Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 60 69
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 -7
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5,354 7,144 7,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.17% 4.60% 4.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.78% 8.23% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,841 5,779 6,584
England median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £92,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -

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 68,796 86,812 91,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 53.52% 55.91% 55.36%
Number of salaries quoted 56,683 72,648 76,045
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 1,768 £75,000 +7.14% 346
South East -2 1,414 £47,500 -5.00% 309
South West -9 748 £45,000 - 215
North of England +33 670 £45,000 - 130
North West +70 514 £46,417 -2.28% 86
Midlands +3 377 £42,500 +3.66% 119
East of England -10 366 £47,500 -5.00% 229
West Midlands +32 212 £45,000 +12.50% 78
East Midlands +1 165 £37,500 -11.76% 39
Yorkshire -53 119 £45,000 - 35
North East -21 37 £45,750 -3.68% 9
South Coast - 6 £60,000 -
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2,660 (49.68%) Software Engineering
2 2,405 (44.92%) Python
3 2,316 (43.26%) Java
4 2,211 (41.30%) C#
5 1,912 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 1,805 (33.71%) C
7 1,623 (30.31%) Linux
8 1,487 (27.77%) Degree
9 1,121 (20.94%) Computer Science
10 1,009 (18.85%) Finance
11 962 (17.97%) JavaScript
12 832 (15.54%) SQL
13 829 (15.48%) .NET
14 784 (14.64%) OO
15 774 (14.46%) Windows
16 754 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
17 695 (12.98%) DevOps
18 694 (12.96%) Mathematics
19 625 (11.67%) Git (software)
20 602 (11.24%) Algorithms
21 595 (11.11%) AWS
22 551 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
23 544 (10.16%) Security Cleared
24 512 (9.56%) Test Automation
25 495 (9.25%) Computer Science Degree
26 485 (9.06%) Scrum
27 484 (9.04%) Mentoring
28 477 (8.91%) Docker
29 464 (8.67%) Web Services
30 458 (8.55%) Machine Learning

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
1 102 (1.91%) Apache
2 85 (1.59%) Confluence
3 78 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 66 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (0.77%) JBoss
6 39 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 38 (0.71%) nginx
8 35 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 26 (0.49%) SAS
10 23 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (0.26%) IIS
13 12 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
13 12 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.21%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.17%) Luigi
16 7 (0.13%) CMS
16 7 (0.13%) WordPress
17 6 (0.11%) IBM Notes
17 6 (0.11%) Jupyter
Applications
1 52 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (0.69%) Simulink
4 21 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.28%) Sketch
7 12 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.22%) Stateflow
8 11 (0.21%) GNU Octave
8 11 (0.21%) Mathematica
9 8 (0.15%) Figma
9 8 (0.15%) Maya
9 8 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.11%) TargetLink
11 5 (0.093%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.093%) NUKE
12 4 (0.075%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.075%) SPSS
13 3 (0.056%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.056%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (0.62%) thinkFolio
2 20 (0.37%) LatentZero
3 15 (0.28%) Summit
4 8 (0.15%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.056%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.056%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.056%) RMDS
7 2 (0.037%) Magento
7 2 (0.037%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.037%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.019%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.019%) FINCAD Analytics
8 1 (0.019%) Relativity
8 1 (0.019%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 595 (11.11%) AWS
2 377 (7.04%) Azure
3 220 (4.11%) GCP
4 127 (2.37%) GitHub
5 87 (1.62%) SaaS
6 65 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 54 (1.01%) Serverless
8 50 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 42 (0.78%) Office 365
10 40 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 34 (0.64%) OpenShift
12 32 (0.60%) G Suite
13 24 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
14 16 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (0.24%) Amazon ECS
17 9 (0.17%) Slack
18 7 (0.13%) Datadog
18 7 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
18 7 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (2.69%) TCP/IP
2 124 (2.32%) Internet
3 103 (1.92%) Broadband
4 80 (1.49%) Wireless
5 53 (0.99%) RS-485
5 53 (0.99%) VoIP
6 51 (0.95%) Network Security
7 49 (0.92%) RS-232
8 48 (0.90%) HTTP
9 46 (0.86%) Firewall
10 43 (0.80%) Bluetooth
11 40 (0.75%) DNS
12 38 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
13 34 (0.64%) Ethernet
14 25 (0.47%) HTTPS
14 25 (0.47%) WAN
15 22 (0.41%) ZigBee
16 21 (0.39%) SSH
17 20 (0.37%) Software-Defined Radio
18 17 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 225 (4.20%) Relational Database
3 202 (3.77%) Big Data
4 141 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 135 (2.52%) NoSQL
6 112 (2.09%) MySQL
7 107 (2.00%) MongoDB
8 83 (1.55%) Hadoop
9 51 (0.95%) RDBMS
10 50 (0.93%) Neo4j
11 49 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
12 41 (0.77%) Redis
13 32 (0.60%) GIS
14 30 (0.56%) Blockchain
15 26 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 22 (0.41%) Data Mining
17 19 (0.35%) Amazon Athena
18 18 (0.34%) Apache Hive
19 16 (0.30%) KDB
20 13 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 625 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 340 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 298 (5.57%) JIRA
4 253 (4.73%) Visual Studio
5 204 (3.81%) Subversion
6 144 (2.69%) Selenium
7 132 (2.47%) Cucumber
8 117 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 79 (1.48%) Bitbucket
9 79 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 70 (1.31%) SoapUI
11 67 (1.25%) Maven
12 66 (1.23%) JUnit
13 60 (1.12%) Eclipse
14 49 (0.92%) JMeter
15 47 (0.88%) Appium
15 47 (0.88%) GitLab
16 43 (0.80%) Bitbucket Server
16 43 (0.80%) TeamCity
17 40 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 1,009 (18.85%) Finance
2 369 (6.89%) Electronics
3 361 (6.74%) Front Office
4 250 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 249 (4.65%) Games
6 222 (4.15%) Banking
7 213 (3.98%) Manufacturing
8 163 (3.04%) Automotive
9 152 (2.84%) Aerospace
10 139 (2.60%) Retail
11 127 (2.37%) Military
12 126 (2.35%) Marketing
13 115 (2.15%) Public Sector
14 70 (1.31%) Investment Banking
15 40 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 39 (0.73%) Law
17 35 (0.65%) Advertising
18 34 (0.64%) Legal
19 20 (0.37%) German Language
20 19 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,775 (33.15%) Software Engineer
2 1,766 (32.98%) Developer
3 599 (11.19%) C++ Developer
4 542 (10.12%) Software Developer
5 514 (9.60%) C++ Software Engineer
6 431 (8.05%) Embedded Engineer
7 407 (7.60%) Senior Software Engineer
8 323 (6.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 285 (5.32%) C# Developer
10 275 (5.14%) Junior
11 265 (4.95%) Graduate
12 249 (4.65%) Java Developer
13 219 (4.09%) Architect
14 208 (3.88%) Senior Developer
15 199 (3.72%) Python Developer
16 147 (2.75%) Graduate Developer
17 136 (2.54%) C++ Software Developer
18 134 (2.50%) Junior Developer
19 129 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
20 123 (2.30%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 829 (15.48%) .NET
2 464 (8.67%) Web Services
3 409 (7.64%) AngularJS
4 392 (7.32%) HTML
5 371 (6.93%) Node.js
6 280 (5.23%) React
7 209 (3.90%) WPF
8 196 (3.66%) CSS
9 190 (3.55%) HTML5
10 182 (3.40%) Spring
11 169 (3.16%) ASP.NET
11 169 (3.16%) REST
12 163 (3.04%) XML
13 159 (2.97%) OpenGL
14 147 (2.75%) RESTful
15 138 (2.58%) Qt
16 131 (2.45%) STL
17 117 (2.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 106 (1.98%) TensorFlow
19 95 (1.77%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 602 (11.24%) Algorithms
2 439 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 333 (6.22%) Embedded Systems
4 295 (5.51%) Derivative
5 271 (5.06%) Fixed Income
6 195 (3.64%) Data Structures
7 189 (3.53%) Hedge funds
8 186 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
9 181 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
10 158 (2.95%) Robotics
10 158 (2.95%) User Experience
11 143 (2.67%) Management Information System
12 123 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 119 (2.22%) Smartphone
14 118 (2.20%) Equities
15 82 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 76 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
17 74 (1.38%) Device Driver
18 72 (1.34%) Mobile App
19 65 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,623 (30.31%) Linux
2 774 (14.46%) Windows
3 307 (5.73%) Android
4 305 (5.70%) Unix
5 137 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 94 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 90 (1.68%) CentOS
8 80 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
9 48 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 41 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 40 (0.75%) Tizen
12 30 (0.56%) FreeRTOS
12 30 (0.56%) Windows 7
13 26 (0.49%) Windows Server
14 22 (0.41%) SUSE
15 21 (0.39%) Debian
16 19 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (0.34%) ThreadX
18 17 (0.32%) VxWorks
19 15 (0.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,660 (49.68%) Software Engineering
2 1,912 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 1,121 (20.94%) Computer Science
4 784 (14.64%) OO
5 754 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
6 695 (12.98%) DevOps
7 694 (12.96%) Mathematics
8 551 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
9 512 (9.56%) Test Automation
10 485 (9.06%) Scrum
11 484 (9.04%) Mentoring
12 458 (8.55%) Machine Learning
13 426 (7.96%) Artificial Intelligence
14 418 (7.81%) SDLC
15 374 (6.99%) Open Source
16 349 (6.52%) Physics
17 333 (6.22%) Multithreading
18 327 (6.11%) TDD
19 326 (6.09%) Analytics
20 281 (5.25%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2,405 (44.92%) Python
2 2,316 (43.26%) Java
3 2,211 (41.30%) C#
4 1,805 (33.71%) C
5 962 (17.97%) JavaScript
6 832 (15.54%) SQL
7 324 (6.05%) Go
8 240 (4.48%) Ruby
9 234 (4.37%) MATLAB
10 225 (4.20%) Bash Shell
11 208 (3.88%) R
12 207 (3.87%) Embedded C
13 189 (3.53%) PHP
14 181 (3.38%) Perl
15 170 (3.18%) Scala
16 150 (2.80%) Embedded C++
17 108 (2.02%) Shell Script
18 104 (1.94%) PowerShell
19 95 (1.77%) VB
20 83 (1.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,487 (27.77%) Degree
2 544 (10.16%) Security Cleared
3 495 (9.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 310 (5.79%) SC Cleared
5 236 (4.41%) PhD
6 216 (4.03%) DV Cleared
7 85 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
8 68 (1.27%) Master's Degree
9 61 (1.14%) ISTQB
10 48 (0.90%) CISSP
11 38 (0.71%) SANS
12 31 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 29 (0.54%) CCNA
13 29 (0.54%) CISM
14 27 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (0.43%) GIAC
16 22 (0.41%) CISA
16 22 (0.41%) MCSE
17 21 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (4.11%) QA
2 28 (0.52%) DICOM
3 23 (0.43%) HMG Infosec
3 23 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 23 (0.43%) JSP 440
4 19 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.32%) ISO 26262
6 16 (0.30%) SLA
7 15 (0.28%) IFRS
7 15 (0.28%) IFRS 9
8 14 (0.26%) MISRA
9 12 (0.22%) IEC 61508
10 10 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.17%) Basel II
11 9 (0.17%) GDPR
12 8 (0.15%) Def Stans
13 7 (0.13%) PMO
14 6 (0.11%) ISO 13485
14 6 (0.11%) JTAG
14 6 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 477 (8.91%) Docker
2 274 (5.12%) Firmware
3 48 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.21%) vSphere
7 9 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.093%) etcd
8 5 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.075%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.037%) Ceph
11 2 (0.037%) KVM
11 2 (0.037%) Lustre
11 2 (0.037%) NFS
11 2 (0.037%) Samba
12 1 (0.019%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.019%) LXC
Systems Management
1 267 (4.99%) Kubernetes
2 154 (2.88%) Ansible
3 83 (1.55%) Puppet
4 80 (1.49%) Terraform
5 69 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (0.88%) Nessus
7 40 (0.75%) SCCM
8 29 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 26 (0.49%) Consul
10 24 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
11 23 (0.43%) EnCase
12 22 (0.41%) Prometheus
13 21 (0.39%) Mesos
13 21 (0.39%) Salt
14 17 (0.32%) FTK
14 17 (0.32%) Nmap
15 15 (0.28%) SELinux
15 15 (0.28%) Sysdig
16 14 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
16 14 (0.26%) Icinga
Vendors
1 382 (7.13%) Microsoft
2 265 (4.95%) Google
3 260 (4.86%) Oracle
4 129 (2.41%) Reuters
5 118 (2.20%) Bloomberg
6 84 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 63 (1.18%) Pega
7 63 (1.18%) SAP
8 61 (1.14%) QNX
9 60 (1.12%) Splunk
10 50 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 42 (0.78%) VMware
12 40 (0.75%) Atlassian
13 39 (0.73%) CA
14 32 (0.60%) Cisco
15 31 (0.58%) Palo Alto
16 30 (0.56%) LogRhythm
16 30 (0.56%) McAfee
16 30 (0.56%) SolarWinds
16 30 (0.56%) TIBCO