Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 60 64
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -11
Permanent jobs citing C++ 7852 8765 9086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.72% 4.72% 4.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.49% 8.96% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6653 7728 7872
England median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.68% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 92443 97867 105110
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 55.60% 52.68% 51.47%
Number of salaries quoted 77212 85598 90308
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%

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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 -6 2987 £62,500 -3.85% 289
South East -5 1816 £45,000 - 115
East of England +10 1061 £42,500 +6.25% 108
North of England +14 782 £42,500 +6.25% 59
South West -3 779 £37,750 -11.18% 58
Midlands -19 487 £40,000 +6.67% 32
North West -1 445 £43,500 +8.75% 26
West Midlands +15 310 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Yorkshire +37 282 £42,500 -5.56% 24
East Midlands -22 209 £37,500 - 18
North East +18 55 £37,500 +19.05% 9
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, 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 3987 (50.78%) Java
2 3310 (42.15%) Software Engineering
3 2923 (37.23%) Python
4 2885 (36.74%) C#
5 2678 (34.11%) C
6 2640 (33.62%) Linux
7 2491 (31.72%) Degree
8 2205 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
9 2137 (27.22%) Computer Science
10 1784 (22.72%) Finance
11 1775 (22.61%) SQL
12 1673 (21.31%) Windows
13 1536 (19.56%) OO
14 1439 (18.33%) JavaScript
15 1298 (16.53%) .NET
16 1195 (15.22%) Mathematics
17 1056 (13.45%) HTML
18 949 (12.09%) Algorithms
19 853 (10.86%) Scrum
20 851 (10.84%) SDLC
21 831 (10.58%) Computer Science Degree
22 800 (10.19%) Unix
23 759 (9.67%) Multithreading
24 716 (9.12%) SQL Server
25 698 (8.89%) Test Automation
26 697 (8.88%) Git (software)
27 669 (8.52%) CSS
28 666 (8.48%) Machine Learning
29 655 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
29 655 (8.34%) Electronics

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
1 257 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 226 (2.88%) Apache
3 152 (1.94%) Tomcat
4 104 (1.32%) IIS
5 92 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
6 88 (1.12%) Confluence
7 46 (0.59%) JBoss
7 46 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 46 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 41 (0.52%) OpenStack
9 35 (0.45%) DataSynapse
10 34 (0.43%) SAS
11 29 (0.37%) Ethereum
11 29 (0.37%) SharePoint
12 28 (0.36%) Hyperledger
13 27 (0.34%) Apache Solr
13 27 (0.34%) nginx
14 26 (0.33%) WordPress
15 22 (0.28%) Drupal
16 21 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 109 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (0.52%) Simulink
4 28 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 27 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.17%) SPSS
8 12 (0.15%) Maya
8 12 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
9 9 (0.11%) Mathcad
9 9 (0.11%) Stata
10 8 (0.10%) 3ds Max
10 8 (0.10%) Maple
10 8 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
11 7 (0.089%) Chatbot
12 6 (0.076%) Revit
13 5 (0.064%) Stateflow
14 4 (0.051%) FrameMaker
14 4 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.25%) MetaTrader
3 18 (0.23%) Summit
4 16 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.089%) Infor M3
7 7 (0.089%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.089%) Oracle BRM
8 6 (0.076%) ION MarketView
9 5 (0.064%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.051%) BASE24
10 4 (0.051%) Relativity
11 3 (0.038%) BigMachines
11 3 (0.038%) LabWindows
11 3 (0.038%) Sage X3
12 2 (0.025%) Advent Geneva
12 2 (0.025%) Magento
12 2 (0.025%) Oracle TCA
12 2 (0.025%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 450 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
2 205 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (1.50%) GitHub
4 115 (1.46%) SaaS
5 110 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
6 109 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (0.41%) Office 365
9 26 (0.33%) IaaS
10 25 (0.32%) PaaS
11 23 (0.29%) OpenShift
12 22 (0.28%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.24%) Slack
14 18 (0.23%) Force.com
14 18 (0.23%) G Suite
14 18 (0.23%) Loggly
15 14 (0.18%) iTunes
15 14 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
16 13 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 325 (4.14%) TCP/IP
2 230 (2.93%) HTTP
3 204 (2.60%) Ethernet
4 187 (2.38%) Wireless
5 181 (2.31%) Internet
6 103 (1.31%) Bluetooth
6 103 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
7 79 (1.01%) ZigBee
8 74 (0.94%) InfiniBand
9 68 (0.87%) RS-232
10 67 (0.85%) Firewall
11 54 (0.69%) Network Security
12 53 (0.67%) DNS
13 51 (0.65%) Wireshark
14 49 (0.62%) VoIP
15 46 (0.59%) VPN
16 44 (0.56%) LTE
17 43 (0.55%) Broadband
18 41 (0.52%) RS-485
19 35 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 716 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 398 (5.07%) Big Data
3 357 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 345 (4.39%) MySQL
5 316 (4.02%) Hadoop
6 310 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 274 (3.49%) MongoDB
8 136 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 134 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
10 121 (1.54%) RDBMS
11 111 (1.41%) Redis
12 76 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
13 71 (0.90%) MariaDB
14 68 (0.87%) Data Mining
15 64 (0.82%) Blockchain
15 64 (0.82%) OLAP
15 64 (0.82%) Oracle OLAP
16 57 (0.73%) Apache Hive
17 51 (0.65%) Oracle Database
17 51 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 697 (8.88%) Git (software)
2 553 (7.04%) Visual Studio
3 434 (5.53%) Subversion
4 373 (4.75%) Jenkins
5 369 (4.70%) JIRA
6 244 (3.11%) Selenium
7 166 (2.11%) Eclipse
8 159 (2.02%) JUnit
9 150 (1.91%) NUnit
10 134 (1.71%) Cucumber
11 113 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 110 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 106 (1.35%) LabVIEW
13 106 (1.35%) MSTest
14 96 (1.22%) Bitbucket
15 92 (1.17%) Android Studio
16 85 (1.08%) Mercurial
17 69 (0.88%) GCC
18 66 (0.84%) Maven
18 66 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 1784 (22.72%) Finance
2 655 (8.34%) Electronics
2 655 (8.34%) Telecoms
3 626 (7.97%) Banking
4 429 (5.46%) Investment Banking
5 417 (5.31%) Front Office
6 393 (5.01%) Games
7 322 (4.10%) Retail
8 310 (3.95%) Manufacturing
9 309 (3.94%) Marketing
10 217 (2.76%) Automotive
11 216 (2.75%) Retail Banking
12 171 (2.18%) Aerospace
13 66 (0.84%) Legal
14 63 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 59 (0.75%) Billing
15 59 (0.75%) Publishing
16 53 (0.67%) Advertising
16 53 (0.67%) Back Office
17 31 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3473 (44.23%) Developer
2 2245 (28.59%) Software Engineer
3 1327 (16.90%) C++ Developer
4 1100 (14.01%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1018 (12.96%) Software Developer
6 682 (8.69%) Graduate
7 540 (6.88%) C# Developer
8 509 (6.48%) Embedded Engineer
9 491 (6.25%) Java Developer
10 478 (6.09%) Senior Developer
11 466 (5.93%) C++ Software Developer
12 424 (5.40%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 381 (4.85%) Junior
14 371 (4.72%) Graduate Developer
15 361 (4.60%) Senior Software Engineer
16 340 (4.33%) C Software Engineer
17 329 (4.19%) C/C++ Software Engineer
18 301 (3.83%) Analyst
19 295 (3.76%) Java Engineer
20 293 (3.73%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1298 (16.53%) .NET
2 1056 (13.45%) HTML
3 669 (8.52%) CSS
4 551 (7.02%) XML
5 453 (5.77%) Web Services
6 398 (5.07%) ASP.NET
7 364 (4.64%) STL
8 363 (4.62%) AngularJS
9 309 (3.94%) HTML5
10 276 (3.52%) jQuery
11 267 (3.40%) WPF
12 264 (3.36%) RESTful
13 246 (3.13%) Node.js
14 227 (2.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 221 (2.81%) JSON
16 209 (2.66%) REST
17 204 (2.60%) WCF
18 202 (2.57%) Qt
19 199 (2.53%) .NET Framework
20 192 (2.45%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2137 (27.22%) Computer Science
2 949 (12.09%) Algorithms
3 655 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
4 314 (4.00%) Derivative
5 298 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 293 (3.73%) Data Structures
7 274 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
8 257 (3.27%) Fintech
9 214 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
10 213 (2.71%) Mobile App
11 211 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
12 178 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 165 (2.10%) Equities
14 154 (1.96%) User Experience
15 146 (1.86%) Device Driver
16 141 (1.80%) Hedge funds
17 96 (1.22%) Fixed Income
18 94 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
18 94 (1.20%) Client/Server
19 84 (1.07%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2640 (33.62%) Linux
2 1673 (21.31%) Windows
3 800 (10.19%) Unix
4 547 (6.97%) Android
5 417 (5.31%) Apple iOS
6 194 (2.47%) Embedded Linux
7 107 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 91 (1.16%) CentOS
9 84 (1.07%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 79 (1.01%) Mac OS
11 65 (0.83%) VxWorks
12 56 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 55 (0.70%) Solaris
14 52 (0.66%) Windows Server
15 45 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 39 (0.50%) Debian
17 33 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
18 28 (0.36%) Windows 7
19 27 (0.34%) Windows XP
20 24 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3310 (42.15%) Software Engineering
2 2205 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1536 (19.56%) OO
4 1195 (15.22%) Mathematics
5 853 (10.86%) Scrum
6 851 (10.84%) SDLC
7 759 (9.67%) Multithreading
8 698 (8.89%) Test Automation
9 666 (8.48%) Machine Learning
10 646 (8.23%) Physics
11 645 (8.21%) TDD
12 620 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
13 617 (7.86%) OOP
14 489 (6.23%) Open Source
15 453 (5.77%) DevOps
16 450 (5.73%) Analytics
17 374 (4.76%) Unit Testing
18 360 (4.58%) UML
19 356 (4.53%) Low Latency
20 339 (4.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3987 (50.78%) Java
2 2923 (37.23%) Python
3 2885 (36.74%) C#
4 2678 (34.11%) C
5 1775 (22.61%) SQL
6 1439 (18.33%) JavaScript
7 596 (7.59%) Perl
8 473 (6.02%) Ruby
9 468 (5.96%) PHP
10 393 (5.01%) Embedded C
11 389 (4.95%) MATLAB
12 316 (4.02%) Embedded C++
13 314 (4.00%) Shell Script
14 298 (3.80%) Scala
15 257 (3.27%) Bash Shell
16 251 (3.20%) R
17 210 (2.67%) Go
18 199 (2.53%) PL/SQL
19 186 (2.37%) Objective-C
20 181 (2.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 2491 (31.72%) Degree
2 831 (10.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 576 (7.34%) PhD
4 404 (5.15%) Security Cleared
5 200 (2.55%) Numerate Degree
6 159 (2.02%) Master's Degree
7 157 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 141 (1.80%) SC Cleared
9 98 (1.25%) ISTQB
10 88 (1.12%) ISEB
11 67 (0.85%) HND
12 58 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 51 (0.65%) PMI Certification
14 40 (0.51%) MCP
15 37 (0.47%) PMP
16 27 (0.34%) CEH
16 27 (0.34%) CISSP
17 23 (0.29%) CREST Certified
17 23 (0.29%) OSCP
18 18 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 426 (5.43%) QA
2 42 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 37 (0.47%) MISRA
4 14 (0.18%) MiFID
4 14 (0.18%) MISRA C
5 13 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (0.14%) JTAG
7 10 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.11%) Def Stans
9 8 (0.10%) SLA
10 7 (0.089%) DO-178B
11 6 (0.076%) PMO
12 5 (0.064%) COBIT
12 5 (0.064%) ISO 13485
13 4 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.051%) ECSS
13 4 (0.051%) EMIR
14 3 (0.038%) GDPR
System Software
1 297 (3.78%) Firmware
2 265 (3.37%) Docker
3 67 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (0.55%) Active Directory
6 21 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 16 (0.20%) HDFS
8 15 (0.19%) KVM
9 14 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 13 (0.17%) Hyper-V
11 10 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 10 (0.13%) LXC
12 8 (0.10%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 8 (0.10%) Varnish
13 6 (0.076%) etcd
13 6 (0.076%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.064%) NFS
14 5 (0.064%) Xen
15 4 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 227 (2.89%) Ansible
2 209 (2.66%) Puppet
3 202 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
4 102 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 43 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 43 (0.55%) Mesos
6 29 (0.37%) Salt
7 24 (0.31%) Nagios
8 19 (0.24%) Terraform
9 17 (0.22%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.20%) Nessus
11 13 (0.17%) Nmap
12 10 (0.13%) SCOM
12 10 (0.13%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.11%) Prometheus
14 8 (0.10%) Consul
14 8 (0.10%) HockeyApp
15 7 (0.089%) Cobbler
15 7 (0.089%) Grafana
15 7 (0.089%) rkt
Vendors
1 639 (8.14%) Oracle
2 562 (7.16%) Microsoft
3 225 (2.87%) Google
4 221 (2.81%) SAP
5 164 (2.09%) Red Hat
6 96 (1.22%) IBM
7 93 (1.18%) VMware
8 65 (0.83%) HP
9 64 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (0.53%) Freescale
11 41 (0.52%) TIBCO
12 37 (0.47%) Splunk
13 36 (0.46%) Cisco
14 35 (0.45%) Sybase
15 34 (0.43%) Apple
15 34 (0.43%) Xamarin
16 26 (0.33%) Adobe
17 24 (0.31%) Atlassian
17 24 (0.31%) EMC
18 22 (0.28%) Tableau