Software Engineer - C++
UK

The median Software Engineer - C++ salary in the UK is £60,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

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

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 588 679 814
Rank change year-on-year +91 +135 -191
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 238 337 353
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 181 221 285
10th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £34,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +15.79%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £100,000 £86,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +16.67%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,082 103,887 134,218
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.09% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,664 65,135 83,672
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,475 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C++ Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C++ Software Engineer.

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing C++ Software Engineer over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the UK

C++ Software Engineer
Top 15 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 26 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +116 204 £60,000 - 74
UK excluding London +81 204 £60,000 +9.09% 61
Work from Home +49 118 £62,500 +8.70% 44
South East +94 100 £60,000 -14.29% 12
South West +14 43 £55,000 +13.99% 19
London +113 21 £62,500 -13.79% 20
Scotland +2 21 £65,000 +36.84% 5
North of England +59 18 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Midlands +78 16 £52,500 +23.53% 3
East of England +7 10 £60,000 - 17
Yorkshire +68 9 £40,000 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +23 9 £50,000 -
West Midlands +77 7 £92,500 +164.29% 3
North West +54 7 £61,000 +1.67% 2
North East 0 2 - - 3

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2024, C++ Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 238 (100.00%) C++
1 238 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 86 (36.13%) C
3 81 (34.03%) Degree
4 74 (31.09%) Linux
5 72 (30.25%) Security Cleared
6 64 (26.89%) Computer Science
7 54 (22.69%) Windows
8 52 (21.85%) SC Cleared
9 50 (21.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 43 (18.07%) Agile
11 41 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
12 39 (16.39%) OO
13 36 (15.13%) Python
14 35 (14.71%) Multithreading
15 33 (13.87%) Test Automation
15 33 (13.87%) Mentoring
16 31 (13.03%) Mathematics
17 30 (12.61%) Configuration Management
18 28 (11.76%) Actionable Insight
19 26 (10.92%) C#
20 25 (10.50%) Subversion
21 24 (10.08%) QA
21 24 (10.08%) XML
21 24 (10.08%) Code Quality
22 23 (9.66%) Software Quality Assurance
22 23 (9.66%) Algorithms
23 22 (9.24%) Social Skills
24 21 (8.82%) Military
25 20 (8.40%) STL

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.26%) Confluence
2 2 (0.84%) CMS
3 1 (0.42%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.40%) SaaS
2 2 (0.84%) AWS
2 2 (0.84%) Azure
2 2 (0.84%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (0.42%) GitHub
3 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.78%) 5G
2 9 (3.78%) SD-WAN
2 9 (3.78%) WAN
3 6 (2.52%) VoIP
3 6 (2.52%) Wireless
4 4 (1.68%) Network Security
5 2 (0.84%) Internet
5 2 (0.84%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.42%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.26%) GIS
3 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (10.50%) Subversion
2 20 (8.40%) CMake
3 17 (7.14%) Git
4 15 (6.30%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.68%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.68%) GCC
5 4 (1.68%) GDB
5 4 (1.68%) JIRA
5 4 (1.68%) Xcode
6 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.26%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.84%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.42%) yacc
General
1 22 (9.24%) Social Skills
2 21 (8.82%) Military
3 18 (7.56%) Manufacturing
4 16 (6.72%) Automotive
5 15 (6.30%) Finance
6 14 (5.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 12 (5.04%) Marketing
8 11 (4.62%) Aerospace
9 9 (3.78%) Organisational Skills
9 9 (3.78%) Retail
10 8 (3.36%) Aviation
11 6 (2.52%) Electronics
12 5 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (1.26%) Multimedia
13 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.84%) Games
14 2 (0.84%) Wearables
15 1 (0.42%) Front Office
15 1 (0.42%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.08%) XML
2 20 (8.40%) STL
3 18 (7.56%) MFC
3 18 (7.56%) Qt
4 8 (3.36%) .NET
5 4 (1.68%) ATL
5 4 (1.68%) COM
6 3 (1.26%) RESTful
6 3 (1.26%) XMPP
7 2 (0.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.84%) FreeSWITCH
7 2 (0.84%) HTML5
7 2 (0.84%) JavaFX
7 2 (0.84%) OpenGL
7 2 (0.84%) React
7 2 (0.84%) Redux
7 2 (0.84%) REST
7 2 (0.84%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.66%) Algorithms
2 20 (8.40%) Satnav
3 19 (7.98%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.20%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (3.78%) GNSS
5 9 (3.78%) Raspberry Pi
6 8 (3.36%) Arduino
7 6 (2.52%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.68%) IoT
10 3 (1.26%) Distributed Systems
10 3 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.84%) Analogue Electronics
11 2 (0.84%) Blog
11 2 (0.84%) CCTV
11 2 (0.84%) Cyber Threat
11 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.84%) Hackathon
11 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 74 (31.09%) Linux
2 54 (22.69%) Windows
3 4 (1.68%) Android
3 4 (1.68%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (0.84%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.42%) CentOS
5 1 (0.42%) Debian
5 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 64 (26.89%) Computer Science
3 43 (18.07%) Agile
4 41 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (16.39%) OO
6 35 (14.71%) Multithreading
7 33 (13.87%) Mentoring
7 33 (13.87%) Test Automation
8 31 (13.03%) Mathematics
9 30 (12.61%) Configuration Management
10 28 (11.76%) Actionable Insight
11 24 (10.08%) Code Quality
12 20 (8.40%) Quality Management
13 18 (7.56%) SDLC
14 17 (7.14%) OOP
14 17 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
15 13 (5.46%) Validation
16 12 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
16 12 (5.04%) Innovative Thinking
17 11 (4.62%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 238 (100.00%) C++
2 86 (36.13%) C
3 36 (15.13%) Python
4 26 (10.92%) C#
5 15 (6.30%) Bash
6 14 (5.88%) SQL
7 13 (5.46%) Java
8 9 (3.78%) Perl
9 4 (1.68%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.68%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.84%) Fortran
10 2 (0.84%) Go
10 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.84%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.84%) Rust
10 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.42%) Delphi
11 1 (0.42%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (34.03%) Degree
2 72 (30.25%) Security Cleared
3 52 (21.85%) SC Cleared
4 50 (21.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.68%) HND
7 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.26%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.08%) QA
2 23 (9.66%) Software Quality Assurance
3 9 (3.78%) PMO
4 3 (1.26%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.84%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.84%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (2.10%) Docker
1 5 (2.10%) Firmware
2 2 (0.84%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) Grafana
2 1 (0.42%) Kibana
2 1 (0.42%) Podman
2 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (4.20%) Microsoft
2 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.42%) Apple
3 1 (0.42%) NVIDIA
3 1 (0.42%) QNX
3 1 (0.42%) SAP