The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 196 189 168
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1807 1706 2029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.47% 1.51% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.59% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1544 1480 1810
Average salary £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-2.12% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115980 107065 119193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.69% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 94004 89146 102136
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -17 1648 £24,000 -3.99% 258
London -18 598 £26,000 -5.45% 79
South East -21 392 £24,000 - 46
City of London -16 164 £27,500 -3.50% 21
East of England -22 130 £25,000 - 25
Surrey -5 122 £24,750 +4.21% 17
North West -2 112 £21,500 - 24
South West -17 111 £21,500 -4.44% 34
Yorkshire -26 107 £22,500 - 13
West Midlands +4 103 £20,000 -18.36% 21
East Midlands -13 87 £22,250 -11.00% 13
Berkshire +24 85 £25,000 - 7
West Yorkshire +8 79 £23,000 +2.22% 7
Manchester -2 69 £20,250 -3.57% 17
Leeds +16 68 £22,750 +1.11% 6
Scotland +11 61 £25,000 +11.11% 4
Hampshire -3 60 £25,000 +5.26% 5
Cambridge +15 50 £25,000 -16.66% 13
Cambridgeshire -6 50 £25,000 -16.66% 15
Bristol -14 49 £21,000 - 14
Reading +18 45 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +2 45 £19,000 -24.00% 7
Oxfordshire -10 40 £25,000 -21.87% 4
Edinburgh -13 34 £24,500 +13.95% 1
Nottingham +2 32 £23,750 -5.00% 6
Guildford -18 32 £25,000 -6.54% 1
North Yorkshire -15 29 £21,500 +2.38% 5
Warwickshire +10 27 £19,750 -26.85% 1
Buckinghamshire -33 27 £23,500 -2.08% 4
Hertfordshire +14 26 £25,000 - 5

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1920 (57.45%) Degree
2 1236 (36.98%) Computer Science
3 1216 (36.39%) C#
4 1046 (31.30%) .NET
5 973 (29.11%) SQL
6 912 (27.29%) Java
7 748 (22.38%) Finance
8 729 (21.81%) HTML
9 671 (20.08%) JavaScript
10 641 (19.18%) Microsoft
11 640 (19.15%) SQL Server
12 617 (18.46%) ASP.NET
13 581 (17.38%) CSS
14 570 (17.06%) Software Engineering
15 533 (15.95%) C++
16 503 (15.05%) Mathematics
17 498 (14.90%) Windows
18 422 (12.63%) MS Excel
19 412 (12.33%) MVC
20 383 (11.46%) OO
21 341 (10.20%) Linux
22 331 (9.90%) Oracle
23 300 (8.98%) PHP
23 300 (8.98%) jQuery
24 293 (8.77%) .NET Framework
25 286 (8.56%) Physics
25 286 (8.56%) C
26 283 (8.47%) Scrum
27 270 (8.08%) TDD
28 240 (7.18%) ASP.NET MVC

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 85 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 69 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 48 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 44 (1.32%) SAS
5 41 (1.23%) Apache
6 38 (1.14%) IIS
7 37 (1.11%) CMS
8 27 (0.81%) Node.js
9 21 (0.63%) Drupal
10 17 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.36%) MediaWiki
12 10 (0.30%) WordPress
13 7 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.12%) Documentum
15 3 (0.090%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.090%) ColdFusion
15 3 (0.090%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.090%) Moodle
Applications
1 422 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 181 (5.42%) MS Office
3 57 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 37 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.42%) Fireworks
7 13 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 9 (0.27%) MS Project
9 8 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.24%) Doxygen
10 7 (0.21%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.21%) SPSS
11 6 (0.18%) FastStats
12 2 (0.060%) Simulink
12 2 (0.060%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.060%) CATIA
13 1 (0.030%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.030%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.030%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 10 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.15%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.12%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.12%) Magento
5 3 (0.090%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.090%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.030%) Siebel Analytics
7 1 (0.030%) AWD
7 1 (0.030%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 1 (0.030%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.030%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.26%) SaaS
2 14 (0.42%) Force.com
3 13 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.24%) GitHub
6 7 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.060%) PaaS
9 1 (0.030%) Office 365
9 1 (0.030%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (3.86%) Internet
2 53 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 32 (0.96%) HTTP
4 29 (0.87%) Firewall
5 22 (0.66%) Intranet
6 21 (0.63%) DNS
7 20 (0.60%) VoIP
8 18 (0.54%) Broadband
9 16 (0.48%) WAN
9 16 (0.48%) SNMP
9 16 (0.48%) Wireless
10 15 (0.45%) DHCP
11 14 (0.42%) VPN
12 12 (0.36%) FTP
13 11 (0.33%) SMS
14 9 (0.27%) LAN
15 8 (0.24%) Ethernet
16 7 (0.21%) MPLS
17 6 (0.18%) LTE
17 6 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 180 (5.39%) MySQL
3 105 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 96 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 91 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 79 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 57 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 49 (1.47%) Big Data
8 49 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 41 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (1.02%) MongoDB
11 28 (0.84%) Hadoop
11 28 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 21 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
14 17 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
15 15 (0.45%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 165 (4.94%) NUnit
2 158 (4.73%) Moq
3 152 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 118 (3.53%) MSTest
5 115 (3.44%) Visual Studio
6 79 (2.36%) JUnit
7 72 (2.15%) Git (software)
8 53 (1.59%) Subversion
9 52 (1.56%) Eclipse
10 50 (1.50%) Selenium
11 48 (1.44%) Maven
12 38 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (0.78%) Ant
14 25 (0.75%) TeamCity
15 20 (0.60%) FitNesse
15 20 (0.60%) PHPUnit
16 10 (0.30%) Hudson
16 10 (0.30%) JIRA
16 10 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
17 9 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 748 (22.38%) Finance
2 193 (5.77%) Games
3 168 (5.03%) Marketing
4 150 (4.49%) Banking
5 107 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 65 (1.94%) Retail
7 56 (1.68%) Electronics
8 54 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 52 (1.56%) Financial Institution
10 43 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 37 (1.11%) Advertising
12 35 (1.05%) Law
13 33 (0.99%) Front Office
14 32 (0.96%) Legal
15 23 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (0.48%) Multimedia
17 13 (0.39%) Billing
17 13 (0.39%) Publishing
18 12 (0.36%) Aerospace
19 11 (0.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1046 (31.30%) .NET
2 729 (21.81%) HTML
3 617 (18.46%) ASP.NET
4 581 (17.38%) CSS
5 300 (8.98%) jQuery
6 293 (8.77%) .NET Framework
7 240 (7.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 236 (7.06%) XML
9 198 (5.92%) WCF
10 185 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 183 (5.48%) HTML5
12 171 (5.12%) WPF
13 165 (4.94%) WinForms
14 160 (4.79%) J2EE
15 154 (4.61%) Web Services
16 130 (3.89%) Spring
17 122 (3.65%) CSS3
17 122 (3.65%) Razor View Engine
18 118 (3.53%) Unity DI Container
18 118 (3.53%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 1236 (36.98%) Computer Science
2 503 (15.05%) Mathematics
3 286 (8.56%) Physics
4 118 (3.53%) Inversion of Control
5 96 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
6 95 (2.84%) Hedge funds
7 90 (2.69%) Mobile App
8 81 (2.42%) Social Media
9 75 (2.24%) Management Information System
10 59 (1.77%) Open Source
11 56 (1.68%) Statistics
12 50 (1.50%) Client/Server
13 38 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 37 (1.11%) Derivative
15 35 (1.05%) BBC
16 28 (0.84%) Economics
17 26 (0.78%) Tandem
17 26 (0.78%) Fixed Income
18 24 (0.72%) Blog
18 24 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 498 (14.90%) Windows
2 341 (10.20%) Linux
3 151 (4.52%) UNIX
4 102 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (2.81%) Android
6 89 (2.66%) Windows 7
7 70 (2.09%) Apple iOS
8 52 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (1.14%) Windows XP
10 23 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
14 12 (0.36%) CentOS
15 9 (0.27%) SUSE
15 9 (0.27%) Solaris
16 7 (0.21%) Debian
17 6 (0.18%) AIX
18 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (17.06%) Software Engineering
2 412 (12.33%) MVC
3 383 (11.46%) OO
4 283 (8.47%) Scrum
5 270 (8.08%) TDD
6 226 (6.76%) OOP
7 220 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
8 206 (6.16%) Web Development
9 189 (5.66%) Web Application Development
10 178 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
11 170 (5.09%) Project Management
12 163 (4.88%) Kanban
13 121 (3.62%) Analytics
14 119 (3.56%) Dependency Injection
15 96 (2.87%) MVVM
16 90 (2.69%) Software Testing
17 82 (2.45%) OOD
17 82 (2.45%) Business Intelligence
18 81 (2.42%) E-Commerce
19 76 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1216 (36.39%) C#
2 973 (29.11%) SQL
3 912 (27.29%) Java
4 671 (20.08%) JavaScript
5 533 (15.95%) C++
6 300 (8.98%) PHP
7 286 (8.56%) C
8 230 (6.88%) VB.NET
9 197 (5.89%) Python
10 168 (5.03%) VB
11 135 (4.04%) Perl
12 99 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 81 (2.42%) PL/SQL
14 79 (2.36%) VBA
15 56 (1.68%) PowerShell
16 39 (1.17%) MATLAB
17 38 (1.14%) Scala
18 33 (0.99%) Ruby
18 33 (0.99%) ActionScript
19 32 (0.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1920 (57.45%) Degree
2 164 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 100 (2.99%) MCP
4 95 (2.84%) PhD
5 92 (2.75%) MCTS
6 88 (2.63%) MCSD
7 87 (2.60%) MCAD
8 57 (1.71%) Security Cleared
9 30 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (0.84%) CCNA
11 23 (0.69%) ISEB
12 20 (0.60%) SC Cleared
13 19 (0.57%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.39%) HND
14 13 (0.39%) MCSE
15 8 (0.24%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.21%) MCT
17 5 (0.15%) MCSA
17 5 (0.15%) RHCE
18 4 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (3.92%) QA
2 25 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 21 (0.63%) SLA
4 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.15%) HL7
6 2 (0.060%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.060%) TickIT
7 1 (0.030%) EMIR
7 1 (0.030%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 119 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 70 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (1.56%) VMware ESX
3 52 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
4 11 (0.33%) XenApp
5 9 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.21%) Terminal Server
7 6 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.090%) NFS
10 2 (0.060%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.030%) vSphere
11 1 (0.030%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.030%) IMail Server
11 1 (0.030%) XenServer
11 1 (0.030%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.030%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 20 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.090%) Puppet
3 3 (0.090%) Cryoserver
4 2 (0.060%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.030%) Ansible
5 1 (0.030%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.030%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.030%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.030%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.030%) MOM
5 1 (0.030%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.030%) Control-M
5 1 (0.030%) Nagios
5 1 (0.030%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 641 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 331 (9.90%) Oracle
3 98 (2.93%) VMware
4 76 (2.27%) SAP
5 53 (1.59%) Cisco
6 38 (1.14%) Google
7 30 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 29 (0.87%) Adobe
9 28 (0.84%) JBoss
10 26 (0.78%) Citrix
11 24 (0.72%) Business Objects
12 22 (0.66%) HP
13 20 (0.60%) Reuters
14 19 (0.57%) Panasonic
15 18 (0.54%) IBM
16 17 (0.51%) Zend
16 17 (0.51%) Capita
16 17 (0.51%) hybris
17 16 (0.48%) Facebook
17 16 (0.48%) SunGard
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Catalyst
Salary: £18,000 per annum plus achievable bonus of £6,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £15000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Venator Recruitment Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits & training!
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
The 100 Company
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (+ training)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum + training, parking
Posted: 8 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Mi5
Posted: 8 hours ago