Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 453 545
Rank change year-on-year -35 +92 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 999 1,142 1,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.64% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.67% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 805 1,025 992
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31,100 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +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 169,137 170,894 196,409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.22% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,840 139,688 164,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 July 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 -49 941 £47,500 +11.76% 175
UK excluding London -19 903 £47,500 +11.76% 162
East of England +19 300 £52,500 +16.67% 51
South East +29 290 £47,500 - 38
South West +6 167 £45,000 +12.50% 32
London -83 96 £52,500 - 23
North of England -91 56 £45,000 +5.88% 20
North West -7 36 £42,500 - 10
Scotland -34 36 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Midlands +7 32 £43,750 +38.89% 11
East Midlands -13 22 £45,000 +50.00% 9
Northern Ireland +15 17 £50,000 +42.86%
North East -39 11 £45,000 +20.00% 2
West Midlands +13 10 £43,750 +45.83% 2
Yorkshire -42 9 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Wales -1 5 £55,000 +22.22%

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 999 (100.00%) C++
2 977 (97.80%) Software Engineering
3 542 (54.25%) C
4 486 (48.65%) Linux
5 345 (34.53%) Computer Science
6 328 (32.83%) Python
7 326 (32.63%) Degree
8 295 (29.53%) C#
9 280 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
10 279 (27.93%) Windows
11 239 (23.92%) Java
12 224 (22.42%) Mathematics
13 197 (19.72%) Multithreading
14 169 (16.92%) OO
15 157 (15.72%) STL
16 152 (15.22%) SQL
17 143 (14.31%) Scrum
18 140 (14.01%) Visual Studio
19 136 (13.61%) Algorithms
20 127 (12.71%) Computer Science Degree
21 122 (12.21%) TDD
22 119 (11.91%) Security Cleared
22 119 (11.91%) Machine Learning
23 116 (11.61%) Physics
24 113 (11.31%) Embedded C++
25 107 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
26 106 (10.61%) Embedded C
27 104 (10.41%) .NET
28 97 (9.71%) MFC
29 94 (9.41%) SDLC

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 27 (2.70%) Apache Pig
2 8 (0.80%) Apache
3 5 (0.50%) Confluence
3 5 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Simulink
2 1 (0.10%) Mathcad
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) LabWindows
1 3 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.50%) GitHub
2 12 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.50%) PaaS
4 5 (0.50%) SaaS
5 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.20%) NuGet
6 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 75 (7.51%) TCP/IP
2 39 (3.90%) HTTP
3 30 (3.00%) Firewall
4 27 (2.70%) SSL
5 25 (2.50%) Internet
6 15 (1.50%) Ethernet
7 12 (1.20%) Wireless
8 8 (0.80%) Bluetooth
8 8 (0.80%) SMS
8 8 (0.80%) ZigBee
8 8 (0.80%) Z-Wave
9 7 (0.70%) RTP
10 5 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.40%) GSM
11 4 (0.40%) SNMP
12 3 (0.30%) LTE
12 3 (0.30%) UMTS
13 2 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
13 2 (0.20%) MGW
13 2 (0.20%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (5.51%) Big Data
2 53 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 42 (4.20%) MySQL
4 27 (2.70%) Apache Hive
4 27 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 19 (1.90%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.00%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.70%) GIS
9 6 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.60%) DB2
9 6 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 140 (14.01%) Visual Studio
2 86 (8.61%) Git (software)
3 50 (5.01%) JIRA
3 50 (5.01%) Subversion
4 36 (3.60%) Bitbucket
5 29 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 29 (2.90%) Selenium
6 27 (2.70%) CodeSonar
6 27 (2.70%) git-flow
6 27 (2.70%) Robot Framework
7 20 (2.00%) Maven
8 16 (1.60%) Eclipse
8 16 (1.60%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.10%) GCC
9 11 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
9 11 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.00%) Gerrit
10 10 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.80%) Ant
11 8 (0.80%) Apache Ivy
General
1 80 (8.01%) Electronics
2 40 (4.00%) Finance
3 36 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.40%) Aerospace
5 24 (2.40%) Marketing
6 20 (2.00%) Automotive
7 14 (1.40%) Military
8 12 (1.20%) Multimedia
9 10 (1.00%) Games
10 7 (0.70%) Banking
11 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Avionics
12 2 (0.20%) Legal
12 2 (0.20%) Retail
13 1 (0.10%) Back Office
13 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (15.72%) STL
2 104 (10.41%) .NET
3 97 (9.71%) MFC
4 92 (9.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 83 (8.31%) Qt
6 61 (6.11%) OpenGL
7 45 (4.50%) Django
8 37 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 37 (3.70%) WPF
9 34 (3.40%) HTML
10 32 (3.20%) COM
10 32 (3.20%) XML
11 31 (3.10%) Node.js
12 30 (3.00%) SOAP
13 29 (2.90%) ASP.NET
13 29 (2.90%) LAMP
13 29 (2.90%) Natural Language Processing
13 29 (2.90%) REST
14 28 (2.80%) AngularJS
14 28 (2.80%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 345 (34.53%) Computer Science
2 136 (13.61%) Algorithms
3 86 (8.61%) Embedded Systems
4 29 (2.90%) CUDA
5 23 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.30%) User Experience
6 18 (1.80%) Data Structures
6 18 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (1.80%) Life Science
7 13 (1.30%) Augmented Reality
7 13 (1.30%) Robotics
8 12 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
10 8 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 7 (0.70%) Device Driver
11 7 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (0.50%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.50%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 486 (48.65%) Linux
2 279 (27.93%) Windows
3 70 (7.01%) Unix
4 60 (6.01%) Android
5 52 (5.21%) Apple iOS
6 30 (3.00%) Mac OS X
7 27 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (0.90%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.30%) Debian
10 3 (0.30%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.10%) Fedora
12 1 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.10%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 977 (97.80%) Software Engineering
2 280 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (22.42%) Mathematics
4 197 (19.72%) Multithreading
5 169 (16.92%) OO
6 143 (14.31%) Scrum
7 122 (12.21%) TDD
8 119 (11.91%) Machine Learning
9 116 (11.61%) Physics
10 107 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
11 94 (9.41%) SDLC
12 87 (8.71%) Image Processing
13 79 (7.91%) UML
14 78 (7.81%) Artificial Intelligence
15 74 (7.41%) Computer Vision
16 61 (6.11%) OOD
16 61 (6.11%) Test Automation
17 59 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
18 53 (5.31%) Unit Testing
19 49 (4.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 999 (100.00%) C++
2 542 (54.25%) C
3 328 (32.83%) Python
4 295 (29.53%) C#
5 239 (23.92%) Java
6 152 (15.22%) SQL
7 113 (11.31%) Embedded C++
8 106 (10.61%) Embedded C
9 84 (8.41%) JavaScript
10 65 (6.51%) MATLAB
11 52 (5.21%) Bash Shell
12 48 (4.80%) PHP
13 37 (3.70%) Objective-C
14 30 (3.00%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.90%) Assembly Language
16 16 (1.60%) Shell Script
17 15 (1.50%) Scala
18 11 (1.10%) VB
18 11 (1.10%) VC++
19 10 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 326 (32.63%) Degree
2 127 (12.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 119 (11.91%) Security Cleared
4 80 (8.01%) PhD
5 43 (4.30%) DV Cleared
6 37 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 27 (2.70%) CCNA
7 27 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (2.70%) CISSP
7 27 (2.70%) CompTIA Security+
7 27 (2.70%) GIAC
7 27 (2.70%) Linux+ Certification
7 27 (2.70%) MCSE
7 27 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
7 27 (2.70%) SANS
7 27 (2.70%) SSCP
8 23 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.50%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.30%) MISRA
2 12 (1.20%) ECSS
3 8 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.60%) QA
5 5 (0.50%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.50%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.40%) GDPR
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.20%) ISO 15765
8 1 (0.10%) GCP
8 1 (0.10%) JTAG
System Software
1 36 (3.60%) Docker
2 33 (3.30%) Firmware
3 27 (2.70%) vSphere
4 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (2.70%) Puppet
1 27 (2.70%) Salt
2 5 (0.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.10%) Ansible
Vendors
1 87 (8.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (1.60%) Oracle
3 13 (1.30%) Dell
3 13 (1.30%) HP
4 11 (1.10%) Apple
4 11 (1.10%) Google
5 8 (0.80%) IBM
5 8 (0.80%) Samsung
5 8 (0.80%) SAP
6 6 (0.60%) Sybase
7 5 (0.50%) VMware
8 4 (0.40%) Atmel
9 3 (0.30%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.20%) Capita
10 2 (0.20%) Cisco
11 1 (0.10%) Adobe
11 1 (0.10%) Juniper
11 1 (0.10%) NetApp
11 1 (0.10%) Sony
11 1 (0.10%) Sophos