The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 178 167 171
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1908 2098 1842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.78% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.89% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1693 1820 1585
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,478 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
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 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Graduate
Salary Trend

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

Graduate Salary Trend in the UK

Graduate
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 within the UK.

Graduate Salary Histogram in the UK

Graduate
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(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 -15 1788 £25,000 +4.16% 279
London +29 673 £27,500 +1.85% 81
South East -19 368 £25,000 +4.16% 60
East of England +17 185 £23,750 -1.04% 24
West Midlands +11 142 £25,000 +16.27% 17
South West -27 141 £23,500 +4.44% 32
City of London -7 124 £27,500 -8.33% 22
North West -25 105 £23,500 +9.30% 37
Yorkshire -11 96 £22,000 -2.22% 12
East Midlands -18 87 £24,750 +10.00% 10
Surrey -16 85 £26,000 +10.63% 15
Hampshire +14 83 £24,000 -2.04% 16
Berkshire -32 75 £26,000 +15.55% 10
Bristol -1 69 £24,000 +23.07% 17
Manchester -13 63 £22,500 +9.75% 20
West Yorkshire +8 61 £22,000 -2.22% 7
Leeds -4 50 £22,750 +1.11% 6
Suffolk +36 49 £22,500 - 2
Ipswich +24 49 £22,500 -
Scotland +19 49 £23,000 +2.22% 6
Hertfordshire +17 49 £23,000 - 5
Reading -1 37 £27,500 +27.90% 2
Essex +10 35 £24,000 +12.94% 4
Cheshire -6 35 £25,000 +8.69% 6
Warwickshire -7 34 £26,250 +31.25% 3
Oxfordshire -19 33 £27,500 +13.40% 2
Nottingham -19 33 £26,000 +30.00% 6
Nottinghamshire -21 33 £26,000 +20.93% 6
West Sussex +16 32 £25,000 +2.04% 1
Birmingham +6 31 £26,000 +19.54% 2

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Graduate 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 in their job title.

1 2026 (57.54%) Degree
2 1321 (37.52%) Computer Science
3 1266 (35.96%) C#
4 1133 (32.18%) SQL
5 1123 (31.89%) .NET
6 984 (27.95%) Java
7 902 (25.62%) HTML
8 821 (23.32%) JavaScript
8 821 (23.32%) Finance
9 760 (21.58%) SQL Server
10 746 (21.19%) Software Engineering
11 727 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
12 641 (18.21%) Microsoft
13 629 (17.86%) CSS
14 626 (17.78%) ASP.NET
15 559 (15.88%) C++
16 556 (15.79%) Mathematics
17 520 (14.77%) MVC
18 510 (14.48%) Windows
19 479 (13.60%) MS Excel
20 476 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
21 377 (10.71%) OO
22 364 (10.34%) TDD
23 349 (9.91%) Oracle
24 341 (9.68%) jQuery
25 322 (9.15%) Linux
26 310 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
27 305 (8.66%) PHP
28 282 (8.01%) .NET Framework
29 274 (7.78%) Scrum

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Graduate 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.85%) Node.js
3 60 (1.70%) Tomcat
4 59 (1.68%) Apache
5 50 (1.42%) SAS
6 42 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 40 (1.14%) IIS
8 30 (0.85%) JBoss
9 20 (0.57%) CMS
10 15 (0.43%) WordPress
11 11 (0.31%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.28%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.26%) Drupal
13 9 (0.26%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.23%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.20%) Mule
15 7 (0.20%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.20%) ColdFusion
16 6 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 479 (13.60%) MS Excel
2 251 (7.13%) MS Office
3 60 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 24 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.60%) MS Project
7 14 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.34%) InDesign
9 9 (0.26%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.17%) SPSS
10 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.11%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.085%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.028%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.028%) FastStats
13 1 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.028%) Stata
13 1 (0.028%) Simulink
13 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.17%) Magento
3 5 (0.14%) Changepoint
3 5 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.11%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.057%) HFM
6 2 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.057%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.057%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.057%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.057%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 31 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 31 (0.88%) SaaS
2 24 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (0.65%) Office 365
4 19 (0.54%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.26%) GitHub
6 7 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.085%) IaaS
8 3 (0.085%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.057%) PaaS
9 2 (0.057%) Boomi
10 1 (0.028%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.028%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.028%) Trello
10 1 (0.028%) SmartFocus
10 1 (0.028%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 131 (3.72%) Internet
2 60 (1.70%) Broadband
3 49 (1.39%) DNS
4 45 (1.28%) HTTP
5 44 (1.25%) VoIP
6 43 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 33 (0.94%) VPN
8 30 (0.85%) Firewall
9 24 (0.68%) POP3
9 24 (0.68%) SMTP
9 24 (0.68%) LLU
9 24 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
10 19 (0.54%) Wireless
11 17 (0.48%) DHCP
12 15 (0.43%) Network Security
12 15 (0.43%) WAN
13 12 (0.34%) OSPF
13 12 (0.34%) LDAP
14 11 (0.31%) LAN
15 10 (0.28%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 760 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 195 (5.54%) MySQL
3 103 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 64 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (1.45%) NoSQL
6 49 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 44 (1.25%) Oracle Database
10 37 (1.05%) Big Data
11 33 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 31 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
13 30 (0.85%) MongoDB
14 29 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
15 23 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
16 22 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (0.45%) DB2
17 16 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 164 (4.66%) NUnit
2 159 (4.52%) Rhino Mocks
3 158 (4.49%) Moq
4 155 (4.40%) Visual Studio
5 112 (3.18%) Git (software)
6 101 (2.87%) MSTest
7 57 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 48 (1.36%) Eclipse
9 44 (1.25%) Selenium
9 44 (1.25%) Subversion
10 27 (0.77%) Maven
11 26 (0.74%) JUnit
12 15 (0.43%) Jenkins
13 13 (0.37%) Mercurial
14 12 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
15 11 (0.31%) FitNesse
15 11 (0.31%) Ant
16 8 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 8 (0.23%) JIRA
16 8 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 821 (23.32%) Finance
2 248 (7.04%) Banking
3 192 (5.45%) Games
4 167 (4.74%) Marketing
5 148 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 140 (3.98%) Retail
7 68 (1.93%) Electronics
8 63 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 42 (1.19%) Legal
11 39 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.99%) Publishing
13 31 (0.88%) Billing
14 30 (0.85%) Advertising
15 26 (0.74%) Law
15 26 (0.74%) Aerospace
16 20 (0.57%) Front Office
17 19 (0.54%) German Language
17 19 (0.54%) Automotive
18 17 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1123 (31.89%) .NET
2 902 (25.62%) HTML
3 629 (17.86%) CSS
4 626 (17.78%) ASP.NET
5 341 (9.68%) jQuery
6 310 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 282 (8.01%) .NET Framework
8 271 (7.70%) XML
9 193 (5.48%) WCF
10 191 (5.42%) HTML5
11 177 (5.03%) Web Services
12 176 (5.00%) WPF
13 148 (4.20%) WinForms
14 139 (3.95%) Spring
15 133 (3.78%) AngularJS
16 108 (3.07%) Ajax
17 102 (2.90%) Castle Windsor
18 101 (2.87%) Ninject
18 101 (2.87%) Unity DI Container
18 101 (2.87%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1321 (37.52%) Computer Science
2 556 (15.79%) Mathematics
3 476 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
4 262 (7.44%) Physics
5 123 (3.49%) Hedge funds
6 102 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 101 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 101 (2.87%) Inversion of Control
8 97 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
9 63 (1.79%) User Experience
10 60 (1.70%) Algorithms
11 58 (1.65%) Statistics
12 56 (1.59%) Client/Server
13 36 (1.02%) Economics
13 36 (1.02%) GIS
14 31 (0.88%) Social Media
15 29 (0.82%) Online Games
15 29 (0.82%) Tandem
16 28 (0.80%) Digital Media
16 28 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 510 (14.48%) Windows
2 322 (9.15%) Linux
3 175 (4.97%) UNIX
4 93 (2.64%) Android
5 77 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 70 (1.99%) Windows 7
7 42 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 27 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.62%) Solaris
10 22 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 16 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
13 11 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.28%) Windows 2000
14 10 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.20%) CentOS
15 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (21.19%) Software Engineering
2 727 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
3 520 (14.77%) MVC
4 377 (10.71%) OO
5 364 (10.34%) TDD
6 274 (7.78%) Scrum
7 227 (6.45%) Web Application Development
8 219 (6.22%) Project Management
9 180 (5.11%) SDLC
10 170 (4.83%) Kanban
11 168 (4.77%) OOP
12 154 (4.37%) Web Development
13 153 (4.35%) BDD
14 132 (3.75%) Mentoring
15 123 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
16 120 (3.41%) Time Management
16 120 (3.41%) OOD
17 119 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
18 104 (2.95%) Dependency Injection
19 103 (2.93%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1266 (35.96%) C#
2 1133 (32.18%) SQL
3 984 (27.95%) Java
4 821 (23.32%) JavaScript
5 559 (15.88%) C++
6 305 (8.66%) PHP
7 249 (7.07%) C
8 222 (6.31%) Python
9 179 (5.08%) VB.NET
10 138 (3.92%) VB
11 101 (2.87%) T-SQL
12 89 (2.53%) Perl
13 88 (2.50%) Ruby
14 67 (1.90%) PL/SQL
15 42 (1.19%) VBA
16 31 (0.88%) PowerShell
17 29 (0.82%) Objective-C
18 27 (0.77%) MATLAB
19 26 (0.74%) Scala
20 20 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2026 (57.54%) Degree
2 85 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (2.22%) PhD
4 56 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 47 (1.33%) CCNA
5 47 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (1.02%) MCP
7 34 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 29 (0.82%) SC Cleared
9 28 (0.80%) MCSD
10 26 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 25 (0.71%) MCTS
11 25 (0.71%) MCAD
12 14 (0.40%) ISEB
13 12 (0.34%) HND
13 12 (0.34%) CIMA
14 11 (0.31%) ACCA
14 11 (0.31%) MCSE
14 11 (0.31%) CCNP
15 7 (0.20%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.40%) QA
2 23 (0.65%) SLA
3 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.085%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.057%) FATCA
7 2 (0.057%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.028%) HL7
8 1 (0.028%) COBIT
8 1 (0.028%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 31 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.51%) Firmware
4 17 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 17 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
5 12 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.14%) vSphere
6 5 (0.14%) NFS
7 4 (0.11%) Docker
8 3 (0.085%) XenApp
9 2 (0.057%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.028%) LXC
10 1 (0.028%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.028%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (0.34%) SCCM
2 11 (0.31%) SCOM
3 8 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (0.20%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.14%) Nmap
5 5 (0.14%) Nessus
6 4 (0.11%) Nagios
6 4 (0.11%) Puppet
6 4 (0.11%) Graphite
7 3 (0.085%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.085%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.057%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.057%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.057%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.057%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.057%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.057%) Ansible
8 2 (0.057%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.028%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.028%) yum
Vendors
1 641 (18.21%) Microsoft
2 349 (9.91%) Oracle
3 64 (1.82%) Cisco
4 60 (1.70%) SAP
5 48 (1.36%) VMware
6 46 (1.31%) Google
7 36 (1.02%) BT
8 35 (0.99%) Adobe
9 26 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (0.68%) Nokia
11 23 (0.65%) Capita
12 22 (0.62%) Sybase
13 19 (0.54%) Red Hat
14 16 (0.45%) HP
15 11 (0.31%) Citrix
15 11 (0.31%) Apple
16 10 (0.28%) Sitecore
17 9 (0.26%) Facebook
17 9 (0.26%) Remedy
18 8 (0.23%) NetScout
Dorset
Proteus Europe
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum + discretionary relocation
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita
Posted: 2 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £21,000 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 3 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent training and development
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Hands On Training!
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 hours ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
Arrows Group
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits, certifications, perks!
Posted: 8 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago