Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > London
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 98 82
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16 +2
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,085 1,338 2,218
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.23% 3.37% 3.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.35% 5.93% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 771 1,160 1,884
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £61,250 £57,188 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
75th Percentile £110,000 £122,500 £100,000
90th Percentile £141,250 £143,750 £120,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 20,268 22,567 33,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 60.27% 56.79% 56.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15,396 18,882 28,294
10th Percentile £44,000 £41,250 £38,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in London

C++
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ in London.

Salary trend for C++ in London

C++
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ in London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for C++ in London

C++
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the London region over the 6 months to 18 May 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
Central London -42 141 £80,250 +7.00% 91
West London +15 18 £65,000 +23.81% 54
East London +21 14 £72,500 +20.83% 21
South London -3 12 £57,750 +28.33% 6
North London +19 4 - - 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 London region with a requirement for C++.

1 583 (53.73%) Python
2 437 (40.28%) Java
3 431 (39.72%) Finance
4 412 (37.97%) Software Engineering
5 399 (36.77%) C#
6 351 (32.35%) Linux
7 287 (26.45%) C
8 279 (25.71%) SQL
9 277 (25.53%) Social Skills
10 262 (24.15%) AWS
11 232 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
12 203 (18.71%) Degree
12 203 (18.71%) JavaScript
13 184 (16.96%) Analytics
14 183 (16.87%) Computer Science
15 175 (16.13%) Azure
16 150 (13.82%) Algorithms
17 147 (13.55%) DevOps
18 140 (12.90%) Hedge funds
19 138 (12.72%) GCP
19 138 (12.72%) .NET
20 137 (12.63%) Front Office
21 128 (11.80%) Mathematics
22 126 (11.61%) Games
23 120 (11.06%) Docker
24 118 (10.88%) Derivative
25 117 (10.78%) Fintech
26 116 (10.69%) React
27 115 (10.60%) Kubernetes
28 114 (10.51%) Node.js

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 40 (3.69%) SAS
2 25 (2.30%) Apache Spark
3 9 (0.83%) Apache Pig
3 9 (0.83%) Confluence
3 9 (0.83%) Tornado
4 8 (0.74%) Apache
4 8 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
4 8 (0.74%) Ethereum
5 7 (0.65%) Luigi
6 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.37%) JBoss
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.28%) Apache Pulsar
8 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.18%) CMS
9 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.092%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.092%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 15 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.83%) Maya
2 9 (0.83%) SPSS
3 7 (0.65%) 3ds Max
4 6 (0.55%) ZBrush
5 5 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.28%) Quicktime
7 2 (0.18%) Houdini
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.092%) EViews
8 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.092%) MODO
8 1 (0.092%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 13 (1.20%) Summit
2 6 (0.55%) Primavera
3 3 (0.28%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 3 (0.28%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.28%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.092%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.092%) Quorum
4 1 (0.092%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 262 (24.15%) AWS
2 175 (16.13%) Azure
3 138 (12.72%) GCP
4 40 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 40 (3.69%) GitHub
5 32 (2.95%) SaaS
5 32 (2.95%) Serverless
6 15 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.29%) IaaS
7 14 (1.29%) PaaS
8 13 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.01%) Power Platform
10 10 (0.92%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.83%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 9 (0.83%) AWS Fargate
11 9 (0.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 9 (0.83%) BrowserStack
12 8 (0.74%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.65%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.12%) Firewall
2 15 (1.38%) Internet
3 13 (1.20%) Wireless
4 12 (1.11%) Broadband
5 11 (1.01%) Network Security
6 10 (0.92%) Bluetooth
7 9 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.74%) VoIP
9 7 (0.65%) ZigBee
10 6 (0.55%) HTTP
10 6 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (0.55%) LAN
10 6 (0.55%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.46%) Asterisk PBX
11 5 (0.46%) IPv4
11 5 (0.46%) RTP
11 5 (0.46%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.46%) WAN
12 3 (0.28%) GSM
12 3 (0.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.83%) NoSQL
2 72 (6.64%) Big Data
2 72 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
3 67 (6.18%) Relational Database
4 50 (4.61%) MongoDB
5 39 (3.59%) Redis
6 37 (3.41%) MySQL
7 32 (2.95%) SQL Server
8 29 (2.67%) Blockchain
9 23 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (1.57%) SQLite
12 16 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.47%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.38%) Data Mining
14 14 (1.29%) QlikView
14 14 (1.29%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.29%) Tableau
15 12 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (1.01%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 91 (8.39%) Git (software)
2 58 (5.35%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.95%) Subversion
4 20 (1.84%) CircleCI
5 16 (1.47%) JIRA
6 13 (1.20%) GitLab
7 10 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.92%) SonarQube
7 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.83%) git-flow
8 9 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.74%) Cypress.io
9 8 (0.74%) Maven
9 8 (0.74%) Metasploit
9 8 (0.74%) webpack
10 6 (0.55%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.46%) CMake
11 5 (0.46%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.46%) Storybook
General
1 431 (39.72%) Finance
2 277 (25.53%) Social Skills
3 137 (12.63%) Front Office
4 126 (11.61%) Games
5 104 (9.59%) Banking
6 69 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (6.08%) Manufacturing
8 60 (5.53%) Telecoms
9 57 (5.25%) Electronics
9 57 (5.25%) Marketing
10 43 (3.96%) Public Sector
11 29 (2.67%) Financial Institution
12 27 (2.49%) Presentation Skills
13 16 (1.47%) Retail
14 15 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
14 15 (1.38%) Law
15 13 (1.20%) Advertising
15 13 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
16 12 (1.11%) Back Office
16 12 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 470 (43.32%) Developer
2 180 (16.59%) Software Engineer
3 143 (13.18%) C++ Developer
4 89 (8.20%) Senior Developer
5 81 (7.47%) Quantitative Developer
6 64 (5.90%) C# Developer
7 60 (5.53%) Front Office Developer
8 59 (5.44%) React Developer
9 53 (4.88%) C++ Software Engineer
10 51 (4.70%) Senior Software Engineer
11 47 (4.33%) Software Developer
12 46 (4.24%) Lead Developer
13 45 (4.15%) Data Scientist
14 42 (3.87%) Java Developer
14 42 (3.87%) Python Developer
15 38 (3.50%) Junior
16 34 (3.13%) Analyst
17 31 (2.86%) Senior C++ Developer
18 30 (2.76%) Backend Developer
19 24 (2.21%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (12.72%) .NET
2 116 (10.69%) React
3 114 (10.51%) Node.js
4 95 (8.76%) .NET Core
5 62 (5.71%) REST
6 53 (4.88%) GraphQL
7 48 (4.42%) Unreal Engine
8 42 (3.87%) AngularJS
9 41 (3.78%) CSS
10 40 (3.69%) HTML
11 37 (3.41%) Spring
12 36 (3.32%) Django
13 33 (3.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 32 (2.95%) OpenGL
15 30 (2.76%) Redux
16 29 (2.67%) RESTful
17 28 (2.58%) Qt
18 27 (2.49%) Vue.js
19 26 (2.40%) Web Services
20 25 (2.30%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 150 (13.82%) Algorithms
2 140 (12.90%) Hedge funds
3 118 (10.88%) Derivative
4 109 (10.05%) Data Structures
5 95 (8.76%) Fixed Income
6 89 (8.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 87 (8.02%) Equities
8 55 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
9 49 (4.52%) Cloud Native
10 45 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (4.06%) Credit Risk
12 34 (3.13%) Virtual Team
13 32 (2.95%) Augmented Reality
14 30 (2.76%) Market Risk
15 20 (1.84%) User Experience
16 19 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
17 18 (1.66%) Public Cloud
17 18 (1.66%) Robotics
18 17 (1.57%) Blog
18 17 (1.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 351 (32.35%) Linux
2 102 (9.40%) Windows
3 76 (7.00%) Unix
4 69 (6.36%) Android
5 36 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (0.65%) CentOS
7 7 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.55%) Kali Linux
8 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.46%) Debian
10 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.18%) VMS
12 1 (0.092%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.092%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.092%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (37.97%) Software Engineering
2 232 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (16.96%) Analytics
4 183 (16.87%) Computer Science
5 147 (13.55%) DevOps
6 128 (11.80%) Mathematics
7 117 (10.78%) Fintech
8 99 (9.12%) Microservices
9 97 (8.94%) Data Science
10 92 (8.48%) Open Source
11 91 (8.39%) Artificial Intelligence
11 91 (8.39%) Machine Learning
12 86 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
13 82 (7.56%) Low Latency
13 82 (7.56%) SDLC
13 82 (7.56%) Test Automation
14 81 (7.47%) OO
15 75 (6.91%) TDD
16 73 (6.73%) Multithreading
17 71 (6.54%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 583 (53.73%) Python
2 437 (40.28%) Java
3 399 (36.77%) C#
4 287 (26.45%) C
5 279 (25.71%) SQL
6 203 (18.71%) JavaScript
7 107 (9.86%) TypeScript
8 105 (9.68%) Go
9 78 (7.19%) Kotlin
10 75 (6.91%) R
11 68 (6.27%) Scala
12 55 (5.07%) Rust
13 32 (2.95%) Bash Shell
14 30 (2.76%) Perl
15 28 (2.58%) Objective-C
16 27 (2.49%) VB
17 26 (2.40%) Ruby
18 25 (2.30%) PowerShell
19 19 (1.75%) Embedded C++
20 18 (1.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 203 (18.71%) Degree
2 66 (6.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (4.98%) PhD
4 39 (3.59%) Master's Degree
5 14 (1.29%) Security Cleared
6 12 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.55%) OSCP
9 3 (0.28%) CEH
9 3 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.28%) CISSP
9 3 (0.28%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.28%) GIAC
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.28%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.18%) GPEN
10 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.18%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.04%) QA
2 16 (1.47%) GDPR
3 9 (0.83%) Basel II
3 9 (0.83%) CRD IV
4 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.37%) MiFID
5 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.28%) EMIR
5 3 (0.28%) HAZOP
5 3 (0.28%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.28%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.28%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.28%) ISO 26262
5 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.18%) NIST
6 2 (0.18%) SOC 2
7 1 (0.092%) COBIT
7 1 (0.092%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 120 (11.06%) Docker
2 23 (2.12%) Firmware
3 6 (0.55%) Snort
3 6 (0.55%) Squid
4 5 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.46%) Kamailio
4 5 (0.46%) OpenSIPS
5 1 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.092%) etcd
5 1 (0.092%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.092%) Xen
Systems Management
1 115 (10.60%) Kubernetes
2 88 (8.11%) Terraform
3 35 (3.23%) Ansible
4 22 (2.03%) Puppet
5 12 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.92%) Grafana
7 9 (0.83%) Prometheus
8 8 (0.74%) Nexpose
9 6 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.55%) Nessus
9 6 (0.55%) Suricata
10 4 (0.37%) Salt
10 4 (0.37%) SCCM
10 4 (0.37%) SELinux
11 3 (0.28%) Mesos
12 2 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.18%) Istio
12 2 (0.18%) Nagios
12 2 (0.18%) Packer
13 1 (0.092%) Knative
Vendors
1 67 (6.18%) Google
2 61 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 53 (4.88%) Oracle
4 36 (3.32%) SAP
5 17 (1.57%) Yahoo!
6 14 (1.29%) IBM
7 8 (0.74%) Cloudera
7 8 (0.74%) Databricks
8 7 (0.65%) LogRhythm
8 7 (0.65%) OutSystems
8 7 (0.65%) Perforce
8 7 (0.65%) Splunk
9 6 (0.55%) Autodesk
9 6 (0.55%) Blue Coat
9 6 (0.55%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.55%) Cisco
9 6 (0.55%) Forcepoint
9 6 (0.55%) Qualys
9 6 (0.55%) Symantec
9 6 (0.55%) Zscaler