Note: this question is not strictly regarding the standard required of entry level jobs, but rather whether there are differences in skill sets employers may adhere to when considering graduates of mathematics vs computer science vs anything else.
I will cut to the chase: I am a mathematics graduate who had some brief exposure to programming academically, and some more extensive exposure learning at home. These include the languages C, C++, Python and some SQL. However the core of my knowledge is in mathematics and mathematical methods, and other intricacies that go along with it.
Due to this, I am finding it very difficult to gauge the level of programming required to secure an entry level job which uses C/C++. Many job postings ambiguously require 'Good programming ability in language.'
Would an employer consider a maths grad with basic programming experience, but with proven potential to learn quickly and understand complicated concepts, equally to a computer science graduate with greater programming experience?
If not, then what is the standard the maths graduate would have to rise to in order to be considered a viable candidate?