Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 65 64
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 7,061 8,024 8,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.65% 4.75% 4.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.41% 8.58% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5,888 6,597 6,995
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -2.06%

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 83,989 93,475 95,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.36% 55.32% 52.94%
Number of salaries quoted 70,483 77,524 82,883
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 +11 2,833 £70,000 +12.00% 540
South East 0 1,776 £50,000 +5.26% 389
South West +16 819 £45,000 +12.50% 203
East of England -16 631 £52,500 +10.53% 309
North of England +19 620 £45,000 - 174
Midlands -17 384 £40,000 - 121
North West 0 312 £46,514 +3.36% 88
Yorkshire +19 219 £45,000 -10.00% 55
East Midlands +16 213 £40,000 +14.29% 55
West Midlands -64 171 £40,000 +6.67% 66
North East +15 89 £47,500 +26.67% 31
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 3,446 (48.80%) Java
2 3,181 (45.05%) Python
3 3,017 (42.73%) Software Engineering
4 2,841 (40.24%) C#
5 2,234 (31.64%) C
6 2,127 (30.12%) Linux
7 1,997 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
8 1,841 (26.07%) Degree
9 1,605 (22.73%) SQL
10 1,569 (22.22%) Finance
11 1,349 (19.10%) Computer Science
12 1,297 (18.37%) JavaScript
13 1,132 (16.03%) Windows
14 1,082 (15.32%) .NET
15 1,067 (15.11%) Mathematics
16 1,065 (15.08%) OO
17 930 (13.17%) Machine Learning
18 922 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
19 914 (12.94%) Algorithms
20 807 (11.43%) HTML
21 803 (11.37%) Multithreading
22 782 (11.07%) Git (software)
23 762 (10.79%) TDD
24 697 (9.87%) Scrum
25 673 (9.53%) DevOps
26 647 (9.16%) Banking
27 640 (9.06%) Artificial Intelligence
28 618 (8.75%) Test Automation
29 597 (8.45%) PhD
30 574 (8.13%) SQL Server

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
1 263 (3.72%) Apache
2 185 (2.62%) Apache Spark
3 151 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 139 (1.97%) Confluence
5 97 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 71 (1.01%) Ethereum
7 53 (0.75%) Apache Pig
8 45 (0.64%) IIS
8 45 (0.64%) SharePoint
9 36 (0.51%) JBoss
10 25 (0.35%) nginx
11 22 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.25%) CMS
12 18 (0.25%) WordPress
13 16 (0.23%) IBM Notes
13 16 (0.23%) SAS
14 14 (0.20%) GlassFish
14 14 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.20%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 106 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.51%) GNU Octave
4 30 (0.42%) Simulink
5 22 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 21 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 18 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.17%) Snapchat
9 10 (0.14%) Doxygen
10 9 (0.13%) MS Visio
10 9 (0.13%) SPSS
11 7 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.085%) GIMP
12 6 (0.085%) Maya
13 4 (0.057%) Houdini
13 4 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.057%) Stateflow
14 3 (0.042%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.042%) LibreOffice
14 3 (0.042%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 45 (0.64%) thinkFolio
2 42 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
3 14 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.18%) Concordance
4 13 (0.18%) Relativity
5 11 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.14%) Magento
6 10 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.11%) Epicor Tropos
9 4 (0.057%) R3 Corda
9 4 (0.057%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.057%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.042%) PlanetPress Connect
10 3 (0.042%) Sage 50
11 2 (0.028%) Infor LN
11 2 (0.028%) Ringtail
11 2 (0.028%) RMDS
12 1 (0.014%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
12 1 (0.014%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 540 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 339 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 184 (2.61%) GitHub
4 123 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
5 102 (1.44%) SaaS
6 94 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 57 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
8 45 (0.64%) Office 365
9 40 (0.57%) Amazon S3
10 39 (0.55%) PaaS
11 33 (0.47%) IaaS
12 31 (0.44%) Serverless
13 23 (0.33%) Google Analytics
14 22 (0.31%) G Suite
15 19 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.20%) Slack
17 10 (0.14%) Amazon Alexa
17 10 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 10 (0.14%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.14%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 234 (3.31%) TCP/IP
2 127 (1.80%) HTTP
2 127 (1.80%) Internet
3 95 (1.35%) Wireless
4 85 (1.20%) Firewall
5 59 (0.84%) SSL
6 57 (0.81%) RS-485
7 52 (0.74%) Bluetooth
8 51 (0.72%) RS-232
9 48 (0.68%) Ethernet
10 43 (0.61%) Network Security
10 43 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (0.58%) Modbus
12 35 (0.50%) VoIP
13 34 (0.48%) DNS
14 25 (0.35%) Multicast
14 25 (0.35%) VLAN
15 24 (0.34%) Broadband
16 23 (0.33%) VPN
17 21 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 574 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 491 (6.95%) Big Data
3 315 (4.46%) MySQL
4 265 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 259 (3.67%) Blockchain
6 251 (3.55%) Hadoop
7 216 (3.06%) NoSQL
8 212 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
9 185 (2.62%) MongoDB
10 140 (1.98%) Apache Hive
11 136 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 75 (1.06%) Redis
13 69 (0.98%) Data Mining
14 63 (0.89%) RDBMS
15 61 (0.86%) Neo4j
16 57 (0.81%) DB2
17 41 (0.58%) HBase
18 37 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 33 (0.47%) KDB
20 31 (0.44%) GIS
Development Applications
1 782 (11.07%) Git (software)
2 464 (6.57%) Jenkins
3 403 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 347 (4.91%) JIRA
5 326 (4.62%) Subversion
6 191 (2.70%) Selenium
7 190 (2.69%) Maven
8 169 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 146 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 113 (1.60%) JUnit
11 111 (1.57%) Bitbucket
12 99 (1.40%) Cucumber
13 88 (1.25%) TeamCity
14 84 (1.19%) EasyMock
15 70 (0.99%) Eclipse
16 68 (0.96%) GitLab
17 67 (0.95%) NUnit
18 64 (0.91%) Gradle
19 62 (0.88%) Robot Framework
20 57 (0.81%) CMake
General
1 1,569 (22.22%) Finance
2 647 (9.16%) Banking
3 410 (5.81%) Electronics
4 373 (5.28%) Manufacturing
5 360 (5.10%) Games
6 328 (4.65%) Front Office
7 265 (3.75%) Telecoms
8 249 (3.53%) Investment Banking
9 197 (2.79%) Marketing
10 165 (2.34%) Automotive
11 147 (2.08%) Financial Institution
12 111 (1.57%) Aerospace
13 88 (1.25%) Retail
14 85 (1.20%) Publishing
15 65 (0.92%) Law
16 56 (0.79%) Advertising
16 56 (0.79%) French Language
16 56 (0.79%) German Language
17 53 (0.75%) Military
18 45 (0.64%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2,819 (39.92%) Developer
2 1,974 (27.96%) Software Engineer
3 1,035 (14.66%) C++ Developer
4 819 (11.60%) Software Developer
5 677 (9.59%) C++ Software Engineer
6 460 (6.51%) Graduate
7 435 (6.16%) Senior Software Engineer
8 426 (6.03%) Embedded Engineer
9 390 (5.52%) Java Developer
10 380 (5.38%) Senior Developer
11 347 (4.91%) C# Developer
11 347 (4.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 295 (4.18%) Graduate Developer
13 292 (4.14%) C++ Software Developer
14 285 (4.04%) Python Developer
15 250 (3.54%) Junior
16 242 (3.43%) Java Engineer
17 233 (3.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 229 (3.24%) Analyst
19 225 (3.19%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,082 (15.32%) .NET
2 807 (11.43%) HTML
3 508 (7.19%) CSS
4 430 (6.09%) AngularJS
5 429 (6.08%) Web Services
6 364 (5.16%) XML
7 356 (5.04%) Node.js
8 337 (4.77%) STL
9 321 (4.55%) Spring
10 300 (4.25%) ASP.NET
11 253 (3.58%) jQuery
12 234 (3.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 226 (3.20%) REST
14 225 (3.19%) HTML5
15 221 (3.13%) Natural Language Processing
16 203 (2.87%) React
17 199 (2.82%) TensorFlow
18 195 (2.76%) WPF
19 191 (2.70%) .NET Framework
20 185 (2.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1,349 (19.10%) Computer Science
2 914 (12.94%) Algorithms
3 496 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 320 (4.53%) Fintech
5 291 (4.12%) Derivative
6 284 (4.02%) Embedded Systems
7 255 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 251 (3.55%) Data Structures
9 249 (3.53%) Hedge funds
10 239 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
11 235 (3.33%) Equities
12 202 (2.86%) User Experience
13 199 (2.82%) Robotics
14 191 (2.70%) Fixed Income
15 179 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
16 151 (2.14%) Device Driver
17 93 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 93 (1.32%) Mobile App
18 92 (1.30%) Bitcoin
19 78 (1.10%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 2,127 (30.12%) Linux
2 1,132 (16.03%) Windows
3 449 (6.36%) Unix
4 368 (5.21%) Android
5 266 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 153 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
7 138 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 118 (1.67%) CentOS
9 76 (1.08%) Windows Server
10 74 (1.05%) Ubuntu
11 72 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 47 (0.67%) FreeRTOS
13 39 (0.55%) Solaris
14 36 (0.51%) Windows 7
15 34 (0.48%) Windows 10
16 33 (0.47%) Debian
17 26 (0.37%) Robot Operating System
18 22 (0.31%) Fedora
19 21 (0.30%) VMS
20 19 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,017 (42.73%) Software Engineering
2 1,997 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1,067 (15.11%) Mathematics
4 1,065 (15.08%) OO
5 930 (13.17%) Machine Learning
6 922 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
7 803 (11.37%) Multithreading
8 762 (10.79%) TDD
9 697 (9.87%) Scrum
10 673 (9.53%) DevOps
11 640 (9.06%) Artificial Intelligence
12 618 (8.75%) Test Automation
13 561 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
14 535 (7.58%) SDLC
15 517 (7.32%) Analytics
16 487 (6.90%) Physics
17 440 (6.23%) Open Source
18 381 (5.40%) Deep Learning
19 372 (5.27%) Mentoring
20 367 (5.20%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 3,446 (48.80%) Java
2 3,181 (45.05%) Python
3 2,841 (40.24%) C#
4 2,234 (31.64%) C
5 1,605 (22.73%) SQL
6 1,297 (18.37%) JavaScript
7 470 (6.66%) Ruby
8 449 (6.36%) Bash Shell
9 422 (5.98%) Perl
10 385 (5.45%) Go
11 356 (5.04%) PHP
12 315 (4.46%) Scala
13 305 (4.32%) R
14 248 (3.51%) Embedded C
15 240 (3.40%) MATLAB
16 207 (2.93%) Embedded C++
17 196 (2.78%) PowerShell
18 188 (2.66%) T-SQL
19 169 (2.39%) VB
20 159 (2.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,841 (26.07%) Degree
2 597 (8.45%) PhD
3 539 (7.63%) Security Cleared
4 491 (6.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 249 (3.53%) DV Cleared
6 216 (3.06%) SC Cleared
7 139 (1.97%) MPhil
8 138 (1.95%) Master's Degree
9 112 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
10 62 (0.88%) CISSP
11 61 (0.86%) SANS
12 59 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 48 (0.68%) GIAC
14 46 (0.65%) MCSE
15 43 (0.61%) HND
16 41 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
17 40 (0.57%) CCNA
18 39 (0.55%) Linux+ Certification
18 39 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
18 39 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (2.70%) QA
2 33 (0.47%) MISRA
3 25 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.31%) GDPR
4 22 (0.31%) JTAG
5 21 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.25%) MISRA C
7 14 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 14 (0.20%) ECSS
7 14 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.20%) MiFID
8 13 (0.18%) SLA
9 9 (0.13%) DICOM
9 9 (0.13%) IEC 61131
10 8 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 8 (0.11%) EMIR
11 7 (0.099%) Def Stans
11 7 (0.099%) HL7
11 7 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 7 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 481 (6.81%) Docker
2 186 (2.63%) Firmware
3 63 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.78%) vSphere
5 39 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (0.47%) VirtualBox
7 29 (0.41%) Active Directory
8 18 (0.25%) HDFS
9 10 (0.14%) etcd
10 9 (0.13%) KVM
11 8 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.099%) Snort
12 7 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.042%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.028%) ACF2
16 2 (0.028%) iptables
Systems Management
1 226 (3.20%) Ansible
2 201 (2.85%) Kubernetes
3 185 (2.62%) Puppet
4 150 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (1.20%) Salt
6 48 (0.68%) Terraform
7 31 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
8 22 (0.31%) Nagios
9 20 (0.28%) Mesos
9 20 (0.28%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.23%) HP ALM
11 15 (0.21%) Grafana
11 15 (0.21%) Kibana
11 15 (0.21%) Nexpose
12 13 (0.18%) logstash
12 13 (0.18%) Nessus
12 13 (0.18%) Packer
13 10 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.14%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.13%) Consul
Vendors
1 495 (7.01%) Microsoft
2 421 (5.96%) Oracle
3 188 (2.66%) Google
4 146 (2.07%) Red Hat
5 115 (1.63%) SAP
6 75 (1.06%) VMware
7 72 (1.02%) Reuters
8 70 (0.99%) Sybase
9 64 (0.91%) Bloomberg
10 53 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 50 (0.71%) Splunk
11 50 (0.71%) Tableau
11 50 (0.71%) Tradeweb
11 50 (0.71%) Xamarin
12 45 (0.64%) IBM
13 42 (0.59%) FXall
13 42 (0.59%) MarketAxess
14 41 (0.58%) Sun
15 38 (0.54%) Cisco
16 36 (0.51%) Perforce