Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 96 95
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +10
Permanent jobs citing C 5848 5642 6538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 2.97% 2.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.87% 5.62% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4685 4416 5170
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,963 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,125 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%

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 99556 100452 113331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.26% 52.82% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 81931 86621 96869
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 0 5457 £50,000 +5.26% 279
UK excluding London +13 4230 £45,000 - 204
London -25 1493 £60,000 -7.69% 83
South East -2 1384 £47,500 - 40
East of England +27 955 £50,000 +17.65% 71
South West -8 570 £42,500 -2.30% 38
Midlands +48 548 £40,000 - 13
North of England +3 496 £42,500 +6.25% 34
West Midlands +58 398 £40,000 +6.67% 8
North West +44 322 £45,000 +11.11% 21
Scotland +32 194 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +20 150 £40,000 -1.84% 4
Yorkshire -49 127 £40,000 - 11
Wales +18 63 £45,000 - 4
North East +13 47 £40,000 +26.98% 2
Northern Ireland -3 24 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 2970 (50.79%) C++
2 2048 (35.02%) Software Engineering
3 1955 (33.43%) Linux
4 1807 (30.90%) Degree
5 1700 (29.07%) Java
6 1491 (25.50%) Python
7 1358 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
8 1135 (19.41%) Computer Science
9 1130 (19.32%) C#
10 1086 (18.57%) SQL
11 915 (15.65%) Windows
12 909 (15.54%) Finance
13 804 (13.75%) Security Cleared
14 730 (12.48%) JavaScript
15 625 (10.69%) Mathematics
16 590 (10.09%) .NET
17 589 (10.07%) Electronics
18 587 (10.04%) HTML
19 582 (9.95%) Microsoft
20 576 (9.85%) Embedded C
21 543 (9.29%) Scrum
22 504 (8.62%) Test Automation
23 494 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
24 480 (8.21%) OO
25 470 (8.04%) CSS
26 462 (7.90%) Algorithms
27 456 (7.80%) Unix
28 434 (7.42%) Git (software)
29 423 (7.23%) DV Cleared
30 411 (7.03%) SC Cleared

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
1 122 (2.09%) Apache Spark
2 91 (1.56%) Confluence
3 78 (1.33%) Apache
4 71 (1.21%) JBoss
5 68 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 54 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
6 54 (0.92%) IIS
7 52 (0.89%) WebSphere
8 50 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 46 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 43 (0.74%) CMS
11 41 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 39 (0.67%) Ethereum
13 38 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 37 (0.63%) OpenStack
15 33 (0.56%) Hyperledger
16 32 (0.55%) SAS
17 25 (0.43%) nginx
18 22 (0.38%) Apache Pig
18 22 (0.38%) eris
Applications
1 148 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (1.18%) Simulink
4 47 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 22 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
9 13 (0.22%) MS Visio
9 13 (0.22%) SPSS
10 10 (0.17%) Doxygen
11 9 (0.15%) Mathematica
12 8 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.12%) Stateflow
14 5 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.085%) InDesign
14 5 (0.085%) OrCAD
15 4 (0.068%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
16 3 (0.051%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 178 (3.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 19 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 15 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.24%) LabWindows
5 14 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.24%) Summit
6 13 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.10%) ION MarketView
9 6 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 6 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 5 (0.085%) Advent Geneva
10 5 (0.085%) Magento
10 5 (0.085%) MultiFonds
10 5 (0.085%) PORTIA
10 5 (0.085%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 264 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 152 (2.60%) SaaS
4 94 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 76 (1.30%) Office 365
6 74 (1.27%) GitHub
7 39 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 33 (0.56%) OpenShift
9 27 (0.46%) IaaS
10 25 (0.43%) PaaS
11 21 (0.36%) Google Play
12 18 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.31%) G Suite
13 15 (0.26%) Slack
14 13 (0.22%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.19%) Serverless
15 11 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
16 10 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
17 8 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 321 (5.49%) TCP/IP
2 307 (5.25%) Wireless
3 206 (3.52%) Ethernet
4 199 (3.40%) Firewall
5 131 (2.24%) Bluetooth
6 129 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
7 112 (1.92%) HTTP
7 112 (1.92%) Internet
8 100 (1.71%) WAN
9 98 (1.68%) VPN
10 77 (1.32%) Network Security
11 71 (1.21%) LAN
12 66 (1.13%) DNS
13 64 (1.09%) VoIP
14 58 (0.99%) InfiniBand
15 54 (0.92%) ZigBee
16 53 (0.91%) SSL
17 52 (0.89%) DHCP
18 50 (0.85%) SAN
19 41 (0.70%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 290 (4.96%) MySQL
3 246 (4.21%) Big Data
4 242 (4.14%) Relational Database
5 183 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 173 (2.96%) Hadoop
7 93 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 92 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 83 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
10 81 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 70 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 63 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 58 (0.99%) Blockchain
14 57 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
15 53 (0.91%) Apache Hive
16 48 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 47 (0.80%) Data Mining
18 34 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 32 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
20 31 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 434 (7.42%) Git (software)
2 266 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 259 (4.43%) JIRA
4 231 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 217 (3.71%) Subversion
6 167 (2.86%) Selenium
7 108 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 86 (1.47%) Cucumber
8 86 (1.47%) JUnit
9 70 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
10 69 (1.18%) Eclipse
11 52 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 52 (0.89%) Xcode
12 47 (0.80%) JMeter
12 47 (0.80%) SoapUI
13 39 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 38 (0.65%) ProC
15 37 (0.63%) Android Studio
15 37 (0.63%) LabVIEW
16 32 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 909 (15.54%) Finance
2 589 (10.07%) Electronics
3 369 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 300 (5.13%) Banking
5 241 (4.12%) Retail
6 221 (3.78%) Manufacturing
7 176 (3.01%) Automotive
8 172 (2.94%) Marketing
9 136 (2.33%) Advertising
10 122 (2.09%) Investment Banking
11 115 (1.97%) Aerospace
12 107 (1.83%) Games
13 97 (1.66%) Military
14 77 (1.32%) Retail Banking
15 54 (0.92%) Legal
16 52 (0.89%) Front Office
17 45 (0.77%) Publishing
18 43 (0.74%) Multimedia
19 36 (0.62%) Law
20 34 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1634 (27.94%) Developer
2 1493 (25.53%) Software Engineer
3 717 (12.26%) Embedded Engineer
4 526 (8.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 500 (8.55%) C++ Software Engineer
6 446 (7.63%) Software Developer
7 422 (7.22%) C Software Engineer
8 400 (6.84%) C++ Developer
9 345 (5.90%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 293 (5.01%) Consultant
11 280 (4.79%) Senior Software Engineer
12 270 (4.62%) Graduate
13 264 (4.51%) Embedded C Engineer
14 250 (4.27%) Analyst
15 238 (4.07%) C Developer
16 228 (3.90%) Embedded C++ Engineer
17 227 (3.88%) Java Developer
18 223 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
19 212 (3.63%) Senior Developer
20 209 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 590 (10.09%) .NET
2 587 (10.04%) HTML
3 470 (8.04%) CSS
4 296 (5.06%) XML
5 280 (4.79%) Web Services
6 262 (4.48%) jQuery
7 238 (4.07%) AngularJS
8 222 (3.80%) REST
9 206 (3.52%) HTML5
10 197 (3.37%) ASP.NET
11 177 (3.03%) Node.js
12 151 (2.58%) Spring
13 141 (2.41%) JSON
14 138 (2.36%) CSS3
15 123 (2.10%) RESTful
16 115 (1.97%) .NET Framework
17 112 (1.92%) SOAP
18 106 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 101 (1.73%) Ajax
20 98 (1.68%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1135 (19.41%) Computer Science
2 494 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 462 (7.90%) Algorithms
4 289 (4.94%) Embedded Systems
5 174 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 165 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 152 (2.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 146 (2.50%) User Experience
9 128 (2.19%) Data Structures
10 120 (2.05%) Derivative
11 110 (1.88%) VHDL
12 107 (1.83%) Device Driver
13 103 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
14 91 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 87 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
16 86 (1.47%) Robotics
17 79 (1.35%) Data Centre
18 78 (1.33%) Equities
19 70 (1.20%) Client/Server
19 70 (1.20%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1955 (33.43%) Linux
2 915 (15.65%) Windows
3 456 (7.80%) Unix
4 327 (5.59%) Android
5 219 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 218 (3.73%) Embedded Linux
7 86 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 81 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (1.15%) VxWorks
10 65 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (1.01%) Windows 7
12 57 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 53 (0.91%) AIX
14 49 (0.84%) Windows 10
15 46 (0.79%) Solaris
16 42 (0.72%) CentOS
17 28 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 25 (0.43%) Mac OS X
19 24 (0.41%) Mac OS
20 15 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2048 (35.02%) Software Engineering
2 1358 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
3 625 (10.69%) Mathematics
4 543 (9.29%) Scrum
5 504 (8.62%) Test Automation
6 480 (8.21%) OO
7 404 (6.91%) SDLC
8 361 (6.17%) Mentoring
9 353 (6.04%) Project Management
10 346 (5.92%) TDD
11 345 (5.90%) DevOps
12 331 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
13 326 (5.57%) Machine Learning
13 326 (5.57%) Open Source
14 321 (5.49%) Multithreading
15 301 (5.15%) Physics
16 239 (4.09%) Web Development
17 227 (3.88%) Unit Testing
18 225 (3.85%) Analytics
19 214 (3.66%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2970 (50.79%) C++
2 1700 (29.07%) Java
3 1491 (25.50%) Python
4 1130 (19.32%) C#
5 1086 (18.57%) SQL
6 730 (12.48%) JavaScript
7 576 (9.85%) Embedded C
8 394 (6.74%) Perl
9 299 (5.11%) Embedded C++
10 298 (5.10%) MATLAB
11 279 (4.77%) Bash Shell
12 278 (4.75%) Ruby
13 274 (4.69%) PHP
14 142 (2.43%) Objective-C
15 137 (2.34%) Scala
16 133 (2.27%) Shell Script
17 128 (2.19%) VB
18 124 (2.12%) Go
19 120 (2.05%) PowerShell
20 118 (2.02%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1807 (30.90%) Degree
2 804 (13.75%) Security Cleared
3 423 (7.23%) DV Cleared
4 411 (7.03%) SC Cleared
5 351 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 213 (3.64%) PhD
7 114 (1.95%) Master's Degree
8 89 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
9 86 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
10 80 (1.37%) CISSP
11 60 (1.03%) HND
12 56 (0.96%) CCNA
13 53 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 48 (0.82%) ISTQB
15 40 (0.68%) SANS
16 35 (0.60%) ISEB
17 34 (0.58%) CCNP
18 32 (0.55%) GIAC
19 31 (0.53%) MCSE
19 31 (0.53%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (5.54%) QA
2 78 (1.33%) MISRA
3 62 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (1.06%) SLA
4 50 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 48 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 40 (0.68%) MISRA C
7 33 (0.56%) GDPR
8 30 (0.51%) PMO
9 29 (0.50%) DO-178B
9 29 (0.50%) ISO 26262
10 20 (0.34%) IEC 61508
11 19 (0.32%) Data Quality
11 19 (0.32%) DO-254
12 18 (0.31%) Def Stans
13 16 (0.27%) ISO 13485
13 16 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 16 (0.27%) RMADS
14 14 (0.24%) COBIT
14 14 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 381 (6.52%) Firmware
2 132 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (2.22%) Docker
4 122 (2.09%) Active Directory
5 51 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 46 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 45 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (0.48%) NFS
9 26 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (0.34%) vSphere
11 17 (0.29%) KVM
11 17 (0.29%) RHEV
12 16 (0.27%) Samba
13 14 (0.24%) Apache Flume
14 13 (0.22%) HDFS
14 13 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.21%) XenApp
16 11 (0.19%) VMware NSX
17 9 (0.15%) oVirt
18 8 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 140 (2.39%) Puppet
2 98 (1.68%) Ansible
3 78 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (1.23%) Kubernetes
5 47 (0.80%) Nagios
6 26 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 25 (0.43%) Nessus
8 22 (0.38%) Kibana
9 21 (0.36%) SCCM
10 20 (0.34%) vCenter Server
11 16 (0.27%) Cacti
11 16 (0.27%) Nmap
12 14 (0.24%) Cobbler
12 14 (0.24%) SCOM
12 14 (0.24%) vMotion
13 12 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (0.19%) Prometheus
14 11 (0.19%) Salt
15 10 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
15 10 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 582 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 344 (5.88%) Oracle
3 201 (3.44%) VMware
4 153 (2.62%) Google
5 126 (2.15%) Cisco
6 106 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 90 (1.54%) EMC
8 87 (1.49%) SAP
9 76 (1.30%) HP
10 71 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 52 (0.89%) IBM
12 47 (0.80%) Sun
13 45 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
14 43 (0.74%) Apple
15 40 (0.68%) Citrix
16 38 (0.65%) Dell
17 36 (0.62%) NetApp
18 35 (0.60%) Perforce
19 34 (0.58%) Splunk
20 32 (0.55%) SolarWinds