The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 492 513
Rank change year-on-year +85 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 601 508 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.54% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 528 451 466
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median 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 84312 94795 103505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.20% 96.45% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 69623 79736 84815
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
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 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

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 May 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 May 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 +84 568 £42,500 +6.25% 73
East of England +60 144 £45,000 +20.00% 18
Cambridgeshire +66 127 £45,000 -5.26% 16
South East -17 126 £45,000 - 20
Cambridge +48 121 £47,500 - 16
London +58 91 £47,500 - 12
South West +34 80 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Yorkshire - 52 £42,500 - 3
Berkshire +33 33 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Manchester -9 32 £42,500 +6.25% 3
North West -17 32 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Bristol +13 29 £41,250 -1.78% 7
Hampshire -22 29 £52,500 +28.83% 5
Dorset +33 27 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East Midlands -21 26 £32,500 -7.14%
West Sussex +20 23 £43,750 +5.42% 2
Scotland +24 19 £42,500 +18.88% 4
Bournemouth - 19 £40,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 19 £45,000 -
North East +23 18 £35,000 -42.14% 1
Edinburgh +16 18 £50,000 +75.43% 4
Southampton -11 18 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Leeds - 17 £45,000 -
Northampton +12 16 £32,500 -13.33%
Northamptonshire -17 16 £32,500 -13.33%
City of London +30 14 £62,500 +38.88% 5
Reading +25 14 £43,500 -13.00% 1
Surrey +21 14 £50,000 +25.00% 4
West End of London +18 13 £35,000 -31.70% 1
Barnsley - 12 £42,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1042 (100.00%) C++
2 1036 (99.42%) Software Engineering
3 489 (46.93%) Linux
4 450 (43.19%) C
5 389 (37.33%) Degree
6 335 (32.15%) Computer Science
7 324 (31.09%) Windows
8 320 (30.71%) C#
9 307 (29.46%) Java
10 303 (29.08%) Python
11 260 (24.95%) Agile Software Development
12 254 (24.38%) OO
13 240 (23.03%) Mathematics
14 183 (17.56%) Multithreading
15 159 (15.26%) Physics
16 150 (14.40%) Visual Studio
17 149 (14.30%) STL
18 147 (14.11%) Algorithms
19 146 (14.01%) SQL
20 135 (12.96%) Embedded C
21 121 (11.61%) SDLC
22 120 (11.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
23 119 (11.42%) Electronics
24 110 (10.56%) Embedded C++
25 107 (10.27%) OOP
26 106 (10.17%) JavaScript
27 105 (10.08%) Android
28 104 (9.98%) Scrum
29 103 (9.88%) HTML
30 101 (9.69%) UML

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 12 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (0.77%) JBoss
2 8 (0.77%) Tomcat
3 7 (0.67%) Apache
3 7 (0.67%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.58%) nginx
5 5 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (0.48%) Jetty
5 5 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.29%) DNN
7 2 (0.19%) IIS
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.096%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.096%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.29%) Simulink
3 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.096%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.096%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.96%) GitHub
3 8 (0.77%) SaaS
4 7 (0.67%) Google Play
4 7 (0.67%) iTunes
5 2 (0.19%) Office 365
5 2 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.05%) TCP/IP
2 52 (4.99%) Wireless
3 47 (4.51%) Ethernet
4 35 (3.36%) Bluetooth
5 25 (2.40%) RS-232
6 24 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
7 23 (2.21%) InfiniBand
8 20 (1.92%) RS-485
9 19 (1.82%) GSM
10 18 (1.73%) Internet
11 15 (1.44%) Network Security
12 14 (1.34%) RTP
13 13 (1.25%) HTTP
13 13 (1.25%) Wireshark
14 11 (1.06%) Diameter Protocol
14 11 (1.06%) LTE
14 11 (1.06%) RANAP
14 11 (1.06%) UMTS
15 10 (0.96%) 802.11
15 10 (0.96%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.59%) MySQL
3 16 (1.54%) NoSQL
3 16 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 10 (0.96%) Big Data
5 9 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 8 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.48%) InterSystems Cache
8 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.38%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.29%) GIS
11 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.19%) SQLite
12 1 (0.096%) Apache Accumulo
12 1 (0.096%) Kdb+
12 1 (0.096%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 150 (14.40%) Visual Studio
2 88 (8.45%) Git (software)
3 80 (7.68%) Subversion
4 38 (3.65%) Eclipse
5 28 (2.69%) JIRA
6 27 (2.59%) Android Studio
7 18 (1.73%) Jenkins
8 16 (1.54%) GoogleTest
9 15 (1.44%) GDB
10 14 (1.34%) Mercurial
11 11 (1.06%) GCC
11 11 (1.06%) LabVIEW
12 10 (0.96%) NUnit
12 10 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.96%) Trac
13 9 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.77%) Hudson
14 8 (0.77%) Maven
14 8 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
15 7 (0.67%) Xcode
General
1 119 (11.42%) Electronics
2 79 (7.58%) Finance
3 73 (7.01%) Games
4 70 (6.72%) Telecoms
5 42 (4.03%) Automotive
6 27 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.50%) Marketing
8 20 (1.92%) Banking
9 14 (1.34%) Aerospace
10 12 (1.15%) Multimedia
11 11 (1.06%) Military
12 8 (0.77%) Retail
13 7 (0.67%) Legal
14 6 (0.58%) Advertising
15 5 (0.48%) Front Office
15 5 (0.48%) Law
16 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.29%) Billing
17 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (14.30%) STL
2 120 (11.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 103 (9.88%) HTML
4 88 (8.45%) .NET
5 78 (7.49%) MFC
6 71 (6.81%) Qt
7 55 (5.28%) CSS
8 48 (4.61%) XML
9 40 (3.84%) OpenGL
10 39 (3.74%) AngularJS
11 35 (3.36%) COM
12 27 (2.59%) .NET Framework
12 27 (2.59%) WCF
13 25 (2.40%) DirectX
13 25 (2.40%) WPF
14 21 (2.02%) Web Services
15 18 (1.73%) Ajax
16 13 (1.25%) OpenCL
16 13 (1.25%) SOAP
17 12 (1.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 335 (32.15%) Computer Science
2 147 (14.11%) Algorithms
3 81 (7.77%) Embedded Systems
4 42 (4.03%) Device Driver
5 37 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 26 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
8 22 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.73%) Augmented Reality
10 14 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 13 (1.25%) 3D Printing
11 13 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.15%) CUDA
13 10 (0.96%) CAN bus
13 10 (0.96%) PMI
14 9 (0.86%) Animation
15 8 (0.77%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.67%) iPad
16 7 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 489 (46.93%) Linux
2 324 (31.09%) Windows
3 105 (10.08%) Android
4 73 (7.01%) Unix
5 46 (4.41%) Embedded Linux
6 39 (3.74%) Apple iOS
7 21 (2.02%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 9 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.86%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.38%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.29%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.29%) VMS
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.096%) SUSE
15 1 (0.096%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1036 (99.42%) Software Engineering
2 260 (24.95%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (24.38%) OO
4 240 (23.03%) Mathematics
5 183 (17.56%) Multithreading
6 159 (15.26%) Physics
7 121 (11.61%) SDLC
8 107 (10.27%) OOP
9 104 (9.98%) Scrum
10 101 (9.69%) UML
11 80 (7.68%) OOD
12 78 (7.49%) TDD
13 64 (6.14%) Open Source
14 57 (5.47%) Test Automation
15 47 (4.51%) Machine Learning
16 39 (3.74%) Image Processing
17 38 (3.65%) Unit Testing
18 34 (3.26%) CAE
19 30 (2.88%) Multithreaded Programming
20 29 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1042 (100.00%) C++
2 450 (43.19%) C
3 320 (30.71%) C#
4 307 (29.46%) Java
5 303 (29.08%) Python
6 146 (14.01%) SQL
7 135 (12.96%) Embedded C
8 110 (10.56%) Embedded C++
9 106 (10.17%) JavaScript
10 50 (4.80%) MATLAB
11 36 (3.45%) Perl
12 26 (2.50%) Fortran
12 26 (2.50%) Ruby
13 22 (2.11%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.82%) Objective-C
14 19 (1.82%) PHP
15 17 (1.63%) Assembly Language
16 14 (1.34%) Delphi
17 13 (1.25%) Shell Script
18 11 (1.06%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 389 (37.33%) Degree
2 81 (7.77%) PhD
3 62 (5.95%) Security Cleared
4 46 (4.41%) Mathematical Degree
5 21 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.63%) Master's Degree
7 13 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.86%) HND
10 3 (0.29%) MCP
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.34%) ISO 9001
2 12 (1.15%) QA
3 11 (1.06%) MISRA
4 8 (0.77%) JTAG
5 7 (0.67%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.38%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.096%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.096%) DO-254
System Software
1 52 (4.99%) Firmware
2 13 (1.25%) Docker
3 8 (0.77%) KVM
3 8 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.48%) NFS
5 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (1.25%) Puppet
2 9 (0.86%) Ansible
3 8 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 83 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 34 (3.26%) Oracle
3 26 (2.50%) Google
4 12 (1.15%) Freescale
5 10 (0.96%) Cisco
6 8 (0.77%) ILOG
6 8 (0.77%) VMware
7 6 (0.58%) SAP
8 5 (0.48%) Altova
8 5 (0.48%) Splunk
9 4 (0.38%) Dell
9 4 (0.38%) HP
9 4 (0.38%) IBM
9 4 (0.38%) Lauterbach
10 3 (0.29%) Clearswift
10 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.19%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.19%) Green Hills
11 2 (0.19%) Perforce
12 1 (0.096%) Facebook
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000 + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
IT Connections
Salary: 75000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Martin & Conley
Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 60000
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £55000
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent company benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £60,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Colchester, Essex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £75000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chinnor, Oxfordshire
Fuel3D
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Share Option Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Broadstone, Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Additional bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Chinnor, Oxfordshire
Fuel3D
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday