The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 481 529
Rank change year-on-year +63 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 546 577 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.58% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 465 506 488
Median salary £43,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.79% +4.37%  

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 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 525 £43,500 +3.57% 85
South East -10 133 £50,000 +11.11% 26
East of England +52 126 £45,000 +20.00% 23
Cambridgeshire +77 109 £45,000 - 19
Cambridge +52 103 £45,000 - 14
London +54 87 £50,000 +17.64% 8
South West +48 73 £40,000 -4.76% 16
Yorkshire +60 41 £42,500 - 5
Berkshire +33 41 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Bristol +25 36 £40,000 +2.56% 8
Hampshire -9 32 £52,500 +23.52% 5
North West -17 32 £37,500 +4.89% 3
Manchester -15 31 £37,500 -1.96% 2
West Sussex +23 26 £47,500 +14.45% 3
Southampton +2 20 £52,500 +16.66% 2
North East +25 17 £40,000 -33.88% 2
Reading +22 17 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Dorset +25 16 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East Midlands -17 16 £32,500 -7.14% 2
West Yorkshire +25 15 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Scotland +18 15 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Bracknell +23 14 £85,000 +61.90% 2
Edinburgh +16 14 £41,250 +30.95%
Leeds +35 12 £45,000 - 1
Surrey +20 12 £55,000 +29.41% 6
South Yorkshire - 11 £42,500 - 1
Barnsley - 11 £42,500 - 1
Bournemouth - 11 £40,000 - 2
City of London +46 10 £58,750 +30.55% 4
Fareham +17 10 £52,500 +23.52% 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, C++ Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 979 (100.00%) C++
2 974 (99.49%) Software Engineering
3 456 (46.58%) Linux
4 411 (41.98%) C
5 341 (34.83%) Degree
6 311 (31.77%) C#
7 308 (31.46%) Windows
8 300 (30.64%) Computer Science
9 295 (30.13%) Python
10 271 (27.68%) Java
11 234 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
12 219 (22.37%) OO
12 219 (22.37%) Mathematics
13 190 (19.41%) Multithreading
14 149 (15.22%) STL
15 146 (14.91%) SQL
16 137 (13.99%) Visual Studio
17 132 (13.48%) Physics
18 126 (12.87%) Embedded C
19 123 (12.56%) Algorithms
20 118 (12.05%) SDLC
21 117 (11.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
22 108 (11.03%) Electronics
23 107 (10.93%) Embedded C++
24 97 (9.91%) HTML
25 95 (9.70%) OOP
25 95 (9.70%) Microsoft
25 95 (9.70%) Android
26 93 (9.50%) UML
26 93 (9.50%) JavaScript

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 12 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (1.12%) WebLogic
3 9 (0.92%) JBoss
3 9 (0.92%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.72%) Apache
4 7 (0.72%) Jetty
4 7 (0.72%) nginx
4 7 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.41%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.31%) DNN
6 3 (0.31%) IIS
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.10%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.10%) Drupal
8 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.31%) Simulink
2 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.10%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.10%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (0.61%) SaaS
2 4 (0.41%) GitHub
3 2 (0.20%) Google Play
3 2 (0.20%) iTunes
3 2 (0.20%) Office 365
3 2 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 77 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 57 (5.82%) Wireless
3 42 (4.29%) Bluetooth
3 42 (4.29%) Ethernet
4 27 (2.76%) RS-232
5 25 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
6 22 (2.25%) HTTP
6 22 (2.25%) RS-485
7 19 (1.94%) GSM
7 19 (1.94%) Network Security
8 18 (1.84%) InfiniBand
9 16 (1.63%) Internet
10 15 (1.53%) 802.11
11 14 (1.43%) RTP
11 14 (1.43%) Wireshark
12 11 (1.12%) Asterisk PBX
12 11 (1.12%) LTE
12 11 (1.12%) PBX
12 11 (1.12%) RANAP
12 11 (1.12%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.17%) MySQL
3 21 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.53%) Big Data
5 11 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.72%) Data Mining
7 7 (0.72%) InterSystems Cache
7 7 (0.72%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.41%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.20%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.20%) SQLite
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.10%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.10%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 137 (13.99%) Visual Studio
2 70 (7.15%) Git (software)
2 70 (7.15%) Subversion
3 37 (3.78%) Eclipse
4 26 (2.66%) JIRA
5 18 (1.84%) GDB
6 17 (1.74%) Android Studio
6 17 (1.74%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.33%) Hudson
7 13 (1.33%) LabVIEW
7 13 (1.33%) NUnit
8 12 (1.23%) GCC
8 12 (1.23%) GoogleTest
9 11 (1.12%) Trac
10 8 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (0.72%) CppUnit
11 7 (0.72%) Maven
11 7 (0.72%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (0.72%) Valgrind
General
1 108 (11.03%) Electronics
2 78 (7.97%) Finance
3 70 (7.15%) Games
