Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 65 60
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing C++ 8,321 7,746 9,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.80% 4.44% 4.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.64% 8.34% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,806 6,508 8,346
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%

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 96,355 92,882 108,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.55% 53.21% 51.98%
Number of salaries quoted 80,464 79,765 93,199
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ in the UK

C++
Top 17 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 22 January 2018. 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 +2 7,776 £50,000 +5.26% 1,563
UK excluding London +9 5,549 £46,500 +9.41% 1,094
London -18 2,673 £65,000 +4.00% 548
South East +6 1,960 £47,500 +5.56% 353
East of England +8 1,315 £50,000 +17.65% 272
South West -3 666 £45,000 +5.88% 128
North of England +1 644 £45,000 +12.50% 148
Midlands +14 529 £40,000 - 115
West Midlands +40 360 £37,500 -3.85% 65
North West -13 346 £45,000 +12.50% 77
Scotland +15 336 £40,000 -5.88% 34
Yorkshire +15 223 £50,000 +17.65% 52
East Midlands -19 179 £37,500 -6.25% 50
North East -6 75 £40,000 - 19
Wales -15 67 £40,000 - 32
Northern Ireland +9 40 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Isle of Man - 5 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 3,810 (45.79%) Java
2 3,766 (45.26%) Software Engineering
3 3,315 (39.84%) Python
4 3,047 (36.62%) C#
5 2,773 (33.33%) C
6 2,734 (32.86%) Linux
7 2,610 (31.37%) Degree
8 2,388 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
9 2,179 (26.19%) Computer Science
10 1,683 (20.23%) SQL
11 1,608 (19.32%) Finance
12 1,545 (18.57%) Windows
13 1,449 (17.41%) JavaScript
14 1,391 (16.72%) Mathematics
15 1,350 (16.22%) OO
16 1,285 (15.44%) .NET
17 1,022 (12.28%) Algorithms
18 950 (11.42%) TDD
19 943 (11.33%) Test Automation
20 936 (11.25%) HTML
21 925 (11.12%) Multithreading
22 890 (10.70%) Machine Learning
23 858 (10.31%) Scrum
24 814 (9.78%) Unix
25 774 (9.30%) Git (software)
25 774 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
26 749 (9.00%) SDLC
27 714 (8.58%) Physics
28 647 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
29 637 (7.66%) Electronics

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
1 186 (2.24%) Apache
2 176 (2.12%) Apache Spark
3 91 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 89 (1.07%) Tomcat
5 87 (1.05%) Confluence
6 54 (0.65%) IIS
7 45 (0.54%) SharePoint
8 42 (0.50%) JBoss
9 39 (0.47%) Apache Pig
9 39 (0.47%) nginx
9 39 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 37 (0.44%) Ethereum
11 36 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 33 (0.40%) SAS
13 29 (0.35%) DataSynapse
13 29 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 28 (0.34%) Hyperledger
15 25 (0.30%) DNN
16 14 (0.17%) eris
17 12 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 64 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (0.44%) Simulink
4 22 (0.26%) SPSS
5 19 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
6 15 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.16%) Mathematica
7 13 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 11 (0.13%) Maya
9 9 (0.11%) GNU Octave
10 7 (0.084%) Abaqus
11 6 (0.072%) NASTRAN
11 6 (0.072%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.060%) 3ds Max
12 5 (0.060%) FrameMaker
12 5 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.048%) Blender
13 4 (0.048%) Maple
13 4 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 43 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 34 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 27 (0.32%) Epicor Tropos
4 19 (0.23%) Infor M3
5 17 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.18%) LabWindows
7 14 (0.17%) MultiChain
8 13 (0.16%) MetaTrader
9 8 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.096%) RMDS
10 7 (0.084%) Distributed Ledger
10 7 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.072%) Magento
12 5 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (0.060%) Teamcenter
13 4 (0.048%) Adaptiv
13 4 (0.048%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
13 4 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
13 4 (0.048%) Oracle TCA
13 4 (0.048%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 514 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (1.45%) GitHub
4 117 (1.41%) SaaS
5 105 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
6 54 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 40 (0.48%) Slack
8 38 (0.46%) OpenShift
9 37 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (0.29%) Office 365
11 22 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 21 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (0.25%) Serverless
13 19 (0.23%) G Suite
14 17 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
14 17 (0.20%) PaaS
15 15 (0.18%) IaaS
15 15 (0.18%) Trello
16 12 (0.14%) Loggly
16 12 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 334 (4.01%) TCP/IP
2 272 (3.27%) Wireless
3 179 (2.15%) HTTP
4 160 (1.92%) Internet
5 107 (1.29%) Ethernet
6 80 (0.96%) Bluetooth
7 73 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
8 69 (0.83%) Wireshark
9 65 (0.78%) Broadband
10 59 (0.71%) Firewall
11 55 (0.66%) DNS
12 49 (0.59%) InfiniBand
12 49 (0.59%) SMS
13 47 (0.56%) Network Security
14 44 (0.53%) LTE
14 44 (0.53%) RTP
14 44 (0.53%) SSL
14 44 (0.53%) VPN
15 42 (0.50%) ZigBee
16 38 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (6.59%) Big Data
2 467 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 377 (4.53%) NoSQL
4 361 (4.34%) MySQL
5 301 (3.62%) Relational Database
6 263 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 234 (2.81%) Hadoop
8 158 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
9 118 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 100 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 92 (1.11%) Redis
12 88 (1.06%) Data Mining
13 86 (1.03%) Blockchain
14 82 (0.99%) Apache Hive
15 67 (0.81%) GIS
16 65 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
17 53 (0.64%) OLAP
18 52 (0.62%) Oracle OLAP
19 49 (0.59%) Oracle Database
20 38 (0.46%) KDB
Development Applications
1 774 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 477 (5.73%) Visual Studio
3 423 (5.08%) JIRA
4 408 (4.90%) Jenkins
5 365 (4.39%) Subversion
6 253 (3.04%) Selenium
7 210 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 166 (1.99%) JUnit
9 148 (1.78%) Bitbucket
10 134 (1.61%) Eclipse
11 132 (1.59%) NUnit
12 124 (1.49%) Cucumber
13 121 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 113 (1.36%) Maven
15 96 (1.15%) Gradle
16 94 (1.13%) GCC
17 82 (0.99%) Android Studio
17 82 (0.99%) Calabash
18 75 (0.90%) LabVIEW
18 75 (0.90%) MSTest
General
1 1,608 (19.32%) Finance
2 637 (7.66%) Electronics
3 561 (6.74%) Banking
4 504 (6.06%) Games
5 447 (5.37%) Telecoms
6 342 (4.11%) Investment Banking
7 282 (3.39%) Front Office
8 250 (3.00%) Manufacturing
9 198 (2.38%) Marketing
10 194 (2.33%) Retail
11 159 (1.91%) Retail Banking
12 156 (1.87%) Automotive
13 133 (1.60%) Aerospace
14 96 (1.15%) Advertising
15 94 (1.13%) Financial Institution
16 67 (0.81%) Legal
17 53 (0.64%) Military
18 51 (0.61%) Publishing
19 49 (0.59%) Billing
20 43 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,304 (39.71%) Developer
2 2,623 (31.52%) Software Engineer
3 1,276 (15.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1,206 (14.49%) C++ Developer
5 959 (11.53%) Software Developer
6 663 (7.97%) Embedded Engineer
7 622 (7.48%) Graduate
8 572 (6.87%) Senior Developer
9 559 (6.72%) Senior Software Engineer
10 529 (6.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 453 (5.44%) C# Developer
12 442 (5.31%) C++ Software Developer
13 408 (4.90%) Java Developer
14 338 (4.06%) Python Developer
15 318 (3.82%) Graduate Developer
16 311 (3.74%) C Software Engineer
17 303 (3.64%) C/C++ Software Engineer
18 299 (3.59%) Java Engineer
19 291 (3.50%) Junior
20 284 (3.41%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,285 (15.44%) .NET
2 936 (11.25%) HTML
3 601 (7.22%) CSS
4 501 (6.02%) XML
5 451 (5.42%) Web Services
6 436 (5.24%) AngularJS
7 418 (5.02%) STL
8 351 (4.22%) ASP.NET
9 320 (3.85%) WPF
10 319 (3.83%) HTML5
10 319 (3.83%) Node.js
11 300 (3.61%) Qt
12 271 (3.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 270 (3.24%) RESTful
14 253 (3.04%) REST
15 242 (2.91%) jQuery
16 222 (2.67%) MFC
17 214 (2.57%) SOAP
18 199 (2.39%) React
19 198 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2,179 (26.19%) Computer Science
2 1,022 (12.28%) Algorithms
3 568 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 346 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
5 301 (3.62%) Embedded Systems
6 258 (3.10%) Fintech
7 249 (2.99%) User Experience
8 243 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 234 (2.81%) Data Structures
10 230 (2.76%) Robotics
11 189 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
12 175 (2.10%) Mobile App
13 162 (1.95%) Derivative
14 160 (1.92%) Client/Server
15 139 (1.67%) Equities
16 127 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 125 (1.50%) Hedge funds
18 115 (1.38%) CUDA
19 108 (1.30%) Device Driver
19 108 (1.30%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2,734 (32.86%) Linux
2 1,545 (18.57%) Windows
3 814 (9.78%) Unix
4 460 (5.53%) Android
5 353 (4.24%) Apple iOS
6 224 (2.69%) Embedded Linux
7 77 (0.93%) Debian
8 74 (0.89%) CentOS
9 55 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 52 (0.62%) Windows Server
11 49 (0.59%) Solaris
12 43 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 41 (0.49%) VxWorks
13 41 (0.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 39 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 31 (0.37%) Robot Operating System
16 21 (0.25%) AIX
17 20 (0.24%) Windows 10
17 20 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,766 (45.26%) Software Engineering
2 2,388 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1,391 (16.72%) Mathematics
4 1,350 (16.22%) OO
5 950 (11.42%) TDD
6 943 (11.33%) Test Automation
7 925 (11.12%) Multithreading
8 890 (10.70%) Machine Learning
9 858 (10.31%) Scrum
10 749 (9.00%) SDLC
11 714 (8.58%) Physics
12 647 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
13 609 (7.32%) OOP
14 477 (5.73%) DevOps
15 451 (5.42%) Mentoring
16 411 (4.94%) Analytics
17 397 (4.77%) Open Source
18 384 (4.61%) Unit Testing
19 372 (4.47%) UML
20 357 (4.29%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,810 (45.79%) Java
2 3,315 (39.84%) Python
3 3,047 (36.62%) C#
4 2,773 (33.33%) C
5 1,683 (20.23%) SQL
6 1,449 (17.41%) JavaScript
7 490 (5.89%) Perl
8 485 (5.83%) PHP
9 449 (5.40%) MATLAB
10 386 (4.64%) Embedded C++
11 377 (4.53%) Embedded C
12 362 (4.35%) Ruby
13 320 (3.85%) Scala
14 316 (3.80%) R
15 285 (3.43%) Bash Shell
16 233 (2.80%) Shell Script
17 205 (2.46%) Objective-C
18 183 (2.20%) Go
19 178 (2.14%) PL/SQL
20 156 (1.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,610 (31.37%) Degree
2 774 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 621 (7.46%) PhD
4 324 (3.89%) Security Cleared
5 170 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
6 158 (1.90%) Master's Degree
6 158 (1.90%) SC Cleared
7 80 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 63 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 44 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 37 (0.44%) SANS
11 32 (0.38%) CISSP
12 25 (0.30%) HND
13 23 (0.28%) GIAC
14 19 (0.23%) Postgraduate
15 17 (0.20%) CCNA
15 17 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (0.18%) CEH
16 15 (0.18%) CREST Certified
16 15 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (4.59%) QA
2 53 (0.64%) MISRA
3 28 (0.34%) GDPR
4 27 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.29%) MISRA C
6 21 (0.25%) DO-178B
6 21 (0.25%) MiFID
7 18 (0.22%) ECSS
8 17 (0.20%) GCP
9 14 (0.17%) SLA
10 13 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 13 (0.16%) EMIR
11 12 (0.14%) ISO 26262
12 9 (0.11%) ISO 13485
12 9 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (0.096%) COBIT
13 8 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.084%) Def Stans
14 7 (0.084%) ISO 14001
14 7 (0.084%) JTAG
System Software
1 260 (3.12%) Docker
2 256 (3.08%) Firmware
3 53 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.41%) Active Directory
6 14 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.17%) KVM
6 14 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.16%) vSphere
8 12 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.13%) HDFS
10 9 (0.11%) Samba
10 9 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.096%) oVirt
11 8 (0.096%) RHEV
12 7 (0.084%) NFS
13 6 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.060%) Kamailio
15 4 (0.048%) iptables
15 4 (0.048%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 148 (1.78%) Ansible
2 146 (1.75%) Puppet
3 117 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 111 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 48 (0.58%) HockeyApp
6 32 (0.38%) Salt
7 28 (0.34%) Nagios
8 26 (0.31%) Terraform
9 22 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 17 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
10 17 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (0.20%) Kibana
11 16 (0.19%) Nessus
12 15 (0.18%) Mesos
13 14 (0.17%) ZABBIX
14 11 (0.13%) Nmap
15 7 (0.084%) Hadoop YARN
15 7 (0.084%) rkt
16 6 (0.072%) logstash
16 6 (0.072%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 533 (6.41%) Oracle
2 439 (5.28%) Microsoft
3 206 (2.48%) Google
4 126 (1.51%) Atlassian
5 123 (1.48%) SAP
6 98 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 87 (1.05%) VMware
8 86 (1.03%) Sophos
9 81 (0.97%) HP
10 68 (0.82%) IBM
11 54 (0.65%) Cisco
12 53 (0.64%) TIBCO
13 43 (0.52%) Capita
13 43 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 38 (0.46%) Perforce
14 38 (0.46%) Sage
15 35 (0.42%) Intel
15 35 (0.42%) Splunk
15 35 (0.42%) Sybase
16 34 (0.41%) CA