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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 202 190 185
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1630 1809 1681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.54% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.63% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1420 1572 1420
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 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 1534 £25,000 +4.16% 289
London +6 570 £26,750 +2.88% 85
South East -25 303 £25,000 +4.16% 58
East of England +34 174 £25,000 - 40
West Midlands -13 116 £25,000 +19.04% 15
South West -23 113 £22,500 +2.27% 19
City of London -8 103 £28,500 +3.63% 19
North West -16 97 £25,000 +11.11% 33
East Midlands +5 79 £24,500 +11.36% 19
Yorkshire -4 77 £22,500 - 17
Hampshire +5 72 £23,750 -5.00% 14
Surrey +9 71 £26,375 +7.65% 10
Manchester +9 65 £24,500 +13.95% 13
Berkshire -27 53 £23,000 +1.09% 7
Bristol +2 48 £24,250 +18.29% 5
West Sussex +30 47 £25,000 +6.38% 7
Cambridgeshire +2 46 £27,250 +9.00% 21
Birmingham +11 42 £25,000 +12.35% 2
Nottinghamshire -1 42 £26,000 +30.00% 7
Nottingham -6 40 £26,000 +18.18% 7
Suffolk +30 37 £22,500 -10.00% 3
Essex +28 37 £24,000 +14.28% 2
Ipswich +11 37 £22,500 -18.18% 3
Cambridge +6 35 £27,500 +10.00% 13
North Yorkshire +20 31 £25,500 +18.60% 6
Scotland -3 31 £25,000 - 11
York +16 27 £25,500 +18.60% 5
Hertfordshire +4 26 £23,500 -6.00% 10
Cheshire -5 26 £25,000 - 11
Reading -16 26 £22,500 - 5

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1803 (58.67%) Degree
2 1106 (35.99%) C#
3 1097 (35.70%) Computer Science
4 993 (32.31%) .NET
5 920 (29.94%) SQL
6 761 (24.76%) HTML
7 753 (24.50%) Finance
8 718 (23.36%) Java
9 695 (22.62%) SQL Server
10 673 (21.90%) JavaScript
11 621 (20.21%) Microsoft
12 619 (20.14%) Software Engineering
13 614 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
14 567 (18.45%) ASP.NET
15 547 (17.80%) CSS
16 535 (17.41%) Windows
17 487 (15.85%) MVC
17 487 (15.85%) Mathematics
18 429 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
19 424 (13.80%) C++
20 413 (13.44%) MS Excel
21 350 (11.39%) OO
22 305 (9.93%) TDD
23 304 (9.89%) Oracle
24 292 (9.50%) ASP.NET MVC
25 287 (9.34%) jQuery
26 283 (9.21%) Linux
27 276 (8.98%) Scrum
28 258 (8.40%) .NET Framework
29 242 (7.88%) PHP

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 71 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 61 (1.99%) Apache
3 49 (1.59%) Node.js
4 48 (1.56%) IIS
5 47 (1.53%) Tomcat
6 43 (1.40%) SAS
7 42 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 24 (0.78%) JBoss
9 17 (0.55%) CMS
10 15 (0.49%) Apache Solr
11 13 (0.42%) ArcGIS
12 10 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.23%) WordPress
14 6 (0.20%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.16%) Drupal
15 5 (0.16%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.13%) Joomla!
16 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 413 (13.44%) MS Excel
2 229 (7.45%) MS Office
3 50 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (1.07%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.49%) MS Project
7 11 (0.36%) Fireworks
7 11 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.20%) InDesign
9 6 (0.20%) SPSS
10 5 (0.16%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.098%) Mingle
11 3 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.033%) Simulink
12 1 (0.033%) Stata
12 1 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.033%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 8 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.16%) Changepoint
4 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.065%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.065%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.065%) HFM
6 2 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.065%) Odoo
6 2 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.065%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.75%) SaaS
3 22 (0.72%) Google Analytics
4 17 (0.55%) Office 365
5 14 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (0.26%) GitHub
8 5 (0.16%) PaaS
9 4 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.098%) IaaS
10 3 (0.098%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.065%) Boomi
12 1 (0.033%) Heroku
12 1 (0.033%) SmartFocus
12 1 (0.033%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 129 (4.20%) Internet
2 48 (1.56%) Broadband
3 42 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 39 (1.27%) VoIP
5 38 (1.24%) HTTP
6 33 (1.07%) DNS
7 31 (1.01%) VPN
8 30 (0.98%) Firewall
9 21 (0.68%) POP3
9 21 (0.68%) SMTP
9 21 (0.68%) LLU
10 20 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (0.65%) FTP
11 16 (0.52%) Wireless
12 13 (0.42%) LDAP
12 13 (0.42%) Network Security
13 12 (0.39%) DSL
13 12 (0.39%) Ethernet
14 10 (0.33%) Kerberos
15 9 (0.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (22.62%) SQL Server
2 185 (6.02%) MySQL
3 83 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 74 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (1.66%) Oracle Database
6 45 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 42 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (1.17%) RDBMS
11 33 (1.07%) NoSQL
12 32 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
14 23 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (0.68%) Big Data
16 20 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
18 17 (0.55%) MongoDB
19 15 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
19 15 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 173 (5.63%) NUnit
2 166 (5.40%) Rhino Mocks
3 165 (5.37%) Moq
4 150 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 114 (3.71%) MSTest
6 72 (2.34%) Git (software)
7 44 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (1.37%) Selenium
9 29 (0.94%) Subversion
10 26 (0.85%) JUnit
10 26 (0.85%) Eclipse
11 15 (0.49%) Maven
11 15 (0.49%) FitNesse
12 12 (0.39%) Jenkins
13 10 (0.33%) Mercurial
13 10 (0.33%) JIRA
13 10 (0.33%) Ant
14 9 (0.29%) Bugzilla
15 8 (0.26%) PEAR
15 8 (0.26%) PHPUnit
General
1 753 (24.50%) Finance
2 233 (7.58%) Banking
3 162 (5.27%) Games
4 145 (4.72%) Marketing
5 135 (4.39%) Retail
6 103 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 74 (2.41%) Electronics
8 59 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 43 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 35 (1.14%) Publishing
11 35 (1.14%) Back Office
12 30 (0.98%) Billing
13 27 (0.88%) Advertising
14 24 (0.78%) Legal
15 21 (0.68%) Aerospace
16 19 (0.62%) Front Office
17 15 (0.49%) Automotive
17 15 (0.49%) Law
17 15 (0.49%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 993 (32.31%) .NET
2 761 (24.76%) HTML
3 567 (18.45%) ASP.NET
4 547 (17.80%) CSS
5 292 (9.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 287 (9.34%) jQuery
7 258 (8.40%) .NET Framework
8 230 (7.48%) XML
9 195 (6.35%) WCF
10 166 (5.40%) HTML5
11 164 (5.34%) WPF
12 144 (4.69%) Web Services
13 136 (4.43%) WinForms
14 115 (3.74%) Ajax
15 112 (3.64%) Ninject
16 111 (3.61%) Castle Windsor
16 111 (3.61%) Unity DI Container
16 111 (3.61%) Spring.NET
17 102 (3.32%) Spring
18 95 (3.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1097 (35.70%) Computer Science
2 487 (15.85%) Mathematics
3 429 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (6.05%) Physics
5 111 (3.61%) Inversion of Control
6 110 (3.58%) Hedge funds
7 100 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 95 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
9 71 (2.31%) Mobile App
10 69 (2.25%) Statistics
11 49 (1.59%) Algorithms
12 45 (1.46%) Social Media
13 43 (1.40%) Open Source
13 43 (1.40%) Client/Server
14 41 (1.33%) GIS
15 33 (1.07%) User Experience
16 30 (0.98%) Tandem
16 30 (0.98%) Economics
17 23 (0.75%) Online Games
17 23 (0.75%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 535 (17.41%) Windows
2 283 (9.21%) Linux
3 140 (4.56%) UNIX
4 71 (2.31%) Android
5 68 (2.21%) Windows 7
6 56 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 44 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (1.11%) Windows XP
9 24 (0.78%) Windows 8
10 17 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 16 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.46%) Solaris
13 9 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.16%) CentOS
17 2 (0.065%) HPUX
18 1 (0.033%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (20.14%) Software Engineering
2 614 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (15.85%) MVC
4 350 (11.39%) OO
5 305 (9.93%) TDD
6 276 (8.98%) Scrum
7 225 (7.32%) Web Application Development
8 180 (5.86%) Kanban
9 166 (5.40%) Project Management
10 148 (4.82%) Web Development
11 144 (4.69%) Time Management
12 125 (4.07%) OOP
13 122 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
14 119 (3.87%) BDD
15 113 (3.68%) Dependency Injection
15 113 (3.68%) OOD
16 100 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
17 92 (2.99%) Mentoring
18 89 (2.90%) MVVM
19 87 (2.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1106 (35.99%) C#
2 920 (29.94%) SQL
3 718 (23.36%) Java
4 673 (21.90%) JavaScript
5 424 (13.80%) C++
6 242 (7.88%) PHP
7 221 (7.19%) C
8 208 (6.77%) VB.NET
9 179 (5.82%) Python
10 138 (4.49%) VB
11 101 (3.29%) Perl
12 98 (3.19%) T-SQL
13 59 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 53 (1.72%) Ruby
15 38 (1.24%) VBA
16 32 (1.04%) MATLAB
16 32 (1.04%) PowerShell
17 22 (0.72%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.55%) VB6
19 16 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1803 (58.67%) Degree
2 91 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (2.02%) PhD
4 48 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 40 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (1.30%) CCNA
6 39 (1.27%) MCP
7 31 (1.01%) SC Cleared
8 30 (0.98%) MCSD
9 26 (0.85%) MCTS
9 26 (0.85%) MCAD
10 25 (0.81%) ISTQB
11 19 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (0.55%) ISEB
13 16 (0.52%) MCSE
14 15 (0.49%) HND
15 12 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
16 11 (0.36%) MCITP
17 10 (0.33%) CIMA
17 10 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.72%) QA
2 18 (0.59%) SLA
3 10 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.098%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.033%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.033%) COBIT
7 1 (0.033%) HL7
System Software
1 119 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.62%) VMware ESX
3 19 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
4 18 (0.59%) Firmware
5 10 (0.33%) NFS
6 9 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.20%) vSphere
9 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.098%) XenApp
11 2 (0.065%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.033%) KVM
12 1 (0.033%) Docker
12 1 (0.033%) LXC
12 1 (0.033%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.033%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (0.29%) Data Guard
3 6 (0.20%) Nessus
4 5 (0.16%) Nagios
4 5 (0.16%) SCCM
5 3 (0.098%) Ansible
5 3 (0.098%) Puppet
5 3 (0.098%) Control-M
5 3 (0.098%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.098%) Unicenter
5 3 (0.098%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.098%) SCOM
5 3 (0.098%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.065%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.065%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.065%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.033%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.033%) cPanel
7 1 (0.033%) OpenView
7 1 (0.033%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 621 (20.21%) Microsoft
2 304 (9.89%) Oracle
3 71 (2.31%) SAP
4 49 (1.59%) VMware
5 46 (1.50%) Cisco
6 37 (1.20%) Google
7 35 (1.14%) Adobe
8 33 (1.07%) BT
9 25 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (0.72%) Citrix
11 20 (0.65%) Nokia
12 16 (0.52%) Capita
13 14 (0.46%) Business Objects
14 10 (0.33%) Apple
14 10 (0.33%) Sybase
15 9 (0.29%) IBM
15 9 (0.29%) HP
15 9 (0.29%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.29%) ESRI
15 9 (0.29%) Yahoo!
Bangor, Gwynedd
Supertemps
Salary: £20k - 22k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Excellent Training
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum + Commission + Incentives
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + training, benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £17500 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits + training!
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Laptop and Mobile
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 13 hours ago