Period
to 28 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South West
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 45 34
Rank change year-on-year -14 -11 -8
Permanent jobs citing C++ 375 189 746
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.91% 5.92% 7.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.14% 10.03% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 124 157 491
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,938 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,625 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.75% +8.70% +2.22%
75th Percentile £60,063 £58,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £65,500 £69,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4,105 1,884 5,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 53.76% 58.99% 57.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,723 1,565 4,597
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +4.65%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £73,600 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the South West

C++
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ in the South West.

Salary trend for C++ in the South West

C++
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ in the South West over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Salary histogram for C++ in the South West

C++
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the South West region over the 6 months to 28 September 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
Bristol -13 195 £48,125 +1.32% 67
Gloucestershire -15 96 £56,250 +12.50% 14
Dorset -28 31 £47,500 +11.76% 17
Somerset -18 20 £48,500 +12.79% 10
Wiltshire +6 15 £42,100 -23.45% 15
Devon -3 6 £45,750 +28.42% 5
Cornwall -15 4 £50,000 +11.11%
C++
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 West region with a requirement for C++.

1 266 (70.93%) Software Engineering
2 195 (52.00%) Python
3 151 (40.27%) Java
4 135 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (34.67%) C
6 126 (33.60%) Degree
7 123 (32.80%) C#
8 105 (28.00%) Security Cleared
9 97 (25.87%) Linux
10 87 (23.20%) Scrum
10 87 (23.20%) Social Skills
11 73 (19.47%) Mentoring
12 71 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
12 71 (18.93%) Windows
13 70 (18.67%) Algorithms
14 67 (17.87%) OO
15 66 (17.60%) JavaScript
15 66 (17.60%) SC Cleared
16 64 (17.07%) MATLAB
17 63 (16.80%) Mathematics
18 61 (16.27%) Software Testing
19 60 (16.00%) Computer Science
20 57 (15.20%) Instagram
21 53 (14.13%) Cybersecurity
22 51 (13.60%) SDLC
23 50 (13.33%) Machine Learning
24 49 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
25 48 (12.80%) Jenkins
26 47 (12.53%) DevOps
26 47 (12.53%) OOD

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 31 (8.27%) Confluence
2 5 (1.33%) Apache
3 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.27%) CMS
5 1 (0.27%) JBoss
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (8.53%) Simulink
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.53%) AWS
2 27 (7.20%) Azure
3 5 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
3 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.33%) PaaS
3 5 (1.33%) SaaS
4 3 (0.80%) Fastly
5 2 (0.53%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 2 (0.53%) GCP
5 2 (0.53%) Serverless
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon Cognito
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.27%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (0.27%) AWS IoT
6 1 (0.27%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.27%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.33%) Internet
2 18 (4.80%) HTTP
3 17 (4.53%) PPP
4 12 (3.20%) Ethernet
5 7 (1.87%) RS-232
6 6 (1.60%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.60%) Wireshark
7 5 (1.33%) Tactical Data Link
8 3 (0.80%) DNS
8 3 (0.80%) SMTP
8 3 (0.80%) Wireless
9 2 (0.53%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.53%) Network Security
9 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.53%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.27%) RS-422
10 1 (0.27%) VoIP
10 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.87%) Big Data
2 17 (4.53%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.27%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.87%) GIS
4 7 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.60%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.33%) MySQL
7 4 (1.07%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.80%) Tableau
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (12.80%) Jenkins
2 39 (10.40%) JIRA
3 19 (5.07%) Rational DOORS
4 18 (4.80%) Git (software)
5 15 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 12 (3.20%) SonarQube
7 10 (2.67%) Rational Team Concert
8 8 (2.13%) IDA Disassembler
8 8 (2.13%) JUnit
9 7 (1.87%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.87%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.60%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.33%) Gatling
11 5 (1.33%) Katalon Studio
12 4 (1.07%) GitLab
13 3 (0.80%) LabVIEW
13 3 (0.80%) NetBeans
14 2 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 87 (23.20%) Social Skills
2 43 (11.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 40 (10.67%) Wearables
4 37 (9.87%) Electronics
5 27 (7.20%) Legal
6 14 (3.73%) Aerospace
7 11 (2.93%) Finance
8 9 (2.40%) Military
9 6 (1.60%) Automotive
9 6 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.33%) Avionics
10 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.80%) Advertising
11 3 (0.80%) Games
11 3 (0.80%) Law
12 2 (0.53%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 203 (54.13%) Software Engineer
2 47 (12.53%) Senior Software Engineer
3 31 (8.27%) C++ Software Engineer
4 27 (7.20%) Developer
5 25 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
6 22 (5.87%) Embedded Engineer
7 21 (5.60%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 19 (5.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 11 (2.93%) Software Developer
10 10 (2.67%) Architect
10 10 (2.67%) Computer Engineer
10 10 (2.67%) Computer Vision Engineer
10 10 (2.67%) FPGA Engineer
11 9 (2.40%) Graduate
11 9 (2.40%) Project Leader
11 9 (2.40%) Software Project Leader
12 8 (2.13%) Junior
12 8 (2.13%) Principal Architect
13 7 (1.87%) Senior C# Software Engineer
13 7 (1.87%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.20%) Web Services
2 36 (9.60%) .NET
3 26 (6.93%) Apache NiFi
3 26 (6.93%) React
4 23 (6.13%) Elastic Stack
4 23 (6.13%) Kafka
4 23 (6.13%) WPF
5 21 (5.60%) REST
6 20 (5.33%) HTML
7 18 (4.80%) CSS
8 17 (4.53%) OpenCV
8 17 (4.53%) Qt
9 15 (4.00%) .NET Framework
9 15 (4.00%) ATL
9 15 (4.00%) SOAP
9 15 (4.00%) Vue.js
9 15 (4.00%) XML
10 14 (3.73%) COM
10 14 (3.73%) RESTful
11 13 (3.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 70 (18.67%) Algorithms
2 40 (10.67%) Smartphone
3 20 (5.33%) Cyberattack
4 18 (4.80%) VHDL
5 17 (4.53%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (4.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (1.87%) Acoustics
6 7 (1.87%) CAN bus
6 7 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.33%) ASIC
8 5 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.33%) Verilog
8 5 (1.33%) Wiki
9 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.80%) User Experience
10 2 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 97 (25.87%) Linux
2 71 (18.93%) Windows
3 21 (5.60%) CentOS
4 20 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.47%) Embedded Linux
6 12 (3.20%) Android
7 11 (2.93%) Unix
8 10 (2.67%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) Debian
9 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (70.93%) Software Engineering
2 135 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (23.20%) Scrum
4 73 (19.47%) Mentoring
5 71 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
6 67 (17.87%) OO
7 63 (16.80%) Mathematics
8 61 (16.27%) Software Testing
9 60 (16.00%) Computer Science
10 53 (14.13%) Cybersecurity
11 51 (13.60%) SDLC
12 50 (13.33%) Machine Learning
13 49 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (12.53%) DevOps
14 47 (12.53%) OOD
15 46 (12.27%) UML
16 44 (11.73%) Signal Processing
17 40 (10.67%) Microservices
18 39 (10.40%) Analytics
19 38 (10.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 195 (52.00%) Python
2 151 (40.27%) Java
3 130 (34.67%) C
4 123 (32.80%) C#
5 66 (17.60%) JavaScript
6 64 (17.07%) MATLAB
7 44 (11.73%) SQL
8 21 (5.60%) Ada
9 15 (4.00%) VBScript
10 14 (3.73%) Embedded C
10 14 (3.73%) Embedded C++
11 13 (3.47%) Tcl
12 11 (2.93%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.67%) Fortran
14 9 (2.40%) Go
15 8 (2.13%) Perl
16 7 (1.87%) C++/CLI
16 7 (1.87%) VC++
17 6 (1.60%) Bash Shell
18 5 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (33.60%) Degree
2 105 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 66 (17.60%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.47%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.67%) PhD
7 1 (0.27%) HND
7 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.53%) MISRA
2 15 (4.00%) Def Stans
3 11 (2.93%) MISRA C
4 10 (2.67%) IEC 61508
5 7 (1.87%) IEC 61131
6 6 (1.60%) QA
7 5 (1.33%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.80%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.53%) DICOM
10 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (12.00%) Docker
2 16 (4.27%) Firmware
3 9 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (7.73%) Ansible
2 14 (3.73%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.33%) Terraform
4 4 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.07%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (15.20%) Instagram
2 32 (8.53%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.33%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.20%) IBM
5 10 (2.67%) Mentor Graphics
5 10 (2.67%) Xilinx
6 9 (2.40%) VMware
7 7 (1.87%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.33%) Intel
8 5 (1.33%) Oracle
9 3 (0.80%) Altera
9 3 (0.80%) Progress
9 3 (0.80%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.53%) Brio
10 2 (0.53%) Rockwell
11 1 (0.27%) Adobe
11 1 (0.27%) Atmel
11 1 (0.27%) EMC
11 1 (0.27%) Google
11 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com