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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 622 579 498
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -81
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 287 338 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 272 314 425
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -25 277 £40,000 - 36
South East -25 86 £42,500 +6.25% 11
South West +21 72 £40,000 +14.28% 11
London +10 57 £47,500 +5.55% 5
East of England -19 42 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Cambridgeshire -6 34 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Cambridge -2 33 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Gloucestershire -3 26 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Hampshire -11 25 £42,500 +6.25% 2
West Sussex +12 21 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Cheltenham - 17 £40,000 -
Bristol +13 16 £37,500 +12.78% 4
Dorset -2 16 £32,500 -35.00% 4
Oxford +4 14 £45,000 +12.50%
Oxfordshire +3 14 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Poole - 11 £32,500 - 2
Berkshire -2 10 £42,500 - 4
Surrey -12 9 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Portsmouth -20 9 £30,000 -25.00%
Worthing - 8 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands -13 7 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £45,000 - 2
Fareham +1 6 £37,500 -2.59%
South Yorkshire -11 6 £40,000 +6.66%
Sheffield -14 6 £40,000 +6.66%
Yorkshire -20 6 £40,000 +10.34%
South Wales +10 5 £45,000 +20.00%
Wales +8 5 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Somerset +8 5 £40,000 +18.51%
Bath +1 5 £40,000 +6.66%

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 527 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 525 (99.62%) C++
3 240 (45.54%) Linux
4 212 (40.23%) Degree
5 192 (36.43%) Windows
6 188 (35.67%) Computer Science
7 153 (29.03%) OO
8 129 (24.48%) Agile Software Development
9 118 (22.39%) UNIX
9 118 (22.39%) C
10 109 (20.68%) C#
11 105 (19.92%) OOD
12 99 (18.79%) Qt
13 80 (15.18%) Multithreading
14 71 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
15 67 (12.71%) Algorithms
16 65 (12.33%) Java
16 65 (12.33%) MFC
16 65 (12.33%) STL
17 63 (11.95%) OOP
17 63 (11.95%) Mathematics
18 57 (10.82%) Physics
19 53 (10.06%) SQL
20 49 (9.30%) XML
20 49 (9.30%) Games
20 49 (9.30%) Finance
21 48 (9.11%) Visual Studio
22 44 (8.35%) UML
23 43 (8.16%) Python
24 41 (7.78%) .NET

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
1 10 (1.90%) Apache
1 10 (1.90%) WebSphere
1 10 (1.90%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (0.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.98%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.71%) HTTP
3 5 (0.95%) Kerberos
3 5 (0.95%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.95%) FTP
3 5 (0.95%) LDAP
4 4 (0.76%) LAN
4 4 (0.76%) WAN
4 4 (0.76%) Wireless
5 3 (0.57%) Internet
5 3 (0.57%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.38%) Network Security
6 2 (0.38%) Firewall
6 2 (0.38%) IPsec
6 2 (0.38%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.38%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.38%) SNMP
6 2 (0.38%) VPN
6 2 (0.38%) SSL
6 2 (0.38%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.52%) MySQL
3 7 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.14%) Big Data
4 6 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.57%) SQLite
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (9.11%) Visual Studio
2 25 (4.74%) Subversion
3 13 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.09%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.90%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.52%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.57%) GoogleTest
7 3 (0.57%) CMake
7 3 (0.57%) Redmine
7 3 (0.57%) JIRA
7 3 (0.57%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.38%) CppUnit
8 2 (0.38%) PVCS
8 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.19%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.19%) CasperJS
9 1 (0.19%) C++Builder
9 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 49 (9.30%) Finance
1 49 (9.30%) Games
2 32 (6.07%) Electronics
3 22 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.09%) Banking
5 7 (1.33%) Multimedia
5 7 (1.33%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.14%) Front Office
7 5 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.76%) Marketing
9 3 (0.57%) Advertising
9 3 (0.57%) Retail
9 3 (0.57%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (18.79%) Qt
2 65 (12.33%) MFC
2 65 (12.33%) STL
3 49 (9.30%) XML
4 41 (7.78%) .NET
4 41 (7.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 39 (7.40%) HTML
6 38 (7.21%) OpenGL
7 34 (6.45%) OpenCL
8 28 (5.31%) Web Services
9 17 (3.23%) DirectX
10 15 (2.85%) HTML5
11 14 (2.66%) CSS
11 14 (2.66%) ASP.NET
12 12 (2.28%) ATL
12 12 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (1.90%) JMS
13 10 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (1.90%) FpML
13 10 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 188 (35.67%) Computer Science
2 71 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (12.71%) Algorithms
4 63 (11.95%) Mathematics
5 57 (10.82%) Physics
6 30 (5.69%) 3D Graphics
7 26 (4.93%) Data Structures
8 23 (4.36%) Embedded Systems
9 15 (2.85%) Device Driver
10 14 (2.66%) Open Source
10 14 (2.66%) CUDA
11 10 (1.90%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.71%) Derivative
13 7 (1.33%) Artificial Intelligence
13 7 (1.33%) Neural Network
13 7 (1.33%) DTV
13 7 (1.33%) Exotic Derivative
14 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.95%) User Experience
15 5 (0.95%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 240 (45.54%) Linux
2 192 (36.43%) Windows
3 118 (22.39%) UNIX
4 16 (3.04%) Embedded Linux
5 15 (2.85%) Android
5 15 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.47%) Solaris
7 8 (1.52%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.76%) AIX
8 4 (0.76%) HPUX
9 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.57%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.38%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 153 (29.03%) OO
3 129 (24.48%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (19.92%) OOD
5 80 (15.18%) Multithreading
6 63 (11.95%) OOP
7 44 (8.35%) UML
8 37 (7.02%) TDD
9 31 (5.88%) Software Architecture
10 30 (5.69%) Unit Testing
11 26 (4.93%) Signal Processing
12 23 (4.36%) OOA/OOD
13 21 (3.98%) Digital Signal Processing
14 18 (3.42%) Scrum
15 14 (2.66%) CAD
15 14 (2.66%) Configuration Management
15 14 (2.66%) Low Latency
16 13 (2.47%) Data Modelling
16 13 (2.47%) MVC
17 11 (2.09%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 525 (99.62%) C++
2 118 (22.39%) C
3 109 (20.68%) C#
4 65 (12.33%) Java
5 53 (10.06%) SQL
6 43 (8.16%) Python
7 35 (6.64%) Embedded C++
8 29 (5.50%) JavaScript
9 18 (3.42%) Embedded C
10 13 (2.47%) Perl
11 11 (2.09%) MATLAB
12 10 (1.90%) Groovy
13 9 (1.71%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.33%) PHP
15 5 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.95%) Assembly Language
16 4 (0.76%) Ruby
16 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.57%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.57%) VC++
Qualifications
1 212 (40.23%) Degree
2 34 (6.45%) PhD
3 18 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.57%) HND
6 1 (0.19%) HNC
6 1 (0.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.57%) QA
3 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.14%) Firmware
3 5 (0.95%) NFS
4 1 (0.19%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.19%) Puppet
1 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (7.59%) Oracle
2 24 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.33%) Intel
3 7 (1.33%) Google
4 6 (1.14%) Twitter
5 3 (0.57%) Sony
5 3 (0.57%) QNX
5 3 (0.57%) HP
6 2 (0.38%) Apple
6 2 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.19%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.19%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.19%) Atmel
7 1 (0.19%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.19%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.19%) Sybase
Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Awesome + Top Prospects
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £70k to £85k + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £38k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £56000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Optimus Search
Salary: Negotiable,pension, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + Life Ins +
Posted: 5 days ago