Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 73 71
Rank change year-on-year -44 -2 -6
Permanent jobs citing C 481 463 1,141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.94% 3.88% 4.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.35% 6.87% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 350 391 772
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £27,800
25th Percentile £42,500 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,125 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% -

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 8,998 6,741 14,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 55.05% 56.42% 54.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6,746 5,772 12,321
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,922 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.84% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -4 191 £55,000 +8.36% 78
Hampshire -59 155 £55,000 +4.76% 45
Berkshire -7 105 £65,000 +30.00% 35
Surrey -31 73 £60,000 +20.00% 29
Oxfordshire +1 45 £45,000 -5.26% 25
Buckinghamshire -16 41 £55,000 -15.38% 18
West Sussex -9 37 £65,000 +18.18% 18
Kent -39 12 £42,500 -43.33% 16
East Sussex -29 4 £52,500 +20.69% 9
Sussex -5 1 £40,000 -23.81% 2
C
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 184 (38.25%) C++
2 155 (32.22%) Software Engineering
2 155 (32.22%) Social Skills
3 119 (24.74%) Degree
4 118 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (23.08%) Linux
6 100 (20.79%) Mathematics
7 94 (19.54%) Java
8 93 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
9 92 (19.13%) Python
10 79 (16.42%) Computer Science
11 76 (15.80%) SQL
12 71 (14.76%) Security Cleared
13 66 (13.72%) C#
14 61 (12.68%) Windows
15 56 (11.64%) QA
16 55 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
17 53 (11.02%) SC Cleared
17 53 (11.02%) Finance
18 49 (10.19%) Azure
19 48 (9.98%) AWS
20 45 (9.36%) JavaScript
21 44 (9.15%) Microsoft
21 44 (9.15%) Android
22 42 (8.73%) Information Security
23 41 (8.52%) DV Cleared
23 41 (8.52%) Algorithms
24 40 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
24 40 (8.32%) Docker
25 39 (8.11%) TDD

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 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.04%) Confluence
4 4 (0.83%) IIS
5 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.62%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.62%) WordPress
6 1 (0.21%) CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.21%) Mule
6 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.83%) Simulink
3 2 (0.42%) EngageOne
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) OrCAD
4 1 (0.21%) Figma
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Travel Management
4 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.19%) Azure
2 48 (9.98%) AWS
3 25 (5.20%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (3.12%) SaaS
5 9 (1.87%) DigitalOcean
6 8 (1.66%) BrowserStack
6 8 (1.66%) Sauce Labs
7 7 (1.46%) GCP
7 7 (1.46%) GitHub
7 7 (1.46%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.42%) IaaS
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.21%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.37%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.74%) Wireless
3 16 (3.33%) Ethernet
3 16 (3.33%) Firewall
4 14 (2.91%) Internet
5 10 (2.08%) VPN
6 8 (1.66%) Wireshark
7 6 (1.25%) 3GPP
7 6 (1.25%) DNS
7 6 (1.25%) HTTP
8 5 (1.04%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.04%) SpaceWire
9 4 (0.83%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.83%) DHCP
9 4 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.83%) Software-Defined Radio
9 4 (0.83%) ZigBee
10 3 (0.62%) Broadband
10 3 (0.62%) Network Security
10 3 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (4.16%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.12%) MySQL
3 15 (3.12%) SQL Server
4 13 (2.70%) Neo4j
4 13 (2.70%) Redis
5 12 (2.49%) Big Data
6 9 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.46%) Power BI
7 7 (1.46%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.25%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.04%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.83%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.62%) Redshift Spectrum
11 3 (0.62%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.42%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 31 (6.44%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.57%) JIRA
3 20 (4.16%) Cucumber
4 14 (2.91%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.29%) JMeter
6 10 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.87%) Grunt
7 9 (1.87%) gulp
8 8 (1.66%) Xcode
9 7 (1.46%) Selenium
9 7 (1.46%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.25%) Android Studio
10 6 (1.25%) Artifactory
10 6 (1.25%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.25%) REST Assured
10 6 (1.25%) Subversion
10 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (1.25%) WinDbg
11 5 (1.04%) CMake
11 5 (1.04%) TestRail
General
1 155 (32.22%) Social Skills
2 53 (11.02%) Finance
3 40 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (7.90%) Electronics
5 25 (5.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 22 (4.57%) Public Sector
7 21 (4.37%) Marketing
8 18 (3.74%) Manufacturing
9 17 (3.53%) Aerospace
9 17 (3.53%) Automotive
9 17 (3.53%) Telecoms
10 11 (2.29%) Law
10 11 (2.29%) Legal
10 11 (2.29%) Military
10 11 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (2.08%) Games
12 8 (1.66%) Influencing Skills
13 7 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
13 7 (1.46%) Retail
14 5 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 113 (23.49%) Software Engineer
2 76 (15.80%) Developer
3 48 (9.98%) Embedded Engineer
4 39 (8.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 38 (7.90%) Architect
6 28 (5.82%) C++ Software Engineer
7 24 (4.99%) Senior Software Engineer
8 22 (4.57%) IT Support
8 22 (4.57%) Software Developer
9 18 (3.74%) Analyst
9 18 (3.74%) Test Engineer
10 16 (3.33%) Project Manager
11 15 (3.12%) Development Engineer
11 15 (3.12%) Electronics Engineer
12 13 (2.70%) C++ Developer
12 13 (2.70%) Software Development Engineer
13 12 (2.49%) Consultant
13 12 (2.49%) IT Engineer
13 12 (2.49%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (2.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.82%) .NET
2 22 (4.57%) HTML
3 21 (4.37%) gRPC
3 21 (4.37%) REST
4 20 (4.16%) Gherkin
5 19 (3.95%) React
5 19 (3.95%) Web Services
6 17 (3.53%) AngularJS
7 16 (3.33%) Kafka
8 14 (2.91%) ASP.NET
9 13 (2.70%) CSS
9 13 (2.70%) WireMock
10 12 (2.49%) Vue.js
11 10 (2.08%) Yocto
12 9 (1.87%) Sass
13 7 (1.46%) SOAP
13 7 (1.46%) WPF
14 6 (1.25%) iOS SDK
14 6 (1.25%) jQuery
14 6 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (8.52%) Algorithms
3 31 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (5.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 23 (4.78%) Embedded Systems
6 22 (4.57%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.74%) VHDL
8 17 (3.53%) iPhone
9 16 (3.33%) Device Driver
10 14 (2.91%) Client/Server
11 12 (2.49%) Data Structures
11 12 (2.49%) Renewable Energy
12 8 (1.66%) Acoustics
12 8 (1.66%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.46%) Data Centre
13 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (1.25%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.25%) Verilog
15 5 (1.04%) SIMD
Operating Systems
1 111 (23.08%) Linux
2 61 (12.68%) Windows
3 44 (9.15%) Android
4 21 (4.37%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (3.33%) Unix
6 15 (3.12%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.46%) CentOS
9 6 (1.25%) Debian
10 5 (1.04%) Solaris
10 5 (1.04%) Windows Server
10 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.83%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.42%) AIX
13 2 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
13 2 (0.42%) HPUX
13 2 (0.42%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.42%) VMS
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (32.22%) Software Engineering
2 118 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (20.79%) Mathematics
4 93 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
5 79 (16.42%) Computer Science
6 42 (8.73%) Information Security
7 39 (8.11%) TDD
8 38 (7.90%) DevOps
9 37 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 36 (7.48%) Software Testing
11 34 (7.07%) Coaching
11 34 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (7.07%) Line Management
11 34 (7.07%) Time Management
12 33 (6.86%) Microservices
12 33 (6.86%) Test Automation
13 32 (6.65%) Business Analysis
14 30 (6.24%) Mentoring
15 28 (5.82%) BDD
15 28 (5.82%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 184 (38.25%) C++
2 94 (19.54%) Java
3 92 (19.13%) Python
4 76 (15.80%) SQL
5 66 (13.72%) C#
6 45 (9.36%) JavaScript
7 37 (7.69%) Embedded C
8 28 (5.82%) Go
9 24 (4.99%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.53%) Embedded C++
11 15 (3.12%) MATLAB
12 13 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 13 (2.70%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.49%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.66%) Apple Swift
14 8 (1.66%) Rust
15 7 (1.46%) Scala
16 6 (1.25%) PHP
16 6 (1.25%) Ruby
16 6 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (24.74%) Degree
2 71 (14.76%) Security Cleared
3 53 (11.02%) SC Cleared
4 41 (8.52%) DV Cleared
5 25 (5.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (3.33%) PhD
7 14 (2.91%) CISSP
8 9 (1.87%) CISM
8 9 (1.87%) HND
8 9 (1.87%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.04%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.83%) ISEB
10 4 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.62%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.42%) OSCP
13 1 (0.21%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (11.64%) QA
2 12 (2.49%) GDPR
2 12 (2.49%) SLA
3 11 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.08%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.66%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.25%) Accessibility
7 5 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.04%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.83%) MISRA
9 3 (0.62%) GRC
9 3 (0.62%) HAZOP
9 3 (0.62%) PMO
10 2 (0.42%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.42%) NCSC
10 2 (0.42%) NIST
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (8.32%) Docker
2 29 (6.03%) Firmware
3 20 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.70%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.25%) vSphere
7 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.21%) NFS
9 1 (0.21%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (4.78%) Ansible
2 19 (3.95%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.46%) Puppet
4 6 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.04%) Terraform
6 4 (0.83%) FlexNet
7 3 (0.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.42%) SCCM
8 2 (0.42%) SCOM
8 2 (0.42%) WSUS
9 1 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.21%) logstash
9 1 (0.21%) Nagios
9 1 (0.21%) OpenView
9 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.21%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.99%) VMware
3 11 (2.29%) SAP
4 10 (2.08%) Oracle
5 6 (1.25%) NetMotion Wireless
5 6 (1.25%) SaltStack
6 5 (1.04%) Adobe
6 5 (1.04%) Agilent
6 5 (1.04%) EMC
6 5 (1.04%) HP
7 4 (0.83%) ANSYS
7 4 (0.83%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.83%) Citrix
7 4 (0.83%) IBM
7 4 (0.83%) Intel
7 4 (0.83%) Splunk
8 3 (0.62%) Cisco
8 3 (0.62%) NetApp
8 3 (0.62%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.62%) Xamarin