Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South East
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 39 37
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing C++ 372 1,415 1,809
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.70% 5.49% 6.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.04% 10.32% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 317 1,159 1,537
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,000 £29,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,600 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +9.38%

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 4,626 13,706 16,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 58.47% 53.18% 56.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,993 11,792 14,447
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 0 126 £60,000 +26.32% 66
Hampshire -25 111 £55,000 +15.79% 27
Surrey +25 59 £55,000 +4.76% 31
Oxfordshire -13 57 £60,000 +33.33% 28
Berkshire +50 52 £52,500 - 27
West Sussex +12 51 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Buckinghamshire +45 17 £65,000 +44.44% 11
Kent +31 16 £50,000 +5.26% 7
East Sussex +2 7 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Sussex - 2 £52,500 - 2
C++
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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++.

1 210 (56.45%) Software Engineering
2 172 (46.24%) C
3 152 (40.86%) C#
4 144 (38.71%) Python
5 112 (30.11%) Linux
6 110 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
7 108 (29.03%) .NET
7 108 (29.03%) Degree
8 104 (27.96%) JavaScript
9 91 (24.46%) Java
10 89 (23.92%) HTML
11 88 (23.66%) Computer Science
12 81 (21.77%) SQL
13 80 (21.51%) Windows
14 77 (20.70%) Algorithms
15 66 (17.74%) Test Automation
16 63 (16.94%) Git (software)
17 58 (15.59%) Mathematics
18 55 (14.78%) CSS
19 53 (14.25%) Unit Testing
19 53 (14.25%) AngularJS
20 52 (13.98%) Scrum
20 52 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
21 51 (13.71%) Docker
22 49 (13.17%) .NET Core
23 44 (11.83%) Azure
23 44 (11.83%) DevOps
24 40 (10.75%) WinForms
24 40 (10.75%) HTML5
24 40 (10.75%) React

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 15 (4.03%) Confluence
2 1 (0.27%) Apache
2 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Mathcad
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.83%) Azure
2 34 (9.14%) AWS
3 15 (4.03%) GCP
4 9 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.88%) Serverless
6 6 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.34%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.27%) GitHub
8 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.11%) Network Security
2 16 (4.30%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.03%) 5G
4 11 (2.96%) 4G
5 9 (2.42%) H.323
5 9 (2.42%) Wireless
6 7 (1.88%) 3G
6 7 (1.88%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.34%) 2G
7 5 (1.34%) RTP
7 5 (1.34%) SNMP
8 4 (1.08%) HTTP
8 4 (1.08%) IPv4
8 4 (1.08%) IPv6
8 4 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.81%) SSL
9 3 (0.81%) UMTS
9 3 (0.81%) VoIP
9 3 (0.81%) WiMAX
9 3 (0.81%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.26%) MySQL
3 13 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.42%) Big Data
5 8 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.61%) Redis
8 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.34%) Spatial Data
9 3 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.81%) InfluxDB
9 3 (0.81%) RethinkDB
9 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.81%) SQLite
10 2 (0.54%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (0.54%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.54%) GIS
10 2 (0.54%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 63 (16.94%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.91%) JIRA
2 22 (5.91%) Visual Studio
3 15 (4.03%) Subversion
4 11 (2.96%) Eclipse
4 11 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.42%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.34%) Selenium
7 4 (1.08%) GoogleTest
8 3 (0.81%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.54%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.54%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.54%) Gemini Tracker
9 2 (0.54%) Hudson
9 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.27%) C++Builder
10 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (9.41%) Telecoms
2 30 (8.06%) Electronics
3 29 (7.80%) Games
4 23 (6.18%) Manufacturing
5 22 (5.91%) Finance
6 8 (2.15%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.61%) Advertising
8 5 (1.34%) Automotive
9 4 (1.08%) Norwegian Language
9 4 (1.08%) Public Sector
10 3 (0.81%) Military
11 2 (0.54%) Banking
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Police
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 150 (40.32%) Software Engineer
2 118 (31.72%) Developer
3 64 (17.20%) C++ Software Engineer
4 46 (12.37%) Embedded Engineer
4 46 (12.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 43 (11.56%) Software Developer
6 35 (9.41%) Senior Software Engineer
7 32 (8.60%) C++ Developer
8 24 (6.45%) C Software Engineer
8 24 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 24 (6.45%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 18 (4.84%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 18 (4.84%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 17 (4.57%) .NET Developer
11 15 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (3.76%) C# Software Engineer
12 14 (3.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
13 13 (3.49%) Architect
13 13 (3.49%) Embedded C Engineer
13 13 (3.49%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (29.03%) .NET
2 89 (23.92%) HTML
3 55 (14.78%) CSS
4 53 (14.25%) AngularJS
5 49 (13.17%) .NET Core
6 40 (10.75%) HTML5
6 40 (10.75%) React
6 40 (10.75%) WinForms
7 38 (10.22%) .NET Framework
7 38 (10.22%) REST
7 38 (10.22%) Web Services
8 30 (8.06%) WPF
9 27 (7.26%) Node.js
10 26 (6.99%) RabbitMQ
11 24 (6.45%) Qt
12 22 (5.91%) OpenGL
13 21 (5.65%) MFC
14 20 (5.38%) jQuery
15 17 (4.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 17 (4.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 77 (20.70%) Algorithms
2 29 (7.80%) Embedded Systems
3 28 (7.53%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.57%) CUDA
5 17 (4.57%) User Experience
6 16 (4.30%) Data Structures
7 15 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (3.76%) Device Driver
8 14 (3.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 12 (3.23%) LIMS
9 12 (3.23%) SIMD
10 11 (2.96%) SCADA
11 10 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (2.15%) Industry 4.0
13 7 (1.88%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.88%) Robotics
14 6 (1.61%) PKI
15 5 (1.34%) Over-the-Top Content
15 5 (1.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 112 (30.11%) Linux
2 80 (21.51%) Windows
3 23 (6.18%) Android
4 12 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.81%) Unix
5 3 (0.81%) VxWorks
5 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.54%) CentOS
6 2 (0.54%) Robot Operating System
7 1 (0.27%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.27%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (56.45%) Software Engineering
2 110 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (23.66%) Computer Science
4 66 (17.74%) Test Automation
5 58 (15.59%) Mathematics
6 53 (14.25%) Unit Testing
7 52 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (13.98%) Scrum
8 44 (11.83%) DevOps
9 39 (10.48%) Multithreading
10 38 (10.22%) Microservices
11 33 (8.87%) TDD
12 32 (8.60%) OO
13 29 (7.80%) OOD
13 29 (7.80%) Physics
14 28 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (6.72%) Signal Processing
16 24 (6.45%) Machine Learning
16 24 (6.45%) SDLC
17 23 (6.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 172 (46.24%) C
2 152 (40.86%) C#
3 144 (38.71%) Python
4 104 (27.96%) JavaScript
5 91 (24.46%) Java
6 81 (21.77%) SQL
7 23 (6.18%) MATLAB
8 21 (5.65%) Embedded C
8 21 (5.65%) Go
9 20 (5.38%) Embedded C++
10 17 (4.57%) VB.NET
11 14 (3.76%) VB
12 11 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.69%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.69%) Ruby
14 9 (2.42%) Scala
15 7 (1.88%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.61%) Apple Swift
16 6 (1.61%) Rust
16 6 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 108 (29.03%) Degree
2 29 (7.80%) PhD
3 24 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.42%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.88%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.76%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) GDPR
2 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (13.71%) Docker
2 15 (4.03%) Firmware
3 13 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.88%) KVM
6 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.81%) vSphere
7 1 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (9.68%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.15%) Ansible
3 6 (1.61%) Puppet
4 2 (0.54%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.27%) Grafana
5 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 25 (6.72%) VMware
2 18 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.03%) Google
4 10 (2.69%) Xamarin
5 9 (2.42%) Oracle
6 5 (1.34%) Altera
6 5 (1.34%) Cadence
6 5 (1.34%) Mentor Graphics
6 5 (1.34%) QNX
6 5 (1.34%) Synopsys
6 5 (1.34%) Xilinx
7 4 (1.08%) Intel
8 3 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.81%) NVIDIA
8 3 (0.81%) Perforce
8 3 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.54%) Avaya
9 2 (0.54%) Freescale
9 2 (0.54%) Mitel
9 2 (0.54%) Renesas