Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

C++ Software Developer
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 765 788
Rank change year-on-year -111 +23 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 321 409 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 261 392 497
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,375 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 165,560 162,837 194,208
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,821 134,730 163,067
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

C++ Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C++ Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer.

Salary trend for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 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 -84 294 £46,250 +15.63% 82
UK excluding London -25 277 £45,000 +12.50% 62
East of England +24 140 £45,000 +17.65% 11
South East -4 82 £50,000 +14.94% 29
London -110 40 £55,000 +37.50% 24
South West -25 16 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Scotland -28 15 £40,000 -11.11%
North of England -26 10 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Midlands -11 6 £37,500 - 4
North West -17 6 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Northern Ireland +6 5 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire +18 4 £45,000 +5.88%
West Midlands +4 3 £36,250 +10.69% 4
East Midlands -16 3 £37,500 -
Wales - 3 £27,750 - 2

C++ Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, C++ Software Developer 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++ Software Developer in the job title.

1 321 (100.00%) C++
2 216 (67.29%) Software Engineering
3 144 (44.86%) Linux
4 131 (40.81%) Python
5 112 (34.89%) Degree
6 108 (33.64%) C
7 100 (31.15%) Computer Science
8 94 (29.28%) Java
9 89 (27.73%) C#
10 88 (27.41%) Multithreading
11 87 (27.10%) Windows
12 84 (26.17%) Mathematics
13 75 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
14 61 (19.00%) Algorithms
15 60 (18.69%) OO
16 59 (18.38%) SQL
16 59 (18.38%) Physics
17 51 (15.89%) Problem-Solving
18 45 (14.02%) PhD
19 42 (13.08%) SDLC
19 42 (13.08%) .NET
20 36 (11.21%) Machine Learning
21 33 (10.28%) Computer Science Degree
21 33 (10.28%) Artificial Intelligence
21 33 (10.28%) JavaScript
21 33 (10.28%) TCP/IP
22 32 (9.97%) Scrum
23 31 (9.66%) STL
24 30 (9.35%) Unix
25 29 (9.03%) Continuous Integration

C++ Software Developer 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 7 (2.18%) IIS
2 5 (1.56%) Apache
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Maya
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) MotionBuilder
2 1 (0.31%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.87%) GitHub
2 4 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.28%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.18%) HTTP
3 6 (1.87%) Ethernet
3 6 (1.87%) RS-232
3 6 (1.87%) RS-485
4 2 (0.62%) SMS
4 2 (0.62%) Wireless
4 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.31%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.31%) Internet
5 1 (0.31%) Modbus
5 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.31%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.79%) Big Data
2 20 (6.23%) MySQL
3 14 (4.36%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.74%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.49%) GIS
5 8 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.87%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.25%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.85%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.74%) LabVIEW
4 8 (2.49%) JIRA
5 3 (0.93%) Subversion
5 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.62%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.62%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.31%) Ant
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.31%) Clang
7 1 (0.31%) CMake
7 1 (0.31%) GCC
7 1 (0.31%) Maven
7 1 (0.31%) SCons
7 1 (0.31%) Selenium
7 1 (0.31%) Xcode
General
1 20 (6.23%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.92%) Games
3 14 (4.36%) Finance
4 10 (3.12%) Electronics
5 7 (2.18%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.18%) Automotive
6 6 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.87%) Marketing
7 4 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.25%) Retail
8 3 (0.93%) Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) Front Office
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.31%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.08%) .NET
2 31 (9.66%) STL
3 28 (8.72%) HTML
4 21 (6.54%) WCF
5 20 (6.23%) CSS
6 18 (5.61%) WPF
7 16 (4.98%) Qt
8 14 (4.36%) HTML5
8 14 (4.36%) Web Services
9 13 (4.05%) .NET Framework
10 12 (3.74%) AngularJS
11 11 (3.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 11 (3.43%) OpenGL
11 11 (3.43%) WinForms
12 10 (3.12%) Natural Language Processing
13 9 (2.80%) ASP.NET
13 9 (2.80%) MFC
14 7 (2.18%) XML
15 6 (1.87%) Angular 2
15 6 (1.87%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 100 (31.15%) Computer Science
2 61 (19.00%) Algorithms
3 21 (6.54%) CUDA
4 16 (4.98%) 3D Graphics
4 16 (4.98%) User Experience
5 15 (4.67%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.43%) Acoustics
8 7 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.56%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.25%) Robotics
11 2 (0.62%) Bitcoin
11 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.62%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.62%) Life Science
11 2 (0.62%) Media Streaming
11 2 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
12 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 144 (44.86%) Linux
2 87 (27.10%) Windows
3 30 (9.35%) Unix
4 9 (2.80%) Mac OS
5 7 (2.18%) Android
6 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (67.29%) Software Engineering
2 88 (27.41%) Multithreading
3 84 (26.17%) Mathematics
4 75 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (18.69%) OO
6 59 (18.38%) Physics
7 51 (15.89%) Problem-Solving
8 42 (13.08%) SDLC
9 36 (11.21%) Machine Learning
10 33 (10.28%) Artificial Intelligence
11 32 (9.97%) Scrum
12 29 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (8.10%) Unit Testing
14 24 (7.48%) TDD
15 21 (6.54%) Test Automation
16 20 (6.23%) Image Processing
17 19 (5.92%) Neural Network
18 18 (5.61%) CAD
18 18 (5.61%) Distributed Algorithms
19 15 (4.67%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 321 (100.00%) C++
2 131 (40.81%) Python
3 108 (33.64%) C
4 94 (29.28%) Java
5 89 (27.73%) C#
6 59 (18.38%) SQL
7 33 (10.28%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.05%) MATLAB
8 13 (4.05%) VB
9 7 (2.18%) Embedded C++
10 6 (1.87%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.87%) Delphi
10 6 (1.87%) Perl
11 4 (1.25%) Fortran
11 4 (1.25%) Go
11 4 (1.25%) PHP
11 4 (1.25%) Ruby
11 4 (1.25%) Scala
11 4 (1.25%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.93%) VC++
Qualifications
1 112 (34.89%) Degree
2 45 (14.02%) PhD
3 33 (10.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.80%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.30%) QA
2 6 (1.87%) JTAG
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.49%) Firmware
2 2 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.62%) Ansible
1 2 (0.62%) Puppet
2 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (4.67%) Oracle
2 12 (3.74%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.87%) NVIDIA
4 5 (1.56%) BT
5 4 (1.25%) SAP
6 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.31%) Capita
7 1 (0.31%) Google
7 1 (0.31%) IBM
7 1 (0.31%) Intel
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.31%) Renesas
7 1 (0.31%) Sony
7 1 (0.31%) Wind River