Period
to 1 April 2020

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 590 560 430
Rank change year-on-year -30 -130 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 456 685 1,238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.46% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.48% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 411 574 1,025
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £67,500
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 112,148 141,982 169,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 89,900 113,372 139,493
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ Software Engineer.

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ Software Engineer over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 1 April 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 -13 409 £49,000 +3.16% 154
UK excluding London -19 393 £45,000 - 130
South East +33 208 £45,000 -10.00% 27
London +57 60 £57,500 +4.55% 43
East of England +61 54 £50,000 +11.11% 21
South West -3 52 £45,000 - 28
Scotland -12 35 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Work from Home +27 26 £50,000 -10.31% 8
North of England +4 23 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Yorkshire +30 14 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Midlands +46 12 £45,000 -3.23% 19
West Midlands +30 12 £45,000 -10.00% 11
North West -4 9 £52,500 +16.67% 8
Northern Ireland - 7 £55,000 - 4
Wales -10 2 £43,750 -2.78% 6

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 456 (100.00%) C++
1 456 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 221 (48.46%) Linux
3 174 (38.16%) C
4 168 (36.84%) Windows
5 136 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (27.63%) Python
7 121 (26.54%) Degree
8 114 (25.00%) Java
9 90 (19.74%) OO
10 87 (19.08%) C#
10 87 (19.08%) Computer Science
11 78 (17.11%) Git (software)
12 77 (16.89%) Security Cleared
13 66 (14.47%) SDLC
14 63 (13.82%) Embedded Linux
15 60 (13.16%) Mathematics
15 60 (13.16%) User Experience
16 57 (12.50%) Unit Testing
17 55 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
17 55 (12.06%) Subversion
18 54 (11.84%) Algorithms
19 53 (11.62%) Visual Studio
20 52 (11.40%) Scrum
21 51 (11.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
21 51 (11.18%) JIRA
22 50 (10.96%) UML
23 49 (10.75%) .NET
24 47 (10.31%) Software Architecture
25 46 (10.09%) 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 14 (3.07%) Confluence
2 5 (1.10%) JBoss
3 2 (0.44%) Apache
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (2.63%) MS Visio
1 12 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (1.75%) Simulink
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.19%) AWS
2 4 (0.88%) OpenShift
2 4 (0.88%) Siri
3 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.66%) Slack
4 2 (0.44%) Azure
4 2 (0.44%) GitHub
4 2 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.39%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.07%) Tactical Data Link
3 11 (2.41%) Internet
4 10 (2.19%) HTTP
4 10 (2.19%) RTP
4 10 (2.19%) Wireless
5 4 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.88%) VoIP
6 3 (0.66%) LTE
6 3 (0.66%) Network Security
7 2 (0.44%) 5G
7 2 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.22%) INAP
8 1 (0.22%) RS-232
8 1 (0.22%) Skype
8 1 (0.22%) SNMP
8 1 (0.22%) SS7
8 1 (0.22%) UPnP
8 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 8 (1.75%) Big Data
3 8 (1.75%) MySQL
4 6 (1.32%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.44%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 78 (17.11%) Git (software)
2 55 (12.06%) Subversion
3 53 (11.62%) Visual Studio
4 51 (11.18%) JIRA
5 33 (7.24%) Jenkins
6 21 (4.61%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (2.85%) Polyspace
7 13 (2.85%) VectorCAST
8 9 (1.97%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (1.32%) JUnit
11 5 (1.10%) LabVIEW
12 4 (0.88%) CppUnit
12 4 (0.88%) EasyMock
12 4 (0.88%) Gradle
12 4 (0.88%) Redmine
13 3 (0.66%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio Code
14 2 (0.44%) ClearCase
General
1 44 (9.65%) Aerospace
2 28 (6.14%) Electronics
3 27 (5.92%) Finance
4 26 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 24 (5.26%) Games
6 23 (5.04%) Automotive
6 23 (5.04%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.41%) Marketing
7 11 (2.41%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.75%) Military
9 7 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.44%) Law
10 2 (0.44%) Retail
11 1 (0.22%) Avionics
11 1 (0.22%) Banking
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.75%) .NET
2 38 (8.33%) WinForms
3 24 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 23 (5.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 23 (5.04%) DirectX
5 22 (4.82%) STL
6 21 (4.61%) Qt
7 19 (4.17%) OpenGL
8 17 (3.73%) MFC
9 15 (3.29%) HTML
9 15 (3.29%) Yocto
10 10 (2.19%) CSS
11 8 (1.75%) Middleware
11 8 (1.75%) RESTful
12 7 (1.54%) Kafka
13 6 (1.32%) Web Services
14 5 (1.10%) JSON
14 5 (1.10%) Node.js
14 5 (1.10%) Swing
14 5 (1.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.16%) User Experience
2 54 (11.84%) Algorithms
3 51 (11.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 30 (6.58%) Embedded Systems
5 27 (5.92%) Device Driver
6 25 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.63%) Music Streaming
8 11 (2.41%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.75%) Media Streaming
10 5 (1.10%) CUDA
10 5 (1.10%) Equities
10 5 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.10%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.88%) Biotechnology
11 4 (0.88%) Derivative
11 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 221 (48.46%) Linux
2 168 (36.84%) Windows
3 63 (13.82%) Embedded Linux
4 36 (7.89%) Unix
5 15 (3.29%) VxWorks
6 14 (3.07%) Android
7 13 (2.85%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.54%) Solaris
9 6 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.88%) SafeRTOS
11 3 (0.66%) Debian
11 3 (0.66%) Fedora
11 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 136 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (19.74%) OO
4 87 (19.08%) Computer Science
5 66 (14.47%) SDLC
6 60 (13.16%) Mathematics
7 57 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 55 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (11.40%) Scrum
10 50 (10.96%) UML
11 47 (10.31%) Software Architecture
12 43 (9.43%) TDD
13 41 (8.99%) OOD
14 36 (7.89%) Mathematical Modelling
14 36 (7.89%) Multithreading
15 32 (7.02%) OOP
15 32 (7.02%) Test Automation
16 24 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
16 24 (5.26%) Machine Learning
17 22 (4.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 456 (100.00%) C++
2 174 (38.16%) C
3 126 (27.63%) Python
4 114 (25.00%) Java
5 87 (19.08%) C#
6 46 (10.09%) JavaScript
7 36 (7.89%) VB.NET
8 23 (5.04%) Embedded C
8 23 (5.04%) MATLAB
9 22 (4.82%) Bash Shell
10 21 (4.61%) SQL
11 20 (4.39%) Assembly Language
12 19 (4.17%) Go
13 17 (3.73%) Ada
14 16 (3.51%) Embedded C++
15 12 (2.63%) Shell Script
16 11 (2.41%) Perl
17 8 (1.75%) Ruby
18 6 (1.32%) PHP
19 5 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 121 (26.54%) Degree
2 77 (16.89%) Security Cleared
3 46 (10.09%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.75%) PhD
7 5 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.88%) HND
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.29%) IEC 61508
2 13 (2.85%) QA
3 4 (0.88%) GDPR
4 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.22%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.22%) JTAG
5 1 (0.22%) MISRA
5 1 (0.22%) MISRA C
System Software
1 33 (7.24%) Firmware
2 23 (5.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.10%) SELinux
3 2 (0.44%) MIIS
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (7.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.63%) Perforce
3 11 (2.41%) SAP
4 10 (2.19%) Oracle
5 9 (1.97%) Spotify
6 8 (1.75%) Intel
7 5 (1.10%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.88%) Apple
9 3 (0.66%) Dell
10 2 (0.44%) Autodesk
10 2 (0.44%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.22%) Altera
11 1 (0.22%) Green Hills
11 1 (0.22%) IBM
11 1 (0.22%) QNX
11 1 (0.22%) Xilinx