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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 228 244 210
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1542 1393 1539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.33% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.38% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1282 1199 1310
Average salary £25,500 £24,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +16 1472 £26,000 +8.33% 258
London +74 520 £28,500 +3.63% 73
South East +9 394 £25,000 +2.04% 66
East of England -3 153 £25,000 +3.62% 39
Berkshire +15 105 £26,000 +8.33% 13
West Midlands +24 100 £25,000 +25.00% 9
South West 0 97 £25,000 +11.11% 19
Surrey +18 93 £25,000 - 11
North West -4 88 £24,500 +8.88% 29
City of London +41 66 £30,000 -4.76% 19
Manchester +23 54 £23,500 +14.63% 17
Yorkshire -33 53 £22,000 - 8
Bristol +23 52 £23,500 +6.81% 9
Buckinghamshire +8 47 £24,000 +2.12% 2
Bracknell +21 45 £26,000 -5.45% 3
Hertfordshire +17 42 £31,750 +32.29% 9
West Sussex +15 39 £26,500 - 9
East Midlands -20 39 £23,750 +7.95% 12
East Sussex +25 38 £25,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire -48 38 £28,000 +12.00% 20
Brighton +25 37 £25,000 - 3
Cambridge -30 36 £29,500 +13.46% 19
Suffolk +16 35 £20,500 -8.88% 1
Hampshire -32 34 £25,000 +4.16% 10
Ipswich +10 33 £20,500 -8.88% 1
Crawley +25 31 £26,500 - 3
Cheshire +20 31 £25,000 - 6
Reading +6 31 £26,500 +10.41% 6
Staffordshire +15 29 £24,000 +20.00% 1
Essex +3 29 £24,000 - 6

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1907 (58.60%) Degree
2 1271 (39.06%) Computer Science
3 1099 (33.77%) C#
4 1027 (31.56%) Java
5 993 (30.52%) SQL
6 943 (28.98%) .NET
7 742 (22.80%) JavaScript
8 739 (22.71%) Finance
9 716 (22.00%) HTML
10 665 (20.44%) Software Engineering
11 660 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
12 592 (18.19%) SQL Server
13 588 (18.07%) CSS
14 586 (18.01%) ASP.NET
15 559 (17.18%) C++
16 550 (16.90%) Windows
17 547 (16.81%) Microsoft
18 468 (14.38%) MVC
19 419 (12.88%) Mathematics
20 355 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
21 330 (10.14%) Oracle
21 330 (10.14%) OO
22 312 (9.59%) TDD
23 310 (9.53%) Linux
24 306 (9.40%) MS Excel
25 294 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
26 290 (8.91%) jQuery
27 275 (8.45%) Python
28 267 (8.21%) PHP
29 233 (7.16%) OOP

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 72 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 71 (2.18%) Node.js
3 55 (1.69%) Apache
4 51 (1.57%) IIS
5 47 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 31 (0.95%) JBoss
7 24 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 23 (0.71%) WebLogic
9 22 (0.68%) SAS
10 21 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 19 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (0.46%) CMS
12 15 (0.46%) nginx
12 15 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.22%) Jetty
15 6 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
16 5 (0.15%) Drupal
16 5 (0.15%) WordPress
17 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 306 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 169 (5.19%) MS Office
3 46 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 41 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.22%) MS Project
8 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.061%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.061%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.061%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.031%) CATIA
11 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.031%) Maple
11 1 (0.031%) Maya
11 1 (0.031%) MODO
11 1 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 23 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
3 8 (0.25%) Magento
3 8 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.22%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 7 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.061%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.031%) Bond Adapt
9 1 (0.031%) HFM
9 1 (0.031%) Maximo
9 1 (0.031%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.031%) Staffware
9 1 (0.031%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.81%) SaaS
2 39 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 36 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (0.61%) IaaS
6 19 (0.58%) Office 365
7 15 (0.46%) PaaS
8 14 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.37%) GitHub
10 5 (0.15%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.15%) Heroku
11 4 (0.12%) AdWords
11 4 (0.12%) Bluemix
12 3 (0.092%) Joyent
13 2 (0.061%) Firebase
13 2 (0.061%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.061%) Oracle CX
