Period
to 23 May 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 64 64
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing C++ 6,216 7,405 7,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.66% 4.60% 4.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.58% 8.18% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,592 6,027 6,363
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -8.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -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 72,476 90,575 87,861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.37% 56.31% 55.11%
Number of salaries quoted 59,690 76,002 75,334
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%

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 May 2019.

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 2019. 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 -2 2,147 £70,000 +7.69% 243
South East +5 1,768 £47,500 -1.55% 195
North of England +31 718 £45,000 -5.26% 118
South West -6 690 £45,000 -2.17% 116
East of England -21 457 £52,500 - 196
Midlands +21 431 £45,000 +12.50% 55
North West +54 413 £47,500 - 69
West Midlands +16 254 £42,500 +6.25% 30
Yorkshire +8 206 £45,000 -10.00% 37
East Midlands +28 176 £45,000 +5.88% 25
North East +22 99 £42,500 -5.56% 12
South Coast - 6 £60,000 -
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 3,125 (50.27%) Software Engineering
2 3,105 (49.95%) Java
3 2,844 (45.75%) Python
4 2,652 (42.66%) C#
5 2,221 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
6 2,114 (34.01%) C
7 1,810 (29.12%) Linux
8 1,747 (28.10%) Degree
9 1,275 (20.51%) Computer Science
10 1,245 (20.03%) JavaScript
11 1,164 (18.73%) Finance
12 1,082 (17.41%) SQL
13 967 (15.56%) .NET
14 941 (15.14%) OO
15 889 (14.30%) Security Cleared
16 876 (14.09%) Mathematics
17 797 (12.82%) Windows
18 740 (11.90%) Algorithms
19 726 (11.68%) Git (software)
20 724 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
21 686 (11.04%) DevOps
22 664 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
23 640 (10.30%) Machine Learning
24 611 (9.83%) Amazon AWS
25 609 (9.80%) Test Automation
26 601 (9.67%) SC Cleared
27 592 (9.52%) HTML
28 550 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
29 549 (8.83%) Docker
30 542 (8.72%) TDD

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
1 206 (3.31%) Apache
2 120 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
3 102 (1.64%) Confluence
4 94 (1.51%) Apache Spark
4 94 (1.51%) Tomcat
5 51 (0.82%) JBoss
6 34 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 25 (0.40%) nginx
8 23 (0.37%) SAS
9 21 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (0.34%) SharePoint
10 20 (0.32%) Jupyter
11 17 (0.27%) Documentum
11 17 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 16 (0.26%) Ethereum
13 12 (0.19%) IIS
14 9 (0.14%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.14%) WordPress
15 8 (0.13%) ArcGIS
15 8 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 50 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (0.42%) GNU Octave
3 20 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (0.24%) Fireworks
5 14 (0.23%) Simulink
6 12 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.18%) Maple
8 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.13%) Stateflow
8 8 (0.13%) TargetLink
9 7 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
10 6 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (0.097%) SPSS
11 4 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.064%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.064%) NASTRAN
12 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.032%) LaTeX
12 2 (0.032%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 44 (0.71%) thinkFolio
2 30 (0.48%) Summit
3 27 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 16 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (0.24%) R3 Corda
6 13 (0.21%) Eze OMS
7 11 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (0.097%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.064%) Magento
11 2 (0.032%) Advent Geneva
11 2 (0.032%) Endur
11 2 (0.032%) MetaTrader
11 2 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.032%) PolarLake
11 2 (0.032%) SAP CCM
12 1 (0.016%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 611 (9.83%) Amazon AWS
2 326 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 194 (3.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 160 (2.57%) GitHub
5 103 (1.66%) SaaS
6 89 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 64 (1.03%) Office 365
8 58 (0.93%) G Suite
9 45 (0.72%) Serverless
10 44 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 36 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 27 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 25 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.34%) PaaS
15 14 (0.23%) CloudFront
16 13 (0.21%) IaaS
17 11 (0.18%) Power Platform
18 10 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
19 9 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 216 (3.47%) TCP/IP
2 126 (2.03%) Wireless
3 86 (1.38%) Network Security
4 85 (1.37%) Internet
5 83 (1.34%) Broadband
6 76 (1.22%) RS-485
7 71 (1.14%) Modbus
8 62 (1.00%) HTTP
9 55 (0.88%) Bluetooth
10 53 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
11 51 (0.82%) Firewall
12 50 (0.80%) VoIP
13 48 (0.77%) Ethernet
14 37 (0.60%) Software-Defined Radio
15 35 (0.56%) RS-232
16 30 (0.48%) MQTT
17 23 (0.37%) SSH
18 22 (0.35%) RTMP
19 21 (0.34%) Link 16
19 21 (0.34%) Link 22
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 266 (4.28%) Big Data
3 254 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 181 (2.91%) MySQL
5 180 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 170 (2.73%) MongoDB
7 146 (2.35%) NoSQL
8 120 (1.93%) Hadoop
9 96 (1.54%) Neo4j
10 78 (1.25%) Blockchain
11 63 (1.01%) Redis
12 58 (0.93%) RDBMS
13 57 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 47 (0.76%) GIS
15 45 (0.72%) Apache Hive
16 44 (0.71%) Data Mining
17 36 (0.58%) KDB
18 30 (0.48%) Kdb+
19 29 (0.47%) Oracle Database
19 29 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 726 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 443 (7.13%) Jenkins
3 372 (5.98%) JIRA
4 310 (4.99%) Visual Studio
5 219 (3.52%) Subversion
6 208 (3.35%) Selenium
7 183 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 149 (2.40%) Cucumber
9 119 (1.91%) Maven
10 109 (1.75%) Bitbucket
11 102 (1.64%) SoapUI
12 89 (1.43%) GitLab
12 89 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 82 (1.32%) Eclipse
14 73 (1.17%) Appium
15 72 (1.16%) JMeter
16 68 (1.09%) JUnit
17 61 (0.98%) Ranorex
18 60 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
18 60 (0.97%) Vagrant
General
1 1,164 (18.73%) Finance
2 379 (6.10%) Electronics
3 348 (5.60%) Banking
4 310 (4.99%) Front Office
5 257 (4.13%) Manufacturing
6 234 (3.76%) Telecoms
7 222 (3.57%) Games
8 159 (2.56%) Marketing
9 144 (2.32%) Aerospace
10 133 (2.14%) Military
10 133 (2.14%) Retail
11 95 (1.53%) Legal
12 90 (1.45%) Investment Banking
13 71 (1.14%) Automotive
14 65 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
15 55 (0.88%) German Language
16 50 (0.80%) French Language
17 44 (0.71%) Italian Language
17 44 (0.71%) Spanish Language
18 40 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,311 (37.18%) Developer
2 1,992 (32.05%) Software Engineer
3 798 (12.84%) C++ Developer
4 741 (11.92%) Software Developer
5 584 (9.40%) C++ Software Engineer
6 486 (7.82%) Embedded Engineer
7 422 (6.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 372 (5.98%) Senior Software Engineer
9 357 (5.74%) C# Developer
10 330 (5.31%) Java Developer
11 309 (4.97%) Graduate
12 294 (4.73%) Junior
13 280 (4.50%) Senior Developer
14 271 (4.36%) Python Developer
15 237 (3.81%) Architect
16 201 (3.23%) Java Engineer
17 191 (3.07%) Python Engineer
18 190 (3.06%) Graduate Developer
19 186 (2.99%) C++ Software Developer
20 182 (2.93%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (15.56%) .NET
2 592 (9.52%) HTML
3 516 (8.30%) AngularJS
4 442 (7.11%) Web Services
5 407 (6.55%) Node.js
6 383 (6.16%) CSS
7 334 (5.37%) React
8 310 (4.99%) Spring
9 257 (4.13%) XML
10 235 (3.78%) STL
11 225 (3.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 211 (3.39%) RESTful
13 205 (3.30%) ASP.NET
14 201 (3.23%) HTML5
15 197 (3.17%) Qt
16 192 (3.09%) Vue.js
17 189 (3.04%) WPF
18 185 (2.98%) jQuery
19 159 (2.56%) REST
20 158 (2.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 740 (11.90%) Algorithms
2 550 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 288 (4.63%) Derivative
4 283 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
5 247 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 224 (3.60%) Fintech
7 203 (3.27%) Hedge funds
8 198 (3.19%) Fixed Income
9 193 (3.10%) Data Structures
10 190 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
11 171 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 155 (2.49%) Equities
12 155 (2.49%) Robotics
13 150 (2.41%) User Experience
14 142 (2.28%) Device Driver
15 120 (1.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 93 (1.50%) VHDL
17 83 (1.34%) CAN bus
18 82 (1.32%) Mobile App
19 79 (1.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,810 (29.12%) Linux
2 797 (12.82%) Windows
3 395 (6.35%) Unix
4 393 (6.32%) Android
5 181 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 126 (2.03%) Embedded Linux
7 106 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 80 (1.29%) FreeRTOS
9 76 (1.22%) CentOS
10 65 (1.05%) Ubuntu
11 47 (0.76%) Debian
12 37 (0.60%) Windows 10
13 36 (0.58%) Mac OS X
14 31 (0.50%) Windows Server
15 24 (0.39%) Solaris
16 19 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
16 19 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (0.21%) SUSE
17 13 (0.21%) Windows 7
18 12 (0.19%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,125 (50.27%) Software Engineering
2 2,221 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
3 1,275 (20.51%) Computer Science
4 941 (15.14%) OO
5 876 (14.09%) Mathematics
6 724 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
7 686 (11.04%) DevOps
8 664 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
9 640 (10.30%) Machine Learning
10 609 (9.80%) Test Automation
11 542 (8.72%) TDD
12 534 (8.59%) Scrum
13 515 (8.29%) Mentoring
14 497 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
15 483 (7.77%) Analytics
16 467 (7.51%) SDLC
17 414 (6.66%) Open Source
18 411 (6.61%) Multithreading
19 394 (6.34%) Physics
20 332 (5.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,105 (49.95%) Java
2 2,844 (45.75%) Python
3 2,652 (42.66%) C#
4 2,114 (34.01%) C
5 1,245 (20.03%) JavaScript
6 1,082 (17.41%) SQL
7 422 (6.79%) Ruby
8 396 (6.37%) Go
9 366 (5.89%) MATLAB
10 351 (5.65%) Bash Shell
11 346 (5.57%) R
12 301 (4.84%) PHP
13 281 (4.52%) Perl
14 265 (4.26%) Scala
15 242 (3.89%) Embedded C
16 179 (2.88%) Embedded C++
17 150 (2.41%) Objective-C
18 121 (1.95%) Kotlin
19 119 (1.91%) VB
19 119 (1.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,747 (28.10%) Degree
2 889 (14.30%) Security Cleared
3 601 (9.67%) SC Cleared
4 495 (7.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 389 (6.26%) PhD
6 308 (4.95%) DV Cleared
7 87 (1.40%) ISTQB
8 68 (1.09%) Master's Degree
9 62 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
10 37 (0.60%) ISEB
11 30 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 23 (0.37%) SANS
13 22 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (0.32%) CEH
14 20 (0.32%) Postgraduate
15 19 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
16 18 (0.29%) CCNA
17 14 (0.23%) CHECK Team Member
17 14 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (3.60%) QA
2 28 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 27 (0.43%) DICOM
4 25 (0.40%) SLA
5 21 (0.34%) DO-178B
6 20 (0.32%) GDPR
7 17 (0.27%) DO-254
8 16 (0.26%) IEC 61508
9 14 (0.23%) HMG Infosec
9 14 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 14 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 14 (0.23%) MISRA
10 13 (0.21%) JTAG
10 13 (0.21%) MiFID
11 12 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
11 12 (0.19%) EMIR
11 12 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (0.14%) IFRS
12 9 (0.14%) IFRS 9
13 7 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 549 (8.83%) Docker
2 220 (3.54%) Firmware
3 53 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 46 (0.74%) VirtualBox
4 46 (0.74%) vSphere
5 21 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (0.29%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.11%) etcd
8 7 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.097%) Varnish
10 5 (0.080%) KVM
11 2 (0.032%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.032%) NFS
11 2 (0.032%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.016%) Postfix
12 1 (0.016%) Samba
12 1 (0.016%) Snort
12 1 (0.016%) Xen
Systems Management
1 231 (3.72%) Ansible
2 198 (3.19%) Kubernetes
3 117 (1.88%) Puppet
4 99 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 81 (1.30%) Terraform
6 52 (0.84%) Consul
7 48 (0.77%) Prometheus
8 44 (0.71%) Salt
9 34 (0.55%) Packer
9 34 (0.55%) SELinux
10 32 (0.51%) Icinga
11 31 (0.50%) Nessus
12 26 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
12 26 (0.42%) Kibana
13 24 (0.39%) logstash
14 23 (0.37%) SCCM
15 22 (0.35%) Oozie
16 21 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
17 19 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
18 13 (0.21%) Grafana
Vendors
1 497 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 397 (6.39%) Oracle
3 239 (3.84%) Google
4 145 (2.33%) Bloomberg
5 144 (2.32%) Reuters
6 116 (1.87%) Red Hat
7 70 (1.13%) SAP
8 63 (1.01%) Pega
9 61 (0.98%) Atlassian
10 54 (0.87%) ION Trading
11 49 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 44 (0.71%) Eze Software Group
12 44 (0.71%) FXall
12 44 (0.71%) MarketAxess
12 44 (0.71%) TIBCO
12 44 (0.71%) Tradeweb
13 37 (0.60%) Cisco
14 36 (0.58%) Splunk
15 35 (0.56%) Samsung
16 34 (0.55%) Tableau