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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 81 89 74
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 -12
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5,363 2,889 3,442
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.92% 3.54% 4.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.21% 6.41% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,039 1,969 2,840
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £96,250 £81,250 £78,813
90th Percentile £132,500 £110,000 £122,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +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 74,355 45,085 47,004
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.31% 55.30% 54.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,815 35,170 39,483
10th Percentile £37,319 £34,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%

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 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -11 2,409 £95,000 +18.75% 223
South East +48 1,233 £52,500 +5.00% 150
East of England +1 527 £55,000 +10.00% 142
South West -1 444 £57,500 +15.00% 92
North of England -61 399 £53,000 -3.64% 85
Midlands -30 247 £52,250 +4.50% 54
North West -58 189 £55,000 +4.76% 46
Yorkshire -54 181 £52,500 -8.70% 28
West Midlands -21 140 £53,500 +7.00% 27
East Midlands -25 107 £48,750 -11.36% 27
North East -4 31 £55,000 +38.36% 11
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 3,291 (61.36%) Software Engineering
2 2,994 (55.83%) Python
3 2,254 (42.03%) C
4 2,178 (40.61%) Java
5 1,983 (36.98%) Linux
6 1,971 (36.75%) Degree
7 1,744 (32.52%) C#
8 1,713 (31.94%) Agile
9 1,568 (29.24%) Computer Science
10 1,230 (22.93%) JavaScript
11 1,140 (21.26%) Finance
12 1,138 (21.22%) Social Skills
13 1,065 (19.86%) AWS
14 1,009 (18.81%) Software Testing
15 968 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
16 899 (16.76%) Algorithms
17 871 (16.24%) DevOps
18 859 (16.02%) SQL
19 751 (14.00%) CI/CD
20 722 (13.46%) React
21 718 (13.39%) Mathematics
22 715 (13.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
23 711 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
24 707 (13.18%) Windows
25 701 (13.07%) Test Automation
26 698 (13.02%) Artificial Intelligence
27 675 (12.59%) Computer Science Degree
28 645 (12.03%) OO
29 643 (11.99%) TDD
30 637 (11.88%) Unit Testing

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
1 119 (2.22%) Confluence
2 82 (1.53%) Apache
3 78 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 38 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
5 25 (0.47%) SharePoint
6 24 (0.45%) Ethereum
7 23 (0.43%) Tornado
8 18 (0.34%) Apache Pulsar
9 16 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (0.26%) IIS
11 13 (0.24%) JBoss
11 13 (0.24%) WinCC
12 12 (0.22%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.21%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.21%) SAS
14 8 (0.15%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.13%) ArcGIS
15 7 (0.13%) nginx
16 6 (0.11%) CMS
16 6 (0.11%) GeoServer
Applications
1 58 (1.08%) Simulink
2 39 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.19%) Revit
4 10 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
5 9 (0.17%) Maple
6 6 (0.11%) Maya
7 4 (0.075%) Blender
7 4 (0.075%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.075%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.056%) LaTeX
8 3 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.056%) SPSS
8 3 (0.056%) Windchill
9 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.037%) EViews
9 2 (0.037%) Sketch
10 1 (0.019%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 29 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
2 27 (0.50%) R3 Corda
3 10 (0.19%) MetaTrader
4 5 (0.093%) Summit
5 4 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.056%) Primavera
6 3 (0.056%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.037%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.019%) iTrent
8 1 (0.019%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.019%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.019%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,065 (19.86%) AWS
2 527 (9.83%) GCP
3 483 (9.01%) Azure
4 357 (6.66%) Serverless
5 195 (3.64%) GitHub
6 84 (1.57%) SaaS
7 66 (1.23%) OpenShift
8 65 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 58 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 49 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
11 48 (0.90%) Power Platform
12 42 (0.78%) PaaS
13 35 (0.65%) GitHub Actions
14 34 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
15 31 (0.58%) Amazon S3
15 31 (0.58%) AWS Fargate
16 23 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
17 18 (0.34%) AWS IoT
17 18 (0.34%) npm
17 18 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 493 (9.19%) TCP/IP
2 392 (7.31%) HTTP
3 125 (2.33%) Wireless
4 118 (2.20%) Internet
5 63 (1.17%) Network Security
5 63 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
6 56 (1.04%) Broadband
7 52 (0.97%) Modbus
8 44 (0.82%) DNS
9 43 (0.80%) MQTT
10 41 (0.76%) Firewall
11 35 (0.65%) VoIP
12 31 (0.58%) Ethernet
12 31 (0.58%) MIMO
13 28 (0.52%) RS-485
14 27 (0.50%) DVB
14 27 (0.50%) RS-422
15 26 (0.48%) VPN
16 24 (0.45%) Bluetooth
16 24 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
2 234 (4.36%) MySQL
3 189 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 165 (3.08%) MongoDB
5 161 (3.00%) NoSQL
5 161 (3.00%) SQL Server
6 93 (1.73%) Big Data
7 68 (1.27%) Redis
8 52 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 46 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 45 (0.84%) Power BI
11 42 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (0.78%) Tableau
12 40 (0.75%) Data Mining
13 38 (0.71%) Metadata
14 34 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
15 29 (0.54%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.39%) Data Lake
17 20 (0.37%) GIS
18 19 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 623 (11.62%) Git (software)
2 539 (10.05%) Jenkins
3 501 (9.34%) JIRA
4 192 (3.58%) Visual Studio
5 134 (2.50%) GitLab
6 75 (1.40%) Bitbucket
7 64 (1.19%) CMake
8 59 (1.10%) Subversion
9 52 (0.97%) CircleCI
10 50 (0.93%) Gerrit
11 49 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
12 45 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 45 (0.84%) GCC
12 45 (0.84%) SonarQube
13 36 (0.67%) GDB
14 35 (0.65%) GoogleTest
15 34 (0.63%) JMeter
16 33 (0.62%) webpack
17 32 (0.60%) JUnit
18 31 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 1,140 (21.26%) Finance
2 1,138 (21.22%) Social Skills
3 715 (13.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 526 (9.81%) Electronics
5 428 (7.98%) Games
6 375 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
7 179 (3.34%) Banking
8 174 (3.24%) Automotive
9 165 (3.08%) Retail
10 159 (2.96%) Front Office
11 137 (2.55%) Telecoms
12 128 (2.39%) Marketing
13 111 (2.07%) Manufacturing
14 109 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
15 108 (2.01%) Public Sector
16 106 (1.98%) Law
17 100 (1.86%) Legal
18 85 (1.58%) Aerospace
19 75 (1.40%) Back Office
20 69 (1.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2,386 (44.49%) Software Engineer
2 1,216 (22.67%) Developer
3 589 (10.98%) Embedded Engineer
4 552 (10.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 512 (9.55%) Senior Software Engineer
6 413 (7.70%) Software Developer
7 403 (7.51%) C++ Developer
8 372 (6.94%) C++ Software Engineer
9 285 (5.31%) Junior
10 275 (5.13%) Principal Engineer
11 248 (4.62%) Senior Developer
12 235 (4.38%) Junior Software Engineer
13 179 (3.34%) Junior Embedded Engineer
14 152 (2.83%) Principal Software Engineer
15 135 (2.52%) Architect
16 132 (2.46%) Python Developer
17 125 (2.33%) C++ Software Developer
18 124 (2.31%) Programmer
19 119 (2.22%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 118 (2.20%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 722 (13.46%) React
2 450 (8.39%) HTML
3 410 (7.64%) .NET
4 406 (7.57%) AngularJS
5 349 (6.51%) CSS
6 331 (6.17%) Protocol Buffers
7 319 (5.95%) Node.js
8 303 (5.65%) WPF
9 285 (5.31%) HTML5
10 276 (5.15%) Vue.js
11 260 (4.85%) REST
12 218 (4.06%) CSS3
13 213 (3.97%) WinForms
14 167 (3.11%) Web Services
15 162 (3.02%) Qt
16 141 (2.63%) Kafka
17 138 (2.57%) XML
18 133 (2.48%) Spring
19 129 (2.41%) TensorFlow
20 120 (2.24%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 899 (16.76%) Algorithms
2 475 (8.86%) Data Structures
3 308 (5.74%) IoT
4 240 (4.48%) Equities
5 229 (4.27%) User Experience
6 217 (4.05%) Derivative
7 213 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
8 210 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
9 189 (3.52%) Hedge funds
10 169 (3.15%) Fixed Income
11 157 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 139 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
13 129 (2.41%) Cyberattack
14 118 (2.20%) FPGA
15 112 (2.09%) Virtual Team
16 105 (1.96%) Blockchain
17 103 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
18 99 (1.85%) Mobile App
19 98 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
19 98 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,983 (36.98%) Linux
2 707 (13.18%) Windows
3 297 (5.54%) Android
4 234 (4.36%) Unix
5 159 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
6 152 (2.83%) Apple iOS
7 52 (0.97%) Mac OS
8 50 (0.93%) Ubuntu
9 49 (0.91%) CentOS
10 43 (0.80%) VMS
11 33 (0.62%) FreeRTOS
12 32 (0.60%) Debian
13 25 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (0.43%) OpenWrt
14 23 (0.43%) Robot Operating System
15 11 (0.21%) ThreadX
16 10 (0.19%) VxWorks
17 4 (0.075%) Windows Server
18 3 (0.056%) AIX
18 3 (0.056%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,291 (61.36%) Software Engineering
2 1,713 (31.94%) Agile
3 1,568 (29.24%) Computer Science
4 1,009 (18.81%) Software Testing
5 968 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
6 871 (16.24%) DevOps
7 751 (14.00%) CI/CD
8 718 (13.39%) Mathematics
9 711 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
10 701 (13.07%) Test Automation
11 698 (13.02%) Artificial Intelligence
12 645 (12.03%) OO
13 643 (11.99%) TDD
14 637 (11.88%) Unit Testing
15 634 (11.82%) Mentoring
16 607 (11.32%) Machine Learning
17 544 (10.14%) SDLC
18 509 (9.49%) Data Science
19 500 (9.32%) Full Stack Development
20 497 (9.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,994 (55.83%) Python
2 2,254 (42.03%) C
3 2,178 (40.61%) Java
4 1,744 (32.52%) C#
5 1,230 (22.93%) JavaScript
6 859 (16.02%) SQL
7 533 (9.94%) Go
8 300 (5.59%) TypeScript
9 297 (5.54%) MATLAB
10 240 (4.48%) Objective-C
11 198 (3.69%) PHP
12 194 (3.62%) Ruby
13 185 (3.45%) Kotlin
14 180 (3.36%) Perl
15 178 (3.32%) Scala
16 163 (3.04%) R
17 150 (2.80%) Bash
18 146 (2.72%) Rust
19 120 (2.24%) Embedded C
20 115 (2.14%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1,971 (36.75%) Degree
2 675 (12.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 310 (5.78%) Security Cleared
4 302 (5.63%) PhD
5 236 (4.40%) SC Cleared
6 122 (2.27%) Master's Degree
7 42 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 39 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (0.37%) CREST Certified
10 19 (0.35%) ISTQB
11 15 (0.28%) HNC
12 14 (0.26%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.22%) DBS Check
13 12 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.19%) HND
14 10 (0.19%) OSCP
14 10 (0.19%) Postgraduate
15 7 (0.13%) CCNA
15 7 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (6.00%) QA
2 228 (4.25%) Accessibility
3 49 (0.91%) Def Stans
4 48 (0.90%) MISRA
5 45 (0.84%) ISO 26262
6 44 (0.82%) IEC 61508
7 33 (0.62%) GDPR
8 25 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 22 (0.41%) IEC 62304
10 20 (0.37%) PMO
11 19 (0.35%) MISRA C
12 16 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 15 (0.28%) IFRS
13 15 (0.28%) IFRS 9
14 13 (0.24%) JTAG
15 12 (0.22%) Data Quality
15 12 (0.22%) HIPAA
16 11 (0.21%) MiFID
17 9 (0.17%) EMIR
17 9 (0.17%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 575 (10.72%) Docker
2 309 (5.76%) Firmware
3 38 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (0.30%) Kamailio
4 16 (0.30%) OpenSIPS
5 12 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.15%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.15%) LXC
7 7 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 6 (0.11%) Ceph
9 5 (0.093%) Xen
10 4 (0.075%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.075%) Lustre
10 4 (0.075%) Postfix
11 2 (0.037%) NFS
11 2 (0.037%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.019%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 401 (7.48%) Kubernetes
2 198 (3.69%) Terraform
3 185 (3.45%) Ansible
4 38 (0.71%) Grafana
5 28 (0.52%) Puppet
6 24 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (0.28%) Opsview
8 13 (0.24%) Rancher
9 7 (0.13%) Istio
9 7 (0.13%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.11%) Podman
11 4 (0.075%) Nagios
11 4 (0.075%) Pacemaker
11 4 (0.075%) Proxmox
11 4 (0.075%) systemd
11 4 (0.075%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.056%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.037%) Mesos
13 2 (0.037%) PTC Integrity
13 2 (0.037%) Salt
Vendors
1 274 (5.11%) Microsoft
2 200 (3.73%) Oracle
3 147 (2.74%) Google
4 66 (1.23%) Facebook
5 58 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 55 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 49 (0.91%) BISAM
8 48 (0.90%) AppDynamics
9 46 (0.86%) New Relic
10 41 (0.76%) Bloomberg
11 40 (0.75%) ANSYS
12 38 (0.71%) Intel
12 38 (0.71%) SAP
13 34 (0.63%) Instagram
13 34 (0.63%) Sophos
14 32 (0.60%) Splunk
15 30 (0.56%) IBM
15 30 (0.56%) Siemens
16 29 (0.54%) Refinitiv
16 29 (0.54%) Reuters