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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 156 157 147
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 2081 1870 2261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.80% 1.71% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.82% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1798 1619 2074
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014 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 20 August 2014. 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 +2 1920 £24,000 - 277
London +9 624 £27,500 +3.77% 103
South East -30 455 £24,000 +1.05% 36
East of England -5 165 £23,250 +3.33% 38
South West +12 154 £22,500 - 17
North West +23 147 £21,500 - 40
City of London -13 139 £30,000 +9.09% 45
Yorkshire +14 127 £22,500 +4.65% 17
East Midlands +32 124 £22,500 - 14
Surrey -3 118 £24,000 -4.00% 6
Berkshire -5 110 £24,000 +2.12% 13
West Midlands -9 91 £22,500 - 11
Manchester +26 81 £20,500 -4.65% 24
Cambridgeshire 0 74 £25,000 -5.66% 23
Hampshire -36 72 £24,500 +8.88% 3
Cambridge +1 70 £25,402 -5.91% 17
West Yorkshire -3 70 £22,000 +2.32% 8
Leeds +7 61 £22,500 +9.09% 3
Nottinghamshire +28 60 £21,750 -13.00% 3
Nottingham +17 52 £21,000 -16.00% 3
Wales +28 51 £21,250 -11.45% 3
Oxfordshire -17 51 £22,500 -8.16% 4
Cheshire +8 49 £23,000 +6.97% 9
Bristol +5 47 £20,000 -16.66% 7
South Wales +29 46 £20,500 +17.14% 2
Scotland -14 41 £21,500 -8.51% 5
North Yorkshire +12 40 £22,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -21 36 £25,000 - 5
Oxford -2 33 £25,000 -5.66% 2
Hertfordshire -8 33 £23,000 +2.22% 6

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2367 (59.95%) Degree
2 1526 (38.65%) C#
3 1472 (37.28%) Computer Science
4 1290 (32.67%) .NET
5 1084 (27.46%) SQL
6 1076 (27.25%) Java
7 929 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 885 (22.42%) HTML
9 784 (19.86%) Finance
10 744 (18.84%) SQL Server
11 733 (18.57%) ASP.NET
12 726 (18.39%) Software Engineering
13 687 (17.40%) C++
14 677 (17.15%) CSS
15 616 (15.60%) Microsoft
16 565 (14.31%) Mathematics
17 534 (13.53%) Windows
18 479 (12.13%) OO
19 472 (11.96%) MVC
20 411 (10.41%) MS Excel
21 376 (9.52%) Linux
22 343 (8.69%) jQuery
22 343 (8.69%) Oracle
23 310 (7.85%) TDD
24 307 (7.78%) Physics
24 307 (7.78%) PHP
25 299 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
26 298 (7.55%) .NET Framework
27 295 (7.47%) VB.NET
28 286 (7.24%) XML

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 76 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 60 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 49 (1.24%) SAS
4 44 (1.11%) IIS
4 44 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 43 (1.09%) Apache
6 37 (0.94%) Node.js
7 34 (0.86%) CMS
8 30 (0.76%) Drupal
9 17 (0.43%) WordPress
10 14 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.28%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.18%) Confluence
17 6 (0.15%) Apache Pig
18 5 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 411 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 223 (5.65%) MS Office
3 47 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.35%) SPSS
7 11 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.15%) Simulink
9 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.15%) Solid Edge
10 5 (0.13%) Stata
11 4 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 4 (0.10%) MS Project
11 4 (0.10%) MicroStation
12 3 (0.076%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.076%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.025%) Maya
13 1 (0.025%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.30%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.13%) Magento
6 3 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.076%) Maximo
6 3 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.051%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.051%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.025%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.025%) Siebel Analytics
8 1 (0.025%) AWD
8 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.025%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.025%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.025%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 49 (1.24%) SaaS
2 26 (0.66%) GitHub
3 20 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (0.30%) Force.com
7 3 (0.076%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.025%) ElastiCache
8 1 (0.025%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.025%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.025%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.025%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (4.13%) Internet
2 65 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 32 (0.81%) HTTP
4 29 (0.73%) DNS
5 27 (0.68%) VoIP
6 25 (0.63%) Intranet
6 25 (0.63%) Firewall
7 21 (0.53%) WAN
7 21 (0.53%) LAN
8 20 (0.51%) DHCP
9 17 (0.43%) Ethernet
10 14 (0.35%) Broadband
10 14 (0.35%) Wireless
11 11 (0.28%) VPN
12 8 (0.20%) SAN
12 8 (0.20%) Network Security
13 7 (0.18%) LTE
13 7 (0.18%) SMS
14 5 (0.13%) LDAP
14 5 (0.13%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 744 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 169 (4.28%) MySQL
3 138 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 99 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 94 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (1.72%) Big Data
6 68 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 59 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 57 (1.44%) MongoDB
9 47 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 43 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 39 (0.99%) Oracle Database
12 38 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 33 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
15 17 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
17 11 (0.28%) MS Access
18 10 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 150 (3.80%) NUnit
2 142 (3.60%) Rhino Mocks
2 142 (3.60%) Moq
3 114 (2.89%) Visual Studio
4 102 (2.58%) JUnit
4 102 (2.58%) MSTest
5 82 (2.08%) Eclipse
6 74 (1.87%) Git (software)
7 73 (1.85%) Maven
8 55 (1.39%) Subversion
9 43 (1.09%) Selenium
10 36 (0.91%) Ant
11 28 (0.71%) Hudson
12 22 (0.56%) Xcode
12 22 (0.56%) JIRA
13 20 (0.51%) FitNesse
13 20 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (0.48%) JDeveloper
14 19 (0.48%) Jenkins
15 18 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 784 (19.86%) Finance
2 219 (5.55%) Games
3 167 (4.23%) Marketing
4 166 (4.20%) Banking
5 115 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 76 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 73 (1.85%) Electronics
8 67 (1.70%) Retail
9 59 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 42 (1.06%) Advertising
11 39 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 33 (0.84%) Law
13 30 (0.76%) Front Office
14 25 (0.63%) Publishing
15 23 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.56%) Back Office
16 22 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 21 (0.53%) Military
18 19 (0.48%) Legal
19 15 (0.38%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1290 (32.67%) .NET
2 885 (22.42%) HTML
3 733 (18.57%) ASP.NET
4 677 (17.15%) CSS
5 343 (8.69%) jQuery
6 298 (7.55%) .NET Framework
7 286 (7.24%) XML
8 226 (5.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 188 (4.76%) HTML5
10 186 (4.71%) J2EE
11 185 (4.69%) WCF
12 175 (4.43%) WPF
13 166 (4.20%) WinForms
14 163 (4.13%) Web Services
15 153 (3.88%) Spring
16 133 (3.37%) Ajax
17 128 (3.24%) Hibernate
18 113 (2.86%) CSS3
19 103 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 102 (2.58%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 1472 (37.28%) Computer Science
2 565 (14.31%) Mathematics
3 307 (7.78%) Physics
4 125 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 102 (2.58%) Inversion of Control
6 90 (2.28%) Statistics
7 86 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
8 63 (1.60%) Hedge funds
8 63 (1.60%) Open Source
9 48 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 47 (1.19%) Social Media
11 44 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 38 (0.96%) Derivative
13 37 (0.94%) Chemistry
14 36 (0.91%) Economics
15 34 (0.86%) BBC
16 32 (0.81%) Blog
17 26 (0.66%) Tandem
18 25 (0.63%) Life Science
19 24 (0.61%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 534 (13.53%) Windows
2 376 (9.52%) Linux
3 180 (4.56%) UNIX
4 93 (2.36%) Android
5 71 (1.80%) Windows 7
6 64 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (1.44%) Apple iOS
8 31 (0.79%) Windows XP
9 29 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.48%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.28%) Debian
