Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 63 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 6,636 7,757 7,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.72% 4.78% 4.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.59% 8.58% 8.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,505 6,387 6,338
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 77,239 90,384 88,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.98% 55.65% 53.29%
Number of salaries quoted 64,523 75,796 76,858
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +17 2,627 £70,000 +7.69% 532
South East +7 1,762 £50,000 +5.26% 358
South West -1 683 £45,000 - 249
North of England +22 617 £45,000 - 166
East of England -20 552 £52,500 +5.00% 296
Midlands -2 395 £40,000 +3.90% 116
North West +19 320 £45,764 +1.70% 88
East Midlands +35 213 £40,000 +14.29% 37
Yorkshire +19 210 £45,000 -10.00% 53
West Midlands -42 181 £40,000 +6.67% 78
North East +19 87 £50,000 +25.00% 25
South Coast - 1 £60,000 -
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 3,230 (48.67%) Java
2 3,075 (46.34%) Python
3 2,996 (45.15%) Software Engineering
4 2,785 (41.97%) C#
5 2,153 (32.44%) C
6 1,967 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
7 1,957 (29.49%) Linux
8 1,672 (25.20%) Degree
9 1,425 (21.47%) SQL
10 1,313 (19.79%) Computer Science
11 1,309 (19.73%) Finance
12 1,243 (18.73%) JavaScript
13 1,041 (15.69%) Windows
14 998 (15.04%) .NET
15 982 (14.80%) OO
16 935 (14.09%) Mathematics
17 862 (12.99%) Machine Learning
18 845 (12.73%) Algorithms
19 802 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
20 705 (10.62%) Git (software)
21 702 (10.58%) HTML
22 699 (10.53%) TDD
23 685 (10.32%) Multithreading
24 630 (9.49%) DevOps
25 606 (9.13%) Artificial Intelligence
26 600 (9.04%) Test Automation
27 585 (8.82%) Scrum
28 572 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
29 565 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
30 553 (8.33%) Security Cleared

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 (3.87%) Apache
2 172 (2.59%) Apache Spark
3 169 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
4 120 (1.81%) Confluence
5 106 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 47 (0.71%) Ethereum
7 37 (0.56%) SharePoint
8 32 (0.48%) Apache Pig
9 27 (0.41%) IIS
9 27 (0.41%) JBoss
10 26 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 25 (0.38%) nginx
12 20 (0.30%) GlassFish
13 16 (0.24%) Hyperledger
13 16 (0.24%) WordPress
14 15 (0.23%) Documentum
15 13 (0.20%) SAS
16 11 (0.17%) SmartSockets
17 10 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 84 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (0.50%) GNU Octave
3 28 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (0.30%) Simulink
5 15 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.18%) Snapchat
7 11 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 10 (0.15%) SPSS
9 8 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.11%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.060%) Maple
12 3 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.045%) Avid Media Composer
12 3 (0.045%) Maya
13 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.030%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.030%) TargetLink
13 2 (0.030%) Weka
Business Applications
1 49 (0.74%) thinkFolio
2 43 (0.65%) Distributed Ledger
3 24 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.21%) R3 Corda
5 11 (0.17%) Magento
6 10 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.11%) Teamcenter
9 6 (0.090%) Epicor Tropos
9 6 (0.090%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.090%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.090%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.090%) SAP IS-U
10 4 (0.060%) Concordance
10 4 (0.060%) Eze OMS
10 4 (0.060%) Relativity
11 3 (0.045%) PlanetPress Connect
11 3 (0.045%) Sage 50
12 2 (0.030%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 572 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 347 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 149 (2.25%) GitHub
4 143 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 122 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
6 110 (1.66%) SaaS
7 54 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
8 52 (0.78%) Serverless
9 40 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 38 (0.57%) PaaS
11 34 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 34 (0.51%) Office 365
12 32 (0.48%) IaaS
13 23 (0.35%) Google Analytics
14 21 (0.32%) G Suite
15 16 (0.24%) OpenShift
16 14 (0.21%) CloudFront
16 14 (0.21%) Slack
17 12 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
18 10 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 226 (3.41%) TCP/IP
2 139 (2.09%) Wireless
3 124 (1.87%) Internet
4 94 (1.42%) RS-485
5 88 (1.33%) HTTP
6 82 (1.24%) Firewall
7 80 (1.21%) Modbus
8 54 (0.81%) Network Security
9 50 (0.75%) Bluetooth
10 48 (0.72%) RS-232
11 41 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
12 37 (0.56%) VoIP
13 35 (0.53%) Ethernet
14 33 (0.50%) SSL
15 29 (0.44%) DNS
16 24 (0.36%) VPN
17 23 (0.35%) Wireshark
18 22 (0.33%) VLAN
19 21 (0.32%) MQTT
20 20 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 514 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 417 (6.28%) Big Data
3 276 (4.16%) MySQL
4 240 (3.62%) Relational Database
5 229 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 220 (3.32%) Hadoop
7 192 (2.89%) MongoDB
8 191 (2.88%) NoSQL
9 169 (2.55%) Blockchain
10 131 (1.97%) Apache Hive
11 127 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
12 80 (1.21%) Redis
13 79 (1.19%) Data Mining
14 77 (1.16%) Neo4j
15 44 (0.66%) HBase
16 42 (0.63%) DB2
17 39 (0.59%) RDBMS
18 38 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 33 (0.50%) KDB
19 33 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 705 (10.62%) Git (software)
2 444 (6.69%) Jenkins
3 403 (6.07%) Visual Studio
4 341 (5.14%) JIRA
5 273 (4.11%) Subversion
6 187 (2.82%) Maven
7 180 (2.71%) Selenium
8 137 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 116 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 109 (1.64%) Bitbucket
11 100 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 88 (1.33%) TeamCity
13 85 (1.28%) GitLab
13 85 (1.28%) JUnit
14 73 (1.10%) EasyMock
15 71 (1.07%) Robot Framework
16 69 (1.04%) Gradle
17 66 (0.99%) Eclipse
18 54 (0.81%) NUnit
19 53 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 1,309 (19.73%) Finance
2 546 (8.23%) Banking
3 365 (5.50%) Electronics
4 353 (5.32%) Games
5 335 (5.05%) Manufacturing
6 302 (4.55%) Front Office
7 218 (3.29%) Telecoms
8 194 (2.92%) Marketing
9 176 (2.65%) Investment Banking
10 119 (1.79%) Aerospace
11 109 (1.64%) Automotive
12 106 (1.60%) Publishing
13 83 (1.25%) Retail
14 65 (0.98%) French Language
14 65 (0.98%) German Language
15 54 (0.81%) Legal
16 50 (0.75%) Law
17 49 (0.74%) Advertising
17 49 (0.74%) Italian Language
18 48 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,643 (39.83%) Developer
2 1,994 (30.05%) Software Engineer
3 950 (14.32%) C++ Developer
4 780 (11.75%) Software Developer
5 614 (9.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 458 (6.90%) Embedded Engineer
7 418 (6.30%) Senior Software Engineer
8 412 (6.21%) Graduate
9 399 (6.01%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 364 (5.49%) C# Developer
11 355 (5.35%) Java Developer
12 342 (5.15%) Senior Developer
13 296 (4.46%) Python Developer
14 285 (4.29%) Graduate Developer
15 280 (4.22%) Junior
16 244 (3.68%) C++ Software Developer
17 224 (3.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 219 (3.30%) Java Engineer
19 203 (3.06%) Analyst
20 202 (3.04%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 998 (15.04%) .NET
2 702 (10.58%) HTML
3 462 (6.96%) CSS
4 409 (6.16%) AngularJS
5 386 (5.82%) Web Services
6 337 (5.08%) XML
7 329 (4.96%) Node.js
8 326 (4.91%) Spring
9 295 (4.45%) STL
10 268 (4.04%) ASP.NET
11 240 (3.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 229 (3.45%) jQuery
13 211 (3.18%) HTML5
14 197 (2.97%) RESTful
15 193 (2.91%) React
16 179 (2.70%) TensorFlow
17 177 (2.67%) REST
18 171 (2.58%) WPF
19 170 (2.56%) .NET Framework
20 167 (2.52%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 845 (12.73%) Algorithms
2 467 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 305 (4.60%) Embedded Systems
4 280 (4.22%) Derivative
5 266 (4.01%) Fintech
6 259 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
7 245 (3.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 243 (3.66%) Data Structures
9 235 (3.54%) Hedge funds
10 220 (3.32%) Equities
11 190 (2.86%) Robotics
12 182 (2.74%) User Experience
13 181 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
14 171 (2.58%) Fixed Income
15 169 (2.55%) Device Driver
16 95 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 87 (1.31%) Mobile App
18 79 (1.19%) CAN bus
19 57 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
20 56 (0.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,957 (29.49%) Linux
2 1,041 (15.69%) Windows
3 393 (5.92%) Unix
4 359 (5.41%) Android
5 253 (3.81%) Apple iOS
6 157 (2.37%) Embedded Linux
7 117 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 102 (1.54%) CentOS
9 84 (1.27%) FreeRTOS
9 84 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 73 (1.10%) Windows Server
11 47 (0.71%) Mac OS X
12 44 (0.66%) Debian
13 42 (0.63%) Windows 10
14 31 (0.47%) Solaris
15 29 (0.44%) Fedora
15 29 (0.44%) Windows 7
16 24 (0.36%) Robot Operating System
17 23 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,996 (45.15%) Software Engineering
2 1,967 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
3 1,313 (19.79%) Computer Science
4 982 (14.80%) OO
5 935 (14.09%) Mathematics
6 862 (12.99%) Machine Learning
7 802 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
8 699 (10.53%) TDD
9 685 (10.32%) Multithreading
10 630 (9.49%) DevOps
11 606 (9.13%) Artificial Intelligence
12 600 (9.04%) Test Automation
13 585 (8.82%) Scrum
14 565 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
15 499 (7.52%) Analytics
16 449 (6.77%) SDLC
17 445 (6.71%) Physics
18 409 (6.16%) Open Source
19 368 (5.55%) Data Science
20 361 (5.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,230 (48.67%) Java
2 3,075 (46.34%) Python
3 2,785 (41.97%) C#
4 2,153 (32.44%) C
5 1,425 (21.47%) SQL
6 1,243 (18.73%) JavaScript
7 446 (6.72%) Ruby
8 439 (6.62%) Bash Shell
9 412 (6.21%) Go
10 381 (5.74%) Perl
11 343 (5.17%) PHP
12 328 (4.94%) R
13 263 (3.96%) MATLAB
14 243 (3.66%) Scala
15 236 (3.56%) Embedded C
16 177 (2.67%) PowerShell
17 169 (2.55%) VB
18 168 (2.53%) Objective-C
19 164 (2.47%) T-SQL
20 155 (2.34%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1,672 (25.20%) Degree
2 553 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 519 (7.82%) PhD
4 444 (6.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 304 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 207 (3.12%) DV Cleared
7 107 (1.61%) MPhil
8 104 (1.57%) Master's Degree
9 77 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
10 53 (0.80%) ISTQB
11 50 (0.75%) CISSP
12 48 (0.72%) SANS
13 37 (0.56%) HND
14 36 (0.54%) GIAC
15 34 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
16 33 (0.50%) HNC
17 32 (0.48%) CEH
18 29 (0.44%) ISEB
19 27 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
20 26 (0.39%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (3.19%) QA
2 38 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (0.36%) JTAG
4 19 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.29%) MISRA
5 17 (0.26%) DO-178B
6 16 (0.24%) GDPR
7 13 (0.20%) MiFID
7 13 (0.20%) SLA
8 12 (0.18%) DICOM
8 12 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 12 (0.18%) EMIR
9 11 (0.17%) MISRA C
10 9 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 7 (0.11%) DO-254
11 7 (0.11%) HL7
11 7 (0.11%) IEC 61508
11 7 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.090%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 476 (7.17%) Docker
2 196 (2.95%) Firmware
3 51 (0.77%) vSphere
4 50 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (0.63%) VirtualBox
6 36 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 16 (0.24%) Active Directory
9 12 (0.18%) etcd
10 11 (0.17%) KVM
11 10 (0.15%) HDFS
12 9 (0.14%) Snort
13 8 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.090%) Varnish
16 4 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
17 3 (0.045%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 3 (0.045%) iptables
17 3 (0.045%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 216 (3.25%) Ansible
2 194 (2.92%) Kubernetes
3 159 (2.40%) Puppet
4 145 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (0.99%) Terraform
6 62 (0.93%) Salt
7 31 (0.47%) Prometheus
8 23 (0.35%) Kibana
8 23 (0.35%) logstash
9 22 (0.33%) Mesos
9 22 (0.33%) Oozie
10 20 (0.30%) Consul
10 20 (0.30%) Nexpose
11 18 (0.27%) Grafana
12 17 (0.26%) Nessus
13 16 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
13 16 (0.24%) Nagios
14 14 (0.21%) Packer
15 13 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 475 (7.16%) Microsoft
2 396 (5.97%) Oracle
3 202 (3.04%) Google
4 138 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 96 (1.45%) SAP
6 88 (1.33%) Reuters
7 83 (1.25%) Bloomberg
8 61 (0.92%) Atlassian
9 59 (0.89%) Tableau
10 54 (0.81%) VMware
11 49 (0.74%) Tradeweb
12 46 (0.69%) FXall
12 46 (0.69%) MarketAxess
13 44 (0.66%) Xamarin
14 42 (0.63%) Cisco
14 42 (0.63%) Splunk
15 41 (0.62%) Sybase
16 37 (0.56%) Solace
17 36 (0.54%) ION Trading
18 31 (0.47%) Eze Software Group