Period
to 28 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 > Midlands
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 87 101
Rank change year-on-year -55 +14 +6
Permanent jobs citing C++ 221 128 332
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.06% 3.12% 2.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.64% 5.76% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 119 110 253
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £28,800
25th Percentile £33,750 £41,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +29.41% +6.25%
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,125 £63,250
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 the Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4,758 2,223 5,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.40% 54.14% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3,629 1,853 4,691
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £53,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £63,750
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 the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the Midlands

C++
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for C++ in the Midlands

C++
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ in the Midlands over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for C++ in the Midlands

C++
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Midlands 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
West Midlands -46 157 £40,750 -25.91% 57
East Midlands -45 64 £50,750 +6.84% 67
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 Midlands region with a requirement for C++.

1 141 (63.80%) C
2 114 (51.58%) Social Skills
3 113 (51.13%) Degree
4 106 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (38.46%) Computer Science
6 84 (38.01%) Software Engineering
7 75 (33.94%) Linux
8 72 (32.58%) OO
9 67 (30.32%) Java
10 66 (29.86%) Python
11 64 (28.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 63 (28.51%) C#
13 60 (27.15%) UML
13 60 (27.15%) Algorithms
14 58 (26.24%) Unit Testing
15 56 (25.34%) TDD
16 55 (24.89%) Data Structures
17 49 (22.17%) Games
18 48 (21.72%) SQL
19 47 (21.27%) Multithreading
20 46 (20.81%) Problem-Solving
21 43 (19.46%) Middleware
22 37 (16.74%) Validation
23 36 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
24 33 (14.93%) Self-Motivation
25 31 (14.03%) Firmware
25 31 (14.03%) TCP/IP
26 29 (13.12%) JavaScript
26 29 (13.12%) Git (software)
27 27 (12.22%) Software Architecture

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 8 (3.62%) Apache
1 8 (3.62%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.71%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.81%) SAS
4 4 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.36%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.90%) IIS
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Confluence
7 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.86%) AWS
2 20 (9.05%) Azure
3 13 (5.88%) GCP
4 12 (5.43%) SaaS
5 8 (3.62%) OpenShift
6 7 (3.17%) Amazon EKS
6 7 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (3.17%) AWS CodeCommit
6 7 (3.17%) AWS CodePipeline
6 7 (3.17%) Azure Pipelines
6 7 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.17%) GitHub
6 7 (3.17%) IaaS
6 7 (3.17%) PaaS
7 3 (1.36%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.90%) Snowflake
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.45%) Fivetran
9 1 (0.45%) Force.com
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.03%) TCP/IP
2 22 (9.95%) Broadband
3 9 (4.07%) Firewall
4 8 (3.62%) DNS
5 7 (3.17%) HTTP
5 7 (3.17%) Internet
5 7 (3.17%) IPv4
5 7 (3.17%) LAN
5 7 (3.17%) WAN
6 6 (2.71%) SMTP
7 5 (2.26%) MQTT
7 5 (2.26%) NFC
7 5 (2.26%) PPP
8 4 (1.81%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.81%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.90%) DHCP
9 2 (0.90%) Modbus
9 2 (0.90%) SSH
10 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.45%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.86%) NoSQL
2 14 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.52%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.52%) MySQL
4 9 (4.07%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.17%) Data Lake
7 6 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.26%) BigQuery
8 5 (2.26%) Blockchain
8 5 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.81%) Big Data
9 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.36%) DB2
10 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.36%) Power BI
10 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.36%) Tableau
11 1 (0.45%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (13.12%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.22%) Subversion
3 22 (9.95%) Jenkins
4 18 (8.14%) JIRA
5 14 (6.33%) Visual Studio
6 12 (5.43%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (4.52%) GitLab
7 10 (4.52%) GoogleTest
7 10 (4.52%) TestRail
8 7 (3.17%) Vagrant
9 6 (2.71%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.26%) Valgrind
11 3 (1.36%) ProC
11 3 (1.36%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.36%) VectorCAST
12 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.45%) LabVIEW
13 1 (0.45%) ReSharper
13 1 (0.45%) StarTeam
General
1 114 (51.58%) Social Skills
2 49 (22.17%) Games
3 36 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 18 (8.14%) Electronics
6 16 (7.24%) Finance
7 7 (3.17%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.71%) Automotive
9 5 (2.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (1.81%) Retail
11 3 (1.36%) Banking
11 3 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.36%) Law
11 3 (1.36%) Marketing
11 3 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.36%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (32.13%) Software Engineer
2 49 (22.17%) Embedded Engineer
3 43 (19.46%) Programmer
4 39 (17.65%) Developer
5 34 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 32 (14.48%) C++ Software Engineer
7 27 (12.22%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 24 (10.86%) Embedded C Engineer
8 24 (10.86%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 24 (10.86%) Lead Programmer
9 23 (10.41%) C Software Engineer
9 23 (10.41%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 23 (10.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 23 (10.41%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 23 (10.41%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 23 (10.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 23 (10.41%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 23 (10.41%) Linux Engineer
10 22 (9.95%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 14 (6.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.46%) Middleware
2 22 (9.95%) .NET
3 20 (9.05%) XML
4 14 (6.33%) Kafka
4 14 (6.33%) Web Services
5 13 (5.88%) JSON
5 13 (5.88%) REST
6 10 (4.52%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (4.07%) RESTful
8 8 (3.62%) .NET Core
8 8 (3.62%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.62%) ASP.NET
8 8 (3.62%) Node.js
9 7 (3.17%) Django
9 7 (3.17%) Express
9 7 (3.17%) MEAN Stack
9 7 (3.17%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (2.71%) LAPP Stack
10 6 (2.71%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 60 (27.15%) Algorithms
2 55 (24.89%) Data Structures
3 33 (14.93%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (5.88%) Animation
5 7 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.17%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.17%) User Experience
6 6 (2.71%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (2.71%) CUDA
7 5 (2.26%) Contactless
7 5 (2.26%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.26%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.81%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.45%) Derivative
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.45%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 75 (33.94%) Linux
2 25 (11.31%) Embedded Linux
3 23 (10.41%) Windows
4 22 (9.95%) Unix
5 10 (4.52%) Android
6 6 (2.71%) Debian
7 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.36%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.45%) CentOS
8 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (38.46%) Computer Science
3 84 (38.01%) Software Engineering
4 72 (32.58%) OO
5 60 (27.15%) UML
6 58 (26.24%) Unit Testing
7 56 (25.34%) TDD
8 47 (21.27%) Multithreading
9 46 (20.81%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (16.74%) Validation
11 27 (12.22%) Configuration Management
11 27 (12.22%) Mathematics
11 27 (12.22%) Software Architecture
12 24 (10.86%) Line Management
12 24 (10.86%) Scrum
13 20 (9.05%) Test Automation
14 18 (8.14%) SDLC
15 17 (7.69%) Analytics
15 17 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
15 17 (7.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 141 (63.80%) C
2 67 (30.32%) Java
3 66 (29.86%) Python
4 63 (28.51%) C#
5 48 (21.72%) SQL
6 29 (13.12%) JavaScript
7 27 (12.22%) Embedded C
8 26 (11.76%) Embedded C++
9 20 (9.05%) PHP
10 15 (6.79%) Perl
11 11 (4.98%) Ruby
12 10 (4.52%) VB.NET
13 9 (4.07%) R
14 8 (3.62%) PowerShell
15 7 (3.17%) Bash Shell
15 7 (3.17%) Scala
15 7 (3.17%) VB
16 6 (2.71%) HLSL
17 5 (2.26%) PL/SQL
17 5 (2.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 113 (51.13%) Degree
2 64 (28.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (5.43%) Master's Degree
4 8 (3.62%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.17%) QA
2 6 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.26%) MISRA
4 3 (1.36%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.36%) IEC 62304
4 3 (1.36%) JTAG
4 3 (1.36%) PMO
5 2 (0.90%) DICOM
6 1 (0.45%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.45%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (14.03%) Firmware
2 13 (5.88%) Docker
3 1 (0.45%) iptables
3 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (7.24%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.07%) Ansible
3 8 (3.62%) Puppet
4 7 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.17%) SCCM
4 7 (3.17%) Terraform
5 1 (0.45%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.45%) Cacti
5 1 (0.45%) Nagios
5 1 (0.45%) Salt
5 1 (0.45%) SELinux
Vendors
1 24 (10.86%) EMC
2 22 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.79%) Google
4 13 (5.88%) Oracle
5 7 (3.17%) Alibaba
5 7 (3.17%) IBM
6 6 (2.71%) Rackspace
6 6 (2.71%) Sybase
7 5 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.36%) Databricks
8 3 (1.36%) Klocwork
8 3 (1.36%) QNX
9 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.90%) NVIDIA
9 2 (0.90%) Perforce
9 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.90%) SAP
9 2 (0.90%) Talend
10 1 (0.45%) Intel
10 1 (0.45%) Sophos