Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C++
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 149 109 91
Rank change year-on-year -40 -18 +24
Permanent jobs citing C++ 680 327 256
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.34% 3.03% 3.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.18% 4.84% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 544 259 196
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £30,625
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,875 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £56,062
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.02% +6.78%
75th Percentile £91,250 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £132,500 £92,750 £101,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -

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 16,281 6,761 4,399
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 56.01% 62.56% 59.79%
Number of salaries quoted 12,827 6,156 3,877
10th Percentile £37,750 £35,000 £34,476
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £84,500 £87,700
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 23 January 2022.

C++ salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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++.

1 394 (57.94%) Python
2 370 (54.41%) Software Engineering
3 309 (45.44%) Java
4 303 (44.56%) C#
5 220 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
6 211 (31.03%) C
7 184 (27.06%) Finance
8 174 (25.59%) SQL
9 159 (23.38%) Linux
10 140 (20.59%) Degree
11 130 (19.12%) Computer Science
12 124 (18.24%) AWS
12 124 (18.24%) Social Skills
13 122 (17.94%) Problem-Solving
14 110 (16.18%) JavaScript
15 102 (15.00%) Azure
16 97 (14.26%) OO
17 96 (14.12%) DevOps
18 93 (13.68%) .NET
19 91 (13.38%) Microservices
20 89 (13.09%) Windows
21 87 (12.79%) Analytics
22 81 (11.91%) Algorithms
22 81 (11.91%) Git (software)
23 78 (11.47%) Firmware
24 77 (11.32%) Wireless
25 76 (11.18%) Go
26 75 (11.03%) Derivative
27 73 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
28 69 (10.15%) Mathematics

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 11 (1.62%) Confluence
1 11 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.03%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.88%) Ethereum
3 6 (0.88%) JBoss
4 5 (0.74%) Apache
5 4 (0.59%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.44%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.15%) Traefik
7 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.74%) Simulink
3 2 (0.29%) CPLEX
4 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.15%) Blender
4 1 (0.15%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.15%) Houdini
4 1 (0.15%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) MetaTrader
1 4 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 124 (18.24%) AWS
2 102 (15.00%) Azure
3 36 (5.29%) GCP
4 26 (3.82%) GitHub
5 16 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (2.35%) Serverless
6 14 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (1.76%) AWS IoT
8 10 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.47%) SaaS
9 6 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.88%) npm
10 5 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.74%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.74%) Power Platform
10 5 (0.74%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 77 (11.32%) Wireless
2 69 (10.15%) Wi-Fi
3 47 (6.91%) TCP/IP
4 34 (5.00%) MQTT
5 33 (4.85%) Bluetooth
6 27 (3.97%) Ethernet
7 26 (3.82%) DVB
7 26 (3.82%) MIMO
8 19 (2.79%) Broadband
9 17 (2.50%) ZigBee
10 14 (2.06%) Internet
11 11 (1.62%) Modbus
12 8 (1.18%) PPP
13 7 (1.03%) HTTP
14 6 (0.88%) Multicast
15 5 (0.74%) DNS
15 5 (0.74%) SSH
16 4 (0.59%) WAN
17 3 (0.44%) RTP
17 3 (0.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.76%) MySQL
3 34 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 24 (3.53%) Blockchain
5 20 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.91%) Big Data
6 13 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.03%) Redis
7 7 (1.03%) Tableau
8 6 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (0.74%) Informix
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.74%) Power BI
10 4 (0.59%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 81 (11.91%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.29%) JIRA
3 35 (5.15%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.65%) Subversion
5 16 (2.35%) Bitbucket
5 16 (2.35%) Eclipse
6 14 (2.06%) JMeter
6 14 (2.06%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.91%) LoadRunner
7 13 (1.91%) NeoLoad
8 10 (1.47%) GitLab
9 9 (1.32%) GoogleTest
9 9 (1.32%) TestRail
10 8 (1.18%) JUnit
10 8 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (1.18%) Valgrind
11 7 (1.03%) CMake
11 7 (1.03%) Gatling
11 7 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 184 (27.06%) Finance
2 124 (18.24%) Social Skills
3 56 (8.24%) Electronics
3 56 (8.24%) Front Office
4 49 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (5.59%) Banking
6 32 (4.71%) Retail
7 27 (3.97%) Games
8 26 (3.82%) Marketing
9 21 (3.09%) Automotive
10 17 (2.50%) Public Sector
11 12 (1.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 11 (1.62%) Aerospace
12 11 (1.62%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.62%) Telecoms
13 10 (1.47%) Legal
14 7 (1.03%) Presentation Skills
14 7 (1.03%) Publishing
15 6 (0.88%) Law
15 6 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 207 (30.44%) Developer
1 207 (30.44%) Software Engineer
2 103 (15.15%) C++ Software Engineer
3 77 (11.32%) C++ Developer
4 69 (10.15%) Embedded Engineer
5 62 (9.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 50 (7.35%) Software Developer
7 48 (7.06%) Senior Software Engineer
8 43 (6.32%) Linux Engineer
9 41 (6.03%) Senior Developer
10 39 (5.74%) Finance Manager
10 39 (5.74%) Technical Manager
11 38 (5.59%) Firmware Engineer
12 36 (5.29%) Python Developer
13 35 (5.15%) Python Engineer
14 34 (5.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 32 (4.71%) Embedded Linux Engineer
16 31 (4.56%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
16 31 (4.56%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
16 31 (4.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (13.68%) .NET
2 53 (7.79%) React
3 51 (7.50%) Node.js
4 43 (6.32%) REST
5 37 (5.44%) XML
6 36 (5.29%) HTML
7 32 (4.71%) CSS
8 28 (4.12%) JSON
9 27 (3.97%) Kafka
10 24 (3.53%) Web Services
11 23 (3.38%) WPF
12 17 (2.50%) Yocto
13 16 (2.35%) AngularJS
14 15 (2.21%) jQuery
15 12 (1.76%) SciPy
15 12 (1.76%) Spring
15 12 (1.76%) TensorFlow
16 11 (1.62%) Pandas
16 11 (1.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 11 (1.62%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.91%) Algorithms
2 75 (11.03%) Derivative
3 64 (9.41%) Fixed Income
3 64 (9.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 54 (7.94%) Equities
5 47 (6.91%) Device Driver
6 38 (5.59%) Embedded Systems
7 36 (5.29%) FPGA
8 34 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
9 31 (4.56%) Hedge funds
10 28 (4.12%) Data Structures
11 17 (2.50%) Robotics
12 15 (2.21%) User Experience
13 14 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (1.76%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.76%) SystemC
14 12 (1.76%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.62%) Web3
16 10 (1.47%) CAN bus
17 9 (1.32%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 159 (23.38%) Linux
2 89 (13.09%) Windows
3 35 (5.15%) Embedded Linux
4 34 (5.00%) Unix
5 16 (2.35%) Debian
6 9 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.32%) VxWorks
7 8 (1.18%) FreeRTOS
8 7 (1.03%) Android
8 7 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.88%) CentOS
9 6 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.59%) Robot Operating System
12 3 (0.44%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (54.41%) Software Engineering
2 220 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (19.12%) Computer Science
4 122 (17.94%) Problem-Solving
5 97 (14.26%) OO
6 96 (14.12%) DevOps
7 91 (13.38%) Microservices
8 87 (12.79%) Analytics
9 73 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (10.15%) Mathematics
11 68 (10.00%) SDLC
12 64 (9.41%) Asset Management
13 63 (9.26%) Mentoring
14 62 (9.12%) Test Automation
15 56 (8.24%) OOP
16 54 (7.94%) CI/CD
16 54 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 51 (7.50%) Full Stack Development
18 49 (7.21%) Validation
19 47 (6.91%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 394 (57.94%) Python
2 309 (45.44%) Java
3 303 (44.56%) C#
4 211 (31.03%) C
5 174 (25.59%) SQL
6 110 (16.18%) JavaScript
7 76 (11.18%) Go
8 49 (7.21%) MATLAB
9 40 (5.88%) Rust
9 40 (5.88%) TypeScript
10 36 (5.29%) PHP
11 30 (4.41%) T-SQL
12 27 (3.97%) VB
13 26 (3.82%) Embedded C
14 23 (3.38%) Embedded C++
15 22 (3.24%) Kotlin
16 21 (3.09%) Perl
17 20 (2.94%) Bash
17 20 (2.94%) R
18 18 (2.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 140 (20.59%) Degree
2 39 (5.74%) PhD
3 29 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (3.38%) Security Cleared
5 21 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.91%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.44%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.44%) MCSE
8 3 (0.44%) OSCP
9 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.29%) CCNA
9 2 (0.29%) CCNP
9 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.29%) MCSA
9 2 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.15%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) Accessibility
2 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.59%) DICOM
3 3 (0.44%) ISO 13485
3 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.15%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.15%) MISRA
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 78 (11.47%) Firmware
2 66 (9.71%) Docker
3 5 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) Ceph
5 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (6.91%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.50%) Ansible
3 13 (1.91%) Grafana
4 10 (1.47%) Terraform
5 5 (0.74%) Puppet
6 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.44%) Salt
8 2 (0.29%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.29%) nmon
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.15%) Nessus
9 1 (0.15%) Proxmox
9 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (6.62%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.74%) BISAM
3 36 (5.29%) Google
4 22 (3.24%) Sophos
5 19 (2.79%) Oracle
6 11 (1.62%) AppDynamics
6 11 (1.62%) Dynatrace
6 11 (1.62%) Micro Focus
6 11 (1.62%) New Relic
7 9 (1.32%) SAP
8 8 (1.18%) IBM
9 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.74%) Virgin Media
11 4 (0.59%) EMC
11 4 (0.59%) VMware
12 3 (0.44%) Cisco
12 3 (0.44%) NVIDIA
12 3 (0.44%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.44%) Xilinx