Standard Template Library (STL)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for STL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited STL over the 6 months to 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 776 971 1042
Rank change year-on-year +195 +71 -221
Permanent jobs citing STL 62 62 110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.056% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 54 32 91
10th Percentile £45,750 £47,500 £47,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +20.37%
75th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £127,500
90th Percentile - - £232,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK

STL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,929 34,849 55,080
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 23.14% 31.34% 38.75%
Number of salaries quoted 14,620 21,175 31,093
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,371 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £46,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

STL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for STL in the UK

STL
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for STL in the UK

STL
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing STL over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

Salary histogram for STL in the UK

STL
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the UK over the 6 months to 4 March 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
England +193 61 £62,500 - 32
UK excluding London +93 53 £62,500 +13.64% 18
South East +95 30 £80,000 +33.33% 5
Work from Home +133 27 £80,000 +45.45% 17
South West +14 12 £55,000 +4.76% 9
North West - 8 £62,500 - 1
North of England - 8 £62,500 - 1
London +179 7 £75,000 -6.25% 15
East of England +35 2 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Wales - 1 £55,000 - 2

STL
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 23 (37.10%) Apache
2 4 (6.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) CMake
2 18 (29.03%) Subversion
3 9 (14.52%) Git
4 4 (6.45%) GDB
4 4 (6.45%) JIRA
5 3 (4.84%) GCC
6 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (29.03%) Military
2 12 (19.35%) Finance
3 5 (8.06%) Marketing
4 4 (6.45%) Electronics
4 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.45%) Public Sector
4 4 (6.45%) Social Skills
4 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (61.29%) Software Engineer
2 21 (33.87%) C++ Software Engineer
2 21 (33.87%) Senior
3 18 (29.03%) C++ Developer
3 18 (29.03%) Developer
4 17 (27.42%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 17 (27.42%) Senior Software Engineer
5 14 (22.58%) Embedded Engineer
6 12 (19.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (16.13%) Lead
8 8 (12.90%) Lead Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Senior C++ Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Audio Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Audio Software Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) C++ Team Leader
10 2 (3.23%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Graduate
10 2 (3.23%) Junior
10 2 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (43.55%) Qt
2 23 (37.10%) Apache NiFi
3 22 (35.48%) XML
4 21 (33.87%) MFC
5 4 (6.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (4.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) Algorithms
2 6 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (6.45%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.84%) Equities
4 3 (4.84%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) Analogue Electronics
5 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.23%) FPGA
5 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.23%) Verilog
6 1 (1.61%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 51 (82.26%) Linux
2 43 (69.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (72.58%) Software Engineering
2 23 (37.10%) Computer Science
3 22 (35.48%) Mentoring
4 21 (33.87%) Agile
5 20 (32.26%) Mathematics
5 20 (32.26%) OO
5 20 (32.26%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (29.03%) Configuration Management
6 18 (29.03%) Technical Leadership
7 9 (14.52%) Multithreading
8 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.84%) Backtesting
9 3 (4.84%) Concurrent Programming
9 3 (4.84%) Low Latency
9 3 (4.84%) Multithreaded Programming
9 3 (4.84%) Order Management
9 3 (4.84%) Quantitative Trading
Programming Languages
1 55 (88.71%) C++
2 9 (14.52%) Python
3 7 (11.29%) SQL
4 4 (6.45%) C
5 2 (3.23%) Bash
5 2 (3.23%) Embedded C++
5 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 26 (41.94%) Degree
2 23 (37.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (27.42%) SC Cleared
3 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) SAP
2 2 (3.23%) Cadence