Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 199 252
Rank change year-on-year -29 +53 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 135 131 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.27% 1.29% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.33% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 120 135 104
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,300 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £51,975
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%

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 10,285 9,820 10,861
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 96.74% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,544 8,190 9,104
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +13 68 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Dorset -29 38 £38,750 -3.13% 5
Gloucestershire +17 13 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Somerset +28 8 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Wiltshire -9 6 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Devon +10 2 £37,500 +13.64% 1
C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 135 (100.00%) C++
2 133 (98.52%) Software Engineering
3 75 (55.56%) C
4 63 (46.67%) Linux
5 49 (36.30%) OO
6 48 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (34.81%) Degree
8 41 (30.37%) Computer Science
9 36 (26.67%) C#
10 32 (23.70%) Embedded Systems
11 31 (22.96%) Security Cleared
12 30 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (21.48%) OOD
14 28 (20.74%) .NET
14 28 (20.74%) Visual Studio
14 28 (20.74%) UML
14 28 (20.74%) OOP
15 25 (18.52%) Windows
16 22 (16.30%) Java
16 22 (16.30%) Scrum
17 21 (15.56%) SOLID
18 18 (13.33%) WPF
18 18 (13.33%) Python
19 17 (12.59%) Web Development
19 17 (12.59%) Machine Learning
20 16 (11.85%) Git (software)
20 16 (11.85%) Computer Science Degree
20 16 (11.85%) TDD
20 16 (11.85%) Electronics
21 14 (10.37%) Qt

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 3 (2.22%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.48%) Apache
2 2 (1.48%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Simulink
2 1 (0.74%) Mathcad
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) HTTP
2 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.96%) Firewall
3 4 (2.96%) SMS
4 3 (2.22%) SSL
5 2 (1.48%) Internet
6 1 (0.74%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.96%) Big Data
2 3 (2.22%) Apache Hive
2 3 (2.22%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (2.22%) GIS
2 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.22%) MySQL
2 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (20.74%) Visual Studio
2 16 (11.85%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.41%) Subversion
4 8 (5.93%) Maven
4 8 (5.93%) Rational Rhapsody
4 8 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.44%) Ant
5 6 (4.44%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (3.70%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.22%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.22%) CodeSonar
7 3 (2.22%) git-flow
7 3 (2.22%) JIRA
7 3 (2.22%) Robot Framework
7 3 (2.22%) Selenium
8 2 (1.48%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.48%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (11.85%) Electronics
2 9 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.96%) Military
5 2 (1.48%) Finance
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.74%) .NET
2 18 (13.33%) WPF
3 14 (10.37%) Qt
4 11 (8.15%) .NET Framework
5 7 (5.19%) Middleware
6 5 (3.70%) Django
6 5 (3.70%) STL
6 5 (3.70%) XML
7 4 (2.96%) .NET Compact Framework
7 4 (2.96%) FFmpeg
7 4 (2.96%) GStreamer
7 4 (2.96%) Web Services
7 4 (2.96%) WinForms
8 3 (2.22%) Java EE
8 3 (2.22%) JSON
8 3 (2.22%) LAMP
8 3 (2.22%) Node.js
8 3 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.22%) REST
8 3 (2.22%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (30.37%) Computer Science
2 32 (23.70%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (5.19%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.44%) User Experience
5 4 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.96%) Media Streaming
6 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.22%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.48%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.48%) Robotics
8 1 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.74%) IPTV
8 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.74%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 63 (46.67%) Linux
2 25 (18.52%) Windows
3 10 (7.41%) Unix
4 9 (6.67%) Android
4 9 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (98.52%) Software Engineering
2 49 (36.30%) OO
3 48 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (21.48%) OOD
6 28 (20.74%) OOP
6 28 (20.74%) UML
7 22 (16.30%) Scrum
8 21 (15.56%) SOLID
9 17 (12.59%) Machine Learning
9 17 (12.59%) Web Development
10 16 (11.85%) TDD
11 14 (10.37%) MVVM
12 13 (9.63%) Mathematics
12 13 (9.63%) Multithreading
13 11 (8.15%) Analytics
13 11 (8.15%) Kanban
13 11 (8.15%) SDLC
14 10 (7.41%) Validation
15 9 (6.67%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 135 (100.00%) C++
2 75 (55.56%) C
3 36 (26.67%) C#
4 22 (16.30%) Java
5 18 (13.33%) Python
6 10 (7.41%) Embedded C
6 10 (7.41%) Embedded C++
6 10 (7.41%) MATLAB
6 10 (7.41%) SQL
7 7 (5.19%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.19%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.22%) Erlang
8 3 (2.22%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.22%) PHP
8 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.48%) Perl
9 2 (1.48%) Ruby
10 1 (0.74%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (34.81%) Degree
2 31 (22.96%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.44%) PhD
6 5 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.22%) CCNA
7 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.22%) CISSP
7 3 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (2.22%) GIAC
7 3 (2.22%) Linux+ Certification
7 3 (2.22%) MCSE
7 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (2.22%) SANS
7 3 (2.22%) SSCP
8 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.74%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) MISRA
2 2 (1.48%) ECSS
3 1 (0.74%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.74%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Docker
2 3 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) Puppet
1 3 (2.22%) Salt
2 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.48%) SAP
3 1 (0.74%) Juniper
3 1 (0.74%) Serena