Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 522 537
Rank change year-on-year +110 +15 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 1,212 799 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.50% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,052 707 928
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,700 £29,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 159,174 159,109 190,644
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.50% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 131,450 133,199 160,983
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +93 448 £47,500 -2.56% 38
East of England +121 427 £52,500 +16.67% 62
London -62 118 £50,000 -9.09% 32
South West +22 110 £45,000 +12.50% 21
North of England -17 68 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Midlands +20 49 £29,000 -27.50% 9
East Midlands +15 37 £29,000 -24.68% 6
North West -12 37 £40,000 +5.26% 8
Yorkshire +7 22 £50,000 +17.65% 6
West Midlands +8 20 £29,000 -27.50% 3
North East -25 9 £40,000 +26.98% 3
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,212 (100.00%) C++
2 1,190 (98.18%) Software Engineering
3 614 (50.66%) Linux
4 551 (45.46%) Computer Science
5 519 (42.82%) Degree
6 452 (37.29%) Windows
7 442 (36.47%) Python
8 441 (36.39%) C
9 382 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
10 306 (25.25%) Multithreading
11 296 (24.42%) C#
12 294 (24.26%) Mathematics
13 291 (24.01%) Java
14 266 (21.95%) OO
15 203 (16.75%) Algorithms
16 193 (15.92%) Physics
17 181 (14.93%) Computer Science Degree
18 177 (14.60%) Qt
19 167 (13.78%) STL
20 155 (12.79%) SQL
21 150 (12.38%) Embedded C++
22 146 (12.05%) MFC
23 145 (11.96%) Visual Studio
23 145 (11.96%) Electronics
24 138 (11.39%) Embedded C
25 135 (11.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
26 130 (10.73%) Scrum
27 127 (10.48%) TDD
28 114 (9.41%) SDLC
29 105 (8.66%) TCP/IP

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 14 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (0.83%) Apache
3 4 (0.33%) DNN
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.17%) IIS
5 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.083%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.083%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.083%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (0.58%) Simulink
2 1 (0.083%) Maya
2 1 (0.083%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.083%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.083%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.73%) GitHub
3 8 (0.66%) OpenShift
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 105 (8.66%) TCP/IP
2 41 (3.38%) Wireless
3 36 (2.97%) Wireshark
4 35 (2.89%) GSM
5 34 (2.81%) Asterisk PBX
5 34 (2.81%) Diameter Protocol
5 34 (2.81%) GGSN
5 34 (2.81%) LTE
5 34 (2.81%) MGW
5 34 (2.81%) PBX
5 34 (2.81%) RANAP
5 34 (2.81%) RTP
5 34 (2.81%) SGSN
5 34 (2.81%) UMTS
6 22 (1.82%) Internet
7 21 (1.73%) Ethernet
8 18 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (1.40%) InfiniBand
10 14 (1.16%) Bluetooth
11 9 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.98%) MySQL
3 15 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (0.91%) Big Data
4 11 (0.91%) GIS
5 9 (0.74%) NoSQL
5 9 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.25%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.25%) SQLite
9 2 (0.17%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.083%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.083%) Redis
Development Applications
1 145 (11.96%) Visual Studio
2 103 (8.50%) Git (software)
3 86 (7.10%) Subversion
4 45 (3.71%) GCC
5 41 (3.38%) GDB
6 34 (2.81%) Trac
7 32 (2.64%) JIRA
8 17 (1.40%) Eclipse
9 16 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
10 14 (1.16%) Jenkins
11 12 (0.99%) Android Studio
12 11 (0.91%) Maven
13 9 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.74%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.50%) Selenium
14 6 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.41%) Ant
15 5 (0.41%) Apache Ivy
15 5 (0.41%) CppUnit
16 4 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 145 (11.96%) Electronics
2 63 (5.20%) Telecoms
3 51 (4.21%) Finance
4 37 (3.05%) Games
5 30 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 28 (2.31%) Automotive
7 26 (2.15%) Multimedia
8 13 (1.07%) Marketing
8 13 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (0.91%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.74%) Banking
11 5 (0.41%) Military
12 4 (0.33%) Front Office
13 3 (0.25%) Retail
14 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (14.60%) Qt
2 167 (13.78%) STL
3 146 (12.05%) MFC
4 135 (11.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 69 (5.69%) HTML
6 66 (5.45%) OpenGL
7 56 (4.62%) .NET
8 39 (3.22%) WinForms
9 26 (2.15%) Web Services
9 26 (2.15%) XML
10 22 (1.82%) RESTful
11 19 (1.57%) .NET Framework
11 19 (1.57%) WPF
12 17 (1.40%) CSS
13 15 (1.24%) Middleware
14 14 (1.16%) HEVC
14 14 (1.16%) HTML5
15 11 (0.91%) AngularJS
15 11 (0.91%) POSIX
16 10 (0.83%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 551 (45.46%) Computer Science
2 203 (16.75%) Algorithms
3 78 (6.44%) Embedded Systems
4 52 (4.29%) CUDA
5 37 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (2.56%) User Experience
7 28 (2.31%) Data Structures
8 26 (2.15%) Life Science
9 22 (1.82%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.49%) Robotics
11 14 (1.16%) Device Driver
11 14 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
12 11 (0.91%) Augmented Reality
12 11 (0.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (0.83%) 3D Printing
14 9 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.58%) Media Streaming
15 7 (0.58%) Mobile App
16 6 (0.50%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 614 (50.66%) Linux
2 452 (37.29%) Windows
3 92 (7.59%) Unix
4 55 (4.54%) Embedded Linux
5 38 (3.14%) Android
6 22 (1.82%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 15 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.24%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.91%) AIX
8 11 (0.91%) Solaris
9 7 (0.58%) VxWorks
10 4 (0.33%) Debian
10 4 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,190 (98.18%) Software Engineering
2 382 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (25.25%) Multithreading
4 294 (24.26%) Mathematics
5 266 (21.95%) OO
6 193 (15.92%) Physics
7 130 (10.73%) Scrum
8 127 (10.48%) TDD
9 114 (9.41%) SDLC
10 102 (8.42%) OOD
10 102 (8.42%) UML
11 92 (7.59%) Machine Learning
12 73 (6.02%) Cross-Platform Development
12 73 (6.02%) OOP
13 62 (5.12%) Software Architecture
14 59 (4.87%) Collaborative Working
15 58 (4.79%) Open Source
16 56 (4.62%) Test Automation
17 52 (4.29%) Computer Vision
18 50 (4.13%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,212 (100.00%) C++
2 442 (36.47%) Python
3 441 (36.39%) C
4 296 (24.42%) C#
5 291 (24.01%) Java
6 155 (12.79%) SQL
7 150 (12.38%) Embedded C++
8 138 (11.39%) Embedded C
9 69 (5.69%) JavaScript
10 61 (5.03%) MATLAB
11 35 (2.89%) Bash Shell
12 26 (2.15%) Assembly Language
12 26 (2.15%) PHP
13 19 (1.57%) Perl
13 19 (1.57%) VC++
14 17 (1.40%) Ada
15 15 (1.24%) Lua
16 13 (1.07%) Scala
17 12 (0.99%) Fortran
18 11 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 519 (42.82%) Degree
2 181 (14.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 92 (7.59%) PhD
4 70 (5.78%) Security Cleared
5 33 (2.72%) SC Cleared
6 10 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.33%) MCP
8 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.17%) CWNA
9 2 (0.17%) HND
10 1 (0.083%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.083%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.24%) QA
2 12 (0.99%) MISRA
3 9 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.58%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.33%) MIL-STD-498
6 2 (0.17%) ECSS
6 2 (0.17%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.083%) GCP
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 28 (2.31%) Firmware
2 20 (1.65%) Docker
3 10 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.083%) iptables
4 1 (0.083%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (0.83%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.66%) Kibana
2 8 (0.66%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.17%) Ansible
3 2 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (2.89%) HP
2 34 (2.81%) Cisco
3 29 (2.39%) Dell
4 27 (2.23%) Oracle
5 21 (1.73%) Sophos
6 18 (1.49%) Microsoft
7 11 (0.91%) Atlassian
8 10 (0.83%) Google
8 10 (0.83%) VMware
9 7 (0.58%) Intel
10 4 (0.33%) Apple
10 4 (0.33%) Arqiva
10 4 (0.33%) Broadcom
10 4 (0.33%) BT
10 4 (0.33%) CA
11 3 (0.25%) SAP
12 2 (0.17%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.17%) Reuters
13 1 (0.083%) IBM
13 1 (0.083%) NetApp