Period
to 18 November 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 722 797
Rank change year-on-year -129 +75 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Developer 295 506 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 273 472 440
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £34,200 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £58,625 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.61% -2.35%

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 154,176 171,832 183,415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 124,076 137,811 153,535
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 November 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Developer in the UK

C++ Software Developer
Top 17 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 November 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 -110 287 £50,000 +17.65% 94
UK excluding London -114 218 £50,000 +25.00% 68
South East +47 127 £55,000 +22.22% 17
London +7 82 £65,000 +44.44% 32
East of England -92 32 £45,000 +12.50% 30
South West +13 31 £45,000 +50.00% 9
North of England +28 15 £45,000 +5.88% 4
North West +14 6 £51,000 +20.00% 2
Midlands -4 6 £37,500 +29.31% 2
Yorkshire +31 5 £45,000 +9.09% 1
East Midlands -14 4 £37,500 +29.31% 1
North East - 4 £43,750 - 1
West Midlands +22 2 £30,750 -8.21% 1
Northern Ireland -1 2 £41,000 +2.50% 1
Wales -7 2 £48,750 +14.71% 4
Scotland -14 2 £41,000 -6.29% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 295 (100.00%) C++
2 152 (51.53%) Software Engineering
3 121 (41.02%) C#
4 116 (39.32%) Linux
5 111 (37.63%) Java
6 104 (35.25%) Windows
6 104 (35.25%) Python
7 101 (34.24%) Agile Software Development
8 97 (32.88%) Multithreading
9 95 (32.20%) OO
10 74 (25.08%) C
11 71 (24.07%) SQL
12 63 (21.36%) Degree
13 58 (19.66%) Finance
14 55 (18.64%) Computer Science
15 54 (18.31%) PhD
16 50 (16.95%) .NET
17 48 (16.27%) Mathematics
17 48 (16.27%) TDD
18 47 (15.93%) Machine Learning
19 45 (15.25%) Artificial Intelligence
20 43 (14.58%) OOD
21 42 (14.24%) Visual Studio
21 42 (14.24%) SDLC
22 41 (13.90%) STL
23 40 (13.56%) Algorithms
24 39 (13.22%) MFC
25 29 (9.83%) XML
25 29 (9.83%) Physics
26 28 (9.49%) 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 19 (6.44%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.71%) Apache
3 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.34%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.34%) JBoss
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Maya
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.34%) MotionBuilder
1 1 (0.34%) Simulink
1 1 (0.34%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.34%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.37%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) Apple Pay
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) Google Pay
4 1 (0.34%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.02%) Internet
1 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.68%) 4G
2 2 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) CTI
3 1 (0.34%) DLNA
3 1 (0.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.34%) Modbus
3 1 (0.34%) Network Security
3 1 (0.34%) Profibus
3 1 (0.34%) SMS
3 1 (0.34%) SNMP
3 1 (0.34%) UPnP
3 1 (0.34%) VoIP
3 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.39%) Blockchain
3 6 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (1.69%) KDB
4 5 (1.69%) Kdb+
4 5 (1.69%) MySQL
5 4 (1.36%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.02%) Big Data
6 3 (1.02%) GIS
6 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (14.24%) Visual Studio
2 19 (6.44%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.42%) JIRA
4 7 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.03%) CMake
5 6 (2.03%) LabVIEW
6 3 (1.02%) GCC
6 3 (1.02%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.02%) Subversion
7 2 (0.68%) GoogleTest
7 2 (0.68%) JUnit
7 2 (0.68%) Maven
7 2 (0.68%) Selenium
8 1 (0.34%) Ant
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.34%) GDB
8 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
General
1 58 (19.66%) Finance
2 22 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.10%) Games
4 16 (5.42%) Aerospace
5 15 (5.08%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.41%) Electronics
7 12 (4.07%) Automotive
7 12 (4.07%) Marketing
8 6 (2.03%) Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Avionics
9 2 (0.68%) Front Office
9 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (16.95%) .NET
2 41 (13.90%) STL
3 39 (13.22%) MFC
4 29 (9.83%) XML
5 26 (8.81%) AngularJS
6 23 (7.80%) .NET Framework
7 22 (7.46%) Qt
7 22 (7.46%) Web Services
8 21 (7.12%) Natural Language Processing
9 20 (6.78%) TensorFlow
10 15 (5.08%) ATL
10 15 (5.08%) Django
11 13 (4.41%) HTML
12 12 (4.07%) JSON
12 12 (4.07%) Node.js
13 10 (3.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 10 (3.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 9 (3.05%) Unreal Engine
15 8 (2.71%) CryEngine
15 8 (2.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.64%) Computer Science
2 40 (13.56%) Algorithms
3 18 (6.10%) CUDA
4 16 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.75%) User Experience
6 12 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.39%) Data Structures
7 10 (3.39%) Equities
8 9 (3.05%) Fixed Income
9 8 (2.71%) Derivative
10 7 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (2.37%) Video\Live Streaming
10 7 (2.37%) Virtual Team
11 6 (2.03%) Fintech
12 5 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
12 5 (1.69%) Bitcoin
13 3 (1.02%) EPoS
13 3 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (1.02%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 116 (39.32%) Linux
2 104 (35.25%) Windows
3 18 (6.10%) Unix
4 11 (3.73%) Android
5 8 (2.71%) CentOS
5 8 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.36%) Solaris
8 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Fedora
9 1 (0.34%) Robot Operating System
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (51.53%) Software Engineering
2 101 (34.24%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (32.88%) Multithreading
4 95 (32.20%) OO
5 48 (16.27%) Mathematics
5 48 (16.27%) TDD
6 47 (15.93%) Machine Learning
7 45 (15.25%) Artificial Intelligence
8 43 (14.58%) OOD
9 42 (14.24%) SDLC
10 29 (9.83%) Physics
11 28 (9.49%) Scrum
12 27 (9.15%) SOA
13 26 (8.81%) Unit Testing
14 22 (7.46%) Computer Vision
14 22 (7.46%) Deep Learning
14 22 (7.46%) Test Automation
15 21 (7.12%) Bayesian Methods
15 21 (7.12%) Distributed Algorithms
15 21 (7.12%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 295 (100.00%) C++
2 121 (41.02%) C#
3 111 (37.63%) Java
4 104 (35.25%) Python
5 74 (25.08%) C
6 71 (24.07%) SQL
7 28 (9.49%) JavaScript
8 18 (6.10%) PL/SQL
9 17 (5.76%) Shell Script
10 13 (4.41%) VB
11 10 (3.39%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.36%) PHP
12 4 (1.36%) R
12 4 (1.36%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.36%) VB6
12 4 (1.36%) VBA
13 3 (1.02%) Go
13 3 (1.02%) Rust
14 2 (0.68%) Java 8
14 2 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (21.36%) Degree
2 54 (18.31%) PhD
3 25 (8.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (8.47%) Security Cleared
4 21 (7.12%) MPhil
5 10 (3.39%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.03%) Ansible
2 3 (1.02%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (8.14%) Oracle
2 12 (4.07%) SAP
3 6 (2.03%) Sybase
4 3 (1.02%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.68%) Facebook
5 2 (0.68%) Google
5 2 (0.68%) Sencha
6 1 (0.34%) Apple
6 1 (0.34%) Avaya
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco
6 1 (0.34%) IBM
6 1 (0.34%) Motorola
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.34%) Samsung
6 1 (0.34%) Twitter