The median annual salary for a C++ Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 639 678 648
Rank change year-on-year +39 -30  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 215 277 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 195 249 290
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

C++ Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured C++ Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 208 £40,000 -5.88% 40
London +69 70 £41,250 -34.00% 6
East of England +62 50 £37,500 -16.66% 10
South East +6 42 £42,500 - 10
Cambridgeshire +36 30 £30,000 -33.33% 10
Cambridge +28 30 £30,000 -33.33% 10
East Midlands +4 25 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Nottinghamshire +10 22 £37,500 -6.25% 2
City of London +45 13 £57,500 - 2
North West -4 12 £36,250 +27.19% 5
Manchester -22 11 £37,500 +31.57% 4
Hertfordshire - 11 £40,000 -
West Sussex +10 10 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Borehamwood - 10 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +22 8 £42,500 -10.52%
South West +14 8 £46,250 +17.83% 2
Nottingham -2 8 £40,000 -
Stanmore - 8 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes +17 6 £42,500 -10.52%
West End of London +12 6 £40,000 -
Crawley +11 6 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Haverhill - 6 £25,500 -
Belfast - 6 £50,000 -
County Antrim - 6 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £50,000 -
Suffolk - 6 £25,500 -
East Sussex +12 5 £47,500 +5.55%
Brighton +11 5 £47,500 +5.55%
Oxfordshire +7 5 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Gloucestershire -3 5 £45,000 -18.18% 1

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 406 (100.00%) C++
2 200 (49.26%) Software Engineering
3 143 (35.22%) Linux
4 139 (34.24%) C#
4 139 (34.24%) Degree
5 123 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (29.31%) Computer Science
7 110 (27.09%) Java
8 107 (26.35%) C
9 99 (24.38%) Python
10 98 (24.14%) OO
10 98 (24.14%) Physics
11 96 (23.65%) SDLC
12 86 (21.18%) Mathematics
13 84 (20.69%) Windows
14 76 (18.72%) Finance
15 74 (18.23%) Multithreading
16 70 (17.24%) .NET
17 66 (16.26%) HTML
18 59 (14.53%) SQL
19 57 (14.04%) Algorithms
20 54 (13.30%) OOP
21 53 (13.05%) Qt
22 50 (12.32%) Automotive
23 45 (11.08%) Unix
23 45 (11.08%) STL
24 44 (10.84%) JavaScript
24 44 (10.84%) OpenGL
25 43 (10.59%) Visual Studio
26 41 (10.10%) Telecoms

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 14 (3.45%) Apache
2 3 (0.74%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.49%) IIS
3 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.25%) Drupal
4 1 (0.25%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.25%) Luigi
4 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.72%) SaaS
2 6 (1.48%) GitHub
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.69%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.72%) HTTP
3 6 (1.48%) RS-485
4 4 (0.99%) InfiniBand
4 4 (0.99%) RTP
5 3 (0.74%) Broadband
5 3 (0.74%) Firewall
5 3 (0.74%) RS-232
6 2 (0.49%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.49%) Multicast
6 2 (0.49%) NGN
6 2 (0.49%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.25%) 3G
7 1 (0.25%) 4G
7 1 (0.25%) GSM
7 1 (0.25%) Internet
7 1 (0.25%) Network Security
7 1 (0.25%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.17%) MySQL
1 21 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.72%) Big Data
3 7 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (1.48%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.74%) MariaDB
6 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.49%) MS Access
7 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.49%) Redis
8 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.25%) GIS
8 1 (0.25%) KDB
8 1 (0.25%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 43 (10.59%) Visual Studio
2 39 (9.61%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.68%) Subversion
4 18 (4.43%) LabVIEW
5 11 (2.71%) CMake
6 8 (1.97%) GoogleTest
7 7 (1.72%) NUnit
7 7 (1.72%) Selenium
8 5 (1.23%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.99%) JUnit
10 3 (0.74%) Ant
10 3 (0.74%) LINQPad
10 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.49%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.49%) JIRA
11 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.49%) MSTest
12 1 (0.25%) GCC
12 1 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 76 (18.72%) Finance
2 50 (12.32%) Automotive
3 41 (10.10%) Games
3 41 (10.10%) Telecoms
4 28 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 21 (5.17%) Aerospace
6 19 (4.68%) Banking
7 14 (3.45%) Electronics
8 11 (2.71%) Front Office
9 9 (2.22%) Marketing
10 5 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.99%) Advertising
12 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.25%) French Language
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (17.24%) .NET
2 66 (16.26%) HTML
3 53 (13.05%) Qt
4 45 (11.08%) STL
5 44 (10.84%) OpenGL
6 35 (8.62%) CSS
7 30 (7.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 25 (6.16%) AngularJS
9 21 (5.17%) OpenCV
10 20 (4.93%) OpenCL
11 19 (4.68%) Node.js
12 17 (4.19%) XML
13 16 (3.94%) HTML5
14 15 (3.69%) Qt Quick
14 15 (3.69%) WebKit
15 14 (3.45%) Web Services
15 14 (3.45%) WPF
16 12 (2.96%) ASP.NET
17 11 (2.71%) CSS3
17 11 (2.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 119 (29.31%) Computer Science
2 57 (14.04%) Algorithms
3 25 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.91%) Data Structures
5 20 (4.93%) Embedded Systems
6 16 (3.94%) 3D Graphics
7 14 (3.45%) CUDA
8 13 (3.20%) Robotics
9 12 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (2.71%) GPGPU
11 10 (2.46%) Derivative
11 10 (2.46%) Equities
11 10 (2.46%) Fixed Income
12 9 (2.22%) Device Driver
12 9 (2.22%) VHDL
13 8 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.48%) Blog
15 5 (1.23%) Grid Computing
15 5 (1.23%) Hedge funds
16 4 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 143 (35.22%) Linux
2 84 (20.69%) Windows
3 45 (11.08%) Unix
4 19 (4.68%) Android
5 18 (4.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (49.26%) Software Engineering
2 123 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (24.14%) OO
3 98 (24.14%) Physics
4 96 (23.65%) SDLC
5 86 (21.18%) Mathematics
6 74 (18.23%) Multithreading
7 54 (13.30%) OOP
8 36 (8.87%) OOD
9 35 (8.62%) Scrum
10 29 (7.14%) Open Source
11 28 (6.90%) TDD
12 25 (6.16%) Unit Testing
13 24 (5.91%) Machine Learning
13 24 (5.91%) Multithreaded Programming
14 23 (5.67%) UML
15 20 (4.93%) Low Latency
16 18 (4.43%) CAD
16 18 (4.43%) High Availability
16 18 (4.43%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 406 (100.00%) C++
2 139 (34.24%) C#
3 110 (27.09%) Java
4 107 (26.35%) C
5 99 (24.38%) Python
6 59 (14.53%) SQL
7 44 (10.84%) JavaScript
8 23 (5.67%) PHP
9 18 (4.43%) Embedded C++
10 14 (3.45%) Embedded C
10 14 (3.45%) MATLAB
11 13 (3.20%) Ruby
12 8 (1.97%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.72%) Assembly Language
13 7 (1.72%) Delphi
13 7 (1.72%) Pascal
14 6 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.48%) Perl
15 5 (1.23%) Go
15 5 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 139 (34.24%) Degree
2 34 (8.37%) PhD
3 15 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.49%) HND
5 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.16%) QA
2 10 (2.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.49%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (2.22%) Docker
2 4 (0.99%) Firmware
2 4 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (0.74%) KVM
3 3 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Ansible
1 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.25%) Puppet
1 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (2.96%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.22%) Google
3 8 (1.97%) Oracle
4 7 (1.72%) SAP
4 7 (1.72%) VMware
5 3 (0.74%) Sony
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco
6 1 (0.25%) IBM
6 1 (0.25%) Intel
6 1 (0.25%) Mitel
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.25%) Sybase
6 1 (0.25%) T-Plan
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent beneifts
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40 - £55 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Outstanding
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockton-on-tees, County Durham
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum bonus + health + pension + life insu
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DoE + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wellington, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: 60,000.00 + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k (DoE) + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago