Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 522 456 547
Rank change year-on-year -66 +91 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 831 1,087 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.66% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.68% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 669 996 894
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.29% +1.88%

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 151,854 159,106 179,402
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 123,225 129,179 152,485
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +10 266 £47,500 +5.56% 31
East of England -10 219 £52,500 +16.67% 52
South West +4 166 £45,000 +12.50% 40
London -81 98 £55,000 +22.22% 25
North of England -52 52 £45,000 +5.88% 34
North West +5 34 £45,000 +3.45% 16
Midlands -20 30 £43,750 +45.83% 9
East Midlands -28 19 £40,000 +33.33% 6
West Midlands +19 11 £43,750 +45.83% 3
Yorkshire -20 9 £45,000 +5.88% 15
North East -37 9 £47,500 +35.71% 3
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 831 (100.00%) C++
2 814 (97.95%) Software Engineering
3 446 (53.67%) C
4 399 (48.01%) Linux
5 283 (34.06%) Python
6 274 (32.97%) C#
7 260 (31.29%) Computer Science
8 250 (30.08%) Degree
9 244 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
10 237 (28.52%) Windows
11 224 (26.96%) Java
12 176 (21.18%) Mathematics
13 174 (20.94%) Multithreading
14 158 (19.01%) STL
15 144 (17.33%) Scrum
16 134 (16.13%) Visual Studio
17 133 (16.00%) SQL
17 133 (16.00%) OO
18 119 (14.32%) Security Cleared
18 119 (14.32%) Algorithms
19 117 (14.08%) TDD
20 106 (12.76%) Computer Science Degree
21 104 (12.52%) Machine Learning
22 102 (12.27%) Microsoft
23 94 (11.31%) .NET
24 93 (11.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
25 91 (10.95%) Git (software)
25 91 (10.95%) JavaScript
26 88 (10.59%) SDLC
27 87 (10.47%) MFC

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 35 (4.21%) Apache Pig
2 6 (0.72%) Apache
3 5 (0.60%) Confluence
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.12%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.12%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Simulink
2 1 (0.12%) Mathcad
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.17%) GitHub
2 13 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.48%) PaaS
4 4 (0.48%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.86%) TCP/IP
2 41 (4.93%) HTTP
3 38 (4.57%) Firewall
4 35 (4.21%) SSL
5 15 (1.81%) Internet
6 11 (1.32%) Ethernet
6 11 (1.32%) RTP
7 8 (0.96%) Wireless
8 5 (0.60%) SMS
9 4 (0.48%) SNMP
10 3 (0.36%) 802.11
10 3 (0.36%) ZigBee
10 3 (0.36%) Z-Wave
11 2 (0.24%) 5G
11 2 (0.24%) GSM
11 2 (0.24%) LTE
11 2 (0.24%) UMTS
12 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
12 1 (0.12%) Broadband
12 1 (0.12%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.74%) Big Data
3 55 (6.62%) MySQL
4 35 (4.21%) Apache Hive
4 35 (4.21%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.96%) GIS
7 3 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.24%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 134 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 91 (10.95%) Git (software)
3 57 (6.86%) JIRA
4 52 (6.26%) Subversion
5 42 (5.05%) Bitbucket
6 35 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 35 (4.21%) CodeSonar
6 35 (4.21%) git-flow
6 35 (4.21%) Robot Framework
6 35 (4.21%) Selenium
7 21 (2.53%) Maven
8 18 (2.17%) Eclipse
9 17 (2.05%) Jenkins
10 12 (1.44%) GCC
10 12 (1.44%) Gerrit
10 12 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (1.08%) Ant
12 9 (1.08%) Apache Ivy
12 9 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 62 (7.46%) Electronics
2 37 (4.45%) Finance
3 31 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 27 (3.25%) Marketing
5 26 (3.13%) Aerospace
6 22 (2.65%) Automotive
7 16 (1.93%) Military
8 15 (1.81%) Games
9 6 (0.72%) Banking
9 6 (0.72%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Avionics
12 2 (0.24%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Retail
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (19.01%) STL
2 94 (11.31%) .NET
3 93 (11.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 87 (10.47%) MFC
5 70 (8.42%) Qt
6 56 (6.74%) Django
7 51 (6.14%) OpenGL
8 41 (4.93%) .NET Framework
9 40 (4.81%) Node.js
10 37 (4.45%) ASP.NET
10 37 (4.45%) LAMP
10 37 (4.45%) REST
10 37 (4.45%) SOAP
11 36 (4.33%) COM
12 35 (4.21%) Java EE
12 35 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
12 35 (4.21%) Spring MVC
12 35 (4.21%) WPF
13 32 (3.85%) AngularJS
13 32 (3.85%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 260 (31.29%) Computer Science
2 119 (14.32%) Algorithms
3 71 (8.54%) Embedded Systems
4 31 (3.73%) User Experience
5 22 (2.65%) CUDA
6 18 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 14 (1.68%) Life Science
7 14 (1.68%) Robotics
8 12 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.96%) Augmented Reality
10 8 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 8 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
12 6 (0.72%) Device Driver
12 6 (0.72%) Fintech
12 6 (0.72%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (0.60%) Derivative
14 4 (0.48%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 399 (48.01%) Linux
2 237 (28.52%) Windows
3 62 (7.46%) Android
4 60 (7.22%) Unix
5 54 (6.50%) Apple iOS
6 38 (4.57%) Mac OS X
7 25 (3.01%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.24%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
13 1 (0.12%) Fedora
13 1 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (97.95%) Software Engineering
2 244 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (21.18%) Mathematics
4 174 (20.94%) Multithreading
5 144 (17.33%) Scrum
6 133 (16.00%) OO
7 117 (14.08%) TDD
8 104 (12.52%) Machine Learning
9 88 (10.59%) SDLC
10 84 (10.11%) Physics
11 78 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
12 77 (9.27%) Artificial Intelligence
12 77 (9.27%) Image Processing
13 71 (8.54%) UML
14 66 (7.94%) Computer Vision
14 66 (7.94%) Test Automation
15 60 (7.22%) OOD
16 58 (6.98%) Unit Testing
17 54 (6.50%) Kanban
18 52 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 831 (100.00%) C++
2 446 (53.67%) C
3 283 (34.06%) Python
4 274 (32.97%) C#
5 224 (26.96%) Java
6 133 (16.00%) SQL
7 91 (10.95%) JavaScript
8 86 (10.35%) Embedded C++
9 71 (8.54%) Embedded C
10 58 (6.98%) Bash Shell
11 51 (6.14%) PHP
12 50 (6.02%) MATLAB
13 39 (4.69%) Objective-C
14 35 (4.21%) PowerShell
15 19 (2.29%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.68%) Scala
17 13 (1.56%) Assembly Language
17 13 (1.56%) VB
18 10 (1.20%) Perl
19 9 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 250 (30.08%) Degree
2 119 (14.32%) Security Cleared
3 106 (12.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 74 (8.90%) PhD
5 55 (6.62%) DV Cleared
6 35 (4.21%) CCNA
6 35 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (4.21%) CISSP
6 35 (4.21%) CompTIA Security+
6 35 (4.21%) GIAC
6 35 (4.21%) Linux+ Certification
6 35 (4.21%) MCSE
6 35 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (4.21%) Network+ Certification
6 35 (4.21%) SANS
6 35 (4.21%) SSCP
7 32 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 19 (2.29%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.24%) HND
9 2 (0.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.68%) ECSS
2 11 (1.32%) MISRA
3 5 (0.60%) Def Stans
3 5 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.60%) MISRA C
4 4 (0.48%) GDPR
4 4 (0.48%) ISO 13485
4 4 (0.48%) QA
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 15765
6 1 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 40 (4.81%) Docker
2 35 (4.21%) vSphere
3 19 (2.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (4.21%) Puppet
1 35 (4.21%) Salt
2 5 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 102 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (1.44%) Oracle
3 9 (1.08%) SAP
4 8 (0.96%) IBM
5 7 (0.84%) Dell
5 7 (0.84%) HP
6 5 (0.60%) Google
7 4 (0.48%) Atmel
8 3 (0.36%) Apple
9 2 (0.24%) Capita
9 2 (0.24%) VMware
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe
10 1 (0.12%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.12%) Cisco
10 1 (0.12%) Facebook
10 1 (0.12%) Juniper
10 1 (0.12%) Mentor Graphics
10 1 (0.12%) Renesas
10 1 (0.12%) Serena
10 1 (0.12%) Sony