The median annual salary for a C++ Programmer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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

C++ Programmer
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 822 884 876
Rank change year-on-year +62 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 40 63 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.061% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.063% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 36 60 95
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.63% +37.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £20,500 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £90,000 £76,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83035 100238 108608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68947 84097 88662
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

C++ Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured C++ Programmer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Top 23 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +60 40 £47,500 -13.63% 4
London +64 13 £50,000 -33.33%
South East +62 10 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East of England +24 10 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Cambridgeshire - 9 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge - 9 £47,500 - 1
Crawley +2 5 £60,000 +9.09%
West Sussex +1 5 £60,000 +14.28%
West Midlands +36 4 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Birmingham +24 4 £35,000 +11.11% 1
High Wycombe - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Abingdon - 2 £33,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £33,000 -
City of London +37 1 £40,000 -55.55%
Yorkshire +23 1 £50,000 -21.87%
Hertfordshire +19 1 - -
North West -30 1 £40,000 +100.00%
Mayfair - 1 £90,000 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £90,000 -
South West - 1 £47,500 -
Manchester - 1 £40,000 -
Bristol - 1 £47,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, C++ Programmer 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++ Programmer in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) C++
2 22 (35.48%) Software Engineering
3 18 (29.03%) Linux
4 17 (27.42%) STL
5 15 (24.19%) C#
5 15 (24.19%) Java
6 14 (22.58%) C
7 13 (20.97%) Windows
7 13 (20.97%) Algorithms
8 11 (17.74%) Games
8 11 (17.74%) OO
8 11 (17.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 10 (16.13%) GoogleTest
9 10 (16.13%) Finance
9 10 (16.13%) Google
10 9 (14.52%) UML
11 8 (12.90%) Apache
11 8 (12.90%) Degree
11 8 (12.90%) Billing
12 7 (11.29%) Subversion
12 7 (11.29%) Mathematics
12 7 (11.29%) Python
12 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
12 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
13 6 (9.68%) PHP
13 6 (9.68%) PhD
13 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
13 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (8.06%) Eclipse
14 5 (8.06%) XML

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 8 (12.90%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) GIMP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Broadband
1 4 (6.45%) SMS
2 3 (4.84%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.23%) RS-232
3 2 (3.23%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.61%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) MongoDB
1 5 (8.06%) MySQL
1 5 (8.06%) NoSQL
1 5 (8.06%) Redis
2 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) GoogleTest
2 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.29%) Subversion
3 5 (8.06%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.23%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.61%) GCC
6 1 (1.61%) GDB
General
1 11 (17.74%) Games
2 10 (16.13%) Finance
3 8 (12.90%) Billing
4 4 (6.45%) Marketing
4 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.84%) Front Office
5 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.23%) Banking
6 2 (3.23%) Electronics
6 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) STL
2 11 (17.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (8.06%) XML
4 4 (6.45%) .NET
4 4 (6.45%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (4.84%) OpenGL
5 3 (4.84%) RESTful
5 3 (4.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (3.23%) Direct3D
6 2 (3.23%) Qt
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.61%) DirectX
7 1 (1.61%) JSON
7 1 (1.61%) Middleware
7 1 (1.61%) POSIX
7 1 (1.61%) Rendezvous
7 1 (1.61%) REST
7 1 (1.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Algorithms
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (6.45%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (3.23%) BBC
6 2 (3.23%) CAN bus
6 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.23%) HoloLens
6 2 (3.23%) Kinect
6 2 (3.23%) Robotics
7 1 (1.61%) AS400
7 1 (1.61%) Equities
7 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.61%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Linux
2 13 (20.97%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) CentOS
3 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
3 4 (6.45%) Unix
4 2 (3.23%) Android
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Software Engineering
2 11 (17.74%) OO
3 9 (14.52%) UML
4 7 (11.29%) Mathematics
5 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.45%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.45%) Logistics
7 4 (6.45%) Machine Learning
7 4 (6.45%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.45%) Physics
7 4 (6.45%) Workflow
8 3 (4.84%) Data Management
8 3 (4.84%) Low Latency
8 3 (4.84%) Microservices
8 3 (4.84%) Open Source
8 3 (4.84%) SOA
8 3 (4.84%) TDD
9 2 (3.23%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (24.19%) C#
2 15 (24.19%) Java
3 14 (22.58%) C
4 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.29%) Python
5 6 (9.68%) PHP
6 5 (8.06%) SQL
7 3 (4.84%) R
7 3 (4.84%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.61%) COBOL
9 1 (1.61%) Delphi
9 1 (1.61%) Fortran
9 1 (1.61%) GLSL
9 1 (1.61%) HLSL
9 1 (1.61%) Perl
9 1 (1.61%) RPG
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 6 (9.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Google
2 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.61%) Solace
3 1 (1.61%) Sybase
3 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
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