Period
to 18 May 2021

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

C++
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 73 61
Rank change year-on-year -12 -12 +4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 2,837 3,532 6,338
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.53% 4.02% 4.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.36% 7.33% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,962 2,917 4,767
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £73,125
90th Percentile £110,000 £122,500 £100,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 44,581 48,200 73,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.54% 54.81% 54.41%
Number of salaries quoted 34,835 40,528 60,993
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ in England

C++
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ in England.

Salary trend for C++ in England

C++
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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 18 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
London -5 1,085 £80,000 - 306
South East -40 476 £50,000 - 174
North of England +21 404 £55,000 +10.00% 118
South West -3 381 £50,825 +7.00% 125
East of England +4 239 £50,000 - 137
Yorkshire +43 209 £57,500 +15.00% 42
Midlands -28 205 £54,000 +13.68% 92
North West +9 176 £52,500 +5.00% 56
West Midlands -57 104 £50,000 +5.26% 49
East Midlands +23 101 £55,000 +15.79% 42
North East -33 19 £39,750 -11.67% 20
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region with a requirement for C++.

1 1,442 (50.83%) Software Engineering
2 1,383 (48.75%) Python
3 1,156 (40.75%) Java
4 1,012 (35.67%) C#
5 974 (34.33%) C
6 849 (29.93%) Linux
7 847 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
8 653 (23.02%) Degree
9 626 (22.07%) Social Skills
10 594 (20.94%) Finance
11 535 (18.86%) SQL
12 529 (18.65%) Computer Science
13 465 (16.39%) JavaScript
14 449 (15.83%) AWS
15 418 (14.73%) DevOps
16 390 (13.75%) Azure
17 372 (13.11%) Docker
18 364 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
19 360 (12.69%) Windows
20 349 (12.30%) OO
21 333 (11.74%) Algorithms
22 301 (10.61%) TDD
22 301 (10.61%) .NET
23 285 (10.05%) Test Automation
24 284 (10.01%) Git (software)
25 278 (9.80%) Software Testing
26 275 (9.69%) Go
27 273 (9.62%) Kubernetes
28 268 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
29 266 (9.38%) Scrum

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 66 (2.33%) Confluence
2 57 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
3 47 (1.66%) nginx
4 46 (1.62%) Apache Spark
5 41 (1.45%) SAS
6 35 (1.23%) Apache
7 18 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
8 17 (0.60%) Luigi
9 14 (0.49%) JBoss
10 10 (0.35%) Apache Pig
10 10 (0.35%) IIS
11 9 (0.32%) Tornado
12 8 (0.28%) Ethereum
12 8 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.21%) Jupyter
13 6 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.14%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (1.55%) Simulink
2 28 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.53%) Maya
5 9 (0.32%) SPSS
6 8 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.25%) 3ds Max
8 6 (0.21%) ZBrush
9 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.14%) Quicktime
11 2 (0.070%) Houdini
12 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.035%) EViews
12 1 (0.035%) MODO
12 1 (0.035%) NUKE
12 1 (0.035%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (0.46%) Summit
2 9 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (0.21%) Primavera
4 3 (0.11%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 3 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.035%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.035%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.035%) Quorum
5 1 (0.035%) Shopify
5 1 (0.035%) SunGard Martini
5 1 (0.035%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 449 (15.83%) AWS
2 390 (13.75%) Azure
3 254 (8.95%) GCP
4 120 (4.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 72 (2.54%) SaaS
6 59 (2.08%) GitHub
7 41 (1.45%) Serverless
8 40 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (1.41%) PaaS
9 29 (1.02%) Google Play
10 23 (0.81%) IaaS
11 22 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.67%) OpenShift
13 17 (0.60%) Power Platform
14 14 (0.49%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.39%) Apigee
16 10 (0.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 9 (0.32%) AWS CodeDeploy
17 9 (0.32%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 136 (4.79%) Wireless
2 116 (4.09%) Wi-Fi
3 100 (3.52%) TCP/IP
4 85 (3.00%) Ethernet
5 69 (2.43%) Broadband
6 62 (2.19%) HTTP
6 62 (2.19%) Wireshark
7 56 (1.97%) MQTT
8 48 (1.69%) Bluetooth
9 45 (1.59%) HTTPS
10 39 (1.37%) Firewall
11 38 (1.34%) 802.11
11 38 (1.34%) STUN
12 37 (1.30%) Internet
13 36 (1.27%) Modbus
14 34 (1.20%) DVB
15 33 (1.16%) MIMO
16 26 (0.92%) RS-422
17 22 (0.78%) Network Security
18 21 (0.74%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (6.49%) NoSQL
2 166 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
3 132 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 125 (4.41%) Big Data
5 112 (3.95%) Redis
6 104 (3.67%) Relational Database
7 74 (2.61%) MongoDB
8 69 (2.43%) MySQL
9 36 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 35 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
11 32 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 30 (1.06%) Blockchain
13 25 (0.88%) GIS
14 21 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 20 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (0.70%) Data Mining
15 20 (0.70%) Neo4j
16 19 (0.67%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.63%) Tableau
18 17 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 284 (10.01%) Git (software)
2 197 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 133 (4.69%) JIRA
4 119 (4.19%) Subversion
5 65 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 53 (1.87%) Mercurial
7 45 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
8 41 (1.45%) Eclipse
9 32 (1.13%) Rational Rhapsody
10 30 (1.06%) SonarQube
11 29 (1.02%) GitLab
12 21 (0.74%) Artifactory
13 20 (0.70%) CircleCI
14 19 (0.67%) Cucumber
15 17 (0.60%) GCC
15 17 (0.60%) IDA Disassembler
15 17 (0.60%) Selenium
16 16 (0.56%) CMake
17 15 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 14 (0.49%) JUnit
General
1 626 (22.07%) Social Skills
2 594 (20.94%) Finance
3 243 (8.57%) Electronics
4 212 (7.47%) Games
5 177 (6.24%) Telecoms
6 170 (5.99%) Manufacturing
7 167 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
8 138 (4.86%) Front Office
9 127 (4.48%) Marketing
10 106 (3.74%) Banking
11 97 (3.42%) Public Sector
12 69 (2.43%) Law
13 68 (2.40%) Presentation Skills
14 64 (2.26%) Wearables
15 56 (1.97%) Legal
16 47 (1.66%) Automotive
17 37 (1.30%) Aerospace
18 30 (1.06%) Financial Institution
19 27 (0.95%) Military
19 27 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 938 (33.06%) Software Engineer
2 934 (32.92%) Developer
3 313 (11.03%) C++ Developer
4 272 (9.59%) C++ Software Engineer
5 211 (7.44%) Embedded Engineer
5 211 (7.44%) Software Developer
6 207 (7.30%) Senior Software Engineer
7 148 (5.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 144 (5.08%) Senior Developer
9 114 (4.02%) C# Developer
10 110 (3.88%) Python Engineer
11 102 (3.60%) Java Developer
12 96 (3.38%) C++ Software Developer
13 94 (3.31%) Python Software Engineer
14 87 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
15 81 (2.86%) Quantitative Developer
16 73 (2.57%) Graduate
17 68 (2.40%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
18 65 (2.29%) C# Software Engineer
19 63 (2.22%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (10.61%) .NET
2 215 (7.58%) AngularJS
3 200 (7.05%) Node.js
4 184 (6.49%) React
5 135 (4.76%) HTML
5 135 (4.76%) Vue.js
6 131 (4.62%) .NET Core
7 116 (4.09%) REST
8 110 (3.88%) CSS
9 104 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
10 95 (3.35%) Kafka
11 72 (2.54%) Unreal Engine
12 71 (2.50%) Qt
13 70 (2.47%) RESTful
14 69 (2.43%) Web Services
14 69 (2.43%) XML
15 61 (2.15%) .NET Framework
16 60 (2.11%) HTML5
17 59 (2.08%) OpenGL
18 57 (2.01%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 333 (11.74%) Algorithms
2 149 (5.25%) Data Structures
3 140 (4.93%) Hedge funds
4 131 (4.62%) Derivative
5 129 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
6 98 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
7 95 (3.35%) Fixed Income
8 92 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 88 (3.10%) Equities
10 84 (2.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 73 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
12 66 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
13 65 (2.29%) Mobile App
14 60 (2.11%) Cloud Native
15 56 (1.97%) Virtual Team
16 54 (1.90%) Robotics
17 46 (1.62%) Device Driver
18 45 (1.59%) Smartphone
18 45 (1.59%) User Experience
19 44 (1.55%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 849 (29.93%) Linux
2 360 (12.69%) Windows
3 173 (6.10%) Android
4 154 (5.43%) Unix
5 108 (3.81%) Apple iOS
6 104 (3.67%) Embedded Linux
7 44 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.27%) CentOS
9 13 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.35%) Robot Operating System
11 9 (0.32%) FreeRTOS
12 8 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.28%) VxWorks
13 7 (0.25%) Windows Server
14 6 (0.21%) Debian
14 6 (0.21%) Kali Linux
14 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.14%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.070%) Solaris
16 2 (0.070%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,442 (50.83%) Software Engineering
2 847 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
3 529 (18.65%) Computer Science
4 418 (14.73%) DevOps
5 364 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
6 349 (12.30%) OO
7 301 (10.61%) TDD
8 285 (10.05%) Test Automation
9 278 (9.80%) Software Testing
10 268 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
11 266 (9.38%) Scrum
12 255 (8.99%) Mathematics
13 249 (8.78%) Analytics
14 228 (8.04%) Unit Testing
15 219 (7.72%) SDLC
16 214 (7.54%) Machine Learning
17 209 (7.37%) Microservices
18 199 (7.01%) Artificial Intelligence
19 194 (6.84%) OOP
20 184 (6.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,383 (48.75%) Python
2 1,156 (40.75%) Java
3 1,012 (35.67%) C#
4 974 (34.33%) C
5 535 (18.86%) SQL
6 465 (16.39%) JavaScript
7 275 (9.69%) Go
8 178 (6.27%) Scala
9 160 (5.64%) Kotlin
10 136 (4.79%) TypeScript
11 134 (4.72%) MATLAB
12 129 (4.55%) Ruby
13 104 (3.67%) Embedded C++
14 90 (3.17%) R
15 81 (2.86%) Embedded C
16 65 (2.29%) Objective-C
17 62 (2.19%) PHP
17 62 (2.19%) Rust
18 61 (2.15%) Bash Shell
19 57 (2.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 653 (23.02%) Degree
2 242 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 201 (7.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 176 (6.20%) SC Cleared
5 121 (4.27%) PhD
6 51 (1.80%) Master's Degree
7 40 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
8 39 (1.37%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.28%) OSCP
10 6 (0.21%) CISSP
11 5 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.18%) MCSD
12 4 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.14%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.14%) GIAC
12 4 (0.14%) HND
13 3 (0.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.24%) QA
2 31 (1.09%) MISRA
3 17 (0.60%) GDPR
4 13 (0.46%) Def Stans
5 9 (0.32%) Basel II
5 9 (0.32%) CRD IV
5 9 (0.32%) IEC 61131
6 8 (0.28%) ISO 26262
7 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.21%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.14%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.14%) IEC 62304
9 4 (0.14%) MiFID
10 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.11%) HAZOP
10 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 372 (13.11%) Docker
2 150 (5.29%) Firmware
3 31 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 17 (0.60%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.21%) Snort
5 6 (0.21%) Squid
5 6 (0.21%) vSphere
6 5 (0.18%) Kamailio
6 5 (0.18%) OpenSIPS
7 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.035%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 1 (0.035%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.035%) etcd
8 1 (0.035%) HDFS
8 1 (0.035%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.035%) Xen
Systems Management
1 273 (9.62%) Kubernetes
2 177 (6.24%) Terraform
3 128 (4.51%) Ansible
4 39 (1.37%) Kibana
5 38 (1.34%) Graylog
6 30 (1.06%) Puppet
7 15 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.46%) SCCM
9 11 (0.39%) Grafana
10 10 (0.35%) Prometheus
11 8 (0.28%) FlexNet
11 8 (0.28%) Nexpose
11 8 (0.28%) SELinux
12 6 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.21%) Nessus
12 6 (0.21%) Suricata
12 6 (0.21%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.21%) vRealize
13 4 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 197 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 125 (4.41%) Google
3 83 (2.93%) SAP
4 81 (2.86%) Oracle
5 52 (1.83%) IBM
6 51 (1.80%) VMware
7 43 (1.52%) Bloomberg
8 41 (1.45%) ANSYS
8 41 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 29 (1.02%) Apple
10 26 (0.92%) Klocwork
11 18 (0.63%) Instagram
12 17 (0.60%) Yahoo!
13 14 (0.49%) Perforce
14 13 (0.46%) Xamarin
15 12 (0.42%) Autodesk
16 11 (0.39%) EMC
17 10 (0.35%) Atlassian
17 10 (0.35%) FireEye
17 10 (0.35%) Symantec