Period
to 22 June 2018

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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 111 110
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -15
Permanent jobs citing C++ 243 258 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.56% 2.63% 2.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.47% 5.17% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 210 308 315
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +4.40%

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 4,440 4,993 5,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.78% 50.91% 43.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,706 4,342 4,581
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 22 June 2018.

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 June 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
Birmingham -33 59 £27,500 -21.43% 12
Coventry -27 43 £41,250 +3.13% 8
Worcestershire +18 22 £40,000 - 12
Staffordshire +2 22 £45,000 +63.64% 6
Solihull +24 18 £40,000 +2.56% 1
Herefordshire +40 13 £45,000 +20.00%
Warwickshire 0 12 £31,250 -21.88% 13
Halesowen +8 8 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Dudley - 6 £22,500 - 1
Shropshire +20 1 £35,000 +16.67% 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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++.

1 155 (63.79%) C#
2 123 (50.62%) Java
3 81 (33.33%) C
4 72 (29.63%) SQL
4 72 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (29.22%) Software Engineering
6 70 (28.81%) OOP
7 59 (24.28%) JavaScript
8 54 (22.22%) OO
9 52 (21.40%) Linux
10 50 (20.58%) Degree
11 46 (18.93%) .NET
12 43 (17.70%) HTML
13 42 (17.28%) Python
14 37 (15.23%) Git (software)
15 36 (14.81%) SQL Server
16 35 (14.40%) Computer Science
17 32 (13.17%) Subversion
18 31 (12.76%) Web Development
18 31 (12.76%) Mathematics
19 30 (12.35%) Games
20 29 (11.93%) Automotive
20 29 (11.93%) Windows
20 29 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (10.70%) CSS
22 24 (9.88%) Asset Management
22 24 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
23 23 (9.47%) TCP/IP
24 22 (9.05%) CAD
24 22 (9.05%) Multithreading

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 11 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.47%) Apache
3 3 (1.23%) Confluence
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.29%) Simulink
1 8 (3.29%) Stateflow
2 7 (2.88%) Houdini
2 7 (2.88%) Maya
2 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.88%) TargetLink
3 6 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 4 (1.65%) Infor M3
1 4 (1.65%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.41%) iPaaS
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.47%) TCP/IP
2 17 (7.00%) HTTP
3 7 (2.88%) SMS
4 4 (1.65%) Broadband
5 3 (1.23%) RS-232
5 3 (1.23%) RS-485
6 2 (0.82%) AMQP
6 2 (0.82%) Network Security
6 2 (0.82%) RFID
6 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.41%) Modbus
7 1 (0.41%) Profibus
7 1 (0.41%) SNMP
7 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.64%) NoSQL
3 19 (7.82%) MongoDB
4 15 (6.17%) MySQL
5 8 (3.29%) Redis
6 4 (1.65%) Big Data
6 4 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.65%) GIS
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.65%) Spatial Data
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (15.23%) Git (software)
2 32 (13.17%) Subversion
3 19 (7.82%) Visual Studio
4 15 (6.17%) Eclipse
5 9 (3.70%) JIRA
5 9 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (2.88%) Mercurial
7 6 (2.47%) Android Studio
8 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.23%) Maven
9 3 (1.23%) PVCS
10 2 (0.82%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.41%) CMake
11 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.41%) Redmine
11 1 (0.41%) Selenium
11 1 (0.41%) StarTeam
General
1 30 (12.35%) Games
2 29 (11.93%) Automotive
3 20 (8.23%) Manufacturing
4 15 (6.17%) Electronics
5 10 (4.12%) Finance
6 7 (2.88%) Billing
7 5 (2.06%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.65%) Retail
8 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.23%) Back Office
9 3 (1.23%) Banking
9 3 (1.23%) German Language
9 3 (1.23%) Marketing
10 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 129 (53.09%) Developer
2 60 (24.69%) Software Engineer
3 47 (19.34%) Graduate
4 38 (15.64%) Graduate Developer
5 31 (12.76%) Software Developer
6 26 (10.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 25 (10.29%) Java Developer
8 24 (9.88%) C# Developer
9 19 (7.82%) .NET Developer
9 19 (7.82%) Web Developer
10 14 (5.76%) C# Software Engineer
10 14 (5.76%) C# Web Developer
11 13 (5.35%) Analyst
11 13 (5.35%) Embedded Engineer
11 13 (5.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 11 (4.53%) Junior
13 10 (4.12%) .NET Web Developer
13 10 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (4.12%) C++ Software Engineer
13 10 (4.12%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (18.93%) .NET
2 43 (17.70%) HTML
3 26 (10.70%) CSS
4 19 (7.82%) XML
5 17 (7.00%) HTML5
5 17 (7.00%) WebSockets
6 14 (5.76%) REST
7 13 (5.35%) Node.js
7 13 (5.35%) Web Services
8 12 (4.94%) AngularJS
9 10 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (3.70%) Google Maps API
10 9 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 6 (2.47%) CSS3
11 6 (2.47%) JSON
11 6 (2.47%) OpenGL
11 6 (2.47%) RESTful
11 6 (2.47%) WPF
12 5 (2.06%) OpenCV
13 3 (1.23%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.40%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.58%) 3D Graphics
3 11 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.12%) Algorithms
4 10 (4.12%) Augmented Reality
5 9 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.88%) BBC
6 7 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.47%) Industry 4.0
8 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.65%) User Experience
9 3 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.23%) Fintech
9 3 (1.23%) Mobile Games
9 3 (1.23%) SCADA
10 2 (0.82%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.40%) Linux
2 29 (11.93%) Windows
3 21 (8.64%) Unix
4 12 (4.94%) Android
5 6 (2.47%) CentOS
5 6 (2.47%) Debian
5 6 (2.47%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (2.47%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (29.22%) Software Engineering
3 70 (28.81%) OOP
4 54 (22.22%) OO
5 31 (12.76%) Mathematics
5 31 (12.76%) Web Development
6 29 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (9.88%) Asset Management
7 24 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (9.05%) CAD
8 22 (9.05%) Multithreading
9 20 (8.23%) Workflow
10 18 (7.41%) Game Development
10 18 (7.41%) SOA
11 17 (7.00%) Microservices
11 17 (7.00%) TDD
11 17 (7.00%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.00%) UML
12 15 (6.17%) Scrum
13 13 (5.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 155 (63.79%) C#
2 123 (50.62%) Java
3 81 (33.33%) C
4 72 (29.63%) SQL
5 59 (24.28%) JavaScript
6 42 (17.28%) Python
7 21 (8.64%) Embedded C
8 17 (7.00%) PHP
9 8 (3.29%) VB
10 7 (2.88%) Embedded C++
10 7 (2.88%) Erlang
10 7 (2.88%) F#
10 7 (2.88%) Perl
11 6 (2.47%) Ruby
12 5 (2.06%) Go
12 5 (2.06%) MATLAB
12 5 (2.06%) Scala
13 4 (1.65%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.65%) Java 9
13 4 (1.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (20.58%) Degree
2 20 (8.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (4.12%) HND
4 5 (2.06%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.65%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.82%) PhD
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.29%) ISO 26262
2 7 (2.88%) IEC 61131
3 6 (2.47%) HAZOP
4 5 (2.06%) QA
5 4 (1.65%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) Firmware
2 2 (0.82%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.82%) SELinux
Vendors
1 18 (7.41%) Google
2 12 (4.94%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.88%) MathWorks
3 7 (2.88%) MKS
3 7 (2.88%) Oracle
4 6 (2.47%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.06%) SAP
5 5 (2.06%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.65%) Epicor
6 4 (1.65%) IFS
6 4 (1.65%) Infor
6 4 (1.65%) Sage
7 2 (0.82%) QNX
8 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.41%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.41%) Intel
8 1 (0.41%) PayPal
8 1 (0.41%) Renesas
8 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.41%) VMware