Period
to 3 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > North West
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 71 125
Rank change year-on-year -31 +54 -53
Permanent jobs citing C++ 164 428 333
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.69% 4.22% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.02% 8.35% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 119 241 300
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £28,300 £28,750 £31,175
90th Percentile £69,450 £65,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +16.67%

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 North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,269 5,128 7,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 53.56% 50.53% 58.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,708 3,991 5,910
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the North West

C++
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for C++ in the North West

C++
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ in the North West over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for C++ in the North West

C++
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the North West region over the 6 months to 3 June 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
Manchester -15 133 £50,000 - 14
Cheshire +12 22 £43,750 -2.78% 3
Lancashire -8 7 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Merseyside +3 1 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Cumbria -28 1 - -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 North West region with a requirement for C++.

1 91 (55.49%) C
2 79 (48.17%) C#
3 65 (39.63%) Linux
4 64 (39.02%) Software Engineering
5 60 (36.59%) Python
6 59 (35.98%) .NET
7 58 (35.37%) Java
8 44 (26.83%) Degree
9 38 (23.17%) Windows
10 36 (21.95%) TCP/IP
10 36 (21.95%) Unit Testing
11 29 (17.68%) Computer Science
12 27 (16.46%) JavaScript
13 26 (15.85%) Wireless
13 26 (15.85%) Internet of Things
14 25 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (14.02%) Internet
15 23 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (13.41%) Embedded C
16 22 (13.41%) VB.NET
16 22 (13.41%) JIRA
17 20 (12.20%) Eclipse
18 19 (11.59%) Bluetooth
18 19 (11.59%) OO
18 19 (11.59%) Games
19 18 (10.98%) WinForms
19 18 (10.98%) Migration
19 18 (10.98%) Firmware
19 18 (10.98%) WCF

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (1.83%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.37%) GitHub
2 8 (4.88%) Azure
3 6 (3.66%) AWS
4 5 (3.05%) GCP
5 3 (1.83%) AWS IoT
5 3 (1.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 36 (21.95%) TCP/IP
2 26 (15.85%) Wireless
3 23 (14.02%) Internet
4 19 (11.59%) Bluetooth
5 16 (9.76%) LTE
5 16 (9.76%) MQTT
5 16 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.83%) 2G
6 3 (1.83%) 3G
6 3 (1.83%) 4G
7 1 (0.61%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.49%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.44%) Big Data
3 3 (1.83%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (13.41%) JIRA
2 20 (12.20%) Eclipse
3 16 (9.76%) GCC
3 16 (9.76%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.66%) GitLab
5 5 (3.05%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.05%) git-flow
6 4 (2.44%) JDeveloper
6 4 (2.44%) NetBeans
6 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.22%) Appium
8 2 (1.22%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (1.22%) Calabash
8 2 (1.22%) Gatling
8 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.22%) JMeter
8 2 (1.22%) Selenium
8 2 (1.22%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 19 (11.59%) Games
2 16 (9.76%) Finance
3 12 (7.32%) Aerospace
4 11 (6.71%) Electronics
5 10 (6.10%) Public Sector
6 9 (5.49%) Automotive
7 7 (4.27%) Retail
8 5 (3.05%) Military
9 3 (1.83%) Marketing
10 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (44.51%) Developer
2 37 (22.56%) Software Developer
2 37 (22.56%) Software Engineer
3 19 (11.59%) .NET Developer
3 19 (11.59%) C# Developer
4 18 (10.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (10.37%) Graduate
6 16 (9.76%) C# WCF Developer
6 16 (9.76%) WCF Developer
7 15 (9.15%) C++ Developer
8 13 (7.93%) .NET Software Developer
9 12 (7.32%) C# Software Developer
9 12 (7.32%) C++ Software Engineer
9 12 (7.32%) Firmware Developer
10 11 (6.71%) Graduate Developer
10 11 (6.71%) Graduate Software Developer
10 11 (6.71%) Programmer
11 10 (6.10%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.88%) Junior
12 8 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (35.98%) .NET
2 18 (10.98%) .NET Core
2 18 (10.98%) WCF
2 18 (10.98%) WinForms
3 11 (6.71%) REST
4 10 (6.10%) JSON
5 8 (4.88%) HTML
6 7 (4.27%) Java EE
7 6 (3.66%) CSS
7 6 (3.66%) React
7 6 (3.66%) WPF
8 5 (3.05%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.05%) HTML5
8 5 (3.05%) Lumberyard
8 5 (3.05%) Middleware
8 5 (3.05%) React Native
8 5 (3.05%) Redux
9 4 (2.44%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.44%) Node.js
10 3 (1.83%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.85%) Internet of Things
2 22 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.32%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (7.32%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.88%) Smartphone
5 7 (4.27%) User Experience
6 5 (3.05%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.05%) Device Driver
6 5 (3.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.83%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 3 (1.83%) Online Games
8 2 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.22%) Animation
8 2 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.61%) ASIC
9 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.61%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 65 (39.63%) Linux
2 38 (23.17%) Windows
3 15 (9.15%) Unix
4 9 (5.49%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.66%) Android
6 2 (1.22%) CentOS
6 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.61%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (39.02%) Software Engineering
2 36 (21.95%) Unit Testing
3 29 (17.68%) Computer Science
4 25 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (11.59%) OO
7 18 (10.98%) Machine Learning
7 18 (10.98%) Migration
8 17 (10.37%) Project Management
9 16 (9.76%) DevOps
9 16 (9.76%) Regression Testing
9 16 (9.76%) Software Testing
9 16 (9.76%) Test Automation
9 16 (9.76%) Use Case
9 16 (9.76%) Validation
10 15 (9.15%) Integration Testing
10 15 (9.15%) OOP
11 14 (8.54%) Multithreading
12 11 (6.71%) Multithreaded Programming
13 9 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 91 (55.49%) C
2 79 (48.17%) C#
3 60 (36.59%) Python
4 58 (35.37%) Java
5 27 (16.46%) JavaScript
6 22 (13.41%) Embedded C
6 22 (13.41%) VB.NET
7 13 (7.93%) Shell Script
8 12 (7.32%) Go
8 12 (7.32%) SQL
9 8 (4.88%) VB
10 7 (4.27%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.27%) Ruby
11 6 (3.66%) ES6
12 5 (3.05%) Embedded C++
12 5 (3.05%) Fortran
13 4 (2.44%) Perl
13 4 (2.44%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.83%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (26.83%) Degree
2 12 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.49%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.44%) PhD
6 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) QA
System Software
1 18 (10.98%) Firmware
2 13 (7.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (8.54%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.66%) Ansible
3 3 (1.83%) Terraform
4 1 (0.61%) Kibana
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (7.32%) Red Hat
2 10 (6.10%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.49%) Oracle
4 5 (3.05%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.05%) Google
5 3 (1.83%) BT
5 3 (1.83%) Perforce
5 3 (1.83%) Siemens
6 1 (0.61%) QNX