Period
to 12 April 2021

The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

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

C++ Developer
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 548 554 461
Rank change year-on-year +6 -93 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 311 516 944
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.45% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.48% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 247 443 792
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £95,000 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £127,500 £127,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% -4.76% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 76,883 108,263 142,970
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.16% 95.37% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 60,550 87,903 115,257
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,625 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C++ Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ Developer.

Salary trend for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ Developer over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 2021. 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
England -4 291 £70,000 +16.67% 130
London +19 153 £90,000 +38.46% 61
UK excluding London +7 144 £48,750 -2.50% 71
Work from Home -88 60 £67,500 +17.39% 38
South East +33 47 £50,000 - 19
East of England +70 42 £35,000 -40.43% 16
South West +6 20 £52,500 - 12
Midlands 0 13 £45,000 -5.26% 9
North of England +28 11 £40,750 -1.21% 13
West Midlands +3 10 £45,000 -5.26% 6
North West +25 8 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Scotland +11 8 £40,000 -20.00% 1
East Midlands +17 3 £32,500 -29.73% 3
Northern Ireland +6 3 £100,000 +135.29% 1
Yorkshire +13 2 £40,000 -27.27% 6
North East +12 1 £38,500 -14.44% 2

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, C++ 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 featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 311 (100.00%) C++
2 114 (36.66%) Linux
3 96 (30.87%) Finance
4 90 (28.94%) Python
5 81 (26.05%) Software Engineering
6 76 (24.44%) Multithreading
7 68 (21.86%) Java
8 65 (20.90%) C#
9 59 (18.97%) C
10 58 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (18.33%) Windows
12 55 (17.68%) OO
12 55 (17.68%) SQL
13 54 (17.36%) Front Office
14 47 (15.11%) Computer Science
15 46 (14.79%) Low Latency
16 44 (14.15%) Git (software)
17 41 (13.18%) Degree
17 41 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
18 37 (11.90%) Banking
19 35 (11.25%) Subversion
20 31 (9.97%) Games
21 27 (8.68%) Electronics
21 27 (8.68%) Unix
21 27 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
22 24 (7.72%) OOP
23 23 (7.40%) OOD
23 23 (7.40%) Derivative
23 23 (7.40%) Marketing
24 22 (7.07%) Algorithms

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (1.93%) IBM Domino
1 6 (1.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.29%) Ethereum
3 2 (0.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (4.18%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.79%) Azure
2 12 (3.86%) AWS
3 6 (1.93%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (1.61%) GCP
4 5 (1.61%) GitHub
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.32%) 5G
2 1 (0.32%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.89%) Blockchain
3 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.96%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) MySQL
6 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 44 (14.15%) Git (software)
2 35 (11.25%) Subversion
3 22 (7.07%) JIRA
4 11 (3.54%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.25%) Gerrit
6 5 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.29%) CMake
8 3 (0.96%) GCC
8 3 (0.96%) GitLab
8 3 (0.96%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.64%) GDB
9 2 (0.64%) Valgrind
9 2 (0.64%) Xcode
10 1 (0.32%) Automake
10 1 (0.32%) C++Builder
General
1 96 (30.87%) Finance
2 54 (17.36%) Front Office
3 37 (11.90%) Banking
4 31 (9.97%) Games
5 27 (8.68%) Electronics
6 23 (7.40%) Marketing
7 21 (6.75%) Manufacturing
7 21 (6.75%) Public Sector
7 21 (6.75%) Telecoms
8 16 (5.14%) Financial Institution
9 14 (4.50%) German Language
10 10 (3.22%) Retail
11 8 (2.57%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.61%) Law
13 4 (1.29%) Back Office
14 3 (0.96%) Automotive
15 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.75%) .NET
2 19 (6.11%) STL
3 15 (4.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 13 (4.18%) Node.js
4 13 (4.18%) OpenGL
5 10 (3.22%) Qt
5 10 (3.22%) React
5 10 (3.22%) SOAP
6 9 (2.89%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.89%) XML
7 8 (2.57%) DirectX
7 8 (2.57%) MFC
7 8 (2.57%) XSD
8 7 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (2.25%) WSDL
9 6 (1.93%) NumPy
9 6 (1.93%) POSIX
9 6 (1.93%) Unreal Engine
9 6 (1.93%) Vue.js
9 6 (1.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.40%) Derivative
3 22 (7.07%) Algorithms
4 18 (5.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (5.47%) Data Structures
6 15 (4.82%) Equities
7 14 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (4.50%) Market Risk
8 12 (3.86%) Animation
9 11 (3.54%) Cloud Native
9 11 (3.54%) Fixed Income
10 8 (2.57%) BBC
10 8 (2.57%) STB
10 8 (2.57%) Virtual Team
11 7 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (1.93%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.93%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.93%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.61%) Life Science
14 4 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 114 (36.66%) Linux
2 57 (18.33%) Windows
3 27 (8.68%) Unix
4 9 (2.89%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (2.57%) Android
6 4 (1.29%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (26.05%) Software Engineering
2 76 (24.44%) Multithreading
3 58 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (17.68%) OO
5 47 (15.11%) Computer Science
6 46 (14.79%) Low Latency
7 41 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (7.72%) OOP
9 23 (7.40%) OOD
10 21 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (6.75%) TDD
11 20 (6.43%) Digital Marketing
11 20 (6.43%) Programme Management
12 18 (5.79%) Backtesting
12 18 (5.79%) SDLC
13 17 (5.47%) Unit Testing
14 16 (5.14%) Cross-Platform Development
14 16 (5.14%) OOA/OOD
15 15 (4.82%) DevOps
15 15 (4.82%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 311 (100.00%) C++
2 90 (28.94%) Python
3 68 (21.86%) Java
4 65 (20.90%) C#
5 59 (18.97%) C
6 55 (17.68%) SQL
7 18 (5.79%) Perl
8 16 (5.14%) JavaScript
9 13 (4.18%) VB
10 12 (3.86%) Rust
11 10 (3.22%) Go
12 9 (2.89%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.25%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.25%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.93%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.29%) VC++
16 3 (0.96%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.96%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (13.18%) Degree
2 18 (5.79%) SC Cleared
2 18 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.89%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (2.89%) PhD
5 3 (0.96%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) MCSD
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.86%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (2.57%) Firmware
2 6 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.61%) Docker
4 1 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 7 (2.25%) Ansible
2 6 (1.93%) Terraform
3 2 (0.64%) FlexNet
3 2 (0.64%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (6.43%) Microsoft
1 20 (6.43%) SAP
2 12 (3.86%) Oracle
3 10 (3.22%) Bloomberg
4 9 (2.89%) ANSYS
4 9 (2.89%) Sybase
5 6 (1.93%) IBM
6 3 (0.96%) Perforce
6 3 (0.96%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.64%) Axosoft
7 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.32%) Apple
8 1 (0.32%) Reuters
8 1 (0.32%) Solace
8 1 (0.32%) Sparx
8 1 (0.32%) Talarian
8 1 (0.32%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.32%) VeriFone