The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate Software Engineer
Rank 741 751 766
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 142 156 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 137 135 109
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 £21,500 £19,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000
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 Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Graduate Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Graduate Software Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate Software Engineer over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Graduate Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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 +21 137 £25,000 +11.11% 31
East of England +43 44 £27,000 - 13
South East -12 41 £26,500 +17.77% 6
South West -16 25 £21,500 -6.52% 3
Cambridgeshire +18 20 £27,500 - 6
West Sussex +19 18 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Cambridge +29 17 £27,500 - 4
Hampshire -11 17 £28,500 +26.66% 2
Horsham +13 15 £25,000 -
London +48 14 £29,000 +8.41% 2
Surrey +24 11 £26,500 +17.77% 2
Suffolk - 10 £25,000 -
Ipswich - 10 £25,000 -
Crawley - 10 £26,500 -
Dorset +1 8 £21,500 -21.81% 1
Devon -4 8 £20,000 +2.56%
Bournemouth -5 8 £21,500 -21.81% 1
Barnstaple -14 8 £20,000 +2.56%
Southampton +3 7 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Bristol -4 7 £22,500 +21.62% 1
Redhill - 7 £26,500 -
Essex - 7 £25,000 - 2
City of London +43 5 £29,000 +11.53%
Scotland +24 5 £27,000 +12.50% 1
Hertfordshire +1 5 £34,500 +27.77% 7
Colchester - 5 £25,000 -
Edinburgh +22 4 £27,000 +12.50% 1
Guildford +13 4 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +9 4 £20,000 - 1
West Midlands -10 4 £24,500 -6.66% 1

Graduate Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Graduate Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 259 (89.93%) Software Engineering
2 208 (72.22%) Degree
3 172 (59.72%) Computer Science
4 164 (56.94%) C++
5 124 (43.06%) Java
6 119 (41.32%) C#
7 104 (36.11%) C
8 95 (32.99%) .NET
9 72 (25.00%) Mathematics
10 68 (23.61%) HTML
11 66 (22.92%) JavaScript
12 65 (22.57%) Linux
12 65 (22.57%) OO
12 65 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (21.18%) OOD
14 49 (17.01%) Python
15 43 (14.93%) SQL Server
16 40 (13.89%) Electronics
17 39 (13.54%) Web Development
18 38 (13.19%) SQL
19 37 (12.85%) Microsoft
20 35 (12.15%) MySQL
20 35 (12.15%) TDD
21 30 (10.42%) ASP.NET
22 28 (9.72%) CSS
22 28 (9.72%) Windows
22 28 (9.72%) Web Services
22 28 (9.72%) Algorithms
23 26 (9.03%) UNIX
24 24 (8.33%) UML

Graduate Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Graduate Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (6.60%) Apache
2 6 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.39%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.69%) JBoss
4 2 (0.69%) Mule
4 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.69%) Mule ESB
4 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) HFM
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.39%) GitHub
2 2 (0.69%) SaaS
2 2 (0.69%) PaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.17%) LDAP
1 12 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.82%) HTTP
3 10 (3.47%) Kerberos
3 10 (3.47%) FTP
4 1 (0.35%) GPRS
4 1 (0.35%) GSM
4 1 (0.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 35 (12.15%) MySQL
3 7 (2.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.69%) RavenDB
7 2 (0.69%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.69%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Hyperion Smart View
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (5.90%) Selenium
1 17 (5.90%) JUnit
2 15 (5.21%) FitNesse
3 5 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.69%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.69%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.69%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.35%) Trac
6 1 (0.35%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) PEAR
6 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.35%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.35%) Bugzilla
General
1 40 (13.89%) Electronics
2 17 (5.90%) Retail
2 17 (5.90%) Finance
3 12 (4.17%) Games
4 10 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.39%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.39%) Military
7 2 (0.69%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (32.99%) .NET
2 68 (23.61%) HTML
3 30 (10.42%) ASP.NET
4 28 (9.72%) CSS
4 28 (9.72%) Web Services
5 22 (7.64%) WPF
6 20 (6.94%) Spring
7 19 (6.60%) Ajax
8 18 (6.25%) jQuery
9 17 (5.90%) WCF
10 16 (5.56%) JSP
10 16 (5.56%) Servlets
10 16 (5.56%) HTML5
11 15 (5.21%) Apache CXF
11 15 (5.21%) Java EE
11 15 (5.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (5.21%) Apache Camel
12 13 (4.51%) J2EE
13 9 (3.13%) XML
14 8 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 172 (59.72%) Computer Science
2 72 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 28 (9.72%) Algorithms
4 23 (7.99%) Mechatronics
4 23 (7.99%) GIS
5 21 (7.29%) Robotics
6 15 (5.21%) Physics
7 10 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.08%) iPhone
9 6 (2.08%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.74%) User Experience
11 3 (1.04%) Kindle
11 3 (1.04%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
13 1 (0.35%) RIA
13 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (22.57%) Linux
2 28 (9.72%) Windows
3 26 (9.03%) UNIX
4 7 (2.43%) Android
5 5 (1.74%) Windows Phone
5 5 (1.74%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.69%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (89.93%) Software Engineering
2 65 (22.57%) OO
2 65 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (21.18%) OOD
4 39 (13.54%) Web Development
5 35 (12.15%) TDD
6 24 (8.33%) UML
7 23 (7.99%) Scrum
8 21 (7.29%) Unit Testing
8 21 (7.29%) OOP
9 19 (6.60%) Project Management
10 16 (5.56%) Data Analysis
10 16 (5.56%) Test Automation
11 15 (5.21%) Product Management
11 15 (5.21%) Procedural Programming
12 10 (3.47%) Software Testing
13 9 (3.13%) MVC
14 8 (2.78%) OOA/OOD
15 6 (2.08%) Migration
15 6 (2.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (56.94%) C++
2 124 (43.06%) Java
3 119 (41.32%) C#
4 104 (36.11%) C
5 66 (22.92%) JavaScript
6 49 (17.01%) Python
7 38 (13.19%) SQL
8 15 (5.21%) MATLAB
9 13 (4.51%) VB.NET
10 11 (3.82%) PHP
11 7 (2.43%) Embedded C
12 6 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.08%) VB
13 5 (1.74%) VB6
13 5 (1.74%) Scala
13 5 (1.74%) Perl
14 4 (1.39%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.69%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.69%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 208 (72.22%) Degree
2 21 (7.29%) PhD
3 16 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.82%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.17%) QA
2 4 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (3.47%) NFS
2 7 (2.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.69%) Puppet
1 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.82%) Oracle
3 4 (1.39%) Xamarin
4 2 (0.69%) Progress
4 2 (0.69%) Coverity
5 1 (0.35%) Google
5 1 (0.35%) Avaloq
5 1 (0.35%) Ektron
5 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.35%) SAP
5 1 (0.35%) CA
5 1 (0.35%) Apple
5 1 (0.35%) VMware
5 1 (0.35%) BT
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