Period
to 18 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 66 61
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,820 5,476 7,190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.91% 4.19% 4.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.65% 7.81% 8.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,623 4,096 5,956
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £37,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £106,250 £92,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% +10.53%

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 27,364 70,075 87,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 58.82% 53.57% 55.93%
Number of salaries quoted 23,090 57,728 73,251
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £34,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 18 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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 +7 754 £80,000 +6.67% 212
South East -19 398 £52,500 +10.53% 153
South West -13 202 £50,000 +11.11% 93
North of England -22 179 £52,500 +16.67% 83
East of England +15 163 £60,000 +20.00% 105
Midlands -11 110 £51,750 +21.76% 56
North West -68 85 £50,000 +11.11% 33
West Midlands +18 80 £55,000 +22.22% 34
Yorkshire +94 68 £55,000 +22.22% 39
East Midlands -21 28 £45,000 +12.50% 22
North East +14 26 £60,000 +36.36% 11
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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++.

1 954 (52.42%) Python
2 791 (43.46%) Software Engineering
3 755 (41.48%) Java
4 643 (35.33%) C#
5 572 (31.43%) C
6 498 (27.36%) Linux
7 463 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
8 452 (24.84%) Degree
9 416 (22.86%) JavaScript
10 399 (21.92%) Computer Science
11 363 (19.95%) Finance
12 314 (17.25%) SQL
13 285 (15.66%) .NET
14 283 (15.55%) Windows
15 261 (14.34%) AWS
16 254 (13.96%) Algorithms
17 243 (13.35%) Git (software)
18 242 (13.30%) DevOps
19 235 (12.91%) Mathematics
20 231 (12.69%) OO
21 217 (11.92%) Docker
22 197 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
23 184 (10.11%) HTML
24 182 (10.00%) Test Automation
25 174 (9.56%) Azure
26 168 (9.23%) Scrum
27 167 (9.18%) Analytics
28 166 (9.12%) Web Services
29 164 (9.01%) AngularJS
30 161 (8.85%) Mentoring

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 58 (3.19%) Confluence
2 42 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (1.70%) Apache
4 30 (1.65%) Apache Spark
5 18 (0.99%) CMS
6 13 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
6 13 (0.71%) nginx
7 12 (0.66%) JBoss
8 10 (0.55%) Luigi
9 8 (0.44%) SAS
10 5 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.22%) Hyperledger
11 4 (0.22%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.16%) IIS
12 3 (0.16%) WinCC
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.11%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.11%) CICS
13 2 (0.11%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.49%) Simulink
3 6 (0.33%) 3ds Max
4 5 (0.27%) Blender
4 5 (0.27%) Stateflow
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.16%) Maya
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.11%) Windchill
8 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 35 (1.92%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.055%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 261 (14.34%) AWS
2 174 (9.56%) Azure
3 98 (5.38%) GCP
4 33 (1.81%) SaaS
5 29 (1.59%) Serverless
6 26 (1.43%) GitHub
7 22 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (1.10%) OpenShift
9 16 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.82%) Amazon ECS
11 14 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
12 10 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.55%) Logic Apps
12 10 (0.55%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.49%) Slack
14 7 (0.38%) npm
15 5 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.22%) Force.com
16 4 (0.22%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 37 (2.03%) Wireless
3 26 (1.43%) HTTP
4 22 (1.21%) Network Security
5 20 (1.10%) Ethernet
5 20 (1.10%) Internet
6 19 (1.04%) 5G
6 19 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (0.82%) Bluetooth
8 14 (0.77%) 4G
8 14 (0.77%) Firewall
9 12 (0.66%) MQTT
10 11 (0.60%) 3G
11 9 (0.49%) H.323
11 9 (0.49%) Skype
12 8 (0.44%) SSL
13 7 (0.38%) 2G
13 7 (0.38%) SNMP
14 6 (0.33%) VoIP
15 5 (0.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 112 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
3 107 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 85 (4.67%) MySQL
5 78 (4.29%) Big Data
6 72 (3.96%) MongoDB
7 67 (3.68%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 39 (2.14%) Hadoop
10 38 (2.09%) Redis
11 33 (1.81%) Amazon Athena
12 28 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
14 26 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (1.15%) KDB
16 20 (1.10%) Data Mining
17 17 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (0.88%) Blockchain
19 15 (0.82%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 243 (13.35%) Git (software)
2 137 (7.53%) Jenkins
3 117 (6.43%) JIRA
4 79 (4.34%) Visual Studio
5 74 (4.07%) Subversion
6 45 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (2.25%) GitLab
8 38 (2.09%) Selenium
9 25 (1.37%) Artifactory
9 25 (1.37%) CMake
10 21 (1.15%) Eclipse
11 19 (1.04%) GCC
11 19 (1.04%) Mercurial
11 19 (1.04%) TeamCity
11 19 (1.04%) Xcode
12 17 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (0.82%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.55%) MSI
15 9 (0.49%) NUnit
15 9 (0.49%) WiX
General
1 363 (19.95%) Finance
2 148 (8.13%) Games
3 144 (7.91%) Front Office
4 110 (6.04%) Electronics
5 100 (5.49%) Banking
6 84 (4.62%) Manufacturing
7 73 (4.01%) Telecoms
8 46 (2.53%) Law
9 33 (1.81%) Aerospace
10 30 (1.65%) Advertising
10 30 (1.65%) Public Sector
11 29 (1.59%) Retail
12 28 (1.54%) Marketing
13 21 (1.15%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.99%) Automotive
15 17 (0.93%) Military
16 13 (0.71%) German Language
17 12 (0.66%) Publishing
18 10 (0.55%) Back Office
19 6 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 594 (32.64%) Developer
2 523 (28.74%) Software Engineer
3 193 (10.60%) C++ Developer
4 171 (9.40%) C++ Software Engineer
5 155 (8.52%) Software Developer
6 137 (7.53%) Senior Software Engineer
7 135 (7.42%) Embedded Engineer
8 114 (6.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 92 (5.05%) C# Developer
10 84 (4.62%) Senior Developer
11 76 (4.18%) Python Developer
12 75 (4.12%) Graduate
13 74 (4.07%) Python Engineer
14 71 (3.90%) Java Developer
15 69 (3.79%) Architect
16 65 (3.57%) Junior
17 59 (3.24%) Quantitative Developer
18 51 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
19 50 (2.75%) Junior Developer
20 48 (2.64%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (15.66%) .NET
2 184 (10.11%) HTML
3 166 (9.12%) Web Services
4 164 (9.01%) AngularJS
5 151 (8.30%) Node.js
6 142 (7.80%) React
7 125 (6.87%) CSS
8 102 (5.60%) REST
9 95 (5.22%) .NET Core
10 72 (3.96%) HTML5
10 72 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
11 71 (3.90%) .NET Framework
12 67 (3.68%) WPF
13 51 (2.80%) OpenGL
13 51 (2.80%) WinForms
14 47 (2.58%) XML
15 45 (2.47%) JSON
16 44 (2.42%) TensorFlow
17 40 (2.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 40 (2.20%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 254 (13.96%) Algorithms
2 142 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (7.31%) Hedge funds
4 129 (7.09%) Derivative
5 114 (6.26%) Greenfield Project
6 93 (5.11%) Data Structures
7 83 (4.56%) Fixed Income
8 76 (4.18%) Embedded Systems
9 58 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 55 (3.02%) User Experience
11 52 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
12 51 (2.80%) Equities
13 43 (2.36%) Mobile App
14 37 (2.03%) Device Driver
15 31 (1.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 30 (1.65%) Blog
16 30 (1.65%) Public Cloud
17 27 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
17 27 (1.48%) Robotics
18 25 (1.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 498 (27.36%) Linux
2 283 (15.55%) Windows
3 101 (5.55%) Unix
4 87 (4.78%) Android
5 53 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
7 27 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (1.43%) CentOS
9 18 (0.99%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.77%) Robot Operating System
11 13 (0.71%) Debian
12 11 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.55%) Windows Server
14 7 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.22%) FreeRTOS
16 3 (0.16%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.16%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.11%) SafeRTOS
18 1 (0.055%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 791 (43.46%) Software Engineering
2 463 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
3 399 (21.92%) Computer Science
4 242 (13.30%) DevOps
5 235 (12.91%) Mathematics
6 231 (12.69%) OO
7 197 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
8 182 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 168 (9.23%) Scrum
10 167 (9.18%) Analytics
11 161 (8.85%) Mentoring
12 157 (8.63%) Multithreading
13 145 (7.97%) Machine Learning
14 140 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
15 139 (7.64%) Microservices
16 133 (7.31%) Artificial Intelligence
17 127 (6.98%) TDD
18 122 (6.70%) Open Source
19 118 (6.48%) SDLC
20 117 (6.43%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 954 (52.42%) Python
2 755 (41.48%) Java
3 643 (35.33%) C#
4 572 (31.43%) C
5 416 (22.86%) JavaScript
6 314 (17.25%) SQL
7 99 (5.44%) Go
8 98 (5.38%) R
9 67 (3.68%) Bash Shell
10 63 (3.46%) Embedded C
11 60 (3.30%) Perl
12 58 (3.19%) Kotlin
13 57 (3.13%) MATLAB
14 56 (3.08%) Scala
15 50 (2.75%) Embedded C++
16 40 (2.20%) Ruby
17 37 (2.03%) PHP
18 36 (1.98%) VB.NET
19 34 (1.87%) T-SQL
20 30 (1.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 452 (24.84%) Degree
2 133 (7.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (6.37%) Security Cleared
4 104 (5.71%) PhD
5 67 (3.68%) DV Cleared
6 49 (2.69%) SC Cleared
7 27 (1.48%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.33%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.27%) CCNA
10 5 (0.27%) CCNP
10 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.22%) CHECK Team Leader
11 4 (0.22%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.22%) Cyber Scheme
11 4 (0.22%) HND
11 4 (0.22%) OSCP
11 4 (0.22%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.22%) SANS
12 3 (0.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.51%) QA
2 15 (0.82%) NIST
3 6 (0.33%) GDPR
4 4 (0.22%) EMIR
4 4 (0.22%) FINRA
4 4 (0.22%) ISO 13485
4 4 (0.22%) MiFID
4 4 (0.22%) MISRA
4 4 (0.22%) SLA
5 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.16%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.16%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.11%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.11%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.055%) Basel II
7 1 (0.055%) COBIT
7 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 217 (11.92%) Docker
2 73 (4.01%) Firmware
3 27 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.44%) KVM
5 8 (0.44%) Squid
6 6 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.22%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.22%) Ceph
7 4 (0.22%) LXC
7 4 (0.22%) Xen
8 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.055%) HDFS
9 1 (0.055%) NFS
9 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.055%) zsh
Systems Management
1 153 (8.41%) Kubernetes
2 78 (4.29%) Ansible
3 42 (2.31%) Terraform
4 34 (1.87%) Puppet
5 13 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
6 10 (0.55%) Control-M
7 8 (0.44%) SCCM
8 7 (0.38%) Salt
9 5 (0.27%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.22%) Proxmox
11 3 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.16%) Icinga
11 3 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.16%) Packer
11 3 (0.16%) SELinux
12 2 (0.11%) Consul
12 2 (0.11%) Grafana
12 2 (0.11%) Nagios
13 1 (0.055%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 103 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 58 (3.19%) Google
3 57 (3.13%) VMware
4 49 (2.69%) Oracle
5 33 (1.81%) Bloomberg
6 32 (1.76%) Red Hat
7 21 (1.15%) SAP
8 17 (0.93%) NVIDIA
8 17 (0.93%) Perforce
9 13 (0.71%) Xamarin
10 12 (0.66%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.55%) Intel
12 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.44%) Splunk
14 7 (0.38%) Autodesk
14 7 (0.38%) Citrix
15 6 (0.33%) Borland
15 6 (0.33%) IBM
15 6 (0.33%) QNX
15 6 (0.33%) Remedy