Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 481 365 295
Rank change year-on-year -116 -70 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 1,054 1,438 2,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.83% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.86% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 871 1,253 2,069
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £111,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -121 1,000 £55,000 - 252
UK excluding London -8 561 £45,000 +5.88% 130
London -150 490 £75,000 - 129
East of England +60 231 £50,000 +25.00% 47
South East -15 188 £52,500 +5.00% 44
South West -21 32 £42,500 -5.56% 11
Scotland -37 32 £45,000 +9.76% 3
North of England -53 31 £41,500 +5.73% 11
Midlands -28 28 £45,000 +20.00% 10
North West -49 24 £38,750 +3.33% 7
East Midlands -15 18 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Northern Ireland +7 12 £47,500 -5.00% 3
West Midlands -18 10 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Wales +9 7 £28,000 -32.12% 1
Yorkshire +14 4 £42,500 -15.00% 4
North East -31 3 £42,000 +5.00%

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 1,054 (100.00%) C++
2 371 (35.20%) Linux
3 367 (34.82%) Python
4 343 (32.54%) Software Engineering
5 306 (29.03%) Finance
6 299 (28.37%) Java
7 295 (27.99%) Degree
8 280 (26.57%) C
9 270 (25.62%) C#
10 243 (23.06%) Multithreading
11 242 (22.96%) Computer Science
12 232 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
13 197 (18.69%) Mathematics
14 196 (18.60%) OO
15 195 (18.50%) Windows
16 188 (17.84%) SQL
17 140 (13.28%) Unix
18 138 (13.09%) Banking
19 137 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
20 132 (12.52%) Algorithms
21 127 (12.05%) SDLC
22 117 (11.10%) Front Office
22 117 (11.10%) STL
23 112 (10.63%) Low Latency
24 108 (10.25%) Physics
25 100 (9.49%) Games
25 100 (9.49%) OOP
26 97 (9.20%) JavaScript
27 88 (8.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
28 77 (7.31%) .NET

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 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (0.85%) IIS
3 8 (0.76%) WebLogic
3 8 (0.76%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.57%) Apache
4 6 (0.57%) CMS
4 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.47%) JBoss
5 5 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.28%) OpenEdge
7 2 (0.19%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.095%) Confluence
8 1 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.095%) GemFire
8 1 (0.095%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.095%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.38%) Maya
3 1 (0.095%) MotionBuilder
3 1 (0.095%) NUKE
3 1 (0.095%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (0.85%) RMDS
1 9 (0.85%) Summit
2 6 (0.57%) MetaTrader
3 4 (0.38%) Adaptiv
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle SCM
5 2 (0.19%) Ripple
6 1 (0.095%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.57%) GitHub
5 4 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.74%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.80%) HTTP
3 14 (1.33%) Multicast
4 9 (0.85%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.66%) Wireless
6 6 (0.57%) RS-232
6 6 (0.57%) RS-485
7 4 (0.38%) Internet
8 2 (0.19%) Broadband
8 2 (0.19%) Network Security
8 2 (0.19%) OpenFlow
8 2 (0.19%) SMS
8 2 (0.19%) VoIP
8 2 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.19%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.19%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.095%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.095%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.095%) WAN
9 1 (0.095%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (4.84%) Big Data
2 47 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 39 (3.70%) MySQL
4 24 (2.28%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.09%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.99%) Blockchain
7 19 (1.80%) Data Lake
8 14 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.14%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.57%) DB2
13 5 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.47%) DB2 UDB
13 5 (0.47%) Informix
13 5 (0.47%) KDB
13 5 (0.47%) Redis
14 4 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.38%) GIS
15 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 76 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 39 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 31 (2.94%) Subversion
4 16 (1.52%) CMake
5 11 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.04%) JIRA
6 8 (0.76%) LabVIEW
7 6 (0.57%) Selenium
8 5 (0.47%) Clang
9 4 (0.38%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.38%) Xcode
10 3 (0.28%) Ant
10 3 (0.28%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.28%) GoogleTest
10 3 (0.28%) JMeter
10 3 (0.28%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.28%) Maven
