Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 109 94
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15 -8
Permanent jobs citing C++ 309 296 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.11% 2.48% 2.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.91% 5.71% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 369 324 356
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £26,175 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,500 £50,000 £55,625
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.11% - +5.56%

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 5225 5182 5270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 52.59% 43.42% 47.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4545 4363 4701
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £24,850 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +32 100 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Coventry +26 73 £35,000 -1.41% 3
Warwickshire -3 40 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Staffordshire +12 29 £40,000 +66.67% 1
Halesowen - 25 £35,000 - 4
Worcestershire -29 20 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Wolverhampton +12 6 £40,000 +23.08%
Walsall - 6 £45,000 -
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 -
Shropshire -3 2 £30,000 -17.74%
Herefordshire -14 1 £37,500 -37.50%
Solihull - 1 - - 2
C++
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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++.

1 147 (47.57%) C#
2 116 (37.54%) Java
3 110 (35.60%) Software Engineering
4 94 (30.42%) C
5 93 (30.10%) Degree
6 89 (28.80%) Linux
7 84 (27.18%) Computer Science
8 81 (26.21%) Python
9 65 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (20.71%) JavaScript
11 63 (20.39%) MySQL
12 62 (20.06%) SQL
12 62 (20.06%) Git (software)
13 61 (19.74%) .NET
14 55 (17.80%) HTML
15 54 (17.48%) Mathematics
16 50 (16.18%) PHP
16 50 (16.18%) NoSQL
17 48 (15.53%) Games
17 48 (15.53%) Electronics
18 46 (14.89%) XML
19 43 (13.92%) OO
19 43 (13.92%) Physics
20 42 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
21 41 (13.27%) Subversion
22 40 (12.94%) OOP
23 38 (12.30%) Windows
23 38 (12.30%) ASP.NET
24 36 (11.65%) Eclipse
25 35 (11.33%) Computer Science Degree

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 31 (10.03%) Apache
2 6 (1.94%) JBoss
3 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.97%) SAS
4 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (2.27%) 3ds Max
1 7 (2.27%) Maple
1 7 (2.27%) Maya
1 7 (2.27%) Simulink
2 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.62%) Stateflow
4 3 (0.97%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (3.56%) SaaS
4 9 (2.91%) GitHub
5 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.36%) SMS
2 15 (4.85%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.27%) Bluetooth
3 7 (2.27%) Internet
4 6 (1.94%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.62%) Wireless
6 4 (1.29%) Profibus
7 3 (0.97%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.65%) Firewall
8 2 (0.65%) Network Security
8 2 (0.65%) RS-232
8 2 (0.65%) RS-485
9 1 (0.32%) 3G
9 1 (0.32%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (20.39%) MySQL
2 50 (16.18%) NoSQL
3 33 (10.68%) MongoDB
3 33 (10.68%) Redis
4 28 (9.06%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.56%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.59%) Big Data
7 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.94%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.29%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.97%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.32%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.32%) Riak
Development Applications
1 62 (20.06%) Git (software)
2 41 (13.27%) Subversion
3 36 (11.65%) Eclipse
4 14 (4.53%) JIRA
4 14 (4.53%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (2.91%) Clang
6 8 (2.59%) Bitbucket
6 8 (2.59%) LabVIEW
7 7 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.27%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (1.29%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (1.29%) Redmine
8 4 (1.29%) Selenium
8 4 (1.29%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.97%) Appium
9 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.97%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.65%) NeoLoad
General
1 48 (15.53%) Electronics
1 48 (15.53%) Games
2 32 (10.36%) Billing
3 27 (8.74%) Automotive
4 9 (2.91%) Finance
4 9 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.29%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 142 (45.95%) Developer
2 65 (21.04%) Software Engineer
3 57 (18.45%) Graduate
4 49 (15.86%) Graduate Developer
5 35 (11.33%) Software Developer
6 30 (9.71%) Embedded Engineer
7 28 (9.06%) C++ Developer
8 26 (8.41%) Architect
9 22 (7.12%) C++ Software Engineer
10 21 (6.80%) C# Software Engineer
10 21 (6.80%) Junior
11 20 (6.47%) C# Developer
11 20 (6.47%) C++ Programmer
11 20 (6.47%) Programmer
12 19 (6.15%) Firmware Engineer
12 19 (6.15%) Junior Developer
12 19 (6.15%) Senior Developer
13 18 (5.83%) Technical Architect
14 16 (5.18%) Applications Engineer
15 15 (4.85%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (19.74%) .NET
2 55 (17.80%) HTML
3 46 (14.89%) XML
4 38 (12.30%) ASP.NET
5 34 (11.00%) CSS
6 22 (7.12%) Web Services
7 20 (6.47%) HTML5
7 20 (6.47%) Node.js
8 19 (6.15%) AngularJS
9 16 (5.18%) .NET Framework
10 12 (3.88%) jQuery
11 11 (3.56%) Entity Framework
12 10 (3.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (2.91%) Middleware
14 8 (2.59%) CSS3
14 8 (2.59%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (2.59%) MFC
14 8 (2.59%) RESTful
14 8 (2.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 7 (2.27%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 84 (27.18%) Computer Science
2 32 (10.36%) Algorithms
3 31 (10.03%) Mobile Payment
4 25 (8.09%) BBC
5 19 (6.15%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.56%) CAN bus
8 9 (2.91%) SystemC
9 8 (2.59%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.94%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.94%) VHDL
11 4 (1.29%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.97%) SCADA
12 3 (0.97%) Smart Home
13 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.65%) Replication
14 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (28.80%) Linux
2 38 (12.30%) Windows
3 31 (10.03%) CentOS
3 31 (10.03%) Ubuntu
4 27 (8.74%) Debian
5 18 (5.83%) Android
6 16 (5.18%) Apple iOS
7 15 (4.85%) Unix
8 12 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.62%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (1.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (35.60%) Software Engineering
2 65 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (17.48%) Mathematics
4 43 (13.92%) OO
4 43 (13.92%) Physics
5 42 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (12.94%) OOP
7 24 (7.77%) Scrum
7 24 (7.77%) SDLC
7 24 (7.77%) Test Automation
8 21 (6.80%) MVC
9 20 (6.47%) Computer Vision
10 18 (5.83%) Signal Processing
11 16 (5.18%) Web Development
12 14 (4.53%) Open Source
13 13 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (4.21%) Embedded Software Development
13 13 (4.21%) Presales
13 13 (4.21%) UML
14 12 (3.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (47.57%) C#
2 116 (37.54%) Java
3 94 (30.42%) C
4 81 (26.21%) Python
5 64 (20.71%) JavaScript
6 62 (20.06%) SQL
7 50 (16.18%) PHP
8 25 (8.09%) MATLAB
9 20 (6.47%) Embedded C
10 19 (6.15%) VB.NET
11 13 (4.21%) Embedded C++
12 10 (3.24%) Lua
13 8 (2.59%) VB
14 6 (1.94%) Perl
14 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.94%) VBA
15 5 (1.62%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.29%) Pascal
16 4 (1.29%) Scala
16 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (30.10%) Degree
2 35 (11.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (9.39%) PhD
4 11 (3.56%) GNVQ
4 11 (3.56%) HND
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.56%) QA
2 7 (2.27%) MISRA
3 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.65%) MISRA C
3 2 (0.65%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) GCP
4 1 (0.32%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.32%) TickIT
System Software
1 28 (9.06%) Firmware
2 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.65%) SELinux
2 1 (0.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (10.03%) Red Hat
2 19 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.88%) Oracle
4 10 (3.24%) Green Hills
5 6 (1.94%) MKS
6 5 (1.62%) QNX
6 5 (1.62%) Renesas
7 3 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (0.97%) Tableau
8 2 (0.65%) FIS
8 2 (0.65%) Freescale
8 2 (0.65%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.32%) Assembla
9 1 (0.32%) Google
9 1 (0.32%) IBM
9 1 (0.32%) Plumtree
9 1 (0.32%) Rockwell
9 1 (0.32%) Siemens
9 1 (0.32%) VMware