Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 485 402 310
Rank change year-on-year -83 -92 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Developer 1,050 1,363 2,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.77% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.80% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1,185 1,897
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%

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 169,313 170,798 196,495
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137,019 139,608 164,995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -68 979 £60,000 +19.40% 240
UK excluding London -38 527 £50,000 +17.65% 157
London -76 514 £75,000 - 105
South East -55 188 £52,500 +10.53% 46
East of England +11 182 £50,000 +25.00% 36
South West +9 50 £45,000 +25.00% 20
Scotland -24 36 £45,000 +12.50% 11
North of England -23 31 £40,000 +5.26% 22
Wales +14 19 £25,000 -28.57% 4
North West -34 15 £40,000 +6.67% 15
Midlands -28 14 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Yorkshire +19 12 £43,750 -12.50% 6
West Midlands +7 7 £45,000 - 11
Northern Ireland 0 7 £40,000 -20.00% 7
East Midlands -24 7 £47,500 +26.67%
North East -20 4 £41,750 +4.38% 1

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 1,050 (100.00%) C++
2 407 (38.76%) Linux
3 375 (35.71%) Python
4 337 (32.10%) Finance
4 337 (32.10%) Software Engineering
5 288 (27.43%) Java
6 268 (25.52%) C
7 264 (25.14%) Multithreading
8 258 (24.57%) Degree
9 236 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
10 230 (21.90%) C#
11 225 (21.43%) Computer Science
12 217 (20.67%) Windows
13 205 (19.52%) OO
14 200 (19.05%) Mathematics
15 194 (18.48%) SQL
16 157 (14.95%) Unix
17 156 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
18 155 (14.76%) Algorithms
19 144 (13.71%) Banking
20 143 (13.62%) Low Latency
21 125 (11.90%) STL
22 106 (10.10%) SDLC
23 105 (10.00%) Git (software)
23 105 (10.00%) Front Office
24 103 (9.81%) Physics
25 96 (9.14%) JavaScript
26 85 (8.10%) Test Automation
27 84 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
28 83 (7.90%) Fintech

