Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Programmer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1142 1116 1137
Rank change year-on-year -26 +21 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 51 63 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.037% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.038% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 34 59 138
UK median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% -13.64% +33.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,100 £25,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -15.79% - +18.75%

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 170,982 165,350 196,339
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 139,864 137,303 164,769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Programmer in the UK

C++ Programmer
Top 13 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 23 April 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 -47 48 £41,250 -13.16% 8
UK excluding London -29 40 £40,000 -15.79% 8
South East -8 20 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Midlands +4 12 £35,000 - 4
London -23 11 £55,000 +10.00%
North of England -20 7 - - 2
Yorkshire +14 6 - - 2
West Midlands +7 6 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands - 6 - - 3
East of England -25 3 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Scotland -26 3 £40,000 +33.33%
South West -9 1 £35,000 -26.32%
North West -11 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 51 (100.00%) C++
2 26 (50.98%) Games
3 20 (39.22%) Software Engineering
4 16 (31.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 15 (29.41%) Linux
5 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
6 14 (27.45%) Mathematics
6 14 (27.45%) Multithreading
6 14 (27.45%) Game Development
7 13 (25.49%) Degree
8 12 (23.53%) Subversion
8 12 (23.53%) C
9 11 (21.57%) Java
9 11 (21.57%) Finance
10 10 (19.61%) Python
10 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
11 9 (17.65%) OO
11 9 (17.65%) OOP
12 8 (15.69%) Eclipse
13 7 (13.73%) Multithreaded Programming
13 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (13.73%) Marketing
13 7 (13.73%) BBC
14 6 (11.76%) Perforce
14 6 (11.76%) Debian
14 6 (11.76%) SMS
14 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
14 6 (11.76%) Apache
14 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
14 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence

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 6 (11.76%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) SMS
1 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.80%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) Multicast
3 1 (1.96%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
1 6 (11.76%) NoSQL
1 6 (11.76%) Redis
2 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 12 (23.53%) Subversion
3 8 (15.69%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.92%) CMake
5 2 (3.92%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.92%) Xcode
General
1 26 (50.98%) Games
2 11 (21.57%) Finance
3 7 (13.73%) Marketing
4 6 (11.76%) Billing
5 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
6 4 (7.84%) Banking
6 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
7 3 (5.88%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (11.76%) cocos2d
2 6 (11.76%) CryEngine
2 6 (11.76%) XML
3 5 (9.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (9.80%) STL
3 5 (9.80%) Unreal Engine
4 4 (7.84%) Qt
5 2 (3.92%) iOS SDK
5 2 (3.92%) MFC
5 2 (3.92%) Middleware
5 2 (3.92%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.96%) DirectX
6 1 (1.96%) HTML
6 1 (1.96%) HTML5
6 1 (1.96%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.73%) BBC
3 6 (11.76%) Algorithms
4 4 (7.84%) Equities
5 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 3 (5.88%) Derivative
5 3 (5.88%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.92%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (3.92%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (3.92%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.96%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.96%) Smart Home
7 1 (1.96%) User Experience
7 1 (1.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) CentOS
2 6 (11.76%) Debian
2 6 (11.76%) Ubuntu
3 5 (9.80%) Windows
4 3 (5.88%) Android
5 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Software Engineering
2 14 (27.45%) Game Development
2 14 (27.45%) Mathematics
2 14 (27.45%) Multithreading
3 9 (17.65%) OO
3 9 (17.65%) OOP
4 7 (13.73%) Multithreaded Programming
4 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (11.76%) 3D Programming
5 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (11.76%) Front End Development
5 6 (11.76%) Web Development
6 5 (9.80%) Analytics
6 5 (9.80%) OOD
7 4 (7.84%) Scrum
7 4 (7.84%) SDLC
8 3 (5.88%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.92%) Line Management
9 2 (3.92%) Machine Learning
9 2 (3.92%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 51 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (23.53%) C
3 11 (21.57%) Java
4 10 (19.61%) Python
5 3 (5.88%) C#
5 3 (5.88%) MATLAB
6 2 (3.92%) R
6 2 (3.92%) SQL
7 1 (1.96%) GLSL
7 1 (1.96%) HLSL
7 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) PhD
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.92%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Perforce
1 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Sony