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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 178 160 165
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1940 2063 1807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.80% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.90% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1689 1780 1565
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 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -9 1824 £25,000 +4.16% 242
London +22 655 £27,500 - 76
South East -2 416 £24,000 - 46
East of England +1 181 £22,750 -1.08% 42
West Midlands +36 148 £25,000 +11.11% 15
South West -21 136 £23,500 +4.44% 14
City of London +6 125 £27,500 -8.33% 27
North West -23 115 £23,000 +6.97% 17
Berkshire -5 95 £25,000 - 8
Hampshire +22 92 £24,375 -0.51% 12
Yorkshire -13 91 £22,000 -2.22% 6
East Midlands -16 91 £24,750 +10.00% 12
Surrey -16 88 £25,000 +4.16% 7
Bristol +5 71 £24,000 +20.00% 7
West Yorkshire +11 70 £22,000 +2.32% 4
Manchester -12 65 £21,500 +4.87% 9
Hertfordshire +19 61 £24,000 +4.34% 11
Leeds +21 60 £22,500 - 4
Scotland +5 48 £22,500 +4.65% 4
Cheshire -2 43 £23,500 +2.17% 5
Essex +16 41 £22,500 +4.65% 2
Warwickshire +23 40 £25,500 +13.33% 6
Cambridgeshire -24 39 £26,500 +6.00% 24
Buckinghamshire -6 38 £22,500 -10.00% 8
Reading +6 37 £25,000 - 5
Nottingham -20 35 £27,500 +30.95% 3
Nottinghamshire -32 35 £27,500 +27.90% 3
West Sussex +10 33 £22,500 -10.00%
Oxfordshire -13 33 £26,500 +17.77% 5
Cambridge -24 32 £29,000 +16.00% 18

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2037 (56.79%) Degree
2 1374 (38.30%) Computer Science
3 1249 (34.82%) C#
4 1152 (32.12%) SQL
5 1120 (31.22%) .NET
6 1011 (28.19%) Java
7 950 (26.48%) HTML
8 882 (24.59%) JavaScript
9 838 (23.36%) Finance
10 746 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
11 740 (20.63%) SQL Server
12 736 (20.52%) Software Engineering
13 668 (18.62%) CSS
14 661 (18.43%) ASP.NET
15 633 (17.65%) Microsoft
16 562 (15.67%) C++
17 545 (15.19%) Mathematics
18 542 (15.11%) MVC
19 479 (13.35%) Windows
20 473 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
21 465 (12.96%) MS Excel
22 370 (10.32%) jQuery
23 366 (10.20%) TDD
24 361 (10.06%) OO
25 347 (9.67%) Oracle
26 323 (9.00%) PHP
27 322 (8.98%) ASP.NET MVC
28 309 (8.61%) Linux
29 282 (7.86%) .NET Framework
30 262 (7.30%) Scrum

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 73 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 71 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 66 (1.84%) Node.js
4 52 (1.45%) Apache
5 50 (1.39%) SAS
6 38 (1.06%) IIS
7 37 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 34 (0.95%) JBoss
9 22 (0.61%) CMS
10 21 (0.59%) WordPress
11 15 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.33%) Drupal
13 10 (0.28%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.28%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.22%) Apache Spark
16 7 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.20%) Mule
17 6 (0.17%) ArcGIS
17 6 (0.17%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 465 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 248 (6.91%) MS Office
3 57 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (1.23%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.64%) MS Project
7 17 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.31%) InDesign
10 8 (0.22%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.14%) SPSS
13 3 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.056%) PowerPivot
15 1 (0.028%) FastStats
15 1 (0.028%) Siemens NX
15 1 (0.028%) Stata
15 1 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.22%) Magento
3 5 (0.14%) Changepoint
3 5 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.11%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.056%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 2 (0.056%) HFM
6 2 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.056%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.056%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.056%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.23%) SaaS
2 32 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (0.56%) Office 365
5 17 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.25%) GitHub
7 8 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.11%) PaaS
10 3 (0.084%) IaaS
10 3 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.056%) Firebase
11 2 (0.056%) Boomi
11 2 (0.056%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.056%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.028%) SmartFocus
12 1 (0.028%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.028%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.028%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 141 (3.93%) Internet
2 58 (1.62%) Broadband
3 49 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 47 (1.31%) DNS
5 44 (1.23%) VoIP
6 40 (1.12%) HTTP
7 29 (0.81%) VPN
8 28 (0.78%) Firewall
9 25 (0.70%) LLU
9 25 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
9 25 (0.70%) POP3
9 25 (0.70%) SMTP
10 23 (0.64%) Wireless
11 20 (0.56%) WAN
12 17 (0.47%) LAN
13 16 (0.45%) DHCP
14 13 (0.36%) Wireshark
15 12 (0.33%) Network Security
15 12 (0.33%) Extranet
16 11 (0.31%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 740 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 199 (5.55%) MySQL
3 110 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 62 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 57 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 52 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 47 (1.31%) Big Data
8 46 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 43 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 41 (1.14%) Oracle Database
11 31 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
13 29 (0.81%) MongoDB
14 27 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
16 23 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
18 19 (0.53%) DB2
19 18 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 155 (4.32%) Visual Studio
2 149 (4.15%) NUnit
3 144 (4.01%) Rhino Mocks
3 144 (4.01%) Moq
4 119 (3.32%) Git (software)
5 96 (2.68%) MSTest
6 65 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 52 (1.45%) Eclipse
8 45 (1.25%) Subversion
9 38 (1.06%) Selenium
10 32 (0.89%) Maven
11 28 (0.78%) JUnit
12 15 (0.42%) Jenkins
13 12 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
13 12 (0.33%) Mercurial
14 11 (0.31%) Ant
15 10 (0.28%) JIRA
15 10 (0.28%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.25%) WebDriver
17 7 (0.20%) Bitbucket
General
1 838 (23.36%) Finance
2 231 (6.44%) Banking
3 190 (5.30%) Marketing
4 175 (4.88%) Games
5 166 (4.63%) Telecoms
6 154 (4.29%) Retail
7 62 (1.73%) Electronics
8 57 (1.59%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 46 (1.28%) Legal
11 42 (1.17%) Advertising
12 34 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 33 (0.92%) Law
14 29 (0.81%) Publishing
15 25 (0.70%) Aerospace
16 22 (0.61%) Automotive
16 22 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.61%) German Language
17 20 (0.56%) Billing
17 20 (0.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1120 (31.22%) .NET
2 950 (26.48%) HTML
3 668 (18.62%) CSS
4 661 (18.43%) ASP.NET
5 370 (10.32%) jQuery
6 322 (8.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 282 (7.86%) .NET Framework
8 261 (7.28%) XML
9 200 (5.58%) HTML5
10 189 (5.27%) WCF
11 177 (4.93%) WPF
12 172 (4.80%) Web Services
13 156 (4.35%) Spring
14 151 (4.21%) AngularJS
15 148 (4.13%) WinForms
16 107 (2.98%) Hibernate
16 107 (2.98%) Ajax
17 102 (2.84%) J2EE
18 97 (2.70%) Castle Windsor
18 97 (2.70%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 1374 (38.30%) Computer Science
2 545 (15.19%) Mathematics
3 473 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
4 252 (7.03%) Physics
5 107 (2.98%) Hedge funds
6 99 (2.76%) Mobile App
7 96 (2.68%) Inversion of Control
8 90 (2.51%) Management Information System
9 88 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
10 72 (2.01%) User Experience
11 71 (1.98%) Statistics
12 60 (1.67%) Client/Server
13 57 (1.59%) Algorithms
14 36 (1.00%) Economics
15 32 (0.89%) Social Media
16 28 (0.78%) Data Structures
17 27 (0.75%) Tandem
18 26 (0.72%) GIS
19 24 (0.67%) Derivative
20 23 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 479 (13.35%) Windows
2 309 (8.61%) Linux
3 175 (4.88%) UNIX
4 85 (2.37%) Android
5 83 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 61 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 37 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (0.64%) Windows XP
8 23 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.53%) Solaris
10 15 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.25%) CentOS
