Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 December 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++
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 578 411 571
Rank change year-on-year -167 +160 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 627 1,242 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.74% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.77% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 546 1,092 726
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,275 £28,125
90th Percentile £76,250 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 141,802 161,131 167,697
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.99% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,659 130,907 141,123
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in England

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in England

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in England

C++ Software Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -102 203 £52,500 +10.53% 35
South West +25 137 £42,500 -5.56% 31
London -19 100 £50,000 - 26
North of England +42 86 £45,000 +4.65% 13
East of England -161 74 £52,500 +5.00% 51
North West +56 67 £37,500 -11.76% 8
Midlands -8 27 £38,250 +31.90% 9
West Midlands +26 21 £43,750 +50.86% 2
Yorkshire +22 15 £45,000 -10.00% 4
East Midlands -13 6 £37,500 +29.31% 7
North East -2 4 £46,750 +16.88% 1
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, C++ Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 627 (100.00%) C++
2 616 (98.25%) Software Engineering
3 324 (51.67%) C
4 307 (48.96%) Linux
5 205 (32.70%) Python
6 202 (32.22%) C#
7 176 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
8 167 (26.63%) Degree
8 167 (26.63%) Windows
8 167 (26.63%) Multithreading
9 165 (26.32%) Computer Science
10 145 (23.13%) Java
11 122 (19.46%) Security Cleared
12 101 (16.11%) TDD
12 101 (16.11%) OO
13 98 (15.63%) Scrum
14 97 (15.47%) SQL
14 97 (15.47%) STL
15 88 (14.04%) Mathematics
16 81 (12.92%) Microsoft
17 79 (12.60%) Algorithms
18 78 (12.44%) SDLC
18 78 (12.44%) Artificial Intelligence
19 77 (12.28%) Visual Studio
20 74 (11.80%) Computer Science Degree
21 73 (11.64%) Android
22 71 (11.32%) Electronics
22 71 (11.32%) OOD
23 70 (11.16%) Qt
23 70 (11.16%) Apple iOS

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 25 (3.99%) Apache Pig
2 10 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.32%) Apache
4 2 (0.32%) Confluence
4 2 (0.32%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.16%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.16%) nginx
5 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.16%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.91%) GitHub
3 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.80%) Slack
5 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 29 (4.63%) Firewall
3 27 (4.31%) HTTP
4 25 (3.99%) SSL
5 20 (3.19%) RS-232
6 14 (2.23%) Wireless
7 11 (1.75%) RS-485
8 10 (1.59%) RTP
9 6 (0.96%) Internet
10 5 (0.80%) 802.11
11 3 (0.48%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.32%) Network Security
13 1 (0.16%) 5G
13 1 (0.16%) Broadband
13 1 (0.16%) Modbus
13 1 (0.16%) SMS
13 1 (0.16%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.02%) MySQL
3 31 (4.94%) Big Data
4 28 (4.47%) Hadoop
5 25 (3.99%) Apache Hive
6 10 (1.59%) GIS
7 8 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.32%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.16%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.16%) DB2
10 1 (0.16%) Impala
10 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.16%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 77 (12.28%) Visual Studio
2 67 (10.69%) Git (software)
3 57 (9.09%) Subversion
4 35 (5.58%) JIRA
5 31 (4.94%) Maven
6 27 (4.31%) Bitbucket
7 26 (4.15%) git-flow
8 25 (3.99%) Ant
8 25 (3.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (3.99%) CodeSonar
8 25 (3.99%) Robot Framework
8 25 (3.99%) Selenium
9 24 (3.83%) Apache Ivy
10 13 (2.07%) GCC
11 12 (1.91%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.75%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.12%) Gerrit
13 7 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.96%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.80%) ClearCase
General
1 71 (11.32%) Electronics
2 46 (7.34%) Games
3 40 (6.38%) Finance
4 32 (5.10%) Manufacturing
5 26 (4.15%) Aerospace
6 21 (3.35%) Marketing
7 17 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.75%) Automotive
9 10 (1.59%) Military
10 6 (0.96%) Banking
11 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Back Office
14 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.16%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (15.47%) STL
2 70 (11.16%) Qt
3 55 (8.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 55 (8.77%) MFC
4 39 (6.22%) COM
5 38 (6.06%) .NET
6 30 (4.78%) OpenCV
7 29 (4.63%) Django
7 29 (4.63%) REST
8 28 (4.47%) SOAP
9 27 (4.31%) .NET Framework
9 27 (4.31%) Node.js
9 27 (4.31%) OpenGL
10 25 (3.99%) ASP.NET
10 25 (3.99%) Java EE
10 25 (3.99%) LAMP
10 25 (3.99%) RabbitMQ
10 25 (3.99%) Spring MVC
11 21 (3.35%) Natural Language Processing
11 21 (3.35%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.60%) Algorithms
2 51 (8.13%) Embedded Systems
3 39 (6.22%) User Experience
4 38 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (5.74%) Data Structures
6 32 (5.10%) Robotics
7 30 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (3.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 12 (1.91%) CUDA
9 12 (1.91%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.12%) Device Driver
10 7 (1.12%) Fintech
11 6 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.96%) STB
12 5 (0.80%) Digital TV
12 5 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.64%) Augmented Reality
13 4 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
14 3 (0.48%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 307 (48.96%) Linux
2 167 (26.63%) Windows
3 73 (11.64%) Android
4 70 (11.16%) Apple iOS
5 33 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
6 25 (3.99%) Mac OS X
7 23 (3.67%) Unix
8 16 (2.55%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.59%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.96%) Debian
11 6 (0.96%) Fedora
12 5 (0.80%) pSOS
13 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.48%) Robot Operating System
14 1 (0.16%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (98.25%) Software Engineering
2 176 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (26.63%) Multithreading
4 165 (26.32%) Computer Science
5 101 (16.11%) OO
5 101 (16.11%) TDD
6 98 (15.63%) Scrum
7 88 (14.04%) Mathematics
8 78 (12.44%) Artificial Intelligence
8 78 (12.44%) SDLC
9 71 (11.32%) OOD
10 61 (9.73%) UML
11 58 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (8.77%) Machine Learning
13 54 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
14 51 (8.13%) Test Automation
15 48 (7.66%) Unit Testing
16 41 (6.54%) Kanban
17 39 (6.22%) Embedded Software Development
17 39 (6.22%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 627 (100.00%) C++
2 324 (51.67%) C
3 205 (32.70%) Python
4 202 (32.22%) C#
5 145 (23.13%) Java
6 97 (15.47%) SQL
7 66 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 61 (9.73%) Bash Shell
9 32 (5.10%) Embedded C
10 31 (4.94%) PowerShell
11 29 (4.63%) Objective-C
12 28 (4.47%) Embedded C++
13 27 (4.31%) PHP
14 13 (2.07%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.91%) Perl
16 9 (1.44%) Ada
17 7 (1.12%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.96%) VB
19 4 (0.64%) Assembly Language
19 4 (0.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 167 (26.63%) Degree
2 122 (19.46%) Security Cleared
3 74 (11.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 62 (9.89%) PhD
5 52 (8.29%) DV Cleared
6 51 (8.13%) SC Cleared
7 25 (3.99%) CCNA
7 25 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (3.99%) CISSP
7 25 (3.99%) CompTIA Security+
7 25 (3.99%) GIAC
7 25 (3.99%) Linux+ Certification
7 25 (3.99%) MCSE
7 25 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (3.99%) Network+ Certification
7 25 (3.99%) SANS
7 25 (3.99%) SSCP
8 20 (3.19%) MPhil
9 7 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.28%) DO-178B
1 8 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 8 (1.28%) MISRA
1 8 (1.28%) MISRA C
2 7 (1.12%) ECSS
2 7 (1.12%) QA
3 2 (0.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 15765
4 1 (0.16%) JTAG
System Software
1 29 (4.63%) Docker
2 25 (3.99%) vSphere
3 13 (2.07%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (4.15%) Salt
2 25 (3.99%) Puppet
3 7 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.32%) Ansible
4 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 81 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (1.59%) Google
2 10 (1.59%) SAP
3 9 (1.44%) Oracle
4 6 (0.96%) Apple
5 5 (0.80%) Atmel
6 2 (0.32%) Facebook
6 2 (0.32%) Perforce
6 2 (0.32%) Twitter
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe
7 1 (0.16%) IBM
7 1 (0.16%) QNX