Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 65 91
Rank change year-on-year +43 +26 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 364 93 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.45% 4.19% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.83% 4.31% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 297 77 68
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,450 £30,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,750 £56,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%

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 3,078 2,158 2,859
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 97.29% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,285 1,832 2,398
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.69% +10.63%
10th Percentile £29,600 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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.

1 364 (100.00%) C++
2 353 (96.98%) Software Engineering
3 236 (64.84%) Computer Science
4 223 (61.26%) Linux
5 208 (57.14%) C
6 166 (45.60%) Python
7 165 (45.33%) Degree
8 153 (42.03%) Windows
9 143 (39.29%) Mathematics
10 129 (35.44%) Java
11 95 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
12 86 (23.63%) Physics
12 86 (23.63%) Embedded C
12 86 (23.63%) Embedded C++
12 86 (23.63%) Multithreading
13 84 (23.08%) OO
14 66 (18.13%) C#
15 59 (16.21%) Scrum
16 55 (15.11%) Collaborative Working
17 54 (14.84%) Algorithms
18 45 (12.36%) SQL
19 43 (11.81%) Electronics
20 41 (11.26%) SDLC
21 38 (10.44%) OOD
22 36 (9.89%) TCP/IP
22 36 (9.89%) MATLAB
23 35 (9.62%) OOP
23 35 (9.62%) Machine Learning
24 33 (9.07%) Embedded Systems
25 32 (8.79%) Software Architecture

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 10 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) PTC Creo
1 1 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.89%) TCP/IP
2 31 (8.52%) Wireless
3 12 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (2.47%) Internet
5 7 (1.92%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.27%) Modbus
6 1 (0.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (2.47%) GIS
3 8 (2.20%) MySQL
4 7 (1.92%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.82%) Big Data
6 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.47%) JIRA
2 8 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (2.20%) Bitbucket
2 8 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.55%) Selenium
4 1 (0.27%) GCC
4 1 (0.27%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (11.81%) Electronics
2 18 (4.95%) Multimedia
3 15 (4.12%) Finance
4 13 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (3.30%) Marketing
6 6 (1.65%) Automotive
6 6 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.24%) HTML
2 19 (5.22%) STL
3 15 (4.12%) RESTful
3 15 (4.12%) Web Services
4 14 (3.85%) Apache Axis
5 11 (3.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 11 (3.02%) OpenGL
6 10 (2.75%) HEVC
7 9 (2.47%) POSIX
7 9 (2.47%) Qt
8 8 (2.20%) MFC
9 7 (1.92%) .NET
9 7 (1.92%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.92%) jQuery
10 3 (0.82%) WPF
11 1 (0.27%) HTML5
11 1 (0.27%) Natural Language Processing
11 1 (0.27%) OpenEmbedded
11 1 (0.27%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 236 (64.84%) Computer Science
2 54 (14.84%) Algorithms
3 33 (9.07%) Embedded Systems
4 22 (6.04%) Life Science
5 19 (5.22%) Data Structures
6 15 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.85%) 3D Printing
8 10 (2.75%) Device Driver
9 9 (2.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 7 (1.92%) Augmented Reality
10 7 (1.92%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.65%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.37%) Robotics
13 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.10%) User Experience
14 2 (0.55%) Internet of Things
15 1 (0.27%) CAN bus
15 1 (0.27%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 223 (61.26%) Linux
2 153 (42.03%) Windows
3 26 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (2.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 4 (1.10%) Android
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (96.98%) Software Engineering
2 143 (39.29%) Mathematics
3 95 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (23.63%) Multithreading
4 86 (23.63%) Physics
5 84 (23.08%) OO
6 59 (16.21%) Scrum
7 55 (15.11%) Collaborative Working
8 41 (11.26%) SDLC
9 38 (10.44%) OOD
10 35 (9.62%) Machine Learning
10 35 (9.62%) OOP
11 32 (8.79%) Linux Kernel Development
11 32 (8.79%) Software Architecture
12 22 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (6.04%) Statistics
12 22 (6.04%) Video Processing
13 21 (5.77%) Artificial Intelligence
13 21 (5.77%) Embedded Software Development
14 19 (5.22%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 364 (100.00%) C++
2 208 (57.14%) C
3 166 (45.60%) Python
4 129 (35.44%) Java
5 86 (23.63%) Embedded C
5 86 (23.63%) Embedded C++
6 66 (18.13%) C#
7 45 (12.36%) SQL
8 36 (9.89%) MATLAB
9 29 (7.97%) JavaScript
10 18 (4.95%) Assembly Language
11 15 (4.12%) PHP
12 13 (3.57%) Fortran
13 7 (1.92%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.82%) Perl
14 3 (0.82%) Tcl
15 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 165 (45.33%) Degree
2 20 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.85%) PhD
4 9 (2.47%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.92%) MCP
5 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Docker
1 1 (0.27%) Firmware
1 1 (0.27%) iptables
Vendors
1 23 (6.32%) Dell
1 23 (6.32%) HP
2 8 (2.20%) Atlassian
3 7 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.27%) EMC
4 1 (0.27%) Google
4 1 (0.27%) IBM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle
4 1 (0.27%) PTC
4 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.27%) Wind River