Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 70 74
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +5
Permanent jobs citing C 2,813 3,510 4,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.05% 4.14% 4.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.62% 7.67% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,235 2,568 3,232
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 36,940 45,778 57,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 53.14% 53.99% 56.68%
Number of salaries quoted 30,433 37,524 48,591
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing C as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 February 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 19 February 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 +3 1,071 £52,500 +5.00% 300
South West 0 689 £45,000 - 178
East of England +27 367 £47,500 -5.00% 202
North of England -20 274 £50,000 +11.11% 191
Midlands -35 254 £47,500 +11.76% 169
West Midlands -9 198 £47,500 +11.76% 114
North West +12 178 £50,000 +11.11% 114
Scotland +5 103 £43,000 -4.44% 45
Yorkshire -24 93 £50,000 +11.11% 60
East Midlands -50 53 £43,500 -1.14% 52
Wales -3 49 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Northern Ireland +1 8 £40,000 -20.00% 6
North East -15 3 £45,000 - 17
C
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,308 (46.50%) C++
2 1,153 (40.99%) Software Engineering
3 832 (29.58%) Degree
4 752 (26.73%) Linux
5 724 (25.74%) Python
6 648 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
7 598 (21.26%) C#
8 550 (19.55%) Java
9 508 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
10 457 (16.25%) Windows
11 386 (13.72%) Embedded C
12 375 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 360 (12.80%) Computer Science
14 358 (12.73%) SQL
15 333 (11.84%) Electronics
16 321 (11.41%) Firmware
17 315 (11.20%) JavaScript
18 297 (10.56%) Finance
18 297 (10.56%) .NET
19 282 (10.02%) Git (software)
20 275 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
21 269 (9.56%) Microsoft
22 245 (8.71%) Scrum
23 244 (8.67%) Mathematics
24 241 (8.57%) Project Management
25 229 (8.14%) SC Cleared
26 209 (7.43%) Algorithms
27 207 (7.36%) AWS
28 206 (7.32%) DevOps
29 205 (7.29%) SDLC

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 53 (1.88%) Confluence
2 35 (1.24%) Apache Spark
3 34 (1.21%) Apache
4 29 (1.03%) JBoss
5 26 (0.92%) IIS
6 25 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 17 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 16 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 15 (0.53%) CICS
10 13 (0.46%) ArcGIS
10 13 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.39%) SAS
12 10 (0.36%) CMS
12 10 (0.36%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.21%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.18%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
15 5 (0.18%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 97 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 39 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.89%) Simulink
7 14 (0.50%) OrCAD
8 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.39%) Sketch
8 11 (0.39%) SPSS
9 7 (0.25%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.14%) InVision
12 3 (0.11%) Abaqus
12 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.11%) Marvel
12 3 (0.11%) Mathcad
12 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.11%) PlantUML
12 3 (0.11%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 22 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 16 (0.57%) SAP CRM
3 10 (0.36%) Primavera
4 7 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
5 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.21%) Workday HCM
6 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.071%) GoldMine
9 2 (0.071%) Magento
9 2 (0.071%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.036%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.036%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.036%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 207 (7.36%) AWS
2 163 (5.79%) Azure
3 55 (1.96%) Office 365
4 52 (1.85%) GCP
5 36 (1.28%) SaaS
6 27 (0.96%) GitHub
7 24 (0.85%) Power Platform
8 19 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.64%) OpenShift
10 17 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
11 15 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.50%) Serverless
13 11 (0.39%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.39%) PaaS
14 10 (0.36%) AWS Fargate
14 10 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 157 (5.58%) Wireless
2 149 (5.30%) TCP/IP
3 109 (3.87%) Internet
4 84 (2.99%) Bluetooth
5 79 (2.81%) DNS
6 51 (1.81%) DHCP
7 48 (1.71%) Ethernet
8 46 (1.64%) Firewall
9 40 (1.42%) LTE
9 40 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
10 35 (1.24%) VPN
11 34 (1.21%) Network Security
12 31 (1.10%) RS-232
12 31 (1.10%) Software-Defined Radio
13 29 (1.03%) HTTP
14 26 (0.92%) WAN
15 25 (0.89%) 3GPP
15 25 (0.89%) ZigBee
16 22 (0.78%) Broadband
16 22 (0.78%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (3.70%) MySQL
2 93 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 83 (2.95%) Relational Database
4 81 (2.88%) Big Data
5 48 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 48 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (1.35%) Redis
7 36 (1.28%) Hadoop
8 30 (1.07%) RDBMS
9 26 (0.92%) Neo4j
9 26 (0.92%) NoSQL
10 25 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (0.85%) Power BI
12 22 (0.78%) DB2
12 22 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 20 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (0.60%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.46%) GIS
16 11 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 282 (10.02%) Git (software)
2 188 (6.68%) JIRA
3 129 (4.59%) Jenkins
4 103 (3.66%) Visual Studio
5 83 (2.95%) Subversion
6 51 (1.81%) Selenium
7 44 (1.56%) Bitbucket
8 41 (1.46%) JUnit
9 40 (1.42%) Eclipse
10 33 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
11 31 (1.10%) Cucumber
12 30 (1.07%) git-flow
13 27 (0.96%) JMeter
14 26 (0.92%) Maven
15 21 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 21 (0.75%) TeamCity
16 19 (0.68%) Burp Suite
17 18 (0.64%) VectorCAST
18 17 (0.60%) Bitbucket Server
18 17 (0.60%) Polyspace
General
1 333 (11.84%) Electronics
2 297 (10.56%) Finance
3 200 (7.11%) Telecoms
4 160 (5.69%) Manufacturing
5 143 (5.08%) Automotive
6 122 (4.34%) Aerospace
7 102 (3.63%) Marketing
7 102 (3.63%) Military
8 96 (3.41%) Retail
9 81 (2.88%) Public Sector
10 50 (1.78%) Games
10 50 (1.78%) Legal
11 49 (1.74%) Advertising
12 28 (1.00%) Banking
12 28 (1.00%) Law
13 26 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.50%) Avionics
15 13 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.46%) Local Government
16 11 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 839 (29.83%) Software Engineer
2 524 (18.63%) Developer
3 399 (14.18%) Embedded Engineer
4 314 (11.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 241 (8.57%) Senior Software Engineer
6 205 (7.29%) Software Developer
7 173 (6.15%) C++ Software Engineer
8 144 (5.12%) Consultant
9 127 (4.51%) Firmware Engineer
10 122 (4.34%) Systems Engineer
11 113 (4.02%) Graduate
12 109 (3.87%) Architect
13 102 (3.63%) Analyst
14 100 (3.55%) C Software Engineer
15 94 (3.34%) Senior Developer
16 90 (3.20%) Junior
17 84 (2.99%) Embedded C Engineer
18 78 (2.77%) Embedded C++ Engineer
19 76 (2.70%) C# Developer
19 76 (2.70%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (10.56%) .NET
2 150 (5.33%) HTML
3 115 (4.09%) CSS
3 115 (4.09%) REST
4 111 (3.95%) AngularJS
5 93 (3.31%) Web Services
6 81 (2.88%) Node.js
7 69 (2.45%) HTML5
8 67 (2.38%) React
9 63 (2.24%) Kafka
10 60 (2.13%) ASP.NET
11 58 (2.06%) Spring
12 55 (1.96%) XML
13 52 (1.85%) Java EE
14 51 (1.81%) .NET Core
14 51 (1.81%) JSON
15 44 (1.56%) WinForms
16 43 (1.53%) WPF
17 42 (1.49%) Qt
18 41 (1.46%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 275 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 209 (7.43%) Algorithms
3 202 (7.18%) Embedded Systems
4 185 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
5 153 (5.44%) Management Information System
6 112 (3.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 103 (3.66%) User Experience
8 70 (2.49%) Robotics
9 61 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
10 57 (2.03%) VHDL
11 48 (1.71%) Verilog
12 46 (1.64%) CAN bus
13 43 (1.53%) Device Driver
14 40 (1.42%) Mobile App
15 34 (1.21%) Data Structures
16 30 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
16 30 (1.07%) Internet of Things
17 29 (1.03%) Mainframe
18 25 (0.89%) Replication
19 24 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 752 (26.73%) Linux
2 457 (16.25%) Windows
3 173 (6.15%) Unix
4 94 (3.34%) Embedded Linux
5 85 (3.02%) Android
6 64 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 61 (2.17%) Windows Server
8 34 (1.21%) Windows 10
9 30 (1.07%) FreeRTOS
10 26 (0.92%) Solaris
11 25 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.78%) CentOS
13 17 (0.60%) VxWorks
14 14 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.43%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.36%) Mac OS
18 9 (0.32%) AIX
18 9 (0.32%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,153 (40.99%) Software Engineering
2 648 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
3 508 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
4 360 (12.80%) Computer Science
5 245 (8.71%) Scrum
6 244 (8.67%) Mathematics
7 241 (8.57%) Project Management
8 206 (7.32%) DevOps
9 205 (7.29%) SDLC
10 204 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
11 192 (6.83%) Test Automation
12 191 (6.79%) Mentoring
13 163 (5.79%) OO
14 155 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
15 149 (5.30%) ITIL
16 144 (5.12%) UML
17 139 (4.94%) TDD
18 130 (4.62%) Validation
19 129 (4.59%) Analytics
20 120 (4.27%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,308 (46.50%) C++
2 724 (25.74%) Python
3 598 (21.26%) C#
4 550 (19.55%) Java
5 386 (13.72%) Embedded C
6 358 (12.73%) SQL
7 315 (11.20%) JavaScript
8 127 (4.51%) Go
9 116 (4.12%) Bash Shell
10 105 (3.73%) MATLAB
11 103 (3.66%) Embedded C++
12 101 (3.59%) PHP
13 80 (2.84%) Assembly Language
14 76 (2.70%) PowerShell
15 75 (2.67%) Perl
16 73 (2.60%) Ada
17 65 (2.31%) R
18 59 (2.10%) VB.NET
19 53 (1.88%) VB
20 50 (1.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 832 (29.58%) Degree
2 375 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 229 (8.14%) SC Cleared
4 187 (6.65%) DV Cleared
5 142 (5.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 62 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 53 (1.88%) Chartered Engineer
8 52 (1.85%) HND
9 42 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (1.42%) CISSP
11 37 (1.32%) CCNA
12 29 (1.03%) PhD
13 28 (1.00%) ISTQB
13 28 (1.00%) PMI Certification
14 27 (0.96%) PMP
15 25 (0.89%) HNC
16 22 (0.78%) SANS
17 21 (0.75%) DBS Check
18 20 (0.71%) MCSE
18 20 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.56%) QA
2 52 (1.85%) SLA
3 36 (1.28%) IEC 61508
4 26 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.92%) MISRA
5 25 (0.89%) GDPR
6 24 (0.85%) Def Stans
7 23 (0.82%) HAZOP
8 19 (0.68%) PMO
9 15 (0.53%) JSP 440
10 14 (0.50%) DICOM
11 12 (0.43%) MISRA C
12 11 (0.39%) Data Quality
12 11 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.32%) DO-178B
14 8 (0.28%) Basel II
14 8 (0.28%) IFRS
14 8 (0.28%) IFRS 9
15 7 (0.25%) ISO 26262
16 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 321 (11.41%) Firmware
2 172 (6.11%) Docker
3 71 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (2.45%) Active Directory
5 30 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.57%) NFS
8 15 (0.53%) VirtualBox
9 12 (0.43%) ACF2
9 12 (0.43%) RACF
10 11 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.39%) vSphere
11 9 (0.32%) Samba
11 9 (0.32%) Xen
12 6 (0.21%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.21%) KVM
13 5 (0.18%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.14%) Kamailio
14 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 64 (2.28%) Kubernetes
2 63 (2.24%) Ansible
3 28 (1.00%) Puppet
4 22 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
5 21 (0.75%) vCenter Server
6 16 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.57%) Terraform
7 14 (0.50%) SELinux
8 13 (0.46%) SCCM
9 11 (0.39%) Nagios
9 11 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.39%) ZABBIX
10 10 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (0.36%) SCOM
11 9 (0.32%) OpenNMS
12 8 (0.28%) Nessus
13 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.25%) Nmap
13 7 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 269 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 102 (3.63%) VMware
3 99 (3.52%) Oracle
4 76 (2.70%) SAP
5 69 (2.45%) Google
6 64 (2.28%) Cisco
7 42 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 38 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 35 (1.24%) Splunk
10 34 (1.21%) Apple
11 30 (1.07%) NetApp
12 29 (1.03%) Dell
13 27 (0.96%) Xilinx
14 26 (0.92%) EMC
14 26 (0.92%) Renesas
15 25 (0.89%) Freescale
16 23 (0.82%) IBM
17 22 (0.78%) Citrix
17 22 (0.78%) Xamarin
18 21 (0.75%) Salesforce.com