Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 59 43
Rank change year-on-year -11 -16 +5
Permanent jobs citing C++ 1,676 3,100 4,568
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.01% 4.49% 5.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.26% 8.46% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,311 2,539 3,711
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,000 £68,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £57,750 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +10.00%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 23,072 36,663 45,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.27% 53.06% 54.03%
Number of salaries quoted 19,204 30,461 37,678
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing C++ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the UK excluding London

C++
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for C++ in the UK excluding London

C++
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for C++ in the UK excluding London

C++
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
South East -26 467 £52,500 +5.00% 196
North of England +31 302 £52,500 +5.00% 100
South West -23 284 £50,000 +5.26% 107
Scotland +22 198 £47,500 +5.56% 40
Midlands +5 196 £52,500 +16.67% 84
East of England +9 156 £57,500 +27.78% 141
Yorkshire +63 149 £57,500 +15.00% 46
North West +3 127 £51,000 +2.00% 41
West Midlands -2 101 £52,500 +16.67% 48
East Midlands +32 95 £55,000 +10.00% 36
Northern Ireland +40 48 £45,000 +5.88% 11
North East -2 26 £42,500 -5.56% 13
Wales +22 25 £55,000 +29.41% 25
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for C++.

1 927 (55.31%) Software Engineering
2 752 (44.87%) Python
3 704 (42.00%) Java
4 665 (39.68%) C#
5 628 (37.47%) C
6 595 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
7 502 (29.95%) Linux
8 351 (20.94%) Degree
9 307 (18.32%) OO
10 298 (17.78%) JavaScript
11 293 (17.48%) Computer Science
12 288 (17.18%) SQL
13 253 (15.10%) Windows
14 248 (14.80%) DevOps
15 247 (14.74%) TDD
16 229 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
17 227 (13.54%) Test Automation
18 222 (13.25%) Scrum
19 204 (12.17%) Azure
20 199 (11.87%) .NET
21 197 (11.75%) Docker
22 182 (10.86%) Security Cleared
23 179 (10.68%) Algorithms
24 174 (10.38%) Finance
25 173 (10.32%) AWS
26 170 (10.14%) Electronics
27 162 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
28 160 (9.55%) Git (software)
29 159 (9.49%) AngularJS
30 157 (9.37%) Go

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 52 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (2.51%) Confluence
3 41 (2.45%) nginx
4 18 (1.07%) JBoss
5 17 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.84%) Apache
6 14 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
6 14 (0.84%) Luigi
7 3 (0.18%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.18%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.18%) SAS
7 3 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.18%) WinCC
8 1 (0.060%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.060%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.060%) DNN
8 1 (0.060%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.060%) Pachyderm
8 1 (0.060%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (1.97%) Simulink
2 29 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.48%) Maya
3 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.060%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.060%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.060%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.060%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 204 (12.17%) Azure
2 173 (10.32%) AWS
3 97 (5.79%) GCP
4 63 (3.76%) SaaS
5 62 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.95%) Google Play
8 14 (0.84%) PaaS
9 12 (0.72%) GitHub
10 8 (0.48%) Logic Apps
11 7 (0.42%) Power Platform
12 6 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.36%) Microsoft 365
13 5 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.24%) Amazon Alexa
14 4 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.18%) Amazon EKS
15 3 (0.18%) Serverless
16 2 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.12%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 85 (5.07%) Wireless
2 80 (4.77%) TCP/IP
3 68 (4.06%) Ethernet
4 60 (3.58%) Wi-Fi
5 37 (2.21%) HTTP
6 36 (2.15%) MQTT
6 36 (2.15%) Wireshark
7 33 (1.97%) Bluetooth
8 31 (1.85%) Software-Defined Radio
9 27 (1.61%) Broadband
10 25 (1.49%) HTTPS
11 24 (1.43%) Firewall
12 22 (1.31%) 802.11
12 22 (1.31%) STUN
13 16 (0.95%) DVB
13 16 (0.95%) MIMO
14 15 (0.89%) Modbus
15 12 (0.72%) Internet
16 11 (0.66%) Network Security
16 11 (0.66%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.01%) NoSQL
3 74 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
4 60 (3.58%) Redis
5 50 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 48 (2.86%) Big Data
7 45 (2.68%) MySQL
8 23 (1.37%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.25%) GIS
10 19 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (0.95%) Hadoop
11 16 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (0.84%) Azkaban
13 13 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.66%) Neo4j
15 9 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.48%) RethinkDB
17 7 (0.42%) Power BI
18 6 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
18 6 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 160 (9.55%) Git (software)
2 118 (7.04%) Jenkins
3 85 (5.07%) JIRA
4 77 (4.59%) Visual Studio
5 75 (4.47%) Subversion
6 61 (3.64%) Eclipse
7 44 (2.63%) Mercurial
8 27 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
9 25 (1.49%) Selenium
10 21 (1.25%) Cucumber
11 18 (1.07%) JMeter
12 17 (1.01%) SpecFlow
12 17 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (0.89%) FitNesse
14 14 (0.84%) CMake
15 13 (0.78%) IDA Disassembler
16 12 (0.72%) Artifactory
16 12 (0.72%) CruiseControl
16 12 (0.72%) GCC
16 12 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 174 (10.38%) Finance
2 170 (10.14%) Electronics
3 100 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 90 (5.37%) Telecoms
5 76 (4.53%) Games
6 55 (3.28%) Law
7 47 (2.80%) Aerospace
8 46 (2.74%) Public Sector
9 45 (2.68%) Marketing
10 37 (2.21%) Automotive
11 32 (1.91%) Military
12 28 (1.67%) Legal
13 22 (1.31%) Retail
14 14 (0.84%) Banking
15 13 (0.78%) German Language
16 12 (0.72%) Advertising
17 5 (0.30%) French Language
17 5 (0.30%) Publishing
17 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.24%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 704 (42.00%) Software Engineer
2 464 (27.68%) Developer
3 217 (12.95%) Embedded Engineer
4 197 (11.75%) C++ Software Engineer
5 193 (11.52%) Software Developer
6 166 (9.90%) Senior Software Engineer
7 144 (8.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 127 (7.58%) C++ Developer
9 85 (5.07%) Python Engineer
10 76 (4.53%) Python Software Engineer
11 65 (3.88%) Java Developer
12 58 (3.46%) C Software Engineer
12 58 (3.46%) Senior Developer
13 56 (3.34%) Linux Engineer
14 52 (3.10%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 52 (3.10%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 52 (3.10%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
15 45 (2.68%) C# Developer
16 42 (2.51%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
16 42 (2.51%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (11.87%) .NET
2 159 (9.49%) AngularJS
3 134 (8.00%) HTML
4 85 (5.07%) React
5 84 (5.01%) .NET Framework
5 84 (5.01%) Vue.js
6 83 (4.95%) Node.js
7 80 (4.77%) CSS
8 75 (4.47%) RabbitMQ
9 68 (4.06%) .NET Core
10 64 (3.82%) HTML5
11 56 (3.34%) REST
12 47 (2.80%) Kafka
12 47 (2.80%) WPF
13 44 (2.63%) Web Services
14 41 (2.45%) Qt
15 31 (1.85%) Entity Framework
15 31 (1.85%) Unreal Engine
16 28 (1.67%) OpenGL
16 28 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 179 (10.68%) Algorithms
2 105 (6.26%) Embedded Systems
3 94 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (4.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 68 (4.06%) Data Structures
6 49 (2.92%) Mobile App
7 44 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
8 41 (2.45%) Device Driver
9 40 (2.39%) Management Information System
10 33 (1.97%) VHDL
11 32 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.79%) User Experience
13 28 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
14 26 (1.55%) Robotics
15 25 (1.49%) LIMS
16 23 (1.37%) Animation
16 23 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
17 22 (1.31%) Driving Licence
18 20 (1.19%) Verilog
19 18 (1.07%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 502 (29.95%) Linux
2 253 (15.10%) Windows
3 73 (4.36%) Android
4 69 (4.12%) Unix
5 58 (3.46%) Embedded Linux
6 51 (3.04%) Apple iOS
7 24 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.01%) CentOS
9 10 (0.60%) Robot Operating System
10 8 (0.48%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.48%) VxWorks
11 7 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
11 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.24%) Debian
13 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.24%) Windows Server
14 3 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.060%) QNX Neutrino
15 1 (0.060%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 927 (55.31%) Software Engineering
2 595 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
3 307 (18.32%) OO
4 293 (17.48%) Computer Science
5 248 (14.80%) DevOps
6 247 (14.74%) TDD
7 229 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
8 227 (13.54%) Test Automation
9 222 (13.25%) Scrum
10 162 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
11 140 (8.35%) SDLC
12 137 (8.17%) Mathematics
13 131 (7.82%) Unit Testing
14 130 (7.76%) Multithreading
15 126 (7.52%) Artificial Intelligence
16 120 (7.16%) Mentoring
17 115 (6.86%) Microservices
18 114 (6.80%) Machine Learning
19 109 (6.50%) OOP
20 91 (5.43%) UML
Programming Languages
1 752 (44.87%) Python
2 704 (42.00%) Java
3 665 (39.68%) C#
4 628 (37.47%) C
5 298 (17.78%) JavaScript
6 288 (17.18%) SQL
7 157 (9.37%) Go
8 88 (5.25%) Scala
9 77 (4.59%) Embedded C++
10 71 (4.24%) MATLAB
10 71 (4.24%) Ruby
11 64 (3.82%) Embedded C
12 60 (3.58%) Perl
13 58 (3.46%) Kotlin
14 55 (3.28%) Bash Shell
15 42 (2.51%) VB
16 41 (2.45%) PHP
17 25 (1.49%) Java 8
18 23 (1.37%) Objective-C
19 21 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 351 (20.94%) Degree
2 182 (10.86%) Security Cleared
3 135 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 107 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (3.76%) PhD
6 41 (2.45%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (1.07%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.60%) ISEB
11 7 (0.42%) HNC
11 7 (0.42%) HND
12 4 (0.24%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.24%) CISSP
12 4 (0.24%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.12%) CCNP
14 2 (0.12%) CISA
14 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.13%) QA
2 29 (1.73%) MISRA
3 7 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.36%) ISO 26262
5 4 (0.24%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.12%) PMO
6 2 (0.12%) SLA
7 1 (0.060%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.060%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.060%) JTAG
7 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (11.75%) Docker
2 88 (5.25%) Firmware
3 25 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.19%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.78%) VirtualBox
6 12 (0.72%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.24%) Ceph
7 4 (0.24%) Xen
8 3 (0.18%) GPFS
8 3 (0.18%) NFS
9 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.060%) KVM
10 1 (0.060%) Snort
10 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 141 (8.41%) Kubernetes
2 74 (4.42%) Terraform
3 73 (4.36%) Ansible
4 23 (1.37%) Kibana
5 22 (1.31%) Graylog
6 16 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 16 (0.95%) SCCM
7 6 (0.36%) SELinux
8 4 (0.24%) FlexNet
8 4 (0.24%) Proxmox
8 4 (0.24%) Puppet
9 3 (0.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.060%) Grafana
11 1 (0.060%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.060%) Kubeflow
11 1 (0.060%) Nmap
11 1 (0.060%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.060%) SCOM
11 1 (0.060%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 149 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 44 (2.63%) Google
3 42 (2.51%) Oracle
4 37 (2.21%) SAP
4 37 (2.21%) VMware
5 34 (2.03%) Atlassian
6 31 (1.85%) Ceridian
7 28 (1.67%) IBM
8 26 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 23 (1.37%) Klocwork
10 16 (0.95%) FireEye
10 16 (0.95%) McAfee
10 16 (0.95%) Symantec
10 16 (0.95%) Tanium
11 14 (0.84%) Apple
12 13 (0.78%) Twitter
12 13 (0.78%) Xilinx
13 12 (0.72%) ANSYS
13 12 (0.72%) Bloomberg
14 10 (0.60%) Embarcadero