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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 213 201 189
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1599 1755 1708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.46% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.55% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1504 1483
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.12%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 April 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 24 April 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 -1 1499 £25,000 +4.16% 248
London +2 523 £27,500 +5.76% 64
South East -23 314 £25,000 +2.04% 40
East of England +46 175 £25,000 - 32
South West -5 123 £22,500 +4.65% 28
West Midlands -16 109 £24,000 +17.07% 27
City of London -16 100 £30,000 +9.09% 23
North West +3 98 £25,000 +16.27% 24
Hampshire +8 75 £24,000 -4.00% 10
Surrey -22 74 £26,250 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +12 73 £22,500 +2.27% 17
Cambridgeshire +29 71 £27,000 +8.00% 19
Manchester +4 64 £24,000 +17.07% 12
Berkshire -23 60 £22,500 -10.00% 5
Yorkshire -36 60 £22,500 - 10
Cambridge +20 55 £27,000 +8.00% 17
Nottinghamshire -3 44 £26,000 +36.84% 4
Bristol -6 44 £24,875 +18.45% 11
West Sussex +33 42 £25,000 +13.63% 6
Nottingham +7 41 £26,000 +15.55% 3
Birmingham +6 38 £25,000 +13.63% 13
Essex +25 31 £24,000 +14.28% 4
Scotland -10 30 £25,750 +3.00% 8
Southampton +3 28 £25,000 -9.09% 4
Guildford +9 27 £26,500 +6.00% 2
Hertfordshire 0 27 £24,000 -4.00% 6
Suffolk +24 26 £22,500 -14.28%
Ipswich +19 26 £22,500 -18.18%
Cheshire +13 25 £25,000 - 7
Tyne and Wear +9 24 £27,500 +37.50% 6

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1761 (58.29%) Degree
2 1061 (35.12%) C#
3 1038 (34.36%) Computer Science
4 963 (31.88%) .NET
5 894 (29.59%) SQL
6 748 (24.76%) HTML
7 696 (23.04%) Finance
8 692 (22.91%) Java
9 662 (21.91%) JavaScript
10 657 (21.75%) SQL Server
11 597 (19.76%) Software Engineering
12 596 (19.73%) Microsoft
13 572 (18.93%) ASP.NET
14 563 (18.64%) CSS
15 549 (18.17%) Agile Software Development
16 536 (17.74%) Windows
17 465 (15.39%) MVC
18 459 (15.19%) Mathematics
19 394 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
20 392 (12.98%) MS Excel
20 392 (12.98%) C++
21 337 (11.16%) OO
22 277 (9.17%) Linux
23 276 (9.14%) jQuery
23 276 (9.14%) ASP.NET MVC
24 274 (9.07%) Oracle
25 261 (8.64%) TDD
26 259 (8.57%) Scrum
27 252 (8.34%) .NET Framework
28 246 (8.14%) PHP

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 64 (2.12%) Apache
3 48 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 43 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 43 (1.42%) IIS
5 39 (1.29%) Node.js
6 35 (1.16%) SAS
7 23 (0.76%) JBoss
8 15 (0.50%) CMS
8 15 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (0.46%) ArcGIS
10 11 (0.36%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.26%) WordPress
11 8 (0.26%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.23%) Drupal
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.13%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.13%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.13%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 392 (12.98%) MS Excel
2 211 (6.98%) MS Office
3 41 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.40%) MS Project
7 12 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.40%) Fireworks
8 7 (0.23%) SPSS
9 5 (0.17%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.099%) Mingle
11 3 (0.099%) InDesign
12 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.033%) FastStats
12 1 (0.033%) Simulink
12 1 (0.033%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 10 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.099%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.099%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.066%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.066%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.066%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.066%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.066%) Odoo
6 2 (0.066%) HFM
6 2 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.066%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.033%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.033%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.99%) SaaS
2 29 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.83%) Google Analytics
4 18 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.50%) Office 365
6 14 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.20%) PaaS
8 4 (0.13%) GitHub
8 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.099%) IaaS
9 3 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.066%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.066%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.066%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.033%) Heroku
11 1 (0.033%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 131 (4.34%) Internet
2 47 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 43 (1.42%) Broadband
4 42 (1.39%) VoIP
5 34 (1.13%) HTTP
5 34 (1.13%) DNS
6 33 (1.09%) VPN
7 30 (0.99%) Firewall
8 23 (0.76%) Wireless
9 22 (0.73%) POP3
9 22 (0.73%) SMTP
9 22 (0.73%) LLU
10 21 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
10 21 (0.70%) FTP
11 13 (0.43%) Ethernet
11 13 (0.43%) Network Security
12 12 (0.40%) LDAP
13 11 (0.36%) WAN
13 11 (0.36%) LAN
13 11 (0.36%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (21.75%) SQL Server
2 183 (6.06%) MySQL
3 80 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 68 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (1.66%) Oracle Database
6 45 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 42 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (1.26%) RDBMS
11 28 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (0.93%) NoSQL
12 26 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 25 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (0.63%) MS Access
16 16 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
17 15 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 13 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
19 12 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 167 (5.53%) NUnit
2 163 (5.40%) Visual Studio
3 157 (5.20%) Rhino Mocks
4 156 (5.16%) Moq
5 109 (3.61%) MSTest
6 60 (1.99%) Git (software)
7 42 (1.39%) Selenium
8 40 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (0.96%) Subversion
10 28 (0.93%) JUnit
11 27 (0.89%) Eclipse
12 17 (0.56%) Maven
13 11 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
13 11 (0.36%) Ant
13 11 (0.36%) FitNesse
14 9 (0.30%) Metasploit
14 9 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.30%) JIRA
15 8 (0.26%) Bugzilla
15 8 (0.26%) PHPUnit
General
1 696 (23.04%) Finance
2 218 (7.22%) Banking
3 142 (4.70%) Games
4 135 (4.47%) Retail
5 134 (4.44%) Marketing
6 110 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 69 (2.28%) Electronics
8 53 (1.75%) Investment Banking
9 42 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 35 (1.16%) Back Office
12 31 (1.03%) Advertising
13 30 (0.99%) Publishing
13 30 (0.99%) Billing
14 24 (0.79%) Aerospace
15 23 (0.76%) Legal
16 21 (0.70%) Front Office
17 14 (0.46%) Automotive
18 12 (0.40%) Law
19 11 (0.36%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 963 (31.88%) .NET
2 748 (24.76%) HTML
3 572 (18.93%) ASP.NET
4 563 (18.64%) CSS
5 276 (9.14%) jQuery
5 276 (9.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 252 (8.34%) .NET Framework
7 217 (7.18%) XML
8 200 (6.62%) WCF
9 168 (5.56%) HTML5
10 164 (5.43%) WPF
11 135 (4.47%) Web Services
12 132 (4.37%) WinForms
13 125 (4.14%) Ajax
14 107 (3.54%) Ninject
15 106 (3.51%) Spring.NET
15 106 (3.51%) Castle Windsor
15 106 (3.51%) Unity DI Container
16 99 (3.28%) CSS3
17 93 (3.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1038 (34.36%) Computer Science
2 459 (15.19%) Mathematics
3 394 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 166 (5.49%) Physics
5 106 (3.51%) Inversion of Control
6 100 (3.31%) Hedge funds
7 92 (3.05%) Management Information System
8 85 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 69 (2.28%) Mobile App
10 59 (1.95%) Statistics
11 47 (1.56%) Algorithms
12 44 (1.46%) Open Source
13 43 (1.42%) Social Media
14 41 (1.36%) User Experience
15 40 (1.32%) Client/Server
16 35 (1.16%) GIS
17 30 (0.99%) Tandem
18 25 (0.83%) Economics
19 22 (0.73%) Digital Media
20 21 (0.70%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 536 (17.74%) Windows
2 277 (9.17%) Linux
3 132 (4.37%) UNIX
4 74 (2.45%) Android
5 70 (2.32%) Windows 7
6 55 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 45 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 31 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 20 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.53%) Windows 2000
12 15 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.36%) Solaris
14 6 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.17%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.099%) HPUX
17 2 (0.066%) CentOS
18 1 (0.033%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (19.76%) Software Engineering
2 549 (18.17%) Agile Software Development
3 465 (15.39%) MVC
4 337 (11.16%) OO
5 261 (8.64%) TDD
6 259 (8.57%) Scrum
7 214 (7.08%) Web Application Development
8 167 (5.53%) Kanban
9 158 (5.23%) Web Development
10 140 (4.63%) Time Management
11 130 (4.30%) Project Management
12 118 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
13 115 (3.81%) OOP
14 108 (3.57%) Dependency Injection
15 105 (3.48%) OOD
16 96 (3.18%) BDD
17 94 (3.11%) Analytics
18 86 (2.85%) Business Intelligence
19 84 (2.78%) MVVM
20 82 (2.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1061 (35.12%) C#
2 894 (29.59%) SQL
3 692 (22.91%) Java
4 662 (21.91%) JavaScript
5 392 (12.98%) C++
6 246 (8.14%) PHP
7 222 (7.35%) VB.NET
8 193 (6.39%) C
9 171 (5.66%) Python
10 123 (4.07%) VB
11 109 (3.61%) Perl
12 93 (3.08%) T-SQL
13 51 (1.69%) VBA
14 49 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 43 (1.42%) Ruby
16 34 (1.13%) MATLAB
17 33 (1.09%) PowerShell
18 21 (0.70%) Objective-C
19 20 (0.66%) PHP5
20 14 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1761 (58.29%) Degree
2 83 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (2.09%) PhD
4 46 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 42 (1.39%) CCNA
5 42 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (1.32%) MCP
7 31 (1.03%) SC Cleared
8 30 (0.99%) MCSD
9 26 (0.86%) MCAD
9 26 (0.86%) MCTS
10 20 (0.66%) MCSE
11 19 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 18 (0.60%) ISEB
13 17 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (0.50%) HND
14 15 (0.50%) MCITP
15 14 (0.46%) MCSA
16 12 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
16 12 (0.40%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.63%) QA
2 17 (0.56%) SLA
3 12 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.099%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.033%) COBIT
7 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.033%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.033%) HL7
System Software
1 120 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.66%) VMware ESX
3 20 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
4 13 (0.43%) Firmware
5 11 (0.36%) NFS
6 10 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.23%) vSphere
8 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.066%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.066%) XenApp
10 1 (0.033%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.033%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 10 (0.33%) Data Guard
2 9 (0.30%) Nessus
3 5 (0.17%) Nagios
3 5 (0.17%) SCCM
4 3 (0.099%) SCOM
4 3 (0.099%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.099%) Unicenter
4 3 (0.099%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.099%) Control-M
4 3 (0.099%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.099%) Ansible
5 2 (0.066%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.066%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.033%) Puppet
6 1 (0.033%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.033%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.033%) Plesk
6 1 (0.033%) WSUS
6 1 (0.033%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 596 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 274 (9.07%) Oracle
3 71 (2.35%) SAP
4 52 (1.72%) VMware
5 50 (1.66%) Cisco
6 46 (1.52%) Google
7 40 (1.32%) Adobe
8 32 (1.06%) BT
9 24 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (0.79%) Citrix
10 21 (0.70%) Nokia
11 13 (0.43%) HP
12 11 (0.36%) IBM
12 11 (0.36%) Capita
13 10 (0.33%) Sony
13 10 (0.33%) Business Objects
14 9 (0.30%) ESRI
15 8 (0.26%) Yahoo!
15 8 (0.26%) Sybase
15 8 (0.26%) Apple
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bangor, Gwynedd
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Salt
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £23,000 to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + fully expensed travel
Posted: Yesterday