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

C++
England > South East
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 51 102 58
Rank change year-on-year +51 -44 -19
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,210 565 502
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.62% 3.39% 4.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.31% 6.21% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 505 405 419
10th Percentile £30,500 £34,990 £34,900
25th Percentile £40,853 £41,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,000 £71,250 £69,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +13.04% - +9.52%

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 9,828 9,094 5,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 45.68% 54.59% 56.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6,033 6,740 5,105
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,418
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £74,800
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +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 15 August 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 15 August 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +58 600 £52,500 -3.23% 63
Buckinghamshire +73 270 £87,500 +66.67% 9
Surrey +8 210 £52,000 -0.95% 23
Oxfordshire +12 190 £52,500 +13.51% 31
Hampshire +68 189 £47,500 -9.52% 31
Berkshire +23 141 £61,250 +2.08% 23
West Sussex -13 71 £54,000 +13.68% 13
Kent +2 69 £42,500 -27.66% 5
East Sussex +17 51 £65,000 +30.00% 8
Middlesex - 6 £80,000 -
Sussex -11 3 - -
Home Counties -6 1 £26,000 -35.00%
C++
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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++.

1 932 (77.02%) Software Engineering
2 713 (58.93%) Degree
3 687 (56.78%) C
4 633 (52.31%) Linux
5 473 (39.09%) Software Testing
6 410 (33.88%) Python
7 385 (31.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 373 (30.83%) Computer Science
9 367 (30.33%) C#
10 366 (30.25%) Java
11 359 (29.67%) Unit Testing
12 339 (28.02%) Agile
13 322 (26.61%) Signal Processing
14 292 (24.13%) TCP/IP
15 286 (23.64%) Functional Testing
16 283 (23.39%) HTTP
17 281 (23.22%) Project Planning
18 279 (23.06%) Digital Signal Processing
18 279 (23.06%) Protocol Buffers
19 268 (22.15%) Electronics
20 229 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
21 204 (16.86%) Test Automation
22 197 (16.28%) Windows
23 184 (15.21%) Git (software)
24 183 (15.12%) JavaScript
25 166 (13.72%) DevOps
26 165 (13.64%) Social Skills
26 165 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
27 154 (12.73%) Mathematics
28 151 (12.48%) Algorithms

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 39 (3.22%) Confluence
2 17 (1.40%) Apache
3 11 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
3 11 (0.91%) Apache Solr
3 11 (0.91%) IIS
4 2 (0.17%) WildFly
5 1 (0.083%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.083%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.083%) JBoss
5 1 (0.083%) MTS
5 1 (0.083%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.083%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (1.32%) Simulink
2 12 (0.99%) Blender
2 12 (0.99%) Maya
3 11 (0.91%) ZBrush
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.083%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.083%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.083%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 127 (10.50%) AWS
2 83 (6.86%) GCP
3 64 (5.29%) Serverless
4 58 (4.79%) Azure
5 38 (3.14%) GitHub
6 29 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (2.07%) SaaS
8 15 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.16%) Azure DevOps
10 11 (0.91%) Google Workspace
10 11 (0.91%) Slack
11 10 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (0.66%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.17%) AWS IoT
15 2 (0.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 292 (24.13%) TCP/IP
2 283 (23.39%) HTTP
3 39 (3.22%) Wireless
4 18 (1.49%) SpaceWire
5 15 (1.24%) Internet
5 15 (1.24%) Modbus
5 15 (1.24%) Network Security
6 14 (1.16%) 3G
7 9 (0.74%) RS-422
7 9 (0.74%) RS-485
8 8 (0.66%) Bluetooth
9 7 (0.58%) MQTT
9 7 (0.58%) Software-Defined Radio
10 6 (0.50%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.41%) PPP
12 4 (0.33%) Wireless Security
13 3 (0.25%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.17%) DNS
14 2 (0.17%) FTP
14 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.72%) MySQL
3 30 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (1.57%) NoSQL
5 15 (1.24%) Big Data
5 15 (1.24%) Redis
6 13 (1.07%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.91%) HBase
8 8 (0.66%) Couchbase
9 6 (0.50%) DB2
10 5 (0.41%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.41%) Text Mining
11 2 (0.17%) Power BI
12 1 (0.083%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.083%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.083%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.083%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.083%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.083%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 184 (15.21%) Git (software)
2 119 (9.83%) JIRA
3 113 (9.34%) Jenkins
4 92 (7.60%) Visual Studio
5 39 (3.22%) Subversion
6 37 (3.06%) Bitbucket
7 23 (1.90%) GDB
7 23 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
8 18 (1.49%) GoogleTest
8 18 (1.49%) TestRail
9 17 (1.40%) GCC
9 17 (1.40%) NetBeans
10 14 (1.16%) CMake
11 13 (1.07%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.99%) Log4Net
12 12 (0.99%) MSBuild
12 12 (0.99%) NMock
12 12 (0.99%) NUnit
13 9 (0.74%) GitLab
14 7 (0.58%) Maven
General
1 385 (31.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 268 (22.15%) Electronics
3 165 (13.64%) Social Skills
4 117 (9.67%) Finance
5 61 (5.04%) Marketing
6 54 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (4.38%) Law
8 48 (3.97%) Games
9 43 (3.55%) Telecoms
10 31 (2.56%) Public Sector
11 29 (2.40%) Legal
11 29 (2.40%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
13 16 (1.32%) Retail
14 15 (1.24%) Military
15 12 (0.99%) Back Office
16 10 (0.83%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.83%) Wearables
17 9 (0.74%) Advertising
17 9 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 797 (65.87%) Software Engineer
2 396 (32.73%) Embedded Engineer
3 386 (31.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 185 (15.29%) C++ Software Engineer
5 172 (14.21%) Junior
6 168 (13.88%) Developer
7 160 (13.22%) Senior Software Engineer
8 158 (13.06%) Junior Software Engineer
9 138 (11.40%) Junior Embedded Engineer
10 82 (6.78%) Software Developer
11 66 (5.45%) Graduate
12 63 (5.21%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
13 50 (4.13%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
14 47 (3.88%) C++ Developer
15 39 (3.22%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 35 (2.89%) C Software Engineer
17 34 (2.81%) C/C++ Software Engineer
17 34 (2.81%) Embedded C++ Engineer
17 34 (2.81%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
18 32 (2.64%) Associate Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (23.06%) Protocol Buffers
2 122 (10.08%) React
3 118 (9.75%) HTML
4 104 (8.60%) WPF
5 103 (8.51%) .NET
6 82 (6.78%) HTML5
7 70 (5.79%) Vue.js
8 68 (5.62%) AngularJS
8 68 (5.62%) CSS
9 58 (4.79%) WinForms
10 51 (4.21%) COM
11 50 (4.13%) CSS3
12 49 (4.05%) Node.js
12 49 (4.05%) Qt
13 41 (3.39%) REST
14 39 (3.22%) MFC
15 37 (3.06%) RESTful
15 37 (3.06%) STL
16 36 (2.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 34 (2.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 151 (12.48%) Algorithms
2 67 (5.54%) Data Structures
3 61 (5.04%) Embedded Systems
4 49 (4.05%) User Experience
5 47 (3.88%) Virtual Team
6 46 (3.80%) Cyberattack
7 43 (3.55%) FPGA
8 40 (3.31%) Cyber Defence
9 36 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (2.73%) VHDL
11 31 (2.56%) Robotics
12 28 (2.31%) IoT
13 26 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
14 23 (1.90%) Management Information System
15 21 (1.74%) Cybercrime
15 21 (1.74%) Social Media
16 18 (1.49%) Mobile App
16 18 (1.49%) Verilog
17 16 (1.32%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 633 (52.31%) Linux
2 197 (16.28%) Windows
3 61 (5.04%) Embedded Linux
4 43 (3.55%) Android
5 39 (3.22%) Unix
6 27 (2.23%) VMS
7 26 (2.15%) FreeRTOS
8 17 (1.40%) CentOS
9 16 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.99%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.99%) ThreadX
11 9 (0.74%) OpenVMS
12 7 (0.58%) Robot Operating System
13 6 (0.50%) Windows Server
14 5 (0.41%) Debian
14 5 (0.41%) RTLinux
14 5 (0.41%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.083%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.083%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (77.02%) Software Engineering
2 473 (39.09%) Software Testing
3 373 (30.83%) Computer Science
4 359 (29.67%) Unit Testing
5 339 (28.02%) Agile
6 322 (26.61%) Signal Processing
7 286 (23.64%) Functional Testing
8 281 (23.22%) Project Planning
9 279 (23.06%) Digital Signal Processing
10 229 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
11 204 (16.86%) Test Automation
12 166 (13.72%) DevOps
13 165 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
14 154 (12.73%) Mathematics
15 148 (12.23%) CI/CD
16 134 (11.07%) OO
17 127 (10.50%) TDD
18 121 (10.00%) Scrum
19 116 (9.59%) Mentoring
20 112 (9.26%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 687 (56.78%) C
2 410 (33.88%) Python
3 367 (30.33%) C#
4 366 (30.25%) Java
5 183 (15.12%) JavaScript
6 115 (9.50%) SQL
7 53 (4.38%) Go
8 51 (4.21%) Objective-C
9 38 (3.14%) Embedded C++
10 36 (2.98%) TypeScript
11 34 (2.81%) PHP
12 30 (2.48%) MATLAB
13 28 (2.31%) Embedded C
14 24 (1.98%) Rust
15 21 (1.74%) Bash
15 21 (1.74%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.16%) Perl
17 13 (1.07%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.91%) GLSL
18 11 (0.91%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 713 (58.93%) Degree
2 136 (11.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (8.68%) Security Cleared
4 74 (6.12%) PhD
5 72 (5.95%) SC Cleared
6 56 (4.63%) Master's Degree
7 17 (1.40%) DBS Check
8 11 (0.91%) CREST Certified
9 10 (0.83%) OSCP
10 8 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.41%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.33%) AAT
13 3 (0.25%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.083%) CHECK Team Leader
15 1 (0.083%) Cyber Scheme
15 1 (0.083%) HNC
15 1 (0.083%) HND
15 1 (0.083%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.21%) Accessibility
2 41 (3.39%) QA
3 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.17%) GDPR
4 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.083%) ECSS
5 1 (0.083%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.083%) MISRA
System Software
1 105 (8.68%) Firmware
2 95 (7.85%) Docker
3 63 (5.21%) Embedded Firmware
4 13 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.50%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.083%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (3.14%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.49%) Ansible
3 17 (1.40%) Terraform
4 9 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.66%) Grafana
5 8 (0.66%) Opsview
6 5 (0.41%) Puppet
7 3 (0.25%) systemd
7 3 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 105 (8.68%) Microsoft
2 30 (2.48%) ANSYS
3 29 (2.40%) Google
4 27 (2.23%) Bloomberg
4 27 (2.23%) Oracle
5 21 (1.74%) Perforce
6 18 (1.49%) Sun
7 16 (1.32%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.24%) Palantir
9 14 (1.16%) QNX
10 13 (1.07%) Siemens
11 11 (0.91%) Brandwatch
11 11 (0.91%) Sophos
12 10 (0.83%) Sony
13 8 (0.66%) New Relic
13 8 (0.66%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.58%) AppDynamics
14 7 (0.58%) Dataiku
14 7 (0.58%) IBM
14 7 (0.58%) Refinitiv