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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 210 211 205
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1551 1669 1836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.56% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.62% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1410 1458 1598
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 1467 £25,000 - 269
London -37 477 £28,000 +1.81% 76
South East +48 378 £25,000 - 60
East of England -1 139 £25,000 - 37
North West +30 125 £25,000 - 32
West Midlands -19 106 £24,000 -2.04% 10
Surrey +35 98 £26,513 +0.04% 14
South West -14 93 £24,000 +6.66% 17
Yorkshire +12 85 £23,500 +4.44% 24
Manchester +5 67 £25,000 - 17
East Midlands -2 67 £23,500 -2.08% 11
Cambridgeshire +16 61 £27,500 - 21
Hampshire -3 60 £24,500 +3.15% 12
Scotland +24 52 £25,000 - 6
City of London +10 52 £30,000 +5.26% 18
Cambridge +18 50 £27,500 - 18
Berkshire +13 50 £26,000 +13.04% 7
Birmingham -3 48 £24,500 -2.00% 4
Cheshire +44 44 £25,000 - 10
Nottingham +7 43 £25,000 -3.84% 5
Nottinghamshire -2 43 £25,000 -1.96% 5
West Sussex -5 42 £22,500 -10.00% 6
Kent +38 41 £25,000 +11.11% 9
Edinburgh +32 40 £25,000 -1.96% 2
Bristol -5 36 £26,000 +7.21% 5
Hertfordshire +33 35 £27,392 +16.55% 4
West Yorkshire +22 34 £26,500 +17.77% 13
Oxfordshire +5 33 £26,500 +6.00% 7
East Sussex +41 30 £24,000 -4.00% 1
Brighton +41 28 £24,000 -4.00% 1

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1893 (60.93%) Degree
2 1266 (40.75%) Computer Science
3 1023 (32.93%) C#
4 997 (32.09%) Java
5 855 (27.52%) SQL
6 842 (27.10%) .NET
7 744 (23.95%) Finance
8 655 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
9 637 (20.50%) JavaScript
10 630 (20.28%) Software Engineering
11 606 (19.50%) C++
12 578 (18.60%) HTML
13 520 (16.74%) Windows
14 519 (16.70%) Microsoft
15 481 (15.48%) ASP.NET
16 452 (14.55%) CSS
17 448 (14.42%) SQL Server
18 440 (14.16%) MVC
19 415 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
20 401 (12.91%) Mathematics
21 360 (11.59%) Linux
22 323 (10.40%) Oracle
23 306 (9.85%) Python
24 281 (9.04%) TDD
25 277 (8.92%) OO
26 269 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
27 261 (8.40%) Web Development
28 255 (8.21%) PHP
29 239 (7.69%) MS Excel
30 238 (7.66%) SDLC

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
1 106 (3.41%) Node.js
2 98 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 40 (1.29%) Apache
3 40 (1.29%) IIS
4 25 (0.80%) Tomcat
5 24 (0.77%) JBoss
6 21 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 21 (0.68%) SAS
7 18 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (0.58%) nginx
8 17 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.29%) CMS
11 8 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.26%) ColdFusion
11 8 (0.26%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.16%) Confluence
14 4 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 239 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 121 (3.89%) MS Office
3 36 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.00%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.19%) Maple
7 3 (0.097%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.097%) MS Project
7 3 (0.097%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.064%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.064%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.064%) SPSS
8 2 (0.064%) Stata
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.032%) Blender
9 1 (0.032%) Maya
9 1 (0.032%) MODO
9 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
3 14 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.35%) Magento
5 8 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.16%) SAP CS
6 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.16%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.097%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 3 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.064%) FastStats
8 2 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.064%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.032%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.032%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.032%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.06%) SaaS
2 50 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.58%) Office 365
6 10 (0.32%) Heroku
7 8 (0.26%) Bluemix
8 6 (0.19%) GitHub
8 6 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.16%) IaaS
10 3 (0.097%) PaaS
11 2 (0.064%) AdWords
11 2 (0.064%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.064%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.032%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.032%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.032%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.93%) Internet
2 49 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 41 (1.32%) Intranet
4 33 (1.06%) Broadband
5 31 (1.00%) HTTP
6 29 (0.93%) DNS
7 22 (0.71%) Network Security
8 20 (0.64%) Firewall
9 15 (0.48%) FTP
10 13 (0.42%) WAN
11 12 (0.39%) LAN
12 10 (0.32%) Wireless
13 9 (0.29%) RS-232
14 8 (0.26%) RS-422
14 8 (0.26%) VPN
15 7 (0.23%) Kerberos
15 7 (0.23%) LDAP
16 5 (0.16%) DHCP
16 5 (0.16%) Ethernet
16 5 (0.16%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 183 (5.89%) MySQL
3 99 (3.19%) SQL Server 2014
4 96 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 83 (2.67%) NoSQL
6 67 (2.16%) Oracle Database
7 57 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 50 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 38 (1.22%) GIS
11 33 (1.06%) Big Data
12 32 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (0.93%) MongoDB
14 23 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
16 21 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 21 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
17 19 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
18 17 (0.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 144 (4.63%) Git (software)
2 129 (4.15%) NUnit
3 120 (3.86%) Moq
4 110 (3.54%) Rhino Mocks
5 95 (3.06%) MSTest
6 87 (2.80%) Visual Studio
7 44 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 44 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (1.35%) Subversion
9 34 (1.09%) Selenium
10 31 (1.00%) JUnit
11 27 (0.87%) JIRA
12 22 (0.71%) TeamCity
13 20 (0.64%) Maven
14 15 (0.48%) Ant
15 14 (0.45%) Jenkins
16 9 (0.29%) Mercurial
17 8 (0.26%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.26%) Xcode
18 7 (0.23%) QUnit
General
1 744 (23.95%) Finance
2 207 (6.66%) Banking
3 158 (5.09%) Retail
4 156 (5.02%) Games
5 97 (3.12%) Marketing
6 96 (3.09%) Local Government
7 85 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 69 (2.22%) Investment Banking
9 63 (2.03%) Electronics
9 63 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 57 (1.83%) Front Office
11 39 (1.26%) Back Office
12 36 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 30 (0.97%) Aerospace
14 20 (0.64%) Automotive
14 20 (0.64%) Law
15 17 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (0.51%) Legal
17 14 (0.45%) Multimedia
18 13 (0.42%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 842 (27.10%) .NET
2 578 (18.60%) HTML
3 481 (15.48%) ASP.NET
4 452 (14.55%) CSS
5 269 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 233 (7.50%) .NET Framework
7 222 (7.15%) jQuery
8 212 (6.82%) XML
9 180 (5.79%) HTML5
10 176 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 172 (5.54%) WCF
12 154 (4.96%) AngularJS
13 147 (4.73%) WPF
14 126 (4.06%) Web Services
15 118 (3.80%) J2EE
15 118 (3.80%) WinForms
16 104 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
17 101 (3.25%) CSS3
18 96 (3.09%) Spring
19 84 (2.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1266 (40.75%) Computer Science
2 415 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
3 401 (12.91%) Mathematics
4 194 (6.24%) Physics
5 92 (2.96%) Inversion of Control
6 90 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 83 (2.67%) User Experience
8 82 (2.64%) Management Information System
9 76 (2.45%) Hedge funds
10 74 (2.38%) Algorithms
11 67 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
12 64 (2.06%) Driving Licence
13 48 (1.54%) Statistics
14 40 (1.29%) Economics
15 34 (1.09%) Tandem
16 33 (1.06%) Client/Server
17 31 (1.00%) Data Structures
18 30 (0.97%) Equities
19 28 (0.90%) Artificial Intelligence
20 27 (0.87%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 520 (16.74%) Windows
2 360 (11.59%) Linux
3 152 (4.89%) Unix
4 149 (4.80%) Apple iOS
5 135 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 130 (4.18%) Android
7 71 (2.29%) Windows 7
8 49 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (1.54%) Windows 8
10 44 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 43 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
13 20 (0.64%) Windows XP
14 17 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.51%) Debian
15 16 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.39%) CentOS
17 10 (0.32%) Solaris
18 9 (0.29%) AIX
18 9 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (20.28%) Software Engineering
3 440 (14.16%) MVC
4 281 (9.04%) TDD
5 277 (8.92%) OO
6 261 (8.40%) Web Development
7 238 (7.66%) SDLC
8 219 (7.05%) OOP
9 218 (7.02%) Scrum
10 202 (6.50%) Project Management
11 181 (5.83%) Web Application Development
12 144 (4.63%) BDD
13 135 (4.35%) Kanban
14 116 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
15 107 (3.44%) Analytics
15 107 (3.44%) Business Analysis
16 106 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
17 103 (3.32%) Mentoring
18 96 (3.09%) CRM
19 95 (3.06%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1023 (32.93%) C#
2 997 (32.09%) Java
3 855 (27.52%) SQL
4 637 (20.50%) JavaScript
5 606 (19.50%) C++
6 306 (9.85%) Python
7 255 (8.21%) PHP
8 222 (7.15%) C
9 154 (4.96%) VB.NET
10 125 (4.02%) Ruby
11 118 (3.80%) VB
12 92 (2.96%) PL/SQL
13 72 (2.32%) Perl
14 68 (2.19%) T-SQL
15 61 (1.96%) Objective-C
16 49 (1.58%) VBA
17 41 (1.32%) MATLAB
18 35 (1.13%) R
19 32 (1.03%) PowerShell
20 25 (0.80%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1893 (60.93%) Degree
2 104 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 60 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (1.77%) PhD
5 42 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 33 (1.06%) MCSD
7 32 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 29 (0.93%) HND
9 25 (0.80%) MCAD
9 25 (0.80%) MCP
9 25 (0.80%) MCTS
10 21 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.64%) CCNA
12 19 (0.61%) ISTQB
13 16 (0.51%) Postgraduate
14 15 (0.48%) CFA
15 14 (0.45%) CISSP
15 14 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (0.39%) CISMP
17 11 (0.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (4.35%) QA
2 22 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.58%) SLA
4 16 (0.51%) ISO 14001
4 16 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.51%) ISO22301
5 14 (0.45%) AIFMD
6 9 (0.29%) MiFID
7 8 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.032%) FATCA
10 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.032%) TickIT
10 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 130 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.61%) Firmware
4 13 (0.42%) VMware ESX
5 11 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (0.29%) Docker
6 9 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.23%) NFS
8 5 (0.16%) Cygwin
8 5 (0.16%) vSphere
9 4 (0.13%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.13%) vCloud
10 3 (0.097%) Squid
11 2 (0.064%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.032%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.032%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.032%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.032%) zsh
Systems Management
1 11 (0.35%) Kibana
2 8 (0.26%) Backup Exec
2 8 (0.26%) Puppet
2 8 (0.26%) SCCM
3 7 (0.23%) Nessus
3 7 (0.23%) Nmap
4 6 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.19%) SCOM
5 5 (0.16%) Ansible
5 5 (0.16%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.097%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.032%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.032%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.032%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.032%) Mesos
8 1 (0.032%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 519 (16.70%) Microsoft
2 323 (10.40%) Oracle
3 46 (1.48%) VMware
4 37 (1.19%) Google
5 36 (1.16%) SAP
6 28 (0.90%) Cisco
7 27 (0.87%) BT
7 27 (0.87%) IBM
8 26 (0.84%) Northgate
9 25 (0.80%) Citrix
9 25 (0.80%) Facebook
10 24 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (0.71%) Sybase
12 18 (0.58%) Red Hat
12 18 (0.58%) Xamarin
13 17 (0.55%) Vermilion
14 16 (0.51%) Progress
15 14 (0.45%) Zend
16 13 (0.42%) BEA
16 13 (0.42%) Sophos
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £30k + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Starting salary to £24,000
Posted: Yesterday
Sandwich, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 9 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £19,000 to £21,500 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k DOE
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Starting salary £22,500K rising to £24K on completion of training (+5%
Posted: Yesterday
London
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Hands On Training!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
83Zero
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + pension, life assurance, bonus +
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25k - 32k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday