Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in London 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++
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 640 722 734
Rank change year-on-year +82 +12 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 192 135 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 176 125 164
London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -0.99% +6.32%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,500 £36,100
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £92,625
England 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 London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 71292 72640 85005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.99% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56125 62795 72151
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,175 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England 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 London

Job postings that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in London

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in London.

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in London

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in London

C++ Software Engineer
Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London +35 52 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South London +25 29 £35,000 -5.41%
West London +22 23 £50,000 +5.26% 3
East London -13 1 £45,000 -6.25%
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

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 London region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 192 (100.00%) C++
2 190 (98.96%) Software Engineering
3 111 (57.81%) Linux
4 73 (38.02%) Python
5 72 (37.50%) C
6 69 (35.94%) Computer Science
7 63 (32.81%) Degree
8 62 (32.29%) Java
9 48 (25.00%) Finance
10 44 (22.92%) Windows
11 40 (20.83%) Algorithms
12 36 (18.75%) Unix
13 35 (18.23%) Mathematics
14 31 (16.15%) Open Source
15 30 (15.63%) Computer Science Degree
16 29 (15.10%) Games
17 28 (14.58%) C#
17 28 (14.58%) STL
18 27 (14.06%) Multithreading
18 27 (14.06%) InfiniBand
19 26 (13.54%) Physics
20 25 (13.02%) Embedded C
20 25 (13.02%) Embedded C++
21 24 (12.50%) JavaScript
21 24 (12.50%) OO
22 23 (11.98%) SQL
23 22 (11.46%) HTML
24 21 (10.94%) PhD
24 21 (10.94%) TCP/IP
25 20 (10.42%) Qt

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (2.08%) Apache
2 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) Ethereum
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.21%) GitHub
2 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.56%) Google Play
3 3 (1.56%) iTunes
4 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.06%) InfiniBand
2 21 (10.94%) TCP/IP
3 19 (9.90%) Ethernet
4 6 (3.13%) Bluetooth
4 6 (3.13%) Internet
4 6 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (2.08%) DVB
6 2 (1.04%) Broadband
6 2 (1.04%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.60%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.04%) MySQL
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.52%) Big Data
4 1 (0.52%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.52%) GIS
4 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (6.77%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.21%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.13%) JIRA
4 5 (2.60%) Subversion
5 4 (2.08%) Android Studio
5 4 (2.08%) Maven
6 3 (1.56%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.56%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.56%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.56%) Xcode
7 2 (1.04%) CMake
7 2 (1.04%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.04%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.04%) NuGet
7 2 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.04%) Selenium
8 1 (0.52%) GoogleTest
8 1 (0.52%) VersionOne
General
1 48 (25.00%) Finance
2 29 (15.10%) Games
3 6 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.08%) Back Office
4 4 (2.08%) Banking
4 4 (2.08%) Front Office
4 4 (2.08%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.08%) Retail
5 3 (1.56%) Legal
5 3 (1.56%) Military
6 2 (1.04%) Billing
6 2 (1.04%) Electronics
6 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.04%) Marketing
6 2 (1.04%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.58%) STL
2 22 (11.46%) HTML
3 20 (10.42%) Qt
4 17 (8.85%) OpenGL
5 15 (7.81%) CSS
6 12 (6.25%) HTML5
6 12 (6.25%) Middleware
7 10 (5.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (5.21%) MFC
8 7 (3.65%) DirectX
8 7 (3.65%) GStreamer
9 6 (3.13%) JNI
10 5 (2.60%) .NET
11 4 (2.08%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.08%) D-Bus
11 4 (2.08%) HEVC
12 3 (1.56%) OpenCL
12 3 (1.56%) OpenGL ES
12 3 (1.56%) Polymer
12 3 (1.56%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 69 (35.94%) Computer Science
2 40 (20.83%) Algorithms
3 20 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.42%) Data Structures
4 11 (5.73%) 3D Graphics
5 10 (5.21%) Video\Live Streaming
6 8 (4.17%) Device Driver
7 7 (3.65%) PMI
8 6 (3.13%) EMV
8 6 (3.13%) EPoS
8 6 (3.13%) Smartcard
9 4 (2.08%) BBC
9 4 (2.08%) CUDA
9 4 (2.08%) Digital TV
9 4 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.08%) IPTV
9 4 (2.08%) Media Streaming
9 4 (2.08%) MPEG
9 4 (2.08%) STB
10 3 (1.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 111 (57.81%) Linux
2 44 (22.92%) Windows
3 36 (18.75%) Unix
4 18 (9.38%) Android
5 15 (7.81%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.65%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.04%) Debian
8 2 (1.04%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (98.96%) Software Engineering
2 35 (18.23%) Mathematics
3 31 (16.15%) Open Source
4 27 (14.06%) Multithreading
5 26 (13.54%) Physics
6 24 (12.50%) OO
7 19 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (8.33%) OOD
8 16 (8.33%) OOP
8 16 (8.33%) Presales
9 15 (7.81%) Analytical Thinking
9 15 (7.81%) Product Management
10 14 (7.29%) Analytics
10 14 (7.29%) Feasibility Study
10 14 (7.29%) Image Processing
10 14 (7.29%) Project Management
10 14 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (7.29%) Test Strategy
11 13 (6.77%) Content Analysis
11 13 (6.77%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 192 (100.00%) C++
2 73 (38.02%) Python
3 72 (37.50%) C
4 62 (32.29%) Java
5 28 (14.58%) C#
6 25 (13.02%) Embedded C
6 25 (13.02%) Embedded C++
7 24 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 23 (11.98%) SQL
9 17 (8.85%) Scala
10 11 (5.73%) Fortran
11 10 (5.21%) Ruby
12 9 (4.69%) Perl
13 7 (3.65%) Objective-C
14 6 (3.13%) Bash Shell
15 5 (2.60%) Erlang
15 5 (2.60%) F#
16 4 (2.08%) Clojure
16 4 (2.08%) Go
17 3 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (32.81%) Degree
2 30 (15.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (10.94%) PhD
4 10 (5.21%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (3.65%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 2 (1.04%) MISRA
2 2 (1.04%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (1.04%) Firmware
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (8.33%) Oracle
2 7 (3.65%) Google
3 4 (2.08%) Apple
3 4 (2.08%) Arqiva
3 4 (2.08%) Broadcom
3 4 (2.08%) BT
3 4 (2.08%) CA
3 4 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.56%) Intel
5 2 (1.04%) Reuters
5 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.52%) Facebook
6 1 (0.52%) Xamarin