I’ve managed to get all the build machinery and test runners for PyStan moved to use virtual machines / images which have a version of gcc which has support for C++1y/C++14. This took a surprising amount of work. C++11 is widely supported. I think it might be another year or two before support for C++14 becomes (near) universal. At least in the Python world, most continuous integration stuff is stuck on Ubuntu 14.04 which has gcc 4.8.4. Things have only just started to move to Ubuntu 16.04, which has gcc 5.3.1.
I trust there are no plans to move to C++17 this year?