Period
to 18 September 2019

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 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 61 66
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 5,964 7,650 8,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.21% 4.56% 4.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.88% 8.19% 8.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,301 6,143 6,910
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.30% -1.58%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.16% +11.76% -

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 75,698 93,424 97,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.46% 55.69% 55.36%
Number of salaries quoted 61,854 77,663 80,193
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

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 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Top 16 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 6 months to 18 September 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
England -5 5,476 £50,500 -3.81% 1,362
UK excluding London +4 4,080 £46,000 -3.16% 1,130
London -24 1,799 £75,000 +7.14% 345
South East -2 1,454 £47,500 -5.00% 311
South West -9 761 £45,000 - 225
North of England +32 685 £45,000 - 136
North West +75 521 £45,708 -3.77% 92
Midlands +10 387 £42,500 +6.25% 117
East of England -10 378 £47,500 -5.00% 228
Scotland +10 326 £40,000 -11.11% 78
West Midlands +27 219 £45,000 +12.50% 76
East Midlands +5 168 £37,500 -11.76% 39
Yorkshire -53 124 £45,000 - 37
Wales -6 43 £37,000 +8.82% 17
North East -20 40 £44,000 -7.37% 7
Northern Ireland -14 39 £48,750 -2.50% 18

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 with a requirement for C++.

1 3,005 (50.39%) Software Engineering
2 2,646 (44.37%) Java
3 2,629 (44.08%) Python
4 2,495 (41.83%) C#
5 2,068 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1,976 (33.13%) C
7 1,844 (30.92%) Linux
8 1,739 (29.16%) Degree
9 1,229 (20.61%) Computer Science
10 1,087 (18.23%) JavaScript
11 1,072 (17.97%) Finance
12 942 (15.79%) SQL
13 939 (15.74%) .NET
14 937 (15.71%) Windows
15 883 (14.81%) OO
16 841 (14.10%) Mathematics
17 805 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
18 777 (13.03%) DevOps
19 701 (11.75%) Git (software)
20 684 (11.47%) Algorithms
21 650 (10.90%) AWS
22 605 (10.14%) Security Cleared
23 581 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
24 555 (9.31%) Test Automation
25 537 (9.00%) Machine Learning
25 537 (9.00%) Computer Science Degree
26 530 (8.89%) Scrum
27 523 (8.77%) Mentoring
28 512 (8.58%) Web Services
29 502 (8.42%) Docker

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
1 116 (1.95%) Apache
2 94 (1.58%) Confluence
3 79 (1.32%) Apache Spark
4 78 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (0.70%) JBoss
6 41 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 39 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 36 (0.60%) nginx
9 30 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 27 (0.45%) SAS
11 25 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (0.23%) IIS
13 12 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
13 12 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.20%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.15%) Luigi
15 8 (0.13%) CMS
15 8 (0.13%) WordPress
16 6 (0.10%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.10%) Jupyter
Applications
1 54 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (0.72%) Simulink
4 22 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.25%) Sketch
7 12 (0.20%) Mathematica
7 12 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.20%) Stateflow
8 11 (0.18%) GNU Octave
8 11 (0.18%) Maya
9 8 (0.13%) Figma
9 8 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.10%) 3ds Max
10 6 (0.10%) TargetLink
11 5 (0.084%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.084%) NUKE
12 4 (0.067%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.067%) SPSS
13 3 (0.050%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 34 (0.57%) thinkFolio
2 18 (0.30%) LatentZero
3 17 (0.29%) Summit
4 10 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.067%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.050%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.050%) Magento
7 3 (0.050%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.050%) RMDS
8 2 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.034%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.034%) SAP CCM
9 1 (0.017%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.017%) Eze OMS
9 1 (0.017%) Relativity
9 1 (0.017%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 650 (10.90%) AWS
2 415 (6.96%) Azure
3 240 (4.02%) GCP
4 138 (2.31%) GitHub
5 112 (1.88%) SaaS
6 73 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 59 (0.99%) Serverless
8 51 (0.86%) Amazon S3
9 44 (0.74%) Office 365
10 40 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
11 34 (0.57%) G Suite
12 33 (0.55%) OpenShift
13 24 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
14 21 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
15 18 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 17 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
17 13 (0.22%) IaaS
18 10 (0.17%) PaaS
19 9 (0.15%) Slack
20 7 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 163 (2.73%) TCP/IP
2 143 (2.40%) Internet
3 108 (1.81%) Broadband
4 86 (1.44%) Wireless
5 65 (1.09%) RS-485
6 64 (1.07%) RS-232
7 56 (0.94%) HTTP
7 56 (0.94%) VoIP
8 55 (0.92%) Network Security
9 45 (0.75%) Bluetooth
9 45 (0.75%) Firewall
10 42 (0.70%) DNS
11 41 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (0.67%) Ethernet
13 34 (0.57%) Wireshark
14 25 (0.42%) ZigBee
15 24 (0.40%) HTTPS
15 24 (0.40%) SSH
15 24 (0.40%) WAN
16 20 (0.34%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 270 (4.53%) Big Data
3 243 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 160 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 142 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 124 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 117 (1.96%) MySQL
8 90 (1.51%) Hadoop
9 71 (1.19%) GIS
10 63 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 62 (1.04%) Data Mining
12 52 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
13 51 (0.86%) Neo4j
14 40 (0.67%) Redis
15 31 (0.52%) Blockchain
16 26 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 20 (0.34%) Apache Hive
18 19 (0.32%) Amazon Athena
19 18 (0.30%) KDB
20 15 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 701 (11.75%) Git (software)
2 381 (6.39%) Jenkins
3 316 (5.30%) JIRA
4 313 (5.25%) Visual Studio
5 217 (3.64%) Subversion
6 162 (2.72%) Selenium
7 141 (2.36%) Cucumber
8 121 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 94 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 82 (1.37%) Bitbucket
11 73 (1.22%) SoapUI
12 72 (1.21%) Maven
13 70 (1.17%) JUnit
14 67 (1.12%) Eclipse
15 56 (0.94%) JMeter
16 51 (0.86%) GitLab
17 50 (0.84%) Appium
18 45 (0.75%) Bitbucket Server
19 44 (0.74%) TeamCity
20 42 (0.70%) Hudson
General
1 1,072 (17.97%) Finance
2 419 (7.03%) Electronics
3 363 (6.09%) Front Office
4 273 (4.58%) Games
5 257 (4.31%) Telecoms
6 246 (4.12%) Banking
7 232 (3.89%) Manufacturing
8 171 (2.87%) Automotive
9 164 (2.75%) Aerospace
10 158 (2.65%) Military
11 146 (2.45%) Retail
12 132 (2.21%) Marketing
13 122 (2.05%) Public Sector
14 83 (1.39%) Investment Banking
15 48 (0.80%) Law
16 41 (0.69%) Legal
17 39 (0.65%) Advertising
17 39 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 23 (0.39%) German Language
19 22 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2,041 (34.22%) Software Engineer
2 1,903 (31.91%) Developer
3 630 (10.56%) C++ Developer
4 626 (10.50%) C++ Software Engineer
5 609 (10.21%) Software Developer
6 475 (7.96%) Embedded Engineer
7 462 (7.75%) Senior Software Engineer
8 356 (5.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 327 (5.48%) Graduate
10 302 (5.06%) C# Developer
11 294 (4.93%) Junior
12 262 (4.39%) Java Developer
13 231 (3.87%) Architect
14 226 (3.79%) Senior Developer
15 216 (3.62%) Python Developer
16 166 (2.78%) C# Software Engineer
17 159 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
18 157 (2.63%) Graduate Developer
19 150 (2.52%) C++ Software Developer
20 149 (2.50%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 939 (15.74%) .NET
2 512 (8.58%) Web Services
3 442 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 438 (7.34%) HTML
5 416 (6.98%) Node.js
6 302 (5.06%) React
7 265 (4.44%) WPF
8 229 (3.84%) CSS
9 207 (3.47%) HTML5
10 202 (3.39%) Spring
11 195 (3.27%) RESTful
11 195 (3.27%) XML
12 181 (3.03%) REST
13 177 (2.97%) ASP.NET
13 177 (2.97%) OpenGL
14 149 (2.50%) Qt
15 145 (2.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 139 (2.33%) STL
17 116 (1.95%) SOAP
18 109 (1.83%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 684 (11.47%) Algorithms
2 471 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
3 359 (6.02%) Embedded Systems
4 310 (5.20%) Derivative
5 274 (4.59%) Fixed Income
6 261 (4.38%) Robotics
7 220 (3.69%) Data Structures
8 205 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
9 197 (3.30%) Hedge funds
10 191 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
11 185 (3.10%) User Experience
12 162 (2.72%) Management Information System
13 134 (2.25%) Smartphone
14 130 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 118 (1.98%) Equities
16 89 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 85 (1.43%) Mobile App
18 84 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
19 82 (1.37%) Device Driver
20 68 (1.14%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1,844 (30.92%) Linux
2 937 (15.71%) Windows
3 347 (5.82%) Unix
4 341 (5.72%) Android
5 158 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 97 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 96 (1.61%) CentOS
8 94 (1.58%) Embedded Linux
9 49 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 44 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 40 (0.67%) Tizen
12 33 (0.55%) Windows 7
13 32 (0.54%) Windows Server
14 31 (0.52%) FreeRTOS
15 25 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 22 (0.37%) Debian
16 22 (0.37%) SUSE
17 21 (0.35%) VxWorks
18 19 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (0.30%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,005 (50.39%) Software Engineering
2 2,068 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1,229 (20.61%) Computer Science
4 883 (14.81%) OO
5 841 (14.10%) Mathematics
6 805 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
7 777 (13.03%) DevOps
8 581 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
9 555 (9.31%) Test Automation
10 537 (9.00%) Machine Learning
11 530 (8.89%) Scrum
12 523 (8.77%) Mentoring
13 471 (7.90%) SDLC
14 440 (7.38%) Artificial Intelligence
15 388 (6.51%) Physics
16 381 (6.39%) Open Source
17 364 (6.10%) TDD
18 361 (6.05%) Analytics
19 359 (6.02%) Multithreading
20 319 (5.35%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2,646 (44.37%) Java
2 2,629 (44.08%) Python
3 2,495 (41.83%) C#
4 1,976 (33.13%) C
5 1,087 (18.23%) JavaScript
6 942 (15.79%) SQL
7 376 (6.30%) Go
8 292 (4.90%) Ruby
9 270 (4.53%) MATLAB
10 267 (4.48%) Bash Shell
11 225 (3.77%) Embedded C
12 222 (3.72%) PHP
13 219 (3.67%) Perl
14 211 (3.54%) R
15 176 (2.95%) Scala
16 165 (2.77%) Embedded C++
17 133 (2.23%) Shell Script
18 125 (2.10%) PowerShell
19 111 (1.86%) VB
20 86 (1.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,739 (29.16%) Degree
2 605 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 537 (9.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 337 (5.65%) SC Cleared
5 284 (4.76%) PhD
6 228 (3.82%) DV Cleared
7 184 (3.09%) Numerate Degree
8 76 (1.27%) Master's Degree
9 67 (1.12%) ISTQB
10 45 (0.75%) CISSP
11 37 (0.62%) SANS
12 31 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 30 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
14 28 (0.47%) CCNA
15 27 (0.45%) CISM
16 26 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (0.40%) ISEB
18 22 (0.37%) GIAC
18 22 (0.37%) MCSE
19 20 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (4.64%) QA
2 29 (0.49%) DICOM
3 23 (0.39%) HMG Infosec
3 23 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 23 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 23 (0.39%) JSP 440
4 18 (0.30%) MISRA
5 17 (0.29%) ISO 26262
5 17 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.27%) SLA
7 15 (0.25%) IFRS
7 15 (0.25%) IFRS 9
8 13 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.20%) IEC 61508
10 11 (0.18%) CRD IV
10 11 (0.18%) GDPR
11 8 (0.13%) Basel II
11 8 (0.13%) Def Stans
11 8 (0.13%) ISO 13485
12 7 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 502 (8.42%) Docker
2 295 (4.95%) Firmware
3 51 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
4 37 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 14 (0.23%) vSphere
7 12 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.12%) etcd
8 7 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.050%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.034%) Ceph
12 2 (0.034%) KVM
12 2 (0.034%) Lustre
12 2 (0.034%) NFS
12 2 (0.034%) Samba
13 1 (0.017%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.017%) LXC
Systems Management
1 295 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 184 (3.09%) Ansible
3 109 (1.83%) Puppet
4 106 (1.78%) Terraform
5 98 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (0.80%) Nessus
7 40 (0.67%) SCCM
8 31 (0.52%) Consul
9 30 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
9 30 (0.50%) Prometheus
10 25 (0.42%) Mesos
11 24 (0.40%) CA Service Virtualization
11 24 (0.40%) Salt
12 23 (0.39%) EnCase
13 20 (0.34%) Packer
14 18 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
14 18 (0.30%) Nmap
15 17 (0.29%) FTK
15 17 (0.29%) Icinga
16 16 (0.27%) SELinux
Vendors
1 411 (6.89%) Microsoft
2 288 (4.83%) Oracle
3 284 (4.76%) Google
4 138 (2.31%) Reuters
5 127 (2.13%) Bloomberg
6 92 (1.54%) Red Hat
7 80 (1.34%) Splunk
8 66 (1.11%) SAP
9 63 (1.06%) Pega
10 61 (1.02%) QNX
11 50 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
12 41 (0.69%) VMware
13 40 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 40 (0.67%) CyberArk
14 39 (0.65%) CA
15 37 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 37 (0.62%) Symantec
16 34 (0.57%) Cisco
17 32 (0.54%) Palo Alto
18 31 (0.52%) LogRhythm