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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 60 60
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Permanent jobs citing C++ 4093 4556 5060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.65% 4.69% 4.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.28% 8.89% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3417 3916 4157
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 £28,358 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
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 49444 51255 56932
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 56.13% 52.80% 51.44%
Number of salaries quoted 41442 44385 48541
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 £75,000 £70,000 £70,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -6 3846 £45,000 -5.26% 624
London -9 1399 £63,750 -1.92% 239
South East -5 925 £45,000 - 120
East of England +11 531 £42,500 - 104
South West -3 392 £37,500 -11.76% 77
Cambridgeshire +5 365 £47,500 +8.57% 77
Cambridge +5 348 £47,500 +11.76% 72
North West -23 224 £41,500 +3.75% 40
Berkshire +25 214 £45,000 - 20
City of London -5 210 £72,500 +3.57% 45
Manchester -13 197 £45,000 +12.50% 29
Scotland +27 175 £42,500 - 22
Yorkshire +36 162 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Oxfordshire -8 149 £45,000 -10.00% 32
West Midlands +33 148 £37,500 +5.63% 16
Hampshire +3 146 £47,500 +8.57% 21
Bristol +11 145 £35,000 -12.50% 31
Surrey -20 140 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Buckinghamshire +15 124 £42,133 +12.35% 7
West Sussex -6 102 £42,500 -5.55% 7
East Midlands -20 99 £40,000 +1.26% 11
Reading +9 97 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Hertfordshire +7 96 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Gloucestershire -24 80 £40,000 -15.78% 8
Edinburgh +21 78 £40,000 -15.78% 12
Oxford -11 75 £45,000 -16.66% 23
Dorset +29 71 £40,000 - 18
West Yorkshire -1 68 £45,000 - 7
Milton Keynes +11 67 £35,356 +1.01% 2
Glasgow +23 65 £45,000 +12.50% 5

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3992 (49.77%) Java
2 3450 (43.01%) Software Engineering
3 3214 (40.07%) C#
4 2915 (36.34%) Python
5 2804 (34.96%) C
6 2691 (33.55%) Linux
7 2577 (32.13%) Degree
8 2235 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
9 2043 (25.47%) Computer Science
10 1846 (23.01%) SQL
11 1740 (21.69%) Windows
12 1660 (20.70%) Finance
13 1652 (20.60%) OO
14 1428 (17.80%) .NET
15 1423 (17.74%) JavaScript
16 1298 (16.18%) Mathematics
17 1098 (13.69%) HTML
18 900 (11.22%) Algorithms
19 842 (10.50%) SDLC
20 826 (10.30%) Scrum
21 820 (10.22%) Multithreading
22 806 (10.05%) Unix
23 776 (9.67%) SQL Server
24 716 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
25 685 (8.54%) CSS
26 681 (8.49%) Physics
27 661 (8.24%) Test Automation
28 658 (8.20%) Electronics
29 639 (7.97%) TDD
30 623 (7.77%) Machine Learning

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
1 237 (2.95%) Apache Spark
2 184 (2.29%) Apache
3 113 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 106 (1.32%) IIS
5 103 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 64 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 58 (0.72%) JBoss
8 57 (0.71%) Confluence
9 47 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 36 (0.45%) nginx
11 31 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 30 (0.37%) SAS
13 29 (0.36%) SharePoint
14 27 (0.34%) Jetty
14 27 (0.34%) WordPress
15 24 (0.30%) Apache Pig
16 23 (0.29%) Apache Solr
16 23 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 21 (0.26%) Drupal
18 20 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 122 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 29 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.36%) Simulink
5 25 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 10 (0.12%) Maya
8 9 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
8 9 (0.11%) Stata
9 8 (0.100%) InDesign
9 8 (0.100%) Mathcad
9 8 (0.100%) SOLIDWORKS
10 7 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.087%) Maple
10 7 (0.087%) SPSS
11 6 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
11 6 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.075%) Revit
Business Applications
1 120 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.19%) Infor M3
3 15 (0.19%) MetaTrader
4 14 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.16%) Summit
6 9 (0.11%) BigMachines
6 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.087%) Oracle BRM
8 6 (0.075%) Relativity
9 5 (0.062%) BASE24
9 5 (0.062%) ION MarketView
9 5 (0.062%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.050%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.037%) LabWindows
11 3 (0.037%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.037%) Sage X3
12 2 (0.025%) Front Arena
12 2 (0.025%) HFM
12 2 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 374 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (1.13%) GitHub
4 83 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 83 (1.03%) SaaS
5 80 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.46%) Office 365
7 28 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 24 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (0.30%) G Suite
9 23 (0.29%) Slack
10 21 (0.26%) Force.com
11 20 (0.25%) PaaS
12 17 (0.21%) FinancialForce.com
13 14 (0.17%) IaaS
13 14 (0.17%) iTunes
13 14 (0.17%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.14%) Loggly
15 10 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 359 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 230 (2.87%) Ethernet
3 208 (2.59%) Wireless
4 195 (2.43%) Internet
5 190 (2.37%) HTTP
6 144 (1.80%) Bluetooth
7 121 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
8 94 (1.17%) ZigBee
9 87 (1.08%) RS-232
10 70 (0.87%) InfiniBand
11 67 (0.84%) Firewall
12 65 (0.81%) GSM
13 61 (0.76%) RS-485
14 52 (0.65%) Wireshark
15 49 (0.61%) Network Security
16 47 (0.59%) LTE
17 46 (0.57%) Broadband
18 39 (0.49%) VoIP
19 34 (0.42%) Multicast
20 32 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 776 (9.67%) SQL Server
2 438 (5.46%) Big Data
3 326 (4.06%) MySQL
4 325 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 318 (3.96%) Hadoop
5 318 (3.96%) Relational Database
6 228 (2.84%) MongoDB
7 138 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 131 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
9 106 (1.32%) RDBMS
10 84 (1.05%) Redis
11 71 (0.89%) Data Mining
12 69 (0.86%) Apache Hive
13 63 (0.79%) Oracle Database
14 57 (0.71%) MariaDB
15 54 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
16 46 (0.57%) Blockchain
17 44 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
18 40 (0.50%) KDB
19 30 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 618 (7.70%) Git (software)
2 562 (7.01%) Visual Studio
3 397 (4.95%) Subversion
4 331 (4.13%) Jenkins
5 295 (3.68%) JIRA
6 225 (2.81%) Selenium
7 162 (2.02%) Eclipse
8 161 (2.01%) NUnit
9 156 (1.94%) JUnit
10 143 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 130 (1.62%) Cucumber
12 104 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 103 (1.28%) LabVIEW
14 101 (1.26%) MSTest
15 97 (1.21%) Android Studio
16 84 (1.05%) Mercurial
17 80 (1.00%) Bitbucket
18 74 (0.92%) Maven
19 66 (0.82%) LoadRunner
20 58 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 1660 (20.70%) Finance
2 658 (8.20%) Electronics
3 616 (7.68%) Banking
4 615 (7.67%) Telecoms
5 409 (5.10%) Games
6 380 (4.74%) Front Office
7 344 (4.29%) Investment Banking
8 292 (3.64%) Manufacturing
9 219 (2.73%) Marketing
10 202 (2.52%) Automotive
10 202 (2.52%) Retail
11 143 (1.78%) Aerospace
12 75 (0.94%) Legal
13 57 (0.71%) Advertising
14 54 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 54 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 45 (0.56%) Publishing
16 43 (0.54%) Military
17 37 (0.46%) Law
18 36 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3527 (43.97%) Developer
2 2335 (29.11%) Software Engineer
3 1306 (16.28%) C++ Developer
4 1074 (13.39%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1028 (12.82%) Software Developer
6 687 (8.57%) Graduate
7 626 (7.80%) C# Developer
8 548 (6.83%) Embedded Engineer
9 525 (6.55%) Java Developer
10 475 (5.92%) Senior Developer
11 460 (5.73%) Junior
12 457 (5.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 430 (5.36%) C++ Software Developer
14 374 (4.66%) Senior Software Engineer
15 365 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
16 309 (3.85%) C Software Engineer
17 304 (3.79%) Java Engineer
18 299 (3.73%) Analyst
19 297 (3.70%) Junior Developer
20 296 (3.69%) C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1428 (17.80%) .NET
2 1098 (13.69%) HTML
3 685 (8.54%) CSS
4 590 (7.36%) XML
5 460 (5.73%) Web Services
6 412 (5.14%) ASP.NET
7 369 (4.60%) STL
8 345 (4.30%) WPF
9 287 (3.58%) AngularJS
10 278 (3.47%) jQuery
11 265 (3.30%) RESTful
12 258 (3.22%) WCF
13 257 (3.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 245 (3.05%) HTML5
15 229 (2.86%) .NET Framework
16 203 (2.53%) Spring
17 202 (2.52%) REST
17 202 (2.52%) SOAP
18 200 (2.49%) Qt
19 191 (2.38%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2043 (25.47%) Computer Science
2 900 (11.22%) Algorithms
3 544 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 297 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
5 271 (3.38%) Data Structures
6 267 (3.33%) Fintech
7 254 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
8 224 (2.79%) Derivative
9 208 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 201 (2.51%) Mobile App
11 197 (2.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 187 (2.33%) Hedge funds
13 167 (2.08%) Equities
14 164 (2.04%) Device Driver
15 137 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
16 110 (1.37%) User Experience
17 96 (1.20%) Robotics
18 95 (1.18%) Fixed Income
19 94 (1.17%) VHDL
20 91 (1.13%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 2691 (33.55%) Linux
2 1740 (21.69%) Windows
3 806 (10.05%) Unix
4 608 (7.58%) Android
5 426 (5.31%) Apple iOS
6 208 (2.59%) Embedded Linux
7 101 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 87 (1.08%) CentOS
9 86 (1.07%) Mac OS
10 84 (1.05%) Solaris
11 81 (1.01%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 70 (0.87%) Windows Server
13 68 (0.85%) Mac OS X
14 65 (0.81%) VxWorks
15 37 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
15 37 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 36 (0.45%) Windows 7
17 33 (0.41%) Windows XP
18 31 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
19 29 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3450 (43.01%) Software Engineering
2 2235 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1652 (20.60%) OO
4 1298 (16.18%) Mathematics
5 842 (10.50%) SDLC
6 826 (10.30%) Scrum
7 820 (10.22%) Multithreading
8 681 (8.49%) Physics
9 661 (8.24%) Test Automation
10 639 (7.97%) TDD
11 623 (7.77%) Machine Learning
12 604 (7.53%) OOP
13 543 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
14 470 (5.86%) DevOps
15 455 (5.67%) Analytics
16 415 (5.17%) Open Source
17 406 (5.06%) Unit Testing
18 375 (4.68%) UML
19 351 (4.38%) OOD
20 346 (4.31%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3992 (49.77%) Java
2 3214 (40.07%) C#
3 2915 (36.34%) Python
4 2804 (34.96%) C
5 1846 (23.01%) SQL
6 1423 (17.74%) JavaScript
7 517 (6.45%) Perl
8 511 (6.37%) Ruby
9 488 (6.08%) PHP
10 420 (5.24%) Embedded C
11 373 (4.65%) Embedded C++
12 360 (4.49%) MATLAB
13 311 (3.88%) Scala
14 237 (2.95%) VB
15 236 (2.94%) Shell Script
16 210 (2.62%) R
17 203 (2.53%) Bash Shell
18 194 (2.42%) Objective-C
19 165 (2.06%) PL/SQL
20 159 (1.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2577 (32.13%) Degree
2 716 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 619 (7.72%) PhD
4 461 (5.75%) Security Cleared
5 235 (2.93%) Numerate Degree
6 208 (2.59%) DV Cleared
7 157 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 134 (1.67%) Master's Degree
9 121 (1.51%) ISTQB
10 115 (1.43%) ISEB
11 57 (0.71%) HND
12 53 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 45 (0.56%) PMI Certification
14 38 (0.47%) CREST Certified
15 31 (0.39%) MCP
16 30 (0.37%) PMP
17 26 (0.32%) CEH
18 24 (0.30%) CISSP
19 20 (0.25%) HNC
19 20 (0.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (4.09%) QA
2 51 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 38 (0.47%) MISRA
4 24 (0.30%) JTAG
5 20 (0.25%) MiFID
6 15 (0.19%) MISRA C
7 13 (0.16%) SLA
8 12 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.15%) Def Stans
9 9 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.087%) DO-178B
11 6 (0.075%) DO-254
11 6 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.075%) EMIR
12 4 (0.050%) GCP
12 4 (0.050%) ISO 20022
12 4 (0.050%) PMO
13 3 (0.037%) IEC 62304
13 3 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 377 (4.70%) Firmware
2 258 (3.22%) Docker
3 94 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.44%) KVM
6 30 (0.37%) Active Directory
7 21 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 21 (0.26%) HDFS
8 20 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.15%) LXC
10 11 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.100%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.100%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 6 (0.075%) Varnish
12 6 (0.075%) Xen
13 5 (0.062%) etcd
13 5 (0.062%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.050%) NFS
Systems Management
1 192 (2.39%) Ansible
2 191 (2.38%) Puppet
3 189 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (0.89%) Kubernetes
5 54 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (0.41%) Mesos
7 31 (0.39%) Terraform
8 18 (0.22%) Nessus
9 17 (0.21%) Nagios
10 16 (0.20%) Salt
11 15 (0.19%) Nmap
11 15 (0.19%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.11%) Consul
12 9 (0.11%) EnCase
12 9 (0.11%) logstash
12 9 (0.11%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.100%) CA Spectrum
13 8 (0.100%) Kibana
13 8 (0.100%) SCOM
14 5 (0.062%) vRealize
Vendors
1 608 (7.58%) Oracle
2 564 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 210 (2.62%) Google
4 171 (2.13%) SAP
5 166 (2.07%) Red Hat
6 116 (1.45%) VMware
7 77 (0.96%) IBM
8 68 (0.85%) HP
9 55 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 50 (0.62%) Sybase
11 47 (0.59%) Adobe
12 44 (0.55%) Cisco
13 39 (0.49%) EMC
14 34 (0.42%) Splunk
14 34 (0.42%) Xamarin
15 33 (0.41%) Freescale
15 33 (0.41%) TIBCO
16 32 (0.40%) Apple
17 30 (0.37%) Xilinx
18 26 (0.32%) Intel
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: exceptional bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bens - Pension, Health
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus, Pens, Health etc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
SidTech Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £150000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £140000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 50000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago