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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Developer
Rank 702 673 639
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 195 210 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 180 193 259
Average salary £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £22,500

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 September 2014 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 17 September 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
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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 -50 185 £24,000 +4.34% 15
South East -10 65 £25,000 +8.69% 5
London -17 33 £30,000 - 2
North West -7 23 £22,000 - 3
Yorkshire -11 22 £21,500 -5.49%
East of England -32 21 £22,000 -20.00% 2
Oxfordshire +9 19 £22,500 -14.28% 1
Berkshire +5 18 £26,000 +13.04%
Oxford +19 17 £24,000 -8.57% 1
Cheshire +1 14 £22,500 +4.65%
Hampshire -6 14 £24,000 +6.66%
Cambridge -17 12 £22,500 -25.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -25 12 £22,500 -21.73% 2
Surrey -9 10 £26,000 +13.04% 2
West Yorkshire -21 10 £21,000 -14.28%
Manchester +8 9 £20,000 -11.11% 2
Reading +4 9 £26,000 -13.33%
Leeds - 9 £21,000 -
South West -30 8 £21,500 - 2
North Yorkshire -8 7 £21,500 +2.38%
Fareham -14 6 £24,000 +9.09%
North East -3 5 £21,000 -6.66%
East Midlands -4 5 £28,500 +10.67% 1
Northumberland - 5 £21,000 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £25,000 -
Essex - 5 £22,000 -
City of London +9 4 £32,500 - 1
Southampton +9 4 £26,000 +18.18%
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £24,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +1 4 £21,500 +2.38%

Graduate Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 266 (72.68%) C#
2 219 (59.84%) .NET
3 217 (59.29%) Degree
4 165 (45.08%) Computer Science
5 146 (39.89%) SQL
6 134 (36.61%) SQL Server
7 131 (35.79%) Java
8 125 (34.15%) ASP.NET
9 123 (33.61%) JavaScript
10 121 (33.06%) HTML
11 105 (28.69%) C++
12 97 (26.50%) Software Engineering
13 81 (22.13%) CSS
14 79 (21.58%) Microsoft
15 74 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
16 68 (18.58%) MS Excel
17 63 (17.21%) OO
18 58 (15.85%) VB.NET
19 53 (14.48%) Mathematics
20 46 (12.57%) MVC
21 42 (11.48%) C
21 42 (11.48%) Linux
22 38 (10.38%) Physics
23 36 (9.84%) PHP
23 36 (9.84%) .NET Framework
24 34 (9.29%) T-SQL
25 33 (9.02%) Windows
25 33 (9.02%) Finance
26 32 (8.74%) Web Development
26 32 (8.74%) jQuery

Graduate Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 14 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.46%) Node.js
3 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.82%) Apache
4 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.27%) CMS
6 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.27%) Drupal
6 1 (0.27%) SAS
6 1 (0.27%) Kentico
Applications
1 68 (18.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.73%) GitHub
2 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.55%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.09%) Internet
3 3 (0.82%) SNMP
4 1 (0.27%) WAN
4 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (36.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.01%) MySQL
3 15 (4.10%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (1.64%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.09%) Big Data
8 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.82%) MS Access
9 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (7.92%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.09%) GDB
5 3 (0.82%) Subversion
5 3 (0.82%) Maven
5 3 (0.82%) Selenium
6 2 (0.55%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.55%) JUnit
6 2 (0.55%) Xcode
6 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.27%) NUnit
7 1 (0.27%) ProC
7 1 (0.27%) Ant
7 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.27%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 33 (9.02%) Finance
2 27 (7.38%) Games
3 16 (4.37%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.28%) Banking
5 10 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.64%) Marketing
7 6 (1.64%) Legal
8 5 (1.37%) Law
9 4 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.09%) Front Office
9 4 (1.09%) Back Office
9 4 (1.09%) Retail
10 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.82%) Electronics
10 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.82%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (59.84%) .NET
2 125 (34.15%) ASP.NET
3 121 (33.06%) HTML
4 81 (22.13%) CSS
5 36 (9.84%) .NET Framework
6 32 (8.74%) jQuery
7 30 (8.20%) XML
8 24 (6.56%) Web Services
9 20 (5.46%) HTML5
10 17 (4.64%) LAMP
11 16 (4.37%) Ajax
11 16 (4.37%) WPF
12 14 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (3.55%) WCF
13 13 (3.55%) WinForms
13 13 (3.55%) J2EE
14 12 (3.28%) CSS3
15 11 (3.01%) AngularJS
16 10 (2.73%) KnockoutJS
17 9 (2.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 165 (45.08%) Computer Science
2 53 (14.48%) Mathematics
3 38 (10.38%) Physics
4 24 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.74%) Mobile App
6 16 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (3.55%) Open Source
8 6 (1.64%) User Experience
9 5 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.09%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.09%) Kindle
10 4 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.09%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.09%) Equities
10 4 (1.09%) Derivative
10 4 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.82%) Social Network
11 3 (0.82%) iPhone
11 3 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.48%) Linux
2 33 (9.02%) Windows
3 17 (4.64%) Android
4 8 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (0.82%) UNIX
5 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (26.50%) Software Engineering
2 74 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (17.21%) OO
4 46 (12.57%) MVC
5 32 (8.74%) Web Development
6 31 (8.47%) OOP
7 29 (7.92%) TDD
8 17 (4.64%) BDD
9 15 (4.10%) Mentoring
10 13 (3.55%) Game Development
10 13 (3.55%) Unit Testing
10 13 (3.55%) Pair Programming
11 11 (3.01%) Scrum
11 11 (3.01%) UML
12 10 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (2.19%) OOD
13 8 (2.19%) Refactoring
14 7 (1.91%) Workflow
14 7 (1.91%) Web Application Development
15 6 (1.64%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 266 (72.68%) C#
2 146 (39.89%) SQL
3 131 (35.79%) Java
4 123 (33.61%) JavaScript
5 105 (28.69%) C++
6 58 (15.85%) VB.NET
7 42 (11.48%) C
8 36 (9.84%) PHP
9 34 (9.29%) T-SQL
10 27 (7.38%) VB
11 23 (6.28%) Python
12 13 (3.55%) Perl
13 9 (2.46%) VBA
14 8 (2.19%) Ruby
15 7 (1.91%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.64%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.64%) PL/SQL
17 4 (1.09%) F#
18 3 (0.82%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 217 (59.29%) Degree
2 10 (2.73%) PhD
3 8 (2.19%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.64%) HND
6 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) MCSD
7 1 (0.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.28%) QA
2 4 (1.09%) Solvency II
2 4 (1.09%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 79 (21.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.01%) Oracle
3 5 (1.37%) Metastorm
3 5 (1.37%) Google
3 5 (1.37%) F5
4 4 (1.09%) TOWER Software
5 2 (0.55%) Coverity
5 2 (0.55%) Wind River
6 1 (0.27%) Sencha
6 1 (0.27%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.27%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.27%) VMware
6 1 (0.27%) Sybase
6 1 (0.27%) SAP
6 1 (0.27%) JBoss
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