A candidate's academic qualification to be a C++ programmer is biased to certain extent. If the person is a graduate in either of the following – BE, B. Tech, M. Tech, ME, MCA or BCA (Any Engineering Stream), they have an added advantage. Those who have relevant Certifications would have a further advantage over others.
The minimum requirement to be a good C++ professional is that one should have the proper understanding of computer logic and should have a good concept of C. One should regularly update his management skills; along with professional skills, dynamism, flexibility and adaptability. He should be proficient in debugging and troubleshooting. One should always be upbeat and must be aware of the new updates and innovative software coming in the market.
To be a good C++ programmer you must have a good knowledge of the Object-oriented programming paradigm. Moreover a good skill in designing based on multithreaded programming adds points to a C++ programmer. A good knowledge of the subject offers a wide range of jobs in the current software industry. Job openings in fields like developing video games, cryptography, designing software for hospitals, banks, schools, and many more have augmented the employment count in the field of C++. It will also be easier for the programmer to learn Visual C++ and Dot Net.
These professionals have engraved a position for themselves in the worldwide software market due to their creative and ingenious excellence. Multinational software technology firms are acquainted with this fact and thus have opened offices in technology parks. At a very fast rate software professionals, who are masters in the skills of C++ are ruling on the project based assignments overseas with international giants like Microsoft, Intel or their subsidiaries in India.
C++ professionals are offered an average wage of $76,000 to $80,000 annually. Moreover, as per the surveys carried out, if one has a good command on the language and has a good experience in the particular field, the salary rises to a marked level.
C++ will empower its candidates with the skills to create new applications in the dynamic software industry. These techniques are very simple but still very powerful. When you are exposed to the software industry, C++ will be a good tool to sustain in the industry. In the current software industry the requirement for a C++ programmer will never be meager.