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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 184 169 168
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1788 1939 1739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.74% 1.76% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.87% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1610 1695 1531
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,475 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
96689 103951 96080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.50% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 80825 85789 80388
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +29 673 £27,500 +1.85% 82
South East -19 368 £25,000 +4.16% 58
East of England +17 185 £23,750 -1.04% 26
West Midlands +11 142 £25,000 +16.27% 17
South West -27 141 £23,500 +4.44% 33
North West -25 105 £23,500 +9.30% 38
Yorkshire -11 96 £22,000 -2.22% 12
East Midlands -18 87 £24,750 +10.00% 11
North East -20 12 £21,500 -4.44% 3
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1888 (57.23%) Degree
2 1252 (37.95%) Computer Science
3 1213 (36.77%) C#
4 1077 (32.65%) SQL
5 1066 (32.31%) .NET
6 922 (27.95%) Java
7 851 (25.80%) HTML
8 778 (23.58%) JavaScript
9 756 (22.92%) Finance
10 725 (21.98%) SQL Server
11 709 (21.49%) Software Engineering
12 697 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
13 605 (18.34%) ASP.NET
14 589 (17.85%) CSS
15 577 (17.49%) Microsoft
16 534 (16.19%) Mathematics
17 518 (15.70%) C++
18 496 (15.03%) MVC
19 480 (14.55%) Windows
20 450 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
21 419 (12.70%) MS Excel
22 356 (10.79%) OO
23 351 (10.64%) TDD
24 318 (9.64%) jQuery
25 304 (9.21%) Linux
26 297 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
27 296 (8.97%) Oracle
28 289 (8.76%) PHP
29 276 (8.37%) .NET Framework
30 264 (8.00%) XML

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 72 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.97%) Node.js
3 58 (1.76%) Tomcat
3 58 (1.76%) Apache
4 43 (1.30%) SAS
5 42 (1.27%) MS Exchange
6 38 (1.15%) IIS
7 30 (0.91%) JBoss
8 19 (0.58%) CMS
9 15 (0.45%) WordPress
10 11 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.24%) Drupal
12 8 (0.24%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.21%) Mule
13 7 (0.21%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.21%) ColdFusion
14 6 (0.18%) ArcGIS
14 6 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 419 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 207 (6.27%) MS Office
3 55 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.03%) Photoshop
5 22 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.58%) MS Project
7 14 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.36%) InDesign
9 9 (0.27%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.18%) SPSS
10 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.12%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.091%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.030%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.030%) FastStats
13 1 (0.030%) Simulink
13 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.030%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.15%) Changepoint
2 5 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
2 5 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.12%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.061%) Magento
5 2 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.061%) HFM
5 2 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.061%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.061%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.061%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (0.88%) SaaS
3 24 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.67%) Office 365
5 19 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.24%) GitHub
7 7 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.091%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.061%) PaaS
10 2 (0.061%) IaaS
10 2 (0.061%) Boomi
11 1 (0.030%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.030%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.030%) Trello
11 1 (0.030%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.030%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 122 (3.70%) Internet
2 60 (1.82%) Broadband
3 48 (1.45%) DNS
4 44 (1.33%) HTTP
4 44 (1.33%) VoIP
5 41 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.00%) VPN
7 30 (0.91%) Firewall
8 24 (0.73%) POP3
8 24 (0.73%) SMTP
8 24 (0.73%) LLU
8 24 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (0.58%) Wireless
10 17 (0.52%) DHCP
11 14 (0.42%) WAN
12 13 (0.39%) Network Security
13 12 (0.36%) OSPF
14 11 (0.33%) LDAP
15 10 (0.30%) FTP
15 10 (0.30%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 725 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 184 (5.58%) MySQL
3 90 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 64 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 49 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (1.24%) RDBMS
9 39 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 36 (1.09%) Big Data
11 33 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 31 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (0.88%) MongoDB
13 29 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
15 20 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.48%) DB2
17 15 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 15 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 158 (4.79%) NUnit
2 153 (4.64%) Rhino Mocks
3 152 (4.61%) Moq
4 149 (4.52%) Visual Studio
5 108 (3.27%) Git (software)
6 95 (2.88%) MSTest
7 56 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 48 (1.45%) Eclipse
9 44 (1.33%) Subversion
10 43 (1.30%) Selenium
11 25 (0.76%) Maven
11 25 (0.76%) JUnit
12 14 (0.42%) Jenkins
13 12 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
13 12 (0.36%) Mercurial
14 11 (0.33%) FitNesse
14 11 (0.33%) Ant
15 8 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.24%) WebDriver
16 7 (0.21%) PHPUnit
General
1 756 (22.92%) Finance
2 231 (7.00%) Banking
3 185 (5.61%) Games
4 156 (4.73%) Marketing
5 145 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 135 (4.09%) Retail
7 66 (2.00%) Electronics
8 63 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 44 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 42 (1.27%) Legal
11 37 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 35 (1.06%) Publishing
13 30 (0.91%) Advertising
14 29 (0.88%) Billing
15 26 (0.79%) Aerospace
16 25 (0.76%) Law
17 20 (0.61%) Front Office
18 19 (0.58%) Automotive
19 18 (0.55%) German Language
20 17 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1066 (32.31%) .NET
2 851 (25.80%) HTML
3 605 (18.34%) ASP.NET
4 589 (17.85%) CSS
5 318 (9.64%) jQuery
6 297 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 276 (8.37%) .NET Framework
8 264 (8.00%) XML
9 186 (5.64%) WCF
10 180 (5.46%) HTML5
11 171 (5.18%) Web Services
12 165 (5.00%) WPF
13 139 (4.21%) WinForms
14 134 (4.06%) Spring
15 122 (3.70%) AngularJS
16 104 (3.15%) Ajax
17 96 (2.91%) Castle Windsor
18 95 (2.88%) Ninject
18 95 (2.88%) Unity DI Container
18 95 (2.88%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1252 (37.95%) Computer Science
2 534 (16.19%) Mathematics
3 450 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 250 (7.58%) Physics
5 123 (3.73%) Hedge funds
6 96 (2.91%) Mobile App
7 95 (2.88%) Inversion of Control
8 92 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 73 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 58 (1.76%) Algorithms
11 57 (1.73%) User Experience
12 54 (1.64%) Client/Server
13 48 (1.45%) Statistics
14 31 (0.94%) Social Media
15 29 (0.88%) Online Games
15 29 (0.88%) Economics
15 29 (0.88%) Tandem
16 27 (0.82%) GIS
17 26 (0.79%) Data Structures
18 25 (0.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 480 (14.55%) Windows
2 304 (9.21%) Linux
3 149 (4.52%) UNIX
4 81 (2.46%) Android
5 70 (2.12%) Windows 7
6 67 (2.03%) Apple iOS
7 40 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (0.85%) Windows XP
9 23 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.67%) Windows 8
11 16 (0.48%) Solaris
11 16 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.30%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.21%) CentOS
15 7 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.18%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (21.49%) Software Engineering
2 697 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
3 496 (15.03%) MVC
4 356 (10.79%) OO
5 351 (10.64%) TDD
6 261 (7.91%) Scrum
7 219 (6.64%) Web Application Development
8 190 (5.76%) Project Management
9 164 (4.97%) Kanban
10 162 (4.91%) OOP
11 156 (4.73%) SDLC
12 153 (4.64%) BDD
13 148 (4.49%) Web Development
14 127 (3.85%) Mentoring
15 116 (3.52%) OOD
15 116 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
16 105 (3.18%) Business Intelligence
17 99 (3.00%) E-Commerce
18 98 (2.97%) Dependency Injection
19 95 (2.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1213 (36.77%) C#
2 1077 (32.65%) SQL
3 922 (27.95%) Java
4 778 (23.58%) JavaScript
5 518 (15.70%) C++
6 289 (8.76%) PHP
7 243 (7.37%) C
8 208 (6.30%) Python
9 171 (5.18%) VB.NET
10 134 (4.06%) VB
11 100 (3.03%) T-SQL
12 84 (2.55%) Ruby
13 73 (2.21%) Perl
14 63 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 41 (1.24%) VBA
16 30 (0.91%) PowerShell
17 29 (0.88%) Objective-C
18 26 (0.79%) MATLAB
18 26 (0.79%) Scala
19 20 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1888 (57.23%) Degree
2 77 (2.33%) PhD
2 77 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 47 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (1.42%) CCNA
5 36 (1.09%) MCP
6 33 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 28 (0.85%) MCSD
7 28 (0.85%) SC Cleared
8 25 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 25 (0.76%) MCTS
8 25 (0.76%) MCAD
9 12 (0.36%) CIMA
10 11 (0.33%) MCSE
10 11 (0.33%) ACCA
10 11 (0.33%) CCNP
10 11 (0.33%) ISEB
11 10 (0.30%) HND
12 7 (0.21%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (4.06%) QA
2 22 (0.67%) SLA
3 7 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.091%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.061%) FATCA
7 2 (0.061%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.030%) COBIT
8 1 (0.030%) HL7
8 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.030%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 114 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.52%) Firmware
3 17 (0.52%) VMware ESX
3 17 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.15%) vSphere
5 5 (0.15%) NFS
6 4 (0.12%) Docker
7 2 (0.061%) XenApp
7 2 (0.061%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.030%) LXC
8 1 (0.030%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (0.33%) SCCM
2 10 (0.30%) SCOM
3 8 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (0.18%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.15%) Nmap
5 5 (0.15%) Nessus
6 4 (0.12%) Nagios
6 4 (0.12%) Puppet
6 4 (0.12%) Graphite
7 3 (0.091%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.091%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.061%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.061%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.061%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.061%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.061%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.061%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.061%) Ansible
9 1 (0.030%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.030%) WSUS
Vendors
1 577 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 296 (8.97%) Oracle
3 64 (1.94%) Cisco
4 46 (1.39%) Google
5 42 (1.27%) VMware
6 36 (1.09%) BT
7 28 (0.85%) SAP
8 27 (0.82%) Adobe
9 24 (0.73%) Nokia
10 23 (0.70%) Capita
11 22 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (0.67%) Sybase
12 16 (0.48%) Red Hat
12 16 (0.48%) HP
13 10 (0.30%) Sitecore
14 9 (0.27%) Facebook
14 9 (0.27%) Remedy
15 8 (0.24%) NetScout
16 7 (0.21%) Citrix
16 7 (0.21%) Lotus
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