Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 85 70
Rank change year-on-year -15 -15 -10
Permanent jobs citing C++ 3,588 1,716 5,120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.22% 3.77% 4.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.93% 6.35% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,963 1,403 3,833
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.55%
75th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £118,000 £112,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -4.76%

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 60,538 27,038 68,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.28% 59.34% 53.77%
Number of salaries quoted 40,583 23,364 57,049
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +3.96%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -25 1,518 £82,500 +3.13% 377
South East -43 611 £50,000 -4.76% 202
North of England +13 488 £55,000 +4.76% 121
East of England +11 347 £49,500 -13.91% 141
South West -12 325 £50,000 +2.56% 151
North West +36 250 £55,000 +7.84% 67
Midlands -55 221 £50,000 -9.09% 128
Yorkshire -6 209 £55,000 +4.76% 41
West Midlands -46 157 £40,750 -25.91% 59
East Midlands -45 64 £50,750 +6.84% 67
North East -29 29 £56,250 +18.42% 13
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 1,863 (51.92%) Software Engineering
2 1,860 (51.84%) Python
3 1,484 (41.36%) Java
4 1,381 (38.49%) C#
5 1,320 (36.79%) C
6 1,286 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
7 1,105 (30.80%) Degree
8 1,072 (29.88%) Linux
9 1,010 (28.15%) Computer Science
10 942 (26.25%) Social Skills
11 799 (22.27%) JavaScript
12 705 (19.65%) OO
13 685 (19.09%) AWS
14 655 (18.26%) Finance
15 640 (17.84%) DevOps
16 567 (15.80%) SQL
17 555 (15.47%) Algorithms
18 521 (14.52%) Azure
19 515 (14.35%) TDD
19 515 (14.35%) Problem-Solving
20 477 (13.29%) Docker
21 469 (13.07%) Mathematics
22 467 (13.02%) .NET
23 460 (12.82%) Windows
24 437 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
25 423 (11.79%) Kubernetes
26 411 (11.45%) Microservices
27 405 (11.29%) Scrum
28 388 (10.81%) Analytics
29 386 (10.76%) Artificial Intelligence

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
1 116 (3.23%) Confluence
2 56 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (1.28%) Apache Spark
4 40 (1.11%) Apache
5 39 (1.09%) nginx
6 20 (0.56%) SAS
7 17 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.36%) JBoss
9 12 (0.33%) Apache Pulsar
9 12 (0.33%) Ethereum
9 12 (0.33%) IIS
9 12 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (0.31%) WordPress
11 10 (0.28%) Tornado
11 10 (0.28%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.25%) Drupal
13 6 (0.17%) CMS
13 6 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 107 (2.98%) Simulink
2 32 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.22%) Maya
5 5 (0.14%) Windchill
6 4 (0.11%) Sketch
6 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.084%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.084%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.056%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.056%) OrCAD
8 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.056%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.028%) Figma
9 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.028%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
1 13 (0.36%) R3 Corda
2 9 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.22%) Primavera
4 4 (0.11%) BambooHR
4 4 (0.11%) MetaTrader
4 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.11%) Summit
5 3 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.056%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 2 (0.056%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.028%) BASE24
7 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.028%) Magento
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.028%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.028%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.028%) Shopify
7 1 (0.028%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 685 (19.09%) AWS
2 521 (14.52%) Azure
3 354 (9.87%) GCP
4 143 (3.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 131 (3.65%) Serverless
6 100 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
7 81 (2.26%) SaaS
8 73 (2.03%) OpenShift
9 67 (1.87%) GitHub
10 52 (1.45%) PaaS
11 36 (1.00%) IaaS
12 22 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (0.47%) Power Platform
15 15 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
16 14 (0.39%) Amazon S3
16 14 (0.39%) AWS CodeDeploy
17 11 (0.31%) Amazon EKS
17 11 (0.31%) AWS CodePipeline
18 10 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 221 (6.16%) TCP/IP
2 163 (4.54%) Broadband
3 133 (3.71%) HTTP
4 125 (3.48%) Ethernet
5 114 (3.18%) Wireless
6 110 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
7 78 (2.17%) Bluetooth
8 75 (2.09%) Internet
9 74 (2.06%) Modbus
10 67 (1.87%) DVB
11 58 (1.62%) MQTT
12 52 (1.45%) RS-422
13 50 (1.39%) Wireshark
14 40 (1.11%) Network Security
15 38 (1.06%) RS-485
16 36 (1.00%) HTTPS
17 35 (0.98%) Firewall
18 31 (0.86%) MIMO
18 31 (0.86%) SSH
19 26 (0.72%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
2 209 (5.82%) NoSQL
3 197 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 161 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 131 (3.65%) MySQL
6 114 (3.18%) Big Data
7 104 (2.90%) MongoDB
8 81 (2.26%) Redis
9 57 (1.59%) Blockchain
10 51 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 35 (0.98%) Data Mining
13 31 (0.86%) RDBMS
14 30 (0.84%) Hadoop
15 28 (0.78%) SQLite
16 24 (0.67%) Tableau
17 20 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
18 15 (0.42%) Amazon Aurora
18 15 (0.42%) Oracle Database
19 14 (0.39%) CockroachDB
Development Applications
1 345 (9.62%) Jenkins
2 339 (9.45%) Git (software)
3 250 (6.97%) JIRA
4 135 (3.76%) Subversion
5 85 (2.37%) Visual Studio
6 61 (1.70%) SonarQube
7 60 (1.67%) Bitbucket
8 49 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 48 (1.34%) Mercurial
10 46 (1.28%) GitLab
11 42 (1.17%) CircleCI
12 38 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
13 37 (1.03%) GNU Toolchain
14 32 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
15 26 (0.72%) CMake
16 25 (0.70%) Cucumber
17 24 (0.67%) JMeter
18 22 (0.61%) Bugzilla
19 20 (0.56%) Hudson
19 20 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 942 (26.25%) Social Skills
2 655 (18.26%) Finance
3 258 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 256 (7.13%) Games
5 220 (6.13%) Electronics
6 148 (4.12%) Banking
7 132 (3.68%) Front Office
8 125 (3.48%) Presentation Skills
9 119 (3.32%) Telecoms
10 103 (2.87%) Marketing
11 94 (2.62%) Automotive
11 94 (2.62%) Manufacturing
12 78 (2.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 67 (1.87%) Aerospace
14 64 (1.78%) Law
15 60 (1.67%) Retail
16 57 (1.59%) Legal
17 52 (1.45%) Influencing Skills
18 51 (1.42%) Advertising
19 48 (1.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,216 (33.89%) Software Engineer
2 1,046 (29.15%) Developer
3 351 (9.78%) C++ Developer
4 339 (9.45%) Software Developer
5 309 (8.61%) Senior Software Engineer
6 267 (7.44%) C++ Software Engineer
7 232 (6.47%) Embedded Engineer
8 186 (5.18%) Senior Developer
9 160 (4.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 124 (3.46%) C++ Software Developer
11 123 (3.43%) Analyst
12 114 (3.18%) C# Developer
13 107 (2.98%) Architect
13 107 (2.98%) Graduate
14 104 (2.90%) Programmer
15 100 (2.79%) Python Engineer
16 97 (2.70%) Embedded C++ Engineer
17 96 (2.68%) Senior C++ Developer
17 96 (2.68%) Technical Leader
18 84 (2.34%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (13.02%) .NET
2 384 (10.70%) React
3 275 (7.66%) AngularJS
4 272 (7.58%) Node.js
5 246 (6.86%) HTML
6 229 (6.38%) REST
7 147 (4.10%) Web Services
8 146 (4.07%) CSS
8 146 (4.07%) Middleware
8 146 (4.07%) Vue.js
9 143 (3.99%) WPF
10 136 (3.79%) RabbitMQ
11 132 (3.68%) TensorFlow
12 124 (3.46%) Spring
13 120 (3.34%) Kafka
14 118 (3.29%) HTML5
15 111 (3.09%) RESTful
16 104 (2.90%) .NET Core
17 101 (2.81%) Qt
18 97 (2.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 555 (15.47%) Algorithms
2 290 (8.08%) Data Structures
3 206 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
4 173 (4.82%) Embedded Systems
5 139 (3.87%) User Experience
6 118 (3.29%) Equities
7 116 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 105 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 98 (2.73%) Derivative
10 96 (2.68%) Hedge funds
10 96 (2.68%) Virtual Team
11 94 (2.62%) Management Information System
12 81 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
13 79 (2.20%) STB
14 77 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
15 75 (2.09%) Fixed Income
16 74 (2.06%) Social Media
17 61 (1.70%) Device Driver
18 56 (1.56%) Augmented Reality
19 55 (1.53%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,072 (29.88%) Linux
2 460 (12.82%) Windows
3 233 (6.49%) Unix
4 178 (4.96%) Android
5 146 (4.07%) Apple iOS
6 113 (3.15%) Embedded Linux
7 73 (2.03%) CentOS
8 63 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 25 (0.70%) Debian
11 15 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 14 (0.39%) Windows Server
13 13 (0.36%) VxWorks
14 9 (0.25%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.22%) FreeRTOS
16 7 (0.20%) Robot Operating System
17 6 (0.17%) Kali Linux
18 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
18 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,863 (51.92%) Software Engineering
2 1,286 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1,010 (28.15%) Computer Science
4 705 (19.65%) OO
5 640 (17.84%) DevOps
6 515 (14.35%) Problem-Solving
6 515 (14.35%) TDD
7 469 (13.07%) Mathematics
8 437 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
9 411 (11.45%) Microservices
10 405 (11.29%) Scrum
11 388 (10.81%) Analytics
12 386 (10.76%) Artificial Intelligence
13 371 (10.34%) Machine Learning
14 353 (9.84%) Mentoring
15 336 (9.36%) OOP
15 336 (9.36%) Test Automation
16 326 (9.09%) Unit Testing
17 313 (8.72%) Multithreading
18 271 (7.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,860 (51.84%) Python
2 1,484 (41.36%) Java
3 1,381 (38.49%) C#
4 1,320 (36.79%) C
5 799 (22.27%) JavaScript
6 567 (15.80%) SQL
7 379 (10.56%) Go
8 254 (7.08%) Scala
9 242 (6.74%) MATLAB
10 235 (6.55%) Kotlin
11 220 (6.13%) Ruby
12 164 (4.57%) Perl
13 155 (4.32%) TypeScript
14 143 (3.99%) PHP
15 141 (3.93%) Bash Shell
16 126 (3.51%) R
17 124 (3.46%) Embedded C
18 121 (3.37%) Embedded C++
19 119 (3.32%) Rust
20 101 (2.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,105 (30.80%) Degree
2 321 (8.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 210 (5.85%) Security Cleared
4 182 (5.07%) PhD
5 151 (4.21%) Master's Degree
6 142 (3.96%) SC Cleared
7 47 (1.31%) HND
8 23 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
10 12 (0.33%) OSCP
11 8 (0.22%) CREST Certified
11 8 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.20%) Postgraduate
13 6 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.17%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.14%) CEH
14 5 (0.14%) Chartered Engineer
15 4 (0.11%) CCSP
15 4 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (4.88%) QA
2 52 (1.45%) Def Stans
2 52 (1.45%) MISRA
3 48 (1.34%) GDPR
4 21 (0.59%) Accessibility
4 21 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.56%) IEC 61508
6 14 (0.39%) MISRA C
7 11 (0.31%) DO-178B
7 11 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.25%) DICOM
10 8 (0.22%) ISO 26262
11 7 (0.20%) IEC 62304
12 6 (0.17%) ISO 13485
13 5 (0.14%) HAZOP
13 5 (0.14%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.14%) PMO
14 4 (0.11%) SOC 2
14 4 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 477 (13.29%) Docker
2 201 (5.60%) Firmware
3 46 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 11 (0.31%) etcd
7 10 (0.28%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.11%) Snort
9 4 (0.11%) Squid
10 3 (0.084%) NFS
10 3 (0.084%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.084%) vSphere
10 3 (0.084%) Xen
11 2 (0.056%) Samba
12 1 (0.028%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
12 1 (0.028%) HDFS
12 1 (0.028%) iptables
12 1 (0.028%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 423 (11.79%) Kubernetes
2 241 (6.72%) Terraform
3 228 (6.35%) Ansible
4 30 (0.84%) Puppet
5 29 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.75%) Kibana
7 26 (0.72%) Grafana
7 26 (0.72%) Graylog
8 18 (0.50%) Consul
9 14 (0.39%) Prometheus
10 10 (0.28%) SCCM
11 8 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.22%) Salt
12 7 (0.20%) Packer
13 6 (0.17%) Nagios
14 5 (0.14%) Nessus
14 5 (0.14%) Opsview
14 5 (0.14%) PTC Integrity
15 4 (0.11%) Control-M
15 4 (0.11%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 202 (5.63%) Oracle
2 153 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 144 (4.01%) Google
4 101 (2.81%) Red Hat
5 75 (2.09%) VMware
6 66 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
7 52 (1.45%) IBM
8 49 (1.37%) Facebook
9 42 (1.17%) YouTube
10 41 (1.14%) Spotify
11 36 (1.00%) EMC
12 31 (0.86%) Xilinx
13 28 (0.78%) Intel
14 25 (0.70%) TikTok
15 24 (0.67%) Splunk
16 22 (0.61%) Snapchat
17 19 (0.53%) Atlassian
17 19 (0.53%) SAP
18 17 (0.47%) Altera
19 13 (0.36%) ANSYS