Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 68 62
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 7,096 7,803 8,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.60% 4.73% 4.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.23% 8.54% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5,739 6,554 7,384
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 86,184 91,350 96,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.89% 55.37% 52.86%
Number of salaries quoted 72,115 75,606 84,422
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +3 2,728 £70,000 +12.00% 479
South East +2 1,772 £50,000 +11.11% 384
South West +13 900 £45,000 +13.92% 217
East of England -12 721 £50,000 +11.11% 233
North of England -4 590 £45,000 +3.45% 185
Midlands -5 393 £41,000 +7.89% 110
North West -11 306 £47,500 +5.56% 100
East Midlands +10 197 £42,500 +21.43% 41
West Midlands -44 194 £40,000 +14.29% 69
Yorkshire -11 192 £45,000 +5.88% 66
North East +13 91 £47,500 +35.71% 19
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3,457 (48.72%) Java
2 3,177 (44.77%) Python
3 3,001 (42.29%) Software Engineering
4 2,786 (39.26%) C#
5 2,325 (32.76%) C
6 2,117 (29.83%) Linux
7 1,977 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
8 1,931 (27.21%) Degree
9 1,674 (23.59%) SQL
10 1,545 (21.77%) Finance
11 1,518 (21.39%) Computer Science
12 1,426 (20.10%) JavaScript
13 1,146 (16.15%) Windows
14 1,145 (16.14%) Mathematics
15 1,138 (16.04%) OO
16 1,107 (15.60%) .NET
17 1,016 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
18 921 (12.98%) Algorithms
19 910 (12.82%) Machine Learning
20 855 (12.05%) HTML
21 814 (11.47%) Git (software)
22 771 (10.87%) TDD
23 758 (10.68%) Multithreading
24 731 (10.30%) Scrum
25 685 (9.65%) Banking
26 641 (9.03%) DevOps
27 639 (9.01%) PhD
28 630 (8.88%) Test Automation
29 622 (8.77%) SDLC
30 619 (8.72%) Continuous Integration

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
1 210 (2.96%) Apache
2 204 (2.87%) Apache Spark
3 130 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 120 (1.69%) Confluence
5 76 (1.07%) Tomcat
6 73 (1.03%) Ethereum
7 70 (0.99%) Apache Pig
8 66 (0.93%) SharePoint
9 38 (0.54%) IIS
10 34 (0.48%) JBoss
11 28 (0.39%) nginx
12 21 (0.30%) IBM Notes
12 21 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 21 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.28%) SAS
14 19 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
14 19 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 104 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (0.54%) Simulink
3 36 (0.51%) GNU Octave
4 27 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.17%) SPSS
7 10 (0.14%) Doxygen
7 10 (0.14%) Maya
7 10 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.11%) GIMP
8 8 (0.11%) Houdini
8 8 (0.11%) Stateflow
9 7 (0.099%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.099%) TargetLink
10 6 (0.085%) Mathematica
11 4 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.056%) OrCAD
12 3 (0.042%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.042%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 43 (0.61%) thinkFolio
2 36 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
3 22 (0.31%) Concordance
3 22 (0.31%) Relativity
4 12 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.14%) Epicor Tropos
6 9 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.099%) Ringtail
8 6 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.085%) Magento
9 4 (0.056%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.042%) Infor LN
10 3 (0.042%) Infor M3
10 3 (0.042%) MetaTrader
10 3 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.042%) R3 Corda
10 3 (0.042%) Summit
11 2 (0.028%) Movex
11 2 (0.028%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 445 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
2 333 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 180 (2.54%) GitHub
4 100 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 90 (1.27%) SaaS
6 85 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 41 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 39 (0.55%) PaaS
9 38 (0.54%) Office 365
10 36 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 36 (0.51%) IaaS
11 24 (0.34%) Slack
12 20 (0.28%) G Suite
13 16 (0.23%) OpenShift
13 16 (0.23%) Serverless
14 14 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 14 (0.20%) Loggly
14 14 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
