C++ Developer
UK

The median C++ Developer salary in the UK is £57,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 19 April 2024.

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

6 months to
19 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 617 676 796
Rank change year-on-year +59 +120 -203
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 306 334 436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 202 282 357
10th Percentile £35,125 £45,000 £45,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £51,563 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £65,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% -23.53% +25.93%
75th Percentile £70,000 £120,000 £127,500
90th Percentile £125,000 £140,000 £145,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +20.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 91,989 97,583 147,027
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 91.61% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 66,379 61,119 85,881
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.67% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £81,250 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 19 April 2024.

Salary histogram for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Top 15 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 19 April 2024. 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
Jobs
England +107 279 £57,500 -20.69% 52
UK excluding London +118 225 £55,000 -8.33% 25
South East +59 80 £57,500 +9.52% 6
Work from Home -1 80 £55,000 -8.33% 27
London +33 75 £125,000 +19.05% 27
North of England +100 52 £55,000 +10.00% 10
North West +50 42 £55,000 +10.00% 9
East of England +59 31 £50,000 -31.03% 2
Midlands -9 26 £45,000 -14.29% 4
West Midlands +24 20 £45,000 -14.29%
Scotland -53 17 £65,000 +8.33% 1
South West +5 15 £48,750 -23.53% 2
Yorkshire +108 10 £47,500 -20.83% 1
East Midlands -30 6 £48,750 -18.75% 4
Wales - 4 £31,250 -

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 19 April 2024, C++ Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 306 (100.00%) C++
2 91 (29.74%) Linux
3 85 (27.78%) Social Skills
4 80 (26.14%) C
5 69 (22.55%) C#
6 67 (21.90%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (19.93%) Finance
8 58 (18.95%) Java
9 50 (16.34%) Python
10 49 (16.01%) Agile
11 47 (15.36%) Multithreading
11 47 (15.36%) Security Cleared
12 45 (14.71%) SQL
13 39 (12.75%) Low Latency
14 38 (12.42%) .NET
14 38 (12.42%) Windows
15 37 (12.09%) Azure
16 35 (11.44%) Software Engineering
17 34 (11.11%) SC Cleared
18 33 (10.78%) Mathematics
19 32 (10.46%) Algorithms
20 30 (9.80%) Degree
21 27 (8.82%) Mentoring
21 27 (8.82%) Test Automation
22 26 (8.50%) SQL Server
23 25 (8.17%) Hedge funds
23 25 (8.17%) SDLC
24 24 (7.84%) Ant
24 24 (7.84%) STL
24 24 (7.84%) Hibernate

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (6.54%) Apache
2 2 (0.65%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.09%) Azure
2 14 (4.58%) AWS
3 10 (3.27%) Azure DevOps
4 7 (2.29%) GitHub
5 6 (1.96%) SaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Azure Service Bus
6 2 (0.65%) GitHub Actions
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Service Fabric
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.23%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.31%) Wireless
3 3 (0.98%) VoIP
4 1 (0.33%) 4G
4 1 (0.33%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.29%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.98%) Tick Data
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.33%) Big Data
6 1 (0.33%) Flink
6 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (7.84%) Ant
2 15 (4.90%) Git
3 7 (2.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.96%) GitLab
5 5 (1.63%) GDB
5 5 (1.63%) JIRA
6 4 (1.31%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.31%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.65%) CMake
7 2 (0.65%) GCC
8 1 (0.33%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.33%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.33%) Mockito
8 1 (0.33%) NUnit
8 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
General
1 85 (27.78%) Social Skills
2 61 (19.93%) Finance
3 21 (6.86%) Automotive
4 16 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.58%) Front Office
6 13 (4.25%) Games
6 13 (4.25%) Influencing Skills
7 11 (3.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 10 (3.27%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.94%) Marketing
10 8 (2.61%) Law
10 8 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (2.61%) Retail
11 6 (1.96%) Public Sector
12 5 (1.63%) Banking
13 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.65%) Legal
15 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.42%) .NET
2 24 (7.84%) Hibernate
2 24 (7.84%) STL
3 23 (7.52%) ASP.NET
4 19 (6.21%) .NET Framework
4 19 (6.21%) Apache NiFi
5 16 (5.23%) HTML
6 15 (4.90%) Entity Framework
7 14 (4.58%) Qt
8 11 (3.59%) Blazor
9 10 (3.27%) .NET Core
9 10 (3.27%) CSS
10 9 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (2.61%) HTML5
12 6 (1.96%) LESS
12 6 (1.96%) LINQ
12 6 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (1.96%) WPF
13 5 (1.63%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.31%) React
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.46%) Algorithms
2 25 (8.17%) Hedge funds
3 23 (7.52%) FPGA
4 21 (6.86%) IoT
5 10 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.94%) ARM Cortex
6 9 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.94%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.94%) Verilog
7 8 (2.61%) Blog
7 8 (2.61%) Raspberry Pi
8 7 (2.29%) Robotics
9 6 (1.96%) Distributed Systems
9 6 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.96%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.31%) Derivative
10 4 (1.31%) Equities
10 4 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.98%) Podcast
11 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (29.74%) Linux
2 38 (12.42%) Windows
3 10 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.94%) Android
5 7 (2.29%) Unix
6 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.90%) Problem-Solving
2 49 (16.01%) Agile
3 47 (15.36%) Multithreading
4 39 (12.75%) Low Latency
5 35 (11.44%) Software Engineering
6 33 (10.78%) Mathematics
7 27 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 27 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 25 (8.17%) SDLC
9 24 (7.84%) Actionable Insight
10 23 (7.52%) System Testing
11 22 (7.19%) Computer Science
12 21 (6.86%) DevOps
13 17 (5.56%) CI/CD
14 14 (4.58%) MVC
15 13 (4.25%) Machine Learning
15 13 (4.25%) Quantitative Trading
15 13 (4.25%) Technical Leadership
16 12 (3.92%) Algorithmic Trading
16 12 (3.92%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 306 (100.00%) C++
2 80 (26.14%) C
3 69 (22.55%) C#
4 58 (18.95%) Java
5 50 (16.34%) Python
6 45 (14.71%) SQL
7 22 (7.19%) SystemVerilog
8 17 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.94%) Tcl
10 6 (1.96%) PHP
11 4 (1.31%) VBA
12 3 (0.98%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.65%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.65%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.33%) Bash
14 1 (0.33%) Rust
14 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 34 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 30 (9.80%) Degree
4 11 (3.59%) Master's Degree
5 8 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.29%) PhD
7 4 (1.31%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.29%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (1.31%) Docker
2 3 (0.98%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.27%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 13 (4.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.94%) Cadence
2 9 (2.94%) Synopsys
3 5 (1.63%) BT
3 5 (1.63%) Google
3 5 (1.63%) HP
4 3 (0.98%) YouTube
5 1 (0.33%) Meraki