The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

C++ Developer
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 178 192
Rank change year-on-year +24 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 69 90 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.34% 1.25% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.31% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 55 77 119
Median salary £72,500 £81,500 £75,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.04% +8.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £57,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £130,000 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4931 6867 9910
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.84% 95.64% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4530 6136 8443
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,780 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured C++ Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in the City of London

C++ Developer
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Developer in the City of London.

Salary trend for C++ Developer in the City of London

C++ Developer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Developer in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Developer in the City of London

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, C++ Developer 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 City of London region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 165 (100.00%) C++
2 93 (56.36%) Finance
3 84 (50.91%) Linux
4 76 (46.06%) Multithreading
5 70 (42.42%) Low Latency
6 59 (35.76%) Mathematics
7 58 (35.15%) Python
8 49 (29.70%) Unix
9 47 (28.48%) Banking
10 44 (26.67%) Windows
11 41 (24.85%) Java
11 41 (24.85%) Degree
11 41 (24.85%) Hedge funds
12 39 (23.64%) Front Office
13 36 (21.82%) STL
14 33 (20.00%) C#
14 33 (20.00%) Computer Science
15 29 (17.58%) Ultra-Low Latency
15 29 (17.58%) Algorithms
16 28 (16.97%) High-Frequency Trading
16 28 (16.97%) Physics
16 28 (16.97%) OO
17 25 (15.15%) Equities
18 24 (14.55%) C
18 24 (14.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 22 (13.33%) Derivative
20 20 (12.12%) SDLC
21 19 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
22 18 (10.91%) OOP
22 18 (10.91%) Market Making

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 8 (4.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.61%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.21%) Network Security
3 1 (0.61%) 3G
3 1 (0.61%) 4G
3 1 (0.61%) GSM
3 1 (0.61%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.24%) Big Data
1 7 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) RDBMS
2 6 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.42%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.42%) Impala
5 3 (1.82%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.21%) KDB
6 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.61%) Berkeley DB
7 1 (0.61%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (6.67%) Subversion
2 4 (2.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.61%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.61%) GCC
3 1 (0.61%) JUnit
3 1 (0.61%) Maven
3 1 (0.61%) Mockito
General
1 93 (56.36%) Finance
2 47 (28.48%) Banking
3 39 (23.64%) Front Office
4 12 (7.27%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.42%) Legal
6 3 (1.82%) Games
7 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.82%) STL
2 24 (14.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 10 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (4.24%) HTML
5 6 (3.64%) HTML5
6 4 (2.42%) NumPy
6 4 (2.42%) Pandas
6 4 (2.42%) WPF
7 3 (1.82%) DCOM
7 3 (1.82%) OpenGL
7 3 (1.82%) scikit-cuda
8 2 (1.21%) .NET
8 2 (1.21%) Middleware
9 1 (0.61%) CSS
9 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.61%) Esper
9 1 (0.61%) Lucene
9 1 (0.61%) Pyramid
9 1 (0.61%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 41 (24.85%) Hedge funds
2 33 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 29 (17.58%) Algorithms
4 25 (15.15%) Equities
5 22 (13.33%) Derivative
6 12 (7.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (6.67%) Market Risk
8 8 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (4.24%) Grid Computing
10 6 (3.64%) Fixed Income
11 5 (3.03%) Fintech
12 4 (2.42%) Pricing Data
13 3 (1.82%) CUDA
14 2 (1.21%) Data Structures
14 2 (1.21%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 1 (0.61%) CCTV
15 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
15 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
15 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
15 1 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 84 (50.91%) Linux
2 49 (29.70%) Unix
3 44 (26.67%) Windows
4 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (46.06%) Multithreading
2 70 (42.42%) Low Latency
3 59 (35.76%) Mathematics
4 29 (17.58%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 28 (16.97%) High-Frequency Trading
5 28 (16.97%) OO
5 28 (16.97%) Physics
6 20 (12.12%) SDLC
7 19 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (10.91%) Market Making
8 18 (10.91%) OOP
9 16 (9.70%) Risk Management
10 15 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
11 14 (8.48%) OOD
12 13 (7.88%) Algorithmic Trading
13 12 (7.27%) Analytics
13 12 (7.27%) Open Source
13 12 (7.27%) Proprietary Trading
14 11 (6.67%) Quantitative Finance
14 11 (6.67%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 165 (100.00%) C++
2 58 (35.15%) Python
3 41 (24.85%) Java
4 33 (20.00%) C#
5 24 (14.55%) C
6 12 (7.27%) Scala
7 10 (6.06%) SQL
8 7 (4.24%) Perl
9 6 (3.64%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.42%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.21%) PHP
12 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.61%) F#
12 1 (0.61%) Haskell
12 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (24.85%) Degree
2 6 (3.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
1 1 (0.61%) KVM
1 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Ansible
1 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (4.85%) Oracle
2 1 (0.61%) Intel
2 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
2 1 (0.61%) VMware
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