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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 198 200 181
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1534 1677 1613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.54% 1.53% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.62% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 1470 1388
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
94314 103747 96405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 78324 85889 81068
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 +6 570 £26,750 +2.88% 83
South East -25 303 £25,000 +4.16% 58
East of England +34 174 £25,000 - 40
West Midlands -13 116 £25,000 +19.04% 15
South West -23 113 £22,500 +2.27% 19
North West -16 97 £25,000 +11.11% 33
East Midlands +5 79 £24,500 +11.36% 18
Yorkshire -4 77 £22,500 - 17
North East +7 13 £25,750 +17.04% 3
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1682 (58.40%) Degree
2 1073 (37.26%) C#
3 1045 (36.28%) Computer Science
4 961 (33.37%) .NET
5 881 (30.59%) SQL
6 732 (25.42%) HTML
7 682 (23.68%) Finance
8 675 (23.44%) SQL Server
9 672 (23.33%) Java
10 648 (22.50%) JavaScript
11 591 (20.52%) Software Engineering
12 590 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
13 558 (19.38%) Microsoft
14 557 (19.34%) ASP.NET
15 523 (18.16%) CSS
16 511 (17.74%) Windows
17 475 (16.49%) MVC
18 467 (16.22%) Mathematics
19 402 (13.96%) C++
20 401 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
21 355 (12.33%) MS Excel
22 331 (11.49%) OO
23 296 (10.28%) TDD
24 285 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
25 273 (9.48%) jQuery
26 272 (9.44%) Linux
27 263 (9.13%) Scrum
28 254 (8.82%) .NET Framework
29 251 (8.72%) Oracle
30 235 (8.16%) PHP

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 69 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.12%) Apache
3 48 (1.67%) Node.js
4 47 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 47 (1.63%) IIS
5 41 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 39 (1.35%) SAS
7 24 (0.83%) JBoss
8 16 (0.56%) CMS
9 15 (0.52%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.31%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.24%) WordPress
13 6 (0.21%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.17%) Drupal
14 5 (0.17%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.14%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 355 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 182 (6.32%) MS Office
3 45 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.11%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.45%) MS Project
7 11 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.38%) Fireworks
8 9 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.21%) SPSS
9 6 (0.21%) InDesign
10 5 (0.17%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.10%) Mingle
11 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.035%) FastStats
12 1 (0.035%) Stata
12 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.035%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 7 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.17%) Changepoint
2 5 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
2 5 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.14%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.069%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.069%) HFM
4 2 (0.069%) Odoo
4 2 (0.069%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.069%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.069%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.069%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.035%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.035%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 25 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.80%) SaaS
3 22 (0.76%) Google Analytics
4 16 (0.56%) Office 365
5 12 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.24%) GitHub
8 5 (0.17%) PaaS
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.10%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.069%) IaaS
11 2 (0.069%) Boomi
12 1 (0.035%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.035%) SmartFocus
12 1 (0.035%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 119 (4.13%) Internet
2 48 (1.67%) Broadband
3 41 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 39 (1.35%) VoIP
5 38 (1.32%) HTTP
6 32 (1.11%) DNS
7 31 (1.08%) VPN
8 30 (1.04%) Firewall
9 21 (0.73%) LLU
9 21 (0.73%) POP3
9 21 (0.73%) SMTP
10 20 (0.69%) FTP
10 20 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (0.52%) Wireless
12 12 (0.42%) LDAP
12 12 (0.42%) DSL
13 11 (0.38%) Network Security
13 11 (0.38%) Ethernet
14 10 (0.35%) Kerberos
15 9 (0.31%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 675 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 176 (6.11%) MySQL
3 74 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 72 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 45 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 43 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 42 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 33 (1.15%) NoSQL
11 32 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (1.04%) RDBMS
13 25 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
14 21 (0.73%) Big Data
14 21 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.56%) MongoDB
17 15 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 14 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 169 (5.87%) NUnit
2 162 (5.63%) Rhino Mocks
3 161 (5.59%) Moq
4 146 (5.07%) Visual Studio
5 110 (3.82%) MSTest
6 68 (2.36%) Git (software)
7 43 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (1.46%) Selenium
9 29 (1.01%) Subversion
10 26 (0.90%) Eclipse
11 24 (0.83%) JUnit
12 15 (0.52%) Maven
12 15 (0.52%) FitNesse
13 10 (0.35%) Ant
13 10 (0.35%) Mercurial
13 10 (0.35%) Jenkins
14 9 (0.31%) JIRA
15 8 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
15 8 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 682 (23.68%) Finance
2 210 (7.29%) Banking
3 153 (5.31%) Games
4 135 (4.69%) Marketing
5 132 (4.58%) Retail
6 101 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 73 (2.53%) Electronics
8 59 (2.05%) Investment Banking
9 40 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 35 (1.22%) Publishing
11 35 (1.22%) Back Office
12 27 (0.94%) Advertising
13 26 (0.90%) Billing
14 24 (0.83%) Legal
15 21 (0.73%) Aerospace
16 19 (0.66%) Front Office
17 15 (0.52%) Automotive
17 15 (0.52%) Law
18 14 (0.49%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 961 (33.37%) .NET
2 732 (25.42%) HTML
3 557 (19.34%) ASP.NET
4 523 (18.16%) CSS
5 285 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 273 (9.48%) jQuery
7 254 (8.82%) .NET Framework
8 223 (7.74%) XML
9 188 (6.53%) WCF
10 158 (5.49%) HTML5
11 154 (5.35%) WPF
12 137 (4.76%) Web Services
13 129 (4.48%) WinForms
14 114 (3.96%) Ajax
15 108 (3.75%) Ninject
16 107 (3.72%) Castle Windsor
16 107 (3.72%) Unity DI Container
16 107 (3.72%) Spring.NET
17 100 (3.47%) Spring
18 91 (3.16%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1045 (36.28%) Computer Science
2 467 (16.22%) Mathematics
3 401 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
4 178 (6.18%) Physics
5 110 (3.82%) Hedge funds
6 107 (3.72%) Inversion of Control
7 91 (3.16%) Management Information System
8 69 (2.40%) Mobile App
8 69 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
9 61 (2.12%) Statistics
10 47 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 45 (1.56%) Social Media
12 43 (1.49%) Open Source
13 42 (1.46%) Client/Server
14 33 (1.15%) GIS
15 31 (1.08%) User Experience
16 30 (1.04%) Tandem
17 25 (0.87%) Economics
18 23 (0.80%) Mechatronics
18 23 (0.80%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 511 (17.74%) Windows
2 272 (9.44%) Linux
3 130 (4.51%) UNIX
4 67 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 63 (2.19%) Android
6 50 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 42 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 24 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 17 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 13 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.42%) Solaris
14 9 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.17%) CentOS
16 3 (0.10%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.10%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.069%) HPUX
18 1 (0.035%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (20.52%) Software Engineering
2 590 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
3 475 (16.49%) MVC
4 331 (11.49%) OO
5 296 (10.28%) TDD
6 263 (9.13%) Scrum
7 221 (7.67%) Web Application Development
8 176 (6.11%) Kanban
9 141 (4.90%) Web Development
10 140 (4.86%) Project Management
11 119 (4.13%) BDD
12 118 (4.10%) OOP
13 116 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
14 112 (3.89%) OOD
15 109 (3.78%) Dependency Injection
16 100 (3.47%) Time Management
17 90 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
18 85 (2.95%) MVVM
18 85 (2.95%) Mentoring
19 84 (2.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1073 (37.26%) C#
2 881 (30.59%) SQL
3 672 (23.33%) Java
4 648 (22.50%) JavaScript
5 402 (13.96%) C++
6 235 (8.16%) PHP
7 214 (7.43%) C
8 201 (6.98%) VB.NET
9 170 (5.90%) Python
10 134 (4.65%) VB
11 96 (3.33%) T-SQL
12 93 (3.23%) Perl
13 54 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 50 (1.74%) Ruby
15 38 (1.32%) VBA
16 32 (1.11%) PowerShell
16 32 (1.11%) MATLAB
17 22 (0.76%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.59%) VB6
19 16 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1682 (58.40%) Degree
2 87 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (2.12%) PhD
4 45 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 40 (1.39%) CCNA
5 40 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (1.35%) MCP
7 30 (1.04%) MCSD
8 28 (0.97%) SC Cleared
9 26 (0.90%) MCAD
9 26 (0.90%) MCTS
10 24 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (0.56%) MCSE
13 13 (0.45%) ISEB
13 13 (0.45%) HND
14 12 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
15 11 (0.38%) MCITP
16 10 (0.35%) MCSA
16 10 (0.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (4.41%) QA
2 16 (0.56%) SLA
3 10 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.10%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.035%) COBIT
7 1 (0.035%) HL7
7 1 (0.035%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 117 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.66%) VMware ESX
3 19 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
4 16 (0.56%) Firmware
5 10 (0.35%) NFS
6 9 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.21%) vSphere
8 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.069%) XenApp
9 2 (0.069%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.035%) KVM
10 1 (0.035%) Docker
10 1 (0.035%) LXC
10 1 (0.035%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (0.31%) Data Guard
1 9 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (0.21%) Nessus
3 5 (0.17%) Nagios
4 4 (0.14%) SCCM
5 3 (0.10%) Ansible
5 3 (0.10%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.10%) Puppet
5 3 (0.10%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.10%) Unicenter
5 3 (0.10%) Control-M
6 2 (0.069%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.069%) SCOM
6 2 (0.069%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.069%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.035%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.035%) cPanel
7 1 (0.035%) Nmap
7 1 (0.035%) WSUS
Vendors
1 558 (19.38%) Microsoft
2 251 (8.72%) Oracle
3 45 (1.56%) Cisco
4 44 (1.53%) VMware
5 37 (1.28%) Google
6 36 (1.25%) SAP
7 33 (1.15%) BT
8 26 (0.90%) Adobe
9 24 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (0.69%) Nokia
11 19 (0.66%) Citrix
12 16 (0.56%) Capita
13 10 (0.35%) Business Objects
13 10 (0.35%) Sybase
14 9 (0.31%) Yahoo!
14 9 (0.31%) ESRI
14 9 (0.31%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.31%) HP
14 9 (0.31%) IBM
15 8 (0.28%) MicroStrategy
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Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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