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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 58 63
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Permanent jobs citing C++ 3955 4999 4571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.61% 4.84% 4.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.31% 9.33% 8.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3318 4266 3902
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 £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 47568 53582 56352
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.49% 51.86% 50.93%
Number of salaries quoted 40488 46315 47881
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 £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 3748 £45,000 -5.26% 619
London -7 1347 £62,500 - 249
South East -4 888 £45,000 - 120
East of England +5 470 £42,500 - 92
South West -2 379 £37,500 -11.76% 58
Cambridgeshire +11 352 £45,000 +5.88% 79
Cambridge +8 333 £45,000 +5.88% 71
North West +12 266 £40,000 - 28
Manchester +18 238 £40,000 -5.88% 23
City of London -10 210 £67,500 +3.84% 67
Berkshire +14 196 £45,000 -14.28% 25
Yorkshire +59 184 £42,500 -5.55% 28
Hampshire +7 173 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Surrey -17 145 £50,000 +17.64% 26
Bristol +11 136 £40,000 - 21
Oxfordshire -11 128 £45,000 -18.18% 22
Scotland +12 125 £45,000 +5.88% 24
West Midlands -14 123 £37,000 +5.71% 24
West Sussex +5 118 £45,000 +5.88% 6
East Midlands -28 113 £40,000 +1.26% 13
Gloucestershire -10 97 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Buckinghamshire +31 86 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Reading -7 83 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Southampton +29 81 £45,000 - 8
West Yorkshire +7 80 £45,000 - 15
Hertfordshire -23 73 £40,000 - 9
Crawley +19 69 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Milton Keynes +34 58 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Glasgow +26 56 £46,250 +2.77% 5
Oxford -23 56 £45,000 -18.18% 10

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 3711 (48.01%) Java
2 3359 (43.46%) Software Engineering
3 3046 (39.41%) C#
4 2765 (35.77%) Python
5 2718 (35.17%) C
6 2630 (34.03%) Linux
7 2438 (31.54%) Degree
8 2168 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
9 1952 (25.26%) Computer Science
10 1809 (23.41%) SQL
11 1632 (21.12%) Windows
12 1587 (20.53%) Finance
13 1562 (20.21%) OO
14 1422 (18.40%) JavaScript
15 1419 (18.36%) .NET
16 1319 (17.07%) Mathematics
17 1109 (14.35%) HTML
18 954 (12.34%) Multithreading
19 887 (11.48%) Unix
20 838 (10.84%) SDLC
21 815 (10.54%) Algorithms
22 776 (10.04%) Scrum
23 702 (9.08%) SQL Server
24 686 (8.88%) CSS
25 671 (8.68%) Physics
26 617 (7.98%) XML
27 612 (7.92%) Banking
28 596 (7.71%) TDD
29 588 (7.61%) Git (software)
30 563 (7.28%) OOP

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
1 191 (2.47%) Apache Spark
2 152 (1.97%) Apache
3 101 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 97 (1.26%) IIS
5 80 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
6 70 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 66 (0.85%) JBoss
8 54 (0.70%) Confluence
9 49 (0.63%) SharePoint
10 41 (0.53%) Apache Pig
11 39 (0.50%) nginx
12 38 (0.49%) WebSphere
13 33 (0.43%) Jetty
14 32 (0.41%) OpenStack
15 31 (0.40%) SAS
16 30 (0.39%) WordPress
17 24 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
18 21 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 19 (0.25%) CMS
20 18 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 99 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 27 (0.35%) Simulink
6 21 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.19%) GNU Octave
8 12 (0.16%) InDesign
9 11 (0.14%) Maya
9 11 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.10%) 3ds Max
10 8 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
11 7 (0.091%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.091%) Fireworks
11 7 (0.091%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.091%) Maple
11 7 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
11 7 (0.091%) MicroStation
11 7 (0.091%) RoboHelp
12 6 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 53 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.19%) Infor M3
4 13 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.12%) BigMachines
6 8 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.078%) Relativity
7 6 (0.078%) Summit
8 5 (0.065%) MetaTrader
8 5 (0.065%) Oracle BRM
8 5 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.065%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.065%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.052%) BASE24
10 3 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.039%) Sage X3
11 2 (0.026%) Magento
11 2 (0.026%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.026%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 264 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (1.26%) GitHub
4 79 (1.02%) SaaS
5 58 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 53 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (0.44%) Office 365
8 27 (0.35%) Amazon S3
9 23 (0.30%) G Suite
10 21 (0.27%) Slack
11 20 (0.26%) PaaS
12 19 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (0.22%) Force.com
14 13 (0.17%) FinancialForce.com
15 11 (0.14%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.12%) Google App Engine
17 8 (0.10%) iTunes
17 8 (0.10%) Loggly
18 6 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 6 (0.078%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 375 (4.85%) TCP/IP
2 221 (2.86%) Wireless
3 205 (2.65%) Ethernet
4 181 (2.34%) Internet
5 166 (2.15%) HTTP
6 165 (2.13%) Bluetooth
7 109 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
8 97 (1.26%) RS-232
9 85 (1.10%) ZigBee
10 81 (1.05%) GSM
11 71 (0.92%) RS-485
12 67 (0.87%) Firewall
13 62 (0.80%) Wireshark
14 58 (0.75%) Network Security
15 46 (0.60%) InfiniBand
16 38 (0.49%) Broadband
16 38 (0.49%) LTE
17 37 (0.48%) 3G
17 37 (0.48%) DNS
17 37 (0.48%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 702 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 399 (5.16%) Big Data
3 323 (4.18%) MySQL
4 300 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 295 (3.82%) Relational Database
6 282 (3.65%) Hadoop
7 188 (2.43%) MongoDB
8 121 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 114 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
10 101 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 81 (1.05%) Apache Hive
12 65 (0.84%) Data Mining
12 65 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 56 (0.72%) KDB
13 56 (0.72%) Redis
14 48 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
15 44 (0.57%) Blockchain
16 36 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
16 36 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
17 33 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 588 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 537 (6.95%) Visual Studio
3 335 (4.33%) Subversion
4 314 (4.06%) Jenkins
5 275 (3.56%) JIRA
6 274 (3.55%) Selenium
7 172 (2.23%) NUnit
8 148 (1.91%) Eclipse
8 148 (1.91%) JUnit
9 142 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 141 (1.82%) Cucumber
11 106 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 96 (1.24%) MSTest
13 94 (1.22%) Maven
14 78 (1.01%) LabVIEW
15 75 (0.97%) Mercurial
16 71 (0.92%) Android Studio
17 69 (0.89%) Bitbucket
17 69 (0.89%) LoadRunner
18 62 (0.80%) Hudson
General
1 1587 (20.53%) Finance
2 612 (7.92%) Banking
3 546 (7.06%) Electronics
4 545 (7.05%) Telecoms
5 391 (5.06%) Games
6 293 (3.79%) Front Office
7 268 (3.47%) Investment Banking
8 231 (2.99%) Manufacturing
9 183 (2.37%) Automotive
10 148 (1.91%) Retail
11 145 (1.88%) Marketing
12 125 (1.62%) Aerospace
13 66 (0.85%) Advertising
14 65 (0.84%) Legal
15 62 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 45 (0.58%) Military
16 45 (0.58%) Publishing
17 39 (0.50%) Law
18 38 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3489 (45.14%) Developer
2 2180 (28.21%) Software Engineer
3 1412 (18.27%) C++ Developer
4 982 (12.71%) C++ Software Engineer
5 953 (12.33%) Software Developer
6 626 (8.10%) Graduate
7 625 (8.09%) C# Developer
8 530 (6.86%) Embedded Engineer
9 509 (6.59%) Java Developer
10 458 (5.93%) Senior Developer
11 449 (5.81%) Junior
12 440 (5.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 405 (5.24%) C++ Software Developer
14 381 (4.93%) Senior Software Engineer
15 340 (4.40%) Graduate Developer
16 311 (4.02%) Junior Developer
17 287 (3.71%) Java Engineer
18 286 (3.70%) Analyst
19 281 (3.64%) Python Developer
20 277 (3.58%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1419 (18.36%) .NET
2 1109 (14.35%) HTML
3 686 (8.88%) CSS
4 617 (7.98%) XML
5 444 (5.74%) Web Services
6 415 (5.37%) STL
7 409 (5.29%) ASP.NET
8 368 (4.76%) WPF
9 313 (4.05%) AngularJS
10 298 (3.86%) jQuery
11 289 (3.74%) WCF
12 282 (3.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 264 (3.42%) RESTful
14 260 (3.36%) HTML5
15 237 (3.07%) .NET Framework
16 221 (2.86%) SOAP
17 217 (2.81%) Node.js
18 204 (2.64%) Spring
19 195 (2.52%) J2EE
20 182 (2.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1952 (25.26%) Computer Science
2 815 (10.54%) Algorithms
3 520 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 279 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
5 239 (3.09%) Data Structures
6 236 (3.05%) Fintech
7 227 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
8 205 (2.65%) Hedge funds
9 200 (2.59%) Derivative
10 194 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 172 (2.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 160 (2.07%) Equities
13 155 (2.01%) Mobile App
14 143 (1.85%) Device Driver
15 121 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
16 119 (1.54%) Client/Server
17 115 (1.49%) Fixed Income
18 92 (1.19%) User Experience
19 90 (1.16%) VHDL
20 81 (1.05%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2630 (34.03%) Linux
2 1632 (21.12%) Windows
3 887 (11.48%) Unix
4 533 (6.90%) Android
5 358 (4.63%) Apple iOS
6 186 (2.41%) Embedded Linux
7 83 (1.07%) Solaris
8 76 (0.98%) Windows Server
9 74 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 73 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 66 (0.85%) Mac OS
12 65 (0.84%) CentOS
13 56 (0.72%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 43 (0.56%) VxWorks
15 35 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 34 (0.44%) Ubuntu
17 31 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
18 30 (0.39%) Windows 7
18 30 (0.39%) Windows XP
19 27 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3359 (43.46%) Software Engineering
2 2168 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
3 1562 (20.21%) OO
4 1319 (17.07%) Mathematics
5 954 (12.34%) Multithreading
6 838 (10.84%) SDLC
7 776 (10.04%) Scrum
8 671 (8.68%) Physics
9 596 (7.71%) TDD
10 563 (7.28%) OOP
11 537 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
12 507 (6.56%) Machine Learning
13 432 (5.59%) DevOps
14 431 (5.58%) Low Latency
15 376 (4.86%) Analytics
16 365 (4.72%) UML
17 364 (4.71%) Unit Testing
18 360 (4.66%) Open Source
19 359 (4.64%) OOD
20 318 (4.11%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 3711 (48.01%) Java
2 3046 (39.41%) C#
3 2765 (35.77%) Python
4 2718 (35.17%) C
5 1809 (23.41%) SQL
6 1422 (18.40%) JavaScript
7 531 (6.87%) Perl
8 513 (6.64%) PHP
9 495 (6.40%) Ruby
10 380 (4.92%) Embedded C
11 360 (4.66%) MATLAB
12 344 (4.45%) Embedded C++
13 277 (3.58%) Scala
14 225 (2.91%) VB
15 210 (2.72%) Bash Shell
16 196 (2.54%) Shell Script
17 190 (2.46%) R
18 181 (2.34%) Objective-C
19 176 (2.28%) T-SQL
20 145 (1.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2438 (31.54%) Degree
2 558 (7.22%) PhD
3 514 (6.65%) Security Cleared
4 243 (3.14%) DV Cleared
5 180 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 144 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 126 (1.63%) ISEB
8 43 (0.56%) CREST Certified
9 42 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 40 (0.52%) HND
11 37 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 36 (0.47%) CEH
13 29 (0.38%) OSCP
14 24 (0.31%) CISSP
14 24 (0.31%) PMP
15 22 (0.28%) HNC
16 19 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 18 (0.23%) Postgraduate
18 16 (0.21%) GIAC
18 16 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (3.98%) QA
2 42 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 39 (0.50%) MISRA
4 26 (0.34%) JTAG
4 26 (0.34%) MiFID
5 14 (0.18%) MISRA C
6 10 (0.13%) SLA
7 9 (0.12%) Def Stans
7 9 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (0.12%) EMIR
8 8 (0.10%) HL7
9 7 (0.091%) DO-178B
10 6 (0.078%) ISO13485
11 4 (0.052%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.052%) DO-254
11 4 (0.052%) GCP
11 4 (0.052%) ISO20022
11 4 (0.052%) PMO
11 4 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.039%) Basel III
System Software
1 324 (4.19%) Firmware
2 221 (2.86%) Docker
3 128 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (0.66%) KVM
5 42 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 39 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 33 (0.43%) Active Directory
8 21 (0.27%) HDFS
9 14 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.13%) LXC
10 10 (0.13%) NFS
10 10 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.10%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.10%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.091%) vSphere
12 7 (0.091%) Xen
12 7 (0.091%) XenServer
13 6 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.052%) Snort
Systems Management
1 166 (2.15%) Puppet
2 163 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 137 (1.77%) Ansible
4 61 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 57 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 25 (0.32%) Terraform
7 22 (0.28%) Mesos
8 21 (0.27%) Nagios
8 21 (0.27%) Nessus
8 21 (0.27%) Nmap
9 14 (0.18%) Salt
10 12 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.14%) EnCase
12 10 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
13 8 (0.10%) Consul
13 8 (0.10%) Zenoss
14 7 (0.091%) Perfmon
15 6 (0.078%) OpenVAS
15 6 (0.078%) rkt
Vendors
1 541 (7.00%) Microsoft
2 537 (6.95%) Oracle
3 162 (2.10%) Google
4 141 (1.82%) VMware
5 124 (1.60%) Red Hat
6 110 (1.42%) SAP
7 86 (1.11%) HP
8 62 (0.80%) IBM
9 59 (0.76%) Sybase
10 45 (0.58%) Adobe
10 45 (0.58%) Cisco
11 40 (0.52%) TIBCO
12 39 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (0.47%) EMC
14 34 (0.44%) Splunk
15 31 (0.40%) Solace
16 30 (0.39%) Intel
17 28 (0.36%) Freescale
17 28 (0.36%) Xamarin
18 27 (0.35%) Perforce
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Romsey, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Imperative People
Salary: £25000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Benfits (Including flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: £44000 - £65000 per annum, 10% bonus and bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: £27000 - £44000 per annum, excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Penryn, Cornwall
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + help with relocation + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago