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

C
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 97 97
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +9
Permanent jobs citing C 5,708 5,311 5,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.32% 3.09% 2.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.91% 5.58% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4,249 4,255 4,642
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,506 £27,761
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +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 96,598 95,096 104,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.11% 55.26% 52.14%
Number of salaries quoted 80,534 80,271 89,912
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% 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 19 June 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 June 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 5,436 £50,000 +5.26% 1,146
UK excluding London +4 4,064 £47,500 +11.76% 950
London +17 1,546 £60,000 - 253
South East -3 1,271 £47,500 +5.56% 227
South West +2 861 £46,000 +8.24% 148
East of England +15 857 £50,000 - 191
North of England +6 565 £43,125 +1.47% 185
North West +19 346 £45,000 +12.50% 100
Midlands -19 318 £45,000 +12.50% 141
West Midlands -7 231 £48,000 +20.00% 101
Yorkshire -24 176 £42,500 - 66
Scotland -47 127 £45,000 +5.88% 31
East Midlands -46 87 £37,500 -6.25% 40
Wales +17 50 £40,000 -5.88% 21
North East -12 43 £40,000 - 19
Northern Ireland +29 24 £40,000 -27.27% 7
Channel Islands - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 2,738 (47.97%) C++
2 2,114 (37.04%) Software Engineering
3 1,774 (31.08%) Python
4 1,613 (28.26%) Linux
5 1,517 (26.58%) Degree
6 1,476 (25.86%) Java
7 1,338 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
8 1,118 (19.59%) C#
9 1,034 (18.11%) SQL
10 1,029 (18.03%) Security Cleared
11 928 (16.26%) Computer Science
12 875 (15.33%) Finance
13 874 (15.31%) Windows
14 735 (12.88%) Mathematics
15 719 (12.60%) Microsoft
16 704 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
17 605 (10.60%) JavaScript
18 556 (9.74%) Embedded C
19 549 (9.62%) Scrum
20 541 (9.48%) DV Cleared
21 531 (9.30%) .NET
21 531 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
22 529 (9.27%) Algorithms
23 505 (8.85%) Git (software)
24 472 (8.27%) TDD
25 467 (8.18%) SC Cleared
26 466 (8.16%) SDLC
27 463 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
28 450 (7.88%) Test Automation
29 444 (7.78%) 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
1 109 (1.91%) Apache Spark
2 108 (1.89%) Confluence
3 79 (1.38%) Apache
4 63 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 58 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 50 (0.88%) IIS
7 45 (0.79%) SAS
8 43 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 43 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 38 (0.67%) Ethereum
9 38 (0.67%) Skype for Business
10 33 (0.58%) Apache Pig
10 33 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 30 (0.53%) nginx
12 28 (0.49%) CMS
13 27 (0.47%) JBoss
14 26 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 16 (0.28%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 168 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 160 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.68%) Simulink
5 36 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 34 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.21%) SPSS
8 9 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.14%) Stateflow
10 7 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.12%) TargetLink
11 6 (0.11%) OrCAD
12 5 (0.088%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.070%) Mathematica
13 4 (0.070%) Weka
14 3 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.053%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 301 (5.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 29 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 12 (0.21%) LabWindows
5 9 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.14%) Ripple
7 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.088%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.088%) R3 Corda
9 4 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.070%) Primavera
10 3 (0.053%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.053%) Sage 1000
10 3 (0.053%) Sage 500
10 3 (0.053%) SAP GRC
10 3 (0.053%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 241 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (1.79%) Office 365
4 81 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (1.16%) SaaS
6 62 (1.09%) GitHub
7 47 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (0.42%) PaaS
9 23 (0.40%) IaaS
10 19 (0.33%) Slack
11 16 (0.28%) G Suite
12 15 (0.26%) OpenShift
13 14 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.12%) Force.com
16 7 (0.12%) Google Analytics
17 6 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 209 (3.66%) TCP/IP
2 186 (3.26%) Firewall
2 186 (3.26%) Wireless
3 123 (2.15%) Ethernet
4 120 (2.10%) Internet
5 101 (1.77%) Network Security
6 99 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
7 90 (1.58%) Bluetooth
7 90 (1.58%) HTTP
8 69 (1.21%) DNS
9 55 (0.96%) LAN
9 55 (0.96%) SSL
9 55 (0.96%) WAN
10 54 (0.95%) RS-232
11 51 (0.89%) VPN
12 50 (0.88%) IPsec
13 48 (0.84%) SNMP
14 46 (0.81%) VoIP
14 46 (0.81%) ZigBee
15 45 (0.79%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 283 (4.96%) Big Data
3 154 (2.70%) MySQL
4 153 (2.68%) Hadoop
5 152 (2.66%) Relational Database
6 140 (2.45%) NoSQL
7 120 (2.10%) MongoDB
8 93 (1.63%) Blockchain
9 85 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 74 (1.30%) Apache Hive
11 58 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 53 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
13 47 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
14 46 (0.81%) GIS
15 39 (0.68%) Oracle Database
15 39 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 38 (0.67%) Redis
17 36 (0.63%) DB2
17 36 (0.63%) HBase
17 36 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 505 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 296 (5.19%) JIRA
3 283 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 201 (3.52%) Visual Studio
5 193 (3.38%) Subversion
6 188 (3.29%) Selenium
7 146 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 95 (1.66%) Cucumber
9 72 (1.26%) Bitbucket
9 72 (1.26%) JUnit
10 68 (1.19%) JMeter
11 61 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 51 (0.89%) Maven
13 49 (0.86%) SoapUI
14 47 (0.82%) LabVIEW
15 42 (0.74%) Ranorex
16 41 (0.72%) Buildbot
16 41 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
17 40 (0.70%) TeamCity
18 38 (0.67%) WATIR
General
1 875 (15.33%) Finance
2 429 (7.52%) Electronics
3 330 (5.78%) Retail
4 254 (4.45%) Banking
5 209 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 189 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 177 (3.10%) Advertising
8 150 (2.63%) Automotive
9 142 (2.49%) Marketing
10 135 (2.37%) Games
11 97 (1.70%) Financial Institution
12 96 (1.68%) Investment Banking
13 93 (1.63%) Military
14 92 (1.61%) Aerospace
14 92 (1.61%) Front Office
15 86 (1.51%) Law
16 73 (1.28%) Legal
17 34 (0.60%) Retail Banking
18 33 (0.58%) Publishing
19 31 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,485 (26.02%) Software Engineer
2 1,339 (23.46%) Developer
3 645 (11.30%) Embedded Engineer
4 528 (9.25%) C++ Software Engineer
5 505 (8.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 373 (6.53%) Software Developer
7 336 (5.89%) Consultant
8 307 (5.38%) C Software Engineer
9 303 (5.31%) Senior Software Engineer
10 293 (5.13%) Analyst
11 271 (4.75%) C++ Developer
12 260 (4.56%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 243 (4.26%) Java Developer
14 219 (3.84%) Graduate
15 200 (3.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
16 196 (3.43%) Senior Developer
17 192 (3.36%) Architect
18 181 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
19 177 (3.10%) Embedded C Engineer
20 159 (2.79%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 531 (9.30%) .NET
2 355 (6.22%) HTML
3 254 (4.45%) CSS
4 248 (4.34%) AngularJS
5 204 (3.57%) Node.js
6 201 (3.52%) Web Services
7 165 (2.89%) jQuery
7 165 (2.89%) XML
8 158 (2.77%) TensorFlow
9 145 (2.54%) Spring
10 143 (2.51%) Natural Language Processing
11 138 (2.42%) React
12 137 (2.40%) ASP.NET
13 123 (2.15%) REST
14 122 (2.14%) STL
15 111 (1.94%) .NET Framework
15 111 (1.94%) HTML5
16 92 (1.61%) Java EE
17 88 (1.54%) OpenGL
18 81 (1.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 928 (16.26%) Computer Science
2 531 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 529 (9.27%) Algorithms
4 306 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
5 217 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
6 168 (2.94%) User Experience
7 151 (2.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 122 (2.14%) Device Driver
9 118 (2.07%) Fintech
9 118 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
10 117 (2.05%) Management Information System
11 92 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 81 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
13 78 (1.37%) Data Centre
14 77 (1.35%) Mobile App
15 71 (1.24%) VHDL
16 69 (1.21%) Robotics
17 65 (1.14%) Virtual Team
18 60 (1.05%) CUDA
18 60 (1.05%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 1,613 (28.26%) Linux
2 874 (15.31%) Windows
3 384 (6.73%) Unix
4 238 (4.17%) Android
5 209 (3.66%) Embedded Linux
6 127 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 89 (1.56%) Windows Server
8 83 (1.45%) Mac OS X
9 63 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 58 (1.02%) Windows 7
11 56 (0.98%) CentOS
12 46 (0.81%) FreeRTOS
13 41 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 39 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 38 (0.67%) Windows 10
16 33 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (0.47%) Windows Phone
18 26 (0.46%) Solaris
19 25 (0.44%) Nucleus RTOS
20 22 (0.39%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,114 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 1,338 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 735 (12.88%) Mathematics
4 704 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
5 549 (9.62%) Scrum
6 472 (8.27%) TDD
7 466 (8.16%) SDLC
8 463 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
9 450 (7.88%) Test Automation
10 444 (7.78%) Machine Learning
11 401 (7.03%) OO
12 378 (6.62%) Project Management
13 371 (6.50%) DevOps
14 338 (5.92%) Multithreading
15 309 (5.41%) Physics
16 307 (5.38%) Analytics
17 282 (4.94%) Mentoring
18 280 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
19 263 (4.61%) UML
20 234 (4.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2,738 (47.97%) C++
2 1,774 (31.08%) Python
3 1,476 (25.86%) Java
4 1,118 (19.59%) C#
5 1,034 (18.11%) SQL
6 605 (10.60%) JavaScript
7 556 (9.74%) Embedded C
8 312 (5.47%) Perl
9 301 (5.27%) Embedded C++
10 289 (5.06%) Ruby
11 255 (4.47%) Bash Shell
12 237 (4.15%) MATLAB
13 230 (4.03%) PHP
14 182 (3.19%) Scala
15 160 (2.80%) R
16 152 (2.66%) PowerShell
17 120 (2.10%) Go
18 107 (1.87%) Shell Script
19 100 (1.75%) Assembly Language
20 94 (1.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,517 (26.58%) Degree
2 1,029 (18.03%) Security Cleared
3 541 (9.48%) DV Cleared
4 467 (8.18%) SC Cleared
5 298 (5.22%) PhD
6 286 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 105 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 102 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 90 (1.58%) Master's Degree
10 84 (1.47%) CISSP
11 79 (1.38%) CCNA
12 72 (1.26%) Numerate Degree
13 55 (0.96%) MCSE
14 53 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
15 50 (0.88%) GIAC
16 46 (0.81%) CCNP
17 45 (0.79%) SANS
18 36 (0.63%) HND
19 33 (0.58%) A+ Certification
19 33 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (3.33%) QA
2 69 (1.21%) SLA
3 64 (1.12%) MISRA
4 49 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (0.77%) GDPR
6 43 (0.75%) PMO
7 42 (0.74%) ISO 9001
8 28 (0.49%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.49%) IEC 61508
8 28 (0.49%) MISRA C
9 23 (0.40%) DO-178B
10 20 (0.35%) Def Stans
10 20 (0.35%) JTAG
11 17 (0.30%) PCI DSS
12 15 (0.26%) ISO 26262
13 14 (0.25%) ISO 15765
13 14 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (0.23%) ISO 13485
15 11 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
15 11 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 338 (5.92%) Firmware
2 169 (2.96%) Docker
3 143 (2.51%) Active Directory
4 99 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 73 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (0.96%) vSphere
7 48 (0.84%) Hyper-V
8 33 (0.58%) HDFS
9 27 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (0.40%) Apache Flume
11 12 (0.21%) NFS
12 11 (0.19%) VMware NSX
13 10 (0.18%) Samba
14 7 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.12%) Xen
15 6 (0.11%) KVM
16 4 (0.070%) ProxySG
17 3 (0.053%) OpenDJ
17 3 (0.053%) OpenIDM
17 3 (0.053%) RACF
Systems Management
1 144 (2.52%) Puppet
2 109 (1.91%) Ansible
3 76 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 38 (0.67%) Nagios
6 28 (0.49%) Terraform
7 27 (0.47%) Kibana
8 24 (0.42%) Salt
9 21 (0.37%) HAProxy
10 17 (0.30%) WSUS
11 15 (0.26%) SCCM
12 13 (0.23%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.18%) CSIRT
13 10 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (0.18%) HP ALM
13 10 (0.18%) Icinga
13 10 (0.18%) Nessus
13 10 (0.18%) Prometheus
13 10 (0.18%) SmoothWall
14 9 (0.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 719 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 278 (4.87%) Oracle
3 137 (2.40%) VMware
4 128 (2.24%) Cisco
5 108 (1.89%) Google
6 84 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 82 (1.44%) WorldPay
8 78 (1.37%) Atlassian
9 54 (0.95%) IBM
10 53 (0.93%) HP
11 51 (0.89%) Dell
12 48 (0.84%) EMC
13 47 (0.82%) SAP
14 39 (0.68%) Apple
15 36 (0.63%) Citrix
16 33 (0.58%) Juniper
17 32 (0.56%) Xilinx
18 31 (0.54%) Capita
19 30 (0.53%) Xerox
20 29 (0.51%) Salesforce.com