12 11 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.20%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.15%) Solaris
17 5 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 726 (18.39%) Software Engineering
2 479 (12.13%) OO
3 472 (11.96%) MVC
4 310 (7.85%) TDD
5 299 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
6 282 (7.14%) Scrum
7 221 (5.60%) OOP
8 198 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
9 195 (4.94%) Web Development
10 187 (4.74%) Web Application Development
11 144 (3.65%) Kanban
12 132 (3.34%) Unit Testing
13 125 (3.17%) Project Management
13 125 (3.17%) Analytics
14 117 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
15 105 (2.66%) Dependency Injection
16 102 (2.58%) OOD
17 101 (2.56%) MVVM
18 94 (2.38%) Time Management
19 93 (2.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1526 (38.65%) C#
2 1084 (27.46%) SQL
3 1076 (27.25%) Java
4 929 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 687 (17.40%) C++
6 307 (7.78%) PHP
7 295 (7.47%) VB.NET
8 278 (7.04%) C
9 225 (5.70%) Python
10 161 (4.08%) T-SQL
11 150 (3.80%) VB
12 130 (3.29%) Perl
13 85 (2.15%) VBA
14 57 (1.44%) PL/SQL
14 57 (1.44%) PowerShell
15 55 (1.39%) MATLAB
16 53 (1.34%) Ruby
17 49 (1.24%) Scala
18 48 (1.22%) Objective-C
19 26 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2367 (59.95%) Degree
2 131 (3.32%) PhD
3 122 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (2.05%) Security Cleared
5 72 (1.82%) MCP
6 57 (1.44%) MCSD
7 56 (1.42%) MCTS
8 52 (1.32%) MCAD
9 48 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (1.01%) CCNA
11 38 (0.96%) SC Cleared
12 21 (0.53%) MCSE
13 20 (0.51%) HND
14 19 (0.48%) ISEB
15 15 (0.38%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.18%) CEH
17 6 (0.15%) DV Cleared
17 6 (0.15%) Sun Certification
18 5 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
19 4 (0.10%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (4.84%) QA
2 35 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.33%) SLA
4 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.10%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.10%) HL7
7 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.076%) TickIT
8 3 (0.076%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.051%) COBIT
10 1 (0.025%) DICOM
System Software
1 78 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 45 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.84%) VMware ESX
4 31 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (0.18%) XenApp
6 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.13%) vSphere
6 5 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.13%) Squid
6 5 (0.13%) NFS
7 3 (0.076%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.051%) Snort
8 2 (0.051%) Nmap
8 2 (0.051%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.051%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.025%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.025%) IMail Server
Systems Management
1 30 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.13%) Puppet
3 4 (0.10%) Cryoserver
3 4 (0.10%) SCCM
4 3 (0.076%) Nagios
4 3 (0.076%) Opsview
5 2 (0.051%) Nessus
5 2 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.051%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.025%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.025%) Cacti
6 1 (0.025%) WSUS
6 1 (0.025%) MOM
6 1 (0.025%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.025%) Control-M
6 1 (0.025%) Icinga
Vendors
1 616 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 343 (8.69%) Oracle
3 69 (1.75%) SAP
4 66 (1.67%) VMware
5 48 (1.22%) Cisco
6 37 (0.94%) Google
7 33 (0.84%) IBM
8 29 (0.73%) JBoss
8 29 (0.73%) Red Hat
9 27 (0.68%) Adobe
9 27 (0.68%) Panasonic
10 26 (0.66%) Business Objects
10 26 (0.66%) Citrix
11 18 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.43%) Zend
13 16 (0.41%) Cognos
13 16 (0.41%) HP
14 14 (0.35%) Twitter
15 13 (0.33%) Remedy
16 10 (0.25%) SunGard
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £25 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Kyna Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £18000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - Competitive Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 24k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Bonus, excellent trainings
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 9 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago