Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 587 543
Rank change year-on-year +167 -44 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 1246 768 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.43% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.45% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1113 745 1005
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,650 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +73 402 £45,000 - 31
East of England +156 380 £50,000 +25.00% 29
London +82 192 £45,000 -10.00% 15
South West +83 145 £40,500 -10.00% 10
North of England +5 82 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Midlands +20 60 £29,000 -20.48% 5
East Midlands +22 48 £29,000 -22.67% 3
North West +4 38 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire +24 32 £47,500 +5.56% 4
West Midlands +13 26 £29,000 -3.33% 2
North East -5 12 £36,250 +15.08% 4
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, C++ Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1246 (100.00%) C++
2 1234 (99.04%) Software Engineering
3 638 (51.20%) Linux
4 583 (46.79%) Computer Science
5 577 (46.31%) Degree
6 483 (38.76%) Windows
7 479 (38.44%) C
8 421 (33.79%) Python
9 361 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
10 342 (27.45%) Java
11 323 (25.92%) C#
12 310 (24.88%) Mathematics
13 280 (22.47%) Multithreading
14 271 (21.75%) OO
15 235 (18.86%) Algorithms
16 220 (17.66%) Physics
17 196 (15.73%) Computer Science Degree
18 187 (15.01%) Qt
19 174 (13.96%) Visual Studio
20 160 (12.84%) STL
21 155 (12.44%) SQL
22 142 (11.40%) Scrum
23 141 (11.32%) Electronics
24 140 (11.24%) MFC
25 138 (11.08%) Embedded C
26 131 (10.51%) SDLC
27 128 (10.27%) Embedded C++
28 123 (9.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
29 119 (9.55%) Git (software)
29 119 (9.55%) OOP

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 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (0.32%) Apache
3 4 (0.32%) DNN
4 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.16%) IIS
5 2 (0.16%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.080%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.080%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (0.56%) Simulink
2 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.080%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 47 (3.77%) GitHub
2 42 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.40%) OpenShift
3 5 (0.40%) SaaS
4 3 (0.24%) Google Play
4 3 (0.24%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 94 (7.54%) TCP/IP
2 48 (3.85%) Wireless
3 27 (2.17%) InfiniBand
4 26 (2.09%) Asterisk PBX
4 26 (2.09%) Diameter Protocol
4 26 (2.09%) GSM
4 26 (2.09%) LTE
4 26 (2.09%) PBX
4 26 (2.09%) RANAP
4 26 (2.09%) RTP
4 26 (2.09%) UMTS
4 26 (2.09%) Wireshark
5 25 (2.01%) Ethernet
5 25 (2.01%) MGW
5 25 (2.01%) SGSN
6 24 (1.93%) GGSN
7 20 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (1.44%) Bluetooth
9 10 (0.80%) HTTP
9 10 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.85%) MySQL
3 15 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 14 (1.12%) GIS
5 12 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (0.72%) Big Data
8 8 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.24%) SQLite
10 2 (0.16%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.16%) Redis
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.080%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.080%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 174 (13.96%) Visual Studio
2 119 (9.55%) Git (software)
3 108 (8.67%) Subversion
4 35 (2.81%) JIRA
5 30 (2.41%) GCC
6 26 (2.09%) GDB
6 26 (2.09%) Trac
7 21 (1.69%) Eclipse
8 20 (1.61%) Android Studio
9 14 (1.12%) Rational Rhapsody
10 12 (0.96%) Jenkins
11 10 (0.80%) Maven
12 9 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (0.64%) Bugzilla
13 8 (0.64%) CruiseControl
13 8 (0.64%) Hudson
14 5 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.40%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.40%) CppUnit
15 4 (0.32%) Mercurial
General
1 141 (11.32%) Electronics
2 88 (7.06%) Games
3 77 (6.18%) Finance
4 70 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 33 (2.65%) Automotive
7 24 (1.93%) Multimedia
8 17 (1.36%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.04%) Banking
10 12 (0.96%) Marketing
11 10 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.48%) Military
13 5 (0.40%) Back Office
13 5 (0.40%) Retail
14 4 (0.32%) Advertising
14 4 (0.32%) Front Office
15 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.24%) Legal
16 2 (0.16%) Billing
16 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (15.01%) Qt
2 160 (12.84%) STL
3 140 (11.24%) MFC
4 123 (9.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 98 (7.87%) HTML
6 77 (6.18%) OpenGL
7 56 (4.49%) .NET
8 44 (3.53%) WinForms
9 35 (2.81%) HTML5
10 32 (2.57%) CSS
10 32 (2.57%) XML
11 29 (2.33%) Apache Axis
12 23 (1.85%) POSIX
12 23 (1.85%) Web Services
13 20 (1.61%) WPF
14 18 (1.44%) Middleware
15 17 (1.36%) ASP.NET
16 15 (1.20%) .NET Framework
17 14 (1.12%) HEVC
18 13 (1.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 583 (46.79%) Computer Science
2 235 (18.86%) Algorithms
3 68 (5.46%) Embedded Systems
4 65 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (3.61%) CUDA
6 43 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 30 (2.41%) 3D Printing
8 28 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (2.17%) Client/Server
9 27 (2.17%) User Experience
10 22 (1.77%) Device Driver
10 22 (1.77%) Video\Live Streaming
11 19 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 15 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.20%) Robotics
13 14 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
13 14 (1.12%) Life Science
14 12 (0.96%) Contactless
15 9 (0.72%) Digital TV
16 8 (0.64%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 638 (51.20%) Linux
2 483 (38.76%) Windows
3 106 (8.51%) Unix
4 69 (5.54%) Android
5 58 (4.65%) Embedded Linux
6 42 (3.37%) Apple iOS
7 41 (3.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 11 (0.88%) AIX
8 11 (0.88%) Solaris
8 11 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.48%) VxWorks
12 4 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.16%) Debian
14 1 (0.080%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1234 (99.04%) Software Engineering
2 361 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (24.88%) Mathematics
4 280 (22.47%) Multithreading
5 271 (21.75%) OO
6 220 (17.66%) Physics
7 142 (11.40%) Scrum
8 131 (10.51%) SDLC
9 119 (9.55%) OOP
10 118 (9.47%) OOD
11 97 (7.78%) TDD
12 95 (7.62%) UML
13 89 (7.14%) Machine Learning
14 71 (5.70%) Open Source
15 65 (5.22%) Computer Vision
16 64 (5.14%) Unit Testing
17 58 (4.65%) Collaborative Working
17 58 (4.65%) Software Architecture
18 54 (4.33%) Cross-Platform Development
18 54 (4.33%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 1246 (100.00%) C++
2 479 (38.44%) C
3 421 (33.79%) Python
4 342 (27.45%) Java
5 323 (25.92%) C#
6 155 (12.44%) SQL
7 138 (11.08%) Embedded C
8 128 (10.27%) Embedded C++
9 99 (7.95%) JavaScript
10 64 (5.14%) MATLAB
11 40 (3.21%) Bash Shell
12 27 (2.17%) Fortran
13 25 (2.01%) Assembly Language
14 22 (1.77%) Lua
15 21 (1.69%) Scala
16 20 (1.61%) Objective-C
17 15 (1.20%) Perl
17 15 (1.20%) Ruby
18 14 (1.12%) Ada
19 12 (0.96%) VC++
Qualifications
1 577 (46.31%) Degree
2 196 (15.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 115 (9.23%) PhD
4 64 (5.14%) Security Cleared
5 38 (3.05%) SC Cleared
6 28 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (1.04%) MCP
7 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.80%) HND
9 7 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.24%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.16%) CWNA
13 1 (0.080%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.69%) QA
2 9 (0.72%) DO-178B
3 8 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.64%) MISRA
4 6 (0.48%) MIL-STD-498
5 5 (0.40%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.24%) ECSS
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 2 (0.16%) JTAG
8 1 (0.080%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.080%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (1.93%) Firmware
2 20 (1.61%) Docker
3 8 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.40%) NFS
5 1 (0.080%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (0.48%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.40%) Kibana
2 5 (0.40%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.080%) SELinux
Vendors
1 47 (3.77%) Microsoft
2 28 (2.25%) Oracle
3 26 (2.09%) Cisco
4 19 (1.52%) HP
5 17 (1.36%) Google
6 16 (1.28%) Sophos
7 13 (1.04%) Dell
8 11 (0.88%) Intel
9 8 (0.64%) Freescale
9 8 (0.64%) VMware
10 5 (0.40%) Apple
10 5 (0.40%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.32%) Arqiva
11 4 (0.32%) Broadcom
11 4 (0.32%) BT
11 4 (0.32%) CA
11 4 (0.32%) IBM
12 3 (0.24%) Yahoo!
13 2 (0.16%) Perforce
13 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com