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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 218 206 193
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1446 1475 1591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.40% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.48% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1251 1250 1431
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +2.17%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 £27,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -16 1348 £25,000 +2.04% 253
London -6 409 £27,500 +1.85% 76
South East -21 340 £25,000 +4.16% 38
East of England +38 168 £25,000 - 38
South West -36 101 £22,500 - 26
North West +15 96 £22,250 +11.25% 32
Cambridgeshire +21 90 £27,000 +3.84% 16
City of London -30 87 £31,500 +10.52% 21
Berkshire -3 86 £22,500 -6.25% 5
Yorkshire -16 75 £21,500 - 7
Surrey -41 75 £25,000 - 8
Hampshire +25 74 £24,000 - 8
Cambridge +8 72 £27,000 +3.84% 13
West Midlands -5 70 £20,000 +5.26% 13
East Midlands +5 67 £22,250 -1.11% 16
Manchester -5 49 £20,500 +2.50% 21
Scotland +9 44 £25,500 +6.25% 5
Nottinghamshire +7 39 £25,000 +7.52% 6
Nottingham +11 38 £25,000 - 6
West Yorkshire -31 37 £22,000 +4.76% 4
Dorset -6 32 £23,500 - 3
Oxfordshire -4 30 £24,000 -4.00% 9
Guildford +14 28 £25,000 - 2
North East +11 28 £24,000 +21.51% 7
Hertfordshire -8 28 £24,000 -3.03% 8
Leeds -36 28 £21,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +17 27 £27,500 +17.02%
Reading -24 27 £24,000 -4.00% 1
Bristol -29 27 £22,500 +7.14% 11
Cheshire +11 26 £25,000 - 7

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1842 (59.44%) Degree
2 1120 (36.14%) C#
3 1092 (35.24%) Computer Science
4 1002 (32.33%) .NET
5 859 (27.72%) SQL
6 786 (25.36%) HTML
7 709 (22.88%) Java
8 700 (22.59%) JavaScript
9 664 (21.43%) Finance
10 628 (20.26%) Software Engineering
11 624 (20.14%) SQL Server
12 607 (19.59%) CSS
13 606 (19.55%) ASP.NET
14 559 (18.04%) Microsoft
15 512 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
16 509 (16.42%) Windows
17 437 (14.10%) C++
18 436 (14.07%) MVC
19 435 (14.04%) Mathematics
20 354 (11.42%) OO
21 351 (11.33%) MS Excel
22 336 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
23 290 (9.36%) Linux
24 271 (8.74%) PHP
25 257 (8.29%) jQuery
26 256 (8.26%) ASP.NET MVC
26 256 (8.26%) Oracle
27 253 (8.16%) .NET Framework
28 249 (8.03%) Scrum
29 247 (7.97%) TDD

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 77 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.84%) Apache
3 50 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 42 (1.36%) IIS
5 38 (1.23%) Node.js
6 30 (0.97%) JBoss
7 24 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 18 (0.58%) Drupal
9 16 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (0.52%) CMS
10 15 (0.48%) SAS
11 14 (0.45%) ArcGIS
12 11 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.32%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.32%) WordPress
13 10 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.23%) Joomla!
14 7 (0.23%) MediaWiki
15 6 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 351 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 196 (6.32%) MS Office
3 44 (1.42%) Photoshop
4 27 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.29%) MS Project
7 9 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.29%) Mingle
8 7 (0.23%) SPSS
8 7 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.065%) InDesign
12 1 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.032%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (0.61%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.065%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.065%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.065%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.065%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.065%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.065%) Magento
7 2 (0.065%) SiteCatalyst
7 2 (0.065%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.032%) Zen Cart
8 1 (0.032%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.032%) Kondor+
8 1 (0.032%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.032%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.29%) SaaS
2 24 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.26%) Force.com
6 7 (0.23%) Office 365
7 6 (0.19%) PaaS
8 5 (0.16%) GitHub
9 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.065%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.032%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 114 (3.68%) Internet
2 46 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.13%) VoIP
4 32 (1.03%) VPN
5 30 (0.97%) Firewall
6 29 (0.94%) DNS
7 28 (0.90%) Wireless
8 25 (0.81%) HTTP
9 22 (0.71%) Intranet
10 20 (0.65%) FTP
10 20 (0.65%) Broadband
11 18 (0.58%) Ethernet
12 17 (0.55%) WAN
13 16 (0.52%) SMTP
14 15 (0.48%) POP3
14 15 (0.48%) LLU
15 14 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (0.42%) Gigabit Ethernet
16 13 (0.42%) LAN
17 10 (0.32%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 624 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 179 (5.78%) MySQL
3 95 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 65 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 49 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 47 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 38 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (0.68%) MS Access
12 19 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (0.52%) NoSQL
15 15 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (0.39%) MongoDB
16 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
18 10 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 166 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 165 (5.32%) NUnit
3 142 (4.58%) Rhino Mocks
4 141 (4.55%) Moq
5 103 (3.32%) MSTest
6 56 (1.81%) Git (software)
7 44 (1.42%) Selenium
8 37 (1.19%) Subversion
9 35 (1.13%) JUnit
10 29 (0.94%) Eclipse
11 27 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (0.65%) Maven
13 15 (0.48%) Metasploit
14 14 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
15 11 (0.35%) Ant
15 11 (0.35%) JIRA
