Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South East
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 35 38
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,174 1,838 2,024
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.53% 6.93% 6.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.90% 12.48% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,053 1,411 1,734
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,600 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%

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 11,861 14,726 18,472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 55.88% 55.52% 58.37%
Number of salaries quoted 10,102 12,652 16,080
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,525 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 4 April 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 4 April 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 -2 419 £50,000 -4.76% 89
Hampshire -16 375 £50,000 +11.11% 59
Oxfordshire -5 202 £42,500 -12.82% 41
Berkshire +10 177 £55,000 - 31
Surrey 0 165 £50,000 -4.76% 39
West Sussex +19 154 £55,000 +4.76% 15
Buckinghamshire +28 40 £52,500 +23.53% 17
East Sussex -33 38 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Kent +19 22 £46,250 +15.63% 10
Middlesex +4 1 £55,000 -12.00%
C++
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 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++.

1 710 (60.48%) Software Engineering
2 539 (45.91%) C
3 424 (36.12%) Python
4 421 (35.86%) C#
5 419 (35.69%) Java
6 368 (31.35%) Linux
7 340 (28.96%) Degree
8 338 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
9 282 (24.02%) Windows
10 243 (20.70%) JavaScript
11 241 (20.53%) .NET
12 234 (19.93%) SQL
13 193 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
14 190 (16.18%) Computer Science
15 189 (16.10%) Git (software)
16 164 (13.97%) HTML
17 150 (12.78%) Firmware
18 148 (12.61%) Security Cleared
19 138 (11.75%) Scrum
20 129 (10.99%) Unit Testing
21 124 (10.56%) Test Automation
22 122 (10.39%) Algorithms
23 117 (9.97%) HTML5
24 114 (9.71%) Mathematics
25 108 (9.20%) SC Cleared
26 102 (8.69%) Embedded Systems
27 101 (8.60%) Electronics
28 92 (7.84%) User Experience
29 91 (7.75%) Computer Science Degree
29 91 (7.75%) Visual Studio

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 41 (3.49%) Confluence
2 28 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 22 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.53%) Apache Solr
5 16 (1.36%) Apache
5 16 (1.36%) CICS
6 15 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.19%) IIS
8 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.34%) CMS
10 3 (0.26%) JBoss
10 3 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.085%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.085%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.085%) WinCC
Applications
1 15 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.19%) Simulink
3 12 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.51%) Steinberg Cubase
6 4 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.085%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 4 (0.34%) assyst
1 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.11%) AWS
2 27 (2.30%) Azure
3 14 (1.19%) GitHub
3 14 (1.19%) SaaS
4 10 (0.85%) Amazon Cognito
5 8 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.51%) GCP
7 4 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.17%) Serverless
10 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.085%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.39%) Wireless
2 36 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.87%) RTP
4 20 (1.70%) Bluetooth
5 19 (1.62%) HTTP
5 19 (1.62%) LTE
6 15 (1.28%) Ethernet
7 14 (1.19%) DNS
8 12 (1.02%) 5G
9 11 (0.94%) ATM
9 11 (0.94%) VoIP
10 8 (0.68%) 4G
10 8 (0.68%) Firewall
10 8 (0.68%) LAN
11 7 (0.60%) Broadband
11 7 (0.60%) Internet
11 7 (0.60%) SSL
12 6 (0.51%) WAN
13 5 (0.43%) DHCP
13 5 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.77%) MySQL
2 41 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 40 (3.41%) Big Data
4 38 (3.24%) Redis
5 37 (3.15%) Hadoop
6 35 (2.98%) Neo4j
7 32 (2.73%) NoSQL
8 31 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (2.56%) MongoDB
10 26 (2.21%) DB2
11 21 (1.79%) SQL Server
12 14 (1.19%) Apache Accumulo
13 13 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.02%) RethinkDB
15 8 (0.68%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.60%) HBase
17 6 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (0.51%) MS Access
18 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
19 3 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 189 (16.10%) Git (software)
2 91 (7.75%) Visual Studio
3 88 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 86 (7.33%) Subversion
5 78 (6.64%) JIRA
6 30 (2.56%) JUnit
7 28 (2.39%) Selenium
8 22 (1.87%) Eclipse
9 21 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.28%) JMeter
11 13 (1.11%) Polyspace
11 13 (1.11%) VectorCAST
12 12 (1.02%) HP UFT
12 12 (1.02%) LoadRunner
13 10 (0.85%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
15 8 (0.68%) CMake
15 8 (0.68%) Maven
16 7 (0.60%) Bugzilla
16 7 (0.60%) EasyMock
General
1 101 (8.60%) Electronics
2 84 (7.16%) Finance
3 66 (5.62%) Manufacturing
4 58 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 45 (3.83%) Aerospace
6 40 (3.41%) Automotive
7 31 (2.64%) Games
8 29 (2.47%) Military
9 23 (1.96%) Retail
10 18 (1.53%) Marketing
11 14 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.85%) Advertising
12 10 (0.85%) Public Sector
13 9 (0.77%) Law
14 6 (0.51%) Banking
15 4 (0.34%) Avionics
15 4 (0.34%) Legal
16 2 (0.17%) Billing
17 1 (0.085%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 506 (43.10%) Software Engineer
2 358 (30.49%) Developer
3 206 (17.55%) C++ Software Engineer
4 157 (13.37%) Senior Software Engineer
5 142 (12.10%) Embedded Engineer
6 119 (10.14%) Software Developer
7 113 (9.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 97 (8.26%) C++ Developer
9 68 (5.79%) C# Developer
10 66 (5.62%) Graduate
11 62 (5.28%) Junior
12 61 (5.20%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 60 (5.11%) Firmware Engineer
14 58 (4.94%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
15 54 (4.60%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
16 50 (4.26%) Lead Developer
17 45 (3.83%) C# Software Engineer
18 42 (3.58%) Backend Developer
19 41 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
20 40 (3.41%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (20.53%) .NET
2 164 (13.97%) HTML
3 117 (9.97%) HTML5
4 83 (7.07%) CSS
5 81 (6.90%) AngularJS
6 71 (6.05%) WPF
7 65 (5.54%) REST
7 65 (5.54%) Web Services
7 65 (5.54%) WinForms
8 64 (5.45%) .NET Core
9 58 (4.94%) Kafka
10 57 (4.86%) React
11 53 (4.51%) XML
12 51 (4.34%) .NET Framework
13 45 (3.83%) WCF
14 43 (3.66%) jQuery
14 43 (3.66%) Qt
14 43 (3.66%) STL
15 35 (2.98%) JSON
16 32 (2.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 122 (10.39%) Algorithms
2 102 (8.69%) Embedded Systems
3 92 (7.84%) User Experience
4 62 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
5 56 (4.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 53 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (2.98%) Robotics
8 23 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
9 21 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.62%) Device Driver
11 18 (1.53%) Mainframe
12 17 (1.45%) CAN bus
13 16 (1.36%) VHDL
14 13 (1.11%) Management Information System
15 12 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
15 12 (1.02%) SIMD
16 9 (0.77%) GPGPU
16 9 (0.77%) Smartphone
17 8 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 368 (31.35%) Linux
2 282 (24.02%) Windows
3 82 (6.98%) Embedded Linux
4 44 (3.75%) Android
5 42 (3.58%) Apple iOS
6 33 (2.81%) Unix
7 19 (1.62%) FreeRTOS
8 14 (1.19%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.02%) VxWorks
10 10 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.68%) CentOS
12 7 (0.60%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.60%) Solaris
13 4 (0.34%) Debian
13 4 (0.34%) ThreadX
14 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.26%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 710 (60.48%) Software Engineering
2 338 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
4 190 (16.18%) Computer Science
5 138 (11.75%) Scrum
6 129 (10.99%) Unit Testing
7 124 (10.56%) Test Automation
8 114 (9.71%) Mathematics
9 86 (7.33%) DevOps
10 83 (7.07%) OO
11 78 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (6.56%) Mentoring
12 77 (6.56%) Multithreading
13 68 (5.79%) Artificial Intelligence
14 66 (5.62%) Software Architecture
15 64 (5.45%) Machine Learning
16 63 (5.37%) Validation
17 62 (5.28%) SDLC
18 61 (5.20%) OOD
19 60 (5.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 539 (45.91%) C
2 424 (36.12%) Python
3 421 (35.86%) C#
4 419 (35.69%) Java
5 243 (20.70%) JavaScript
6 234 (19.93%) SQL
7 89 (7.58%) Go
8 81 (6.90%) MATLAB
9 74 (6.30%) VB.NET
10 63 (5.37%) Bash Shell
11 58 (4.94%) Embedded C
12 57 (4.86%) Embedded C++
13 45 (3.83%) PHP
14 39 (3.32%) Perl
15 38 (3.24%) Assembly Language
16 37 (3.15%) Ada
17 31 (2.64%) VB
18 22 (1.87%) R
19 20 (1.70%) T-SQL
20 19 (1.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 340 (28.96%) Degree
2 148 (12.61%) Security Cleared
3 108 (9.20%) SC Cleared
4 91 (7.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (3.83%) DV Cleared
6 24 (2.04%) PhD
7 23 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
8 20 (1.70%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.28%) PMI Certification
10 14 (1.19%) DBS Check
11 13 (1.11%) ISEB
11 13 (1.11%) PMP
12 10 (0.85%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.51%) CCNP
13 6 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.17%) CCNA
15 2 (0.17%) JNCIA
16 1 (0.085%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.94%) QA
2 28 (2.39%) DICOM
3 18 (1.53%) IEC 61508
4 5 (0.43%) GDPR
4 5 (0.43%) IEC 62304
4 5 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.34%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.085%) JTAG
System Software
1 150 (12.78%) Firmware
2 83 (7.07%) Docker
3 15 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 13 (1.11%) ACF2
4 13 (1.11%) RACF
5 9 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.34%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.085%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (2.90%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.13%) Ansible
3 21 (1.79%) Puppet
4 15 (1.28%) Salt
5 8 (0.68%) MIIS
5 8 (0.68%) SELinux
6 6 (0.51%) CFEngine
7 5 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.34%) Amdocs OSS
8 4 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.34%) Icinga
8 4 (0.34%) Kibana
8 4 (0.34%) Observium
9 3 (0.26%) Ambari
9 3 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.085%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.085%) Grafana
10 1 (0.085%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (5.11%) Microsoft
2 30 (2.56%) Xamarin
3 24 (2.04%) Oracle
4 19 (1.62%) Freescale
4 19 (1.62%) Renesas
5 15 (1.28%) Perforce
6 14 (1.19%) HP
7 13 (1.11%) IBM
8 10 (0.85%) VMware
9 9 (0.77%) Green Hills
10 8 (0.68%) Huawei
10 8 (0.68%) Intel
11 7 (0.60%) Cisco
11 7 (0.60%) SAP
12 6 (0.51%) Blue Prism
12 6 (0.51%) Splunk
12 6 (0.51%) Xceptor
13 5 (0.43%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.34%) Cramer
14 4 (0.34%) Progress