Period
to 24 April 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer - C++
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 35 113
Rank change year-on-year +17 +78 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 393 173 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.42% 6.98% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.81% 7.20% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 260 122 41
Cambridge median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,850 £31,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £58,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% - +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3,329 2,404 2,754
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 97.01% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,254 1,893 2,189
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,750 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, C++ Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 393 (100.00%) C++
2 378 (96.18%) Software Engineering
3 255 (64.89%) C
4 242 (61.58%) Linux
5 224 (57.00%) Python
6 211 (53.69%) Computer Science
7 180 (45.80%) Mathematics
8 127 (32.32%) Degree
9 120 (30.53%) Java
10 116 (29.52%) Windows
10 116 (29.52%) Physics
11 107 (27.23%) Embedded C
12 103 (26.21%) Embedded C++
13 100 (25.45%) Multithreading
14 96 (24.43%) Algorithms
15 88 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
16 75 (19.08%) OO
17 68 (17.30%) Machine Learning
18 64 (16.28%) Artificial Intelligence
19 58 (14.76%) MATLAB
20 55 (13.99%) Scrum
21 53 (13.49%) Computer Vision
22 52 (13.23%) Video Processing
23 50 (12.72%) Image Processing
24 45 (11.45%) C#
25 44 (11.20%) Electronics
25 44 (11.20%) Collaborative Working
26 42 (10.69%) Data Science
27 38 (9.67%) SQL
28 37 (9.41%) TCP/IP

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
1 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.27%) GitHub
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.41%) TCP/IP
2 20 (5.09%) Internet
3 8 (2.04%) Wireless
4 6 (1.53%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.25%) Modbus
7 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.31%) Big Data
2 9 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (2.04%) MySQL
4 5 (1.27%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (2.54%) JIRA
2 5 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.27%) Bitbucket
2 5 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.25%) GCC
3 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
General
1 44 (11.20%) Electronics
2 20 (5.09%) Multimedia
3 18 (4.58%) Finance
4 10 (2.54%) Marketing
5 9 (2.29%) Automotive
6 5 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.91%) OpenGL
2 25 (6.36%) RESTful
2 25 (6.36%) Web Services
3 24 (6.11%) HTML
4 19 (4.83%) STL
5 17 (4.33%) TensorFlow
6 9 (2.29%) .NET
6 9 (2.29%) Natural Language Processing
7 5 (1.27%) Angular 2
7 5 (1.27%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.02%) HEVC
9 2 (0.51%) DirectX
9 2 (0.51%) WPF
10 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.25%) MFC
10 1 (0.25%) OpenEmbedded
10 1 (0.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (0.25%) WCF
10 1 (0.25%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 211 (53.69%) Computer Science
2 96 (24.43%) Algorithms
3 25 (6.36%) Embedded Systems
3 25 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (6.11%) Life Science
5 19 (4.83%) CUDA
6 18 (4.58%) Augmented Reality
7 9 (2.29%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.27%) Robotics
9 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.76%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.51%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.25%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.25%) CAN bus
12 1 (0.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 242 (61.58%) Linux
2 116 (29.52%) Windows
3 19 (4.83%) Embedded Linux
4 12 (3.05%) Unix
5 5 (1.27%) Android
6 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (96.18%) Software Engineering
2 180 (45.80%) Mathematics
3 116 (29.52%) Physics
4 100 (25.45%) Multithreading
5 88 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (19.08%) OO
7 68 (17.30%) Machine Learning
8 64 (16.28%) Artificial Intelligence
9 55 (13.99%) Scrum
10 53 (13.49%) Computer Vision
11 52 (13.23%) Video Processing
12 50 (12.72%) Image Processing
13 44 (11.20%) Collaborative Working
14 42 (10.69%) Data Science
15 34 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (8.40%) Linux Kernel Development
17 29 (7.38%) Embedded Software Development
18 27 (6.87%) Software Architecture
19 25 (6.36%) Cryptography
19 25 (6.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 393 (100.00%) C++
2 255 (64.89%) C
3 224 (57.00%) Python
4 120 (30.53%) Java
5 107 (27.23%) Embedded C
6 103 (26.21%) Embedded C++
7 58 (14.76%) MATLAB
8 45 (11.45%) C#
9 38 (9.67%) SQL
10 25 (6.36%) JavaScript
10 25 (6.36%) PHP
11 20 (5.09%) Assembly Language
12 5 (1.27%) VB
13 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) Fortran
13 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 127 (32.32%) Degree
2 25 (6.36%) PhD
3 21 (5.34%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Firmware
2 1 (0.25%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) iptables
Vendors
1 28 (7.12%) Dell
1 28 (7.12%) HP
2 5 (1.27%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.25%) EMC
3 1 (0.25%) PTC
3 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.25%) Wind River