Period
to 15 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 95 119
Rank change year-on-year -41 +24 +24
Permanent jobs citing C++ 650 189 205
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.37% 3.14% 2.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.13% 4.90% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 460 153 157
10th Percentile £39,200 £39,000 £34,185
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
75th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £105,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £102,000 £120,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +15.00% -4.76%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 15,727 3,859 4,528
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 57.39% 64.18% 58.85%
Number of salaries quoted 12,540 3,511 4,087
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

C++
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing C++ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

C++ trend for jobs with a WFH option

C++
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing C++.

C++ salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

C++
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing C++ over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

C++ salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, C++ job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for C++.

1 304 (46.77%) Software Engineering
2 303 (46.62%) Python
3 251 (38.62%) Java
4 229 (35.23%) C#
5 226 (34.77%) C
6 189 (29.08%) Linux
7 160 (24.62%) Finance
8 158 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
9 156 (24.00%) Social Skills
10 145 (22.31%) Computer Science
11 142 (21.85%) Algorithms
12 128 (19.69%) Degree
13 111 (17.08%) AWS
13 111 (17.08%) SQL
14 109 (16.77%) JavaScript
15 106 (16.31%) Azure
15 106 (16.31%) Docker
16 97 (14.92%) Firmware
17 96 (14.77%) .NET
18 95 (14.62%) Git (software)
19 93 (14.31%) Microservices
20 92 (14.15%) DevOps
21 85 (13.08%) Kubernetes
22 80 (12.31%) Wireless
23 79 (12.15%) Wi-Fi
24 78 (12.00%) Artificial Intelligence
25 77 (11.85%) OO
26 74 (11.38%) Go
27 73 (11.23%) Data Science
28 68 (10.46%) Windows

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 17 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (2.46%) Apache
3 9 (1.38%) Confluence
4 8 (1.23%) Apache Pulsar
4 8 (1.23%) SAS
5 5 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.62%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.46%) CMS
8 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.31%) WordPress
9 1 (0.15%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.15%) Jetty
9 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.31%) 3ds Max
1 2 (0.31%) CPLEX
1 2 (0.31%) Maya
1 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
1 2 (0.31%) Simulink
1 2 (0.31%) ZBrush
2 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.15%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.62%) MetaTrader
2 4 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 111 (17.08%) AWS
2 106 (16.31%) Azure
3 62 (9.54%) GCP
4 29 (4.46%) SaaS
5 26 (4.00%) GitHub
6 12 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
9 8 (1.23%) Serverless
10 7 (1.08%) npm
11 6 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.92%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.92%) AWS CodePipeline
11 6 (0.92%) AWS IoT
11 6 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.92%) CloudFront
11 6 (0.92%) IaaS
11 6 (0.92%) PaaS
12 5 (0.77%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.77%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 80 (12.31%) Wireless
2 79 (12.15%) Wi-Fi
3 57 (8.77%) TCP/IP
4 43 (6.62%) Bluetooth
5 31 (4.77%) DVB
5 31 (4.77%) MIMO
6 30 (4.62%) Ethernet
7 29 (4.46%) Broadband
8 25 (3.85%) MQTT
9 17 (2.62%) ZigBee
10 13 (2.00%) SSH
11 12 (1.85%) Internet
12 11 (1.69%) Firewall
12 11 (1.69%) Modbus
13 8 (1.23%) Multicast
14 6 (0.92%) 4G
15 5 (0.77%) IPv4
15 5 (0.77%) LAN
15 5 (0.77%) WAN
16 4 (0.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.69%) MySQL
3 35 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 20 (3.08%) Redis
6 13 (2.00%) Big Data
7 12 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.23%) Blockchain
9 8 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (0.77%) Neo4j
11 4 (0.62%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.46%) DB2
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.31%) Power BI
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.15%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 95 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 39 (6.00%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.15%) JIRA
4 20 (3.08%) GitLab
5 10 (1.54%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.23%) CMake
6 8 (1.23%) JUnit
6 8 (1.23%) Postman
6 8 (1.23%) webpack
7 7 (1.08%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.08%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.92%) Gatling
8 6 (0.92%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.77%) gulp
9 5 (0.77%) JMeter
9 5 (0.77%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.77%) NeoLoad
9 5 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (0.77%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.62%) Cucumber
General
1 160 (24.62%) Finance
2 156 (24.00%) Social Skills
3 62 (9.54%) Electronics
4 54 (8.31%) Banking
5 34 (5.23%) Marketing
6 31 (4.77%) Games
7 28 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (4.00%) Telecoms
9 22 (3.38%) Retail
10 19 (2.92%) Aerospace
11 16 (2.46%) Automotive
11 16 (2.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 14 (2.15%) Law
12 14 (2.15%) Manufacturing
13 13 (2.00%) Public Sector
14 12 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
15 8 (1.23%) Front Office
16 7 (1.08%) Legal
17 6 (0.92%) Back Office
17 6 (0.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 221 (34.00%) Developer
2 193 (29.69%) Software Engineer
3 93 (14.31%) C++ Software Engineer
4 74 (11.38%) Embedded Engineer
5 64 (9.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 55 (8.46%) C++ Developer
7 53 (8.15%) Linux Engineer
8 45 (6.92%) Firmware Engineer
9 42 (6.46%) Software Developer
10 39 (6.00%) Senior Software Engineer
11 38 (5.85%) Senior Developer
12 36 (5.54%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 34 (5.23%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 33 (5.08%) .NET Developer
14 33 (5.08%) C Software Engineer
14 33 (5.08%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 33 (5.08%) Embedded Linux Engineer
15 32 (4.92%) Algorithm Engineer
15 32 (4.92%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
16 31 (4.77%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (14.77%) .NET
2 51 (7.85%) CSS
3 49 (7.54%) Node.js
4 48 (7.38%) HTML
5 40 (6.15%) React
6 35 (5.38%) AngularJS
7 32 (4.92%) .NET Framework
7 32 (4.92%) WPF
8 31 (4.77%) REST
9 29 (4.46%) Yocto
10 25 (3.85%) .NET Core
10 25 (3.85%) Entity Framework
10 25 (3.85%) Web Services
11 19 (2.92%) ASP.NET
12 18 (2.77%) NumPy
13 17 (2.62%) Django
13 17 (2.62%) gRPC
13 17 (2.62%) XML
14 16 (2.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 16 (2.46%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 142 (21.85%) Algorithms
2 45 (6.92%) Data Structures
3 37 (5.69%) Embedded Systems
3 37 (5.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 35 (5.38%) Device Driver
5 31 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.31%) Augmented Reality
8 14 (2.15%) CUDA
8 14 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.15%) Virtual Team
9 13 (2.00%) Blog
9 13 (2.00%) Raspberry Pi
10 12 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.85%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.85%) Legacy Systems
10 12 (1.85%) LIMS
11 11 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 189 (29.08%) Linux
2 68 (10.46%) Windows
3 47 (7.23%) Embedded Linux
4 40 (6.15%) Unix
5 11 (1.69%) Android
6 7 (1.08%) VxWorks
7 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.77%) FreeRTOS
9 4 (0.62%) Robot Operating System
10 3 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.15%) SafeRTOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (46.77%) Software Engineering
2 158 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (22.31%) Computer Science
4 93 (14.31%) Microservices
5 92 (14.15%) DevOps
6 78 (12.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 77 (11.85%) OO
8 73 (11.23%) Data Science
9 63 (9.69%) Machine Learning
10 62 (9.54%) Mathematics
11 53 (8.15%) OOP
12 49 (7.54%) Mentoring
13 48 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
14 47 (7.23%) Full Stack Development
15 42 (6.46%) SDLC
16 40 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
17 36 (5.54%) Scrum
17 36 (5.54%) Software Testing
17 36 (5.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 303 (46.62%) Python
2 251 (38.62%) Java
3 229 (35.23%) C#
4 226 (34.77%) C
5 111 (17.08%) SQL
6 109 (16.77%) JavaScript
7 74 (11.38%) Go
8 55 (8.46%) MATLAB
9 49 (7.54%) Rust
10 44 (6.77%) Embedded C++
11 41 (6.31%) TypeScript
12 38 (5.85%) Embedded C
13 36 (5.54%) Kotlin
13 36 (5.54%) PHP
14 30 (4.62%) Shell Script
15 26 (4.00%) Scala
15 26 (4.00%) VB
16 24 (3.69%) PowerShell
17 23 (3.54%) Perl
18 22 (3.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 128 (19.69%) Degree
2 39 (6.00%) PhD
3 32 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.08%) CREST Certified
6 7 (1.08%) OSCP
7 4 (0.62%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.15%) CCNA
9 1 (0.15%) CCNP
9 1 (0.15%) CHECK Team Leader
9 1 (0.15%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.85%) QA
2 6 (0.92%) Accessibility
2 6 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.62%) DICOM
4 3 (0.46%) ISO 13485
4 3 (0.46%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 15022
5 2 (0.31%) MISRA
5 2 (0.31%) WCAG
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 106 (16.31%) Docker
2 97 (14.92%) Firmware
3 8 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) iptables
5 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (13.08%) Kubernetes
2 38 (5.85%) Ansible
3 37 (5.69%) Terraform
4 15 (2.31%) Puppet
5 9 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.23%) Salt
7 5 (0.77%) Grafana
7 5 (0.77%) SCCM
8 2 (0.31%) Kibana
8 2 (0.31%) logstash
8 2 (0.31%) nmon
8 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.15%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.15%) BMC Marimba
9 1 (0.15%) Cacti
9 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (5.23%) Google
2 23 (3.54%) Oracle
3 19 (2.92%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.62%) IBM
5 10 (1.54%) VMware
6 8 (1.23%) Yahoo!
7 5 (0.77%) Alibaba
7 5 (0.77%) AppDynamics
7 5 (0.77%) Sparx
8 4 (0.62%) HP
8 4 (0.62%) Progress
8 4 (0.62%) Xilinx
9 3 (0.46%) Adobe
9 3 (0.46%) Dynatrace
9 3 (0.46%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.46%) New Relic
9 3 (0.46%) SAP
10 2 (0.31%) F5
10 2 (0.31%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.31%) Splunk