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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 64 56
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8  
Permanent jobs citing C++ 98 109 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.26% 3.71% 3.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.99% 7.62% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 61 61 85
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1403 1431 1665
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 61.03% 48.72% 53.50%
Number of salaries quoted 805 914 1068
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Edinburgh +7 42 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Glasgow +19 35 £48,750 +8.33% 4
West Lothian - 11 £45,000 - 1
Fife 0 6 £26,500 -7.01% 1
Dundee +6 4 £37,500 -6.25% 1
C++
UK

C++
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 96 (49.23%) Java
2 93 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (45.13%) Python
4 83 (42.56%) Software Engineering
5 71 (36.41%) C#
6 60 (30.77%) C
7 55 (28.21%) OO
8 51 (26.15%) Linux
9 47 (24.10%) Degree
10 42 (21.54%) Windows
11 33 (16.92%) Computer Science
12 30 (15.38%) Finance
13 26 (13.33%) Ruby
14 24 (12.31%) Relational Database
15 22 (11.28%) Games
15 22 (11.28%) JavaScript
15 22 (11.28%) .NET
15 22 (11.28%) Algorithms
16 19 (9.74%) Apple iOS
17 18 (9.23%) Android
17 18 (9.23%) SQL
18 17 (8.72%) OOD
18 17 (8.72%) Mathematics
19 16 (8.21%) Banking
20 15 (7.69%) Investment Banking
20 15 (7.69%) Big Data
20 15 (7.69%) SDLC
21 14 (7.18%) Data Structures
21 14 (7.18%) NoSQL
21 14 (7.18%) UML

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 (2.56%) ArcGIS
2 4 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.54%) Confluence
4 2 (1.03%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.51%) Mule
5 1 (0.51%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.54%) MS Office
2 2 (1.03%) Houdini
2 2 (1.03%) Maya
2 2 (1.03%) NUKE
3 1 (0.51%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.03%) GitHub
2 2 (1.03%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) Asana
3 1 (0.51%) iTunes
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.59%) Internet
3 5 (2.56%) Wireless
4 4 (2.05%) RS-485
4 4 (2.05%) ZigBee
5 3 (1.54%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.54%) DECT
5 3 (1.54%) HTTP
5 3 (1.54%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.03%) ATM
6 2 (1.03%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.03%) MQTT
6 2 (1.03%) Multicast
6 2 (1.03%) RS-232
7 1 (0.51%) Network Security
7 1 (0.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.31%) Relational Database
2 15 (7.69%) Big Data
3 14 (7.18%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.62%) MySQL
5 8 (4.10%) GIS
6 5 (2.56%) QGIS
7 4 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.05%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.05%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.03%) KDB
9 2 (1.03%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.51%) MSDE
10 1 (0.51%) Redis
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.08%) Subversion
3 4 (2.05%) JIRA
3 4 (2.05%) Maven
4 3 (1.54%) Appium
4 3 (1.54%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.54%) FitNesse
4 3 (1.54%) HP UFT
4 3 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.54%) JUnit
4 3 (1.54%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.03%) Selenium
6 1 (0.51%) Ant
6 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.51%) Gradle
6 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (15.38%) Finance
2 22 (11.28%) Games
3 16 (8.21%) Banking
4 15 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.10%) Electronics
6 7 (3.59%) Automotive
7 3 (1.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 75 (38.46%) Developer
2 66 (33.85%) Software Engineer
3 29 (14.87%) C++ Developer
4 25 (12.82%) Python Developer
5 23 (11.79%) C++ Software Engineer
5 23 (11.79%) Senior Developer
6 22 (11.28%) Embedded Engineer
7 15 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 14 (7.18%) Senior Python Developer
8 14 (7.18%) Tester
9 13 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
10 12 (6.15%) Applications Developer
10 12 (6.15%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.62%) Manual Tester
11 9 (4.62%) Security Tester
12 8 (4.10%) Embedded C Engineer
12 8 (4.10%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 8 (4.10%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 8 (4.10%) Programmer
13 7 (3.59%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.28%) .NET
2 11 (5.64%) HTML
3 9 (4.62%) CSS
4 7 (3.59%) cocos2d
4 7 (3.59%) React
4 7 (3.59%) RESTful
4 7 (3.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 7 (3.59%) Unreal Engine
5 6 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.08%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.08%) STL
6 5 (2.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (2.56%) Middleware
6 5 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (2.05%) CryEngine
7 4 (2.05%) Google Maps API
7 4 (2.05%) OpenGL
7 4 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.05%) REST
7 4 (2.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.92%) Computer Science
2 22 (11.28%) Algorithms
3 14 (7.18%) Data Structures
4 11 (5.64%) Client/Server
5 10 (5.13%) Robotics
6 6 (3.08%) Animation
6 6 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.08%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.05%) EMV
9 3 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.54%) Arduino
9 3 (1.54%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.54%) Raspberry Pi
9 3 (1.54%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.54%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.03%) Mobile Games
10 2 (1.03%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.15%) Linux
2 42 (21.54%) Windows
3 19 (9.74%) Apple iOS
4 18 (9.23%) Android
5 10 (5.13%) Solaris
6 5 (2.56%) Unix
7 2 (1.03%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) MVS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (42.56%) Software Engineering
3 55 (28.21%) OO
4 17 (8.72%) Mathematics
4 17 (8.72%) OOD
5 15 (7.69%) SDLC
6 14 (7.18%) UML
7 13 (6.67%) Machine Learning
7 13 (6.67%) Mobile Development
7 13 (6.67%) Scrum
8 12 (6.15%) TDD
8 12 (6.15%) Web Development
9 11 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.64%) OOP
9 11 (5.64%) Unit Testing
10 10 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (5.13%) Security Testing
11 9 (4.62%) Multithreading
11 9 (4.62%) MVC
11 9 (4.62%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (49.23%) Java
2 88 (45.13%) Python
3 71 (36.41%) C#
4 60 (30.77%) C
5 26 (13.33%) Ruby
6 22 (11.28%) JavaScript
7 18 (9.23%) SQL
8 14 (7.18%) Perl
9 12 (6.15%) Objective-C
10 11 (5.64%) VB
11 9 (4.62%) Scala
12 8 (4.10%) PHP
13 7 (3.59%) Lua
14 6 (3.08%) Assembly Language
14 6 (3.08%) Embedded C
14 6 (3.08%) Embedded C++
15 4 (2.05%) Groovy
15 4 (2.05%) PL/SQL
15 4 (2.05%) R
16 3 (1.54%) Go
Qualifications
1 47 (24.10%) Degree
2 10 (5.13%) CREST Certified
3 2 (1.03%) PhD
3 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.51%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (4.62%) Firmware
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) Puppet
2 2 (1.03%) MOM
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (5.13%) Red Hat
2 8 (4.10%) Google
3 7 (3.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.59%) Oracle
3 7 (3.59%) Perforce
4 4 (2.05%) Intel
5 3 (1.54%) HP
5 3 (1.54%) IBM
5 3 (1.54%) Sybase
6 1 (0.51%) Sony
6 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
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