Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 568 551 451
Rank change year-on-year -17 -100 +132
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 620 821 1,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.52% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 480 687 1,074
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,675 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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
UK excluding London -34 546 £45,000 - 130
England -65 519 £47,250 +5.00% 156
South East +13 213 £47,500 - 30
South West -44 104 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Scotland +79 80 £38,500 -14.92% 5
London +46 62 £62,500 +13.64% 37
North of England +5 54 £36,250 -19.44% 16
East of England -30 48 £55,000 +4.76% 41
North West +23 47 £35,000 -17.65% 12
Midlands +42 38 £50,000 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +57 36 £50,000 +14.29% 3
Yorkshire -11 5 £45,000 - 4
Northern Ireland -18 5 £80,000 +60.00% 5
Wales +7 4 £40,000 -27.27% 1
North East +20 2 £38,750 -17.11%
East Midlands +4 2 £42,500 +7.59% 5

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 620 (100.00%) C++
2 610 (98.39%) Software Engineering
3 317 (51.13%) Linux
4 250 (40.32%) Windows
5 219 (35.32%) C
6 182 (29.35%) C#
6 182 (29.35%) Python
7 176 (28.39%) Degree
8 171 (27.58%) Agile Software Development
9 157 (25.32%) Java
10 141 (22.74%) Mathematics
11 129 (20.81%) OO
12 123 (19.84%) Computer Science
13 115 (18.55%) Algorithms
14 106 (17.10%) Git (software)
15 89 (14.35%) TDD
16 83 (13.39%) SQL
17 78 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
18 74 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
19 70 (11.29%) Multithreading
20 69 (11.13%) JavaScript
20 69 (11.13%) Security Cleared
21 68 (10.97%) SDLC
22 67 (10.81%) Qt
23 64 (10.32%) SC Cleared
24 63 (10.16%) Web Services
25 56 (9.03%) .NET
25 56 (9.03%) OOD
26 54 (8.71%) DevOps
27 53 (8.55%) OpenGL

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 6 (0.97%) JBoss
2 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
2 5 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (0.81%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.48%) Apache
4 1 (0.16%) Kinematics
Applications
1 8 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (0.81%) Maya
2 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.81%) NUKE
3 3 (0.48%) Simulink
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.68%) Azure
2 24 (3.87%) AWS
2 24 (3.87%) GCP
3 20 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.81%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.48%) SaaS
5 3 (0.48%) Serverless
6 2 (0.32%) GitHub
7 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.68%) RS-485
2 27 (4.35%) Internet
2 27 (4.35%) RS-232
3 18 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.58%) Network Security
5 14 (2.26%) DNS
6 11 (1.77%) Wireless
7 9 (1.45%) VoIP
8 8 (1.29%) Bluetooth
8 8 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.97%) Broadband
9 6 (0.97%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.97%) HTTP
9 6 (0.97%) xDSL
9 6 (0.97%) ZigBee
10 5 (0.81%) Firewall
10 5 (0.81%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.65%) Software-Defined Radio
12 3 (0.48%) CTI
12 3 (0.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.97%) Data Mining
2 28 (4.52%) Big Data
3 23 (3.71%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.55%) NoSQL
5 17 (2.74%) SQL Server
6 12 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.29%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.81%) Neo4j
9 5 (0.81%) SQLite
10 1 (0.16%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.16%) GIS
10 1 (0.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 106 (17.10%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.74%) JIRA
2 48 (7.74%) Subversion
3 47 (7.58%) Visual Studio
4 14 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (2.26%) JIRA Agile
5 12 (1.94%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.29%) C++Builder
7 8 (1.29%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.97%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.97%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.97%) git-flow
9 5 (0.81%) Maven
10 3 (0.48%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.48%) CMake
10 3 (0.48%) Selenium
11 2 (0.32%) GCC
11 2 (0.32%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.32%) Qt Creator
General
1 48 (7.74%) Electronics
2 35 (5.65%) Games
3 31 (5.00%) Finance
3 31 (5.00%) Military
4 21 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.42%) Aerospace
5 15 (2.42%) Automotive
6 12 (1.94%) Legal
7 9 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.29%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.97%) Banking
10 3 (0.48%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.32%) Marketing
11 2 (0.32%) Retail
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Avionics
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.81%) Qt
2 63 (10.16%) Web Services
3 56 (9.03%) .NET
4 53 (8.55%) OpenGL
5 52 (8.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 52 (8.39%) STL
6 36 (5.81%) MFC
6 36 (5.81%) Node.js
7 28 (4.52%) HTML
8 26 (4.19%) AngularJS
9 23 (3.71%) XML
10 22 (3.55%) OpenCV
11 20 (3.23%) React
11 20 (3.23%) Spring
12 17 (2.74%) HTML5
13 13 (2.10%) Kafka
13 13 (2.10%) OpenSceneGraph
13 13 (2.10%) Velocity
14 11 (1.77%) ATL
14 11 (1.77%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 115 (18.55%) Algorithms
2 41 (6.61%) Robotics
3 36 (5.81%) User Experience
4 23 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.39%) Embedded Systems
6 19 (3.06%) CUDA
6 19 (3.06%) Data Structures
7 17 (2.74%) 3D Graphics
7 17 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.58%) Device Driver
9 14 (2.26%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.77%) Internet of Things
11 10 (1.61%) Derivative
12 8 (1.29%) Animation
13 6 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (0.81%) Video on Demand
15 3 (0.48%) CAN bus
15 3 (0.48%) Cybercrime
15 3 (0.48%) Life Science
15 3 (0.48%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 317 (51.13%) Linux
2 250 (40.32%) Windows
3 32 (5.16%) Android
4 30 (4.84%) Unix
5 26 (4.19%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.10%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.97%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.48%) Debian
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (98.39%) Software Engineering
2 171 (27.58%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (22.74%) Mathematics
4 129 (20.81%) OO
5 123 (19.84%) Computer Science
6 89 (14.35%) TDD
7 78 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
8 74 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
9 70 (11.29%) Multithreading
10 68 (10.97%) SDLC
11 56 (9.03%) OOD
12 54 (8.71%) DevOps
13 52 (8.39%) Machine Learning
14 49 (7.90%) Physics
15 41 (6.61%) Unit Testing
16 40 (6.45%) Innovative Thinking
17 37 (5.97%) Deep Learning
18 35 (5.65%) Scrum
19 33 (5.32%) UML
20 32 (5.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 620 (100.00%) C++
2 219 (35.32%) C
3 182 (29.35%) C#
3 182 (29.35%) Python
4 157 (25.32%) Java
5 83 (13.39%) SQL
6 69 (11.13%) JavaScript
7 36 (5.81%) Embedded C++
8 28 (4.52%) Bash Shell
8 28 (4.52%) Go
9 20 (3.23%) Embedded C
10 13 (2.10%) MATLAB
10 13 (2.10%) Ruby
11 9 (1.45%) Java 8
12 6 (0.97%) Fortran
12 6 (0.97%) VB
13 5 (0.81%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.65%) Perl
14 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 176 (28.39%) Degree
2 69 (11.13%) Security Cleared
3 64 (10.32%) SC Cleared
4 50 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (6.94%) Numerate Degree
6 34 (5.48%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.29%) PhD
8 5 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.81%) CCNA
8 5 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.81%) CISSP
8 5 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (0.81%) GIAC
8 5 (0.81%) Linux+ Certification
8 5 (0.81%) MCSE
8 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (0.81%) SANS
8 5 (0.81%) SSCP
9 4 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.58%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.16%) GDPR
3 1 (0.16%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.16%) JTAG
3 1 (0.16%) MISRA
3 1 (0.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 31 (5.00%) Firmware
2 25 (4.03%) Docker
3 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.29%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.97%) Ansible
3 4 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (6.29%) Google
1 39 (6.29%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.97%) Oracle
3 14 (2.26%) Apple
4 11 (1.77%) Perforce
5 7 (1.13%) Atlassian
6 5 (0.81%) Adobe
6 5 (0.81%) Cisco
6 5 (0.81%) Foundry
7 4 (0.65%) Avaya
8 3 (0.48%) Motorola
9 2 (0.32%) Embarcadero
9 2 (0.32%) SAP
10 1 (0.16%) IBM
10 1 (0.16%) Intel
10 1 (0.16%) QNX
10 1 (0.16%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.16%) Xamarin