The table below looks at the statistics for the C++ Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 671 544 512
Rank change year-on-year
-127 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 239 352 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 227 328 404
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

C++ Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

C++ Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

C++ Software Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 within the UK.

C++ Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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 -110 228 £40,000 +6.66% 41
South East -31 77 £40,000 -5.88% 8
London +6 62 £47,500 -24.00% 9
South West -42 46 £32,500 +8.33% 9
Hampshire 0 24 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Dorset +9 20 £32,500 +14.03% 2
Bristol -29 17 £32,500 - 2
City of London +17 16 £66,000 -22.35%
Poole +12 16 £46,250 +71.29% 2
East of England -93 15 £40,000 +3.22% 10
Fareham - 15 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands -4 14 £37,500 +15.38% 5
East Sussex - 14 £40,000 -
Brighton - 14 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire +8 13 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Nottingham +4 13 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Chessington - 13 £47,500 -
Surbiton - 13 £47,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire -51 12 £41,250 +10.00% 9
Berkshire -3 11 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Cambridge -48 10 £38,250 +2.00% 8
Oxford +3 9 £35,000 -56.25% 1
Oxfordshire +3 9 £35,000 -56.25% 1
Surrey -19 9 £45,000 -2.70% 1
Wales 0 7 £35,000 -16.66% 1
Manchester -5 7 £40,000 +23.07%
North West -22 7 £40,000 +23.07%
South Wales -5 6 £35,000 -16.66% 1
Somerset - 6 £28,500 - 2
Portsmouth - 6 £25,000 -

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 627 (100.00%) C++
1 627 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 306 (48.80%) Linux
3 237 (37.80%) Degree
4 234 (37.32%) C
5 221 (35.25%) Windows
6 212 (33.81%) Computer Science
7 144 (22.97%) UNIX
8 136 (21.69%) C#
9 128 (20.41%) OO
10 107 (17.07%) Mathematics
11 100 (15.95%) Java
12 93 (14.83%) Multithreading
13 91 (14.51%) OOD
14 83 (13.24%) Physics
15 82 (13.08%) Qt
16 79 (12.60%) STL
17 71 (11.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 68 (10.85%) MFC
19 64 (10.21%) Visual Studio
20 63 (10.05%) Games
21 60 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
22 59 (9.41%) SQL
23 57 (9.09%) Electronics
24 55 (8.77%) PhD
25 54 (8.61%) Image Processing
26 52 (8.29%) .NET
27 51 (8.13%) XML
28 50 (7.97%) UML
28 50 (7.97%) Embedded C++

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (2.39%) Apache
2 12 (1.91%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.75%) GlassFish
3 11 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (0.80%) IIS
5 4 (0.64%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.16%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Maya
2 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.35%) RTP
3 20 (3.19%) Wireless
3 20 (3.19%) GSM
4 15 (2.39%) FTP
5 13 (2.07%) SS7
5 13 (2.07%) SSL
6 11 (1.75%) LTE
7 10 (1.59%) TCAP
7 10 (1.59%) INAP
7 10 (1.59%) VLAN
7 10 (1.59%) SIGTRAN
7 10 (1.59%) PBX
7 10 (1.59%) UMTS
7 10 (1.59%) VoIP
8 9 (1.44%) RANAP
8 9 (1.44%) Asterisk PBX
9 8 (1.28%) HTTP
10 6 (0.96%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.71%) Big Data
3 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.64%) MySQL
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.48%) Informix
8 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (10.21%) Visual Studio
2 39 (6.22%) Subversion
3 20 (3.19%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.39%) Jenkins
5 13 (2.07%) GCC
6 11 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.44%) GDB
7 9 (1.44%) Trac
8 8 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.80%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.80%) CMake
11 4 (0.64%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.64%) Selenium
12 3 (0.48%) Maven
13 2 (0.32%) JIRA
13 2 (0.32%) NUnit
13 2 (0.32%) ProC
13 2 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
14 1 (0.16%) LabVIEW
General
1 63 (10.05%) Games
2 57 (9.09%) Electronics
3 49 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 43 (6.86%) Finance
5 13 (2.07%) Automotive
6 11 (1.75%) Retail
7 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.44%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.96%) Banking
9 5 (0.80%) Military
10 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.32%) Front Office
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.32%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.08%) Qt
2 79 (12.60%) STL
3 71 (11.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 68 (10.85%) MFC
5 52 (8.29%) .NET
6 51 (8.13%) XML
7 41 (6.54%) OpenGL
8 37 (5.90%) HTML
9 32 (5.10%) OpenCL
10 23 (3.67%) Web Services
11 19 (3.03%) WPF
12 18 (2.87%) HTML5
13 17 (2.71%) WinForms
14 16 (2.55%) SOAP
15 15 (2.39%) DirectX
15 15 (2.39%) WCF
16 14 (2.23%) .NET Framework
17 12 (1.91%) FIX Protocol
17 12 (1.91%) WebSphere MQ
17 12 (1.91%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 212 (33.81%) Computer Science
2 107 (17.07%) Mathematics
3 83 (13.24%) Physics
4 34 (5.42%) 3D Graphics
5 31 (4.94%) Device Driver
6 26 (4.15%) Embedded Systems
7 18 (2.87%) CUDA
8 17 (2.71%) Client/Server
9 14 (2.23%) Cryptography
10 12 (1.91%) EMV
10 12 (1.91%) EFT
11 11 (1.75%) Statistics
12 8 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (1.28%) Robotics
13 7 (1.12%) Open Source
13 7 (1.12%) Animation
14 6 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.80%) Firmware
15 5 (0.80%) Visualisation
16 4 (0.64%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 306 (48.80%) Linux
2 221 (35.25%) Windows
3 144 (22.97%) UNIX
4 40 (6.38%) Embedded Linux
5 24 (3.83%) Solaris
6 13 (2.07%) Android
7 10 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.12%) AIX
9 5 (0.80%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) HPUX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 128 (20.41%) OO
3 93 (14.83%) Multithreading
4 91 (14.51%) OOD
5 60 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (8.61%) Image Processing
7 50 (7.97%) UML
8 45 (7.18%) OOP
9 29 (4.63%) OOA/OOD
10 27 (4.31%) Low Latency
11 23 (3.67%) Mentoring
12 21 (3.35%) CAD
12 21 (3.35%) Signal Processing
13 20 (3.19%) Data Modelling
14 19 (3.03%) Video Processing
14 19 (3.03%) Unit Testing
15 15 (2.39%) TDD
16 14 (2.23%) Scrum
17 13 (2.07%) Electronic Design Automation
17 13 (2.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 627 (100.00%) C++
2 234 (37.32%) C
3 136 (21.69%) C#
4 100 (15.95%) Java
5 59 (9.41%) SQL
6 50 (7.97%) Embedded C++
7 42 (6.70%) Python
7 42 (6.70%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.67%) Embedded C
9 13 (2.07%) VC++
10 11 (1.75%) Groovy
11 10 (1.59%) MATLAB
12 9 (1.44%) Perl
13 5 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.80%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.64%) PHP
14 4 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.64%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.32%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 237 (37.80%) Degree
2 55 (8.77%) PhD
3 9 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.64%) QA
1 4 (0.64%) IEC 61508
2 2 (0.32%) HL7
2 2 (0.32%) DICOM
3 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.48%) NFS
3 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.16%) Puppet
1 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (5.90%) Oracle
2 19 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (1.44%) Cisco
4 6 (0.96%) Borland
5 4 (0.64%) VeriFone
5 4 (0.64%) Intel
5 4 (0.64%) Embarcadero
6 3 (0.48%) JBoss
6 3 (0.48%) QNX
7 1 (0.16%) BT
7 1 (0.16%) Mitel
7 1 (0.16%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.16%) Polycom
7 1 (0.16%) Sencha
7 1 (0.16%) Twitter
7 1 (0.16%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.16%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.16%) Symbian
7 1 (0.16%) Sybase
7 1 (0.16%) SAP
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