Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a C/C++ Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 14 August 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 Developer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 845 940
Rank change year-on-year -31 +95 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a C/C++ Software Developer 31 70 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.032% 0.070% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.073% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 16 69 43
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +10.43%
10th Percentile £30,125 £30,050 £34,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £54,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 92,930 96,279 110,028
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.91% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 74,834 79,019 90,803
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

C/C++ Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured C/C++ Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for C/C++ Software Developer in the UK excluding London

C/C++ Software Developer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C/C++ Software Developer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for C/C++ Software Developer in the UK excluding London

C/C++ Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C/C++ Software Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for C/C++ Software Developer in the UK excluding London

C/C++ Software Developer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C/C++ Software Developer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 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
East of England +11 16 £31,750 -6.62% 7
South West +10 6 £47,500 +5.56% 4
South East -21 5 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire +36 1 - -
West Midlands +27 1 £40,000 -39.62% 3
North of England +25 1 - -
Midlands +21 1 £40,000 -39.62% 3
Scotland -15 1 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Wales - 1 - - 1
C/C++ Software Developer
UK

C/C++ Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, C/C++ Software Developer 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 UK excluding London region featuring C/C++ Software Developer in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) C
1 31 (100.00%) C++
2 18 (58.06%) Linux
2 18 (58.06%) Software Engineering
3 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
4 10 (32.26%) Mathematics
4 10 (32.26%) Embedded Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) OO
5 9 (29.03%) Image Processing
5 9 (29.03%) Integration Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (25.81%) SDLC
7 7 (22.58%) Physics
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (19.35%) Python
9 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
9 5 (16.13%) C#
9 5 (16.13%) OOD
10 4 (12.90%) .NET
10 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
10 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (9.68%) Windows
11 3 (9.68%) SQL
11 3 (9.68%) WinForms
11 3 (9.68%) Scrum
11 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
11 3 (9.68%) WPF
12 2 (6.45%) Cryptocurrency
12 2 (6.45%) Blockchain

C/C++ Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Simulink
1 1 (3.23%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) 4G
1 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.23%) Modbus
2 1 (3.23%) Profibus
2 1 (3.23%) SMS
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (3.23%) GIS
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.45%) Military
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) WinForms
2 3 (9.68%) WPF
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.45%) FFmpeg
3 2 (6.45%) GStreamer
3 2 (6.45%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) ATL
4 1 (3.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (3.23%) DCOM
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) Qt
4 1 (3.23%) STL
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.45%) Media Streaming
2 2 (6.45%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.23%) Robotics
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Software Engineering
2 10 (32.26%) Embedded Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Mathematics
2 10 (32.26%) OO
3 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (29.03%) Image Processing
3 9 (29.03%) Integration Testing
4 8 (25.81%) SDLC
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) Physics
6 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
6 5 (16.13%) OOD
7 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (9.68%) Scrum
9 2 (6.45%) Cryptocurrency
9 2 (6.45%) Kanban
9 2 (6.45%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.45%) Video Processing
9 2 (6.45%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) C
1 31 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (19.35%) Python
3 5 (16.13%) C#
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) Go
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) Scala
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (6.45%) PhD
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Renesas