Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 63 65
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing C++ 6,630 7,914 7,971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.62% 4.61% 4.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.54% 8.21% 8.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4,893 6,398 6,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 77,680 96,356 94,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.09% 56.07% 55.22%
Number of salaries quoted 63,559 80,369 80,246
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +0.42%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 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 +1 6,036 £52,500 - 875
UK excluding London +7 4,484 £47,500 - 694
London -13 2,012 £70,000 +3.70% 256
South East +4 1,747 £47,500 -5.00% 176
North of England +26 734 £45,000 - 105
South West -4 695 £46,000 - 110
North West +57 441 £45,000 -5.26% 64
East of England -18 427 £50,000 -4.31% 172
Midlands +18 413 £45,000 +8.43% 58
Scotland +13 369 £42,500 -5.56% 47
West Midlands +19 236 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Yorkshire -7 200 £45,000 - 30
East Midlands +9 176 £45,000 +5.88% 30
North East +14 93 £42,500 -5.56% 11
Wales +32 63 £40,000 -3.61% 14
Northern Ireland -27 31 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 3,396 (51.22%) Software Engineering
2 3,299 (49.76%) Java
3 2,966 (44.74%) Python
4 2,839 (42.82%) C#
5 2,413 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
6 2,220 (33.48%) C
7 2,037 (30.72%) Linux
8 1,909 (28.79%) Degree
9 1,297 (19.56%) JavaScript
10 1,296 (19.55%) Computer Science
11 1,199 (18.08%) Finance
12 1,185 (17.87%) SQL
13 1,075 (16.21%) OO
14 1,072 (16.17%) .NET
15 1,004 (15.14%) Windows
16 961 (14.49%) Mathematics
17 882 (13.30%) Security Cleared
18 803 (12.11%) Algorithms
19 800 (12.07%) Git (software)
20 758 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
21 733 (11.06%) DevOps
22 694 (10.47%) Machine Learning
23 681 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
24 641 (9.67%) HTML
25 633 (9.55%) Test Automation
26 631 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
27 589 (8.88%) SC Cleared
28 584 (8.81%) Scrum
29 581 (8.76%) Docker
30 576 (8.69%) Mentoring

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
1 250 (3.77%) Apache
2 119 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
3 112 (1.69%) Confluence
4 90 (1.36%) Apache Spark
5 88 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 53 (0.80%) JBoss
7 37 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 26 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (0.36%) nginx
9 24 (0.36%) SAS
10 19 (0.29%) Jupyter
11 18 (0.27%) SharePoint
12 16 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.21%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.20%) Documentum
14 13 (0.20%) IIS
15 11 (0.17%) Ethereum
15 11 (0.17%) WordPress
16 9 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 54 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.38%) Simulink
4 22 (0.33%) GNU Octave
5 15 (0.23%) Fireworks
6 13 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (0.14%) Maple
8 9 (0.14%) Stateflow
8 9 (0.14%) TargetLink
9 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (0.090%) Mathematica
11 6 (0.090%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.075%) Maya
13 4 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.060%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.060%) NASTRAN
13 4 (0.060%) SPSS
14 2 (0.030%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 41 (0.62%) thinkFolio
2 31 (0.47%) Summit
3 23 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 14 (0.21%) R3 Corda
5 13 (0.20%) Eze OMS
6 11 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.15%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.075%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.075%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.075%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.075%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.060%) Magento
10 2 (0.030%) Endur
10 2 (0.030%) MetaTrader
10 2 (0.030%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.030%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.030%) PolarLake
10 2 (0.030%) SAP CCM
11 1 (0.015%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 631 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 344 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 210 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 175 (2.64%) GitHub
5 117 (1.76%) SaaS
6 90 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 69 (1.04%) Office 365
8 63 (0.95%) G Suite
9 46 (0.69%) Serverless
10 41 (0.62%) Amazon S3
11 33 (0.50%) OpenShift
12 30 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
13 28 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
14 27 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 24 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (0.26%) PaaS
17 16 (0.24%) IaaS
18 13 (0.20%) CloudFront
19 10 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
20 9 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 238 (3.59%) TCP/IP
2 119 (1.79%) Wireless
3 97 (1.46%) Broadband
4 94 (1.42%) Internet
5 88 (1.33%) Network Security
6 75 (1.13%) HTTP
7 67 (1.01%) RS-485
8 62 (0.94%) VoIP
9 60 (0.90%) Modbus
10 54 (0.81%) Bluetooth
11 53 (0.80%) Ethernet
12 50 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
13 48 (0.72%) Firewall
14 39 (0.59%) RS-232
15 33 (0.50%) MQTT
15 33 (0.50%) Software-Defined Radio
16 32 (0.48%) Wireshark
17 28 (0.42%) SSH
18 27 (0.41%) DNS
19 23 (0.35%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 362 (5.46%) Big Data
3 283 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 189 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
5 176 (2.65%) MySQL
6 165 (2.49%) NoSQL
7 162 (2.44%) MongoDB
8 130 (1.96%) Hadoop
9 90 (1.36%) Neo4j
10 82 (1.24%) RDBMS
11 80 (1.21%) Data Mining
11 80 (1.21%) GIS
12 67 (1.01%) Blockchain
13 52 (0.78%) Redis
14 46 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
15 35 (0.53%) Apache Hive
16 32 (0.48%) KDB
17 31 (0.47%) Oracle Database
18 26 (0.39%) Kdb+
19 24 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 800 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 447 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 397 (5.99%) JIRA
4 350 (5.28%) Visual Studio
5 227 (3.42%) Subversion
6 218 (3.29%) Selenium
7 191 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 167 (2.52%) Cucumber
9 140 (2.11%) Eclipse
10 108 (1.63%) Bitbucket
10 108 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 106 (1.60%) SoapUI
12 102 (1.54%) Maven
13 88 (1.33%) GitLab
14 81 (1.22%) Appium
15 79 (1.19%) JMeter
16 70 (1.06%) JUnit
16 70 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
17 69 (1.04%) Eclipse RCP
18 68 (1.03%) Ranorex
General
1 1,199 (18.08%) Finance
2 402 (6.06%) Electronics
3 329 (4.96%) Banking
4 317 (4.78%) Front Office
5 248 (3.74%) Manufacturing
6 242 (3.65%) Telecoms
7 237 (3.57%) Games
8 162 (2.44%) Aerospace
9 156 (2.35%) Military
10 147 (2.22%) Marketing
11 143 (2.16%) Retail
12 94 (1.42%) Legal
13 85 (1.28%) Investment Banking
14 84 (1.27%) Automotive
15 62 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
16 50 (0.75%) German Language
17 45 (0.68%) French Language
18 42 (0.63%) Spanish Language
19 41 (0.62%) Financial Institution
19 41 (0.62%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2,367 (35.70%) Developer
2 2,238 (33.76%) Software Engineer
3 816 (12.31%) C++ Developer
4 798 (12.04%) Software Developer
5 699 (10.54%) C++ Software Engineer
6 492 (7.42%) Embedded Engineer
7 483 (7.29%) Senior Software Engineer
8 409 (6.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 349 (5.26%) C# Developer
10 344 (5.19%) Graduate
11 341 (5.14%) Java Developer
12 320 (4.83%) Junior
13 289 (4.36%) Senior Developer
14 277 (4.18%) Python Developer
15 247 (3.73%) Architect
16 224 (3.38%) C# Software Engineer
17 216 (3.26%) Java Engineer
18 206 (3.11%) C++ Software Developer
19 188 (2.84%) Python Engineer
20 182 (2.75%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,072 (16.17%) .NET
2 641 (9.67%) HTML
3 553 (8.34%) AngularJS
4 483 (7.29%) Web Services
5 448 (6.76%) Node.js
6 424 (6.40%) CSS
7 378 (5.70%) React
8 307 (4.63%) Spring
9 273 (4.12%) XML
10 246 (3.71%) RESTful
11 238 (3.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 236 (3.56%) WPF
13 221 (3.33%) STL
14 209 (3.15%) HTML5
15 206 (3.11%) ASP.NET
16 198 (2.99%) Qt
17 195 (2.94%) Vue.js
18 180 (2.71%) REST
19 166 (2.50%) OpenGL
20 164 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 803 (12.11%) Algorithms
2 533 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 303 (4.57%) Derivative
4 293 (4.42%) Embedded Systems
5 258 (3.89%) Robotics
6 250 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
7 213 (3.21%) Fixed Income
8 200 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
9 194 (2.93%) Hedge funds
10 188 (2.84%) Data Structures
11 175 (2.64%) User Experience
12 164 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 138 (2.08%) Equities
14 135 (2.04%) Device Driver
15 118 (1.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 99 (1.49%) Management Information System
17 92 (1.39%) VHDL
18 86 (1.30%) Mobile App
19 80 (1.21%) 3D Graphics
20 76 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,037 (30.72%) Linux
2 1,004 (15.14%) Windows
3 392 (5.91%) Unix
4 390 (5.88%) Android
5 176 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 115 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 112 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
8 90 (1.36%) CentOS
9 70 (1.06%) FreeRTOS
10 68 (1.03%) Ubuntu
11 44 (0.66%) Debian
12 43 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 39 (0.59%) Windows 10
14 35 (0.53%) Windows Server
15 25 (0.38%) Solaris
15 25 (0.38%) VxWorks
16 17 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.23%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,396 (51.22%) Software Engineering
2 2,413 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
3 1,296 (19.55%) Computer Science
4 1,075 (16.21%) OO
5 961 (14.49%) Mathematics
6 758 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 733 (11.06%) DevOps
8 694 (10.47%) Machine Learning
9 681 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
10 633 (9.55%) Test Automation
11 584 (8.81%) Scrum
12 576 (8.69%) Mentoring
13 531 (8.01%) TDD
14 526 (7.93%) Analytics
15 518 (7.81%) SDLC
16 476 (7.18%) Artificial Intelligence
17 428 (6.46%) Multithreading
18 423 (6.38%) Open Source
18 423 (6.38%) Physics
19 386 (5.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,299 (49.76%) Java
2 2,966 (44.74%) Python
3 2,839 (42.82%) C#
4 2,220 (33.48%) C
5 1,297 (19.56%) JavaScript
6 1,185 (17.87%) SQL
7 438 (6.61%) Ruby
8 414 (6.24%) Go
9 385 (5.81%) MATLAB
10 335 (5.05%) Bash Shell
11 332 (5.01%) PHP
12 313 (4.72%) R
13 277 (4.18%) Perl
14 254 (3.83%) Scala
15 239 (3.60%) Embedded C
16 185 (2.79%) Embedded C++
17 147 (2.22%) Objective-C
18 135 (2.04%) Shell Script
19 119 (1.79%) VB
19 119 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,909 (28.79%) Degree
2 882 (13.30%) Security Cleared
3 589 (8.88%) SC Cleared
4 504 (7.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 387 (5.84%) PhD
6 314 (4.74%) DV Cleared
7 149 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
8 87 (1.31%) ISTQB
9 64 (0.97%) Master's Degree
10 38 (0.57%) ISEB
11 32 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 29 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (0.42%) SANS
14 26 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
15 25 (0.38%) CCNA
16 22 (0.33%) CFA
16 22 (0.33%) Postgraduate
17 21 (0.32%) CISSP
18 18 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
19 17 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (3.82%) QA
2 34 (0.51%) DICOM
3 23 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (0.35%) SLA
4 21 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.32%) MISRA
5 20 (0.30%) GDPR
6 18 (0.27%) DO-178B
7 17 (0.26%) HMG Infosec
7 17 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 17 (0.26%) IEC 61508
7 17 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 15 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.21%) DO-254
10 13 (0.20%) IFRS
10 13 (0.20%) IFRS 9
11 12 (0.18%) JTAG
11 12 (0.18%) MiFID
12 11 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
12 11 (0.17%) EMIR
System Software
1 581 (8.76%) Docker
2 242 (3.65%) Firmware
3 52 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (0.62%) VirtualBox
4 41 (0.62%) vSphere
5 23 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 22 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.15%) etcd
8 10 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.075%) KVM
11 3 (0.045%) Varnish
12 2 (0.030%) NFS
12 2 (0.030%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 1 (0.015%) Ceph
13 1 (0.015%) iptables
13 1 (0.015%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.015%) Samba
13 1 (0.015%) Xen
Systems Management
1 225 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 221 (3.33%) Ansible
3 111 (1.67%) Puppet
4 95 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 92 (1.39%) Terraform
6 54 (0.81%) Prometheus
7 51 (0.77%) Consul
8 41 (0.62%) Salt
9 39 (0.59%) Packer
10 37 (0.56%) SELinux
11 35 (0.53%) Nessus
12 32 (0.48%) Icinga
13 29 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
14 26 (0.39%) SCCM
15 24 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
15 24 (0.36%) Kibana
16 22 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
17 20 (0.30%) logstash
18 16 (0.24%) Oozie
19 14 (0.21%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 505 (7.62%) Microsoft
2 422 (6.37%) Oracle
3 268 (4.04%) Google
4 157 (2.37%) Reuters
5 153 (2.31%) Bloomberg
6 120 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 71 (1.07%) Pega
8 69 (1.04%) SAP
9 60 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 50 (0.75%) ION Trading
11 48 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
12 43 (0.65%) TIBCO
13 42 (0.63%) Splunk
14 41 (0.62%) Eze Software Group
14 41 (0.62%) FXall
14 41 (0.62%) MarketAxess
14 41 (0.62%) Tradeweb
15 40 (0.60%) Cisco
16 39 (0.59%) CA
16 39 (0.59%) HP