The median annual salary for a Senior C++ Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 870 880
Rank change year-on-year +88 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior C++ Software Engineer 108 62 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.063% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.065% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 96 50 73
Median salary £52,500 £51,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.44% +8.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Senior 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 Senior C++ Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +92 105 £52,500 +0.96% 21
South East +41 30 £55,000 +8.37% 10
East of England +10 27 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Cambridge +5 25 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 25 £52,500 -12.50% 3
London +46 18 £73,750 -10.60% 2
Manchester -20 16 £52,500 -12.50% 1
North West -27 16 £52,500 -12.50% 1
City of London - 16 £85,000 - 1
South West +1 12 £40,000 -6.97% 5
Berkshire +32 8 £85,000 +41.66% 3
Hampshire +14 8 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Dorset - 8 £40,000 -
Bournemouth - 7 £40,000 -
Southampton +13 6 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Burgess Hill +28 5 £47,500 - 1
West Sussex +7 5 £47,500 -8.65% 1
Bracknell - 5 £85,000 - 1
Surrey - 4 £45,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +7 3 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +6 3 £41,250 -10.81% 1
Redhill - 3 £45,000 -
Reading +24 2 £55,000 -8.33% 1
East Sussex +15 2 £40,000 -5.88%
West Midlands +8 2 £47,500 +5.55%
Bristol -29 2 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £48,750 -
Essex - 2 - -
Lewes - 2 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £41,250 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 192 (100.00%) C++
1 192 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 93 (48.44%) Windows
3 87 (45.31%) C#
3 87 (45.31%) Multithreading
4 72 (37.50%) C
5 71 (36.98%) Visual Studio
6 54 (28.13%) Linux
7 53 (27.60%) Degree
8 49 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (25.00%) SQL
9 48 (25.00%) STL
9 48 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 46 (23.96%) OO
11 43 (22.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 39 (20.31%) Java
13 37 (19.27%) Microsoft
14 36 (18.75%) Subversion
15 34 (17.71%) TDD
15 34 (17.71%) MFC
16 31 (16.15%) UML
16 31 (16.15%) Games
17 29 (15.10%) Python
17 29 (15.10%) Android
18 27 (14.06%) Embedded C
19 25 (13.02%) XML
19 25 (13.02%) Git (software)
19 25 (13.02%) Open Source
20 24 (12.50%) Scrum
21 19 (9.90%) Mathematics

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.60%) JBoss
2 5 (2.60%) Jetty
2 5 (2.60%) nginx
2 5 (2.60%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.60%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.17%) Google Play
1 8 (4.17%) iTunes
2 2 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.90%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.17%) GSM
3 7 (3.65%) HTTP
3 7 (3.65%) Network Security
4 6 (3.13%) 3G
4 6 (3.13%) 4G
4 6 (3.13%) OpenFlow
4 6 (3.13%) Wireless
5 5 (2.60%) 802.11
5 5 (2.60%) Bluetooth
5 5 (2.60%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.60%) SNMP
6 2 (1.04%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (1.04%) FTP
6 2 (1.04%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.04%) LDAP
6 2 (1.04%) LTE
6 2 (1.04%) PBX
6 2 (1.04%) RTP
6 2 (1.04%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.69%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.60%) InterSystems Cache
4 5 (2.60%) MySQL
4 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (36.98%) Visual Studio
2 36 (18.75%) Subversion
3 25 (13.02%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.69%) Hudson
5 8 (4.17%) Android Studio
5 8 (4.17%) Mercurial
5 8 (4.17%) Xcode
6 7 (3.65%) Eclipse
6 7 (3.65%) GDB
7 5 (2.60%) Ant
7 5 (2.60%) CppUnit
7 5 (2.60%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.60%) JUnit
7 5 (2.60%) Maven
7 5 (2.60%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (2.60%) Valgrind
7 5 (2.60%) XMLSpy
8 4 (2.08%) Bugzilla
8 4 (2.08%) CruiseControl
General
1 31 (16.15%) Games
2 16 (8.33%) Finance
2 16 (8.33%) Multimedia
3 9 (4.69%) Electronics
3 9 (4.69%) Retail
3 9 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.17%) Legal
5 6 (3.13%) Banking
6 4 (2.08%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (25.00%) STL
2 43 (22.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 34 (17.71%) MFC
4 25 (13.02%) XML
5 18 (9.38%) DirectX
6 15 (7.81%) OpenGL
7 14 (7.29%) WCF
7 14 (7.29%) WPF
8 12 (6.25%) .NET
8 12 (6.25%) COM
8 12 (6.25%) HTML
8 12 (6.25%) SOAP
8 12 (6.25%) Web Services
9 10 (5.21%) CSS
10 9 (4.69%) JSON
11 8 (4.17%) iOS SDK
11 8 (4.17%) OpenCL
11 8 (4.17%) OpenGL ES
11 8 (4.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 7 (3.65%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.85%) Algorithms
3 15 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (5.73%) PMI
5 10 (5.21%) CUDA
6 7 (3.65%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.13%) Animation
7 6 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.60%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.56%) Contactless
9 3 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.52%) Fintech
11 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 93 (48.44%) Windows
2 54 (28.13%) Linux
3 29 (15.10%) Android
4 19 (9.90%) Windows XP
5 12 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.60%) Unix
7 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 87 (45.31%) Multithreading
3 49 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (23.96%) OO
5 34 (17.71%) TDD
6 31 (16.15%) UML
7 25 (13.02%) Open Source
8 24 (12.50%) Scrum
9 19 (9.90%) Mathematics
9 19 (9.90%) Multithreaded Programming
10 17 (8.85%) SDLC
11 16 (8.33%) OOP
11 16 (8.33%) Video Processing
12 14 (7.29%) Android Development
13 10 (5.21%) Cryptography
13 10 (5.21%) Physics
14 9 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (4.69%) Kanban
14 9 (4.69%) Open Source Development
15 8 (4.17%) Cross-Platform Development
Programming Languages
1 192 (100.00%) C++
2 87 (45.31%) C#
3 72 (37.50%) C
4 48 (25.00%) SQL
5 39 (20.31%) Java
6 29 (15.10%) Python
7 27 (14.06%) Embedded C
8 16 (8.33%) Assembly Language
8 16 (8.33%) Embedded C++
9 13 (6.77%) Scala
10 11 (5.73%) Delphi
11 10 (5.21%) JavaScript
11 10 (5.21%) Objective-C
12 8 (4.17%) Apple Swift
13 7 (3.65%) Go
13 7 (3.65%) Ruby
14 6 (3.13%) Shell Script
15 5 (2.60%) Groovy
15 5 (2.60%) Perl
16 2 (1.04%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 53 (27.60%) Degree
2 14 (7.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (5.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.52%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.52%) MISRA
2 1 (0.52%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.13%) KVM
1 6 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.04%) Firmware
2 2 (1.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.13%) Ansible
1 6 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.29%) Google
3 6 (3.13%) VMware
4 5 (2.60%) Altova
4 5 (2.60%) ILOG
4 5 (2.60%) Oracle
4 5 (2.60%) Splunk
5 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.04%) Cisco
5 2 (1.04%) Perforce
6 1 (0.52%) Clearswift
6 1 (0.52%) Facebook
6 1 (0.52%) IBM
6 1 (0.52%) Xamarin
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