The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
UK
Rank 215 223 235
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1298 1537 1432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 1.52% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.58% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1058 1270 1232
Median salary £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
80929 97392 101732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67146 81719 84044
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Graduate in the job title.

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 21 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 1241 £26,000 - 211
London +30 438 £27,500 -5.17% 75
South East -19 242 £25,000 - 39
East of England +23 162 £27,500 +10.00% 31
South West +48 135 £25,000 - 18
Cambridgeshire +42 106 £30,000 +1.69% 14
Cambridge +47 100 £30,000 +1.69% 14
Bristol +26 92 £26,000 +4.00% 11
West Midlands +17 88 £27,500 +10.00% 9
North West -23 82 £25,000 +2.04% 18
Berkshire +13 74 £26,000 - 8
Hampshire +40 61 £25,000 - 10
Manchester -29 50 £25,000 +6.38% 8
Birmingham +46 49 £27,500 +1.85% 5
Yorkshire +8 40 £25,000 +13.63% 12
City of London +11 38 £32,500 +8.33% 22
Surrey -9 36 £22,500 -10.00% 8
Reading +46 32 £25,000 -5.66% 2
East Midlands -4 31 £22,500 -4.25% 4
West Yorkshire +33 28 £23,500 +5.61% 7
Buckinghamshire +9 28 £25,000 - 3
Leeds +28 24 £23,500 +6.81% 5
Scotland +36 23 £22,500 - 4
Essex +14 23 £24,000 +3.22% 1
Hertfordshire -21 18 £27,000 -15.62% 11
North East +13 17 £25,000 +11.11% 5
Tyne and Wear +20 16 £25,000 +11.11% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 16 £25,000 +11.11% 4
Oxfordshire 0 16 £23,500 -21.66% 4
Milton Keynes -3 16 £25,000 +2.04% 1

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 1584 (56.75%) Degree
2 1116 (39.99%) Computer Science
3 1053 (37.73%) C#
4 910 (32.60%) Java
5 871 (31.21%) .NET
6 658 (23.58%) SQL
7 648 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
8 608 (21.78%) C++
9 583 (20.89%) Mathematics
10 524 (18.77%) JavaScript
11 519 (18.60%) ASP.NET
12 494 (17.70%) Software Engineering
13 487 (17.45%) HTML
14 471 (16.88%) MVC
15 443 (15.87%) Microsoft
16 435 (15.59%) Finance
17 402 (14.40%) CSS
18 400 (14.33%) SQL Server
19 375 (13.44%) Windows
20 349 (12.50%) TDD
21 344 (12.33%) OO
22 335 (12.00%) Python
23 329 (11.79%) Linux
24 313 (11.21%) ASP.NET MVC
24 313 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
25 260 (9.32%) Physics
26 257 (9.21%) OOP
27 241 (8.63%) C
28 225 (8.06%) SDLC
29 224 (8.03%) Web Development

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
2 44 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.25%) Apache
4 25 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 24 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 23 (0.82%) WordPress
7 22 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (0.72%) CMS
9 13 (0.47%) JBoss
9 13 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.43%) IIS
10 12 (0.43%) SAS
11 11 (0.39%) Confluence
12 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.25%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.18%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.18%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.14%) Drupal
15 4 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 201 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 101 (3.62%) MS Office
3 38 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (1.07%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (0.54%) MS Project
6 15 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.32%) RoboHelp
8 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.14%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.14%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.11%) Simulink
11 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.036%) InDesign
11 1 (0.036%) Maple
11 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (0.18%) Magento
3 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.11%) Maximo
5 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.072%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.072%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.036%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.036%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.036%) Optimost
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.036%) Relativity
7 1 (0.036%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.036%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.036%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 88 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (1.61%) SaaS
4 36 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.00%) GitHub
6 12 (0.43%) Office 365
7 10 (0.36%) Slack
8 7 (0.25%) PaaS
9 6 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.18%) IaaS
11 2 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.072%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.072%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.072%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.072%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.072%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.072%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.036%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.036%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.036%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 117 (4.19%) Internet
2 62 (2.22%) Firewall
3 22 (0.79%) DNS
3 22 (0.79%) Network Security
3 22 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
5 14 (0.50%) DHCP
5 14 (0.50%) HTTP
5 14 (0.50%) Wireless
6 13 (0.47%) FTP
6 13 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (0.39%) VPN
8 9 (0.32%) 3G
8 9 (0.32%) LTE
9 8 (0.29%) 4G
10 7 (0.25%) 2G
10 7 (0.25%) Bluetooth
10 7 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.21%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (14.33%) SQL Server
2 130 (4.66%) MySQL
3 109 (3.91%) SQL Server 2014
4 79 (2.83%) Big Data
5 77 (2.76%) Relational Database
6 72 (2.58%) MongoDB
7 67 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 22 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 21 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (0.68%) Hadoop
12 18 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (0.50%) Data Mining
14 14 (0.50%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.32%) DB2
17 7 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (0.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 118 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 113 (4.05%) NUnit
3 104 (3.73%) Moq
3 104 (3.73%) Rhino Mocks
4 97 (3.48%) Visual Studio
5 75 (2.69%) MSTest
6 67 (2.40%) TeamCity
7 56 (2.01%) JIRA
8 52 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (1.61%) Eclipse
10 35 (1.25%) Maven
11 34 (1.22%) Jenkins
11 34 (1.22%) Selenium
12 27 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (0.79%) JUnit
14 21 (0.75%) Subversion
15 17 (0.61%) Gradle
15 17 (0.61%) Mockito
16 12 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
17 11 (0.39%) Bitbucket
General
1 435 (15.59%) Finance
2 195 (6.99%) Banking
3 156 (5.59%) Games
4 140 (5.02%) Marketing
5 112 (4.01%) Retail
6 69 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 52 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 39 (1.40%) Electronics
9 38 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 31 (1.11%) Legal
12 27 (0.97%) Military
13 26 (0.93%) Advertising
14 25 (0.90%) French Language
15 20 (0.72%) Automotive
16 16 (0.57%) Front Office
16 16 (0.57%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.50%) German Language
18 13 (0.47%) Law
19 10 (0.36%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 871 (31.21%) .NET
2 519 (18.60%) ASP.NET
3 487 (17.45%) HTML
4 402 (14.40%) CSS
5 313 (11.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 218 (7.81%) .NET Framework
7 211 (7.56%) XML
8 197 (7.06%) AngularJS
9 184 (6.59%) WCF
10 164 (5.88%) jQuery
11 158 (5.66%) WPF
12 141 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 130 (4.66%) HTML5
14 127 (4.55%) Web Services
15 121 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web API
16 111 (3.98%) RESTful
17 107 (3.83%) J2EE
18 90 (3.22%) WinForms
19 85 (3.05%) Entity Framework
20 79 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1116 (39.99%) Computer Science
2 313 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (3.62%) Algorithms
4 78 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 66 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (1.68%) Internet of Things
7 43 (1.54%) Driving Licence
8 42 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 41 (1.47%) Fintech
9 41 (1.47%) Hedge funds
10 40 (1.43%) User Experience
11 37 (1.33%) Client/Server
12 32 (1.15%) Blackberry
13 29 (1.04%) Management Information System
14 27 (0.97%) Tandem
15 26 (0.93%) Social Media
16 20 (0.72%) iPad
17 19 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
18 18 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
19 16 (0.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 375 (13.44%) Windows
2 329 (11.79%) Linux
3 113 (4.05%) Unix
4 107 (3.83%) Android
5 51 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 27 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 26 (0.93%) Windows 10
8 25 (0.90%) Windows Server
9 20 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.47%) CentOS
13 11 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (0.39%) Solaris
14 9 (0.32%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (20.89%) Mathematics
3 494 (17.70%) Software Engineering
4 471 (16.88%) MVC
5 349 (12.50%) TDD
6 344 (12.33%) OO
7 260 (9.32%) Physics
8 257 (9.21%) OOP
9 225 (8.06%) SDLC
10 224 (8.03%) Web Development
11 199 (7.13%) Scrum
12 194 (6.95%) BDD
13 178 (6.38%) Web Application Development
14 162 (5.80%) Kanban
15 128 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
16 120 (4.30%) Dependency Injection
17 119 (4.26%) Project Management
18 81 (2.90%) Analytics
19 80 (2.87%) DevOps
20 76 (2.72%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 1053 (37.73%) C#
2 910 (32.60%) Java
3 658 (23.58%) SQL
4 608 (21.78%) C++
5 524 (18.77%) JavaScript
6 335 (12.00%) Python
7 241 (8.63%) C
8 170 (6.09%) PHP
9 105 (3.76%) Ruby
10 85 (3.05%) VB.NET
11 67 (2.40%) Perl
12 56 (2.01%) MATLAB
13 54 (1.93%) VB
14 42 (1.50%) F#
15 38 (1.36%) T-SQL
16 31 (1.11%) Scala
17 28 (1.00%) R
18 24 (0.86%) Bash Shell
19 19 (0.68%) VBA
20 18 (0.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1584 (56.75%) Degree
2 77 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 74 (2.65%) PhD
4 48 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (1.40%) MCP
6 29 (1.04%) MCSD
6 29 (1.04%) MCTS
7 28 (1.00%) MCAD
8 21 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.68%) CCNA
10 16 (0.57%) ISTQB
11 15 (0.54%) HND
12 14 (0.50%) SC Cleared
13 13 (0.47%) DV Cleared
14 12 (0.43%) CEH
15 10 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.25%) CISA
16 7 (0.25%) CISMP
16 7 (0.25%) ISEB
17 6 (0.21%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (3.51%) QA
2 38 (1.36%) SLA
3 6 (0.21%) SDET
4 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.11%) RMADS
6 2 (0.072%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.04%) Docker
4 20 (0.72%) Terminal Services
5 19 (0.68%) Firmware
5 19 (0.68%) XenApp
6 10 (0.36%) Terminal Server
6 10 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.11%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.072%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.072%) HDFS
9 2 (0.072%) NFS
9 2 (0.072%) Squid
9 2 (0.072%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.036%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.036%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.036%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (1.61%) Kibana
2 15 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.39%) Ansible
3 11 (0.39%) Puppet
4 10 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
4 10 (0.36%) Graphite
4 10 (0.36%) Nagios
5 5 (0.18%) logstash
6 4 (0.14%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.11%) Nessus
7 3 (0.11%) Nmap
7 3 (0.11%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.036%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.036%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.036%) Salt
8 1 (0.036%) SCCM
8 1 (0.036%) SCOM
8 1 (0.036%) WSUS
Vendors
1 443 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 192 (6.88%) Oracle
3 54 (1.93%) Google
4 44 (1.58%) VMware
5 42 (1.50%) SAP
6 40 (1.43%) Cisco
7 35 (1.25%) IBM
8 31 (1.11%) Citrix
9 29 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 16 (0.57%) BEA
11 16 (0.57%) HP
12 15 (0.54%) Adobe
13 14 (0.50%) Xamarin
14 13 (0.47%) Computacenter
14 13 (0.47%) Facebook
15 12 (0.43%) Apple
16 11 (0.39%) CA
16 11 (0.39%) SaltStack
16 11 (0.39%) Sybase
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Diss, Norfolk
Tec Partners
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Gym, Healthcare, Office Dog
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £33,000 to £55,000 per annum health + pension + 25 days holiday
Posted: 10 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent + package
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28 - £50 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £25000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Gym, Healthcare, Office Dog
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens - Pens, Health
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25K DOE
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Leading Bonus, Pens etc
Posted: Yesterday