Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

C++ Programmer
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1130 1140 1130
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 50 71 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.040% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.042% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 30 62 155
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £111,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +20.00%

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 168,445 170,561 196,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,331 139,111 164,687
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++ Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C++ Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Programmer.

Salary trend for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Programmer over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +8 47 £45,000 -5.26% 3
UK excluding London -4 41 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South East +6 20 £47,500 -20.83%
Midlands 0 12 £43,750 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +21 11 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Yorkshire +29 9 £52,500 +5.00%
North of England +17 9 £52,500 +16.67%
London -1 9 £40,000 -27.27%
South West +3 3 £45,000 +2.86%
Scotland - 3 £40,000 -
East of England -9 2 £56,250 +18.42% 1
West Midlands +8 1 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, C++ Programmer 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++ Programmer in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) C++
2 25 (50.00%) Games
3 23 (46.00%) Software Engineering
4 17 (34.00%) Mathematics
4 17 (34.00%) Linux
4 17 (34.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 13 (26.00%) Game Development
5 13 (26.00%) C
6 10 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 10 (20.00%) Degree
7 9 (18.00%) Finance
7 9 (18.00%) Windows
8 8 (16.00%) Unix
8 8 (16.00%) Computer Science
8 8 (16.00%) 3D Programming
8 8 (16.00%) CryEngine
9 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (12.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (12.00%) OO
10 6 (12.00%) Java
11 5 (10.00%) STL
11 5 (10.00%) OOP
11 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 5 (10.00%) Qt
11 5 (10.00%) Android
11 5 (10.00%) Subversion
11 5 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
11 5 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
12 4 (8.00%) cocos2d
12 4 (8.00%) Front End Development

C++ Programmer 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 1 (2.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
1 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) Multicast
2 1 (2.00%) RS-232
2 1 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.00%) Ingres
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.00%) Subversion
3 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (50.00%) Games
2 9 (18.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.00%) Marketing
5 2 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Billing
6 1 (2.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (16.00%) CryEngine
3 6 (12.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (10.00%) Qt
4 5 (10.00%) STL
4 5 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
5 4 (8.00%) cocos2d
6 3 (6.00%) HTML
6 3 (6.00%) MFC
6 3 (6.00%) OpenGL
7 2 (4.00%) HTML5
7 2 (4.00%) XML
8 1 (2.00%) JDBC
8 1 (2.00%) Middleware
8 1 (2.00%) ODBC
8 1 (2.00%) QML
8 1 (2.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) BBC
2 3 (6.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.00%) Animation
3 2 (4.00%) Equities
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.00%) AS400
4 1 (2.00%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) Derivative
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.00%) iSeries
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Linux
2 9 (18.00%) Windows
3 8 (16.00%) Unix
4 5 (10.00%) Android
5 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.00%) CentOS
6 1 (2.00%) Debian
6 1 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (34.00%) Mathematics
3 13 (26.00%) Game Development
4 10 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 8 (16.00%) 3D Programming
6 6 (12.00%) OO
7 5 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
7 5 (10.00%) OOP
8 4 (8.00%) Android Development
8 4 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (8.00%) Cross-Platform Development
8 4 (8.00%) Front End Development
8 4 (8.00%) iOS Development
8 4 (8.00%) Machine Learning
8 4 (8.00%) Web Development
9 3 (6.00%) Mathematical Modelling
9 3 (6.00%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (4.00%) OOD
10 2 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (100.00%) C++
2 13 (26.00%) C
3 6 (12.00%) Java
4 4 (8.00%) C#
4 4 (8.00%) MATLAB
4 4 (8.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.00%) Perl
5 3 (6.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.00%) COBOL
6 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Perforce
2 1 (2.00%) IBM
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.00%) Sony