The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Graduate Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate Software Developer
Rank 738 699 675
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 162 212 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 142 197 194
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Graduate Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Graduate Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer within the UK.

Graduate Software Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Graduate Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Graduate Software Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
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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
England -29 158 £25,000 +4.16% 16
South East -14 39 £22,500 -10.00% 3
East of England +14 28 £24,500 +10.11% 3
South West +11 28 £24,000 +10.34% 1
London -7 22 £28,750 -3.36% 4
City of London +25 14 £29,000 -10.76% 2
West Midlands -6 13 £25,000 +17.64% 2
Essex -2 12 £20,500 -4.65%
North West -5 11 £25,000 +11.11%
Manchester +4 10 £25,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +1 10 £22,500 -21.05% 1
Oxfordshire -12 10 £23,500 +4.44% 1
Bristol -17 9 £24,000 -7.69%
Hampshire +15 7 £19,500 -18.75%
Berkshire -3 7 £24,000 -7.69%
Hertfordshire - 7 £26,000 -
Wiltshire - 7 £25,000 -
East Sussex +16 6 £19,000 -15.55%
Surrey -3 6 £22,500 -13.46% 2
Oxford -13 6 £25,000 +4.16%
Yorkshire -21 6 £23,000 +2.22% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £20,000 -
Birmingham - 6 £27,000 -
Leeds +5 5 £23,000 +9.52% 1
West Yorkshire -3 5 £23,000 +5.74% 1
Farnborough - 5 £19,500 -
Brighton - 5 - -
Dorset +4 4 £23,000 -16.36%
Devon - 4 £25,000 - 1
Lincolnshire - 4 £22,500 -

Graduate Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Graduate Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 196 (61.83%) C#
2 183 (57.73%) Degree
3 181 (57.10%) .NET
4 172 (54.26%) HTML
5 150 (47.32%) Computer Science
6 145 (45.74%) Java
7 144 (45.43%) SQL
8 142 (44.79%) JavaScript
9 104 (32.81%) SQL Server
10 103 (32.49%) C++
11 99 (31.23%) CSS
11 99 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
12 93 (29.34%) Software Engineering
13 71 (22.40%) Microsoft
14 66 (20.82%) OO
15 65 (20.50%) ASP.NET
16 58 (18.30%) jQuery
17 55 (17.35%) PHP
18 45 (14.20%) MVC
19 42 (13.25%) Oracle
19 42 (13.25%) SDLC
20 40 (12.62%) HTML5
21 39 (12.30%) Finance
22 38 (11.99%) Mathematics
23 37 (11.67%) Visual Studio
24 35 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
25 34 (10.73%) VB.NET
26 31 (9.78%) TDD
27 30 (9.46%) OOP
28 29 (9.15%) XML

Graduate Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Graduate Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (7.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (0.63%) Node.js
3 2 (0.63%) CMS
3 2 (0.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.32%) SAS
4 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.32%) JBoss
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.32%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.58%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) HTTP
3 1 (0.32%) DNS
3 1 (0.32%) SSL
3 1 (0.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (32.81%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.99%) Relational Database
3 18 (5.68%) MySQL
4 14 (4.42%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.58%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.26%) SQLite
10 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.32%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (11.67%) Visual Studio
2 28 (8.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.21%) Selenium
3 7 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.58%) NUnit
4 5 (1.58%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.95%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.63%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.32%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.32%) Subversion
7 1 (0.32%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 39 (12.30%) Finance
2 28 (8.83%) Games
3 23 (7.26%) Retail
4 20 (6.31%) Banking
5 7 (2.21%) Advertising
6 4 (1.26%) Legal
7 3 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (57.10%) .NET
2 172 (54.26%) HTML
3 99 (31.23%) CSS
4 65 (20.50%) ASP.NET
5 58 (18.30%) jQuery
6 40 (12.62%) HTML5
7 29 (9.15%) XML
8 22 (6.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 21 (6.62%) AngularJS
10 15 (4.73%) .NET Framework
11 14 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (4.10%) WCF
13 11 (3.47%) Ajax
13 11 (3.47%) CSS3
14 10 (3.15%) WinForms
14 10 (3.15%) XSLT
15 9 (2.84%) WPF
15 9 (2.84%) WebSockets
16 8 (2.52%) Spring
17 7 (2.21%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 150 (47.32%) Computer Science
2 38 (11.99%) Mathematics
3 35 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.94%) Mobile App
5 17 (5.36%) Physics
6 10 (3.15%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.21%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.89%) Semantic Web
9 5 (1.58%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.58%) Social Media
10 4 (1.26%) Animation
11 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.63%) User Experience
12 2 (0.63%) Informatics
12 2 (0.63%) NHS
12 2 (0.63%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.32%) GIS
13 1 (0.32%) Artificial Intelligence
13 1 (0.32%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.89%) Windows
1 25 (7.89%) Linux
2 15 (4.73%) Apple iOS
3 13 (4.10%) Android
4 8 (2.52%) UNIX
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (29.34%) Software Engineering
3 66 (20.82%) OO
4 45 (14.20%) MVC
5 42 (13.25%) SDLC
6 31 (9.78%) TDD
7 30 (9.46%) OOP
8 19 (5.99%) E-Commerce
9 17 (5.36%) Process Management
9 17 (5.36%) Scrum
9 17 (5.36%) Waterfall
9 17 (5.36%) BDD
10 13 (4.10%) Mentoring
11 12 (3.79%) Multithreading
12 10 (3.15%) Android Development
13 9 (2.84%) Web Development
13 9 (2.84%) iOS Development
13 9 (2.84%) Coaching
14 8 (2.52%) OOD
15 7 (2.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 196 (61.83%) C#
2 145 (45.74%) Java
3 144 (45.43%) SQL
4 142 (44.79%) JavaScript
5 103 (32.49%) C++
6 55 (17.35%) PHP
7 34 (10.73%) VB.NET
8 26 (8.20%) Python
9 22 (6.94%) VB
10 18 (5.68%) C
11 12 (3.79%) Perl
12 11 (3.47%) T-SQL
12 11 (3.47%) VB6
13 10 (3.15%) Ruby
14 7 (2.21%) Objective-C
14 7 (2.21%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.58%) Tcl
15 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.58%) Go
16 4 (1.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 183 (57.73%) Degree
2 20 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.89%) PhD
4 4 (1.26%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.58%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.32%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Firmware
1 1 (0.32%) Docker
Vendors
1 71 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.25%) Oracle
3 12 (3.79%) Capita
4 5 (1.58%) Apple
5 4 (1.26%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.95%) Google
7 2 (0.63%) Zend
8 1 (0.32%) Sybase
Leatherhead, Surrey
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum £24,000 - £26,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Studley, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 18,000 - 22,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £30k
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gateshead
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £21k per year
Posted: 10 days ago
UK
Capita ITPS
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £24k - 30k per year
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
Kainos Software
Salary: Excellent Basic and Package
Posted: 24 days ago
Exeter
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago