Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 65 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 7,549 7,857 9,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.62% 4.67% 4.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.22% 8.43% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 6,072 6,701 8,048
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 91,802 93,201 100,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 56.18% 55.45% 52.64%
Number of salaries quoted 76,813 78,534 87,812
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 0 2,796 £67,500 +8.00% 441
South East +1 1,853 £50,000 +11.11% 344
East of England +3 970 £50,000 +25.00% 198
South West +1 893 £45,000 +20.00% 169
North of England -27 633 £45,000 +8.43% 193
Midlands +2 420 £41,000 +2.50% 99
North West -49 320 £50,000 +21.95% 99
West Midlands -6 232 £40,000 +6.67% 62
Yorkshire -23 212 £45,000 +5.88% 62
East Midlands -2 186 £42,500 +6.25% 35
North East +16 101 £47,500 +18.75% 32
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 3,572 (47.32%) Java
2 3,331 (44.13%) Python
3 3,188 (42.23%) Software Engineering
4 2,821 (37.37%) C#
5 2,609 (34.56%) C
6 2,338 (30.97%) Linux
7 2,218 (29.38%) Degree
8 2,100 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
9 1,772 (23.47%) Computer Science
10 1,703 (22.56%) SQL
11 1,554 (20.59%) Finance
12 1,547 (20.49%) JavaScript
13 1,316 (17.43%) Mathematics
14 1,245 (16.49%) OO
15 1,175 (15.56%) .NET
16 1,126 (14.92%) Windows
17 1,120 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
18 1,044 (13.83%) Machine Learning
19 983 (13.02%) Algorithms
20 906 (12.00%) HTML
21 832 (11.02%) TDD
22 803 (10.64%) Git (software)
23 764 (10.12%) Scrum
24 733 (9.71%) Multithreading
25 729 (9.66%) Big Data
26 717 (9.50%) PhD
27 712 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
28 697 (9.23%) Banking
29 696 (9.22%) SDLC
30 678 (8.98%) Test Automation

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
1 227 (3.01%) Apache Spark
2 187 (2.48%) Apache
3 115 (1.52%) Confluence
4 96 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 84 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 68 (0.90%) Apache Pig
7 67 (0.89%) Ethereum
8 55 (0.73%) SharePoint
9 43 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 40 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 37 (0.49%) IIS
12 36 (0.48%) JBoss
13 32 (0.42%) nginx
14 30 (0.40%) SAS
15 28 (0.37%) CMS
16 20 (0.26%) MS Exchange
16 20 (0.26%) OpenStack
17 19 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
17 19 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 116 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (0.60%) Simulink
3 31 (0.41%) GNU Octave
4 29 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 27 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.20%) SPSS
8 12 (0.16%) GIMP
9 10 (0.13%) Doxygen
10 8 (0.11%) Stateflow
11 7 (0.093%) Houdini
11 7 (0.093%) Mathematica
11 7 (0.093%) Maya
11 7 (0.093%) TargetLink
12 6 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
12 6 (0.079%) OrCAD
12 6 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
13 5 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.053%) Weka
Business Applications
1 40 (0.53%) thinkFolio
2 23 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
3 22 (0.29%) Concordance
3 22 (0.29%) Relativity
4 15 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.16%) Summit
6 11 (0.15%) Ringtail
7 10 (0.13%) Epicor Tropos
8 8 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.066%) MetaTrader
10 4 (0.053%) LabWindows
10 4 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.053%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.053%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.040%) Infor LN
11 3 (0.040%) Infor M3
11 3 (0.040%) Ripple
12 2 (0.026%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 464 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 283 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 123 (1.63%) GitHub
4 97 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 82 (1.09%) SaaS
6 72 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 40 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 40 (0.53%) Office 365
8 32 (0.42%) IaaS
9 31 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (0.40%) PaaS
11 29 (0.38%) Slack
12 24 (0.32%) G Suite
13 18 (0.24%) Loggly
13 18 (0.24%) Sumo Logic
14 15 (0.20%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
16 11 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (0.15%) Force.com
16 11 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 247 (3.27%) TCP/IP
2 150 (1.99%) HTTP
3 128 (1.70%) Wireless
4 124 (1.64%) Internet
5 80 (1.06%) Ethernet
6 72 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
7 68 (0.90%) Bluetooth
8 66 (0.87%) Firewall
9 59 (0.78%) Network Security
10 49 (0.65%) SSL
11 40 (0.53%) DNS
12 38 (0.50%) RS-232
13 31 (0.41%) Broadband
13 31 (0.41%) SMS
14 30 (0.40%) ZigBee
15 26 (0.34%) LTE
16 25 (0.33%) 3GPP
17 23 (0.30%) SNMP
18 21 (0.28%) 802.11
18 21 (0.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 729 (9.66%) Big Data
2 561 (7.43%) SQL Server
3 320 (4.24%) MySQL
4 316 (4.19%) Relational Database
5 258 (3.42%) Blockchain
6 253 (3.35%) NoSQL
7 225 (2.98%) Hadoop
8 219 (2.90%) MongoDB
9 168 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
10 124 (1.64%) Apache Hive
11 105 (1.39%) RDBMS
12 92 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
13 75 (0.99%) Redis
14 70 (0.93%) DB2
15 58 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
16 44 (0.58%) GIS
16 44 (0.58%) Oracle Database
17 39 (0.52%) Data Lake
18 37 (0.49%) Data Mining
19 29 (0.38%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 803 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 397 (5.26%) JIRA
3 382 (5.06%) Jenkins
4 365 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 338 (4.48%) Subversion
6 224 (2.97%) Selenium
7 186 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 164 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 145 (1.92%) JUnit
10 142 (1.88%) Bitbucket
11 132 (1.75%) Maven
12 112 (1.48%) NUnit
13 107 (1.42%) Gradle
14 99 (1.31%) Cucumber
15 93 (1.23%) Eclipse
16 60 (0.79%) LabVIEW
17 58 (0.77%) MSTest
17 58 (0.77%) TeamCity
18 57 (0.76%) Ant
19 55 (0.73%) Android Studio
General
1 1,554 (20.59%) Finance
2 697 (9.23%) Banking
3 458 (6.07%) Electronics
4 386 (5.11%) Investment Banking
5 350 (4.64%) Front Office
6 331 (4.38%) Financial Institution
7 317 (4.20%) Manufacturing
8 303 (4.01%) Games
9 289 (3.83%) Telecoms
10 189 (2.50%) Marketing
11 187 (2.48%) Automotive
12 156 (2.07%) Retail
13 111 (1.47%) Aerospace
14 83 (1.10%) Advertising
15 71 (0.94%) Military
16 65 (0.86%) Law
17 46 (0.61%) German Language
17 46 (0.61%) Legal
18 44 (0.58%) French Language
19 39 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,856 (37.83%) Developer
2 2,099 (27.81%) Software Engineer
3 959 (12.70%) C++ Developer
4 922 (12.21%) C++ Software Engineer
5 882 (11.68%) Software Developer
6 556 (7.37%) Graduate
7 494 (6.54%) Embedded Engineer
8 433 (5.74%) Senior Software Engineer
9 403 (5.34%) Java Developer
10 395 (5.23%) Senior Developer
11 394 (5.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 356 (4.72%) C# Developer
13 288 (3.82%) C++ Software Developer
14 286 (3.79%) Graduate Developer
15 260 (3.44%) Analyst
16 238 (3.15%) C Software Engineer
17 236 (3.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 232 (3.07%) .NET Developer
18 232 (3.07%) Junior
19 229 (3.03%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,175 (15.56%) .NET
2 906 (12.00%) HTML
3 578 (7.66%) AngularJS
4 555 (7.35%) CSS
5 478 (6.33%) Web Services
6 364 (4.82%) Node.js
7 342 (4.53%) XML
8 324 (4.29%) STL
9 301 (3.99%) RESTful
9 301 (3.99%) WPF
10 298 (3.95%) ASP.NET
11 290 (3.84%) jQuery
12 281 (3.72%) Natural Language Processing
13 268 (3.55%) HTML5
14 262 (3.47%) React
15 219 (2.90%) Spring
16 218 (2.89%) REST
17 215 (2.85%) TensorFlow
18 195 (2.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 191 (2.53%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1,772 (23.47%) Computer Science
2 983 (13.02%) Algorithms
3 553 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
4 293 (3.88%) Fintech
5 283 (3.75%) User Experience
6 263 (3.48%) Data Structures
6 263 (3.48%) Embedded Systems
7 247 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 238 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
9 236 (3.13%) Hedge funds
10 234 (3.10%) Equities
11 229 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
12 226 (2.99%) Derivative
13 218 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
14 195 (2.58%) Fixed Income
15 141 (1.87%) CUDA
16 131 (1.74%) Robotics
17 124 (1.64%) Mobile App
18 122 (1.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 110 (1.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2,338 (30.97%) Linux
2 1,126 (14.92%) Windows
3 632 (8.37%) Unix
4 411 (5.44%) Android
5 239 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 186 (2.46%) Embedded Linux
7 96 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 82 (1.09%) Mac OS X
9 79 (1.05%) CentOS
10 43 (0.57%) Solaris
11 38 (0.50%) Windows Server
12 35 (0.46%) Mac OS
12 35 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 27 (0.36%) Robot Operating System
14 26 (0.34%) Windows Phone
15 25 (0.33%) Debian
15 25 (0.33%) FreeRTOS
16 22 (0.29%) Nucleus RTOS
16 22 (0.29%) VxWorks
17 17 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,188 (42.23%) Software Engineering
2 2,100 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
3 1,316 (17.43%) Mathematics
4 1,245 (16.49%) OO
5 1,120 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
6 1,044 (13.83%) Machine Learning
7 832 (11.02%) TDD
8 764 (10.12%) Scrum
9 733 (9.71%) Multithreading
10 696 (9.22%) SDLC
11 678 (8.98%) Test Automation
12 657 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
13 599 (7.93%) Artificial Intelligence
13 599 (7.93%) DevOps
14 580 (7.68%) Analytics
15 569 (7.54%) Physics
16 521 (6.90%) OOP
17 429 (5.68%) Open Source
18 422 (5.59%) Data Science
19 418 (5.54%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3,572 (47.32%) Java
2 3,331 (44.13%) Python
3 2,821 (37.37%) C#
4 2,609 (34.56%) C
5 1,703 (22.56%) SQL
6 1,547 (20.49%) JavaScript
7 475 (6.29%) Perl
8 447 (5.92%) Ruby
9 430 (5.70%) Scala
10 412 (5.46%) MATLAB
11 383 (5.07%) PHP
12 368 (4.87%) Bash Shell
13 345 (4.57%) R
14 337 (4.46%) Embedded C++
15 327 (4.33%) Embedded C
16 251 (3.32%) Go
17 186 (2.46%) T-SQL
18 183 (2.42%) Shell Script
19 171 (2.27%) VB
20 160 (2.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2,218 (29.38%) Degree
2 717 (9.50%) PhD
3 712 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 509 (6.74%) Security Cleared
5 238 (3.15%) DV Cleared
6 195 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 180 (2.38%) Master's Degree
8 154 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
9 71 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 54 (0.72%) CISSP
10 54 (0.72%) SANS
11 47 (0.62%) MCSE
12 46 (0.61%) GIAC
13 41 (0.54%) CCNA
13 41 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (0.54%) ISTQB
14 40 (0.53%) HND
15 35 (0.46%) Linux+ Certification
15 35 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
15 35 (0.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (3.09%) QA
2 39 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 33 (0.44%) GDPR
4 31 (0.41%) MISRA
5 29 (0.38%) GCP
5 29 (0.38%) MiFID
6 22 (0.29%) JTAG
7 17 (0.23%) SLA
8 13 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 13 (0.17%) ECSS
8 13 (0.17%) EMIR
9 12 (0.16%) MISRA C
10 10 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.12%) Def Stans
11 9 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.12%) IEC 61131
11 9 (0.12%) ISO 13485
11 9 (0.12%) ISO 26262
11 9 (0.12%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 317 (4.20%) Docker
2 241 (3.19%) Firmware
3 48 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 37 (0.49%) vSphere
6 29 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 22 (0.29%) HDFS
9 12 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 11 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.11%) Varnish
12 6 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.066%) NFS
14 4 (0.053%) ACF2
14 4 (0.053%) LXC
14 4 (0.053%) RACF
14 4 (0.053%) Xen
15 3 (0.040%) Postfix
15 3 (0.040%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.026%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 181 (2.40%) Ansible
2 175 (2.32%) Puppet
3 138 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 129 (1.71%) Kubernetes
5 61 (0.81%) Salt
6 47 (0.62%) Nagios
7 40 (0.53%) Terraform
8 37 (0.49%) HockeyApp
9 26 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
10 20 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 19 (0.25%) HP ALM
12 18 (0.24%) Prometheus
13 11 (0.15%) Grafana
14 10 (0.13%) Packer
14 10 (0.13%) SmoothWall
15 9 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
15 9 (0.12%) Graphite
15 9 (0.12%) Kibana
15 9 (0.12%) Rancher
16 8 (0.11%) Consul
Vendors
1 527 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 410 (5.43%) Oracle
3 178 (2.36%) Google
4 118 (1.56%) Atlassian
5 103 (1.36%) SAP
6 97 (1.28%) Sybase
7 86 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 82 (1.09%) Capita
9 64 (0.85%) VMware
10 58 (0.77%) IBM
11 57 (0.76%) HP
12 50 (0.66%) Bloomberg
12 50 (0.66%) Reuters
13 49 (0.65%) Splunk
14 43 (0.57%) Sun
14 43 (0.57%) Tradeweb
15 39 (0.52%) FXall
16 38 (0.50%) MarketAxess
17 34 (0.45%) Perforce
17 34 (0.45%) Xamarin