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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 663 677 558
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -119
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 246 233 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 229 222 312
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 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 +13 226 £40,000 - 17
South East +36 104 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Berkshire +41 34 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England +19 33 £37,500 -3.22%
London -28 33 £55,000 +15.78% 4
South West -34 26 £39,000 +20.00% 3
Reading +26 22 £35,000 -22.22% 1
West Midlands +15 21 £30,500 -15.86% 1
Hertfordshire +15 21 £33,000 -14.83%
Hampshire +13 21 £49,250 +40.71%
Watford +14 20 £40,000 +3.22%
West Sussex +4 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East Midlands -1 15 £35,000 -6.66%
Northamptonshire +12 14 £37,500 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +6 14 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Oxford -5 13 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Ealing - 13 £57,500 -
Coventry - 13 £35,000 -
Northampton - 12 £35,000 -
Bristol -14 10 £32,500 - 1
Havant +4 9 £48,500 +7.77%
Burgess Hill - 9 £40,000 - 1
Worcestershire +6 8 £32,750 -18.12% 1
Surrey +5 8 £27,500 -29.03% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £40,000 -34.69%
Dorset -4 8 £39,000 +20.00% 2
Bracknell +23 7 £50,000 +66.66%
Weymouth - 7 £39,000 - 2
Borehamwood - 7 £28,500 -
Scotland +14 6 £37,500 -

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 482 (100.00%) C++
1 482 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 212 (43.98%) Degree
3 184 (38.17%) C#
4 182 (37.76%) Computer Science
5 177 (36.72%) Linux
6 156 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
7 141 (29.25%) Windows
8 131 (27.18%) C
9 105 (21.78%) Mathematics
10 100 (20.75%) Visual Studio
11 98 (20.33%) SQL
12 91 (18.88%) OO
12 91 (18.88%) Multithreading
13 88 (18.26%) Java
14 80 (16.60%) Python
15 76 (15.77%) TDD
16 75 (15.56%) Scrum
17 74 (15.35%) Physics
18 72 (14.94%) STL
19 69 (14.32%) Algorithms
20 63 (13.07%) SDLC
21 62 (12.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
22 58 (12.03%) UNIX
23 57 (11.83%) Games
23 57 (11.83%) Microsoft
24 56 (11.62%) Qt
25 55 (11.41%) .NET
26 52 (10.79%) OOD
27 50 (10.37%) PhD

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (0.41%) Apache
1 2 (0.41%) Kinematics
2 1 (0.21%) nginx
2 1 (0.21%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (2.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.30%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.90%) Network Security
3 8 (1.66%) DLNA
3 8 (1.66%) HTTP
4 7 (1.45%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.24%) RTP
6 4 (0.83%) GSM
6 4 (0.83%) UMTS
6 4 (0.83%) LTE
7 3 (0.62%) Modbus
7 3 (0.62%) Profibus
8 2 (0.41%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (0.41%) RANAP
8 2 (0.41%) HSPA
8 2 (0.41%) LDAP
8 2 (0.41%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.41%) FTP
8 2 (0.41%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.66%) MySQL
3 6 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.83%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.21%) SQLite
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 100 (20.75%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.90%) Subversion
2 14 (2.90%) SpecFlow
3 12 (2.49%) Eclipse
4 10 (2.07%) LabVIEW
5 9 (1.87%) FitNesse
5 9 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.87%) Rational Rhapsody
6 8 (1.66%) JIRA
7 7 (1.45%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.24%) GCC
8 6 (1.24%) GDB
9 4 (0.83%) Valgrind
9 4 (0.83%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.21%) Maven
11 1 (0.21%) Xcode
11 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
General
1 57 (11.83%) Games
2 39 (8.09%) Electronics
3 30 (6.22%) Finance
4 28 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.77%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.28%) Banking
7 10 (2.07%) Marketing
8 9 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.24%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.24%) Automotive
10 5 (1.04%) Military
11 3 (0.62%) Law
12 2 (0.41%) Front Office
12 2 (0.41%) Retail
13 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.21%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (14.94%) STL
2 62 (12.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 56 (11.62%) Qt
4 55 (11.41%) .NET
5 50 (10.37%) MFC
6 38 (7.88%) COM
7 36 (7.47%) OpenGL
8 35 (7.26%) WPF
9 34 (7.05%) HTML
10 32 (6.64%) Web Services
11 27 (5.60%) DirectX
12 23 (4.77%) ASP.NET
12 23 (4.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 22 (4.56%) WCF
14 21 (4.36%) CSS
15 19 (3.94%) D-Bus
16 14 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (2.70%) XML
18 10 (2.07%) OpenMP
19 9 (1.87%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 182 (37.76%) Computer Science
2 105 (21.78%) Mathematics
3 74 (15.35%) Physics
4 69 (14.32%) Algorithms
5 42 (8.71%) Visualisation
6 35 (7.26%) 3D Graphics
7 27 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (4.15%) Embedded Systems
9 15 (3.11%) Device Driver
10 14 (2.90%) BYOD
11 11 (2.28%) Data Structures
11 11 (2.28%) Artificial Intelligence
11 11 (2.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 10 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.87%) Statistics
14 8 (1.66%) MPEG
15 7 (1.45%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.45%) Equities
16 6 (1.24%) Hedge funds
16 6 (1.24%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 177 (36.72%) Linux
2 141 (29.25%) Windows
3 58 (12.03%) UNIX
4 33 (6.85%) Android
5 13 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
5 13 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.70%) Solaris
6 4 (0.83%) AIX
6 4 (0.83%) HPUX
7 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.62%) Windows CE
7 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 156 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (18.88%) OO
3 91 (18.88%) Multithreading
4 76 (15.77%) TDD
5 75 (15.56%) Scrum
6 63 (13.07%) SDLC
7 52 (10.79%) OOD
8 38 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (6.02%) Unit Testing
10 26 (5.39%) OOP
11 25 (5.19%) UML
11 25 (5.19%) Software Testing
12 22 (4.56%) Kanban
12 22 (4.56%) Android Development
13 19 (3.94%) Image Processing
14 17 (3.53%) Software Architecture
14 17 (3.53%) CAD
15 16 (3.32%) Open Source
15 16 (3.32%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 482 (100.00%) C++
2 184 (38.17%) C#
3 131 (27.18%) C
4 98 (20.33%) SQL
5 88 (18.26%) Java
6 80 (16.60%) Python
7 43 (8.92%) JavaScript
8 38 (7.88%) Embedded C++
9 20 (4.15%) Embedded C
10 16 (3.32%) Objective-C
10 16 (3.32%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.32%) HLSL
11 12 (2.49%) Perl
12 10 (2.07%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.87%) Go
13 9 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.66%) Scala
14 8 (1.66%) VC++
15 5 (1.04%) Assembly Language
16 4 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 212 (43.98%) Degree
2 50 (10.37%) PhD
3 33 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.66%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.62%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.62%) HNC
5 3 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.45%) DO-178B
2 6 (1.24%) TickIT
3 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (1.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 8 (1.66%) Docker
2 6 (1.24%) Firmware
2 6 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (2.70%) WMI
2 8 (1.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 8 (1.66%) SCCM
2 8 (1.66%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.94%) Intel
3 14 (2.90%) Apple
4 7 (1.45%) Oracle
4 7 (1.45%) Xamarin
5 6 (1.24%) VMware
6 2 (0.41%) Minitab
6 2 (0.41%) Google
6 2 (0.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.21%) HP
7 1 (0.21%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.21%) Wind River
7 1 (0.21%) Sony
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