The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 89 81 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 20 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.34% 1.34% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.41% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 18
Average salary £23,750 £24,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.04% -1.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,100 £20,850
10% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £32,500 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Graduate
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1438 1203 1173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.32% 95.10% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 966 774 840
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Graduate
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate across the Edinburgh region.

Graduate Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title.

1 25 (64.10%) C#
2 23 (58.97%) .NET
3 22 (56.41%) Degree
4 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
6 11 (28.21%) Mathematics
6 11 (28.21%) Java
7 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
7 10 (25.64%) Linux
7 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
8 9 (23.08%) VMware
8 9 (23.08%) Physics
9 8 (20.51%) Python
9 8 (20.51%) Windows
9 8 (20.51%) C++
9 8 (20.51%) Perl
10 7 (17.95%) HTML
11 6 (15.38%) C
11 6 (15.38%) MVC
11 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
12 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (12.82%) Finance
12 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
12 5 (12.82%) SQL
12 5 (12.82%) Oracle
13 4 (10.26%) MS Office
13 4 (10.26%) CSS
13 4 (10.26%) XML

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.13%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (58.97%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.95%) HTML
4 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (10.26%) CSS
5 4 (10.26%) XML
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.13%) XSLT
7 2 (5.13%) J2EE
7 2 (5.13%) Ajax
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (2.56%) LAMP
8 1 (2.56%) WCF
8 1 (2.56%) WPF
8 1 (2.56%) jQuery
8 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.56%) REST
8 1 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Mathematics
1 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
2 9 (23.08%) Physics
3 3 (7.69%) Economics
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 6 (15.38%) MVC
2 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
2 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.69%) Project Management
4 3 (7.69%) OO
4 3 (7.69%) Line Management
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
6 1 (2.56%) Software Architecture
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.56%) Web Application Development
6 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Web Development
6 1 (2.56%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.56%) RAD
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL
6 1 (2.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) C#
2 11 (28.21%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) C++
3 8 (20.51%) Perl
3 8 (20.51%) Python
4 6 (15.38%) C
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.82%) SQL
6 4 (10.26%) PHP
7 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.13%) VBA
8 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.56%) VB
9 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (56.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) vSphere
1 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) VMware
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Sybase
4 1 (2.56%) Xamarin