14 1 (0.031%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.031%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 133 (4.09%) Internet
2 75 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 72 (2.21%) Broadband
4 50 (1.54%) Intranet
5 46 (1.41%) HTTP
6 45 (1.38%) DNS
7 34 (1.04%) Firewall
8 33 (1.01%) LAN
9 32 (0.98%) WAN
10 31 (0.95%) Network Security
11 28 (0.86%) VPN
12 23 (0.71%) VoIP
13 20 (0.61%) FTP
14 16 (0.49%) SMTP
14 16 (0.49%) Wireshark
15 14 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (0.43%) Ethernet
15 14 (0.43%) LLU
15 14 (0.43%) POP3
16 12 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 592 (18.19%) SQL Server
2 169 (5.19%) MySQL
3 91 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 88 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 87 (2.67%) NoSQL
6 77 (2.37%) Oracle Database
7 70 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 54 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 49 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 43 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (1.14%) Big Data
12 30 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
13 28 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (0.80%) RDBMS
15 24 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
16 23 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
17 21 (0.65%) GIS
18 19 (0.58%) Hadoop
19 18 (0.55%) DB2
20 13 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 142 (4.36%) NUnit
2 125 (3.84%) Git (software)
2 125 (3.84%) Moq
3 120 (3.69%) Rhino Mocks
4 94 (2.89%) Visual Studio
5 85 (2.61%) MSTest
6 66 (2.03%) Eclipse
7 59 (1.81%) Selenium
8 43 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 42 (1.29%) JIRA
10 41 (1.26%) JUnit
10 41 (1.26%) Subversion
11 18 (0.55%) TeamCity
12 17 (0.52%) Maven
13 14 (0.43%) FitNesse
13 14 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 13 (0.40%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.40%) WebDriver
15 12 (0.37%) Jenkins
16 11 (0.34%) The Grinder
General
1 739 (22.71%) Finance
2 213 (6.55%) Banking
3 145 (4.46%) Games
4 131 (4.03%) Marketing
5 125 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 96 (2.95%) Electronics
7 79 (2.43%) Retail
8 64 (1.97%) Investment Banking
9 57 (1.75%) Front Office
10 42 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 34 (1.04%) Local Government
12 33 (1.01%) Aerospace
13 29 (0.89%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.86%) Back Office
15 27 (0.83%) Automotive
16 20 (0.61%) Law
17 19 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.52%) German Language
19 16 (0.49%) Legal
20 14 (0.43%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 943 (28.98%) .NET
2 716 (22.00%) HTML
3 588 (18.07%) CSS
4 586 (18.01%) ASP.NET
5 294 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 290 (8.91%) jQuery
7 228 (7.01%) XML
8 225 (6.91%) .NET Framework
9 195 (5.99%) HTML5
10 186 (5.72%) WCF
11 173 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 156 (4.79%) AngularJS
13 154 (4.73%) WPF
14 146 (4.49%) Web Services
15 125 (3.84%) Spring
16 122 (3.75%) WinForms
17 115 (3.53%) J2EE
18 94 (2.89%) Hibernate
19 93 (2.86%) CSS3
20 91 (2.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1271 (39.06%) Computer Science
2 419 (12.88%) Mathematics
3 355 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
4 168 (5.16%) Physics
5 93 (2.86%) Inversion of Control
6 88 (2.70%) User Experience
7 85 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 83 (2.55%) Mobile App
9 67 (2.06%) Hedge funds
10 60 (1.84%) Algorithms
11 57 (1.75%) Management Information System
12 52 (1.60%) Driving Licence
13 43 (1.32%) Social Media
14 42 (1.29%) Client/Server
15 40 (1.23%) Data Structures
16 36 (1.11%) Equities
16 36 (1.11%) Tandem
17 30 (0.92%) Data Centre
17 30 (0.92%) Economics
18 28 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 550 (16.90%) Windows
2 310 (9.53%) Linux
3 164 (5.04%) Unix
4 145 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 114 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 106 (3.26%) Android
7 58 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 43 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (0.80%) Windows 8
11 25 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 18 (0.55%) Solaris
14 16 (0.49%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.43%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (0.34%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.31%) VxWorks
18 10 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
19 9 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (20.44%) Software Engineering
2 660 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
3 468 (14.38%) MVC
4 330 (10.14%) OO
5 312 (9.59%) TDD
6 233 (7.16%) OOP
7 231 (7.10%) Scrum
8 208 (6.39%) SDLC
9 206 (6.33%) Web Application Development
10 180 (5.53%) Web Development
11 151 (4.64%) Project Management
12 147 (4.52%) BDD
13 135 (4.15%) Kanban
14 132 (4.06%) Analytics
15 130 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
16 119 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
17 108 (3.32%) Mentoring
18 93 (2.86%) Open Source
19 85 (2.61%) Time Management
20 84 (2.58%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1099 (33.77%) C#
2 1027 (31.56%) Java
3 993 (30.52%) SQL
4 742 (22.80%) JavaScript
5 559 (17.18%) C++
6 275 (8.45%) Python
7 267 (8.21%) PHP
8 220 (6.76%) C
9 155 (4.76%) VB.NET
10 125 (3.84%) VB
11 117 (3.60%) T-SQL
12 108 (3.32%) Ruby
13 86 (2.64%) PL/SQL
14 60 (1.84%) Perl
15 50 (1.54%) Objective-C
16 40 (1.23%) VBA
17 32 (0.98%) Scala
18 31 (0.95%) MATLAB
19 26 (0.80%) VB6
20 25 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 1907 (58.60%) Degree
2 89 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 88 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (1.60%) PhD
5 42 (1.29%) MCSD
6 40 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (1.20%) CCNA
8 32 (0.98%) SC Cleared
9 28 (0.86%) MCP
9 28 (0.86%) MCSE
10 27 (0.83%) MCAD
10 27 (0.83%) MCTS
11 25 (0.77%) CFA
12 22 (0.68%) HND
13 21 (0.65%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (0.43%) CISSP
16 12 (0.37%) CISM
16 12 (0.37%) HNC
16 12 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (3.53%) QA
2 23 (0.71%) SLA
3 19 (0.58%) AIFMD
4 18 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.31%) MiFID
6 8 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.061%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.061%) SDET
9 2 (0.061%) TickIT
10 1 (0.031%) FATCA
10 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 108 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.11%) Firmware
3 29 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.43%) Docker
5 12 (0.37%) NFS
6 7 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.18%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.15%) Squid
9 4 (0.12%) Cygwin
9 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.031%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.031%) iptables
10 1 (0.031%) LXC
10 1 (0.031%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.031%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.031%) vSphere
10 1 (0.031%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (0.40%) Nessus
1 13 (0.40%) Nmap
2 9 (0.28%) Backup Exec
2 9 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (0.18%) Puppet
3 6 (0.18%) SCCM
4 4 (0.12%) DameWare
4 4 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.12%) WSUS
5 2 (0.061%) SCOM
6 1 (0.031%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.031%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.031%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.031%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.031%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.031%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.031%) SELinux
6 1 (0.031%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.031%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 547 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 330 (10.14%) Oracle
3 62 (1.91%) BT
4 60 (1.84%) Cisco
5 56 (1.72%) SAP
6 48 (1.48%) Sybase
7 46 (1.41%) Google
8 38 (1.17%) VMware
9 26 (0.80%) Citrix
9 26 (0.80%) Facebook
9 26 (0.80%) Northgate
10 23 (0.71%) Adobe
10 23 (0.71%) Cognos
10 23 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (0.71%) Xamarin
11 21 (0.65%) IBM
12 20 (0.61%) HP
13 19 (0.58%) Bloomberg
14 16 (0.49%) BEA
14 16 (0.49%) Sophos
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Uncapped Commission
Posted: Yesterday
London
Prosper Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum Plus Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 23 days holidays + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Flexi work, Excellent Train
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Competitive Base + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + 50k OTE 1st Year
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £23,000 to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + £50k OTE in Yr 1
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive Graduate Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Hampton, Middlesex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: Yesterday
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday