The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 378 311 322
Rank change year-on-year -67 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 664 1075 1102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.04% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.08% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 582 947 1024
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 £30,700 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 82827 99939 106877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68817 83912 87121
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 £42,500 £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 27 April 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 April 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 -62 641 £50,000 -9.09% 147
London -26 350 £75,000 - 99
South East -23 122 £48,250 +7.22% 13
East of England +22 75 £40,000 -5.88% 16
City of London +24 64 £72,500 -14.70% 21
Cambridge -4 49 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Cambridgeshire -6 49 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North West -12 37 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Berkshire +51 36 £50,000 -18.36% 5
West Sussex +20 34 £53,750 +7.50%
East Midlands -7 26 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Manchester -26 26 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Crawley +14 23 £52,500 -4.54%
Nottinghamshire +3 23 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Oxfordshire -20 15 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Reading +19 14 £58,250 -13.70% 1
Scotland +7 14 £41,000 -8.88% 1
West Midlands -1 14 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Yorkshire +15 11 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Oxford -28 11 £45,000 -18.18%
Surrey -39 11 £43,500 +2.35% 4
Hertfordshire +16 10 £40,000 -33.33% 1
South West -31 10 £48,750 +21.87% 5
Bedfordshire - 10 £42,500 - 1
Nottingham -12 9 £40,000 -
Borehamwood - 9 £40,000 - 1
Oldham - 9 £37,500 -
Stanmore - 9 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £42,500 -22.72%
Gatwick -2 8 £55,000 +73.22%

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1420 (100.00%) C++
2 601 (42.32%) Linux
3 513 (36.13%) Finance
4 440 (30.99%) Software Engineering
5 413 (29.08%) C#
6 389 (27.39%) Multithreading
7 382 (26.90%) Degree
8 364 (25.63%) Python
9 342 (24.08%) Java
10 335 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
11 322 (22.68%) C
12 304 (21.41%) Windows
12 304 (21.41%) Computer Science
13 286 (20.14%) OO
14 285 (20.07%) Unix
15 264 (18.59%) Low Latency
16 256 (18.03%) Mathematics
17 253 (17.82%) SQL
18 222 (15.63%) STL
19 219 (15.42%) Banking
20 205 (14.44%) Algorithms
21 178 (12.54%) SDLC
22 166 (11.69%) Physics
23 165 (11.62%) JavaScript
24 142 (10.00%) Telecoms
25 141 (9.93%) .NET
26 140 (9.86%) HTML
27 137 (9.65%) Front Office
28 133 (9.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
29 121 (8.52%) OOP

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 36 (2.54%) Apache Spark
2 16 (1.13%) Apache
3 7 (0.49%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.42%) Apache Solr
4 6 (0.42%) JBoss
4 6 (0.42%) Jetty
4 6 (0.42%) nginx
4 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.42%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.28%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.14%) IIS
6 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.070%) Drupal
7 1 (0.070%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.070%) IPython
7 1 (0.070%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.070%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.070%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.070%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.070%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.35%) MetaTrader
2 5 (0.35%) Oracle BRM
3 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.070%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.070%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.41%) GitHub
2 10 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.70%) SaaS
3 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 27 (1.90%) HTTP
3 22 (1.55%) 3G
3 22 (1.55%) 4G
4 21 (1.48%) GSM
4 21 (1.48%) OpenFlow
5 8 (0.56%) ZigBee
6 7 (0.49%) Broadband
6 7 (0.49%) RS-485
6 7 (0.49%) SNMP
7 6 (0.42%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.42%) Multicast
8 5 (0.35%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (0.28%) InfiniBand
9 4 (0.28%) Network Security
10 3 (0.21%) DNS
10 3 (0.21%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.21%) Internet
10 3 (0.21%) RTP
10 3 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.01%) Big Data
3 56 (3.94%) MySQL
4 53 (3.73%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.97%) Hadoop
6 25 (1.76%) OLTP
7 21 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 20 (1.41%) KDB
9 17 (1.20%) Apache Hive
9 17 (1.20%) Impala
10 16 (1.13%) Berkeley DB
11 13 (0.92%) NoSQL
12 11 (0.77%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.77%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.56%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
15 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.42%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 103 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 79 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 58 (4.08%) Subversion
4 29 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 21 (1.48%) JIRA
6 18 (1.27%) LabVIEW
7 17 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 16 (1.13%) NUnit
9 15 (1.06%) JUnit
10 13 (0.92%) GoogleTest
11 11 (0.77%) Mercurial
11 11 (0.77%) Selenium
12 10 (0.70%) CMake
13 9 (0.63%) Ant
13 9 (0.63%) Maven
13 9 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.56%) GDB
14 8 (0.56%) Hudson
15 6 (0.42%) Valgrind
General
1 513 (36.13%) Finance
2 219 (15.42%) Banking
3 142 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 137 (9.65%) Front Office
5 82 (5.77%) Investment Banking
6 71 (5.00%) Games
7 51 (3.59%) Automotive
8 33 (2.32%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.97%) Aerospace
10 27 (1.90%) Electronics
11 18 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.27%) Marketing
12 14 (0.99%) Advertising
13 12 (0.85%) Billing
14 9 (0.63%) French Language
15 7 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.42%) Publishing
16 6 (0.42%) Retail
17 5 (0.35%) Legal
18 4 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (15.63%) STL
2 141 (9.93%) .NET
3 140 (9.86%) HTML
4 133 (9.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 82 (5.77%) CSS
6 72 (5.07%) OpenGL
7 69 (4.86%) FIX Protocol
8 67 (4.72%) Qt
9 51 (3.59%) XML
10 37 (2.61%) AngularJS
10 37 (2.61%) WPF
11 32 (2.25%) .NET Framework
11 32 (2.25%) MFC
11 32 (2.25%) Middleware
11 32 (2.25%) Node.js
12 30 (2.11%) HTML5
12 30 (2.11%) RESTful
12 30 (2.11%) WCF
13 25 (1.76%) ATL
14 23 (1.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 304 (21.41%) Computer Science
2 205 (14.44%) Algorithms
3 113 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 97 (6.83%) Data Structures
6 88 (6.20%) Equities
7 83 (5.85%) Derivative
8 79 (5.56%) Hedge funds
9 63 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
10 53 (3.73%) Fixed Income
11 44 (3.10%) Client/Server
11 44 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (2.18%) CUDA
12 31 (2.18%) Device Driver
13 29 (2.04%) iPad
14 28 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
15 24 (1.69%) Fintech
16 21 (1.48%) 3D Graphics
16 21 (1.48%) Mobile App
17 18 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 601 (42.32%) Linux
2 304 (21.41%) Windows
3 285 (20.07%) Unix
4 26 (1.83%) Android
5 23 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
6 14 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.85%) Solaris
8 10 (0.70%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.14%) CentOS
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.14%) ThreadX
12 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.070%) Debian
13 1 (0.070%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (30.99%) Software Engineering
2 389 (27.39%) Multithreading
3 335 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
4 286 (20.14%) OO
5 264 (18.59%) Low Latency
6 256 (18.03%) Mathematics
7 178 (12.54%) SDLC
8 166 (11.69%) Physics
9 121 (8.52%) OOP
10 98 (6.90%) Open Source
10 98 (6.90%) Unit Testing
11 79 (5.56%) OOD
12 78 (5.49%) TDD
13 75 (5.28%) Scrum
14 68 (4.79%) Machine Learning
15 66 (4.65%) Multithreaded Programming
16 61 (4.30%) E-Commerce
17 59 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
17 59 (4.15%) Electronic Trading
18 58 (4.08%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 1420 (100.00%) C++
2 413 (29.08%) C#
3 364 (25.63%) Python
4 342 (24.08%) Java
5 322 (22.68%) C
6 253 (17.82%) SQL
7 165 (11.62%) JavaScript
8 47 (3.31%) PHP
9 41 (2.89%) Ruby
10 36 (2.54%) Embedded C++
11 33 (2.32%) Shell Script
12 28 (1.97%) Perl
13 26 (1.83%) Scala
14 25 (1.76%) Embedded C
15 21 (1.48%) Assembly Language
16 19 (1.34%) T-SQL
17 18 (1.27%) Go
18 16 (1.13%) VBA
19 14 (0.99%) MATLAB
20 13 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 382 (26.90%) Degree
2 79 (5.56%) PhD
3 21 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.92%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.35%) APMG
7 5 (0.35%) PMP
8 3 (0.21%) HND
9 1 (0.070%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.03%) QA
2 11 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.56%) MiFID
4 2 (0.14%) GDPR
4 2 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (1.62%) KVM
1 23 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.85%) Docker
3 9 (0.63%) Firmware
4 5 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (1.69%) Puppet
2 22 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.48%) Ansible
4 9 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 77 (5.42%) Oracle
2 48 (3.38%) Microsoft
3 28 (1.97%) VMware
4 23 (1.62%) Google
5 12 (0.85%) Xamarin
6 11 (0.77%) Intel
6 11 (0.77%) Sybase
7 8 (0.56%) ILOG
7 8 (0.56%) Vertica
8 7 (0.49%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.49%) SAP
8 7 (0.49%) Solace
8 7 (0.49%) TIBCO
9 6 (0.42%) Altova
9 6 (0.42%) Splunk
10 5 (0.35%) IBM
11 4 (0.28%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.28%) Remedy
12 3 (0.21%) Zend
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