Period
to 23 July 2021

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 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 94 74 62
Rank change year-on-year -20 -12 +1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 3,462 2,571 5,859
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.46% 3.91% 4.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.20% 6.97% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,102 2,126 4,328
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £115,000 £102,875
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 55,817 36,868 72,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.72% 56.04% 53.94%
Number of salaries quoted 38,877 31,032 60,171
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,888 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 July 2021.

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 July 2021. 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 1,420 £82,500 +3.13% 353
South East -40 552 £50,000 - 185
North of England +16 454 £55,000 +10.00% 145
South West -1 430 £48,500 -3.00% 111
East of England +3 306 £50,000 -9.09% 162
Midlands -37 248 £50,000 +5.26% 109
Yorkshire +28 231 £57,500 +9.52% 45
North West +6 207 £52,500 +5.00% 78
West Midlands -52 152 £40,000 -15.79% 59
East Midlands -10 95 £55,000 +29.41% 49
North East -44 16 £52,500 +5.00% 22
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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 1,814 (52.40%) Software Engineering
2 1,732 (50.03%) Python
3 1,393 (40.24%) Java
4 1,220 (35.24%) C
5 1,215 (35.10%) C#
6 1,093 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
7 1,031 (29.78%) Linux
8 916 (26.46%) Degree
9 797 (23.02%) Social Skills
10 790 (22.82%) Computer Science
11 709 (20.48%) Finance
12 663 (19.15%) SQL
13 644 (18.60%) JavaScript
14 581 (16.78%) AWS
15 520 (15.02%) OO
16 506 (14.62%) DevOps
16 506 (14.62%) Algorithms
17 498 (14.38%) Docker
18 491 (14.18%) Azure
19 467 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
20 442 (12.77%) Windows
21 436 (12.59%) TDD
22 410 (11.84%) .NET
23 392 (11.32%) Kubernetes
24 369 (10.66%) Mathematics
25 363 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
26 358 (10.34%) GCP
27 351 (10.14%) React
28 346 (9.99%) Scrum
29 344 (9.94%) Analytics

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 85 (2.46%) Confluence
2 74 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
3 58 (1.68%) nginx
4 46 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 44 (1.27%) Apache
6 37 (1.07%) SAS
7 17 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.46%) Tornado
9 14 (0.40%) JBoss
9 14 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 13 (0.38%) IIS
11 11 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
13 9 (0.26%) Apache Pulsar
13 9 (0.26%) Luigi
14 7 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.17%) CMS
16 5 (0.14%) Ethereum
17 4 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 74 (2.14%) Simulink
2 32 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.38%) Maya
5 7 (0.20%) 3ds Max
5 7 (0.20%) ZBrush
6 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.14%) SPSS
8 4 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.087%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.087%) Quicktime
10 2 (0.058%) Houdini
10 2 (0.058%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.029%) EViews
11 1 (0.029%) MODO
11 1 (0.029%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.029%) NUKE
11 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.29%) Primavera
1 10 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.23%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.20%) Summit
4 5 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 3 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.058%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.058%) Shopify
7 1 (0.029%) BASE24
7 1 (0.029%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.029%) Magento
7 1 (0.029%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.029%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.029%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.029%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.029%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.029%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 581 (16.78%) AWS
2 491 (14.18%) Azure
3 358 (10.34%) GCP
4 143 (4.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 102 (2.95%) SaaS
6 77 (2.22%) GitHub
7 60 (1.73%) Serverless
8 51 (1.47%) PaaS
9 49 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (1.01%) IaaS
11 27 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 22 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (0.52%) Google Play
14 16 (0.46%) Amazon S3
15 15 (0.43%) Apigee
15 15 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.40%) AWS CodeDeploy
17 12 (0.35%) Power Platform
17 12 (0.35%) Snowflake
18 11 (0.32%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 156 (4.51%) TCP/IP
2 139 (4.02%) Wireless
3 127 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
4 117 (3.38%) Broadband
5 115 (3.32%) Ethernet
6 107 (3.09%) HTTP
7 75 (2.17%) Internet
8 66 (1.91%) Wireshark
9 64 (1.85%) Modbus
10 63 (1.82%) Bluetooth
11 56 (1.62%) MQTT
12 50 (1.44%) DVB
13 49 (1.42%) RS-422
14 44 (1.27%) Firewall
15 41 (1.18%) HTTPS
16 36 (1.04%) Network Security
17 35 (1.01%) 802.11
17 35 (1.01%) MIMO
17 35 (1.01%) STUN
18 33 (0.95%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (7.11%) NoSQL
2 241 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
3 180 (5.20%) SQL Server
4 153 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 124 (3.58%) Big Data
6 105 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 103 (2.98%) Redis
8 93 (2.69%) MySQL
9 45 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 32 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 30 (0.87%) Blockchain
12 30 (0.87%) Data Mining
13 29 (0.84%) SQLite
14 26 (0.75%) Hadoop
15 25 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
17 19 (0.55%) Tableau
18 14 (0.40%) GIS
18 14 (0.40%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 324 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 260 (7.51%) Jenkins
3 194 (5.60%) JIRA
4 144 (4.16%) Subversion
5 69 (1.99%) Mercurial
6 63 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 48 (1.39%) SonarQube
8 42 (1.21%) Rational DOORS
9 38 (1.10%) GitLab
9 38 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
10 37 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (0.84%) CircleCI
12 28 (0.81%) Bitbucket
13 27 (0.78%) Cucumber
14 22 (0.64%) CMake
14 22 (0.64%) Eclipse
15 19 (0.55%) GCC
15 19 (0.55%) JUnit
16 17 (0.49%) Bugzilla
17 16 (0.46%) Artifactory
General
1 797 (23.02%) Social Skills
2 709 (20.48%) Finance
3 280 (8.09%) Games
4 253 (7.31%) Electronics
5 193 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
6 176 (5.08%) Telecoms
7 169 (4.88%) Manufacturing
8 148 (4.27%) Front Office
9 141 (4.07%) Banking
10 133 (3.84%) Marketing
11 109 (3.15%) Presentation Skills
12 81 (2.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 78 (2.25%) Legal
14 75 (2.17%) Law
15 74 (2.14%) Public Sector
16 68 (1.96%) Wearables
17 62 (1.79%) Automotive
18 49 (1.42%) Retail
19 45 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
20 44 (1.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,162 (33.56%) Software Engineer
2 1,026 (29.64%) Developer
3 360 (10.40%) C++ Developer
4 288 (8.32%) C++ Software Engineer
5 278 (8.03%) Software Developer
6 250 (7.22%) Senior Software Engineer
7 234 (6.76%) Embedded Engineer
8 162 (4.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 158 (4.56%) Senior Developer
10 128 (3.70%) C++ Software Developer
11 121 (3.50%) Python Engineer
12 119 (3.44%) C# Developer
13 102 (2.95%) Python Software Engineer
14 99 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
15 94 (2.72%) Graduate
16 89 (2.57%) Java Developer
16 89 (2.57%) Lead Developer
17 81 (2.34%) Junior
18 80 (2.31%) C# Software Engineer
19 79 (2.28%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (11.84%) .NET
2 351 (10.14%) React
3 288 (8.32%) Node.js
4 258 (7.45%) AngularJS
5 201 (5.81%) HTML
6 189 (5.46%) REST
7 161 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
8 154 (4.45%) Vue.js
9 146 (4.22%) CSS
10 131 (3.78%) .NET Core
11 130 (3.76%) Web Services
12 118 (3.41%) Kafka
13 113 (3.26%) GraphQL
14 112 (3.24%) RESTful
15 105 (3.03%) Qt
16 95 (2.74%) .NET Framework
16 95 (2.74%) OpenGL
17 94 (2.72%) WPF
18 93 (2.69%) XML
19 91 (2.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 506 (14.62%) Algorithms
2 230 (6.64%) Data Structures
3 168 (4.85%) Embedded Systems
4 145 (4.19%) Derivative
5 132 (3.81%) Hedge funds
6 118 (3.41%) Equities
7 116 (3.35%) Fixed Income
8 110 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 109 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
10 104 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
11 99 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 82 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
13 64 (1.85%) Augmented Reality
14 60 (1.73%) Credit Risk
15 52 (1.50%) Device Driver
15 52 (1.50%) Robotics
16 50 (1.44%) Blog
16 50 (1.44%) Smartphone
17 49 (1.42%) User Experience
17 49 (1.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,031 (29.78%) Linux
2 442 (12.77%) Windows
3 211 (6.09%) Unix
4 194 (5.60%) Android
5 150 (4.33%) Apple iOS
6 139 (4.02%) Embedded Linux
7 68 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (1.85%) CentOS
9 24 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 23 (0.66%) Debian
11 22 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.29%) VxWorks
13 9 (0.26%) Kali Linux
13 9 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.23%) FreeRTOS
15 7 (0.20%) Windows Server
16 4 (0.12%) Robot Operating System
17 3 (0.087%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.058%) Solaris
19 1 (0.029%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,814 (52.40%) Software Engineering
2 1,093 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
3 790 (22.82%) Computer Science
4 520 (15.02%) OO
5 506 (14.62%) DevOps
6 467 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
7 436 (12.59%) TDD
8 369 (10.66%) Mathematics
9 363 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
10 346 (9.99%) Scrum
11 344 (9.94%) Analytics
12 330 (9.53%) Test Automation
13 324 (9.36%) Machine Learning
14 321 (9.27%) Artificial Intelligence
15 312 (9.01%) Software Testing
16 304 (8.78%) Microservices
17 285 (8.23%) Unit Testing
18 268 (7.74%) Mentoring
19 239 (6.90%) OOP
20 236 (6.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,732 (50.03%) Python
2 1,393 (40.24%) Java
3 1,220 (35.24%) C
4 1,215 (35.10%) C#
5 663 (19.15%) SQL
6 644 (18.60%) JavaScript
7 321 (9.27%) Go
8 224 (6.47%) Kotlin
9 218 (6.30%) Scala
10 205 (5.92%) MATLAB
11 172 (4.97%) Ruby
12 171 (4.94%) TypeScript
13 134 (3.87%) Embedded C++
14 113 (3.26%) R
15 112 (3.24%) Bash Shell
16 110 (3.18%) Embedded C
17 87 (2.51%) Rust
18 82 (2.37%) PHP
19 80 (2.31%) Objective-C
20 71 (2.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 916 (26.46%) Degree
2 289 (8.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 271 (7.83%) Security Cleared
4 191 (5.52%) SC Cleared
5 176 (5.08%) PhD
6 111 (3.21%) Master's Degree
7 39 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
8 36 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.32%) OSCP
10 8 (0.23%) DBS Check
10 8 (0.23%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
11 7 (0.20%) Postgraduate
12 6 (0.17%) CREST Certified
13 5 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.14%) GIAC
13 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.12%) CCSP
14 4 (0.12%) CEH
14 4 (0.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.48%) QA
2 41 (1.18%) GDPR
3 35 (1.01%) MISRA
4 23 (0.66%) Def Stans
5 10 (0.29%) Accessibility
5 10 (0.29%) IEC 61508
5 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.26%) Basel II
6 9 (0.26%) CRD IV
6 9 (0.26%) IEC 61131
7 8 (0.23%) ISO 26262
8 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.17%) IEC 62304
9 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.14%) HAZOP
10 5 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.14%) ISO 20022
10 5 (0.14%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.12%) DO-178B
System Software
1 498 (14.38%) Docker
2 194 (5.60%) Firmware
3 49 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.43%) VirtualBox
5 12 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 11 (0.32%) etcd
7 8 (0.23%) Snort
7 8 (0.23%) Squid
8 6 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.17%) vSphere
9 4 (0.12%) Kamailio
9 4 (0.12%) OpenSIPS
10 2 (0.058%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 2 (0.058%) HDFS
10 2 (0.058%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.058%) Xen
11 1 (0.029%) iptables
11 1 (0.029%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.029%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 392 (11.32%) Kubernetes
2 233 (6.73%) Terraform
3 192 (5.55%) Ansible
4 36 (1.04%) Kibana
5 35 (1.01%) Graylog
6 31 (0.90%) Puppet
7 24 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.58%) Grafana
9 18 (0.52%) Consul
10 14 (0.40%) Prometheus
11 12 (0.35%) SCCM
12 10 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (0.26%) Packer
14 8 (0.23%) FlexNet
14 8 (0.23%) Nessus
14 8 (0.23%) Nexpose
14 8 (0.23%) Suricata
15 6 (0.17%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.17%) vRealize
16 5 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 187 (5.40%) Microsoft
2 165 (4.77%) Google
3 149 (4.30%) Oracle
4 83 (2.40%) Instagram
5 81 (2.34%) VMware
6 65 (1.88%) SAP
7 61 (1.76%) IBM
8 53 (1.53%) Red Hat
9 39 (1.13%) Bloomberg
10 37 (1.07%) ANSYS
11 29 (0.84%) Facebook
12 23 (0.66%) YouTube
13 22 (0.64%) EMC
13 22 (0.64%) Snapchat
14 21 (0.61%) Apple
14 21 (0.61%) Yahoo!
15 20 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
16 18 (0.52%) Klocwork
16 18 (0.52%) Splunk
16 18 (0.52%) Spotify