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

X++
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 911 1093 1165
Rank change year-on-year +182 +72 +18
Permanent jobs citing X++ 295 78 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.045% 0.060%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.083% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 222 84 121
UK median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% -17.39% -4.17%
10th Percentile £43,800 £36,625 £31,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +26.32% +5.56% -5.26%

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 99,559 94,181 106,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.09% 54.58% 51.97%
Number of salaries quoted 83,684 80,447 91,813
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 April 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 20 April 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 +178 261 £60,000 +14.29% 24
UK excluding London +189 245 £60,000 +26.32% 21
Midlands +67 78 £55,000 +5.77% 8
North of England +46 61 £60,000 +50.00% 6
South East +49 54 £70,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +42 42 £55,000 - 5
North West +23 40 £61,250 +37.64% 2
West Midlands +20 36 £60,000 +15.38% 3
London -20 34 £55,000 -13.73% 5
Scotland - 21 £48,000 - 2
East of England - 18 £55,000 - 3
Yorkshire +33 17 £57,500 +48.39% 3
South West -7 11 £67,500 +58.82% 1
North East - 4 £60,000 - 1
Wales +5 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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++.

1 295 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 259 (87.80%) Microsoft
3 154 (52.20%) ERP
4 123 (41.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 117 (39.66%) Finance
6 111 (37.63%) SQL
7 88 (29.83%) Advertising
8 87 (29.49%) SQL Server
9 79 (26.78%) .NET
9 79 (26.78%) Dynamics 365
10 61 (20.68%) Retail
11 56 (18.98%) C#
12 40 (13.56%) MorphX
13 39 (13.22%) Logistics
14 37 (12.54%) Manufacturing
15 36 (12.20%) C++
15 36 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 36 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 36 (12.20%) Presales
16 33 (11.19%) Visual Studio
17 32 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
19 29 (9.83%) JD Edwards
20 26 (8.81%) Customer-Centricity
21 24 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
21 24 (8.14%) Power BI
21 24 (8.14%) PMO
21 24 (8.14%) Test Scripting
22 22 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
23 19 (6.44%) Problem-Solving

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 11 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 295 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (3.73%) Dynamics SL
3 11 (3.73%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 79 (26.78%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.02%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (41.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 87 (29.49%) SQL Server
3 36 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 24 (8.14%) Power BI
5 19 (6.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.36%) OLAP
9 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (13.56%) MorphX
2 33 (11.19%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 117 (39.66%) Finance
2 88 (29.83%) Advertising
3 61 (20.68%) Retail
4 37 (12.54%) Manufacturing
5 15 (5.08%) Billing
6 3 (1.02%) Automotive
7 2 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 155 (52.54%) Developer
2 152 (51.53%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 67 (22.71%) Consultant
4 43 (14.58%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 39 (13.22%) Microsoft Developer
6 33 (11.19%) Functional Consultant
7 32 (10.85%) Senior Developer
8 30 (10.17%) Architect
9 26 (8.81%) Dynamics AX Architect
10 25 (8.47%) ERP Consultant
11 17 (5.76%) Technical Architect
12 16 (5.42%) Technical Consultant
13 14 (4.75%) .NET Developer
14 13 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
16 9 (3.05%) Analyst
17 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Consultant
18 7 (2.37%) Programmer
18 7 (2.37%) Support Consultant
19 6 (2.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (26.78%) .NET
2 15 (5.08%) Web Services
3 6 (2.03%) EDI
3 6 (2.03%) XML
4 3 (1.02%) AppFabric
5 2 (0.68%) CSS
5 2 (0.68%) HTML
5 2 (0.68%) JSON
5 2 (0.68%) REST
5 2 (0.68%) SOAP
5 2 (0.68%) Spine.js
6 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.07%) Windows
2 9 (3.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (52.20%) ERP
2 39 (13.22%) Logistics
3 36 (12.20%) Presales
4 32 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (8.81%) Customer-Centricity
7 24 (8.14%) Test Scripting
8 19 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (6.10%) Data Migration
9 18 (6.10%) Migration
9 18 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (5.76%) CRM
11 15 (5.08%) High Availability
11 15 (5.08%) Time Management
11 15 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.41%) Business Analysis
12 13 (4.41%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (4.41%) Unit Testing
13 11 (3.73%) Process Improvement
14 8 (2.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 111 (37.63%) SQL
2 56 (18.98%) C#
3 36 (12.20%) C++
4 14 (4.75%) VB
5 9 (3.05%) Java
6 5 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.36%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.75%) Degree
3 11 (3.73%) ACCA
3 11 (3.73%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.14%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 259 (87.80%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.83%) JD Edwards
3 17 (5.76%) SAP
4 16 (5.42%) Oracle
4 16 (5.42%) Sage
5 9 (3.05%) Epicor
5 9 (3.05%) Infor
6 2 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com