Period
to 4 December 2020

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

C++
England > London
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 93 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 -28 +15
Permanent jobs citing C++ 803 1,885 2,829
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.58% 3.46% 4.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.85% 6.14% 7.38%
Number of salaries quoted 739 1,582 2,470
Median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £142,500 £142,500 £115,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 13,716 30,689 38,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 61.22% 56.26% 57.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11,851 25,610 32,150
Median annual salary £70,000 £66,026 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +1.58% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £39,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.49% +0.95% +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 4 December 2020.

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 4 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
Central London -6 145 £85,000 +13.33% 114
West London +17 28 £52,500 -4.55% 22
South London +24 24 £57,500 +43.75% 4
East London +28 9 £80,000 +88.24% 26
C++
England

For the 6 months to 4 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 London region with a requirement for C++.

1 451 (56.16%) Python
2 364 (45.33%) Java
3 320 (39.85%) Finance
4 275 (34.25%) C#
5 205 (25.53%) Software Engineering
6 187 (23.29%) Linux
7 185 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
8 182 (22.67%) SQL
9 179 (22.29%) C
10 162 (20.17%) JavaScript
11 150 (18.68%) Computer Science
12 149 (18.56%) Degree
13 143 (17.81%) AWS
14 142 (17.68%) Front Office
15 130 (16.19%) Algorithms
16 128 (15.94%) Hedge funds
17 122 (15.19%) .NET
18 108 (13.45%) DevOps
19 104 (12.95%) Analytics
20 102 (12.70%) Windows
21 101 (12.58%) Mathematics
22 99 (12.33%) Derivative
23 98 (12.20%) Node.js
24 89 (11.08%) Test Automation
25 88 (10.96%) Azure
26 84 (10.46%) Docker
26 84 (10.46%) Kubernetes
27 83 (10.34%) Low Latency
28 81 (10.09%) React
29 80 (9.96%) AngularJS

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 18 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (2.12%) Confluence
3 16 (1.99%) SAS
4 8 (1.00%) CMS
4 8 (1.00%) Ethereum
5 6 (0.75%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.75%) Hyperledger
6 5 (0.62%) JBoss
7 4 (0.50%) Apache
7 4 (0.50%) Tornado
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.50%) Maya
3 3 (0.37%) Blender
3 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.62%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.25%) Summit
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 143 (17.81%) AWS
2 88 (10.96%) Azure
3 50 (6.23%) GCP
4 25 (3.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 25 (3.11%) Serverless
5 21 (2.62%) GitHub
6 19 (2.37%) SaaS
7 18 (2.24%) OpenShift
8 15 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (1.49%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 7 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (0.75%) Boomi
13 6 (0.75%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 5 (0.62%) npm
15 4 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
15 4 (0.50%) BrowserStack
15 4 (0.50%) Force.com
16 3 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.87%) Internet
2 6 (0.75%) Firewall
2 6 (0.75%) HTTP
2 6 (0.75%) NAS
2 6 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.50%) Asterisk PBX
3 4 (0.50%) DNS
3 4 (0.50%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.50%) LAN
3 4 (0.50%) RTP
3 4 (0.50%) VoIP
4 3 (0.37%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.37%) RS-485
4 3 (0.37%) SSH
4 3 (0.37%) SSL
5 2 (0.25%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.25%) RS-232
6 1 (0.12%) ATM
6 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.85%) NoSQL
2 41 (5.11%) MongoDB
2 41 (5.11%) SQL Server
3 39 (4.86%) Relational Database
4 34 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (3.86%) Big Data
6 29 (3.61%) Blockchain
7 25 (3.11%) Redis
8 22 (2.74%) KDB
8 22 (2.74%) MySQL
9 20 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (2.12%) Tableau
11 13 (1.62%) Kdb+
11 13 (1.62%) QlikView
11 13 (1.62%) Spotfire
12 10 (1.25%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.62%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.62%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 73 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 45 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 38 (4.73%) JIRA
4 26 (3.24%) Subversion
5 23 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 20 (2.49%) GitLab
7 18 (2.24%) Artifactory
8 17 (2.12%) Selenium
9 12 (1.49%) JMeter
9 12 (1.49%) LoadRunner
10 10 (1.25%) TestRail
11 8 (1.00%) GCC
12 7 (0.87%) Android Studio
12 7 (0.87%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.87%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.87%) Xcode
13 5 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.62%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.50%) Cypress.io
14 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 320 (39.85%) Finance
2 142 (17.68%) Front Office
3 70 (8.72%) Games
4 69 (8.59%) Banking
5 30 (3.74%) Electronics
6 23 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.24%) Advertising
8 17 (2.12%) Back Office
9 13 (1.62%) Retail
10 11 (1.37%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.37%) Marketing
10 11 (1.37%) Publishing
11 9 (1.12%) Law
12 7 (0.87%) Public Sector
13 4 (0.50%) Automotive
14 3 (0.37%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.25%) Polish Language
16 1 (0.12%) Czech Language
16 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 379 (47.20%) Developer
2 133 (16.56%) C++ Developer
3 102 (12.70%) Software Engineer
4 72 (8.97%) Python Developer
5 71 (8.84%) Senior Developer
6 65 (8.09%) Quantitative Developer
7 55 (6.85%) C# Developer
8 43 (5.35%) Python Engineer
9 37 (4.61%) Software Developer
10 36 (4.48%) Architect
11 34 (4.23%) Junior
12 31 (3.86%) Graduate
13 30 (3.74%) Analyst
14 29 (3.61%) Java Developer
15 28 (3.49%) C++ Quantitative Developer
15 28 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
15 28 (3.49%) Junior Developer
16 27 (3.36%) .NET Developer
16 27 (3.36%) Senior Software Engineer
17 24 (2.99%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (15.19%) .NET
2 98 (12.20%) Node.js
3 81 (10.09%) React
4 80 (9.96%) AngularJS
5 73 (9.09%) .NET Core
6 51 (6.35%) Web Services
7 45 (5.60%) REST
8 40 (4.98%) Unreal Engine
9 39 (4.86%) CSS
10 38 (4.73%) HTML
10 38 (4.73%) RabbitMQ
11 28 (3.49%) TensorFlow
12 26 (3.24%) HTML5
13 25 (3.11%) CSS3
13 25 (3.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 24 (2.99%) .NET Framework
15 23 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 23 (2.86%) Pandas
15 23 (2.86%) PyTorch
16 22 (2.74%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 130 (16.19%) Algorithms
2 128 (15.94%) Hedge funds
3 99 (12.33%) Derivative
4 76 (9.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 69 (8.59%) Equities
5 69 (8.59%) Fixed Income
6 65 (8.09%) Data Structures
7 51 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
7 51 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (2.99%) Equity Derivative
9 23 (2.86%) Public Cloud
9 23 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (2.74%) Market Risk
11 19 (2.37%) Blog
11 19 (2.37%) User Experience
12 17 (2.12%) Cloud Native
13 15 (1.87%) Mobile App
13 15 (1.87%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 187 (23.29%) Linux
2 102 (12.70%) Windows
3 50 (6.23%) Unix
4 44 (5.48%) Android
5 26 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.75%) CentOS
6 6 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.62%) Debian
8 2 (0.25%) Robot Operating System
8 2 (0.25%) VMS
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (25.53%) Software Engineering
2 185 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (18.68%) Computer Science
4 108 (13.45%) DevOps
5 104 (12.95%) Analytics
6 101 (12.58%) Mathematics
7 89 (11.08%) Test Automation
8 83 (10.34%) Low Latency
9 78 (9.71%) Asset Management
10 76 (9.46%) Fintech
11 75 (9.34%) Microservices
12 67 (8.34%) Machine Learning
13 62 (7.72%) Multithreading
13 62 (7.72%) Open Source
14 56 (6.97%) Scrum
15 55 (6.85%) OO
15 55 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
16 51 (6.35%) TDD
17 50 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (6.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 451 (56.16%) Python
2 364 (45.33%) Java
3 275 (34.25%) C#
4 182 (22.67%) SQL
5 179 (22.29%) C
6 162 (20.17%) JavaScript
7 61 (7.60%) R
8 51 (6.35%) Go
9 37 (4.61%) Kotlin
10 27 (3.36%) TypeScript
11 20 (2.49%) PHP
12 18 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.12%) Scala
14 16 (1.99%) MATLAB
15 15 (1.87%) Rust
16 14 (1.74%) Perl
16 14 (1.74%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.62%) Objective-C
18 12 (1.49%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 149 (18.56%) Degree
2 56 (6.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (4.48%) PhD
4 22 (2.74%) Master's Degree
5 10 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (0.87%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.50%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.25%) ISEB
9 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.12%) CFA
10 1 (0.12%) CISSP
10 1 (0.12%) GCIA
10 1 (0.12%) GCIH
10 1 (0.12%) GIAC
10 1 (0.12%) HND
10 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.98%) QA
2 7 (0.87%) EMIR
2 7 (0.87%) MiFID
3 6 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.50%) SLA
5 3 (0.37%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) FINRA
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 84 (10.46%) Docker
2 19 (2.37%) Firmware
3 4 (0.50%) Kamailio
3 4 (0.50%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (0.12%) NFS
4 1 (0.12%) Snort
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 84 (10.46%) Kubernetes
2 39 (4.86%) Terraform
3 25 (3.11%) Puppet
4 15 (1.87%) Ansible
5 10 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.62%) Control-M
8 4 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.50%) Salt
9 3 (0.37%) Grafana
9 3 (0.37%) Graphite
9 3 (0.37%) Mesos
10 1 (0.12%) Kibana
10 1 (0.12%) SELinux
10 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (3.61%) Google
2 24 (2.99%) Oracle
3 21 (2.62%) Microsoft
4 20 (2.49%) VMware
5 12 (1.49%) Sybase
6 11 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.25%) HP
8 8 (1.00%) Perforce
9 7 (0.87%) Informatica
10 6 (0.75%) Jitterbit
11 5 (0.62%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.62%) Solace
12 3 (0.37%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.37%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.25%) Adobe
13 2 (0.25%) Apple
13 2 (0.25%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.25%) Broadcom
13 2 (0.25%) DoubleClick
13 2 (0.25%) Escenic