Period
to 24 January 2020

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 199 228
Rank change year-on-year -25 +29 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 73 123 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.84% 1.24% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.29% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 62 111 83
South West median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,250 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 8,312 9,510 9,849
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.25% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,767 7,593 8,110
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Gloucestershire -16 30 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wiltshire +3 16 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Bristol -5 15 £37,500 -11.76% 10
Somerset +17 7 £38,300 -9.88% 1
Dorset +1 4 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Devon - 1 £40,000 -
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 73 (100.00%) C++
1 73 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (57.53%) C
3 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (47.95%) Linux
5 34 (46.58%) OO
6 30 (41.10%) SDLC
7 28 (38.36%) Degree
8 22 (30.14%) Unix
9 20 (27.40%) Java
10 19 (26.03%) Computer Science
11 18 (24.66%) DevOps
12 17 (23.29%) TDD
12 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
12 17 (23.29%) UML
13 15 (20.55%) Electronics
14 14 (19.18%) OOD
14 14 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (17.81%) JavaScript
16 12 (16.44%) Windows
16 12 (16.44%) Python
16 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
17 11 (15.07%) Atlassian
17 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
18 10 (13.70%) Games
18 10 (13.70%) Firmware
18 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
18 10 (13.70%) JIRA
18 10 (13.70%) AngularJS
19 9 (12.33%) Computer Science Degree

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 8 (10.96%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) Internet
1 6 (8.22%) Tactical Data Link
2 5 (6.85%) DNS
2 5 (6.85%) RS-232
2 5 (6.85%) RS-485
3 3 (4.11%) Network Security
4 2 (2.74%) Wireless
5 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) Hadoop
1 8 (10.96%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.74%) Big Data
2 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.70%) JIRA
3 8 (10.96%) Cucumber
4 7 (9.59%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.11%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.37%) GCC
8 1 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.37%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 15 (20.55%) Electronics
2 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
3 10 (13.70%) Games
4 7 (9.59%) Aerospace
5 6 (8.22%) Military
6 2 (2.74%) Finance
6 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.74%) Marketing
6 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.37%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) AngularJS
2 8 (10.96%) EJB
2 8 (10.96%) Hibernate
2 8 (10.96%) Java EE
2 8 (10.96%) Node.js
2 8 (10.96%) React
2 8 (10.96%) Spring
3 3 (4.11%) OpenCL
4 2 (2.74%) .NET
4 2 (2.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (2.74%) Django
4 2 (2.74%) Qt
5 1 (1.37%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.37%) OpenCV
5 1 (1.37%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.37%) STL
5 1 (1.37%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.48%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.48%) CUDA
2 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (4.11%) Verilog
3 3 (4.11%) VHDL
4 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.37%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.37%) Robotics
5 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 35 (47.95%) Linux
2 22 (30.14%) Unix
3 12 (16.44%) Windows
4 3 (4.11%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.37%) Robot Operating System
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (46.58%) OO
4 30 (41.10%) SDLC
5 19 (26.03%) Computer Science
6 18 (24.66%) DevOps
7 17 (23.29%) TDD
7 17 (23.29%) UML
8 14 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (19.18%) OOD
9 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (12.33%) Software Architecture
10 8 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (9.59%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.22%) BDD
12 6 (8.22%) Time Management
13 5 (6.85%) Defect Tracking
13 5 (6.85%) Embedded Software Development
13 5 (6.85%) Requirements Analysis
13 5 (6.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (100.00%) C++
2 42 (57.53%) C
3 20 (27.40%) Java
4 13 (17.81%) JavaScript
5 12 (16.44%) Python
6 8 (10.96%) Java 8
6 8 (10.96%) Ruby
7 6 (8.22%) C#
7 6 (8.22%) SQL
8 3 (4.11%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.37%) Ada
9 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 28 (38.36%) Degree
2 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
4 9 (12.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (9.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.37%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.37%) MISRA
2 1 (1.37%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Firmware
2 8 (10.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Atlassian
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) Apple
3 5 (6.85%) Google
4 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.37%) SaltStack