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

C++
England > South West
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 38 29
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 0
Permanent jobs citing C++ 341 704 837
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 5.93% 7.15% 7.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.62% 12.44% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 259 486 724
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.26% +17.95%
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,000 £29,225
90th Percentile £62,700 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +16.67%

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 3,210 5,657 6,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 55.85% 57.46% 59.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,671 4,575 5,383
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 May 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 May 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 -4 138 £50,000 - 6
Bristol -21 69 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Dorset +6 47 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Somerset +21 44 £38,300 +2.13% 3
Wiltshire -15 31 £34,000 -32.00% 2
Devon -6 8 £47,500 +15.15% 7
C++
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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++.

1 204 (59.82%) Java
2 201 (58.94%) Software Engineering
3 177 (51.91%) Python
4 139 (40.76%) C
4 139 (40.76%) C#
5 129 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (35.19%) Security Cleared
7 111 (32.55%) Linux
8 98 (28.74%) JavaScript
9 92 (26.98%) Degree
10 81 (23.75%) OO
11 69 (20.23%) DV Cleared
12 64 (18.77%) Windows
13 58 (17.01%) Computer Science
13 58 (17.01%) SDLC
14 56 (16.42%) DevOps
15 46 (13.49%) Machine Learning
16 42 (12.32%) SQL
16 42 (12.32%) Scrum
17 40 (11.73%) Electronics
17 40 (11.73%) .NET
17 40 (11.73%) OOD
17 40 (11.73%) Big Data
18 37 (10.85%) UML
19 33 (9.68%) JIRA
19 33 (9.68%) Unit Testing
20 32 (9.38%) Algorithms
21 31 (9.09%) Docker
21 31 (9.09%) Android
21 31 (9.09%) Test Automation

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 20 (5.87%) Confluence
2 12 (3.52%) JBoss
3 10 (2.93%) Apache
4 3 (0.88%) Tornado
5 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.59%) WildFly
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.29%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.29%) nginx
6 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Simulink
2 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.29%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.33%) AWS
2 23 (6.74%) Azure
3 20 (5.87%) SaaS
4 6 (1.76%) Slack
5 5 (1.47%) GitHub
6 3 (0.88%) GCP
6 3 (0.88%) PaaS
7 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Office 365
8 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.29%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.16%) Internet
2 14 (4.11%) Tactical Data Link
3 10 (2.93%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.35%) Software-Defined Radio
5 7 (2.05%) Wireshark
6 6 (1.76%) MQTT
7 5 (1.47%) Bluetooth
7 5 (1.47%) HTTP
8 4 (1.17%) DSL
8 4 (1.17%) Network Security
9 3 (0.88%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.88%) Wireless
10 2 (0.59%) RS-232
10 2 (0.59%) VLAN
11 1 (0.29%) CTI
11 1 (0.29%) SSL
11 1 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.73%) Big Data
2 22 (6.45%) GIS
3 16 (4.69%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.69%) MySQL
4 7 (2.05%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.47%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.88%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.88%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.59%) Redis
9 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 33 (9.68%) JIRA
2 29 (8.50%) Jenkins
3 23 (6.74%) Eclipse
4 21 (6.16%) Git (software)
5 18 (5.28%) Rational DOORS
6 13 (3.81%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.93%) IDA Disassembler
7 10 (2.93%) Selenium
7 10 (2.93%) Subversion
8 7 (2.05%) GitLab
8 7 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.05%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.47%) Eclipse RCP
11 4 (1.17%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (1.17%) WiX
12 2 (0.59%) Maven
12 2 (0.59%) NUnit
12 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.59%) TestRail
General
1 40 (11.73%) Electronics
2 27 (7.92%) Law
3 22 (6.45%) Aerospace
4 21 (6.16%) Finance
5 14 (4.11%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.93%) Military
7 8 (2.35%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.05%) Marketing
8 7 (2.05%) Retail
9 6 (1.76%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.47%) Games
11 4 (1.17%) Advertising
12 3 (0.88%) German Language
12 3 (0.88%) Local Government
13 2 (0.59%) Automotive
13 2 (0.59%) Avionics
13 2 (0.59%) Banking
13 2 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 153 (44.87%) Software Engineer
2 98 (28.74%) Developer
3 70 (20.53%) Software Developer
4 38 (11.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 34 (9.97%) Senior Software Engineer
6 30 (8.80%) Embedded Engineer
7 29 (8.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 22 (6.45%) Java Developer
9 16 (4.69%) Java Software Developer
10 15 (4.40%) C++ Developer
11 14 (4.11%) Python Developer
12 11 (3.23%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.23%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
13 10 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (2.93%) Python Engineer
13 10 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (2.64%) Electronics Engineer
15 8 (2.35%) C++ Software Developer
15 8 (2.35%) Python Software Engineer
15 8 (2.35%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.73%) .NET
2 28 (8.21%) Node.js
3 26 (7.62%) AngularJS
4 22 (6.45%) HTML
5 21 (6.16%) React
6 16 (4.69%) CSS
7 15 (4.40%) Spring
8 13 (3.81%) Middleware
9 12 (3.52%) Kafka
10 11 (3.23%) HTML5
11 9 (2.64%) Apache NiFi
11 9 (2.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 9 (2.64%) Vue.js
11 9 (2.64%) Web Services
12 8 (2.35%) JSP
13 7 (2.05%) Hibernate
13 7 (2.05%) REST
14 6 (1.76%) Qt
14 6 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (1.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.38%) Algorithms
2 23 (6.74%) Embedded Systems
3 22 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 21 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (5.87%) VHDL
6 15 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.40%) Data Structures
7 12 (3.52%) Verilog
8 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.05%) Analogue Electronics
9 7 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (2.05%) User Experience
10 6 (1.76%) CPLD
10 6 (1.76%) Digital TV
10 6 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.47%) NHS
12 4 (1.17%) Media Streaming
12 4 (1.17%) MPEG
12 4 (1.17%) Robotics
12 4 (1.17%) STB
Operating Systems
1 111 (32.55%) Linux
2 64 (18.77%) Windows
3 31 (9.09%) Android
4 23 (6.74%) Unix
5 21 (6.16%) Apple iOS
6 13 (3.81%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (2.35%) CentOS
8 6 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.47%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.88%) Debian
10 3 (0.88%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.29%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (58.94%) Software Engineering
2 129 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (23.75%) OO
4 58 (17.01%) Computer Science
4 58 (17.01%) SDLC
5 56 (16.42%) DevOps
6 46 (13.49%) Machine Learning
7 42 (12.32%) Scrum
8 40 (11.73%) OOD
9 37 (10.85%) UML
10 33 (9.68%) Unit Testing
11 31 (9.09%) Test Automation
12 29 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (8.50%) TDD
13 28 (8.21%) Analytics
14 25 (7.33%) Artificial Intelligence
15 24 (7.04%) Data Analysis
16 23 (6.74%) Mentoring
17 22 (6.45%) Mathematics
17 22 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 204 (59.82%) Java
2 177 (51.91%) Python
3 139 (40.76%) C
3 139 (40.76%) C#
4 98 (28.74%) JavaScript
5 42 (12.32%) SQL
6 28 (8.21%) Embedded C
7 16 (4.69%) Embedded C++
8 14 (4.11%) Ruby
9 13 (3.81%) PHP
10 12 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.52%) Go
11 11 (3.23%) Kotlin
12 10 (2.93%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.35%) PowerShell
14 7 (2.05%) Rust
15 6 (1.76%) Java 8
15 6 (1.76%) MATLAB
16 5 (1.47%) Ada
16 5 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 120 (35.19%) Security Cleared
2 92 (26.98%) Degree
3 69 (20.23%) DV Cleared
4 29 (8.50%) SC Cleared
5 17 (4.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.64%) PhD
7 5 (1.47%) HND
8 3 (0.88%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.29%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.29%) HNC
10 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.29%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.05%) QA
2 4 (1.17%) MISRA
3 3 (0.88%) Def Stans
3 3 (0.88%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.29%) DO-254
4 1 (0.29%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 31 (9.09%) Docker
2 18 (5.28%) Firmware
3 9 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.47%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.59%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) Ceph
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (4.40%) Ansible
2 9 (2.64%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.88%) Puppet
4 3 (0.88%) Terraform
5 2 (0.59%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.59%) Salt
6 1 (0.29%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 17 (4.99%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.81%) Oracle
3 11 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.64%) VMware
5 6 (1.76%) Capita
5 6 (1.76%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.47%) SAP
7 4 (1.17%) IBM
8 2 (0.59%) Google
8 2 (0.59%) HP
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe
9 1 (0.29%) Apple
9 1 (0.29%) Avaya
9 1 (0.29%) MathWorks
9 1 (0.29%) Mitel
9 1 (0.29%) QNX
9 1 (0.29%) Samsung
9 1 (0.29%) Tableau
9 1 (0.29%) Xamarin