10 3 (0.28%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 306 (29.03%) Finance
2 138 (13.09%) Banking
3 117 (11.10%) Front Office
4 100 (9.49%) Games
5 62 (5.88%) Investment Banking
6 40 (3.80%) Telecoms
7 24 (2.28%) Marketing
8 15 (1.42%) Electronics
9 13 (1.23%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.23%) Automotive
9 13 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.95%) Advertising
10 10 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.57%) Retail
13 5 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.28%) Polish Language
15 2 (0.19%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (11.10%) STL
2 77 (7.31%) .NET
3 55 (5.22%) HTML
4 50 (4.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 47 (4.46%) AngularJS
5 47 (4.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 41 (3.89%) Qt
7 34 (3.23%) REST
7 34 (3.23%) Web Services
8 33 (3.13%) CSS
8 33 (3.13%) XML
9 32 (3.04%) jQuery
10 29 (2.75%) WPF
11 27 (2.56%) WCF
12 26 (2.47%) OpenMP
13 24 (2.28%) OpenGL
13 24 (2.28%) RESTful
14 23 (2.18%) HTML5
15 19 (1.80%) JSON
16 18 (1.71%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 242 (22.96%) Computer Science
2 132 (12.52%) Algorithms
3 88 (8.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 65 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
6 55 (5.22%) Fintech
7 43 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (3.89%) Hedge funds
9 38 (3.61%) Data Structures
10 36 (3.42%) Equities
11 32 (3.04%) CUDA
11 32 (3.04%) Fixed Income
12 31 (2.94%) Derivative
13 30 (2.85%) Embedded Systems
13 30 (2.85%) User Experience
14 23 (2.18%) Client/Server
15 16 (1.52%) 3D Graphics
15 16 (1.52%) Grid Computing
16 13 (1.23%) Animation
17 11 (1.04%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 371 (35.20%) Linux
2 195 (18.50%) Windows
3 140 (13.28%) Unix
4 35 (3.32%) Android
5 20 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.85%) Mac OS
6 9 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (0.66%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.57%) Solaris
10 4 (0.38%) CentOS
11 3 (0.28%) AIX
12 2 (0.19%) Fedora
13 1 (0.095%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.095%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (32.54%) Software Engineering
2 243 (23.06%) Multithreading
3 232 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
4 197 (18.69%) Mathematics
5 196 (18.60%) OO
6 137 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
7 127 (12.05%) SDLC
8 112 (10.63%) Low Latency
9 108 (10.25%) Physics
10 100 (9.49%) OOP
11 74 (7.02%) Machine Learning
11 74 (7.02%) Test Automation
12 63 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (5.50%) Analytics
13 58 (5.50%) Scrum
14 57 (5.41%) Unit Testing
15 53 (5.03%) OOD
16 52 (4.93%) Multithreaded Programming
16 52 (4.93%) TDD
17 51 (4.84%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,054 (100.00%) C++
2 367 (34.82%) Python
3 299 (28.37%) Java
4 280 (26.57%) C
5 270 (25.62%) C#
6 188 (17.84%) SQL
7 97 (9.20%) JavaScript
8 34 (3.23%) Perl
9 31 (2.94%) Embedded C++
10 27 (2.56%) MATLAB
11 26 (2.47%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.99%) Ruby
13 20 (1.90%) Delphi
14 19 (1.80%) PHP
15 17 (1.61%) Go
16 15 (1.42%) T-SQL
17 14 (1.33%) Scala
18 13 (1.23%) Shell Script
18 13 (1.23%) VB
19 10 (0.95%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 295 (27.99%) Degree
2 75 (7.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 74 (7.02%) PhD
4 32 (3.04%) Master's Degree
5 28 (2.66%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.38%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.095%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.095%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.095%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.095%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.36%) QA
2 7 (0.66%) GCP
3 6 (0.57%) JTAG
4 4 (0.38%) GDPR
5 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.19%) EMIR
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.095%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (1.33%) Docker
2 10 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (0.38%) Ansible
1 4 (0.38%) HP Fortify
2 3 (0.28%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.19%) Puppet
3 2 (0.19%) Terraform
4 1 (0.095%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 60 (5.69%) Oracle
2 21 (1.99%) Microsoft
3 13 (1.23%) Perforce
4 11 (1.04%) NVIDIA
4 11 (1.04%) Reuters
5 9 (0.85%) Sybase
6 8 (0.76%) Google
6 8 (0.76%) IBM
7 7 (0.66%) Capita
7 7 (0.66%) Solace
8 6 (0.57%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.47%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.47%) BT
9 5 (0.47%) Intel
9 5 (0.47%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.47%) Sony
9 5 (0.47%) Talarian
10 4 (0.38%) Adobe
10 4 (0.38%) SAP
10 4 (0.38%) Xamarin