Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 105 54 43
Rank change year-on-year -51 -11 -3
Permanent jobs citing C++ 590 383 1,362
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.30% 4.86% 5.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.20% 8.22% 9.99%
Number of salaries quoted 400 307 1,126
10th Percentile £31,475 £36,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £71,600 £70,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 9,523 4,662 13,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.25% 59.22% 53.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6,928 4,058 11,810
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +5.00%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the South East

C++
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ in the South East.

Salary trend for C++ in the South East

C++
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for C++ in the South East

C++
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 2021. 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
Thames Valley -31 219 £50,845 -7.56% 74
Hampshire -91 144 £48,750 -11.36% 45
Berkshire -23 105 £60,000 +14.29% 32
Surrey -26 95 £57,500 +4.55% 41
Oxfordshire -7 86 £44,345 -22.88% 30
West Sussex +5 75 £47,500 -5.00% 14
Kent -28 28 £62,500 +25.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -53 28 £53,750 -17.31% 12
East Sussex -30 20 £50,000 -14.89% 11
Sussex -14 3 £60,000 +14.29%
Isle of Wight - 2 £40,000 -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for C++.

1 329 (55.76%) Software Engineering
2 248 (42.03%) C#
3 237 (40.17%) Linux
4 236 (40.00%) C
5 235 (39.83%) Python
6 234 (39.66%) Degree
7 222 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
8 187 (31.69%) Computer Science
9 180 (30.51%) Java
10 138 (23.39%) Social Skills
11 120 (20.34%) Windows
12 112 (18.98%) DevOps
13 110 (18.64%) OO
14 109 (18.47%) JavaScript
15 101 (17.12%) .NET
16 98 (16.61%) Azure
17 89 (15.08%) Scrum
18 79 (13.39%) SQL
18 79 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
19 78 (13.22%) Computer Science Degree
20 75 (12.71%) Algorithms
20 75 (12.71%) Multithreading
21 71 (12.03%) Git (software)
22 67 (11.36%) Mathematics
23 66 (11.19%) Test Automation
24 64 (10.85%) Microservices
25 62 (10.51%) Finance
26 61 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
26 61 (10.34%) AngularJS
27 60 (10.17%) Artificial Intelligence

