Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Developer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 714 775 762
Rank change year-on-year +61 -13 -132
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 508 489 587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 481 463 546
UK median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £72,500
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 167571 185058 210150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134222 155169 174108
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 £78,750 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +64 475 £40,000 -5.88% 42
UK excluding London +77 398 £40,000 -5.88% 35
East of England +117 161 £40,000 +1.27% 14
London +15 126 £45,000 +12.50% 8
South East -21 112 £45,000 -5.26% 12
South West +30 42 £30,000 -23.08% 1
Midlands +47 33 £29,000 -27.50% 5
Scotland +8 18 £42,500 +0.59%
North of England -11 18 £40,000 +14.29% 2
West Midlands +43 17 £33,500 +21.82% 2
East Midlands +36 16 £29,000 -27.50% 3
North West -7 12 £37,500 -2.60% 2
Wales +21 11 £42,500 +21.43%
Yorkshire +17 4 £40,000 +14.29%
Northern Ireland - 3 £40,000 - 1
North East +13 2 £42,500 +4.29%

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 508 (100.00%) C++
2 242 (47.64%) Software Engineering
3 237 (46.65%) Degree
4 225 (44.29%) Computer Science
4 225 (44.29%) Java
5 212 (41.73%) Linux
6 207 (40.75%) C
7 196 (38.58%) C#
8 174 (34.25%) Python
9 169 (33.27%) Mathematics
10 150 (29.53%) Physics
11 132 (25.98%) Windows
12 127 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 101 (19.88%) SDLC
14 99 (19.49%) OO
15 94 (18.50%) SQL
16 93 (18.31%) Telecoms
17 88 (17.32%) Machine Learning
18 87 (17.13%) Finance
19 86 (16.93%) Algorithms
20 78 (15.35%) Multithreading
20 78 (15.35%) Computer Science Degree
21 74 (14.57%) Scrum
22 73 (14.37%) Games
22 73 (14.37%) Visual Studio
23 67 (13.19%) .NET
24 58 (11.42%) JavaScript
25 51 (10.04%) CAD
25 51 (10.04%) Git (software)
25 51 (10.04%) Numerate Degree

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 (4.13%) IIS
2 14 (2.76%) eris
2 14 (2.76%) Ethereum
2 14 (2.76%) Hyperledger
3 5 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (0.79%) DNN
5 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
6 1 (0.20%) nginx
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.94%) GitHub
2 14 (2.76%) SaaS
3 9 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.59%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 26 (5.12%) HTTP
3 10 (1.97%) Broadband
4 7 (1.38%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.98%) 3G
5 5 (0.98%) 4G
5 5 (0.98%) Internet
5 5 (0.98%) LTE
6 4 (0.79%) SNMP
6 4 (0.79%) VoIP
7 3 (0.59%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.39%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.39%) Z-Wave
9 1 (0.20%) DNS
9 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.09%) NoSQL
2 19 (3.74%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.35%) Blockchain
3 17 (3.35%) RDBMS
4 13 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 9 (1.77%) GIS
5 9 (1.77%) MySQL
6 7 (1.38%) Big Data
6 7 (1.38%) MariaDB
7 6 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.59%) Redis
9 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.20%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.20%) SQLite
10 1 (0.20%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 73 (14.37%) Visual Studio
2 51 (10.04%) Git (software)
3 28 (5.51%) Subversion
4 27 (5.31%) LabVIEW
5 19 (3.74%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.95%) Selenium
7 10 (1.97%) GCC
8 6 (1.18%) GoogleTest
8 6 (1.18%) JIRA
8 6 (1.18%) Maven
9 4 (0.79%) Clang
10 3 (0.59%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.20%) CMake
12 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.20%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 93 (18.31%) Telecoms
2 87 (17.13%) Finance
3 73 (14.37%) Games
4 46 (9.06%) Aerospace
5 45 (8.86%) Electronics
6 34 (6.69%) Automotive
7 25 (4.92%) Marketing
8 23 (4.53%) Banking
9 22 (4.33%) Manufacturing
10 14 (2.76%) Publishing
11 9 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.79%) Billing
12 4 (0.79%) Front Office
13 3 (0.59%) Back Office
14 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.20%) French Language
15 1 (0.20%) German Language
15 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (13.19%) .NET
2 44 (8.66%) Qt
3 38 (7.48%) HTML
4 35 (6.89%) STL
5 34 (6.69%) Apache Axis
6 29 (5.71%) ASP.NET
7 28 (5.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 28 (5.51%) XML
8 24 (4.72%) CSS
9 18 (3.54%) AngularJS
10 17 (3.35%) Web Services
11 16 (3.15%) REST
11 16 (3.15%) WPF
12 15 (2.95%) WCF
13 14 (2.76%) Smart Contracts
14 13 (2.56%) D3.js
14 13 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (2.56%) WinForms
15 12 (2.36%) HTML5
16 11 (2.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 225 (44.29%) Computer Science
2 86 (16.93%) Algorithms
3 34 (6.69%) 3D Printing
4 27 (5.31%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (5.12%) Fintech
6 19 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.15%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.76%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.97%) Social Media
11 9 (1.77%) Contactless
11 9 (1.77%) EMV
11 9 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.77%) Smartcard
12 7 (1.38%) 3D Graphics
12 7 (1.38%) Robotics
13 5 (0.98%) Derivative
14 4 (0.79%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.79%) Equities
14 4 (0.79%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 212 (41.73%) Linux
2 132 (25.98%) Windows
3 39 (7.68%) Unix
4 24 (4.72%) Embedded Linux
5 13 (2.56%) Android
6 10 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.38%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.98%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.79%) CentOS
10 2 (0.39%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.20%) Debian
11 1 (0.20%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (47.64%) Software Engineering
2 169 (33.27%) Mathematics
3 150 (29.53%) Physics
4 127 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (19.88%) SDLC
6 99 (19.49%) OO
7 88 (17.32%) Machine Learning
8 78 (15.35%) Multithreading
9 74 (14.57%) Scrum
10 51 (10.04%) CAD
11 47 (9.25%) Open Source
12 43 (8.46%) OOP
13 37 (7.28%) Computer Vision
14 36 (7.09%) Artificial Intelligence
15 35 (6.89%) TDD
15 35 (6.89%) Web Development
16 34 (6.69%) CAE
16 34 (6.69%) Content Writing
17 31 (6.10%) Image Processing
18 29 (5.71%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 508 (100.00%) C++
2 225 (44.29%) Java
3 207 (40.75%) C
4 196 (38.58%) C#
5 174 (34.25%) Python
6 94 (18.50%) SQL
7 58 (11.42%) JavaScript
8 42 (8.27%) MATLAB
9 33 (6.50%) Go
10 25 (4.92%) Perl
11 18 (3.54%) Embedded C++
12 14 (2.76%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.76%) Solidity
13 13 (2.56%) PHP
14 11 (2.17%) Scala
15 9 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.77%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.77%) VB
16 8 (1.57%) Embedded C
17 6 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 237 (46.65%) Degree
2 78 (15.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (10.04%) Numerate Degree
4 42 (8.27%) PhD
5 17 (3.35%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.95%) Master's Degree
7 13 (2.56%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) HND
9 1 (0.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.33%) QA
2 6 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) ECSS
3 1 (0.20%) GCP
3 1 (0.20%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 12 (2.36%) Firmware
2 4 (0.79%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (4.13%) Oracle
2 15 (2.95%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.76%) SAP
4 6 (1.18%) Google
5 5 (0.98%) Sony
6 4 (0.79%) NVIDIA
6 4 (0.79%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.79%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.59%) Intel
8 1 (0.20%) Citrix
8 1 (0.20%) IBM