Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 479 452 520
Rank change year-on-year -27 +68 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 985 999 998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.62% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.64% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 799 892 944
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,400
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

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 156,787 155,110 182,478
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.47% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 128,298 129,340 154,887
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
East of England +36 347 £52,500 +16.67% 39
South East +43 334 £47,500 - 42
South West -18 137 £45,000 +12.50% 37
London -115 89 £50,000 -9.09% 30
North of England -94 48 £42,500 - 21
Midlands -13 29 £45,000 +28.57% 17
North West -29 27 £42,500 +13.33% 6
East Midlands -19 19 £45,000 +38.46% 11
North East -34 11 £41,250 +3.13% 4
West Midlands 0 10 £43,750 +45.83% 6
Yorkshire -30 10 £42,500 - 11
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 985 (100.00%) C++
2 962 (97.66%) Software Engineering
3 477 (48.43%) C
4 465 (47.21%) Linux
5 392 (39.80%) Computer Science
6 341 (34.62%) Python
7 334 (33.91%) Degree
8 297 (30.15%) Windows
9 278 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
10 269 (27.31%) C#
11 224 (22.74%) Java
12 222 (22.54%) Mathematics
13 214 (21.73%) Multithreading
14 177 (17.97%) OO
15 165 (16.75%) STL
16 155 (15.74%) Algorithms
17 145 (14.72%) Visual Studio
18 141 (14.31%) SQL
19 137 (13.91%) Embedded C++
19 137 (13.91%) Computer Science Degree
20 135 (13.71%) Physics
21 128 (12.99%) TDD
22 115 (11.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
23 114 (11.57%) Machine Learning
23 114 (11.57%) Embedded C
23 114 (11.57%) MFC
24 112 (11.37%) Scrum
25 99 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
26 89 (9.04%) Qt
27 86 (8.73%) Security Cleared

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 12 (1.22%) Apache Pig
2 8 (0.81%) Apache
3 7 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.41%) Confluence
6 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (1.12%) Simulink
2 1 (0.10%) Mathcad
2 1 (0.10%) Maya
2 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.91%) GitHub
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.30%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.20%) NuGet
5 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 77 (7.82%) TCP/IP
2 31 (3.15%) Internet
3 24 (2.44%) HTTP
4 16 (1.62%) Ethernet
5 15 (1.52%) GSM
5 15 (1.52%) Wireshark
6 14 (1.42%) LTE
6 14 (1.42%) UMTS
7 13 (1.32%) Asterisk PBX
7 13 (1.32%) Diameter Protocol
7 13 (1.32%) Firewall
7 13 (1.32%) GGSN
7 13 (1.32%) MGW
7 13 (1.32%) PBX
7 13 (1.32%) RANAP
7 13 (1.32%) RTP
7 13 (1.32%) SGSN
8 12 (1.22%) SSL
9 10 (1.02%) Wireless
10 9 (0.91%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.45%) Big Data
3 29 (2.94%) MySQL
4 12 (1.22%) Apache Hive
4 12 (1.22%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (0.81%) GIS
7 7 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.10%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 145 (14.72%) Visual Studio
2 71 (7.21%) Git (software)
3 47 (4.77%) Subversion
4 33 (3.35%) JIRA
5 22 (2.23%) Bitbucket
6 20 (2.03%) GCC
6 20 (2.03%) GDB
7 16 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (1.42%) Selenium
9 13 (1.32%) Trac
10 12 (1.22%) CodeSonar
10 12 (1.22%) git-flow
10 12 (1.22%) Robot Framework
11 10 (1.02%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.02%) Maven
12 8 (0.81%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
12 8 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.61%) Ant
13 6 (0.61%) Apache Ivy
General
1 81 (8.22%) Electronics
2 45 (4.57%) Telecoms
3 44 (4.47%) Finance
4 24 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.23%) Marketing
6 17 (1.73%) Automotive
6 17 (1.73%) Multimedia
7 16 (1.62%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.02%) Games
9 8 (0.81%) Military
10 6 (0.61%) Banking
11 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.20%) Avionics
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Legal
12 2 (0.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (16.75%) STL
2 115 (11.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 114 (11.57%) MFC
4 89 (9.04%) Qt
5 79 (8.02%) .NET
6 49 (4.97%) OpenGL
7 36 (3.65%) HTML
8 33 (3.35%) WPF
9 30 (3.05%) .NET Framework
10 27 (2.74%) AngularJS
10 27 (2.74%) Django
10 27 (2.74%) Web Services
11 25 (2.54%) RESTful
12 24 (2.44%) COM
13 23 (2.34%) TensorFlow
14 20 (2.03%) Natural Language Processing
15 18 (1.83%) LAMP
15 18 (1.83%) XML
16 15 (1.52%) OpenCV
16 15 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 392 (39.80%) Computer Science
2 155 (15.74%) Algorithms
3 83 (8.43%) Embedded Systems
4 35 (3.55%) CUDA
5 28 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (2.54%) Life Science
7 19 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (1.73%) Augmented Reality
9 15 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (1.42%) Robotics
10 14 (1.42%) User Experience
11 11 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.12%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.91%) 3D Graphics
13 7 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (0.51%) Video\Live Streaming
15 4 (0.41%) Arduino
15 4 (0.41%) Media Streaming
16 3 (0.30%) Derivative
16 3 (0.30%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 465 (47.21%) Linux
2 297 (30.15%) Windows
3 80 (8.12%) Unix
4 32 (3.25%) Android
5 22 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
7 14 (1.42%) Mac OS X
8 8 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.51%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.30%) Debian
10 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.10%) Fedora
12 1 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.10%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.10%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 962 (97.66%) Software Engineering
2 278 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (22.54%) Mathematics
4 214 (21.73%) Multithreading
5 177 (17.97%) OO
6 135 (13.71%) Physics
7 128 (12.99%) TDD
8 114 (11.57%) Machine Learning
9 112 (11.37%) Scrum
10 99 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
11 86 (8.73%) UML
12 82 (8.32%) Image Processing
13 80 (8.12%) SDLC
14 74 (7.51%) Artificial Intelligence
15 69 (7.01%) Computer Vision
16 66 (6.70%) OOD
17 55 (5.58%) Test Automation
18 52 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
19 49 (4.97%) Video Processing
20 45 (4.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 985 (100.00%) C++
2 477 (48.43%) C
3 341 (34.62%) Python
4 269 (27.31%) C#
5 224 (22.74%) Java
6 141 (14.31%) SQL
7 137 (13.91%) Embedded C++
8 114 (11.57%) Embedded C
9 67 (6.80%) JavaScript
10 65 (6.60%) MATLAB
11 40 (4.06%) PHP
12 32 (3.25%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.93%) Assembly Language
14 18 (1.83%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.52%) Objective-C
15 15 (1.52%) VC++
16 14 (1.42%) Perl
17 10 (1.02%) Scala
18 8 (0.81%) Ada
18 8 (0.81%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 334 (33.91%) Degree
2 137 (13.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (8.73%) Security Cleared
4 76 (7.72%) PhD
5 29 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 24 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 20 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (1.22%) CCNA
8 12 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.22%) CISSP
8 12 (1.22%) CompTIA Security+
8 12 (1.22%) GIAC
8 12 (1.22%) Linux+ Certification
8 12 (1.22%) MCSE
8 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
8 12 (1.22%) SANS
8 12 (1.22%) SSCP
9 4 (0.41%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.22%) ISO 9001
2 11 (1.12%) MISRA
3 8 (0.81%) QA
4 4 (0.41%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.20%) ECSS
6 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.10%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.10%) GCP
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 15765
6 1 (0.10%) JTAG
6 1 (0.10%) MISRA C
System Software
1 26 (2.64%) Firmware
2 19 (1.93%) Docker
3 12 (1.22%) vSphere
4 6 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (1.42%) Puppet
2 12 (1.22%) Salt
3 5 (0.51%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.30%) Kibana
4 3 (0.30%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 50 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 23 (2.34%) Dell
2 23 (2.34%) HP
3 21 (2.13%) Oracle
4 13 (1.32%) Cisco
5 8 (0.81%) SAP
6 7 (0.71%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.61%) VMware
8 5 (0.51%) Sophos
9 4 (0.41%) Atmel
10 3 (0.30%) Google
11 2 (0.20%) Capita
12 1 (0.10%) EMC
12 1 (0.10%) Green Hills
12 1 (0.10%) Juniper
12 1 (0.10%) NetApp
12 1 (0.10%) PTC
12 1 (0.10%) Renesas
12 1 (0.10%) Serena