The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 207 202 185
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1612 1869 2072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.69% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.75% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1460 1658 1786
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%

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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Graduate in the job title.

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 30 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 1546 £25,500 +2.00% 236
London -62 479 £27,500 - 55
South East +61 422 £25,000 - 56
East of England +12 171 £25,000 - 34
North West +41 127 £25,000 - 34
Surrey +58 102 £28,000 +7.69% 11
West Midlands -43 99 £24,500 -2.00% 14
South West -12 92 £26,000 +10.63% 14
Yorkshire +13 84 £22,750 +1.11% 13
Manchester +24 81 £24,000 -4.00% 21
Hampshire +8 78 £24,500 +2.08% 13
Cambridgeshire +22 68 £27,500 - 21
East Midlands -9 65 £23,000 -6.12% 17
Cambridge +25 57 £27,500 - 17
Berkshire -3 57 £25,000 - 11
City of London -10 55 £30,000 +9.09% 16
Oxfordshire +4 48 £26,500 -3.63% 6
West Yorkshire +25 43 £25,000 +13.63% 7
West Sussex +2 42 £25,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +19 38 £25,000 +8.69% 4
Birmingham -12 38 £25,000 -5.66% 8
Cheshire +48 35 £25,000 - 8
Suffolk -4 35 £23,500 +4.44% 1
Nottinghamshire 0 34 £26,500 +6.00% 6
Scotland -3 33 £26,500 +6.00% 4
East Sussex +26 31 £24,000 +20.00% 5
Nottingham +2 31 £27,500 +10.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +37 30 £25,000 +11.11%
Bristol -7 30 £26,000 +8.33% 8
Milton Keynes +46 29 £25,000 -

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 1921 (59.53%) Degree
2 1310 (40.59%) Computer Science
3 1108 (34.34%) C#
4 1056 (32.72%) Java
5 893 (27.67%) .NET
6 848 (26.28%) SQL
7 711 (22.03%) Finance
8 692 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
9 665 (20.61%) Software Engineering
10 664 (20.58%) JavaScript
11 647 (20.05%) C++
12 617 (19.12%) HTML
13 517 (16.02%) Windows
14 506 (15.68%) Microsoft
15 486 (15.06%) CSS
16 485 (15.03%) ASP.NET
17 473 (14.66%) Mathematics
18 453 (14.04%) MVC
19 451 (13.98%) SQL Server
20 440 (13.63%) Analytical Skills
21 368 (11.40%) Linux
22 355 (11.00%) Python
23 342 (10.60%) TDD
24 322 (9.98%) Oracle
25 299 (9.27%) OO
26 281 (8.71%) Web Development
27 273 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC
28 271 (8.40%) PHP
29 257 (7.96%) Scrum
30 246 (7.62%) .NET Framework

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 88 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.33%) IIS
3 34 (1.05%) Apache
4 28 (0.87%) JBoss
5 22 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 21 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 18 (0.56%) SAS
7 18 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 16 (0.50%) CMS
8 16 (0.50%) nginx
9 9 (0.28%) Confluence
9 9 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.25%) ColdFusion
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.15%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 244 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 121 (3.75%) MS Office
3 36 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (0.99%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.19%) Maple
7 4 (0.12%) MS Project
8 3 (0.093%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.062%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.062%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.062%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.062%) SPSS
9 2 (0.062%) Stata
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.031%) Blender
10 1 (0.031%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 17 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.34%) Magento
4 10 (0.31%) Eagle PACE
5 8 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.22%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 5 (0.15%) SAP CS
7 5 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.15%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.062%) FastStats
9 2 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.062%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.031%) Optimost
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.031%) ProductWriter
10 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.031%) SunGard APT
10 1 (0.031%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 63 (1.95%) SaaS
2 59 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.40%) Office 365
6 10 (0.31%) Heroku
7 8 (0.25%) Bluemix
8 7 (0.22%) GitHub
9 6 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.093%) AdWords
10 3 (0.093%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.062%) iTunes
11 2 (0.062%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.031%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.031%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.031%) Google Play
12 1 (0.031%) IaaS
12 1 (0.031%) PaaS
12 1 (0.031%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.51%) Internet
2 42 (1.30%) Intranet
3 41 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.90%) Network Security
5 28 (0.87%) Broadband
6 27 (0.84%) Firewall
7 26 (0.81%) DNS
8 22 (0.68%) HTTP
9 12 (0.37%) WAN
9 12 (0.37%) Wireless
10 11 (0.34%) LAN
11 8 (0.25%) VPN
12 7 (0.22%) DHCP
12 7 (0.22%) FTP
13 6 (0.19%) VoIP
13 6 (0.19%) Wireshark
14 5 (0.15%) NGN
14 5 (0.15%) RS-232
14 5 (0.15%) RS-422
15 4 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 202 (6.26%) MySQL
3 102 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 100 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 82 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 58 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 53 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 51 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 43 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 39 (1.21%) GIS
12 33 (1.02%) Big Data
12 33 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 24 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (0.65%) RDBMS
17 17 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
17 17 (0.53%) Hadoop
17 17 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 154 (4.77%) Git (software)
2 136 (4.21%) NUnit
3 123 (3.81%) Moq
4 114 (3.53%) Rhino Mocks
5 98 (3.04%) MSTest
6 92 (2.85%) Visual Studio
7 50 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 49 (1.52%) Subversion
9 43 (1.33%) Eclipse
10 39 (1.21%) Selenium
11 33 (1.02%) JIRA
12 31 (0.96%) TeamCity
13 30 (0.93%) JUnit
14 26 (0.81%) Jenkins
15 19 (0.59%) Maven
16 13 (0.40%) gulp
17 12 (0.37%) Ant
17 12 (0.37%) WebDriver
17 12 (0.37%) Xcode
18 9 (0.28%) Bugzilla
General
1 711 (22.03%) Finance
2 196 (6.07%) Banking
3 174 (5.39%) Games
4 166 (5.14%) Retail
5 102 (3.16%) Marketing
6 101 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 90 (2.79%) Local Government
8 65 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 60 (1.86%) Manufacturing
10 59 (1.83%) Electronics
11 52 (1.61%) Front Office
12 34 (1.05%) Back Office
12 34 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 29 (0.90%) Aerospace
14 24 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (0.65%) Automotive
16 19 (0.59%) Legal
17 18 (0.56%) Law
18 13 (0.40%) Billing
19 12 (0.37%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 893 (27.67%) .NET
2 617 (19.12%) HTML
3 486 (15.06%) CSS
4 485 (15.03%) ASP.NET
5 273 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 246 (7.62%) .NET Framework
7 240 (7.44%) jQuery
8 212 (6.57%) XML
9 187 (5.79%) WCF
10 184 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 184 (5.70%) HTML5
11 178 (5.52%) AngularJS
12 160 (4.96%) WPF
13 132 (4.09%) Node.js
14 127 (3.94%) J2EE
15 121 (3.75%) Web Services
16 117 (3.63%) WinForms
17 113 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
18 103 (3.19%) CSS3
19 93 (2.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1310 (40.59%) Computer Science
2 473 (14.66%) Mathematics
3 440 (13.63%) Analytical Skills
4 234 (7.25%) Physics
5 91 (2.82%) Inversion of Control
6 89 (2.76%) Mobile App
7 86 (2.67%) User Experience
8 84 (2.60%) Algorithms
9 77 (2.39%) Management Information System
10 68 (2.11%) Hedge funds
11 63 (1.95%) Driving Licence
12 62 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
13 51 (1.58%) Statistics
14 43 (1.33%) Fintech
15 36 (1.12%) Economics
16 33 (1.02%) Data Structures
17 32 (0.99%) Client/Server
18 30 (0.93%) Artificial Intelligence
18 30 (0.93%) Tandem
19 26 (0.81%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 517 (16.02%) Windows
2 368 (11.40%) Linux
3 152 (4.71%) Unix
4 149 (4.62%) Apple iOS
5 125 (3.87%) Android
6 122 (3.78%) Windows Server
7 59 (1.83%) Windows 7
8 45 (1.39%) Windows 8
8 45 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
11 21 (0.65%) Windows XP
12 18 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.50%) Debian
14 15 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.37%) CentOS
16 11 (0.34%) Solaris
17 10 (0.31%) AIX
17 10 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
2 665 (20.61%) Software Engineering
3 453 (14.04%) MVC
4 342 (10.60%) TDD
5 299 (9.27%) OO
6 281 (8.71%) Web Development
7 257 (7.96%) Scrum
8 243 (7.53%) OOP
9 220 (6.82%) SDLC
10 192 (5.95%) Project Management
11 185 (5.73%) Web Application Development
12 167 (5.18%) Kanban
13 145 (4.49%) BDD
14 123 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
15 111 (3.44%) Mentoring
16 107 (3.32%) Business Analysis
17 104 (3.22%) Dependency Injection
18 92 (2.85%) Analytics
19 90 (2.79%) CRM
19 90 (2.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1108 (34.34%) C#
2 1056 (32.72%) Java
3 848 (26.28%) SQL
4 664 (20.58%) JavaScript
5 647 (20.05%) C++
6 355 (11.00%) Python
7 271 (8.40%) PHP
8 244 (7.56%) C
9 160 (4.96%) VB.NET
10 142 (4.40%) Ruby
11 122 (3.78%) VB
12 86 (2.67%) PL/SQL
13 76 (2.36%) Perl
14 74 (2.29%) T-SQL
15 67 (2.08%) Objective-C
16 61 (1.89%) VBA
17 37 (1.15%) MATLAB
18 30 (0.93%) R
19 28 (0.87%) PowerShell
20 26 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1921 (59.53%) Degree
2 115 (3.56%) Security Cleared
3 66 (2.05%) PhD
4 55 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 34 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 31 (0.96%) HND
7 31 (0.96%) MCSD
8 25 (0.77%) MCAD
8 25 (0.77%) MCP
8 25 (0.77%) MCTS
9 21 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (0.62%) CCNA
11 19 (0.59%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.43%) CISSP
13 13 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (0.34%) Postgraduate
15 10 (0.31%) CFA
15 10 (0.31%) CISMP
16 9 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.06%) QA
2 25 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.50%) ISO 14001
3 16 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 16 (0.50%) ISO22301
4 15 (0.46%) SLA
5 9 (0.28%) AIFMD
6 8 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.12%) MiFID
8 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.093%) FATCA
10 2 (0.062%) COBIT
10 2 (0.062%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.062%) Val IT
11 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.031%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.031%) TickIT
11 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 111 (3.44%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.50%) Firmware
4 14 (0.43%) VMware ESX
5 12 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (0.31%) Docker
7 9 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.15%) vSphere
9 4 (0.12%) Cygwin
9 4 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.12%) vCloud
10 2 (0.062%) NFS
10 2 (0.062%) Squid
10 2 (0.062%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.062%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.062%) zsh
11 1 (0.031%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.031%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.031%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (0.50%) Kibana
2 8 (0.25%) Nessus
2 8 (0.25%) Nmap
2 8 (0.25%) Puppet
2 8 (0.25%) SCCM
3 7 (0.22%) Ansible
4 6 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.19%) SCOM
5 5 (0.15%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.12%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.062%) EnCase
7 2 (0.062%) FTK
8 1 (0.031%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.031%) Marathon
8 1 (0.031%) Mesos
8 1 (0.031%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 506 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 322 (9.98%) Oracle
3 49 (1.52%) VMware
4 41 (1.27%) Google
5 37 (1.15%) SAP
6 34 (1.05%) IBM
7 31 (0.96%) Cisco
8 24 (0.74%) BT
9 23 (0.71%) Facebook
10 22 (0.68%) Northgate
11 21 (0.65%) Progress
12 18 (0.56%) Citrix
12 18 (0.56%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.50%) Zend
14 15 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (0.43%) HP
16 13 (0.40%) BEA
16 13 (0.40%) Sophos
16 13 (0.40%) Xamarin
17 12 (0.37%) Sybase
Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus great package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nortech Management Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 Basic, £50,000 OTE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Lots of Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Folkestone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bonus, training, pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £16,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £21000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + bonus+ benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Private Medical + More
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday