The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 62 60
Rank change year-on-year +25 -2  
Permanent jobs citing C++ 158 108 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.33% 3.84% 3.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.82% 7.55% 6.90%
Number of salaries quoted 116 48 74
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1609 1431 1522
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 64.41% 50.89% 51.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 775 962
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,225 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing C++ as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Scotland

C++
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for C++ in Scotland

C++
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ in Scotland

C++
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +28 66 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Edinburgh +9 62 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Dundee -1 13 £42,500 - 2
West Lothian - 9 £40,000 - 1
Fife +4 5 £42,500 +32.81% 2
South Lanarkshire - 2 £55,000 -
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2017, IT jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for C++.

1 128 (52.89%) Java
2 123 (50.83%) Python
3 107 (44.21%) Software Engineering
4 102 (42.15%) C#
5 88 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (35.12%) OO
7 77 (31.82%) C
7 77 (31.82%) Degree
8 70 (28.93%) Windows
9 65 (26.86%) Linux
10 54 (22.31%) Computer Science
11 53 (21.90%) Finance
12 36 (14.88%) Big Data
12 36 (14.88%) Relational Database
13 34 (14.05%) Banking
13 34 (14.05%) SQL
14 32 (13.22%) Ruby
15 30 (12.40%) VB
16 29 (11.98%) Machine Learning
17 26 (10.74%) Client/Server
17 26 (10.74%) Android
18 22 (9.09%) .NET
19 20 (8.26%) Investment Banking
19 20 (8.26%) Algorithms
20 19 (7.85%) Test Automation
20 19 (7.85%) Games
20 19 (7.85%) Robotics
20 19 (7.85%) Electronics
21 18 (7.44%) Firmware
21 18 (7.44%) Mathematics

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (2.07%) ArcGIS
2 3 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.83%) Apache
3 2 (0.83%) Confluence
3 2 (0.83%) SAS
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.41%) Moodle
4 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.41%) Mule
4 1 (0.41%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.41%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Houdini
2 1 (0.41%) Maya
2 1 (0.41%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.24%) GitHub
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.20%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.07%) Internet
2 5 (2.07%) LAN
2 5 (2.07%) WAN
3 4 (1.65%) ATM
3 4 (1.65%) RS-232
4 3 (1.24%) RS-485
4 3 (1.24%) Wireless
5 2 (0.83%) DECT
5 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.83%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.41%) Broadband
6 1 (0.41%) MQTT
6 1 (0.41%) SAN
6 1 (0.41%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.88%) Big Data
1 36 (14.88%) Relational Database
2 15 (6.20%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.31%) MySQL
5 5 (2.07%) GIS
5 5 (2.07%) QGIS
6 4 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.65%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.24%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.83%) KDB
8 2 (0.83%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.41%) OrientDB
9 1 (0.41%) Redis
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.65%) JIRA
3 3 (1.24%) Selenium
3 3 (1.24%) Subversion
4 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.83%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.83%) Maven
4 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.41%) Xcode
General
1 53 (21.90%) Finance
2 34 (14.05%) Banking
3 20 (8.26%) Investment Banking
4 19 (7.85%) Electronics
4 19 (7.85%) Games
5 6 (2.48%) Retail
6 5 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.24%) Automotive
8 3 (1.24%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.83%) Publishing
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 99 (40.91%) Developer
2 89 (36.78%) Software Engineer
3 42 (17.36%) Senior Developer
4 39 (16.12%) Python Developer
5 31 (12.81%) C++ Developer
6 28 (11.57%) Applications Developer
6 28 (11.57%) C++ Software Engineer
7 21 (8.68%) Senior Python Developer
7 21 (8.68%) Senior Software Engineer
8 17 (7.02%) Embedded Engineer
9 15 (6.20%) Tester
10 14 (5.79%) Manual Tester
10 14 (5.79%) Security Tester
10 14 (5.79%) Software Developer
11 13 (5.37%) Graduate
12 12 (4.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 11 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
14 10 (4.13%) C++ Software Developer
15 9 (3.72%) Senior Applications Developer
15 9 (3.72%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.09%) .NET
2 10 (4.13%) MFC
3 7 (2.89%) HTML
4 6 (2.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 6 (2.48%) CSS
4 6 (2.48%) Qt
4 6 (2.48%) Spring
4 6 (2.48%) STL
5 5 (2.07%) ODBC
5 5 (2.07%) React
5 5 (2.07%) XML
6 4 (1.65%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.65%) Google Maps API
6 4 (1.65%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.65%) Middleware
6 4 (1.65%) Unreal Engine
7 3 (1.24%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.24%) OpenGL
7 3 (1.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (22.31%) Computer Science
2 26 (10.74%) Client/Server
3 20 (8.26%) Algorithms
4 19 (7.85%) Robotics
5 12 (4.96%) Data Structures
6 11 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.48%) Arduino
7 6 (2.48%) Raspberry Pi
8 5 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.07%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.65%) User Experience
10 3 (1.24%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (1.24%) Verilog
11 2 (0.83%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.83%) ASIC
11 2 (0.83%) EMV
11 2 (0.83%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 70 (28.93%) Windows
2 65 (26.86%) Linux
3 26 (10.74%) Android
4 17 (7.02%) Apple iOS
5 15 (6.20%) Solaris
6 5 (2.07%) Windows 2000
6 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.65%) Unix
8 3 (1.24%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.83%) ThreadX
9 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.41%) MVS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (44.21%) Software Engineering
2 88 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (35.12%) OO
4 29 (11.98%) Machine Learning
5 19 (7.85%) Test Automation
6 18 (7.44%) Mathematics
7 17 (7.02%) OOD
7 17 (7.02%) Risk Management
8 15 (6.20%) Mentoring
8 15 (6.20%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (6.20%) Security Testing
9 14 (5.79%) OOP
10 13 (5.37%) SDLC
10 13 (5.37%) Unit Testing
11 12 (4.96%) Mobile Development
11 12 (4.96%) Scrum
11 12 (4.96%) TDD
12 11 (4.55%) Android Development
12 11 (4.55%) iOS Development
13 10 (4.13%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 128 (52.89%) Java
2 123 (50.83%) Python
3 102 (42.15%) C#
4 77 (31.82%) C
5 34 (14.05%) SQL
6 32 (13.22%) Ruby
7 30 (12.40%) VB
8 17 (7.02%) JavaScript
9 16 (6.61%) Perl
10 10 (4.13%) Scala
11 8 (3.31%) Embedded C
11 8 (3.31%) Embedded C++
11 8 (3.31%) Objective-C
11 8 (3.31%) PHP
11 8 (3.31%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.89%) Assembly Language
13 4 (1.65%) Groovy
13 4 (1.65%) Lisp
14 3 (1.24%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 77 (31.82%) Degree
2 15 (6.20%) CREST Certified
3 6 (2.48%) Mathematical Degree
4 4 (1.65%) PhD
5 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.83%) DO-178B
1 2 (0.83%) JTAG
2 1 (0.41%) MISRA
System Software
1 18 (7.44%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.41%) Ansible
2 1 (0.41%) MOM
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (6.61%) Red Hat
2 15 (6.20%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.96%) Oracle
4 6 (2.48%) Sybase
5 5 (2.07%) Google
5 5 (2.07%) Verint
6 4 (1.65%) Intel
7 3 (1.24%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.83%) IBM
8 2 (0.83%) Perforce
9 1 (0.41%) Sony
9 1 (0.41%) VMware
9 1 (0.41%) Xilinx
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