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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 191 176 182
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1871 2018 1761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.71% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.81% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1662 1738 1504
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 2015 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 3 July 2015. 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
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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 -9 1761 £25,000 +4.16% 329
London +26 679 £27,500 +3.77% 85
South East -40 327 £25,000 +4.16% 66
East of England +48 198 £25,000 - 40
West Midlands +16 139 £25,000 +16.27% 13
South West -39 127 £23,500 +9.30% 36
City of London +8 117 £27,500 - 24
North West -21 107 £25,000 +16.27% 40
Yorkshire 0 98 £22,500 - 23
East Midlands -6 94 £24,500 +8.88% 10
Hampshire -2 85 £24,000 -2.04% 17
Surrey -6 74 £26,000 +4.00% 15
Manchester -13 69 £25,000 +21.95% 22
Berkshire -45 63 £25,000 +11.11% 14
Bristol -13 61 £24,000 +20.00% 19
Suffolk +28 54 £23,750 -5.00% 2
Ipswich +14 54 £23,750 -13.63% 2
West Yorkshire -8 49 £22,000 -2.22% 11
Scotland +6 47 £25,000 +11.11% 12
Essex +33 42 £24,000 +12.94% 5
Nottinghamshire -14 42 £25,000 +16.27% 6
Nottingham -14 41 £26,000 +22.35% 5
Hertfordshire +19 40 £23,000 -2.12% 11
Cambridgeshire -17 38 £27,500 +10.00% 21
Leeds -12 36 £22,750 -1.08% 8
Birmingham +12 35 £26,250 +16.66% 5
Reading -7 34 £27,500 +27.90% 7
Oxfordshire -17 33 £27,500 +10.00% 3
Warwickshire -7 32 £26,000 +33.33% 2
West Sussex +18 31 £25,000 +6.38%

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1983 (57.68%) Degree
2 1260 (36.65%) Computer Science
3 1246 (36.24%) C#
4 1106 (32.17%) .NET
5 1080 (31.41%) SQL
6 930 (27.05%) Java
7 886 (25.77%) HTML
8 831 (24.17%) Finance
9 794 (23.09%) JavaScript
10 760 (22.11%) SQL Server
11 718 (20.88%) Software Engineering
12 716 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
13 656 (19.08%) Microsoft
14 624 (18.15%) CSS
15 619 (18.00%) ASP.NET
16 541 (15.74%) Windows
17 539 (15.68%) Mathematics
18 525 (15.27%) C++
19 520 (15.13%) MVC
20 477 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
21 472 (13.73%) MS Excel
22 384 (11.17%) OO
23 360 (10.47%) TDD
24 347 (10.09%) Oracle
25 335 (9.74%) jQuery
26 317 (9.22%) Linux
27 316 (9.19%) ASP.NET MVC
28 300 (8.73%) PHP
29 283 (8.23%) Scrum
30 279 (8.12%) .NET Framework

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 79 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 64 (1.86%) Apache
3 63 (1.83%) Node.js
4 62 (1.80%) Tomcat
5 51 (1.48%) SAS
6 43 (1.25%) IIS
7 40 (1.16%) MS Exchange
8 37 (1.08%) JBoss
9 18 (0.52%) CMS
10 16 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.29%) ArcGIS
11 10 (0.29%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.26%) WordPress
13 8 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.23%) ColdFusion
14 7 (0.20%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.20%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.17%) Mule
15 6 (0.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 472 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 253 (7.36%) MS Office
3 58 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.67%) MS Project
7 16 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (0.38%) InDesign
10 10 (0.29%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.17%) SPSS
11 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.15%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.087%) Mingle
14 2 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
15 1 (0.029%) Stata
15 1 (0.029%) Simulink
15 1 (0.029%) FastStats
15 1 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 11 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.15%) Changepoint
3 5 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
3 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.15%) Magento
4 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.058%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.058%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.058%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.058%) HFM
6 2 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.058%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.058%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 28 (0.81%) SaaS
2 26 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (0.58%) Office 365
4 19 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.26%) GitHub
6 8 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.12%) PaaS
8 4 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.087%) IaaS
10 2 (0.058%) Boomi
11 1 (0.029%) Trello
11 1 (0.029%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.029%) Heroku
11 1 (0.029%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 136 (3.96%) Internet
2 59 (1.72%) Broadband
3 45 (1.31%) VoIP
4 43 (1.25%) HTTP
5 42 (1.22%) DNS
6 38 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 33 (0.96%) VPN
7 33 (0.96%) Firewall
8 24 (0.70%) LLU
8 24 (0.70%) POP3
8 24 (0.70%) SMTP
9 23 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
10 21 (0.61%) Wireless
11 15 (0.44%) Network Security
11 15 (0.44%) FTP
12 14 (0.41%) WAN
13 12 (0.35%) OSPF
13 12 (0.35%) DSL
14 11 (0.32%) DHCP
14 11 (0.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 760 (22.11%) SQL Server
2 196 (5.70%) MySQL
3 100 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 65 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 46 (1.34%) Oracle Database
7 45 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 44 (1.28%) NoSQL
9 40 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (0.96%) Big Data
12 31 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 27 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
14 26 (0.76%) MongoDB
15 24 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (0.47%) DB2
18 15 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
18 15 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 175 (5.09%) NUnit
2 168 (4.89%) Rhino Mocks
3 167 (4.86%) Moq
4 153 (4.45%) Visual Studio
5 110 (3.20%) MSTest
6 99 (2.88%) Git (software)
7 50 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (1.28%) Eclipse
9 43 (1.25%) Selenium
10 41 (1.19%) Subversion
11 28 (0.81%) JUnit
12 21 (0.61%) Maven
13 17 (0.49%) Jenkins
14 13 (0.38%) FitNesse
15 12 (0.35%) Mercurial
15 12 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
16 10 (0.29%) Ant
16 10 (0.29%) JIRA
17 9 (0.26%) Bugzilla
17 9 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 831 (24.17%) Finance
2 245 (7.13%) Banking
3 190 (5.53%) Games
4 164 (4.77%) Marketing
5 137 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 130 (3.78%) Retail
7 79 (2.30%) Electronics
8 64 (1.86%) Investment Banking
9 48 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 40 (1.16%) Legal
10 40 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 37 (1.08%) Publishing
12 32 (0.93%) Billing
13 26 (0.76%) Law
13 26 (0.76%) Advertising
14 23 (0.67%) Aerospace
15 20 (0.58%) Back Office
16 19 (0.55%) Front Office
16 19 (0.55%) Automotive
17 17 (0.49%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1106 (32.17%) .NET
2 886 (25.77%) HTML
3 624 (18.15%) CSS
4 619 (18.00%) ASP.NET
5 335 (9.74%) jQuery
6 316 (9.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 279 (8.12%) .NET Framework
8 277 (8.06%) XML
9 192 (5.58%) WCF
10 178 (5.18%) Web Services
11 177 (5.15%) HTML5
12 168 (4.89%) WPF
13 147 (4.28%) WinForms
14 135 (3.93%) Spring
15 121 (3.52%) AngularJS
16 108 (3.14%) Castle Windsor
17 107 (3.11%) Ninject
17 107 (3.11%) Unity DI Container
17 107 (3.11%) Spring.NET
18 105 (3.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1260 (36.65%) Computer Science
2 539 (15.68%) Mathematics
3 477 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
4 241 (7.01%) Physics
5 125 (3.64%) Hedge funds
6 107 (3.11%) Inversion of Control
6 107 (3.11%) Management Information System
7 104 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 98 (2.85%) Mobile App
9 64 (1.86%) Statistics
10 59 (1.72%) User Experience
11 57 (1.66%) Algorithms
12 54 (1.57%) Client/Server
13 37 (1.08%) GIS
14 35 (1.02%) Economics
15 32 (0.93%) Social Media
16 30 (0.87%) Tandem
17 29 (0.84%) Online Games
18 27 (0.79%) Digital Media
19 24 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 541 (15.74%) Windows
2 317 (9.22%) Linux
3 174 (5.06%) UNIX
4 84 (2.44%) Android
5 75 (2.18%) Windows 7
6 70 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 38 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (0.90%) Windows XP
9 25 (0.73%) Windows 8
10 19 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.52%) Solaris
12 13 (0.38%) Windows 2000
13 11 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.20%) CentOS
18 4 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
19 3 (0.087%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (20.88%) Software Engineering
2 716 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 520 (15.13%) MVC
4 384 (11.17%) OO
5 360 (10.47%) TDD
6 283 (8.23%) Scrum
7 232 (6.75%) Web Application Development
8 197 (5.73%) Project Management
9 181 (5.26%) Kanban
10 165 (4.80%) SDLC
11 163 (4.74%) Web Development
12 158 (4.60%) OOP
13 145 (4.22%) BDD
14 136 (3.96%) Time Management
15 129 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
16 128 (3.72%) Mentoring
17 124 (3.61%) OOD
18 121 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
19 108 (3.14%) Dependency Injection
20 102 (2.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1246 (36.24%) C#
2 1080 (31.41%) SQL
3 930 (27.05%) Java
4 794 (23.09%) JavaScript
5 525 (15.27%) C++
6 300 (8.73%) PHP
7 246 (7.16%) C
8 215 (6.25%) Python
9 192 (5.58%) VB.NET
10 144 (4.19%) VB
11 99 (2.88%) Perl
12 96 (2.79%) T-SQL
13 76 (2.21%) Ruby
14 61 (1.77%) PL/SQL
15 41 (1.19%) VBA
16 31 (0.90%) PowerShell
17 30 (0.87%) Objective-C
18 26 (0.76%) MATLAB
18 26 (0.76%) Scala
19 18 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1983 (57.68%) Degree
2 88 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (2.01%) PhD
4 51 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 46 (1.34%) CCNA
5 46 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (1.08%) MCP
7 35 (1.02%) ISTQB
8 30 (0.87%) MCSD
8 30 (0.87%) SC Cleared
9 27 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (0.76%) MCAD
10 26 (0.76%) MCTS
11 17 (0.49%) ISEB
12 12 (0.35%) CCNP
12 12 (0.35%) HND
12 12 (0.35%) MCSE
12 12 (0.35%) CIMA
13 11 (0.32%) ACCA
14 8 (0.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.51%) QA
2 22 (0.64%) SLA
3 8 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.087%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.029%) COBIT
7 1 (0.029%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.029%) FATCA
7 1 (0.029%) HL7
System Software
1 118 (3.43%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.52%) Firmware
4 17 (0.49%) VMware ESX
4 17 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.15%) vSphere
6 5 (0.15%) NFS
7 3 (0.087%) Docker
7 3 (0.087%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.087%) XenApp
8 2 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.029%) KVM
9 1 (0.029%) LXC
9 1 (0.029%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.029%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (0.20%) Nessus
1 7 (0.20%) SCCM
1 7 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (0.15%) Nagios
3 4 (0.12%) Nmap
3 4 (0.12%) SCOM
3 4 (0.12%) Puppet
4 3 (0.087%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.087%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.087%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.087%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.087%) Unicenter
4 3 (0.087%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.087%) Ansible
5 2 (0.058%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.058%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.029%) yum
6 1 (0.029%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 656 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 347 (10.09%) Oracle
3 76 (2.21%) SAP
4 64 (1.86%) Cisco
5 49 (1.43%) VMware
6 46 (1.34%) Google
7 40 (1.16%) Adobe
8 38 (1.11%) BT
9 29 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (0.67%) Nokia
11 22 (0.64%) Sybase
12 21 (0.61%) Business Objects
12 21 (0.61%) Capita
13 17 (0.49%) Citrix
14 14 (0.41%) HP
15 13 (0.38%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.35%) Apple
17 11 (0.32%) Facebook
18 10 (0.29%) Sitecore
19 8 (0.23%) Xamarin
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £22k - 24k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits and career prog
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Pension, Medical, 36 hols
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Pension, Medical, 36 hols
Posted: 20 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £16k - 20k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Tech
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent training and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hertfordshire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £22000 per annum + CIMA or ACA Qualification
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hertfordshire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £22000 per annum + CIMA or ACA Qualification
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Tech
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago