Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 65 69
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4 +3
Permanent jobs citing C 1,360 3,580 4,024
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.64% 4.32% 4.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.58% 8.17% 7.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,117 2,552 3,158
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.00% - +8.11%

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 20,671 43,837 54,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.37% 52.86% 55.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16,994 35,331 45,984
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK 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 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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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
South East -2 447 £52,500 +10.53% 109
South West -12 327 £47,500 -5.00% 70
North of England +7 234 £50,000 +11.11% 77
North West -1 156 £50,000 +11.11% 42
East of England -10 137 £55,000 +10.00% 70
Midlands -30 114 £47,500 +11.76% 57
West Midlands -4 92 £47,500 +5.56% 33
Yorkshire +44 73 £55,000 +22.22% 25
Scotland +37 64 £53,000 +24.71% 21
Wales -3 22 £51,250 +28.13% 9
East Midlands -26 22 £47,500 +26.67% 23
Northern Ireland +7 15 £50,000 -13.04% 5
North East +20 5 £43,250 -8.95% 10
Isle of Man - 2 £50,750 -
C
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for C.

1 705 (51.84%) C++
2 559 (41.10%) Software Engineering
3 422 (31.03%) Linux
4 407 (29.93%) Python
5 380 (27.94%) Degree
6 313 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
7 284 (20.88%) C#
8 274 (20.15%) Java
9 187 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
10 185 (13.60%) JavaScript
11 184 (13.53%) Security Cleared
12 182 (13.38%) Windows
13 179 (13.16%) Embedded C
14 169 (12.43%) Finance
15 167 (12.28%) Git (software)
16 161 (11.84%) .NET
17 158 (11.62%) Computer Science
18 151 (11.10%) Electronics
19 144 (10.59%) Firmware
20 133 (9.78%) Cybersecurity
21 132 (9.71%) Scrum
22 125 (9.19%) DevOps
23 124 (9.12%) AWS
24 123 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
25 118 (8.68%) Jenkins
25 118 (8.68%) Project Management
26 116 (8.53%) Docker
27 113 (8.31%) SQL
28 112 (8.24%) Mathematics
29 111 (8.16%) JIRA

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 65 (4.78%) Confluence
2 29 (2.13%) Apache
3 12 (0.88%) IIS
4 11 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (0.81%) OpenStack
5 9 (0.66%) JBoss
6 8 (0.59%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.59%) nginx
7 7 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.44%) CMS
8 6 (0.44%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.29%) CICS
10 4 (0.29%) Drupal
10 4 (0.29%) SAS
10 4 (0.29%) SilverStripe
10 4 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.03%) Simulink
4 7 (0.51%) TargetLink
5 6 (0.44%) S-PLUS
6 4 (0.29%) OrCAD
7 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.15%) Gephi
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.074%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.074%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.074%) InVision
9 1 (0.074%) Marvel
9 1 (0.074%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.074%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (0.51%) Magento
2 6 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.29%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.29%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.29%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.15%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.074%) Primavera
6 1 (0.074%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.074%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.074%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.074%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.074%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.074%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 124 (9.12%) AWS
2 71 (5.22%) Azure
3 34 (2.50%) GCP
4 24 (1.76%) Serverless
5 22 (1.62%) Office 365
6 19 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.25%) GitHub
9 14 (1.03%) SaaS
10 10 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 9 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (0.66%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.59%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.51%) IaaS
14 4 (0.29%) AWS IoT
14 4 (0.29%) PaaS
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (6.47%) Wireless
2 72 (5.29%) TCP/IP
3 55 (4.04%) Bluetooth
4 53 (3.90%) Internet
5 34 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 33 (2.43%) Skype
7 30 (2.21%) 5G
7 30 (2.21%) Ethernet
8 23 (1.69%) Firewall
9 21 (1.54%) LTE
10 18 (1.32%) ZigBee
11 17 (1.25%) 4G
11 17 (1.25%) MQTT
12 15 (1.10%) VPN
13 14 (1.03%) RS-232
14 13 (0.96%) 3GPP
14 13 (0.96%) H.323
14 13 (0.96%) RS-485
15 12 (0.88%) HTTP
16 10 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (5.81%) MySQL
2 41 (3.01%) SQL Server
3 38 (2.79%) Big Data
4 33 (2.43%) Relational Database
5 30 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
5 30 (2.21%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.40%) Redis
7 17 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.88%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.59%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.59%) DB2
12 7 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.44%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.37%) CouchDB
14 5 (0.37%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.37%) Spatial Data
15 4 (0.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 167 (12.28%) Git (software)
2 118 (8.68%) Jenkins
3 111 (8.16%) JIRA
4 41 (3.01%) Subversion
5 31 (2.28%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.13%) Selenium
7 25 (1.84%) Eclipse
8 16 (1.18%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.18%) GitLab
9 15 (1.10%) JUnit
9 15 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
10 14 (1.03%) Maven
11 12 (0.88%) GCC
11 12 (0.88%) LabVIEW
12 10 (0.74%) CMake
13 8 (0.59%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.59%) Gerrit
14 7 (0.51%) EasyMock
14 7 (0.51%) LoadRunner
14 7 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 169 (12.43%) Finance
2 151 (11.10%) Electronics
3 104 (7.65%) Manufacturing
4 96 (7.06%) Telecoms
5 57 (4.19%) Retail
6 53 (3.90%) Public Sector
7 51 (3.75%) Aerospace
8 50 (3.68%) Military
9 49 (3.60%) Automotive
10 42 (3.09%) Marketing
11 32 (2.35%) Games
12 24 (1.76%) Advertising
13 19 (1.40%) Banking
14 15 (1.10%) Legal
15 14 (1.03%) Law
16 13 (0.96%) Local Government
17 8 (0.59%) Police
18 4 (0.29%) Billing
18 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.29%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 432 (31.76%) Software Engineer
2 253 (18.60%) Developer
3 202 (14.85%) Embedded Engineer
4 169 (12.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 129 (9.49%) Senior Software Engineer
6 97 (7.13%) C++ Software Engineer
7 67 (4.93%) Software Developer
8 66 (4.85%) C Software Engineer
9 61 (4.49%) Architect
10 51 (3.75%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 46 (3.38%) C# Developer
11 46 (3.38%) C++ Developer
11 46 (3.38%) Consultant
12 41 (3.01%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
13 40 (2.94%) Junior
14 38 (2.79%) .NET Developer
14 38 (2.79%) Senior Developer
15 37 (2.72%) Embedded C Engineer
16 36 (2.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
17 35 (2.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (11.84%) .NET
2 101 (7.43%) HTML
3 62 (4.56%) Web Services
4 61 (4.49%) React
4 61 (4.49%) REST
5 58 (4.26%) CSS
6 48 (3.53%) JSON
7 45 (3.31%) Node.js
8 44 (3.24%) AngularJS
8 44 (3.24%) HTML5
9 33 (2.43%) .NET Framework
9 33 (2.43%) Kafka
9 33 (2.43%) WinForms
9 33 (2.43%) XML
10 32 (2.35%) .NET Core
11 31 (2.28%) RESTful
12 26 (1.91%) ASP.NET
12 26 (1.91%) Qt
13 25 (1.84%) WebRTC
14 22 (1.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 123 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (7.35%) Algorithms
3 86 (6.32%) Embedded Systems
4 67 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (3.90%) Mobile App
6 51 (3.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 42 (3.09%) User Experience
8 41 (3.01%) Internet of Things
9 38 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
10 37 (2.72%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.99%) Device Driver
12 24 (1.76%) VHDL
13 21 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 21 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
13 21 (1.54%) SIMD
14 19 (1.40%) Robotics
15 18 (1.32%) ASIC
16 17 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
17 16 (1.18%) Analogue Electronics
17 16 (1.18%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 422 (31.03%) Linux
2 182 (13.38%) Windows
3 83 (6.10%) Unix
4 56 (4.12%) Android
5 52 (3.82%) Embedded Linux
6 43 (3.16%) CentOS
7 41 (3.01%) Apple iOS
8 25 (1.84%) Windows Server
9 23 (1.69%) Ubuntu
10 21 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.88%) VxWorks
12 10 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.66%) Solaris
14 8 (0.59%) Debian
14 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
15 7 (0.51%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.44%) SafeRTOS
17 5 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
17 5 (0.37%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (41.10%) Software Engineering
2 313 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
4 158 (11.62%) Computer Science
5 133 (9.78%) Cybersecurity
6 132 (9.71%) Scrum
7 125 (9.19%) DevOps
8 118 (8.68%) Project Management
9 112 (8.24%) Mathematics
10 109 (8.01%) Mentoring
11 101 (7.43%) OO
12 100 (7.35%) Test Automation
13 94 (6.91%) SDLC
14 80 (5.88%) Validation
15 67 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (4.63%) Unit Testing
17 62 (4.56%) Machine Learning
17 62 (4.56%) Multithreading
18 58 (4.26%) Artificial Intelligence
18 58 (4.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 705 (51.84%) C++
2 407 (29.93%) Python
3 284 (20.88%) C#
4 274 (20.15%) Java
5 185 (13.60%) JavaScript
6 179 (13.16%) Embedded C
7 113 (8.31%) SQL
8 79 (5.81%) Bash Shell
9 73 (5.37%) PHP
10 60 (4.41%) Go
11 54 (3.97%) Embedded C++
12 48 (3.53%) Perl
13 47 (3.46%) MATLAB
14 46 (3.38%) Assembly Language
15 43 (3.16%) PowerShell
16 41 (3.01%) Ruby
17 37 (2.72%) VB.NET
18 22 (1.62%) R
18 22 (1.62%) VB
19 21 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 380 (27.94%) Degree
2 184 (13.53%) Security Cleared
3 110 (8.09%) DV Cleared
4 77 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 52 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (2.50%) PhD
7 23 (1.69%) HND
8 18 (1.32%) Chartered Engineer
8 18 (1.32%) HNC
9 15 (1.10%) CISSP
10 11 (0.81%) CEH
11 10 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.74%) CISM
12 9 (0.66%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.59%) CCNA
14 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
15 6 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.37%) ISEB
17 4 (0.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.50%) QA
2 20 (1.47%) MISRA
3 18 (1.32%) Def Stans
3 18 (1.32%) IEC 61508
4 15 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.88%) MISRA C
7 11 (0.81%) SLA
8 9 (0.66%) HAZOP
8 9 (0.66%) ISO 26262
9 7 (0.51%) GDPR
9 7 (0.51%) PMO
10 6 (0.44%) DO-178B
10 6 (0.44%) IEC 62304
11 5 (0.37%) ISO 13485
11 5 (0.37%) JTAG
12 4 (0.29%) DICOM
13 3 (0.22%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 144 (10.59%) Firmware
2 116 (8.53%) Docker
3 37 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.62%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.59%) LXC
6 7 (0.51%) KVM
7 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.29%) Xen
9 3 (0.22%) Ceph
9 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.22%) vSphere
10 2 (0.15%) ACF2
10 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.15%) RACF
10 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.074%) NFS
11 1 (0.074%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 51 (3.75%) Ansible
2 38 (2.79%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.32%) Terraform
4 14 (1.03%) Puppet
5 8 (0.59%) Kibana
5 8 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.59%) SELinux
6 7 (0.51%) QRadar
6 7 (0.51%) Rancher
7 6 (0.44%) CFEngine
7 6 (0.44%) SCCM
8 4 (0.29%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.29%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.22%) Proxmox
9 3 (0.22%) SCOM
9 3 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (6.84%) Microsoft
2 54 (3.97%) SAP
3 44 (3.24%) Oracle
4 42 (3.09%) VMware
5 35 (2.57%) Red Hat
6 29 (2.13%) Google
7 27 (1.99%) Cisco
8 22 (1.62%) Atlassian
9 20 (1.47%) EMC
10 18 (1.32%) Intel
11 17 (1.25%) Xamarin
12 16 (1.18%) Apple
13 14 (1.03%) IBM
14 13 (0.96%) HP
15 9 (0.66%) Perforce
15 9 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.66%) SolarWinds
16 8 (0.59%) Citrix
16 8 (0.59%) Xilinx
17 7 (0.51%) Dell