The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 578 603
Rank change year-on-year +63 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 99 70 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 83 65 63
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £83,999
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34605 38566 43117
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.94% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 28096 33532 36409
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +38 21 £62,500 +38.88% 2
West End of London +12 13 £35,000 - 1
Heathrow - 4 - -
Hounslow -5 3 £41,500 -12.63%
Brentford -6 1 £60,000 +14.28%
Chessington - 1 - -
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 188 (100.00%) C++
2 182 (96.81%) Software Engineering
3 103 (54.79%) Linux
4 75 (39.89%) Python
5 72 (38.30%) C
6 66 (35.11%) Degree
7 64 (34.04%) Computer Science
7 64 (34.04%) Java
8 61 (32.45%) Finance
9 54 (28.72%) C#
10 52 (27.66%) Physics
11 50 (26.60%) Mathematics
12 48 (25.53%) STL
13 47 (25.00%) Windows
14 40 (21.28%) Algorithms
15 39 (20.74%) OO
16 35 (18.62%) PhD
17 34 (18.09%) Unix
17 34 (18.09%) Android
17 34 (18.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 31 (16.49%) SQL
18 31 (16.49%) Games
19 27 (14.36%) OpenGL
20 26 (13.83%) Oracle
20 26 (13.83%) Qt
20 26 (13.83%) Open Source
20 26 (13.83%) Computer Science Degree
21 25 (13.30%) Numerate Degree
21 25 (13.30%) InfiniBand
21 25 (13.30%) OOD

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 6 (3.19%) JBoss
1 6 (3.19%) nginx
1 6 (3.19%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.66%) Jetty
2 5 (2.66%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.66%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.53%) Apache
3 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.53%) IIS
3 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.26%) Google Play
1 8 (4.26%) iTunes
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.30%) InfiniBand
2 22 (11.70%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.72%) 3G
3 7 (3.72%) 4G
3 7 (3.72%) Ethernet
3 7 (3.72%) GSM
3 7 (3.72%) Internet
3 7 (3.72%) OpenFlow
4 6 (3.19%) HTTP
5 5 (2.66%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.66%) SNMP
6 4 (2.13%) Broadband
7 3 (1.60%) Bluetooth
8 2 (1.06%) RS-232
8 2 (1.06%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.72%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.19%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.19%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.66%) InterSystems Cache
4 5 (2.66%) MySQL
4 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.53%) Big Data
5 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.53%) KDB
5 1 (0.53%) Kdb+
5 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (11.17%) Visual Studio
2 15 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.85%) Android Studio
4 10 (5.32%) Mercurial
4 10 (5.32%) Subversion
5 9 (4.79%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.79%) Maven
6 8 (4.26%) Xcode
7 5 (2.66%) Ant
7 5 (2.66%) CppUnit
7 5 (2.66%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.66%) GDB
7 5 (2.66%) Hudson
7 5 (2.66%) JUnit
7 5 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (2.66%) Valgrind
7 5 (2.66%) XMLSpy
8 3 (1.60%) GoogleTest
8 3 (1.60%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.60%) VersionOne
General
1 61 (32.45%) Finance
2 31 (16.49%) Games
3 20 (10.64%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.85%) Banking
5 9 (4.79%) Marketing
6 8 (4.26%) Legal
6 8 (4.26%) Retail
7 6 (3.19%) Front Office
8 5 (2.66%) Law
9 4 (2.13%) Billing
9 4 (2.13%) Military
10 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
11 2 (1.06%) Electronics
12 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.53%) French Language
12 1 (0.53%) German Language
12 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (25.53%) STL
2 34 (18.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 27 (14.36%) OpenGL
4 26 (13.83%) Qt
5 21 (11.17%) AngularJS
6 20 (10.64%) MFC
7 10 (5.32%) DirectX
8 9 (4.79%) HTML
9 8 (4.26%) CSS
9 8 (4.26%) iOS SDK
9 8 (4.26%) OpenCL
9 8 (4.26%) OpenGL ES
9 8 (4.26%) XML
10 6 (3.19%) Node.js
10 6 (3.19%) RESTful
10 6 (3.19%) Swing
11 5 (2.66%) JAXB
11 5 (2.66%) JMS
11 5 (2.66%) POSIX
11 5 (2.66%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 64 (34.04%) Computer Science
2 40 (21.28%) Algorithms
3 22 (11.70%) 3D Graphics
3 22 (11.70%) Data Structures
4 20 (10.64%) Device Driver
5 17 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (5.85%) CUDA
7 10 (5.32%) PMI
8 8 (4.26%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (1.60%) EMV
11 3 (1.60%) EPoS
11 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.60%) Smartcard
12 2 (1.06%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 103 (54.79%) Linux
2 47 (25.00%) Windows
3 34 (18.09%) Android
3 34 (18.09%) Unix
4 17 (9.04%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (96.81%) Software Engineering
2 52 (27.66%) Physics
3 50 (26.60%) Mathematics
4 39 (20.74%) OO
5 26 (13.83%) Open Source
6 25 (13.30%) OOD
7 24 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (12.77%) Multithreading
8 22 (11.70%) Presales
9 20 (10.64%) OOP
10 19 (10.11%) Analytics
10 19 (10.11%) Machine Learning
11 18 (9.57%) CAE
11 18 (9.57%) Financial Modelling
11 18 (9.57%) UML
12 15 (7.98%) Feasibility Study
12 15 (7.98%) Product Management
12 15 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (6.91%) Test Strategy
14 12 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 188 (100.00%) C++
2 75 (39.89%) Python
3 72 (38.30%) C
4 64 (34.04%) Java
5 54 (28.72%) C#
6 31 (16.49%) SQL
7 19 (10.11%) Fortran
8 18 (9.57%) JavaScript
9 13 (6.91%) Embedded C
10 12 (6.38%) Embedded C++
10 12 (6.38%) Scala
11 11 (5.85%) Objective-C
12 9 (4.79%) Ruby
13 8 (4.26%) Apple Swift
14 7 (3.72%) Go
15 5 (2.66%) Groovy
15 5 (2.66%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.60%) Clojure
17 2 (1.06%) C++/CLI
17 2 (1.06%) F#
Qualifications
1 66 (35.11%) Degree
2 35 (18.62%) PhD
3 26 (13.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (13.30%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (5.32%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.72%) KVM
1 7 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.06%) Firmware
3 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.26%) Ansible
1 8 (4.26%) Puppet
2 7 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (13.83%) Oracle
2 14 (7.45%) Google
3 7 (3.72%) VMware
4 5 (2.66%) Altova
4 5 (2.66%) ILOG
4 5 (2.66%) Splunk
5 4 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.53%) Facebook
6 1 (0.53%) Intel
6 1 (0.53%) SAP
6 1 (0.53%) Sybase
6 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
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