Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Programmer was £42,500 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++ Programmer
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1107 1121 1081
Rank change year-on-year +14 -40 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 41 66 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.038% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.039% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 33 54 153
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +13.10%
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £109,250 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.86% -17.65% +13.33%

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++ 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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Top 11 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 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 -4 40 £42,500 -5.56% 13
UK excluding London -1 30 £41,250 +17.86% 12
Midlands +20 14 £37,500 +7.14% 3
East Midlands +15 14 £37,500 -6.25% 2
London +23 10 £43,000 -42.67% 1
South East +3 7 £44,000 +10.00%
North of England +53 6 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £52,500 -
South West +10 4 £45,000 +12.50% 5
North West +10 1 £27,500 - 1
East of England +6 1 £50,000 +5.26% 3

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 41 (100.00%) C++
2 19 (46.34%) Software Engineering
3 14 (34.15%) Games
4 11 (26.83%) Unix
4 11 (26.83%) Linux
4 11 (26.83%) Mathematics
5 9 (21.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 9 (21.95%) Finance
6 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.51%) MFC
6 8 (19.51%) C#
6 8 (19.51%) HTML
7 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
8 6 (14.63%) C
8 6 (14.63%) CSS
8 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
8 6 (14.63%) Degree
9 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.20%) Android
9 5 (12.20%) Unreal Engine
9 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
9 5 (12.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (12.20%) Windows
9 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
9 5 (12.20%) EPoS
10 4 (9.76%) OO
10 4 (9.76%) STL
10 4 (9.76%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (9.76%) Cross-Platform Development
10 4 (9.76%) Android 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.44%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (34.15%) Games
2 9 (21.95%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (19.51%) HTML
2 8 (19.51%) MFC
3 6 (14.63%) CSS
4 5 (12.20%) Unreal Engine
5 4 (9.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (9.76%) STL
6 3 (7.32%) OpenGL
7 2 (4.88%) CryEngine
7 2 (4.88%) Qt
8 1 (2.44%) HTML5
8 1 (2.44%) JDBC
8 1 (2.44%) Middleware
8 1 (2.44%) ODBC
8 1 (2.44%) XML
8 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.20%) EPoS
3 2 (4.88%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.44%) Animation
4 1 (2.44%) AS400
4 1 (2.44%) BBC
4 1 (2.44%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.44%) iSeries
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Linux
1 11 (26.83%) Unix
2 5 (12.20%) Android
2 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
2 5 (12.20%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Software Engineering
2 11 (26.83%) Mathematics
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.76%) Android Development
5 4 (9.76%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (9.76%) Cross-Platform Development
5 4 (9.76%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (9.76%) iOS Development
5 4 (9.76%) OO
5 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
6 3 (7.32%) Game Development
6 3 (7.32%) Machine Learning
6 3 (7.32%) Mathematical Modelling
6 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.32%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (7.32%) Prototyping
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) 3D Programming
7 2 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (19.51%) C#
3 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.63%) C
5 3 (7.32%) MATLAB
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
6 2 (4.88%) Java
6 2 (4.88%) Perl
7 1 (2.44%) COBOL
7 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.44%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) RPG
7 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (2.44%) IBM