Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

X++
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 911 1081 1161
Rank change year-on-year +170 +80 +25
Permanent jobs citing X++ 270 130 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.073% 0.064%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 196 132 126
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% -12.50%
10th Percentile £37,000 £42,500 £35,125
90th Percentile £80,625 £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 97,905 98,295 106,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.92% 55.44% 52.36%
Number of salaries quoted 81,397 82,164 91,868
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for X++ in the UK

X++
Top 14 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 July 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 +152 246 £57,500 -8.00% 30
UK excluding London +169 223 £57,500 +15.00% 33
North of England +76 80 £57,500 -28.13% 11
Midlands +61 70 £50,000 - 3
North West +74 52 £52,500 +5.00% 7
East Midlands +46 39 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South East +13 37 £72,500 +61.11% 7
London -24 35 £65,000 -18.75% 4
West Midlands +43 30 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire +27 20 £60,000 -25.00% 3
East of England +19 14 £58,750 +17.50% 3
Scotland -4 14 £63,750 +41.67% 4
South West +7 8 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North East - 8 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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++.

1 270 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 243 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 154 (57.04%) ERP
4 130 (48.15%) Dynamics 365
5 128 (47.41%) Finance
6 77 (28.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 66 (24.44%) Retail
8 64 (23.70%) .NET
9 62 (22.96%) Logistics
9 62 (22.96%) Advertising
10 60 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 59 (21.85%) SQL
12 54 (20.00%) Manufacturing
13 49 (18.15%) Presales
14 48 (17.78%) C#
15 35 (12.96%) Customer-Centricity
16 34 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (10.37%) Visual Studio
19 24 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (8.52%) JD Edwards
21 22 (8.15%) Oracle
21 22 (8.15%) MorphX
22 21 (7.78%) SAP
23 20 (7.41%) Web Services
23 20 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
24 18 (6.67%) Data Migration
24 18 (6.67%) Migration
24 18 (6.67%) Power BI
25 17 (6.30%) Greenfield Project

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 7 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 270 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (4.81%) NetSuite
3 9 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (2.96%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 130 (48.15%) Dynamics 365
2 11 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.48%) Office 365
4 3 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (28.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 60 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.67%) Power BI
4 17 (6.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.48%) OLAP
7 3 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (10.37%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.15%) MorphX
3 15 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 128 (47.41%) Finance
2 66 (24.44%) Retail
3 62 (22.96%) Advertising
4 54 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.59%) Billing
5 7 (2.59%) Legal
6 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (42.22%) Developer
2 110 (40.74%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 62 (22.96%) Consultant
4 45 (16.67%) Architect
5 37 (13.70%) Dynamics AX Architect
5 37 (13.70%) Functional Consultant
6 33 (12.22%) Microsoft Developer
7 31 (11.48%) ERP Consultant
8 28 (10.37%) Technical Architect
9 27 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
10 19 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (6.30%) Analyst
12 16 (5.93%) Senior Developer
13 11 (4.07%) Microsoft Consultant
14 10 (3.70%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.70%) Support Analyst
15 8 (2.96%) ERP Manager
15 8 (2.96%) ERP Project Manager
16 7 (2.59%) .NET Developer
16 7 (2.59%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (23.70%) .NET
2 20 (7.41%) Web Services
3 12 (4.44%) XML
4 11 (4.07%) JSON
4 11 (4.07%) REST
5 9 (3.33%) SOAP
6 6 (2.22%) EDI
7 3 (1.11%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.37%) Middleware
8 1 (0.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.81%) Data Structures
4 12 (4.44%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.37%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.37%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.85%) Windows
2 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (57.04%) ERP
2 62 (22.96%) Logistics
3 49 (18.15%) Presales
4 35 (12.96%) Customer-Centricity
5 34 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 18 (6.67%) Migration
8 17 (6.30%) Scrum
9 15 (5.56%) Process Improvement
10 12 (4.44%) Release Management
10 12 (4.44%) Test Scripting
11 11 (4.07%) Decision-Making
11 11 (4.07%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (4.07%) Strategic Planning
12 10 (3.70%) Waterfall
13 9 (3.33%) CRM
13 9 (3.33%) Project Management
13 9 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (2.59%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 59 (21.85%) SQL
2 48 (17.78%) C#
3 16 (5.93%) C++
4 6 (2.22%) Java
5 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.11%) VB
7 1 (0.37%) PHP
7 1 (0.37%) Python
7 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (2.96%) ACCA
2 8 (2.96%) CIMA
3 5 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.44%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (2.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 243 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.52%) JD Edwards
3 22 (8.15%) Oracle
4 21 (7.78%) SAP
5 15 (5.56%) Sage
6 8 (2.96%) Epicor
6 8 (2.96%) Infor
7 5 (1.85%) Baan