Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South East
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 47 36
Rank change year-on-year -45 -11 +4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 497 790 1,746
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.35% 5.27% 6.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.02% 9.38% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 370 684 1,298
10th Percentile £37,425 £32,875 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 8,259 8,426 14,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 55.59% 56.24% 54.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6,359 7,198 12,334
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,500 £35,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -38 177 £55,000 +10.00% 76
Hampshire -90 101 £51,500 -1.90% 35
Surrey -18 94 £55,000 +10.00% 33
Berkshire -28 88 £55,000 +4.76% 37
Oxfordshire -14 75 £47,500 +11.45% 33
West Sussex -16 71 £47,500 -9.52% 20
East Sussex +3 35 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Kent -18 17 £45,000 -18.18% 9
Buckinghamshire -13 14 £53,750 -17.31% 6
C++
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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++.

1 281 (56.54%) Software Engineering
2 190 (38.23%) Degree
3 186 (37.42%) C#
4 174 (35.01%) Java
5 167 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
6 153 (30.78%) Linux
6 153 (30.78%) Python
7 142 (28.57%) C
8 136 (27.36%) Computer Science
9 112 (22.54%) Social Skills
10 104 (20.93%) Windows
11 94 (18.91%) SQL
11 94 (18.91%) .NET
12 89 (17.91%) Docker
13 87 (17.51%) Azure
14 83 (16.70%) Computer Science Degree
14 83 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
15 77 (15.49%) JavaScript
16 76 (15.29%) OO
17 75 (15.09%) AngularJS
18 72 (14.49%) Finance
19 64 (12.88%) Scrum
20 61 (12.27%) Test Automation
21 59 (11.87%) Git (software)
22 55 (11.07%) SQL Server
23 54 (10.87%) Microsoft
23 54 (10.87%) React
24 53 (10.66%) DevOps
25 52 (10.46%) Algorithms
26 51 (10.26%) Kubernetes

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 7 (1.41%) Confluence
2 6 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (1.21%) IIS
3 3 (0.60%) Apache
4 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.20%) DNN
Applications
1 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.20%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.20%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 87 (17.51%) Azure
2 33 (6.64%) AWS
3 22 (4.43%) GCP
3 22 (4.43%) Google Play
4 20 (4.02%) SaaS
5 13 (2.62%) Apigee
6 10 (2.01%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.21%) IaaS
8 6 (1.21%) PaaS
9 3 (0.60%) GitHub
9 3 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.20%) Serverless
10 1 (0.20%) Snowflake
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.82%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.21%) Wireless
3 8 (1.61%) Network Security
4 6 (1.21%) DNS
4 6 (1.21%) FTP
4 6 (1.21%) Internet
4 6 (1.21%) VPN
4 6 (1.21%) Wireshark
5 5 (1.01%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.01%) HTTP
5 5 (1.01%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.01%) Software-Defined Radio
5 5 (1.01%) SpaceWire
5 5 (1.01%) SSH
6 3 (0.60%) Firewall
7 2 (0.40%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.40%) 4G
7 2 (0.40%) LAN
7 2 (0.40%) WAN
7 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.63%) Redis
3 19 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (3.62%) Neo4j
5 13 (2.62%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.41%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.01%) MySQL
9 5 (1.01%) RethinkDB
10 2 (0.40%) Big Data
11 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.20%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 59 (11.87%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.03%) JIRA
3 18 (3.62%) Subversion
4 12 (2.41%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.01%) Bugzilla
5 10 (2.01%) CruiseControl
5 10 (2.01%) Gemini Tracker
5 10 (2.01%) Hudson
5 10 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (1.61%) Xcode
7 6 (1.21%) Android Studio
7 6 (1.21%) CMake
7 6 (1.21%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.21%) WinDbg
8 4 (0.80%) Gradle
8 4 (0.80%) Moq
8 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.60%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.40%) GDB
10 2 (0.40%) MSTest
General
1 112 (22.54%) Social Skills
2 72 (14.49%) Finance
3 44 (8.85%) Electronics
4 33 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.23%) Marketing
5 21 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.62%) Manufacturing
7 16 (3.22%) Public Sector
8 15 (3.02%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (2.21%) Automotive
9 11 (2.21%) Games
10 8 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
10 8 (1.61%) Wearables
11 6 (1.21%) Law
11 6 (1.21%) Legal
12 5 (1.01%) Military
13 4 (0.80%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.80%) Retail
14 3 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
15 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 211 (42.45%) Developer
2 169 (34.00%) Software Engineer
3 70 (14.08%) C++ Developer
4 62 (12.47%) C++ Software Engineer
5 48 (9.66%) Software Developer
6 46 (9.26%) C# Developer
7 41 (8.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 30 (6.04%) Embedded Engineer
9 29 (5.84%) .NET Developer
9 29 (5.84%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (5.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 25 (5.03%) Mobile Developer
11 25 (5.03%) Senior Developer
12 23 (4.63%) C# Software Engineer
13 20 (4.02%) C++ Software Developer
14 17 (3.42%) Java Developer
15 16 (3.22%) C++/C# Developer
16 15 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
17 14 (2.82%) Junior
17 14 (2.82%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (18.91%) .NET
2 75 (15.09%) AngularJS
3 54 (10.87%) React
4 45 (9.05%) .NET Framework
5 44 (8.85%) HTML
6 38 (7.65%) .NET Core
7 37 (7.44%) REST
8 36 (7.24%) Node.js
9 31 (6.24%) CSS
9 31 (6.24%) RabbitMQ
9 31 (6.24%) WPF
10 28 (5.63%) HTML5
10 28 (5.63%) Qt
11 24 (4.83%) Entity Framework
12 23 (4.63%) ASP.NET
13 22 (4.43%) gRPC
14 21 (4.23%) CSS3
15 20 (4.02%) Web Services
16 18 (3.62%) Kafka
16 18 (3.62%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.46%) Algorithms
2 29 (5.84%) Embedded Systems
3 25 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 22 (4.43%) Data Structures
4 22 (4.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 19 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.22%) Device Driver
8 13 (2.62%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.62%) Derivative
8 13 (2.62%) VHDL
9 12 (2.41%) Client/Server
9 12 (2.41%) User Experience
10 9 (1.81%) LIMS
11 8 (1.61%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.41%) Verilog
13 6 (1.21%) Acoustics
13 6 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.21%) Smart Home
14 5 (1.01%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 153 (30.78%) Linux
2 104 (20.93%) Windows
3 48 (9.66%) Android
4 42 (8.45%) Apple iOS
5 29 (5.84%) Unix
6 19 (3.82%) Embedded Linux
7 12 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.21%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.01%) CentOS
9 5 (1.01%) Debian
9 5 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.80%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.40%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.20%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (56.54%) Software Engineering
2 167 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (27.36%) Computer Science
4 83 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (15.29%) OO
6 64 (12.88%) Scrum
7 61 (12.27%) Test Automation
8 53 (10.66%) DevOps
9 49 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (9.66%) Mathematics
10 48 (9.66%) Microservices
11 42 (8.45%) Unit Testing
12 40 (8.05%) Software Testing
13 36 (7.24%) TDD
14 34 (6.84%) Multithreading
15 31 (6.24%) Mobile Development
15 31 (6.24%) Physics
16 29 (5.84%) Android Development
16 29 (5.84%) Data Science
16 29 (5.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 186 (37.42%) C#
2 174 (35.01%) Java
3 153 (30.78%) Python
4 142 (28.57%) C
5 94 (18.91%) SQL
6 77 (15.49%) JavaScript
7 42 (8.45%) Go
8 34 (6.84%) Objective-C
9 18 (3.62%) VB
10 14 (2.82%) Embedded C++
10 14 (2.82%) Ruby
10 14 (2.82%) XAML
11 13 (2.62%) VC++
12 11 (2.21%) MATLAB
12 11 (2.21%) VB.NET
13 10 (2.01%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.01%) Embedded C
13 10 (2.01%) PHP
14 8 (1.61%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.41%) F#
Qualifications
1 190 (38.23%) Degree
2 83 (16.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (7.44%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.23%) SC Cleared
5 20 (4.02%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (3.42%) PhD
7 6 (1.21%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.80%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.40%) CCNA
9 2 (0.40%) CCNP
9 2 (0.40%) CISA
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.40%) CISSP
10 1 (0.20%) ISEB
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.43%) QA
2 5 (1.01%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.80%) Def Stans
3 4 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 89 (17.91%) Docker
2 15 (3.02%) Firmware
3 12 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.21%) vSphere
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (10.26%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.41%) Ansible
3 6 (1.21%) vCenter Server
3 6 (1.21%) vRealize
4 4 (0.80%) FlexNet
4 4 (0.80%) Terraform
5 2 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.24%) Google
3 33 (6.64%) VMware
4 21 (4.23%) Apple
5 16 (3.22%) ANSYS
5 16 (3.22%) Bloomberg
5 16 (3.22%) SAP
6 10 (2.01%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.21%) NetMotion Wireless
9 4 (0.80%) Agilent
9 4 (0.80%) Sun
10 3 (0.60%) IBM
10 3 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.40%) Perforce
12 1 (0.20%) Cisco
12 1 (0.20%) EMC
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle
12 1 (0.20%) QNX
12 1 (0.20%) Renesas