Period
to 21 April 2019

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 565 431 494
Rank change year-on-year -134 +63 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 609 1,148 929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.69% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.72% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 493 923 817
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,700
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 132,126 160,334 155,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 106,109 132,076 130,482
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 -53 265 £50,000 +5.26% 45
South West +1 101 £45,000 - 33
North of England +71 87 £45,000 +9.09% 26
London +62 78 £58,750 +17.50% 49
North West +67 54 £45,000 +12.50% 14
East of England -158 44 £47,500 -9.52% 53
Midlands +52 35 £47,000 +7.43% 15
West Midlands +50 32 £50,000 +21.21% 7
Yorkshire +26 25 £45,000 - 9
North East +24 8 £41,250 +3.13% 3
East Midlands +21 3 £46,500 +6.29% 8
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 609 (100.00%) C++
2 588 (96.55%) Software Engineering
3 272 (44.66%) C
4 255 (41.87%) Linux
5 195 (32.02%) C#
6 172 (28.24%) Python
6 172 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
7 167 (27.42%) Degree
8 155 (25.45%) Computer Science
9 146 (23.97%) Java
10 128 (21.02%) Security Cleared
11 127 (20.85%) Windows
12 120 (19.70%) OO
13 100 (16.42%) Mathematics
14 99 (16.26%) SDLC
15 98 (16.09%) SC Cleared
16 93 (15.27%) TDD
17 91 (14.94%) Multithreading
18 89 (14.61%) Algorithms
18 89 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
19 86 (14.12%) SQL
20 79 (12.97%) STL
21 76 (12.48%) Computer Science Degree
22 68 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
23 66 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
23 66 (10.84%) UML
24 65 (10.67%) Electronics
25 64 (10.51%) JavaScript
25 64 (10.51%) Git (software)
26 63 (10.34%) Visual Studio

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 9 (1.48%) Apache
2 5 (0.82%) Confluence
3 4 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.16%) JBoss
5 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.33%) NASTRAN
2 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.16%) Revit
2 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.99%) Slack
4 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (0.49%) GitHub
4 3 (0.49%) Serverless
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon SageMaker
5 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.79%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.63%) RS-232
3 14 (2.30%) RS-485
4 12 (1.97%) Network Security
5 9 (1.48%) Firewall
6 8 (1.31%) Ethernet
7 7 (1.15%) Asterisk PBX
7 7 (1.15%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (1.15%) GSM
7 7 (1.15%) HTTP
7 7 (1.15%) LTE
7 7 (1.15%) MGW
7 7 (1.15%) PBX
7 7 (1.15%) RANAP
7 7 (1.15%) RTP
7 7 (1.15%) SGSN
7 7 (1.15%) UMTS
7 7 (1.15%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.99%) SSL
9 5 (0.82%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.45%) MySQL
3 15 (2.46%) Hadoop
4 12 (1.97%) Big Data
5 10 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.66%) Neo4j
7 4 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.33%) DB2
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.16%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.16%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.16%) GIS
10 1 (0.16%) OrientDB
10 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 64 (10.51%) Git (software)
2 63 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 48 (7.88%) Subversion
4 41 (6.73%) JIRA
5 24 (3.94%) Maven
6 23 (3.78%) Jenkins
7 16 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (2.13%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.97%) Ant
9 12 (1.97%) Apache Ivy
9 12 (1.97%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.64%) Bitbucket Server
10 10 (1.64%) GCC
10 10 (1.64%) JIRA Agile
11 7 (1.15%) GDB
11 7 (1.15%) git-flow
11 7 (1.15%) Trac
12 6 (0.99%) CMake
13 5 (0.82%) JUnit
14 4 (0.66%) Mockito
General
1 65 (10.67%) Electronics
2 37 (6.08%) Finance
3 36 (5.91%) Aerospace
4 30 (4.93%) Games
5 29 (4.76%) Marketing
6 26 (4.27%) Manufacturing
7 24 (3.94%) Military
8 19 (3.12%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.81%) Automotive
10 8 (1.31%) Legal
11 6 (0.99%) Avionics
12 5 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.66%) Front Office
13 4 (0.66%) Law
14 3 (0.49%) Banking
15 2 (0.33%) Retail
16 1 (0.16%) Advertising
16 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (12.97%) STL
2 60 (9.85%) Qt
3 51 (8.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 44 (7.22%) MFC
5 42 (6.90%) OpenGL
6 39 (6.40%) .NET
7 30 (4.93%) COM
7 30 (4.93%) HTML
8 24 (3.94%) OpenCV
9 21 (3.45%) Spring
9 21 (3.45%) Web Services
10 20 (3.28%) JSF
10 20 (3.28%) XML
11 19 (3.12%) Kafka
12 17 (2.79%) Node.js
13 14 (2.30%) DirectX
13 14 (2.30%) HTML5
14 13 (2.13%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.13%) Hibernate
15 12 (1.97%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.61%) Algorithms
2 66 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.09%) Embedded Systems
4 30 (4.93%) Robotics
5 27 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (4.11%) Data Structures
7 20 (3.28%) 3D Graphics
8 19 (3.12%) User Experience
9 14 (2.30%) Fintech
10 13 (2.13%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (1.31%) CUDA
13 7 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
14 6 (0.99%) STB
15 5 (0.82%) Digital TV
15 5 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 4 (0.66%) Life Science
16 4 (0.66%) Management Information System
16 4 (0.66%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 255 (41.87%) Linux
2 127 (20.85%) Windows
3 39 (6.40%) Android
4 37 (6.08%) Apple iOS
5 34 (5.58%) Unix
6 26 (4.27%) Embedded Linux
7 13 (2.13%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.81%) Debian
9 7 (1.15%) Fedora
10 5 (0.82%) CentOS
10 5 (0.82%) pSOS
11 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.33%) FreeRTOS
13 2 (0.33%) Robot Operating System
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 172 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (25.45%) Computer Science
4 120 (19.70%) OO
5 100 (16.42%) Mathematics
6 99 (16.26%) SDLC
7 93 (15.27%) TDD
8 91 (14.94%) Multithreading
9 89 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (10.84%) UML
12 60 (9.85%) Scrum
13 58 (9.52%) Unit Testing
14 54 (8.87%) Artificial Intelligence
15 52 (8.54%) Physics
16 43 (7.06%) Embedded Software Development
16 43 (7.06%) Validation
17 41 (6.73%) OOD
18 39 (6.40%) Machine Learning
19 32 (5.25%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 609 (100.00%) C++
2 272 (44.66%) C
3 195 (32.02%) C#
4 172 (28.24%) Python
5 146 (23.97%) Java
6 86 (14.12%) SQL
7 64 (10.51%) JavaScript
8 42 (6.90%) Embedded C
9 33 (5.42%) Bash Shell
10 31 (5.09%) Embedded C++
11 17 (2.79%) Perl
12 14 (2.30%) Fortran
12 14 (2.30%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.81%) Scala
14 7 (1.15%) Go
14 7 (1.15%) Java 8
14 7 (1.15%) XAML
15 6 (0.99%) PHP
15 6 (0.99%) Ruby
16 5 (0.82%) Ada
Qualifications
1 167 (27.42%) Degree
2 128 (21.02%) Security Cleared
3 98 (16.09%) SC Cleared
4 76 (12.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (6.57%) DV Cleared
6 36 (5.91%) PhD
7 12 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.82%) MPhil
10 3 (0.49%) CCNA
10 3 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.49%) CISSP
10 3 (0.49%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.49%) GIAC
10 3 (0.49%) Linux+ Certification
10 3 (0.49%) MCSE
10 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.49%) SANS
10 3 (0.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.79%) QA
2 6 (0.99%) MISRA
3 5 (0.82%) MISRA C
4 4 (0.66%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) JTAG
System Software
1 10 (1.64%) Docker
2 8 (1.31%) Firmware
3 2 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.33%) Puppet
1 2 (0.33%) Salt
2 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.16%) systemd
2 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (7.39%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.27%) Oracle
3 13 (2.13%) Cisco
4 10 (1.64%) Google
4 10 (1.64%) SAP
5 6 (0.99%) Freescale
6 5 (0.82%) Perforce
6 5 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.66%) Atmel
8 3 (0.49%) NVIDIA
9 2 (0.33%) Apple
9 2 (0.33%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.33%) Facebook
9 2 (0.33%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.33%) Twitter
10 1 (0.16%) Autodesk
10 1 (0.16%) Infor
10 1 (0.16%) QNX
10 1 (0.16%) Spotify