Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 119 141
Rank change year-on-year +14 +22 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 50 17 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.85% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 0.76% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 16
Edinburgh median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.90% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £47,750 £45,000 £42,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2599 2224 2912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.37% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1589 1464 1864
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 November 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 50 (100.00%) C++
1 50 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (84.00%) Linux
3 35 (70.00%) Degree
3 35 (70.00%) Computer Science
4 25 (50.00%) Mathematics
5 22 (44.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 17 (34.00%) Physics
6 17 (34.00%) Numerate Degree
7 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (22.00%) Java
9 10 (20.00%) Windows
9 10 (20.00%) Python
9 10 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (18.00%) OO
11 8 (16.00%) OOD
11 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
12 7 (14.00%) Qt
12 7 (14.00%) REST
12 7 (14.00%) C
12 7 (14.00%) SOAP
13 6 (12.00%) XML
13 6 (12.00%) OpenGL
13 6 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (12.00%) Scrum
13 6 (12.00%) ZeroMQ
13 6 (12.00%) AMQP
14 5 (10.00%) Task Automation
14 5 (10.00%) Innovative Thinking
14 5 (10.00%) Robotics

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) AMQP
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) H.323
3 2 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.00%) NetBeans
3 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Avionics
3 1 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Qt
1 7 (14.00%) REST
1 7 (14.00%) SOAP
2 6 (12.00%) OpenGL
2 6 (12.00%) XML
2 6 (12.00%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.00%) GStreamer
3 1 (2.00%) MFC
3 1 (2.00%) ONVIF
3 1 (2.00%) STL
3 1 (2.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (2.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 35 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.00%) Robotics
3 2 (4.00%) ASIC
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 42 (84.00%) Linux
2 10 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 22 (44.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 17 (34.00%) Physics
5 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.00%) OO
7 8 (16.00%) OOD
8 6 (12.00%) Scrum
9 5 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (10.00%) Innovative Thinking
9 5 (10.00%) SOA
9 5 (10.00%) Software Architecture
9 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Task Automation
10 2 (4.00%) Multithreading
10 2 (4.00%) Process Improvement
10 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.00%) UML
11 1 (2.00%) OOP
11 1 (2.00%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (22.00%) Java
3 10 (20.00%) Python
4 7 (14.00%) C
5 3 (6.00%) C#
6 2 (4.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 35 (70.00%) Degree
2 17 (34.00%) Numerate Degree
3 10 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.00%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware