Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 114 99
Rank change year-on-year +41 -15 +21
Permanent jobs citing C++ 363 260 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.70% 2.48% 2.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.27% 5.41% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 346 279 290
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% +2.04%
10th Percentile £24,750 £21,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,625 £52,500 £52,500
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 4,990 4,805 4,789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 50.93% 45.84% 46.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4,208 4,064 4,205
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +5 80 £33,500 -21.18% 11
Warwickshire -10 58 £40,000 +14.29% 10
Halesowen - 53 £35,000 - 2
Worcestershire +22 43 £32,500 -18.75% 9
Coventry -3 38 £29,000 -22.67% 11
Staffordshire +33 34 £40,000 -10.11% 5
Shropshire +8 11 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Herefordshire +11 7 £45,000 +25.87% 5
Solihull -9 6 £40,000 +4.58% 2
Wolverhampton -6 4 £40,000 +23.08%
Walsall +4 3 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Wednesbury - 2 £37,500 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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++.

1 190 (52.34%) C#
2 136 (37.47%) C
3 131 (36.09%) Java
4 117 (32.23%) Software Engineering
5 112 (30.85%) Linux
6 111 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (27.55%) HTML
8 95 (26.17%) JavaScript
9 88 (24.24%) MySQL
10 85 (23.42%) Degree
11 84 (23.14%) SQL
12 83 (22.87%) Python
13 81 (22.31%) PHP
13 81 (22.31%) NoSQL
14 78 (21.49%) Games
15 75 (20.66%) .NET
16 70 (19.28%) CSS
17 65 (17.91%) XML
18 61 (16.80%) ASP.NET
18 61 (16.80%) OOP
18 61 (16.80%) Git (software)
19 59 (16.25%) Subversion
20 57 (15.70%) Computer Science
21 53 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
22 52 (14.33%) SQL Server
23 47 (12.95%) Mathematics
23 47 (12.95%) Node.js
23 47 (12.95%) Computer Science Degree
24 46 (12.67%) HTML5
25 44 (12.12%) BBC

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 (9.92%) Apache
2 2 (0.55%) JBoss
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Simulink
2 3 (0.83%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.28%) Houdini
4 1 (0.28%) Maya
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.28%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.10%) Epicor Tropos
3 3 (0.83%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.55%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.55%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.06%) GitHub
3 14 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.10%) SaaS
5 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.64%) SMS
2 19 (5.23%) HTTP
3 16 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.03%) Firewall
5 4 (1.10%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.83%) Internet
6 3 (0.83%) Network Security
6 3 (0.83%) SMTP
6 3 (0.83%) SNMP
7 2 (0.55%) 4G
7 2 (0.55%) RFID
7 2 (0.55%) WLAN
8 1 (0.28%) 802.11
8 1 (0.28%) AMQP
8 1 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.28%) LTE
8 1 (0.28%) Profibus
8 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (24.24%) MySQL
2 81 (22.31%) NoSQL
3 52 (14.33%) SQL Server
4 41 (11.29%) MongoDB
5 33 (9.09%) Redis
6 14 (3.86%) Big Data
7 6 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.28%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 61 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 59 (16.25%) Subversion
3 39 (10.74%) Eclipse
4 32 (8.82%) Visual Studio
5 30 (8.26%) JIRA
6 12 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (3.31%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (2.20%) CMake
9 7 (1.93%) Android Studio
10 5 (1.38%) Redmine
10 5 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.55%) Gatling
11 2 (0.55%) JMeter
11 2 (0.55%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.55%) Selenium
11 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.55%) WATIR
11 2 (0.55%) WebLOAD
General
1 78 (21.49%) Games
2 34 (9.37%) Billing
3 20 (5.51%) Automotive
4 18 (4.96%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.41%) Electronics
6 13 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.48%) Back Office
7 9 (2.48%) Finance
8 6 (1.65%) Retail
9 5 (1.38%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.83%) Advertising
10 3 (0.83%) Military
11 1 (0.28%) Avionics
11 1 (0.28%) Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 155 (42.70%) Developer
2 83 (22.87%) Software Engineer
3 53 (14.60%) Graduate
4 42 (11.57%) Graduate Developer
5 39 (10.74%) Software Developer
6 36 (9.92%) Senior Developer
7 35 (9.64%) C++ Developer
8 34 (9.37%) .NET Developer
9 31 (8.54%) Architect
10 30 (8.26%) Junior
11 28 (7.71%) Programmer
12 27 (7.44%) Junior Developer
12 27 (7.44%) Technical Architect
13 24 (6.61%) Embedded Engineer
14 23 (6.34%) C++ Software Engineer
15 22 (6.06%) C# Developer
15 22 (6.06%) Technical Developer
16 20 (5.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 19 (5.23%) .NET Software Developer
17 19 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (27.55%) HTML
2 75 (20.66%) .NET
3 70 (19.28%) CSS
4 65 (17.91%) XML
5 61 (16.80%) ASP.NET
6 47 (12.95%) Node.js
7 46 (12.67%) HTML5
8 40 (11.02%) AngularJS
9 34 (9.37%) Web Services
10 20 (5.51%) KnockoutJS
11 18 (4.96%) jQuery
12 16 (4.41%) WebSockets
13 15 (4.13%) CSS3
13 15 (4.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 14 (3.86%) Apache Flex
15 13 (3.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (3.03%) Middleware
17 10 (2.75%) Qt
17 10 (2.75%) SOAP
18 9 (2.48%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.70%) Computer Science
2 44 (12.12%) BBC
3 21 (5.79%) Mobile Payment
4 14 (3.86%) Algorithms
4 14 (3.86%) Mobile Games
4 14 (3.86%) Private Cloud
5 12 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (2.48%) Video\Live Streaming
8 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (1.65%) Replication
8 6 (1.65%) VHDL
9 5 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.38%) CPLD
9 5 (1.38%) User Experience
10 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.83%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 112 (30.85%) Linux
2 38 (10.47%) Windows
3 33 (9.09%) CentOS
3 33 (9.09%) Debian
3 33 (9.09%) Ubuntu
4 28 (7.71%) Android
4 28 (7.71%) Unix
5 19 (5.23%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.10%) VxWorks
7 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.55%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (32.23%) Software Engineering
2 111 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (16.80%) OOP
4 53 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (12.95%) Mathematics
6 40 (11.02%) OO
7 38 (10.47%) Web Development
8 32 (8.82%) Game Development
9 31 (8.54%) MVC
10 30 (8.26%) Scrum
10 30 (8.26%) Test Automation
11 29 (7.99%) SDLC
12 26 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (7.16%) Multithreading
13 20 (5.51%) Physics
13 20 (5.51%) Unit Testing
14 18 (4.96%) Microservices
14 18 (4.96%) TDD
14 18 (4.96%) Workflow
15 17 (4.68%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (52.34%) C#
2 136 (37.47%) C
3 131 (36.09%) Java
4 95 (26.17%) JavaScript
5 84 (23.14%) SQL
6 83 (22.87%) Python
7 81 (22.31%) PHP
8 39 (10.74%) VB.NET
9 23 (6.34%) Perl
10 15 (4.13%) MATLAB
11 11 (3.03%) VB
12 10 (2.75%) Embedded C
13 9 (2.48%) Embedded C++
14 8 (2.20%) T-SQL
14 8 (2.20%) VB6
15 6 (1.65%) Delphi
16 4 (1.10%) Assembly Language
16 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.10%) Ruby
17 3 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 85 (23.42%) Degree
2 47 (12.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.38%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.83%) CISSP
5 3 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.83%) PhD
6 2 (0.55%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.55%) GNVQ
6 2 (0.55%) HND
6 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.28%) CISM
7 1 (0.28%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.89%) QA
2 7 (1.93%) MISRA
3 6 (1.65%) ISO 26262
4 3 (0.83%) COBIT
4 3 (0.83%) GPG13
4 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.55%) TickIT
6 1 (0.28%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.28%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.20%) Firmware
3 3 (0.83%) Docker
3 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Nessus
2 1 (0.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 33 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 22 (6.06%) Google
3 20 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.51%) VMware
4 12 (3.31%) Oracle
5 9 (2.48%) SAP
6 6 (1.65%) Epicor
6 6 (1.65%) IFS
6 6 (1.65%) Infor
6 6 (1.65%) MKS
6 6 (1.65%) Sage
7 4 (1.10%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.10%) Intel
7 4 (1.10%) Renesas
7 4 (1.10%) Twitter
8 3 (0.83%) EMC
8 3 (0.83%) Green Hills
8 3 (0.83%) Mentor Graphics
8 3 (0.83%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.55%) TIBCO