Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 27 112
Rank change year-on-year -33 +85 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 87 310 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.96% 11.25% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 11.49% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 83 269 33
Cambridge median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £36,050 £30,900 £31,500
90th Percentile £71,000 £65,000 £72,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +25.00%

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 2,109 2,698 2,248
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 97.90% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,625 2,099 1,885
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.15%
10th Percentile £28,600 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,139 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.31% - +3.75%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 87 (100.00%) C++
2 82 (94.25%) Software Engineering
3 50 (57.47%) Linux
4 44 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (42.53%) Python
6 31 (35.63%) Scrum
7 30 (34.48%) Windows
7 30 (34.48%) C
8 24 (27.59%) Multithreading
9 22 (25.29%) Java
10 18 (20.69%) Cryptography
11 17 (19.54%) Collaborative Working
12 16 (18.39%) Artificial Intelligence
12 16 (18.39%) Mathematics
12 16 (18.39%) C#
12 16 (18.39%) PhD
13 15 (17.24%) Degree
14 13 (14.94%) OO
15 12 (13.79%) Machine Learning
15 12 (13.79%) Physics
16 11 (12.64%) Computer Science
17 10 (11.49%) Embedded C++
18 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
19 8 (9.20%) SQL
19 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
19 8 (9.20%) CAD
19 8 (9.20%) Automotive
19 8 (9.20%) PLM
19 8 (9.20%) AngularJS
20 7 (8.05%) Angular 2

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 6 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.05%) GitHub
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.90%) Wireless
3 5 (5.75%) 802.11
4 4 (4.60%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.30%) 5G
5 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.15%) Internet
6 1 (1.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.45%) Big Data
4 2 (2.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) JIRA
1 7 (8.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) Ant
3 1 (1.15%) GoogleTest
3 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 8 (9.20%) Automotive
2 7 (8.05%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.60%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) AngularJS
2 7 (8.05%) Angular 2
3 6 (6.90%) .NET
4 5 (5.75%) 802.1X
5 4 (4.60%) STL
6 3 (3.45%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (3.45%) Web Services
7 2 (2.30%) DirectX
7 2 (2.30%) HTML
7 2 (2.30%) Middleware
7 2 (2.30%) OpenGL
7 2 (2.30%) RESTful
8 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.15%) CSS
8 1 (1.15%) Qt
8 1 (1.15%) REST
8 1 (1.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (1.15%) WCF
8 1 (1.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.05%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.75%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.15%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.15%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (57.47%) Linux
2 30 (34.48%) Windows
3 6 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (94.25%) Software Engineering
2 44 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (35.63%) Scrum
4 24 (27.59%) Multithreading
5 18 (20.69%) Cryptography
6 17 (19.54%) Collaborative Working
7 16 (18.39%) Artificial Intelligence
7 16 (18.39%) Mathematics
8 13 (14.94%) OO
9 12 (13.79%) Machine Learning
9 12 (13.79%) Physics
10 8 (9.20%) CAD
10 8 (9.20%) PLM
11 7 (8.05%) CAE
11 7 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (8.05%) Information Management
11 7 (8.05%) Kanban
12 6 (6.90%) SDLC
12 6 (6.90%) Test Automation
13 4 (4.60%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 87 (100.00%) C++
2 37 (42.53%) Python
3 30 (34.48%) C
4 22 (25.29%) Java
5 16 (18.39%) C#
6 10 (11.49%) Embedded C++
7 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
8 8 (9.20%) SQL
9 7 (8.05%) VB
10 3 (3.45%) Assembly Language
10 3 (3.45%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.15%) Perl
11 1 (1.15%) PHP
11 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (18.39%) PhD
2 15 (17.24%) Degree
3 6 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (5.75%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (3.45%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (5.75%) Apple
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle
3 1 (1.15%) Google
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.15%) Perforce