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 31 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 197 185 174
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1681 1955 2129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.78% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.85% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1732 1845
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 £20,475 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%

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
94415 105499 112875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79423 87101 91866
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 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 1610 £25,000 - 215
London -44 511 £27,500 - 69
South East +29 428 £25,000 - 39
East of England +26 194 £25,500 +8.51% 42
North West +32 134 £25,000 +6.38% 23
West Midlands -19 109 £24,500 -2.00% 7
South West -42 91 £26,000 +10.63% 13
Cambridgeshire +56 90 £27,500 - 26
Surrey +32 88 £29,500 +13.46% 10
Hampshire +7 88 £25,000 +5.26% 6
Manchester +22 87 £24,000 +6.66% 15
Cambridge +52 76 £27,500 -1.78% 22
East Midlands -8 70 £23,000 -6.12% 8
Yorkshire -7 66 £22,500 +2.27% 10
Berkshire -21 58 £27,000 +5.88% 8
Oxfordshire +1 51 £26,500 -3.63% 3
City of London -2 48 £30,000 +9.09% 17
West Sussex +12 45 £23,500 -2.08% 4
Birmingham +3 41 £25,000 -3.84% 2
Bristol -17 37 £26,750 +11.45% 8
Hertfordshire +7 35 £23,500 +1.07% 5
Scotland -10 35 £25,000 +8.69% 5
West Yorkshire -12 35 £23,000 +4.54% 7
Suffolk -6 33 £24,000 +6.66% 1
Brighton +24 31 £24,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +18 31 £22,500 - 2
East Sussex +14 31 £24,000 +20.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +3 31 £27,500 +5.76% 2
Cheshire +30 29 £25,000 - 4
Nottingham +6 28 £27,500 +5.76% 2

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1941 (59.47%) Degree
2 1343 (41.15%) Computer Science
3 1130 (34.62%) C#
4 1079 (33.06%) Java
5 915 (28.03%) .NET
6 832 (25.49%) SQL
7 700 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
8 695 (21.29%) Finance
9 670 (20.53%) C++
10 652 (19.98%) Software Engineering
11 651 (19.94%) JavaScript
12 616 (18.87%) HTML
13 521 (15.96%) Mathematics
14 512 (15.69%) Microsoft
15 494 (15.13%) ASP.NET
16 487 (14.92%) Windows
17 472 (14.46%) CSS
18 458 (14.03%) MVC
19 441 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
20 440 (13.48%) SQL Server
21 402 (12.32%) Python
22 359 (11.00%) TDD
23 350 (10.72%) Linux
24 324 (9.93%) Oracle
25 304 (9.31%) OO
26 294 (9.01%) Web Development
27 287 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC
28 275 (8.43%) PHP
29 266 (8.15%) OOP
30 262 (8.03%) Scrum

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 77 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 48 (1.47%) IIS
3 35 (1.07%) Apache
4 30 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 25 (0.77%) JBoss
5 25 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 23 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.58%) SAS
9 16 (0.49%) CMS
10 13 (0.40%) nginx
11 9 (0.28%) ColdFusion
11 9 (0.28%) Confluence
11 9 (0.28%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.25%) WordPress
13 6 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
14 5 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 240 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 129 (3.95%) MS Office
3 35 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.18%) Maple
7 5 (0.15%) MS Project
8 3 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.092%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.061%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.061%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.061%) InDesign
9 2 (0.061%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.061%) SPSS
9 2 (0.061%) Stata
9 2 (0.061%) XMetaL
10 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 12 (0.37%) Magento
2 11 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.25%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 6 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
5 6 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.15%) SAP CS
6 5 (0.15%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.061%) FastStats
7 2 (0.061%) HFM
7 2 (0.061%) SystmOne
7 2 (0.061%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.031%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.031%) Optimost
8 1 (0.031%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.031%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 64 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (1.69%) SaaS
4 36 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.31%) Office 365
6 8 (0.25%) GitHub
6 8 (0.25%) Heroku
7 6 (0.18%) Bluemix
7 6 (0.18%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.18%) iTunes
8 4 (0.12%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.12%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.12%) PaaS
9 3 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.061%) AdWords
10 2 (0.061%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.061%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.061%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.031%) Google Play
11 1 (0.031%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.14%) Internet
2 36 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 31 (0.95%) Intranet
4 30 (0.92%) Network Security
5 26 (0.80%) Firewall
6 23 (0.70%) HTTP
7 21 (0.64%) DNS
8 17 (0.52%) Wireless
9 16 (0.49%) Broadband
10 10 (0.31%) DHCP
11 9 (0.28%) WAN
12 8 (0.25%) LAN
13 7 (0.21%) VoIP
14 6 (0.18%) 3G
14 6 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (0.18%) VPN
15 5 (0.15%) Skype
15 5 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (0.12%) ISDN
16 4 (0.12%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 189 (5.79%) MySQL
3 102 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 100 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 73 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 58 (1.78%) MongoDB
7 47 (1.44%) Oracle Database
8 39 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (1.04%) GIS
11 32 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (0.86%) Big Data
13 26 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
14 25 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (0.58%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
18 17 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 156 (4.78%) Git (software)
2 137 (4.20%) NUnit
3 127 (3.89%) Moq
4 119 (3.65%) Rhino Mocks
5 102 (3.13%) MSTest
6 101 (3.09%) Visual Studio
7 50 (1.53%) Subversion
8 49 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 39 (1.19%) Eclipse
10 35 (1.07%) Selenium
11 33 (1.01%) JIRA
12 31 (0.95%) JUnit
12 31 (0.95%) TeamCity
13 29 (0.89%) Jenkins
14 18 (0.55%) gulp
14 18 (0.55%) Maven
15 15 (0.46%) WebDriver
16 13 (0.40%) Bugzilla
16 13 (0.40%) Xcode
17 11 (0.34%) Bower
General
1 695 (21.29%) Finance
2 208 (6.37%) Banking
3 188 (5.76%) Games
4 185 (5.67%) Retail
5 106 (3.25%) Marketing
6 105 (3.22%) Telecoms
7 77 (2.36%) Local Government
8 67 (2.05%) Investment Banking
9 64 (1.96%) Manufacturing
10 54 (1.65%) Electronics
11 47 (1.44%) Front Office
12 36 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 29 (0.89%) Back Office
14 28 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.67%) Automotive
16 20 (0.61%) Aerospace
16 20 (0.61%) Music Industry
17 18 (0.55%) Legal
18 14 (0.43%) Law
19 12 (0.37%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 915 (28.03%) .NET
2 616 (18.87%) HTML
3 494 (15.13%) ASP.NET
4 472 (14.46%) CSS
5 287 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 245 (7.51%) .NET Framework
7 239 (7.32%) jQuery
8 195 (5.97%) WCF
9 191 (5.85%) HTML5
10 186 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 186 (5.70%) XML
11 182 (5.58%) AngularJS
12 162 (4.96%) WPF
13 142 (4.35%) J2EE
14 131 (4.01%) Node.js
15 118 (3.62%) Web Services
16 116 (3.55%) WinForms
17 105 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
18 97 (2.97%) CSS3
19 94 (2.88%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1343 (41.15%) Computer Science
2 521 (15.96%) Mathematics
3 441 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
4 254 (7.78%) Physics
5 96 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
6 90 (2.76%) User Experience
7 88 (2.70%) Algorithms
8 85 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 81 (2.48%) Mobile App
10 71 (2.18%) Hedge funds
11 63 (1.93%) Driving Licence
12 59 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
13 50 (1.53%) Statistics
14 48 (1.47%) Fintech
15 36 (1.10%) Economics
16 35 (1.07%) Client/Server
17 30 (0.92%) Data Centre
18 29 (0.89%) Chemistry
19 27 (0.83%) Data Structures
20 26 (0.80%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 487 (14.92%) Windows
2 350 (10.72%) Linux
3 153 (4.69%) Unix
4 128 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 109 (3.34%) Windows Server
6 104 (3.19%) Android
7 52 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 39 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (1.16%) Windows 8
10 35 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.67%) Windows XP
12 19 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.52%) Debian
13 17 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
14 15 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.37%) Solaris
16 10 (0.31%) CentOS
16 10 (0.31%) Windows 10
17 9 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
2 652 (19.98%) Software Engineering
3 458 (14.03%) MVC
4 359 (11.00%) TDD
5 304 (9.31%) OO
6 294 (9.01%) Web Development
7 266 (8.15%) OOP
8 262 (8.03%) Scrum
9 217 (6.65%) SDLC
10 193 (5.91%) Web Application Development
11 183 (5.61%) Project Management
12 181 (5.55%) Kanban
13 150 (4.60%) BDD
14 137 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
15 117 (3.58%) Business Analysis
16 115 (3.52%) Dependency Injection
17 97 (2.97%) Mentoring
18 90 (2.76%) Analytics
19 81 (2.48%) Business Intelligence
19 81 (2.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1130 (34.62%) C#
2 1079 (33.06%) Java
3 832 (25.49%) SQL
4 670 (20.53%) C++
5 651 (19.94%) JavaScript
6 402 (12.32%) Python
7 275 (8.43%) PHP
8 229 (7.02%) C
9 147 (4.50%) VB.NET
10 144 (4.41%) Ruby
11 128 (3.92%) VB
12 78 (2.39%) PL/SQL
13 69 (2.11%) Perl
14 66 (2.02%) T-SQL
15 60 (1.84%) Objective-C
15 60 (1.84%) VBA
16 38 (1.16%) MATLAB
17 30 (0.92%) Apple Swift
17 30 (0.92%) Bash Shell
18 27 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1941 (59.47%) Degree
2 114 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 74 (2.27%) PhD
4 49 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (1.26%) SC Cleared
6 36 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 30 (0.92%) HND
8 29 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 27 (0.83%) MCSD
10 26 (0.80%) MCAD
10 26 (0.80%) MCP
10 26 (0.80%) MCTS
11 17 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (0.46%) CCNA
13 15 (0.46%) ISEB
14 9 (0.28%) Postgraduate
15 7 (0.21%) CFA
16 6 (0.18%) CISSP
17 5 (0.15%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.92%) QA
2 28 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.49%) ISO 14001
3 16 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 16 (0.49%) ISO22301
4 14 (0.43%) SLA
5 7 (0.21%) AIFMD
6 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.12%) FATCA
7 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.092%) COBIT
8 3 (0.092%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.092%) Val IT
9 2 (0.061%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.031%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.031%) TickIT
10 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 99 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.40%) VMware ESX
4 12 (0.37%) Docker
4 12 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (0.25%) Firmware
6 6 (0.18%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.18%) vSphere
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.12%) vCloud
9 2 (0.061%) Cygwin
9 2 (0.061%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.061%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.061%) zsh
10 1 (0.031%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.031%) Squid
10 1 (0.031%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.031%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.031%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (0.61%) Kibana
2 10 (0.31%) Puppet
3 9 (0.28%) Ansible
4 8 (0.25%) SCCM
5 6 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.18%) Nessus
5 6 (0.18%) Nmap
5 6 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.18%) SCOM
6 5 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (0.12%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.092%) EnCase
8 3 (0.092%) FTK
8 3 (0.092%) OpenVAS
9 2 (0.061%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.031%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.031%) Marathon
10 1 (0.031%) Mesos
Vendors
1 512 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 324 (9.93%) Oracle
3 51 (1.56%) VMware
4 46 (1.41%) SAP
5 45 (1.38%) Google
6 41 (1.26%) IBM
7 28 (0.86%) Cisco
8 24 (0.74%) Facebook
8 24 (0.74%) Progress
9 20 (0.61%) Red Hat
10 19 (0.58%) BEA
11 18 (0.55%) Citrix
12 16 (0.49%) Zend
13 15 (0.46%) HP
13 15 (0.46%) Sophos
14 13 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (0.37%) BT
16 11 (0.34%) Xamarin
17 10 (0.31%) Adobe
17 10 (0.31%) Sybase
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £19000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £18K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent Cluster
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £22k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Best training, progression, pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum based on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: £28,000 per annum 5% Flexible Fund Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £19,000 to £21,500 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £16k - 18k per year
Posted: 4 days ago