The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 204 171 154
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1580 1659 2104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.48% 1.62% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.71% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1381 1476 1867
Average salary £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,450 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £32,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Graduate
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101031 96829 103291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.73% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 84577 80351 89414
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in England

Graduate
Salary Trend in England

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

Graduate Salary Trend in England

Graduate
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Graduate Salary Histogram in England

Graduate
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 498 £29,000 +9.43% 61
South East -11 409 £24,500 +6.52% 46
East of England -6 186 £24,000 - 31
Yorkshire -16 115 £22,250 +8.53% 7
South West -19 109 £22,500 +4.65% 24
North West +15 99 £23,000 - 25
West Midlands -34 79 £21,500 +7.50% 10
East Midlands -12 58 £21,500 +4.87% 5
North East +5 29 £30,000 +33.33% 4
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 2035 (58.46%) Degree
2 1338 (38.44%) C#
3 1273 (36.57%) Computer Science
4 1172 (33.67%) .NET
5 1031 (29.62%) SQL
6 899 (25.83%) HTML
7 870 (24.99%) JavaScript
8 855 (24.56%) Java
9 694 (19.94%) Software Engineering
10 684 (19.65%) SQL Server
11 683 (19.62%) ASP.NET
12 658 (18.90%) CSS
13 641 (18.41%) Finance
14 563 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
15 553 (15.89%) C++
16 502 (14.42%) Microsoft
17 457 (13.13%) MVC
18 455 (13.07%) Mathematics
19 431 (12.38%) OO
20 430 (12.35%) Windows
21 323 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
22 319 (9.16%) MS Excel
23 317 (9.11%) Linux
24 309 (8.88%) PHP
25 301 (8.65%) jQuery
26 294 (8.45%) XML
27 285 (8.19%) .NET Framework
28 277 (7.96%) VB.NET
29 266 (7.64%) TDD
30 247 (7.10%) Oracle

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 70 (2.01%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.24%) MS Exchange
3 41 (1.18%) Apache
4 39 (1.12%) IIS
5 35 (1.01%) Drupal
6 29 (0.83%) CMS
7 27 (0.78%) JBoss
8 26 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.66%) SAS
9 23 (0.66%) Node.js
10 19 (0.55%) WordPress
11 18 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.17%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.14%) MediaWiki
15 5 (0.14%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.14%) Joomla!
Applications
1 319 (9.16%) MS Excel
2 177 (5.08%) MS Office
3 44 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 39 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 22 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.46%) SPSS
7 10 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.17%) Mingle
9 6 (0.17%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.14%) Simulink
11 4 (0.11%) XMetaL
11 4 (0.11%) Stata
11 4 (0.11%) Solid Edge
11 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.057%) MicroStation
12 2 (0.057%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.11%) Magento
6 3 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.086%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.086%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.086%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.057%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.057%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.029%) Zen Cart
8 1 (0.029%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.029%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.029%) Exstream
8 1 (0.029%) Maximo
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (1.47%) SaaS
2 22 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (0.52%) GitHub
3 18 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.34%) Force.com
6 4 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.057%) ElastiCache
8 2 (0.057%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.029%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.029%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (4.28%) Internet
2 43 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 29 (0.83%) Intranet
4 26 (0.75%) DNS
5 24 (0.69%) VoIP
6 23 (0.66%) Wireless
7 21 (0.60%) WAN
8 20 (0.57%) Firewall
9 18 (0.52%) VPN
10 17 (0.49%) Ethernet
11 16 (0.46%) HTTP
11 16 (0.46%) LAN
12 14 (0.40%) Broadband
12 14 (0.40%) DHCP
13 9 (0.26%) FTP
14 7 (0.20%) SMTP
14 7 (0.20%) MPLS
14 7 (0.20%) OSPF
14 7 (0.20%) BGP
15 6 (0.17%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 684 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 170 (4.88%) MySQL
3 114 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 84 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 77 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 62 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 58 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 35 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 30 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (0.69%) Big Data
12 19 (0.55%) MS Access
13 17 (0.49%) MongoDB
14 16 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (0.40%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.32%) MarkLogic
18 10 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 166 (4.77%) Visual Studio
2 145 (4.17%) NUnit
3 126 (3.62%) Rhino Mocks
3 126 (3.62%) Moq
4 91 (2.61%) MSTest
5 75 (2.15%) Git (software)
6 70 (2.01%) Eclipse
7 58 (1.67%) JUnit
8 57 (1.64%) Subversion
9 47 (1.35%) Maven
10 35 (1.01%) Selenium
11 19 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (0.55%) Jenkins
12 18 (0.52%) Ant
13 16 (0.46%) JIRA
14 15 (0.43%) WebDriver
15 14 (0.40%) Hudson
16 11 (0.32%) FitNesse
16 11 (0.32%) Metasploit
17 10 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 641 (18.41%) Finance
2 206 (5.92%) Banking
3 164 (4.71%) Games
4 126 (3.62%) Marketing
5 104 (2.99%) Retail
6 88 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 81 (2.33%) Investment Banking
8 68 (1.95%) Advertising
9 67 (1.92%) Electronics
10 51 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 39 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 35 (1.01%) Front Office
13 29 (0.83%) Legal
14 25 (0.72%) Law
15 24 (0.69%) French Language
16 23 (0.66%) German Language
17 22 (0.63%) Publishing
18 21 (0.60%) Aerospace
19 16 (0.46%) Automotive
20 15 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1172 (33.67%) .NET
2 899 (25.83%) HTML
3 683 (19.62%) ASP.NET
4 658 (18.90%) CSS
5 301 (8.65%) jQuery
6 294 (8.45%) XML
7 285 (8.19%) .NET Framework
8 225 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 202 (5.80%) Web Services
10 196 (5.63%) WCF
11 180 (5.17%) WPF
12 172 (4.94%) HTML5
13 142 (4.08%) WinForms
14 114 (3.27%) Ajax
15 106 (3.05%) J2EE
16 100 (2.87%) Spring
17 92 (2.64%) CSS3
18 89 (2.56%) Hibernate
18 89 (2.56%) JSON
19 85 (2.44%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 1273 (36.57%) Computer Science
2 455 (13.07%) Mathematics
3 323 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
4 208 (5.98%) Physics
5 109 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 85 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
7 83 (2.38%) Algorithms
8 78 (2.24%) Statistics
9 74 (2.13%) Open Source
10 67 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 62 (1.78%) User Experience
12 56 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
13 44 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 43 (1.24%) Management Information System
15 36 (1.03%) Derivative
15 36 (1.03%) Social Media
16 32 (0.92%) Chemistry
17 30 (0.86%) Economics
18 29 (0.83%) Tandem
19 27 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 430 (12.35%) Windows
2 317 (9.11%) Linux
3 170 (4.88%) UNIX
4 90 (2.59%) Android
5 68 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 51 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 43 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 20 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.17%) AIX
15 5 (0.14%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.11%) HPUX
16 4 (0.11%) Solaris
17 3 (0.086%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.057%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (19.94%) Software Engineering
2 563 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
3 457 (13.13%) MVC
4 431 (12.38%) OO
5 266 (7.64%) TDD
6 201 (5.77%) Scrum
7 167 (4.80%) Web Application Development
8 163 (4.68%) Web Development
9 161 (4.63%) OOP
10 137 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
11 127 (3.65%) Unit Testing
11 127 (3.65%) Kanban
12 116 (3.33%) OOD
13 104 (2.99%) Project Management
14 103 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
15 101 (2.90%) Analytics
16 98 (2.82%) Mentoring
17 94 (2.70%) E-Commerce
18 91 (2.61%) Dependency Injection
19 81 (2.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1338 (38.44%) C#
2 1031 (29.62%) SQL
3 870 (24.99%) JavaScript
4 855 (24.56%) Java
5 553 (15.89%) C++
6 309 (8.88%) PHP
7 277 (7.96%) VB.NET
8 195 (5.60%) C
9 173 (4.97%) Python
10 145 (4.17%) T-SQL
11 136 (3.91%) VB
12 125 (3.59%) Perl
13 71 (2.04%) VBA
14 49 (1.41%) Ruby
15 47 (1.35%) PL/SQL
16 42 (1.21%) MATLAB
17 39 (1.12%) PowerShell
18 29 (0.83%) Objective-C
19 19 (0.55%) PHP5
20 16 (0.46%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2035 (58.46%) Degree
2 101 (2.90%) PhD
3 68 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 39 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (1.06%) MCP
7 36 (1.03%) MCSD
8 35 (1.01%) CCNA
9 30 (0.86%) MCAD
9 30 (0.86%) MCTS
10 23 (0.66%) SC Cleared
11 19 (0.55%) CEH
12 15 (0.43%) HND
13 13 (0.37%) ISEB
13 13 (0.37%) CISSP
13 13 (0.37%) CISM
14 11 (0.32%) CISMP
15 9 (0.26%) CCNP
16 8 (0.23%) MCSE
16 8 (0.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (4.34%) QA
2 34 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 24 (0.69%) SLA
4 13 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.086%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.029%) JTAG
8 1 (0.029%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.029%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.029%) Basel II
8 1 (0.029%) COBIT
8 1 (0.029%) DICOM
System Software
1 76 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.63%) VMware ESX
4 20 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
5 12 (0.34%) Firmware
6 5 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.11%) NFS
8 3 (0.086%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.086%) XenApp
8 3 (0.086%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.086%) vSphere
8 3 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.057%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.057%) Squid
10 1 (0.029%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (0.32%) Nessus
2 5 (0.14%) Puppet
3 4 (0.11%) SCCM
4 3 (0.086%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.086%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.057%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.057%) WMI
6 1 (0.029%) Cacti
6 1 (0.029%) Nagios
6 1 (0.029%) Plesk
6 1 (0.029%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.029%) Icinga
Vendors
1 502 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 247 (7.10%) Oracle
3 50 (1.44%) Cisco
4 47 (1.35%) Adobe
5 45 (1.29%) VMware
6 44 (1.26%) SAP
7 43 (1.24%) Google
8 25 (0.72%) IBM
9 22 (0.63%) Citrix
10 17 (0.49%) Apple
10 17 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.46%) Zend
12 15 (0.43%) BT
12 15 (0.43%) Business Objects
13 13 (0.37%) Cognos
13 13 (0.37%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.32%) Sony
14 11 (0.32%) HP
15 9 (0.26%) Sybase
15 9 (0.26%) Remedy
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