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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Engineer
Rank 756 718 754
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 148 143 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 142 134 130
Average salary £24,000 £25,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,750 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £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 18 September 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 18 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 -40 139 £24,250 -6.73% 21
South East +10 50 £25,000 -5.66% 2
South West -2 29 £21,500 -10.41% 2
East of England -39 25 £27,500 -6.77% 10
London -42 20 £26,000 -1.88% 5
Bristol -9 18 £18,500 -22.91%
Cambridge -17 18 £30,000 - 8
Cambridgeshire -26 18 £30,000 - 9
Hampshire -11 14 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Berkshire +4 12 £28,000 +6.66%
Isle of Wight - 10 £20,500 - 1
Cowes - 10 £20,500 - 1
East Midlands - 9 £22,500 -
Oxford +16 8 £28,000 +1.81%
Oxfordshire +6 8 £28,000 +9.80%
Fareham -6 8 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Dorset -1 7 £21,500 -10.41%
Nottinghamshire - 7 £22,500 -
Nottingham - 7 £22,500 -
Scotland -15 6 £19,000 -17.39% 1
Slough - 5 £24,000 -
City of London -8 4 £31,500 +18.86%
Yorkshire -31 4 £20,000 +11.11%
Surbiton - 4 £26,000 -
Chessington - 4 £26,000 - 2
Newbury +11 3 £28,000 +1.81%
Suffolk +10 3 £22,500 -23.72% 1
West Sussex -12 3 £25,000 -7.40%
Edinburgh -12 3 £19,250 -10.46%
Leeds -26 3 £20,000 +11.11%

Graduate Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 322 (98.47%) Software Engineering
2 230 (70.34%) Degree
3 224 (68.50%) Computer Science
4 171 (52.29%) C++
5 153 (46.79%) C#
6 145 (44.34%) Java
7 95 (29.05%) Linux
8 94 (28.75%) .NET
9 92 (28.13%) HTML
10 87 (26.61%) JavaScript
11 81 (24.77%) C
12 76 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
13 67 (20.49%) ASP.NET
14 66 (20.18%) OO
15 65 (19.88%) SQL Server
16 60 (18.35%) Microsoft
17 56 (17.13%) CSS
18 55 (16.82%) UNIX
19 48 (14.68%) Mathematics
20 46 (14.07%) Windows
21 43 (13.15%) Finance
22 41 (12.54%) Physics
23 35 (10.70%) MVC
24 33 (10.09%) QA
24 33 (10.09%) Unit Testing
25 31 (9.48%) SQL
26 29 (8.87%) PHP
27 28 (8.56%) Visual Studio
27 28 (8.56%) MS Excel
28 26 (7.95%) Ajax

Graduate Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (2.45%) Apache
2 6 (1.83%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.31%) Drupal
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.31%) Node.js
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (4.28%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.34%) GitHub
2 3 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.53%) HTTP
3 3 (0.92%) LDAP
3 3 (0.92%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.92%) FTP
3 3 (0.92%) SSL
4 2 (0.61%) Wireless
4 2 (0.61%) Internet
4 2 (0.61%) DNS
4 2 (0.61%) SMTP
5 1 (0.31%) CDMA
5 1 (0.31%) 3G
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) LTE
5 1 (0.31%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.89%) MySQL
3 5 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.31%) SQLite
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.31%) UniData
6 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (8.56%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.42%) Eclipse
3 20 (6.12%) Subversion
3 20 (6.12%) Hudson
4 17 (5.20%) JDeveloper
5 15 (4.59%) Git (software)
6 14 (4.28%) Xcode
7 8 (2.45%) Selenium
7 8 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (1.53%) JUnit
8 5 (1.53%) Maven
8 5 (1.53%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.22%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.22%) JIRA
9 4 (1.22%) JSUnit
9 4 (1.22%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.22%) jMock
9 4 (1.22%) LabVIEW
9 4 (1.22%) Ant
10 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
General
1 43 (13.15%) Finance
2 24 (7.34%) Games
3 21 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.81%) Electronics
5 18 (5.50%) Military
6 14 (4.28%) Aerospace
7 12 (3.67%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.53%) Marketing
9 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.61%) Automotive
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (28.75%) .NET
2 92 (28.13%) HTML
3 67 (20.49%) ASP.NET
4 56 (17.13%) CSS
5 26 (7.95%) Ajax
6 23 (7.03%) HTML5
7 22 (6.73%) XML
8 17 (5.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 17 (5.20%) J2EE
8 17 (5.20%) Middleware
9 16 (4.89%) CSS3
10 11 (3.36%) LAMP
10 11 (3.36%) XSD
11 10 (3.06%) Qt
12 9 (2.75%) OpenGL
12 9 (2.75%) DirectX
12 9 (2.75%) Spring
12 9 (2.75%) jQuery
13 8 (2.45%) STL
14 7 (2.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 224 (68.50%) Computer Science
2 48 (14.68%) Mathematics
3 41 (12.54%) Physics
4 19 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.28%) Open Source
6 12 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.36%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.83%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.83%) Firmware
9 4 (1.22%) Robotics
9 4 (1.22%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.92%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.92%) User Experience
11 2 (0.61%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.61%) Social Gaming
11 2 (0.61%) Statistics
11 2 (0.61%) Social Media
11 2 (0.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 95 (29.05%) Linux
2 55 (16.82%) UNIX
3 46 (14.07%) Windows
4 7 (2.14%) Android
5 5 (1.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (98.47%) Software Engineering
2 76 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (20.18%) OO
4 35 (10.70%) MVC
5 33 (10.09%) Unit Testing
6 23 (7.03%) OOP
7 21 (6.42%) OOD
8 18 (5.50%) TDD
9 17 (5.20%) SOA
10 15 (4.59%) OOA/OOD
11 14 (4.28%) Scrum
11 14 (4.28%) UML
11 14 (4.28%) Web Development
12 8 (2.45%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (2.14%) Pair Programming
13 7 (2.14%) Web Application Development
13 7 (2.14%) Computer Architecture
14 6 (1.83%) Software Testing
15 5 (1.53%) Data Modelling
15 5 (1.53%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 171 (52.29%) C++
2 153 (46.79%) C#
3 145 (44.34%) Java
4 87 (26.61%) JavaScript
5 81 (24.77%) C
6 31 (9.48%) SQL
7 29 (8.87%) PHP
8 20 (6.12%) VB.NET
9 18 (5.50%) Python
10 15 (4.59%) Objective-C
11 14 (4.28%) Perl
12 10 (3.06%) VB
12 10 (3.06%) Ada
13 6 (1.83%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.53%) Embedded C
14 5 (1.53%) Ruby
15 4 (1.22%) Lua
15 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.22%) VBA
15 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 230 (70.34%) Degree
2 14 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.45%) PhD
4 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.31%) HND
5 1 (0.31%) CCNA
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.09%) QA
2 20 (6.12%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.22%) Solvency II
3 4 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.31%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.92%) Puppet
1 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 60 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.03%) Oracle
3 6 (1.83%) Perforce
4 4 (1.22%) TOWER Software
5 3 (0.92%) VMware
5 3 (0.92%) Coverity
6 2 (0.61%) hybris
6 2 (0.61%) Wind River
6 2 (0.61%) SAP
7 1 (0.31%) MKS
7 1 (0.31%) BT
7 1 (0.31%) Atmel
7 1 (0.31%) Huawei
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