16 10 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 9 (0.29%) FitNesse
17 9 (0.29%) TeamCity
17 9 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 664 (21.43%) Finance
2 213 (6.87%) Banking
3 133 (4.29%) Retail
4 130 (4.19%) Games
5 119 (3.84%) Marketing
6 91 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 69 (2.23%) Electronics
8 61 (1.97%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 46 (1.48%) Advertising
11 40 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.97%) Billing
13 28 (0.90%) Front Office
14 27 (0.87%) Back Office
15 26 (0.84%) Legal
16 21 (0.68%) Law
16 21 (0.68%) Aerospace
16 21 (0.68%) German Language
17 20 (0.65%) French Language
18 18 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1002 (32.33%) .NET
2 786 (25.36%) HTML
3 607 (19.59%) CSS
4 606 (19.55%) ASP.NET
5 257 (8.29%) jQuery
6 256 (8.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 253 (8.16%) .NET Framework
8 234 (7.55%) XML
9 190 (6.13%) WCF
10 182 (5.87%) HTML5
11 172 (5.55%) WPF
12 158 (5.10%) Web Services
13 135 (4.36%) WinForms
14 121 (3.90%) Ajax
15 108 (3.48%) CSS3
16 95 (3.07%) Ninject
17 94 (3.03%) Castle Windsor
17 94 (3.03%) Spring.NET
17 94 (3.03%) Unity DI Container
18 87 (2.81%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1092 (35.24%) Computer Science
2 435 (14.04%) Mathematics
3 336 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
4 165 (5.32%) Physics
5 94 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
6 93 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
7 88 (2.84%) Hedge funds
8 76 (2.45%) Mobile App
9 74 (2.39%) Management Information System
10 61 (1.97%) Open Source
11 59 (1.90%) Statistics
12 51 (1.65%) User Experience
13 50 (1.61%) Algorithms
14 40 (1.29%) Client/Server
15 39 (1.26%) Social Media
16 34 (1.10%) GIS
17 33 (1.06%) Tandem
18 28 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
19 27 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
20 26 (0.84%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 509 (16.42%) Windows
2 290 (9.36%) Linux
3 149 (4.81%) UNIX
4 83 (2.68%) Android
5 66 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 57 (1.84%) Apple iOS
7 48 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (1.03%) Windows 8
9 28 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 20 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.39%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.29%) Solaris
14 6 (0.19%) AIX
14 6 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.13%) HPUX
16 3 (0.097%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.097%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.097%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.065%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (20.26%) Software Engineering
2 512 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (14.07%) MVC
4 354 (11.42%) OO
5 249 (8.03%) Scrum
6 247 (7.97%) TDD
7 187 (6.03%) Web Application Development
8 165 (5.32%) Web Development
9 149 (4.81%) Kanban
10 125 (4.03%) Time Management
11 120 (3.87%) OOP
12 117 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
13 111 (3.58%) Project Management
14 103 (3.32%) OOD
15 99 (3.19%) Dependency Injection
16 93 (3.00%) E-Commerce
17 88 (2.84%) Unit Testing
18 82 (2.65%) Mentoring
19 77 (2.48%) Analytics
20 76 (2.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1120 (36.14%) C#
2 859 (27.72%) SQL
3 709 (22.88%) Java
4 700 (22.59%) JavaScript
5 437 (14.10%) C++
6 271 (8.74%) PHP
7 229 (7.39%) VB.NET
8 181 (5.84%) C
9 169 (5.45%) Python
10 121 (3.90%) Perl
11 109 (3.52%) VB
12 93 (3.00%) T-SQL
13 59 (1.90%) VBA
14 48 (1.55%) PL/SQL
15 38 (1.23%) PowerShell
16 35 (1.13%) Ruby
17 29 (0.94%) MATLAB
18 26 (0.84%) Objective-C
19 20 (0.65%) PHP5
20 14 (0.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1842 (59.44%) Degree
2 74 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (2.03%) PhD
4 48 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 40 (1.29%) CCNA
5 40 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (1.16%) MCP
7 31 (1.00%) VCP4
8 29 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 29 (0.94%) MCSD
9 27 (0.87%) MCAD
9 27 (0.87%) MCTS
10 17 (0.55%) HND
10 17 (0.55%) MCSE
11 16 (0.52%) CEH
12 15 (0.48%) MCITP
13 14 (0.45%) CISM
13 14 (0.45%) MCSA
14 13 (0.42%) ISEB
14 13 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (4.00%) QA
2 20 (0.65%) SLA
3 17 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.065%) COBIT
6 2 (0.065%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.032%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.032%) JTAG
7 1 (0.032%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.032%) Basel II
7 1 (0.032%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 109 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.61%) VMware ESX
3 19 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (0.32%) NFS
5 9 (0.29%) Firmware
6 7 (0.23%) vSphere
7 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.065%) XenApp
10 1 (0.032%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.032%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (0.48%) Nessus
2 10 (0.32%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.097%) Ansible
3 3 (0.097%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.097%) Unicenter
3 3 (0.097%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.097%) Control-M
3 3 (0.097%) Nagios
4 2 (0.065%) SCCM
4 2 (0.065%) WMI
4 2 (0.065%) cPanel
4 2 (0.065%) Plesk
5 1 (0.032%) Puppet
5 1 (0.032%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.032%) OpenView
5 1 (0.032%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 559 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 256 (8.26%) Oracle
3 72 (2.32%) SAP
4 58 (1.87%) VMware
5 57 (1.84%) Cisco
6 47 (1.52%) Adobe
7 42 (1.36%) Google
8 30 (0.97%) Citrix
9 27 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (0.74%) BT
11 15 (0.48%) HP
12 14 (0.45%) Nokia
13 12 (0.39%) Apple
13 12 (0.39%) Sybase
14 10 (0.32%) IBM
14 10 (0.32%) Facebook
15 9 (0.29%) Sony
15 9 (0.29%) ESRI
15 9 (0.29%) Yahoo!
16 6 (0.19%) McAfee
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