Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 57 63
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4,346 6,696 7,726
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.97% 4.87% 4.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.31% 8.89% 8.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3,689 5,506 6,589
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £32,200 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £95,000 £90,000
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 59,446 75,342 92,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.28% 54.79% 56.30%
Number of salaries quoted 49,448 62,687 78,866
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 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,875 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.71% +5.00% +5.26%

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 March 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 28 March 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 -28 1,646 £78,250 +11.79% 303
South East -7 1,209 £50,000 - 252
South West +6 519 £47,500 +5.56% 137
North of England -42 370 £50,000 +11.11% 112
East of England -4 319 £45,000 -18.18% 194
Midlands -17 283 £47,500 +11.76% 117
North West -29 201 £50,000 - 60
West Midlands +6 186 £45,500 +7.06% 80
Yorkshire -29 120 £50,000 +11.11% 30
East Midlands -37 97 £50,000 +11.11% 37
North East -29 49 £45,000 +7.14% 22
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 2,121 (48.80%) Software Engineering
2 2,100 (48.32%) Python
3 2,049 (47.15%) Java
4 1,748 (40.22%) C#
5 1,499 (34.49%) C
6 1,319 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1,170 (26.92%) Linux
8 1,119 (25.75%) Degree
9 969 (22.30%) JavaScript
10 965 (22.20%) Finance
11 912 (20.98%) Computer Science
12 783 (18.02%) SQL
13 737 (16.96%) .NET
14 695 (15.99%) Windows
15 576 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
16 568 (13.07%) AWS
17 561 (12.91%) OO
18 537 (12.36%) Mathematics
19 511 (11.76%) Git (software)
20 489 (11.25%) Security Cleared
21 484 (11.14%) DevOps
22 465 (10.70%) Algorithms
23 461 (10.61%) Analytics
24 411 (9.46%) Test Automation
25 407 (9.36%) Artificial Intelligence
26 403 (9.27%) Scrum
27 379 (8.72%) Web Services
28 377 (8.67%) Mentoring
29 375 (8.63%) Docker
30 359 (8.26%) Derivative

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
1 131 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
2 121 (2.78%) Apache Spark
3 80 (1.84%) Confluence
4 79 (1.82%) Apache
5 35 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 29 (0.67%) SAS
7 25 (0.58%) Apache Solr
7 25 (0.58%) JBoss
8 23 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 20 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
9 20 (0.46%) IIS
10 18 (0.41%) Luigi
11 17 (0.39%) CICS
11 17 (0.39%) Jupyter
12 16 (0.37%) Tornado
13 15 (0.35%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.32%) nginx
15 12 (0.28%) CMS
16 11 (0.25%) SharePoint
17 6 (0.14%) Ethereum
Applications
1 70 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.46%) Simulink
4 19 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.18%) Steinberg Cubase
8 5 (0.12%) S-PLUS
9 4 (0.092%) Stateflow
10 3 (0.069%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.069%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.069%) Maya
11 2 (0.046%) LightWave 3D
11 2 (0.046%) MODO
12 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.023%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.023%) NUKE
12 1 (0.023%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.023%) PlantUML
12 1 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 107 (2.46%) FINCAD Analytics
2 12 (0.28%) thinkFolio
3 10 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.12%) LatentZero
5 4 (0.092%) assyst
5 4 (0.092%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.092%) MetaTrader
5 4 (0.092%) OpenText MBPM
5 4 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.092%) StreamServe
6 3 (0.069%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.046%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.023%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.023%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.023%) Relativity
8 1 (0.023%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 568 (13.07%) AWS
2 337 (7.75%) Azure
3 262 (6.03%) GCP
4 84 (1.93%) SaaS
5 76 (1.75%) GitHub
6 65 (1.50%) OpenShift
7 57 (1.31%) Amazon S3
8 49 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
9 37 (0.85%) Serverless
10 30 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
11 25 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 21 (0.48%) PaaS
14 18 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
15 15 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 14 (0.32%) CloudFront
16 14 (0.32%) Route 53
16 14 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 12 (0.28%) Amazon Cognito
18 10 (0.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 145 (3.34%) TCP/IP
2 138 (3.18%) Wireless
3 99 (2.28%) Internet
4 62 (1.43%) Bluetooth
5 61 (1.40%) HTTP
6 45 (1.04%) LTE
7 35 (0.81%) DNS
8 33 (0.76%) RTP
9 32 (0.74%) MQTT
10 31 (0.71%) Firewall
11 27 (0.62%) Wireshark
12 26 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (0.58%) Software-Defined Radio
14 23 (0.53%) Ethernet
15 22 (0.51%) VoIP
16 20 (0.46%) 5G
17 19 (0.44%) Tactical Data Link
18 18 (0.41%) Broadband
19 17 (0.39%) Network Security
20 16 (0.37%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (5.66%) NoSQL
2 235 (5.41%) Big Data
3 218 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
4 180 (4.14%) Relational Database
5 170 (3.91%) MySQL
5 170 (3.91%) SQL Server
6 148 (3.41%) Hadoop
7 141 (3.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 125 (2.88%) MongoDB
9 121 (2.78%) Redis
10 112 (2.58%) Amazon Athena
11 50 (1.15%) Blockchain
12 46 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
13 44 (1.01%) DB2
14 40 (0.92%) Neo4j
15 35 (0.81%) HBase
16 25 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (0.55%) BigQuery
17 24 (0.55%) GIS
17 24 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 511 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 277 (6.37%) Jenkins
3 260 (5.98%) Visual Studio
4 258 (5.94%) JIRA
5 162 (3.73%) Subversion
6 95 (2.19%) Selenium
7 85 (1.96%) Eclipse
8 70 (1.61%) Cucumber
9 64 (1.47%) JUnit
10 55 (1.27%) Artifactory
11 53 (1.22%) GitLab
12 50 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 49 (1.13%) Bitbucket
14 42 (0.97%) JMeter
15 41 (0.94%) Maven
16 39 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 38 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
18 34 (0.78%) GCC
19 28 (0.64%) git-flow
20 27 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 965 (22.20%) Finance
2 349 (8.03%) Front Office
3 320 (7.36%) Banking
4 279 (6.42%) Electronics
5 188 (4.33%) Manufacturing
6 178 (4.10%) Telecoms
7 175 (4.03%) Games
8 136 (3.13%) Aerospace
9 125 (2.88%) Automotive
10 111 (2.55%) Retail
11 95 (2.19%) Marketing
12 92 (2.12%) Public Sector
13 74 (1.70%) Military
14 66 (1.52%) Law
15 52 (1.20%) Advertising
16 37 (0.85%) Investment Banking
17 29 (0.67%) Financial Institution
18 25 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
19 17 (0.39%) German Language
20 16 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,488 (34.24%) Developer
2 1,288 (29.64%) Software Engineer
3 503 (11.57%) C++ Developer
4 449 (10.33%) Software Developer
5 419 (9.64%) C++ Software Engineer
6 310 (7.13%) Embedded Engineer
6 310 (7.13%) Senior Software Engineer
7 271 (6.24%) C# Developer
8 249 (5.73%) Graduate
9 247 (5.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 228 (5.25%) Junior
11 202 (4.65%) Java Developer
12 183 (4.21%) Python Developer
13 174 (4.00%) Graduate Developer
14 164 (3.77%) Architect
15 153 (3.52%) Senior Developer
16 149 (3.43%) Junior Developer
17 126 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
18 114 (2.62%) .NET Developer
19 112 (2.58%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 737 (16.96%) .NET
2 379 (8.72%) Web Services
3 357 (8.21%) HTML
4 295 (6.79%) AngularJS
5 247 (5.68%) Node.js
6 225 (5.18%) CSS
6 225 (5.18%) React
7 178 (4.10%) HTML5
8 169 (3.89%) J2EE
9 159 (3.66%) REST
10 139 (3.20%) Kafka
11 134 (3.08%) .NET Core
12 133 (3.06%) WPF
13 122 (2.81%) XML
14 117 (2.69%) ASP.NET
15 115 (2.65%) Qt
16 114 (2.62%) .NET Framework
17 112 (2.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 99 (2.28%) RESTful
19 90 (2.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 465 (10.70%) Algorithms
2 359 (8.26%) Derivative
3 337 (7.75%) Hedge funds
4 328 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 278 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
6 273 (6.28%) Fixed Income
7 201 (4.62%) Embedded Systems
8 197 (4.53%) User Experience
9 180 (4.14%) Equities
10 142 (3.27%) Data Structures
11 140 (3.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 136 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
13 123 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
14 108 (2.49%) Public Cloud
15 84 (1.93%) Robotics
16 82 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 78 (1.79%) Mobile App
18 77 (1.77%) Management Information System
19 67 (1.54%) VHDL
20 65 (1.50%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,170 (26.92%) Linux
2 695 (15.99%) Windows
3 226 (5.20%) Unix
4 147 (3.38%) Android
5 124 (2.85%) Embedded Linux
6 113 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 43 (0.99%) Ubuntu
8 39 (0.90%) CentOS
9 30 (0.69%) Mac OS
10 28 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.55%) FreeRTOS
11 24 (0.55%) Windows Server
12 20 (0.46%) Debian
13 19 (0.44%) Windows 10
14 17 (0.39%) VxWorks
15 14 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.32%) Solaris
16 9 (0.21%) Kali Linux
17 7 (0.16%) ThreadX
18 4 (0.092%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,121 (48.80%) Software Engineering
2 1,319 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
3 912 (20.98%) Computer Science
4 576 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
5 561 (12.91%) OO
6 537 (12.36%) Mathematics
7 484 (11.14%) DevOps
8 461 (10.61%) Analytics
9 411 (9.46%) Test Automation
10 407 (9.36%) Artificial Intelligence
11 403 (9.27%) Scrum
12 377 (8.67%) Mentoring
13 349 (8.03%) Machine Learning
14 322 (7.41%) Open Source
15 297 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
16 282 (6.49%) SDLC
17 276 (6.35%) Unit Testing
18 263 (6.05%) TDD
19 256 (5.89%) Physics
20 250 (5.75%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2,100 (48.32%) Python
2 2,049 (47.15%) Java
3 1,748 (40.22%) C#
4 1,499 (34.49%) C
5 969 (22.30%) JavaScript
6 783 (18.02%) SQL
7 287 (6.60%) Go
8 218 (5.02%) Embedded C
9 217 (4.99%) R
10 208 (4.79%) Bash Shell
11 180 (4.14%) PHP
12 170 (3.91%) MATLAB
13 141 (3.24%) Kotlin
14 126 (2.90%) Ruby
15 122 (2.81%) Embedded C++
16 114 (2.62%) Perl
17 109 (2.51%) VB.NET
18 104 (2.39%) Scala
19 88 (2.02%) TypeScript
20 87 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1,119 (25.75%) Degree
2 489 (11.25%) Security Cleared
3 354 (8.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 240 (5.52%) SC Cleared
5 197 (4.53%) DV Cleared
6 161 (3.70%) PhD
7 48 (1.10%) Master's Degree
8 47 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
9 31 (0.71%) ISTQB
10 25 (0.58%) CREST Certified
11 18 (0.41%) CHECK Team Leader
11 18 (0.41%) CHECK Team Member
11 18 (0.41%) OSCP
11 18 (0.41%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.37%) ISEB
13 14 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 14 (0.32%) PMP
14 11 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (0.21%) HND
16 8 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (4.23%) QA
2 29 (0.67%) DICOM
3 25 (0.58%) GDPR
4 21 (0.48%) IEC 61508
5 18 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.25%) MiFID
7 8 (0.18%) IEC 62304
8 7 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.16%) EMIR
9 6 (0.14%) MISRA
10 4 (0.092%) Basel II
10 4 (0.092%) IFRS
10 4 (0.092%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.092%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.092%) JTAG
10 4 (0.092%) MISRA C
11 3 (0.069%) FINRA
12 2 (0.046%) ISO 26262
12 2 (0.046%) PMO
System Software
1 375 (8.63%) Docker
2 245 (5.64%) Firmware
3 27 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.53%) Active Directory
6 21 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 14 (0.32%) ACF2
7 14 (0.32%) RACF
8 7 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.14%) Kamailio
10 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.092%) etcd
11 4 (0.092%) vSphere
12 3 (0.069%) iptables
13 2 (0.046%) NFS
13 2 (0.046%) Squid
14 1 (0.023%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.023%) Ceph
14 1 (0.023%) Xen
Systems Management
1 263 (6.05%) Kubernetes
2 136 (3.13%) Ansible
3 82 (1.89%) Puppet
4 46 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (1.01%) Terraform
6 36 (0.83%) Salt
7 25 (0.58%) SCCM
8 22 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
8 22 (0.51%) Consul
9 21 (0.48%) SELinux
10 18 (0.41%) Icinga
11 17 (0.39%) Prometheus
12 15 (0.35%) Nessus
13 14 (0.32%) Packer
14 10 (0.23%) Kibana
15 9 (0.21%) MIIS
15 9 (0.21%) Nmap
15 9 (0.21%) Sysdig
16 7 (0.16%) HP ALM
17 6 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 227 (5.22%) Microsoft
2 162 (3.73%) Google
3 122 (2.81%) Oracle
4 115 (2.65%) Bloomberg
5 59 (1.36%) SAP
6 49 (1.13%) Atlassian
7 37 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 35 (0.81%) IBM
8 35 (0.81%) Perforce
9 34 (0.78%) Xamarin
10 31 (0.71%) Splunk
11 29 (0.67%) VMware
12 27 (0.62%) HP
13 22 (0.51%) Tableau
14 20 (0.46%) Freescale
14 20 (0.46%) Renesas
15 18 (0.41%) Blue Prism
16 15 (0.35%) Cisco
16 15 (0.35%) Xceptor
17 13 (0.30%) ServiceNow