Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 November 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 308 327
Rank change year-on-year +58 +19 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 382 322 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.25% 0.92% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.94% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 367 316 360
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,000 £21,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29566 34125 41527
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28612 34601
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in the South East

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in the South East

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the South East

C++ Software Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Thames Valley +67 153 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Oxfordshire +67 93 £47,500 - 8
Surrey +31 92 £52,500 +16.67% 4
Hampshire +6 65 £45,000 -2.17% 3
Buckinghamshire +33 40 £29,000 +26.09%
West Sussex -5 40 £47,500 - 3
East Sussex -8 28 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Berkshire -4 20 £50,000 -
Kent +16 5 £52,500 -8.70%
C++ Software Engineer
England

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South East region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 382 (100.00%) C++
2 379 (99.21%) Software Engineering
3 190 (49.74%) Degree
4 179 (46.86%) Computer Science
5 151 (39.53%) Windows
6 147 (38.48%) Linux
7 140 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
8 127 (33.25%) Python
9 120 (31.41%) Multithreading
10 106 (27.75%) C#
11 98 (25.65%) Qt
12 97 (25.39%) MFC
13 89 (23.30%) Computer Science Degree
14 87 (22.77%) STL
15 86 (22.51%) Algorithms
16 85 (22.25%) Visual Studio
17 76 (19.90%) Mathematics
18 75 (19.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 70 (18.32%) Physics
20 68 (17.80%) TDD
21 66 (17.28%) C
21 66 (17.28%) OO
22 50 (13.09%) Git (software)
23 47 (12.30%) Java
24 46 (12.04%) Unix
25 44 (11.52%) SDLC
26 41 (10.73%) WinForms
26 41 (10.73%) SQL
27 40 (10.47%) OpenGL
28 39 (10.21%) PhD

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.52%) IIS
3 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.12%) TCP/IP
2 22 (5.76%) Asterisk PBX
2 22 (5.76%) Diameter Protocol
2 22 (5.76%) GSM
2 22 (5.76%) LTE
2 22 (5.76%) PBX
2 22 (5.76%) RANAP
2 22 (5.76%) RTP
2 22 (5.76%) UMTS
2 22 (5.76%) Wireshark
3 21 (5.50%) MGW
3 21 (5.50%) SGSN
4 20 (5.24%) GGSN
5 10 (2.62%) HTTP
6 5 (1.31%) FTP
6 5 (1.31%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.31%) LDAP
6 5 (1.31%) SNMP
6 5 (1.31%) VoIP
7 3 (0.79%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.62%) MySQL
2 8 (2.09%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.83%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.83%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.31%) GIS
6 2 (0.52%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 85 (22.25%) Visual Studio
2 50 (13.09%) Git (software)
3 34 (8.90%) Subversion
4 23 (6.02%) GCC
5 22 (5.76%) GDB
5 22 (5.76%) Trac
6 7 (1.83%) Bugzilla
6 7 (1.83%) CruiseControl
6 7 (1.83%) Hudson
6 7 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (10.21%) Telecoms
2 31 (8.12%) Electronics
3 21 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.19%) Games
5 15 (3.93%) Automotive
6 5 (1.31%) Banking
7 4 (1.05%) Finance
8 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (25.65%) Qt
2 97 (25.39%) MFC
3 87 (22.77%) STL
4 75 (19.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 41 (10.73%) WinForms
6 40 (10.47%) OpenGL
7 20 (5.24%) .NET
8 17 (4.45%) HTML
8 17 (4.45%) XML
9 16 (4.19%) HTML5
10 10 (2.62%) Django
11 9 (2.36%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.36%) Polymer
11 9 (2.36%) Web Components
12 8 (2.09%) CSS
13 7 (1.83%) WPF
14 5 (1.31%) COM
14 5 (1.31%) J2EE
14 5 (1.31%) QML
15 4 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 179 (46.86%) Computer Science
2 86 (22.51%) Algorithms
3 31 (8.12%) CUDA
4 25 (6.54%) Embedded Systems
5 21 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (4.19%) User Experience
7 13 (3.40%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.88%) Contactless
9 9 (2.36%) Video\Live Streaming
10 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.31%) Robotics
11 4 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 151 (39.53%) Windows
2 147 (38.48%) Linux
3 46 (12.04%) Unix
4 9 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.57%) AIX
5 6 (1.57%) Solaris
6 5 (1.31%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.52%) Android
8 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.52%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (99.21%) Software Engineering
2 140 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (31.41%) Multithreading
4 76 (19.90%) Mathematics
5 70 (18.32%) Physics
6 68 (17.80%) TDD
7 66 (17.28%) OO
8 44 (11.52%) SDLC
9 39 (10.21%) OOD
10 37 (9.69%) Cross-Platform Development
11 35 (9.16%) Unit Testing
12 34 (8.90%) Mentoring
13 33 (8.64%) Computer Vision
13 33 (8.64%) Scrum
14 29 (7.59%) UML
15 23 (6.02%) Software Architecture
16 22 (5.76%) Multithreaded Programming
17 19 (4.97%) OOP
18 18 (4.71%) Regression Testing
19 17 (4.45%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 382 (100.00%) C++
2 127 (33.25%) Python
3 106 (27.75%) C#
4 66 (17.28%) C
5 47 (12.30%) Java
6 41 (10.73%) SQL
7 26 (6.81%) Bash Shell
8 20 (5.24%) Lua
9 14 (3.66%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.88%) VC++
11 9 (2.36%) Embedded C
12 8 (2.09%) Ada
12 8 (2.09%) Embedded C++
12 8 (2.09%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.09%) VBScript
13 5 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.31%) R
14 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.79%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 190 (49.74%) Degree
2 89 (23.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (10.21%) PhD
4 13 (3.40%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.26%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.83%) Docker
3 6 (1.57%) Firmware
4 5 (1.31%) NFS
Vendors
1 22 (5.76%) Cisco
2 16 (4.19%) Sophos
3 14 (3.66%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.36%) Google
5 8 (2.09%) VMware
6 6 (1.57%) HP
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle
8 2 (0.52%) Perforce
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat