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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 214 219 218
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1450 1727 1710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.59% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.65% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1460 1480
Median salary £25,500 £25,000 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%

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
87772 104579 111319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.42% 96.52% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 72875 87237 92130
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +13 1396 £26,000 +4.00% 180
London -13 428 £28,000 +1.81% 28
South East +7 311 £25,000 - 31
East of England +29 212 £25,000 - 46
West Midlands -9 144 £26,000 +15.55% 10
South West +36 119 £25,000 +8.69% 18
Cambridgeshire +36 101 £27,500 +5.76% 29
North West -14 98 £25,000 +6.38% 21
Cambridge +44 97 £27,500 +3.77% 29
Hampshire +42 93 £25,000 +11.11% 9
Berkshire +37 74 £27,500 +5.76% 6
Birmingham +15 67 £27,500 +27.90% 3
Bristol +28 66 £25,000 +6.38% 10
Manchester -22 48 £25,000 +16.27% 10
Hertfordshire +9 46 £25,000 -1.96% 8
Surrey -10 44 £24,250 -3.00% 6
City of London -19 44 £30,000 +4.80% 3
Yorkshire -4 43 £23,500 +6.81% 8
East Midlands -18 36 £24,000 +6.66% 8
Reading +47 33 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Suffolk +2 31 £23,500 +14.63% 5
Buckinghamshire -28 31 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Cheshire +6 27 £25,000 - 8
Essex +1 25 £27,500 +15.78% 4
Milton Keynes -2 25 £25,000 +16.27%
Kent +21 24 £36,500 +53.68% 2
Oxfordshire +12 24 £30,000 +20.00% 3
Scotland +36 23 £26,250 +14.13% 2
Basingstoke +5 22 £27,500 +22.22% 1
Ipswich +13 21 £22,000 +7.31% 2

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 1784 (57.55%) Degree
2 1278 (41.23%) Computer Science
3 1239 (39.97%) C#
4 1016 (32.77%) Java
5 1000 (32.26%) .NET
6 748 (24.13%) SQL
7 668 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
8 643 (20.74%) C++
9 613 (19.77%) JavaScript
10 598 (19.29%) Mathematics
10 598 (19.29%) Software Engineering
11 568 (18.32%) HTML
12 554 (17.87%) ASP.NET
13 501 (16.16%) MVC
14 499 (16.10%) Finance
15 476 (15.35%) CSS
16 474 (15.29%) Microsoft
17 453 (14.61%) SQL Server
18 396 (12.77%) Windows
19 380 (12.26%) Python
20 359 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
21 352 (11.35%) Linux
22 349 (11.26%) TDD
23 340 (10.97%) OO
24 315 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
25 303 (9.77%) Physics
26 289 (9.32%) OOP
27 262 (8.45%) Web Development
28 241 (7.77%) Scrum
29 230 (7.42%) C

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 43 (1.39%) Apache
2 37 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 34 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 29 (0.94%) IIS
5 28 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 22 (0.71%) CMS
7 22 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 21 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (0.65%) WordPress
10 17 (0.55%) JBoss
11 9 (0.29%) SAS
12 6 (0.19%) Drupal
12 6 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.19%) nginx
13 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.13%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.13%) Confluence
14 4 (0.13%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 203 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 97 (3.13%) MS Office
3 31 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.35%) AutoCAD
7 11 (0.35%) MS Project
8 3 (0.097%) InDesign
8 3 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.065%) Simulink
9 2 (0.065%) XMetaL
10 1 (0.032%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.032%) Maple
10 1 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.23%) Magento
4 6 (0.19%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.065%) HFM
7 2 (0.065%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.065%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.032%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.032%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.032%) Relativity
8 1 (0.032%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.032%) Shopify
8 1 (0.032%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 66 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.26%) SaaS
4 38 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (0.77%) GitHub
6 11 (0.35%) iTunes
7 8 (0.26%) PaaS
8 7 (0.23%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.19%) G Suite
10 5 (0.16%) Slack
11 3 (0.097%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.097%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.097%) Office 365
12 2 (0.065%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.065%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.032%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.032%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.032%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.84%) Internet
2 57 (1.84%) Firewall
3 30 (0.97%) DNS
4 28 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.74%) Network Security
6 22 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
7 20 (0.65%) HTTP
8 19 (0.61%) DHCP
9 17 (0.55%) 3G
9 17 (0.55%) Wireless
10 14 (0.45%) FTP
11 11 (0.35%) 4G
11 11 (0.35%) VPN
12 10 (0.32%) Intranet
12 10 (0.32%) LAN
12 10 (0.32%) WAN
13 9 (0.29%) LTE
14 8 (0.26%) 2G
14 8 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 169 (5.45%) MySQL
3 102 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 94 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 72 (2.32%) MongoDB
6 55 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 53 (1.71%) Big Data
8 35 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (0.77%) Oracle Database
10 21 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (0.61%) Hadoop
12 19 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (0.58%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.35%) MS Access
16 10 (0.32%) Data Mining
16 10 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 137 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 127 (4.10%) NUnit
3 120 (3.87%) Visual Studio
4 115 (3.71%) Moq
5 112 (3.61%) Rhino Mocks
6 89 (2.87%) MSTest
7 55 (1.77%) Eclipse
8 51 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 48 (1.55%) JIRA
10 46 (1.48%) Selenium
10 46 (1.48%) TeamCity
11 35 (1.13%) Subversion
12 26 (0.84%) Jenkins
13 22 (0.71%) JUnit
14 20 (0.65%) WebDriver
15 19 (0.61%) Mockito
16 16 (0.52%) Maven
17 15 (0.48%) Selenium IDE
18 13 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 11 (0.35%) gulp
General
1 499 (16.10%) Finance
2 200 (6.45%) Banking
3 180 (5.81%) Games
4 117 (3.77%) Marketing
4 117 (3.77%) Retail
5 115 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 56 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 49 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 41 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.23%) Electronics
10 26 (0.84%) Music Industry
11 24 (0.77%) Legal
12 23 (0.74%) Advertising
13 22 (0.71%) Front Office
14 21 (0.68%) Automotive
14 21 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.55%) Military
16 14 (0.45%) French Language
16 14 (0.45%) Publishing
17 13 (0.42%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1000 (32.26%) .NET
2 568 (18.32%) HTML
3 554 (17.87%) ASP.NET
4 476 (15.35%) CSS
5 315 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 220 (7.10%) .NET Framework
7 214 (6.90%) jQuery
8 201 (6.48%) AngularJS
9 197 (6.35%) WCF
10 181 (5.84%) XML
11 159 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 158 (5.10%) HTML5
13 157 (5.06%) WPF
14 124 (4.00%) Web Services
15 116 (3.74%) J2EE
16 109 (3.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 99 (3.19%) WinForms
18 92 (2.97%) Node.js
19 87 (2.81%) Unity DI Container
20 86 (2.77%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 1278 (41.23%) Computer Science
2 598 (19.29%) Mathematics
3 359 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
4 303 (9.77%) Physics
5 110 (3.55%) Algorithms
6 90 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 88 (2.84%) Inversion of Control
8 66 (2.13%) User Experience
9 60 (1.94%) Driving Licence
9 60 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
10 49 (1.58%) Fintech
11 44 (1.42%) Hedge funds
12 41 (1.32%) Management Information System
13 39 (1.26%) Data Centre
14 38 (1.23%) Client/Server
15 37 (1.19%) Statistics
16 30 (0.97%) Economics
17 29 (0.94%) Blackberry
18 26 (0.84%) Tandem
19 24 (0.77%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 396 (12.77%) Windows
2 352 (11.35%) Linux
3 137 (4.42%) Unix
4 96 (3.10%) Android
5 58 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 53 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 27 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.74%) Windows 8
10 20 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 16 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
14 12 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.26%) VxWorks
16 7 (0.23%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.23%) Solaris
17 6 (0.19%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (19.29%) Software Engineering
3 501 (16.16%) MVC
4 349 (11.26%) TDD
5 340 (10.97%) OO
6 289 (9.32%) OOP
7 262 (8.45%) Web Development
8 241 (7.77%) Scrum
9 220 (7.10%) SDLC
10 179 (5.77%) Kanban
11 169 (5.45%) Web Application Development
12 154 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
13 148 (4.77%) BDD
14 117 (3.77%) Dependency Injection
15 88 (2.84%) Project Management
16 75 (2.42%) MVVM
17 73 (2.35%) DevOps
17 73 (2.35%) Multithreading
18 70 (2.26%) Open Source
19 69 (2.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1239 (39.97%) C#
2 1016 (32.77%) Java
3 748 (24.13%) SQL
4 643 (20.74%) C++
5 613 (19.77%) JavaScript
6 380 (12.26%) Python
7 230 (7.42%) C
8 219 (7.06%) PHP
9 113 (3.65%) VB.NET
10 103 (3.32%) Ruby
11 74 (2.39%) VB
12 69 (2.23%) Perl
13 60 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 41 (1.32%) Objective-C
15 36 (1.16%) F#
15 36 (1.16%) MATLAB
16 30 (0.97%) VBA
17 29 (0.94%) Bash Shell
17 29 (0.94%) PL/SQL
18 22 (0.71%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1784 (57.55%) Degree
2 113 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 76 (2.45%) PhD
4 54 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (1.13%) MCP
6 32 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 31 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 31 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 28 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (0.87%) MCSD
9 27 (0.87%) MCTS
10 26 (0.84%) MCAD
11 25 (0.81%) CCNA
12 23 (0.74%) ISEB
13 15 (0.48%) CEH
14 11 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.32%) CISA
16 9 (0.29%) HND
17 8 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 8 (0.26%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (2.90%) QA
2 28 (0.90%) SLA
3 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.13%) SDET
7 3 (0.097%) COBIT
7 3 (0.097%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.097%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.097%) Val IT
8 2 (0.065%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.065%) FATCA
8 2 (0.065%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.032%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.032%) RMADS
System Software
1 60 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.77%) Terminal Services
4 19 (0.61%) XenApp
5 15 (0.48%) Docker
6 12 (0.39%) Firmware
7 11 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.16%) vSphere
10 3 (0.097%) Squid
10 3 (0.097%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.065%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.065%) NFS
11 2 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.032%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.032%) Postfix
12 1 (0.032%) zsh
Systems Management
1 25 (0.81%) Kibana
2 13 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.39%) Puppet
4 11 (0.35%) Ansible
5 7 (0.23%) Nessus
5 7 (0.23%) Nmap
6 6 (0.19%) Nagios
6 6 (0.19%) OpenVAS
7 5 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
7 5 (0.16%) Graphite
8 3 (0.097%) EnCase
8 3 (0.097%) FTK
9 2 (0.065%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.065%) SCCM
9 2 (0.065%) WSUS
10 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.032%) SCOM
Vendors
1 474 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 209 (6.74%) Oracle
3 54 (1.74%) VMware
4 52 (1.68%) Cisco
5 48 (1.55%) IBM
6 47 (1.52%) SAP
7 38 (1.23%) Google
8 29 (0.94%) HP
9 26 (0.84%) Citrix
10 22 (0.71%) BEA
10 22 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 18 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.55%) Adobe
13 15 (0.48%) Facebook
14 13 (0.42%) Xamarin
15 10 (0.32%) Progress
16 9 (0.29%) Apple
16 9 (0.29%) Juniper
17 8 (0.26%) CA
17 8 (0.26%) Computacenter
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £20k - 22k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
ITalent Consultancy
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £competitive + good benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday