Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Developer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 715 786 742
Rank change year-on-year +71 -44 -163
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 495 508 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 473 484 577
UK median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% -8.60%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.43% +6.88% +3.90%

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 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 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 +63 466 £40,000 -11.11% 36
UK excluding London +76 374 £40,000 -6.43% 23
London +26 138 £45,000 - 14
East of England +93 132 £40,000 - 13
South East -28 121 £43,500 -8.42% 3
Midlands +34 37 £33,500 -16.25% 2
East Midlands +19 29 £29,000 -27.50% 2
South West -4 29 £30,000 -23.08% 4
North of England -11 28 £40,000 +14.29%
Scotland +26 16 £42,500 +0.59%
North West -23 15 £37,500 +7.14%
Yorkshire +20 9 £45,000 +28.57%
West Midlands +25 8 £43,750 +32.58%
Wales +15 6 £42,500 -9.57%
Northern Ireland - 5 £50,000 - 1
North East +21 4 £42,500 +6.25%

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 495 (100.00%) C++
2 231 (46.67%) Software Engineering
3 207 (41.82%) C#
4 206 (41.62%) Degree
5 200 (40.40%) Java
6 187 (37.78%) Linux
7 182 (36.77%) Computer Science
8 173 (34.95%) C
9 164 (33.13%) Python
10 139 (28.08%) Mathematics
11 133 (26.87%) Physics
12 127 (25.66%) OO
13 122 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
14 121 (24.44%) Windows
15 111 (22.42%) SDLC
16 94 (18.99%) Telecoms
17 92 (18.59%) SQL
18 86 (17.37%) Finance
19 82 (16.57%) Computer Science Degree
20 77 (15.56%) Algorithms
21 74 (14.95%) Multithreading
22 73 (14.75%) Visual Studio
23 70 (14.14%) .NET
24 67 (13.54%) Machine Learning
25 65 (13.13%) Numerate Degree
26 61 (12.32%) OOP
26 61 (12.32%) Games
27 60 (12.12%) HTML
27 60 (12.12%) Scrum
28 59 (11.92%) JavaScript

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 13 (2.63%) IIS
2 8 (1.62%) eris
2 8 (1.62%) Ethereum
2 8 (1.62%) Hyperledger
3 6 (1.21%) Apache
4 5 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
6 1 (0.20%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.20%) nginx
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.83%) GitHub
2 12 (2.42%) SaaS
3 9 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.85%) TCP/IP
2 22 (4.44%) HTTP
3 8 (1.62%) Broadband
4 5 (1.01%) 3G
4 5 (1.01%) 4G
4 5 (1.01%) LTE
5 4 (0.81%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.81%) SNMP
6 3 (0.61%) Firewall
6 3 (0.61%) Internet
7 2 (0.40%) NGN
7 2 (0.40%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.20%) RS-485
8 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.25%) MySQL
2 25 (5.05%) NoSQL
3 21 (4.24%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.84%) SQL Server
5 17 (3.43%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.82%) Blockchain
7 8 (1.62%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.01%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.81%) Big Data
11 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.40%) Redis
13 1 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
13 1 (0.20%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 73 (14.75%) Visual Studio
2 45 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.45%) LabVIEW
3 27 (5.45%) Subversion
4 17 (3.43%) Selenium
5 15 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.42%) GoogleTest
7 10 (2.02%) GCC
8 7 (1.41%) JIRA
9 5 (1.01%) Maven
9 5 (1.01%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.81%) Clang
10 4 (0.81%) NUnit
11 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.61%) LINQPad
11 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.20%) MSTest
13 1 (0.20%) NuGet
General
1 94 (18.99%) Telecoms
2 86 (17.37%) Finance
3 61 (12.32%) Games
4 45 (9.09%) Aerospace
5 35 (7.07%) Automotive
6 33 (6.67%) Electronics
7 28 (5.66%) Marketing
8 23 (4.65%) Manufacturing
9 19 (3.84%) Banking
10 12 (2.42%) Front Office
11 8 (1.62%) Publishing
12 4 (0.81%) Billing
13 3 (0.61%) Advertising
13 3 (0.61%) Back Office
13 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (14.14%) .NET
2 60 (12.12%) HTML
3 48 (9.70%) STL
4 46 (9.29%) Qt
5 38 (7.68%) CSS
6 32 (6.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 30 (6.06%) Apache Axis
8 26 (5.25%) AngularJS
9 21 (4.24%) ASP.NET
10 20 (4.04%) XML
11 18 (3.64%) WPF
12 16 (3.23%) HTML5
13 14 (2.83%) REST
13 14 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (2.83%) Web Services
14 13 (2.63%) D3.js
14 13 (2.63%) WCF
15 9 (1.82%) LAMP
15 9 (1.82%) OpenGL
15 9 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 182 (36.77%) Computer Science
2 77 (15.56%) Algorithms
3 30 (6.06%) 3D Printing
4 25 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.63%) Fintech
8 11 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (2.02%) Social Media
10 9 (1.82%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.82%) Contactless
10 9 (1.82%) EMV
10 9 (1.82%) Smartcard
11 7 (1.41%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.21%) Smart City
13 5 (1.01%) 3D Graphics
14 4 (0.81%) Derivative
15 3 (0.61%) Equities
15 3 (0.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 187 (37.78%) Linux
2 121 (24.44%) Windows
3 44 (8.89%) Unix
4 15 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (2.42%) Android
6 10 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.02%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.81%) CentOS
7 4 (0.81%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) Debian
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.20%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 139 (28.08%) Mathematics
3 133 (26.87%) Physics
4 127 (25.66%) OO
5 122 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (22.42%) SDLC
7 74 (14.95%) Multithreading
8 67 (13.54%) Machine Learning
9 61 (12.32%) OOP
10 60 (12.12%) Scrum
11 41 (8.28%) TDD
12 39 (7.88%) CAD
13 36 (7.27%) OOD
13 36 (7.27%) Open Source
14 30 (6.06%) CAE
14 30 (6.06%) Content Writing
14 30 (6.06%) Image Processing
15 29 (5.86%) Web Development
16 26 (5.25%) Low Latency
17 25 (5.05%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 495 (100.00%) C++
2 207 (41.82%) C#
3 200 (40.40%) Java
4 173 (34.95%) C
5 164 (33.13%) Python
6 92 (18.59%) SQL
7 59 (11.92%) JavaScript
8 27 (5.45%) PHP
9 24 (4.85%) MATLAB
10 22 (4.44%) Go
11 20 (4.04%) Embedded C++
12 19 (3.84%) Perl
13 14 (2.83%) Ruby
14 13 (2.63%) Embedded C
14 13 (2.63%) T-SQL
15 12 (2.42%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.62%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.62%) Solidity
17 6 (1.21%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 206 (41.62%) Degree
2 82 (16.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (13.13%) Numerate Degree
4 36 (7.27%) PhD
5 12 (2.42%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.82%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.21%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.20%) HND
9 1 (0.20%) MCP
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.86%) QA
2 7 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (1.41%) Firmware
2 5 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (0.61%) Docker
4 2 (0.40%) KVM
Vendors
1 23 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.64%) Oracle
3 15 (3.03%) SAP
4 12 (2.42%) Google
5 5 (1.01%) VMware
6 4 (0.81%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.61%) Sony
7 3 (0.61%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.40%) ILOG
8 2 (0.40%) Intel
8 2 (0.40%) NVIDIA
8 2 (0.40%) T-Plan