Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 334 291
Rank change year-on-year -77 -43 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 1336 1779 2473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.94% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.98% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1140 1564 2195
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.87% +7.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £32,500 £32,068
90th Percentile £110,000 £112,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -71 1280 £51,500 -1.90% 94
UK excluding London -8 691 £42,500 -5.56% 45
London -102 651 £70,000 -3.45% 50
East of England +60 247 £42,500 - 15
South East -46 218 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Midlands +28 71 £33,500 -21.18% 7
South West +34 57 £32,500 -21.69% 2
North of England -35 49 £37,500 -3.85% 3
East Midlands +37 37 £29,000 -35.56% 4
West Midlands +6 34 £43,750 +25.00% 3
Scotland -8 26 £40,000 -3.61%
North West -35 23 £42,500 - 2
Wales +22 17 £42,500 +21.43%
Yorkshire +16 16 £40,000 +14.29% 1
North East +11 10 £35,000 -15.66%
Northern Ireland - 6 £40,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1336 (100.00%) C++
2 465 (34.81%) Linux
3 450 (33.68%) Finance
4 440 (32.93%) Degree
5 424 (31.74%) Java
6 398 (29.79%) C
7 389 (29.12%) C#
8 375 (28.07%) Python
9 374 (27.99%) Computer Science
10 370 (27.69%) Software Engineering
11 313 (23.43%) Windows
12 304 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
13 280 (20.96%) SQL
14 279 (20.88%) Mathematics
15 264 (19.76%) OO
16 226 (16.92%) Multithreading
17 197 (14.75%) SDLC
18 176 (13.17%) Algorithms
19 175 (13.10%) Unix
20 169 (12.65%) Physics
21 156 (11.68%) JavaScript
22 144 (10.78%) Banking
23 130 (9.73%) Computer Science Degree
24 129 (9.66%) Games
25 127 (9.51%) STL
26 124 (9.28%) OOP
27 122 (9.13%) Visual Studio
28 119 (8.91%) Front Office
29 118 (8.83%) .NET
30 117 (8.76%) Low Latency

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 23 (1.72%) Ethereum
1 23 (1.72%) Hyperledger
1 23 (1.72%) IIS
2 14 (1.05%) eris
3 7 (0.52%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.45%) CMS
5 5 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.30%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.30%) DNN
6 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.22%) JBoss
7 3 (0.22%) Jetty
7 3 (0.22%) nginx
7 3 (0.22%) OpenEdge
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.15%) Apache
8 2 (0.15%) MTS
Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Chatbot
1 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.15%) Simulink
2 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.075%) Abaqus
3 1 (0.075%) NASTRAN
3 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.65%) MetaTrader
2 9 (0.67%) Summit
3 4 (0.30%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.075%) Endur
4 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.075%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.69%) GitHub
2 26 (1.95%) SaaS
3 21 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.15%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.97%) TCP/IP
2 39 (2.92%) HTTP
3 13 (0.97%) Internet
4 12 (0.90%) Broadband
5 10 (0.75%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.60%) SNMP
7 7 (0.52%) VoIP
7 7 (0.52%) ZigBee
8 6 (0.45%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.45%) InfiniBand
8 6 (0.45%) Modbus
8 6 (0.45%) Wireless
9 5 (0.37%) 3G
9 5 (0.37%) 4G
9 5 (0.37%) LTE
9 5 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.22%) IPFIX
10 3 (0.22%) SSH
10 3 (0.22%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.22%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.01%) Relational Database
2 66 (4.94%) NoSQL
3 62 (4.64%) SQL Server
4 47 (3.52%) MySQL
5 46 (3.44%) RDBMS
6 35 (2.62%) Blockchain
7 32 (2.40%) Big Data
8 18 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 17 (1.27%) Redis
10 16 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.82%) KDB
13 10 (0.75%) GIS
14 9 (0.67%) MariaDB
15 7 (0.52%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
17 5 (0.37%) Hadoop
18 4 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
19 3 (0.22%) InterSystems Cache
19 3 (0.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 122 (9.13%) Visual Studio
2 94 (7.04%) Git (software)
3 65 (4.87%) Subversion
4 43 (3.22%) GoogleTest
5 29 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.65%) LabVIEW
7 18 (1.35%) JIRA
8 16 (1.20%) MSTest
9 15 (1.12%) Selenium
10 14 (1.05%) CMake
11 10 (0.75%) Clang
12 9 (0.67%) GCC
13 8 (0.60%) Maven
14 7 (0.52%) MSI
14 7 (0.52%) WiX
15 6 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
16 5 (0.37%) JUnit
17 4 (0.30%) Ant
17 4 (0.30%) Eclipse
17 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 450 (33.68%) Finance
2 144 (10.78%) Banking
3 129 (9.66%) Games
4 119 (8.91%) Front Office
5 105 (7.86%) Telecoms
6 85 (6.36%) Investment Banking
7 59 (4.42%) Electronics
8 49 (3.67%) Aerospace
9 35 (2.62%) Automotive
10 26 (1.95%) Marketing
11 22 (1.65%) Publishing
12 21 (1.57%) Manufacturing
13 15 (1.12%) Advertising
13 15 (1.12%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.60%) Back Office
16 6 (0.45%) Billing
17 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.30%) Military
19 3 (0.22%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (9.51%) STL
2 118 (8.83%) .NET
3 96 (7.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 90 (6.74%) HTML
5 70 (5.24%) Qt
6 58 (4.34%) CSS
7 45 (3.37%) ASP.NET
8 43 (3.22%) AngularJS
9 41 (3.07%) XML
10 37 (2.77%) Node.js
10 37 (2.77%) REST
11 31 (2.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 31 (2.32%) Web Services
12 30 (2.25%) HTML5
13 29 (2.17%) Apache Axis
14 26 (1.95%) OpenGL
15 25 (1.87%) FIX Protocol
15 25 (1.87%) RESTful
16 24 (1.80%) WCF
17 22 (1.65%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 374 (27.99%) Computer Science
2 176 (13.17%) Algorithms
3 85 (6.36%) Fintech
3 85 (6.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 73 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (4.04%) Client/Server
5 54 (4.04%) Data Structures
6 50 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (3.74%) Fixed Income
7 49 (3.67%) Derivative
8 48 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
9 40 (2.99%) Hedge funds
10 39 (2.92%) Mobile App
11 30 (2.25%) 3D Printing
11 30 (2.25%) Equities
12 21 (1.57%) Mobile Games
13 20 (1.50%) User Experience
14 19 (1.42%) Video\Live Streaming
15 18 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
16 13 (0.97%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 465 (34.81%) Linux
2 313 (23.43%) Windows
3 175 (13.10%) Unix
4 53 (3.97%) Android
5 48 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.32%) Embedded Linux
7 17 (1.27%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.45%) Solaris
11 4 (0.30%) CentOS
12 3 (0.22%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.075%) AIX
14 1 (0.075%) Debian
14 1 (0.075%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.075%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (27.69%) Software Engineering
2 304 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
3 279 (20.88%) Mathematics
4 264 (19.76%) OO
5 226 (16.92%) Multithreading
6 197 (14.75%) SDLC
7 169 (12.65%) Physics
8 124 (9.28%) OOP
9 117 (8.76%) Low Latency
10 112 (8.38%) Machine Learning
10 112 (8.38%) Scrum
11 92 (6.89%) Open Source
12 82 (6.14%) TDD
13 73 (5.46%) OOD
14 71 (5.31%) Analytics
15 67 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (4.42%) Risk Management
16 59 (4.42%) Web Development
17 57 (4.27%) High Availability
18 56 (4.19%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1336 (100.00%) C++
2 424 (31.74%) Java
3 398 (29.79%) C
4 389 (29.12%) C#
5 375 (28.07%) Python
6 280 (20.96%) SQL
7 156 (11.68%) JavaScript
8 64 (4.79%) Go
9 54 (4.04%) Perl
10 51 (3.82%) MATLAB
11 44 (3.29%) Scala
12 38 (2.84%) Embedded C++
13 34 (2.54%) PHP
14 25 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.87%) T-SQL
15 23 (1.72%) Solidity
16 21 (1.57%) Objective-C
16 21 (1.57%) PL/SQL
17 18 (1.35%) Delphi
17 18 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 440 (32.93%) Degree
2 130 (9.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 78 (5.84%) PhD
4 58 (4.34%) Numerate Degree
5 42 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 35 (2.62%) Master's Degree
7 16 (1.20%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.075%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.075%) HND
9 1 (0.075%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.42%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.22%) MiFID
3 2 (0.15%) GCP
4 1 (0.075%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.075%) ECSS
4 1 (0.075%) GDPR
4 1 (0.075%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 17 (1.27%) Firmware
2 15 (1.12%) Docker
3 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (0.97%) Kubernetes
2 10 (0.75%) Ansible
3 5 (0.37%) Puppet
4 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 70 (5.24%) Oracle
2 35 (2.62%) Microsoft
3 31 (2.32%) Google
4 14 (1.05%) SAP
5 11 (0.82%) Xamarin
6 10 (0.75%) Atlassian
6 10 (0.75%) TIBCO
7 8 (0.60%) Red Hat
7 8 (0.60%) Sony
8 7 (0.52%) NVIDIA
8 7 (0.52%) Splunk
9 6 (0.45%) IBM
9 6 (0.45%) Intel
10 5 (0.37%) Adobe
10 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.30%) Sybase
12 3 (0.22%) Altova
12 3 (0.22%) Capita
12 3 (0.22%) ILOG
12 3 (0.22%) Solace