The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited C++ Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Software Developer
Rank 747 709 659
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 145 206 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 137 201 219
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £85,250 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

C++ Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

C++ Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer within the UK.

C++ Software Developer Salary Trend in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 within the UK.

C++ Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 143 £45,000 - 19
London -18 53 £50,000 -9.09% 4
South East +53 51 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Surrey +34 26 £50,000 -16.66% 3
South West +2 18 £32,500 - 3
Manchester +3 11 £35,000 -
North West 0 11 £35,000 -
Horsham +11 10 £50,000 +11.11%
West Sussex +9 10 £50,000 +11.11%
Walton-on-Thames - 8 £50,000 - 2
Bristol -8 7 £32,500 - 2
Guildford - 7 £53,750 -
Oxfordshire +17 6 £55,000 +29.41% 2
City of London +24 4 £50,000 -35.48%
Oxford +2 4 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Somerset - 4 £32,500 -
Hampshire +3 3 £45,000 +25.87%
East of England -9 3 £40,000 +3.22% 3
West Midlands -10 3 £22,500 -43.75%
Bedfordshire - 3 £40,000 -
Kent - 3 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £22,500 -
Leatherhead - 3 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 3 £45,000 -
Dartford - 3 £40,000 -
Ealing - 3 £57,500 -
Luton - 3 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 2 £30,000 -33.33%
South Wales +3 2 £32,500 -
Wales -3 2 £32,500 -

C++ Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited C++ Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 275 (100.00%) C++
2 128 (46.55%) Degree
3 110 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 105 (38.18%) Software Engineering
4 105 (38.18%) OO
5 104 (37.82%) Linux
6 92 (33.45%) Windows
7 78 (28.36%) Mathematics
8 67 (24.36%) SQL
9 63 (22.91%) STL
10 62 (22.55%) OOP
11 60 (21.82%) Algorithms
12 57 (20.73%) C#
12 57 (20.73%) Physics
13 56 (20.36%) Python
14 55 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 53 (19.27%) Visual Studio
16 52 (18.91%) C
17 50 (18.18%) QA
18 49 (17.82%) UNIX
18 49 (17.82%) Aerospace
19 48 (17.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 47 (17.09%) Multithreading
21 45 (16.36%) Automotive
21 45 (16.36%) OOD
22 37 (13.45%) MFC
23 35 (12.73%) Qt
24 31 (11.27%) Java
24 31 (11.27%) Finance
24 31 (11.27%) OpenGL

C++ Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited C++ Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.73%) Apache
3 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.36%) Kinematics
Applications
1 12 (4.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.27%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.45%) Network Security
3 3 (1.09%) LDAP
3 3 (1.09%) HTTP
4 1 (0.36%) Wireless
4 1 (0.36%) GSM
4 1 (0.36%) SMS
4 1 (0.36%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.36%) UMTS
4 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.36%) HSPA
4 1 (0.36%) LTE
4 1 (0.36%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.82%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.00%) MySQL
4 6 (2.18%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 53 (19.27%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.64%) Subversion
3 7 (2.55%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.18%) GCC
4 6 (2.18%) Clang
5 4 (1.45%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.09%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.36%) Maven
8 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 49 (17.82%) Aerospace
2 45 (16.36%) Automotive
3 31 (11.27%) Finance
4 28 (10.18%) Games
5 16 (5.82%) Electronics
6 8 (2.91%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.45%) Marketing
8 4 (1.45%) Military
9 2 (0.73%) Law
9 2 (0.73%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Retail
10 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (22.91%) STL
2 48 (17.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 37 (13.45%) MFC
4 35 (12.73%) Qt
5 31 (11.27%) OpenGL
6 25 (9.09%) DirectX
7 20 (7.27%) XML
8 16 (5.82%) HTML
9 14 (5.09%) .NET
10 8 (2.91%) CSS
10 8 (2.91%) HTML5
11 7 (2.55%) Web Services
12 5 (1.82%) WCF
12 5 (1.82%) WPF
13 4 (1.45%) JSON
13 4 (1.45%) OpenMP
13 4 (1.45%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET
14 3 (1.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 110 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 78 (28.36%) Mathematics
3 60 (21.82%) Algorithms
4 57 (20.73%) Physics
5 21 (7.64%) Visualisation
6 20 (7.27%) Data Structures
7 16 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (5.09%) Equities
9 12 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (2.91%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (2.55%) Derivative
12 6 (2.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (2.18%) CUDA
12 6 (2.18%) Device Driver
12 6 (2.18%) Spread Betting
13 5 (1.82%) GIS
14 4 (1.45%) Animation
14 4 (1.45%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.45%) BYOD
15 3 (1.09%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 104 (37.82%) Linux
2 92 (33.45%) Windows
3 49 (17.82%) UNIX
4 11 (4.00%) Solaris
5 8 (2.91%) Android
6 6 (2.18%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.73%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.73%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (38.18%) OO
1 105 (38.18%) Software Engineering
2 62 (22.55%) OOP
3 55 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (17.09%) Multithreading
5 45 (16.36%) OOD
6 30 (10.91%) UML
7 26 (9.45%) TDD
8 25 (9.09%) SDLC
9 17 (6.18%) Scrum
10 16 (5.82%) Mentoring
10 16 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (5.09%) Validation
12 11 (4.00%) CAD
13 10 (3.64%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (3.27%) Data Modelling
14 9 (3.27%) Project Management
15 8 (2.91%) Low Latency
16 7 (2.55%) Information Security
16 7 (2.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 275 (100.00%) C++
2 67 (24.36%) SQL
3 57 (20.73%) C#
4 56 (20.36%) Python
5 52 (18.91%) C
6 31 (11.27%) Java
7 18 (6.55%) Perl
8 16 (5.82%) Ruby
9 12 (4.36%) PHP
10 10 (3.64%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.91%) MATLAB
11 8 (2.91%) JavaScript
12 6 (2.18%) Fortran
13 5 (1.82%) Embedded C
13 5 (1.82%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.73%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.36%) R
16 1 (0.36%) VC++
Qualifications
1 128 (46.55%) Degree
2 13 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.18%) DV Cleared
3 6 (2.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.45%) PhD
5 2 (0.73%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) MOS
6 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (1.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (1.45%) SCCM
2 3 (1.09%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (7.64%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.91%) Oracle
3 3 (1.09%) Apple
4 2 (0.73%) Minitab
4 2 (0.73%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.36%) SAP
5 1 (0.36%) Green Hills
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