Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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 West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 199 276
Rank change year-on-year +19 +77 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 166 147 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.62% 1.42% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.45% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 138 127 63
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +15.38%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,861 10,136 10,678
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 97.69% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8,016 8,407 9,004
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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

C++ Software Engineer
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Bristol +18 86 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Gloucestershire +29 26 £45,000 - 2
Dorset -19 19 £38,750 -11.43% 3
Wiltshire +3 18 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Somerset +27 12 £42,500 +14.86% 2
Cornwall -8 3 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Devon +10 2 £33,750 -17.68%
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 South West region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 166 (100.00%) C++
2 163 (98.19%) Software Engineering
3 105 (63.25%) C
4 101 (60.84%) Linux
5 69 (41.57%) Degree
6 65 (39.16%) Computer Science
7 62 (37.35%) Security Cleared
8 61 (36.75%) OO
9 51 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (28.92%) Windows
11 47 (28.31%) Java
12 45 (27.11%) C#
13 41 (24.70%) Qt
14 40 (24.10%) Android
14 40 (24.10%) Apple iOS
15 38 (22.89%) Scrum
15 38 (22.89%) UML
15 38 (22.89%) OOD
16 37 (22.29%) TDD
17 35 (21.08%) Subversion
18 34 (20.48%) Python
18 34 (20.48%) Git (software)
18 34 (20.48%) Mathematics
19 32 (19.28%) Embedded Systems
20 30 (18.07%) Maven
21 26 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
22 24 (14.46%) Android Development
22 24 (14.46%) iOS Development
22 24 (14.46%) User Experience
22 24 (14.46%) Mobile Development

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

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.23%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.60%) Apache
2 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.60%) Confluence
2 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.60%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.43%) HTTP
2 13 (7.83%) Firewall
3 12 (7.23%) SSL
3 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.01%) Internet
5 1 (0.60%) Junos
5 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.83%) Big Data
1 13 (7.83%) Hadoop
1 13 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.23%) Apache Hive
2 12 (7.23%) MySQL
3 6 (3.61%) GIS
4 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (21.08%) Subversion
2 34 (20.48%) Git (software)
3 30 (18.07%) Maven
4 20 (12.05%) Visual Studio
5 19 (11.45%) Ant
5 19 (11.45%) Apache Ivy
5 19 (11.45%) Eclipse
6 13 (7.83%) JIRA
7 12 (7.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (7.23%) Bitbucket
7 12 (7.23%) CodeSonar
7 12 (7.23%) git-flow
7 12 (7.23%) Jenkins
7 12 (7.23%) Robot Framework
7 12 (7.23%) Selenium
8 11 (6.63%) GCC
8 11 (6.63%) Gerrit
8 11 (6.63%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (4.82%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (3.01%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (6.63%) Electronics
2 10 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.22%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.01%) Automotive
5 4 (2.41%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.81%) Military
6 3 (1.81%) Music Industry
7 2 (1.20%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Finance
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (24.70%) Qt
2 22 (13.25%) .NET
3 15 (9.04%) STL
4 14 (8.43%) .NET Framework
4 14 (8.43%) OpenCV
5 13 (7.83%) ASP.NET
5 13 (7.83%) Django
5 13 (7.83%) OpenGL
6 12 (7.23%) Java EE
6 12 (7.23%) LAMP
6 12 (7.23%) Node.js
6 12 (7.23%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (7.23%) REST
6 12 (7.23%) SOAP
6 12 (7.23%) Spring MVC
7 11 (6.63%) MFC
7 11 (6.63%) XML
8 8 (4.82%) Direct3D
8 8 (4.82%) WPF
9 6 (3.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 65 (39.16%) Computer Science
2 32 (19.28%) Embedded Systems
3 24 (14.46%) User Experience
4 14 (8.43%) Algorithms
5 12 (7.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 11 (6.63%) Robotics
7 9 (5.42%) Data Structures
8 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.41%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (1.81%) CUDA
11 2 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.20%) Media Streaming
12 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 101 (60.84%) Linux
2 48 (28.92%) Windows
3 40 (24.10%) Android
3 40 (24.10%) Apple iOS
4 12 (7.23%) Mac OS X
5 11 (6.63%) Unix
6 3 (1.81%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (98.19%) Software Engineering
2 61 (36.75%) OO
3 51 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (22.89%) OOD
4 38 (22.89%) Scrum
4 38 (22.89%) UML
5 37 (22.29%) TDD
6 34 (20.48%) Mathematics
7 26 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (14.46%) Android Development
8 24 (14.46%) iOS Development
8 24 (14.46%) Mobile Development
9 22 (13.25%) Machine Learning
10 16 (9.64%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (9.64%) OOP
10 16 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (9.04%) Artificial Intelligence
11 15 (9.04%) Kanban
11 15 (9.04%) Multithreading
11 15 (9.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 166 (100.00%) C++
2 105 (63.25%) C
3 47 (28.31%) Java
4 45 (27.11%) C#
5 34 (20.48%) Python
6 16 (9.64%) Bash Shell
6 16 (9.64%) JavaScript
7 13 (7.83%) Embedded C
7 13 (7.83%) Objective-C
8 12 (7.23%) PHP
8 12 (7.23%) PowerShell
9 11 (6.63%) Shell Script
10 10 (6.02%) SQL
11 5 (3.01%) Assembly Language
11 5 (3.01%) MATLAB
12 4 (2.41%) Ada
12 4 (2.41%) Perl
13 2 (1.20%) Erlang
14 1 (0.60%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (41.57%) Degree
2 62 (37.35%) Security Cleared
3 21 (12.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (12.05%) DV Cleared
5 17 (10.24%) SC Cleared
6 12 (7.23%) CCNA
6 12 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (7.23%) CISSP
6 12 (7.23%) CompTIA Security+
6 12 (7.23%) GIAC
6 12 (7.23%) Linux+ Certification
6 12 (7.23%) MCSE
6 12 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (7.23%) Network+ Certification
6 12 (7.23%) SANS
6 12 (7.23%) SSCP
7 11 (6.63%) PhD
8 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.63%) ECSS
2 8 (4.82%) MISRA
3 5 (3.01%) Def Stans
3 5 (3.01%) MISRA C
System Software
1 13 (7.83%) Docker
2 12 (7.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) Puppet
1 12 (7.23%) Salt
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.22%) IBM
3 2 (1.20%) Google
4 1 (0.60%) Juniper
4 1 (0.60%) SAP