Period
to 15 January 2019

The median annual salary for a C++ Programmer was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1074 1118 1110
Rank change year-on-year +44 -8 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Programmer 36 56 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.032% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.034% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 33 46 86
UK median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £111,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -5.56%

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 144,966 165,748 169,118
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.17% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,942 134,477 140,788
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 +38 34 £43,000 -4.44% 9
UK excluding London +34 24 £37,500 +7.14% 7
London +32 10 £45,000 -55.00% 3
Midlands +26 9 £37,500 +7.14% 2
East Midlands +16 9 £37,500 - 1
North of England +41 5 £35,000 - 1
East of England +22 5 £65,000 +24.40% 3
North West +33 3 £30,000 -
South West +1 3 £40,000 -
South East +27 2 £44,000 +3.53%
Yorkshire - 2 £52,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 36 (100.00%) C++
2 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (30.56%) Degree
5 8 (22.22%) C#
5 8 (22.22%) Linux
6 7 (19.44%) Unix
6 7 (19.44%) Finance
6 7 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
7 6 (16.67%) Games
7 6 (16.67%) CSS
7 6 (16.67%) HTML
7 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 6 (16.67%) Visualisation
8 5 (13.89%) Mathematics
8 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
8 5 (13.89%) MFC
8 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.89%) EPoS
8 5 (13.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (11.11%) Python
9 4 (11.11%) Android
10 3 (8.33%) Multithreading
10 3 (8.33%) Embedded C++
10 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (8.33%) Game Development
11 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (5.56%) Collaborative Working

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 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon Alexa
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Games
3 2 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (2.78%) French Language
4 1 (2.78%) Music Industry
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) CSS
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
2 5 (13.89%) MFC
2 5 (13.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (5.56%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (2.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (2.78%) OpenCV
4 1 (2.78%) Qt
4 1 (2.78%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) EPoS
2 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 7 (19.44%) Unix
3 4 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
4 6 (16.67%) Visualisation
5 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.89%) Mathematics
6 3 (8.33%) Game Development
6 3 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.56%) Prototyping
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.78%) Computer Vision
8 1 (2.78%) Conversational UI
8 1 (2.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (22.22%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.56%) C
7 1 (2.78%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) SQL
7 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Google