Period
to 18 January 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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 37 33
Rank change year-on-year -19 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 453 1,315 1,778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.58% 5.68% 6.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.85% 10.40% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 356 1,187 1,516
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,500 £34,476 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5,771 12,650 15,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 58.35% 54.67% 56.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5,012 10,910 13,192
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,275 £70,000
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 18 January 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 January 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 -15 158 £55,000 +10.00% 54
Hampshire -12 141 £50,000 +5.26% 35
West Sussex -21 72 £47,500 -13.64% 14
Berkshire +2 67 £60,000 +9.09% 23
Oxfordshire -10 66 £52,500 +16.67% 26
Surrey -16 53 £55,000 +15.79% 28
Buckinghamshire +39 25 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Kent +19 17 £45,000 -5.26% 9
East Sussex +3 5 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Sussex - 2 £52,500 -
Middlesex +3 1 £40,000 -27.27%
C++
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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++.

1 227 (50.11%) Software Engineering
2 176 (38.85%) C
3 160 (35.32%) C#
4 147 (32.45%) Python
5 130 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (27.15%) Linux
7 117 (25.83%) Java
8 114 (25.17%) Degree
9 103 (22.74%) .NET
10 95 (20.97%) Computer Science
11 82 (18.10%) Windows
11 82 (18.10%) Algorithms
12 80 (17.66%) SQL
13 75 (16.56%) Test Automation
14 71 (15.67%) JavaScript
15 68 (15.01%) Git (software)
16 61 (13.47%) HTML
17 57 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
18 56 (12.36%) Scrum
19 55 (12.14%) DevOps
20 53 (11.70%) Docker
21 52 (11.48%) .NET Core
21 52 (11.48%) OO
22 51 (11.26%) Unit Testing
22 51 (11.26%) Azure
23 49 (10.82%) CSS
24 48 (10.60%) Electronics
25 46 (10.15%) TDD
25 46 (10.15%) Multithreading
26 37 (8.17%) 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 13 (2.87%) Confluence
2 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
2 3 (0.66%) SAS
3 2 (0.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Simulink
2 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.22%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (11.26%) Azure
2 36 (7.95%) AWS
3 11 (2.43%) Google Play
4 10 (2.21%) GCP
5 7 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.10%) Serverless
7 4 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.44%) SaaS
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.22%) GitHub
9 1 (0.22%) IaaS
9 1 (0.22%) PaaS
9 1 (0.22%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.53%) Ethernet
2 16 (3.53%) Network Security
3 15 (3.31%) Software-Defined Radio
4 10 (2.21%) Wireless
5 6 (1.32%) 4G
5 6 (1.32%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.32%) VSAT
6 5 (1.10%) 5G
6 5 (1.10%) Broadband
6 5 (1.10%) Internet
6 5 (1.10%) SpaceWire
7 4 (0.88%) 2G
7 4 (0.88%) 3G
7 4 (0.88%) HTTP
8 3 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.66%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.66%) LAN
8 3 (0.66%) SAN
9 2 (0.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.31%) MySQL
2 15 (3.31%) Redis
2 15 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.21%) Big Data
3 10 (2.21%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (1.77%) Neo4j
6 7 (1.55%) RethinkDB
7 5 (1.10%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.66%) GIS
8 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.44%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.22%) Informix
10 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 68 (15.01%) Git (software)
2 33 (7.28%) Visual Studio
3 30 (6.62%) Eclipse
4 23 (5.08%) JIRA
5 18 (3.97%) Subversion
6 10 (2.21%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.77%) Bugzilla
7 8 (1.77%) CruiseControl
7 8 (1.77%) Gemini Tracker
7 8 (1.77%) Hudson
7 8 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.10%) Selenium
9 5 (1.10%) TestRail
10 4 (0.88%) GoogleTest
10 4 (0.88%) Moq
11 3 (0.66%) CMake
11 3 (0.66%) GDB
12 2 (0.44%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.44%) MSTest
General
1 48 (10.60%) Electronics
2 29 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.09%) Finance
4 14 (3.09%) Games
5 8 (1.77%) Military
6 7 (1.55%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.10%) Legal
8 3 (0.66%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Banking
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Retail
9 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 160 (35.32%) Developer
2 159 (35.10%) Software Engineer
3 66 (14.57%) Embedded Engineer
4 64 (14.13%) C++ Software Engineer
5 62 (13.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 45 (9.93%) Software Developer
7 43 (9.49%) Senior Software Engineer
8 36 (7.95%) C++ Developer
9 26 (5.74%) C# Developer
10 23 (5.08%) C Software Engineer
10 23 (5.08%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 22 (4.86%) .NET Developer
11 22 (4.86%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 21 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
12 21 (4.64%) Embedded C Engineer
12 21 (4.64%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 19 (4.19%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
13 19 (4.19%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 19 (4.19%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 19 (4.19%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (22.74%) .NET
2 61 (13.47%) HTML
3 52 (11.48%) .NET Core
4 49 (10.82%) CSS
5 37 (8.17%) AngularJS
6 35 (7.73%) REST
7 32 (7.06%) WPF
8 30 (6.62%) .NET Framework
8 30 (6.62%) RabbitMQ
9 28 (6.18%) React
10 26 (5.74%) Web Services
11 20 (4.42%) Entity Framework
12 19 (4.19%) HTML5
13 18 (3.97%) Node.js
13 18 (3.97%) Qt
14 17 (3.75%) WinForms
15 15 (3.31%) ASP.NET
16 14 (3.09%) JSON
16 14 (3.09%) XML
17 12 (2.65%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 82 (18.10%) Algorithms
2 32 (7.06%) Embedded Systems
3 29 (6.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 23 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.97%) Data Structures
5 18 (3.97%) Device Driver
6 17 (3.75%) LIMS
7 16 (3.53%) Mobile App
8 15 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (3.09%) User Experience
10 13 (2.87%) VHDL
11 10 (2.21%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.77%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.77%) Verilog
13 7 (1.55%) ASIC
13 7 (1.55%) CUDA
13 7 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (1.32%) SIMD
15 5 (1.10%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 123 (27.15%) Linux
2 82 (18.10%) Windows
3 33 (7.28%) Android
4 23 (5.08%) Apple iOS
5 21 (4.64%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (2.43%) Unix
7 6 (1.32%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (0.66%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (50.11%) Software Engineering
2 130 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (20.97%) Computer Science
4 75 (16.56%) Test Automation
5 57 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (12.36%) Scrum
7 55 (12.14%) DevOps
8 52 (11.48%) OO
9 51 (11.26%) Unit Testing
10 46 (10.15%) Multithreading
10 46 (10.15%) TDD
11 36 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (7.73%) Mathematics
12 35 (7.73%) Signal Processing
13 32 (7.06%) UML
14 31 (6.84%) OOD
15 28 (6.18%) Microservices
16 27 (5.96%) Physics
17 26 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
18 25 (5.52%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 176 (38.85%) C
2 160 (35.32%) C#
3 147 (32.45%) Python
4 117 (25.83%) Java
5 80 (17.66%) SQL
6 71 (15.67%) JavaScript
7 33 (7.28%) Embedded C
7 33 (7.28%) Embedded C++
8 24 (5.30%) MATLAB
9 23 (5.08%) Go
10 21 (4.64%) VB
11 15 (3.31%) Objective-C
12 11 (2.43%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.21%) Perl
14 9 (1.99%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.32%) PHP
15 6 (1.32%) VC++
16 5 (1.10%) Assembly Language
16 5 (1.10%) Java 8
17 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 114 (25.17%) Degree
2 23 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (5.08%) PhD
3 22 (4.86%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.55%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.88%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.88%) HND
7 4 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.66%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.66%) HNC
8 3 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.19%) QA
2 4 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (11.70%) Docker
2 26 (5.74%) Firmware
3 7 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.66%) GPFS
4 3 (0.66%) NFS
4 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.44%) KVM
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 33 (7.28%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.10%) Ansible
3 3 (0.66%) Terraform
3 3 (0.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (0.44%) Puppet
5 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 24 (5.30%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.42%) Google
3 12 (2.65%) Oracle
4 10 (2.21%) VMware
4 10 (2.21%) Xilinx
5 8 (1.77%) Apple
5 8 (1.77%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.10%) Altera
6 5 (1.10%) Cisco
6 5 (1.10%) Perforce
7 4 (0.88%) IBM
8 3 (0.66%) ANSYS
8 3 (0.66%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.66%) Brocade
8 3 (0.66%) NetApp
8 3 (0.66%) NVIDIA
8 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.66%) Sun
8 3 (0.66%) Veritas