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 29 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 61 64
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Permanent jobs citing C++ 3978 4736 4764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.67% 4.82% 4.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.31% 9.22% 8.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3354 4059 3991
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 £29,905 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 47897 51390 56389
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 56.26% 52.32% 51.39%
Number of salaries quoted 40544 44488 47989
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,421 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.60% +3.55%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing C++ as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 29 May 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Top 30 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 29 May 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 -5 3753 £45,000 -5.26% 634
London -13 1333 £62,500 -3.84% 256
South East -4 866 £44,000 -2.22% 151
East of England +9 510 £42,500 - 89
South West -2 374 £37,500 -11.76% 60
Cambridgeshire +6 362 £45,000 +5.88% 73
Cambridge +6 340 £45,000 +5.88% 66
North West -7 253 £40,000 - 28
Manchester -4 223 £40,000 - 22
City of London -4 205 £67,500 +3.84% 53
Berkshire +25 189 £45,000 -10.00% 25
Yorkshire +48 187 £42,500 -5.55% 16
Hampshire +6 159 £47,500 +18.75% 29
Scotland +26 153 £45,000 +5.88% 26
West Midlands +12 143 £35,000 -6.66% 19
Oxfordshire -10 134 £45,000 -12.62% 29
Surrey -18 130 £45,000 +5.26% 35
Bristol +7 123 £37,500 -6.25% 28
East Midlands -16 121 £40,000 +6.66% 8
West Sussex -3 110 £43,500 -3.33% 12
Buckinghamshire +31 106 £40,000 - 19
Reading +9 94 £45,000 -14.28% 8
Hertfordshire -10 88 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Gloucestershire -15 88 £40,000 -18.36% 6
West Yorkshire +10 74 £45,000 - 9
Southampton +22 68 £45,000 - 6
Dorset +35 67 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Crawley +13 67 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Milton Keynes +30 65 £35,356 -1.79% 3
Glasgow +33 62 £50,000 +25.00% 4

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3848 (49.06%) Java
2 3388 (43.20%) Software Engineering
3 3115 (39.72%) C#
4 2825 (36.02%) Python
5 2740 (34.94%) C
6 2656 (33.86%) Linux
7 2507 (31.96%) Degree
8 2210 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
9 1981 (25.26%) Computer Science
10 1826 (23.28%) SQL
11 1679 (21.41%) Windows
12 1626 (20.73%) OO
13 1564 (19.94%) Finance
14 1411 (17.99%) JavaScript
15 1392 (17.75%) .NET
16 1293 (16.49%) Mathematics
17 1102 (14.05%) HTML
18 870 (11.09%) Multithreading
19 862 (10.99%) Algorithms
20 849 (10.82%) SDLC
21 822 (10.48%) Scrum
22 821 (10.47%) Unix
23 746 (9.51%) SQL Server
24 701 (8.94%) Test Automation
25 688 (8.77%) CSS
26 673 (8.58%) Computer Science Degree
27 670 (8.54%) Physics
28 630 (8.03%) TDD
29 613 (7.82%) Git (software)
30 603 (7.69%) XML

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
1 217 (2.77%) Apache Spark
2 175 (2.23%) Apache
3 103 (1.31%) IIS
3 103 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 95 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
5 68 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 54 (0.69%) Confluence
6 54 (0.69%) JBoss
7 42 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 39 (0.50%) nginx
9 36 (0.46%) SharePoint
10 31 (0.40%) Jetty
10 31 (0.40%) SAS
11 29 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 27 (0.34%) Apache Pig
12 27 (0.34%) WordPress
13 21 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.24%) Drupal
15 18 (0.23%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 112 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 33 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.40%) Simulink
6 21 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 11 (0.14%) InDesign
8 11 (0.14%) Maya
9 10 (0.13%) 3ds Max
10 9 (0.11%) GNU Octave
11 8 (0.10%) Mathcad
12 7 (0.089%) Acrobat
12 7 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.089%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.089%) Maple
12 7 (0.089%) RoboHelp
12 7 (0.089%) SOLIDWORKS
12 7 (0.089%) SPSS
12 7 (0.089%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 81 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.19%) Infor M3
3 14 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.14%) MetaTrader
5 11 (0.14%) Summit
6 9 (0.11%) BigMachines
7 8 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.089%) Oracle BRM
9 6 (0.077%) Relativity
10 5 (0.064%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.064%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.051%) BASE24
11 4 (0.051%) Sage 200
12 3 (0.038%) LabWindows
12 3 (0.038%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.038%) Sage X3
13 2 (0.026%) Endur
13 2 (0.026%) HFM
13 2 (0.026%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 332 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (1.06%) GitHub
4 79 (1.01%) SaaS
