Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 30 31
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing C++ 693 892 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.80% 8.25% 7.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.92% 13.70% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 460 722 733
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £23,125
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -5.26%

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 5,812 6,509 6,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 57.03% 60.21% 61.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4,707 5,482 5,449
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ in the South West.

Salary trend for C++ in the South West

C++
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the South West over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +4 240 £50,000 +5.26% 42
Bristol -25 187 £41,500 -7.78% 65
Wiltshire -8 104 £52,500 +5.00% 18
Dorset -8 90 £40,000 -11.11% 22
Somerset +4 33 £40,000 -3.03% 11
Devon -27 23 £33,750 +3.85% 15
Cornwall +19 13 £45,000 +32.35% 17
C++
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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++.

1 444 (64.07%) Software Engineering
2 377 (54.40%) Java
3 363 (52.38%) Python
4 356 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
5 316 (45.60%) C
6 273 (39.39%) Security Cleared
7 264 (38.10%) C#
8 258 (37.23%) Linux
9 168 (24.24%) JavaScript
10 163 (23.52%) OO
11 158 (22.80%) Degree
12 142 (20.49%) SC Cleared
13 126 (18.18%) Git (software)
14 123 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
15 122 (17.60%) Computer Science
16 119 (17.17%) DevOps
17 111 (16.02%) JIRA
18 104 (15.01%) DV Cleared
19 101 (14.57%) Windows
20 95 (13.71%) Scrum
21 91 (13.13%) Cybersecurity
22 87 (12.55%) SDLC
23 83 (11.98%) UML
24 81 (11.69%) SQL
25 76 (10.97%) Spring
26 75 (10.82%) OOD
27 74 (10.68%) HTML
28 72 (10.39%) Node.js
29 70 (10.10%) Algorithms
30 69 (9.96%) Embedded C

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 40 (5.77%) Apache
2 29 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (4.04%) Confluence
4 25 (3.61%) JBoss
5 15 (2.16%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.44%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.58%) Tornado
7 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.43%) WordPress
9 2 (0.29%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.14%) Kinematics
Applications
1 3 (0.43%) NASTRAN
2 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.14%) EPLAN
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 56 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (2.45%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.14%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Serverless
5 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.46%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.74%) Network Security
3 18 (2.60%) Internet
4 16 (2.31%) Wireless
5 15 (2.16%) WAN
6 11 (1.59%) Software-Defined Radio
7 10 (1.44%) Firewall
8 9 (1.30%) HTTPS
9 7 (1.01%) Link 16
9 7 (1.01%) Link 22
9 7 (1.01%) SSH
9 7 (1.01%) Tactical Data Link
10 6 (0.87%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.43%) 802.11
11 3 (0.43%) HTTP
11 3 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.29%) NFC
12 2 (0.29%) RS-232
12 2 (0.29%) RS-485
12 2 (0.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (8.66%) Big Data
2 34 (4.91%) MongoDB
3 30 (4.33%) SQL Server
4 26 (3.75%) Hadoop
5 22 (3.17%) MySQL
6 15 (2.16%) Neo4j
7 11 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.01%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.43%) OrientDB
13 2 (0.29%) FileMaker
13 2 (0.29%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
14 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 126 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 111 (16.02%) JIRA
3 52 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 52 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 48 (6.93%) Bitbucket
5 41 (5.92%) Visual Studio
6 39 (5.63%) Eclipse
7 36 (5.19%) Selenium
8 33 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 28 (4.04%) Bitbucket Server
10 25 (3.61%) JIRA Agile
11 18 (2.60%) git-flow
11 18 (2.60%) JUnit
11 18 (2.60%) Subversion
12 16 (2.31%) EasyMock
13 15 (2.16%) Eclipse RCP
13 15 (2.16%) JMeter
13 15 (2.16%) LoadRunner
14 13 (1.88%) Maven
15 12 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
General
1 68 (9.81%) Electronics
2 57 (8.23%) Finance
3 53 (7.65%) Aerospace
4 45 (6.49%) Military
5 36 (5.19%) Manufacturing
6 29 (4.18%) Legal
7 27 (3.90%) Banking
8 26 (3.75%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.89%) Games
10 19 (2.74%) Marketing
11 13 (1.88%) Retail
12 8 (1.15%) Automotive
13 4 (0.58%) Law
14 1 (0.14%) Avionics
14 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 328 (47.33%) Software Engineer
2 190 (27.42%) Developer
3 97 (14.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 84 (12.12%) Software Developer
5 50 (7.22%) Senior Software Engineer
6 43 (6.20%) C++ Developer
7 40 (5.77%) Embedded Engineer
8 35 (5.05%) Java Developer
9 34 (4.91%) Java Engineer
10 33 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 33 (4.76%) Python Engineer
11 31 (4.47%) Java Software Engineer
12 27 (3.90%) Architect
12 27 (3.90%) Graduate
12 27 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
13 26 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (3.61%) C Software Engineer
14 25 (3.61%) Consultant
14 25 (3.61%) Lead Software Engineer
14 25 (3.61%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.97%) Spring
2 74 (10.68%) HTML
3 72 (10.39%) Node.js
4 68 (9.81%) Web Services
5 57 (8.23%) AngularJS
6 56 (8.08%) .NET
6 56 (8.08%) XML
7 49 (7.07%) CSS
8 46 (6.64%) Java EE
8 46 (6.64%) React
9 45 (6.49%) HTML5
10 41 (5.92%) Qt
10 41 (5.92%) Velocity
11 40 (5.77%) JSON
12 37 (5.34%) JSP
13 33 (4.76%) JSF
13 33 (4.76%) Vue.js
14 32 (4.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 31 (4.47%) REST
16 30 (4.33%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.10%) Algorithms
2 44 (6.35%) Embedded Systems
3 41 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 32 (4.62%) Robotics
6 23 (3.32%) Cyberthreat
6 23 (3.32%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.03%) VHDL
8 18 (2.60%) Wiki
9 17 (2.45%) 3D Graphics
10 13 (1.88%) Device Driver
11 12 (1.73%) RIA
12 11 (1.59%) Cybercrime
12 11 (1.59%) Verilog
13 10 (1.44%) CPLD
13 10 (1.44%) User Experience
14 9 (1.30%) Cyber Warfare
14 9 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (1.01%) Data Structures
15 7 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 258 (37.23%) Linux
2 101 (14.57%) Windows
3 58 (8.37%) Unix
4 41 (5.92%) Android
5 34 (4.91%) Embedded Linux
6 27 (3.90%) Apple iOS
7 26 (3.75%) CentOS
8 24 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.16%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.30%) FreeRTOS
11 8 (1.15%) Debian
12 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.29%) ThreadX
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (64.07%) Software Engineering
2 356 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (23.52%) OO
4 123 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
5 122 (17.60%) Computer Science
6 119 (17.17%) DevOps
7 95 (13.71%) Scrum
8 91 (13.13%) Cybersecurity
9 87 (12.55%) SDLC
10 83 (11.98%) UML
11 75 (10.82%) OOD
12 64 (9.24%) TDD
13 62 (8.95%) Artificial Intelligence
13 62 (8.95%) Mathematics
14 57 (8.23%) Machine Learning
15 56 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
15 56 (8.08%) Test Automation
16 48 (6.93%) Open Source
16 48 (6.93%) Web Development
17 38 (5.48%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 377 (54.40%) Java
2 363 (52.38%) Python
3 316 (45.60%) C
4 264 (38.10%) C#
5 168 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 81 (11.69%) SQL
7 69 (9.96%) Embedded C
8 50 (7.22%) Embedded C++
9 46 (6.64%) Bash Shell
10 38 (5.48%) PowerShell
10 38 (5.48%) Ruby
11 30 (4.33%) Go
12 24 (3.46%) PHP
13 22 (3.17%) MATLAB
14 17 (2.45%) Perl
15 16 (2.31%) Objective-C
16 15 (2.16%) Shell Script
17 14 (2.02%) Lua
18 13 (1.88%) VB
19 12 (1.73%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 273 (39.39%) Security Cleared
2 158 (22.80%) Degree
3 142 (20.49%) SC Cleared
4 104 (15.01%) DV Cleared
5 59 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 14 (2.02%) ISEB
8 11 (1.59%) PhD
9 10 (1.44%) CCNA
9 10 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.44%) CISSP
9 10 (1.44%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (1.30%) GIAC
10 9 (1.30%) Linux+ Certification
10 9 (1.30%) MCSE
10 9 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.30%) SANS
10 9 (1.30%) SSCP
11 6 (0.87%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.17%) HMG Infosec
1 22 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 22 (3.17%) JSP 440
2 14 (2.02%) QA
3 7 (1.01%) DO-178B
3 7 (1.01%) IEC 61508
4 5 (0.72%) DO-254
5 4 (0.58%) MISRA
6 3 (0.43%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 40 (5.77%) Docker
2 24 (3.46%) Firmware
3 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.29%) vSphere
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (1.73%) Ansible
4 5 (0.72%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.43%) Puppet
5 3 (0.43%) Terraform
6 2 (0.29%) Salt
7 1 (0.14%) Ambari
7 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 46 (6.64%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.48%) Oracle
3 26 (3.75%) Atlassian
4 19 (2.74%) Google
4 19 (2.74%) HP
5 18 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 18 (2.60%) SAP
6 11 (1.59%) Intel
7 10 (1.44%) Altera
7 10 (1.44%) Mentor Graphics
7 10 (1.44%) Xilinx
8 5 (0.72%) Progress
9 3 (0.43%) Apple
9 3 (0.43%) Facebook
9 3 (0.43%) VMware
10 2 (0.29%) Adobe
10 2 (0.29%) Sparx
11 1 (0.14%) Allen-Bradley
11 1 (0.14%) IBM
11 1 (0.14%) Siemens