The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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++
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 94 97
Rank change year-on-year +19 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 25 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.05% 0.17% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 0.18% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 9
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +7.79%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1157 1139 1343
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.84% 95.88% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 713 653 843
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £66,500
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 Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in Edinburgh

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in Edinburgh

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Edinburgh region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) C++
1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (75.00%) Linux
3 18 (56.25%) Degree
4 17 (53.13%) Computer Science
5 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (37.50%) Mathematics
7 10 (31.25%) Physics
7 10 (31.25%) C#
7 10 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis
7 10 (31.25%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (18.75%) C
8 6 (18.75%) Python
8 6 (18.75%) Windows
9 3 (9.38%) Qt
9 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
9 3 (9.38%) Electronics
9 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
9 3 (9.38%) OO
9 3 (9.38%) STL
9 3 (9.38%) MFC
9 3 (9.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
10 2 (6.25%) Java
10 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
11 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
11 1 (3.13%) PhD
11 1 (3.13%) OOD
11 1 (3.13%) XML
11 1 (3.13%) JavaScript

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (3.13%) AMQP
1 1 (3.13%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.38%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (9.38%) MFC
1 3 (9.38%) Qt
1 3 (9.38%) STL
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.13%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.13%) OpenMP
2 1 (3.13%) React
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) WPF
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (53.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.13%) Arduino
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.13%) PACS
3 1 (3.13%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (3.13%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) Mathematics
4 10 (31.25%) Physics
4 10 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
5 3 (9.38%) OO
6 1 (3.13%) Build Automation
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.13%) Image Processing
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Kernel Development
6 1 (3.13%) OOD
6 1 (3.13%) Open Source
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (3.13%) Refactoring
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum
6 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Validation
6 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (31.25%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) C
3 6 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
5 2 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Degree
2 10 (31.25%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Xilinx
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