Period
to 19 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for X++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited X++ over the 6 months to 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

X++
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1024 934 1090
Rank change year-on-year -90 +156 +96
Permanent jobs citing X++ 94 268 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.15% 0.060%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 48 199 97
UK median annual salary £58,750 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.82% +15.79% -13.64%
10th Percentile £35,875 £43,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +23.60% -4.30%

X++ 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 83,326 97,825 92,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.99% 55.72% 53.60%
Number of salaries quoted 68,935 82,200 79,596
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,875 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

X++
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing X++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for X++ in the UK

X++
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing X++.

Salary trend for X++ in the UK

X++
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing X++ over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for X++ in the UK

X++
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing X++ within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2019. 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 -66 74 £55,000 - 171
UK excluding London -58 68 £52,500 -4.55% 160
North of England +31 31 £40,000 -34.69% 76
London +13 27 £65,000 +18.18% 25
North West +19 25 £55,000 -8.33% 52
Scotland -2 13 - - 12
South East -1 7 £60,000 -11.11% 31
Midlands -21 6 £40,000 -27.27% 23
East of England +36 5 £50,000 -9.09% 12
West Midlands +7 5 £40,000 -36.00% 18
Yorkshire +41 4 - - 21
Wales +13 4 £58,750 +11.90% 2
North East +16 2 £38,750 -61.25% 3
South West +13 2 £53,750 -20.37% 6
East Midlands -14 1 £52,500 -4.55% 5

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, IT jobs citing X++ 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 X++.

1 86 (91.49%) Dynamics AX
2 59 (62.77%) SQL
3 58 (61.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (56.38%) Microsoft
5 44 (46.81%) Dynamics 365
6 40 (42.55%) Finance
7 38 (40.43%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (39.36%) SQL Server
8 37 (39.36%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (38.30%) ERP
10 31 (32.98%) Web Services
10 31 (32.98%) C#
11 29 (30.85%) JSON
11 29 (30.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (28.72%) HTML
13 26 (27.66%) CSS
13 26 (27.66%) OO
13 26 (27.66%) Release Management
13 26 (27.66%) Performance Tuning
14 24 (25.53%) OOD
14 24 (25.53%) SOAP
14 24 (25.53%) JavaScript
14 24 (25.53%) Performance Optimisation
15 16 (17.02%) .NET
16 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (11.70%) Logistics
18 11 (11.70%) EDI
19 9 (9.57%) Java
20 8 (8.51%) T-SQL

X++
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 4 (4.26%) Confluence
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 86 (91.49%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (4.26%) SAP ERP
4 3 (3.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 44 (46.81%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (5.32%) iPaaS
3 4 (4.26%) SaaS
4 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (61.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 37 (39.36%) SQL Server
3 29 (30.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.32%) Power BI
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.38%) MorphX
3 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (4.26%) JIRA
5 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
General
1 40 (42.55%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Retail
3 4 (4.26%) Legal
3 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.19%) Advertising
5 2 (2.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) German Language
Job Titles
1 74 (78.72%) Developer
2 59 (62.77%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (5.32%) Integration Developer
4 5 (5.32%) Senior Manager
5 4 (4.26%) Consultant
5 4 (4.26%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (4.26%) IT Manager
5 4 (4.26%) Programmer
5 4 (4.26%) Senior IT Manager
6 3 (3.19%) Junior
6 3 (3.19%) Junior Developer
6 3 (3.19%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.13%) Analyst
7 2 (2.13%) Applications Developer
7 2 (2.13%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (2.13%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.13%) Support Manager
7 2 (2.13%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.13%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (32.98%) Web Services
2 29 (30.85%) JSON
3 27 (28.72%) HTML
4 26 (27.66%) CSS
5 24 (25.53%) SOAP
6 16 (17.02%) .NET
7 11 (11.70%) EDI
8 5 (5.32%) MDX
9 4 (4.26%) Spring
10 2 (2.13%) jQuery
10 2 (2.13%) ODBC
11 1 (1.06%) Middleware
11 1 (1.06%) WCF
11 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (40.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Client/Server
2 8 (8.51%) iSeries
3 4 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.13%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.13%) Fintech
4 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.06%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.06%) Windows
1 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.36%) Problem-Solving
2 36 (38.30%) ERP
3 26 (27.66%) OO
3 26 (27.66%) Performance Tuning
3 26 (27.66%) Release Management
4 24 (25.53%) OOD
4 24 (25.53%) Performance Optimisation
5 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.70%) Logistics
7 8 (8.51%) Workflow
8 6 (6.38%) ITIL
9 5 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.32%) CRM
9 5 (5.32%) Data Security
9 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.32%) SDLC
9 5 (5.32%) Single Customer View
9 5 (5.32%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 59 (62.77%) SQL
2 31 (32.98%) C#
3 24 (25.53%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.57%) Java
5 8 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.32%) Python
7 4 (4.26%) ABAP
8 3 (3.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) PMO
2 1 (1.06%) QA
Vendors
1 53 (56.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.51%) IBM
3 5 (5.32%) SAP
4 4 (4.26%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.06%) Epicor
5 1 (1.06%) Infor
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle
5 1 (1.06%) Sage