Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 75 68
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 +14
Permanent jobs citing C 3,389 3,493 4,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.33% 3.82% 4.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.20% 7.01% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,573 2,671 3,493
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41,306 49,860 56,543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.73% 54.46% 56.20%
Number of salaries quoted 33,813 41,492 47,811
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 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
South East +7 1,096 £50,000 - 304
South West +1 897 £50,000 +5.26% 159
North of England +21 442 £45,000 - 200
East of England +28 437 £50,000 -4.76% 225
North West +67 328 £45,000 - 96
Midlands +2 315 £42,500 -5.56% 143
West Midlands +12 200 £47,500 +5.56% 78
Scotland +33 128 £40,665 -9.63% 39
East Midlands +9 112 £37,500 -11.76% 65
Yorkshire -44 105 £47,500 +5.56% 74
Wales -4 52 £40,000 -5.88% 18
Northern Ireland -13 20 £63,750 +27.50% 5
North East -9 9 £45,000 - 30
Channel Islands +13 5 - -
C
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for C.

1 1,547 (45.65%) C++
2 1,395 (41.16%) Software Engineering
3 1,036 (30.57%) Degree
4 973 (28.71%) Linux
5 934 (27.56%) Python
6 925 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
7 651 (19.21%) Java
8 548 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
9 537 (15.85%) C#
10 441 (13.01%) Windows
11 434 (12.81%) Computer Science
12 427 (12.60%) SQL
13 408 (12.04%) Finance
14 394 (11.63%) Electronics
15 393 (11.60%) Security Cleared
16 390 (11.51%) Scrum
17 381 (11.24%) Git (software)
18 376 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
19 358 (10.56%) Embedded C
20 346 (10.21%) Firmware
21 325 (9.59%) DevOps
22 321 (9.47%) Cybersecurity
23 312 (9.21%) JavaScript
24 309 (9.12%) Microsoft
25 291 (8.59%) .NET
26 286 (8.44%) Mathematics
27 280 (8.26%) SDLC
28 273 (8.06%) Embedded Systems
29 271 (8.00%) Algorithms
30 265 (7.82%) Project Management

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 97 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 61 (1.80%) Confluence
3 51 (1.50%) Apache
4 44 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (1.30%) OpenStack
5 41 (1.21%) JBoss
6 29 (0.86%) SharePoint
7 24 (0.71%) IIS
8 23 (0.68%) SAS
9 16 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (0.47%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.35%) Skype for Business
13 10 (0.30%) Jetty
13 10 (0.30%) nginx
14 8 (0.24%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.21%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.21%) CMS
15 7 (0.21%) Kinematics
Applications
1 111 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.48%) Simulink
4 30 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 27 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.41%) Stateflow
9 10 (0.30%) Sketch
10 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.15%) Doxygen
10 5 (0.15%) InDesign
10 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.12%) OrCAD
11 4 (0.12%) TargetLink
12 3 (0.089%) ProjectWise
12 3 (0.089%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.059%) EPLAN
13 2 (0.059%) MODO
Business Applications
1 29 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 23 (0.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 12 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 9 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 7 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.18%) Primavera
6 6 (0.18%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.15%) Maximo
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.12%) Magento
8 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.059%) GoldMine
10 2 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 248 (7.32%) AWS
2 188 (5.55%) Azure
3 80 (2.36%) GCP
4 58 (1.71%) Office 365
5 44 (1.30%) SaaS
6 37 (1.09%) OpenShift
7 34 (1.00%) Power Platform
8 28 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.59%) GitHub
9 20 (0.59%) Serverless
10 17 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.41%) PaaS
12 13 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.27%) IaaS
15 8 (0.24%) Amazon ECS
15 8 (0.24%) AWS IoT
15 8 (0.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 183 (5.40%) TCP/IP
2 129 (3.81%) Internet
3 121 (3.57%) Wireless
4 114 (3.36%) Firewall
5 90 (2.66%) DNS
6 63 (1.86%) Bluetooth
7 51 (1.50%) Ethernet
7 51 (1.50%) Network Security
8 50 (1.48%) RS-232
9 48 (1.42%) DHCP
10 42 (1.24%) RS-485
11 40 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
12 35 (1.03%) VPN
13 34 (1.00%) HTTP
13 34 (1.00%) HTTPS
14 29 (0.86%) BGP
14 29 (0.86%) Wireshark
15 28 (0.83%) Software-Defined Radio
16 26 (0.77%) LAN
16 26 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (5.08%) Big Data
2 113 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 93 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 89 (2.63%) MySQL
5 82 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 47 (1.39%) NoSQL
8 43 (1.27%) Apache Hive
9 40 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 39 (1.15%) RDBMS
11 36 (1.06%) Impala
12 34 (1.00%) Power BI
13 32 (0.94%) Redis
13 32 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (0.83%) GIS
14 28 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 23 (0.68%) Neo4j
16 21 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
17 19 (0.56%) Oracle Database
18 17 (0.50%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 381 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 259 (7.64%) JIRA
3 175 (5.16%) Jenkins
4 105 (3.10%) Bitbucket
4 105 (3.10%) Visual Studio
5 85 (2.51%) Subversion
6 77 (2.27%) git-flow
7 63 (1.86%) Selenium
8 62 (1.83%) JUnit
9 56 (1.65%) Bitbucket Server
10 54 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 48 (1.42%) Maven
12 46 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
13 43 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 39 (1.15%) Eclipse
15 26 (0.77%) TeamCity
16 24 (0.71%) Ant
17 22 (0.65%) SoapUI
18 21 (0.62%) JMeter
19 20 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 408 (12.04%) Finance
2 394 (11.63%) Electronics
3 198 (5.84%) Automotive
4 196 (5.78%) Telecoms
5 123 (3.63%) Manufacturing
6 120 (3.54%) Aerospace
7 117 (3.45%) Games
8 115 (3.39%) Military
9 113 (3.33%) Marketing
10 103 (3.04%) Public Sector
11 97 (2.86%) Banking
12 83 (2.45%) Retail
13 54 (1.59%) Legal
14 46 (1.36%) Advertising
15 29 (0.86%) Law
16 26 (0.77%) Avionics
17 19 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 16 (0.47%) Publishing
19 14 (0.41%) Local Government
19 14 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 978 (28.86%) Software Engineer
2 506 (14.93%) Developer
3 489 (14.43%) Embedded Engineer
4 372 (10.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 277 (8.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 267 (7.88%) Consultant
7 207 (6.11%) C++ Software Engineer
8 195 (5.75%) Software Developer
9 175 (5.16%) Architect
10 168 (4.96%) Analyst
11 154 (4.54%) Systems Engineer
12 121 (3.57%) C Software Engineer
13 116 (3.42%) Firmware Engineer
14 110 (3.25%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
15 102 (3.01%) C/C++ Software Engineer
16 98 (2.89%) Junior
17 91 (2.69%) Embedded C Engineer
18 89 (2.63%) Graduate
19 87 (2.57%) Embedded C++ Engineer
20 86 (2.54%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (8.59%) .NET
2 147 (4.34%) Web Services
3 138 (4.07%) HTML
4 133 (3.92%) AngularJS
5 127 (3.75%) Node.js
6 113 (3.33%) Spring
7 112 (3.30%) CSS
8 110 (3.25%) Kafka
9 101 (2.98%) REST
10 98 (2.89%) ASP.NET
11 96 (2.83%) XML
12 89 (2.63%) React
13 66 (1.95%) JSON
13 66 (1.95%) Vulkan
14 64 (1.89%) Java EE
15 62 (1.83%) RESTful
16 60 (1.77%) Middleware
17 48 (1.42%) Vue.js
18 44 (1.30%) OpenGL
18 44 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 376 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
2 273 (8.06%) Embedded Systems
3 271 (8.00%) Algorithms
4 210 (6.20%) Management Information System
5 174 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
6 113 (3.33%) Smartphone
7 101 (2.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 81 (2.39%) Robotics
9 72 (2.12%) User Experience
10 65 (1.92%) VHDL
11 63 (1.86%) Device Driver
12 62 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
13 57 (1.68%) Virtual Team
14 54 (1.59%) Internet of Things
15 51 (1.50%) Verilog
16 50 (1.48%) Data Centre
17 47 (1.39%) Data Structures
18 44 (1.30%) Mobile App
19 42 (1.24%) Replication
20 36 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 973 (28.71%) Linux
2 441 (13.01%) Windows
3 198 (5.84%) Unix
4 181 (5.34%) Android
5 87 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 79 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
7 64 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 64 (1.89%) Windows Server
8 54 (1.59%) CentOS
9 35 (1.03%) Tizen
10 33 (0.97%) Windows 10
11 30 (0.89%) Solaris
12 29 (0.86%) Ubuntu
13 26 (0.77%) AIX
13 26 (0.77%) FreeRTOS
14 21 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.62%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (0.41%) ThreadX
17 13 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,395 (41.16%) Software Engineering
2 925 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
3 548 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
4 434 (12.81%) Computer Science
5 390 (11.51%) Scrum
6 325 (9.59%) DevOps
7 321 (9.47%) Cybersecurity
8 286 (8.44%) Mathematics
9 280 (8.26%) SDLC
10 265 (7.82%) Project Management
11 252 (7.44%) Test Automation
12 243 (7.17%) Mentoring
13 224 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
14 223 (6.58%) ITIL
15 215 (6.34%) OO
16 193 (5.69%) Open Source
17 174 (5.13%) UML
18 172 (5.08%) TDD
19 150 (4.43%) Systems Engineering
20 149 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,547 (45.65%) C++
2 934 (27.56%) Python
3 651 (19.21%) Java
4 537 (15.85%) C#
5 427 (12.60%) SQL
6 358 (10.56%) Embedded C
7 312 (9.21%) JavaScript
8 141 (4.16%) Bash Shell
9 139 (4.10%) MATLAB
10 130 (3.84%) Perl
11 118 (3.48%) Embedded C++
12 110 (3.25%) PowerShell
13 109 (3.22%) Go
14 106 (3.13%) R
15 96 (2.83%) PHP
16 85 (2.51%) Assembly Language
17 74 (2.18%) Ruby
18 61 (1.80%) Scala
19 60 (1.77%) Ada
20 58 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,036 (30.57%) Degree
2 393 (11.60%) Security Cleared
3 252 (7.44%) SC Cleared
4 211 (6.23%) DV Cleared
5 173 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 94 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
7 87 (2.57%) CCNA
8 64 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 60 (1.77%) CISSP
10 46 (1.36%) DBS Check
11 40 (1.18%) HND
12 38 (1.12%) CCNP
13 34 (1.00%) MCSE
14 33 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
14 33 (0.97%) GIAC
14 33 (0.97%) Linux+ Certification
14 33 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
14 33 (0.97%) PMI Certification
14 33 (0.97%) SANS
14 33 (0.97%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (3.57%) QA
2 75 (2.21%) SLA
3 49 (1.45%) PMO
4 35 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (0.86%) MISRA
6 28 (0.83%) JSP 440
7 26 (0.77%) IEC 61508
8 24 (0.71%) GDPR
9 23 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 23 (0.68%) ISO 26262
10 16 (0.47%) MISRA C
11 15 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
11 15 (0.44%) IEC 61131
12 14 (0.41%) Def Stans
13 13 (0.38%) ISO 9001
14 12 (0.35%) Basel II
14 12 (0.35%) HAZOP
14 12 (0.35%) IFRS
14 12 (0.35%) IFRS 9
15 11 (0.32%) DO-178B
System Software
1 346 (10.21%) Firmware
2 175 (5.16%) Docker
3 102 (3.01%) Active Directory
4 75 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (1.00%) Apache Flume
6 32 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (0.80%) NFS
9 25 (0.74%) Hyper-V
10 14 (0.41%) VirtualBox
11 13 (0.38%) VMware NSX
11 13 (0.38%) vSphere
12 8 (0.24%) Samba
12 8 (0.24%) Xen
13 6 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.12%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.12%) LXC
14 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.089%) iptables
15 3 (0.089%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 107 (3.16%) Kubernetes
2 82 (2.42%) Ansible
3 42 (1.24%) Puppet
4 35 (1.03%) Oozie
5 33 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.62%) Terraform
7 20 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (0.47%) Nagios
8 16 (0.47%) SCCM
8 16 (0.47%) vCenter Server
9 14 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.30%) HP ALM
11 10 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (0.27%) SCOM
12 9 (0.27%) SELinux
13 8 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.24%) OpenNMS
14 7 (0.21%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 309 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 158 (4.66%) Google
3 125 (3.69%) Oracle
4 118 (3.48%) VMware
5 102 (3.01%) Cisco
6 81 (2.39%) SAP
7 73 (2.15%) Atlassian
8 69 (2.04%) Splunk
9 52 (1.53%) Red Hat
10 48 (1.42%) QNX
11 40 (1.18%) Apple
12 39 (1.15%) HP
13 38 (1.12%) Juniper
14 35 (1.03%) Adobe
15 32 (0.94%) Citrix
16 31 (0.91%) Freescale
16 31 (0.91%) NetApp
17 26 (0.77%) Dell
17 26 (0.77%) Renesas
17 26 (0.77%) Xilinx