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The median annual salary for a C++ Programmer was £215,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

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
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1207 995 778
Rank change year-on-year -212 -217 +328
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 28 8 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.007% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.008% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 13
10th Percentile £90,000 £41,375 £33,000
25th Percentile £117,500 £159,688 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £215,000 £215,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +405.88% -15.00%
75th Percentile £232,500 £232,500 £53,750
90th Percentile - - £62,750
UK excluding London median annual salary - £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year - -3.03% -17.50%

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 156,644 103,964 61,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.19% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84,089 73,630 50,434
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

C++ Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ Programmer.

Salary trend for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ Programmer over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Salary histogram for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Top 3 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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -169 26 £215,000 - 1
England -175 26 £215,000 - 3
Work from Home -216 17 £215,000 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, C++ Programmer job roles required the following 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 28 (100.00%) C++
2 23 (82.14%) Computer Science
3 21 (75.00%) Software Engineering
4 16 (57.14%) Analytics
4 16 (57.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (57.14%) Python
5 13 (46.43%) OO
5 13 (46.43%) OOD
5 13 (46.43%) STL
5 13 (46.43%) Data Structures
5 13 (46.43%) Algorithms
5 13 (46.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 13 (46.43%) AWS
5 13 (46.43%) Metaprogramming
5 13 (46.43%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (46.43%) Requirements Gathering
6 10 (35.71%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (35.71%) Linux
7 7 (25.00%) GPGPU
7 7 (25.00%) CUDA
7 7 (25.00%) Eurex
7 7 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 7 (25.00%) Internet
7 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (25.00%) Proprietary Trading
7 7 (25.00%) High-Frequency Trading
8 4 (14.29%) Social Skills
8 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
9 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (46.43%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Internet
1 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Social Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (46.43%) STL
2 10 (35.71%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.57%) ATL
3 1 (3.57%) COM
3 1 (3.57%) MFC
3 1 (3.57%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) XSD
3 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (46.43%) Algorithms
2 13 (46.43%) Data Structures
2 13 (46.43%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (25.00%) CUDA
3 7 (25.00%) Eurex
3 7 (25.00%) GPGPU
4 3 (10.71%) Equities
4 3 (10.71%) Fixed Income
4 3 (10.71%) Hedge funds
4 3 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Computer Science
2 21 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 16 (57.14%) Analytics
4 13 (46.43%) Metaprogramming
4 13 (46.43%) OO
4 13 (46.43%) OOD
4 13 (46.43%) Requirements Gathering
5 7 (25.00%) High-Frequency Trading
5 7 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 7 (25.00%) Proprietary Trading
6 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 3 (10.71%) Concurrent Programming
7 3 (10.71%) Fintech
7 3 (10.71%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.71%) SOA
7 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C++
2 16 (57.14%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) PhD
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft