Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 720 785 785
Rank change year-on-year +65 0 -99
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 506 457 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 472 431 522
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +70 477 £42,500 - 52
UK excluding London +86 399 £40,000 -5.88% 34
East of England +98 164 £40,000 +6.67% 18
London -21 122 £45,000 +12.50% 20
South East -18 112 £45,000 -5.26% 7
South West +38 47 £30,000 -23.08% 4
Midlands +25 35 £29,000 -31.76% 2
East Midlands +27 18 £29,000 -31.76% 1
West Midlands +20 17 £33,500 +21.82% 1
Scotland -9 14 £43,750 +3.55% 1
North of England -11 13 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Wales +16 11 £42,500 +21.43%
North West -10 10 £42,500 +10.39% 1
Yorkshire -7 3 £41,250 +26.92%
Northern Ireland - 3 £40,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, C++ Software Developer 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++ Software Developer in the job title.

1 506 (100.00%) C++
2 243 (48.02%) Software Engineering
3 237 (46.84%) Degree
4 229 (45.26%) Computer Science
5 220 (43.48%) Java
6 210 (41.50%) Linux
7 206 (40.71%) C
8 188 (37.15%) C#
9 168 (33.20%) Mathematics
10 160 (31.62%) Python
11 141 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
12 140 (27.67%) Physics
13 125 (24.70%) Windows
14 99 (19.57%) SQL
15 98 (19.37%) OO
16 96 (18.97%) SDLC
17 91 (17.98%) Telecoms
18 83 (16.40%) Algorithms
19 81 (16.01%) Machine Learning
19 81 (16.01%) Finance
20 80 (15.81%) Scrum
21 77 (15.22%) Multithreading
22 73 (14.43%) Games
23 72 (14.23%) .NET
24 71 (14.03%) Visual Studio
25 70 (13.83%) Computer Science Degree
26 55 (10.87%) JavaScript
27 49 (9.68%) Git (software)
27 49 (9.68%) OOP
28 48 (9.49%) Electronics

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 21 (4.15%) IIS
2 14 (2.77%) eris
2 14 (2.77%) Ethereum
2 14 (2.77%) Hyperledger
3 5 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (0.79%) DNN
5 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.59%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Abaqus
1 1 (0.20%) NASTRAN
1 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.95%) GitHub
2 14 (2.77%) SaaS
3 10 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.59%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.93%) TCP/IP
2 26 (5.14%) HTTP
3 8 (1.58%) Broadband
4 7 (1.38%) HTTPS
4 7 (1.38%) Internet
5 6 (1.19%) VoIP
6 5 (0.99%) 3G
6 5 (0.99%) 4G
6 5 (0.99%) LTE
6 5 (0.99%) Wireless
7 4 (0.79%) SNMP
8 3 (0.59%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.40%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.40%) Z-Wave
10 1 (0.20%) DNS
10 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.52%) NoSQL
2 20 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.56%) RDBMS
4 17 (3.36%) Blockchain
5 15 (2.96%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.57%) SQL Server
7 12 (2.37%) MySQL
8 10 (1.98%) GIS
9 9 (1.78%) Big Data
10 7 (1.38%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.59%) Redis
12 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
13 1 (0.20%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.20%) SQLite
13 1 (0.20%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 71 (14.03%) Visual Studio
2 49 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.34%) Subversion
4 22 (4.35%) LabVIEW
5 19 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.77%) Selenium
7 9 (1.78%) GCC
8 5 (0.99%) JIRA
8 5 (0.99%) Maven
9 4 (0.79%) Clang
10 3 (0.59%) GoogleTest
11 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.20%) Ant
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Ivy
12 1 (0.20%) CMake
12 1 (0.20%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.20%) NuGet
12 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 91 (17.98%) Telecoms
2 81 (16.01%) Finance
3 73 (14.43%) Games
4 48 (9.49%) Electronics
5 47 (9.29%) Aerospace
6 30 (5.93%) Automotive
7 26 (5.14%) Banking
8 20 (3.95%) Marketing
9 19 (3.75%) Manufacturing
10 14 (2.77%) Publishing
11 10 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.99%) Front Office
13 2 (0.40%) Billing
13 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.40%) Military
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
14 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (14.23%) .NET
2 48 (9.49%) Qt
3 38 (7.51%) HTML
4 32 (6.32%) ASP.NET
5 29 (5.73%) Apache Axis
5 29 (5.73%) STL
6 28 (5.53%) XML
7 25 (4.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 24 (4.74%) CSS
9 21 (4.15%) WCF
10 20 (3.95%) Web Services
11 18 (3.56%) AngularJS
11 18 (3.56%) REST
12 16 (3.16%) WPF
13 14 (2.77%) Smart Contracts
13 14 (2.77%) WinForms
14 13 (2.57%) D3.js
14 13 (2.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (1.98%) Node.js
16 7 (1.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 229 (45.26%) Computer Science
2 83 (16.40%) Algorithms
3 30 (5.93%) 3D Printing
4 26 (5.14%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (5.14%) Fintech
5 21 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.56%) Client/Server
7 16 (3.16%) Video\Live Streaming
8 15 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
9 13 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.78%) Robotics
11 8 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.38%) Contactless
12 7 (1.38%) EMV
12 7 (1.38%) Smartcard
12 7 (1.38%) Social Media
13 6 (1.19%) Acoustics
14 5 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (0.99%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.99%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 210 (41.50%) Linux
2 125 (24.70%) Windows
3 41 (8.10%) Unix
4 26 (5.14%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (3.16%) Android
6 11 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.19%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.79%) CentOS
10 2 (0.40%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.20%) Debian
11 1 (0.20%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (48.02%) Software Engineering
2 168 (33.20%) Mathematics
3 141 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (27.67%) Physics
5 98 (19.37%) OO
6 96 (18.97%) SDLC
7 81 (16.01%) Machine Learning
8 80 (15.81%) Scrum
9 77 (15.22%) Multithreading
10 49 (9.68%) OOP
11 47 (9.29%) Open Source
12 45 (8.89%) CAD
13 38 (7.51%) TDD
14 37 (7.31%) Computer Vision
14 37 (7.31%) Web Development
15 36 (7.11%) Artificial Intelligence
16 32 (6.32%) OOD
17 29 (5.73%) CAE
17 29 (5.73%) Content Writing
17 29 (5.73%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 506 (100.00%) C++
2 220 (43.48%) Java
3 206 (40.71%) C
4 188 (37.15%) C#
5 160 (31.62%) Python
6 99 (19.57%) SQL
7 55 (10.87%) JavaScript
8 45 (8.89%) MATLAB
9 33 (6.52%) Go
10 23 (4.55%) Perl
11 17 (3.36%) Embedded C++
12 15 (2.96%) PHP
12 15 (2.96%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.77%) Solidity
14 11 (2.17%) Scala
15 10 (1.98%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.78%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.38%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.38%) VB
18 6 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 237 (46.84%) Degree
2 70 (13.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (8.70%) Numerate Degree
4 36 (7.11%) PhD
5 20 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.96%) Master's Degree
6 15 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.20%) HND
8 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) ECSS
3 1 (0.20%) GCP
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 11 (2.17%) Firmware
2 4 (0.79%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 28 (5.53%) Oracle
2 14 (2.77%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.77%) SAP
3 9 (1.78%) Sony
4 8 (1.58%) NVIDIA
5 7 (1.38%) Intel
6 5 (0.99%) IBM
6 5 (0.99%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.79%) Google
7 4 (0.79%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.20%) ANSYS
9 1 (0.20%) Citrix