Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Developer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 813 778
Rank change year-on-year +24 -35 -97
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 413 373 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 377 340 535
UK median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £28,950
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -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 168,954 167,321 203,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,376 139,001 170,390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +12 385 £45,000 +12.50% 80
UK excluding London +93 342 £42,500 +6.25% 61
East of England +63 148 £42,500 +13.33% 27
South East +35 97 £45,000 - 20
London -66 74 £50,000 +25.00% 21
South West +10 32 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Midlands +14 23 £29,000 -27.50% 3
North of England -23 15 £40,000 +10.34% 7
Scotland -30 13 £40,000 -21.95%
West Midlands +8 12 £33,500 +45.65% 2
North West -10 12 £37,500 +5.26% 5
East Midlands +13 11 £29,000 -29.70% 1
Wales +10 7 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Northern Ireland -13 7 £45,000 +63.64% 1
Yorkshire +12 3 £42,500 +21.43% 2

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 413 (100.00%) C++
2 233 (56.42%) Software Engineering
3 174 (42.13%) Degree
4 168 (40.68%) Linux
5 166 (40.19%) Computer Science
6 163 (39.47%) C
7 148 (35.84%) Java
8 139 (33.66%) C#
9 134 (32.45%) Python
10 120 (29.06%) Mathematics
11 109 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
11 109 (26.39%) Windows
12 83 (20.10%) SQL
13 79 (19.13%) Physics
14 78 (18.89%) Multithreading
15 74 (17.92%) OO
16 73 (17.68%) .NET
17 68 (16.46%) SDLC
18 64 (15.50%) Machine Learning
19 61 (14.77%) Algorithms
19 61 (14.77%) Scrum
20 48 (11.62%) Games
21 43 (10.41%) PhD
22 42 (10.17%) JavaScript
23 41 (9.93%) Computer Science Degree
24 38 (9.20%) Qt
25 36 (8.72%) TCP/IP
26 35 (8.47%) MATLAB
27 34 (8.23%) TDD
27 34 (8.23%) Git (software)

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 16 (3.87%) IIS
2 6 (1.45%) eris
2 6 (1.45%) Ethereum
2 6 (1.45%) Hyperledger
3 5 (1.21%) Apache
4 4 (0.97%) DNN
5 3 (0.73%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Maya
2 1 (0.24%) Abaqus
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) MotionBuilder
2 1 (0.24%) NASTRAN
2 1 (0.24%) NUKE
2 1 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) MultiChain
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.42%) GitHub
2 6 (1.45%) SaaS
3 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.73%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.72%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.66%) HTTP
3 7 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.45%) RS-232
4 6 (1.45%) RS-485
4 6 (1.45%) VoIP
4 6 (1.45%) Wireless
5 5 (1.21%) Internet
6 4 (0.97%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.73%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.48%) BitTorrent
8 2 (0.48%) Broadband
9 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.24%) DNS
9 1 (0.24%) Modbus
9 1 (0.24%) SMS
9 1 (0.24%) WAN
9 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.24%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.08%) Big Data
2 19 (4.60%) NoSQL
3 16 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.39%) MySQL
5 13 (3.15%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.91%) GIS
7 11 (2.66%) Blockchain
8 8 (1.94%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.21%) SQL Server
10 4 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.73%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.73%) Redis
12 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.24%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.24%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (8.23%) Git (software)
2 33 (7.99%) Visual Studio
3 15 (3.63%) Subversion
4 9 (2.18%) LabVIEW
5 4 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.73%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.73%) Maven
7 2 (0.48%) Ant
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (0.48%) GCC
7 2 (0.48%) JIRA
8 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.24%) Clang
8 1 (0.24%) CMake
8 1 (0.24%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.24%) GoogleTest
8 1 (0.24%) JUnit
8 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.24%) SCons
8 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 48 (11.62%) Games
2 31 (7.51%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.78%) Finance
4 25 (6.05%) Electronics
5 18 (4.36%) Banking
6 16 (3.87%) Aerospace
7 14 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (3.15%) Automotive
9 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.45%) Publishing
10 4 (0.97%) Front Office
10 4 (0.97%) Marketing
11 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.73%) Retail
12 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Military
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) German Language
13 1 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (17.68%) .NET
2 38 (9.20%) Qt
3 32 (7.75%) HTML
4 31 (7.51%) WCF
5 25 (6.05%) ASP.NET
6 24 (5.81%) CSS
7 23 (5.57%) XML
8 20 (4.84%) .NET Framework
8 20 (4.84%) WPF
9 19 (4.60%) Web Services
10 16 (3.87%) STL
11 14 (3.39%) WinForms
12 9 (2.18%) REST
13 8 (1.94%) Apache Axis
13 8 (1.94%) HTML5
14 7 (1.69%) OpenGL
15 6 (1.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 6 (1.45%) Node.js
15 6 (1.45%) SOAP
15 6 (1.45%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 166 (40.19%) Computer Science
2 61 (14.77%) Algorithms
3 24 (5.81%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.87%) CUDA
4 16 (3.87%) Fintech
5 14 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.66%) Robotics
7 10 (2.42%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.18%) 3D Printing
8 9 (2.18%) User Experience
9 6 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (1.21%) Acoustics
11 4 (0.97%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.97%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.73%) Bitcoin
12 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.73%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 168 (40.68%) Linux
2 109 (26.39%) Windows
3 28 (6.78%) Unix
4 15 (3.63%) Android
5 13 (3.15%) Embedded Linux
6 12 (2.91%) Mac OS
7 8 (1.94%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.24%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.24%) Robot Operating System
9 1 (0.24%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (56.42%) Software Engineering
2 120 (29.06%) Mathematics
3 109 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (19.13%) Physics
5 78 (18.89%) Multithreading
6 74 (17.92%) OO
7 68 (16.46%) SDLC
8 64 (15.50%) Machine Learning
9 61 (14.77%) Scrum
10 34 (8.23%) TDD
11 33 (7.99%) Open Source
12 32 (7.75%) Artificial Intelligence
12 32 (7.75%) Unit Testing
13 29 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (6.05%) OOP
15 24 (5.81%) CAD
16 22 (5.33%) OOD
17 21 (5.08%) Signal Processing
17 21 (5.08%) Test Automation
18 19 (4.60%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 413 (100.00%) C++
2 163 (39.47%) C
3 148 (35.84%) Java
4 139 (33.66%) C#
5 134 (32.45%) Python
6 83 (20.10%) SQL
7 42 (10.17%) JavaScript
8 35 (8.47%) MATLAB
9 15 (3.63%) Perl
10 13 (3.15%) Embedded C++
10 13 (3.15%) Go
10 13 (3.15%) Scala
11 11 (2.66%) PHP
12 10 (2.42%) Delphi
13 9 (2.18%) VB
14 8 (1.94%) Fortran
15 7 (1.69%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.69%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.45%) Embedded C
16 6 (1.45%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 174 (42.13%) Degree
2 43 (10.41%) PhD
3 41 (9.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (3.87%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.66%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (2.18%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.69%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.87%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) JTAG
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) ECSS
4 1 (0.24%) GCP
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 13 (3.15%) Firmware
2 6 (1.45%) Docker
3 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.21%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.48%) Ansible
2 2 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (6.30%) Oracle
2 13 (3.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.15%) NVIDIA
3 7 (1.69%) Sony
4 6 (1.45%) IBM
4 6 (1.45%) Intel
4 6 (1.45%) Monax
5 5 (1.21%) BT
6 3 (0.73%) Google
7 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.48%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.24%) ANSYS
8 1 (0.24%) Capita
8 1 (0.24%) Citrix
8 1 (0.24%) SAP
8 1 (0.24%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.24%) Wind River