Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 67 56
Rank change year-on-year -16 -11 +6
Permanent jobs citing C++ 2,402 4,605 6,756
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.62% 4.06% 4.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.36% 7.51% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,062 3,898 5,791
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,767
90th Percentile £105,000 £122,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £57,750 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.80% +7.00%

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 37,789 61,290 76,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 57.00% 54.06% 54.99%
Number of salaries quoted 31,981 51,525 64,324
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,751 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 0 957 £75,000 -6.25% 315
South East -29 468 £53,750 +7.50% 192
North of England +27 303 £52,500 +5.00% 106
South West -28 284 £50,000 +5.26% 105
Midlands +8 194 £52,500 +16.67% 82
East of England +7 156 £57,500 +27.78% 137
Yorkshire +53 148 £57,500 +15.00% 46
North West +10 129 £52,500 +5.00% 47
West Midlands -7 99 £52,500 +16.67% 47
East Midlands +28 95 £55,000 +10.00% 35
North East +4 26 £42,500 -5.56% 13
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,146 (47.71%) Python
2 1,082 (45.05%) Software Engineering
3 936 (38.97%) Java
4 889 (37.01%) C#
5 773 (32.18%) C
6 681 (28.35%) Linux
7 665 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
8 488 (20.32%) Finance
9 468 (19.48%) Degree
10 449 (18.69%) SQL
11 398 (16.57%) JavaScript
12 395 (16.44%) Computer Science
13 367 (15.28%) AWS
14 366 (15.24%) DevOps
15 328 (13.66%) Azure
16 311 (12.95%) Windows
17 277 (11.53%) OO
17 277 (11.53%) Test Automation
18 276 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
19 275 (11.45%) Docker
20 273 (11.37%) .NET
21 269 (11.20%) TDD
22 265 (11.03%) Algorithms
23 249 (10.37%) Git (software)
24 224 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
25 221 (9.20%) Electronics
26 218 (9.08%) Mathematics
26 218 (9.08%) Go
27 209 (8.70%) Kubernetes
28 202 (8.41%) Scrum

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 63 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
2 56 (2.33%) Confluence
3 42 (1.75%) nginx
4 40 (1.67%) SAS
5 31 (1.29%) Apache Spark
6 23 (0.96%) JBoss
7 19 (0.79%) Apache
8 12 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
8 12 (0.50%) Luigi
9 11 (0.46%) Ethereum
10 10 (0.42%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.17%) Hyperledger
11 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.17%) Tornado
11 4 (0.17%) WinCC
12 3 (0.12%) CMS
12 3 (0.12%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.12%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.12%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.083%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 34 (1.42%) Simulink
2 25 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.42%) Maya
5 8 (0.33%) SPSS
6 6 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.083%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.083%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.042%) Blender
9 1 (0.042%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.042%) MODO
9 1 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.54%) Summit
2 5 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.17%) FINCAD Analytics
3 4 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.042%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 1 (0.042%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.042%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 367 (15.28%) AWS
2 328 (13.66%) Azure
3 160 (6.66%) GCP
4 97 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 44 (1.83%) SaaS
6 32 (1.33%) GitHub
7 30 (1.25%) Serverless
8 27 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (1.00%) PaaS
10 22 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (0.79%) Google Play
12 14 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.54%) Power Platform
14 10 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 9 (0.37%) IaaS
16 8 (0.33%) AWS Fargate
16 8 (0.33%) BrowserStack
16 8 (0.33%) CloudFront
16 8 (0.33%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.04%) Wireless
2 80 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 68 (2.83%) Ethernet
3 68 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
4 41 (1.71%) Bluetooth
5 40 (1.67%) HTTP
6 38 (1.58%) Wireshark
7 37 (1.54%) Firewall
8 35 (1.46%) MQTT
9 31 (1.29%) Software-Defined Radio
10 29 (1.21%) Broadband
11 28 (1.17%) Internet
12 27 (1.12%) HTTPS
13 22 (0.92%) 802.11
13 22 (0.92%) STUN
14 17 (0.71%) ZigBee
15 16 (0.67%) DVB
15 16 (0.67%) MIMO
15 16 (0.67%) VoIP
16 13 (0.54%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (5.29%) NoSQL
2 112 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
3 107 (4.45%) SQL Server
4 103 (4.29%) Redis
5 92 (3.83%) Big Data
6 77 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 65 (2.71%) MySQL
8 61 (2.54%) MongoDB
9 39 (1.62%) Blockchain
10 36 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 32 (1.33%) Hadoop
12 26 (1.08%) Tableau
13 23 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 23 (0.96%) QlikView
14 20 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (0.62%) GIS
17 14 (0.58%) Data Mining
17 14 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 13 (0.54%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 249 (10.37%) Git (software)
2 173 (7.20%) Jenkins
3 118 (4.91%) Subversion
4 105 (4.37%) JIRA
5 87 (3.62%) Visual Studio
6 65 (2.71%) Eclipse
7 44 (1.83%) Mercurial
8 37 (1.54%) Selenium
9 27 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
10 26 (1.08%) Cucumber
11 24 (1.00%) GitLab
12 18 (0.75%) CMake
12 18 (0.75%) GCC
13 17 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (0.58%) IDA Disassembler
14 14 (0.58%) TestRail
15 12 (0.50%) Artifactory
15 12 (0.50%) CircleCI
15 12 (0.50%) CruiseControl
16 11 (0.46%) LoadRunner
General
1 488 (20.32%) Finance
2 221 (9.20%) Electronics
3 169 (7.04%) Games
4 148 (6.16%) Front Office
5 134 (5.58%) Telecoms
6 123 (5.12%) Manufacturing
7 98 (4.08%) Marketing
8 92 (3.83%) Public Sector
9 91 (3.79%) Banking
10 66 (2.75%) Law
11 54 (2.25%) Aerospace
12 40 (1.67%) Automotive
13 32 (1.33%) Military
14 31 (1.29%) Retail
15 29 (1.21%) Legal
16 25 (1.04%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.83%) Investment Banking
18 16 (0.67%) Advertising
19 15 (0.62%) Back Office
20 13 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 866 (36.05%) Developer
2 741 (30.85%) Software Engineer
3 287 (11.95%) C++ Developer
4 227 (9.45%) C++ Software Engineer
5 210 (8.74%) Embedded Engineer
6 182 (7.58%) Senior Software Engineer
7 178 (7.41%) Software Developer
8 145 (6.04%) Senior Developer
9 141 (5.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 122 (5.08%) C# Developer
11 118 (4.91%) Python Engineer
12 103 (4.29%) Python Developer
13 97 (4.04%) Java Developer
14 92 (3.83%) Python Software Engineer
15 86 (3.58%) Quantitative Developer
16 64 (2.66%) Linux Engineer
16 64 (2.66%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
17 59 (2.46%) C++ Software Developer
18 58 (2.41%) C Software Engineer
18 58 (2.41%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (11.37%) .NET
2 189 (7.87%) AngularJS
3 169 (7.04%) Node.js
4 156 (6.49%) .NET Core
5 154 (6.41%) React
6 141 (5.87%) HTML
7 120 (5.00%) CSS
8 110 (4.58%) Vue.js
9 102 (4.25%) RabbitMQ
10 101 (4.20%) REST
11 76 (3.16%) Unreal Engine
12 63 (2.62%) .NET Framework
13 62 (2.58%) HTML5
14 58 (2.41%) Web Services
15 56 (2.33%) Kafka
16 48 (2.00%) Django
17 44 (1.83%) WPF
18 41 (1.71%) Qt
19 37 (1.54%) Redux
20 36 (1.50%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 265 (11.03%) Algorithms
2 149 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (5.87%) Hedge funds
4 109 (4.54%) Embedded Systems
5 108 (4.50%) Data Structures
6 102 (4.25%) Derivative
7 101 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 90 (3.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 79 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
10 78 (3.25%) Equities
11 65 (2.71%) Fixed Income
12 59 (2.46%) Virtual Team
13 56 (2.33%) Mobile App
14 54 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
15 51 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
16 47 (1.96%) Management Information System
17 46 (1.92%) Cloud Native
18 44 (1.83%) Device Driver
19 43 (1.79%) User Experience
20 33 (1.37%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 681 (28.35%) Linux
2 311 (12.95%) Windows
3 118 (4.91%) Android
4 106 (4.41%) Unix
5 72 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 58 (2.41%) Embedded Linux
7 30 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.00%) CentOS
9 11 (0.46%) Debian
9 11 (0.46%) Robot Operating System
10 9 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.33%) VxWorks
12 7 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
12 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.17%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server
14 3 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.12%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,082 (45.05%) Software Engineering
2 665 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
3 395 (16.44%) Computer Science
4 366 (15.24%) DevOps
5 277 (11.53%) OO
5 277 (11.53%) Test Automation
6 276 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
7 269 (11.20%) TDD
8 224 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
9 218 (9.08%) Mathematics
10 202 (8.41%) Scrum
11 198 (8.24%) Unit Testing
12 188 (7.83%) Analytics
13 185 (7.70%) Machine Learning
14 162 (6.74%) Multithreading
15 160 (6.66%) SDLC
16 143 (5.95%) Artificial Intelligence
17 138 (5.75%) Microservices
18 130 (5.41%) OOP
19 129 (5.37%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,146 (47.71%) Python
2 936 (38.97%) Java
3 889 (37.01%) C#
4 773 (32.18%) C
5 449 (18.69%) SQL
6 398 (16.57%) JavaScript
7 218 (9.08%) Go
8 113 (4.70%) Scala
9 111 (4.62%) Kotlin
10 86 (3.58%) TypeScript
11 85 (3.54%) Perl
12 82 (3.41%) Embedded C++
12 82 (3.41%) Ruby
13 77 (3.21%) MATLAB
14 72 (3.00%) R
15 71 (2.96%) Embedded C
16 67 (2.79%) Bash Shell
17 52 (2.16%) Rust
18 51 (2.12%) PHP
18 51 (2.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 468 (19.48%) Degree
2 201 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 147 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 143 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 92 (3.83%) PhD
6 46 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 35 (1.46%) Master's Degree
8 32 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.33%) CISSP
11 6 (0.25%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.21%) HND
12 5 (0.21%) ISEB
13 4 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.17%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.17%) GIAC
13 4 (0.17%) HNC
13 4 (0.17%) OSCP
14 3 (0.12%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.62%) QA
2 24 (1.00%) MISRA
3 8 (0.33%) MiFID
4 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.25%) EMIR
5 6 (0.25%) ISO 26262
5 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.17%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.12%) GDPR
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.12%) PMO
8 2 (0.083%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.083%) SLA
9 1 (0.042%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.042%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.042%) JTAG
9 1 (0.042%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 275 (11.45%) Docker
2 107 (4.45%) Firmware
3 25 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.54%) VirtualBox
5 12 (0.50%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.29%) Kamailio
6 7 (0.29%) OpenSIPS
7 5 (0.21%) Snort
8 4 (0.17%) Ceph
8 4 (0.17%) Xen
9 3 (0.12%) GPFS
9 3 (0.12%) NFS
9 3 (0.12%) Squid
10 2 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.042%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
11 1 (0.042%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.042%) KVM
11 1 (0.042%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 209 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 131 (5.45%) Terraform
3 94 (3.91%) Ansible
4 33 (1.37%) Puppet
5 24 (1.00%) Kibana
6 22 (0.92%) Graylog
7 16 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 16 (0.67%) SCCM
8 11 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.42%) SELinux
10 9 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.25%) Grafana
12 5 (0.21%) Nexpose
13 4 (0.17%) FlexNet
13 4 (0.17%) Mesos
13 4 (0.17%) Proxmox
13 4 (0.17%) Salt
13 4 (0.17%) Suricata
14 3 (0.12%) Graphite
14 3 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 147 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 82 (3.41%) Google
3 74 (3.08%) SAP
4 63 (2.62%) Oracle
5 49 (2.04%) VMware
6 33 (1.37%) IBM
7 27 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 23 (0.96%) Klocwork
9 20 (0.83%) Apple
10 19 (0.79%) FireEye
10 19 (0.79%) Symantec
11 17 (0.71%) Twitter
12 16 (0.67%) McAfee
12 16 (0.67%) Tanium
13 15 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.58%) Perforce
15 13 (0.54%) Bloomberg
15 13 (0.54%) Xilinx
16 12 (0.50%) ANSYS
16 12 (0.50%) Sybase