Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

X++
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 930 1037 1145
Rank change year-on-year +107 +108 +54
Permanent jobs citing X++ 244 170 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.096% 0.065%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 173 151 114
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £100,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% +17.65% -15.00%

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 93,424 97,628 101,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.70% 55.35% 52.61%
Number of salaries quoted 77,663 80,188 87,562
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 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 +91 217 £57,500 -4.17% 92
UK excluding London +138 194 £57,500 +15.00% 82
North of England +67 74 £55,000 -31.25% 35
Midlands +51 52 £48,750 -2.50% 12
North West +67 50 £45,000 -7.69% 24
London -9 40 £63,750 -15.00% 15
East Midlands +28 30 £46,250 -7.50% 3
West Midlands +37 21 £52,500 +5.00% 9
South East -4 20 £67,500 +45.95% 13
East of England +36 18 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire +24 17 £58,750 -26.56% 8
South West +2 12 £57,500 +35.29% 7
Scotland +6 11 £57,500 +27.78% 4
North East -18 7 £60,000 +71.43% 3
Wales - 7 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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++.

1 244 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 230 (94.26%) Microsoft
3 140 (57.38%) ERP
4 128 (52.46%) Dynamics 365
5 118 (48.36%) Finance
6 71 (29.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 61 (25.00%) Logistics
8 57 (23.36%) Advertising
9 55 (22.54%) Retail
10 51 (20.90%) SQL
11 50 (20.49%) Manufacturing
12 48 (19.67%) .NET
12 48 (19.67%) SQL Server
13 38 (15.57%) Presales
14 37 (15.16%) C#
15 30 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (11.07%) Customer-Centricity
16 27 (11.07%) Visual Studio
17 26 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (8.61%) MorphX
19 20 (8.20%) Oracle
19 20 (8.20%) Power BI
20 19 (7.79%) SAP
21 18 (7.38%) Release Management
22 17 (6.97%) JD Edwards
22 17 (6.97%) Scrum
22 17 (6.97%) Analytical Mindset
23 16 (6.56%) PMO
23 16 (6.56%) Migration

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 6 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 244 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (3.69%) NetSuite
4 4 (1.64%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 128 (52.46%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (29.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 48 (19.67%) SQL Server
3 20 (8.20%) Power BI
4 6 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (11.07%) Visual Studio
2 21 (8.61%) MorphX
3 13 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 118 (48.36%) Finance
2 57 (23.36%) Advertising
3 55 (22.54%) Retail
4 50 (20.49%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.87%) Legal
6 3 (1.23%) Billing
7 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 115 (47.13%) Developer
2 110 (45.08%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 46 (18.85%) Consultant
4 35 (14.34%) Microsoft Developer
5 34 (13.93%) Architect
6 26 (10.66%) Dynamics AX Architect
6 26 (10.66%) Technical Architect
7 23 (9.43%) Functional Consultant
8 22 (9.02%) ERP Consultant
9 18 (7.38%) Dynamics AX Consultant
10 14 (5.74%) Analyst
11 13 (5.33%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.10%) ERP Manager
12 10 (4.10%) ERP Project Manager
12 10 (4.10%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.69%) Microsoft Consultant
14 8 (3.28%) Support Analyst
15 7 (2.87%) Programmer
15 7 (2.87%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.67%) .NET
2 15 (6.15%) Web Services
3 9 (3.69%) JSON
3 9 (3.69%) REST
3 9 (3.69%) SOAP
3 9 (3.69%) XML
4 6 (2.46%) ODBC
5 5 (2.05%) EDI
6 3 (1.23%) AppFabric
7 2 (0.82%) WCF
8 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.97%) Analytical Mindset
3 14 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (4.51%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.41%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (57.38%) ERP
2 61 (25.00%) Logistics
3 38 (15.57%) Presales
4 27 (11.07%) Customer-Centricity
5 26 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (7.38%) Release Management
7 17 (6.97%) Scrum
8 16 (6.56%) Data Migration
8 16 (6.56%) Migration
9 15 (6.15%) Process Improvement
10 12 (4.92%) Waterfall
11 11 (4.51%) Strategic Planning
12 10 (4.10%) CRM
13 9 (3.69%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (3.69%) Project Management
14 7 (2.87%) Customer Requirements
14 7 (2.87%) Decision-Making
14 7 (2.87%) MVC
14 7 (2.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.90%) SQL
2 37 (15.16%) C#
3 9 (3.69%) C++
4 3 (1.23%) Java
5 1 (0.41%) PHP
5 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.28%) ACCA
2 8 (3.28%) CIMA
3 2 (0.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.56%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 230 (94.26%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.20%) Oracle
3 19 (7.79%) SAP
4 17 (6.97%) JD Edwards
5 13 (5.33%) Sage
6 7 (2.87%) Epicor
6 7 (2.87%) Infor
7 5 (2.05%) Baan