The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 61 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4162 4590 5041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.68% 4.66% 4.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.36% 8.83% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3606 4019 4264
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 49762 51984 56399
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.96% 52.83% 51.51%
Number of salaries quoted 94009 99997 107023
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the UK

C++
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++.

Salary trend for C++ in the UK

C++
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 3913 £45,000 -5.26% 631
UK excluding London 0 2709 £42,500 - 431
London -6 1448 £62,500 -3.84% 236
South East -5 932 £45,000 - 114
East of England +10 538 £40,000 -3.61% 98
North of England -3 405 £42,500 +6.25% 64
South West -5 405 £37,500 -11.76% 81
Midlands -14 222 £39,000 +4.00% 38
Scotland +31 178 £42,500 - 24
Wales -25 39 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Northern Ireland +7 16 £36,250 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for C++.

1 4055 (50.17%) Java
2 3461 (42.82%) Software Engineering
3 3238 (40.06%) C#
4 2951 (36.51%) Python
5 2819 (34.88%) C
6 2700 (33.41%) Linux
7 2596 (32.12%) Degree
8 2247 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
9 2064 (25.54%) Computer Science
10 1850 (22.89%) SQL
11 1762 (21.80%) Windows
12 1691 (20.92%) Finance
13 1668 (20.64%) OO
14 1442 (17.84%) JavaScript
15 1432 (17.72%) .NET
16 1296 (16.04%) Mathematics
17 1111 (13.75%) HTML
18 902 (11.16%) Algorithms
19 843 (10.43%) SDLC
20 825 (10.21%) Multithreading
21 818 (10.12%) Scrum
22 811 (10.03%) Unix
23 777 (9.61%) SQL Server
24 730 (9.03%) Computer Science Degree
25 702 (8.69%) CSS
26 687 (8.50%) Physics
27 672 (8.31%) Test Automation
28 668 (8.27%) Electronics
29 649 (8.03%) TDD
30 638 (7.89%) Git (software)

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 238 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 189 (2.34%) Apache
3 119 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 106 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
5 102 (1.26%) IIS
6 62 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 59 (0.73%) Confluence
7 59 (0.73%) JBoss
8 48 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 36 (0.45%) nginx
10 33 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 31 (0.38%) WordPress
12 30 (0.37%) SAS
12 30 (0.37%) SharePoint
13 26 (0.32%) Jetty
14 25 (0.31%) Apache Solr
15 23 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
15 23 (0.28%) Drupal
16 22 (0.27%) Apache Pig
17 21 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 123 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 30 (0.37%) Simulink
5 28 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 10 (0.12%) 3ds Max
8 10 (0.12%) Maya
9 9 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
9 9 (0.11%) Stata
10 8 (0.099%) InDesign
10 8 (0.099%) Mathcad
11 7 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.087%) Maple
11 7 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
11 7 (0.087%) SPSS
12 6 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
12 6 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.074%) Revit
Business Applications
1 131 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.22%) MetaTrader
4 15 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 14 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.17%) Summit
6 9 (0.11%) BigMachines
6 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.087%) Oracle BRM
8 6 (0.074%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.074%) Relativity
9 5 (0.062%) BASE24
9 5 (0.062%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.049%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.037%) LabWindows
11 3 (0.037%) Sage X3
12 2 (0.025%) Endur
12 2 (0.025%) Front Arena
12 2 (0.025%) HFM
12 2 (0.025%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 382 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (1.14%) GitHub
4 87 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 84 (1.04%) SaaS
6 83 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (0.45%) Office 365
8 27 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 25 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (0.28%) G Suite
11 22 (0.27%) PaaS
11 22 (0.27%) Slack
12 21 (0.26%) Force.com
13 17 (0.21%) FinancialForce.com
14 16 (0.20%) IaaS
15 14 (0.17%) iTunes
15 14 (0.17%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.15%) Loggly
17 11 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
18 10 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 358 (4.43%) TCP/IP
2 232 (2.87%) Ethernet
3 207 (2.56%) Wireless
4 201 (2.49%) Internet
5 200 (2.47%) HTTP
6 144 (1.78%) Bluetooth
7 121 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
8 94 (1.16%) ZigBee
9 86 (1.06%) RS-232
10 72 (0.89%) InfiniBand
11 66 (0.82%) Firewall
11 66 (0.82%) GSM
12 60 (0.74%) RS-485
13 54 (0.67%) Wireshark
14 48 (0.59%) LTE
14 48 (0.59%) Network Security
15 46 (0.57%) Broadband
16 40 (0.49%) VoIP
17 34 (0.42%) Multicast
18 33 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 777 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 447 (5.53%) Big Data
3 327 (4.05%) MySQL
4 324 (4.01%) Hadoop
5 320 (3.96%) NoSQL
6 319 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 232 (2.87%) MongoDB
8 137 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 134 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
10 104 (1.29%) RDBMS
11 87 (1.08%) Redis
12 69 (0.85%) Data Mining
13 66 (0.82%) Apache Hive
14 61 (0.75%) Oracle Database
15 58 (0.72%) MariaDB
16 54 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
17 46 (0.57%) Blockchain
18 44 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
19 38 (0.47%) KDB
20 30 (0.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 638 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 561 (6.94%) Visual Studio
3 411 (5.09%) Subversion
4 334 (4.13%) Jenkins
5 303 (3.75%) JIRA
6 228 (2.82%) Selenium
7 164 (2.03%) Eclipse
8 163 (2.02%) NUnit
9 158 (1.95%) JUnit
10 135 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 132 (1.63%) Cucumber
12 103 (1.27%) LabVIEW
13 102 (1.26%) MSTest
14 100 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 98 (1.21%) Android Studio
16 88 (1.09%) Mercurial
17 81 (1.00%) Bitbucket
18 75 (0.93%) Maven
19 66 (0.82%) LoadRunner
20 56 (0.69%) SoapUI
General
1 1691 (20.92%) Finance
2 668 (8.27%) Electronics
3 628 (7.77%) Telecoms
4 627 (7.76%) Banking
5 414 (5.12%) Games
6 382 (4.73%) Front Office
7 350 (4.33%) Investment Banking
8 301 (3.72%) Manufacturing
9 231 (2.86%) Marketing
10 206 (2.55%) Automotive
11 199 (2.46%) Retail
12 146 (1.81%) Aerospace
13 77 (0.95%) Legal
14 60 (0.74%) Advertising
15 57 (0.71%) Retail Banking
16 56 (0.69%) Financial Institution
17 46 (0.57%) Publishing
18 43 (0.53%) Military
19 36 (0.45%) Law
19 36 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3559 (44.04%) Developer
2 2348 (29.05%) Software Engineer
3 1316 (16.28%) C++ Developer
4 1087 (13.45%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1040 (12.87%) Software Developer
6 693 (8.57%) Graduate
7 625 (7.73%) C# Developer
8 543 (6.72%) Embedded Engineer
9 533 (6.59%) Java Developer
10 478 (5.91%) Senior Developer
11 459 (5.68%) Junior
12 454 (5.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 435 (5.38%) C++ Software Developer
14 377 (4.66%) Senior Software Engineer
15 371 (4.59%) Graduate Developer
16 313 (3.87%) C Software Engineer
17 306 (3.79%) Java Engineer
18 305 (3.77%) Analyst
19 300 (3.71%) C/C++ Software Engineer
20 296 (3.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1432 (17.72%) .NET
2 1111 (13.75%) HTML
3 702 (8.69%) CSS
4 597 (7.39%) XML
5 462 (5.72%) Web Services
6 406 (5.02%) ASP.NET
7 369 (4.57%) STL
8 341 (4.22%) WPF
9 305 (3.77%) AngularJS
10 281 (3.48%) jQuery
11 271 (3.35%) RESTful
12 258 (3.19%) WCF
13 257 (3.18%) HTML5
14 254 (3.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 231 (2.86%) .NET Framework
16 210 (2.60%) REST
17 208 (2.57%) Spring
18 201 (2.49%) SOAP
19 200 (2.47%) JSON
19 200 (2.47%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2064 (25.54%) Computer Science
2 902 (11.16%) Algorithms
3 556 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
4 297 (3.67%) Embedded Systems
5 271 (3.35%) Fintech
6 270 (3.34%) Data Structures
7 252 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
8 221 (2.73%) Derivative
9 213 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 207 (2.56%) Mobile App
11 200 (2.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 188 (2.33%) Hedge funds
13 167 (2.07%) Equities
14 165 (2.04%) Device Driver
15 134 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
16 118 (1.46%) User Experience
17 97 (1.20%) Robotics
18 96 (1.19%) VHDL
19 93 (1.15%) Client/Server
19 93 (1.15%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2700 (33.41%) Linux
2 1762 (21.80%) Windows
3 811 (10.03%) Unix
4 624 (7.72%) Android
5 442 (5.47%) Apple iOS
6 205 (2.54%) Embedded Linux
7 105 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 89 (1.10%) CentOS
9 87 (1.08%) Mac OS
10 86 (1.06%) Solaris
11 82 (1.01%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 67 (0.83%) Mac OS X
13 66 (0.82%) VxWorks
13 66 (0.82%) Windows Server
14 40 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
15 37 (0.46%) Windows 7
16 34 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 34 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 30 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3461 (42.82%) Software Engineering
2 2247 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1668 (20.64%) OO
4 1296 (16.04%) Mathematics
5 843 (10.43%) SDLC
6 825 (10.21%) Multithreading
7 818 (10.12%) Scrum
8 687 (8.50%) Physics
9 672 (8.31%) Test Automation
10 649 (8.03%) TDD
11 629 (7.78%) Machine Learning
12 608 (7.52%) OOP
13 549 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
14 483 (5.98%) DevOps
15 460 (5.69%) Analytics
16 420 (5.20%) Open Source
17 405 (5.01%) Unit Testing
18 373 (4.62%) UML
19 347 (4.29%) OOD
20 343 (4.24%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4055 (50.17%) Java
2 3238 (40.06%) C#
3 2951 (36.51%) Python
4 2819 (34.88%) C
5 1850 (22.89%) SQL
6 1442 (17.84%) JavaScript
7 524 (6.48%) Perl
8 522 (6.46%) Ruby
9 494 (6.11%) PHP
10 423 (5.23%) Embedded C
11 374 (4.63%) Embedded C++
12 362 (4.48%) MATLAB
13 311 (3.85%) Scala
14 241 (2.98%) Shell Script
15 236 (2.92%) VB
16 210 (2.60%) Bash Shell
17 209 (2.59%) R
18 201 (2.49%) Objective-C
19 167 (2.07%) PL/SQL
20 163 (2.02%) Go
Qualifications
1 2596 (32.12%) Degree
2 730 (9.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 616 (7.62%) PhD
4 461 (5.70%) Security Cleared
5 237 (2.93%) Numerate Degree
6 208 (2.57%) DV Cleared
7 153 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 135 (1.67%) Master's Degree
9 122 (1.51%) ISTQB
10 116 (1.44%) ISEB
11 58 (0.72%) HND
12 55 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 49 (0.61%) PMI Certification
14 38 (0.47%) CREST Certified
15 32 (0.40%) MCP
15 32 (0.40%) PMP
16 26 (0.32%) CEH
16 26 (0.32%) CISSP
17 20 (0.25%) OSCP
17 20 (0.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (4.15%) QA
2 51 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 37 (0.46%) MISRA
4 24 (0.30%) JTAG
5 20 (0.25%) MiFID
6 15 (0.19%) MISRA C
7 14 (0.17%) SLA
8 12 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.15%) Def Stans
9 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.087%) DO-178B
11 6 (0.074%) DO-254
11 6 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.074%) EMIR
12 4 (0.049%) GCP
12 4 (0.049%) ISO 20022
12 4 (0.049%) PMO
13 3 (0.037%) IEC 62304
13 3 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 373 (4.62%) Firmware
2 261 (3.23%) Docker
3 96 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.43%) KVM
6 34 (0.42%) Active Directory
7 22 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 20 (0.25%) HDFS
8 20 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.15%) LXC
11 8 (0.099%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 7 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.087%) Xen
13 6 (0.074%) Varnish
14 5 (0.062%) etcd
14 5 (0.062%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.049%) NFS
Systems Management
1 199 (2.46%) Puppet
2 198 (2.45%) Ansible
3 194 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (0.95%) Kubernetes
5 54 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 35 (0.43%) Mesos
7 27 (0.33%) Terraform
8 19 (0.24%) Nagios
9 18 (0.22%) Nessus
9 18 (0.22%) Salt
10 16 (0.20%) ZABBIX
11 15 (0.19%) Nmap
12 9 (0.11%) Consul
12 9 (0.11%) EnCase
12 9 (0.11%) logstash
12 9 (0.11%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.099%) CA Spectrum
13 8 (0.099%) Kibana
13 8 (0.099%) SCOM
14 5 (0.062%) Packer
Vendors
1 611 (7.56%) Oracle
2 566 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 208 (2.57%) Google
4 181 (2.24%) SAP
5 174 (2.15%) Red Hat
6 124 (1.53%) VMware
7 80 (0.99%) IBM
8 69 (0.85%) HP
9 56 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 48 (0.59%) Adobe
11 47 (0.58%) Sybase
12 45 (0.56%) Cisco
13 41 (0.51%) EMC
14 35 (0.43%) Freescale
15 34 (0.42%) TIBCO
15 34 (0.42%) Xamarin
16 33 (0.41%) Apple
16 33 (0.41%) Splunk
17 30 (0.37%) Xilinx
18 25 (0.31%) Intel
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Pension Scheme
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 40000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 40000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 40000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Profit Share + Flexi + Ext
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
MLJ Systems Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum Stock Options + More
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 50000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday