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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 178 177 146
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1729 1618 2131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.62% 1.60% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.69% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1425 1920
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,900 £31,500
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
100922 95486 103565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.46% 94.50% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 83180 80190 88897
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +13 569 £28,500 +7.54% 88
South East -25 396 £25,000 +8.69% 51
East of England +8 196 £23,500 -2.08% 38
North West +25 130 £22,500 +4.65% 23
South West -7 124 £22,500 +2.27% 16
Yorkshire -9 112 £22,500 +7.14% 11
West Midlands -33 91 £22,500 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +15 85 £21,750 +6.09% 3
North East -3 26 £30,000 +33.33% 8
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2187 (60.43%) Degree
2 1395 (38.55%) C#
3 1383 (38.21%) Computer Science
4 1190 (32.88%) .NET
5 1037 (28.65%) SQL
6 926 (25.59%) Java
7 908 (25.09%) JavaScript
7 908 (25.09%) HTML
8 715 (19.76%) Software Engineering
9 702 (19.40%) Finance
10 695 (19.20%) SQL Server
11 685 (18.93%) ASP.NET
12 677 (18.71%) CSS
13 606 (16.74%) C++
13 606 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
14 496 (13.71%) Microsoft
15 485 (13.40%) Mathematics
16 467 (12.90%) OO
17 458 (12.66%) Windows
18 445 (12.30%) MVC
19 356 (9.84%) Linux
20 319 (8.81%) MS Excel
21 312 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
22 310 (8.57%) PHP
22 310 (8.57%) jQuery
23 307 (8.48%) XML
24 281 (7.76%) .NET Framework
24 281 (7.76%) VB.NET
25 280 (7.74%) TDD
26 270 (7.46%) Oracle

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 47 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 43 (1.19%) IIS
4 41 (1.13%) Drupal
5 39 (1.08%) Node.js
6 33 (0.91%) JBoss
6 33 (0.91%) Apache
7 30 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 27 (0.75%) CMS
9 26 (0.72%) SAS
10 19 (0.53%) WordPress
11 18 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.17%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.17%) Documentum
15 5 (0.14%) Joomla!
15 5 (0.14%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 319 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 184 (5.08%) MS Office
3 45 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (1.13%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.44%) SPSS
7 15 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.17%) Solid Edge
10 6 (0.17%) Mingle
11 5 (0.14%) MS Visio
11 5 (0.14%) Stata
12 4 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.11%) Simulink
12 4 (0.11%) XMetaL
12 4 (0.11%) MicroStation
13 3 (0.083%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 14 (0.39%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.11%) Magento
6 3 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.083%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.083%) Maximo
6 3 (0.083%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.083%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.055%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.028%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.028%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.028%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.028%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.028%) Summit
8 1 (0.028%) Exstream
8 1 (0.028%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.38%) SaaS
2 24 (0.66%) GitHub
3 20 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.36%) Force.com
6 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.055%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.055%) ElastiCache
7 2 (0.055%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.055%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (4.17%) Internet
2 47 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 32 (0.88%) Intranet
4 24 (0.66%) HTTP
5 21 (0.58%) DNS
5 21 (0.58%) WAN
5 21 (0.58%) Firewall
6 20 (0.55%) Ethernet
7 19 (0.53%) VoIP
8 16 (0.44%) LAN
9 15 (0.41%) Wireless
10 14 (0.39%) DHCP
11 12 (0.33%) VPN
12 10 (0.28%) Broadband
13 8 (0.22%) MPLS
13 8 (0.22%) Network Security
14 7 (0.19%) OSPF
14 7 (0.19%) BGP
14 7 (0.19%) FTP
15 6 (0.17%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (19.20%) SQL Server
2 169 (4.67%) MySQL
3 124 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 91 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 85 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 64 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 58 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 40 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 39 (1.08%) Big Data
11 35 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
13 33 (0.91%) MongoDB
14 31 (0.86%) RDBMS
15 23 (0.64%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.39%) MS Access
16 14 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (0.33%) MarkLogic
18 11 (0.30%) Data Mining
19 10 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 144 (3.98%) NUnit
2 136 (3.76%) Visual Studio
3 126 (3.48%) Rhino Mocks
3 126 (3.48%) Moq
4 92 (2.54%) MSTest
5 79 (2.18%) Eclipse
6 78 (2.16%) JUnit
7 75 (2.07%) Git (software)
8 62 (1.71%) Subversion
9 54 (1.49%) Maven
10 40 (1.11%) Selenium
11 25 (0.69%) Ant
12 21 (0.58%) Hudson
13 20 (0.55%) WebDriver
14 18 (0.50%) Jenkins
14 18 (0.50%) JIRA
15 16 (0.44%) FitNesse
16 15 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (0.36%) jMock
18 12 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 702 (19.40%) Finance
2 206 (5.69%) Banking
3 185 (5.11%) Games
4 124 (3.43%) Marketing
5 88 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 85 (2.35%) Retail
7 76 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 74 (2.04%) Electronics
