Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 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++
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 323 363
Rank change year-on-year +8 +40 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 15 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 25
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £45,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.89% -40.00% +18.11%
10th Percentile £45,000 £39,625 £43,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £83,750 £103,750
Central London median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +13.89% -40.00% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9,822 10,299 13,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 96.65% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,778 9,396 12,085
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, 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 15 (100.00%) C++
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
3 9 (60.00%) Python
4 7 (46.67%) Multithreading
5 6 (40.00%) Open Source
5 6 (40.00%) Multithreaded Programming
6 5 (33.33%) Qt
6 5 (33.33%) C
7 4 (26.67%) MPEG
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) CA
7 4 (26.67%) Apple
7 4 (26.67%) BT
7 4 (26.67%) OpenGL
7 4 (26.67%) DRM
7 4 (26.67%) Digital TV
7 4 (26.67%) DVB
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) Multimedia
7 4 (26.67%) STB
7 4 (26.67%) Subversion
7 4 (26.67%) Cryptography
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Validation
7 4 (26.67%) BBC
7 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (26.67%) D-Bus
7 4 (26.67%) GStreamer
7 4 (26.67%) Memory Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) CMake
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) MSBuild
2 2 (13.33%) NuGet
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Multimedia
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Front Office
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Qt
2 4 (26.67%) D-Bus
2 4 (26.67%) GStreamer
2 4 (26.67%) HEVC
2 4 (26.67%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) BBC
1 4 (26.67%) Digital TV
1 4 (26.67%) IPTV
1 4 (26.67%) Media Streaming
1 4 (26.67%) MPEG
1 4 (26.67%) STB
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Debian
5 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (46.67%) Multithreading
3 6 (40.00%) Multithreaded Programming
3 6 (40.00%) Open Source
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Cryptography
4 4 (26.67%) DRM
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
4 4 (26.67%) Memory Management
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Programming
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) API Development
7 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (60.00%) Python
3 5 (33.33%) C
4 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Apple
1 4 (26.67%) Arqiva
1 4 (26.67%) Broadcom
1 4 (26.67%) BT
1 4 (26.67%) CA
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft