Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 406 339
Rank change year-on-year -40 -67 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 1,057 1,368 1,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.78% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.82% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 915 1,166 1,594
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £110,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -

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 156,793 167,298 184,358
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,303 133,948 154,470
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Developer in the UK

C++ Developer
Top 17 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 October 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 -60 968 £62,500 +21.36% 256
London -26 555 £70,000 -3.45% 131
UK excluding London -71 499 £50,000 +17.65% 142
South East -16 205 £52,500 +16.67% 46
East of England -89 90 £50,000 +25.00% 40
South West +22 64 £45,000 +38.46% 19
Scotland +26 51 £56,250 +40.63% 6
North of England +33 40 £45,000 +20.00% 20
North West +9 25 £45,000 +7.14% 12
Midlands -21 20 £38,750 +19.23% 1
Wales +3 18 £25,000 -41.18% 7
Yorkshire +20 12 £45,000 +20.00% 7
West Midlands +6 11 £45,000 +18.42% 1
Northern Ireland +17 10 £40,000 - 4
East Midlands -21 9 £37,500 +29.31%
North East -19 3 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1,057 (100.00%) C++
2 388 (36.71%) Finance
3 372 (35.19%) Linux
4 321 (30.37%) Python
5 301 (28.48%) Software Engineering
6 296 (28.00%) Multithreading
7 295 (27.91%) Java
8 266 (25.17%) Windows
9 263 (24.88%) C#
10 244 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 229 (21.67%) SQL
12 198 (18.73%) OO
13 193 (18.26%) Degree
14 189 (17.88%) C
15 186 (17.60%) Mathematics
16 175 (16.56%) Computer Science
17 168 (15.89%) Algorithms
18 153 (14.47%) Banking
19 136 (12.87%) STL
20 129 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
21 123 (11.64%) Low Latency
22 117 (11.07%) Unix
23 109 (10.31%) Git (software)
24 103 (9.74%) TDD
25 102 (9.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
26 96 (9.08%) Visual Studio
27 93 (8.80%) SDLC
28 92 (8.70%) Physics
28 92 (8.70%) Derivative
29 90 (8.51%) PhD

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 41 (3.88%) Apache Spark
2 10 (0.95%) SmartSockets
3 8 (0.76%) Apache
4 6 (0.57%) Confluence
5 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.095%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.095%) JBoss
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.095%) Maya
3 1 (0.095%) MotionBuilder
3 1 (0.095%) Simulink
3 1 (0.095%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.095%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.095%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.095%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.95%) GitHub
4 7 (0.66%) Apple Pay
4 7 (0.66%) Google Pay
4 7 (0.66%) Samsung Pay
5 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.095%) Fastly
7 1 (0.095%) SaaS
7 1 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.18%) Multicast
3 20 (1.89%) HTTP
4 7 (0.66%) Internet
4 7 (0.66%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 6 (0.57%) Network Security
6 3 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.19%) 4G
7 2 (0.19%) Broadband
7 2 (0.19%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.19%) Firewall
7 2 (0.19%) SMS
7 2 (0.19%) SNMP
7 2 (0.19%) VoIP
7 2 (0.19%) VPN
7 2 (0.19%) Wireless
8 1 (0.095%) DLNA
8 1 (0.095%) ISDN
8 1 (0.095%) Modbus
8 1 (0.095%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.30%) Blockchain
3 47 (4.45%) Relational Database
4 28 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (2.37%) Big Data
6 13 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.14%) KDB
8 11 (1.04%) GIS
8 11 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.85%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.76%) MySQL
10 8 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.66%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.57%) Kdb+
13 5 (0.47%) Ingres
14 3 (0.28%) Redis
15 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
16 1 (0.095%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 109 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 96 (9.08%) Visual Studio
3 56 (5.30%) JIRA
4 28 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (1.89%) CMake
5 20 (1.89%) Subversion
6 19 (1.80%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.95%) LabVIEW
8 10 (0.95%) Maven
8 10 (0.95%) Selenium
9 8 (0.76%) Toad
10 7 (0.66%) GoogleTest
10 7 (0.66%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.47%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.28%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.28%) WinDbg
13 2 (0.19%) Ant
13 2 (0.19%) GDB
General
1 388 (36.71%) Finance
2 153 (14.47%) Banking
3 56 (5.30%) Front Office
4 55 (5.20%) Games
4 55 (5.20%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.89%) Aerospace
7 20 (1.89%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.70%) Electronics
8 18 (1.70%) Marketing
9 14 (1.32%) Automotive
9 14 (1.32%) Law
10 13 (1.23%) Military
11 11 (1.04%) Advertising
12 7 (0.66%) Retail
13 3 (0.28%) Avionics
14 2 (0.19%) Back Office
14 2 (0.19%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (12.87%) STL
2 102 (9.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 81 (7.66%) .NET
3 81 (7.66%) XML
4 55 (5.20%) MFC
5 54 (5.11%) AngularJS
5 54 (5.11%) HTML
6 53 (5.01%) OpenGL
7 43 (4.07%) Qt
8 39 (3.69%) Kafka
9 38 (3.60%) CSS
10 32 (3.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 30 (2.84%) Web Services
12 28 (2.65%) .NET Framework
12 28 (2.65%) JSON
13 27 (2.55%) FIX Protocol
14 25 (2.37%) XSLT
15 22 (2.08%) POSIX
16 21 (1.99%) Natural Language Processing
17 19 (1.80%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 175 (16.56%) Computer Science
2 168 (15.89%) Algorithms
3 92 (8.70%) Derivative
4 83 (7.85%) Fintech
5 75 (7.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 69 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
7 61 (5.77%) Data Structures
8 50 (4.73%) User Experience
9 48 (4.54%) Equities
10 45 (4.26%) Hedge funds
11 41 (3.88%) Fixed Income
12 38 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
13 33 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
13 33 (3.12%) CUDA
14 22 (2.08%) Bitcoin
15 20 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
15 20 (1.89%) Virtual Team
16 16 (1.51%) Mobile Games
17 15 (1.42%) 3D Graphics
18 14 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 372 (35.19%) Linux
2 266 (25.17%) Windows
3 117 (11.07%) Unix
4 34 (3.22%) Android
5 14 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.14%) CentOS
6 12 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.04%) Solaris
8 5 (0.47%) Fedora
9 4 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.095%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.095%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.095%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.095%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (28.48%) Software Engineering
2 296 (28.00%) Multithreading
3 244 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (18.73%) OO
5 186 (17.60%) Mathematics
6 129 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
7 123 (11.64%) Low Latency
8 103 (9.74%) TDD
9 93 (8.80%) SDLC
10 92 (8.70%) Physics
11 89 (8.42%) Machine Learning
12 72 (6.81%) Scrum
13 71 (6.72%) Test Automation
14 68 (6.43%) OOD
15 66 (6.24%) Artificial Intelligence
15 66 (6.24%) Open Source
16 64 (6.05%) Unit Testing
17 61 (5.77%) Multithreaded Programming
18 56 (5.30%) Analytics
19 45 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,057 (100.00%) C++
2 321 (30.37%) Python
3 295 (27.91%) Java
4 263 (24.88%) C#
5 229 (21.67%) SQL
6 189 (17.88%) C
7 87 (8.23%) JavaScript
8 47 (4.45%) PL/SQL
9 44 (4.16%) Bash Shell
10 40 (3.78%) Perl
11 33 (3.12%) R
12 29 (2.74%) Shell Script
13 28 (2.65%) VC++
14 22 (2.08%) T-SQL
15 20 (1.89%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.51%) Objective-C
17 14 (1.32%) Java 8
18 13 (1.23%) PHP
18 13 (1.23%) Scala
18 13 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 193 (18.26%) Degree
2 90 (8.51%) PhD
3 61 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 21 (1.99%) MPhil
6 21 (1.99%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.35%) QA
2 6 (0.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.095%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (1.42%) Docker
2 7 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (1.32%) Mesos
2 7 (0.66%) Ansible
2 7 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.47%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.38%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.38%) Puppet
5 2 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 84 (7.95%) Oracle
2 26 (2.46%) Solace
3 24 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 24 (2.27%) TIBCO
4 21 (1.99%) Sybase
5 14 (1.32%) SAP
6 12 (1.14%) Talarian
7 10 (0.95%) Google
8 8 (0.76%) Tradeweb
9 7 (0.66%) Apple
9 7 (0.66%) Samsung
10 6 (0.57%) Reuters
11 5 (0.47%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.47%) Facebook
11 5 (0.47%) IBM
11 5 (0.47%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.38%) Rogue Wave
13 3 (0.28%) Bloomberg
14 2 (0.19%) Avaya
14 2 (0.19%) Motorola