Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior C++ Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Engineer - C++
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 116 159
Rank change year-on-year +28 +43 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior C++ Software Engineer 98 31 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.03% 1.38% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 1.42% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 93 29 2
Cambridge median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £46,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £59,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%

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 3,138 2,182 2,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 97.15% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,310 1,806 2,399
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £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%

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Senior C++ Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Senior C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Senior C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior C++ Software Engineer in Cambridge

Senior C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, Senior 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 Senior C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 98 (100.00%) C++
1 98 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 60 (61.22%) Linux
3 44 (44.90%) Scrum
3 44 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (43.88%) C
5 36 (36.73%) Embedded C++
6 34 (34.69%) Embedded C
6 34 (34.69%) Windows
7 32 (32.65%) Multithreading
8 31 (31.63%) Computer Science
9 28 (28.57%) Degree
10 27 (27.55%) Python
11 21 (21.43%) Assembly Language
11 21 (21.43%) Multimedia
11 21 (21.43%) Cryptography
11 21 (21.43%) Video Processing
12 19 (19.39%) OO
13 17 (17.35%) PHP
13 17 (17.35%) Web Services
13 17 (17.35%) RESTful
14 16 (16.33%) Collaborative Working
15 11 (11.22%) Wireless
16 9 (9.18%) Internet
16 9 (9.18%) Machine Learning
17 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
17 8 (8.16%) JIRA
17 8 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 8 (8.16%) Atlassian
17 8 (8.16%) Bitbucket

Senior 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:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) Wireless
2 9 (9.18%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (8.16%) Bitbucket
1 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
1 8 (8.16%) JIRA
2 2 (2.04%) Selenium
General
1 21 (21.43%) Multimedia
2 8 (8.16%) Marketing
3 5 (5.10%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.35%) RESTful
1 17 (17.35%) Web Services
2 3 (3.06%) STL
3 2 (2.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (2.04%) POSIX
3 2 (2.04%) Qt
4 1 (1.02%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (31.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.08%) User Experience
3 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.02%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 60 (61.22%) Linux
2 34 (34.69%) Windows
3 4 (4.08%) Android
4 3 (3.06%) Unix
5 2 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 44 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.90%) Scrum
3 32 (32.65%) Multithreading
4 21 (21.43%) Cryptography
4 21 (21.43%) Video Processing
5 19 (19.39%) OO
6 16 (16.33%) Collaborative Working
7 9 (9.18%) Machine Learning
8 8 (8.16%) Network Planning
9 5 (5.10%) Mathematics
9 5 (5.10%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.08%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.08%) OOP
11 3 (3.06%) Bug Management
11 3 (3.06%) OOD
11 3 (3.06%) Physics
11 3 (3.06%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (3.06%) Unit Testing
12 2 (2.04%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 98 (100.00%) C++
2 43 (43.88%) C
3 36 (36.73%) Embedded C++
4 34 (34.69%) Embedded C
5 27 (27.55%) Python
6 21 (21.43%) Assembly Language
7 17 (17.35%) PHP
8 4 (4.08%) Java
9 3 (3.06%) C#
10 2 (2.04%) Perl
11 1 (1.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (28.57%) Degree
2 5 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (8.16%) Atlassian
2 7 (7.14%) Dell
2 7 (7.14%) HP