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 17 (2.88%) Confluence
2 9 (1.53%) Apache
3 7 (1.19%) IIS
4 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.51%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.34%) SAS
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.17%) CMS
7 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Simulink
2 3 (0.51%) GNU Octave
2 3 (0.51%) Windchill
3 2 (0.34%) OrCAD
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.17%) Figma
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
1 3 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 98 (16.61%) Azure
2 55 (9.32%) AWS
3 21 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (3.39%) OpenShift
4 20 (3.39%) SaaS
5 15 (2.54%) Serverless
6 10 (1.69%) GitHub
7 6 (1.02%) GCP
7 6 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (0.85%) Apigee
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.68%) IaaS
9 4 (0.68%) PaaS
10 3 (0.51%) Boomi
10 3 (0.51%) Slack
11 2 (0.34%) AWS IoT
11 2 (0.34%) npm
11 2 (0.34%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.17%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.73%) Ethernet
2 21 (3.56%) Network Security
3 20 (3.39%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.88%) SSH
5 14 (2.37%) Wireless
6 13 (2.20%) 3G
7 11 (1.86%) Internet
8 8 (1.36%) FTP
9 6 (1.02%) 4G
9 6 (1.02%) HTTP
9 6 (1.02%) VPN
9 6 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.02%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.85%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.85%) Firewall
10 5 (0.85%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.85%) IPsec
10 5 (0.85%) NAS
10 5 (0.85%) SpaceWire
11 4 (0.68%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.61%) MySQL
3 27 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (2.54%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.54%) Redis
5 8 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.85%) Big Data
7 5 (0.85%) Neo4j
8 4 (0.68%) Couchbase
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.51%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.34%) Metadata
10 2 (0.34%) Power BI
10 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.34%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 71 (12.03%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.44%) JIRA
3 37 (6.27%) Jenkins
4 28 (4.75%) Subversion
5 20 (3.39%) Bugzilla
5 20 (3.39%) CruiseControl
5 20 (3.39%) Gemini Tracker
5 20 (3.39%) Hudson
5 20 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 18 (3.05%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.53%) CMake
8 7 (1.19%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.02%) Android Studio
9 6 (1.02%) ProC
9 6 (1.02%) WinDbg
9 6 (1.02%) Xcode
10 4 (0.68%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.51%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
General
1 138 (23.39%) Social Skills
2 62 (10.51%) Finance
3 49 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (6.44%) Electronics
5 24 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.90%) Marketing
7 18 (3.05%) Automotive
8 16 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (2.03%) Aerospace
9 12 (2.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 8 (1.36%) Games
11 7 (1.19%) Legal
11 7 (1.19%) Military
11 7 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (1.19%) Wearables
12 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (0.68%) Front Office
14 4 (0.68%) Law
14 4 (0.68%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 218 (36.95%) Developer
2 211 (35.76%) Software Engineer
3 103 (17.46%) Software Developer
4 80 (13.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 73 (12.37%) C++ Software Engineer
6 65 (11.02%) C++ Developer
7 49 (8.31%) C# Developer
8 48 (8.14%) Embedded Engineer
9 39 (6.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 33 (5.59%) Analyst
11 31 (5.25%) Architect
12 28 (4.75%) Graduate
13 27 (4.58%) C++ Software Developer
14 26 (4.41%) .NET Developer
14 26 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
14 26 (4.41%) Junior
15 25 (4.24%) C Software Engineer
16 24 (4.07%) C/C++ Software Engineer
17 23 (3.90%) Electronics Engineer
17 23 (3.90%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (17.12%) .NET
2 61 (10.34%) AngularJS
3 59 (10.00%) REST
4 56 (9.49%) React
5 55 (9.32%) HTML
6 46 (7.80%) WPF
7 41 (6.95%) HTML5
8 36 (6.10%) .NET Core
9 33 (5.59%) RabbitMQ
10 32 (5.42%) Node.js
11 26 (4.41%) STL
12 25 (4.24%) .NET Framework
13 24 (4.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 23 (3.90%) CSS
15 20 (3.39%) CSS3
16 19 (3.22%) MFC
16 19 (3.22%) OpenCV
17 18 (3.05%) Velocity
18 17 (2.88%) COM
19 16 (2.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (12.71%) Algorithms
2 56 (9.49%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (5.25%) Embedded Systems
4 30 (5.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 28 (4.75%) Data Structures
6 26 (4.41%) VHDL
7 22 (3.73%) Device Driver
7 22 (3.73%) User Experience
8 19 (3.22%) Management Information System
9 18 (3.05%) Client/Server
9 18 (3.05%) Virtual Team
10 16 (2.71%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
11 8 (1.36%) Renewable Energy
11 8 (1.36%) Verilog
12 7 (1.19%) CUDA
13 6 (1.02%) Analogue Electronics
13 6 (1.02%) LIMS
13 6 (1.02%) Robotics
13 6 (1.02%) SIMD
Operating Systems
1 237 (40.17%) Linux
2 120 (20.34%) Windows
3 37 (6.27%) Unix
4 34 (5.76%) CentOS
5 27 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (3.90%) Ubuntu
7 22 (3.73%) Embedded Linux
8 17 (2.88%) Android
8 17 (2.88%) Debian
9 13 (2.20%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.53%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.36%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.34%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.17%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.17%) SafeRTOS
13 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (55.76%) Software Engineering
2 222 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (31.69%) Computer Science
4 112 (18.98%) DevOps
5 110 (18.64%) OO
6 89 (15.08%) Scrum
7 79 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
8 75 (12.71%) Multithreading
9 67 (11.36%) Mathematics
10 66 (11.19%) Test Automation
11 64 (10.85%) Microservices
12 61 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (10.17%) Artificial Intelligence
14 56 (9.49%) OOP
15 52 (8.81%) Machine Learning
16 44 (7.46%) TDD
17 43 (7.29%) SDLC
18 42 (7.12%) Unit Testing
19 41 (6.95%) Physics
20 39 (6.61%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 248 (42.03%) C#
2 236 (40.00%) C
3 235 (39.83%) Python
4 180 (30.51%) Java
5 109 (18.47%) JavaScript
6 79 (13.39%) SQL
7 42 (7.12%) Go
8 35 (5.93%) Bash Shell
9 26 (4.41%) MATLAB
9 26 (4.41%) XAML
10 23 (3.90%) Perl
11 22 (3.73%) Embedded C++
11 22 (3.73%) PHP
12 20 (3.39%) Embedded C
13 18 (3.05%) C++/CLI
14 17 (2.88%) Shell Script
15 16 (2.71%) Objective-C
16 14 (2.37%) T-SQL
17 12 (2.03%) Ruby
18 11 (1.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 234 (39.66%) Degree
2 78 (13.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (5.76%) Security Cleared
4 28 (4.75%) PhD
5 27 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.05%) HND
7 12 (2.03%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.86%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (1.36%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.51%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.51%) OSCP
11 3 (0.51%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.17%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.78%) QA
2 6 (1.02%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.34%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.34%) GRC
3 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) DICOM
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) MISRA
4 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 53 (8.98%) Docker
2 25 (4.24%) Firmware
3 11 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.68%) vSphere
6 2 (0.34%) NFS
6 2 (0.34%) Samba
Systems Management
1 52 (8.81%) Kubernetes
2 41 (6.95%) Ansible
3 6 (1.02%) Terraform
4 5 (0.85%) Grafana
5 4 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.68%) Opsview
5 4 (0.68%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.68%) vRealize
6 3 (0.51%) PTC Integrity
7 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 37 (6.27%) VMware
2 31 (5.25%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.75%) Oracle
4 24 (4.07%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.86%) ANSYS
5 11 (1.86%) Bloomberg
6 9 (1.53%) EMC
7 7 (1.19%) Cadence
8 6 (1.02%) Apple
8 6 (1.02%) Citrix
8 6 (1.02%) IBM
8 6 (1.02%) Intel
8 6 (1.02%) NetMotion Wireless
8 6 (1.02%) SAP
9 5 (0.85%) Blue Prism
9 5 (0.85%) Google
9 5 (0.85%) New Relic
9 5 (0.85%) NVIDIA
9 5 (0.85%) UiPath
10 4 (0.68%) Sun