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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 215 206 193
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1525 1606 1638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.43% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.52% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1310 1367 1444
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £20,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £23,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £27,000 £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 March 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 March 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 +1 1423 £25,000 +4.16% 223
London +1 444 £27,500 +5.76% 67
South East -5 342 £25,000 +4.16% 42
East of England +32 162 £25,000 - 27
South West -15 113 £22,500 +2.27% 19
North West +13 103 £22,500 +4.65% 23
City of London -19 97 £30,000 +9.09% 18
West Midlands -15 91 £22,000 +10.00% 20
Surrey -20 84 £25,000 +2.04% 9
East Midlands +11 79 £22,500 - 11
Cambridgeshire +29 78 £27,000 +8.00% 15
Hampshire +29 76 £24,000 -2.04% 5
Berkshire -2 71 £22,500 -10.00% 11
Yorkshire -33 65 £21,500 -4.44% 9
Cambridge +10 60 £27,000 +8.00% 13
Manchester +5 59 £21,500 +7.50% 13
Nottinghamshire +7 46 £25,000 +13.63% 5
Nottingham +7 44 £25,000 - 5
Bristol -10 38 £23,125 +7.55% 8
Scotland -7 33 £25,000 +2.04% 5
West Sussex +23 32 £26,500 +6.00% 4
Guildford +9 32 £25,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 29 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Cheshire +14 28 £25,000 +4.16% 4
West Yorkshire -47 28 £22,000 -4.34% 5
Buckinghamshire +14 27 £27,500 -3.50% 3
Birmingham +2 27 £25,000 +16.27% 8
Oxfordshire -7 26 £23,250 -7.00% 4
North East +15 25 £30,000 +50.00% 5
Dorset -9 25 £22,500 -10.00% 1

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1821 (59.57%) Degree
2 1079 (35.30%) C#
3 1068 (34.94%) Computer Science
4 977 (31.96%) .NET
5 886 (28.98%) SQL
6 767 (25.09%) HTML
7 707 (23.13%) Java
8 684 (22.37%) JavaScript
9 660 (21.59%) Finance
10 647 (21.16%) SQL Server
11 621 (20.31%) Software Engineering
12 595 (19.46%) Microsoft
13 587 (19.20%) CSS
14 582 (19.04%) ASP.NET
15 535 (17.50%) Windows
16 531 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
17 443 (14.49%) MVC
18 440 (14.39%) Mathematics
19 413 (13.51%) C++
20 387 (12.66%) MS Excel
21 362 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
22 347 (11.35%) OO
23 280 (9.16%) Linux
24 271 (8.86%) Oracle
25 265 (8.67%) jQuery
26 259 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
27 255 (8.34%) .NET Framework
28 254 (8.31%) Scrum
29 253 (8.28%) PHP
30 245 (8.01%) TDD

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.03%) Apache
3 55 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 40 (1.31%) IIS
5 36 (1.18%) Node.js
6 35 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 27 (0.88%) JBoss
8 24 (0.79%) SAS
9 18 (0.59%) CMS
10 16 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (0.49%) ArcGIS
12 14 (0.46%) Drupal
13 12 (0.39%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.33%) Umbraco
14 10 (0.33%) WordPress
15 7 (0.23%) MediaWiki
16 6 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.20%) Joomla!
16 6 (0.20%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 387 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 218 (7.13%) MS Office
3 37 (1.21%) Photoshop
3 37 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 12 (0.39%) MS Project
6 12 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.33%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.16%) SPSS
8 5 (0.16%) Mingle
9 4 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.065%) InDesign
10 2 (0.065%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.033%) Simulink
11 1 (0.033%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.033%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 23 (0.75%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.065%) HFM
6 2 (0.065%) Magento
6 2 (0.065%) SiteCatalyst
6 2 (0.065%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.033%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.033%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.033%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.033%) Summit
7 1 (0.033%) Kondor+
7 1 (0.033%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.18%) SaaS
2 25 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.49%) Office 365
5 12 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.20%) PaaS
7 5 (0.16%) Force.com
8 4 (0.13%) GitHub
8 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.098%) IaaS
9 3 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.065%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.033%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 124 (4.06%) Internet
2 48 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 42 (1.37%) VoIP
4 35 (1.14%) VPN
5 34 (1.11%) Broadband
6 32 (1.05%) DNS
7 30 (0.98%) Firewall
8 29 (0.95%) Wireless
9 28 (0.92%) HTTP
10 24 (0.79%) FTP
11 21 (0.69%) SMTP
12 20 (0.65%) POP3
12 20 (0.65%) LLU
13 19 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (0.46%) LAN
14 14 (0.46%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.43%) WAN
15 13 (0.43%) Gigabit Ethernet
16 12 (0.39%) Intranet
17 11 (0.36%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 647 (21.16%) SQL Server
2 191 (6.25%) MySQL
3 93 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 70 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 52 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 48 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 41 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (0.75%) NoSQL
14 21 (0.69%) MS Access
15 20 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 12 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
18 11 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
19 10 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 163 (5.33%) NUnit
2 153 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 148 (4.84%) Rhino Mocks
4 147 (4.81%) Moq
5 104 (3.40%) MSTest
6 59 (1.93%) Git (software)
7 42 (1.37%) Selenium
8 36 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (1.05%) Subversion
10 30 (0.98%) JUnit
11 27 (0.88%) Eclipse
12 18 (0.59%) Maven
13 12 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
13 12 (0.39%) Metasploit
14 10 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (0.29%) Ant
15 9 (0.29%) JIRA
15 9 (0.29%) FitNesse
15 9 (0.29%) Jenkins
16 8 (0.26%) Trac
General
1 660 (21.59%) Finance
2 216 (7.07%) Banking
3 137 (4.48%) Retail
3 137 (4.48%) Games
4 126 (4.12%) Marketing
5 104 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 77 (2.52%) Electronics
7 59 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 43 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 35 (1.14%) Billing
10 34 (1.11%) Back Office
11 30 (0.98%) Advertising
12 28 (0.92%) Publishing
13 26 (0.85%) Aerospace
14 25 (0.82%) Front Office
15 23 (0.75%) Legal
16 14 (0.46%) Automotive
17 13 (0.43%) Law
18 12 (0.39%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 977 (31.96%) .NET
2 767 (25.09%) HTML
3 587 (19.20%) CSS
4 582 (19.04%) ASP.NET
5 265 (8.67%) jQuery
6 259 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 255 (8.34%) .NET Framework
8 223 (7.29%) XML
9 203 (6.64%) WCF
10 174 (5.69%) WPF
11 170 (5.56%) HTML5
12 150 (4.91%) Web Services
13 141 (4.61%) WinForms
14 125 (4.09%) Ajax
15 100 (3.27%) Ninject
16 99 (3.24%) Castle Windsor
16 99 (3.24%) Spring.NET
16 99 (3.24%) Unity DI Container
17 96 (3.14%) CSS3
18 94 (3.07%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1068 (34.94%) Computer Science
2 440 (14.39%) Mathematics
3 362 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
4 150 (4.91%) Physics
5 99 (3.24%) Inversion of Control
6 97 (3.17%) Hedge funds
7 90 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 88 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
9 66 (2.16%) Mobile App
10 58 (1.90%) Statistics
11 52 (1.70%) Open Source
12 47 (1.54%) User Experience
13 44 (1.44%) Algorithms
14 41 (1.34%) Social Media
15 38 (1.24%) Client/Server
15 38 (1.24%) GIS
16 31 (1.01%) Tandem
17 26 (0.85%) Economics
18 22 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
19 21 (0.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 535 (17.50%) Windows
2 280 (9.16%) Linux
3 137 (4.48%) UNIX
4 79 (2.58%) Android
5 76 (2.49%) Windows 7
6 55 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 50 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 33 (1.08%) Windows 8
10 21 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.56%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.29%) Solaris
14 7 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.13%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.098%) HPUX
17 2 (0.065%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.033%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (20.31%) Software Engineering
2 531 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (14.49%) MVC
4 347 (11.35%) OO
5 254 (8.31%) Scrum
6 245 (8.01%) TDD
7 199 (6.51%) Web Application Development
8 169 (5.53%) Web Development
9 156 (5.10%) Kanban
10 138 (4.51%) Time Management
11 129 (4.22%) Project Management
12 113 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
13 110 (3.60%) OOP
14 103 (3.37%) Dependency Injection
15 99 (3.24%) OOD
16 96 (3.14%) Analytics
17 89 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
18 84 (2.75%) Mentoring
19 82 (2.68%) E-Commerce
20 80 (2.62%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1079 (35.30%) C#
2 886 (28.98%) SQL
3 707 (23.13%) Java
4 684 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 413 (13.51%) C++
6 253 (8.28%) PHP
7 229 (7.49%) VB.NET
8 191 (6.25%) C
9 172 (5.63%) Python
10 120 (3.93%) VB
11 108 (3.53%) Perl
12 107 (3.50%) T-SQL
13 62 (2.03%) VBA
14 44 (1.44%) Ruby
15 41 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 33 (1.08%) MATLAB
16 33 (1.08%) PowerShell
17 21 (0.69%) PHP5
17 21 (0.69%) Objective-C
18 15 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1821 (59.57%) Degree
2 79 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (2.06%) PhD
4 43 (1.41%) Security Cleared
5 40 (1.31%) MCP
6 39 (1.28%) CCNA
6 39 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (0.92%) MCSD
8 27 (0.88%) SC Cleared
9 26 (0.85%) MCAD
9 26 (0.85%) MCTS
10 19 (0.62%) MCSE
11 17 (0.56%) HND
12 15 (0.49%) ISEB
12 15 (0.49%) MCITP
13 14 (0.46%) MCSA
13 14 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (0.43%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.39%) MCDST
15 12 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.29%) QA
2 19 (0.62%) SLA
3 17 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.098%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.033%) JTAG
7 1 (0.033%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.033%) COBIT
7 1 (0.033%) HL7
7 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 125 (4.09%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.65%) VMware ESX
3 20 (0.65%) 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 (0.065%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.065%) XenApp
10 1 (0.033%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.033%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (0.39%) Nessus
2 10 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (0.33%) Data Guard
3 5 (0.16%) SCCM
4 3 (0.098%) SCOM
4 3 (0.098%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.098%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.098%) Unicenter
4 3 (0.098%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.098%) Control-M
4 3 (0.098%) Nagios
4 3 (0.098%) Ansible
5 2 (0.065%) WMI
6 1 (0.033%) OpenView
6 1 (0.033%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.033%) WSUS
6 1 (0.033%) Plesk
6 1 (0.033%) Puppet
6 1 (0.033%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.033%) cPanel
Vendors
1 595 (19.46%) Microsoft
2 271 (8.86%) Oracle
3 74 (2.42%) SAP
4 54 (1.77%) VMware
5 50 (1.64%) Cisco
6 46 (1.50%) Adobe
7 45 (1.47%) Google
8 31 (1.01%) BT
9 26 (0.85%) Citrix
10 25 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (0.62%) Nokia
12 15 (0.49%) HP
13 11 (0.36%) IBM
14 10 (0.33%) Apple
15 9 (0.29%) Sybase
15 9 (0.29%) Business Objects
15 9 (0.29%) Sony
15 9 (0.29%) ESRI
15 9 (0.29%) Yahoo!
16 8 (0.26%) McAfee
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £23,000 to £30,000
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £30,000
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
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Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits and Environment
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum plus bens, bonus etc
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
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Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Flexitime
Posted: 6 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + £1,250 Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £38,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
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The SmartList
Salary: £Negotiable DOE + pension and car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £16k - 18k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
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Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday