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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Developer
Rank 682 660 648
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 212 217 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 197 194 246
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 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
England -28 203 £24,000 +4.34% 21
South East -39 67 £25,000 +6.38% 4
London -22 33 £29,750 -0.83% 6
Yorkshire -7 30 £22,500 +7.14% 2
North West -10 25 £22,500 +4.65% 3
East of England -27 23 £22,250 -22.60% 5
Oxfordshire +15 20 £22,500 -15.09%
Berkshire -3 19 £26,000 +13.04%
Hampshire -17 17 £24,000 +6.66% 1
Oxford +5 15 £24,000 -9.43%
Cheshire +4 15 £22,500 +4.65%
Cambridgeshire -17 14 £22,500 -25.00% 2
Cambridge -20 14 £22,500 -25.00% 2
North Yorkshire +1 12 £22,000 +4.76% 2
West Yorkshire -31 12 £21,750 +3.57%
Surrey -8 11 £26,000 +13.04% 2
South West -23 11 £21,750 +1.16%
Leeds -25 11 £21,000 -
Manchester -1 10 £20,000 -11.11% 3
Reading -1 9 £26,000 -13.33%
Fareham -12 9 £24,000 +6.66% 1
City of London -2 7 £32,500 - 3
Gloucestershire +3 6 £21,500 +2.38%
South Yorkshire - 6 £25,500 -
York - 6 £21,500 -
North East -1 5 £21,000 -6.66%
East Midlands -10 5 £28,500 +10.67% 1
Harrogate -12 5 £24,000 - 2
Northumberland - 5 £21,000 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £18,500 -

Graduate Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 268 (73.02%) C#
2 217 (59.13%) Degree
3 216 (58.86%) .NET
4 169 (46.05%) Computer Science
5 148 (40.33%) SQL
6 138 (37.60%) Java
7 132 (35.97%) SQL Server
8 128 (34.88%) ASP.NET
9 125 (34.06%) JavaScript
10 124 (33.79%) HTML
11 115 (31.34%) C++
12 98 (26.70%) Software Engineering
13 87 (23.71%) CSS
14 78 (21.25%) Microsoft
15 66 (17.98%) MS Excel
16 65 (17.71%) OO
17 61 (16.62%) Mathematics
18 56 (15.26%) VB.NET
19 52 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
20 46 (12.53%) C
21 45 (12.26%) Linux
21 45 (12.26%) MVC
22 43 (11.72%) Physics
23 39 (10.63%) Finance
24 38 (10.35%) Windows
25 37 (10.08%) T-SQL
26 36 (9.81%) jQuery
26 36 (9.81%) .NET Framework
27 34 (9.26%) Web Development
27 34 (9.26%) PHP

Graduate Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.45%) Node.js
3 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.82%) Apache
4 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.54%) SAS
6 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.27%) Drupal
6 1 (0.27%) CMS
6 1 (0.27%) Kentico
Applications
1 66 (17.98%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.45%) GitHub
3 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.09%) SNMP
3 3 (0.82%) Internet
4 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (35.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.72%) MySQL
3 15 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.09%) Big Data
9 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.82%) MS Access
11 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 26 (7.08%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.18%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.63%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.09%) GDB
6 3 (0.82%) Subversion
6 3 (0.82%) Maven
6 3 (0.82%) Selenium
7 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.54%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.54%) JUnit
7 2 (0.54%) Xcode
8 1 (0.27%) NUnit
8 1 (0.27%) ProC
8 1 (0.27%) Ant
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.27%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 39 (10.63%) Finance
2 29 (7.90%) Games
3 18 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.72%) Banking
5 8 (2.18%) Law
5 8 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.91%) Legal
7 6 (1.63%) Marketing
8 5 (1.36%) Retail
9 4 (1.09%) Automotive
9 4 (1.09%) Electronics
9 4 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.09%) Front Office
9 4 (1.09%) Back Office
10 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (58.86%) .NET
2 128 (34.88%) ASP.NET
3 124 (33.79%) HTML
4 87 (23.71%) CSS
5 36 (9.81%) jQuery
5 36 (9.81%) .NET Framework
6 27 (7.36%) XML
7 24 (6.54%) Web Services
8 21 (5.72%) HTML5
9 18 (4.90%) Ajax
10 16 (4.36%) LAMP
10 16 (4.36%) WPF
11 15 (4.09%) WinForms
12 14 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (3.81%) CSS3
12 14 (3.81%) WCF
13 13 (3.54%) J2EE
14 11 (3.00%) AngularJS
15 10 (2.72%) KnockoutJS
16 9 (2.45%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 169 (46.05%) Computer Science
2 61 (16.62%) Mathematics
3 43 (11.72%) Physics
4 20 (5.45%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.27%) Open Source
7 5 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.09%) Kindle
8 4 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.09%) Derivative
8 4 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (1.09%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.82%) Social Network
9 3 (0.82%) iPhone
9 3 (0.82%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.82%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.54%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.54%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.26%) Linux
2 38 (10.35%) Windows
3 20 (5.45%) Android
4 8 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.82%) UNIX
7 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (26.70%) Software Engineering
2 65 (17.71%) OO
3 52 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (12.26%) MVC
5 34 (9.26%) Web Development
6 33 (8.99%) OOP
7 29 (7.90%) TDD
8 17 (4.63%) BDD
9 14 (3.81%) Unit Testing
10 13 (3.54%) Pair Programming
10 13 (3.54%) Game Development
11 12 (3.27%) UML
12 11 (3.00%) Scrum
13 10 (2.72%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (2.18%) OOD
14 8 (2.18%) Workflow
14 8 (2.18%) Refactoring
15 7 (1.91%) Web Application Development
16 6 (1.63%) ERP
16 6 (1.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 268 (73.02%) C#
2 148 (40.33%) SQL
3 138 (37.60%) Java
4 125 (34.06%) JavaScript
5 115 (31.34%) C++
6 56 (15.26%) VB.NET
7 46 (12.53%) C
8 37 (10.08%) T-SQL
9 34 (9.26%) PHP
10 26 (7.08%) Python
10 26 (7.08%) VB
11 17 (4.63%) Perl
12 11 (3.00%) VBA
13 8 (2.18%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.18%) Ruby
14 7 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.63%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.36%) Objective-C
17 4 (1.09%) F#
18 3 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 217 (59.13%) Degree
2 10 (2.72%) PhD
3 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.18%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.36%) HND
5 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) MCSD
6 1 (0.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.54%) QA
2 5 (1.36%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.09%) Solvency II
3 4 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 78 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.54%) Oracle
3 5 (1.36%) Google
3 5 (1.36%) Metastorm
3 5 (1.36%) F5
4 4 (1.09%) Coverity
4 4 (1.09%) Wind River
4 4 (1.09%) TOWER Software
5 2 (0.54%) SAP
6 1 (0.27%) Capita
6 1 (0.27%) VMware
6 1 (0.27%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.27%) Sybase
6 1 (0.27%) JBoss
6 1 (0.27%) Sencha
6 1 (0.27%) AccuRev
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: + Benefits & Training
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary + training + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £25 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bens - bonus, flexi time, more
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum £20,000 to £28,000 + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £25k - £35k dep. on experience + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Full Benefits Package & Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Imperative People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 7 days ago