Period
to 20 November 2017

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

X++
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 935 1073 1195
Rank change year-on-year +138 +122 +35
Permanent jobs citing X++ 254 146 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.078% 0.053%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 197 129 112
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £42,000 £34,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £48,045
% change year-on-year +12.36% -7.38% +6.77%

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 99506 98830 113063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.35% 52.83% 51.70%
Number of salaries quoted 81947 85254 96676
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%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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 +124 217 £55,000 +4.76% 15
UK excluding London +92 159 £50,000 +12.36% 16
London +25 68 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Midlands +39 46 £50,000 +2.56% 3
South East +42 42 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North of England +14 30 £60,000 +60.00% 5
East Midlands +50 28 £55,000 +51.72% 1
Yorkshire +15 20 £80,000 +113.33% 3
West Midlands +11 18 £50,000 -4.76% 2
South West +22 15 £55,000 +12.24% 1
Scotland -9 12 £48,000 +1.05% 2
East of England +12 11 £55,000 +41.94% 1
North West -11 9 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Wales +13 4 £52,500 +32.91%
North East -2 1 £35,000 -12.50%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing X++ 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 X++.

1 251 (98.82%) Dynamics AX
2 221 (87.01%) Microsoft
3 134 (52.76%) SQL
4 132 (51.97%) ERP
5 127 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 116 (45.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 99 (38.98%) .NET
8 68 (26.77%) Visual Studio
8 68 (26.77%) C#
9 63 (24.80%) Finance
10 57 (22.44%) Dynamics 365
11 46 (18.11%) Advertising
12 44 (17.32%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (16.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 41 (16.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 36 (14.17%) MorphX
16 34 (13.39%) Dynamics CRM
16 34 (13.39%) CRM
17 33 (12.99%) C++
18 31 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (11.81%) Power BI
20 26 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (9.45%) Retail
22 22 (8.66%) Performance Tuning
23 21 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
24 20 (7.87%) Time Management
25 19 (7.48%) Presales
26 18 (7.09%) JD Edwards
26 18 (7.09%) Migration
27 17 (6.69%) Test Scripting

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 16 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 251 (98.82%) Dynamics AX
2 34 (13.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.97%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.79%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 57 (22.44%) Dynamics 365
2 10 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 116 (45.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (16.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (16.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (11.81%) Power BI
6 10 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.79%) Big Data
10 2 (0.79%) QlikView
11 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.39%) DTS
11 1 (0.39%) OLAP
11 1 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.39%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (26.77%) Visual Studio
2 36 (14.17%) MorphX
3 17 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 63 (24.80%) Finance
2 46 (18.11%) Advertising
3 24 (9.45%) Retail
4 15 (5.91%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.54%) Billing
6 6 (2.36%) Automotive
7 2 (0.79%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 171 (67.32%) Developer
2 161 (63.39%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 34 (13.39%) Senior Developer
4 29 (11.42%) Microsoft Developer
5 27 (10.63%) Consultant
6 22 (8.66%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 20 (7.87%) Analyst
8 17 (6.69%) Architect
8 17 (6.69%) Technical Architect
8 17 (6.69%) Technical Consultant
9 11 (4.33%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.33%) Dynamics AX Architect
10 7 (2.76%) Business Manager
10 7 (2.76%) Programmer
10 7 (2.76%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (2.76%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 7 (2.76%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.76%) Technical Support
11 6 (2.36%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (2.36%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (38.98%) .NET
2 9 (3.54%) Web Services
3 8 (3.15%) CSS
3 8 (3.15%) HTML
4 7 (2.76%) WCF
5 6 (2.36%) Spine.js
6 5 (1.97%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.97%) EDI
7 4 (1.57%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.57%) AppFabric
7 4 (1.57%) RESTful
7 4 (1.57%) SOAP
8 3 (1.18%) REST
9 2 (0.79%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 2 (0.79%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.79%) WPF
10 1 (0.39%) COM
10 1 (0.39%) JSON
10 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.15%) Data Structures
3 7 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.39%) iPad
6 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.51%) Windows
2 10 (3.94%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (51.97%) ERP
2 44 (17.32%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (13.39%) CRM
4 31 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (8.66%) Performance Tuning
6 20 (7.87%) Time Management
7 19 (7.48%) Presales
8 18 (7.09%) Migration
9 17 (6.69%) Test Scripting
10 16 (6.30%) Data Migration
10 16 (6.30%) OO
11 15 (5.91%) Unit Testing
12 14 (5.51%) SDLC
13 13 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
15 10 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
16 9 (3.54%) High Availability
17 8 (3.15%) Workflow
18 7 (2.76%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 134 (52.76%) SQL
2 68 (26.77%) C#
3 33 (12.99%) C++
4 15 (5.91%) VB
5 13 (5.12%) Java
6 12 (4.72%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.72%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.94%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.51%) Degree
3 2 (0.79%) ACCA
3 2 (0.79%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.15%) PMO
2 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.18%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 221 (87.01%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.09%) JD Edwards
3 6 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.97%) SAP
5 3 (1.18%) Epicor
5 3 (1.18%) Infor
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle
5 3 (1.18%) Sage
6 2 (0.79%) PeopleSoft