Period
to 27 January 2020

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer - C++
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 559 566 420
Rank change year-on-year +7 -146 +145
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 519 671 1,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.45% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.47% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 433 577 1,093
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

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 119,267 143,703 166,761
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.92% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 95,441 114,836 135,938
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer.

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 27 January 2020. 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 -17 458 £49,000 +8.89% 169
UK excluding London -15 440 £45,000 - 130
South East +49 229 £45,000 -14.29% 44
London +48 75 £58,750 +17.50% 51
South West -23 71 £43,750 -2.78% 19
Scotland +33 51 £40,000 -5.88% 5
East of England +40 47 £55,000 - 33
North of England +1 28 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Yorkshire +19 14 £50,000 +11.11% 6
North West +5 14 £32,500 -13.33% 6
West Midlands +23 8 - - 4
Midlands +8 8 - - 9
Northern Ireland +8 3 £80,000 +60.00% 2
Wales - 3 £40,000 - 5

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, C++ Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 519 (100.00%) C++
1 519 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 263 (50.67%) Linux
3 211 (40.66%) C
4 203 (39.11%) Windows
5 146 (28.13%) Java
6 140 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
7 133 (25.63%) C#
8 119 (22.93%) Python
9 118 (22.74%) Degree
10 113 (21.77%) Computer Science
11 106 (20.42%) OO
12 92 (17.73%) Git (software)
13 83 (15.99%) Algorithms
13 83 (15.99%) Mathematics
14 69 (13.29%) SDLC
15 67 (12.91%) TDD
16 65 (12.52%) Security Cleared
17 64 (12.33%) JavaScript
18 63 (12.14%) Embedded Linux
19 62 (11.95%) User Experience
19 62 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
20 61 (11.75%) Multithreading
21 57 (10.98%) Subversion
22 56 (10.79%) Unix
22 56 (10.79%) OOD
23 52 (10.02%) Visual Studio
24 51 (9.83%) Microsoft
24 51 (9.83%) Unit Testing
24 51 (9.83%) SC Cleared

C++ Software Engineer 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 7 (1.35%) JBoss
2 3 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (4.24%) MS Visio
1 22 (4.24%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (1.54%) Simulink
3 5 (0.96%) NUKE
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.39%) Maya
6 1 (0.19%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.93%) AWS
2 6 (1.16%) Siri
3 4 (0.77%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.39%) GitHub
4 2 (0.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.82%) Internet
2 22 (4.24%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.50%) Network Security
4 12 (2.31%) RS-485
5 10 (1.93%) DNS
5 10 (1.93%) RS-232
5 10 (1.93%) RTP
6 8 (1.54%) HTTP
7 6 (1.16%) Tactical Data Link
7 6 (1.16%) Wireless
8 5 (0.96%) VoIP
9 4 (0.77%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.58%) CTI
10 3 (0.58%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.39%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.39%) SNMP
12 1 (0.19%) INAP
12 1 (0.19%) RTSP
12 1 (0.19%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.28%) Data Mining
2 15 (2.89%) NoSQL
3 13 (2.50%) Big Data
4 12 (2.31%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.39%) MySQL
9 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.39%) SQLite
10 1 (0.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 92 (17.73%) Git (software)
2 57 (10.98%) Subversion
3 52 (10.02%) Visual Studio
4 37 (7.13%) JIRA
5 18 (3.47%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
7 11 (2.12%) Polyspace
7 11 (2.12%) VectorCAST
8 8 (1.54%) Rational Rhapsody
9 7 (1.35%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.16%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.77%) CMake
11 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.77%) LabVIEW
12 3 (0.58%) Android Studio
12 3 (0.58%) NUnit
12 3 (0.58%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.39%) GCC
13 2 (0.39%) Redmine
General
1 33 (6.36%) Electronics
2 32 (6.17%) Finance
3 25 (4.82%) Games
4 22 (4.24%) Automotive
4 22 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.85%) Aerospace
5 20 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.08%) Military
7 8 (1.54%) Marketing
7 8 (1.54%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.58%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Retail
10 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 2 (0.39%) French Language
10 2 (0.39%) Front Office
10 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.06%) .NET
2 46 (8.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 41 (7.90%) AngularJS
4 35 (6.74%) MFC
4 35 (6.74%) STL
5 31 (5.97%) Qt
6 29 (5.59%) WinForms
7 22 (4.24%) OpenGL
8 17 (3.28%) Web Services
9 16 (3.08%) Node.js
10 14 (2.70%) COM
11 13 (2.50%) DirectX
11 13 (2.50%) Yocto
12 12 (2.31%) HTML
12 12 (2.31%) OpenCV
13 10 (1.93%) React
14 8 (1.54%) OpenMP
15 7 (1.35%) Hibernate
15 7 (1.35%) Java EE
15 7 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 83 (15.99%) Algorithms
2 62 (11.95%) User Experience
3 35 (6.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 34 (6.55%) Embedded Systems
5 27 (5.20%) Device Driver
6 22 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (4.05%) CUDA
8 19 (3.66%) Robotics
9 14 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (2.12%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.93%) Internet of Things
12 6 (1.16%) Music Streaming
13 5 (0.96%) Animation
13 5 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.96%) Video on Demand
14 4 (0.77%) Biotechnology
14 4 (0.77%) Derivative
14 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.77%) Media Streaming
14 4 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 263 (50.67%) Linux
2 203 (39.11%) Windows
3 63 (12.14%) Embedded Linux
4 56 (10.79%) Unix
5 14 (2.70%) Android
6 13 (2.50%) VxWorks
7 10 (1.93%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.73%) Mac OS
9 7 (1.35%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Debian
11 1 (0.19%) Fedora
11 1 (0.19%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 140 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (21.77%) Computer Science
4 106 (20.42%) OO
5 83 (15.99%) Mathematics
6 69 (13.29%) SDLC
7 67 (12.91%) TDD
8 62 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (11.75%) Multithreading
10 56 (10.79%) OOD
11 51 (9.83%) Unit Testing
12 42 (8.09%) Software Architecture
13 41 (7.90%) Machine Learning
14 39 (7.51%) Scrum
15 33 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (5.78%) DevOps
16 30 (5.78%) OOP
17 28 (5.39%) UML
18 27 (5.20%) Test Automation
19 24 (4.62%) Mathematical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 519 (100.00%) C++
2 211 (40.66%) C
3 146 (28.13%) Java
4 133 (25.63%) C#
5 119 (22.93%) Python
6 64 (12.33%) JavaScript
7 42 (8.09%) SQL
8 33 (6.36%) Go
9 24 (4.62%) VB.NET
10 21 (4.05%) MATLAB
11 20 (3.85%) Embedded C
11 20 (3.85%) Embedded C++
12 17 (3.28%) Bash Shell
13 15 (2.89%) Ruby
14 14 (2.70%) Ada
14 14 (2.70%) Assembly Language
15 9 (1.73%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.35%) Java 8
16 7 (1.35%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 118 (22.74%) Degree
2 65 (12.52%) Security Cleared
3 51 (9.83%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (4.05%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.16%) PhD
8 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.50%) QA
2 11 (2.12%) IEC 61508
3 3 (0.58%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.39%) JTAG
5 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.19%) MISRA
5 1 (0.19%) MISRA C
System Software
1 36 (6.94%) Firmware
2 31 (5.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.35%) Ansible
3 5 (0.96%) SELinux
4 3 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.39%) MIIS
Vendors
1 51 (9.83%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.05%) Perforce
3 16 (3.08%) Apple
4 15 (2.89%) Google
5 14 (2.70%) Oracle
6 10 (1.93%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.54%) SAP
8 5 (0.96%) Foundry
9 4 (0.77%) Intel
9 4 (0.77%) Spotify
10 3 (0.58%) Avaya
10 3 (0.58%) Cisco
10 3 (0.58%) Dell
10 3 (0.58%) Motorola
11 2 (0.39%) Adobe
11 2 (0.39%) Autodesk
11 2 (0.39%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.19%) Green Hills
12 1 (0.19%) IBM
12 1 (0.19%) QNX