Period
to 15 July 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 33 118
Rank change year-on-year +11 +85 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 290 227 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 10.11% 8.39% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.47% 8.63% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 186 173 35
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,625 £68,500 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +12.50%

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 2,770 2,630 2,550
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 97.26% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,914 1,983 2,073
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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.

1 290 (100.00%) C++
2 282 (97.24%) Software Engineering
3 185 (63.79%) C
4 174 (60.00%) Linux
5 162 (55.86%) Python
6 131 (45.17%) Mathematics
7 119 (41.03%) Computer Science
8 89 (30.69%) Physics
9 80 (27.59%) Java
10 79 (27.24%) Algorithms
11 77 (26.55%) Degree
11 77 (26.55%) Windows
12 71 (24.48%) Multithreading
13 69 (23.79%) Embedded C
14 68 (23.45%) Embedded C++
15 65 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
16 61 (21.03%) Machine Learning
17 58 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
18 50 (17.24%) Image Processing
19 49 (16.90%) Computer Vision
20 47 (16.21%) Scrum
21 45 (15.52%) MATLAB
22 41 (14.14%) Video Processing
22 41 (14.14%) OO
23 38 (13.10%) C#
24 32 (11.03%) OpenGL
25 28 (9.66%) PhD
25 28 (9.66%) Cryptography
25 28 (9.66%) Data Science
26 26 (8.97%) Electronics

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 4 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.76%) GitHub
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.17%) Internet
3 6 (2.07%) Wireless
4 5 (1.72%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.72%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.69%) 5G
7 1 (0.34%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.48%) Big Data
2 8 (2.76%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.72%) MySQL
4 4 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (3.45%) JIRA
2 8 (2.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.69%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) GoogleTest
General
1 26 (8.97%) Electronics
2 11 (3.79%) Multimedia
3 9 (3.10%) Automotive
4 8 (2.76%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.41%) Finance
6 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.03%) OpenGL
2 17 (5.86%) TensorFlow
3 15 (5.17%) HTML
3 15 (5.17%) RESTful
3 15 (5.17%) STL
3 15 (5.17%) Web Services
4 13 (4.48%) .NET
5 11 (3.79%) Natural Language Processing
6 8 (2.76%) Angular 2
6 8 (2.76%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.69%) DirectX
7 2 (0.69%) Middleware
7 2 (0.69%) WPF
8 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.34%) HEVC
8 1 (0.34%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (0.34%) WCF
8 1 (0.34%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 119 (41.03%) Computer Science
2 79 (27.24%) Algorithms
3 19 (6.55%) CUDA
4 15 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.83%) Augmented Reality
5 14 (4.83%) Embedded Systems
5 14 (4.83%) Life Science
6 3 (1.03%) User Experience
7 1 (0.34%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.34%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.34%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.34%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 174 (60.00%) Linux
2 77 (26.55%) Windows
3 12 (4.14%) Unix
4 9 (3.10%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (2.41%) Android
6 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (97.24%) Software Engineering
2 131 (45.17%) Mathematics
3 89 (30.69%) Physics
4 71 (24.48%) Multithreading
5 65 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (21.03%) Machine Learning
7 58 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 50 (17.24%) Image Processing
9 49 (16.90%) Computer Vision
10 47 (16.21%) Scrum
11 41 (14.14%) OO
11 41 (14.14%) Video Processing
12 28 (9.66%) Cryptography
12 28 (9.66%) Data Science
13 25 (8.62%) Collaborative Working
14 23 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (7.24%) Embedded Software Development
16 18 (6.21%) Linux Kernel Development
17 17 (5.86%) CAD
17 17 (5.86%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 290 (100.00%) C++
2 185 (63.79%) C
3 162 (55.86%) Python
4 80 (27.59%) Java
5 69 (23.79%) Embedded C
6 68 (23.45%) Embedded C++
7 45 (15.52%) MATLAB
8 38 (13.10%) C#
9 22 (7.59%) SQL
10 16 (5.52%) JavaScript
11 15 (5.17%) PHP
12 11 (3.79%) Assembly Language
13 8 (2.76%) VB
14 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (26.55%) Degree
2 28 (9.66%) PhD
3 15 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (4.83%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.79%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (4.48%) Dell
1 13 (4.48%) HP
2 2 (0.69%) Atlassian
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle
3 1 (0.34%) Apple
3 1 (0.34%) Google