Period
to 11 August 2020

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 239 187
Rank change year-on-year +60 -52 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 36 96 165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.84% 0.96% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.99% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 27 79 137
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,800 £33,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,250 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%

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 4,124 9,708 10,248
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.65% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,318 7,762 8,495
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,754 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.55% +5.30% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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

Job postings that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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 +73 19 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Gloucestershire +24 7 £50,000 +8.70% 2
Somerset +24 6 £38,300 -14.89%
Dorset +46 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Devon +25 2 £35,625 -
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 36 (100.00%) C++
1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (58.33%) Python
3 18 (50.00%) Java
4 17 (47.22%) Degree
5 16 (44.44%) Linux
6 15 (41.67%) C
7 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (36.11%) SDLC
9 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 11 (30.56%) Law
11 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
11 9 (25.00%) UML
11 9 (25.00%) OO
11 9 (25.00%) Aerospace
11 9 (25.00%) Windows
11 9 (25.00%) OOD
11 9 (25.00%) DevOps
12 7 (19.44%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
13 6 (16.67%) Time Management
13 6 (16.67%) Tactical Data Link
13 6 (16.67%) Embedded C
13 6 (16.67%) Embedded C++
13 6 (16.67%) Electronics
14 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
14 5 (13.89%) JIRA
14 5 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (13.89%) Mentoring

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 5 (13.89%) Confluence
2 3 (8.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Tactical Data Link
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.89%) JIRA
4 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 3 (8.33%) Bitbucket Server
4 3 (8.33%) EasyMock
4 3 (8.33%) JUnit
4 3 (8.33%) Mockito
5 2 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 11 (30.56%) Law
2 9 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 6 (16.67%) Electronics
4 2 (5.56%) Military
5 1 (2.78%) Automotive
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) RESTful
2 3 (8.33%) Apache NiFi
2 3 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (8.33%) EJB
2 3 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (8.33%) Java EE
2 3 (8.33%) JSF
2 3 (8.33%) Qt
2 3 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Algorithms
1 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (8.33%) Wiki
3 2 (5.56%) Internet of Things
3 2 (5.56%) Robotics
4 1 (2.78%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (11.11%) Android
3 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.33%) CentOS
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) SDLC
4 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 9 (25.00%) DevOps
4 9 (25.00%) OO
4 9 (25.00%) OOD
4 9 (25.00%) UML
5 6 (16.67%) Time Management
5 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.11%) Android Development
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (11.11%) iOS Development
8 3 (8.33%) Data Development
8 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 3 (8.33%) Open Source
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) C++
2 21 (58.33%) Python
3 18 (50.00%) Java
4 15 (41.67%) C
5 6 (16.67%) Embedded C
5 6 (16.67%) Embedded C++
6 4 (11.11%) Apple Swift
6 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (11.11%) Kotlin
7 3 (8.33%) C#
8 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Degree
2 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) HND
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Def Stans
1 2 (5.56%) MISRA
1 2 (5.56%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Firmware
2 2 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.56%) IBM