The median annual salary for a C++ Software Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Software Engineer - C++
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 223 198
Rank change year-on-year +5 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Software Engineer 11 20 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.32% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.33% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 30
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5013 5995 5541
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.34% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4244 4715 4618
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Software Engineer in the West Midlands

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for C++ Software Engineer in the West Midlands

C++ Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Software Engineer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Software Engineer in the West Midlands

C++ Software Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Coventry -12 7 £30,000 -11.76%
Birmingham +10 3 £47,500 -5.00%
Warwickshire - 1 £41,500 -
C++ Software Engineer
England

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) C++
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (81.25%) Computer Science
3 12 (75.00%) Degree
4 9 (56.25%) C#
5 8 (50.00%) HTML
5 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (50.00%) Python
5 8 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (43.75%) SaaS
6 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
6 7 (43.75%) Entity Framework
6 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
6 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 7 (43.75%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) C
7 3 (18.75%) PhD
7 3 (18.75%) Electronics
7 3 (18.75%) UML
7 3 (18.75%) Open Source
7 3 (18.75%) Refactoring
7 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
7 3 (18.75%) Physics
7 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
7 3 (18.75%) Clang
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (18.75%) SystemC
8 2 (12.50%) Prototyping
8 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma

C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (43.75%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Clang
2 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
3 1 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
2 7 (43.75%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) ATL
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) Django
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) MFC
3 1 (6.25%) Qt
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
2 3 (18.75%) SystemC
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Debian
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Optimisation
2 3 (18.75%) Physics
2 3 (18.75%) Refactoring
2 3 (18.75%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) Prototyping
3 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Vision
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (56.25%) C#
3 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (50.00%) Python
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) C
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
7 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (18.75%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat