The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland 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++
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 160 144
Rank change year-on-year +35 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 27 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.01% 0.17% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.18% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 17
Median salary £40,000 £40,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.62% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £34,450 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,950 £39,100
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2505 2761 2977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 93.96% 96.57% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1609 1586 1887
Median salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.32% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in Scotland

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in Scotland

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in Scotland over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in Scotland

C++ Software Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland 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
Edinburgh +14 24 £40,000 -3.61% 2
Glasgow - 3 £40,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £30,000 - 1
C++ Software Engineer
UK

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

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

1 36 (100.00%) C++
1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (75.00%) Linux
3 22 (61.11%) Degree
4 21 (58.33%) Computer Science
5 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (33.33%) Mathematics
7 11 (30.56%) C#
8 10 (27.78%) Physics
8 10 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (27.78%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (25.00%) Windows
10 7 (19.44%) Python
11 6 (16.67%) C
12 5 (13.89%) Qt
13 4 (11.11%) OO
13 4 (11.11%) STL
13 4 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
14 3 (8.33%) Multithreading
14 3 (8.33%) Android
14 3 (8.33%) MFC
14 3 (8.33%) Electronics
15 2 (5.56%) OOD
15 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
15 2 (5.56%) Embedded C++
15 2 (5.56%) Assembly Language
15 2 (5.56%) Java
15 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
15 2 (5.56%) Algorithms

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) AMQP
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
1 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Qt
2 4 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (11.11%) STL
3 3 (8.33%) MFC
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.78%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.78%) OpenMP
4 1 (2.78%) QML
4 1 (2.78%) React
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) WPF
4 1 (2.78%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (58.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Arduino
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.78%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.78%) PACS
3 1 (2.78%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (2.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 27 (75.00%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Android
3 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 10 (27.78%) Physics
4 10 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) OO
6 3 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.56%) OOD
8 1 (2.78%) Android Development
8 1 (2.78%) Build Automation
8 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.78%) Electronic Design Automation
8 1 (2.78%) Image Processing
8 1 (2.78%) Open Source
8 1 (2.78%) Refactoring
8 1 (2.78%) Scrum
8 1 (2.78%) UML
8 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Validation
8 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (30.56%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) Python
4 6 (16.67%) C
5 2 (5.56%) Assembly Language
5 2 (5.56%) Embedded C++
5 2 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) Delphi
6 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 22 (61.11%) Degree
2 10 (27.78%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Xilinx
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