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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 168 174 150
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1965 1766 2207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.66% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.76% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1700 1535 2008
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 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 +5 1828 £25,000 +4.16% 217
London +21 613 £27,500 +3.77% 70
South East -44 433 £25,000 +6.38% 44
East of England +6 179 £23,500 +2.17% 29
North West +22 137 £21,500 - 22
South West -3 131 £22,500 -4.25% 14
City of London -6 131 £30,000 +7.14% 30
Surrey -25 109 £25,000 - 14
Yorkshire -6 107 £22,000 +2.32% 13
East Midlands +15 104 £22,500 - 9
Berkshire -1 104 £25,000 +6.38% 5
West Midlands -21 95 £22,500 - 10
Cambridgeshire +1 83 £25,000 - 20
Cambridge +2 80 £25,000 -7.40% 17
Manchester +22 73 £20,500 -4.65% 15
Hampshire -25 73 £25,000 +11.11% 6
West Yorkshire -23 54 £21,000 -2.32% 4
Nottinghamshire +22 52 £21,500 -14.00% 1
Leeds -12 47 £21,250 -1.16% 3
Nottingham +19 45 £21,000 -16.00% 1
Cheshire +7 43 £23,000 +2.22% 4
Oxfordshire -19 43 £24,000 - 6
Scotland -11 42 £22,500 -8.16% 4
Bristol -6 39 £22,500 -6.25% 7
Wales +19 37 £20,000 -12.63% 2
South Wales +22 36 £20,000 +11.11% 2
Hertfordshire -7 36 £23,250 +3.33% 3
Oxford +4 32 £24,750 -6.60% 3
Fareham +11 29 £25,000 +11.11% 3
Birmingham -1 29 £21,250 -5.55% 5

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2373 (59.73%) Degree
2 1538 (38.71%) C#
3 1475 (37.13%) Computer Science
4 1308 (32.92%) .NET
5 1082 (27.23%) SQL
6 1057 (26.60%) Java
7 961 (24.19%) JavaScript
8 902 (22.70%) HTML
9 782 (19.68%) Finance
10 756 (19.03%) SQL Server
11 750 (18.88%) Software Engineering
12 741 (18.65%) ASP.NET
13 695 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
14 689 (17.34%) CSS
15 687 (17.29%) C++
16 601 (15.13%) Microsoft
17 554 (13.94%) Mathematics
18 507 (12.76%) Windows
19 485 (12.21%) MVC
20 482 (12.13%) OO
21 400 (10.07%) MS Excel
22 379 (9.54%) Linux
23 336 (8.46%) jQuery
24 334 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
25 323 (8.13%) Oracle
26 312 (7.85%) PHP
26 312 (7.85%) XML
27 300 (7.55%) TDD
28 297 (7.48%) VB.NET
29 293 (7.37%) .NET Framework

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 86 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 55 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 43 (1.08%) IIS
4 41 (1.03%) Node.js
4 41 (1.03%) Apache
5 40 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 38 (0.96%) CMS
7 36 (0.91%) SAS
8 31 (0.78%) Drupal
9 19 (0.48%) WordPress
10 14 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.33%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.18%) Confluence
16 6 (0.15%) Apache Pig
17 5 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 400 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 231 (5.81%) MS Office
3 47 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 16 (0.40%) SPSS
6 12 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.15%) Solid Edge
8 6 (0.15%) Simulink
8 6 (0.15%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.13%) Stata
10 4 (0.10%) Mingle
10 4 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.10%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.076%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.076%) XMetaL
12 2 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.30%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.13%) Magento
6 3 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.076%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.076%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.076%) Maximo
6 3 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.076%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.050%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.025%) Exstream
8 1 (0.025%) HFM
8 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.025%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.025%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.025%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.06%) SaaS
2 29 (0.73%) GitHub
3 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.25%) Force.com
6 2 (0.050%) ElastiCache
6 2 (0.050%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.050%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.050%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.025%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 165 (4.15%) Internet
2 65 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 33 (0.83%) Intranet
4 31 (0.78%) HTTP
5 25 (0.63%) DNS
6 22 (0.55%) VoIP
7 21 (0.53%) Ethernet
7 21 (0.53%) Firewall
8 20 (0.50%) WAN
8 20 (0.50%) LAN
9 16 (0.40%) DHCP
10 14 (0.35%) Wireless
11 13 (0.33%) Broadband
12 10 (0.25%) VPN
13 8 (0.20%) Network Security
14 7 (0.18%) SAN
15 6 (0.15%) MPLS
15 6 (0.15%) SMS
15 6 (0.15%) LTE
16 5 (0.13%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 756 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 177 (4.46%) MySQL
3 132 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 95 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 94 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (1.56%) Big Data
8 59 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 54 (1.36%) MongoDB
10 42 (1.06%) Oracle Database
11 41 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 41 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
12 39 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 38 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
14 33 (0.83%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
17 12 (0.30%) MarkLogic
17 12 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 148 (3.73%) NUnit
2 137 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 132 (3.32%) Rhino Mocks
3 132 (3.32%) Moq
4 102 (2.57%) JUnit
5 96 (2.42%) MSTest
6 83 (2.09%) Eclipse
7 77 (1.94%) Git (software)
8 66 (1.66%) Maven
9 61 (1.54%) Subversion
10 42 (1.06%) Selenium
11 36 (0.91%) Ant
12 27 (0.68%) Hudson
13 23 (0.58%) JIRA
13 23 (0.58%) WebDriver
14 21 (0.53%) FitNesse
15 20 (0.50%) Xcode
16 19 (0.48%) Jenkins
17 18 (0.45%) JDeveloper
17 18 (0.45%) jMock
General
1 782 (19.68%) Finance
2 211 (5.31%) Games
3 186 (4.68%) Banking
4 150 (3.78%) Marketing
5 109 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 70 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 70 (1.76%) Retail
7 66 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 65 (1.64%) Electronics
9 57 (1.43%) Advertising
10 44 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 34 (0.86%) Law
12 32 (0.81%) Front Office
13 24 (0.60%) Back Office
13 24 (0.60%) Publishing
14 20 (0.50%) Military
14 20 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 19 (0.48%) French Language
15 19 (0.48%) German Language
15 19 (0.48%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1308 (32.92%) .NET
2 902 (22.70%) HTML
3 741 (18.65%) ASP.NET
4 689 (17.34%) CSS
5 336 (8.46%) jQuery
6 312 (7.85%) XML
7 293 (7.37%) .NET Framework
8 224 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 202 (5.08%) HTML5
10 180 (4.53%) WCF
11 176 (4.43%) Web Services
12 171 (4.30%) J2EE
13 167 (4.20%) WPF
14 147 (3.70%) WinForms
15 145 (3.65%) Spring
16 132 (3.32%) Ajax
17 125 (3.15%) Hibernate
18 120 (3.02%) CSS3
19 92 (2.32%) Castle Windsor
19 92 (2.32%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 1475 (37.13%) Computer Science
2 554 (13.94%) Mathematics
3 334 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
4 284 (7.15%) Physics
5 130 (3.27%) Mobile App
6 92 (2.32%) Inversion of Control
7 91 (2.29%) User Experience
8 88 (2.21%) Statistics
9 86 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
10 70 (1.76%) Open Source
11 68 (1.71%) Hedge funds
12 44 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 42 (1.06%) Social Media
14 37 (0.93%) Management Information System
14 37 (0.93%) Economics
14 37 (0.93%) Chemistry
15 35 (0.88%) Derivative
16 30 (0.76%) BBC
17 28 (0.70%) Blog
18 26 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 507 (12.76%) Windows
2 379 (9.54%) Linux
3 187 (4.71%) UNIX
4 96 (2.42%) Android
5 68 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 60 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 27 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 26 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.28%) Debian
12 10 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.18%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.18%) Solaris
15 6 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 750 (18.88%) Software Engineering
2 695 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
3 485 (12.21%) MVC
4 482 (12.13%) OO
5 300 (7.55%) TDD
6 255 (6.42%) Scrum
7 208 (5.24%) OOP
8 188 (4.73%) Web Development
9 187 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
10 177 (4.46%) Web Application Development
11 140 (3.52%) Unit Testing
12 132 (3.32%) Kanban
13 127 (3.20%) Mentoring
14 119 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
15 113 (2.84%) Project Management
16 111 (2.79%) Analytics
17 110 (2.77%) OOD
18 95 (2.39%) Dependency Injection
19 93 (2.34%) Time Management
20 92 (2.32%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1538 (38.71%) C#
2 1082 (27.23%) SQL
3 1057 (26.60%) Java
4 961 (24.19%) JavaScript
5 687 (17.29%) C++
6 312 (7.85%) PHP
7 297 (7.48%) VB.NET
8 267 (6.72%) C
9 219 (5.51%) Python
10 158 (3.98%) T-SQL
11 147 (3.70%) VB
12 141 (3.55%) Perl
13 74 (1.86%) VBA
14 57 (1.43%) PL/SQL
15 56 (1.41%) MATLAB
15 56 (1.41%) Ruby
15 56 (1.41%) PowerShell
16 47 (1.18%) Objective-C
17 45 (1.13%) Scala
18 25 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2373 (59.73%) Degree
2 128 (3.22%) PhD
3 102 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (2.29%) Security Cleared
5 60 (1.51%) MCP
6 49 (1.23%) MCSD
6 49 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (1.21%) MCTS
8 44 (1.11%) SC Cleared
8 44 (1.11%) MCAD
9 42 (1.06%) CCNA
10 21 (0.53%) HND
11 17 (0.43%) MCSE
12 15 (0.38%) ISEB
13 14 (0.35%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.28%) CEH
14 11 (0.28%) CISSP
15 10 (0.25%) CISM
16 9 (0.23%) CISMP
17 8 (0.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (4.71%) QA
2 37 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 16 (0.40%) SLA
4 9 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.10%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.076%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.076%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.050%) COBIT
10 1 (0.025%) HL7
10 1 (0.025%) DICOM
10 1 (0.025%) Basel II
10 1 (0.025%) TickIT
System Software
1 71 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 43 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 29 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (0.13%) Squid
5 5 (0.13%) XenApp
5 5 (0.13%) NFS
6 4 (0.10%) vSphere
6 4 (0.10%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.050%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.050%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.050%) Snort
7 2 (0.050%) Nmap
8 1 (0.025%) IMail Server
Systems Management
1 26 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.13%) Puppet
3 4 (0.10%) Cryoserver
3 4 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.10%) SCCM
3 4 (0.10%) Nessus
4 3 (0.076%) Nagios
4 3 (0.076%) Opsview
5 2 (0.050%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.050%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.025%) Cacti
6 1 (0.025%) WSUS
6 1 (0.025%) Control-M
6 1 (0.025%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.025%) Icinga
Vendors
1 601 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 323 (8.13%) Oracle
3 63 (1.59%) VMware
4 62 (1.56%) SAP
5 47 (1.18%) Cisco
6 32 (0.81%) JBoss
7 31 (0.78%) IBM
8 30 (0.76%) Google
8 30 (0.76%) Adobe
9 26 (0.65%) Red Hat
10 23 (0.58%) Panasonic
10 23 (0.58%) Citrix
11 20 (0.50%) Business Objects
12 19 (0.48%) Zend
13 18 (0.45%) Cognos
14 15 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.38%) HP
15 13 (0.33%) Remedy
16 12 (0.30%) Twitter
17 10 (0.25%) Perforce
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