Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > London
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 92 99
Rank change year-on-year -25 +7 -26
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,518 709 1,756
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.97% 3.55% 3.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.91% 5.81% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 830 605 1,409
10th Percentile £49,925 £46,250 £38,750
25th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £115,000 £110,000 £112,500
90th Percentile £140,000 £142,500 £140,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.55%

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 30,936 12,193 30,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 60.61% 61.12% 56.25%
Number of salaries quoted 19,184 10,535 25,897
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £54,375 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +3.96%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +3 187 £85,000 - 122
West London -11 111 £72,500 +38.10% 56
East London -7 20 £75,000 -6.25% 31
South London -27 15 £50,000 -13.04% 15
North London - 1 - - 5
C++
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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++.

1 949 (62.52%) Python
2 719 (47.36%) Java
3 655 (43.15%) Software Engineering
4 531 (34.98%) C#
5 503 (33.14%) Finance
6 457 (30.11%) Degree
7 455 (29.97%) Linux
8 450 (29.64%) Computer Science
9 441 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
10 431 (28.39%) Social Skills
11 393 (25.89%) C
12 376 (24.77%) AWS
13 375 (24.70%) JavaScript
14 301 (19.83%) SQL
15 289 (19.04%) Analytics
16 258 (17.00%) Algorithms
17 239 (15.74%) OO
18 236 (15.55%) Problem-Solving
19 235 (15.48%) Mathematics
20 231 (15.22%) GCP
21 228 (15.02%) Docker
22 225 (14.82%) Machine Learning
23 218 (14.36%) Microservices
24 213 (14.03%) Azure
25 211 (13.90%) DevOps
26 210 (13.83%) Kubernetes
27 208 (13.70%) .NET
28 197 (12.98%) Node.js
29 196 (12.91%) Go
30 192 (12.65%) Windows

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 35 (2.31%) Confluence
2 26 (1.71%) Apache Spark
3 15 (0.99%) Apache
3 15 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (0.79%) Apache Pulsar
4 12 (0.79%) Ethereum
5 10 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.66%) Tornado
5 10 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.53%) JBoss
6 8 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.26%) FileNet
8 4 (0.26%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.26%) Papyrus
9 3 (0.20%) CMS
9 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.20%) SAS
10 2 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.53%) Maya
3 4 (0.26%) Sketch
3 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.13%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.066%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.066%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (0.86%) Distributed Ledger
1 13 (0.86%) R3 Corda
2 8 (0.53%) Primavera
3 4 (0.26%) BambooHR
3 4 (0.26%) MetaTrader
3 4 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.26%) Summit
4 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.066%) BASE24
6 1 (0.066%) Magento
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.066%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 376 (24.77%) AWS
2 231 (15.22%) GCP
3 213 (14.03%) Azure
4 72 (4.74%) Serverless
5 52 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (3.16%) GitHub
7 41 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 32 (2.11%) SaaS
9 31 (2.04%) OpenShift
10 26 (1.71%) PaaS
11 18 (1.19%) IaaS
12 14 (0.92%) AWS CodeDeploy
13 10 (0.66%) Amazon EKS
13 10 (0.66%) AWS CodePipeline
14 9 (0.59%) AWS CodeCommit
14 9 (0.59%) Azure Pipelines
14 9 (0.59%) Power Platform
15 8 (0.53%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.53%) Microsoft 365
15 8 (0.53%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 92 (6.06%) Broadband
2 79 (5.20%) TCP/IP
3 69 (4.55%) HTTP
4 47 (3.10%) Bluetooth
5 36 (2.37%) DVB
