The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 88 91 86
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 7 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.30% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.32% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 15
Median salary £32,500 £31,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.17% -18.18%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

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 1076 1247 1287
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.47% 93.34% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 694 835 782
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 15 (100.00%) C++
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) Python
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) C
6 4 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) STL
7 3 (20.00%) MFC
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
8 2 (13.33%) React
8 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
8 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
8 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (6.67%) Perl
9 1 (6.67%) PHP
9 1 (6.67%) Unix
9 1 (6.67%) Java
9 1 (6.67%) HTTP
9 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
9 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
9 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
9 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
9 1 (6.67%) DirectX
9 1 (6.67%) PACS
9 1 (6.67%) OpenMP

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 4 (26.67%) STL
2 3 (20.00%) MFC
3 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (13.33%) React
4 1 (6.67%) DirectX
4 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
4 1 (6.67%) OpenMP
4 1 (6.67%) WebGL
4 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (6.67%) Arduino
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) PACS
1 1 (6.67%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Content Development
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Cross-Platform Development
5 1 (6.67%) Image Processing
5 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Kernel Development
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) Python
4 5 (33.33%) C
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago