Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 346 289
Rank change year-on-year -78 -57 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 1,208 1,586 2,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.90% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.93% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,031 1,373 2,183
UK median annual salary £51,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.43% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £112,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%

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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -77 1,154 £52,500 -8.70% 302
UK excluding London +26 647 £45,000 +5.88% 137
London -122 561 £65,000 -10.34% 167
East of England +49 229 £45,000 +12.50% 36
South East -2 196 £45,000 -10.00% 50
Midlands +30 75 £34,000 -11.69% 14
North of England -37 52 £38,750 -0.64% 27
South West +9 49 £37,000 -16.85% 8
East Midlands +37 43 £34,000 -22.29% 9
West Midlands +20 32 £33,500 -4.29% 5
North West -35 29 £40,000 -1.84% 22
Scotland -46 18 £47,000 +15.34% 1
Northern Ireland -2 16 £45,000 +63.64% 1
Yorkshire +18 14 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Wales +18 12 £42,500 +21.43%
North East -16 9 £35,000 -15.66% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 1,208 (100.00%) C++
2 415 (34.35%) Linux
3 389 (32.20%) Degree
4 379 (31.37%) Java
5 360 (29.80%) Software Engineering
6 357 (29.55%) Finance
7 356 (29.47%) Python
8 342 (28.31%) C#
9 329 (27.24%) C
10 319 (26.41%) Computer Science
11 295 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
12 283 (23.43%) Windows
13 265 (21.94%) SQL
14 240 (19.87%) Mathematics
15 234 (19.37%) Multithreading
15 234 (19.37%) OO
16 179 (14.82%) SDLC
17 153 (12.67%) Games
18 151 (12.50%) Unix
19 149 (12.33%) Physics
20 136 (11.26%) Algorithms
21 131 (10.84%) STL
22 127 (10.51%) OOP
23 124 (10.26%) JavaScript
24 122 (10.10%) .NET
25 112 (9.27%) Banking
26 103 (8.53%) Machine Learning
27 101 (8.36%) Scrum
28 99 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
29 96 (7.95%) Git (software)

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 22 (1.82%) IIS
2 18 (1.49%) Ethereum
2 18 (1.49%) Hyperledger
3 11 (0.91%) eris
4 7 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.41%) JBoss
7 4 (0.33%) Apache
7 4 (0.33%) DNN
8 3 (0.25%) Jetty
8 3 (0.25%) nginx
8 3 (0.25%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.17%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.17%) CMS
9 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.33%) Maya
3 2 (0.17%) Simulink
4 1 (0.083%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.083%) MotionBuilder
4 1 (0.083%) NASTRAN
4 1 (0.083%) NUKE
4 1 (0.083%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.08%) MetaTrader
2 11 (0.91%) MultiChain
3 7 (0.58%) RMDS
4 4 (0.33%) Adaptiv
5 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.17%) Summit
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.083%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.32%) GitHub
2 21 (1.74%) SaaS
3 18 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.25%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.17%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.07%) HTTP
3 12 (0.99%) Internet
4 8 (0.66%) Broadband
4 8 (0.66%) Ethernet
4 8 (0.66%) HTTPS
4 8 (0.66%) Multicast
5 7 (0.58%) VoIP
5 7 (0.58%) Wireless
6 6 (0.50%) InfiniBand
6 6 (0.50%) Modbus
6 6 (0.50%) SNMP
6 6 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.50%) ZigBee
7 5 (0.41%) IPFS
7 5 (0.41%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.25%) IPFIX
8 3 (0.25%) SSH
9 2 (0.17%) RS-232
9 2 (0.17%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.39%) NoSQL
2 50 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 49 (4.06%) SQL Server
4 43 (3.56%) MySQL
5 36 (2.98%) Big Data
6 35 (2.90%) RDBMS
7 33 (2.73%) Blockchain
8 17 (1.41%) Redis
9 16 (1.32%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.99%) GIS
10 12 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.75%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.66%) KDB
13 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.50%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.41%) DB2
15 5 (0.41%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.33%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 96 (7.95%) Git (software)
2 85 (7.04%) Visual Studio
3 49 (4.06%) Subversion
4 25 (2.07%) GoogleTest
5 18 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 17 (1.41%) LabVIEW
7 16 (1.32%) CMake
8 12 (0.99%) JIRA
9 8 (0.66%) Maven
9 8 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.58%) Clang
10 7 (0.58%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.58%) GCC
10 7 (0.58%) MSTest
11 6 (0.50%) Ant
12 5 (0.41%) Selenium
13 4 (0.33%) JUnit
14 3 (0.25%) CppUnit
14 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.25%) XMLSpy
General
1 357 (29.55%) Finance
2 153 (12.67%) Games
3 112 (9.27%) Banking
4 92 (7.62%) Front Office
5 67 (5.55%) Telecoms
6 54 (4.47%) Investment Banking
7 38 (3.15%) Electronics
8 31 (2.57%) Aerospace
9 26 (2.15%) Automotive
10 19 (1.57%) Marketing
11 16 (1.32%) Advertising
11 16 (1.32%) Publishing
12 14 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.66%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.50%) Back Office
16 4 (0.33%) Billing
16 4 (0.33%) Military
16 4 (0.33%) Music Industry
17 3 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (10.84%) STL
2 122 (10.10%) .NET
3 83 (6.87%) HTML
4 79 (6.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 59 (4.88%) CSS
6 54 (4.47%) Qt
6 54 (4.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 46 (3.81%) XML
8 36 (2.98%) ASP.NET
9 35 (2.90%) Web Services
10 33 (2.73%) REST
11 32 (2.65%) WCF
12 30 (2.48%) HTML5
13 28 (2.32%) AngularJS
14 27 (2.24%) Node.js
14 27 (2.24%) RESTful
15 23 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
16 22 (1.82%) .NET Framework
16 22 (1.82%) WPF
17 18 (1.49%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 319 (26.41%) Computer Science
2 136 (11.26%) Algorithms
3 82 (6.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 71 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (5.38%) Fintech
6 49 (4.06%) Client/Server
7 46 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
8 44 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
9 43 (3.56%) Data Structures
10 40 (3.31%) Fixed Income
11 39 (3.23%) Hedge funds
12 27 (2.24%) Derivative
13 26 (2.15%) Embedded Systems
14 24 (1.99%) Equities
15 23 (1.90%) Mobile App
16 22 (1.82%) Mobile Games
17 19 (1.57%) CUDA
18 18 (1.49%) Animation
19 15 (1.24%) 3D Printing
19 15 (1.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 415 (34.35%) Linux
2 283 (23.43%) Windows
3 151 (12.50%) Unix
4 41 (3.39%) Android
5 35 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.90%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (1.24%) Mac OS
8 11 (0.91%) Solaris
9 9 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.25%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.083%) AIX
13 1 (0.083%) Debian
13 1 (0.083%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.083%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.083%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (29.80%) Software Engineering
2 295 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (19.87%) Mathematics
4 234 (19.37%) Multithreading
4 234 (19.37%) OO
5 179 (14.82%) SDLC
6 149 (12.33%) Physics
7 127 (10.51%) OOP
8 103 (8.53%) Machine Learning
9 101 (8.36%) Scrum
10 93 (7.70%) Low Latency
11 74 (6.13%) TDD
12 69 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (5.30%) Open Source
14 62 (5.13%) OOD
15 59 (4.88%) Analytics
16 58 (4.80%) Test Automation
17 57 (4.72%) Risk Management
18 56 (4.64%) Unit Testing
19 52 (4.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,208 (100.00%) C++
2 379 (31.37%) Java
3 356 (29.47%) Python
4 342 (28.31%) C#
5 329 (27.24%) C
6 265 (21.94%) SQL
7 124 (10.26%) JavaScript
8 52 (4.30%) MATLAB
9 50 (4.14%) Go
10 47 (3.89%) Perl
11 38 (3.15%) Embedded C++
12 36 (2.98%) Scala
13 32 (2.65%) PHP
13 32 (2.65%) T-SQL
14 23 (1.90%) Shell Script
15 21 (1.74%) VC++
16 18 (1.49%) Solidity
17 16 (1.32%) Delphi
18 15 (1.24%) Ruby
18 15 (1.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 389 (32.20%) Degree
2 99 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (6.62%) PhD
4 40 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 32 (2.65%) Numerate Degree
6 28 (2.32%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.91%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.083%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.083%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.22%) QA
2 6 (0.50%) GCP
3 4 (0.33%) GDPR
4 3 (0.25%) MiFID
5 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.17%) EMIR
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) JTAG
6 1 (0.083%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.083%) ECSS
6 1 (0.083%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 18 (1.49%) Firmware
2 14 (1.16%) Docker
3 2 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (0.99%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.75%) Ansible
3 6 (0.50%) Puppet
4 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (4.80%) Oracle
2 30 (2.48%) Microsoft
3 24 (1.99%) Google
4 15 (1.24%) NVIDIA
5 12 (0.99%) Atlassian
5 12 (0.99%) TIBCO
6 11 (0.91%) Monax
7 9 (0.75%) Sony
8 8 (0.66%) IBM
8 8 (0.66%) Intel
8 8 (0.66%) Perforce
8 8 (0.66%) Reuters
9 7 (0.58%) Splunk
10 6 (0.50%) Solace
10 6 (0.50%) Sybase
10 6 (0.50%) Talarian
11 5 (0.41%) Adobe
11 5 (0.41%) Capita
11 5 (0.41%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.41%) Xamarin