Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 63 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing C++ 7,771 7,528 9,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.77% 4.50% 4.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.57% 8.44% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,399 6,359 7,962
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,500 £88,750
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 90,689 89,144 102,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.68% 53.26% 52.38%
Number of salaries quoted 76,070 77,170 88,607
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -13 2,699 £65,000 +4.00% 585
South East +6 1,953 £47,500 +5.56% 338
East of England +9 1,302 £50,000 +19.05% 272
South West -3 664 £45,000 +5.88% 131
North of England +4 635 £45,000 +12.50% 148
Midlands +11 531 £38,500 -3.75% 119
West Midlands +40 361 £37,500 -2.60% 67
North West -11 344 £45,000 +12.50% 85
Yorkshire +18 218 £50,000 +17.65% 44
East Midlands -21 180 £37,500 -6.25% 52
North East -2 73 £40,000 - 19
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for C++.

1 3,555 (45.75%) Java
2 3,462 (44.55%) Software Engineering
3 3,088 (39.74%) Python
4 2,832 (36.44%) C#
5 2,563 (32.98%) C
6 2,509 (32.29%) Linux
7 2,411 (31.03%) Degree
8 2,267 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
9 2,080 (26.77%) Computer Science
10 1,593 (20.50%) SQL
11 1,555 (20.01%) Finance
12 1,401 (18.03%) Windows
13 1,374 (17.68%) JavaScript
14 1,300 (16.73%) Mathematics
15 1,253 (16.12%) OO
16 1,196 (15.39%) .NET
17 965 (12.42%) Algorithms
18 897 (11.54%) Multithreading
19 888 (11.43%) HTML
20 886 (11.40%) TDD
21 843 (10.85%) Test Automation
22 828 (10.65%) Machine Learning
23 805 (10.36%) Scrum
24 750 (9.65%) Unix
25 745 (9.59%) Computer Science Degree
26 713 (9.18%) SDLC
27 694 (8.93%) Git (software)
28 659 (8.48%) Physics
29 631 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
30 606 (7.80%) PhD

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
1 177 (2.28%) Apache
2 173 (2.23%) Apache Spark
3 92 (1.18%) Tomcat
4 89 (1.15%) Confluence
5 74 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 56 (0.72%) IIS
7 44 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 42 (0.54%) JBoss
9 40 (0.51%) nginx
10 39 (0.50%) Ethereum
11 38 (0.49%) Apache Pig
12 35 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 33 (0.42%) DataSynapse
14 31 (0.40%) Hyperledger
14 31 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 31 (0.40%) SAS
15 29 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 25 (0.32%) DNN
17 16 (0.21%) eris
18 12 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (0.45%) Simulink
4 22 (0.28%) SPSS
5 13 (0.17%) Mathematica
5 13 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
6 12 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.12%) GNU Octave
8 9 (0.12%) Maya
9 5 (0.064%) FrameMaker
9 5 (0.064%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.051%) Blender
10 4 (0.051%) CPLEX
10 4 (0.051%) Doxygen
10 4 (0.051%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.051%) Maple
10 4 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 28 (0.36%) NetSuite
2 27 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.27%) Epicor Tropos
4 16 (0.21%) MultiChain
5 14 (0.18%) MetaTrader
6 12 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (0.15%) Infor M3
7 9 (0.12%) LabWindows
7 9 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.090%) RMDS
9 6 (0.077%) Magento
9 6 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.064%) Oracle TCA
10 5 (0.064%) Teamcenter
11 4 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.051%) Payment Gateway
11 4 (0.051%) Summit
12 3 (0.039%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
12 3 (0.039%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 488 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (1.63%) GitHub
4 117 (1.51%) SaaS
5 89 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 53 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (0.49%) OpenShift
7 38 (0.49%) Slack
8 24 (0.31%) Office 365
9 19 (0.24%) G Suite
10 18 (0.23%) PaaS
11 17 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
11 17 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.19%) IaaS
12 15 (0.19%) Serverless
12 15 (0.19%) Trello
13 12 (0.15%) Loggly
13 12 (0.15%) npm
13 12 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 275 (3.54%) TCP/IP
2 262 (3.37%) Wireless
3 167 (2.15%) HTTP
4 149 (1.92%) Internet
5 95 (1.22%) Ethernet
6 77 (0.99%) Bluetooth
7 69 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
8 66 (0.85%) Wireshark
9 58 (0.75%) Broadband
10 56 (0.72%) Firewall
11 54 (0.69%) DNS
12 52 (0.67%) InfiniBand
13 48 (0.62%) SMS
14 43 (0.55%) Network Security
14 43 (0.55%) RTP
14 43 (0.55%) SSL
15 42 (0.54%) LTE
16 38 (0.49%) ZigBee
17 37 (0.48%) PBX
17 37 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 475 (6.11%) Big Data
2 439 (5.65%) SQL Server
3 375 (4.83%) NoSQL
4 353 (4.54%) MySQL
5 277 (3.56%) Relational Database
6 235 (3.02%) MongoDB
7 229 (2.95%) Hadoop
8 139 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 114 (1.47%) RDBMS
10 92 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 92 (1.18%) Redis
11 86 (1.11%) Blockchain
12 78 (1.00%) Apache Hive
13 70 (0.90%) Data Mining
14 67 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
15 57 (0.73%) OLAP
15 57 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
16 50 (0.64%) Oracle Database
17 40 (0.51%) KDB
18 38 (0.49%) GIS
Development Applications
1 694 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 436 (5.61%) Visual Studio
3 412 (5.30%) JIRA
4 365 (4.70%) Jenkins
5 356 (4.58%) Subversion
6 219 (2.82%) Selenium
7 197 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 158 (2.03%) JUnit
9 146 (1.88%) Bitbucket
10 132 (1.70%) NUnit
11 127 (1.63%) Eclipse
12 115 (1.48%) Cucumber
12 115 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 99 (1.27%) GCC
14 93 (1.20%) Gradle
15 83 (1.07%) Maven
16 80 (1.03%) Android Studio
17 78 (1.00%) Calabash
17 78 (1.00%) MSTest
18 73 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 1,555 (20.01%) Finance
2 595 (7.66%) Electronics
3 555 (7.14%) Banking
4 465 (5.98%) Games
5 447 (5.75%) Telecoms
6 348 (4.48%) Investment Banking
7 291 (3.74%) Front Office
8 219 (2.82%) Manufacturing
9 191 (2.46%) Marketing
10 184 (2.37%) Retail
11 179 (2.30%) Retail Banking
12 153 (1.97%) Automotive
13 132 (1.70%) Aerospace
14 89 (1.15%) Financial Institution
15 88 (1.13%) Advertising
16 58 (0.75%) Legal
17 54 (0.69%) Publishing
18 52 (0.67%) Billing
19 44 (0.57%) Military
20 42 (0.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3,180 (40.92%) Developer
2 2,387 (30.72%) Software Engineer
3 1,194 (15.36%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1,153 (14.84%) C++ Developer
5 898 (11.56%) Software Developer
6 626 (8.06%) Embedded Engineer
7 613 (7.89%) Graduate
8 553 (7.12%) Senior Developer
9 544 (7.00%) Senior Software Engineer
10 503 (6.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 449 (5.78%) C# Developer
12 418 (5.38%) C++ Software Developer
13 390 (5.02%) Java Developer
14 313 (4.03%) Graduate Developer
15 309 (3.98%) Python Developer
16 286 (3.68%) C Software Engineer
17 284 (3.65%) Junior
18 279 (3.59%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
19 278 (3.58%) C/C++ Software Engineer
20 264 (3.40%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,196 (15.39%) .NET
2 888 (11.43%) HTML
3 576 (7.41%) CSS
4 479 (6.16%) XML
5 430 (5.53%) Web Services
6 415 (5.34%) AngularJS
7 406 (5.22%) STL
8 350 (4.50%) ASP.NET
9 308 (3.96%) Node.js
10 301 (3.87%) HTML5
11 288 (3.71%) Qt
12 286 (3.68%) WPF
13 249 (3.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 240 (3.09%) REST
15 236 (3.04%) jQuery
16 232 (2.99%) RESTful
17 211 (2.72%) MFC
18 201 (2.59%) WCF
19 191 (2.46%) React
20 186 (2.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2,080 (26.77%) Computer Science
2 965 (12.42%) Algorithms
3 542 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 324 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 275 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
6 253 (3.26%) Fintech
6 253 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 235 (3.02%) User Experience
8 227 (2.92%) Data Structures
9 196 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
10 174 (2.24%) Derivative
11 160 (2.06%) Mobile App
12 158 (2.03%) Client/Server
13 142 (1.83%) Robotics
14 138 (1.78%) Equities
15 125 (1.61%) Hedge funds
16 123 (1.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 108 (1.39%) CUDA
18 107 (1.38%) Device Driver
18 107 (1.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2,509 (32.29%) Linux
2 1,401 (18.03%) Windows
3 750 (9.65%) Unix
4 411 (5.29%) Android
5 312 (4.01%) Apple iOS
6 215 (2.77%) Embedded Linux
7 67 (0.86%) CentOS
8 51 (0.66%) Debian
9 48 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (0.60%) Windows Server
11 46 (0.59%) Ubuntu
12 44 (0.57%) Solaris
13 43 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 42 (0.54%) Mac OS X
15 39 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 38 (0.49%) VxWorks
17 20 (0.26%) Robot Operating System
17 20 (0.26%) Windows 10
18 19 (0.24%) AIX
19 18 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,462 (44.55%) Software Engineering
2 2,267 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1,300 (16.73%) Mathematics
4 1,253 (16.12%) OO
5 897 (11.54%) Multithreading
6 886 (11.40%) TDD
7 843 (10.85%) Test Automation
8 828 (10.65%) Machine Learning
9 805 (10.36%) Scrum
10 713 (9.18%) SDLC
11 659 (8.48%) Physics
12 631 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
13 579 (7.45%) OOP
14 419 (5.39%) Mentoring
15 411 (5.29%) DevOps
16 386 (4.97%) Analytics
17 378 (4.86%) Open Source
18 364 (4.68%) UML
19 336 (4.32%) Artificial Intelligence
20 332 (4.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,555 (45.75%) Java
2 3,088 (39.74%) Python
3 2,832 (36.44%) C#
4 2,563 (32.98%) C
5 1,593 (20.50%) SQL
6 1,374 (17.68%) JavaScript
7 464 (5.97%) PHP
8 451 (5.80%) Perl
9 435 (5.60%) MATLAB
10 367 (4.72%) Embedded C++
11 359 (4.62%) Embedded C
12 317 (4.08%) Ruby
13 313 (4.03%) R
14 305 (3.92%) Scala
15 257 (3.31%) Bash Shell
16 236 (3.04%) Shell Script
17 185 (2.38%) PL/SQL
18 179 (2.30%) Objective-C
19 173 (2.23%) Go
20 160 (2.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,411 (31.03%) Degree
2 745 (9.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 606 (7.80%) PhD
4 319 (4.11%) Security Cleared
5 158 (2.03%) Master's Degree
6 151 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 119 (1.53%) Numerate Degree
8 78 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 51 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 41 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 38 (0.49%) SANS
12 30 (0.39%) CISSP
13 25 (0.32%) HND
14 22 (0.28%) GIAC
15 16 (0.21%) Postgraduate
16 15 (0.19%) CCNA
16 15 (0.19%) CEH
16 15 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (0.19%) CISM
17 14 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (4.93%) QA
2 53 (0.68%) MISRA
3 25 (0.32%) MISRA C
4 23 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.28%) DO-178B
6 21 (0.27%) MiFID
7 20 (0.26%) GDPR
8 18 (0.23%) ECSS
9 16 (0.21%) GCP
10 14 (0.18%) SLA
11 13 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
11 13 (0.17%) EMIR
12 11 (0.14%) ISO 26262
13 9 (0.12%) COBIT
13 9 (0.12%) ISO 13485
13 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 7 (0.090%) Def Stans
15 7 (0.090%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 240 (3.09%) Docker
2 211 (2.72%) Firmware
3 52 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 37 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.17%) vSphere
8 12 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.13%) HDFS
10 9 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 7 (0.090%) NFS
12 6 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.064%) Kamailio
14 4 (0.051%) iptables
14 4 (0.051%) Samba
14 4 (0.051%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.039%) Xen
16 2 (0.026%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.026%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 135 (1.74%) Puppet
2 134 (1.72%) Ansible
3 111 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (1.36%) Kubernetes
5 46 (0.59%) HockeyApp
6 31 (0.40%) Salt
7 28 (0.36%) Nagios
8 22 (0.28%) Prometheus
9 19 (0.24%) Terraform
10 17 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
10 17 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (0.22%) Kibana
11 16 (0.21%) Mesos
12 15 (0.19%) Nessus
13 14 (0.18%) ZABBIX
14 10 (0.13%) Nmap
15 8 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
16 7 (0.090%) rkt
17 6 (0.077%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 506 (6.51%) Oracle
2 416 (5.35%) Microsoft
3 189 (2.43%) Google
4 119 (1.53%) Atlassian
5 112 (1.44%) SAP
6 91 (1.17%) Red Hat
7 86 (1.11%) Sophos
7 86 (1.11%) VMware
8 79 (1.02%) HP
9 67 (0.86%) IBM
10 56 (0.72%) TIBCO
11 54 (0.69%) Cisco
12 45 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
13 38 (0.49%) Splunk
14 37 (0.48%) Perforce
15 34 (0.44%) Capita
15 34 (0.44%) NVIDIA
16 33 (0.42%) CA
16 33 (0.42%) Intel
17 31 (0.40%) Dell