Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 187 267
Rank change year-on-year +12 +80 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 163 166 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.57% 1.60% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.64% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 135 166 67
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £55,000 £54,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 10,058 10,117 10,581
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 97.41% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8,356 8,455 8,920
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +16 79 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Dorset -43 32 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Gloucestershire +26 29 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Somerset +34 13 £45,000 +21.62% 7
Wiltshire -13 7 £50,000 +28.21% 5
Devon - 3 £27,500 - 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 19 August 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.

1 163 (100.00%) C++
2 159 (97.55%) Software Engineering
3 103 (63.19%) C
4 81 (49.69%) Linux
5 61 (37.42%) Degree
6 60 (36.81%) Computer Science
7 58 (35.58%) OO
8 52 (31.90%) Security Cleared
9 50 (30.67%) C#
10 47 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (25.15%) Windows
12 39 (23.93%) Java
13 36 (22.09%) Mathematics
14 35 (21.47%) Git (software)
14 35 (21.47%) .NET
15 32 (19.63%) Scrum
16 31 (19.02%) OOP
16 31 (19.02%) Embedded Systems
17 30 (18.40%) Computer Science Degree
17 30 (18.40%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (18.40%) Visual Studio
18 29 (17.79%) UML
19 27 (16.56%) Python
20 25 (15.34%) OOD
21 23 (14.11%) TDD
21 23 (14.11%) WPF
22 22 (13.50%) Microsoft
23 21 (12.88%) Android
23 21 (12.88%) Apple iOS
24 20 (12.27%) Subversion

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 10 (6.13%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Simulink
2 1 (0.61%) Mathcad
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.98%) HTTP
2 11 (6.75%) Firewall
3 10 (6.13%) SSL
3 10 (6.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.45%) SMS
5 1 (0.61%) Junos
5 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.75%) Big Data
1 11 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.13%) Apache Hive
2 10 (6.13%) Hadoop
2 10 (6.13%) MySQL
3 4 (2.45%) GIS
4 3 (1.84%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (21.47%) Git (software)
2 30 (18.40%) Visual Studio
3 20 (12.27%) Subversion
4 18 (11.04%) Maven
5 17 (10.43%) Eclipse
6 12 (7.36%) Gerrit
6 12 (7.36%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (6.75%) GCC
8 10 (6.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (6.13%) Bitbucket
8 10 (6.13%) CodeSonar
8 10 (6.13%) git-flow
8 10 (6.13%) JIRA
8 10 (6.13%) Robot Framework
8 10 (6.13%) Selenium
9 8 (4.91%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.68%) Ant
11 6 (3.68%) Apache Ivy
General
1 16 (9.82%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.98%) Electronics
3 8 (4.91%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.68%) Automotive
4 6 (3.68%) Military
5 4 (2.45%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.84%) Finance
6 3 (1.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.47%) .NET
2 23 (14.11%) WPF
3 19 (11.66%) Qt
4 15 (9.20%) .NET Framework
4 15 (9.20%) STL
4 15 (9.20%) XML
5 13 (7.98%) Django
6 11 (6.75%) ASP.NET
7 10 (6.13%) Java EE
7 10 (6.13%) LAMP
7 10 (6.13%) MFC
7 10 (6.13%) Node.js
7 10 (6.13%) OpenGL
7 10 (6.13%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (6.13%) REST
7 10 (6.13%) SOAP
7 10 (6.13%) Spring MVC
8 7 (4.29%) Direct3D
9 6 (3.68%) Middleware
10 5 (3.07%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 60 (36.81%) Computer Science
2 31 (19.02%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (6.75%) User Experience
4 10 (6.13%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.29%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.45%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (2.45%) Media Streaming
7 4 (2.45%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.84%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (1.84%) Robotics
9 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 81 (49.69%) Linux
2 41 (25.15%) Windows
3 21 (12.88%) Android
3 21 (12.88%) Apple iOS
4 14 (8.59%) Unix
5 10 (6.13%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.84%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (97.55%) Software Engineering
2 58 (35.58%) OO
3 47 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (22.09%) Mathematics
5 32 (19.63%) Scrum
6 31 (19.02%) OOP
7 30 (18.40%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (17.79%) UML
9 25 (15.34%) OOD
10 23 (14.11%) TDD
11 19 (11.66%) Kanban
11 19 (11.66%) Machine Learning
11 19 (11.66%) SDLC
12 18 (11.04%) MVVM
12 18 (11.04%) SOLID
12 18 (11.04%) Web Development
13 15 (9.20%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (9.20%) Validation
14 14 (8.59%) Analytics
14 14 (8.59%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 163 (100.00%) C++
2 103 (63.19%) C
3 50 (30.67%) C#
4 39 (23.93%) Java
5 27 (16.56%) Python
6 17 (10.43%) JavaScript
7 16 (9.82%) Bash Shell
8 15 (9.20%) SQL
9 11 (6.75%) Shell Script
10 10 (6.13%) Objective-C
10 10 (6.13%) PHP
10 10 (6.13%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.91%) Embedded C
11 8 (4.91%) MATLAB
12 6 (3.68%) Embedded C++
13 4 (2.45%) Ada
13 4 (2.45%) Assembly Language
13 4 (2.45%) Perl
14 3 (1.84%) Erlang
15 2 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (37.42%) Degree
2 52 (31.90%) Security Cleared
3 30 (18.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (9.82%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.59%) DV Cleared
6 10 (6.13%) CCNA
6 10 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.13%) CISSP
6 10 (6.13%) CompTIA Security+
6 10 (6.13%) GIAC
6 10 (6.13%) Linux+ Certification
6 10 (6.13%) MCSE
6 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (6.13%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (6.13%) SANS
6 10 (6.13%) SSCP
7 7 (4.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.36%) ECSS
2 8 (4.91%) MISRA
3 5 (3.07%) Def Stans
3 5 (3.07%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (6.13%) Docker
1 10 (6.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) Puppet
1 10 (6.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.29%) IBM
3 3 (1.84%) SAP
4 1 (0.61%) Juniper
4 1 (0.61%) Serena