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The median annual salary for a Senior C++ Programmer was £215,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

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

Senior C++ Programmer
UK
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1211 997 790
Rank change year-on-year -214 -207 +346
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior C++ Programmer 24 6 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.006% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 1
10th Percentile £117,500 - -
25th Percentile £197,500 £197,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £215,000 £215,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +258.33% -
75th Percentile £232,500 £232,500 £65,000
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £60,000

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 156,644 103,964 61,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.19% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84,089 73,630 50,434
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

Senior C++ Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior C++ Programmer in the UK

Senior C++ Programmer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior C++ Programmer.

Salary trend for Senior C++ Programmer in the UK

Senior C++ Programmer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior C++ Programmer over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Senior C++ Programmer in the UK

Senior C++ Programmer
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior C++ Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 9 August 2022. 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
London -172 23 £215,000 -
England -177 23 £215,000 -
Work from Home -218 13 £215,000 -

Senior C++ Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, Senior C++ Programmer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior C++ Programmer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) C++
2 23 (95.83%) Computer Science
3 20 (83.33%) Software Engineering
4 16 (66.67%) Python
4 16 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (66.67%) Analytics
5 13 (54.17%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (54.17%) Requirements Gathering
5 13 (54.17%) Metaprogramming
5 13 (54.17%) Data Structures
5 13 (54.17%) Algorithms
5 13 (54.17%) STL
5 13 (54.17%) OOD
5 13 (54.17%) OO
5 13 (54.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 13 (54.17%) AWS
6 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
6 7 (29.17%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
6 7 (29.17%) Linux
6 7 (29.17%) Internet
6 7 (29.17%) Eurex
6 7 (29.17%) Proprietary Trading
6 7 (29.17%) GPGPU
6 7 (29.17%) CUDA
6 7 (29.17%) High-Frequency Trading
7 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 3 (12.50%) PhD
8 3 (12.50%) Fixed Income
8 3 (12.50%) Equities

Senior C++ Programmer 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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (54.17%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Internet
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (4.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (54.17%) STL
2 7 (29.17%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.17%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (54.17%) Algorithms
2 13 (54.17%) Data Structures
2 13 (54.17%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (29.17%) CUDA
3 7 (29.17%) Eurex
3 7 (29.17%) GPGPU
4 3 (12.50%) Equities
4 3 (12.50%) Fixed Income
4 3 (12.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Computer Science
2 20 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 16 (66.67%) Analytics
4 13 (54.17%) Metaprogramming
4 13 (54.17%) OO
4 13 (54.17%) OOD
4 13 (54.17%) Requirements Gathering
5 7 (29.17%) High-Frequency Trading
5 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
5 7 (29.17%) Proprietary Trading
6 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
7 3 (12.50%) Fintech
7 3 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (4.17%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C++
2 16 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) PhD