Period
to 25 March 2019

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 6 months to 25 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 41 55
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 +4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 343 345 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.65% 6.07% 4.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.46% 10.79% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 243 252 132
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.03% +11.88%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,993 3,197 2,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 58.00% 56.23% 58.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,974 2,234 1,643
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,075 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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 6 months to 25 March 2019. 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
Edinburgh +4 176 £40,000 - 30
Glasgow 0 89 £52,500 - 14
West Lothian -8 29 £42,500 - 2
Fife +8 25 £46,000 +2.22% 2
Aberdeen +5 20 £46,000 -16.36% 7
Renfrewshire - 2 £27,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for C++.

1 196 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 160 (46.65%) Java
3 151 (44.02%) C#
4 133 (38.78%) Degree
5 114 (33.24%) Linux
6 110 (32.07%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (29.15%) SQL
7 100 (29.15%) Python
8 93 (27.11%) C
9 90 (26.24%) OO
10 82 (23.91%) Windows
11 75 (21.87%) JavaScript
12 63 (18.37%) Computer Science
13 60 (17.49%) Finance
14 57 (16.62%) .NET
14 57 (16.62%) Multithreading
15 53 (15.45%) Mathematics
16 48 (13.99%) Innovative Thinking
16 48 (13.99%) Robotics
17 45 (13.12%) XML
18 44 (12.83%) SDLC
19 43 (12.54%) Test Automation
20 42 (12.24%) Algorithms
20 42 (12.24%) Oracle
21 41 (11.95%) TDD
21 41 (11.95%) Numerate Degree
22 40 (11.66%) Visual Studio
23 36 (10.50%) BDD
24 35 (10.20%) Relational Database
24 35 (10.20%) PL/SQL

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 12 (3.50%) MQSeries
2 7 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.46%) Confluence
4 4 (1.17%) Apache
4 4 (1.17%) JBoss
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (0.87%) Documentum
5 3 (0.87%) FileNet
5 3 (0.87%) OnBase
6 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Simulink
2 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.58%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Akamai
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.33%) Wireless
3 7 (2.04%) HTTP
4 6 (1.75%) 802.11
4 6 (1.75%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.87%) DHCP
6 3 (0.87%) DNS
6 3 (0.87%) Internet
7 2 (0.58%) LAN
7 2 (0.58%) Network Security
7 2 (0.58%) WAN
8 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.29%) RS-232
8 1 (0.29%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.20%) Relational Database
2 33 (9.62%) NoSQL
3 29 (8.45%) Big Data
4 23 (6.71%) RDBMS
5 22 (6.41%) Data Mining
6 21 (6.12%) SQL Server
7 19 (5.54%) Hadoop
8 17 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (3.50%) Bigtable
11 11 (3.21%) GIS
11 11 (3.21%) Oracle Database
12 8 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.87%) Blockchain
15 2 (0.58%) MySQL
16 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 40 (11.66%) Visual Studio
2 31 (9.04%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.71%) JIRA
4 11 (3.21%) NetBeans
5 9 (2.62%) Toad
6 8 (2.33%) ClearCase
7 6 (1.75%) GCC
8 5 (1.46%) JUnit
8 5 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (1.17%) CppUnit
10 3 (0.87%) Subversion
11 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.58%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.29%) GoogleTest
12 1 (0.29%) Hudson
12 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 60 (17.49%) Finance
2 22 (6.41%) Electronics
3 18 (5.25%) Banking
4 11 (3.21%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.75%) Military
6 5 (1.46%) Games
6 5 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.17%) Automotive
8 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 162 (47.23%) Software Engineer
2 94 (27.41%) Developer
3 83 (24.20%) C++ Software Engineer
4 44 (12.83%) C++ Developer
5 40 (11.66%) Software Developer
6 29 (8.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 27 (7.87%) Graduate
8 25 (7.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 25 (7.29%) Java Engineer
9 24 (7.00%) C# Software Engineer
10 23 (6.71%) Python Engineer
11 22 (6.41%) Embedded Engineer
12 19 (5.54%) Python Developer
12 19 (5.54%) Senior Developer
13 17 (4.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 17 (4.96%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
14 15 (4.37%) Linux Engineer
15 13 (3.79%) Java Software Engineer
15 13 (3.79%) Senior C++ Developer
16 12 (3.50%) Product Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (16.62%) .NET
2 45 (13.12%) XML
3 33 (9.62%) AngularJS
4 29 (8.45%) HTML
5 28 (8.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 27 (7.87%) RESTful
7 22 (6.41%) WPF
8 21 (6.12%) CSS
9 20 (5.83%) Middleware
10 19 (5.54%) JSON
11 18 (5.25%) SOAP
12 14 (4.08%) XSD
12 14 (4.08%) XSLT
13 13 (3.79%) Node.js
14 12 (3.50%) XML Schema
15 11 (3.21%) OpenCV
15 11 (3.21%) Swing
15 11 (3.21%) Web Services
16 10 (2.92%) React
17 8 (2.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.99%) Robotics
2 42 (12.24%) Algorithms
3 27 (7.87%) User Experience
4 20 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.37%) Virtual Team
6 13 (3.79%) Data Structures
7 11 (3.21%) Derivative
7 11 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 6 (1.75%) ASIC
11 6 (1.75%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
12 5 (1.46%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.46%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.46%) VHDL
13 4 (1.17%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.87%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 114 (33.24%) Linux
2 82 (23.91%) Windows
3 11 (3.21%) Mac OS X
4 7 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.46%) VxWorks
6 4 (1.17%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 110 (32.07%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (26.24%) OO
4 63 (18.37%) Computer Science
5 57 (16.62%) Multithreading
6 53 (15.45%) Mathematics
7 48 (13.99%) Innovative Thinking
8 44 (12.83%) SDLC
9 43 (12.54%) Test Automation
10 41 (11.95%) TDD
11 36 (10.50%) BDD
12 33 (9.62%) Mentoring
12 33 (9.62%) Unit Testing
13 31 (9.04%) OOA/OOD
13 31 (9.04%) OOD
13 31 (9.04%) Scrum
14 30 (8.75%) SOA
15 29 (8.45%) Technical Leadership
16 27 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (7.58%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 160 (46.65%) Java
2 151 (44.02%) C#
3 100 (29.15%) Python
3 100 (29.15%) SQL
4 93 (27.11%) C
5 75 (21.87%) JavaScript
6 35 (10.20%) PL/SQL
7 25 (7.29%) Shell Script
8 15 (4.37%) Ruby
9 13 (3.79%) MATLAB
10 12 (3.50%) XPath
11 10 (2.92%) Embedded C
11 10 (2.92%) Embedded C++
11 10 (2.92%) Perl
12 9 (2.62%) Fortran
13 8 (2.33%) VB.NET
14 7 (2.04%) TypeScript
14 7 (2.04%) VB
15 6 (1.75%) Java 8
15 6 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 133 (38.78%) Degree
2 41 (11.95%) Numerate Degree
3 14 (4.08%) PhD
4 11 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.75%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.46%) CFA
7 4 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.62%) QA
2 5 (1.46%) CRD IV
2 5 (1.46%) ISO 13485
3 3 (0.87%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) IFRS
4 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (4.37%) Firmware
2 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (12.24%) Oracle
2 16 (4.66%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.33%) Canon
3 8 (2.33%) Solace
3 8 (2.33%) Talarian
3 8 (2.33%) TIBCO
4 5 (1.46%) Altera
4 5 (1.46%) Xilinx
5 3 (0.87%) Laserfiche
6 2 (0.58%) Google
6 2 (0.58%) IBM
6 2 (0.58%) Twitter
7 1 (0.29%) HP
7 1 (0.29%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.29%) Reuters
7 1 (0.29%) Splunk
7 1 (0.29%) Sybase
7 1 (0.29%) Xamarin