Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1107 1101 1117
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 60 78 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.045% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.046% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 49 77 150
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £108,500 £62,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +12.50%

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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +3 59 £42,500 -5.56% 13
UK excluding London -13 42 £35,000 -17.65% 9
Midlands +14 18 £35,000 -30.00% 4
London -10 18 £87,500 +70.73% 4
West Midlands +10 16 £35,000 -30.00% 3
South East +12 13 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East of England -2 7 £52,250 +60.77% 1
South West -2 2 £35,000 -22.22%
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
North West -3 1 - - 1
North of England -12 1 - - 1
Scotland -36 1 £46,000 +53.33%

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 60 (100.00%) C++
2 28 (46.67%) Games
3 26 (43.33%) Linux
4 22 (36.67%) Git (software)
5 21 (35.00%) NoSQL
6 18 (30.00%) Degree
6 18 (30.00%) Eclipse
6 18 (30.00%) MySQL
6 18 (30.00%) Subversion
6 18 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 17 (28.33%) Java
8 16 (26.67%) XML
8 16 (26.67%) SMS
8 16 (26.67%) Apache
8 16 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (26.67%) Red Hat
8 16 (26.67%) Billing
8 16 (26.67%) Ubuntu
8 16 (26.67%) Debian
8 16 (26.67%) Computer Science
8 16 (26.67%) CentOS
8 16 (26.67%) MongoDB
8 16 (26.67%) Redis
9 14 (23.33%) BBC
10 13 (21.67%) C
11 12 (20.00%) Mobile Payment
12 11 (18.33%) Python
13 9 (15.00%) Finance
13 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
13 9 (15.00%) Multithreading

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 16 (26.67%) Apache
2 3 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.67%) SMS
2 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) HTTP
4 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.00%) NoSQL
2 18 (30.00%) MySQL
3 16 (26.67%) MongoDB
3 16 (26.67%) Redis
4 4 (6.67%) Big Data
4 4 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (36.67%) Git (software)
2 18 (30.00%) Eclipse
2 18 (30.00%) Subversion
3 2 (3.33%) CMake
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) Mercurial
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.33%) Xcode
4 1 (1.67%) GoogleTest
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 28 (46.67%) Games
2 16 (26.67%) Billing
3 9 (15.00%) Finance
4 7 (11.67%) Banking
4 7 (11.67%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.67%) Front Office
5 4 (6.67%) Marketing
6 2 (3.33%) Electronics
6 2 (3.33%) Military
7 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) XML
2 6 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (8.33%) STL
4 4 (6.67%) .NET
4 4 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (6.67%) Kafka
4 4 (6.67%) OpenGL
4 4 (6.67%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (5.00%) MFC
6 2 (3.33%) Apache Flex
6 2 (3.33%) cocos2d
6 2 (3.33%) DirectX
6 2 (3.33%) iOS SDK
6 2 (3.33%) Middleware
7 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.67%) Express
7 1 (1.67%) OpenCV
7 1 (1.67%) QML
7 1 (1.67%) WCF
7 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 14 (23.33%) BBC
3 12 (20.00%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (13.33%) Algorithms
5 7 (11.67%) Derivative
6 4 (6.67%) Fixed Income
6 4 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (5.00%) Market Risk
8 2 (3.33%) Data Structures
8 2 (3.33%) Equities
8 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (3.33%) Oculus Rift
8 2 (3.33%) Robotics
8 2 (3.33%) User Experience
9 1 (1.67%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.67%) Animation
9 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Linux
2 16 (26.67%) CentOS
2 16 (26.67%) Debian
2 16 (26.67%) Ubuntu
3 7 (11.67%) Windows
4 5 (8.33%) Unix
5 4 (6.67%) Android
5 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
3 9 (15.00%) Multithreading
4 8 (13.33%) SDLC
5 7 (11.67%) OO
6 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.33%) Analytics
7 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.33%) Low Latency
8 4 (6.67%) Game Development
8 4 (6.67%) Line Management
8 4 (6.67%) OOD
8 4 (6.67%) OOP
8 4 (6.67%) Scrum
8 4 (6.67%) Signal Processing
8 4 (6.67%) UML
9 3 (5.00%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.00%) Validation
9 3 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (100.00%) C++
2 17 (28.33%) Java
3 13 (21.67%) C
4 11 (18.33%) Python
5 8 (13.33%) C#
6 5 (8.33%) MATLAB
6 5 (8.33%) SQL
7 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.00%) Ada
8 3 (5.00%) Go
8 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.00%) Scala
9 2 (3.33%) R
9 2 (3.33%) Ruby
10 1 (1.67%) GLSL
10 1 (1.67%) HLSL
10 1 (1.67%) PHP
10 1 (1.67%) VB
10 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (30.00%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.00%) Google
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (1.67%) Capita