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

C++
UK > England
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 68 59
Rank change year-on-year -18 -9 +4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,905 5,096 6,985
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.71% 4.11% 4.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.29% 7.62% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,686 4,002 5,987
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £112,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year +9.52% -2.33% +7.50%

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 30,267 66,839 82,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 58.97% 53.89% 55.35%
Number of salaries quoted 26,170 55,668 69,168
Median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.49% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +7 800 £80,000 +6.67% 270
South East -12 430 £52,500 +5.00% 159
North of England -13 201 £52,500 +5.00% 81
South West -31 191 £48,750 +8.33% 93
Midlands +11 147 £52,500 +23.53% 49
East of England +12 121 £55,000 +22.22% 127
Yorkshire +87 100 £52,500 +5.00% 26
West Midlands +28 100 £52,500 +23.53% 34
North West -61 73 £52,500 +5.00% 47
East Midlands -3 46 £52,500 +10.53% 15
North East +22 28 £47,500 -5.00% 8
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 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++.

1 975 (51.18%) Python
2 756 (39.69%) Software Engineering
3 748 (39.27%) Java
4 686 (36.01%) C#
5 582 (30.55%) C
6 542 (28.45%) Linux
7 495 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
8 427 (22.41%) Degree
9 407 (21.36%) JavaScript
10 378 (19.84%) Computer Science
11 373 (19.58%) SQL
12 372 (19.53%) Finance
13 291 (15.28%) Windows
13 291 (15.28%) DevOps
14 284 (14.91%) .NET
15 274 (14.38%) AWS
16 271 (14.23%) Algorithms
17 231 (12.13%) Test Automation
18 229 (12.02%) Git (software)
19 223 (11.71%) Azure
19 223 (11.71%) OO
20 218 (11.44%) Docker
21 198 (10.39%) Node.js
22 197 (10.34%) AngularJS
23 195 (10.24%) Mathematics
24 193 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
25 188 (9.87%) TDD
26 184 (9.66%) HTML
27 181 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
28 172 (9.03%) Kubernetes

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 57 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
2 47 (2.47%) Confluence
3 29 (1.52%) nginx
4 24 (1.26%) JBoss
5 22 (1.15%) Apache Spark
6 16 (0.84%) SAS
7 12 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (0.63%) Luigi
8 11 (0.58%) Apache
9 8 (0.42%) CMS
9 8 (0.42%) Ethereum
10 6 (0.31%) Hyperledger
11 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.21%) Tornado
11 4 (0.21%) WinCC
12 3 (0.16%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.10%) IIS
13 2 (0.10%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.052%) Pachyderm
Applications
1 19 (1.00%) Simulink
2 16 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.42%) Maya
4 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.26%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.16%) Blender
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.10%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.10%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.052%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.26%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.052%) Odoo
4 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.052%) Summit
4 1 (0.052%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 274 (14.38%) AWS
2 223 (11.71%) Azure
3 101 (5.30%) GCP
4 53 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 35 (1.84%) Serverless
6 31 (1.63%) GitHub
7 24 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
7 24 (1.26%) SaaS
8 20 (1.05%) OpenShift
9 14 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.63%) Logic Apps
11 10 (0.52%) Power Platform
12 8 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.37%) npm
13 7 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 6 (0.31%) Boomi
14 6 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.52%) TCP/IP
2 54 (2.83%) Wireless
3 45 (2.36%) Ethernet
4 40 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
5 39 (2.05%) HTTP
6 27 (1.42%) Software-Defined Radio
7 24 (1.26%) Bluetooth
7 24 (1.26%) Internet
8 21 (1.10%) Network Security
9 19 (1.00%) MQTT
10 17 (0.89%) Firewall
11 15 (0.79%) 5G
11 15 (0.79%) Broadband
11 15 (0.79%) DNS
12 14 (0.73%) 4G
13 12 (0.63%) HTTPS
14 11 (0.58%) 802.11
15 9 (0.47%) 3G
16 8 (0.42%) RTP
16 8 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 116 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 90 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
4 77 (4.04%) MySQL
5 72 (3.78%) MongoDB
6 71 (3.73%) Relational Database
7 69 (3.62%) Redis
8 66 (3.46%) Big Data
9 30 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (1.57%) Blockchain
10 27 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 26 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 23 (1.21%) KDB
13 19 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.73%) Kdb+
14 14 (0.73%) Tableau
15 12 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.63%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 229 (12.02%) Git (software)
2 150 (7.87%) Jenkins
3 92 (4.83%) JIRA
4 90 (4.72%) Subversion
5 83 (4.36%) Visual Studio
6 51 (2.68%) Eclipse
7 50 (2.62%) Selenium
8 38 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (1.57%) GitLab
10 28 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 28 (1.47%) Mercurial
11 22 (1.15%) Artifactory
12 20 (1.05%) GCC
13 15 (0.79%) Xcode
14 14 (0.73%) TeamCity
14 14 (0.73%) TestRail
15 12 (0.63%) JMeter
15 12 (0.63%) LoadRunner
16 11 (0.58%) CMake
17 10 (0.52%) CruiseControl
General
1 372 (19.53%) Finance
2 140 (7.35%) Front Office
3 138 (7.24%) Games
4 136 (7.14%) Electronics
5 72 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 67 (3.52%) Banking
7 62 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 50 (2.62%) Law
9 41 (2.15%) Aerospace
10 37 (1.94%) Retail
11 36 (1.89%) Public Sector
12 32 (1.68%) Advertising
13 31 (1.63%) Marketing
14 24 (1.26%) Investment Banking
15 23 (1.21%) Automotive
15 23 (1.21%) Military
16 19 (1.00%) Back Office
17 12 (0.63%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.63%) Publishing
18 8 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 670 (35.17%) Developer
2 551 (28.92%) Software Engineer
3 209 (10.97%) C++ Developer
4 171 (8.98%) C++ Software Engineer
5 167 (8.77%) Embedded Engineer
6 142 (7.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 137 (7.19%) Software Developer
8 125 (6.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 114 (5.98%) Senior Developer
10 101 (5.30%) C# Developer
11 100 (5.25%) Python Engineer
12 96 (5.04%) Python Developer
13 65 (3.41%) Architect
13 65 (3.41%) Graduate
14 64 (3.36%) Quantitative Developer
15 63 (3.31%) Junior
16 62 (3.25%) Java Developer
17 61 (3.20%) Python Software Engineer
18 59 (3.10%) Embedded C++ Engineer
19 55 (2.89%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (14.91%) .NET
2 198 (10.39%) Node.js
3 197 (10.34%) AngularJS
4 184 (9.66%) HTML
5 162 (8.50%) React
6 145 (7.61%) .NET Core
7 143 (7.51%) CSS
8 120 (6.30%) Web Services
9 113 (5.93%) REST
10 106 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
11 89 (4.67%) .NET Framework
12 72 (3.78%) Vue.js
13 67 (3.52%) HTML5
14 64 (3.36%) WPF
15 63 (3.31%) Unreal Engine
16 51 (2.68%) JSON
17 49 (2.57%) CSS3
18 45 (2.36%) OpenGL
19 43 (2.26%) XML
20 42 (2.20%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 271 (14.23%) Algorithms
2 131 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (6.56%) Hedge funds
4 113 (5.93%) Data Structures
5 99 (5.20%) Derivative
6 86 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
7 77 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 70 (3.67%) Equities
9 69 (3.62%) Embedded Systems
10 68 (3.57%) Fixed Income
11 56 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 44 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
13 42 (2.20%) Mobile App
14 41 (2.15%) Device Driver
15 35 (1.84%) User Experience
16 33 (1.73%) Management Information System
17 30 (1.57%) Public Cloud
18 29 (1.52%) Blog
19 25 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
19 25 (1.31%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 542 (28.45%) Linux
2 291 (15.28%) Windows
3 104 (5.46%) Unix
4 89 (4.67%) Android
5 54 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.21%) CentOS
8 21 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
9 15 (0.79%) Debian
10 11 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.37%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.21%) Robot Operating System
13 3 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.16%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.10%) VMS
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.052%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (39.69%) Software Engineering
2 495 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
3 378 (19.84%) Computer Science
4 291 (15.28%) DevOps
5 231 (12.13%) Test Automation
6 223 (11.71%) OO
7 195 (10.24%) Mathematics
8 193 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
9 188 (9.87%) TDD
10 181 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
11 163 (8.56%) Scrum
12 152 (7.98%) Analytics
13 141 (7.40%) Machine Learning
14 139 (7.30%) Multithreading
15 132 (6.93%) Unit Testing
16 131 (6.88%) Microservices
17 115 (6.04%) Open Source
18 100 (5.25%) Physics
19 97 (5.09%) Low Latency
20 95 (4.99%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 975 (51.18%) Python
2 748 (39.27%) Java
3 686 (36.01%) C#
4 582 (30.55%) C
5 407 (21.36%) JavaScript
6 373 (19.58%) SQL
7 137 (7.19%) Go
8 81 (4.25%) Perl
9 79 (4.15%) R
10 73 (3.83%) Embedded C
11 69 (3.62%) MATLAB
12 66 (3.46%) Bash Shell
13 65 (3.41%) Embedded C++
14 64 (3.36%) Kotlin
15 55 (2.89%) Scala
16 52 (2.73%) Ruby
17 42 (2.20%) PHP
18 36 (1.89%) TypeScript
19 34 (1.78%) T-SQL
20 32 (1.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 427 (22.41%) Degree
2 135 (7.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (5.72%) Security Cleared
4 92 (4.83%) PhD
5 63 (3.31%) DV Cleared
6 48 (2.52%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.57%) Master's Degree
8 17 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.31%) HND
10 6 (0.31%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.26%) ISEB
12 4 (0.21%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.21%) HNC
12 4 (0.21%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.10%) CISSP
13 2 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.052%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.93%) QA
2 13 (0.68%) MISRA
3 12 (0.63%) NIST
4 7 (0.37%) EMIR
4 7 (0.37%) MiFID
5 6 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.26%) ISO 13485
6 5 (0.26%) ISO 26262
6 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.26%) SLA
7 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.16%) PMO
9 2 (0.10%) GDPR
10 1 (0.052%) COBIT
10 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.052%) DO-254
10 1 (0.052%) FINRA
10 1 (0.052%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.052%) MISRA C
System Software
1 218 (11.44%) Docker
2 75 (3.94%) Firmware
3 22 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.89%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.47%) BitLocker
6 8 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.31%) Ceph
7 6 (0.31%) Xen
8 5 (0.26%) KVM
9 4 (0.21%) Kamailio
9 4 (0.21%) NFS
9 4 (0.21%) OpenSIPS
10 3 (0.16%) GPFS
10 3 (0.16%) LXC
10 3 (0.16%) Squid
11 2 (0.10%) Snort
11 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.052%) HDFS
12 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.052%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 172 (9.03%) Kubernetes
2 84 (4.41%) Ansible
2 84 (4.41%) Terraform
3 35 (1.84%) Puppet
4 13 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (0.68%) SCCM
5 10 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.42%) Graylog
6 8 (0.42%) Kibana
7 6 (0.31%) Proxmox
7 6 (0.31%) SELinux
8 5 (0.26%) Control-M
9 4 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.21%) Grafana
9 4 (0.21%) Salt
10 3 (0.16%) Graphite
10 3 (0.16%) Mesos
10 3 (0.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.10%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 101 (5.30%) Microsoft
2 60 (3.15%) VMware
3 57 (2.99%) Oracle
4 50 (2.62%) Google
5 30 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 24 (1.26%) SAP
7 18 (0.94%) Perforce
7 18 (0.94%) Xamarin
8 14 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (0.68%) FireEye
9 13 (0.68%) IBM
9 13 (0.68%) McAfee
9 13 (0.68%) Symantec
9 13 (0.68%) Tanium
9 13 (0.68%) Xilinx
10 12 (0.63%) Klocwork
10 12 (0.63%) Sybase
11 11 (0.58%) Atlassian
12 10 (0.52%) Apple
12 10 (0.52%) HP