Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 61 63
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing C++ 2,721 5,947 7,614
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.94% 4.41% 4.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.07% 8.16% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,373 4,504 6,272
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £33,800 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £102,500 £92,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 38,471 72,847 92,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.75% 53.97% 56.21%
Number of salaries quoted 32,054 60,121 77,290
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £81,250
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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -5 1,055 £80,000 +14.29% 167
South East -16 635 £50,000 +5.26% 122
North of England -17 294 £50,000 +11.11% 47
South West -8 284 £50,000 +11.11% 92
East of England +10 246 £52,500 - 90
Midlands +10 201 £47,500 +5.56% 58
North West -33 148 £50,000 +11.11% 24
West Midlands +30 146 £47,500 +5.56% 37
Yorkshire +52 109 £52,500 +16.67% 10
East Midlands -16 53 £46,250 +2.78% 20
North East -11 37 £45,000 +12.50% 13
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 1,368 (50.28%) Python
2 1,229 (45.17%) Java
3 1,195 (43.92%) Software Engineering
4 1,013 (37.23%) C#
5 950 (34.91%) C
6 783 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
7 777 (28.56%) Linux
8 733 (26.94%) Degree
9 601 (22.09%) JavaScript
10 555 (20.40%) Computer Science
11 524 (19.26%) Finance
12 484 (17.79%) SQL
13 456 (16.76%) .NET
14 405 (14.88%) OO
15 396 (14.55%) Windows
16 377 (13.86%) Git (software)
17 369 (13.56%) Mathematics
18 357 (13.12%) AWS
19 355 (13.05%) DevOps
20 339 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
21 305 (11.21%) Docker
22 289 (10.62%) Analytics
23 274 (10.07%) Algorithms
24 269 (9.89%) Security Cleared
25 263 (9.67%) Test Automation
26 258 (9.48%) Scrum
27 244 (8.97%) HTML
28 239 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
29 232 (8.53%) Mentoring
30 221 (8.12%) Web Services

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 81 (2.98%) Confluence
2 79 (2.90%) Apache Spark
3 67 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 58 (2.13%) Apache
5 30 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
6 27 (0.99%) CMS
7 26 (0.96%) Luigi
8 21 (0.77%) SAS
9 18 (0.66%) Apache Solr
9 18 (0.66%) JBoss
9 18 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.55%) Jupyter
11 11 (0.40%) nginx
12 9 (0.33%) IIS
13 8 (0.29%) CICS
13 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.26%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.18%) Hyperledger
16 4 (0.15%) Mendix
17 3 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.26%) Simulink
3 7 (0.26%) S-PLUS
4 6 (0.22%) 3ds Max
4 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.11%) Blender
6 3 (0.11%) Windchill
7 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.037%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.037%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.037%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 53 (1.95%) FINCAD Analytics
2 7 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.15%) assyst
4 4 (0.15%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
4 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.15%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.037%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 357 (13.12%) AWS
2 215 (7.90%) Azure
3 147 (5.40%) GCP
4 61 (2.24%) SaaS
5 49 (1.80%) GitHub
6 39 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (1.40%) OpenShift
8 30 (1.10%) Serverless
9 29 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 26 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
11 25 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
13 17 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (0.59%) Slack
15 12 (0.44%) Office 365
15 12 (0.44%) PaaS
15 12 (0.44%) Power Platform
16 10 (0.37%) Logic Apps
17 9 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 7 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 101 (3.71%) TCP/IP
2 91 (3.34%) Wireless
3 60 (2.21%) Internet
4 47 (1.73%) Bluetooth
5 36 (1.32%) MQTT
6 32 (1.18%) HTTP
7 28 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
8 27 (0.99%) Ethernet
9 24 (0.88%) 5G
9 24 (0.88%) Firewall
10 20 (0.74%) LTE
11 19 (0.70%) VoIP
12 16 (0.59%) VPN
13 15 (0.55%) Tactical Data Link
14 14 (0.51%) Network Security
15 13 (0.48%) 4G
15 13 (0.48%) DNS
15 13 (0.48%) RTP
15 13 (0.48%) SSL
16 11 (0.40%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (6.36%) NoSQL
2 168 (6.17%) Big Data
3 162 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
4 136 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 125 (4.59%) MySQL
5 125 (4.59%) Relational Database
6 112 (4.12%) MongoDB
7 100 (3.68%) Hadoop
8 82 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 61 (2.24%) Redis
10 52 (1.91%) Amazon Athena
11 42 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
12 33 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 32 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
13 32 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
14 26 (0.96%) Azkaban
15 25 (0.92%) BigQuery
15 25 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (0.81%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 377 (13.86%) Git (software)
2 209 (7.68%) Jenkins
3 198 (7.28%) JIRA
4 122 (4.48%) Visual Studio
5 113 (4.15%) Subversion
6 64 (2.35%) Selenium
7 51 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 45 (1.65%) GitLab
9 40 (1.47%) Artifactory
9 40 (1.47%) Cucumber
9 40 (1.47%) Eclipse
10 37 (1.36%) JUnit
11 34 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 34 (1.25%) CMake
12 30 (1.10%) Bitbucket
13 28 (1.03%) Maven
14 27 (0.99%) GCC
14 27 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
15 24 (0.88%) Xcode
16 20 (0.74%) NUnit
General
1 524 (19.26%) Finance
2 192 (7.06%) Front Office
3 156 (5.73%) Games
4 155 (5.70%) Banking
5 144 (5.29%) Electronics
6 122 (4.48%) Manufacturing
7 91 (3.34%) Telecoms
8 76 (2.79%) Aerospace
9 61 (2.24%) Retail
10 52 (1.91%) Automotive
11 44 (1.62%) Marketing
11 44 (1.62%) Public Sector
12 42 (1.54%) Military
13 41 (1.51%) Law
14 40 (1.47%) Advertising
15 27 (0.99%) Investment Banking
16 15 (0.55%) Publishing
17 14 (0.51%) Legal
18 13 (0.48%) German Language
19 11 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 939 (34.51%) Developer
2 742 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 311 (11.43%) C++ Developer
4 271 (9.96%) Software Developer
5 256 (9.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 183 (6.73%) Embedded Engineer
7 176 (6.47%) C# Developer
8 164 (6.03%) Senior Software Engineer
9 151 (5.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 132 (4.85%) Junior
11 130 (4.78%) Java Developer
12 129 (4.74%) Python Developer
13 125 (4.59%) Architect
14 117 (4.30%) Graduate
15 113 (4.15%) Senior Developer
16 101 (3.71%) Python Engineer
17 99 (3.64%) Junior Developer
18 97 (3.56%) Graduate Developer
19 80 (2.94%) Data Engineer
20 75 (2.76%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (16.76%) .NET
2 244 (8.97%) HTML
3 221 (8.12%) Web Services
4 206 (7.57%) AngularJS
5 173 (6.36%) Node.js
6 167 (6.14%) React
7 161 (5.92%) CSS
8 130 (4.78%) REST
9 109 (4.01%) HTML5
10 99 (3.64%) .NET Core
11 94 (3.45%) WPF
12 87 (3.20%) XML
13 86 (3.16%) Kafka
14 85 (3.12%) .NET Framework
15 73 (2.68%) WinForms
16 72 (2.65%) ASP.NET
17 65 (2.39%) RabbitMQ
18 64 (2.35%) JSON
18 64 (2.35%) RESTful
18 64 (2.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 274 (10.07%) Algorithms
2 239 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 201 (7.39%) Derivative
4 171 (6.28%) Hedge funds
5 164 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
6 132 (4.85%) Fixed Income
7 125 (4.59%) Embedded Systems
8 115 (4.23%) Data Structures
9 110 (4.04%) User Experience
10 70 (2.57%) Equities
11 67 (2.46%) Mobile App
11 67 (2.46%) Public Cloud
12 66 (2.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 62 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 51 (1.87%) Management Information System
14 51 (1.87%) Robotics
15 50 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
16 45 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
17 44 (1.62%) PKI
18 39 (1.43%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 777 (28.56%) Linux
2 396 (14.55%) Windows
3 163 (5.99%) Unix
4 117 (4.30%) Android
5 86 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 72 (2.65%) Embedded Linux
7 32 (1.18%) CentOS
8 31 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.77%) Windows Server
11 17 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 16 (0.59%) Robot Operating System
13 15 (0.55%) Debian
14 7 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
14 7 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.22%) VxWorks
16 5 (0.18%) SafeRTOS
16 5 (0.18%) Solaris
17 4 (0.15%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,195 (43.92%) Software Engineering
2 783 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
3 555 (20.40%) Computer Science
4 405 (14.88%) OO
5 369 (13.56%) Mathematics
6 355 (13.05%) DevOps
7 339 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
8 289 (10.62%) Analytics
9 263 (9.67%) Test Automation
10 258 (9.48%) Scrum
11 232 (8.53%) Mentoring
12 216 (7.94%) Multithreading
13 206 (7.57%) SDLC
14 203 (7.46%) Machine Learning
15 195 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
16 189 (6.95%) Artificial Intelligence
17 180 (6.62%) Physics
18 176 (6.47%) TDD
19 170 (6.25%) Microservices
20 165 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,368 (50.28%) Python
2 1,229 (45.17%) Java
3 1,013 (37.23%) C#
4 950 (34.91%) C
5 601 (22.09%) JavaScript
6 484 (17.79%) SQL
7 169 (6.21%) R
8 164 (6.03%) Go
9 109 (4.01%) PHP
10 108 (3.97%) Bash Shell
10 108 (3.97%) Embedded C
11 95 (3.49%) Scala
12 89 (3.27%) Perl
13 78 (2.87%) MATLAB
14 75 (2.76%) Kotlin
15 74 (2.72%) VB.NET
16 70 (2.57%) Ruby
17 68 (2.50%) Embedded C++
18 50 (1.84%) T-SQL
19 43 (1.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 733 (26.94%) Degree
2 269 (9.89%) Security Cleared
3 202 (7.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 133 (4.89%) DV Cleared
5 121 (4.45%) PhD
6 115 (4.23%) SC Cleared
7 27 (0.99%) Master's Degree
8 18 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
9 17 (0.62%) CREST Certified
10 15 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.40%) CCNP
11 11 (0.40%) CHECK Team Leader
11 11 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.40%) OSCP
12 10 (0.37%) SANS
13 9 (0.33%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.29%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.26%) CCNA
15 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (4.01%) QA
2 17 (0.62%) GDPR
3 15 (0.55%) NIST
4 9 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.29%) DICOM
5 8 (0.29%) IEC 62304
6 7 (0.26%) IEC 61508
7 6 (0.22%) ISO 13485
7 6 (0.22%) MISRA
8 5 (0.18%) FINRA
8 5 (0.18%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.11%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.11%) EMIR
9 3 (0.11%) MiFID
10 2 (0.074%) Basel II
10 2 (0.074%) Basel III
10 2 (0.074%) IFRS
10 2 (0.074%) PMO
System Software
1 305 (11.21%) Docker
2 134 (4.92%) Firmware
3 35 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.33%) Squid
7 6 (0.22%) KVM
7 6 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.18%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.18%) vSphere
9 4 (0.15%) ACF2
9 4 (0.15%) RACF
9 4 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.074%) LXC
11 2 (0.074%) NFS
12 1 (0.037%) BIND 9
Systems Management
1 168 (6.17%) Kubernetes
2 105 (3.86%) Ansible
3 55 (2.02%) Puppet
4 38 (1.40%) Terraform
5 25 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.70%) Salt
7 14 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
8 13 (0.48%) Icinga
9 11 (0.40%) Control-M
9 11 (0.40%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.33%) Packer
10 9 (0.33%) SELinux
11 8 (0.29%) Consul
12 6 (0.22%) CFEngine
12 6 (0.22%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.15%) Amdocs OSS
13 4 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.15%) Grafana
13 4 (0.15%) Kibana
13 4 (0.15%) Observium
Vendors
1 142 (5.22%) Microsoft
2 84 (3.09%) Google
3 65 (2.39%) Oracle
4 53 (1.95%) VMware
5 52 (1.91%) Bloomberg
6 43 (1.58%) Red Hat
7 33 (1.21%) Atlassian
8 24 (0.88%) Perforce
9 19 (0.70%) Xamarin
10 18 (0.66%) Intel
10 18 (0.66%) SAP
11 17 (0.62%) NVIDIA
12 15 (0.55%) Splunk
12 15 (0.55%) Tableau
13 12 (0.44%) HP
14 11 (0.40%) Cisco
15 9 (0.33%) Remedy
15 9 (0.33%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.29%) IBM
16 8 (0.29%) Solace