The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 April 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++
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 267 319
Rank change year-on-year +39 +52  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 10 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.19% 0.071% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.074% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 6
Median salary £58,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,100 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,500 £75,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.79% +4.37%  

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 5100 6752 10036
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.65% 95.85% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4639 6085 8506
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 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in the City of London

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in the City of London

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 City of London region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) C++
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) Linux
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) C
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Qt
7 4 (25.00%) Unix
7 4 (25.00%) Python
8 3 (18.75%) OOD
8 3 (18.75%) OO
8 3 (18.75%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
8 3 (18.75%) Physics
8 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
8 3 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (18.75%) Open Source
8 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
8 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (12.50%) Apple Swift
9 2 (12.50%) Google Play
9 2 (12.50%) iTunes
9 2 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
9 2 (12.50%) Android Development
9 2 (12.50%) iOS Development
9 2 (12.50%) Android Studio
9 2 (12.50%) CUDA
9 2 (12.50%) OpenCL
9 2 (12.50%) OpenGL ES

C++ Software Engineer 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 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Google Play
1 2 (12.50%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Android Studio
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Qt
2 3 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (12.50%) iOS SDK
3 2 (12.50%) OpenCL
3 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
3 2 (12.50%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (6.25%) Kafka
4 1 (6.25%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) CUDA
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Fintech
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (12.50%) Android
4 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
2 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
2 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
2 3 (18.75%) OO
2 3 (18.75%) OOD
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Physics
3 2 (12.50%) Android Development
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) iOS Development
3 2 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
3 2 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) C
3 4 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Apple Swift
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
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