Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 99 97
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +18
Permanent jobs citing C 5,782 5,143 6,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 3.00% 2.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.82% 5.50% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4,314 4,114 4,761
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £80,000
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 99,388 93,523 105,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.07% 54.61% 52.06%
Number of salaries quoted 83,527 79,876 91,341
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,125
90th Percentile £79,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,225 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.06% +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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for C in the UK

C
Top 16 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 23 April 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 -1 5,485 £50,000 +5.26% 1,209
UK excluding London +7 4,209 £46,500 +9.41% 997
London 0 1,473 £60,000 -4.00% 276
South East -2 1,262 £47,500 +5.56% 269
East of England +25 1,090 £50,000 +5.26% 194
South West -5 710 £45,000 +7.14% 162
North of England -4 596 £42,500 +6.25% 165
North West +3 359 £45,000 +20.00% 84
Midlands -19 334 £46,500 +16.25% 143
West Midlands +12 268 £47,500 +18.75% 106
Yorkshire -30 176 £41,000 -3.53% 57
Scotland -12 134 £42,500 -5.56% 37
East Midlands -61 66 £43,750 +9.38% 37
North East -4 61 £40,750 -9.44% 24
Wales +3 55 £38,500 +2.67% 20
Northern Ireland +33 37 £40,000 -27.27% 8

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 2,840 (49.12%) C++
2 2,129 (36.82%) Software Engineering
3 1,787 (30.91%) Python
4 1,743 (30.15%) Linux
5 1,557 (26.93%) Degree
6 1,500 (25.94%) Java
7 1,354 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
8 1,104 (19.09%) C#
9 1,102 (19.06%) SQL
10 991 (17.14%) Computer Science
11 883 (15.27%) Security Cleared
12 832 (14.39%) Windows
13 810 (14.01%) Finance
13 810 (14.01%) Mathematics
14 732 (12.66%) Microsoft
15 692 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
16 617 (10.67%) JavaScript
17 586 (10.13%) Embedded C
18 557 (9.63%) Scrum
19 541 (9.36%) .NET
20 517 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
21 504 (8.72%) Algorithms
22 496 (8.58%) Git (software)
23 489 (8.46%) TDD
24 441 (7.63%) Test Automation
24 441 (7.63%) SDLC
25 427 (7.38%) SC Cleared
25 427 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
26 426 (7.37%) DV Cleared
27 421 (7.28%) 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
1 111 (1.92%) Apache Spark
2 106 (1.83%) Confluence
3 58 (1.00%) Apache
4 56 (0.97%) IIS
5 55 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 52 (0.90%) SAS
7 44 (0.76%) MS Exchange
7 44 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 41 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
9 39 (0.67%) CMS
9 39 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 35 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 34 (0.59%) JBoss
12 33 (0.57%) Apache Pig
13 28 (0.48%) Ethereum
14 27 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 24 (0.42%) nginx
15 24 (0.42%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
17 13 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 153 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 134 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.62%) Simulink
5 31 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 20 (0.35%) SPSS
8 12 (0.21%) Mathematica
9 11 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
11 8 (0.14%) OrCAD
11 8 (0.14%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.069%) Stateflow
13 4 (0.069%) Weka
14 3 (0.052%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.052%) InDesign
14 3 (0.052%) TargetLink
15 2 (0.035%) Revit
Business Applications
1 341 (5.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 27 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.26%) LabWindows
5 14 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.21%) Elite 3E
7 10 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.086%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 4 (0.069%) LatentZero
11 4 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.069%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.069%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.052%) Magento
12 3 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.052%) Ripple
12 3 (0.052%) Sage 1000
12 3 (0.052%) Sage 500
12 3 (0.052%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 220 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 166 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (1.49%) Office 365
4 84 (1.45%) SaaS
5 65 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 46 (0.80%) GitHub
7 42 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
8 39 (0.67%) OpenShift
9 33 (0.57%) PaaS
10 27 (0.47%) IaaS
11 25 (0.43%) Slack
12 24 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (0.40%) G Suite
14 19 (0.33%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
17 7 (0.12%) Force.com
18 6 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 6 (0.10%) Azure Data Factory
19 5 (0.086%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 229 (3.96%) Wireless
2 219 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 190 (3.29%) Firewall
4 121 (2.09%) Internet
5 117 (2.02%) Ethernet
6 98 (1.69%) Network Security
7 91 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
8 88 (1.52%) HTTP
9 85 (1.47%) Bluetooth
10 69 (1.19%) DNS
11 65 (1.12%) WAN
12 60 (1.04%) VPN
13 50 (0.86%) LAN
14 48 (0.83%) ZigBee
15 44 (0.76%) VoIP
16 43 (0.74%) 3GPP
17 42 (0.73%) IPsec
18 41 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
19 40 (0.69%) MPLS
20 39 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 247 (4.27%) Big Data
3 180 (3.11%) MySQL
4 150 (2.59%) Hadoop
5 147 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 133 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 113 (1.95%) MongoDB
8 74 (1.28%) Apache Hive
9 69 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
10 56 (0.97%) Blockchain
10 56 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 50 (0.86%) GIS
12 48 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 47 (0.81%) RDBMS
14 44 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 41 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
16 40 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
17 39 (0.67%) Oracle Database
18 37 (0.64%) HBase
19 35 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 496 (8.58%) Git (software)
2 302 (5.22%) JIRA
3 256 (4.43%) Jenkins
4 202 (3.49%) Subversion
5 192 (3.32%) Selenium
6 173 (2.99%) Visual Studio
7 120 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 99 (1.71%) Cucumber
9 70 (1.21%) JMeter
10 61 (1.05%) JUnit
11 57 (0.99%) Bitbucket
12 52 (0.90%) SoapUI
13 49 (0.85%) LabVIEW
14 48 (0.83%) Buildbot
14 48 (0.83%) Ranorex
15 47 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 44 (0.76%) WATIR
17 38 (0.66%) Appium
18 36 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
19 30 (0.52%) Gatling
General
1 810 (14.01%) Finance
2 421 (7.28%) Electronics
3 381 (6.59%) Retail
4 230 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 195 (3.37%) Advertising
5 195 (3.37%) Manufacturing
6 179 (3.10%) Banking
7 154 (2.66%) Games
7 154 (2.66%) Marketing
8 113 (1.95%) Automotive
9 91 (1.57%) Aerospace
10 81 (1.40%) Legal
11 80 (1.38%) Military
12 68 (1.18%) Front Office
13 52 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 49 (0.85%) Law
15 47 (0.81%) Investment Banking
16 38 (0.66%) Multimedia
17 29 (0.50%) Billing
17 29 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,510 (26.12%) Software Engineer
2 1,408 (24.35%) Developer
3 744 (12.87%) Embedded Engineer
4 572 (9.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 526 (9.10%) C++ Software Engineer
6 395 (6.83%) Software Developer
7 381 (6.59%) C Software Engineer
8 354 (6.12%) Consultant
9 313 (5.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 300 (5.19%) Senior Software Engineer
11 280 (4.84%) C++ Developer
12 258 (4.46%) Analyst
13 255 (4.41%) Embedded C Engineer
14 250 (4.32%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 232 (4.01%) Graduate
16 222 (3.84%) Senior Developer
17 213 (3.68%) Java Developer
18 210 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
19 209 (3.61%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
20 207 (3.58%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (9.36%) .NET
2 373 (6.45%) HTML
3 276 (4.77%) CSS
4 243 (4.20%) AngularJS
5 230 (3.98%) Web Services
6 178 (3.08%) XML
7 176 (3.04%) jQuery
8 168 (2.91%) Node.js
9 166 (2.87%) ASP.NET
10 139 (2.40%) HTML5
11 136 (2.35%) TensorFlow
12 135 (2.33%) REST
13 131 (2.27%) Spring
14 111 (1.92%) React
15 106 (1.83%) .NET Framework
16 105 (1.82%) Natural Language Processing
17 102 (1.76%) OpenGL
18 101 (1.75%) STL
19 86 (1.49%) CSS3
19 86 (1.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 991 (17.14%) Computer Science
2 517 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 504 (8.72%) Algorithms
4 312 (5.40%) Embedded Systems
5 265 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
6 155 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 143 (2.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 136 (2.35%) User Experience
9 127 (2.20%) Device Driver
10 115 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
11 89 (1.54%) Robotics
12 85 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 82 (1.42%) VHDL
14 77 (1.33%) Fintech
15 65 (1.12%) Data Centre
16 58 (1.00%) Virtual Team
17 57 (0.99%) ASIC
17 57 (0.99%) CUDA
17 57 (0.99%) Verilog
18 46 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,743 (30.15%) Linux
2 832 (14.39%) Windows
3 375 (6.49%) Unix
4 248 (4.29%) Android
5 239 (4.13%) Embedded Linux
6 129 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 82 (1.42%) Windows Server
8 65 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 56 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 56 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (0.83%) CentOS
11 43 (0.74%) FreeRTOS
12 42 (0.73%) Windows 10
13 40 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (0.55%) Solaris
14 32 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 26 (0.45%) AIX
16 26 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
17 25 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,129 (36.82%) Software Engineering
2 1,354 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
3 810 (14.01%) Mathematics
4 692 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
5 557 (9.63%) Scrum
6 489 (8.46%) TDD
7 441 (7.63%) SDLC
7 441 (7.63%) Test Automation
8 427 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
9 421 (7.28%) Machine Learning
10 406 (7.02%) OO
11 370 (6.40%) Project Management
12 368 (6.36%) Multithreading
13 336 (5.81%) DevOps
14 335 (5.79%) Physics
15 275 (4.76%) Mentoring
16 254 (4.39%) Cybersecurity
17 246 (4.25%) Artificial Intelligence
18 239 (4.13%) Open Source
18 239 (4.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2,840 (49.12%) C++
2 1,787 (30.91%) Python
3 1,500 (25.94%) Java
4 1,104 (19.09%) C#
5 1,102 (19.06%) SQL
6 617 (10.67%) JavaScript
7 586 (10.13%) Embedded C
8 348 (6.02%) Embedded C++
9 313 (5.41%) Perl
10 309 (5.34%) Ruby
11 292 (5.05%) Bash Shell
12 279 (4.83%) MATLAB
13 263 (4.55%) PHP
14 190 (3.29%) Scala
15 141 (2.44%) R
16 121 (2.09%) PowerShell
17 99 (1.71%) Go
18 92 (1.59%) Assembly Language
18 92 (1.59%) Objective-C
19 80 (1.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,557 (26.93%) Degree
2 883 (15.27%) Security Cleared
3 427 (7.38%) SC Cleared
4 426 (7.37%) DV Cleared
5 295 (5.10%) PhD
6 276 (4.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 87 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
7 87 (1.50%) CISSP
8 86 (1.49%) Master's Degree
8 86 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 70 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
10 60 (1.04%) CCNA
11 52 (0.90%) GIAC
12 42 (0.73%) SANS
13 41 (0.71%) MCSE
14 39 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
15 35 (0.61%) CCNP
16 32 (0.55%) A+ Certification
16 32 (0.55%) GCIH
17 30 (0.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (4.10%) QA
2 68 (1.18%) SLA
3 67 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (0.95%) MISRA
5 49 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 46 (0.80%) GDPR
7 38 (0.66%) PMO
8 27 (0.47%) Data Quality
9 24 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 21 (0.36%) ISO 26262
10 21 (0.36%) MISRA C
11 20 (0.35%) Def Stans
11 20 (0.35%) DO-178B
12 17 (0.29%) IEC 61508
12 17 (0.29%) ISO 13485
13 16 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 15 (0.26%) JTAG
14 15 (0.26%) RMADS
15 13 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 12 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 340 (5.88%) Firmware
2 157 (2.72%) Docker
3 133 (2.30%) Active Directory
4 90 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 69 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 38 (0.66%) vSphere
8 20 (0.35%) HDFS
8 20 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.33%) Apache Flume
10 11 (0.19%) NFS
11 9 (0.16%) Samba
11 9 (0.16%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.10%) iptables
12 6 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.086%) Kamailio
13 5 (0.086%) Xen
14 4 (0.069%) KVM
15 3 (0.052%) ACF2
15 3 (0.052%) Snort
Systems Management
1 112 (1.94%) Puppet
2 80 (1.38%) Ansible
3 69 (1.19%) Kubernetes
4 59 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (0.59%) Nagios
6 31 (0.54%) Nessus
7 29 (0.50%) Kibana
8 24 (0.42%) CSIRT
9 22 (0.38%) QRadar
10 18 (0.31%) Prometheus
11 17 (0.29%) HAProxy
12 16 (0.28%) Salt
12 16 (0.28%) Terraform
13 15 (0.26%) WSUS
14 14 (0.24%) HP ALM
15 13 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (0.21%) vCenter Server
17 11 (0.19%) Icinga
18 10 (0.17%) SmoothWall
19 9 (0.16%) logstash
Vendors
1 732 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 317 (5.48%) Oracle
3 131 (2.27%) VMware
4 118 (2.04%) Google
5 117 (2.02%) Cisco
6 116 (2.01%) WorldPay
7 76 (1.31%) Red Hat
8 73 (1.26%) HP
9 66 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 60 (1.04%) Dell
11 52 (0.90%) EMC
12 47 (0.81%) SAP
13 46 (0.80%) Apple
14 45 (0.78%) IBM
15 38 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (0.55%) Juniper
17 29 (0.50%) Atmel
17 29 (0.50%) Xilinx
18 27 (0.47%) Altera
18 27 (0.47%) Capita