Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 65 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing C++ 7,762 7,444 9,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.67% 4.61% 4.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.29% 8.45% 9.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,394 6,316 8,194
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 93,648 88,143 100,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 56.38% 54.63% 52.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79,158 76,029 88,004
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 April 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 22 April 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 -14 2,543 £65,000 +4.00% 384
South East +3 2,034 £47,500 +5.56% 307
East of England +13 1,316 £52,500 +23.53% 242
South West -4 757 £46,000 +15.00% 183
North of England -28 678 £45,000 +12.50% 124
Midlands 0 443 £41,500 +3.75% 106
North West -38 357 £47,500 +18.75% 51
West Midlands +14 282 £40,000 - 62
Yorkshire -15 229 £50,000 +17.65% 46
East Midlands -27 160 £45,000 +12.50% 44
North East +8 92 £42,000 +5.00% 27
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 3,451 (44.46%) Software Engineering
2 3,403 (43.84%) Java
3 3,280 (42.26%) Python
4 2,903 (37.40%) C#
5 2,670 (34.40%) C
6 2,484 (32.00%) Linux
7 2,326 (29.97%) Degree
8 2,228 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
9 1,920 (24.74%) Computer Science
10 1,578 (20.33%) SQL
11 1,475 (19.00%) JavaScript
12 1,389 (17.89%) Finance
13 1,357 (17.48%) Mathematics
14 1,243 (16.01%) Windows
15 1,231 (15.86%) OO
16 1,150 (14.82%) .NET
17 1,042 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
18 1,011 (13.02%) Machine Learning
19 1,006 (12.96%) TDD
20 966 (12.45%) Algorithms
21 858 (11.05%) Multithreading
22 828 (10.67%) Test Automation
23 816 (10.51%) HTML
24 725 (9.34%) Scrum
25 724 (9.33%) Git (software)
26 704 (9.07%) Computer Science Degree
27 701 (9.03%) PhD
28 665 (8.57%) Unix
29 647 (8.34%) Big Data
30 639 (8.23%) 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
1 222 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 164 (2.11%) Apache
3 96 (1.24%) Confluence
4 78 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 72 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 57 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 44 (0.57%) Apache Pig
7 44 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 41 (0.53%) nginx
9 37 (0.48%) IIS
9 37 (0.48%) SAS
10 35 (0.45%) JBoss
11 30 (0.39%) Ethereum
12 29 (0.37%) SharePoint
13 24 (0.31%) OpenStack
14 20 (0.26%) CMS
15 18 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.17%) DNN
16 13 (0.17%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 85 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.50%) Simulink
3 25 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (0.30%) SPSS
5 19 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.19%) GNU Octave
7 12 (0.15%) Mathematica
8 10 (0.13%) Maya
8 10 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
10 6 (0.077%) GIMP
10 6 (0.077%) MS Visio
10 6 (0.077%) OrCAD
11 5 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.052%) Blender
12 4 (0.052%) Weka
13 3 (0.039%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.039%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 35 (0.45%) NetSuite
2 32 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.35%) Epicor Tropos
4 21 (0.27%) thinkFolio
5 13 (0.17%) Infor M3
6 12 (0.15%) Summit
7 11 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (0.12%) LabWindows
8 9 (0.12%) RMDS
9 8 (0.10%) Concordance
9 8 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.10%) Relativity
9 8 (0.10%) Ringtail
10 7 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.077%) Magento
11 6 (0.077%) MetaTrader
12 5 (0.064%) Ripple
12 5 (0.064%) Teamcenter
13 4 (0.052%) Distributed Ledger
13 4 (0.052%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 475 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 208 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (1.02%) SaaS
4 75 (0.97%) GitHub
5 71 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 69 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 37 (0.48%) Slack
8 32 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (0.36%) IaaS
9 28 (0.36%) OpenShift
10 26 (0.33%) PaaS
11 25 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 24 (0.31%) Office 365
13 23 (0.30%) G Suite
14 21 (0.27%) Bluemix
14 21 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
14 21 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
15 14 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 13 (0.17%) Loggly
16 13 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 247 (3.18%) TCP/IP
2 244 (3.14%) Wireless
3 146 (1.88%) Internet
4 140 (1.80%) HTTP
5 74 (0.95%) Ethernet
6 63 (0.81%) Bluetooth
6 63 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
7 60 (0.77%) Wireshark
8 57 (0.73%) Network Security
9 56 (0.72%) DNS
10 49 (0.63%) LTE
11 48 (0.62%) Broadband
12 46 (0.59%) SMS
13 43 (0.55%) RTP
14 41 (0.53%) Firewall
15 40 (0.52%) UMTS
16 38 (0.49%) ZigBee
17 37 (0.48%) GSM
18 34 (0.44%) PBX
19 33 (0.43%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 647 (8.34%) Big Data
2 451 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 285 (3.67%) NoSQL
4 271 (3.49%) MySQL
5 215 (2.77%) Relational Database
6 209 (2.69%) Hadoop
6 209 (2.69%) MongoDB
7 130 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
8 106 (1.37%) Blockchain
9 99 (1.28%) Apache Hive
10 85 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 73 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 50 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
13 48 (0.62%) Data Mining
13 48 (0.62%) Redis
14 39 (0.50%) Oracle Database
15 37 (0.48%) HBase
15 37 (0.48%) SQLite
16 33 (0.43%) GIS
17 32 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 724 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 439 (5.66%) JIRA
3 372 (4.79%) Subversion
4 371 (4.78%) Visual Studio
5 360 (4.64%) Jenkins
6 239 (3.08%) Selenium
7 238 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 175 (2.25%) Bitbucket
9 161 (2.07%) JUnit
10 138 (1.78%) Gradle
11 136 (1.75%) NUnit
12 132 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 124 (1.60%) Cucumber
14 116 (1.49%) Calabash
15 103 (1.33%) Eclipse
16 100 (1.29%) Android Studio
17 98 (1.26%) Maven
18 82 (1.06%) Mockito
19 68 (0.88%) MSTest
20 66 (0.85%) SoapUI
General
1 1,389 (17.89%) Finance
2 540 (6.96%) Electronics
3 505 (6.51%) Banking
4 383 (4.93%) Games
5 366 (4.72%) Telecoms
6 295 (3.80%) Front Office
7 269 (3.47%) Manufacturing
8 236 (3.04%) Investment Banking
9 223 (2.87%) Retail
10 194 (2.50%) Marketing
11 148 (1.91%) Automotive
12 143 (1.84%) Financial Institution
13 120 (1.55%) Aerospace
14 88 (1.13%) Advertising
15 65 (0.84%) Legal
16 39 (0.50%) Multimedia
17 37 (0.48%) Publishing
18 36 (0.46%) Billing
19 35 (0.45%) Military
20 34 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 2,968 (38.24%) Developer
2 2,305 (29.70%) Software Engineer
3 1,147 (14.78%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1,002 (12.91%) C++ Developer
5 855 (11.02%) Software Developer
6 620 (7.99%) Embedded Engineer
7 546 (7.03%) Graduate
8 516 (6.65%) Senior Software Engineer
9 509 (6.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 448 (5.77%) Senior Developer
11 442 (5.69%) C# Developer
12 394 (5.08%) Java Developer
13 327 (4.21%) C++ Software Developer
14 293 (3.77%) C Software Engineer
15 285 (3.67%) C/C++ Software Engineer
16 281 (3.62%) Python Developer
17 275 (3.54%) Embedded C++ Engineer
18 255 (3.29%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
19 248 (3.20%) Graduate Developer
20 245 (3.16%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,150 (14.82%) .NET
2 816 (10.51%) HTML
3 547 (7.05%) AngularJS
4 516 (6.65%) CSS
5 492 (6.34%) Web Services
6 396 (5.10%) XML
7 374 (4.82%) STL
8 322 (4.15%) RESTful
9 313 (4.03%) WPF
10 284 (3.66%) Node.js
11 282 (3.63%) HTML5
12 281 (3.62%) React
13 278 (3.58%) ASP.NET
14 262 (3.38%) jQuery
15 231 (2.98%) Qt
16 226 (2.91%) MFC
17 224 (2.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 218 (2.81%) Natural Language Processing
19 206 (2.65%) REST
20 194 (2.50%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1,920 (24.74%) Computer Science
2 966 (12.45%) Algorithms
3 464 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 321 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
5 297 (3.83%) User Experience
6 281 (3.62%) Embedded Systems
7 267 (3.44%) Fintech
8 231 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 219 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
10 204 (2.63%) Data Structures
11 175 (2.25%) Mobile App
12 170 (2.19%) Equities
13 158 (2.04%) Hedge funds
14 155 (2.00%) CUDA
15 145 (1.87%) Robotics
16 138 (1.78%) Fixed Income
17 135 (1.74%) Derivative
18 129 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 112 (1.44%) Device Driver
20 96 (1.24%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,484 (32.00%) Linux
2 1,243 (16.01%) Windows
3 665 (8.57%) Unix
4 449 (5.78%) Android
5 264 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 214 (2.76%) Embedded Linux
7 63 (0.81%) CentOS
8 57 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 51 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 45 (0.58%) Solaris
12 42 (0.54%) Windows Server
13 36 (0.46%) Debian
14 31 (0.40%) Robot Operating System
15 28 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
15 28 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 28 (0.36%) Windows Phone
16 24 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
17 22 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 18 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,451 (44.46%) Software Engineering
2 2,228 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1,357 (17.48%) Mathematics
4 1,231 (15.86%) OO
5 1,042 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
6 1,011 (13.02%) Machine Learning
7 1,006 (12.96%) TDD
8 858 (11.05%) Multithreading
9 828 (10.67%) Test Automation
10 725 (9.34%) Scrum
11 639 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
12 636 (8.19%) Physics
13 609 (7.85%) SDLC
14 594 (7.65%) Artificial Intelligence
15 553 (7.12%) OOP
16 504 (6.49%) DevOps
17 434 (5.59%) Analytics
18 424 (5.46%) Data Science
19 398 (5.13%) Mentoring
20 382 (4.92%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3,403 (43.84%) Java
2 3,280 (42.26%) Python
3 2,903 (37.40%) C#
4 2,670 (34.40%) C
5 1,578 (20.33%) SQL
6 1,475 (19.00%) JavaScript
7 466 (6.00%) MATLAB
8 421 (5.42%) PHP
9 403 (5.19%) Ruby
10 390 (5.02%) Embedded C++
11 378 (4.87%) Perl
12 372 (4.79%) Scala
13 361 (4.65%) Embedded C
14 319 (4.11%) R
15 308 (3.97%) Bash Shell
16 177 (2.28%) T-SQL
17 175 (2.25%) Go
18 166 (2.14%) Objective-C
19 162 (2.09%) Shell Script
20 120 (1.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,326 (29.97%) Degree
2 704 (9.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 701 (9.03%) PhD
4 366 (4.72%) Security Cleared
5 171 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 140 (1.80%) Master's Degree
7 126 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 126 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
8 64 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 55 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (0.48%) SANS
11 31 (0.40%) CISSP
12 19 (0.24%) GIAC
13 18 (0.23%) CEH
14 17 (0.22%) MCSE
14 17 (0.22%) OSCP
15 16 (0.21%) HND
15 16 (0.21%) ISEB
15 16 (0.21%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.19%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (3.79%) QA
2 38 (0.49%) GDPR
3 34 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 31 (0.40%) GCP
5 29 (0.37%) MISRA
6 21 (0.27%) MiFID
7 19 (0.24%) SLA
8 17 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 17 (0.22%) EMIR
9 14 (0.18%) ISO 26262
10 12 (0.15%) ECSS
10 12 (0.15%) ISO 13485
10 12 (0.15%) JTAG
11 11 (0.14%) DO-178B
11 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (0.12%) Def Stans
12 9 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.10%) PMO
14 6 (0.077%) Data Quality
14 6 (0.077%) MISRA C
System Software
1 256 (3.30%) Firmware
2 245 (3.16%) Docker
3 37 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.40%) Active Directory
5 28 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.17%) HDFS
6 13 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.17%) vSphere
7 10 (0.13%) Varnish
8 9 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.064%) Kamailio
11 5 (0.064%) NFS
12 4 (0.052%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.052%) LXC
13 3 (0.039%) ACF2
13 3 (0.039%) RACF
13 3 (0.039%) Xen
Systems Management
1 137 (1.77%) Puppet
2 130 (1.67%) Ansible
3 122 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 73 (0.94%) HockeyApp
6 41 (0.53%) Nagios
7 32 (0.41%) Terraform
8 27 (0.35%) Salt
9 22 (0.28%) Prometheus
10 20 (0.26%) HP ALM
11 15 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
11 15 (0.19%) Kibana
11 15 (0.19%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.15%) Grafana
12 12 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.14%) Graphite
14 10 (0.13%) HAProxy
14 10 (0.13%) Mesos
14 10 (0.13%) SmoothWall
15 9 (0.12%) systemd
Vendors
1 428 (5.51%) Microsoft
2 385 (4.96%) Oracle
3 183 (2.36%) Google
4 182 (2.34%) Atlassian
5 116 (1.49%) SAP
6 91 (1.17%) HP
7 87 (1.12%) Capita
8 68 (0.88%) Sophos
9 65 (0.84%) Red Hat
10 64 (0.82%) VMware
11 60 (0.77%) IBM
12 57 (0.73%) Cisco
13 45 (0.58%) Sybase
14 38 (0.49%) Dell
14 38 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
15 37 (0.48%) Perforce
15 37 (0.48%) Splunk
16 34 (0.44%) Bloomberg
16 34 (0.44%) Reuters
16 34 (0.44%) Sage