Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
England > South East
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 57 56
Rank change year-on-year -43 -1 +24
Permanent jobs citing C 387 913 1,309
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.11% 4.43% 4.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.53% 7.91% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 293 775 915
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,500 £72,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 7,000 11,543 14,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 56.24% 55.98% 55.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5,858 9,924 12,789
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 13 April 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 13 April 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
Hampshire -11 161 £55,000 +4.76% 57
Thames Valley -9 126 £55,000 +10.00% 79
Berkshire -4 64 £65,000 +18.18% 44
Surrey -41 55 £55,000 +10.00% 21
Oxfordshire +11 40 £45,000 -3.44% 16
Buckinghamshire +12 22 £53,750 +2.38% 19
West Sussex -41 22 £60,000 +9.09% 16
Kent -9 9 £48,750 +8.33% 17
East Sussex +1 5 £56,750 +106.36% 8
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
C
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 162 (41.86%) C++
2 114 (29.46%) Software Engineering
3 81 (20.93%) Linux
4 78 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (19.64%) Java
5 76 (19.64%) SQL
6 75 (19.38%) Mathematics
7 74 (19.12%) Security Cleared
7 74 (19.12%) Degree
8 71 (18.35%) Problem-Solving
9 59 (15.25%) QA
10 57 (14.73%) C#
11 55 (14.21%) Python
12 52 (13.44%) Microsoft
13 50 (12.92%) SC Cleared
14 48 (12.40%) Windows
15 43 (11.11%) Computer Science
16 39 (10.08%) Electronics
17 37 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (9.30%) Finance
18 36 (9.30%) DV Cleared
19 34 (8.79%) Embedded C
20 33 (8.53%) Azure
21 31 (8.01%) AWS
21 31 (8.01%) Firmware
21 31 (8.01%) Docker
22 29 (7.49%) Visual Studio
22 29 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
22 29 (7.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
23 27 (6.98%) 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 18 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.55%) WordPress
3 5 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.03%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.78%) Confluence
5 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Apache
7 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.26%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.26%) IIS
7 1 (0.26%) JBoss
7 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.26%) Mule
7 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.03%) Simulink
3 3 (0.78%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.53%) Azure
2 31 (8.01%) AWS
3 24 (6.20%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (2.58%) SaaS
5 6 (1.55%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.03%) BrowserStack
6 4 (1.03%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.78%) GCP
7 3 (0.78%) Yarn
8 2 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.26%) GitHub
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.39%) Wireless
2 15 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.36%) Software-Defined Radio
4 11 (2.84%) Bluetooth
5 9 (2.33%) Ethernet
5 9 (2.33%) Firewall
6 7 (1.81%) Broadband
6 7 (1.81%) Internet
7 6 (1.55%) 3GPP
8 5 (1.29%) HTTP
8 5 (1.29%) SpaceWire
8 5 (1.29%) VSAT
8 5 (1.29%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.03%) DNS
9 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.03%) Network Security
9 4 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.03%) VPN
9 4 (1.03%) ZigBee
10 3 (0.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (4.39%) Neo4j
2 17 (4.39%) Redis
3 12 (3.10%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.84%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.33%) Big Data
5 9 (2.33%) MySQL
6 7 (1.81%) MariaDB
7 6 (1.55%) Power BI
8 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.26%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.26%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.26%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 29 (7.49%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.94%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.65%) JIRA
4 17 (4.39%) Eclipse
5 13 (3.36%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.84%) Subversion
7 9 (2.33%) Visual Studio Code
8 8 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.55%) GDB
9 6 (1.55%) Selenium
10 5 (1.29%) GitLab
10 5 (1.29%) Maven
10 5 (1.29%) TestRail
11 4 (1.03%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.03%) JMeter
11 4 (1.03%) JUnit
12 3 (0.78%) IDA Disassembler
12 3 (0.78%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.78%) webpack
13 2 (0.52%) gulp
General
1 39 (10.08%) Electronics
2 36 (9.30%) Finance
3 20 (5.17%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.13%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.13%) Military
5 13 (3.36%) Marketing
6 12 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.33%) Law
8 5 (1.29%) Automotive
8 5 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.78%) Games
10 2 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (20.41%) Software Engineer
2 61 (15.76%) Developer
3 46 (11.89%) Embedded Engineer
4 39 (10.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 37 (9.56%) Architect
6 26 (6.72%) IT Support
7 21 (5.43%) C++ Software Engineer
8 16 (4.13%) Consultant
9 15 (3.88%) Support Engineer
10 13 (3.36%) Analyst
11 12 (3.10%) Development Engineer
11 12 (3.10%) IT Engineer
11 12 (3.10%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (2.84%) C Software Engineer
12 11 (2.84%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 11 (2.84%) Delivery Manager
12 11 (2.84%) IT Technician
12 11 (2.84%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.58%) Design Engineer
13 10 (2.58%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.94%) .NET
2 20 (5.17%) gRPC
3 18 (4.65%) Kafka
4 14 (3.62%) WPF
5 13 (3.36%) HTML
6 11 (2.84%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.33%) CSS
7 9 (2.33%) Node.js
8 8 (2.07%) REST
9 7 (1.81%) Gherkin
9 7 (1.81%) Web Services
10 6 (1.55%) Vue.js
11 5 (1.29%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.29%) HTML5
11 5 (1.29%) J2EE
11 5 (1.29%) Middleware
11 5 (1.29%) SOAP
11 5 (1.29%) Spring
12 4 (1.03%) JSP
12 4 (1.03%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 27 (6.98%) Algorithms
4 24 (6.20%) Embedded Systems
4 24 (6.20%) Management Information System
5 23 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (4.13%) VHDL
8 11 (2.84%) Device Driver
8 11 (2.84%) Verilog
9 8 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 8 (2.07%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.07%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.81%) Acoustics
10 7 (1.81%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.55%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.55%) iPhone
12 5 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (1.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.93%) Linux
2 48 (12.40%) Windows
3 22 (5.68%) Android
4 17 (4.39%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (2.58%) Unix
5 10 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.81%) CentOS
6 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.52%) AIX
9 2 (0.52%) Debian
9 2 (0.52%) HPUX
9 2 (0.52%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.52%) Solaris
9 2 (0.52%) VMS
9 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (29.46%) Software Engineering
2 78 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (19.38%) Mathematics
4 71 (18.35%) Problem-Solving
5 43 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 26 (6.72%) Test Automation
7 25 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (6.46%) Software Testing
8 23 (5.94%) Data Science
8 23 (5.94%) DevOps
8 23 (5.94%) Project Delivery
8 23 (5.94%) Project Management
8 23 (5.94%) TDD
8 23 (5.94%) UML
9 21 (5.43%) Business Analysis
10 20 (5.17%) Coaching
10 20 (5.17%) Unit Testing
11 19 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (4.91%) Mentoring
11 19 (4.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 162 (41.86%) C++
2 76 (19.64%) Java
2 76 (19.64%) SQL
3 57 (14.73%) C#
4 55 (14.21%) Python
5 34 (8.79%) Embedded C
6 23 (5.94%) Go
7 21 (5.43%) JavaScript
8 19 (4.91%) Embedded C++
9 14 (3.62%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.84%) MATLAB
11 6 (1.55%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.29%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.29%) XAML
13 4 (1.03%) Assembly Language
13 4 (1.03%) Ruby
13 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.78%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.78%) PHP
14 3 (0.78%) Rust
Qualifications
1 74 (19.12%) Degree
1 74 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 50 (12.92%) SC Cleared
3 36 (9.30%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.62%) PhD
5 10 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.55%) CISSP
8 5 (1.29%) CCNA
8 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.03%) HND
9 4 (1.03%) MCP
10 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.78%) CISM
11 2 (0.52%) APMP
11 2 (0.52%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (15.25%) QA
2 16 (4.13%) SLA
3 6 (1.55%) GDPR
3 6 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.03%) MISRA
4 4 (1.03%) NCSC
4 4 (1.03%) NIST
5 3 (0.78%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.52%) PMO
7 1 (0.26%) GRC
7 1 (0.26%) HAZOP
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.26%) JTAG
System Software
1 31 (8.01%) Docker
1 31 (8.01%) Firmware
2 10 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.55%) vSphere
6 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.26%) NFS
8 1 (0.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (3.88%) Ansible
2 10 (2.58%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.55%) Terraform
4 4 (1.03%) FlexNet
4 4 (1.03%) Puppet
5 3 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.78%) SCOM
6 2 (0.52%) WSUS
7 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.26%) logstash
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
7 1 (0.26%) OpenView
7 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.26%) SCCM
7 1 (0.26%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.26%) vRealize
7 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.62%) VMware
3 11 (2.84%) Oracle
4 8 (2.07%) Xilinx
5 6 (1.55%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.55%) NetApp
5 6 (1.55%) SAP
6 5 (1.29%) McAfee
7 4 (1.03%) Altera
7 4 (1.03%) ANSYS
7 4 (1.03%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.03%) Perforce
7 4 (1.03%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.78%) Cisco
8 3 (0.78%) HP
8 3 (0.78%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.78%) Sun
9 2 (0.52%) Adobe
9 2 (0.52%) EMC
9 2 (0.52%) Juniper