Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South West
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 32 26
Rank change year-on-year -22 -6 +16
Permanent jobs citing C++ 194 758 867
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 5.65% 7.80% 8.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.41% 13.42% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 162 509 694
Median annual salary £48,125 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,375 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,061 5,650 6,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 60.07% 58.18% 60.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,744 4,582 5,173
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +8.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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
Gloucestershire -14 63 £50,000 - 26
Bristol +8 58 £45,000 - 47
Dorset +10 31 £40,000 - 7
Somerset +7 22 £52,500 +23.53% 8
Wiltshire -39 9 £48,750 -7.14% 4
Devon +5 4 £34,000 -9.33% 6
Cornwall -3 3 £42,500 -19.05% 2
C++
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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++.

1 119 (61.34%) Python
2 104 (53.61%) Software Engineering
3 76 (39.18%) C
4 75 (38.66%) Java
5 61 (31.44%) Linux
6 57 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (27.32%) Security Cleared
7 53 (27.32%) C#
8 49 (25.26%) JavaScript
9 46 (23.71%) OO
9 46 (23.71%) DevOps
10 43 (22.16%) OOD
11 42 (21.65%) Degree
12 40 (20.62%) DV Cleared
13 36 (18.56%) Windows
14 35 (18.04%) Jenkins
15 34 (17.53%) Computer Science
16 33 (17.01%) Scrum
16 33 (17.01%) Docker
17 27 (13.92%) JIRA
17 27 (13.92%) Test Automation
18 26 (13.40%) Open Source
19 25 (12.89%) Electronics
19 25 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
20 24 (12.37%) Confluence
20 24 (12.37%) JSON
20 24 (12.37%) Visual Studio
20 24 (12.37%) Mentoring
21 23 (11.86%) Node.js
21 23 (11.86%) AWS

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 24 (12.37%) Confluence
2 7 (3.61%) JBoss
3 6 (3.09%) Apache
4 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.52%) Pachyderm
4 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Simulink
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.86%) AWS
2 4 (2.06%) GitHub
3 2 (1.03%) Azure
4 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.19%) HTTP
2 8 (4.12%) Software-Defined Radio
3 5 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.55%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.55%) RS-232
5 3 (1.55%) Wireless
5 3 (1.55%) ZigBee
6 2 (1.03%) 5G
6 2 (1.03%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.03%) Internet
7 1 (0.52%) DNS
7 1 (0.52%) Firewall
7 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.52%) IPsec
7 1 (0.52%) RS-485
7 1 (0.52%) SMTP
7 1 (0.52%) SSL
7 1 (0.52%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.64%) MySQL
3 7 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.09%) CouchDB
5 3 (1.55%) Big Data
6 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.52%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (18.04%) Jenkins
2 27 (13.92%) JIRA
3 24 (12.37%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.67%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.67%) GitLab
4 11 (5.67%) Selenium
5 9 (4.64%) Eclipse
5 9 (4.64%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.64%) MSI
5 9 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.64%) WiX
6 5 (2.58%) InstallShield
7 3 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (1.55%) EasyMock
7 3 (1.55%) JUnit
7 3 (1.55%) Mockito
7 3 (1.55%) MSBuild
7 3 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (12.89%) Electronics
2 19 (9.79%) Manufacturing
3 15 (7.73%) Finance
4 14 (7.22%) Marketing
4 14 (7.22%) Public Sector
4 14 (7.22%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.67%) Law
6 9 (4.64%) Military
7 5 (2.58%) Advertising
8 4 (2.06%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.55%) Games
9 3 (1.55%) German Language
9 3 (1.55%) Local Government
9 3 (1.55%) Retail
10 1 (0.52%) Automotive
10 1 (0.52%) Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (46.39%) Software Engineer
2 67 (34.54%) Developer
3 28 (14.43%) Software Developer
4 26 (13.40%) C++ Software Engineer
5 15 (7.73%) Embedded Engineer
6 14 (7.22%) C++ Developer
6 14 (7.22%) Graduate
7 12 (6.19%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.12%) Junior
10 8 (4.12%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.12%) Python Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) Graduate Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) Python Software Engineer
12 6 (3.09%) Junior Developer
12 6 (3.09%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.37%) JSON
2 23 (11.86%) Node.js
3 21 (10.82%) .NET
3 21 (10.82%) HTML
4 19 (9.79%) Apache NiFi
4 19 (9.79%) WPF
5 16 (8.25%) React
6 15 (7.73%) CSS
6 15 (7.73%) REST
7 13 (6.70%) Vue.js
8 12 (6.19%) .NET Framework
8 12 (6.19%) Web Services
9 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET
9 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (5.67%) SOAP
9 11 (5.67%) WCF
9 11 (5.67%) XML
10 10 (5.15%) Kafka
11 9 (4.64%) Ajax
11 9 (4.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.73%) Algorithms
2 10 (5.15%) VHDL
3 9 (4.64%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (4.12%) Blog
4 8 (4.12%) Verilog
5 7 (3.61%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.06%) Wiki
8 3 (1.55%) CUDA
9 2 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.03%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.03%) Robotics
9 2 (1.03%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.52%) ASIC
10 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.52%) Life Science
10 1 (0.52%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.44%) Linux
2 36 (18.56%) Windows
3 13 (6.70%) CentOS
3 13 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.64%) Debian
4 9 (4.64%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.55%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.03%) Android
7 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.52%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (53.61%) Software Engineering
2 57 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (23.71%) DevOps
3 46 (23.71%) OO
4 43 (22.16%) OOD
5 34 (17.53%) Computer Science
6 33 (17.01%) Scrum
7 27 (13.92%) Test Automation
8 26 (13.40%) Open Source
9 25 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (12.37%) Mentoring
11 17 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (7.73%) Multithreading
12 15 (7.73%) Technical Leadership
13 14 (7.22%) Digital Marketing
13 14 (7.22%) Machine Learning
13 14 (7.22%) Programme Management
13 14 (7.22%) SDLC
14 12 (6.19%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 119 (61.34%) Python
2 76 (39.18%) C
3 75 (38.66%) Java
4 53 (27.32%) C#
5 49 (25.26%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.76%) SQL
7 15 (7.73%) Bash Shell
8 12 (6.19%) Embedded C
9 11 (5.67%) VBScript
10 10 (5.15%) Embedded C++
11 9 (4.64%) VC++
12 6 (3.09%) Go
12 6 (3.09%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.58%) C++/CLI
13 5 (2.58%) VB
14 4 (2.06%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.55%) R
16 2 (1.03%) Fortran
16 2 (1.03%) PHP
16 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (27.32%) Security Cleared
2 42 (21.65%) Degree
3 40 (20.62%) DV Cleared
4 16 (8.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (8.25%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.58%) PhD
7 3 (1.55%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.52%) CISSP
8 1 (0.52%) HNC
8 1 (0.52%) HND
8 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.52%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.09%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) MISRA
System Software
1 33 (17.01%) Docker
2 8 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.09%) Ceph
3 6 (3.09%) Xen
4 2 (1.03%) LXC
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 22 (11.34%) Ansible
2 16 (8.25%) Terraform
3 14 (7.22%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.09%) Proxmox
5 1 (0.52%) Kubeflow
5 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.52%) Suricata
Vendors
1 19 (9.79%) Microsoft
1 19 (9.79%) SAP
2 13 (6.70%) Red Hat
3 12 (6.19%) VMware
4 7 (3.61%) Oracle
4 7 (3.61%) Twitter
5 6 (3.09%) Capita
6 5 (2.58%) Sage
7 2 (1.03%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.52%) Splunk
8 1 (0.52%) Xilinx