The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
England / North West
Rank 220 193 225
Rank change year-on-year -27 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 28 42 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.74% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.76% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20 38 30
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £23,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,600 £40,450 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5866 5520 6369
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.77% 97.05% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4895 4632 5135
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in the North West

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in the North West

C++ Software Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Manchester -21 26 £37,500 +56.25% 5
Cheshire +1 2 £41,000 +17.14%
C++ Software Engineer
England

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North West region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) C++
1 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (59.46%) Windows
3 19 (51.35%) OO
3 19 (51.35%) Degree
4 16 (43.24%) Computer Science
4 16 (43.24%) C
5 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
5 15 (40.54%) Games
6 12 (32.43%) Embedded C
6 12 (32.43%) Mathematics
7 11 (29.73%) Visual Studio
8 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
8 10 (27.03%) HTML
8 10 (27.03%) Linux
9 9 (24.32%) OpenGL
9 9 (24.32%) DirectX
9 9 (24.32%) Physics
9 9 (24.32%) Animation
9 9 (24.32%) Game Development
9 9 (24.32%) SDLC
9 9 (24.32%) Content Development
10 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
10 8 (21.62%) C#
10 8 (21.62%) SOAP
11 7 (18.92%) XML
11 7 (18.92%) WPF
11 7 (18.92%) Multithreading
12 6 (16.22%) JSON

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Visual Studio
2 6 (16.22%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (40.54%) Games
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Automotive
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) HTML
2 9 (24.32%) DirectX
2 9 (24.32%) OpenGL
3 8 (21.62%) SOAP
4 7 (18.92%) WPF
4 7 (18.92%) XML
5 6 (16.22%) JSON
5 6 (16.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 6 (16.22%) WCF
5 6 (16.22%) Web Services
6 5 (13.51%) .NET
7 3 (8.11%) REST
8 2 (5.41%) CSS
9 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.70%) ATL
9 1 (2.70%) COM
9 1 (2.70%) DOM
9 1 (2.70%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Computer Science
2 9 (24.32%) Animation
3 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.41%) Device Driver
5 2 (5.41%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.70%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
3 10 (27.03%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (51.35%) OO
3 12 (32.43%) Mathematics
4 9 (24.32%) Content Development
4 9 (24.32%) Game Development
4 9 (24.32%) Physics
4 9 (24.32%) SDLC
5 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.92%) Multithreading
7 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.81%) Logistics
9 2 (5.41%) Device Driver Development
9 2 (5.41%) OOD
9 2 (5.41%) UML
10 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
10 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.70%) Mathematical Modelling
10 1 (2.70%) MVC
10 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) C++
2 16 (43.24%) C
3 12 (32.43%) Embedded C
4 8 (21.62%) C#
5 5 (13.51%) PHP
6 2 (5.41%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.41%) Java
6 2 (5.41%) Scala
7 1 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) SQL
7 1 (2.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Freescale
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