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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
UK
Rank 63 58 64
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Permanent jobs citing C++ 3880 5008 4390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.62% 4.84% 4.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.49% 9.40% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3153 4301 3778
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
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 45722 53291 53832
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 54.47% 51.55% 50.58%
Number of salaries quoted 38857 45927 45773
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -4 3725 £47,500 -5.00% 615
London -2 1406 £60,000 -7.69% 223
South East -1 868 £45,000 - 148
East of England +5 435 £42,500 +6.25% 86
South West +4 386 £40,000 -5.88% 54
Cambridgeshire +11 326 £45,000 +10.42% 71
Cambridge +9 300 £45,000 +7.78% 65
North West +8 273 £40,000 -5.88% 34
Manchester +4 228 £40,000 -5.88% 26
City of London -1 214 £67,500 -3.57% 54
Hampshire +6 184 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Surrey -1 178 £50,000 +17.64% 26
Berkshire +6 166 £47,500 -9.52% 29
Yorkshire +37 151 £42,000 -6.66% 19
Bristol +17 150 £40,000 - 25
Oxfordshire -12 118 £45,000 -10.00% 28
West Sussex +8 116 £46,250 +8.82% 13
Gloucestershire -5 113 £45,000 -10.00% 10
West Midlands -25 105 £40,000 +14.28% 21
Scotland +19 100 £45,000 +12.50% 23
East Midlands -35 98 £40,000 +6.66% 21
Southampton +24 81 £45,000 - 15
West Yorkshire +30 77 £45,000 - 9
Buckinghamshire +15 67 £42,133 -6.37% 8
Hertfordshire -26 67 £40,000 - 6
Bracknell +22 65 £50,000 +13.63% 5
Oxford -17 61 £45,000 -18.18% 16
Crawley +19 57 £46,250 -2.63% 3
Leeds +24 53 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Oldham -1 52 £37,500 +56.25% 8

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3669 (47.20%) Java
2 3314 (42.63%) Software Engineering
3 3086 (39.70%) C#
4 2766 (35.58%) Python
5 2692 (34.63%) C
6 2667 (34.31%) Linux
7 2401 (30.89%) Degree
8 2187 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
9 1906 (24.52%) Computer Science
10 1837 (23.63%) SQL
11 1645 (21.16%) Finance
12 1572 (20.22%) Windows
13 1491 (19.18%) .NET
14 1462 (18.81%) JavaScript
15 1428 (18.37%) OO
16 1347 (17.33%) Mathematics
17 1143 (14.70%) HTML
18 1053 (13.55%) Multithreading
19 961 (12.36%) Unix
20 832 (10.70%) SDLC
21 808 (10.39%) Algorithms
22 774 (9.96%) Scrum
23 720 (9.26%) CSS
24 667 (8.58%) Physics
25 661 (8.50%) SQL Server
26 641 (8.25%) Banking
27 616 (7.92%) XML
28 604 (7.77%) TDD
29 588 (7.56%) Perl
30 587 (7.55%) Git (software)

C++
Top Related 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
1 188 (2.42%) Apache Spark
2 155 (1.99%) Apache
3 96 (1.24%) Tomcat
4 94 (1.21%) IIS
5 81 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
6 67 (0.86%) WebLogic
7 64 (0.82%) JBoss
8 61 (0.78%) Apache Pig
9 58 (0.75%) SharePoint
10 51 (0.66%) Confluence
11 44 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 41 (0.53%) SAS
13 39 (0.50%) Jetty
13 39 (0.50%) nginx
14 24 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (0.31%) WordPress
15 23 (0.30%) OpenStack
16 22 (0.28%) CMS
16 22 (0.28%) MS Exchange
16 22 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 191 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 56 (0.72%) MS Office
3 32 (0.41%) Simulink
4 29 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.31%) GNU Octave
6 23 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 21 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.14%) InDesign
8 11 (0.14%) SPSS
9 9 (0.12%) GIMP
10 8 (0.10%) Maya
10 8 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
11 7 (0.090%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.090%) Fireworks
11 7 (0.090%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.090%) MicroStation
11 7 (0.090%) MS Project
11 7 (0.090%) OrCAD
11 7 (0.090%) RoboHelp
12 5 (0.064%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 47 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.17%) Infor M3
4 12 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.12%) BigMachines
6 7 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.090%) Relativity
6 7 (0.090%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.064%) BASE24
7 5 (0.064%) MetaTrader
7 5 (0.064%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.064%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.051%) LabWindows
8 4 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.051%) Summit
9 3 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.026%) Concordance
10 2 (0.026%) Eze OMS
10 2 (0.026%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 244 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (1.36%) GitHub
4 82 (1.05%) SaaS
5 53 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 46 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (0.46%) Office 365
8 28 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 24 (0.31%) G Suite
10 22 (0.28%) Slack
11 21 (0.27%) PaaS
12 17 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.21%) Force.com
14 10 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
14 10 (0.13%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.12%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.10%) Loggly
17 6 (0.077%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 6 (0.077%) IaaS
18 5 (0.064%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 389 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 197 (2.53%) Wireless
3 181 (2.33%) Ethernet
4 173 (2.23%) HTTP
5 158 (2.03%) Bluetooth
5 158 (2.03%) Internet
6 94 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
7 91 (1.17%) RS-232
8 78 (1.00%) GSM
9 76 (0.98%) Network Security
10 69 (0.89%) Firewall
10 69 (0.89%) RS-485
11 64 (0.82%) Wireshark
11 64 (0.82%) ZigBee
12 46 (0.59%) DNS
13 41 (0.53%) 3G
14 40 (0.51%) 4G
14 40 (0.51%) Broadband
15 38 (0.49%) LTE
16 35 (0.45%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 661 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 411 (5.29%) Big Data
3 340 (4.37%) MySQL
4 305 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 287 (3.69%) Hadoop
6 276 (3.55%) Relational Database
7 200 (2.57%) MongoDB
8 125 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 116 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 107 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 102 (1.31%) Apache Hive
12 69 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 68 (0.87%) Data Mining
14 59 (0.76%) KDB
15 48 (0.62%) Blockchain
16 41 (0.53%) Redis
17 40 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
18 39 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
19 37 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 36 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 587 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 498 (6.41%) Visual Studio
3 325 (4.18%) Jenkins
4 290 (3.73%) Subversion
5 273 (3.51%) Selenium
6 245 (3.15%) JIRA
7 162 (2.08%) NUnit
8 155 (1.99%) Cucumber
9 148 (1.90%) JUnit
10 140 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 125 (1.61%) Eclipse
12 115 (1.48%) Maven
13 111 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 85 (1.09%) MSTest
15 71 (0.91%) Hudson
16 68 (0.87%) LoadRunner
17 66 (0.85%) Mercurial
18 63 (0.81%) LabVIEW
18 63 (0.81%) TeamCity
19 61 (0.78%) Bitbucket
General
1 1645 (21.16%) Finance
2 641 (8.25%) Banking
3 509 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 486 (6.25%) Electronics
5 393 (5.06%) Games
6 283 (3.64%) Front Office
7 267 (3.43%) Investment Banking
8 213 (2.74%) Manufacturing
9 177 (2.28%) Automotive
10 144 (1.85%) Retail
11 121 (1.56%) Marketing
12 120 (1.54%) Aerospace
13 69 (0.89%) Advertising
14 67 (0.86%) Financial Institution
15 53 (0.68%) Military
16 52 (0.67%) Legal
17 44 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 43 (0.55%) Law
19 39 (0.50%) Publishing
20 24 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3591 (46.20%) Developer
2 2065 (26.57%) Software Engineer
3 1444 (18.58%) C++ Developer
4 946 (12.17%) Software Developer
5 910 (11.71%) C++ Software Engineer
6 647 (8.32%) C# Developer
7 606 (7.80%) Graduate
8 536 (6.90%) Java Developer
9 509 (6.55%) Embedded Engineer
10 475 (6.11%) Senior Developer
11 443 (5.70%) Junior
12 419 (5.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 398 (5.12%) Senior Software Engineer
14 393 (5.06%) C++ Software Developer
15 344 (4.43%) Graduate Developer
16 315 (4.05%) Junior Developer
17 308 (3.96%) Python Developer
18 293 (3.77%) .NET Developer
19 278 (3.58%) Analyst
20 273 (3.51%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1491 (19.18%) .NET
2 1143 (14.70%) HTML
3 720 (9.26%) CSS
4 616 (7.92%) XML
5 446 (5.74%) Web Services
6 429 (5.52%) STL
7 414 (5.33%) ASP.NET
8 376 (4.84%) WPF
9 342 (4.40%) AngularJS
10 308 (3.96%) jQuery
11 303 (3.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 303 (3.90%) HTML5
12 273 (3.51%) WCF
13 262 (3.37%) RESTful
14 246 (3.16%) .NET Framework
15 239 (3.07%) Node.js
16 226 (2.91%) SOAP
17 210 (2.70%) Spring
18 198 (2.55%) Qt
19 197 (2.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1906 (24.52%) Computer Science
2 808 (10.39%) Algorithms
3 514 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 272 (3.50%) Embedded Systems
5 245 (3.15%) Data Structures
6 222 (2.86%) Hedge funds
7 219 (2.82%) Fintech
8 201 (2.59%) Derivative
9 198 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 174 (2.24%) Equities
11 156 (2.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 136 (1.75%) Device Driver
12 136 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
13 130 (1.67%) Mobile App
14 126 (1.62%) Fixed Income
15 107 (1.38%) Client/Server
16 92 (1.18%) User Experience
17 88 (1.13%) VHDL
18 78 (1.00%) 3D Graphics
19 73 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2667 (34.31%) Linux
2 1572 (20.22%) Windows
3 961 (12.36%) Unix
4 499 (6.42%) Android
5 349 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 161 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
7 79 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 77 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 74 (0.95%) Mac OS
10 73 (0.94%) Solaris
11 67 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 60 (0.77%) CentOS
13 40 (0.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 36 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 33 (0.42%) Windows 7
16 32 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (0.36%) VxWorks
17 28 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
18 25 (0.32%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3314 (42.63%) Software Engineering
2 2187 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1428 (18.37%) OO
4 1347 (17.33%) Mathematics
5 1053 (13.55%) Multithreading
6 832 (10.70%) SDLC
7 774 (9.96%) Scrum
8 667 (8.58%) Physics
9 604 (7.77%) TDD
10 550 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
11 528 (6.79%) OOP
12 471 (6.06%) Machine Learning
13 443 (5.70%) Low Latency
14 425 (5.47%) DevOps
15 389 (5.00%) Analytics
16 370 (4.76%) Unit Testing
17 367 (4.72%) Mentoring
18 362 (4.66%) OOD
19 358 (4.61%) UML
20 352 (4.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3669 (47.20%) Java
2 3086 (39.70%) C#
3 2766 (35.58%) Python
4 2692 (34.63%) C
5 1837 (23.63%) SQL
6 1462 (18.81%) JavaScript
7 588 (7.56%) Perl
8 520 (6.69%) PHP
9 481 (6.19%) Ruby
10 368 (4.73%) Embedded C
11 365 (4.70%) MATLAB
12 331 (4.26%) Embedded C++
13 299 (3.85%) Scala
14 247 (3.18%) Bash Shell
15 224 (2.88%) VB
16 214 (2.75%) R
17 210 (2.70%) Objective-C
18 184 (2.37%) Shell Script
19 174 (2.24%) T-SQL
20 152 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2401 (30.89%) Degree
2 568 (7.31%) Security Cleared
3 510 (6.56%) PhD
4 260 (3.34%) DV Cleared
5 217 (2.79%) SC Cleared
6 137 (1.76%) ISTQB
7 113 (1.45%) ISEB
8 46 (0.59%) CREST Certified
8 46 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 41 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 35 (0.45%) CEH
11 33 (0.42%) HND
12 29 (0.37%) CISSP
13 28 (0.36%) OSCP
14 25 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
15 24 (0.31%) GIAC
16 23 (0.30%) PMP
17 22 (0.28%) HNC
18 21 (0.27%) CCNA
18 21 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (3.78%) QA
2 45 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 40 (0.51%) MISRA
4 31 (0.40%) JTAG
5 26 (0.33%) MiFID
6 14 (0.18%) MISRA C
7 10 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.13%) SLA
8 9 (0.12%) EMIR
8 9 (0.12%) HL7
9 8 (0.10%) Def Stans
10 7 (0.090%) DO-178B
10 7 (0.090%) PMO
11 6 (0.077%) ISO13485
12 4 (0.051%) DO-254
12 4 (0.051%) GCP
12 4 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.051%) ISO20022
12 4 (0.051%) ISO26262
12 4 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 290 (3.73%) Firmware
2 192 (2.47%) Docker
3 141 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.67%) KVM
6 40 (0.51%) Active Directory
7 32 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (0.33%) HDFS
9 15 (0.19%) NFS
10 13 (0.17%) vSphere
11 11 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.13%) LXC
13 9 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.10%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.10%) vCloud
14 8 (0.10%) VMware ESX
15 7 (0.090%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.090%) XenServer
16 6 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 175 (2.25%) Puppet
2 165 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (1.62%) Ansible
4 59 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 48 (0.62%) Kubernetes
6 32 (0.41%) Nessus
6 32 (0.41%) Nmap
7 27 (0.35%) Nagios
8 22 (0.28%) Terraform
9 21 (0.27%) Mesos
10 15 (0.19%) EnCase
11 14 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (0.18%) Salt
12 11 (0.14%) OpenVAS
13 10 (0.13%) Perfmon
14 9 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
14 9 (0.12%) rkt
15 8 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
16 7 (0.090%) Consul
17 5 (0.064%) FTK
Vendors
1 543 (6.99%) Oracle
2 538 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 160 (2.06%) Google
4 154 (1.98%) VMware
5 118 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 106 (1.36%) SAP
7 90 (1.16%) HP
8 68 (0.87%) Sybase
9 63 (0.81%) IBM
10 51 (0.66%) Cisco
11 39 (0.50%) TIBCO
12 38 (0.49%) Perforce
13 37 (0.48%) Adobe
14 35 (0.45%) EMC
14 35 (0.45%) Solace
15 33 (0.42%) Intel
15 33 (0.42%) Splunk
16 30 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
17 29 (0.37%) Cognizant
18 26 (0.33%) Dell
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + equity and bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Broadstone, Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Bens - Pens, Health
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £140000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £90000.00 - £150000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum + Superb Package , incl Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago