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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C++ Software Engineer
Rank 634 589 524
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 235 301 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 220 282 374
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -46 219 £40,000 - 35
South East -33 84 £42,500 - 10
South West +14 67 £40,000 +6.66% 12
East of England -26 31 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Gloucestershire +12 26 £40,000 -8.57% 3
London -41 25 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Cambridge -14 24 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Cambridgeshire -22 24 £42,500 +21.42% 2
West Sussex +8 21 £42,500 -
Hampshire -37 20 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Dorset -5 19 £32,500 -35.00% 4
Berkshire -7 16 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Cheltenham - 16 £40,000 - 1
Poole - 15 £32,500 - 2
South Wales -5 12 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Wales -7 12 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Worthing - 12 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire +4 11 £62,500 +47.05% 1
Oxford +1 11 £62,500 +51.51% 1
Bristol 0 11 £40,000 +17.64% 5
Surrey -13 10 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Bracknell -10 9 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Tewkesbury -1 7 £40,000 -20.00%
Fareham -4 6 £42,500 +10.38% 1
North West +1 5 £47,500 +22.58% 1
Southampton -15 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Bridgend - 5 £35,000 - 1
Scotland +7 4 £31,000 -11.42%
Wiltshire -6 4 £40,000 +6.66%
Reading -7 4 £52,500 +50.00%

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 525 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 523 (99.62%) C++
3 240 (45.71%) Linux
4 211 (40.19%) Degree
5 198 (37.71%) Windows
6 176 (33.52%) Computer Science
7 160 (30.48%) OO
8 129 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
9 123 (23.43%) C
10 116 (22.10%) C#
10 116 (22.10%) UNIX
11 101 (19.24%) OOD
12 88 (16.76%) Qt
13 78 (14.86%) Multithreading
14 75 (14.29%) STL
15 72 (13.71%) OOP
16 69 (13.14%) Java
17 66 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
18 58 (11.05%) MFC
19 54 (10.29%) SQL
20 52 (9.90%) Finance
20 52 (9.90%) Mathematics
20 52 (9.90%) Algorithms
21 51 (9.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
21 51 (9.71%) XML
22 49 (9.33%) Visual Studio
22 49 (9.33%) UML
23 48 (9.14%) .NET
24 45 (8.57%) Physics
25 43 (8.19%) TDD

C++ Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (2.10%) Apache
2 9 (1.71%) GlassFish
2 9 (1.71%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.19%) nginx
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.86%) HTTP
3 10 (1.90%) LDAP
3 10 (1.90%) Kerberos
3 10 (1.90%) FTP
4 6 (1.14%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.76%) Wireless
6 3 (0.57%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.57%) WAN
6 3 (0.57%) LAN
7 2 (0.38%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.38%) Network Security
7 2 (0.38%) SNMP
7 2 (0.38%) SSL
7 2 (0.38%) VPN
7 2 (0.38%) Internet
7 2 (0.38%) IPv4
7 2 (0.38%) IPv6
7 2 (0.38%) IPsec
7 2 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.52%) MySQL
3 7 (1.33%) Big Data
3 7 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.57%) SQLite
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.38%) HPCC
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (9.33%) Visual Studio
2 26 (4.95%) Subversion
3 10 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.71%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.33%) MSBuild
6 5 (0.95%) GoogleTest
7 3 (0.57%) Redmine
7 3 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.57%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.57%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.57%) JIRA
8 2 (0.38%) PVCS
8 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.38%) CppUnit
9 1 (0.19%) GCC
9 1 (0.19%) C++Builder
9 1 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 52 (9.90%) Finance
2 32 (6.10%) Games
3 31 (5.90%) Electronics
4 24 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.67%) Banking
6 12 (2.29%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.33%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.14%) Front Office
9 5 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.95%) Marketing
10 4 (0.76%) Advertising
11 3 (0.57%) Automotive
11 3 (0.57%) Retail
12 2 (0.38%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Military
13 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.76%) Qt
2 75 (14.29%) STL
3 58 (11.05%) MFC
4 51 (9.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 51 (9.71%) XML
5 48 (9.14%) .NET
6 38 (7.24%) HTML
7 35 (6.67%) Web Services
8 25 (4.76%) OpenGL
9 20 (3.81%) OpenCL
10 17 (3.24%) HTML5
11 16 (3.05%) ASP.NET
12 14 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (2.67%) CSS
13 11 (2.10%) ATL
14 9 (1.71%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (1.71%) DirectX
14 9 (1.71%) Middleware
14 9 (1.71%) FpML
14 9 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 176 (33.52%) Computer Science
2 66 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (9.90%) Mathematics
3 52 (9.90%) Algorithms
4 45 (8.57%) Physics
5 27 (5.14%) Embedded Systems
6 18 (3.43%) Open Source
7 17 (3.24%) Device Driver
7 17 (3.24%) 3D Graphics
8 15 (2.86%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.10%) Artificial Intelligence
9 11 (2.10%) Neural Network
10 10 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.71%) Derivative
12 8 (1.52%) CUDA
13 7 (1.33%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.33%) DTV
13 7 (1.33%) Exotic Derivative
14 6 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 5 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 240 (45.71%) Linux
2 198 (37.71%) Windows
3 116 (22.10%) UNIX
4 15 (2.86%) Solaris
5 14 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.10%) Android
7 8 (1.52%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.76%) AIX
8 4 (0.76%) HPUX
8 4 (0.76%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.38%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 160 (30.48%) OO
3 129 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (19.24%) OOD
5 78 (14.86%) Multithreading
6 72 (13.71%) OOP
7 49 (9.33%) UML
8 43 (8.19%) TDD
9 32 (6.10%) Software Architecture
10 31 (5.90%) Signal Processing
11 29 (5.52%) Unit Testing
12 25 (4.76%) Digital Signal Processing
13 18 (3.43%) Scrum
14 17 (3.24%) OOA/OOD
15 15 (2.86%) MVC
16 13 (2.48%) Configuration Management
17 12 (2.29%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (2.29%) Low Latency
18 11 (2.10%) Performance Engineering
18 11 (2.10%) Pattern Recognition
Programming Languages
1 523 (99.62%) C++
2 123 (23.43%) C
3 116 (22.10%) C#
4 69 (13.14%) Java
5 54 (10.29%) SQL
6 40 (7.62%) Python
7 31 (5.90%) JavaScript
8 30 (5.71%) Embedded C++
9 18 (3.43%) Embedded C
10 11 (2.10%) Perl
11 9 (1.71%) Groovy
12 8 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.33%) PHP
13 7 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.14%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.76%) Ruby
15 4 (0.76%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.76%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 211 (40.19%) Degree
2 29 (5.52%) PhD
3 26 (4.95%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.76%) HND
6 2 (0.38%) HNC
7 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%) NFS
2 9 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.14%) Firmware
4 1 (0.19%) Snort
Vendors
1 40 (7.62%) Oracle
2 27 (5.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (1.71%) Google
4 6 (1.14%) Intel
5 5 (0.95%) Twitter
6 3 (0.57%) Sony
6 3 (0.57%) HP
7 2 (0.38%) SAP
7 2 (0.38%) Apple
8 1 (0.19%) Atmel
8 1 (0.19%) Renesas
8 1 (0.19%) QNX
8 1 (0.19%) Sybase
8 1 (0.19%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.19%) Green Hills
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