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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 208 185 161
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1466 1597 2016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.41% 1.57% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.66% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1289 1414 1802
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
98697 96379 103276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.69% 94.71% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 82885 78978 89637
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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -42 448 £27,500 - 44
South East -18 397 £24,000 +2.12% 48
East of England -10 176 £24,000 -2.04% 27
Yorkshire -4 109 £22,000 +8.64% 10
North West +21 98 £23,000 +6.97% 19
South West -35 98 £22,000 +2.32% 14
West Midlands -45 66 £21,000 +5.00% 7
East Midlands -25 49 £21,500 -4.44% 9
North East +16 31 £27,000 +20.00% 4
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1943 (59.13%) Degree
2 1268 (38.59%) C#
3 1197 (36.43%) Computer Science
4 1132 (34.45%) .NET
5 963 (29.31%) SQL
6 870 (26.48%) HTML
7 827 (25.17%) JavaScript
8 778 (23.68%) Java
9 672 (20.45%) ASP.NET
10 662 (20.15%) SQL Server
11 657 (19.99%) Software Engineering
12 640 (19.48%) CSS
13 632 (19.23%) Finance
14 507 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
15 500 (15.22%) C++
16 487 (14.82%) Microsoft
17 461 (14.03%) MVC
18 427 (12.99%) Mathematics
19 416 (12.66%) Windows
20 382 (11.63%) OO
21 322 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
22 296 (9.01%) MS Excel
22 296 (9.01%) PHP
23 294 (8.95%) Linux
24 283 (8.61%) jQuery
25 275 (8.37%) .NET Framework
26 264 (8.03%) VB.NET
27 263 (8.00%) XML
28 245 (7.46%) Oracle
29 244 (7.43%) TDD

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 71 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.22%) Apache
3 38 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 33 (1.00%) IIS
5 27 (0.82%) Drupal
6 26 (0.79%) Node.js
6 26 (0.79%) JBoss
7 25 (0.76%) CMS
8 21 (0.64%) SAS
9 20 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.52%) WordPress
11 15 (0.46%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.18%) MediaWiki
14 6 (0.18%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.18%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.15%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.15%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 296 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 153 (4.66%) MS Office
3 40 (1.22%) Photoshop
4 31 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.43%) SPSS
8 8 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.18%) Mingle
10 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.15%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.12%) Simulink
11 4 (0.12%) XMetaL
11 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
12 2 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.061%) Stata
12 2 (0.061%) Solid Edge
12 2 (0.061%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.030%) Maple
Business Applications
1 18 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 14 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.091%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.091%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.061%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.061%) Magento
5 2 (0.061%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.061%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.030%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.030%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.030%) Summit
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.030%) Exstream
6 1 (0.030%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.030%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.52%) SaaS
2 24 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.46%) GitHub
6 9 (0.27%) Force.com
7 4 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.061%) ElastiCache
9 2 (0.061%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.061%) PaaS
9 2 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.030%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 126 (3.83%) Internet
2 37 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 26 (0.79%) Intranet
4 24 (0.73%) DNS
4 24 (0.73%) VoIP
5 23 (0.70%) Wireless
6 19 (0.58%) VPN
7 18 (0.55%) Ethernet
7 18 (0.55%) WAN
7 18 (0.55%) Firewall
8 15 (0.46%) HTTP
9 14 (0.43%) Broadband
10 13 (0.40%) LAN
11 11 (0.33%) FTP
12 9 (0.27%) SMTP
12 9 (0.27%) DHCP
13 8 (0.24%) POP3
13 8 (0.24%) Gigabit Ethernet
13 8 (0.24%) LLU
13 8 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 173 (5.26%) MySQL
3 118 (3.59%) Relational Database
4 79 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 63 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 61 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 56 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 40 (1.22%) RDBMS
10 35 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
13 22 (0.67%) MS Access
14 18 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (0.55%) Big Data
15 14 (0.43%) MongoDB
16 13 (0.40%) Hadoop
17 12 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
18 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 11 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 173 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 145 (4.41%) NUnit
3 125 (3.80%) Rhino Mocks
4 124 (3.77%) Moq
5 90 (2.74%) MSTest
6 65 (1.98%) Git (software)
7 50 (1.52%) JUnit
7 50 (1.52%) Eclipse
8 47 (1.43%) Subversion
9 39 (1.19%) Maven
10 32 (0.97%) Selenium
11 20 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (0.52%) Jenkins
13 16 (0.49%) Ant
14 15 (0.46%) JIRA
15 12 (0.37%) Metasploit
16 11 (0.33%) WebDriver
16 11 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
17 10 (0.30%) TeamCity
18 9 (0.27%) FitNesse
General
1 632 (19.23%) Finance
2 215 (6.54%) Banking
3 144 (4.38%) Games
4 119 (3.62%) Retail
5 110 (3.35%) Marketing
6 82 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 76 (2.31%) Investment Banking
8 61 (1.86%) Advertising
9 58 (1.77%) Electronics
10 46 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 38 (1.16%) Financial Institution
12 32 (0.97%) Front Office
13 28 (0.85%) Legal
14 27 (0.82%) Law
15 26 (0.79%) Back Office
16 25 (0.76%) German Language
17 24 (0.73%) French Language
18 21 (0.64%) Aerospace
19 20 (0.61%) Publishing
20 15 (0.46%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1132 (34.45%) .NET
2 870 (26.48%) HTML
3 672 (20.45%) ASP.NET
4 640 (19.48%) CSS
5 283 (8.61%) jQuery
6 275 (8.37%) .NET Framework
7 263 (8.00%) XML
8 232 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 196 (5.96%) WCF
10 185 (5.63%) Web Services
11 175 (5.33%) HTML5
12 174 (5.30%) WPF
13 133 (4.05%) WinForms
14 120 (3.65%) Ajax
15 96 (2.92%) CSS3
16 95 (2.89%) J2EE
17 89 (2.71%) Spring
18 84 (2.56%) Hibernate
18 84 (2.56%) Ninject
19 83 (2.53%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 1197 (36.43%) Computer Science
2 427 (12.99%) Mathematics
3 322 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (5.66%) Physics
5 100 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 83 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
7 75 (2.28%) Statistics
8 72 (2.19%) Algorithms
9 71 (2.16%) Open Source
9 71 (2.16%) Hedge funds
10 57 (1.73%) User Experience
11 52 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 50 (1.52%) Management Information System
13 37 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 35 (1.07%) Social Media
15 34 (1.03%) Derivative
16 30 (0.91%) Economics
17 28 (0.85%) Tandem
17 28 (0.85%) Chemistry
18 26 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 416 (12.66%) Windows
2 294 (8.95%) Linux
3 160 (4.87%) UNIX
4 83 (2.53%) Android
5 65 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 46 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 19 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 17 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.18%) AIX
15 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.12%) HPUX
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.091%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.091%) Solaris
18 2 (0.061%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (19.99%) Software Engineering
2 507 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (14.03%) MVC
4 382 (11.63%) OO
5 244 (7.43%) TDD
6 200 (6.09%) Scrum
7 171 (5.20%) Web Application Development
8 162 (4.93%) Web Development
9 136 (4.14%) OOP
10 126 (3.83%) Kanban
11 123 (3.74%) Continuous Integration
12 110 (3.35%) Unit Testing
13 106 (3.23%) OOD
14 98 (2.98%) Project Management
15 95 (2.89%) Mentoring
16 91 (2.77%) Analytics
17 89 (2.71%) Dependency Injection
18 88 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
19 86 (2.62%) E-Commerce
20 85 (2.59%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1268 (38.59%) C#
2 963 (29.31%) SQL
3 827 (25.17%) JavaScript
4 778 (23.68%) Java
5 500 (15.22%) C++
6 296 (9.01%) PHP
7 264 (8.03%) VB.NET
8 185 (5.63%) C
9 159 (4.84%) Python
10 127 (3.86%) VB
11 123 (3.74%) Perl
12 120 (3.65%) T-SQL
13 70 (2.13%) VBA
14 52 (1.58%) PL/SQL
15 42 (1.28%) Ruby
16 41 (1.25%) MATLAB
17 39 (1.19%) PowerShell
18 27 (0.82%) Objective-C
19 19 (0.58%) PHP5
20 15 (0.46%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1943 (59.13%) Degree
2 89 (2.71%) PhD
3 67 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (1.22%) Security Cleared
5 37 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.00%) CCNA
7 32 (0.97%) MCSD
8 30 (0.91%) MCP
9 26 (0.79%) MCAD
9 26 (0.79%) MCTS
9 26 (0.79%) SC Cleared
10 18 (0.55%) CEH
11 15 (0.46%) HND
12 13 (0.40%) CISM
12 13 (0.40%) CISSP
13 11 (0.33%) CISMP
14 10 (0.30%) ISEB
15 9 (0.27%) CCNP
15 9 (0.27%) OCP
15 9 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (4.02%) QA
2 30 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 27 (0.82%) SLA
4 13 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.061%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.030%) Basel II
7 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.030%) JTAG
7 1 (0.030%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.030%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.030%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.030%) COBIT
System Software
1 84 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.64%) VMware ESX
4 19 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
5 13 (0.40%) Firmware
6 9 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.18%) NFS
8 5 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.12%) vSphere
9 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.030%) Snort
10 1 (0.030%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (0.37%) Nessus
2 9 (0.27%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.091%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.091%) Control-M
3 3 (0.091%) Puppet
4 2 (0.061%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.061%) cPanel
4 2 (0.061%) WMI
4 2 (0.061%) SCCM
4 2 (0.061%) Plesk
5 1 (0.030%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.030%) Cacti
5 1 (0.030%) Nagios
5 1 (0.030%) OpenView
5 1 (0.030%) Icinga
Vendors
1 487 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 245 (7.46%) Oracle
3 49 (1.49%) VMware
4 48 (1.46%) Cisco
5 47 (1.43%) SAP
6 39 (1.19%) Adobe
7 37 (1.13%) Google
8 19 (0.58%) Citrix
8 19 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (0.52%) BT
10 16 (0.49%) Apple
11 14 (0.43%) IBM
11 14 (0.43%) Business Objects
11 14 (0.43%) Zend
12 12 (0.37%) Sony
13 11 (0.33%) Cognos
13 11 (0.33%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.30%) Sybase
15 9 (0.27%) HP
16 8 (0.24%) Siebel
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + corporate benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 5 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum, Benefits extensive benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27500 per annum + pension, benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + + Excelent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
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Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £45000 per annum + OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £45000 per annum + OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Somerset
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Salary: Bens
Posted: 2 days ago