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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 223 225 211
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1585 1637 1775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.47% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.53% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1404 1530
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +4 1499 £25,250 +1.00% 263
London -20 499 £28,500 +3.63% 61
South East +53 390 £25,000 - 60
East of England -4 153 £26,000 +4.00% 36
West Midlands -8 121 £24,000 - 15
North West +17 101 £25,000 - 33
South West -23 95 £24,500 +8.88% 23
Surrey +12 90 £25,500 -2.39% 16
Yorkshire +33 82 £23,500 +4.44% 21
Berkshire +15 66 £26,000 +15.55% 8
East Midlands -10 64 £23,000 -8.00% 9
Cambridgeshire -15 55 £27,500 +1.85% 23
Manchester 0 54 £25,000 +4.16% 19
Hampshire -4 54 £24,500 +2.08% 10
Hertfordshire +34 52 £31,000 +31.91% 9
Kent +33 52 £25,000 +11.11% 5
City of London -5 51 £30,000 - 14
Cambridge +9 48 £27,500 +1.85% 22
Bristol -2 45 £26,000 +4.52% 14
Nottinghamshire +8 44 £25,000 -3.84% 4
Scotland +3 44 £25,000 -3.84% 7
Cheshire +44 41 £25,000 - 5
West Sussex -12 41 £22,500 -10.00% 4
Nottingham +9 40 £25,000 -3.84% 4
Birmingham -17 38 £25,000 - 7
Tunbridge Wells - 33 £25,000 - 1
East Sussex +41 32 £24,000 -7.69% 4
Edinburgh +23 32 £25,000 -7.40% 4
Bracknell +16 32 £26,000 -0.95% 2
Guildford +4 31 £26,500 - 1

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1911 (61.49%) Degree
2 1274 (40.99%) Computer Science
3 1026 (33.01%) C#
4 993 (31.95%) Java
5 905 (29.12%) SQL
6 844 (27.16%) .NET
7 785 (25.26%) Finance
8 635 (20.43%) JavaScript
8 635 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
9 630 (20.27%) Software Engineering
10 606 (19.50%) C++
11 573 (18.44%) HTML
12 531 (17.08%) Windows
13 513 (16.51%) Microsoft
14 480 (15.44%) ASP.NET
15 473 (15.22%) SQL Server
16 447 (14.38%) CSS
17 423 (13.61%) MVC
18 409 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
19 406 (13.06%) Mathematics
20 354 (11.39%) Linux
21 341 (10.97%) Oracle
22 294 (9.46%) Python
23 283 (9.11%) OO
24 262 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
25 260 (8.37%) TDD
26 258 (8.30%) Web Development
27 239 (7.69%) PHP
28 238 (7.66%) MS Excel
29 232 (7.46%) C

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 99 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 91 (2.93%) Node.js
3 43 (1.38%) Apache
4 39 (1.25%) IIS
5 28 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 23 (0.74%) JBoss
7 21 (0.68%) MS Exchange
8 20 (0.64%) SAS
9 18 (0.58%) nginx
10 17 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.26%) ColdFusion
13 8 (0.26%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.16%) Jetty
15 5 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 238 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 122 (3.93%) MS Office
3 36 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.03%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.19%) Maple
6 6 (0.19%) MS Project
7 3 (0.097%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.064%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.064%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.064%) Mathcad
8 2 (0.064%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.032%) Blender
9 1 (0.032%) Maya
9 1 (0.032%) MODO
9 1 (0.032%) SPSS
9 1 (0.032%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
3 13 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.32%) Magento
5 8 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.16%) SAP CS
7 5 (0.16%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.097%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 3 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.064%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.032%) Bond Adapt
10 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.032%) FastStats
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.032%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.032%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 62 (1.99%) SaaS
2 42 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.58%) Office 365
5 10 (0.32%) Heroku
6 9 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.26%) Bluemix
8 7 (0.23%) IaaS
9 5 (0.16%) PaaS
10 4 (0.13%) AdWords
10 4 (0.13%) GitHub
11 2 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.064%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.19%) Internet
2 60 (1.93%) TCP/IP
3 44 (1.42%) Intranet
4 42 (1.35%) HTTP
5 39 (1.25%) Broadband
6 31 (1.00%) DNS
7 20 (0.64%) Network Security
8 19 (0.61%) FTP
9 17 (0.55%) Firewall
10 14 (0.45%) WAN
11 13 (0.42%) LAN
12 10 (0.32%) Kerberos
12 10 (0.32%) LDAP
12 10 (0.32%) Wireless
13 9 (0.29%) RS-232
13 9 (0.29%) RS-422
14 8 (0.26%) VPN
15 7 (0.23%) Ethernet
16 6 (0.19%) DHCP
16 6 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 473 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 163 (5.24%) MySQL
3 92 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 87 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 83 (2.67%) NoSQL
6 80 (2.57%) Oracle Database
7 63 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 56 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 35 (1.13%) Big Data
12 33 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (0.93%) GIS
14 28 (0.90%) MongoDB
15 24 (0.77%) RDBMS
16 23 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (0.68%) Hadoop
17 21 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
17 21 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
18 17 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 134 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 126 (4.05%) NUnit
3 115 (3.70%) Moq
4 106 (3.41%) Rhino Mocks
5 88 (2.83%) MSTest
6 86 (2.77%) Visual Studio
7 59 (1.90%) Eclipse
8 40 (1.29%) Subversion
9 37 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 36 (1.16%) Selenium
11 35 (1.13%) JUnit
12 29 (0.93%) JIRA
13 19 (0.61%) TeamCity
14 18 (0.58%) Maven
15 15 (0.48%) Ant
16 12 (0.39%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.26%) TestNG
18 7 (0.23%) Jenkins
18 7 (0.23%) QUnit
19 6 (0.19%) Mercurial
General
1 785 (25.26%) Finance
2 199 (6.40%) Banking
3 147 (4.73%) Games
4 132 (4.25%) Retail
5 100 (3.22%) Marketing
6 98 (3.15%) Local Government
7 91 (2.93%) Telecoms
8 76 (2.45%) Front Office
9 70 (2.25%) Investment Banking
10 67 (2.16%) Electronics
11 56 (1.80%) Manufacturing
12 41 (1.32%) Back Office
13 34 (1.09%) Aerospace
13 34 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.77%) Automotive
15 20 (0.64%) Law
15 20 (0.64%) Legal
16 16 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.45%) Multimedia
18 11 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 844 (27.16%) .NET
2 573 (18.44%) HTML
3 480 (15.44%) ASP.NET
4 447 (14.38%) CSS
5 262 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 219 (7.05%) .NET Framework
7 213 (6.85%) jQuery
8 210 (6.76%) XML
9 175 (5.63%) HTML5
10 167 (5.37%) WCF
11 166 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 151 (4.86%) AngularJS
13 150 (4.83%) WPF
14 129 (4.15%) Web Services
15 113 (3.64%) WinForms
16 110 (3.54%) J2EE
16 110 (3.54%) Spring
17 97 (3.12%) ASP.NET Web API
18 95 (3.06%) CSS3
19 81 (2.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1274 (40.99%) Computer Science
2 409 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 406 (13.06%) Mathematics
4 204 (6.56%) Physics
5 91 (2.93%) Inversion of Control
6 86 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 86 (2.77%) Mobile App
7 82 (2.64%) Hedge funds
8 79 (2.54%) User Experience
9 72 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
10 70 (2.25%) Algorithms
11 62 (1.99%) Driving Licence
12 47 (1.51%) Statistics
13 43 (1.38%) Economics
14 41 (1.32%) Social Media
15 39 (1.25%) Equities
16 34 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 34 (1.09%) Tandem
17 32 (1.03%) Data Structures
18 28 (0.90%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 531 (17.08%) Windows
2 354 (11.39%) Linux
3 169 (5.44%) Unix
4 156 (5.02%) Windows Server
5 143 (4.60%) Apple iOS
6 135 (4.34%) Android
7 78 (2.51%) Windows 7
8 58 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (1.67%) Windows 8
10 46 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
12 21 (0.68%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.35%) Debian
15 11 (0.35%) Windows 10
16 10 (0.32%) AIX
16 10 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (20.27%) Software Engineering
3 423 (13.61%) MVC
4 283 (9.11%) OO
5 260 (8.37%) TDD
6 258 (8.30%) Web Development
7 230 (7.40%) SDLC
8 220 (7.08%) OOP
9 208 (6.69%) Scrum
10 194 (6.24%) Project Management
11 180 (5.79%) Web Application Development
