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

C++
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 58 65
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Permanent jobs citing C++ 3929 5047 4423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.60% 4.83% 4.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.41% 9.39% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3210 4329 3807
Median salary £45,875 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.42% +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 46725 53772 54153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 54.71% 51.50% 50.57%
Number of salaries quoted 39759 46364 46060
Median salary £47,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.29% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 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 29 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 -5 3767 £47,500 -5.00% 638
London -4 1404 £60,000 -7.69% 250
South East -1 891 £45,000 - 140
East of England +7 444 £42,500 +6.25% 78
South West +3 390 £40,000 -5.88% 57
Cambridgeshire +11 331 £45,000 +8.43% 66
Cambridge +7 308 £45,000 +5.88% 61
North West +8 269 £40,000 -5.88% 43
Manchester +7 226 £40,000 -8.57% 38
City of London 0 213 £66,250 -1.85% 60
Hampshire +5 184 £42,500 - 30
Surrey -4 183 £50,000 +17.64% 22
Berkshire +9 172 £47,500 -9.52% 27
Yorkshire +59 166 £42,500 -5.55% 21
Bristol +13 150 £40,000 - 21
West Sussex +8 122 £45,625 +7.35% 11
Oxfordshire -15 121 £45,000 -10.00% 30
Gloucestershire -9 112 £45,000 -10.00% 12
West Midlands -26 107 £40,000 +14.28% 19
Scotland +4 99 £45,000 +12.50% 20
East Midlands -41 98 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Southampton +25 82 £45,000 - 12
West Yorkshire +26 81 £45,000 - 10
Hertfordshire -26 70 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 69 £42,133 -6.37% 11
Bracknell +28 65 £48,750 +10.79% 4
Crawley +18 61 £46,250 -2.63% 4
Oxford -17 60 £45,000 -18.18% 18
Leeds +30 56 £48,750 +8.33% 7
Reading -18 53 £45,000 -18.18% 11

For the 6 months to 29 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 3684 (47.44%) Java
2 3322 (42.78%) Software Engineering
3 3090 (39.79%) C#
4 2772 (35.70%) Python
5 2694 (34.69%) C
6 2663 (34.29%) Linux
7 2411 (31.05%) Degree
8 2190 (28.20%) Agile Software Development
9 1909 (24.58%) Computer Science
10 1841 (23.71%) SQL
11 1631 (21.00%) Finance
12 1586 (20.42%) Windows
13 1496 (19.27%) .NET
14 1464 (18.85%) JavaScript
15 1448 (18.65%) OO
16 1360 (17.51%) Mathematics
17 1148 (14.78%) HTML
18 1044 (13.44%) Multithreading
19 954 (12.29%) Unix
20 836 (10.77%) SDLC
21 809 (10.42%) Algorithms
22 783 (10.08%) Scrum
23 721 (9.29%) CSS
24 676 (8.71%) Physics
25 671 (8.64%) SQL Server
26 640 (8.24%) Banking
27 622 (8.01%) XML
28 602 (7.75%) TDD
29 588 (7.57%) Perl
30 587 (7.56%) Git (software)

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
1 185 (2.38%) Apache Spark
2 154 (1.98%) Apache
3 100 (1.29%) Tomcat
4 94 (1.21%) IIS
5 80 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 71 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 67 (0.86%) JBoss
8 59 (0.76%) Apache Pig
9 58 (0.75%) SharePoint
10 50 (0.64%) Confluence
11 45 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 41 (0.53%) SAS
13 39 (0.50%) nginx
14 38 (0.49%) Jetty
15 27 (0.35%) WordPress
16 23 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
16 23 (0.30%) OpenStack
16 23 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 21 (0.27%) CMS
17 21 (0.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 197 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 59 (0.76%) MS Office
3 32 (0.41%) Simulink
4 29 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 21 (0.27%) GNU Octave
7 12 (0.15%) InDesign
8 10 (0.13%) SPSS
9 8 (0.10%) GIMP
9 8 (0.10%) Maya
9 8 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
10 7 (0.090%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.090%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.090%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.090%) MicroStation
10 7 (0.090%) MS Project
10 7 (0.090%) OrCAD
10 7 (0.090%) RoboHelp
11 6 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 48 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 13 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.12%) BigMachines
6 8 (0.10%) Relativity
7 7 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.090%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.064%) BASE24
8 5 (0.064%) MetaTrader
8 5 (0.064%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.064%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.052%) LabWindows
9 4 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.052%) Summit
10 3 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.039%) Sage X3
10 3 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.026%) Concordance
11 2 (0.026%) Eze OMS
Cloud Services
1 242 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (1.35%) GitHub
4 81 (1.04%) SaaS
5 53 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 50 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (0.46%) Office 365
8 28 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 24 (0.31%) G Suite
10 23 (0.30%) PaaS
11 22 (0.28%) Slack
12 18 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.19%) 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
17 6 (0.077%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 393 (5.06%) TCP/IP
2 199 (2.56%) Wireless
3 186 (2.40%) Ethernet
4 174 (2.24%) HTTP
5 161 (2.07%) Internet
6 158 (2.03%) Bluetooth
7 96 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
8 91 (1.17%) RS-232
9 79 (1.02%) GSM
10 74 (0.95%) Network Security
11 70 (0.90%) Firewall
12 68 (0.88%) RS-485
13 66 (0.85%) ZigBee
14 63 (0.81%) Wireshark
15 47 (0.61%) DNS
16 43 (0.55%) Broadband
17 40 (0.52%) 3G
18 39 (0.50%) 4G
18 39 (0.50%) LTE
19 36 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 409 (5.27%) Big Data
3 346 (4.46%) MySQL
4 308 (3.97%) NoSQL
5 288 (3.71%) Hadoop
6 278 (3.58%) Relational Database
7 197 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 123 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 115 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
10 105 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 97 (1.25%) Apache Hive
12 69 (0.89%) Data Mining
13 68 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 57 (0.73%) KDB
15 48 (0.62%) Blockchain
16 43 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
17 41 (0.53%) Redis
18 40 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
19 36 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 35 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 587 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 511 (6.58%) Visual Studio
3 320 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 297 (3.82%) Subversion
5 276 (3.55%) Selenium
6 249 (3.21%) JIRA
7 167 (2.15%) NUnit
8 153 (1.97%) Cucumber
9 148 (1.91%) JUnit
10 145 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 131 (1.69%) Eclipse
12 112 (1.44%) Maven
13 109 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 88 (1.13%) MSTest
15 70 (0.90%) Hudson
16 68 (0.88%) LoadRunner
17 67 (0.86%) Mercurial
18 65 (0.84%) LabVIEW
19 61 (0.79%) TeamCity
20 60 (0.77%) Bitbucket
General
1 1631 (21.00%) Finance
2 640 (8.24%) Banking
3 513 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 495 (6.37%) Electronics
5 392 (5.05%) Games
6 277 (3.57%) Front Office
7 269 (3.46%) Investment Banking
8 220 (2.83%) Manufacturing
9 179 (2.31%) Automotive
10 146 (1.88%) Retail
11 128 (1.65%) Marketing
12 121 (1.56%) Aerospace
13 68 (0.88%) Advertising
14 65 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 56 (0.72%) Legal
16 50 (0.64%) Military
17 43 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 42 (0.54%) Law
19 39 (0.50%) Publishing
20 24 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3593 (46.27%) Developer
2 2070 (26.66%) Software Engineer
3 1445 (18.61%) C++ Developer
4 965 (12.43%) Software Developer
5 917 (11.81%) C++ Software Engineer
6 659 (8.49%) C# Developer
7 618 (7.96%) Graduate
8 536 (6.90%) Java Developer
9 502 (6.46%) Embedded Engineer
10 472 (6.08%) Senior Developer
11 443 (5.71%) Junior
12 412 (5.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 406 (5.23%) C++ Software Developer
14 402 (5.18%) Senior Software Engineer
15 350 (4.51%) Graduate Developer
16 315 (4.06%) Junior Developer
17 306 (3.94%) Python Developer
18 295 (3.80%) .NET Developer
19 278 (3.58%) Analyst
20 274 (3.53%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1496 (19.27%) .NET
2 1148 (14.78%) HTML
3 721 (9.29%) CSS
4 622 (8.01%) XML
5 447 (5.76%) Web Services
6 421 (5.42%) STL
7 417 (5.37%) ASP.NET
8 379 (4.88%) WPF
9 338 (4.35%) AngularJS
10 306 (3.94%) jQuery
11 297 (3.82%) HTML5
12 294 (3.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 279 (3.59%) WCF
14 264 (3.40%) RESTful
15 245 (3.16%) .NET Framework
16 236 (3.04%) Node.js
17 229 (2.95%) SOAP
18 211 (2.72%) Spring
19 196 (2.52%) J2EE
20 193 (2.49%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1909 (24.58%) Computer Science
2 809 (10.42%) Algorithms
3 518 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 272 (3.50%) Embedded Systems
5 244 (3.14%) Data Structures
6 225 (2.90%) Fintech
7 218 (2.81%) Hedge funds
8 199 (2.56%) Derivative
8 199 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 172 (2.22%) Equities
10 158 (2.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 137 (1.76%) Device Driver
12 135 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
13 131 (1.69%) Mobile App
14 125 (1.61%) Fixed Income
15 107 (1.38%) Client/Server
16 94 (1.21%) User Experience
17 90 (1.16%) VHDL
18 76 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
19 74 (0.95%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2663 (34.29%) Linux
2 1586 (20.42%) Windows
3 954 (12.29%) Unix
4 500 (6.44%) Android
5 344 (4.43%) Apple iOS
6 166 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
7 78 (1.00%) Windows Server
8 77 (0.99%) Mac OS
8 77 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 73 (0.94%) Solaris
10 66 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 59 (0.76%) CentOS
12 43 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 37 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 33 (0.42%) Windows 7
15 32 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (0.40%) VxWorks
17 27 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 27 (0.35%) Windows XP
18 22 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3322 (42.78%) Software Engineering
2 2190 (28.20%) Agile Software Development
3 1448 (18.65%) OO
4 1360 (17.51%) Mathematics
5 1044 (13.44%) Multithreading
6 836 (10.77%) SDLC
7 783 (10.08%) Scrum
8 676 (8.71%) Physics
9 602 (7.75%) TDD
10 547 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
11 533 (6.86%) OOP
12 471 (6.07%) Machine Learning
13 444 (5.72%) Low Latency
14 423 (5.45%) DevOps
15 391 (5.04%) Analytics
16 372 (4.79%) Unit Testing
17 366 (4.71%) Mentoring
18 362 (4.66%) OOD
19 353 (4.55%) Open Source
20 352 (4.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3684 (47.44%) Java
2 3090 (39.79%) C#
3 2772 (35.70%) Python
4 2694 (34.69%) C
5 1841 (23.71%) SQL
6 1464 (18.85%) JavaScript
7 588 (7.57%) Perl
8 528 (6.80%) PHP
9 488 (6.28%) Ruby
10 366 (4.71%) Embedded C
11 364 (4.69%) MATLAB
12 328 (4.22%) Embedded C++
13 298 (3.84%) Scala
14 240 (3.09%) Bash Shell
15 224 (2.88%) VB
16 212 (2.73%) R
17 202 (2.60%) Objective-C
18 184 (2.37%) Shell Script
19 179 (2.31%) T-SQL
20 156 (2.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2411 (31.05%) Degree
2 556 (7.16%) Security Cleared
3 515 (6.63%) PhD
4 260 (3.35%) DV Cleared
5 209 (2.69%) SC Cleared
6 138 (1.78%) ISTQB
7 116 (1.49%) ISEB
8 45 (0.58%) CREST Certified
9 43 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 40 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 36 (0.46%) CEH
12 32 (0.41%) HND
13 29 (0.37%) CISSP
14 28 (0.36%) OSCP
15 24 (0.31%) GIAC
16 22 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
16 22 (0.28%) HNC
16 22 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 22 (0.28%) PMP
17 20 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (3.75%) QA
2 44 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 40 (0.52%) MISRA
4 31 (0.40%) JTAG
5 26 (0.33%) MiFID
6 14 (0.18%) MISRA C
7 11 (0.14%) SLA
8 10 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.12%) EMIR
9 9 (0.12%) HL7
10 8 (0.10%) Def Stans
11 7 (0.090%) DO-178B
11 7 (0.090%) PMO
12 6 (0.077%) ISO13485
13 4 (0.052%) DO-254
13 4 (0.052%) GCP
13 4 (0.052%) ISO20022
13 4 (0.052%) ISO26262
13 4 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 295 (3.80%) Firmware
2 197 (2.54%) Docker
3 138 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 51 (0.66%) KVM
5 39 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 32 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.32%) HDFS
8 15 (0.19%) NFS
9 12 (0.15%) vSphere
10 11 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.13%) LXC
11 10 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.10%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.10%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.090%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.090%) vCloud
13 7 (0.090%) XenServer
14 6 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 172 (2.22%) Puppet
2 164 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (1.62%) Ansible
4 59 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 49 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 32 (0.41%) Nessus
6 32 (0.41%) Nmap
7 27 (0.35%) Nagios
8 23 (0.30%) Terraform
9 21 (0.27%) Mesos
10 17 (0.22%) EnCase
11 14 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (0.18%) Salt
12 11 (0.14%) OpenVAS
13 9 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
13 9 (0.12%) Perfmon
13 9 (0.12%) rkt
14 7 (0.090%) Consul
14 7 (0.090%) HP SiteScope
15 5 (0.064%) FTK
Vendors
1 545 (7.02%) Oracle
2 542 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 161 (2.07%) Google
4 151 (1.94%) VMware
5 116 (1.49%) Red Hat
6 105 (1.35%) SAP
7 90 (1.16%) HP
8 68 (0.88%) Sybase
9 63 (0.81%) IBM
10 48 (0.62%) Cisco
11 39 (0.50%) Adobe
12 38 (0.49%) TIBCO
13 36 (0.46%) EMC
13 36 (0.46%) Perforce
14 35 (0.45%) Solace
15 34 (0.44%) Splunk
16 32 (0.41%) Intel
16 32 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
17 27 (0.35%) Cognizant
18 26 (0.33%) Dell
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Bath, Avon
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
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Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent beneifts
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £54000 - £55000 per annum
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London
Birch & James Associates
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
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Bath, Avon
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West London
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City, London
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City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent + package
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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