The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 84 82
Rank change year-on-year +51 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 122 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.87% 1.88% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.08% 1.94% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 102 21 28
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £45,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1343 1136 1412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.60% 97.26% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 961 1189
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 26 June 2017, C++ Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 209 (100.00%) C++
1 209 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 117 (55.98%) Python
3 109 (52.15%) Mathematics
4 103 (49.28%) C
5 92 (44.02%) Windows
5 92 (44.02%) Computer Science
6 89 (42.58%) Java
7 87 (41.63%) Degree
8 86 (41.15%) Linux
9 79 (37.80%) Physics
10 68 (32.54%) C#
11 47 (22.49%) Algorithms
12 44 (21.05%) Electronics
13 43 (20.57%) Embedded C++
14 42 (20.10%) Embedded C
15 38 (18.18%) OO
16 36 (17.22%) Multithreading
17 29 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (13.88%) MATLAB
18 27 (12.92%) Machine Learning
19 24 (11.48%) PhD
20 23 (11.00%) Security Cleared
21 22 (10.53%) SDLC
21 22 (10.53%) Scrum
21 22 (10.53%) OOP
22 21 (10.05%) CAD
23 20 (9.57%) Android
24 19 (9.09%) Wireless
25 18 (8.61%) CAE

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 (4.31%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.48%) DNN
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.09%) Wireless
2 13 (6.22%) Bluetooth
3 10 (4.78%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.39%) 802.11
6 1 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.96%) Big Data
1 2 (0.96%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (0.96%) GIS
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (5.26%) GoogleTest
2 7 (3.35%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.48%) LabVIEW
General
1 44 (21.05%) Electronics
2 16 (7.66%) Multimedia
3 14 (6.70%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.78%) Finance
5 4 (1.91%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.91%) Marketing
6 3 (1.44%) Automotive
7 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 17 (8.13%) STL
2 16 (7.66%) Apache Axis
3 7 (3.35%) Qt
4 6 (2.87%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.87%) Node.js
4 6 (2.87%) WPF
5 5 (2.39%) 802.1X
5 5 (2.39%) POSIX
6 4 (1.91%) HTML
6 4 (1.91%) HTML5
6 4 (1.91%) OpenGL
7 2 (0.96%) XML
8 1 (0.48%) .NET
8 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.48%) CSS
8 1 (0.48%) jQuery
8 1 (0.48%) MFC
8 1 (0.48%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.48%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 92 (44.02%) Computer Science
2 47 (22.49%) Algorithms
3 18 (8.61%) 3D Printing
4 14 (6.70%) Augmented Reality
5 10 (4.78%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.39%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (2.39%) Smart City
8 4 (1.91%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.96%) Home Automation
9 2 (0.96%) Life Science
10 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.48%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 92 (44.02%) Windows
2 86 (41.15%) Linux
3 20 (9.57%) Android
4 14 (6.70%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 4 (1.91%) Unix
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 109 (52.15%) Mathematics
3 79 (37.80%) Physics
4 38 (18.18%) OO
5 36 (17.22%) Multithreading
6 29 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (12.92%) Machine Learning
8 22 (10.53%) OOP
8 22 (10.53%) Scrum
8 22 (10.53%) SDLC
9 21 (10.05%) CAD
10 18 (8.61%) CAE
11 16 (7.66%) 3D Modelling
11 16 (7.66%) Artificial Intelligence
11 16 (7.66%) Content Writing
11 16 (7.66%) Cryptography
11 16 (7.66%) Video Processing
12 14 (6.70%) UML
13 13 (6.22%) Unit Testing
14 12 (5.74%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 209 (100.00%) C++
2 117 (55.98%) Python
3 103 (49.28%) C
4 89 (42.58%) Java
5 68 (32.54%) C#
6 43 (20.57%) Embedded C++
7 42 (20.10%) Embedded C
8 29 (13.88%) MATLAB
9 16 (7.66%) Assembly Language
10 13 (6.22%) Perl
11 8 (3.83%) Tcl
12 7 (3.35%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.91%) SQL
14 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.96%) Fortran
15 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 87 (41.63%) Degree
2 24 (11.48%) PhD
3 23 (11.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.66%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.48%) MCP
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.31%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.48%) NEC
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