Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 38 40
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,414 1,791 1,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.53% 6.09% 6.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.39% 10.69% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 1,485 1,666
South East median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,650 £32,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +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 13,606 16,759 16,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.25% 56.99% 55.27%
Number of salaries quoted 11,696 14,534 13,981
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ in the South East.

Salary trend for C++ in the South East

C++
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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
Hampshire +14 560 £47,500 +5.56% 68
Thames Valley -21 465 £47,500 -9.52% 131
Oxfordshire 0 286 £45,000 -14.29% 63
Surrey -7 168 £52,500 +5.00% 44
Berkshire -54 124 £50,000 - 39
West Sussex -24 107 £47,500 -5.00% 27
East Sussex 0 68 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Buckinghamshire +6 55 £45,000 -10.00% 29
Kent -21 34 £46,000 -3.16% 18
Isle of Wight - 8 £30,000 -
Middlesex -3 2 £80,000 +113.33% 1
Home Counties - 1 £60,000 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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++.

1 915 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 637 (45.05%) C#
3 532 (37.62%) C
4 467 (33.03%) Python
4 467 (33.03%) Degree
5 434 (30.69%) Linux
5 434 (30.69%) Java
6 414 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
7 330 (23.34%) Computer Science
8 282 (19.94%) Windows
9 262 (18.53%) OO
10 261 (18.46%) Mathematics
11 238 (16.83%) .NET
12 222 (15.70%) JavaScript
13 217 (15.35%) SQL
14 205 (14.50%) Computer Science Degree
15 193 (13.65%) Algorithms
16 181 (12.80%) Git (software)
17 180 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
18 170 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
19 160 (11.32%) Security Cleared
20 155 (10.96%) Artificial Intelligence
21 154 (10.89%) Unit Testing
22 153 (10.82%) Physics
23 152 (10.75%) Electronics
24 148 (10.47%) Machine Learning
25 146 (10.33%) HTML
26 141 (9.97%) DevOps
27 139 (9.83%) SDLC
28 128 (9.05%) WPF

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 11 (0.78%) Apache
2 10 (0.71%) Apache Spark
2 10 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.35%) Confluence
4 3 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (0.21%) Luigi
4 3 (0.21%) nginx
5 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.14%) Jetty
5 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.14%) SAS
5 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.071%) Drupal
6 1 (0.071%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.071%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (1.20%) Simulink
2 8 (0.57%) Figma
2 8 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
2 8 (0.57%) Sketch
3 5 (0.35%) Doxygen
3 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.28%) GNU Octave
4 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.21%) Maya
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.14%) Steinberg Cubase
7 1 (0.071%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.071%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.071%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.071%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 80 (5.66%) AWS
1 80 (5.66%) Azure
2 52 (3.68%) GCP
3 34 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.78%) SaaS
5 5 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.35%) Google Play
6 4 (0.28%) Apigee
7 3 (0.21%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.071%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.071%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.071%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.071%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.071%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.071%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.071%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.18%) TCP/IP
2 34 (2.40%) VoIP
3 32 (2.26%) RS-232
4 28 (1.98%) Wireless
5 24 (1.70%) RS-485
6 20 (1.41%) Internet
6 20 (1.41%) Network Security
7 17 (1.20%) HTTP
8 15 (1.06%) Bluetooth
9 14 (0.99%) CTI
9 14 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (0.64%) 5G
10 9 (0.64%) RTP
10 9 (0.64%) ZigBee
11 8 (0.57%) 3G
11 8 (0.57%) 4G
11 8 (0.57%) Firewall
11 8 (0.57%) LTE
11 8 (0.57%) SSH
11 8 (0.57%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 44 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (3.04%) Big Data
5 33 (2.33%) MySQL
6 29 (2.05%) Neo4j
7 26 (1.84%) NoSQL
8 17 (1.20%) GIS
8 17 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.06%) Redis
10 14 (0.99%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.28%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.28%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.21%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.21%) DB2
12 3 (0.21%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (0.21%) Looker
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 181 (12.80%) Git (software)
2 93 (6.58%) Subversion
3 81 (5.73%) Jenkins
3 81 (5.73%) Visual Studio
4 45 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (2.48%) Bugzilla
6 34 (2.40%) CruiseControl
6 34 (2.40%) Gemini Tracker
6 34 (2.40%) Hudson
6 34 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 33 (2.33%) JIRA
8 25 (1.77%) Selenium
9 21 (1.49%) NUnit
10 20 (1.41%) Cucumber
11 18 (1.27%) TeamCity
12 16 (1.13%) SpecFlow
12 16 (1.13%) WebDriver
13 14 (0.99%) Eclipse
13 14 (0.99%) VectorCAST
13 14 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 152 (10.75%) Electronics
2 97 (6.86%) Finance
3 88 (6.22%) Manufacturing
4 57 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 46 (3.25%) Automotive
6 45 (3.18%) Games
6 45 (3.18%) Marketing
7 29 (2.05%) Military
8 28 (1.98%) Public Sector
9 26 (1.84%) Aerospace
10 20 (1.41%) Retail
11 12 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.78%) Law
13 10 (0.71%) Advertising
14 7 (0.50%) Legal
15 6 (0.42%) Avionics
16 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
18 1 (0.071%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 637 (45.05%) Software Engineer
2 413 (29.21%) Developer
3 212 (14.99%) C++ Software Engineer
4 186 (13.15%) Senior Software Engineer
5 157 (11.10%) Software Developer
6 137 (9.69%) C++ Developer
7 130 (9.19%) Embedded Engineer
8 114 (8.06%) Junior
9 111 (7.85%) Graduate
10 102 (7.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 101 (7.14%) C# Developer
12 80 (5.66%) C# Software Engineer
13 64 (4.53%) Research Engineer
14 59 (4.17%) Graduate Software Engineer
15 56 (3.96%) Junior Software Engineer
16 55 (3.89%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
17 44 (3.11%) C++ Software Developer
18 43 (3.04%) Senior Developer
19 42 (2.97%) .NET Developer
20 38 (2.69%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (16.83%) .NET
2 146 (10.33%) HTML
3 128 (9.05%) WPF
4 118 (8.35%) Web Services
5 93 (6.58%) AngularJS
6 75 (5.30%) STL
7 74 (5.23%) HTML5
8 65 (4.60%) RESTful
9 62 (4.38%) Node.js
9 62 (4.38%) Qt
10 49 (3.47%) MFC
11 43 (3.04%) CSS
12 41 (2.90%) XML
13 38 (2.69%) .NET Core
14 37 (2.62%) .NET Framework
15 36 (2.55%) OpenGL
16 35 (2.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 35 (2.48%) Django
17 33 (2.33%) ASP.NET
18 31 (2.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 193 (13.65%) Algorithms
2 122 (8.63%) Embedded Systems
3 76 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
6 43 (3.04%) Robotics
7 36 (2.55%) Data Structures
8 34 (2.40%) User Experience
9 31 (2.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 26 (1.84%) Driving Licence
11 24 (1.70%) Acoustics
11 24 (1.70%) Device Driver
12 23 (1.63%) CUDA
13 20 (1.41%) Life Science
14 19 (1.34%) Mobile App
14 19 (1.34%) VHDL
15 16 (1.13%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
16 13 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 434 (30.69%) Linux
2 282 (19.94%) Windows
3 62 (4.38%) Android
4 53 (3.75%) Unix
5 32 (2.26%) Embedded Linux
6 31 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.27%) CentOS
8 15 (1.06%) ThreadX
8 15 (1.06%) VxWorks
9 8 (0.57%) Debian
10 7 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.50%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.21%) zOS
14 2 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
14 2 (0.14%) uClinux
15 1 (0.071%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 915 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 414 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (23.34%) Computer Science
4 262 (18.53%) OO
5 261 (18.46%) Mathematics
6 180 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
7 170 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
8 155 (10.96%) Artificial Intelligence
9 154 (10.89%) Unit Testing
10 153 (10.82%) Physics
11 148 (10.47%) Machine Learning
12 141 (9.97%) DevOps
13 139 (9.83%) SDLC
14 126 (8.91%) OOD
15 125 (8.84%) Multithreading
16 105 (7.43%) Mentoring
17 90 (6.36%) TDD
18 89 (6.29%) Test Automation
19 85 (6.01%) Scrum
20 73 (5.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 637 (45.05%) C#
2 532 (37.62%) C
3 467 (33.03%) Python
4 434 (30.69%) Java
5 222 (15.70%) JavaScript
6 217 (15.35%) SQL
7 81 (5.73%) Go
8 68 (4.81%) Embedded C++
9 61 (4.31%) XAML
10 59 (4.17%) MATLAB
11 57 (4.03%) Embedded C
12 51 (3.61%) Bash Shell
13 45 (3.18%) Ruby
14 34 (2.40%) R
15 33 (2.33%) PHP
16 32 (2.26%) Perl
17 26 (1.84%) Assembly Language
17 26 (1.84%) VB
18 25 (1.77%) C++/CLI
18 25 (1.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 467 (33.03%) Degree
2 205 (14.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 160 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 121 (8.56%) SC Cleared
5 63 (4.46%) DV Cleared
5 63 (4.46%) PhD
6 54 (3.82%) Numerate Degree
7 17 (1.20%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.78%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.57%) CCNA
11 5 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.28%) CCNP
12 4 (0.28%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.28%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.21%) CISM
13 3 (0.21%) CISSP
14 2 (0.14%) Chartered Engineer
14 2 (0.14%) GPEN
14 2 (0.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.63%) QA
2 20 (1.41%) DICOM
3 10 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.35%) IEC 61508
4 5 (0.35%) PMO
5 2 (0.14%) JTAG
6 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.071%) MISRA
6 1 (0.071%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (5.52%) Firmware
2 77 (5.45%) Docker
3 9 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.64%) vSphere
4 8 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.071%) Ceph
8 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.071%) Lustre
8 1 (0.071%) NFS
8 1 (0.071%) Samba
Systems Management
1 38 (2.69%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.70%) Ansible
3 14 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (0.78%) Puppet
5 4 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.21%) Ambari
6 3 (0.21%) SELinux
6 3 (0.21%) Terraform
7 2 (0.14%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.14%) Icinga
7 2 (0.14%) Kibana
7 2 (0.14%) Nessus
7 2 (0.14%) Nmap
7 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.071%) Graphite
8 1 (0.071%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.071%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.071%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 53 (3.75%) Google
3 43 (3.04%) Oracle
4 27 (1.91%) Cisco
5 26 (1.84%) SAP
6 18 (1.27%) Freescale
6 18 (1.27%) Renesas
7 17 (1.20%) QNX
8 14 (0.99%) Avaya
8 14 (0.99%) Motorola
8 14 (0.99%) Perforce
9 12 (0.85%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 12 (0.85%) Klocwork
10 10 (0.71%) Intel
11 9 (0.64%) VMware
12 8 (0.57%) Sencha
13 6 (0.42%) Altera
13 6 (0.42%) Samsung
14 5 (0.35%) Barracuda Networks
14 5 (0.35%) Sony