Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 85 122
Rank change year-on-year -44 +37 -34
Permanent jobs citing C++ 194 341 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.25% 3.44% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.10% 6.44% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 170 393 318
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,550 £21,675
90th Percentile £58,875 £57,500 £48,575
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -

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 3,807 5,292 5,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.09% 53.45% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3,248 4,604 4,375
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 September 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 23 September 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 -28 63 £28,500 -12.31% 23
Coventry -22 30 £47,500 +46.15% 8
Warwickshire +2 16 £31,250 -21.88% 7
Staffordshire +4 15 £51,250 +28.13% 7
Dudley - 15 £41,000 - 5
Worcestershire +5 14 £40,000 - 11
Herefordshire +23 9 £55,000 +46.67% 1
Solihull +7 7 £40,000 -
Shropshire +21 4 £46,000 +2.22% 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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++.

1 135 (69.59%) C#
2 84 (43.30%) Java
3 69 (35.57%) C
4 61 (31.44%) Software Engineering
5 50 (25.77%) SQL
6 49 (25.26%) Python
7 45 (23.20%) Degree
8 43 (22.16%) OOP
8 43 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (21.13%) JavaScript
10 40 (20.62%) Mathematics
11 39 (20.10%) .NET
12 36 (18.56%) OO
12 36 (18.56%) Linux
13 33 (17.01%) Computer Science
13 33 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (15.46%) Windows
15 28 (14.43%) Git (software)
16 26 (13.40%) SQL Server
17 24 (12.37%) Automotive
18 21 (10.82%) Manufacturing
18 21 (10.82%) Visual Studio
18 21 (10.82%) HTML
19 20 (10.31%) Microsoft
19 20 (10.31%) Scrum
19 20 (10.31%) Algorithms
20 19 (9.79%) Web Development
21 18 (9.28%) Asset Management
22 17 (8.76%) Electronics
23 16 (8.25%) Validation

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 8 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.55%) Confluence
3 1 (0.52%) SAS
3 1 (0.52%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.12%) Simulink
2 8 (4.12%) Stateflow
3 7 (3.61%) Houdini
3 7 (3.61%) Maya
3 7 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.61%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.52%) Blender
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.61%) HTTP
3 5 (2.58%) Internet
3 5 (2.58%) RS-485
4 4 (2.06%) RS-232
5 3 (1.55%) Broadband
6 2 (1.03%) Modbus
6 2 (1.03%) Wireless
7 1 (0.52%) ATM
7 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.52%) Firewall
7 1 (0.52%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.52%) Profibus
7 1 (0.52%) SNMP
7 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) MySQL
3 9 (4.64%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.12%) Spatial Data
5 7 (3.61%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.58%) Big Data
7 4 (2.06%) GIS
8 3 (1.55%) Redis
9 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.82%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.22%) Subversion
4 11 (5.67%) JIRA
5 10 (5.15%) Android Studio
6 9 (4.64%) Mercurial
7 8 (4.12%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (3.61%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.55%) Maven
10 3 (1.55%) StarTeam
11 2 (1.03%) CMake
11 2 (1.03%) JIRA Agile
12 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
12 1 (0.52%) PVCS
12 1 (0.52%) Selenium
General
1 24 (12.37%) Automotive
2 21 (10.82%) Manufacturing
3 17 (8.76%) Electronics
4 12 (6.19%) Games
5 6 (3.09%) Finance
6 4 (2.06%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.55%) Avionics
7 3 (1.55%) German Language
7 3 (1.55%) Marketing
7 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.03%) Retail
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 106 (54.64%) Developer
2 44 (22.68%) Graduate
3 42 (21.65%) Graduate Developer
4 33 (17.01%) Software Engineer
5 26 (13.40%) Software Developer
6 21 (10.82%) C# Developer
7 19 (9.79%) .NET Developer
8 18 (9.28%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (7.22%) Java Developer
10 12 (6.19%) C++ Software Engineer
11 11 (5.67%) Web Developer
12 10 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (5.15%) C++ Developer
12 10 (5.15%) Junior
13 9 (4.64%) C# Software Developer
13 9 (4.64%) C# Web Developer
13 9 (4.64%) Junior Developer
13 9 (4.64%) PLC Engineer
13 9 (4.64%) PLC Software Engineer
14 8 (4.12%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.10%) .NET
2 21 (10.82%) HTML
3 16 (8.25%) OpenCV
4 15 (7.73%) CSS
5 13 (6.70%) WPF
6 10 (5.15%) REST
7 9 (4.64%) HTML5
7 9 (4.64%) OpenGL
8 8 (4.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 8 (4.12%) Web Services
9 7 (3.61%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (3.61%) WebSockets
9 7 (3.61%) XML
10 5 (2.58%) CSS3
10 5 (2.58%) Node.js
11 4 (2.06%) Google Maps API
12 3 (1.55%) DirectX
12 3 (1.55%) jQuery
12 3 (1.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.01%) Computer Science
2 20 (10.31%) Algorithms
3 16 (8.25%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.67%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.15%) Augmented Reality
6 9 (4.64%) 3D Graphics
6 9 (4.64%) Client/Server
6 9 (4.64%) Driving Licence
7 7 (3.61%) Industry 4.0
7 7 (3.61%) SCADA
8 6 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (2.06%) Infotainment
10 3 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.03%) Blog
11 2 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.52%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.56%) Linux
2 30 (15.46%) Windows
3 12 (6.19%) Android
4 8 (4.12%) Unix
5 7 (3.61%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.52%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.44%) Software Engineering
2 43 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.16%) OOP
3 40 (20.62%) Mathematics
4 36 (18.56%) OO
5 33 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (10.31%) Scrum
7 19 (9.79%) Web Development
8 18 (9.28%) Asset Management
9 16 (8.25%) Validation
10 15 (7.73%) Multithreading
11 12 (6.19%) Configuration Management
12 11 (5.67%) UML
12 11 (5.67%) Workflow
13 10 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.15%) ERP
14 9 (4.64%) Artificial Intelligence
14 9 (4.64%) CAD
14 9 (4.64%) Computer Vision
14 9 (4.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 135 (69.59%) C#
2 84 (43.30%) Java
3 69 (35.57%) C
4 50 (25.77%) SQL
5 49 (25.26%) Python
6 41 (21.13%) JavaScript
7 10 (5.15%) PHP
8 9 (4.64%) Embedded C
8 9 (4.64%) Perl
9 6 (3.09%) Ruby
10 4 (2.06%) Assembly Language
10 4 (2.06%) VBA
11 3 (1.55%) Scala
12 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.03%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.52%) R
13 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (23.20%) Degree
2 11 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (5.15%) HND
4 4 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) IEC 61131
2 7 (3.61%) HAZOP
3 3 (1.55%) MISRA
4 2 (1.03%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.52%) Basel II
5 1 (0.52%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.52%) IFRS
5 1 (0.52%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.61%) Firmware
2 3 (1.55%) Docker
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.19%) Google
2 12 (6.19%) Xamarin
3 7 (3.61%) MathWorks
3 7 (3.61%) MKS
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle
5 3 (1.55%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.03%) QNX
7 1 (0.52%) Apple
7 1 (0.52%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.52%) NVIDIA
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.52%) Twitter
7 1 (0.52%) UiPath
7 1 (0.52%) VMware