9 64 (1.77%) Advertising
10 51 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 39 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.97%) Front Office
13 30 (0.83%) Law
14 26 (0.72%) German Language
15 25 (0.69%) French Language
16 23 (0.64%) Publishing
17 20 (0.55%) Legal
17 20 (0.55%) Aerospace
18 17 (0.47%) Automotive
19 14 (0.39%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1190 (32.88%) .NET
2 908 (25.09%) HTML
3 685 (18.93%) ASP.NET
4 677 (18.71%) CSS
5 310 (8.57%) jQuery
6 307 (8.48%) XML
7 281 (7.76%) .NET Framework
8 222 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 187 (5.17%) Web Services
10 182 (5.03%) WCF
11 177 (4.89%) HTML5
12 175 (4.84%) WPF
13 148 (4.09%) WinForms
14 135 (3.73%) J2EE
15 109 (3.01%) Ajax
16 108 (2.98%) Spring
17 99 (2.74%) Hibernate
18 98 (2.71%) CSS3
19 86 (2.38%) Castle Windsor
19 86 (2.38%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 1383 (38.21%) Computer Science
2 485 (13.40%) Mathematics
3 312 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
4 240 (6.63%) Physics
5 115 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 90 (2.49%) Algorithms
7 86 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
8 82 (2.27%) Statistics
9 76 (2.10%) Open Source
10 75 (2.07%) Hedge funds
11 65 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
12 59 (1.63%) User Experience
13 44 (1.22%) Client/Server
14 39 (1.08%) Chemistry
15 38 (1.05%) Derivative
15 38 (1.05%) Economics
16 36 (0.99%) Social Media
17 31 (0.86%) Management Information System
18 28 (0.77%) Tandem
19 22 (0.61%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 458 (12.66%) Windows
2 356 (9.84%) Linux
3 185 (5.11%) UNIX
4 79 (2.18%) Android
5 61 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 59 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 52 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (0.72%) Windows XP
9 21 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.22%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.22%) Debian
14 6 (0.17%) AIX
14 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.14%) Solaris
15 5 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 715 (19.76%) Software Engineering
2 606 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
3 467 (12.90%) OO
4 445 (12.30%) MVC
5 280 (7.74%) TDD
6 212 (5.86%) Scrum
7 179 (4.95%) OOP
8 171 (4.73%) Web Development
9 165 (4.56%) Web Application Development
10 155 (4.28%) Continuous Integration
11 140 (3.87%) Unit Testing
12 126 (3.48%) Kanban
13 119 (3.29%) OOD
14 115 (3.18%) Mentoring
15 111 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
16 103 (2.85%) Project Management
17 102 (2.82%) Analytics
18 92 (2.54%) Dependency Injection
19 90 (2.49%) E-Commerce
20 89 (2.46%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1395 (38.55%) C#
2 1037 (28.65%) SQL
3 926 (25.59%) Java
4 908 (25.09%) JavaScript
5 606 (16.74%) C++
6 310 (8.57%) PHP
7 281 (7.76%) VB.NET
8 232 (6.41%) C
9 179 (4.95%) Python
10 156 (4.31%) T-SQL
11 135 (3.73%) VB
12 132 (3.65%) Perl
13 65 (1.80%) VBA
14 58 (1.60%) Ruby
15 53 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 48 (1.33%) PowerShell
17 38 (1.05%) MATLAB
18 31 (0.86%) Objective-C
19 24 (0.66%) Scala
20 19 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2187 (60.43%) Degree
2 114 (3.15%) PhD
3 74 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (1.93%) Security Cleared
5 49 (1.35%) MCP
6 47 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (1.16%) MCSD
8 40 (1.11%) CCNA
9 36 (0.99%) MCAD
9 36 (0.99%) MCTS
10 34 (0.94%) SC Cleared
11 21 (0.58%) HND
12 15 (0.41%) CEH
13 13 (0.36%) CISM
13 13 (0.36%) CISSP
14 12 (0.33%) ISEB
15 11 (0.30%) CCNP
16 10 (0.28%) MCSE
16 10 (0.28%) CISMP
17 9 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (4.70%) QA
2 38 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 20 (0.55%) SLA
4 14 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.055%) COBIT
8 2 (0.055%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.055%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.028%) Basel II
9 1 (0.028%) TickIT
9 1 (0.028%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.028%) JTAG
9 1 (0.028%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.028%) DICOM
System Software
1 71 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.75%) VMware ESX
4 26 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
5 20 (0.55%) Firmware
6 4 (0.11%) Squid
7 3 (0.083%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.083%) XenApp
7 3 (0.083%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.083%) NFS
8 2 (0.055%) vSphere
8 2 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.055%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.055%) Snort
9 1 (0.028%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.19%) Nessus
3 5 (0.14%) Puppet
4 3 (0.083%) Opsview
4 3 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.055%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.055%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.055%) SCCM
6 1 (0.028%) Cacti
6 1 (0.028%) WMI
6 1 (0.028%) Plesk
6 1 (0.028%) Icinga
6 1 (0.028%) Nagios
Vendors
1 496 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 270 (7.46%) Oracle
3 49 (1.35%) Cisco
4 44 (1.22%) VMware
5 36 (0.99%) Adobe
6 34 (0.94%) SAP
7 32 (0.88%) Google
8 30 (0.83%) IBM
9 21 (0.58%) Red Hat
10 19 (0.53%) Citrix
11 16 (0.44%) Zend
12 15 (0.41%) Apple
13 14 (0.39%) Cognos
13 14 (0.39%) Business Objects
14 13 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (0.33%) Remedy
16 10 (0.28%) HP
16 10 (0.28%) Sybase
16 10 (0.28%) Twitter
17 9 (0.25%) Panasonic
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-30k
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: VERY Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + +Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £25500 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago