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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Engineer
Rank 733 715 750
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 166 158 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 155 148 129
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 £19,500 £20,000 £21,900
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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 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 29 August 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 29 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 -31 155 £24,000 -5.88% 17
South East -3 51 £25,000 -1.96% 2
South West -11 36 £21,500 -4.44% 2
East of England -26 29 £27,500 -8.33% 6
Cambridge -18 21 £30,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire -23 21 £30,000 - 5
Bristol -8 19 £18,500 -17.77%
London -16 17 £26,000 -1.88% 6
East Midlands -4 16 £22,500 +12.50%
Nottinghamshire - 15 £22,500 -
Nottingham - 15 £22,500 -
Hampshire -14 14 £25,000 +4.16%
Isle of Wight - 14 £20,500 - 1
Cowes - 13 £20,500 - 1
Dorset +3 12 £26,250 +28.04% 1
Berkshire +3 11 £28,000 +12.00%
Scotland -12 9 £19,500 -20.40% 3
Oxford +5 7 £28,000 +5.66%
Oxfordshire -2 7 £28,000 +9.80% 1
Fareham -8 7 £25,000 +4.16%
Gloucestershire 0 5 £21,500 -21.81%
City of London -15 5 £31,500 +16.66%
Yorkshire -41 5 £20,000 -5.88%
Portsmouth - 5 £25,000 -
Suffolk +8 4 £22,500 -23.72%
Edinburgh -7 4 £19,500 -9.30% 2
Leeds -24 4 £20,000 -
West Yorkshire -34 4 £20,000 -
Bracknell - 4 £30,000 -
Newbury -2 3 £28,000 +6.66%

Graduate Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 320 (98.16%) Software Engineering
2 225 (69.02%) Degree
3 221 (67.79%) Computer Science
4 168 (51.53%) C++
5 164 (50.31%) C#
6 144 (44.17%) Java
7 101 (30.98%) .NET
8 92 (28.22%) JavaScript
8 92 (28.22%) HTML
9 89 (27.30%) Linux
10 76 (23.31%) C
11 72 (22.09%) SQL Server
12 70 (21.47%) ASP.NET
13 68 (20.86%) Microsoft
14 63 (19.33%) OO
15 57 (17.48%) CSS
16 49 (15.03%) UNIX
17 46 (14.11%) Finance
17 46 (14.11%) Mathematics
18 44 (13.50%) Windows
19 40 (12.27%) Physics
20 38 (11.66%) MVC
21 34 (10.43%) MS Excel
22 32 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
23 31 (9.51%) Unit Testing
24 30 (9.20%) QA
25 27 (8.28%) Visual Studio
26 26 (7.98%) SQL
26 26 (7.98%) Ajax
27 25 (7.67%) Oracle

Graduate Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (1.84%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.84%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.31%) Drupal
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.31%) Node.js
Applications
1 34 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (4.91%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.67%) GitHub
2 3 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.53%) HTTP
3 3 (0.92%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.92%) LDAP
3 3 (0.92%) FTP
3 3 (0.92%) SSL
4 2 (0.61%) SMTP
4 2 (0.61%) DNS
5 1 (0.31%) CDMA
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) Internet
5 1 (0.31%) 3G
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) LTE
5 1 (0.31%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.60%) MySQL
3 5 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.92%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.31%) UniData
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.31%) SQLite
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (8.28%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.75%) Subversion
2 22 (6.75%) Hudson
3 21 (6.44%) Eclipse
4 19 (5.83%) JDeveloper
5 17 (5.21%) Git (software)
6 16 (4.91%) Xcode
7 8 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.84%) Selenium
9 5 (1.53%) Maven
9 5 (1.53%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.23%) Ant
10 4 (1.23%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.92%) JUnit
11 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.61%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.61%) JIRA
12 2 (0.61%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.61%) jMock
12 2 (0.61%) JSUnit
General
1 46 (14.11%) Finance
2 22 (6.75%) Games
3 21 (6.44%) Electronics
3 21 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.83%) Military
5 17 (5.21%) Aerospace
6 13 (3.99%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.23%) Marketing
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) Automotive
8 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (30.98%) .NET
2 92 (28.22%) HTML
3 70 (21.47%) ASP.NET
4 57 (17.48%) CSS
5 26 (7.98%) Ajax
6 23 (7.06%) HTML5
7 21 (6.44%) XML
8 19 (5.83%) J2EE
8 19 (5.83%) Middleware
8 19 (5.83%) Oracle Fusion
9 18 (5.52%) CSS3
10 12 (3.68%) Spring
11 11 (3.37%) jQuery
11 11 (3.37%) XSD
12 10 (3.07%) LAMP
12 10 (3.07%) Hibernate
13 9 (2.76%) STL
13 9 (2.76%) DirectX
14 8 (2.45%) Qt
15 7 (2.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 221 (67.79%) Computer Science
2 46 (14.11%) Mathematics
3 40 (12.27%) Physics
4 11 (3.37%) Open Source
4 11 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.84%) Digital Media
5 6 (1.84%) Firmware
6 5 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.23%) Robotics
8 3 (0.92%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.61%) Statistics
9 2 (0.61%) DTV
9 2 (0.61%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.61%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.61%) Social Media
9 2 (0.61%) Online Games
9 2 (0.61%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.31%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 89 (27.30%) Linux
2 49 (15.03%) UNIX
3 44 (13.50%) Windows
4 7 (2.15%) Android
5 5 (1.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (98.16%) Software Engineering
2 63 (19.33%) OO
3 38 (11.66%) MVC
4 32 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (9.51%) Unit Testing
6 22 (6.75%) OOP
7 21 (6.44%) TDD
8 19 (5.83%) OOD
8 19 (5.83%) SOA
9 18 (5.52%) Scrum
10 14 (4.29%) Web Development
11 13 (3.99%) UML
12 12 (3.68%) OOA/OOD
13 6 (1.84%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (1.84%) Computer Architecture
14 5 (1.53%) Automated Testing
14 5 (1.53%) Web Application Development
14 5 (1.53%) Android Development
14 5 (1.53%) iOS Development
14 5 (1.53%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 168 (51.53%) C++
2 164 (50.31%) C#
3 144 (44.17%) Java
4 92 (28.22%) JavaScript
5 76 (23.31%) C
6 26 (7.98%) SQL
7 24 (7.36%) PHP
8 22 (6.75%) VB.NET
9 18 (5.52%) Python
10 17 (5.21%) Objective-C
11 14 (4.29%) Perl
12 10 (3.07%) VB
12 10 (3.07%) Ada
13 6 (1.84%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.53%) VC++
14 5 (1.53%) Ruby
14 5 (1.53%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.23%) VBA
15 4 (1.23%) Lua
15 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 225 (69.02%) Degree
2 13 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.45%) PhD
4 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) CCNA
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.31%) HND
5 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.20%) QA
2 20 (6.13%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.23%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.92%) TickIT
4 3 (0.92%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.92%) Puppet
1 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 68 (20.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.67%) Oracle
3 4 (1.23%) TOWER Software
3 4 (1.23%) Perforce
4 3 (0.92%) VMware
4 3 (0.92%) SAP
4 3 (0.92%) Coverity
5 2 (0.61%) Wind River
5 2 (0.61%) hybris
6 1 (0.31%) Atmel
6 1 (0.31%) BT
6 1 (0.31%) MKS
6 1 (0.31%) Huawei
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