Period
to 19 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 95 92
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +20
Permanent jobs citing C 5,444 5,424 6,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.13% 3.07% 3.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.64% 5.76% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4,278 4,232 5,061
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 96,601 94,085 108,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.50% 53.19% 51.95%
Number of salaries quoted 80,519 80,818 93,280
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 19 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 19 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 -4 5,103 £50,000 +3.09% 1,410
UK excluding London +9 4,002 £45,000 - 1,117
London -49 1,325 £60,000 -7.69% 348
South East +2 1,222 £47,500 +4.40% 266
East of England +25 982 £50,000 +5.26% 265
South West -13 534 £45,000 +4.65% 138
North of England -8 521 £43,125 +7.81% 209
Midlands +22 499 £42,500 +6.25% 173
West Midlands +34 371 £42,500 +6.25% 121
North West +19 340 £45,000 +12.50% 108
Scotland +9 139 £42,500 -5.03% 26
East Midlands +12 128 £42,500 +1.80% 50
Yorkshire -42 120 £40,000 -3.61% 74
Wales +16 64 £45,000 +5.88% 30
North East -2 61 £40,000 +18.52% 27
Northern Ireland +17 41 £40,000 -20.00% 9
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 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 2,791 (51.27%) C++
2 1,985 (36.46%) Software Engineering
3 1,757 (32.27%) Linux
4 1,601 (29.41%) Degree
5 1,496 (27.48%) Java
6 1,462 (26.86%) Python
7 1,319 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
8 1,067 (19.60%) C#
9 1,046 (19.21%) Computer Science
10 1,042 (19.14%) SQL
11 808 (14.84%) Finance
12 788 (14.47%) Windows
13 687 (12.62%) Security Cleared
14 667 (12.25%) JavaScript
15 645 (11.85%) Mathematics
16 571 (10.49%) Microsoft
17 569 (10.45%) Embedded C
18 560 (10.29%) Scrum
19 557 (10.23%) .NET
20 490 (9.00%) HTML
21 486 (8.93%) Electronics
22 480 (8.82%) Test Automation
23 461 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
24 427 (7.84%) OO
24 427 (7.84%) Git (software)
25 420 (7.71%) Algorithms
26 402 (7.38%) Unix
27 389 (7.15%) TDD
28 384 (7.05%) SC Cleared
29 382 (7.02%) CSS

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 90 (1.65%) Confluence
2 86 (1.58%) Apache Spark
3 52 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 51 (0.94%) JBoss
5 50 (0.92%) IIS
6 47 (0.86%) Apache
7 45 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 45 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 43 (0.79%) CMS
9 42 (0.77%) OpenStack
10 40 (0.73%) MS Exchange
11 38 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
12 35 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 33 (0.61%) Apache Pig
14 31 (0.57%) SAS
15 26 (0.48%) Ethereum
16 24 (0.44%) Hyperledger
17 23 (0.42%) nginx
18 18 (0.33%) WebLogic
19 16 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 112 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.12%) Simulink
4 37 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 20 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.29%) SPSS
9 14 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
10 11 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.18%) Doxygen
11 10 (0.18%) Mathematica
12 6 (0.11%) OrCAD
12 6 (0.11%) Stateflow
13 5 (0.092%) InDesign
13 5 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.073%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.055%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 228 (4.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 21 (0.39%) LabWindows
3 17 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.29%) MultiChain
5 15 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 13 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 12 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.22%) Teamcenter
9 9 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.092%) Advent Geneva
10 5 (0.092%) HiPortfolio
10 5 (0.092%) Magento
10 5 (0.092%) MultiFonds
10 5 (0.092%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 5 (0.092%) PORTIA
10 5 (0.092%) SimCorp Dimension
10 5 (0.092%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 211 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (2.15%) SaaS
4 82 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (1.21%) Office 365
6 56 (1.03%) GitHub
7 47 (0.86%) OpenShift
8 38 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (0.44%) PaaS
10 21 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
11 19 (0.35%) G Suite
12 17 (0.31%) IaaS
13 16 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.29%) Slack
14 11 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.20%) Serverless
15 10 (0.18%) Google Play
15 10 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 6 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 276 (5.07%) TCP/IP
2 272 (5.00%) Wireless
3 176 (3.23%) Firewall
4 153 (2.81%) Ethernet
5 117 (2.15%) Bluetooth
6 112 (2.06%) Internet
7 104 (1.91%) HTTP
7 104 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
8 82 (1.51%) VPN
9 81 (1.49%) WAN
10 79 (1.45%) Network Security
11 61 (1.12%) DNS
12 54 (0.99%) LAN
13 48 (0.88%) DHCP
14 47 (0.86%) SSL
15 44 (0.81%) ZigBee
16 41 (0.75%) VoIP
17 40 (0.73%) InfiniBand
18 36 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
19 35 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 250 (4.59%) MySQL
3 225 (4.13%) Big Data
4 204 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 164 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 137 (2.52%) Hadoop
7 75 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 71 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 69 (1.27%) RDBMS
10 65 (1.19%) Oracle Database
11 56 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
12 54 (0.99%) Apache Hive
13 52 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 45 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 41 (0.75%) Blockchain
16 36 (0.66%) GIS
17 34 (0.62%) Data Mining
17 34 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
18 28 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
19 25 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 427 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 269 (4.94%) JIRA
3 234 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 209 (3.84%) Subversion
5 173 (3.18%) Visual Studio
6 162 (2.98%) Selenium
7 110 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 94 (1.73%) Cucumber
9 67 (1.23%) JUnit
10 61 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
11 56 (1.03%) JMeter
12 45 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 43 (0.79%) SoapUI
14 42 (0.77%) LabVIEW
14 42 (0.77%) Ranorex
15 41 (0.75%) Eclipse
16 38 (0.70%) Buildbot
16 38 (0.70%) ProC
17 36 (0.66%) Appium
18 35 (0.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 808 (14.84%) Finance
2 486 (8.93%) Electronics
3 315 (5.79%) Retail
4 287 (5.27%) Telecoms
5 211 (3.88%) Banking
6 191 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 160 (2.94%) Advertising
8 139 (2.55%) Automotive
9 137 (2.52%) Games
10 122 (2.24%) Marketing
11 105 (1.93%) Aerospace
12 96 (1.76%) Military
13 79 (1.45%) Investment Banking
14 70 (1.29%) Legal
15 48 (0.88%) Front Office
16 44 (0.81%) Multimedia
17 39 (0.72%) Retail Banking
18 36 (0.66%) Law
19 31 (0.57%) Financial Institution
20 28 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,441 (26.47%) Developer
2 1,424 (26.16%) Software Engineer
3 756 (13.89%) Embedded Engineer
4 569 (10.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 443 (8.14%) C++ Software Engineer
6 402 (7.38%) Software Developer
7 386 (7.09%) C Software Engineer
8 329 (6.04%) C++ Developer
9 308 (5.66%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 298 (5.47%) Senior Software Engineer
11 272 (5.00%) Embedded C Engineer
12 268 (4.92%) Consultant
13 250 (4.59%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 240 (4.41%) Senior Developer
15 236 (4.34%) Graduate
16 228 (4.19%) Analyst
17 218 (4.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
18 211 (3.88%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
19 207 (3.80%) Java Developer
20 204 (3.75%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (10.23%) .NET
2 490 (9.00%) HTML
3 382 (7.02%) CSS
4 254 (4.67%) Web Services
5 240 (4.41%) XML
6 224 (4.11%) jQuery
7 207 (3.80%) ASP.NET
8 199 (3.66%) AngularJS
9 184 (3.38%) HTML5
10 175 (3.21%) Node.js
11 160 (2.94%) REST
12 120 (2.20%) Spring
13 117 (2.15%) CSS3
14 112 (2.06%) RESTful
15 111 (2.04%) .NET Framework
16 99 (1.82%) SOAP
17 91 (1.67%) Java EE
18 87 (1.60%) JSON
19 78 (1.43%) Ajax
20 76 (1.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,046 (19.21%) Computer Science
2 461 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 420 (7.71%) Algorithms
4 325 (5.97%) Embedded Systems
5 156 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 131 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 122 (2.24%) User Experience
8 118 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 107 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
10 103 (1.89%) Robotics
11 98 (1.80%) Device Driver
12 81 (1.49%) VHDL
13 75 (1.38%) Derivative
14 70 (1.29%) Data Structures
15 69 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
16 64 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 61 (1.12%) Client/Server
18 60 (1.10%) Fintech
19 53 (0.97%) Data Centre
19 53 (0.97%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,757 (32.27%) Linux
2 788 (14.47%) Windows
3 402 (7.38%) Unix
4 280 (5.14%) Android
5 223 (4.10%) Embedded Linux
6 188 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 89 (1.63%) Windows Server
8 69 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 53 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (0.96%) Windows 10
11 46 (0.84%) VxWorks
11 46 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 43 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 39 (0.72%) CentOS
14 37 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 35 (0.64%) AIX
16 31 (0.57%) Solaris
17 23 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 19 (0.35%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,985 (36.46%) Software Engineering
2 1,319 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
3 645 (11.85%) Mathematics
4 560 (10.29%) Scrum
5 480 (8.82%) Test Automation
6 427 (7.84%) OO
7 389 (7.15%) TDD
8 358 (6.58%) SDLC
9 352 (6.47%) Multithreading
10 337 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
11 326 (5.99%) Machine Learning
12 319 (5.86%) Project Management
13 315 (5.79%) DevOps
14 298 (5.47%) Physics
15 283 (5.20%) Mentoring
16 274 (5.03%) Open Source
17 221 (4.06%) Cybersecurity
17 221 (4.06%) Validation
18 206 (3.78%) Web Development
19 196 (3.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,791 (51.27%) C++
2 1,496 (27.48%) Java
3 1,462 (26.86%) Python
4 1,067 (19.60%) C#
5 1,042 (19.14%) SQL
6 667 (12.25%) JavaScript
7 569 (10.45%) Embedded C
8 324 (5.95%) Embedded C++
9 312 (5.73%) Perl
10 282 (5.18%) MATLAB
10 282 (5.18%) PHP
11 278 (5.11%) Bash Shell
12 277 (5.09%) Ruby
13 133 (2.44%) Scala
14 123 (2.26%) Objective-C
15 119 (2.19%) PowerShell
16 113 (2.08%) Shell Script
17 107 (1.97%) Assembly Language
18 102 (1.87%) R
19 93 (1.71%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,601 (29.41%) Degree
2 687 (12.62%) Security Cleared
3 384 (7.05%) SC Cleared
4 324 (5.95%) DV Cleared
5 290 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 209 (3.84%) PhD
7 114 (2.09%) Master's Degree
8 78 (1.43%) CISSP
9 62 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 62 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
10 53 (0.97%) GIAC
11 51 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
12 48 (0.88%) SANS
13 46 (0.84%) CCNA
14 38 (0.70%) HND
15 32 (0.59%) CompTIA Security+
16 31 (0.57%) GCIH
17 30 (0.55%) MCSE
18 29 (0.53%) ISTQB
19 23 (0.42%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (5.18%) QA
2 71 (1.30%) MISRA
3 58 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 40 (0.73%) GDPR
6 39 (0.72%) MISRA C
7 35 (0.64%) SLA
8 33 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 29 (0.53%) DO-178B
10 23 (0.42%) ISO 26262
10 23 (0.42%) PMO
11 20 (0.37%) Data Quality
12 19 (0.35%) ECSS
13 18 (0.33%) ISO 13485
14 16 (0.29%) DO-254
15 15 (0.28%) RMADS
16 14 (0.26%) Def Stans
16 14 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 13 (0.24%) IEC 61508
17 13 (0.24%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 318 (5.84%) Firmware
2 128 (2.35%) Docker
3 115 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 99 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 47 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 46 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (0.48%) vSphere
9 18 (0.33%) Samba
10 17 (0.31%) NFS
11 16 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (0.28%) HDFS
12 15 (0.28%) KVM
13 13 (0.24%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.17%) Apache Flume
16 8 (0.15%) oVirt
16 8 (0.15%) RHEV
17 7 (0.13%) Snort
18 5 (0.092%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 104 (1.91%) Puppet
2 81 (1.49%) Ansible
3 70 (1.29%) Kubernetes
4 48 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (0.68%) Nagios
5 37 (0.68%) Nessus
6 29 (0.53%) Kibana
7 22 (0.40%) vCenter Server
8 20 (0.37%) CSIRT
8 20 (0.37%) Prometheus
9 19 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (0.35%) QRadar
9 19 (0.35%) SCCM
10 15 (0.28%) Nmap
11 14 (0.26%) Salt
12 13 (0.24%) Cacti
13 10 (0.18%) SCOM
14 8 (0.15%) logstash
15 7 (0.13%) Cobbler
16 6 (0.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 571 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 333 (6.12%) Oracle
3 155 (2.85%) VMware
4 105 (1.93%) Google
5 89 (1.63%) Cisco
6 79 (1.45%) WorldPay
7 74 (1.36%) EMC
8 72 (1.32%) Red Hat
9 69 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 68 (1.25%) HP
11 60 (1.10%) SAP
12 49 (0.90%) Dell
13 45 (0.83%) Apple
13 45 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
14 42 (0.77%) Sun
15 35 (0.64%) Adobe
15 35 (0.64%) IBM
15 35 (0.64%) Intel
16 33 (0.61%) Juniper
17 28 (0.51%) SolarWinds