The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited C++ Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer - C++
Rank 87 61 73
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 21 57 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.52% 3.80% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 3.86% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 17 54 53
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -
C++ Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1333 1475 1767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.32% 98.27% 97.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1086 1242 1515
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

C++ Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

C++ Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer across the Cambridge region.

C++ Software Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

C++ Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited C++ Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with C++ Software Engineer in their job title.

1 54 (100.00%) C++
2 51 (94.44%) Software Engineering
3 28 (51.85%) Linux
4 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (46.30%) Degree
5 24 (44.44%) Windows
6 20 (37.04%) Computer Science
7 19 (35.19%) HTTP
8 17 (31.48%) XML
8 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
9 15 (27.78%) SQL
9 15 (27.78%) C
10 13 (24.07%) STL
10 13 (24.07%) Scrum
11 12 (22.22%) CSS
11 12 (22.22%) HTML
12 11 (20.37%) OO
12 11 (20.37%) Python
13 10 (18.52%) TDD
13 10 (18.52%) SOAP
13 10 (18.52%) Open Source
13 10 (18.52%) REST
14 9 (16.67%) Multithreading
14 9 (16.67%) XSD
15 8 (14.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 7 (12.96%) Software Architecture
16 7 (12.96%) BDD
16 7 (12.96%) Kanban
16 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
17 6 (11.11%) .NET

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited C++ Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with C++ Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) HTTP
2 3 (5.56%) AMQP
2 3 (5.56%) MQTT
3 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.85%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) Artifactory
2 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.26%) JIRA
2 5 (9.26%) Maven
2 5 (9.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (5.56%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.56%) Games
2 2 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) XML
2 13 (24.07%) STL
3 12 (22.22%) CSS
3 12 (22.22%) HTML
4 10 (18.52%) REST
4 10 (18.52%) SOAP
5 9 (16.67%) XSD
6 8 (14.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 6 (11.11%) .NET
7 6 (11.11%) OpenGL
7 6 (11.11%) Qt
8 5 (9.26%) jQuery
9 4 (7.41%) MFC
10 3 (5.56%) HEVC
10 3 (5.56%) HTML5
10 3 (5.56%) JMS
10 3 (5.56%) Middleware
10 3 (5.56%) Spring
10 3 (5.56%) WebSockets
11 2 (3.70%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 5 (9.26%) Chemistry
3 5 (9.26%) Mathematics
4 4 (7.41%) Data Structures
5 3 (5.56%) CCTV
5 3 (5.56%) Data Integration
5 3 (5.56%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (5.56%) STB
6 2 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (3.70%) 3D Printing
6 2 (3.70%) CAN bus
6 2 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.85%) Arduino
7 1 (1.85%) BBC
7 1 (1.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Linux
2 24 (44.44%) Windows
3 5 (9.26%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.56%) Android
4 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.07%) Scrum
4 11 (20.37%) OO
5 10 (18.52%) Open Source
5 10 (18.52%) TDD
6 9 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 7 (12.96%) BDD
7 7 (12.96%) Kanban
7 7 (12.96%) Software Architecture
8 5 (9.26%) API Design
8 5 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (9.26%) Feature Driven Development
8 5 (9.26%) SDLC
9 4 (7.41%) Memory Management
10 3 (5.56%) Code Optimisation
10 3 (5.56%) Image Processing
10 3 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
10 3 (5.56%) Software Delivery
10 3 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) C++
2 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
3 15 (27.78%) C
3 15 (27.78%) SQL
4 11 (20.37%) Python
5 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.26%) Java
5 5 (9.26%) Perl
6 3 (5.56%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.56%) Embedded C++
6 3 (5.56%) Fortran
7 2 (3.70%) Tcl
8 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Docker
1 3 (5.56%) Firmware
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