15 9 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.13%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 224 (3.16%) TCP/IP
2 144 (2.03%) HTTP
3 115 (1.62%) Internet
4 81 (1.14%) Firewall
5 66 (0.93%) Ethernet
5 66 (0.93%) Wireless
6 64 (0.90%) SSL
7 58 (0.82%) Bluetooth
7 58 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
8 55 (0.78%) RS-232
9 42 (0.59%) Network Security
10 34 (0.48%) DNS
11 25 (0.35%) HTTPS
12 24 (0.34%) Multicast
13 23 (0.32%) VPN
14 22 (0.31%) Broadband
15 21 (0.30%) ZigBee
16 20 (0.28%) RS-485
17 19 (0.27%) VoIP
18 15 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (8.62%) Big Data
2 585 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 321 (4.52%) MySQL
4 287 (4.04%) Blockchain
5 285 (4.02%) Relational Database
6 249 (3.51%) Hadoop
7 230 (3.24%) NoSQL
8 194 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
9 186 (2.62%) MongoDB
10 128 (1.80%) Apache Hive
11 106 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 81 (1.14%) Redis
13 74 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 65 (0.92%) DB2
15 54 (0.76%) Neo4j
16 47 (0.66%) Data Mining
17 42 (0.59%) GIS
18 36 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
18 36 (0.51%) Oracle Database
19 33 (0.47%) HBase
Development Applications
1 814 (11.47%) Git (software)
2 445 (6.27%) Jenkins
3 421 (5.93%) Visual Studio
4 351 (4.95%) JIRA
5 325 (4.58%) Subversion
6 202 (2.85%) Selenium
7 165 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 151 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 144 (2.03%) Maven
10 124 (1.75%) Bitbucket
10 124 (1.75%) JUnit
11 94 (1.32%) Cucumber
12 86 (1.21%) NUnit
13 84 (1.18%) Eclipse
14 77 (1.09%) Gradle
15 71 (1.00%) TeamCity
16 62 (0.87%) LabVIEW
17 56 (0.79%) EasyMock
17 56 (0.79%) GitLab
18 55 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 1,545 (21.77%) Finance
2 685 (9.65%) Banking
3 383 (5.40%) Electronics
4 359 (5.06%) Investment Banking
5 339 (4.78%) Manufacturing
6 331 (4.66%) Games
7 319 (4.50%) Front Office
8 295 (4.16%) Financial Institution
9 281 (3.96%) Telecoms
10 184 (2.59%) Marketing
11 181 (2.55%) Automotive
12 119 (1.68%) Aerospace
13 97 (1.37%) Retail
14 77 (1.09%) Military
15 75 (1.06%) Advertising
16 70 (0.99%) Law
17 61 (0.86%) Publishing
18 52 (0.73%) French Language
18 52 (0.73%) German Language
19 45 (0.63%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2,719 (38.32%) Developer
2 1,960 (27.62%) Software Engineer
3 959 (13.51%) C++ Developer
4 847 (11.94%) Software Developer
5 774 (10.91%) C++ Software Engineer
6 492 (6.93%) Graduate
7 420 (5.92%) Embedded Engineer
8 414 (5.83%) Senior Software Engineer
9 382 (5.38%) Java Developer
10 368 (5.19%) Senior Developer
11 330 (4.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 305 (4.30%) C# Developer
13 289 (4.07%) Graduate Developer
14 286 (4.03%) C++ Software Developer
15 246 (3.47%) Python Developer
16 242 (3.41%) Java Engineer
17 241 (3.40%) Analyst
18 238 (3.35%) C# Software Engineer
18 238 (3.35%) Junior
19 222 (3.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,107 (15.60%) .NET
2 855 (12.05%) HTML
3 547 (7.71%) CSS
4 486 (6.85%) AngularJS
5 416 (5.86%) Web Services
6 361 (5.09%) Node.js
7 344 (4.85%) STL
8 317 (4.47%) XML
9 304 (4.28%) ASP.NET
10 259 (3.65%) jQuery
11 256 (3.61%) WPF
12 246 (3.47%) REST
13 245 (3.45%) Natural Language Processing
14 242 (3.41%) Spring
15 234 (3.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 233 (3.28%) HTML5
17 206 (2.90%) RESTful
18 197 (2.78%) React
19 196 (2.76%) TensorFlow
20 185 (2.61%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1,518 (21.39%) Computer Science
2 921 (12.98%) Algorithms
3 523 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 303 (4.27%) Fintech
5 283 (3.99%) Embedded Systems
6 268 (3.78%) Data Structures
7 248 (3.49%) Equities
8 246 (3.47%) Derivative
9 234 (3.30%) Hedge funds
10 229 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 220 (3.10%) User Experience
12 216 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
13 204 (2.87%) Cyberthreat
14 197 (2.78%) Fixed Income
15 194 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
16 160 (2.25%) Robotics
17 120 (1.69%) Bitcoin
18 116 (1.63%) CUDA
19 113 (1.59%) Device Driver
20 100 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2,117 (29.83%) Linux
2 1,146 (16.15%) Windows
3 526 (7.41%) Unix
4 363 (5.12%) Android
5 254 (3.58%) Apple iOS
6 142 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
7 102 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 95 (1.34%) CentOS
9 76 (1.07%) Mac OS X
10 58 (0.82%) Windows Server
11 56 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 37 (0.52%) Solaris
13 27 (0.38%) Windows Phone
14 26 (0.37%) Debian
14 26 (0.37%) Windows 7
15 23 (0.32%) FreeRTOS
16 20 (0.28%) Windows 10
17 19 (0.27%) VMS
18 18 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
19 17 (0.24%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,001 (42.29%) Software Engineering
2 1,977 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1,145 (16.14%) Mathematics
4 1,138 (16.04%) OO
5 1,016 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
6 910 (12.82%) Machine Learning
7 771 (10.87%) TDD
8 758 (10.68%) Multithreading
9 731 (10.30%) Scrum
10 641 (9.03%) DevOps
11 630 (8.88%) Test Automation
12 622 (8.77%) SDLC
13 619 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
14 555 (7.82%) Artificial Intelligence
15 539 (7.60%) Analytics
16 518 (7.30%) Physics
17 461 (6.50%) OOP
18 410 (5.78%) Open Source
19 380 (5.36%) Unit Testing
20 376 (5.30%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 3,457 (48.72%) Java
2 3,177 (44.77%) Python
3 2,786 (39.26%) C#
4 2,325 (32.76%) C
5 1,674 (23.59%) SQL
6 1,426 (20.10%) JavaScript
7 468 (6.60%) Perl
8 432 (6.09%) Ruby
9 403 (5.68%) Bash Shell
10 372 (5.24%) PHP
11 366 (5.16%) Scala
12 319 (4.50%) Go
13 310 (4.37%) R
14 298 (4.20%) MATLAB
15 280 (3.95%) Embedded C
16 278 (3.92%) Embedded C++
17 177 (2.49%) T-SQL
18 170 (2.40%) Objective-C
19 166 (2.34%) Shell Script
20 160 (2.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,931 (27.21%) Degree
2 639 (9.01%) PhD
3 613 (8.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 571 (8.05%) Security Cleared
5 269 (3.79%) DV Cleared
6 226 (3.18%) SC Cleared
7 155 (2.18%) Master's Degree
8 131 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
9 75 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 65 (0.92%) CISSP
11 57 (0.80%) MCSE
12 56 (0.79%) SANS
13 52 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
13 52 (0.73%) GIAC
14 51 (0.72%) CCNA
15 47 (0.66%) Linux+ Certification
15 47 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
15 47 (0.66%) SSCP
16 45 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
16 45 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (2.92%) QA
2 32 (0.45%) MISRA
3 31 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.35%) MiFID
5 20 (0.28%) JTAG
6 19 (0.27%) GDPR
7 15 (0.21%) ECSS
7 15 (0.21%) SLA
8 13 (0.18%) MISRA C
9 10 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.14%) EMIR
10 9 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 9 (0.13%) IEC 61131
11 8 (0.11%) DO-178B
11 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (0.099%) Def Stans
12 7 (0.099%) HAZOP
13 6 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.085%) ISO 26262
13 6 (0.085%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 436 (6.14%) Docker
2 189 (2.66%) Firmware
3 60 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.78%) vSphere
5 35 (0.49%) Active Directory
6 34 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 30 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (0.28%) HDFS
9 17 (0.24%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.056%) Postfix
12 3 (0.042%) ACF2
12 3 (0.042%) KVM
12 3 (0.042%) RACF
12 3 (0.042%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.028%) LXC
13 2 (0.028%) Snort
13 2 (0.028%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.028%) Xen
Systems Management
1 209 (2.95%) Ansible
2 189 (2.66%) Kubernetes
3 184 (2.59%) Puppet
4 154 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 75 (1.06%) Salt
6 51 (0.72%) Terraform
7 37 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
8 33 (0.47%) Nagios
9 16 (0.23%) HockeyApp
9 16 (0.23%) ZABBIX
10 15 (0.21%) Mesos
11 14 (0.20%) HP ALM
11 14 (0.20%) Packer
12 13 (0.18%) Prometheus
13 12 (0.17%) Kibana
14 11 (0.16%) Consul
15 10 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (0.11%) Grafana
17 7 (0.099%) Rancher
18 6 (0.085%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 534 (7.53%) Microsoft
2 403 (5.68%) Oracle
3 188 (2.65%) Google
4 110 (1.55%) SAP
5 107 (1.51%) Red Hat
6 99 (1.40%) Sybase
7 71 (1.00%) VMware
8 67 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 57 (0.80%) Reuters
10 54 (0.76%) Xamarin
11 51 (0.72%) Bloomberg
11 51 (0.72%) Tradeweb
12 44 (0.62%) IBM
13 43 (0.61%) FXall
13 43 (0.61%) MarketAxess
14 41 (0.58%) Sun
15 39 (0.55%) Splunk
16 36 (0.51%) Tableau
17 31 (0.44%) Perforce
18 26 (0.37%) New Relic