Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 October 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 311 303
Rank change year-on-year -20 -8 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 39 42 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.35% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33 37 75
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £47,350 £48,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12315 11862 12696
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.36% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9857 9989 10442
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,008
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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

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

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 October 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
Manchester -22 31 £45,000 +12.50%
Cheshire - 5 £45,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £40,000 -
Cumbria - 1 £40,000 -
C++ Software Engineer
England

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 39 (100.00%) C++
1 39 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (64.10%) C
3 22 (56.41%) Linux
4 20 (51.28%) Subversion
5 18 (46.15%) Windows
6 17 (43.59%) Java
6 17 (43.59%) SQL
6 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (43.59%) Degree
7 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
8 14 (35.90%) Scrum
8 14 (35.90%) Computer Science
9 12 (30.77%) C#
9 12 (30.77%) Visual Studio
9 12 (30.77%) OO
10 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
11 10 (25.64%) Games
11 10 (25.64%) TDD
11 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
11 10 (25.64%) Kanban
11 10 (25.64%) Open Source
11 10 (25.64%) NoSQL
11 10 (25.64%) Open Source Development
12 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
13 7 (17.95%) WPF
13 7 (17.95%) Web Services
13 7 (17.95%) XML
14 6 (15.38%) REST
15 5 (12.82%) Jenkins

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SSL
2 1 (2.56%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Subversion
2 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
3 12 (30.77%) Visual Studio
4 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (25.64%) Games
2 4 (10.26%) Electronics
3 3 (7.69%) Automotive
4 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Finance
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Web Services
1 7 (17.95%) WPF
1 7 (17.95%) XML
2 6 (15.38%) REST
3 5 (12.82%) JSON
3 5 (12.82%) SOAP
3 5 (12.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (12.82%) WCF
4 3 (7.69%) .NET
4 3 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (7.69%) JMS
5 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.13%) COM
5 2 (5.13%) DOM
5 2 (5.13%) HTML
5 2 (5.13%) HTML5
5 2 (5.13%) Qt
5 2 (5.13%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) SystemC
3 1 (2.56%) Contactless
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Linux
2 18 (46.15%) Windows
3 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.26%) Android
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) OO
5 10 (25.64%) Kanban
5 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
5 10 (25.64%) Open Source
5 10 (25.64%) Open Source Development
5 10 (25.64%) TDD
6 5 (12.82%) SDLC
7 4 (10.26%) Android Development
7 4 (10.26%) DevOps
8 3 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (7.69%) Microservices
8 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) UML
9 2 (5.13%) CAD
9 2 (5.13%) Creative Thinking
9 2 (5.13%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (5.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 39 (100.00%) C++
2 25 (64.10%) C
3 17 (43.59%) Java
3 17 (43.59%) SQL
4 12 (30.77%) C#
5 4 (10.26%) Embedded C
6 3 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.56%) Perl
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Kibana
1 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 3 (7.69%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft