The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Developer
UK
Rank 382 272 302
Rank change year-on-year -110 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 631 1214 1107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.18% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.22% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 536 1073 1020
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £35,000 £30,300
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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
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 25 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 25 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 -105 614 £52,500 -4.54% 155
London -50 358 £72,500 -6.45% 93
South East -36 108 £50,000 +11.11% 19
City of London +34 73 £72,500 -10.21% 22
East of England +6 62 £39,000 -8.23% 21
Cambridgeshire -11 39 £36,250 -14.70% 19
Cambridge +5 38 £35,000 -22.22% 19
West Sussex +18 36 £55,000 +12.82% 2
North West -21 34 £37,500 -11.76% 6
East Midlands -11 24 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Manchester -33 24 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Berkshire +33 23 £50,000 +2.56% 5
Nottinghamshire +5 20 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Crawley +11 19 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South West -18 16 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Surrey -40 15 £47,500 +14.45% 3
Hertfordshire +18 11 £40,000 -21.95% 1
Scotland +9 11 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Gatwick -4 11 £55,000 +134.04% 1
Oxfordshire -32 11 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Bracknell - 10 £50,000 - 1
Reading +20 9 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Oxford -26 9 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Borehamwood - 9 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +22 8 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Nottingham -4 8 £40,000 -
West Midlands -22 8 £43,750 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire +19 7 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Milton Keynes +10 7 £42,500 -10.52%
Stanmore - 7 £40,000 -

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 1455 (100.00%) C++
2 630 (43.30%) Linux
3 539 (37.04%) Finance
4 442 (30.38%) Software Engineering
5 432 (29.69%) Multithreading
6 390 (26.80%) C#
7 389 (26.74%) Degree
8 376 (25.84%) Python
9 371 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
10 345 (23.71%) Java
11 330 (22.68%) Computer Science
12 321 (22.06%) Unix
13 312 (21.44%) C
14 299 (20.55%) Windows
15 272 (18.69%) OO
16 266 (18.28%) Low Latency
17 265 (18.21%) Mathematics
18 251 (17.25%) SQL
19 232 (15.95%) STL
19 232 (15.95%) Banking
20 219 (15.05%) Algorithms
21 175 (12.03%) Physics
21 175 (12.03%) SDLC
22 171 (11.75%) JavaScript
23 153 (10.52%) Telecoms
24 150 (10.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
25 145 (9.97%) HTML
25 145 (9.97%) .NET
26 126 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
27 119 (8.18%) 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 (3.30%) 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 (0.27%) 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 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.21%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.069%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.34%) MetaTrader
3 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.069%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.65%) 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 68 (4.67%) 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%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.34%) Internet
9 4 (0.27%) Broadband
9 4 (0.27%) InfiniBand
9 4 (0.27%) Multicast
9 4 (0.27%) Wireless
10 3 (0.21%) DNS
10 3 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.29%) Big Data
3 52 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 51 (3.51%) MySQL
5 38 (2.61%) Hadoop
6 33 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (1.72%) OLTP
8 22 (1.51%) Apache Hive
8 22 (1.51%) Impala
8 22 (1.51%) KDB
8 22 (1.51%) NoSQL
9 21 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.37%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.31%) Berkeley DB
12 18 (1.24%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.03%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.55%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.48%) InterSystems Cache
16 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 91 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 87 (5.98%) Git (software)
3 51 (3.51%) Subversion
4 32 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.17%) CMake
5 17 (1.17%) JIRA
5 17 (1.17%) LabVIEW
6 15 (1.03%) Eclipse
6 15 (1.03%) JUnit
7 13 (0.89%) NUnit
8 11 (0.76%) Maven
9 10 (0.69%) Ant
9 10 (0.69%) GDB
10 9 (0.62%) Selenium
11 8 (0.55%) Hudson
11 8 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.48%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.41%) CppUnit
13 6 (0.41%) Valgrind
13 6 (0.41%) XMLSpy
General
1 539 (37.04%) Finance
2 232 (15.95%) Banking
3 153 (10.52%) Telecoms
4 119 (8.18%) Front Office
5 77 (5.29%) Games
6 75 (5.15%) Investment Banking
7 55 (3.78%) Automotive
8 37 (2.54%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.79%) Aerospace
10 25 (1.72%) Electronics
11 23 (1.58%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.03%) Advertising
12 15 (1.03%) Marketing
13 9 (0.62%) French Language
14 7 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.41%) Publishing
15 6 (0.41%) Retail
16 5 (0.34%) Legal
17 3 (0.21%) Billing
17 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (15.95%) STL
2 150 (10.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 145 (9.97%) .NET
3 145 (9.97%) HTML
4 85 (5.84%) CSS
5 75 (5.15%) OpenGL
5 75 (5.15%) Qt
6 71 (4.88%) FIX Protocol
7 48 (3.30%) AngularJS
8 47 (3.23%) XML
9 44 (3.02%) Node.js
9 44 (3.02%) WPF
10 38 (2.61%) HTML5
10 38 (2.61%) Middleware
11 30 (2.06%) NumPy
11 30 (2.06%) WCF
12 29 (1.99%) .NET Framework
12 29 (1.99%) Web Services
13 28 (1.92%) RESTful
14 26 (1.79%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 330 (22.68%) Computer Science
2 219 (15.05%) Algorithms
3 126 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (7.56%) Data Structures
5 107 (7.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 96 (6.60%) Equities
6 96 (6.60%) Hedge funds
7 89 (6.12%) Derivative
8 59 (4.05%) Fixed Income
9 47 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
10 46 (3.16%) Client/Server
11 41 (2.82%) CUDA
12 33 (2.27%) Device Driver
13 25 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
13 25 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
13 25 (1.72%) Fintech
14 24 (1.65%) iPad
15 20 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
16 19 (1.31%) Mobile App
17 18 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 630 (43.30%) Linux
2 321 (22.06%) Unix
3 299 (20.55%) Windows
4 33 (2.27%) Android
5 27 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.31%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (0.82%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.62%) Solaris
10 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.21%) CentOS
14 2 (0.14%) ThreadX
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.069%) Debian
15 1 (0.069%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (30.38%) Software Engineering
2 432 (29.69%) Multithreading
3 371 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
4 272 (18.69%) OO
5 266 (18.28%) Low Latency
6 265 (18.21%) Mathematics
7 175 (12.03%) Physics
7 175 (12.03%) SDLC
8 114 (7.84%) OOP
9 104 (7.15%) Open Source
10 102 (7.01%) Unit Testing
11 95 (6.53%) TDD
12 89 (6.12%) OOD
13 81 (5.57%) Scrum
14 74 (5.09%) Risk Management
15 73 (5.02%) Machine Learning
16 71 (4.88%) Multithreaded Programming
17 59 (4.05%) Algorithmic Trading
18 58 (3.99%) E-Commerce
19 54 (3.71%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 1455 (100.00%) C++
2 390 (26.80%) C#
3 376 (25.84%) Python
4 345 (23.71%) Java
5 312 (21.44%) C
6 251 (17.25%) SQL
7 171 (11.75%) JavaScript
8 43 (2.96%) PHP
8 43 (2.96%) Ruby
9 35 (2.41%) Embedded C++
10 32 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 28 (1.92%) Scala
12 25 (1.72%) Perl
13 22 (1.51%) Embedded C
14 21 (1.44%) MATLAB
15 20 (1.37%) R
16 18 (1.24%) Go
17 16 (1.10%) Assembly Language
18 15 (1.03%) T-SQL
19 13 (0.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 389 (26.74%) Degree
2 63 (4.33%) PhD
3 23 (1.58%) 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 (2.27%) 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 30 (2.06%) KVM
1 30 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.89%) Docker
3 6 (0.41%) Firmware
4 4 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.14%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 30 (2.06%) Puppet
2 28 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (1.86%) Ansible
4 6 (0.41%) 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 71 (4.88%) Oracle
2 38 (2.61%) Microsoft
3 33 (2.27%) VMware
4 20 (1.37%) Google
5 11 (0.76%) SAP
5 11 (0.76%) Sybase
5 11 (0.76%) Xamarin
6 10 (0.69%) Intel
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
12 4 (0.27%) Remedy
12 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.21%) Sony
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