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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 204 192 189
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1558 1893 1938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.74% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.80% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1382 1626 1682
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 2016 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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -16 1493 £25,000 - 200
London -10 499 £27,500 - 52
South East -15 341 £25,000 +8.69% 44
East of England +37 219 £25,000 +8.69% 37
West Midlands -31 129 £22,500 -10.00% 10
North West +10 115 £25,000 +6.38% 19
Cambridgeshire +50 111 £27,500 +10.00% 17
Cambridge +36 106 £27,500 - 13
Hampshire +9 91 £25,000 +8.69% 9
South West -27 85 £26,000 +10.63% 16
Manchester +5 68 £25,000 +19.04% 13
Birmingham -2 68 £27,500 +27.90% 5
East Midlands -4 64 £24,000 -4.00% 5
Berkshire -19 61 £27,500 +22.22% 6
Surrey -1 53 £27,000 +14.89% 14
Hertfordshire +4 45 £23,500 -6.00% 10
City of London -23 45 £32,500 +14.03% 12
Yorkshire -6 39 £22,500 +2.27% 10
Scotland +13 33 £24,750 +10.00% 2
Cheshire +16 32 £25,000 - 2
Bristol -19 31 £24,000 -2.04% 7
West Sussex +14 30 £23,500 +2.17% 3
Suffolk +5 28 £22,000 +7.31% 5
Nottingham 0 26 £27,500 - 3
Nottinghamshire -4 26 £27,500 - 3
West Yorkshire -12 26 £22,500 - 6
Oxfordshire -2 25 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Kent +24 24 £28,000 +24.44% 4
Andover +16 23 £24,500 +6.52%
Wales -2 22 £21,500 +4.87% 2

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 1824 (57.54%) Degree
2 1307 (41.23%) Computer Science
3 1178 (37.16%) C#
4 1018 (32.11%) Java
5 953 (30.06%) .NET
6 763 (24.07%) SQL
7 681 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
8 654 (20.63%) Software Engineering
9 641 (20.22%) C++
10 633 (19.97%) JavaScript
11 592 (18.68%) HTML
12 568 (17.92%) Mathematics
13 555 (17.51%) Finance
14 517 (16.31%) ASP.NET
15 486 (15.33%) CSS
16 484 (15.27%) MVC
17 475 (14.98%) Microsoft
18 461 (14.54%) SQL Server
19 428 (13.50%) Windows
20 414 (13.06%) Python
21 381 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
22 363 (11.45%) Linux
23 362 (11.42%) TDD
24 311 (9.81%) ASP.NET MVC
24 311 (9.81%) OO
25 294 (9.27%) Physics
26 289 (9.12%) Web Development
27 273 (8.61%) Scrum
28 272 (8.58%) OOP
29 263 (8.30%) PHP

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 48 (1.51%) SharePoint
2 47 (1.48%) Apache
3 38 (1.20%) IIS
4 35 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 31 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 29 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (0.79%) CMS
8 24 (0.76%) JBoss
9 23 (0.73%) MS Exchange
10 14 (0.44%) WordPress
11 13 (0.41%) SAS
12 12 (0.38%) nginx
13 9 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.25%) Confluence
15 7 (0.22%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.16%) ColdFusion
16 5 (0.16%) Drupal
17 4 (0.13%) OpenROAD
17 4 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 237 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 115 (3.63%) MS Office
3 44 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.19%) MS Project
9 3 (0.095%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.063%) InDesign
10 2 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.063%) Stata
10 2 (0.063%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.032%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.032%) Blender
11 1 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.32%) Magento
3 8 (0.25%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 8 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.063%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.063%) FastStats
5 2 (0.063%) HFM
5 2 (0.063%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.063%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.032%) Optimost
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.032%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.032%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 68 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (1.10%) SaaS
5 14 (0.44%) GitHub
6 11 (0.35%) iTunes
7 8 (0.25%) Office 365
7 8 (0.25%) PaaS
8 7 (0.22%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.19%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.095%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.095%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.063%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.063%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.063%) Slack
12 1 (0.032%) AdWords
12 1 (0.032%) Google Play
12 1 (0.032%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.032%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.08%) Internet
2 46 (1.45%) Firewall
3 31 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.66%) DNS
5 19 (0.60%) HTTP
5 19 (0.60%) Network Security
6 17 (0.54%) Intranet
6 17 (0.54%) Wireless
7 13 (0.41%) DHCP
8 11 (0.35%) 3G
8 11 (0.35%) VoIP
8 11 (0.35%) WAN
9 10 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (0.32%) LAN
10 8 (0.25%) VPN
11 7 (0.22%) FTP
11 7 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.19%) 4G
12 6 (0.19%) Skype
13 5 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 461 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 188 (5.93%) MySQL
3 107 (3.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 99 (3.12%) Relational Database
5 72 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 70 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 39 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (1.17%) Big Data
9 31 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (0.95%) GIS
10 30 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 29 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (0.60%) RDBMS
14 19 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
15 17 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (0.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 159 (5.02%) Git (software)
2 134 (4.23%) NUnit
3 126 (3.97%) Moq
4 120 (3.79%) Rhino Mocks
5 106 (3.34%) Visual Studio
6 101 (3.19%) MSTest
7 51 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (1.45%) Subversion
9 44 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 41 (1.29%) JIRA
11 40 (1.26%) Eclipse
12 39 (1.23%) Selenium
13 33 (1.04%) Jenkins
14 28 (0.88%) JUnit
15 22 (0.69%) WebDriver
16 19 (0.60%) gulp
17 15 (0.47%) Selenium IDE
18 13 (0.41%) Bugzilla
18 13 (0.41%) Maven
19 12 (0.38%) Xcode
General
1 555 (17.51%) Finance
2 212 (6.69%) Banking
3 199 (6.28%) Games
4 141 (4.45%) Retail
5 128 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 102 (3.22%) Marketing
7 68 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 48 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 45 (1.42%) Electronics
10 43 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 29 (0.91%) Local Government
12 28 (0.88%) Music Industry
12 28 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 27 (0.85%) Front Office
14 20 (0.63%) Advertising
15 19 (0.60%) Automotive
16 18 (0.57%) Back Office
17 16 (0.50%) Publishing
18 15 (0.47%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.47%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 953 (30.06%) .NET
2 592 (18.68%) HTML
3 517 (16.31%) ASP.NET
4 486 (15.33%) CSS
5 311 (9.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 246 (7.76%) jQuery
7 234 (7.38%) .NET Framework
8 212 (6.69%) AngularJS
9 209 (6.59%) WCF
10 189 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 179 (5.65%) HTML5
12 171 (5.39%) XML
13 154 (4.86%) WPF
14 130 (4.10%) Node.js
15 126 (3.97%) Web Services
16 125 (3.94%) J2EE
17 120 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
18 109 (3.44%) WinForms
19 99 (3.12%) CSS3
20 95 (3.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1307 (41.23%) Computer Science
2 568 (17.92%) Mathematics
3 381 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
4 294 (9.27%) Physics
5 104 (3.28%) Algorithms
6 95 (3.00%) Inversion of Control
7 91 (2.87%) Mobile App
8 79 (2.49%) User Experience
9 64 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
10 62 (1.96%) Driving Licence
11 60 (1.89%) Hedge funds
12 53 (1.67%) Management Information System
13 50 (1.58%) Fintech
14 41 (1.29%) Data Centre
15 39 (1.23%) Client/Server
16 37 (1.17%) Statistics
17 31 (0.98%) Economics
18 26 (0.82%) Tandem
19 25 (0.79%) Data Structures
20 21 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 428 (13.50%) Windows
2 363 (11.45%) Linux
3 154 (4.86%) Unix
4 79 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 76 (2.40%) Android
6 74 (2.33%) Windows Server
7 32 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 25 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 24 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.50%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.44%) Debian
14 14 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
15 10 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.28%) VxWorks
17 8 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.25%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
2 654 (20.63%) Software Engineering
3 484 (15.27%) MVC
4 362 (11.42%) TDD
5 311 (9.81%) OO
6 289 (9.12%) Web Development
7 273 (8.61%) Scrum
8 272 (8.58%) OOP
9 199 (6.28%) SDLC
10 197 (6.21%) Kanban
11 194 (6.12%) Web Application Development
12 160 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
13 152 (4.79%) BDD
14 124 (3.91%) Project Management
15 122 (3.85%) Dependency Injection
16 84 (2.65%) Analytics
17 83 (2.62%) Business Intelligence
17 83 (2.62%) MVVM
18 79 (2.49%) Multithreading
19 74 (2.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1178 (37.16%) C#
2 1018 (32.11%) Java
3 763 (24.07%) SQL
4 641 (20.22%) C++
5 633 (19.97%) JavaScript
6 414 (13.06%) Python
7 263 (8.30%) PHP
8 228 (7.19%) C
9 135 (4.26%) Ruby
10 134 (4.23%) VB.NET
11 107 (3.38%) VB
12 72 (2.27%) Perl
13 57 (1.80%) T-SQL
14 49 (1.55%) Objective-C
15 46 (1.45%) VBA
16 39 (1.23%) PL/SQL
17 37 (1.17%) F#
18 35 (1.10%) Apple Swift
18 35 (1.10%) Bash Shell
19 28 (0.88%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1824 (57.54%) Degree
2 121 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 77 (2.43%) PhD
4 52 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 40 (1.26%) SC Cleared
7 37 (1.17%) ISTQB
8 29 (0.91%) MCP
9 27 (0.85%) MCSD
9 27 (0.85%) MCTS
10 26 (0.82%) MCAD
11 25 (0.79%) ISEB
12 22 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (0.60%) CCNA
14 14 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (0.25%) HND
16 6 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.19%) MCSE
17 5 (0.16%) ACCA
17 5 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.91%) QA
2 19 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.47%) SLA
4 13 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.22%) ISO22301
7 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.095%) COBIT
8 3 (0.095%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.095%) FATCA
8 3 (0.095%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.095%) Val IT
9 2 (0.063%) ISO13485
9 2 (0.063%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.063%) SDET
10 1 (0.032%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.032%) RMADS
10 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.41%) Docker
3 13 (0.41%) Firmware
4 12 (0.38%) Terminal Services
5 10 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (0.22%) XenApp
9 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.16%) vSphere
10 3 (0.095%) Squid
11 2 (0.063%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.063%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.063%) zsh
12 1 (0.032%) Postfix
12 1 (0.032%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.032%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (0.82%) Kibana
2 12 (0.38%) Puppet
3 11 (0.35%) Ansible
3 11 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.22%) Nessus
4 7 (0.22%) Nmap
5 5 (0.16%) OpenVAS
6 4 (0.13%) SCCM
7 3 (0.095%) EnCase
7 3 (0.095%) FTK
7 3 (0.095%) Nagios
8 2 (0.063%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.063%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.063%) Graphite
8 2 (0.063%) WSUS
9 1 (0.032%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.032%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.032%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.032%) Mesos
9 1 (0.032%) SCOM
Vendors
1 475 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 254 (8.01%) Oracle
3 58 (1.83%) VMware
4 53 (1.67%) IBM
5 48 (1.51%) SAP
6 47 (1.48%) Google
7 36 (1.14%) Cisco
8 28 (0.88%) BEA
9 27 (0.85%) HP
10 26 (0.82%) Red Hat
11 19 (0.60%) Facebook
12 18 (0.57%) Progress
13 16 (0.50%) Citrix
14 14 (0.44%) Adobe
15 12 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (0.35%) Zend
17 9 (0.28%) Sophos
18 8 (0.25%) Dell
18 8 (0.25%) Juniper
19 7 (0.22%) Apple
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive!
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Premier IT
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + pension, life assurance, bonus +
Posted: 1 hour ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum based on experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bright IT
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Parking, Will Pay for courses
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + on-site parking
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
HFG
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Fuse
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £22000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £16k - 18k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £25000 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 2 days ago