Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South East
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 43 36
Rank change year-on-year -28 -7 +1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 498 1,141 1,842
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.00% 5.54% 6.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.11% 9.90% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 376 980 1,409
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,707 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £36,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £70,625 £67,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% +4.76%

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 7,007 11,526 14,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 56.29% 56.00% 55.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5,870 9,899 12,830
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 11 April 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 11 April 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 -21 177 £55,000 +10.00% 67
Hampshire -33 123 £50,000 - 33
Berkshire -8 84 £55,000 - 31
Surrey -18 78 £52,500 +5.00% 34
Oxfordshire -13 74 £49,898 +16.46% 26
West Sussex -19 74 £47,500 -13.64% 16
East Sussex +22 23 £50,000 - 12
Buckinghamshire +22 19 £55,000 +4.76% 10
Kent +6 16 £45,000 - 17
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 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++.

1 251 (50.40%) Software Engineering
2 171 (34.34%) Degree
3 164 (32.93%) C
4 159 (31.93%) C#
5 156 (31.33%) Java
6 153 (30.72%) Python
7 148 (29.72%) Agile Software Development
8 124 (24.90%) Computer Science
9 123 (24.70%) Linux
10 94 (18.88%) SQL
11 87 (17.47%) Windows
12 82 (16.47%) Docker
13 76 (15.26%) .NET
14 75 (15.06%) Git (software)
15 74 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
16 69 (13.86%) Test Automation
17 67 (13.45%) Azure
18 65 (13.05%) OO
18 65 (13.05%) Computer Science Degree
19 61 (12.25%) Algorithms
19 61 (12.25%) JavaScript
19 61 (12.25%) AngularJS
20 56 (11.24%) Finance
20 56 (11.24%) Scrum
21 55 (11.04%) Electronics
22 52 (10.44%) Microsoft
23 48 (9.64%) Android
23 48 (9.64%) React
24 47 (9.44%) Unit Testing
24 47 (9.44%) SQL Server

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 7 (1.41%) Confluence
2 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.40%) IIS
3 2 (0.40%) SAS
4 1 (0.20%) Apache
4 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.20%) DNN
4 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.80%) Simulink
3 1 (0.20%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 67 (13.45%) Azure
2 32 (6.43%) AWS
3 25 (5.02%) Google Play
4 18 (3.61%) GCP
5 11 (2.21%) SaaS
6 8 (1.61%) Apigee
7 7 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.20%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.60%) GitHub
9 3 (0.60%) IaaS
9 3 (0.60%) PaaS
10 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.40%) Serverless
10 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.41%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.61%) Software-Defined Radio
3 12 (2.41%) Wireless
4 8 (1.61%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.00%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.00%) HTTP
5 5 (1.00%) Internet
5 5 (1.00%) LAN
5 5 (1.00%) Network Security
5 5 (1.00%) SpaceWire
5 5 (1.00%) VSAT
6 4 (0.80%) Broadband
6 4 (0.80%) DNS
6 4 (0.80%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.60%) Firewall
8 2 (0.40%) BGP
8 2 (0.40%) FTP
8 2 (0.40%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.40%) SAN
8 2 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.02%) Redis
3 17 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (3.21%) Neo4j
5 15 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.81%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.81%) RethinkDB
9 7 (1.41%) Big Data
9 7 (1.41%) MySQL
10 5 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.40%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.20%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.20%) GIS
12 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.20%) Impala
12 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.20%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 75 (15.06%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.82%) JIRA
3 25 (5.02%) Visual Studio
4 21 (4.22%) Subversion
5 18 (3.61%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.21%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.20%) Bugzilla
7 6 (1.20%) CruiseControl
7 6 (1.20%) Gemini Tracker
7 6 (1.20%) Hudson
7 6 (1.20%) TestRail
7 6 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.80%) CMake
8 4 (0.80%) Moq
8 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.60%) GDB
9 3 (0.60%) Gradle
9 3 (0.60%) Selenium
9 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.60%) Xcode
General
1 56 (11.24%) Finance
2 55 (11.04%) Electronics
3 23 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 22 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.21%) Marketing
6 12 (2.41%) Games
6 12 (2.41%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.61%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.61%) Military
8 5 (1.00%) Legal
9 4 (0.80%) Automotive
9 4 (0.80%) Law
10 2 (0.40%) Retail
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Front Office
11 1 (0.20%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 185 (37.15%) Developer
2 165 (33.13%) Software Engineer
3 67 (13.45%) C++ Software Engineer
4 47 (9.44%) C++ Developer
5 42 (8.43%) Embedded Engineer
6 38 (7.63%) Senior Software Engineer
7 37 (7.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 32 (6.43%) Mobile Developer
8 32 (6.43%) Software Developer
9 29 (5.82%) C# Developer
10 25 (5.02%) C# Software Engineer
11 20 (4.02%) .NET Developer
12 19 (3.82%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (3.82%) Senior Developer
13 18 (3.61%) Senior C# Software Engineer
14 13 (2.61%) .NET Software Engineer
14 13 (2.61%) Computer Engineer
14 13 (2.61%) Computer Vision Engineer
14 13 (2.61%) Java Developer
15 12 (2.41%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (15.26%) .NET
2 61 (12.25%) AngularJS
3 48 (9.64%) React
4 39 (7.83%) .NET Framework
5 34 (6.83%) .NET Core
6 33 (6.63%) HTML
7 31 (6.22%) CSS
8 30 (6.02%) Node.js
9 29 (5.82%) REST
10 28 (5.62%) Qt
10 28 (5.62%) WPF
11 24 (4.82%) Entity Framework
12 23 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
13 20 (4.02%) ASP.NET
14 19 (3.82%) gRPC
15 18 (3.61%) Vue.js
16 17 (3.41%) HTML5
16 17 (3.41%) Kafka
17 16 (3.21%) LINQ
18 15 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.25%) Algorithms
2 35 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 29 (5.82%) Mobile App
5 26 (5.22%) Embedded Systems
6 22 (4.42%) Data Structures
7 20 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (3.82%) Device Driver
9 17 (3.41%) VHDL
10 14 (2.81%) User Experience
11 11 (2.21%) Verilog
12 10 (2.01%) Client/Server
12 10 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (1.81%) Data Centre
13 9 (1.81%) Derivative
13 9 (1.81%) Driving Licence
13 9 (1.81%) LIMS
14 7 (1.41%) Management Information System
14 7 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
15 6 (1.20%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 123 (24.70%) Linux
2 87 (17.47%) Windows
3 48 (9.64%) Android
4 42 (8.43%) Apple iOS
5 24 (4.82%) Embedded Linux
5 24 (4.82%) Unix
6 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.00%) VxWorks
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (50.40%) Software Engineering
2 148 (29.72%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (24.90%) Computer Science
4 74 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (13.86%) Test Automation
6 65 (13.05%) OO
7 56 (11.24%) Scrum
8 47 (9.44%) Unit Testing
9 44 (8.84%) DevOps
10 43 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (8.63%) Multithreading
10 43 (8.63%) Software Testing
11 42 (8.43%) Mathematics
11 42 (8.43%) TDD
12 39 (7.83%) Microservices
13 34 (6.83%) Physics
14 31 (6.22%) Mobile Development
15 30 (6.02%) Android Development
15 30 (6.02%) OOD
16 27 (5.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 164 (32.93%) C
2 159 (31.93%) C#
3 156 (31.33%) Java
4 153 (30.72%) Python
5 94 (18.88%) SQL
6 61 (12.25%) JavaScript
7 41 (8.23%) Go
8 31 (6.22%) Objective-C
9 25 (5.02%) Embedded C++
10 20 (4.02%) Embedded C
11 18 (3.61%) VB
12 15 (3.01%) MATLAB
13 11 (2.21%) VC++
14 9 (1.81%) Perl
15 8 (1.61%) Ruby
16 7 (1.41%) F#
17 5 (1.00%) Bash Shell
17 5 (1.00%) Tcl
17 5 (1.00%) TypeScript
17 5 (1.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 171 (34.34%) Degree
2 65 (13.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (7.63%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.22%) SC Cleared
5 20 (4.02%) PhD
6 13 (2.61%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.20%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.80%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.60%) HNC
9 3 (0.60%) HND
9 3 (0.60%) ISEB
9 3 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.40%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.40%) CCNA
10 2 (0.40%) CCNP
10 2 (0.40%) CISA
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.41%) QA
2 7 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.40%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 82 (16.47%) Docker
2 24 (4.82%) Firmware
3 9 (1.81%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.40%) GPFS
5 2 (0.40%) NFS
5 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (8.03%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.00%) Ansible
3 4 (0.80%) FlexNet
3 4 (0.80%) Terraform
4 2 (0.40%) Puppet
4 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.83%) Google
3 22 (4.42%) Apple
4 16 (3.21%) VMware
5 12 (2.41%) SAP
6 10 (2.01%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.61%) ANSYS
7 8 (1.61%) Bloomberg
7 8 (1.61%) Xilinx
8 6 (1.20%) Perforce
8 6 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.00%) Cisco
10 4 (0.80%) Altera
10 4 (0.80%) IBM
10 4 (0.80%) Sun
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle
12 2 (0.40%) Agilent
12 2 (0.40%) NetApp
12 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.40%) Veritas