13 8 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.20%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
2 736 (20.52%) Software Engineering
3 542 (15.11%) MVC
4 366 (10.20%) TDD
5 361 (10.06%) OO
6 262 (7.30%) Scrum
7 213 (5.94%) Project Management
8 206 (5.74%) Web Application Development
9 191 (5.32%) OOP
10 189 (5.27%) SDLC
11 178 (4.96%) Web Development
12 154 (4.29%) Kanban
13 147 (4.10%) BDD
14 136 (3.79%) Mentoring
15 124 (3.46%) OOD
16 123 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
17 117 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
18 115 (3.21%) E-Commerce
19 106 (2.96%) Analytics
20 100 (2.79%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1249 (34.82%) C#
2 1152 (32.12%) SQL
3 1011 (28.19%) Java
4 882 (24.59%) JavaScript
5 562 (15.67%) C++
6 323 (9.00%) PHP
7 222 (6.19%) C
8 214 (5.97%) Python
9 180 (5.02%) VB.NET
10 140 (3.90%) VB
11 120 (3.35%) T-SQL
12 94 (2.62%) Ruby
13 80 (2.23%) Perl
14 70 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 44 (1.23%) VBA
16 27 (0.75%) PowerShell
17 25 (0.70%) Objective-C
17 25 (0.70%) VB6
18 24 (0.67%) MATLAB
19 23 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2037 (56.79%) Degree
2 78 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 76 (2.12%) PhD
4 58 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 46 (1.28%) CCNA
5 46 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (0.86%) MCP
6 31 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 28 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 28 (0.78%) MCSD
8 25 (0.70%) MCAD
8 25 (0.70%) MCTS
9 23 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.42%) MCSE
11 14 (0.39%) CIMA
12 13 (0.36%) ISEB
13 11 (0.31%) ACCA
14 10 (0.28%) CFA
14 10 (0.28%) HND
15 9 (0.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (4.13%) QA
2 26 (0.72%) SLA
3 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.11%) AIFMD
5 2 (0.056%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.056%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.056%) FATCA
5 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.028%) MiFID
6 1 (0.028%) HL7
6 1 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.028%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 100 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.53%) Firmware
4 16 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.39%) VMware ESX
5 14 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.14%) Docker
7 3 (0.084%) vSphere
7 3 (0.084%) XenApp
7 3 (0.084%) NFS
8 2 (0.056%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.056%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.028%) LXC
9 1 (0.028%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.028%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.028%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 17 (0.47%) SCCM
2 14 (0.39%) SCOM
3 11 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (0.25%) SCVMM
5 6 (0.17%) Nessus
5 6 (0.17%) Nmap
6 5 (0.14%) Puppet
7 4 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.11%) Graphite
8 3 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.056%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.056%) WSUS
9 2 (0.056%) Nagios
9 2 (0.056%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.028%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.028%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.028%) yum
10 1 (0.028%) Ansible
Vendors
1 633 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 347 (9.67%) Oracle
3 73 (2.04%) Cisco
4 57 (1.59%) SAP
5 49 (1.37%) Google
6 40 (1.12%) VMware
7 37 (1.03%) Adobe
8 34 (0.95%) BT
9 28 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 27 (0.75%) Capita
11 25 (0.70%) Nokia
12 24 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (0.67%) Sybase
13 20 (0.56%) HP
14 12 (0.33%) Citrix
14 12 (0.33%) Apple
14 12 (0.33%) Remedy
15 11 (0.31%) NetScout
15 11 (0.31%) Xamarin
16 10 (0.28%) Sitecore
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + be - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Bens - exceptional bonus + more
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £23k - 28k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £20 - £22000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + fully expensed travel
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: Yesterday