Period
to 12 July 2020

The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 567 573 507
Rank change year-on-year +6 -66 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 293 685 1,012
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.49% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 257 555 831
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +11.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%

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 73,360 141,172 170,641
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 95.87% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 59,084 112,718 138,104
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +50 264 £48,750 +2.63% 92
UK excluding London +3 250 £47,500 +5.56% 71
South East +27 122 £45,000 -5.26% 21
London +172 41 £57,500 -11.54% 26
South West +43 36 £45,000 - 17
East of England +83 32 £50,000 - 17
North of England +85 22 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Scotland +7 19 £50,000 +29.87% 2
North West +74 14 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Midlands +98 11 £60,000 +26.32% 6
West Midlands +60 11 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Work from Home +66 8 £52,500 +17.98% 16
Northern Ireland +31 7 £55,000 -31.25% 1
Yorkshire +96 6 £50,000 +11.11%
North East +19 2 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wales +18 1 £42,500 -5.56% 2

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

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 293 (100.00%) C++
1 293 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 143 (48.81%) Linux
3 119 (40.61%) C
4 104 (35.49%) Windows
5 100 (34.13%) Python
6 80 (27.30%) Degree
7 79 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (21.50%) Java
9 60 (20.48%) Computer Science
10 51 (17.41%) OO
10 51 (17.41%) Mathematics
11 48 (16.38%) SDLC
12 47 (16.04%) Git (software)
13 40 (13.65%) Security Cleared
13 40 (13.65%) Multithreading
13 40 (13.65%) C#
14 39 (13.31%) UML
15 38 (12.97%) Aerospace
16 36 (12.29%) OOD
16 36 (12.29%) JIRA
17 34 (11.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 34 (11.60%) .NET
17 34 (11.60%) Algorithms
18 33 (11.26%) Unit Testing
19 32 (10.92%) Scrum
20 31 (10.58%) WinForms
21 30 (10.24%) Subversion
22 29 (9.90%) Software Architecture
22 29 (9.90%) Jenkins

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 18 (6.14%) Confluence
2 4 (1.37%) Apache
2 4 (1.37%) JBoss
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.34%) Simulink
1 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.68%) Azure
2 2 (0.68%) Slack
3 1 (0.34%) AWS
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.46%) Wireless
2 15 (5.12%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.75%) Tactical Data Link
4 8 (2.73%) Internet
5 5 (1.71%) 5G
6 4 (1.37%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.02%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.02%) HTTP
7 3 (1.02%) LTE
7 3 (1.02%) MQTT
7 3 (1.02%) VoIP
7 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.68%) RTP
9 1 (0.34%) 3G
9 1 (0.34%) 4G
9 1 (0.34%) IPv4
9 1 (0.34%) IPv6
9 1 (0.34%) Network Security
9 1 (0.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.10%) Big Data
1 12 (4.10%) MySQL
2 8 (2.73%) NoSQL
2 8 (2.73%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.37%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.68%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 36 (12.29%) JIRA
3 30 (10.24%) Subversion
4 29 (9.90%) Jenkins
5 23 (7.85%) Visual Studio
6 13 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (2.73%) JUnit
8 6 (2.05%) EasyMock
9 5 (1.71%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.37%) GitLab
10 4 (1.37%) Gradle
10 4 (1.37%) LabVIEW
10 4 (1.37%) Polyspace
10 4 (1.37%) Redmine
10 4 (1.37%) VectorCAST
11 3 (1.02%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.02%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio Code
12 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.68%) CppUnit
General
1 38 (12.97%) Aerospace
2 26 (8.87%) Finance
3 24 (8.19%) Electronics
4 21 (7.17%) Telecoms
5 19 (6.48%) Automotive
6 15 (5.12%) Games
7 10 (3.41%) Manufacturing
8 9 (3.07%) Military
9 8 (2.73%) Law
10 5 (1.71%) Banking
10 5 (1.71%) Marketing
10 5 (1.71%) Public Sector
11 3 (1.02%) Front Office
12 1 (0.34%) French Language
12 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.34%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.60%) .NET
2 31 (10.58%) WinForms
3 19 (6.48%) Qt
4 16 (5.46%) OpenGL
5 14 (4.78%) HTML
6 13 (4.44%) DirectX
7 12 (4.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 12 (4.10%) MFC
8 10 (3.41%) CSS
9 8 (2.73%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.39%) RESTful
10 7 (2.39%) STL
11 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.71%) Yocto
12 4 (1.37%) SOAP
12 4 (1.37%) Swing
13 3 (1.02%) .NET Core
13 3 (1.02%) Node.js
13 3 (1.02%) REST
13 3 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.60%) Algorithms
1 34 (11.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 27 (9.22%) User Experience
3 24 (8.19%) Embedded Systems
4 20 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.78%) Device Driver
6 12 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.41%) Data Structures
7 10 (3.41%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.07%) CUDA
8 9 (3.07%) Music Streaming
9 7 (2.39%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.05%) Wiki
11 5 (1.71%) Equities
11 5 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.71%) Media Streaming
11 5 (1.71%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.37%) GPGPU
12 4 (1.37%) SIMD
Operating Systems
1 143 (48.81%) Linux
2 104 (35.49%) Windows
3 21 (7.17%) Embedded Linux
4 20 (6.83%) Unix
5 6 (2.05%) Solaris
6 5 (1.71%) Android
6 5 (1.71%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.37%) SafeRTOS
7 4 (1.37%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.68%) CentOS
8 2 (0.68%) Debian
8 2 (0.68%) Fedora
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 79 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (20.48%) Computer Science
4 51 (17.41%) Mathematics
4 51 (17.41%) OO
5 48 (16.38%) SDLC
6 40 (13.65%) Multithreading
7 39 (13.31%) UML
8 36 (12.29%) OOD
9 33 (11.26%) Unit Testing
10 32 (10.92%) Scrum
11 29 (9.90%) Software Architecture
12 28 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (9.22%) Test Automation
14 22 (7.51%) Mathematical Modelling
15 21 (7.17%) TDD
16 20 (6.83%) Signal Processing
17 19 (6.48%) DevOps
18 18 (6.14%) Time Management
19 16 (5.46%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 293 (100.00%) C++
2 119 (40.61%) C
3 100 (34.13%) Python
4 63 (21.50%) Java
5 40 (13.65%) C#
6 24 (8.19%) JavaScript
7 22 (7.51%) VB.NET
8 17 (5.80%) Bash Shell
9 15 (5.12%) MATLAB
10 13 (4.44%) SQL
11 12 (4.10%) Assembly Language
11 12 (4.10%) Embedded C
12 11 (3.75%) Embedded C++
13 9 (3.07%) PHP
14 7 (2.39%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.05%) Ada
16 5 (1.71%) Perl
17 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
17 4 (1.37%) Ruby
17 4 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 80 (27.30%) Degree
2 40 (13.65%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (5.80%) PhD
5 5 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.37%) HND
7 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.05%) IEC 61508
2 5 (1.71%) GDPR
3 4 (1.37%) QA
4 2 (0.68%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.68%) MISRA
4 2 (0.68%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.34%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 22 (7.51%) Firmware
2 11 (3.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) Ansible
1 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.68%) Terraform
2 1 (0.34%) Sonobuoy
Vendors
1 13 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.73%) Intel
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle
3 6 (2.05%) Spotify
4 5 (1.71%) SAP
5 3 (1.02%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.68%) IBM
6 2 (0.68%) QNX
6 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.34%) VMware