Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South East
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 37 37
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,340 1,818 1,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.40% 6.35% 6.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.98% 11.31% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,129 1,490 1,693
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%

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 13,426 16,070 17,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 54.13% 56.11% 56.64%
Number of salaries quoted 11,648 13,920 15,258
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Thames Valley -14 485 £50,000 -4.76% 131
Hampshire +5 459 £49,500 +10.00% 123
Oxfordshire -4 299 £45,000 -18.18% 69
Surrey -8 183 £50,500 +1.00% 69
Berkshire -25 140 £55,000 +4.76% 41
West Sussex -12 113 £50,000 -4.76% 33
East Sussex -20 52 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Buckinghamshire +15 46 £52,500 +16.67% 21
Kent -18 39 £46,000 +4.55% 5
Middlesex -3 4 £55,000 -6.38%
Isle of Wight - 3 £32,500 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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++.

1 889 (66.34%) Software Engineering
2 563 (42.01%) C
3 556 (41.49%) C#
4 446 (33.28%) Python
5 427 (31.87%) Java
6 421 (31.42%) Degree
7 400 (29.85%) Linux
8 344 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
9 293 (21.87%) Computer Science
10 287 (21.42%) Windows
11 238 (17.76%) SQL
12 213 (15.90%) JavaScript
13 202 (15.07%) .NET
14 192 (14.33%) OO
15 170 (12.69%) Algorithms
16 166 (12.39%) Mathematics
17 165 (12.31%) Electronics
17 165 (12.31%) Computer Science Degree
18 164 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
19 156 (11.64%) Git (software)
20 135 (10.07%) HTML
20 135 (10.07%) Firmware
21 134 (10.00%) Machine Learning
22 133 (9.93%) Unit Testing
22 133 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
23 127 (9.48%) Security Cleared
24 125 (9.33%) Artificial Intelligence
25 124 (9.25%) OOD
26 121 (9.03%) Embedded Systems
27 120 (8.96%) 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 17 (1.27%) Apache Spark
2 14 (1.04%) Confluence
3 10 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (0.60%) Apache
5 6 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.22%) CICS
7 3 (0.22%) IIS
7 3 (0.22%) Luigi
7 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.15%) CMS
8 2 (0.15%) Jetty
9 1 (0.075%) nginx
9 1 (0.075%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.075%) SAS
9 1 (0.075%) WinCC
Applications
1 21 (1.57%) Simulink
2 20 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.75%) Steinberg Cubase
6 8 (0.60%) Figma
6 8 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
6 8 (0.60%) Sketch
7 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.37%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.075%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.075%) Maya
9 1 (0.075%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.075%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.55%) AWS
2 43 (3.21%) Azure
3 26 (1.94%) GCP
4 22 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.12%) SaaS
6 11 (0.82%) GitHub
7 5 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.22%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.15%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.15%) Google Play
10 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.075%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.075%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.075%) Google Docs
11 1 (0.075%) Google Sheets
11 1 (0.075%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.88%) Wireless
2 40 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.49%) RS-232
4 19 (1.42%) Internet
5 18 (1.34%) Bluetooth
5 18 (1.34%) VoIP
6 16 (1.19%) RS-485
6 16 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (1.12%) Network Security
8 13 (0.97%) HTTP
8 13 (0.97%) LTE
9 11 (0.82%) 5G
9 11 (0.82%) CTI
10 10 (0.75%) 4G
10 10 (0.75%) ZigBee
11 9 (0.67%) RTP
12 8 (0.60%) 2G
12 8 (0.60%) 3G
12 8 (0.60%) Z-Wave
13 7 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.10%) Relational Database
2 48 (3.58%) SQL Server
3 44 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (3.21%) Big Data
5 39 (2.91%) MySQL
6 33 (2.46%) Neo4j
7 30 (2.24%) Redis
8 25 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 20 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.90%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.67%) DB2
12 6 (0.45%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.37%) Apache Accumulo
13 5 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.37%) GIS
13 5 (0.37%) MS Access
14 4 (0.30%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.30%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.22%) Power BI
15 3 (0.22%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 156 (11.64%) Git (software)
2 120 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 83 (6.19%) Subversion
4 72 (5.37%) Jenkins
5 32 (2.39%) JIRA
6 30 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (1.87%) Bugzilla
8 24 (1.79%) CruiseControl
8 24 (1.79%) Gemini Tracker
8 24 (1.79%) Hudson
8 24 (1.79%) Selenium
8 24 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 16 (1.19%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.04%) WebDriver
11 13 (0.97%) NUnit
12 11 (0.82%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
13 10 (0.75%) Xcode
14 9 (0.67%) JUnit
14 9 (0.67%) VectorCAST
General
1 165 (12.31%) Electronics
2 99 (7.39%) Finance
3 73 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 66 (4.93%) Telecoms
5 56 (4.18%) Automotive
6 34 (2.54%) Retail
7 32 (2.39%) Aerospace
7 32 (2.39%) Games
7 32 (2.39%) Marketing
8 24 (1.79%) Military
9 21 (1.57%) Public Sector
10 16 (1.19%) Advertising
11 11 (0.82%) Law
12 8 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.37%) Avionics
15 4 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.075%) Banking
