The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Developer
UK
Rank 382 272 292
Rank change year-on-year -110 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 632 1215 1131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 1.17% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.22% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 541 1073 1043
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -102 616 £52,500 -4.54% 154
London -55 352 £70,000 -11.11% 97
South East -40 110 £50,000 +11.11% 18
City of London +30 71 £72,500 -11.04% 24
East of England +9 63 £39,000 -8.23% 21
Cambridgeshire -10 40 £37,500 -11.76% 19
Cambridge -1 39 £36,250 -19.44% 19
West Sussex +13 35 £55,000 +12.82% 2
North West -20 35 £37,500 -11.76% 5
East Midlands -9 27 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Manchester -36 26 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Berkshire +40 24 £50,000 +2.56% 7
Nottinghamshire +9 23 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Crawley +9 19 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South West -8 17 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Surrey -37 15 £47,500 +13.09%
Hertfordshire +21 11 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Gatwick -4 11 £55,000 +134.04% 1
Oxfordshire -28 11 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Reading +25 10 £53,250 +1.42% 2
Scotland +7 10 £41,250 -8.33% 2
Bracknell - 10 £50,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +24 9 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Nottingham -1 9 £40,000 -
Oxford -28 9 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Borehamwood - 9 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands -20 8 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +13 7 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Milton Keynes +11 7 £42,500 -10.52%
Oldham - 7 £37,500 - 1

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1450 (100.00%) C++
2 625 (43.10%) Linux
3 534 (36.83%) Finance
4 440 (30.34%) Software Engineering
5 428 (29.52%) Multithreading
6 393 (27.10%) C#
7 386 (26.62%) Degree
8 375 (25.86%) Python
9 367 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
10 344 (23.72%) Java
11 326 (22.48%) Computer Science
12 316 (21.79%) Unix
13 310 (21.38%) C
14 297 (20.48%) Windows
15 274 (18.90%) OO
16 266 (18.34%) Low Latency
17 265 (18.28%) Mathematics
18 250 (17.24%) SQL
19 229 (15.79%) Banking
20 227 (15.66%) STL
21 215 (14.83%) Algorithms
22 176 (12.14%) SDLC
23 173 (11.93%) JavaScript
23 173 (11.93%) Physics
24 150 (10.34%) Telecoms
25 147 (10.14%) HTML
25 147 (10.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
26 146 (10.07%) .NET
27 124 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
28 118 (8.14%) Front Office

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 48 (3.31%) Apache Spark
2 15 (1.03%) Apache
3 8 (0.55%) Apache Solr
4 7 (0.48%) Jetty
4 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.41%) JBoss
5 6 (0.41%) nginx
5 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.21%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.14%) IIS
8 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.069%) Drupal
9 1 (0.069%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.069%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.069%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.21%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.069%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.34%) MetaTrader
3 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.069%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.59%) GitHub
2 11 (0.76%) SaaS
3 9 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.14%) Heroku
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 27 (1.86%) 3G
2 27 (1.86%) 4G
2 27 (1.86%) GSM
2 27 (1.86%) HTTP
2 27 (1.86%) OpenFlow
3 11 (0.76%) SNMP
4 9 (0.62%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.55%) Network Security
6 7 (0.48%) RS-485
6 7 (0.48%) RTP
7 6 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.34%) Broadband
8 5 (0.34%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.28%) InfiniBand
9 4 (0.28%) Internet
9 4 (0.28%) Multicast
10 3 (0.21%) Firewall
10 3 (0.21%) RS-232
10 3 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.24%) Big Data
3 53 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 52 (3.59%) MySQL
5 37 (2.55%) Hadoop
6 33 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (1.72%) OLTP
8 22 (1.52%) Apache Hive
8 22 (1.52%) Impala
8 22 (1.52%) KDB
9 21 (1.45%) NoSQL
9 21 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.45%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.31%) Berkeley DB
11 18 (1.24%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.97%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.55%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.48%) InterSystems Cache
15 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 92 (6.34%) Visual Studio
2 89 (6.14%) Git (software)
3 52 (3.59%) Subversion
4 31 (2.14%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.17%) JIRA
5 17 (1.17%) LabVIEW
6 16 (1.10%) CMake
7 15 (1.03%) Eclipse
7 15 (1.03%) JUnit
8 14 (0.97%) NUnit
9 11 (0.76%) Maven
10 10 (0.69%) GDB
11 9 (0.62%) Ant
11 9 (0.62%) Selenium
12 8 (0.55%) Hudson
12 8 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.48%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.48%) Rhino Mocks
14 6 (0.41%) CppUnit
14 6 (0.41%) XMLSpy
General
1 534 (36.83%) Finance
2 229 (15.79%) Banking
3 150 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 118 (8.14%) Front Office
5 76 (5.24%) Games
5 76 (5.24%) Investment Banking
6 55 (3.79%) Automotive
7 37 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.79%) Aerospace
9 25 (1.72%) Electronics
10 23 (1.59%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.03%) Advertising
11 15 (1.03%) Marketing
12 9 (0.62%) French Language
13 7 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.41%) Publishing
14 6 (0.41%) Retail
15 5 (0.34%) Legal
16 4 (0.28%) Billing
17 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (15.66%) STL
2 147 (10.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 147 (10.14%) HTML
3 146 (10.07%) .NET
4 86 (5.93%) CSS
5 74 (5.10%) OpenGL
5 74 (5.10%) Qt
6 71 (4.90%) FIX Protocol
7 48 (3.31%) AngularJS
8 47 (3.24%) XML
9 44 (3.03%) Node.js
9 44 (3.03%) WPF
10 39 (2.69%) Middleware
11 38 (2.62%) HTML5
12 30 (2.07%) WCF
12 30 (2.07%) Web Services
13 29 (2.00%) .NET Framework
13 29 (2.00%) NumPy
14 28 (1.93%) RESTful
15 25 (1.72%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 326 (22.48%) Computer Science
2 215 (14.83%) Algorithms
3 124 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (7.45%) Data Structures
5 104 (7.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 95 (6.55%) Hedge funds
7 94 (6.48%) Equities
8 86 (5.93%) Derivative
9 57 (3.93%) Fixed Income
10 46 (3.17%) Client/Server
10 46 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
11 40 (2.76%) CUDA
12 33 (2.28%) Device Driver
13 25 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
13 25 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
13 25 (1.72%) Fintech
13 25 (1.72%) iPad
14 19 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
14 19 (1.31%) Mobile App
15 18 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 625 (43.10%) Linux
2 316 (21.79%) Unix
3 297 (20.48%) Windows
4 33 (2.28%) Android
5 27 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.31%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
8 11 (0.76%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.62%) Solaris
10 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.21%) CentOS
13 2 (0.14%) ThreadX
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.069%) Debian
14 1 (0.069%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (30.34%) Software Engineering
2 428 (29.52%) Multithreading
3 367 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
4 274 (18.90%) OO
5 266 (18.34%) Low Latency
6 265 (18.28%) Mathematics
7 176 (12.14%) SDLC
8 173 (11.93%) Physics
9 116 (8.00%) OOP
10 105 (7.24%) Open Source
11 102 (7.03%) Unit Testing
12 92 (6.34%) TDD
13 88 (6.07%) OOD
14 78 (5.38%) Scrum
15 74 (5.10%) Risk Management
16 72 (4.97%) Machine Learning
17 70 (4.83%) Multithreaded Programming
18 59 (4.07%) Algorithmic Trading
18 59 (4.07%) E-Commerce
19 54 (3.72%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 1450 (100.00%) C++
2 393 (27.10%) C#
3 375 (25.86%) Python
4 344 (23.72%) Java
5 310 (21.38%) C
6 250 (17.24%) SQL
7 173 (11.93%) JavaScript
8 46 (3.17%) PHP
9 43 (2.97%) Ruby
10 36 (2.48%) Embedded C++
11 32 (2.21%) Shell Script
12 28 (1.93%) Scala
13 25 (1.72%) Perl
14 23 (1.59%) Embedded C
15 21 (1.45%) MATLAB
16 20 (1.38%) R
17 18 (1.24%) Go
18 16 (1.10%) Assembly Language
19 15 (1.03%) T-SQL
20 13 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 386 (26.62%) Degree
2 63 (4.34%) PhD
3 23 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.34%) APMG
7 5 (0.34%) PMP
8 3 (0.21%) HND
9 1 (0.069%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.28%) QA
2 10 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.62%) MiFID
4 2 (0.14%) GDPR
4 2 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 29 (2.00%) KVM
1 29 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.90%) Docker
3 6 (0.41%) Firmware
4 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.14%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (2.07%) Puppet
2 28 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (1.86%) Ansible
4 7 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.069%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.069%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.069%) Mesos
Vendors
1 72 (4.97%) Oracle
2 38 (2.62%) Microsoft
3 33 (2.28%) VMware
4 20 (1.38%) Google
5 11 (0.76%) Sybase
5 11 (0.76%) Xamarin
6 10 (0.69%) Intel
6 10 (0.69%) SAP
7 9 (0.62%) Red Hat
7 9 (0.62%) Solace
8 8 (0.55%) Vertica
9 7 (0.48%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.41%) Altova
10 6 (0.41%) ILOG
10 6 (0.41%) Splunk
11 5 (0.34%) Cognizant
11 5 (0.34%) IBM
11 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.28%) Remedy
13 3 (0.21%) Sony
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