Cubase
10 8 (0.16%) Figma
10 8 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.14%) Mathematica
11 7 (0.14%) Maya
12 5 (0.097%) 3ds Max
12 5 (0.097%) Doxygen
12 5 (0.097%) NUKE
13 4 (0.078%) GNU Octave
14 3 (0.058%) Houdini
14 3 (0.058%) SPSS
14 3 (0.058%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 56 (1.09%) FINCAD Analytics
2 50 (0.97%) thinkFolio
3 29 (0.56%) LatentZero
4 6 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.12%) MetaTrader
5 5 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.097%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.097%) Summit
6 4 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.058%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.058%) RMDS
8 2 (0.039%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.019%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 629 (12.23%) AWS
2 398 (7.74%) Azure
3 287 (5.58%) GCP
4 112 (2.18%) SaaS
5 86 (1.67%) GitHub
6 67 (1.30%) Amazon S3
7 63 (1.22%) Serverless
8 60 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 51 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
10 26 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
12 24 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 20 (0.39%) Office 365
14 15 (0.29%) CloudFront
14 15 (0.29%) Route 53
14 15 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 13 (0.25%) G Suite
15 13 (0.25%) PaaS
16 12 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 136 (2.64%) TCP/IP
2 131 (2.55%) Internet
3 91 (1.77%) Wireless
4 57 (1.11%) HTTP
5 55 (1.07%) DNS
6 40 (0.78%) Firewall
7 39 (0.76%) Network Security
8 36 (0.70%) Bluetooth
9 34 (0.66%) RS-485
9 34 (0.66%) Software-Defined Radio
10 33 (0.64%) RS-232
11 32 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (0.54%) Broadband
13 23 (0.45%) LTE
13 23 (0.45%) VoIP
14 22 (0.43%) Wireshark
15 19 (0.37%) Ethernet
16 17 (0.33%) ZigBee
17 16 (0.31%) HTTPS
17 16 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 225 (4.37%) Big Data
3 200 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 181 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
5 167 (3.25%) NoSQL
6 139 (2.70%) MySQL
7 118 (2.29%) Hadoop
8 115 (2.24%) MongoDB
9 83 (1.61%) Redis
10 79 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 72 (1.40%) Amazon Athena
12 63 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
13 42 (0.82%) Blockchain
14 40 (0.78%) Neo4j
15 31 (0.60%) Data Mining
16 26 (0.51%) KDB
16 26 (0.51%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.43%) Apache Hive
17 22 (0.43%) DB2
18 20 (0.39%) HBase
Development Applications
1 542 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 306 (5.95%) Jenkins
3 274 (5.33%) Visual Studio
4 239 (4.65%) JIRA
5 179 (3.48%) Subversion
6 124 (2.41%) Selenium
7 107 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 65 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 64 (1.24%) Eclipse
10 63 (1.22%) GitLab
11 59 (1.15%) Bitbucket
12 58 (1.13%) JUnit
12 58 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 53 (1.03%) Maven
14 36 (0.70%) JMeter
15 33 (0.64%) Bitbucket Server
16 32 (0.62%) TeamCity
17 29 (0.56%) WebDriver
18 28 (0.54%) Appium
18 28 (0.54%) Hudson
General
1 1,133 (22.02%) Finance
2 431 (8.38%) Front Office
3 398 (7.74%) Electronics
4 335 (6.51%) Banking
5 246 (4.78%) Games
6 242 (4.70%) Telecoms
7 226 (4.39%) Manufacturing
8 190 (3.69%) Automotive
9 160 (3.11%) Aerospace
10 158 (3.07%) Retail
11 136 (2.64%) Marketing
12 118 (2.29%) Public Sector
13 115 (2.24%) Military
14 78 (1.52%) Investment Banking
15 56 (1.09%) Advertising
15 56 (1.09%) Law
16 44 (0.86%) Financial Institution
17 29 (0.56%) German Language
18 26 (0.51%) French Language
19 24 (0.47%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,723 (33.49%) Software Engineer
2 1,609 (31.27%) Developer
3 558 (10.85%) C++ Developer
4 497 (9.66%) Software Developer
5 471 (9.15%) C++ Software Engineer
6 416 (8.09%) Embedded Engineer
7 414 (8.05%) Senior Software Engineer
8 318 (6.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 279 (5.42%) Graduate
10 272 (5.29%) Junior
11 260 (5.05%) C# Developer
12 209 (4.06%) Java Developer
13 183 (3.56%) Python Developer
14 177 (3.44%) Architect
15 175 (3.40%) Senior Developer
16 160 (3.11%) Graduate Developer
17 150 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
18 144 (2.80%) Junior Developer
19 114 (2.22%) C Software Engineer
20 113 (2.20%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 704 (13.68%) .NET
2 452 (8.79%) Web Services
3 360 (7.00%) HTML
4 340 (6.61%) AngularJS
5 310 (6.03%) Node.js
6 233 (4.53%) React
7 184 (3.58%) CSS
8 177 (3.44%) HTML5
9 170 (3.30%) WPF
10 162 (3.15%) J2EE
11 148 (2.88%) REST
12 136 (2.64%) ASP.NET
13 133 (2.59%) XML
14 124 (2.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 117 (2.27%) Qt
15 117 (2.27%) RESTful
16 112 (2.18%) Kafka
17 111 (2.16%) Spring
18 110 (2.14%) TensorFlow
19 96 (1.87%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 595 (11.56%) Algorithms
2 363 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 353 (6.86%) Derivative
4 331 (6.43%) Fixed Income
5 313 (6.08%) Hedge funds
6 299 (5.81%) Embedded Systems
7 250 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
8 205 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
9 204 (3.97%) Equities
10 188 (3.65%) User Experience
11 184 (3.58%) Data Structures
12 140 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 139 (2.70%) Management Information System
14 121 (2.35%) Robotics
15 116 (2.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 97 (1.89%) Smartphone
17 87 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
18 82 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
19 67 (1.30%) Exotic Derivative
19 67 (1.30%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1,420 (27.60%) Linux
2 770 (14.97%) Windows
3 284 (5.52%) Unix
4 228 (4.43%) Android
5 112 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 94 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
7 75 (1.46%) CentOS
8 68 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 32 (0.62%) Tizen
10 32 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 25 (0.49%) VxWorks
12 24 (0.47%) Windows Server
13 23 (0.45%) FreeRTOS
14 20 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 19 (0.37%) Debian
15 19 (0.37%) Windows 7
16 15 (0.29%) Kali Linux
16 15 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (0.23%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,586 (50.26%) Software Engineering
2 1,651 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1,173 (22.80%) Computer Science
4 719 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
5 676 (13.14%) OO
6 632 (12.28%) Mathematics
7 620 (12.05%) DevOps
8 518 (10.07%) Artificial Intelligence
9 471 (9.15%) Machine Learning
10 457 (8.88%) Mentoring
11 449 (8.73%) Test Automation
12 447 (8.69%) Scrum
13 430 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
14 389 (7.56%) Open Source
15 378 (7.35%) Analytics
16 363 (7.06%) SDLC
17 329 (6.39%) Multithreading
18 314 (6.10%) TDD
19 308 (5.99%) Physics
20 264 (5.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2,465 (47.91%) Python
2 2,269 (44.10%) Java
3 2,082 (40.47%) C#
4 1,721 (33.45%) C
5 986 (19.16%) JavaScript
6 844 (16.40%) SQL
7 322 (6.26%) Go
8 235 (4.57%) Bash Shell
9 210 (4.08%) MATLAB
10 208 (4.04%) Embedded C
11 202 (3.93%) R
12 191 (3.71%) Ruby
13 166 (3.23%) PHP
14 158 (3.07%) Perl
15 142 (2.76%) Scala
16 131 (2.55%) Embedded C++
17 114 (2.22%) PowerShell
18 97 (1.89%) TypeScript
19 95 (1.85%) Ada
20 94 (1.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,430 (27.79%) Degree
2 500 (9.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 466 (9.06%) Security Cleared
4 233 (4.53%) SC Cleared
5 203 (3.95%) PhD
6 199 (3.87%) DV Cleared
7 83 (1.61%) Master's Degree
8 74 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
9 44 (0.86%) CISSP
10 33 (0.64%) CISM
11 26 (0.51%) CISA
12 21 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (0.39%) CCNA
14 17 (0.33%) SANS
15 16 (0.31%) OSCP
16 15 (0.29%) GIAC
16 15 (0.29%) ISTQB
16 15 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (0.25%) MCSE
17 13 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (4.16%) QA
2 33 (0.64%) DICOM
3 16 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.29%) IFRS
4 15 (0.29%) IFRS 9
4 15 (0.29%) ISO 26262
4 15 (0.29%) SLA
5 13 (0.25%) IEC 61508
5 13 (0.25%) MiFID
6 12 (0.23%) Basel II
6 12 (0.23%) HMG Infosec
6 12 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 12 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 12 (0.23%) MISRA
7 11 (0.21%) GDPR
8 10 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.19%) EMIR
9 9 (0.17%) Def Stans
9 9 (0.17%) JTAG
10 8 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 403 (7.83%) Docker
2 289 (5.62%) Firmware
3 37 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (0.51%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.16%) etcd
8 6 (0.12%) vSphere
9 5 (0.097%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.097%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.078%) ACF2
10 4 (0.078%) RACF
10 4 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.058%) iptables
12 1 (0.019%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.019%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.019%) Ceph
12 1 (0.019%) NFS
12 1 (0.019%) Samba
Systems Management
1 313 (6.08%) Kubernetes
2 153 (2.97%) Ansible
3 90 (1.75%) Puppet
4 89 (1.73%) Terraform
5 74 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (0.93%) SCCM
7 40 (0.78%) Nessus
8 30 (0.58%) Consul
9 26 (0.51%) Salt
10 25 (0.49%) Mesos
11 24 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
12 20 (0.39%) EnCase
13 18 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
14 16 (0.31%) Nmap
14 16 (0.31%) Prometheus
15 15 (0.29%) SELinux
15 15 (0.29%) Sysdig
16 14 (0.27%) FTK
17 11 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
18 10 (0.19%) MIIS
Vendors
1 297 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 271 (5.27%) Google
3 201 (3.91%) Oracle
4 124 (2.41%) Bloomberg
5 84 (1.63%) SAP
6 77 (1.50%) Reuters
7 62 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 54 (1.05%) Splunk
9 44 (0.86%) VMware
10 43 (0.84%) QNX
11 35 (0.68%) IBM
12 32 (0.62%) Perforce
13 31 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 31 (0.60%) Cisco
14 30 (0.58%) Freescale
14 30 (0.58%) Renesas
15 29 (0.56%) Charles River
15 29 (0.56%) Eze Castle Integration
15 29 (0.56%) SimCorp
16 25 (0.49%) Palo Alto