Job Titles
1 640 (47.76%) Software Engineer
2 353 (26.34%) Developer
3 207 (15.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 200 (14.93%) C++ Software Engineer
5 154 (11.49%) Embedded Engineer
6 130 (9.70%) Software Developer
7 118 (8.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 103 (7.69%) C++ Developer
9 98 (7.31%) Graduate
10 79 (5.90%) Junior
11 78 (5.82%) C# Developer
12 76 (5.67%) C# Software Engineer
13 74 (5.52%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
14 67 (5.00%) Firmware Engineer
15 63 (4.70%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 58 (4.33%) Research Engineer
17 52 (3.88%) Embedded C++ Engineer
18 43 (3.21%) Junior Software Engineer
18 43 (3.21%) Senior Developer
18 43 (3.21%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (15.07%) .NET
2 135 (10.07%) HTML
3 101 (7.54%) WPF
4 84 (6.27%) Web Services
5 81 (6.04%) HTML5
6 80 (5.97%) AngularJS
7 57 (4.25%) RESTful
8 50 (3.73%) STL
9 43 (3.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 42 (3.13%) MFC
10 42 (3.13%) WCF
11 41 (3.06%) CSS
11 41 (3.06%) Kafka
11 41 (3.06%) Qt
12 40 (2.99%) XML
13 38 (2.84%) Node.js
14 36 (2.69%) .NET Core
14 36 (2.69%) .NET Framework
15 31 (2.31%) gRPC
15 31 (2.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 170 (12.69%) Algorithms
2 121 (9.03%) Embedded Systems
3 69 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
4 66 (4.93%) User Experience
5 62 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
6 56 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (3.06%) Robotics
8 37 (2.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 32 (2.39%) CUDA
10 22 (1.64%) VHDL
11 19 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.42%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.27%) CAN bus
12 17 (1.27%) Life Science
13 16 (1.19%) Device Driver
14 15 (1.12%) Acoustics
14 15 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.82%) Internet of Things
15 11 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 400 (29.85%) Linux
2 287 (21.42%) Windows
3 50 (3.73%) Embedded Linux
4 48 (3.58%) Android
5 47 (3.51%) Unix
6 34 (2.54%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.64%) VxWorks
8 15 (1.12%) CentOS
9 13 (0.97%) FreeRTOS
10 12 (0.90%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.67%) ThreadX
12 7 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.52%) Windows Server
13 5 (0.37%) Debian
13 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.15%) Solaris
15 2 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (66.34%) Software Engineering
2 344 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (21.87%) Computer Science
4 192 (14.33%) OO
5 166 (12.39%) Mathematics
6 164 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
7 134 (10.00%) Machine Learning
8 133 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
8 133 (9.93%) Unit Testing
9 125 (9.33%) Artificial Intelligence
10 124 (9.25%) OOD
11 113 (8.43%) SDLC
12 108 (8.06%) Physics
13 106 (7.91%) Multithreading
14 94 (7.01%) Test Automation
15 92 (6.87%) Scrum
16 86 (6.42%) DevOps
17 81 (6.04%) Mentoring
18 80 (5.97%) Validation
19 70 (5.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 563 (42.01%) C
2 556 (41.49%) C#
3 446 (33.28%) Python
4 427 (31.87%) Java
5 238 (17.76%) SQL
6 213 (15.90%) JavaScript
7 81 (6.04%) Go
8 72 (5.37%) Embedded C
9 71 (5.30%) Embedded C++
10 67 (5.00%) MATLAB
11 43 (3.21%) XAML
12 42 (3.13%) Bash Shell
13 33 (2.46%) VB
14 32 (2.39%) PHP
15 31 (2.31%) ANSI C
16 30 (2.24%) Perl
17 28 (2.09%) Ada
18 26 (1.94%) Ruby
19 25 (1.87%) VB.NET
20 24 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 421 (31.42%) Degree
2 165 (12.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 127 (9.48%) Security Cleared
4 82 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 46 (3.43%) DV Cleared
6 42 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
7 40 (2.99%) PhD
8 15 (1.12%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.67%) DBS Check
10 8 (0.60%) CCNA
10 8 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.45%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.30%) CCNP
12 4 (0.30%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.22%) CISM
13 3 (0.22%) CISSP
13 3 (0.22%) ISEB
13 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.22%) PMP
14 2 (0.15%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.36%) QA
2 27 (2.01%) DICOM
3 8 (0.60%) IEC 61508
4 7 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.37%) PMO
6 3 (0.22%) JTAG
7 2 (0.15%) MISRA
8 1 (0.075%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.075%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.075%) SLA
System Software
1 135 (10.07%) Firmware
2 62 (4.63%) Docker
3 8 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.45%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.30%) vSphere
7 3 (0.22%) ACF2
7 3 (0.22%) RACF
8 1 (0.075%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (2.39%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.12%) Ansible
3 11 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (0.75%) MIIS
5 9 (0.67%) Puppet
5 9 (0.67%) SELinux
6 6 (0.45%) Salt
7 4 (0.30%) Ambari
8 3 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.075%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.075%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.075%) Graylog
10 1 (0.075%) Icinga
10 1 (0.075%) Kibana
10 1 (0.075%) Nagios
10 1 (0.075%) Nessus
10 1 (0.075%) nmon
10 1 (0.075%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.075%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (7.16%) Microsoft
2 30 (2.24%) Freescale
2 30 (2.24%) Renesas
3 29 (2.16%) Oracle
4 24 (1.79%) Google
5 22 (1.64%) Perforce
6 21 (1.57%) Cisco
7 18 (1.34%) SAP
8 11 (0.82%) Avaya
8 11 (0.82%) Motorola
9 10 (0.75%) Green Hills
10 9 (0.67%) VMware
10 9 (0.67%) Xamarin
11 8 (0.60%) QNX
12 7 (0.52%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 7 (0.52%) HP
12 7 (0.52%) Intel
12 7 (0.52%) Klocwork
13 6 (0.45%) Lauterbach
14 5 (0.37%) Blue Prism