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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 209 188 164
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1546 1666 2039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.55% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.63% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1457 1804
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,250 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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
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 24 December 2014 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 24 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
(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 -27 1450 £24,000 - 151
London -46 446 £27,500 - 41
South East -13 389 £24,000 +2.12% 40
East of England -5 174 £24,000 -2.04% 22
Yorkshire +1 108 £22,000 +10.00% 6
North West +19 98 £22,500 +7.14% 16
South West -42 96 £22,000 +2.32% 11
Berkshire +19 95 £24,500 +8.88% 13
Cambridgeshire 0 95 £25,000 -3.84% 14
City of London -21 85 £31,500 +5.00% 17
Hampshire -5 81 £25,000 +11.11% 9
Cambridge 0 78 £25,804 -4.43% 12
West Midlands -39 66 £21,000 +5.00% 4
Surrey -51 63 £25,000 +2.04% 10
Manchester +9 53 £22,500 +12.50% 7
East Midlands -28 48 £21,500 -4.44% 7
Buckinghamshire +14 42 £22,500 - 1
Scotland +21 41 £25,000 +4.16% 6
Oxfordshire +10 40 £24,000 -4.00% 2
West Yorkshire -22 39 £21,500 +4.87% 3
Bristol -3 34 £21,500 -2.27% 3
Reading +9 32 £25,000 - 4
Essex +14 31 £25,250 -4.23% 5
North East +13 31 £27,000 +20.00% 2
Leeds -19 30 £21,500 +2.38%
Milton Keynes +9 29 £22,500 -
South Yorkshire +2 29 £22,500 +21.62% 1
Sheffield -2 28 £22,500 +21.62% 1
Hertfordshire -30 28 £25,000 +2.04% 1
Oxford +30 27 £22,500 -14.28% 1

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2041 (59.04%) Degree
2 1312 (37.95%) C#
3 1238 (35.81%) Computer Science
4 1173 (33.93%) .NET
5 995 (28.78%) SQL
6 885 (25.60%) HTML
7 846 (24.47%) JavaScript
8 823 (23.81%) Java
9 701 (20.28%) ASP.NET
10 692 (20.02%) Software Engineering
11 689 (19.93%) Finance
12 679 (19.64%) SQL Server
13 650 (18.80%) CSS
14 538 (15.56%) Microsoft
15 525 (15.19%) C++
16 524 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
17 475 (13.74%) MVC
18 452 (13.07%) Mathematics
19 434 (12.55%) Windows
20 398 (11.51%) OO
21 338 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
22 337 (9.75%) MS Excel
23 311 (9.00%) Linux
24 305 (8.82%) PHP
25 286 (8.27%) Oracle
25 286 (8.27%) jQuery
26 274 (7.93%) .NET Framework
27 273 (7.90%) XML
28 265 (7.67%) VB.NET
29 244 (7.06%) TDD

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.27%) Apache
3 41 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 35 (1.01%) CMS
5 33 (0.95%) IIS
6 28 (0.81%) Node.js
7 26 (0.75%) Drupal
7 26 (0.75%) JBoss
8 22 (0.64%) SAS
9 20 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.46%) WordPress
10 16 (0.46%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.29%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.26%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.17%) MediaWiki
14 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.17%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.14%) Joomla!
15 5 (0.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 337 (9.75%) MS Excel
2 181 (5.24%) MS Office
3 40 (1.16%) Photoshop
4 30 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (0.38%) SPSS
8 7 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.17%) Mingle
10 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.14%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
11 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.12%) XMetaL
12 3 (0.087%) Simulink
13 2 (0.058%) Stata
13 2 (0.058%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.058%) Solid Edge
13 2 (0.058%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.029%) Maple
Business Applications
1 18 (0.52%) Google Analytics
2 13 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.087%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.087%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.087%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.058%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.058%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.058%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.058%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.058%) Magento
6 1 (0.029%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.029%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.029%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.029%) Summit
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 51 (1.48%) SaaS
2 27 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.43%) GitHub
6 9 (0.26%) Force.com
7 4 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.058%) PaaS
9 2 (0.058%) ElastiCache
9 2 (0.058%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.029%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 125 (3.62%) Internet
2 43 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 27 (0.78%) DNS
4 26 (0.75%) Intranet
4 26 (0.75%) Wireless
5 23 (0.67%) VoIP
6 20 (0.58%) VPN
7 19 (0.55%) Ethernet
8 18 (0.52%) HTTP
8 18 (0.52%) Firewall
9 17 (0.49%) WAN
10 14 (0.40%) Broadband
11 12 (0.35%) LAN
11 12 (0.35%) FTP
12 11 (0.32%) SMTP
13 9 (0.26%) DHCP
14 8 (0.23%) LDAP
14 8 (0.23%) POP3
14 8 (0.23%) Gigabit Ethernet
14 8 (0.23%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 679 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 175 (5.06%) MySQL
3 128 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 82 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 62 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 57 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 52 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 48 (1.39%) RDBMS
10 36 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 32 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
13 22 (0.64%) MS Access
14 19 (0.55%) Big Data
15 18 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
17 14 (0.40%) MongoDB
18 13 (0.38%) Hadoop
19 12 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
20 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 174 (5.03%) Visual Studio
2 145 (4.19%) NUnit
3 125 (3.62%) Rhino Mocks
4 124 (3.59%) Moq
5 89 (2.57%) MSTest
6 65 (1.88%) Git (software)
7 58 (1.68%) JUnit
8 50 (1.45%) Eclipse
9 48 (1.39%) Subversion
10 40 (1.16%) Maven
11 34 (0.98%) Selenium
12 20 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (0.52%) Jenkins
14 16 (0.46%) Ant
15 15 (0.43%) JIRA
16 12 (0.35%) Metasploit
17 11 (0.32%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
18 10 (0.29%) TeamCity
19 9 (0.26%) FitNesse
General
1 689 (19.93%) Finance
2 219 (6.33%) Banking
3 151 (4.37%) Games
4 121 (3.50%) Retail
5 119 (3.44%) Marketing
6 79 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 75 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 62 (1.79%) Advertising
9 59 (1.71%) Electronics
10 47 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 39 (1.13%) Financial Institution
12 31 (0.90%) Front Office
12 31 (0.90%) Back Office
13 28 (0.81%) Legal
14 27 (0.78%) Law
15 24 (0.69%) French Language
15 24 (0.69%) German Language
16 20 (0.58%) Aerospace
17 19 (0.55%) Publishing
18 15 (0.43%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1173 (33.93%) .NET
2 885 (25.60%) HTML
3 701 (20.28%) ASP.NET
4 650 (18.80%) CSS
5 286 (8.27%) jQuery
6 274 (7.93%) .NET Framework
7 273 (7.90%) XML
8 231 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 192 (5.55%) WCF
10 184 (5.32%) Web Services
11 180 (5.21%) HTML5
12 172 (4.98%) WPF
13 132 (3.82%) WinForms
14 128 (3.70%) Ajax
15 103 (2.98%) J2EE
16 99 (2.86%) CSS3
17 98 (2.83%) Spring
18 92 (2.66%) Hibernate
19 84 (2.43%) Ninject
20 83 (2.40%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 1238 (35.81%) Computer Science
2 452 (13.07%) Mathematics
3 338 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
4 195 (5.64%) Physics
5 102 (2.95%) Mobile App
6 83 (2.40%) Inversion of Control
7 79 (2.29%) Statistics
8 76 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 73 (2.11%) Open Source
9 73 (2.11%) Algorithms
10 71 (2.05%) Hedge funds
11 61 (1.76%) User Experience
12 52 (1.50%) Management Information System
13 38 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 37 (1.07%) Social Media
15 33 (0.95%) Derivative
16 30 (0.87%) Economics
17 29 (0.84%) Chemistry
18 28 (0.81%) Tandem
19 26 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 434 (12.55%) Windows
2 311 (9.00%) Linux
3 164 (4.74%) UNIX
4 86 (2.49%) Android
5 66 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.50%) Windows 7
7 48 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 19 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 17 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.17%) AIX
15 5 (0.14%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.12%) HPUX
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.087%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.087%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (20.02%) Software Engineering
2 524 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
3 475 (13.74%) MVC
4 398 (11.51%) OO
5 244 (7.06%) TDD
6 206 (5.96%) Scrum
7 171 (4.95%) Web Application Development
8 166 (4.80%) Web Development
9 137 (3.96%) OOP
10 126 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
10 126 (3.64%) Kanban
11 119 (3.44%) Unit Testing
12 107 (3.10%) Project Management
13 106 (3.07%) OOD
14 94 (2.72%) Time Management
15 93 (2.69%) Mentoring
16 92 (2.66%) Analytics
17 89 (2.57%) Dependency Injection
17 89 (2.57%) Business Intelligence
18 88 (2.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1312 (37.95%) C#
2 995 (28.78%) SQL
3 846 (24.47%) JavaScript
4 823 (23.81%) Java
5 525 (15.19%) C++
6 305 (8.82%) PHP
7 265 (7.67%) VB.NET
8 188 (5.44%) C
9 169 (4.89%) Python
10 131 (3.79%) Perl
11 127 (3.67%) VB
12 125 (3.62%) T-SQL
13 74 (2.14%) VBA
14 58 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 42 (1.21%) Ruby
16 40 (1.16%) MATLAB
16 40 (1.16%) PowerShell
17 29 (0.84%) Objective-C
18 19 (0.55%) PHP5
19 16 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2041 (59.04%) Degree
2 88 (2.55%) PhD
3 66 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 35 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (0.93%) MCSD
7 31 (0.90%) CCNA
8 30 (0.87%) SC Cleared
9 29 (0.84%) MCP
10 26 (0.75%) MCAD
10 26 (0.75%) MCTS
11 18 (0.52%) CEH
12 17 (0.49%) HND
13 13 (0.38%) CISM
13 13 (0.38%) CISSP
14 11 (0.32%) CISMP
14 11 (0.32%) ISEB
15 10 (0.29%) OCP
15 10 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (0.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (3.99%) QA
2 30 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 29 (0.84%) SLA
4 12 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.087%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.058%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.029%) Basel II
8 1 (0.029%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.029%) JTAG
8 1 (0.029%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.029%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.029%) COBIT
System Software
1 86 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 34 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.64%) VMware ESX
4 19 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
5 14 (0.40%) Firmware
6 10 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.23%) NFS
8 5 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.14%) vSphere
8 5 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.029%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.029%) Snort
9 1 (0.029%) Nmap
9 1 (0.029%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (0.38%) Nessus
2 10 (0.29%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.087%) SCCM
3 3 (0.087%) Control-M
3 3 (0.087%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.087%) Puppet
4 2 (0.058%) Plesk
4 2 (0.058%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.058%) cPanel
4 2 (0.058%) Nagios
4 2 (0.058%) WMI
5 1 (0.029%) WSUS
5 1 (0.029%) OpenView
5 1 (0.029%) Cacti
5 1 (0.029%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.029%) Icinga
Vendors
1 538 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 286 (8.27%) Oracle
3 70 (2.02%) SAP
4 58 (1.68%) VMware
5 49 (1.42%) Cisco
6 40 (1.16%) Adobe
7 37 (1.07%) Google
8 25 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (0.58%) Citrix
10 17 (0.49%) BT
11 15 (0.43%) Apple
11 15 (0.43%) HP
12 14 (0.40%) Business Objects
13 13 (0.38%) IBM
13 13 (0.38%) Zend
14 12 (0.35%) Sybase
15 11 (0.32%) Cognos
15 11 (0.32%) Sony
16 10 (0.29%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.23%) Nokia
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Connections
Salary: to £26,000
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £23,000 to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21k - 23k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary + training + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago