The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - C++
UK
Rank 444 478 521
Rank change year-on-year +34 +43  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 482 574 515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.58% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 403 512 476
Median salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 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 March 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 +49 471 £45,000 +7.14% 71
South East -16 124 £50,000 +11.11% 20
East of England +57 115 £45,000 +15.38% 17
Cambridgeshire +66 96 £45,000 - 14
London +68 89 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Cambridge +57 87 £45,000 - 12
South West +35 63 £40,000 -3.61% 10
Berkshire +39 36 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Bristol +19 35 £37,500 -9.63% 4
Hampshire +13 32 £50,000 +13.63% 7
Yorkshire +38 30 £42,500 - 4
North West -27 28 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Manchester -21 26 £37,500 +56.25% 5
West Sussex +20 23 £47,500 +4.39% 4
Bracknell +15 18 £52,500 - 2
Southampton +1 18 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Surrey +20 15 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Fareham +16 12 £60,000 +14.28% 2
Dorset +40 11 £40,000 -5.88% 2
West Yorkshire +31 11 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands -8 11 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Reading +35 10 £47,500 -5.00%
North Yorkshire +18 10 £42,500 +6.25%
Buckinghamshire +16 10 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Gloucestershire +10 10 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Hertfordshire -5 10 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Scotland +34 9 £32,500 +3.17% 2
North East +15 9 £40,000 -33.88% 1
City of London +46 8 £58,750 -21.66% 2
Leeds +22 8 £45,000 - 2

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 910 (100.00%) C++
2 909 (99.89%) Software Engineering
3 423 (46.48%) Linux
4 374 (41.10%) C
5 298 (32.75%) Degree
6 297 (32.64%) C#
7 280 (30.77%) Windows
8 267 (29.34%) Python
9 260 (28.57%) Computer Science
10 222 (24.40%) Java
11 204 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
12 198 (21.76%) Multithreading
13 189 (20.77%) Mathematics
14 178 (19.56%) OO
15 136 (14.95%) STL
16 130 (14.29%) SQL
17 124 (13.63%) Visual Studio
18 123 (13.52%) Embedded C
19 110 (12.09%) Physics
20 107 (11.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 107 (11.76%) Algorithms
21 103 (11.32%) SDLC
22 102 (11.21%) Embedded C++
22 102 (11.21%) Microsoft
23 91 (10.00%) Electronics
24 90 (9.89%) TCP/IP
25 88 (9.67%) UML
25 88 (9.67%) Finance
26 87 (9.56%) HTML
27 86 (9.45%) .NET

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (1.43%) WebLogic
2 11 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (0.99%) JBoss
3 9 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.77%) Apache Pig
4 7 (0.77%) Jetty
4 7 (0.77%) nginx
4 7 (0.77%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.66%) Apache
6 3 (0.33%) DNN
6 3 (0.33%) IIS
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.11%) Drupal
8 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.22%) MS Office
2 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.22%) Simulink
3 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (0.55%) SaaS
2 2 (0.22%) GitHub
2 2 (0.22%) PaaS
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.11%) Google Play
3 1 (0.11%) iTunes
3 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (9.89%) TCP/IP
2 51 (5.60%) Wireless
3 45 (4.95%) Bluetooth
4 40 (4.40%) Ethernet
5 31 (3.41%) RS-232
6 29 (3.19%) HTTP
7 27 (2.97%) RS-485
8 26 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (2.42%) Network Security
10 18 (1.98%) GSM
11 15 (1.65%) 802.11
11 15 (1.65%) FTP
11 15 (1.65%) Internet
12 14 (1.54%) InfiniBand
12 14 (1.54%) Kerberos
12 14 (1.54%) LDAP
12 14 (1.54%) RTP
12 14 (1.54%) Wireshark
13 10 (1.10%) Diameter Protocol
13 10 (1.10%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.86%) MySQL
3 20 (2.20%) Big Data
4 18 (1.98%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.99%) Data Mining
6 9 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.77%) Apache Hive
7 7 (0.77%) InterSystems Cache
7 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (0.66%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.33%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.22%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.22%) KDB
10 2 (0.22%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.11%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.11%) Kdb+
11 1 (0.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 124 (13.63%) Visual Studio
2 58 (6.37%) Git (software)
3 54 (5.93%) Subversion
4 29 (3.19%) Eclipse
5 21 (2.31%) JIRA
6 17 (1.87%) GDB
6 17 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.54%) NUnit
8 13 (1.43%) Hudson
9 12 (1.32%) LabVIEW
10 11 (1.21%) GCC
11 10 (1.10%) Trac
12 9 (0.99%) Android Studio
13 7 (0.77%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.77%) CppUnit
13 7 (0.77%) Maven
13 7 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.77%) Valgrind
13 7 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (0.77%) XMLSpy
General
1 91 (10.00%) Electronics
2 88 (9.67%) Finance
3 68 (7.47%) Telecoms
4 65 (7.14%) Games
5 28 (3.08%) Automotive
6 27 (2.97%) Banking
7 25 (2.75%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.76%) Aerospace
9 14 (1.54%) Marketing
10 7 (0.77%) Military
11 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.55%) Front Office
13 4 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) French Language
15 1 (0.11%) German Language
15 1 (0.11%) Retail
15 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (14.95%) STL
2 107 (11.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 87 (9.56%) HTML
4 86 (9.45%) .NET
5 71 (7.80%) MFC
5 71 (7.80%) Qt
6 56 (6.15%) CSS
7 49 (5.38%) XML
8 39 (4.29%) COM
9 31 (3.41%) .NET Framework
9 31 (3.41%) WPF
10 29 (3.19%) OpenGL
11 28 (3.08%) Web Services
12 25 (2.75%) WCF
13 23 (2.53%) DirectX
14 21 (2.31%) J2EE
15 19 (2.09%) AngularJS
16 18 (1.98%) SOAP
17 16 (1.76%) Ajax
18 15 (1.65%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 260 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 107 (11.76%) Algorithms
3 60 (6.59%) Embedded Systems
4 35 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.19%) Device Driver
6 27 (2.97%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.43%) 3D Graphics
9 13 (1.43%) Augmented Reality
10 12 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 12 (1.32%) PMI
11 10 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.99%) Animation
12 9 (0.99%) CAN bus
12 9 (0.99%) Contactless
12 9 (0.99%) VHDL
13 5 (0.55%) CUDA
13 5 (0.55%) Fintech
14 4 (0.44%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 423 (46.48%) Linux
2 280 (30.77%) Windows
3 84 (9.23%) Unix
4 81 (8.90%) Android
5 35 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
6 31 (3.41%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.65%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.32%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 8 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.44%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.11%) MeeGo
14 1 (0.11%) SUSE
14 1 (0.11%) Tizen
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (99.89%) Software Engineering
2 204 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (21.76%) Multithreading
4 189 (20.77%) Mathematics
5 178 (19.56%) OO
6 110 (12.09%) Physics
7 103 (11.32%) SDLC
8 88 (9.67%) UML
9 73 (8.02%) OOP
10 62 (6.81%) Scrum
11 61 (6.70%) OOD
12 56 (6.15%) TDD
13 50 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
14 39 (4.29%) Multithreaded Programming
15 38 (4.18%) Machine Learning
16 36 (3.96%) Analytics
16 36 (3.96%) Open Source
17 34 (3.74%) Cross-Platform Development
17 34 (3.74%) Low Latency
17 34 (3.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 910 (100.00%) C++
2 374 (41.10%) C
3 297 (32.64%) C#
4 267 (29.34%) Python
5 222 (24.40%) Java
6 130 (14.29%) SQL
7 123 (13.52%) Embedded C
8 102 (11.21%) Embedded C++
9 84 (9.23%) JavaScript
10 46 (5.05%) Perl
11 44 (4.84%) MATLAB
12 31 (3.41%) Bash Shell
13 30 (3.30%) Ruby
14 24 (2.64%) PHP
15 17 (1.87%) Groovy
15 17 (1.87%) Objective-C
16 16 (1.76%) Shell Script
17 15 (1.65%) Fortran
18 14 (1.54%) Scala
19 10 (1.10%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 298 (32.75%) Degree
2 67 (7.36%) PhD
3 65 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 36 (3.96%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.33%) CCNA
8 3 (0.33%) CISSP
8 3 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (0.33%) GIAC
8 3 (0.33%) HND
8 3 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
8 3 (0.33%) MCSE
8 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.33%) SANS
8 3 (0.33%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (0.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.87%) MISRA
2 16 (1.76%) JTAG
3 7 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.66%) MISRA C
5 4 (0.44%) QA
6 2 (0.22%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.11%) DO-254
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 37 (4.07%) Firmware
2 14 (1.54%) NFS
3 11 (1.21%) Docker
4 8 (0.88%) KVM
4 8 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.33%) vSphere
6 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (1.65%) Puppet
2 8 (0.88%) Ansible
2 8 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.33%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.33%) Salt
4 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.11%) Mesos
4 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 102 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.19%) Oracle
3 16 (1.76%) Dell
4 15 (1.65%) Google
4 15 (1.65%) HP
5 12 (1.32%) Cisco
6 8 (0.88%) VMware
7 7 (0.77%) Altova
7 7 (0.77%) ILOG
7 7 (0.77%) Splunk
8 6 (0.66%) SAP
9 5 (0.55%) Freescale
10 4 (0.44%) Lauterbach
11 3 (0.33%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.22%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.22%) Green Hills
12 2 (0.22%) IBM
12 2 (0.22%) Intel
12 2 (0.22%) Perforce
13 1 (0.11%) EMC
Broadstone, Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum + Superb Package , incl Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Flexible hours, generous pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £55000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £60000
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: Attractive
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Westerham, Kent
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Benfits (Including flexi
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Tec Partners
Salary: £30000.00 - £500000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 50,000
Posted: 6 days ago