3 70 (7.15%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.27%) Automotive
5 25 (2.55%) Banking
5 25 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.04%) Marketing
7 16 (1.63%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.72%) Military
8 7 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.51%) Front Office
9 5 (0.51%) Law
9 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.31%) Retail
11 2 (0.20%) Advertising
11 2 (0.20%) Legal
12 1 (0.10%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (15.22%) STL
2 117 (11.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 97 (9.91%) HTML
4 89 (9.09%) .NET
5 72 (7.35%) MFC
6 62 (6.33%) Qt
7 58 (5.92%) CSS
8 49 (5.01%) XML
9 38 (3.88%) COM
10 32 (3.27%) .NET Framework
10 32 (3.27%) OpenGL
11 30 (3.06%) AngularJS
12 28 (2.86%) WPF
13 27 (2.76%) DirectX
13 27 (2.76%) WCF
14 26 (2.66%) Web Services
15 19 (1.94%) Ajax
16 17 (1.74%) J2EE
16 17 (1.74%) SOAP
17 15 (1.53%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 300 (30.64%) Computer Science
2 123 (12.56%) Algorithms
3 71 (7.25%) Embedded Systems
4 41 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (3.37%) Device Driver
6 28 (2.86%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.74%) 3D Graphics
7 17 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.53%) Augmented Reality
8 15 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 12 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.23%) PMI
10 11 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.02%) CAN bus
12 9 (0.92%) 3D Printing
12 9 (0.92%) Animation
13 8 (0.82%) VHDL
14 7 (0.72%) Contactless
14 7 (0.72%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 456 (46.58%) Linux
2 308 (31.46%) Windows
3 95 (9.70%) Android
4 80 (8.17%) Unix
5 39 (3.98%) Embedded Linux
6 29 (2.96%) Apple iOS
7 19 (1.94%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 10 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.92%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.61%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.41%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.31%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.31%) VMS
14 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (99.49%) Software Engineering
2 234 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (22.37%) Mathematics
3 219 (22.37%) OO
4 190 (19.41%) Multithreading
5 132 (13.48%) Physics
6 118 (12.05%) SDLC
7 95 (9.70%) OOP
8 93 (9.50%) UML
9 84 (8.58%) Scrum
10 67 (6.84%) OOD
11 62 (6.33%) TDD
12 49 (5.01%) Open Source
13 43 (4.39%) Cybersecurity
14 42 (4.29%) Machine Learning
15 36 (3.68%) Unit Testing
16 35 (3.58%) Cross-Platform Development
17 34 (3.47%) Multithreaded Programming
18 33 (3.37%) Image Processing
19 32 (3.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 979 (100.00%) C++
2 411 (41.98%) C
3 311 (31.77%) C#
4 295 (30.13%) Python
5 271 (27.68%) Java
6 146 (14.91%) SQL
7 126 (12.87%) Embedded C
8 107 (10.93%) Embedded C++
9 93 (9.50%) JavaScript
10 48 (4.90%) MATLAB
11 43 (4.39%) Perl
12 28 (2.86%) Ruby
13 26 (2.66%) Bash Shell
14 24 (2.45%) PHP
15 21 (2.15%) Fortran
16 15 (1.53%) Shell Script
17 14 (1.43%) Groovy
18 13 (1.33%) Assembly Language
18 13 (1.33%) Objective-C
18 13 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 341 (34.83%) Degree
2 71 (7.25%) PhD
3 64 (6.54%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.66%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.23%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.61%) HND
8 4 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.20%) CCNA
9 2 (0.20%) CISSP
9 2 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.20%) GIAC
9 2 (0.20%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (0.20%) MCSE
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.20%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.20%) SANS
9 2 (0.20%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.53%) MISRA
2 12 (1.23%) JTAG
3 11 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.72%) MISRA C
5 5 (0.51%) QA
6 4 (0.41%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.10%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.10%) DO-254
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 40 (4.09%) Firmware
2 10 (1.02%) Docker
2 10 (1.02%) NFS
3 8 (0.82%) KVM
3 8 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.20%) vSphere
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (1.43%) Puppet
2 8 (0.82%) Ansible
2 8 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.20%) Salt
4 1 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 95 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 36 (3.68%) Oracle
3 19 (1.94%) Google
4 13 (1.33%) Cisco
5 12 (1.23%) Dell
6 11 (1.12%) HP
7 10 (1.02%) ILOG
8 9 (0.92%) Freescale
9 8 (0.82%) VMware
10 7 (0.72%) Altova
10 7 (0.72%) Splunk
11 6 (0.61%) SAP
12 4 (0.41%) IBM
12 4 (0.41%) Lauterbach
13 3 (0.31%) Clearswift
13 3 (0.31%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.20%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.20%) Green Hills
14 2 (0.20%) Perforce
15 1 (0.10%) Xilinx
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