Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 56 63
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 +1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4,613 6,843 7,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.07% 4.87% 4.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.51% 8.87% 8.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,643 5,568 6,444
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £122,500 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 61,404 77,189 92,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.12% 54.93% 55.91%
Number of salaries quoted 51,135 64,431 78,042
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020. 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 1,761 £77,500 +10.71% 343
South East -5 1,285 £50,000 - 336
South West +12 608 £45,000 - 156
North of England -46 363 £50,000 +11.11% 161
East of England -10 307 £45,000 -14.29% 217
Midlands -22 288 £45,000 +9.76% 167
North West -28 214 £50,000 +7.46% 79
West Midlands -4 179 £45,000 +5.88% 103
Yorkshire -44 110 £50,000 +11.11% 58
East Midlands -35 109 £50,000 +25.00% 64
North East -22 39 £45,000 - 24
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 2,273 (49.27%) Software Engineering
2 2,212 (47.95%) Python
3 2,165 (46.93%) Java
4 1,839 (39.87%) C#
5 1,570 (34.03%) C
6 1,389 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1,247 (27.03%) Linux
8 1,207 (26.17%) Degree
9 1,047 (22.70%) Finance
10 1,019 (22.09%) Computer Science
11 995 (21.57%) JavaScript
12 835 (18.10%) SQL
13 737 (15.98%) .NET
14 726 (15.74%) Windows
15 613 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
16 594 (12.88%) AWS
17 590 (12.79%) OO
18 528 (11.45%) Mathematics
19 509 (11.03%) DevOps
20 501 (10.86%) Git (software)
21 494 (10.71%) Algorithms
22 491 (10.64%) Security Cleared
23 482 (10.45%) Analytics
24 454 (9.84%) Artificial Intelligence
25 427 (9.26%) Test Automation
25 427 (9.26%) Computer Science Degree
26 424 (9.19%) Scrum
27 403 (8.74%) Front Office
28 400 (8.67%) Machine Learning
29 397 (8.61%) Mentoring

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
1 125 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
2 120 (2.60%) Apache Spark
3 87 (1.89%) Apache
4 67 (1.45%) Confluence
5 43 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 29 (0.63%) SAS
7 26 (0.56%) JBoss
8 25 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 24 (0.52%) nginx
10 20 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
10 20 (0.43%) Luigi
11 18 (0.39%) IIS
11 18 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 17 (0.37%) Tornado
13 16 (0.35%) Apache Solr
14 15 (0.33%) CICS
15 13 (0.28%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.24%) SharePoint
17 8 (0.17%) CMS
17 8 (0.17%) Ethereum
Applications
1 68 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 24 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 23 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (0.50%) Simulink
5 11 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.22%) Steinberg Cubase
7 9 (0.20%) Stateflow
8 5 (0.11%) Maya
9 3 (0.065%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.065%) PlantUML
9 3 (0.065%) Sketch
10 2 (0.043%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.043%) Houdini
10 2 (0.043%) LightWave 3D
10 2 (0.043%) MODO
10 2 (0.043%) NUKE
10 2 (0.043%) Windchill
11 1 (0.022%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.022%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 98 (2.12%) FINCAD Analytics
2 41 (0.89%) thinkFolio
3 25 (0.54%) LatentZero
4 9 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.087%) assyst
5 4 (0.087%) MetaTrader
5 4 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.065%) OpenText MBPM
6 3 (0.065%) StreamServe
7 2 (0.043%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.043%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.043%) Relativity
8 1 (0.022%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 594 (12.88%) AWS
2 359 (7.78%) Azure
3 283 (6.13%) GCP
4 101 (2.19%) SaaS
5 69 (1.50%) OpenShift
6 67 (1.45%) GitHub
7 62 (1.34%) Amazon S3
8 41 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (0.85%) Serverless
10 31 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
11 29 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 19 (0.41%) PaaS
14 16 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
15 15 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 14 (0.30%) CloudFront
16 14 (0.30%) Route 53
16 14 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 12 (0.26%) Amazon Cognito
18 8 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 130 (2.82%) Wireless
3 111 (2.41%) Internet
4 64 (1.39%) HTTP
5 58 (1.26%) Bluetooth
6 55 (1.19%) DNS
7 41 (0.89%) LTE
8 39 (0.85%) Firewall
9 33 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
10 31 (0.67%) RTP
10 31 (0.67%) Software-Defined Radio
11 30 (0.65%) Wireshark
12 23 (0.50%) Ethernet
12 23 (0.50%) MQTT
13 22 (0.48%) Broadband
14 20 (0.43%) Network Security
15 19 (0.41%) 5G
16 17 (0.37%) Tactical Data Link
17 16 (0.35%) DHCP
17 16 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (5.05%) Big Data
2 232 (5.03%) NoSQL
3 215 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
4 191 (4.14%) SQL Server
5 185 (4.01%) Relational Database
6 165 (3.58%) MySQL
7 137 (2.97%) Hadoop
8 132 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 116 (2.51%) MongoDB
10 111 (2.41%) Redis
11 106 (2.30%) Amazon Athena
12 53 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
13 48 (1.04%) Blockchain
14 42 (0.91%) Neo4j
15 37 (0.80%) DB2
16 31 (0.67%) HBase
17 24 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (0.50%) Data Mining
19 22 (0.48%) Flink
19 22 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 501 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 281 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 256 (5.55%) Visual Studio
4 248 (5.38%) JIRA
5 168 (3.64%) Subversion
6 106 (2.30%) Selenium
7 85 (1.84%) Cucumber
8 77 (1.67%) Eclipse
9 59 (1.28%) GitLab
10 56 (1.21%) Artifactory
11 53 (1.15%) JUnit
12 47 (1.02%) Bitbucket
13 41 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 40 (0.87%) JMeter
15 39 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
16 37 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
17 34 (0.74%) Maven
18 28 (0.61%) git-flow
19 27 (0.59%) GCC
20 23 (0.50%) LabVIEW
General
1 1,047 (22.70%) Finance
2 403 (8.74%) Front Office
3 323 (7.00%) Banking
4 312 (6.76%) Electronics
5 216 (4.68%) Telecoms
6 196 (4.25%) Manufacturing
7 181 (3.92%) Games
8 144 (3.12%) Automotive
9 136 (2.95%) Aerospace
10 126 (2.73%) Retail
11 101 (2.19%) Marketing
12 100 (2.17%) Public Sector
13 86 (1.86%) Military
14 69 (1.50%) Law
15 61 (1.32%) Advertising
16 41 (0.89%) Investment Banking
17 38 (0.82%) Financial Institution
18 25 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.43%) German Language
20 19 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,548 (33.56%) Developer
2 1,409 (30.54%) Software Engineer
3 532 (11.53%) C++ Developer
4 476 (10.32%) Software Developer
5 437 (9.47%) C++ Software Engineer
6 347 (7.52%) Senior Software Engineer
7 337 (7.31%) Embedded Engineer
8 268 (5.81%) Graduate
9 264 (5.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 262 (5.68%) C# Developer
11 242 (5.25%) Junior
12 199 (4.31%) Java Developer
13 190 (4.12%) Python Developer
14 180 (3.90%) Graduate Developer
15 161 (3.49%) Senior Developer
16 157 (3.40%) Architect
17 139 (3.01%) Junior Developer
18 137 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
19 122 (2.64%) .NET Developer
20 121 (2.62%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 737 (15.98%) .NET
2 387 (8.39%) Web Services
3 348 (7.54%) HTML
4 317 (6.87%) AngularJS
5 281 (6.09%) Node.js
6 252 (5.46%) React
7 215 (4.66%) CSS
8 191 (4.14%) J2EE
9 186 (4.03%) HTML5
10 160 (3.47%) REST
11 148 (3.21%) Kafka
12 136 (2.95%) WPF
13 131 (2.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 130 (2.82%) ASP.NET
15 119 (2.58%) .NET Framework
16 116 (2.51%) .NET Core
17 114 (2.47%) Qt
18 107 (2.32%) XML
19 102 (2.21%) STL
20 96 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 494 (10.71%) Algorithms
2 391 (8.48%) Hedge funds
3 388 (8.41%) Derivative
4 318 (6.89%) Fixed Income
5 310 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
6 299 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
7 232 (5.03%) Equities
8 231 (5.01%) Embedded Systems
9 193 (4.18%) User Experience
10 156 (3.38%) Data Structures
11 150 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
12 146 (3.16%) Equity Derivative
13 142 (3.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 118 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 108 (2.34%) Public Cloud
16 100 (2.17%) Robotics
17 95 (2.06%) Management Information System
18 76 (1.65%) Mobile App
19 70 (1.52%) Blog
20 69 (1.50%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,247 (27.03%) Linux
2 726 (15.74%) Windows
3 241 (5.22%) Unix
4 157 (3.40%) Android
5 125 (2.71%) Embedded Linux
6 117 (2.54%) Apple iOS
7 40 (0.87%) CentOS
8 32 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 30 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 26 (0.56%) FreeRTOS
11 24 (0.52%) Windows Server
12 22 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.35%) Debian
14 15 (0.33%) Kali Linux
15 13 (0.28%) VxWorks
16 12 (0.26%) Solaris
16 12 (0.26%) ThreadX
17 9 (0.20%) Robot Operating System
18 6 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,273 (49.27%) Software Engineering
2 1,389 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1,019 (22.09%) Computer Science
4 613 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
5 590 (12.79%) OO
6 528 (11.45%) Mathematics
7 509 (11.03%) DevOps
8 482 (10.45%) Analytics
9 454 (9.84%) Artificial Intelligence
10 427 (9.26%) Test Automation
11 424 (9.19%) Scrum
12 400 (8.67%) Machine Learning
13 397 (8.61%) Mentoring
14 340 (7.37%) Open Source
15 317 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
16 281 (6.09%) SDLC
17 276 (5.98%) Unit Testing
18 275 (5.96%) Multithreading
18 275 (5.96%) TDD
19 271 (5.87%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2,212 (47.95%) Python
2 2,165 (46.93%) Java
3 1,839 (39.87%) C#
4 1,570 (34.03%) C
5 995 (21.57%) JavaScript
6 835 (18.10%) SQL
7 302 (6.55%) Go
8 226 (4.90%) R
9 218 (4.73%) Embedded C
10 197 (4.27%) Bash Shell
11 179 (3.88%) PHP
12 177 (3.84%) MATLAB
13 150 (3.25%) Ruby
14 128 (2.77%) Kotlin
14 128 (2.77%) Perl
15 120 (2.60%) Embedded C++
16 115 (2.49%) Scala
17 99 (2.15%) TypeScript
18 96 (2.08%) PowerShell
19 93 (2.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,207 (26.17%) Degree
2 491 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 427 (9.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 246 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 194 (4.21%) DV Cleared
6 168 (3.64%) PhD
7 56 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
8 54 (1.17%) Master's Degree
9 23 (0.50%) CREST Certified
10 22 (0.48%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.39%) CISSP
11 18 (0.39%) OSCP
12 17 (0.37%) CHECK Team Leader
12 17 (0.37%) CHECK Team Member
12 17 (0.37%) PMI Certification
13 14 (0.30%) CISM
13 14 (0.30%) ISEB
13 14 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (0.28%) CISA
14 13 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (3.64%) QA
2 32 (0.69%) DICOM
3 22 (0.48%) GDPR
4 19 (0.41%) IEC 61508
5 17 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.30%) MiFID
7 12 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.22%) EMIR
9 9 (0.20%) MISRA
9 9 (0.20%) PMO
9 9 (0.20%) SLA
10 8 (0.17%) IFRS
10 8 (0.17%) IFRS 9
11 7 (0.15%) Basel II
11 7 (0.15%) JTAG
12 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.087%) IEC 62304
13 4 (0.087%) ISO 26262
13 4 (0.087%) MISRA C
System Software
1 374 (8.11%) Docker
2 256 (5.55%) Firmware
3 29 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 22 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 13 (0.28%) ACF2
7 13 (0.28%) RACF
8 10 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 7 (0.15%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.13%) Kamailio
11 5 (0.11%) etcd
11 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.11%) vSphere
12 3 (0.065%) iptables
13 2 (0.043%) NFS
14 1 (0.022%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.022%) Ceph
14 1 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.022%) Xen
Systems Management
1 300 (6.50%) Kubernetes
2 140 (3.03%) Ansible
3 82 (1.78%) Puppet
4 57 (1.24%) Terraform
5 55 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (0.76%) Salt
7 34 (0.74%) SCCM
8 27 (0.59%) Nessus
9 22 (0.48%) Consul
10 21 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
11 17 (0.37%) Icinga
11 17 (0.37%) Prometheus
11 17 (0.37%) SELinux
12 16 (0.35%) Nmap
13 15 (0.33%) Sysdig
14 14 (0.30%) Mesos
15 11 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
15 11 (0.24%) Packer
16 10 (0.22%) Kibana
16 10 (0.22%) MIIS
Vendors
1 253 (5.48%) Microsoft
2 182 (3.95%) Google
3 141 (3.06%) Oracle
4 115 (2.49%) Bloomberg
5 69 (1.50%) SAP
6 47 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 41 (0.89%) IBM
8 40 (0.87%) Atlassian
8 40 (0.87%) Splunk
9 35 (0.76%) Perforce
10 33 (0.72%) VMware
11 30 (0.65%) Xamarin
12 26 (0.56%) SimCorp
13 25 (0.54%) Charles River
13 25 (0.54%) Eze Castle Integration
14 23 (0.50%) Freescale
14 23 (0.50%) Renesas
15 20 (0.43%) Cisco
16 19 (0.41%) HP
17 17 (0.37%) Reuters