6 26 (1.71%) Firewall
7 19 (1.25%) Internet
8 16 (1.05%) Network Security
9 13 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (0.79%) Ethernet
10 12 (0.79%) LAN
10 12 (0.79%) SSH
11 11 (0.72%) Wireless
12 10 (0.66%) Multicast
12 10 (0.66%) WAN
13 9 (0.59%) IPv4
13 9 (0.59%) ZigBee
14 6 (0.40%) Modbus
15 5 (0.33%) GSM
15 5 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
2 122 (8.04%) Relational Database
3 120 (7.91%) NoSQL
4 88 (5.80%) MongoDB
5 83 (5.47%) SQL Server
6 67 (4.41%) Big Data
7 45 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 45 (2.96%) Blockchain
8 43 (2.83%) MySQL
9 28 (1.84%) Data Mining
10 26 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (1.71%) Redis
10 26 (1.71%) SQLite
11 21 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.92%) CockroachDB
12 14 (0.92%) FoundationDB
13 13 (0.86%) Tableau
14 12 (0.79%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.72%) KDB
16 9 (0.59%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 130 (8.56%) Git (software)
2 119 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 91 (5.99%) JIRA
4 47 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 44 (2.90%) SonarQube
6 39 (2.57%) Bitbucket
6 39 (2.57%) CircleCI
7 36 (2.37%) GNU Toolchain
8 35 (2.31%) Subversion
9 28 (1.84%) GitLab
10 24 (1.58%) Visual Studio
11 17 (1.12%) JMeter
12 16 (1.05%) Cucumber
13 13 (0.86%) Cypress.io
14 12 (0.79%) TestCafe
15 11 (0.72%) NeoLoad
15 11 (0.72%) Selenium
15 11 (0.72%) TeamCity
16 10 (0.66%) Maven
16 10 (0.66%) WebLOAD
General
1 503 (33.14%) Finance
2 431 (28.39%) Social Skills
3 176 (11.59%) Games
4 140 (9.22%) Banking
5 128 (8.43%) Front Office
6 123 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
7 87 (5.73%) Presentation Skills
8 52 (3.43%) Marketing
9 47 (3.10%) Influencing Skills
10 45 (2.96%) Advertising
11 44 (2.90%) Back Office
12 42 (2.77%) Manufacturing
12 42 (2.77%) Retail
13 34 (2.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 29 (1.91%) Electronics
15 27 (1.78%) Investment Banking
16 26 (1.71%) Telecoms
17 24 (1.58%) Automotive
17 24 (1.58%) Public Speaking
18 22 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 537 (35.38%) Developer
2 308 (20.29%) Software Engineer
3 196 (12.91%) C++ Developer
4 129 (8.50%) Senior Developer
5 122 (8.04%) Software Developer
6 104 (6.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 82 (5.40%) Senior C++ Developer
8 73 (4.81%) Python Developer
9 66 (4.35%) Technical Leader
10 64 (4.22%) C++ Software Developer
11 56 (3.69%) Analyst
12 50 (3.29%) Lead Developer
13 49 (3.23%) Java Developer
14 47 (3.10%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 46 (3.03%) Backend Developer
15 46 (3.03%) C++ Software Engineer
16 44 (2.90%) Senior Software Developer
17 40 (2.64%) Programmer
17 40 (2.64%) React Developer
18 38 (2.50%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (13.70%) .NET
2 197 (12.98%) Node.js
3 173 (11.40%) React
4 112 (7.38%) HTML
4 112 (7.38%) REST
5 93 (6.13%) TensorFlow
6 87 (5.73%) GraphQL
7 80 (5.27%) Middleware
8 77 (5.07%) AngularJS
9 71 (4.68%) Spring
10 66 (4.35%) HTML5
11 65 (4.28%) Qt
12 63 (4.15%) OpenGL
13 60 (3.95%) PyTorch
14 57 (3.75%) CSS
15 54 (3.56%) JSON
16 52 (3.43%) .NET Core
17 50 (3.29%) RESTful
18 44 (2.90%) OpenID
19 43 (2.83%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 258 (17.00%) Algorithms
2 160 (10.54%) Data Structures
3 118 (7.77%) Equities
4 98 (6.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 93 (6.13%) Derivative
6 90 (5.93%) Hedge funds
7 74 (4.87%) Fixed Income
8 71 (4.68%) STB
9 64 (4.22%) Social Media
9 64 (4.22%) User Experience
10 58 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
11 57 (3.75%) Embedded Systems
12 56 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
13 53 (3.49%) Augmented Reality
13 53 (3.49%) Blog
13 53 (3.49%) Virtual Team
14 46 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
15 39 (2.57%) Video\Live Streaming
16 37 (2.44%) Digital TV
17 36 (2.37%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 455 (29.97%) Linux
2 192 (12.65%) Windows
3 123 (8.10%) Android
4 112 (7.38%) Unix
5 105 (6.92%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.24%) Embedded Linux
7 12 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.40%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
10 4 (0.26%) Robot Operating System
10 4 (0.26%) VxWorks
10 4 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (43.15%) Software Engineering
2 450 (29.64%) Computer Science
3 441 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
4 289 (19.04%) Analytics
5 239 (15.74%) OO
6 236 (15.55%) Problem-Solving
7 235 (15.48%) Mathematics
8 225 (14.82%) Machine Learning
9 218 (14.36%) Microservices
10 211 (13.90%) DevOps
11 189 (12.45%) Artificial Intelligence
12 167 (11.00%) Mentoring
13 164 (10.80%) TDD
14 152 (10.01%) Test Automation
15 146 (9.62%) Full Stack Development
16 137 (9.03%) Multithreading
17 129 (8.50%) Data Science
18 122 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
19 116 (7.64%) Open Source
20 112 (7.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 949 (62.52%) Python
2 719 (47.36%) Java
3 531 (34.98%) C#
4 393 (25.89%) C
5 375 (24.70%) JavaScript
6 301 (19.83%) SQL
7 196 (12.91%) Go
8 135 (8.89%) TypeScript
9 124 (8.17%) Kotlin
10 118 (7.77%) Scala
11 99 (6.52%) Ruby
11 99 (6.52%) Rust
12 80 (5.27%) Perl
13 79 (5.20%) Bash Shell
14 77 (5.07%) R
15 72 (4.74%) MATLAB
16 69 (4.55%) PHP
17 59 (3.89%) Objective-C
18 49 (3.23%) Shell Script
19 37 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 457 (30.11%) Degree
2 120 (7.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 117 (7.71%) Master's Degree
4 89 (5.86%) PhD
5 27 (1.78%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.66%) HND
7 8 (0.53%) OSCP
7 8 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.46%) Postgraduate
9 6 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.33%) CEH
10 5 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.26%) CCSP
11 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.26%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.26%) GIAC
12 2 (0.13%) CFA
12 2 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (7.38%) QA
2 47 (3.10%) GDPR
3 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.53%) Accessibility
4 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.33%) HAZOP
5 5 (0.33%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.33%) IEC 61508
5 5 (0.33%) ISO 26262
6 4 (0.26%) SOC 2
6 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.20%) Basel II
7 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 15022
8 2 (0.13%) NIST
9 1 (0.066%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.066%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.066%) PMO
System Software
1 228 (15.02%) Docker
2 36 (2.37%) Firmware
3 13 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (0.72%) etcd
5 10 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.26%) Snort
6 4 (0.26%) Squid
7 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.13%) Xen
8 1 (0.066%) HDFS
8 1 (0.066%) NFS
8 1 (0.066%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 210 (13.83%) Kubernetes
2 114 (7.51%) Terraform
3 66 (4.35%) Ansible
4 18 (1.19%) Consul
5 17 (1.12%) Puppet
6 15 (0.99%) Grafana
7 14 (0.92%) Prometheus
8 12 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.59%) SCCM
10 8 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.46%) Packer
12 6 (0.40%) Salt
13 5 (0.33%) Nessus
14 4 (0.26%) Control-M
14 4 (0.26%) Nexpose
14 4 (0.26%) Suricata
15 1 (0.066%) HP Fortify
15 1 (0.066%) Mesos
15 1 (0.066%) QRadar
15 1 (0.066%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 125 (8.23%) Oracle
2 119 (7.84%) Google
3 48 (3.16%) Microsoft
4 42 (2.77%) YouTube
5 38 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (2.44%) Spotify
7 25 (1.65%) TikTok
8 24 (1.58%) Facebook
9 22 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.45%) Snapchat
10 18 (1.19%) IBM
10 18 (1.19%) Splunk
11 13 (0.86%) VMware
12 12 (0.79%) Intel
13 9 (0.59%) Alibaba
14 8 (0.53%) Autodesk
15 7 (0.46%) Infragistics
15 7 (0.46%) SAP
15 7 (0.46%) Sybase
16 6 (0.40%) Adobe