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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer - C++
Rank 87 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 30 64 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.99% 3.86% 4.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 3.98% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 24 63 57
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £49,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1460 1607 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.95% 96.87% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1279 1204
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

C++ Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 76 (100.00%) C++
2 74 (97.37%) Software Engineering
3 39 (51.32%) Linux
4 35 (46.05%) Windows
4 35 (46.05%) Degree
5 32 (42.11%) C
6 28 (36.84%) Computer Science
7 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (30.26%) Python
9 20 (26.32%) SQL
10 18 (23.68%) .NET
10 18 (23.68%) OO
11 13 (17.11%) Multithreading
11 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
11 13 (17.11%) TDD
12 12 (15.79%) Scrum
12 12 (15.79%) HTTP
12 12 (15.79%) C#
12 12 (15.79%) XML
13 11 (14.47%) Java
13 11 (14.47%) Mac OS X
14 10 (13.16%) Electronics
14 10 (13.16%) Perl
14 10 (13.16%) OOP
15 9 (11.84%) SOAP
15 9 (11.84%) STL
15 9 (11.84%) Firmware
16 8 (10.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 8 (10.53%) XSD
16 8 (10.53%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 12 (15.79%) HTTP
2 3 (3.95%) AMQP
2 3 (3.95%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.95%) MQTT
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Big Data
1 3 (3.95%) MySQL
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.58%) Artifactory
2 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.58%) JIRA
2 5 (6.58%) Maven
2 5 (6.58%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (5.26%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (13.16%) Electronics
2 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) .NET
2 12 (15.79%) XML
3 9 (11.84%) SOAP
3 9 (11.84%) STL
4 8 (10.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 8 (10.53%) CSS
4 8 (10.53%) HTML
4 8 (10.53%) XSD
5 7 (9.21%) Qt
6 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
6 6 (7.89%) Middleware
6 6 (7.89%) REST
7 5 (6.58%) jQuery
8 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.95%) JMS
8 3 (3.95%) Spring
8 3 (3.95%) WebSockets
8 3 (3.95%) WinForms
8 3 (3.95%) WPF
8 3 (3.95%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.89%) Chemistry
2 6 (7.89%) Device Driver
3 5 (6.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (6.58%) Physics
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.95%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 39 (51.32%) Linux
2 35 (46.05%) Windows
3 11 (14.47%) Mac OS X
4 4 (5.26%) Unix
5 3 (3.95%) Android
5 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (97.37%) Software Engineering
2 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.68%) OO
4 13 (17.11%) Multithreading
4 13 (17.11%) TDD
5 12 (15.79%) Scrum
6 10 (13.16%) OOP
7 7 (9.21%) BDD
7 7 (9.21%) Kanban
8 6 (7.89%) Open Source
9 5 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (6.58%) Electronic Design Automation
9 5 (6.58%) Feature Driven Development
9 5 (6.58%) Signal Processing
10 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.26%) High Availability
10 4 (5.26%) OOD
10 4 (5.26%) Software Architecture
10 4 (5.26%) Software Delivery
11 3 (3.95%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 76 (100.00%) C++
2 32 (42.11%) C
3 23 (30.26%) Python
4 20 (26.32%) SQL
5 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
6 12 (15.79%) C#
7 11 (14.47%) Java
8 10 (13.16%) Perl
9 5 (6.58%) Bash Shell
10 4 (5.26%) Embedded C
10 4 (5.26%) Embedded C++
10 4 (5.26%) Fortran
11 3 (3.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (46.05%) Degree
2 6 (7.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Firmware
2 3 (3.95%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
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