Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 42 39
Rank change year-on-year +27 -3 -19
Permanent jobs citing C++ 53 29 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.83% 6.37% 2.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.28% 9.73% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 39 16 8
Northern Ireland median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +25.00%
10th Percentile £34,900 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £50,625 £54,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 290 298 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 70.22% 65.49% 47.42%
Number of salaries quoted 230 175 126
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -11.39%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Northern Ireland

C++
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for C++ in Northern Ireland

C++
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ in Northern Ireland

C++
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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
County Antrim +34 52 £50,000 +29.03% 14
County Down - 1 £25,500 - 1
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for C++.

1 36 (67.92%) Software Engineering
2 33 (62.26%) Linux
3 30 (56.60%) C
4 18 (33.96%) Windows
5 17 (32.08%) Python
6 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (28.30%) Apple
6 15 (28.30%) Apple Pay
6 15 (28.30%) Google Pay
7 13 (24.53%) Samsung Pay
7 13 (24.53%) Samsung
8 12 (22.64%) Mentoring
9 11 (20.75%) OO
10 10 (18.87%) Embedded C
10 10 (18.87%) XML
10 10 (18.87%) C#
10 10 (18.87%) HTML
10 10 (18.87%) Java
10 10 (18.87%) JSON
11 9 (16.98%) Refactoring
11 9 (16.98%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (16.98%) Android
11 9 (16.98%) Smartcard
11 9 (16.98%) Contactless
12 8 (15.09%) Chip and PIN
12 8 (15.09%) Confluence
12 8 (15.09%) Bitbucket
12 8 (15.09%) Mobile Payment
12 8 (15.09%) JIRA
12 8 (15.09%) Atlassian

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (15.09%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.89%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.89%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.30%) Apple Pay
1 15 (28.30%) Google Pay
2 13 (24.53%) Samsung Pay
3 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) FlexRay
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) MySQL
1 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Bitbucket
1 8 (15.09%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.43%) Front Office
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Software Engineer
2 17 (32.08%) C++ Software Engineer
3 14 (26.42%) Developer
4 13 (24.53%) C Software Engineer
4 13 (24.53%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) C++ Developer
6 9 (16.98%) Architect
6 9 (16.98%) Embedded Engineer
6 9 (16.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (16.98%) Principal Engineer
6 9 (16.98%) Principal Software Engineer
7 8 (15.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 8 (15.09%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (15.09%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (13.21%) Embedded C Engineer
8 7 (13.21%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 7 (13.21%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 7 (13.21%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (13.21%) Senior C Software Engineer
8 7 (13.21%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) HTML
1 10 (18.87%) JSON
1 10 (18.87%) XML
2 5 (9.43%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (5.66%) Velocity
4 2 (3.77%) .NET
4 2 (3.77%) Web Services
5 1 (1.89%) Middleware
5 1 (1.89%) OpenCV
5 1 (1.89%) Qt
5 1 (1.89%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Contactless
1 9 (16.98%) Embedded Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Smartcard
2 8 (15.09%) Chip and PIN
2 8 (15.09%) Mobile Payment
3 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
4 6 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (9.43%) Equities
6 3 (5.66%) Algorithms
6 3 (5.66%) Mobile Wallet
7 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (62.26%) Linux
2 18 (33.96%) Windows
3 9 (16.98%) Android
4 2 (3.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (67.92%) Software Engineering
2 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.64%) Mentoring
4 11 (20.75%) OO
5 9 (16.98%) Refactoring
6 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (9.43%) Scrum
7 5 (9.43%) SDLC
8 4 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.66%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (5.66%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (5.66%) Kanban
9 3 (5.66%) Microscopy
10 2 (3.77%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (3.77%) Mathematics
10 2 (3.77%) OOP
10 2 (3.77%) Signal Processing
10 2 (3.77%) TDD
10 2 (3.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) C
2 17 (32.08%) Python
3 10 (18.87%) C#
3 10 (18.87%) Embedded C
3 10 (18.87%) Java
4 4 (7.55%) Embedded C++
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) Ruby
5 2 (3.77%) Scala
5 2 (3.77%) SQL
6 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.89%) Perl
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) R
6 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) PhD
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Apple
2 13 (24.53%) Samsung
3 8 (15.09%) Atlassian
4 6 (11.32%) Google
4 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) StreamBase
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO