Period
to 18 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 70 60 40
Rank change year-on-year -10 -20 -6
Permanent jobs citing C++ 738 450 1,315
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.16% 4.58% 5.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.01% 7.85% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 422 332 1,130
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,300 £33,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -

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 9,214 5,735 12,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 51.99% 58.37% 54.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6,589 5,013 10,910
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £36,960
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +8.25% +2.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £70,275
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 -6 270 £55,000 - 75
Hampshire -12 238 £45,000 -10.00% 50
Berkshire +11 130 £55,000 -6.38% 28
Oxfordshire 0 116 £55,000 +4.76% 36
Surrey -12 109 £57,500 +2.22% 31
Kent -16 55 £55,000 +22.22% 8
West Sussex -23 36 £47,500 - 12
Buckinghamshire -49 24 £52,500 -4.55% 11
East Sussex -17 13 £40,000 -38.46% 11
Sussex -1 6 £60,000 +14.29%
Isle of Wight - 6 £40,000 - 1
Middlesex -2 2 - -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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++.

1 467 (63.28%) Software Engineering
2 414 (56.10%) C
3 362 (49.05%) Python
4 331 (44.85%) C#
5 302 (40.92%) Linux
6 288 (39.02%) Computer Science
7 281 (38.08%) Degree
8 264 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
9 236 (31.98%) Java
10 169 (22.90%) JavaScript
11 156 (21.14%) Social Skills
12 131 (17.75%) Git (software)
13 130 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
14 128 (17.34%) DevOps
15 127 (17.21%) Mathematics
16 126 (17.07%) Test Automation
16 126 (17.07%) Algorithms
17 124 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
18 120 (16.26%) Multithreading
19 118 (15.99%) SQL
20 113 (15.31%) Computer Science Degree
21 111 (15.04%) Software Testing
22 108 (14.63%) Windows
23 106 (14.36%) AWS
24 103 (13.96%) OO
25 94 (12.74%) Azure
26 90 (12.20%) .NET
26 90 (12.20%) Jenkins
27 88 (11.92%) JIRA
28 81 (10.98%) QA

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 38 (5.15%) Confluence
2 8 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.95%) Apache
4 4 (0.54%) IIS
5 2 (0.27%) SAS
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.36%) Revit
1 10 (1.36%) SOLIDWORKS
2 9 (1.22%) Windchill
3 6 (0.81%) Simulink
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 8 (1.08%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 106 (14.36%) AWS
2 94 (12.74%) Azure
3 61 (8.27%) Serverless
4 28 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (3.79%) GCP
4 28 (3.79%) OpenShift
5 24 (3.25%) GitHub
6 11 (1.49%) SaaS
7 10 (1.36%) Amazon ECS
7 10 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (1.08%) Slack
9 5 (0.68%) Boomi
10 3 (0.41%) Apigee
10 3 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.27%) AWS IoT
11 2 (0.27%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.27%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.52%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.57%) 3G
3 17 (2.30%) Network Security
4 12 (1.63%) Ethernet
5 11 (1.49%) Wireless
6 7 (0.95%) MQTT
6 7 (0.95%) PPP
6 7 (0.95%) Software-Defined Radio
7 6 (0.81%) 3GPP
8 5 (0.68%) HTTP
8 5 (0.68%) IPsec
8 5 (0.68%) NAS
8 5 (0.68%) SpaceWire
8 5 (0.68%) SSL
9 4 (0.54%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.54%) FTP
9 4 (0.54%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.54%) Internet
9 4 (0.54%) Modbus
9 4 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.76%) MySQL
2 39 (5.28%) SQL Server
3 36 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (2.71%) Redis
5 14 (1.90%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.36%) Couchbase
6 10 (1.36%) GIS
7 8 (1.08%) Big Data
7 8 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.27%) Metadata
10 2 (0.27%) Power BI
10 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.27%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.14%) DB2
11 1 (0.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 131 (17.75%) Git (software)
2 90 (12.20%) Jenkins
3 88 (11.92%) JIRA
4 53 (7.18%) Visual Studio
5 24 (3.25%) Bitbucket
6 21 (2.85%) Subversion
7 16 (2.17%) CMake
8 14 (1.90%) GCC
9 10 (1.36%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 10 (1.36%) Xcode
10 9 (1.22%) Bugzilla
10 9 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (1.08%) CruiseControl
11 8 (1.08%) Gemini Tracker
11 8 (1.08%) Hudson
11 8 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.95%) GoogleTest
12 7 (0.95%) NeoLoad
12 7 (0.95%) TestRail
General
1 156 (21.14%) Social Skills
2 75 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (7.32%) Electronics
4 53 (7.18%) Finance
5 48 (6.50%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.12%) Marketing
7 20 (2.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 20 (2.71%) Military
8 16 (2.17%) Aerospace
8 16 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (2.03%) Games
10 11 (1.49%) Automotive
11 10 (1.36%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.95%) Retail
13 6 (0.81%) Legal
13 6 (0.81%) Public Sector
14 5 (0.68%) Organisational Skills
15 3 (0.41%) Law
16 2 (0.27%) Advertising
16 2 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 392 (53.12%) Software Engineer
2 194 (26.29%) Developer
3 123 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 121 (16.40%) C++ Software Engineer
5 104 (14.09%) Embedded Engineer
6 103 (13.96%) Software Developer
7 98 (13.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 43 (5.83%) Junior
9 40 (5.42%) Principal Engineer
9 40 (5.42%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 37 (5.01%) Analyst
11 33 (4.47%) C Software Engineer
11 33 (4.47%) C++ Developer
12 32 (4.34%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 32 (4.34%) Graduate
12 32 (4.34%) Principal Software Engineer
13 30 (4.07%) Junior Software Engineer
14 29 (3.93%) Electronics Engineer
15 26 (3.52%) Analyst Developer
15 26 (3.52%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (12.20%) .NET
2 81 (10.98%) React
3 69 (9.35%) AngularJS
4 63 (8.54%) HTML
5 54 (7.32%) STL
6 52 (7.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 52 (7.05%) WPF
7 50 (6.78%) REST
8 46 (6.23%) CSS
8 46 (6.23%) HTML5
9 41 (5.56%) MFC
10 35 (4.74%) COM
10 35 (4.74%) XML
11 32 (4.34%) Velocity
12 26 (3.52%) Java EE
12 26 (3.52%) Spring
12 26 (3.52%) Spring Boot
13 23 (3.12%) CSS3
14 21 (2.85%) OpenCV
15 19 (2.57%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 126 (17.07%) Algorithms
2 61 (8.27%) Embedded Systems
2 61 (8.27%) Self-Motivation
3 57 (7.72%) Data Structures
4 53 (7.18%) User Experience
5 52 (7.05%) FPGA
6 38 (5.15%) Virtual Team
7 30 (4.07%) Management Information System
8 28 (3.79%) Mobile App
9 25 (3.39%) VHDL
10 23 (3.12%) Device Driver
11 22 (2.98%) ASIC
12 21 (2.85%) Renewable Energy
13 14 (1.90%) Robotics
14 13 (1.76%) 3D Graphics
15 11 (1.49%) Animation
15 11 (1.49%) Client/Server
16 10 (1.36%) Lidar
16 10 (1.36%) Life Science
16 10 (1.36%) SIMD
Operating Systems
1 302 (40.92%) Linux
2 108 (14.63%) Windows
3 44 (5.96%) Unix
4 42 (5.69%) Embedded Linux
5 34 (4.61%) CentOS
6 15 (2.03%) Android
7 11 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.49%) Mac OS
8 10 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.36%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.95%) Debian
9 7 (0.95%) FreeRTOS
10 5 (0.68%) VxWorks
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.41%) Robot Operating System
12 3 (0.41%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (63.28%) Software Engineering
2 288 (39.02%) Computer Science
3 264 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
5 128 (17.34%) DevOps
6 127 (17.21%) Mathematics
7 126 (17.07%) Test Automation
8 124 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
9 120 (16.26%) Multithreading
10 111 (15.04%) Software Testing
11 103 (13.96%) OO
12 78 (10.57%) Scrum
13 77 (10.43%) Risk Management
14 76 (10.30%) SDLC
15 73 (9.89%) Artificial Intelligence
16 66 (8.94%) TDD
17 64 (8.67%) Mentoring
17 64 (8.67%) Physics
18 63 (8.54%) Data Science
19 61 (8.27%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 414 (56.10%) C
2 362 (49.05%) Python
3 331 (44.85%) C#
4 236 (31.98%) Java
5 169 (22.90%) JavaScript
6 118 (15.99%) SQL
7 57 (7.72%) Embedded C
8 43 (5.83%) Go
9 41 (5.56%) Perl
10 35 (4.74%) MATLAB
11 34 (4.61%) Embedded C++
12 33 (4.47%) Bash
13 28 (3.79%) T-SQL
14 27 (3.66%) Shell Script
15 25 (3.39%) Objective-C
16 19 (2.57%) PHP
17 18 (2.44%) R
18 16 (2.17%) TypeScript
19 14 (1.90%) Fortran
20 10 (1.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 281 (38.08%) Degree
2 113 (15.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (5.01%) Security Cleared
4 28 (3.79%) PhD
5 23 (3.12%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.57%) HND
7 13 (1.76%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.41%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.27%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.27%) OSCP
11 1 (0.14%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (10.98%) QA
2 19 (2.57%) Accessibility
3 8 (1.08%) Def Stans
4 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.41%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.41%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.41%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.27%) MISRA
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (10.98%) Firmware
2 37 (5.01%) Docker
3 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.27%) NFS
3 2 (0.27%) Samba
3 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (4.47%) Ansible
2 31 (4.20%) Kubernetes
3 17 (2.30%) Grafana
4 15 (2.03%) Terraform
5 10 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.36%) Opsview
6 8 (1.08%) PTC Integrity
7 2 (0.27%) FlexNet
7 2 (0.27%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.69%) Oracle
3 34 (4.61%) Red Hat
4 17 (2.30%) New Relic
5 16 (2.17%) EMC
6 13 (1.76%) Google
6 13 (1.76%) Sophos
7 10 (1.36%) Rockwell
8 9 (1.22%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.22%) Cadence
8 9 (1.22%) Intel
8 9 (1.22%) PTC
9 8 (1.08%) Sparx
9 8 (1.08%) VMware
10 7 (0.95%) AppDynamics
10 7 (0.95%) Dynatrace
10 7 (0.95%) Micro Focus
11 6 (0.81%) Citrix
12 5 (0.68%) Apple
12 5 (0.68%) Siemens