Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 94 99
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing C 5549 5761 6570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.18% 2.99% 2.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.75% 5.67% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4509 4456 5119
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £28,700 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -

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 96575 101521 113430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.40% 52.67% 51.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79280 87681 97002
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +1.27%

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 -5 5187 £47,500 - 279
UK excluding London +9 3965 £45,000 +2.27% 216
London -21 1477 £60,000 -7.69% 71
South East -1 1316 £47,500 - 45
East of England +13 746 £50,000 +17.65% 68
South West -1 649 £42,500 - 29
Midlands +38 500 £40,000 - 33
North of England +13 490 £42,500 +6.25% 33
West Midlands +57 344 £40,000 +5.26% 22
North West +46 287 £45,000 +8.43% 18
Scotland +30 194 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Yorkshire -31 172 £42,500 +6.25% 14
East Midlands +4 159 £40,000 - 11
Wales +2 59 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North East +9 31 £37,500 +19.05% 1
Northern Ireland -13 16 £40,000 +6.67%
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 2775 (50.01%) C++
2 1944 (35.03%) Software Engineering
3 1780 (32.08%) Linux
4 1721 (31.01%) Degree
5 1686 (30.38%) Java
6 1324 (23.86%) Python
7 1246 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
8 1068 (19.25%) C#
9 1031 (18.58%) Computer Science
10 993 (17.90%) Windows
11 985 (17.75%) SQL
12 888 (16.00%) Finance
13 855 (15.41%) Security Cleared
14 685 (12.34%) JavaScript
15 624 (11.25%) HTML
16 602 (10.85%) Electronics
17 575 (10.36%) .NET
18 542 (9.77%) Embedded C
19 529 (9.53%) Mathematics
20 521 (9.39%) Microsoft
21 517 (9.32%) Scrum
22 511 (9.21%) OO
23 491 (8.85%) Test Automation
24 456 (8.22%) CSS
25 450 (8.11%) DV Cleared
26 443 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
27 437 (7.88%) Unix
28 435 (7.84%) Algorithms
29 423 (7.62%) SDLC
30 419 (7.55%) Firmware

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
1 117 (2.11%) Apache Spark
2 96 (1.73%) Apache
3 76 (1.37%) Confluence
4 64 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 62 (1.12%) JBoss
6 52 (0.94%) IIS
6 52 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 50 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 50 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 47 (0.85%) CMS
9 46 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 44 (0.79%) SharePoint
11 36 (0.65%) Ethereum
12 32 (0.58%) Hyperledger
13 24 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 22 (0.40%) Apache Solr
14 22 (0.40%) eris
15 21 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (0.36%) nginx
17 18 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 155 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (1.15%) Simulink
4 40 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.34%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
10 8 (0.14%) Stateflow
11 4 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.072%) InDesign
11 4 (0.072%) OrCAD
11 4 (0.072%) SPSS
12 3 (0.054%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.036%) InVision
13 2 (0.036%) Pixate
13 2 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.036%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 110 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 19 (0.34%) Summit
3 18 (0.32%) Teamcenter
4 15 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (0.18%) LabWindows
8 8 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.11%) ION MarketView
10 5 (0.090%) Advent Geneva
10 5 (0.090%) HiPortfolio
10 5 (0.090%) MultiFonds
10 5 (0.090%) PORTIA
10 5 (0.090%) Sage 200
10 5 (0.090%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.090%) SimCorp Dimension
11 4 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 262 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 147 (2.65%) SaaS
4 102 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
5 87 (1.57%) Office 365
6 78 (1.41%) GitHub
7 47 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 37 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.45%) Amazon S3
10 24 (0.43%) Google Play
11 23 (0.41%) IaaS
12 20 (0.36%) Slack
13 19 (0.34%) PaaS
14 18 (0.32%) G Suite
15 13 (0.23%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.20%) npm
17 9 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
17 9 (0.16%) OpenShift
18 7 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
19 6 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 304 (5.48%) Wireless
2 302 (5.44%) TCP/IP
3 250 (4.51%) Ethernet
4 161 (2.90%) Firewall
5 144 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
6 142 (2.56%) Bluetooth
7 121 (2.18%) HTTP
8 105 (1.89%) Internet
9 79 (1.42%) VPN
10 77 (1.39%) WAN
11 74 (1.33%) ZigBee
12 71 (1.28%) Network Security
13 68 (1.23%) LAN
14 67 (1.21%) VoIP
15 63 (1.14%) DNS
16 60 (1.08%) RS-232
17 59 (1.06%) SAN
18 53 (0.96%) InfiniBand
19 43 (0.77%) Wireshark
20 42 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 258 (4.65%) MySQL
3 215 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 207 (3.73%) Big Data
5 188 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 150 (2.70%) Hadoop
7 92 (1.66%) RDBMS
8 89 (1.60%) MongoDB
9 85 (1.53%) Oracle Database
10 75 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 72 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 65 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 60 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
13 60 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 56 (1.01%) Blockchain
15 41 (0.74%) Data Mining
15 41 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 31 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
16 31 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
17 29 (0.52%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 390 (7.03%) Git (software)
2 280 (5.05%) Jenkins
3 274 (4.94%) Visual Studio
4 235 (4.23%) JIRA
5 223 (4.02%) Subversion
6 172 (3.10%) Selenium
7 111 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 106 (1.91%) Eclipse
9 90 (1.62%) Cucumber
10 75 (1.35%) JUnit
11 74 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 73 (1.32%) Xcode
13 70 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
14 65 (1.17%) Android Studio
15 58 (1.05%) SoapUI
16 48 (0.87%) LabVIEW
17 39 (0.70%) MSTest
18 38 (0.68%) Bitbucket
18 38 (0.68%) Maven
19 37 (0.67%) ProC
General
1 888 (16.00%) Finance
2 602 (10.85%) Electronics
3 404 (7.28%) Telecoms
4 324 (5.84%) Banking
5 278 (5.01%) Retail
6 244 (4.40%) Manufacturing
7 214 (3.86%) Marketing
8 177 (3.19%) Automotive
9 132 (2.38%) Investment Banking
10 113 (2.04%) Aerospace
11 100 (1.80%) Advertising
12 96 (1.73%) Military
13 88 (1.59%) Games
14 76 (1.37%) Retail Banking
15 56 (1.01%) Publishing
16 48 (0.87%) Legal
17 38 (0.68%) Front Office
18 34 (0.61%) Back Office
19 29 (0.52%) Law
19 29 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1558 (28.08%) Developer
2 1404 (25.30%) Software Engineer
3 650 (11.71%) Embedded Engineer
4 500 (9.01%) C++ Software Engineer
5 482 (8.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 452 (8.15%) Software Developer
7 408 (7.35%) C Software Engineer
8 387 (6.97%) C++ Developer
9 354 (6.38%) Consultant
10 344 (6.20%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 260 (4.69%) Graduate
12 257 (4.63%) Analyst
13 227 (4.09%) Embedded C Engineer
14 225 (4.05%) Java Developer
15 222 (4.00%) C Developer
16 217 (3.91%) Senior Software Engineer
17 205 (3.69%) Architect
18 203 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
19 191 (3.44%) Senior Developer
20 188 (3.39%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 624 (11.25%) HTML
2 575 (10.36%) .NET
3 456 (8.22%) CSS
4 316 (5.69%) XML
5 266 (4.79%) Web Services
6 228 (4.11%) REST
7 218 (3.93%) AngularJS
8 202 (3.64%) jQuery
9 199 (3.59%) JSON
10 187 (3.37%) HTML5
11 168 (3.03%) ASP.NET
12 159 (2.87%) Node.js
13 148 (2.67%) RESTful
14 136 (2.45%) Spring
15 130 (2.34%) CSS3
16 121 (2.18%) SOAP
17 105 (1.89%) .NET Framework
18 93 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 92 (1.66%) Ajax
20 71 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1031 (18.58%) Computer Science
2 443 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 435 (7.84%) Algorithms
4 253 (4.56%) Embedded Systems
5 175 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 173 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 172 (3.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 153 (2.76%) Data Structures
9 120 (2.16%) Derivative
9 120 (2.16%) User Experience
10 113 (2.04%) Device Driver
11 100 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
12 99 (1.78%) VHDL
13 94 (1.69%) Data Centre
14 85 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
15 81 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 68 (1.23%) Equities
17 65 (1.17%) Fintech
18 59 (1.06%) Virtual Team
19 57 (1.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1780 (32.08%) Linux
2 993 (17.90%) Windows
3 437 (7.88%) Unix
4 382 (6.88%) Android
5 255 (4.60%) Apple iOS
6 191 (3.44%) Embedded Linux
7 94 (1.69%) Windows Server
8 83 (1.50%) VxWorks
9 82 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 56 (1.01%) Windows 7
11 54 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (0.94%) AIX
13 50 (0.90%) Solaris
13 50 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (0.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 46 (0.83%) Mac OS
16 43 (0.77%) CentOS
17 35 (0.63%) Windows 10
18 27 (0.49%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1944 (35.03%) Software Engineering
2 1246 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 529 (9.53%) Mathematics
4 517 (9.32%) Scrum
5 511 (9.21%) OO
6 491 (8.85%) Test Automation
7 423 (7.62%) SDLC
8 369 (6.65%) Mentoring
9 360 (6.49%) Project Management
10 333 (6.00%) TDD
11 327 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
12 316 (5.69%) DevOps
13 304 (5.48%) Open Source
14 251 (4.52%) Machine Learning
15 246 (4.43%) Physics
16 243 (4.38%) Multithreading
17 237 (4.27%) Unit Testing
17 237 (4.27%) Web Development
18 220 (3.96%) ITIL
19 219 (3.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2775 (50.01%) C++
2 1686 (30.38%) Java
3 1324 (23.86%) Python
4 1068 (19.25%) C#
5 985 (17.75%) SQL
6 685 (12.34%) JavaScript
7 542 (9.77%) Embedded C
8 391 (7.05%) Perl
9 282 (5.08%) Ruby
10 279 (5.03%) PHP
11 272 (4.90%) Embedded C++
12 252 (4.54%) MATLAB
13 191 (3.44%) Bash Shell
14 143 (2.58%) Objective-C
15 134 (2.41%) VB
16 117 (2.11%) Shell Script
17 103 (1.86%) Go
17 103 (1.86%) Scala
18 101 (1.82%) PL/SQL
19 96 (1.73%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1721 (31.01%) Degree
2 855 (15.41%) Security Cleared
3 450 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 409 (7.37%) SC Cleared
5 351 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 175 (3.15%) PhD
7 101 (1.82%) Master's Degree
8 100 (1.80%) Numerate Degree
9 72 (1.30%) CISSP
10 71 (1.28%) ISTQB
11 68 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 68 (1.23%) HND
12 53 (0.96%) ISEB
13 39 (0.70%) CCNP
14 37 (0.67%) CREST Certified
14 37 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 36 (0.65%) CCNA
16 32 (0.58%) CISM
17 30 (0.54%) PMI Certification
18 28 (0.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (5.12%) QA
2 68 (1.23%) MISRA
3 62 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (1.10%) SLA
5 56 (1.01%) ISO 9001
6 44 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 29 (0.52%) MISRA C
8 27 (0.49%) PMO
9 25 (0.45%) GDPR
9 25 (0.45%) ISO 26262
10 23 (0.41%) DO-178B
11 22 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 21 (0.38%) Def Stans
12 21 (0.38%) IEC 61508
13 20 (0.36%) COBIT
13 20 (0.36%) Data Quality
13 20 (0.36%) DO-254
14 12 (0.22%) IEC 62304
15 11 (0.20%) RMADS
16 9 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 419 (7.55%) Firmware
2 149 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (1.96%) Docker
4 101 (1.82%) Active Directory
5 56 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 46 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (0.63%) Hyper-V
8 24 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (0.38%) NFS
10 14 (0.25%) RHEV
11 13 (0.23%) KVM
12 12 (0.22%) Apache Flume
13 11 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (0.18%) vSphere
15 9 (0.16%) HDFS
15 9 (0.16%) XenApp
16 8 (0.14%) Xen
17 6 (0.11%) Samba
18 5 (0.090%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 115 (2.07%) Puppet
2 90 (1.62%) Ansible
3 73 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 39 (0.70%) Nagios
6 24 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (0.36%) SCCM
8 19 (0.34%) vCenter Server
9 17 (0.31%) Cacti
10 16 (0.29%) SCOM
11 13 (0.23%) Nessus
11 13 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (0.23%) vMotion
12 12 (0.22%) Cobbler
12 12 (0.22%) Control-M
12 12 (0.22%) Rundeck
13 11 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (0.18%) Backup Exec
14 10 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
15 9 (0.16%) Nmap
Vendors
1 521 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 312 (5.62%) Oracle
3 204 (3.68%) VMware
4 156 (2.81%) Google
5 126 (2.27%) Cisco
6 115 (2.07%) Red Hat
7 103 (1.86%) SAP
8 90 (1.62%) EMC
9 61 (1.10%) HP
10 60 (1.08%) IBM
11 53 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
12 41 (0.74%) Freescale
13 38 (0.68%) Apple
14 37 (0.67%) Atlassian
14 37 (0.67%) Citrix
15 33 (0.59%) Adobe
15 33 (0.59%) Perforce
16 31 (0.56%) Xilinx
17 30 (0.54%) Murex
17 30 (0.54%) SolarWinds