Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 119 77
Rank change year-on-year +12 -42 +40
Permanent jobs citing C++ 169 187 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.50% 2.40% 3.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.70% 5.79% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 124 146 344
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £55,700 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%

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 2,963 3,227 4,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.76% 41.42% 50.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,591 2,643 4,171
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 +43 67 £35,000 - 21
Worcestershire -15 33 £42,500 -5.56% 13
Coventry +7 24 £43,750 -7.89% 11
Herefordshire +12 17 £47,500 -13.64% 5
Staffordshire -1 15 £36,000 -34.55% 5
Warwickshire -26 4 £54,000 +100.00% 2
Solihull -5 1 £52,500 +13.51%
Dudley -9 1 £55,000 +27.91%
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, IT jobs citing C++ 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for C++.

1 83 (49.11%) C
1 83 (49.11%) C#
2 76 (44.97%) Software Engineering
3 73 (43.20%) Java
4 67 (39.64%) Python
5 60 (35.50%) Degree
6 58 (34.32%) Linux
7 54 (31.95%) Computer Science
8 40 (23.67%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (20.12%) .NET
9 34 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (19.53%) OO
11 31 (18.34%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (17.16%) Git (software)
13 27 (15.98%) OOP
14 25 (14.79%) R
15 24 (14.20%) SQL
15 24 (14.20%) Mentoring
16 23 (13.61%) Windows
17 22 (13.02%) JavaScript
18 20 (11.83%) Telecoms
19 18 (10.65%) Algorithms
20 17 (10.06%) Predictive Modelling
20 17 (10.06%) Test Automation
20 17 (10.06%) Quantitative Analysis
20 17 (10.06%) Credit Risk
21 16 (9.47%) Collaborative Working
22 15 (8.88%) Relational Database
22 15 (8.88%) Electronics
22 15 (8.88%) UML

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 13 (7.69%) SAS
2 2 (1.18%) ThingWorx
3 1 (0.59%) Apache
3 1 (0.59%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Simulink
1 6 (3.55%) Stateflow
2 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.51%) AWS
2 7 (4.14%) Azure
3 2 (1.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.59%) GCP
4 1 (0.59%) GitHub
4 1 (0.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) Diameter Protocol
1 12 (7.10%) DNS
2 6 (3.55%) Broadband
3 4 (2.37%) RS-485
3 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.78%) Internet
4 3 (1.78%) SNMP
5 2 (1.18%) DSL
5 2 (1.18%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.18%) FlexRay
5 2 (1.18%) HTTP
5 2 (1.18%) RS-232
5 2 (1.18%) Skype
5 2 (1.18%) SMS
5 2 (1.18%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.59%) Firewall
6 1 (0.59%) Modbus
6 1 (0.59%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.88%) Relational Database
2 10 (5.92%) MySQL
3 8 (4.73%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.73%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.55%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (0.59%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.59%) OrientDB
6 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (17.16%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.10%) GDB
3 8 (4.73%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (4.73%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.55%) Subversion
5 5 (2.96%) JIRA
5 5 (2.96%) Selenium
6 3 (1.78%) HP UFT
6 3 (1.78%) Postman
7 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.18%) GitLab
7 2 (1.18%) JUnit
7 2 (1.18%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.59%) JMeter
8 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.59%) NUnit
8 1 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.59%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 20 (11.83%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.88%) Electronics
3 13 (7.69%) Finance
4 12 (7.10%) Automotive
4 12 (7.10%) Banking
4 12 (7.10%) Financial Institution
5 11 (6.51%) Advertising
6 9 (5.33%) Games
7 8 (4.73%) Retail
8 5 (2.96%) Military
9 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.18%) German Language
9 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.59%) Marketing
10 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (41.42%) Software Engineer
2 55 (32.54%) Developer
3 35 (20.71%) Graduate
4 27 (15.98%) Embedded Engineer
4 27 (15.98%) Graduate Developer
5 22 (13.02%) Software Developer
6 19 (11.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 16 (9.47%) Senior Software Engineer
8 13 (7.69%) Consultant
9 12 (7.10%) Risk Consultant
10 11 (6.51%) C++ Developer
11 10 (5.92%) Senior Developer
12 9 (5.33%) C++ Software Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) Graduate Software Developer
14 7 (4.14%) Senior Software Developer
15 6 (3.55%) Lead Software Engineer
16 5 (2.96%) Credit Risk Manager
16 5 (2.96%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 5 (2.96%) Risk Manager
17 4 (2.37%) Credit Risk Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.12%) .NET
2 8 (4.73%) REST
3 7 (4.14%) CSS
3 7 (4.14%) HTML
4 6 (3.55%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.55%) OpenGL
5 5 (2.96%) .NET Core
5 5 (2.96%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.96%) DirectX
5 5 (2.96%) Entity Framework
5 5 (2.96%) PyTorch
5 5 (2.96%) SOAP
5 5 (2.96%) TensorFlow
6 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (2.37%) WPF
7 3 (1.78%) Node.js
7 3 (1.78%) STL
7 3 (1.78%) XML
7 3 (1.78%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.34%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.65%) Algorithms
3 17 (10.06%) Credit Risk
4 14 (8.28%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (7.10%) Cloud Native
5 12 (7.10%) Data Structures
5 12 (7.10%) Driving Licence
6 8 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (4.14%) VHDL
8 6 (3.55%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.96%) CUDA
9 5 (2.96%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.78%) User Experience
11 2 (1.18%) NHS
12 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.59%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.59%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 58 (34.32%) Linux
2 23 (13.61%) Windows
3 15 (8.88%) Unix
4 4 (2.37%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.18%) CentOS
6 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (44.97%) Software Engineering
2 54 (31.95%) Computer Science
3 40 (23.67%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (19.53%) OO
6 27 (15.98%) OOP
7 24 (14.20%) Mentoring
8 17 (10.06%) Predictive Modelling
8 17 (10.06%) Quantitative Analysis
8 17 (10.06%) Test Automation
9 16 (9.47%) Collaborative Working
10 15 (8.88%) Mathematics
10 15 (8.88%) UML
11 14 (8.28%) Time Management
12 13 (7.69%) Analytics
12 13 (7.69%) Data Science
12 13 (7.69%) Machine Learning
12 13 (7.69%) Regression Testing
12 13 (7.69%) Scrum
13 12 (7.10%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 83 (49.11%) C
1 83 (49.11%) C#
2 73 (43.20%) Java
3 67 (39.64%) Python
4 25 (14.79%) R
5 24 (14.20%) SQL
6 22 (13.02%) JavaScript
7 14 (8.28%) Rust
8 12 (7.10%) PHP
8 12 (7.10%) Scala
9 11 (6.51%) Embedded C
10 9 (5.33%) MATLAB
11 8 (4.73%) Bash Shell
11 8 (4.73%) PowerShell
12 7 (4.14%) VB
13 6 (3.55%) VB.NET
14 5 (2.96%) Progress 4GL
15 4 (2.37%) Perl
16 3 (1.78%) Embedded C++
16 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (35.50%) Degree
2 12 (7.10%) SC Cleared
2 12 (7.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.96%) HND
5 3 (1.78%) PhD
6 1 (0.59%) MCIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) Basel II
1 12 (7.10%) IFRS
1 12 (7.10%) IFRS 9
2 9 (5.33%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) ISO 26262
3 2 (1.18%) MISRA
4 1 (0.59%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 12 (7.10%) Docker
2 11 (6.51%) Firmware
3 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (4.14%) SELinux
2 3 (1.78%) Ansible
2 3 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.59%) Salt
4 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (6.51%) Oracle
2 5 (2.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.37%) Google
4 2 (1.18%) Cisco
4 2 (1.18%) NVIDIA
4 2 (1.18%) VMware
4 2 (1.18%) Xilinx
5 1 (0.59%) CA
5 1 (0.59%) MathWorks
5 1 (0.59%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.59%) MKS
5 1 (0.59%) PTC