5 72 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 68 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (0.43%) Office 365
8 29 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 23 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (0.28%) G Suite
11 21 (0.27%) Force.com
11 21 (0.27%) PaaS
11 21 (0.27%) Slack
12 17 (0.22%) FinancialForce.com
13 13 (0.17%) iTunes
14 11 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.14%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.13%) Loggly
16 8 (0.10%) Google Play
16 8 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 381 (4.86%) TCP/IP
2 224 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 217 (2.77%) Wireless
4 190 (2.42%) Internet
5 173 (2.21%) HTTP
6 158 (2.01%) Bluetooth
7 114 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
8 93 (1.19%) ZigBee
9 90 (1.15%) RS-232
10 73 (0.93%) GSM
11 67 (0.85%) RS-485
12 65 (0.83%) Firewall
13 57 (0.73%) InfiniBand
14 54 (0.69%) Wireshark
15 50 (0.64%) Network Security
16 43 (0.55%) Broadband
17 42 (0.54%) LTE
18 38 (0.48%) GPRS
19 31 (0.40%) Multicast
19 31 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 746 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 414 (5.28%) Big Data
3 339 (4.32%) MySQL
4 312 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 303 (3.86%) Relational Database
6 297 (3.79%) Hadoop
7 210 (2.68%) MongoDB
8 131 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 121 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 105 (1.34%) RDBMS
11 80 (1.02%) Redis
12 74 (0.94%) Apache Hive
13 66 (0.84%) Data Mining
14 63 (0.80%) Oracle Database
15 53 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
16 45 (0.57%) Blockchain
16 45 (0.57%) KDB
17 40 (0.51%) MariaDB
18 37 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
19 31 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 613 (7.82%) Git (software)
2 550 (7.01%) Visual Studio
3 379 (4.83%) Subversion
4 314 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 289 (3.68%) JIRA
6 255 (3.25%) Selenium
7 165 (2.10%) NUnit
8 160 (2.04%) JUnit
9 157 (2.00%) Eclipse
10 144 (1.84%) Cucumber
10 144 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 101 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 96 (1.22%) MSTest
13 94 (1.20%) Android Studio
14 90 (1.15%) LabVIEW
15 82 (1.05%) Mercurial
16 81 (1.03%) Maven
17 80 (1.02%) LoadRunner
18 76 (0.97%) Bitbucket
19 54 (0.69%) SoapUI
General
1 1564 (19.94%) Finance
2 603 (7.69%) Electronics
3 574 (7.32%) Banking
4 550 (7.01%) Telecoms
5 397 (5.06%) Games
6 337 (4.30%) Front Office
7 303 (3.86%) Investment Banking
8 263 (3.35%) Manufacturing
9 195 (2.49%) Automotive
10 183 (2.33%) Marketing
11 177 (2.26%) Retail
12 134 (1.71%) Aerospace
13 71 (0.91%) Legal
14 59 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 56 (0.71%) Advertising
16 49 (0.62%) Publishing
17 45 (0.57%) Military
18 39 (0.50%) Law
19 32 (0.41%) Multimedia
19 32 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3464 (44.17%) Developer
2 2263 (28.85%) Software Engineer
3 1324 (16.88%) C++ Developer
4 1034 (13.18%) C++ Software Engineer
5 999 (12.74%) Software Developer
6 660 (8.42%) Graduate
7 615 (7.84%) C# Developer
8 550 (7.01%) Embedded Engineer
9 509 (6.49%) Java Developer
10 464 (5.92%) Junior
11 462 (5.89%) Senior Developer
12 457 (5.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 409 (5.21%) C++ Software Developer
14 355 (4.53%) Senior Software Engineer
15 354 (4.51%) Graduate Developer
16 312 (3.98%) Junior Developer
17 299 (3.81%) Java Engineer
18 290 (3.70%) Analyst
19 286 (3.65%) C Software Engineer
20 279 (3.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1392 (17.75%) .NET
2 1102 (14.05%) HTML
3 688 (8.77%) CSS
4 603 (7.69%) XML
5 451 (5.75%) Web Services
6 414 (5.28%) ASP.NET
7 396 (5.05%) STL
8 349 (4.45%) WPF
9 297 (3.79%) AngularJS
10 290 (3.70%) jQuery
11 274 (3.49%) WCF
12 268 (3.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 268 (3.42%) RESTful
13 242 (3.09%) HTML5
14 232 (2.96%) .NET Framework
15 217 (2.77%) SOAP
16 197 (2.51%) Spring
17 189 (2.41%) Node.js
18 187 (2.38%) J2EE
19 186 (2.37%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1981 (25.26%) Computer Science
2 862 (10.99%) Algorithms
3 527 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 297 (3.79%) Embedded Systems
5 258 (3.29%) Data Structures
6 256 (3.26%) Fintech
7 236 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
8 207 (2.64%) Derivative
9 191 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 191 (2.44%) Hedge funds
10 188 (2.40%) Mobile App
11 187 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 151 (1.93%) Device Driver
13 148 (1.89%) Equities
14 125 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
15 97 (1.24%) User Experience
16 95 (1.21%) Fixed Income
17 93 (1.19%) VHDL
18 88 (1.12%) Internet of Things
19 87 (1.11%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2656 (33.86%) Linux
2 1679 (21.41%) Windows
3 821 (10.47%) Unix
4 595 (7.59%) Android
5 410 (5.23%) Apple iOS
6 206 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
7 87 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 85 (1.08%) Solaris
9 84 (1.07%) Mac OS
