Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 120 86
Rank change year-on-year +45 -34 +24
Permanent jobs citing C++ 367 279 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.64% 2.42% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.01% 5.27% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 372 324 364
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £48,675 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

C++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5232 5292 5205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.91% 45.87% 47.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4524 4420 4628
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ in the West Midlands

C++
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Birmingham +16 102 £33,500 -10.67% 3
Warwickshire -8 65 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Coventry +15 48 £29,000 -19.44%
Halesowen - 46 £35,000 - 2
Worcestershire +15 37 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Staffordshire +35 34 £40,625 +47.73% 1
Wolverhampton +7 7 £40,000 +23.08%
Shropshire -2 7 £45,000 +25.93% 1
Walsall +10 5 £45,000 +50.00%
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 -
Solihull -3 1 - - 2
Wednesbury - 1 - - 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for C++.

1 187 (50.95%) C#
2 139 (37.87%) C
3 138 (37.60%) Java
4 118 (32.15%) Software Engineering
5 102 (27.79%) Python
6 101 (27.52%) Linux
7 97 (26.43%) HTML
8 96 (26.16%) JavaScript
9 94 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
10 91 (24.80%) MySQL
10 91 (24.80%) Degree
11 81 (22.07%) PHP
12 78 (21.25%) SQL
13 76 (20.71%) NoSQL
14 74 (20.16%) .NET
15 70 (19.07%) Computer Science
16 66 (17.98%) CSS
17 65 (17.71%) Games
18 63 (17.17%) XML
19 61 (16.62%) ASP.NET
20 54 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
21 53 (14.44%) OOP
22 51 (13.90%) Git (software)
23 50 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
23 50 (13.62%) Subversion
24 46 (12.53%) SQL Server
24 46 (12.53%) Amazon AWS
25 45 (12.26%) Node.js
26 42 (11.44%) OO
26 42 (11.44%) HTML5

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 34 (9.26%) Apache
2 4 (1.09%) JBoss
3 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.27%) SAS
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.72%) Simulink
2 4 (1.09%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.27%) Houdini
4 1 (0.27%) Maya
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) SPSS
4 1 (0.27%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Epicor Tropos
1 3 (0.82%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.54%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.53%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.27%) GitHub
3 18 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.36%) SaaS
5 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.99%) SMS
2 13 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.00%) HTTP
4 9 (2.45%) Firewall
5 8 (2.18%) Internet
6 5 (1.36%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.09%) Bluetooth
7 4 (1.09%) Profibus
8 3 (0.82%) Network Security
8 3 (0.82%) SMTP
8 3 (0.82%) SNMP
8 3 (0.82%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.54%) RFID
9 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.54%) Wireless
9 2 (0.54%) WLAN
10 1 (0.27%) 4G
10 1 (0.27%) 802.11
10 1 (0.27%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (24.80%) MySQL
2 76 (20.71%) NoSQL
3 46 (12.53%) SQL Server
4 34 (9.26%) MongoDB
5 31 (8.45%) Redis
6 16 (4.36%) Big Data
7 7 (1.91%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.27%) SAS EBI
10 1 (0.27%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 51 (13.90%) Git (software)
2 50 (13.62%) Subversion
3 37 (10.08%) Eclipse
4 28 (7.63%) Visual Studio
5 27 (7.36%) JIRA
6 14 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (3.81%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.72%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (1.63%) Android Studio
9 5 (1.36%) CMake
9 5 (1.36%) Redmine
9 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.54%) Appium
11 2 (0.54%) CANoe
11 2 (0.54%) Gatling
11 2 (0.54%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.54%) NeoLoad
11 2 (0.54%) Ranorex
11 2 (0.54%) VectorCAST
General
1 65 (17.71%) Games
2 32 (8.72%) Billing
3 27 (7.36%) Electronics
4 26 (7.08%) Automotive
5 13 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.91%) Finance
8 5 (1.36%) Retail
9 3 (0.82%) Advertising
9 3 (0.82%) Back Office
9 3 (0.82%) Military
10 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 164 (44.69%) Developer
2 82 (22.34%) Software Engineer
3 57 (15.53%) Graduate
4 50 (13.62%) Graduate Developer
5 45 (12.26%) Software Developer
6 41 (11.17%) Architect
7 34 (9.26%) C++ Developer
8 33 (8.99%) .NET Developer
8 33 (8.99%) Junior
9 32 (8.72%) Technical Architect
10 30 (8.17%) Embedded Engineer
10 30 (8.17%) Junior Developer
10 30 (8.17%) Senior Developer
11 28 (7.63%) C# Developer
12 25 (6.81%) C++ Software Engineer
12 25 (6.81%) Programmer
12 25 (6.81%) Technical Developer
13 22 (5.99%) C# Software Engineer
14 21 (5.72%) AWS Architect
15 19 (5.18%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (26.43%) HTML
2 74 (20.16%) .NET
3 66 (17.98%) CSS
4 63 (17.17%) XML
5 61 (16.62%) ASP.NET
6 45 (12.26%) Node.js
7 42 (11.44%) HTML5
8 39 (10.63%) AngularJS
9 36 (9.81%) Web Services
10 20 (5.45%) jQuery
11 17 (4.63%) KnockoutJS
12 15 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (3.81%) Django
14 12 (3.27%) CSS3
15 11 (3.00%) Apache Flex
15 11 (3.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 9 (2.45%) Middleware
16 9 (2.45%) Polymer
16 9 (2.45%) Web Components
17 8 (2.18%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 70 (19.07%) Computer Science
2 38 (10.35%) BBC
3 28 (7.63%) Mobile Payment
4 16 (4.36%) Algorithms
5 14 (3.81%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.00%) Mobile Games
7 11 (3.00%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.45%) Video\Live Streaming
9 8 (2.18%) CAN bus
9 8 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.91%) VHDL
11 6 (1.63%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 6 (1.63%) Replication
12 5 (1.36%) CPLD
12 5 (1.36%) User Experience
13 4 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 101 (27.52%) Linux
2 34 (9.26%) Windows
3 31 (8.45%) CentOS
3 31 (8.45%) Debian
3 31 (8.45%) Ubuntu
4 25 (6.81%) Android
5 23 (6.27%) Unix
6 18 (4.90%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.91%) VxWorks
8 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.54%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (32.15%) Software Engineering
2 94 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (14.44%) OOP
4 50 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (11.44%) OO
6 41 (11.17%) Mathematics
7 34 (9.26%) MVC
7 34 (9.26%) Web Development
8 33 (8.99%) Scrum
9 29 (7.90%) SDLC
10 25 (6.81%) Test Automation
11 23 (6.27%) Game Development
12 20 (5.45%) Physics
13 19 (5.18%) Multithreading
14 18 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (4.09%) MVVM
16 14 (3.81%) Unit Testing
17 13 (3.54%) Computer Vision
17 13 (3.54%) Embedded Software Development
18 12 (3.27%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 187 (50.95%) C#
2 139 (37.87%) C
3 138 (37.60%) Java
4 102 (27.79%) Python
5 96 (26.16%) JavaScript
6 81 (22.07%) PHP
7 78 (21.25%) SQL
8 40 (10.90%) VB.NET
9 22 (5.99%) Perl
10 16 (4.36%) Embedded C
10 16 (4.36%) MATLAB
11 13 (3.54%) Embedded C++
12 11 (3.00%) VB
13 8 (2.18%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.18%) VB6
14 5 (1.36%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.36%) Delphi
15 4 (1.09%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 91 (24.80%) Degree
2 54 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.18%) GNVQ
3 8 (2.18%) HND
4 6 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.82%) PhD
6 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) CISSP
7 2 (0.54%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.45%) QA
2 8 (2.18%) MISRA
3 4 (1.09%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.54%) COBIT
4 2 (0.54%) GPG13
4 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.54%) TickIT
5 1 (0.27%) GCP
5 1 (0.27%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.27%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (5.18%) Firmware
2 11 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.09%) Docker
4 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) Nessus
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) SELinux
2 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (8.45%) Red Hat
2 24 (6.54%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.36%) VMware
4 15 (4.09%) Google
5 10 (2.72%) Oracle
6 7 (1.91%) Green Hills
6 7 (1.91%) MKS
7 5 (1.36%) SAP
8 4 (1.09%) Renesas
9 3 (0.82%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.82%) EMC
9 3 (0.82%) Epicor
9 3 (0.82%) IFS
9 3 (0.82%) Infor
9 3 (0.82%) Mentor Graphics
9 3 (0.82%) QNX
9 3 (0.82%) Sage
9 3 (0.82%) Twitter
9 3 (0.82%) Xilinx
10 2 (0.54%) Intel