Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a C/C++ Software Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

C/C++ Software Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 276 333
Rank change year-on-year -29 +57 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a C/C++ Software Engineer 33 64 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.32% 0.62% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.64% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 30 60 12
South West median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £34,875 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £64,875 £57,500 £47,950
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%

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 10,030 9,991 10,533
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.50% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,329 8,314 8,899
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 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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

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

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

C/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/C++ Software Engineer in the South West.

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

C/C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C/C++ Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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

C/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/C++ Software Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 September 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 -15 19 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Gloucestershire +12 7 £37,500 -11.76%
Dorset -38 4 £40,000 +14.29%
Wiltshire -20 2 £37,500 -3.85% 2
Somerset +33 1 £50,000 -
C/C++ Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, C/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/C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) C
1 33 (100.00%) C++
2 29 (87.88%) Software Engineering
3 25 (75.76%) Linux
4 13 (39.39%) Degree
4 13 (39.39%) Computer Science
5 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (30.30%) Electronics
6 10 (30.30%) Windows
6 10 (30.30%) OO
6 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
6 10 (30.30%) Data Analytics
6 10 (30.30%) Analytics
6 10 (30.30%) Machine Learning
6 10 (30.30%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (27.27%) OOD
7 9 (27.27%) Scrum
8 8 (24.24%) Python
9 7 (21.21%) C#
9 7 (21.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (21.21%) SDLC
9 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
10 6 (18.18%) Parallel Programming
10 6 (18.18%) Open Source
10 6 (18.18%) PhD
10 6 (18.18%) UML
10 6 (18.18%) Embedded C
10 6 (18.18%) Middleware
11 5 (15.15%) Military
11 5 (15.15%) WinForms

C/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:

Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
1 2 (6.06%) SMS
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.15%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) NetBeans
3 1 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.03%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 10 (30.30%) Electronics
2 5 (15.15%) Military
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.12%) Aerospace
3 4 (12.12%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Middleware
2 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
2 5 (15.15%) FFmpeg
2 5 (15.15%) GStreamer
2 5 (15.15%) WinForms
2 5 (15.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Media Streaming
2 4 (12.12%) Video\Live Streaming
3 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Software Engineering
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Analytics
3 10 (30.30%) Data Analytics
3 10 (30.30%) Machine Learning
3 10 (30.30%) OO
3 10 (30.30%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (27.27%) OOD
4 9 (27.27%) Scrum
5 7 (21.21%) SDLC
6 6 (18.18%) Open Source
6 6 (18.18%) Parallel Programming
6 6 (18.18%) UML
7 5 (15.15%) Kanban
8 4 (12.12%) Component Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (12.12%) Memory Management
8 4 (12.12%) Video Processing
9 2 (6.06%) Requirements Engineering
9 2 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C
1 33 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (24.24%) Python
3 7 (21.21%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) Embedded C
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 4 (12.12%) Ada
6 4 (12.12%) Assembly Language
6 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
6 4 (12.12%) Perl
7 3 (9.09%) Java
7 3 (9.09%) MATLAB
8 2 (6.06%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Degree
2 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
3 7 (21.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (18.18%) PhD
5 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) Def Stans
1 5 (15.15%) MISRA
1 5 (15.15%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Juniper