10 79 (1.01%) CentOS
11 72 (0.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 72 (0.92%) Windows Server
12 70 (0.89%) Mac OS X
13 56 (0.71%) VxWorks
14 37 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 34 (0.43%) Windows 7
17 33 (0.42%) Windows XP
18 30 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
19 27 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3388 (43.20%) Software Engineering
2 2210 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1626 (20.73%) OO
4 1293 (16.49%) Mathematics
5 870 (11.09%) Multithreading
6 849 (10.82%) SDLC
7 822 (10.48%) Scrum
8 701 (8.94%) Test Automation
9 670 (8.54%) Physics
10 630 (8.03%) TDD
11 584 (7.45%) OOP
12 571 (7.28%) Machine Learning
13 526 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
14 452 (5.76%) DevOps
15 415 (5.29%) Analytics
16 384 (4.90%) Open Source
16 384 (4.90%) Unit Testing
17 369 (4.70%) Low Latency
18 368 (4.69%) UML
19 361 (4.60%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3848 (49.06%) Java
2 3115 (39.72%) C#
3 2825 (36.02%) Python
4 2740 (34.94%) C
5 1826 (23.28%) SQL
6 1411 (17.99%) JavaScript
7 519 (6.62%) Perl
8 500 (6.38%) PHP
9 491 (6.26%) Ruby
10 411 (5.24%) Embedded C
11 368 (4.69%) Embedded C++
12 361 (4.60%) MATLAB
13 287 (3.66%) Scala
14 231 (2.95%) VB
15 219 (2.79%) Shell Script
16 197 (2.51%) Objective-C
17 192 (2.45%) Bash Shell
18 185 (2.36%) R
19 163 (2.08%) T-SQL
20 152 (1.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2507 (31.96%) Degree
2 673 (8.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 598 (7.62%) PhD
4 481 (6.13%) Security Cleared
5 236 (3.01%) DV Cleared
6 224 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
7 154 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 141 (1.80%) ISTQB
9 137 (1.75%) Master's Degree
10 130 (1.66%) ISEB
11 55 (0.70%) HND
12 43 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 42 (0.54%) PMI Certification
14 38 (0.48%) CREST Certified
15 29 (0.37%) CEH
16 27 (0.34%) PMP
17 22 (0.28%) HNC
17 22 (0.28%) MCP
18 20 (0.26%) CISSP
19 19 (0.24%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (3.88%) QA
2 47 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 39 (0.50%) MISRA
4 23 (0.29%) JTAG
5 19 (0.24%) MiFID
6 14 (0.18%) MISRA C
7 12 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.11%) Def Stans
8 9 (0.11%) SLA
9 7 (0.089%) DO-178B
10 6 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.077%) EMIR
11 5 (0.064%) DO-254
11 5 (0.064%) IEC 62304
11 5 (0.064%) ISO 13485
12 4 (0.051%) GCP
12 4 (0.051%) ISO 20022
12 4 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.051%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 369 (4.70%) Firmware
2 245 (3.12%) Docker
3 108 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 41 (0.52%) KVM
6 34 (0.43%) Active Directory
7 31 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 20 (0.26%) HDFS
9 19 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.13%) LXC
10 10 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.10%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 8 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.089%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.089%) Xen
13 6 (0.077%) Varnish
13 6 (0.077%) XenServer
14 5 (0.064%) NFS
14 5 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 176 (2.24%) Puppet
2 173 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 167 (2.13%) Ansible
4 67 (0.85%) Kubernetes
5 61 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
6 31 (0.40%) Terraform
7 27 (0.34%) Mesos
8 16 (0.20%) Nessus
9 15 (0.19%) Nagios
9 15 (0.19%) Nmap
9 15 (0.19%) Salt
10 14 (0.18%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.13%) Consul
11 10 (0.13%) EnCase
12 9 (0.11%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
13 8 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.089%) logstash
15 6 (0.077%) Kibana
16 5 (0.064%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 586 (7.47%) Oracle
2 554 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 187 (2.38%) Google
4 148 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 133 (1.70%) SAP
6 126 (1.61%) VMware
7 75 (0.96%) HP
8 68 (0.87%) IBM
9 56 (0.71%) Sybase
10 49 (0.62%) Adobe
11 47 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
12 41 (0.52%) Cisco
13 37 (0.47%) EMC
14 35 (0.45%) TIBCO
15 34 (0.43%) Splunk
16 33 (0.42%) Freescale
17 32 (0.41%) Apple
17 32 (0.41%) Xilinx
18 30 (0.38%) Xamarin
19 27 (0.34%) Intel
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £750000 per annum + Bens - Equity
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Bens - Pens, Health
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 42 minutes ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £46167 - £54561 per annum + Perks
Posted: 8 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Imperative People
Salary: £33000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 35 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £140,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £140000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Broadstone, Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago