Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 550 439 579
Rank change year-on-year -111 +140 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 717 1,129 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.69% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.72% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 644 1,035 787
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 147,425 157,257 174,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.89% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,779 126,859 147,420
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -35 230 £49,000 +15.29% 39
South West +21 176 £42,500 +6.25% 28
East of England -119 105 £52,500 +10.53% 47
London -65 101 £52,500 +16.67% 33
North of England -4 71 £45,000 +5.88% 18
North West +24 56 £45,000 - 11
Midlands -16 34 £39,750 +37.07% 6
East Midlands -36 22 £39,500 +36.21% 5
West Midlands +19 12 £43,750 +50.86% 1
Yorkshire -10 9 £45,000 +5.88% 6
North East -16 6 £46,750 +33.57% 1
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 717 (100.00%) C++
2 708 (98.74%) Software Engineering
3 356 (49.65%) C
4 343 (47.84%) Linux
5 262 (36.54%) C#
6 220 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
7 217 (30.26%) Windows
7 217 (30.26%) Python
8 196 (27.34%) Degree
9 194 (27.06%) Java
10 182 (25.38%) Multithreading
11 179 (24.97%) Computer Science
12 137 (19.11%) Scrum
13 132 (18.41%) OO
14 129 (17.99%) STL
15 126 (17.57%) Security Cleared
16 122 (17.02%) SQL
17 115 (16.04%) TDD
18 114 (15.90%) Visual Studio
19 109 (15.20%) Mathematics
20 104 (14.50%) Microsoft
21 89 (12.41%) Git (software)
21 89 (12.41%) Computer Science Degree
22 88 (12.27%) JavaScript
23 82 (11.44%) .NET
24 80 (11.16%) Android
25 77 (10.74%) Algorithms
26 75 (10.46%) Apple iOS
27 74 (10.32%) Machine Learning
27 74 (10.32%) OOD

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 38 (5.30%) Apache Pig
2 8 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (0.84%) Apache
4 4 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.28%) Confluence
5 2 (0.28%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.14%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.14%) nginx
6 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Simulink
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.14%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.09%) GitHub
3 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.56%) PaaS
4 4 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.53%) TCP/IP
2 44 (6.14%) HTTP
3 41 (5.72%) Firewall
4 38 (5.30%) SSL
5 13 (1.81%) Wireless
6 11 (1.53%) RS-232
6 11 (1.53%) RTP
7 10 (1.39%) Internet
8 7 (0.98%) RS-485
9 6 (0.84%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.70%) 802.11
11 4 (0.56%) SNMP
12 3 (0.42%) 5G
13 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.14%) FTP
14 1 (0.14%) Junos
14 1 (0.14%) Modbus
14 1 (0.14%) MQTT
14 1 (0.14%) NFC
14 1 (0.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 57 (7.95%) MySQL
3 48 (6.69%) Big Data
4 41 (5.72%) Hadoop
5 38 (5.30%) Apache Hive
6 13 (1.81%) GIS
6 13 (1.81%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.28%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.14%) DB2
11 1 (0.14%) Impala
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 114 (15.90%) Visual Studio
2 89 (12.41%) Git (software)
3 61 (8.51%) Subversion
4 51 (7.11%) JIRA
5 41 (5.72%) Bitbucket
6 38 (5.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 38 (5.30%) CodeSonar
6 38 (5.30%) git-flow
6 38 (5.30%) Robot Framework
6 38 (5.30%) Selenium
7 29 (4.04%) Maven
8 21 (2.93%) Eclipse
9 18 (2.51%) Ant
9 18 (2.51%) Jenkins
10 17 (2.37%) Apache Ivy
11 14 (1.95%) GCC
12 12 (1.67%) Gerrit
12 12 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (1.26%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 63 (8.79%) Electronics
2 42 (5.86%) Finance
3 33 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.18%) Manufacturing
5 29 (4.04%) Games
6 23 (3.21%) Aerospace
6 23 (3.21%) Marketing
7 19 (2.65%) Automotive
8 14 (1.95%) Military
9 7 (0.98%) Banking
10 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.42%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.28%) Back Office
12 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.28%) Retail
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Avionics
13 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (17.99%) STL
2 82 (11.44%) .NET
3 70 (9.76%) Qt
4 69 (9.62%) MFC
5 66 (9.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 51 (7.11%) Django
7 45 (6.28%) .NET Framework
8 43 (6.00%) Node.js
9 41 (5.72%) REST
10 40 (5.58%) SOAP
11 39 (5.44%) ASP.NET
12 38 (5.30%) Java EE
12 38 (5.30%) LAMP
12 38 (5.30%) RabbitMQ
12 38 (5.30%) Spring MVC
13 35 (4.88%) COM
14 29 (4.04%) WPF
15 27 (3.77%) OpenCV
16 26 (3.63%) Natural Language Processing
16 26 (3.63%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 179 (24.97%) Computer Science
2 77 (10.74%) Algorithms
3 57 (7.95%) Embedded Systems
4 39 (5.44%) User Experience
5 25 (3.49%) Data Structures
6 22 (3.07%) Robotics
7 21 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (2.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 18 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.67%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.26%) CUDA
11 9 (1.26%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.12%) Fintech
12 8 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
13 7 (0.98%) Device Driver
14 4 (0.56%) 3D Graphics
14 4 (0.56%) Derivative
14 4 (0.56%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.56%) Media Streaming
14 4 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 343 (47.84%) Linux
2 217 (30.26%) Windows
3 80 (11.16%) Android
4 75 (10.46%) Apple iOS
5 40 (5.58%) Mac OS X
6 33 (4.60%) Unix
7 25 (3.49%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.42%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (98.74%) Software Engineering
2 220 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (25.38%) Multithreading
4 137 (19.11%) Scrum
5 132 (18.41%) OO
6 115 (16.04%) TDD
7 109 (15.20%) Mathematics
8 74 (10.32%) Machine Learning
8 74 (10.32%) OOD
9 72 (10.04%) Artificial Intelligence
10 65 (9.07%) SDLC
10 65 (9.07%) Test Automation
11 64 (8.93%) UML
12 60 (8.37%) Kanban
13 55 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
14 52 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (6.69%) Cybersecurity
16 43 (6.00%) OOP
17 42 (5.86%) User Stories
18 41 (5.72%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 717 (100.00%) C++
2 356 (49.65%) C
3 262 (36.54%) C#
4 217 (30.26%) Python
5 194 (27.06%) Java
6 122 (17.02%) SQL
7 88 (12.27%) JavaScript
8 60 (8.37%) Bash Shell
9 46 (6.42%) PHP
10 44 (6.14%) PowerShell
11 43 (6.00%) Objective-C
12 36 (5.02%) Embedded C++
13 31 (4.32%) Embedded C
14 20 (2.79%) Shell Script
15 17 (2.37%) MATLAB
16 11 (1.53%) Ada
17 10 (1.39%) Assembly Language
17 10 (1.39%) VB
18 9 (1.26%) R
18 9 (1.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 196 (27.34%) Degree
2 126 (17.57%) Security Cleared
3 89 (12.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 73 (10.18%) PhD
5 60 (8.37%) DV Cleared
6 41 (5.72%) SC Cleared
7 38 (5.30%) CCNA
7 38 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (5.30%) CISSP
7 38 (5.30%) CompTIA Security+
7 38 (5.30%) GIAC
7 38 (5.30%) Linux+ Certification
7 38 (5.30%) MCSE
7 38 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (5.30%) Network+ Certification
7 38 (5.30%) SANS
7 38 (5.30%) SSCP
8 20 (2.79%) MPhil
9 10 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.09%) MISRA
2 14 (1.95%) ECSS
3 10 (1.39%) MISRA C
4 7 (0.98%) QA
5 5 (0.70%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.70%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 4 (0.56%) GDPR
7 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 45 (6.28%) Docker
2 38 (5.30%) vSphere
3 12 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 39 (5.44%) Salt
2 38 (5.30%) Puppet
3 7 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.70%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.42%) Ansible
Vendors
1 104 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (1.81%) Oracle
3 12 (1.67%) SAP
4 8 (1.12%) IBM
5 7 (0.98%) Google
6 5 (0.70%) Apple
7 2 (0.28%) VMware
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe
8 1 (0.14%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.14%) Atmel
8 1 (0.14%) Facebook
8 1 (0.14%) Juniper
8 1 (0.14%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (0.14%) Perforce
8 1 (0.14%) QNX
8 1 (0.14%) Sony