Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 98 93
Rank change year-on-year +73 -5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 330 49 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 10.78% 2.16% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.08% 2.22% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 283 41 61
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £56,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +27.91% +1.18%

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 2979 2205 2767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.35% 97.39% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2270 1836 2393
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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.

1 330 (100.00%) C++
2 325 (98.48%) Software Engineering
3 203 (61.52%) Computer Science
4 194 (58.79%) Linux
5 185 (56.06%) C
6 163 (49.39%) Windows
7 157 (47.58%) Degree
8 137 (41.52%) Mathematics
9 133 (40.30%) Python
10 125 (37.88%) Java
11 92 (27.88%) C#
12 89 (26.97%) Physics
13 80 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
14 75 (22.73%) Multithreading
15 71 (21.52%) Embedded C++
16 68 (20.61%) OO
17 65 (19.70%) Embedded C
18 58 (17.58%) Algorithms
19 56 (16.97%) Scrum
20 51 (15.45%) Collaborative Working
21 48 (14.55%) OOP
22 46 (13.94%) SDLC
23 39 (11.82%) SQL
24 37 (11.21%) MATLAB
25 35 (10.61%) Wireless
26 34 (10.30%) OOD
27 33 (10.00%) Electronics
28 30 (9.09%) TCP/IP
29 29 (8.79%) CAD
29 29 (8.79%) 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 7 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.61%) Wireless
2 30 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (3.03%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.42%) GIS
3 5 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.21%) MySQL
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.12%) JIRA
2 5 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.52%) Bitbucket
2 5 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.61%) Selenium
3 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.30%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.30%) LabVIEW
General
1 33 (10.00%) Electronics
2 20 (6.06%) Multimedia
3 15 (4.55%) Finance
4 11 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.42%) Marketing
7 4 (1.21%) Automotive
8 2 (0.61%) Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.79%) Apache Axis
2 28 (8.48%) HTML
3 24 (7.27%) STL
4 19 (5.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 19 (5.76%) Qt
5 18 (5.45%) POSIX
6 11 (3.33%) .NET
6 11 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.33%) jQuery
6 11 (3.33%) MFC
7 10 (3.03%) HEVC
7 10 (3.03%) OpenGL
8 6 (1.82%) RESTful
8 6 (1.82%) Web Services
9 4 (1.21%) HTML5
10 3 (0.91%) WPF
11 2 (0.61%) Node.js
12 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.30%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 203 (61.52%) Computer Science
2 58 (17.58%) Algorithms
3 29 (8.79%) 3D Printing
4 25 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (6.97%) Embedded Systems
6 21 (6.36%) Data Structures
7 18 (5.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 13 (3.94%) Life Science
9 11 (3.33%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.42%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.52%) Robotics
12 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.21%) User Experience
13 2 (0.61%) Augmented Reality
13 2 (0.61%) Smart City
14 1 (0.30%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
14 1 (0.30%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 194 (58.79%) Linux
2 163 (49.39%) Windows
3 18 (5.45%) Embedded Linux
3 18 (5.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 12 (3.64%) Android
5 7 (2.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (98.48%) Software Engineering
2 137 (41.52%) Mathematics
3 89 (26.97%) Physics
4 80 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (22.73%) Multithreading
6 68 (20.61%) OO
7 56 (16.97%) Scrum
8 51 (15.45%) Collaborative Working
9 48 (14.55%) OOP
10 46 (13.94%) SDLC
11 34 (10.30%) OOD
12 29 (8.79%) CAD
12 29 (8.79%) CAE
12 29 (8.79%) Content Writing
12 29 (8.79%) Machine Learning
13 26 (7.88%) Artificial Intelligence
13 26 (7.88%) Software Architecture
14 23 (6.97%) Video Processing
15 21 (6.36%) Performance Optimisation
16 20 (6.06%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 330 (100.00%) C++
2 185 (56.06%) C
3 133 (40.30%) Python
4 125 (37.88%) Java
5 92 (27.88%) C#
6 71 (21.52%) Embedded C++
7 65 (19.70%) Embedded C
8 39 (11.82%) SQL
9 37 (11.21%) MATLAB
10 26 (7.88%) JavaScript
11 20 (6.06%) Assembly Language
12 16 (4.85%) Fortran
13 11 (3.33%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.82%) PHP
15 3 (0.91%) Perl
15 3 (0.91%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 157 (47.58%) Degree
2 27 (8.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (3.94%) PhD
5 11 (3.33%) MCP
5 11 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Firmware
2 1 (0.30%) iptables
Vendors
1 11 (3.33%) Dell
1 11 (3.33%) HP
1 11 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.52%) Atlassian
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle
4 1 (0.30%) Google
4 1 (0.30%) IBM
4 1 (0.30%) NEC