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 16 (1.52%) Apache Spark
2 15 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (1.05%) Apache
4 7 (0.67%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.48%) CMS
5 5 (0.48%) Confluence
6 4 (0.38%) JBoss
6 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.19%) IIS
9 1 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.095%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.095%) GemFire
9 1 (0.095%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.095%) Simulink
2 1 (0.095%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 9 (0.86%) Summit
2 5 (0.48%) MetaTrader
3 4 (0.38%) RMDS
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.095%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.24%) GitHub
3 7 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.095%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.095%) Fastly
6 1 (0.095%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.33%) TCP/IP
2 26 (2.48%) HTTP
3 17 (1.62%) Multicast
4 9 (0.86%) Ethernet
5 8 (0.76%) Internet
6 6 (0.57%) Network Security
6 6 (0.57%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 5 (0.48%) RS-232
7 5 (0.48%) RS-485
8 4 (0.38%) Broadband
9 3 (0.29%) SMS
9 3 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.19%) 4G
10 2 (0.19%) Firewall
10 2 (0.19%) OpenFlow
10 2 (0.19%) Wireless
11 1 (0.095%) DLNA
11 1 (0.095%) Modbus
11 1 (0.095%) Profibus
11 1 (0.095%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.38%) Blockchain
3 36 (3.43%) Big Data
4 34 (3.24%) Relational Database
5 27 (2.57%) MySQL
6 18 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 15 (1.43%) Data Lake
8 14 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (1.24%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.86%) KDB
11 8 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.67%) GIS
13 5 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.48%) DB2
13 5 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.38%) DB2 UDB
14 4 (0.38%) Informix
14 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 105 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 49 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 31 (2.95%) Subversion
4 30 (2.86%) JIRA
5 19 (1.81%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.52%) CMake
6 16 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.86%) LabVIEW
8 7 (0.67%) Selenium
8 7 (0.67%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.57%) Maven
10 5 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.48%) Xcode
11 4 (0.38%) GoogleTest
12 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.29%) Clang
12 3 (0.29%) JMeter
12 3 (0.29%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.29%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 337 (32.10%) Finance
2 144 (13.71%) Banking
3 105 (10.00%) Front Office
4 72 (6.86%) Investment Banking
5 43 (4.10%) Games
6 32 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.38%) Financial Institution
8 22 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.10%) Marketing
9 13 (1.24%) Automotive
9 13 (1.24%) Electronics
9 13 (1.24%) Retail
10 12 (1.14%) Aerospace
11 11 (1.05%) Advertising
12 9 (0.86%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.76%) Military
14 7 (0.67%) Law
15 4 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
16 3 (0.29%) Polish Language
17 2 (0.19%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (11.90%) STL
2 81 (7.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 65 (6.19%) .NET
4 54 (5.14%) AngularJS
5 48 (4.57%) XML
6 47 (4.48%) HTML
7 46 (4.38%) Qt
8 40 (3.81%) OpenGL
9 32 (3.05%) jQuery
10 30 (2.86%) REST
10 30 (2.86%) Web Services
11 29 (2.76%) MFC
12 27 (2.57%) CSS
13 26 (2.48%) Kafka
14 25 (2.38%) JSON
14 25 (2.38%) OpenMP
14 25 (2.38%) WPF
15 22 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
15 22 (2.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 20 (1.90%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 225 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 155 (14.76%) Algorithms
3 84 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 83 (7.90%) Fintech
5 67 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
6 53 (5.05%) Derivative
6 53 (5.05%) Equities
7 51 (4.86%) User Experience
8 50 (4.76%) Hedge funds
9 42 (4.00%) Data Structures
10 40 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
11 38 (3.62%) CUDA
12 35 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
13 26 (2.48%) Fixed Income
14 21 (2.00%) 3D Graphics
15 20 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
16 18 (1.71%) Bitcoin
16 18 (1.71%) Virtual Team
17 15 (1.43%) Grid Computing
18 9 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 407 (38.76%) Linux
2 217 (20.67%) Windows
3 157 (14.95%) Unix
4 34 (3.24%) Android
5 17 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.52%) CentOS
7 15 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.67%) Fedora
8 7 (0.67%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.48%) Solaris
10 3 (0.29%) AIX
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.095%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.095%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.095%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.095%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (32.10%) Software Engineering
2 264 (25.14%) Multithreading
3 236 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
4 205 (19.52%) OO
5 200 (19.05%) Mathematics
6 156 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
7 143 (13.62%) Low Latency
8 106 (10.10%) SDLC
9 103 (9.81%) Physics
10 85 (8.10%) Test Automation
11 73 (6.95%) Machine Learning
12 70 (6.67%) OOP
13 68 (6.48%) Scrum
13 68 (6.48%) TDD
14 64 (6.10%) OOD
15 57 (5.43%) Analytics
16 55 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
17 54 (5.14%) Artificial Intelligence
17 54 (5.14%) Multithreaded Programming
18 49 (4.67%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 1,050 (100.00%) C++
2 375 (35.71%) Python
3 288 (27.43%) Java
4 268 (25.52%) C
5 230 (21.90%) C#
6 194 (18.48%) SQL
7 96 (9.14%) JavaScript
8 37 (3.52%) Perl
9 35 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 21 (2.00%) Scala
11 20 (1.90%) Embedded C++
12 19 (1.81%) Ruby
12 19 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.43%) Go
15 14 (1.33%) VB
16 13 (1.24%) MATLAB
16 13 (1.24%) R
17 11 (1.05%) Delphi
17 11 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 258 (24.57%) Degree
2 83 (7.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (7.62%) PhD
4 36 (3.43%) Security Cleared
5 30 (2.86%) Master's Degree
6 15 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
7 14 (1.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.095%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.095%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.095%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.095%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.67%) QA
2 6 (0.57%) SLA
3 5 (0.48%) JTAG
4 3 (0.29%) GCP
4 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.095%) MiFID
5 1 (0.095%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (1.81%) Docker
2 10 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (0.67%) HP Fortify
2 4 (0.38%) Ansible
3 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.19%) Terraform
5 1 (0.095%) Mesos
5 1 (0.095%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 77 (7.33%) Oracle
2 21 (2.00%) Sybase
3 18 (1.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (0.76%) Google
4 8 (0.76%) Perforce
4 8 (0.76%) Red Hat
4 8 (0.76%) SAP
4 8 (0.76%) TIBCO
5 7 (0.67%) Solace
6 5 (0.48%) Apple
6 5 (0.48%) Reuters
6 5 (0.48%) Samsung
6 5 (0.48%) Talarian
6 5 (0.48%) Tradeweb
7 4 (0.38%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.38%) Capita
7 4 (0.38%) IBM
7 4 (0.38%) Rogue Wave
8 3 (0.29%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.29%) Facebook