Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 724 794
Rank change year-on-year -148 +70 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 301 496 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 253 474 485
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% -6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £62,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.43% +6.88%

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 163,706 170,309 190,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 96.08% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131,888 137,543 160,592
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 £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
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 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Top 16 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 18 August 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 -122 284 £50,000 +25.00% 99
UK excluding London -71 250 £50,000 +25.00% 74
East of England -20 105 £45,000 +12.50% 23
South East -33 91 £52,500 +20.69% 17
London -48 50 £55,000 +22.22% 30
South West +11 28 £45,000 +50.00% 12
North of England +4 9 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Scotland -13 8 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Yorkshire +34 7 £45,000 - 3
Midlands -21 5 £35,000 +4.48% 3
West Midlands +26 3 £35,000 -20.00% 3
North West -2 2 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Wales -2 2 £43,500 +2.35%
East Midlands -21 2 £36,250 +25.00%
Northern Ireland -2 1 £27,000 -46.00% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £45,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 301 (100.00%) C++
2 210 (69.77%) Software Engineering
3 140 (46.51%) Linux
4 119 (39.53%) Python
5 100 (33.22%) Java
6 99 (32.89%) Multithreading
7 94 (31.23%) C#
8 93 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (30.23%) Degree
10 89 (29.57%) Windows
11 81 (26.91%) C
12 80 (26.58%) OO
13 79 (26.25%) Computer Science
14 78 (25.91%) Mathematics
15 68 (22.59%) SQL
16 59 (19.60%) Physics
17 53 (17.61%) PhD
18 51 (16.94%) Algorithms
19 48 (15.95%) Artificial Intelligence
20 46 (15.28%) SDLC
21 40 (13.29%) STL
22 37 (12.29%) Finance
23 36 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
24 35 (11.63%) Machine Learning
24 35 (11.63%) .NET
25 34 (11.30%) TDD
26 33 (10.96%) OOD
27 32 (10.63%) Visual Studio
28 30 (9.97%) Computer Science Degree
29 29 (9.63%) 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 8 (2.66%) Apache
2 6 (1.99%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.33%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Maya
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.33%) MotionBuilder
1 1 (0.33%) Simulink
1 1 (0.33%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (0.33%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.32%) GitHub
2 8 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.00%) Internet
2 3 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.66%) 4G
3 2 (0.66%) HTTP
3 2 (0.66%) SMS
4 1 (0.33%) DLNA
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) Modbus
4 1 (0.33%) Profibus
4 1 (0.33%) UPnP
4 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.98%) MySQL
3 12 (3.99%) Big Data
4 8 (2.66%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.33%) GIS
6 6 (1.99%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.33%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 32 (10.63%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.32%) JIRA
3 13 (4.32%) LabVIEW
4 6 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.33%) Subversion
6 2 (0.66%) GoogleTest
6 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.33%) Ant
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.33%) CMake
7 1 (0.33%) GCC
7 1 (0.33%) GDB
7 1 (0.33%) JUnit
7 1 (0.33%) Maven
7 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.33%) Mockito
7 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 37 (12.29%) Finance
2 29 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.31%) Games
4 16 (5.32%) Aerospace
5 14 (4.65%) Electronics
6 12 (3.99%) Automotive
6 12 (3.99%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.65%) Marketing
8 5 (1.66%) Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Military
9 2 (0.66%) Retail
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.29%) STL
2 35 (11.63%) .NET
3 23 (7.64%) AngularJS
4 21 (6.98%) MFC
5 20 (6.64%) Natural Language Processing
6 19 (6.31%) Django
7 17 (5.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 16 (5.32%) Qt
9 15 (4.98%) XML
10 14 (4.65%) Web Services
11 13 (4.32%) .NET Framework
11 13 (4.32%) HTML
12 12 (3.99%) OpenGL
13 11 (3.65%) HTML5
13 11 (3.65%) TensorFlow
14 10 (3.32%) Angular 2
14 10 (3.32%) Node.js
15 9 (2.99%) CSS
16 8 (2.66%) REST
16 8 (2.66%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 79 (26.25%) Computer Science
2 51 (16.94%) Algorithms
3 22 (7.31%) CUDA
3 22 (7.31%) User Experience
4 18 (5.98%) 3D Graphics
5 9 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.66%) Acoustics
7 7 (2.33%) Derivative
7 7 (2.33%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.33%) Video\Live Streaming
8 6 (1.99%) Equities
9 5 (1.66%) Fintech
10 4 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.33%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (1.00%) Exotic Derivative
11 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.66%) Media Streaming
12 2 (0.66%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 140 (46.51%) Linux
2 89 (29.57%) Windows
3 27 (8.97%) Unix
4 10 (3.32%) Android
5 9 (2.99%) CentOS
5 9 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.33%) Fedora
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (69.77%) Software Engineering
2 99 (32.89%) Multithreading
3 93 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (26.58%) OO
5 78 (25.91%) Mathematics
6 59 (19.60%) Physics
7 48 (15.95%) Artificial Intelligence
8 46 (15.28%) SDLC
9 36 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (11.63%) Machine Learning
11 34 (11.30%) TDD
12 33 (10.96%) OOD
13 24 (7.97%) Scrum
14 21 (6.98%) Test Automation
15 20 (6.64%) Bayesian Methods
15 20 (6.64%) Distributed Algorithms
16 19 (6.31%) CAD
17 18 (5.98%) PLM
18 17 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (5.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 301 (100.00%) C++
2 119 (39.53%) Python
3 100 (33.22%) Java
4 94 (31.23%) C#
5 81 (26.91%) C
6 68 (22.59%) SQL
7 25 (8.31%) JavaScript
8 14 (4.65%) PL/SQL
9 13 (4.32%) VB
10 11 (3.65%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.32%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.99%) Go
13 4 (1.33%) VBA
14 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.00%) PHP
14 3 (1.00%) R
14 3 (1.00%) Rust
14 3 (1.00%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.00%) VC++
15 2 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (30.23%) Degree
2 53 (17.61%) PhD
3 30 (9.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (7.64%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.66%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.31%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) Docker
2 2 (0.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) Ansible
2 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (7.97%) Oracle
2 11 (3.65%) SAP
3 6 (1.99%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.00%) Sybase
5 2 (0.66%) Google
6 1 (0.33%) IBM
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.33%) Renesas