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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate Software Engineer
Rank 755 803 779
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 135 130 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 131 115 113
Average salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £28,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £26,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +15 131 £26,500 +6.00% 23
East of England +56 43 £27,500 +6.79% 10
South East -1 41 £26,500 +6.00% 6
Cambridgeshire +37 31 £27,500 +3.77% 8
Cambridge +35 26 £27,500 +3.77% 7
South West -18 25 £21,500 -10.41% 4
West Sussex +25 17 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Hampshire -14 15 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Horsham +15 14 £25,750 +3.00% 1
London +35 13 £30,250 +16.34% 1
Dorset -17 13 £21,500 -14.00% 1
Southampton -2 10 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Crawley - 10 £26,500 -
Surrey +14 9 £26,500 +17.77% 2
Bournemouth -9 9 £21,500 -21.81% 1
Devon -6 7 £20,000 -4.76% 1
Berkshire -10 7 £22,000 -12.00%
Barnstaple -13 7 £20,000 -4.76% 1
Redhill - 7 £26,500 -
City of London +37 5 £31,500 +21.15%
Yorkshire +4 5 £20,000 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £24,000 - 1
Scotland - 4 £27,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £27,000 - 1
Bracknell +8 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Bristol -2 3 £22,500 +21.62% 1
Fareham - 3 £26,000 -
Ipswich - 3 £25,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £20,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £20,000 -

Graduate Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 256 (93.77%) Software Engineering
2 206 (75.46%) Degree
3 171 (62.64%) Computer Science
4 157 (57.51%) C++
5 114 (41.76%) Java
6 101 (37.00%) C#
7 100 (36.63%) C
8 78 (28.57%) .NET
9 73 (26.74%) Mathematics
10 71 (26.01%) Linux
11 63 (23.08%) OO
12 54 (19.78%) OOD
13 53 (19.41%) HTML
14 52 (19.05%) JavaScript
15 51 (18.68%) Python
16 42 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (15.38%) Web Development
17 38 (13.92%) Electronics
18 36 (13.19%) SQL
19 33 (12.09%) SQL Server
20 30 (10.99%) Microsoft
20 30 (10.99%) Windows
21 29 (10.62%) Algorithms
22 28 (10.26%) ASP.NET
22 28 (10.26%) MySQL
23 27 (9.89%) UNIX
24 24 (8.79%) WPF
25 23 (8.42%) UML
25 23 (8.42%) CSS
26 22 (8.06%) PhD

Graduate Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (5.86%) Apache
2 6 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.47%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.37%) Mule
4 1 (0.37%) Liferay
4 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.37%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) HFM
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.73%) SaaS
3 2 (0.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.40%) HTTP
2 12 (4.40%) LDAP
3 11 (4.03%) Kerberos
3 11 (4.03%) FTP
4 5 (1.83%) Internet
5 3 (1.10%) Wireless
6 1 (0.37%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.37%) DNS
6 1 (0.37%) GPRS
6 1 (0.37%) GSM
6 1 (0.37%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.26%) MySQL
3 5 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.47%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 16 (5.86%) JUnit
2 11 (4.03%) Selenium
2 11 (4.03%) FitNesse
3 7 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.37%) Subversion
5 1 (0.37%) Maven
5 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.37%) PEAR
5 1 (0.37%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.37%) Mockito
5 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.37%) Gradle
5 1 (0.37%) Trac
General
1 38 (13.92%) Electronics
2 22 (8.06%) Finance
3 13 (4.76%) Retail
4 9 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.56%) Games
6 5 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.47%) Marketing
8 2 (0.73%) Military
8 2 (0.73%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Front Office
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Avionics
9 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (28.57%) .NET
2 53 (19.41%) HTML
3 28 (10.26%) ASP.NET
4 24 (8.79%) WPF
5 23 (8.42%) CSS
6 20 (7.33%) Web Services
6 20 (7.33%) WCF
7 19 (6.96%) Ajax
8 17 (6.23%) Spring
8 17 (6.23%) HTML5
9 15 (5.49%) JSP
9 15 (5.49%) Servlets
9 15 (5.49%) J2EE
10 12 (4.40%) XML
10 12 (4.40%) Java EE
11 11 (4.03%) Apache CXF
11 11 (4.03%) Apache Camel
12 7 (2.56%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.20%) Qt
13 6 (2.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 171 (62.64%) Computer Science
2 73 (26.74%) Mathematics
3 29 (10.62%) Algorithms
4 21 (7.69%) Mechatronics
5 20 (7.33%) GIS
6 19 (6.96%) Robotics
7 18 (6.59%) Physics
8 11 (4.03%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (2.56%) User Experience
9 7 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.83%) iPhone
11 4 (1.47%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.47%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.10%) Internet of Things
12 3 (1.10%) Kindle
12 3 (1.10%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 71 (26.01%) Linux
2 30 (10.99%) Windows
3 27 (9.89%) UNIX
4 6 (2.20%) Android
5 5 (1.83%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.47%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (93.77%) Software Engineering
2 63 (23.08%) OO
3 54 (19.78%) OOD
4 42 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (15.38%) Web Development
5 23 (8.42%) UML
6 22 (8.06%) Unit Testing
7 20 (7.33%) Scrum
8 19 (6.96%) Project Management
9 18 (6.59%) OOP
10 17 (6.23%) Data Analysis
10 17 (6.23%) Test Automation
11 15 (5.49%) TDD
12 11 (4.03%) Product Management
12 11 (4.03%) Procedural Programming
13 10 (3.66%) Software Testing
14 7 (2.56%) OOA/OOD
14 7 (2.56%) MVC
15 6 (2.20%) Line Management
16 4 (1.47%) CRUD
Programming Languages
1 157 (57.51%) C++
2 114 (41.76%) Java
3 101 (37.00%) C#
4 100 (36.63%) C
5 52 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 51 (18.68%) Python
7 36 (13.19%) SQL
8 16 (5.86%) MATLAB
9 12 (4.40%) PHP
10 11 (4.03%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.93%) Perl
12 6 (2.20%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.47%) VB
13 4 (1.47%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.10%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.10%) Scala
15 2 (0.73%) VB6
15 2 (0.73%) Ruby
16 1 (0.37%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.37%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 206 (75.46%) Degree
2 22 (8.06%) PhD
3 11 (4.03%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.73%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.13%) QA
2 6 (2.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (4.03%) NFS
2 7 (2.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 30 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.93%) Oracle
3 4 (1.47%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.10%) Google
5 2 (0.73%) Coverity
5 2 (0.73%) Progress
6 1 (0.37%) IBM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP
6 1 (0.37%) HP
6 1 (0.37%) CA
6 1 (0.37%) BT
6 1 (0.37%) VMware
6 1 (0.37%) Ektron
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
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