12 132 (4.25%) BDD
13 125 (4.02%) Kanban
14 121 (3.89%) Analytics
15 119 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
16 108 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
17 103 (3.31%) Business Analysis
18 102 (3.28%) Mentoring
19 92 (2.96%) CRM
20 85 (2.73%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1026 (33.01%) C#
2 993 (31.95%) Java
3 905 (29.12%) SQL
4 635 (20.43%) JavaScript
5 606 (19.50%) C++
6 294 (9.46%) Python
7 239 (7.69%) PHP
8 232 (7.46%) C
9 152 (4.89%) VB.NET
10 123 (3.96%) VB
11 113 (3.64%) Ruby
12 106 (3.41%) PL/SQL
13 82 (2.64%) T-SQL
14 75 (2.41%) Perl
15 57 (1.83%) Objective-C
16 50 (1.61%) VBA
17 46 (1.48%) MATLAB
18 36 (1.16%) R
19 30 (0.97%) PowerShell
20 27 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1911 (61.49%) Degree
2 100 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 69 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (1.83%) PhD
5 39 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 33 (1.06%) HND
6 33 (1.06%) MCSD
7 25 (0.80%) MCAD
7 25 (0.80%) MCP
7 25 (0.80%) MCTS
8 24 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 23 (0.74%) CFA
9 23 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (0.71%) CCNA
11 19 (0.61%) Postgraduate
12 14 (0.45%) CISSP
13 13 (0.42%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.39%) CISMP
15 11 (0.35%) CISM
16 10 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (3.80%) QA
2 22 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (0.64%) AIFMD
4 17 (0.55%) SLA
5 16 (0.51%) ISO 14001
5 16 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.51%) ISO22301
6 9 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.29%) MiFID
7 7 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.097%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.097%) TickIT
9 2 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.032%) FATCA
10 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 136 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.71%) Firmware
4 11 (0.35%) NFS
5 10 (0.32%) Docker
5 10 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.29%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.16%) Cygwin
8 5 (0.16%) Squid
8 5 (0.16%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.16%) vSphere
9 4 (0.13%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.13%) vCloud
10 2 (0.064%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.032%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.032%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 11 (0.35%) Backup Exec
2 9 (0.29%) SCCM
3 7 (0.23%) Kibana
4 6 (0.19%) Nessus
4 6 (0.19%) Nmap
4 6 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.19%) Puppet
4 6 (0.19%) SCOM
5 5 (0.16%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.097%) Ansible
8 2 (0.064%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.032%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.032%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.032%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.032%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.032%) WSUS
Vendors
1 513 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 341 (10.97%) Oracle
3 47 (1.51%) VMware
4 38 (1.22%) Sybase
5 37 (1.19%) Google
6 34 (1.09%) SAP
7 33 (1.06%) BT
8 32 (1.03%) Northgate
9 30 (0.97%) Cisco
10 28 (0.90%) Citrix
11 27 (0.87%) Facebook
12 25 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (0.77%) IBM
14 20 (0.64%) Xamarin
15 19 (0.61%) Sophos
16 17 (0.55%) Vermilion
17 15 (0.48%) Bloomberg
18 13 (0.42%) Progress
18 13 (0.42%) Red Hat
18 13 (0.42%) RedGate
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits & discounts
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum + excellent benefits + 25 days hol
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + 50k OTE 1st Year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £21000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum Plus Great Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coalville, Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + pension + private medical
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + flexible and home working
Posted: 11 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 per annum + Amazing benefits package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago