C
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring C skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited C over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 130 227 196
Rank change year-on-year +97 -31 +24
Permanent jobs citing C 2,272 1,511 3,574
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.63% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.56% 3.88% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,758 837 1,035
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,733 £34,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.60% +8.70% +6.48%
75th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +5.00%

All Programming Languages
UK

C falls under the Programming Languages category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring coding skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 34,656 38,951 93,173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 31.54% 42.12% 53.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25,663 26,205 43,405
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £98,474 £107,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -0.91% +4.76% +5.00%

C
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing C as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C in the UK

C
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C.

Salary trend for C in the UK

C
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing C over the 6 months to 23 June 2024.

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 23 June 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +76 1,961 £55,000 -8.33% 340
England +95 1,910 £57,500 -8.00% 375
Work from Home +77 789 £55,000 -12.00% 134
South East +24 591 £55,000 -0.18% 110
South West +57 307 £57,500 -16.36% 52
East of England +30 277 £60,000 -7.69% 51
North of England +70 261 £55,000 - 59
London +32 246 £82,500 +18.80% 68
Scotland -3 228 £52,500 -4.55% 21
Midlands +40 223 £52,500 -2.33% 53
North West +66 144 £55,000 -10.20% 36
East Midlands +58 115 £46,250 +2.78% 27
West Midlands -4 108 £60,000 +9.09% 26
Yorkshire +42 94 £50,000 +17.65% 15
Wales +61 61 £50,000 -9.09% 10
North East -2 23 £60,000 -4.00% 8
Northern Ireland +32 13 £55,000 -5.17%

C
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (1.63%) Apache
2 24 (1.06%) Apache Spark
3 16 (0.70%) Confluence
4 11 (0.48%) nginx
5 8 (0.35%) CMS
5 8 (0.35%) Jupyter
6 6 (0.26%) IIS
6 6 (0.26%) Kinematics
6 6 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.22%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.18%) Headless CMS
8 4 (0.18%) Kentico
9 3 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.088%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.088%) Liferay
10 2 (0.088%) Magnolia
10 2 (0.088%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.044%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.044%) WordPress
Applications
1 130 (5.72%) Simulink
2 34 (1.50%) Stateflow
3 11 (0.48%) CANalyzer
3 11 (0.48%) GNU Octave
4 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.22%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.13%) TargetLink
7 2 (0.088%) Fusion 360
7 2 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.044%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.26%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.088%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.044%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.044%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.044%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 109 (4.80%) AWS
2 85 (3.74%) Azure
3 42 (1.85%) GitHub
4 27 (1.19%) SaaS
5 24 (1.06%) Azure DevOps
6 22 (0.97%) Serverless
7 19 (0.84%) Power Platform
8 16 (0.70%) GCP
9 15 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.31%) AWS IoT
13 5 (0.22%) GitHub Actions
13 5 (0.22%) WhatsApp
14 4 (0.18%) Amazon EKS
14 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.18%) Kontent
15 3 (0.13%) dbt
16 2 (0.088%) npm
16 2 (0.088%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 151 (6.65%) Wireless
2 95 (4.18%) TCP/IP
3 75 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
4 74 (3.26%) Ethernet
5 63 (2.77%) RS-232
6 59 (2.60%) Bluetooth
7 48 (2.11%) RS-485
8 44 (1.94%) Network Security
9 42 (1.85%) Internet
10 22 (0.97%) J1939
10 22 (0.97%) MQTT
11 20 (0.88%) ZigBee
12 19 (0.84%) 5G
12 19 (0.84%) Wireshark
13 17 (0.75%) 4G
14 15 (0.66%) HTTP
14 15 (0.66%) Modbus
15 14 (0.62%) Firewall
16 13 (0.57%) 3G
17 12 (0.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
2 54 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 45 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 27 (1.19%) MySQL
5 24 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 16 (0.70%) Big Data
7 14 (0.62%) Power BI
8 10 (0.44%) DynamoDB
9 9 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (0.40%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.35%) SQLite
11 7 (0.31%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.26%) Amazon Aurora
12 6 (0.26%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.22%) Metadata
14 4 (0.18%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 179 (7.88%) Git
2 102 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 98 (4.31%) JIRA
4 97 (4.27%) Visual Studio
5 59 (2.60%) Subversion
6 45 (1.98%) LabVIEW
7 37 (1.63%) GitLab
8 29 (1.28%) Rational Rhapsody
9 21 (0.92%) ClearCase
9 21 (0.92%) Plastic SCM
10 19 (0.84%) Bitbucket
11 16 (0.70%) Eclipse
12 14 (0.62%) ClearQuest
13 12 (0.53%) GDB
14 11 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
16 9 (0.40%) GNU Toolchain
16 9 (0.40%) IDA Disassembler
17 8 (0.35%) CMake
17 8 (0.35%) TestRail
General
1 474 (20.86%) Electronics
2 436 (19.19%) Social Skills
3 229 (10.08%) Manufacturing
4 198 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
5 179 (7.88%) Automotive
6 128 (5.63%) Finance
7 109 (4.80%) Aerospace
7 109 (4.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 103 (4.53%) Telecoms
9 99 (4.36%) Marketing
10 60 (2.64%) Public Sector
11 38 (1.67%) Retail
12 37 (1.63%) Legal
12 37 (1.63%) Military
13 36 (1.58%) Law
14 26 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
15 25 (1.10%) Games
16 18 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.62%) Brand Awareness
17 14 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1,132 (49.82%) Software Engineer
2 663 (29.18%) Embedded Engineer
3 516 (22.71%) Senior
4 474 (20.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 300 (13.20%) Developer
6 296 (13.03%) Senior Software Engineer
7 177 (7.79%) Lead
8 176 (7.75%) Senior Embedded Engineer
9 146 (6.43%) C++ Software Engineer
10 136 (5.99%) Software Developer
11 132 (5.81%) C Software Engineer
12 112 (4.93%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
13 93 (4.09%) Architect
14 86 (3.79%) Firmware Engineer
15 85 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
16 82 (3.61%) Embedded Developer
17 81 (3.57%) C/C++ Software Engineer
18 80 (3.52%) Junior
19 76 (3.35%) Graduate
20 73 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (6.65%) .NET
2 83 (3.65%) HTML
3 68 (2.99%) WPF
4 63 (2.77%) Yocto
5 57 (2.51%) Qt
6 52 (2.29%) Node.js
7 50 (2.20%) REST
8 49 (2.16%) CSS
9 44 (1.94%) Web Services
10 43 (1.89%) React
11 40 (1.76%) .NET Framework
12 38 (1.67%) SOAP
13 32 (1.41%) RESTful
14 28 (1.23%) Django
15 26 (1.14%) XML
16 25 (1.10%) ASP.NET
16 25 (1.10%) JSON
16 25 (1.10%) WinForms
17 24 (1.06%) HTML5
18 23 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 245 (10.78%) Embedded Systems
2 238 (10.48%) Algorithms
3 164 (7.22%) IoT
4 121 (5.33%) FPGA
5 80 (3.52%) Distributed Systems
6 79 (3.48%) VHDL
7 68 (2.99%) Device Driver
8 67 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
9 54 (2.38%) Robotics
10 53 (2.33%) Analogue Electronics
11 47 (2.07%) Data Structures
12 45 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
13 36 (1.58%) CUDA
14 35 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
14 35 (1.54%) PKI
14 35 (1.54%) Verilog
15 34 (1.50%) Product Ownership
16 33 (1.45%) Cloud Native
17 32 (1.41%) ARM Cortex
18 31 (1.36%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 903 (39.74%) Linux
2 232 (10.21%) Embedded Linux
3 196 (8.63%) Windows
4 85 (3.74%) Unix
5 74 (3.26%) Android
6 54 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 49 (2.16%) FreeRTOS
8 31 (1.36%) Apple iOS
9 22 (0.97%) AIX
9 22 (0.97%) Debian
10 14 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.40%) Kali Linux
13 6 (0.26%) ThreadX
14 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.22%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.13%) CentOS
15 3 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 2 (0.088%) Solaris
17 1 (0.044%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,508 (66.37%) Software Engineering
2 420 (18.49%) Computer Science
3 416 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
4 381 (16.77%) Agile
5 235 (10.34%) Mathematics
6 201 (8.85%) Software Testing
7 183 (8.05%) DevOps
8 168 (7.39%) Physics
9 162 (7.13%) SDLC
9 162 (7.13%) Test Automation
10 148 (6.51%) Open Source
11 137 (6.03%) Cybersecurity
12 136 (5.99%) Mentoring
13 128 (5.63%) Artificial Intelligence
14 122 (5.37%) Machine Learning
15 115 (5.06%) Embedded Software Development
16 111 (4.89%) Multithreading
16 111 (4.89%) OO
17 107 (4.71%) Validation
18 102 (4.49%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (47.54%) C++
2 775 (34.11%) Python
3 451 (19.85%) C#
4 429 (18.88%) Embedded C
5 345 (15.18%) Java
6 170 (7.48%) Bash
7 150 (6.60%) SQL
8 149 (6.56%) JavaScript
9 147 (6.47%) Rust
10 145 (6.38%) MATLAB
11 75 (3.30%) Go
12 70 (3.08%) Embedded C++
12 70 (3.08%) Fortran
12 70 (3.08%) Perl
13 60 (2.64%) Ada
14 59 (2.60%) VB
15 46 (2.02%) PHP
16 37 (1.63%) Shell Script
17 36 (1.58%) Assembly Language
17 36 (1.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 767 (33.76%) Degree
2 301 (13.25%) Security Cleared
3 142 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 112 (4.93%) Master's Degree
4 112 (4.93%) PhD
5 83 (3.65%) SC Cleared
6 73 (3.21%) DV Cleared
7 55 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 29 (1.28%) HND
9 16 (0.70%) HNC
10 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.26%) SANS
12 5 (0.22%) CISA
12 5 (0.22%) CISM
12 5 (0.22%) CISSP
12 5 (0.22%) CRISC
12 5 (0.22%) MCAD
13 4 (0.18%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.17%) QA
2 61 (2.68%) MISRA
3 37 (1.63%) ISO 26262
4 24 (1.06%) AUTOSAR
4 24 (1.06%) ISO 13485
5 22 (0.97%) Automotive SPICE
6 19 (0.84%) GDPR
7 16 (0.70%) Software Quality Assurance
8 15 (0.66%) Def Stans
8 15 (0.66%) JTAG
9 12 (0.53%) IEC 62304
10 11 (0.48%) MISRA C
11 10 (0.44%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 8 (0.35%) Data Quality
12 8 (0.35%) IEC 61508
13 6 (0.26%) DO-178B
13 6 (0.26%) NIST
14 5 (0.22%) NCSC
14 5 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 372 (16.37%) Firmware
2 199 (8.76%) Embedded Firmware
3 69 (3.04%) Docker
4 9 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.26%) Ceph
6 4 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.13%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.13%) KVM
8 2 (0.088%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 83 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 41 (1.80%) Ansible
3 22 (0.97%) Terraform
4 21 (0.92%) Progress Chef
5 14 (0.62%) Functional Safety
6 6 (0.26%) Knative
7 5 (0.22%) Grafana
7 5 (0.22%) Puppet
8 4 (0.18%) Nagios
8 4 (0.18%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.13%) logstash
9 3 (0.13%) Podman
10 1 (0.044%) Kibana
10 1 (0.044%) Packer
10 1 (0.044%) SCCM
Vendors
1 125 (5.50%) Microsoft
2 49 (2.16%) SAP
3 39 (1.72%) Xilinx
4 35 (1.54%) Oracle
5 31 (1.36%) IBM
6 29 (1.28%) Micro Focus
7 26 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 25 (1.10%) Google
9 21 (0.92%) EMC
9 21 (0.92%) Lauterbach
10 12 (0.53%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.44%) Altera
11 10 (0.44%) Renesas
12 9 (0.40%) Twitter
13 8 (0.35%) Green Hills
13 8 (0.35%) Intel
13 8 (0.35%) Motorola
13 8 (0.35%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.31%) Cadence
14 7 (0.31%) Facebook