Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior C++ Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Senior Software Engineer - C++
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 911 1077 1072
Rank change year-on-year +166 -5 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior C++ Software Engineer 289 141 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.077% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 252 122 199
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.01%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior C++ Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior C++ Software Engineer in the UK

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior C++ Software Engineer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior C++ Software Engineer in the UK

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior C++ Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +190 280 £52,500 +5.00% 12
UK excluding London +174 264 £52,500 +5.00% 11
South East +109 141 £53,750 +7.50% 7
East of England +79 80 £55,000 +4.76% 3
London +14 25 £85,000 +3.03% 1
South West +46 20 £45,000 -2.17% 1
North of England +13 14 £45,000 -8.16%
North West +4 10 £45,000 -8.16%
Scotland -3 8 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £42,500 -
Wales +14 1 £45,000 -10.00%
North East - 1 £37,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 289 (100.00%) C++
1 289 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 118 (40.83%) Windows
3 101 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (32.18%) Computer Science
5 92 (31.83%) Linux
6 90 (31.14%) Multithreading
7 87 (30.10%) Degree
8 86 (29.76%) C
9 76 (26.30%) Python
10 72 (24.91%) C#
11 64 (22.15%) TDD
12 62 (21.45%) Visual Studio
13 51 (17.65%) STL
14 45 (15.57%) Scrum
15 44 (15.22%) MFC
15 44 (15.22%) Computer Science Degree
16 42 (14.53%) Algorithms
17 40 (13.84%) Qt
17 40 (13.84%) OO
18 39 (13.49%) Java
19 37 (12.80%) SQL
20 36 (12.46%) UML
20 36 (12.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
21 35 (12.11%) Unit Testing
21 35 (12.11%) Embedded C++
22 33 (11.42%) Embedded C
23 32 (11.07%) SDLC
24 27 (9.34%) Embedded Systems
24 27 (9.34%) Manufacturing

Senior 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:

Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.04%) Google Play
1 3 (1.04%) iTunes
2 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.65%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.50%) Wireless
3 2 (0.69%) H.323
3 2 (0.69%) Multicast
3 2 (0.69%) VoIP
4 1 (0.35%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.35%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.35%) GSM
4 1 (0.35%) LTE
4 1 (0.35%) MGW
4 1 (0.35%) PBX
4 1 (0.35%) RANAP
4 1 (0.35%) RTP
4 1 (0.35%) SGSN
4 1 (0.35%) UMTS
4 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.73%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.04%) MySQL
2 3 (1.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.69%) Big Data
3 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (21.45%) Visual Studio
2 21 (7.27%) Subversion
3 14 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.77%) Bugzilla
4 8 (2.77%) CruiseControl
4 8 (2.77%) Hudson
4 8 (2.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (2.42%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.73%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.73%) JIRA
7 3 (1.04%) Android Studio
7 3 (1.04%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.04%) Xcode
8 2 (0.69%) Selenium
9 1 (0.35%) GCC
9 1 (0.35%) GDB
9 1 (0.35%) Trac
9 1 (0.35%) Valgrind
General
1 27 (9.34%) Manufacturing
2 20 (6.92%) Multimedia
3 18 (6.23%) Finance
4 17 (5.88%) Games
5 16 (5.54%) Electronics
6 4 (1.38%) Marketing
6 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.04%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.04%) Automotive
7 3 (1.04%) Legal
7 3 (1.04%) Retail
8 2 (0.69%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.65%) STL
2 44 (15.22%) MFC
3 40 (13.84%) Qt
4 36 (12.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 25 (8.65%) XML
6 12 (4.15%) WPF
7 10 (3.46%) Web Services
8 9 (3.11%) DirectX
9 7 (2.42%) OpenGL
10 6 (2.08%) .NET
10 6 (2.08%) OpenMP
11 5 (1.73%) COM
11 5 (1.73%) HTML
11 5 (1.73%) RESTful
11 5 (1.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 4 (1.38%) HTML5
12 4 (1.38%) JSON
12 4 (1.38%) POSIX
12 4 (1.38%) SOAP
12 4 (1.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 93 (32.18%) Computer Science
2 42 (14.53%) Algorithms
3 27 (9.34%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (5.54%) CUDA
5 15 (5.19%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.77%) Contactless
8 7 (2.42%) PMI
9 6 (2.08%) Acoustics
10 5 (1.73%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.73%) User Experience
11 4 (1.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.04%) Fintech
12 3 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.69%) CCTV
13 2 (0.69%) Media Streaming
13 2 (0.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 118 (40.83%) Windows
2 92 (31.83%) Linux
3 16 (5.54%) Unix
4 14 (4.84%) Android
5 9 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.08%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.38%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 3 (1.04%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.69%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 101 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (31.14%) Multithreading
4 64 (22.15%) TDD
5 45 (15.57%) Scrum
6 40 (13.84%) OO
7 36 (12.46%) UML
8 35 (12.11%) Unit Testing
9 32 (11.07%) SDLC
10 25 (8.65%) Software Architecture
11 24 (8.30%) Mentoring
12 21 (7.27%) Multithreaded Programming
13 20 (6.92%) Cryptography
13 20 (6.92%) Video Processing
14 16 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (4.15%) Mathematics
15 12 (4.15%) OOP
16 11 (3.81%) Computer Vision
16 11 (3.81%) Open Source
17 10 (3.46%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 289 (100.00%) C++
2 86 (29.76%) C
3 76 (26.30%) Python
4 72 (24.91%) C#
5 39 (13.49%) Java
6 37 (12.80%) SQL
7 35 (12.11%) Embedded C++
8 33 (11.42%) Embedded C
9 21 (7.27%) Bash Shell
10 20 (6.92%) Assembly Language
10 20 (6.92%) Lua
11 12 (4.15%) Scala
12 8 (2.77%) JavaScript
12 8 (2.77%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.08%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.73%) Erlang
14 5 (1.73%) F#
14 5 (1.73%) PHP
14 5 (1.73%) Ruby
15 4 (1.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 87 (30.10%) Degree
2 44 (15.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.42%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.38%) PhD
6 3 (1.04%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.42%) DO-178B
2 6 (2.08%) MIL-STD-498
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) MISRA
3 1 (0.35%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 22 (7.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.08%) Intel
3 5 (1.73%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.38%) Google
5 3 (1.04%) Sophos
6 2 (0.69%) Dell
6 2 (0.69%) HP
6 2 (0.69%) Perforce
6 2 (0.69%) Reuters
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco
7 1 (0.35%) Facebook
7 1 (0.35%) IBM
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle
7 1 (0.35%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.35%) Yahoo!