Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior C++ Software Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 884 992 947
Rank change year-on-year +108 -45 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior C++ Software Engineer 95 118 268
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.080% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.083% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88 118 248
Median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% -13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £92,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -14.09% +10.00%

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 111,745 142,075 170,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89,584 113,392 140,055
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

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

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior C++ Software Engineer over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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

Senior C++ Software Engineer
Top 13 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 2 April 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
UK excluding London +84 92 £45,000 -4.76% 29
England +109 83 £45,000 -14.29% 36
South East +83 59 £45,000 -33.33% 6
East of England +63 9 £70,000 -9.68% 2
South West +50 7 £43,750 -16.67% 4
Scotland +30 7 £45,000 +16.88% 2
North of England +49 5 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Work from Home +16 4 £53,750 -20.37% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £55,000 -
London +96 3 £57,500 -9.80% 9
North West +23 3 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Yorkshire +41 2 - - 5
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, Senior 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 Senior C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 95 (100.00%) C++
1 95 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 57 (60.00%) Linux
3 41 (43.16%) C
4 39 (41.05%) Windows
4 39 (41.05%) Computer Science
5 37 (38.95%) Java
6 33 (34.74%) C#
6 33 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (33.68%) Degree
8 28 (29.47%) Embedded Linux
9 26 (27.37%) Git (software)
10 25 (26.32%) Unit Testing
10 25 (26.32%) Python
11 24 (25.26%) JavaScript
12 23 (24.21%) Algorithms
13 21 (22.11%) Scrum
14 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 18 (18.95%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
17 14 (14.74%) Decision-Making
18 13 (13.68%) Subversion
19 12 (12.63%) PLM
19 12 (12.63%) MS Visio
19 12 (12.63%) Unix
19 12 (12.63%) Bash Shell
19 12 (12.63%) Spreadsheet
19 12 (12.63%) AngularJS
19 12 (12.63%) Go
20 11 (11.58%) Greenfield Project

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 4 (4.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) MS Visio
1 12 (12.63%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) AWS
2 3 (3.16%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.21%) HTTP
2 4 (4.21%) VoIP
2 4 (4.21%) Wireless
3 3 (3.16%) HTTPS
3 3 (3.16%) LTE
4 1 (1.05%) Network Security
4 1 (1.05%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) Big Data
2 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (27.37%) Git (software)
2 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
3 13 (13.68%) Subversion
4 10 (10.53%) JIRA
5 4 (4.21%) Redmine
6 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.11%) CppUnit
7 2 (2.11%) NUnit
7 2 (2.11%) Selenium
7 2 (2.11%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.11%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.11%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.05%) CMake
8 1 (1.05%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 5 (5.26%) Automotive
2 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.11%) Electronics
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Front Office
4 1 (1.05%) Games
4 1 (1.05%) Law
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Military
4 1 (1.05%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) AngularJS
2 9 (9.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (6.32%) HTML
3 6 (6.32%) STL
4 4 (4.21%) .NET
4 4 (4.21%) MFC
5 3 (3.16%) CSS
5 3 (3.16%) Node.js
5 3 (3.16%) Qt
5 3 (3.16%) WPF
5 3 (3.16%) Yocto
6 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.11%) COM
6 2 (2.11%) OpenCV
6 2 (2.11%) WDF
6 2 (2.11%) Web Services
6 2 (2.11%) WinForms
7 1 (1.05%) HEVC
7 1 (1.05%) RESTful
7 1 (1.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Algorithms
2 11 (11.58%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (6.32%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.21%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (4.21%) Music Streaming
5 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.11%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.11%) Robotics
6 2 (2.11%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.11%) User Experience
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.05%) Derivative
7 1 (1.05%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.05%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 57 (60.00%) Linux
2 39 (41.05%) Windows
3 28 (29.47%) Embedded Linux
4 12 (12.63%) Unix
5 5 (5.26%) Android
5 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.21%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.05%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 39 (41.05%) Computer Science
3 33 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 21 (22.11%) Scrum
6 18 (18.95%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (14.74%) Decision-Making
8 12 (12.63%) PLM
9 10 (10.53%) Multithreading
9 10 (10.53%) SDLC
10 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.26%) Multithreaded Programming
11 5 (5.26%) Software Architecture
12 4 (4.21%) DevOps
12 4 (4.21%) Embedded Software Development
12 4 (4.21%) Issue Tracking
12 4 (4.21%) Linux Kernel Development
12 4 (4.21%) Open Source
12 4 (4.21%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 95 (100.00%) C++
2 41 (43.16%) C
3 37 (38.95%) Java
4 33 (34.74%) C#
5 25 (26.32%) Python
6 24 (25.26%) JavaScript
7 12 (12.63%) Bash Shell
7 12 (12.63%) Go
8 7 (7.37%) Embedded C++
9 6 (6.32%) MATLAB
9 6 (6.32%) Ruby
10 4 (4.21%) Apple Swift
10 4 (4.21%) Assembly Language
10 4 (4.21%) Embedded C
10 4 (4.21%) Kotlin
10 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.16%) PHP
11 3 (3.16%) SQL
12 1 (1.05%) Ada
12 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (33.68%) Degree
2 4 (4.21%) HND
3 3 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Docker
2 5 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.58%) Perforce
3 2 (2.11%) Autodesk
3 2 (2.11%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.05%) Green Hills
4 1 (1.05%) SAP