The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

C++ Developer
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 313 296
Rank change year-on-year -75 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 682 996 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.01% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.05% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 582 893 1055
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured C++ Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Developer over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -78 657 £52,500 - 144
London -45 373 £80,000 - 93
South East -62 125 £47,500 - 18
East of England +37 106 £40,000 -11.11% 20
Cambridge +10 69 £39,000 -13.33% 17
Cambridgeshire +7 69 £39,000 -13.33% 17
City of London -8 52 £75,000 -21.05% 17
Berkshire +59 50 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Oxfordshire +3 22 £45,000 -18.18% 5
North West -33 19 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Scotland +31 18 £40,500 +4.51% 1
Reading +16 15 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South West -55 15 £30,000 -25.00% 5
West Sussex -5 14 £47,500 +11.76%
Bedfordshire - 14 £42,500 -
Crawley +23 13 £47,500 -13.63%
Hertfordshire +10 13 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Borehamwood -4 13 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Manchester -33 13 £37,500 -26.47% 2
Oxford -11 12 £45,000 -18.18% 3
East Sussex +24 11 £49,000 +15.29%
Brighton +21 11 £49,000 +15.29%
Hampshire +14 11 £47,500 +18.75% 2
West Midlands +2 10 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Edinburgh - 10 £41,000 -
Newbury - 9 £50,000 -
Chippenham +11 8 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire +8 8 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Essex +5 8 £45,000 -
Wiltshire +3 8 £30,000 -20.00% 2

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, C++ Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 1316 (100.00%) C++
2 522 (39.67%) Linux
3 453 (34.42%) C#
4 448 (34.04%) Finance
5 377 (28.65%) Software Engineering
6 368 (27.96%) Degree
7 363 (27.58%) Java
8 329 (25.00%) C
9 326 (24.77%) Python
10 284 (21.58%) Computer Science
11 279 (21.20%) Windows
11 279 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
12 275 (20.90%) OO
13 273 (20.74%) Multithreading
14 243 (18.47%) SQL
15 237 (18.01%) Mathematics
16 211 (16.03%) Unix
17 199 (15.12%) Low Latency
18 189 (14.36%) SDLC
19 184 (13.98%) Banking
20 183 (13.91%) Algorithms
21 180 (13.68%) STL
22 177 (13.45%) Front Office
23 153 (11.63%) JavaScript
24 141 (10.71%) Physics
25 127 (9.65%) .NET
26 122 (9.27%) HTML
27 117 (8.89%) Visual Studio
28 115 (8.74%) Telecoms
29 114 (8.66%) Investment Banking

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 13 (0.99%) Apache Spark
2 11 (0.84%) Apache
3 3 (0.23%) CMS
3 3 (0.23%) IIS
3 3 (0.23%) JBoss
3 3 (0.23%) nginx
3 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.15%) Jetty
4 2 (0.15%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.076%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.076%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.076%) IPython
5 1 (0.076%) Kinematics
5 1 (0.076%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.076%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 20 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.22%) MetaTrader
2 10 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.53%) Oracle BRM
3 7 (0.53%) Summit
4 2 (0.15%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.22%) GitHub
2 11 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.68%) SaaS
5 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.10%) TCP/IP
2 32 (2.43%) HTTP
3 14 (1.06%) 3G
3 14 (1.06%) 4G
4 12 (0.91%) ZigBee
5 11 (0.84%) Broadband
6 8 (0.61%) GSM
6 8 (0.61%) OpenFlow
7 6 (0.46%) Multicast
8 5 (0.38%) LTE
8 5 (0.38%) SNMP
8 5 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (0.30%) InfiniBand
9 4 (0.30%) RS-485
10 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.23%) Firewall
10 3 (0.23%) Internet
11 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.15%) NGN
11 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.72%) MySQL
3 45 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 25 (1.90%) Big Data
5 23 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 20 (1.52%) RDBMS
7 18 (1.37%) OLTP
8 17 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.84%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.61%) KDB
11 7 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.53%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.53%) Impala
12 6 (0.46%) Berkeley DB
12 6 (0.46%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.38%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.38%) Redis
13 5 (0.38%) SQLite
14 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 117 (8.89%) Visual Studio
2 71 (5.40%) Git (software)
3 67 (5.09%) Subversion
4 33 (2.51%) GoogleTest
5 25 (1.90%) JIRA
6 22 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.67%) LabVIEW
7 16 (1.22%) MSTest
8 14 (1.06%) NUnit
9 12 (0.91%) Selenium
10 11 (0.84%) Mercurial
11 10 (0.76%) JUnit
12 9 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
13 8 (0.61%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.53%) Clang
14 7 (0.53%) Maven
14 7 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.38%) CMake
16 4 (0.30%) GCC
16 4 (0.30%) WiX
General
1 448 (34.04%) Finance
2 184 (13.98%) Banking
3 177 (13.45%) Front Office
4 115 (8.74%) Telecoms
5 114 (8.66%) Investment Banking
6 73 (5.55%) Games
7 39 (2.96%) Automotive
8 33 (2.51%) Aerospace
8 33 (2.51%) Electronics
9 31 (2.36%) Manufacturing
10 29 (2.20%) Marketing
11 18 (1.37%) Billing
12 15 (1.14%) Retail
13 10 (0.76%) Advertising
14 9 (0.68%) Back Office
14 9 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.30%) Legal
16 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (13.68%) STL
2 127 (9.65%) .NET
3 122 (9.27%) HTML
4 107 (8.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 74 (5.62%) CSS
6 61 (4.64%) OpenGL
6 61 (4.64%) Qt
7 44 (3.34%) FIX Protocol
8 35 (2.66%) MFC
8 35 (2.66%) XML
9 31 (2.36%) RESTful
9 31 (2.36%) WPF
10 30 (2.28%) ASP.NET
11 28 (2.13%) AngularJS
11 28 (2.13%) ATL
12 25 (1.90%) HTML5
13 24 (1.82%) WCF
14 23 (1.75%) JSON
14 23 (1.75%) Middleware
15 22 (1.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 284 (21.58%) Computer Science
2 183 (13.91%) Algorithms
3 86 (6.53%) Derivative
4 82 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (6.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 77 (5.85%) Equities
7 66 (5.02%) Data Structures
8 54 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
9 51 (3.88%) Hedge funds
10 41 (3.12%) Fintech
11 39 (2.96%) Fixed Income
12 34 (2.58%) iPad
13 32 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
14 30 (2.28%) Mobile App
15 27 (2.05%) Device Driver
15 27 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
16 18 (1.37%) 3D Printing
17 14 (1.06%) 3D Graphics
17 14 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 13 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 522 (39.67%) Linux
2 279 (21.20%) Windows
3 211 (16.03%) Unix
4 28 (2.13%) Android
5 24 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
6 16 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 15 (1.14%) Solaris
8 8 (0.61%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.53%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.30%) CentOS
12 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.15%) Debian
13 2 (0.15%) ThreadX
14 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (28.65%) Software Engineering
2 279 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (20.90%) OO
4 273 (20.74%) Multithreading
5 237 (18.01%) Mathematics
6 199 (15.12%) Low Latency
7 189 (14.36%) SDLC
8 141 (10.71%) Physics
9 106 (8.05%) OOP
10 80 (6.08%) Scrum
11 75 (5.70%) Analytics
11 75 (5.70%) Unit Testing
12 72 (5.47%) Open Source
13 66 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
13 66 (5.02%) Test Automation
14 64 (4.86%) TDD
15 62 (4.71%) OOD
16 61 (4.64%) Machine Learning
17 53 (4.03%) High Availability
17 53 (4.03%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 1316 (100.00%) C++
2 453 (34.42%) C#
3 363 (27.58%) Java
4 329 (25.00%) C
5 326 (24.77%) Python
6 243 (18.47%) SQL
7 153 (11.63%) JavaScript
8 50 (3.80%) Perl
9 40 (3.04%) PHP
10 38 (2.89%) Embedded C++
11 27 (2.05%) Embedded C
11 27 (2.05%) Ruby
12 25 (1.90%) Scala
13 24 (1.82%) Assembly Language
14 20 (1.52%) VBA
15 19 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.14%) Go
16 15 (1.14%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.14%) VB
17 12 (0.91%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 368 (27.96%) Degree
2 99 (7.52%) Numerate Degree
3 88 (6.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 85 (6.46%) PhD
5 21 (1.60%) Master's Degree
6 15 (1.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.38%) APMG
9 5 (0.38%) PMP
10 4 (0.30%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.076%) MCP
11 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.95%) QA
2 12 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.46%) MiFID
4 2 (0.15%) TickIT
5 1 (0.076%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.076%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.076%) MISRA
5 1 (0.076%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (0.76%) Docker
1 10 (0.76%) Firmware
1 10 (0.76%) KVM
2 8 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (0.68%) Puppet
2 8 (0.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 77 (5.85%) Oracle
2 47 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 31 (2.36%) Google
4 15 (1.14%) Xamarin
5 13 (0.99%) VMware
6 12 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (0.84%) Sybase
8 10 (0.76%) SAP
9 9 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.53%) Intel
11 5 (0.38%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.30%) IBM
12 4 (0.30%) ILOG
12 4 (0.30%) Vertica
13 3 (0.23%) Cloudera
13 3 (0.23%) Sophis
13 3 (0.23%) Zend
14 2 (0.15%) Altova
14 2 (0.15%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.15%) DevExpress
West Yorkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Up to £40K (negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
set2recruit
Salary: Unspecified £37k - £45k + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Granite Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £33k DOE plus benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits plus superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum GBP 50k +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Opensauce /New Growth Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £120k + top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 37,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bens - Pension, Health
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus, Pens, Health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £130000.00 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday