Period
to 21 August 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 442 541 532
Rank change year-on-year +99 -9 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 1153 957 1110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1036 926 1107
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,900
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 168775 190147 210577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136047 159941 173454
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017. 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 +92 1087 £42,500 +6.25% 81
UK excluding London +79 945 £42,500 +6.25% 74
East of England +101 277 £45,000 +20.00% 25
South East -21 254 £45,000 +5.88% 16
London +110 203 £45,000 -5.26% 13
South West +92 165 £40,000 -5.88% 18
North of England +39 143 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire +65 65 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Midlands -50 57 £30,000 -14.29% 1
North West -30 49 £43,500 +8.75%
Scotland +37 47 £40,000 - 4
East Midlands -31 47 £30,000 -14.29% 1
North East +33 29 £35,000 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -12 22 £30,000 -14.29%
Wales +11 10 £45,000 -4.26% 2
Northern Ireland -11 5 £35,000 -30.00%

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1153 (100.00%) C++
2 1144 (99.22%) Software Engineering
3 562 (48.74%) Linux
4 502 (43.54%) C
5 493 (42.76%) Degree
6 457 (39.64%) Computer Science
7 380 (32.96%) Windows
8 357 (30.96%) Java
9 341 (29.58%) C#
10 309 (26.80%) Python
11 304 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
12 274 (23.76%) OO
13 255 (22.12%) Mathematics
14 204 (17.69%) Algorithms
15 195 (16.91%) Multithreading
16 191 (16.57%) Physics
17 179 (15.52%) Computer Science Degree
18 169 (14.66%) Visual Studio
19 156 (13.53%) STL
20 151 (13.10%) SQL
21 149 (12.92%) Embedded C
22 145 (12.58%) Scrum
23 135 (11.71%) OOP
24 122 (10.58%) Electronics
25 118 (10.23%) Android
25 118 (10.23%) Qt
26 117 (10.15%) JavaScript
27 115 (9.97%) HTML
27 115 (9.97%) Embedded C++
28 113 (9.80%) 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 11 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (0.52%) Apache
4 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.17%) DNN
5 1 (0.087%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.087%) IIS
5 1 (0.087%) JBoss
5 1 (0.087%) nginx
5 1 (0.087%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.087%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Simulink
2 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.087%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.86%) GitHub
2 17 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.78%) SaaS
4 8 (0.69%) Google Play
4 8 (0.69%) iTunes
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.17%) Office 365
7 1 (0.087%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.12%) TCP/IP
2 41 (3.56%) Ethernet
3 40 (3.47%) Wireless
4 28 (2.43%) InfiniBand
5 21 (1.82%) Internet
6 19 (1.65%) Bluetooth
7 17 (1.47%) RS-232
8 15 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (1.13%) HTTP
10 12 (1.04%) RS-485
11 11 (0.95%) Network Security
12 10 (0.87%) GSM
13 9 (0.78%) Diameter Protocol
13 9 (0.78%) LTE
13 9 (0.78%) RANAP
13 9 (0.78%) RTP
13 9 (0.78%) UMTS
14 8 (0.69%) Asterisk PBX
14 8 (0.69%) PBX
14 8 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.25%) MySQL
3 21 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.95%) Big Data
5 11 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.61%) GIS
7 7 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.35%) SQLite
9 3 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.17%) Redis
11 1 (0.087%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.087%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.087%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.087%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 169 (14.66%) Visual Studio
2 105 (9.11%) Git (software)
3 95 (8.24%) Subversion
4 30 (2.60%) Eclipse
5 28 (2.43%) Android Studio
6 25 (2.17%) JIRA
7 13 (1.13%) GoogleTest
8 12 (1.04%) Mercurial
9 11 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
10 10 (0.87%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (0.78%) GCC
11 9 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (0.69%) GDB
12 8 (0.69%) Trac
12 8 (0.69%) Xcode
13 7 (0.61%) LabVIEW
13 7 (0.61%) Maven
14 6 (0.52%) CruiseControl
General
1 122 (10.58%) Electronics
2 97 (8.41%) Games
3 81 (7.03%) Finance
4 58 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 47 (4.08%) Automotive
6 25 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.82%) Multimedia
8 19 (1.65%) Marketing
9 18 (1.56%) Aerospace
10 11 (0.95%) Advertising
11 9 (0.78%) Banking
11 9 (0.78%) Military
11 9 (0.78%) Retail
12 8 (0.69%) Legal
13 5 (0.43%) Back Office
13 5 (0.43%) Law
14 4 (0.35%) Billing
15 3 (0.26%) Front Office
16 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.087%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (13.53%) STL
2 118 (10.23%) Qt
3 115 (9.97%) HTML
4 109 (9.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 98 (8.50%) MFC
6 87 (7.55%) .NET
7 56 (4.86%) OpenGL
8 53 (4.60%) CSS
9 43 (3.73%) XML
10 36 (3.12%) AngularJS
11 30 (2.60%) Apache Axis
12 28 (2.43%) .NET Framework
12 28 (2.43%) HTML5
13 23 (1.99%) ASP.NET
14 22 (1.91%) COM
14 22 (1.91%) WCF
15 20 (1.73%) WPF
16 17 (1.47%) Web Services
17 16 (1.39%) DirectX
17 16 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 457 (39.64%) Computer Science
2 204 (17.69%) Algorithms
3 87 (7.55%) Embedded Systems
4 63 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (4.16%) Data Structures
6 40 (3.47%) Device Driver
7 32 (2.78%) 3D Printing
8 29 (2.52%) 3D Graphics
9 23 (1.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 23 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (1.73%) CUDA
11 16 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.95%) Contactless
13 10 (0.87%) CAN bus
13 10 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.69%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.69%) PMI
14 8 (0.69%) Smart City
14 8 (0.69%) Smartcard
15 7 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 562 (48.74%) Linux
2 380 (32.96%) Windows
3 118 (10.23%) Android
4 83 (7.20%) Unix
5 66 (5.72%) Apple iOS
6 50 (4.34%) Embedded Linux
7 35 (3.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 18 (1.56%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.39%) Windows 10
10 15 (1.30%) Mac OS X
11 13 (1.13%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.43%) Windows Server
13 4 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.26%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.26%) VMS
14 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.087%) ThreadX
16 1 (0.087%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1144 (99.22%) Software Engineering
2 304 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (23.76%) OO
4 255 (22.12%) Mathematics
5 195 (16.91%) Multithreading
6 191 (16.57%) Physics
7 145 (12.58%) Scrum
8 135 (11.71%) OOP
9 113 (9.80%) SDLC
10 102 (8.85%) OOD
11 101 (8.76%) UML
12 88 (7.63%) TDD
13 69 (5.98%) Open Source
14 62 (5.38%) Machine Learning
15 60 (5.20%) CAE
15 60 (5.20%) Unit Testing
16 52 (4.51%) Image Processing
17 51 (4.42%) Computer Vision
18 42 (3.64%) Multithreaded Programming
19 41 (3.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1153 (100.00%) C++
2 502 (43.54%) C
3 357 (30.96%) Java
4 341 (29.58%) C#
5 309 (26.80%) Python
6 151 (13.10%) SQL
7 149 (12.92%) Embedded C
8 117 (10.15%) JavaScript
9 115 (9.97%) Embedded C++
10 49 (4.25%) MATLAB
11 38 (3.30%) Fortran
12 34 (2.95%) Bash Shell
13 30 (2.60%) Objective-C
14 24 (2.08%) Assembly Language
15 20 (1.73%) Ruby
16 17 (1.47%) Perl
17 16 (1.39%) Scala
18 14 (1.21%) PHP
19 11 (0.95%) Delphi
20 9 (0.78%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 493 (42.76%) Degree
2 179 (15.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 95 (8.24%) PhD
4 71 (6.16%) Numerate Degree
5 58 (5.03%) Security Cleared
6 30 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.39%) HND
8 12 (1.04%) MCP
8 12 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.91%) QA
2 19 (1.65%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.87%) MISRA
4 7 (0.61%) JTAG
4 7 (0.61%) MISRA C
5 4 (0.35%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.35%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.17%) MIL-STD-498
7 1 (0.087%) ECSS
7 1 (0.087%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.087%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.087%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 50 (4.34%) Firmware
2 14 (1.21%) Docker
3 4 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.35%) NFS
4 1 (0.087%) KVM
4 1 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.26%) Puppet
2 2 (0.17%) Ansible
3 1 (0.087%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.087%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.087%) SELinux
Vendors
1 81 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 32 (2.78%) Oracle
3 22 (1.91%) Google
4 17 (1.47%) Freescale
5 8 (0.69%) Cisco
6 6 (0.52%) IBM
7 5 (0.43%) Intel
7 5 (0.43%) Lauterbach
7 5 (0.43%) VMware
8 4 (0.35%) Perforce
8 4 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.26%) Clearswift
9 3 (0.26%) ILOG
9 3 (0.26%) Yahoo!
10 2 (0.17%) Facebook
11 1 (0.087%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.087%) Atmel
11 1 (0.087%) Green Hills
11 1 (0.087%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.087%) Xilinx