Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 120 88
Rank change year-on-year +38 -32 +13
Permanent jobs citing C++ 346 276 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.51% 2.34% 2.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.64% 5.21% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 369 327 369
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £47,700 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 5208 5296 5301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 52.78% 44.92% 47.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4530 4410 4741
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,125 £23,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +40 110 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Warwickshire -7 59 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Coventry +17 58 £30,000 -16.67% 3
Halesowen - 40 £35,000 - 3
Worcestershire -1 28 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Staffordshire +25 26 £40,000 +66.67% 2
Wolverhampton +11 6 £42,500 +30.77%
Walsall +10 5 £45,000 +50.00%
Shropshire -9 5 £45,000 +25.93%
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 -
Solihull -5 1 - -
Herefordshire -6 1 £37,500 +63.04%
C++
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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++.

1 166 (47.98%) C#
2 125 (36.13%) C
3 118 (34.10%) Java
4 114 (32.95%) Software Engineering
5 103 (29.77%) Python
6 95 (27.46%) Degree
7 93 (26.88%) Linux
8 90 (26.01%) JavaScript
9 87 (25.14%) HTML
9 87 (25.14%) MySQL
10 77 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (22.25%) Computer Science
11 75 (21.68%) PHP
12 70 (20.23%) .NET
12 70 (20.23%) NoSQL
13 64 (18.50%) SQL
14 60 (17.34%) XML
15 59 (17.05%) CSS
16 57 (16.47%) Games
17 54 (15.61%) ASP.NET
17 54 (15.61%) Computer Science Degree
18 49 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
18 49 (14.16%) Git (software)
19 46 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
20 44 (12.72%) Subversion
21 42 (12.14%) OOP
21 42 (12.14%) Node.js
22 40 (11.56%) Eclipse
23 39 (11.27%) OO
23 39 (11.27%) Mathematics

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 36 (10.40%) Apache
2 6 (1.73%) JBoss
3 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.87%) SAS
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.89%) Simulink
2 4 (1.16%) Maya
2 4 (1.16%) Stateflow
3 3 (0.87%) 3ds Max
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.87%) SPSS
4 2 (0.58%) Maple
5 1 (0.29%) Houdini
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.36%) GitHub
3 18 (5.20%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.02%) SaaS
5 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.12%) SMS
2 8 (2.31%) Internet
3 7 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.73%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.45%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.45%) Firewall
6 4 (1.16%) Profibus
7 3 (0.87%) HTTP
7 3 (0.87%) SMTP
7 3 (0.87%) SNMP
7 3 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.87%) Wireless
7 3 (0.87%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.58%) Network Security
8 2 (0.58%) RFID
8 2 (0.58%) WLAN
9 1 (0.29%) 4G
9 1 (0.29%) 802.11
9 1 (0.29%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (25.14%) MySQL
2 70 (20.23%) NoSQL
3 38 (10.98%) SQL Server
4 35 (10.12%) MongoDB
4 35 (10.12%) Redis
5 15 (4.34%) Big Data
6 8 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.16%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.87%) SAS EBI
10 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.29%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 49 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 44 (12.72%) Subversion
3 40 (11.56%) Eclipse
4 24 (6.94%) JIRA
5 23 (6.65%) Visual Studio
6 14 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (4.05%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.89%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (1.45%) Redmine
8 5 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.16%) Android Studio
9 4 (1.16%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.16%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.87%) CMake
10 3 (0.87%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.58%) CANoe
11 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.58%) Gatling
11 2 (0.58%) WATIR
General
1 57 (16.47%) Games
2 34 (9.83%) Billing
3 32 (9.25%) Electronics
4 27 (7.80%) Automotive
5 8 (2.31%) Finance
6 6 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.87%) Military
8 2 (0.58%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 158 (45.66%) Developer
2 75 (21.68%) Software Engineer
3 58 (16.76%) Graduate
4 52 (15.03%) Graduate Developer
5 43 (12.43%) Software Developer
6 42 (12.14%) Architect
7 35 (10.12%) C++ Developer
8 32 (9.25%) Junior
8 32 (9.25%) Technical Architect
9 30 (8.67%) Junior Developer
10 29 (8.38%) .NET Developer
11 28 (8.09%) C# Developer
11 28 (8.09%) Embedded Engineer
12 27 (7.80%) C++ Software Engineer
13 26 (7.51%) Programmer
14 25 (7.23%) Senior Developer
15 22 (6.36%) C# Software Engineer
16 21 (6.07%) AWS Architect
16 21 (6.07%) Technical Developer
17 20 (5.78%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (25.14%) HTML
2 70 (20.23%) .NET
3 60 (17.34%) XML
4 59 (17.05%) CSS
5 54 (15.61%) ASP.NET
6 42 (12.14%) Node.js
7 36 (10.40%) AngularJS
7 36 (10.40%) Web Services
8 33 (9.54%) HTML5
9 20 (5.78%) jQuery
10 15 (4.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (4.05%) Django
11 14 (4.05%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (2.89%) .NET Framework
13 9 (2.60%) CSS3
13 9 (2.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 8 (2.31%) Polymer
14 8 (2.31%) Web Components
15 7 (2.02%) MFC
16 6 (1.73%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 77 (22.25%) Computer Science
2 36 (10.40%) BBC
3 32 (9.25%) Mobile Payment
4 20 (5.78%) Algorithms
5 17 (4.91%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.18%) CAN bus
8 9 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.31%) VHDL
10 7 (2.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 6 (1.73%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.73%) Mobile Games
11 6 (1.73%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.45%) CPLD
12 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.45%) User Experience
13 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.16%) Replication
14 3 (0.87%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 93 (26.88%) Linux
2 33 (9.54%) CentOS
2 33 (9.54%) Debian
2 33 (9.54%) Ubuntu
3 30 (8.67%) Windows
4 21 (6.07%) Android
5 17 (4.91%) Apple iOS
6 14 (4.05%) Unix
7 8 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.02%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (32.95%) Software Engineering
2 77 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (12.14%) OOP
5 39 (11.27%) Mathematics
5 39 (11.27%) OO
6 31 (8.96%) MVC
7 30 (8.67%) Web Development
8 29 (8.38%) SDLC
9 28 (8.09%) Scrum
10 25 (7.23%) Physics
11 22 (6.36%) Test Automation
12 16 (4.62%) Computer Vision
13 15 (4.34%) Embedded Software Development
13 15 (4.34%) MVVM
13 15 (4.34%) Presales
14 11 (3.18%) CAD
14 11 (3.18%) Game Development
14 11 (3.18%) UML
14 11 (3.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (47.98%) C#
2 125 (36.13%) C
3 118 (34.10%) Java
4 103 (29.77%) Python
5 90 (26.01%) JavaScript
6 75 (21.68%) PHP
7 64 (18.50%) SQL
8 35 (10.12%) VB.NET
9 20 (5.78%) MATLAB
10 18 (5.20%) Embedded C
10 18 (5.20%) Perl
11 13 (3.76%) Embedded C++
12 10 (2.89%) VB
13 8 (2.31%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.73%) Lua
14 6 (1.73%) VB6
15 5 (1.45%) Assembly Language
15 5 (1.45%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.16%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 95 (27.46%) Degree
2 54 (15.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.18%) GNVQ
3 11 (3.18%) HND
4 7 (2.02%) PhD
5 6 (1.73%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.87%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.34%) QA
2 9 (2.60%) MISRA
3 3 (0.87%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.58%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.58%) PMO
4 2 (0.58%) TickIT
5 1 (0.29%) GCP
5 1 (0.29%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 25 (7.23%) Firmware
2 6 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.16%) Docker
4 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) SELinux
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (9.54%) Red Hat
2 21 (6.07%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.60%) Oracle
3 9 (2.60%) VMware
4 8 (2.31%) Google
4 8 (2.31%) Green Hills
5 7 (2.02%) MKS
6 4 (1.16%) QNX
6 4 (1.16%) Renesas
7 3 (0.87%) EMC
7 3 (0.87%) Mentor Graphics
7 3 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (0.87%) Tableau
7 3 (0.87%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.58%) FIS
8 2 (0.58%) Freescale
8 2 (0.58%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.58%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.29%) Intel
9 1 (0.29%) Plumtree