Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 541 484 473
Rank change year-on-year -57 -11 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 706 1,038 1,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.63% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 551 838 892
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.20% +2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,825
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £61,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 138,416 165,583 162,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.41% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,868 134,836 134,784
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 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 -55 631 £45,000 -5.26% 196
England -88 588 £47,500 - 213
South East -14 269 £49,500 +4.21% 37
Scotland +74 108 £38,500 -9.41% 14
South West +8 101 £45,000 - 46
North of England +61 76 £45,000 +5.88% 25
London +72 67 £65,000 +26.83% 39
North West +59 47 £45,000 +5.88% 14
East of England -127 40 £50,000 -4.76% 47
Midlands +32 36 £47,000 +7.43% 19
West Midlands +47 32 £50,000 +14.29% 10
Yorkshire +21 21 £45,000 +5.88% 8
North East +13 8 £40,000 -3.03% 3
East Midlands +14 4 £46,500 +3.33% 9
Wales +17 2 £38,750 -13.89% 7

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 706 (100.00%) C++
2 681 (96.46%) Software Engineering
3 319 (45.18%) Linux
4 258 (36.54%) C#
5 248 (35.13%) C
6 238 (33.71%) Degree
7 208 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
8 198 (28.05%) Java
9 195 (27.62%) Windows
10 171 (24.22%) Python
11 169 (23.94%) Mathematics
12 167 (23.65%) Computer Science
13 152 (21.53%) Algorithms
14 146 (20.68%) OO
15 130 (18.41%) Security Cleared
16 108 (15.30%) SC Cleared
17 101 (14.31%) Problem-Solving
18 96 (13.60%) SDLC
19 93 (13.17%) SQL
20 89 (12.61%) TDD
21 85 (12.04%) STL
22 83 (11.76%) Git (software)
22 83 (11.76%) Multithreading
23 78 (11.05%) JavaScript
24 76 (10.76%) Physics
24 76 (10.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
25 74 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
25 74 (10.48%) Machine Learning
25 74 (10.48%) Computer Science Degree
26 70 (9.92%) Qt

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 10 (1.42%) Apache
2 5 (0.71%) Confluence
3 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.14%) JBoss
5 1 (0.14%) Kinematics
5 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.28%) Maya
2 2 (0.28%) NASTRAN
3 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.14%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.57%) Slack
5 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (0.42%) Serverless
6 2 (0.28%) GitHub
6 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.55%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.12%) RS-485
3 14 (1.98%) RS-232
4 11 (1.56%) Network Security
5 9 (1.27%) Ethernet
5 9 (1.27%) HTTP
6 8 (1.13%) Firewall
7 7 (0.99%) Asterisk PBX
7 7 (0.99%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (0.99%) GSM
7 7 (0.99%) LTE
7 7 (0.99%) MGW
7 7 (0.99%) PBX
7 7 (0.99%) RANAP
7 7 (0.99%) RTP
7 7 (0.99%) SGSN
7 7 (0.99%) UMTS
7 7 (0.99%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.85%) SSL
9 5 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.23%) Data Mining
2 35 (4.96%) Big Data
3 26 (3.68%) SQL Server
4 21 (2.97%) MySQL
5 15 (2.12%) Hadoop
6 14 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.42%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.71%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.28%) DB2
12 2 (0.28%) SQLite
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.14%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.14%) GIS
13 1 (0.14%) OrientDB
13 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 83 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 68 (9.63%) Visual Studio
3 54 (7.65%) JIRA
4 48 (6.80%) Subversion
5 26 (3.68%) Jenkins
6 25 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (2.97%) Maven
8 19 (2.69%) JIRA Agile
9 15 (2.12%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.84%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.42%) Bitbucket Server
12 9 (1.27%) Ant
12 9 (1.27%) Apache Ivy
13 8 (1.13%) GCC
13 8 (1.13%) git-flow
14 7 (0.99%) GDB
14 7 (0.99%) Trac
15 5 (0.71%) CMake
15 5 (0.71%) Selenium
15 5 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (7.93%) Electronics
2 39 (5.52%) Aerospace
3 38 (5.38%) Finance
4 28 (3.97%) Games
5 27 (3.82%) Marketing
6 26 (3.68%) Military
7 18 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.41%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.98%) Legal
10 11 (1.56%) Automotive
11 7 (0.99%) Avionics
12 6 (0.85%) Banking
13 4 (0.57%) Front Office
13 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.57%) Retail
14 3 (0.42%) Law
14 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (12.04%) STL
2 76 (10.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 70 (9.92%) Qt
4 64 (9.07%) OpenGL
5 56 (7.93%) .NET
5 56 (7.93%) Web Services
6 45 (6.37%) MFC
7 42 (5.95%) HTML
8 39 (5.52%) OpenCV
9 30 (4.25%) XML
10 25 (3.54%) HTML5
11 23 (3.26%) Node.js
11 23 (3.26%) Spring
12 22 (3.12%) COM
13 20 (2.83%) Kafka
14 19 (2.69%) OpenSceneGraph
14 19 (2.69%) Velocity
15 18 (2.55%) JSF
16 16 (2.27%) DirectX
17 13 (1.84%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 152 (21.53%) Algorithms
2 64 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (8.92%) Robotics
4 33 (4.67%) User Experience
5 30 (4.25%) 3D Graphics
6 25 (3.54%) Data Structures
7 22 (3.12%) Embedded Systems
7 22 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.97%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.98%) Fintech
10 9 (1.27%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 7 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.99%) Video\Live Streaming
13 6 (0.85%) Derivative
14 5 (0.71%) CAN bus
14 5 (0.71%) CUDA
14 5 (0.71%) Device Driver
14 5 (0.71%) Life Science
14 5 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 319 (45.18%) Linux
2 195 (27.62%) Windows
3 36 (5.10%) Android
4 34 (4.82%) Apple iOS
5 30 (4.25%) Unix
6 21 (2.97%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (1.27%) Debian
8 7 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.71%) CentOS
10 4 (0.57%) Fedora
10 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
12 2 (0.28%) pSOS
12 2 (0.28%) Robot Operating System
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (96.46%) Software Engineering
2 208 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (23.94%) Mathematics
4 167 (23.65%) Computer Science
5 146 (20.68%) OO
6 101 (14.31%) Problem-Solving
7 96 (13.60%) SDLC
8 89 (12.61%) TDD
9 83 (11.76%) Multithreading
10 76 (10.76%) Physics
11 74 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (10.48%) Machine Learning
12 60 (8.50%) Innovative Thinking
13 59 (8.36%) UML
14 57 (8.07%) Scrum
15 51 (7.22%) Unit Testing
16 46 (6.52%) Deep Learning
17 43 (6.09%) Validation
18 41 (5.81%) Artificial Intelligence
19 39 (5.52%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 706 (100.00%) C++
2 258 (36.54%) C#
3 248 (35.13%) C
4 198 (28.05%) Java
5 171 (24.22%) Python
6 93 (13.17%) SQL
7 78 (11.05%) JavaScript
8 38 (5.38%) Embedded C
9 33 (4.67%) Embedded C++
10 30 (4.25%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.97%) Fortran
12 16 (2.27%) MATLAB
13 14 (1.98%) Perl
14 11 (1.56%) Scala
15 9 (1.27%) Go
16 8 (1.13%) Ruby
17 7 (0.99%) Java 8
17 7 (0.99%) XAML
18 6 (0.85%) VB
18 6 (0.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 238 (33.71%) Degree
2 130 (18.41%) Security Cleared
3 108 (15.30%) SC Cleared
4 74 (10.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 53 (7.51%) Numerate Degree
6 35 (4.96%) DV Cleared
7 24 (3.40%) PhD
8 12 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.71%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.42%) CCNA
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.42%) CISSP
10 3 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.42%) GIAC
10 3 (0.42%) Linux+ Certification
10 3 (0.42%) MCSE
10 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.42%) SANS
10 3 (0.42%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.27%) QA
2 4 (0.57%) MISRA
3 3 (0.42%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 13 (1.84%) Firmware
2 12 (1.70%) Docker
3 2 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.28%) Puppet
1 2 (0.28%) Salt
2 1 (0.14%) systemd
2 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (6.66%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.82%) Oracle
3 13 (1.84%) Cisco
4 11 (1.56%) Google
5 8 (1.13%) SAP
6 6 (0.85%) Freescale
6 6 (0.85%) Perforce
7 5 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.42%) NVIDIA
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe
9 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.28%) Embarcadero
9 2 (0.28%) EMC
9 2 (0.28%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.14%) Autodesk
10 1 (0.14%) Infor
10 1 (0.14%) QNX
10 1 (0.14%) Spotify