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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Engineer
Rank 744 806 706
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -100
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 154 84 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.077% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.081% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 133 80 156
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,000 £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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 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 +57 139 £25,000 +11.11% 20
South East +56 58 £25,000 - 6
East of England -6 39 £27,500 +22.22% 7
Cambridge +20 34 £27,500 -8.33% 5
Cambridgeshire +5 34 £27,500 +4.76% 5
South West +4 27 £21,500 +2.38% 4
Berkshire +20 24 £22,000 -24.13% 4
Bristol +16 15 £18,500 -13.95%
Hampshire -13 15 £26,500 +6.00% 2
London +18 12 £26,000 -3.70% 2
West Sussex - 8 £26,500 -
Surrey -1 7 £26,500 +12.76%
Isle of Wight - 7 £20,500 -
Southampton - 7 £32,500 - 2
Cowes - 7 £20,500 -
Horsham - 7 £26,500 -
Crawley - 6 £26,500 -
Redhill - 6 £26,500 -
Slough - 6 £22,250 -
City of London +30 5 £31,500 +18.86%
Scotland +8 5 £25,000 +8.69%
Dorset -2 5 £22,500 -4.25% 1
Gloucestershire -12 5 £25,000 -3.84%
Bracknell - 4 £30,000 - 2
Cheltenham -8 3 £25,000 -12.28%
Edinburgh - 3 £25,000 -
Aberdeen +9 2 £25,000 +8.69%
Ipswich +8 2 £21,500 -24.56%
Suffolk +6 2 £21,500 -24.56%
Bath +5 2 £20,500 +2.50% 2

Graduate Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 295 (97.36%) Software Engineering
2 206 (67.99%) Computer Science
3 205 (67.66%) Degree
4 161 (53.14%) C++
5 124 (40.92%) Java
6 123 (40.59%) C#
7 90 (29.70%) Linux
8 80 (26.40%) C
9 79 (26.07%) .NET
10 77 (25.41%) HTML
10 77 (25.41%) OO
11 74 (24.42%) JavaScript
12 59 (19.47%) SQL Server
13 55 (18.15%) Mathematics
14 49 (16.17%) ASP.NET
15 48 (15.84%) Microsoft
16 46 (15.18%) SQL
17 45 (14.85%) Finance
18 44 (14.52%) Physics
19 43 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
20 42 (13.86%) UNIX
21 39 (12.87%) PHP
22 38 (12.54%) Unit Testing
23 35 (11.55%) Windows
24 33 (10.89%) QA
25 30 (9.90%) CSS
26 28 (9.24%) XML
26 28 (9.24%) Python
26 28 (9.24%) Web Development
26 28 (9.24%) OOA/OOD

Graduate Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (3.30%) Apache
2 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.33%) Drupal
3 1 (0.33%) Liferay
Applications
1 25 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (3.30%) GitHub
3 3 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.30%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.97%) Internet
2 9 (2.97%) HTTP
3 8 (2.64%) Wireless
4 7 (2.31%) FTP
4 7 (2.31%) Kerberos
4 7 (2.31%) LDAP
5 4 (1.32%) DNS
6 3 (0.99%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 2 (0.66%) SMTP
7 2 (0.66%) DHCP
8 1 (0.33%) 3G
8 1 (0.33%) LTE
8 1 (0.33%) 4G
8 1 (0.33%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.26%) MySQL
3 10 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.97%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.97%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.66%) UniData
7 1 (0.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (8.91%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.62%) JUnit
3 6 (1.98%) Selenium
4 5 (1.65%) Subversion
5 4 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.32%) FitNesse
5 4 (1.32%) jMock
5 4 (1.32%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.32%) JSUnit
5 4 (1.32%) JIRA
6 3 (0.99%) LabVIEW
6 3 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.66%) Maven
8 1 (0.33%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.33%) Ant
8 1 (0.33%) Mockito
8 1 (0.33%) Hudson
8 1 (0.33%) CMake
8 1 (0.33%) Gradle
8 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (14.85%) Finance
2 23 (7.59%) Games
3 22 (7.26%) Electronics
4 14 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.63%) Marketing
7 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.99%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.99%) Automotive
8 3 (0.99%) Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 2 (0.66%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Retail
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Avionics
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (26.07%) .NET
2 77 (25.41%) HTML
3 49 (16.17%) ASP.NET
4 30 (9.90%) CSS
5 28 (9.24%) XML
6 24 (7.92%) Ajax
7 17 (5.61%) WCF
7 17 (5.61%) Qt
7 17 (5.61%) J2EE
7 17 (5.61%) HTML5
8 15 (4.95%) WPF
9 13 (4.29%) Spring
9 13 (4.29%) STL
10 12 (3.96%) OpenGL
11 11 (3.63%) DirectX
11 11 (3.63%) LAMP
11 11 (3.63%) Hibernate
11 11 (3.63%) Servlets
12 10 (3.30%) WinForms
12 10 (3.30%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 206 (67.99%) Computer Science
2 55 (18.15%) Mathematics
3 44 (14.52%) Physics
4 26 (8.58%) Algorithms
5 22 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.62%) Open Source
7 10 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.97%) Data Structures
8 9 (2.97%) User Experience
9 8 (2.64%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (2.31%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.98%) Robotics
11 6 (1.98%) GIS
11 6 (1.98%) 3D Graphics
12 5 (1.65%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.99%) Mechatronics
13 3 (0.99%) Visualisation
14 2 (0.66%) Social Gaming
14 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 90 (29.70%) Linux
2 42 (13.86%) UNIX
3 35 (11.55%) Windows
4 4 (1.32%) Android
5 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (97.36%) Software Engineering
2 77 (25.41%) OO
3 43 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (12.54%) Unit Testing
5 28 (9.24%) Web Development
5 28 (9.24%) OOA/OOD
6 25 (8.25%) OOD
7 24 (7.92%) UML
8 22 (7.26%) MVC
9 15 (4.95%) OOP
10 9 (2.97%) TDD
10 9 (2.97%) CRUD
11 8 (2.64%) Software Testing
12 7 (2.31%) Data Modelling
12 7 (2.31%) Data Analysis
12 7 (2.31%) Project Management
12 7 (2.31%) Web Application Development
12 7 (2.31%) Multithreading
12 7 (2.31%) Test Automation
13 6 (1.98%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 161 (53.14%) C++
2 124 (40.92%) Java
3 123 (40.59%) C#
4 80 (26.40%) C
5 74 (24.42%) JavaScript
6 46 (15.18%) SQL
7 39 (12.87%) PHP
8 28 (9.24%) Python
9 19 (6.27%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.30%) T-SQL
10 10 (3.30%) Perl
11 8 (2.64%) VC++
11 8 (2.64%) Embedded C
12 6 (1.98%) VB
12 6 (1.98%) Ruby
13 5 (1.65%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.99%) Lua
14 3 (0.99%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.99%) VBA
15 2 (0.66%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 205 (67.66%) Degree
2 15 (4.95%) PhD
3 6 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) HND
5 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.89%) QA
2 19 (6.27%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.66%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) JTAG
4 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 7 (2.31%) NFS
2 6 (1.98%) Firmware
Vendors
1 48 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.62%) Oracle
3 5 (1.65%) Perforce
3 5 (1.65%) Google
4 4 (1.32%) VMware
4 4 (1.32%) HP
5 2 (0.66%) CA
5 2 (0.66%) Apple
5 2 (0.66%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.33%) Coverity
6 1 (0.33%) MKS
6 1 (0.33%) SAP
6 1 (0.33%) IBM
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