Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a C/C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

C/C++ Software Engineer
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 788 832
Rank change year-on-year -8 +44 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a C/C++ Software Engineer 19 42 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.027% 0.061% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.064% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 19 41 72
London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +21.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £44,500 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,750 £60,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%

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 66,298 65,486 79,206
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.81% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 54,279 54,825 68,548
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

C/C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for C/C++ Software Engineer in London

C/C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for C/C++ Software Engineer in London

C/C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C/C++ Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for C/C++ Software Engineer in London

C/C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, C/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 London region featuring C/C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) C
1 19 (100.00%) C++
1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (94.74%) Linux
3 14 (73.68%) Unix
3 14 (73.68%) Degree
3 14 (73.68%) Computer Science
3 14 (73.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
4 4 (21.05%) Embedded C++
5 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) InfiniBand
5 2 (10.53%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.26%) Open Source
6 1 (5.26%) Machine Learning
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.26%) Android Development
6 1 (5.26%) Smart Energy
6 1 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.26%) Firmware
6 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis

C/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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
1 2 (10.53%) InfiniBand
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (73.68%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.26%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.26%) Android Development
2 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (5.26%) Machine Learning
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C
1 19 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
2 4 (21.05%) Embedded C++
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Computer Science Degree
1 14 (73.68%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware