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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
UK
Rank 209 223 229
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1331 1484 1445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.50% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.56% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1095 1233 1252
Median salary £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,725 £35,000 £32,200
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%

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
81311 95393 101849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67566 80035 84663
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 January 2017 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +16 1275 £26,000 +1.96% 179
London -1 410 £27,500 - 47
South East 0 267 £25,000 -3.84% 41
East of England +36 168 £27,500 +10.00% 24
South West +44 130 £25,000 - 13
West Midlands +23 117 £27,500 +10.00% 11
Cambridgeshire +50 96 £27,500 +3.77% 15
Cambridge +47 94 £27,500 +1.85% 15
Bristol +34 91 £25,000 +6.38% 8
North West -8 84 £25,000 +2.04% 21
Hampshire +62 78 £25,000 +5.26% 9
Berkshire +21 75 £26,000 - 9
Birmingham +28 52 £27,500 +1.85% 5
Yorkshire +13 46 £25,000 +13.63% 9
Manchester -24 46 £25,000 +6.38% 6
Reading +52 39 £26,000 -1.88% 1
City of London -12 38 £29,000 - 12
Buckinghamshire +1 36 £25,500 +2.00% 2
East Midlands -1 35 £23,000 +2.22% 8
Surrey -15 29 £22,500 -10.00% 7
Hertfordshire 0 27 £27,000 -10.74% 7
Essex +23 25 £24,000 - 1
Scotland +34 24 £25,000 +11.11% 2
West Yorkshire +17 24 £25,000 +13.63% 4
Milton Keynes +6 24 £25,750 +3.00%
Leeds +21 20 £25,000 +13.63% 1
Oxfordshire +22 18 £25,250 -15.83% 11
Portsmouth +25 17 £24,500 +2.08% 1
Wales +10 17 £22,500 +4.65% 2
Cheshire -3 17 £25,000 - 10

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 1653 (58.25%) Degree
2 1169 (41.19%) Computer Science
3 1109 (39.08%) C#
4 925 (32.59%) .NET
5 907 (31.96%) Java
6 683 (24.07%) SQL
7 673 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
8 595 (20.97%) C++
9 547 (19.27%) ASP.NET
10 529 (18.64%) JavaScript
10 529 (18.64%) Mathematics
11 515 (18.15%) Software Engineering
12 510 (17.97%) HTML
13 488 (17.20%) MVC
14 467 (16.46%) Finance
15 446 (15.72%) Microsoft
16 430 (15.15%) CSS
17 412 (14.52%) SQL Server
18 379 (13.35%) Windows
19 350 (12.33%) OO
20 345 (12.16%) TDD
21 331 (11.66%) Python
22 330 (11.63%) Linux
23 320 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
24 305 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
25 260 (9.16%) Physics
25 260 (9.16%) OOP
26 236 (8.32%) Web Development
27 229 (8.07%) C
28 224 (7.89%) 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 44 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.23%) Apache
4 27 (0.95%) Tomcat
5 25 (0.88%) WordPress
6 23 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 21 (0.74%) CMS
9 18 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.53%) IIS
11 13 (0.46%) JBoss
12 9 (0.32%) SAS
13 8 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.25%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.21%) Confluence
15 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.18%) nginx
16 5 (0.18%) Skype for Business
17 4 (0.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 192 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 85 (3.00%) MS Office
3 30 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 20 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
6 17 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.42%) MS Project
8 11 (0.39%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.14%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.070%) Simulink
10 2 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.035%) InDesign
11 1 (0.035%) Maple
11 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.18%) Magento
5 3 (0.11%) Maximo
6 2 (0.070%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.035%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.035%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.035%) Relativity
7 1 (0.035%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.035%) Shopify
7 1 (0.035%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 84 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (1.52%) SaaS
4 38 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (0.81%) GitHub
6 10 (0.35%) Office 365
6 10 (0.35%) PaaS
7 9 (0.32%) Slack
8 7 (0.25%) iTunes
9 6 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.14%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.14%) IaaS
11 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.11%) G Suite
12 2 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.070%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.070%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.035%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 110 (3.88%) Internet
2 62 (2.18%) Firewall
3 28 (0.99%) DNS
4 26 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 22 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (0.60%) DHCP
7 16 (0.56%) Network Security
8 15 (0.53%) HTTP
9 14 (0.49%) FTP
9 14 (0.49%) Wireless
10 13 (0.46%) VPN
11 12 (0.42%) 3G
12 11 (0.39%) 4G
13 9 (0.32%) LTE
13 9 (0.32%) VoIP
14 8 (0.28%) 2G
15 7 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (0.25%) LAN
15 7 (0.25%) WAN
16 6 (0.21%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 133 (4.69%) MySQL
3 106 (3.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 90 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 62 (2.18%) Big Data
6 61 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 61 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 23 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 23 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (0.63%) Hadoop
11 17 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.60%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.39%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.32%) DB2
14 9 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.28%) GIS
Development Applications
1 123 (4.33%) Git (software)
2 122 (4.30%) NUnit
3 114 (4.02%) Moq
4 111 (3.91%) Rhino Mocks
5 105 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 85 (3.00%) MSTest
7 61 (2.15%) TeamCity
8 52 (1.83%) JIRA
8 52 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 51 (1.80%) Eclipse
10 39 (1.37%) Selenium
11 28 (0.99%) Maven
12 27 (0.95%) Jenkins
13 24 (0.85%) JUnit
14 23 (0.81%) Subversion
15 22 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (0.67%) Mockito
17 13 (0.46%) Gradle
18 12 (0.42%) WebDriver
19 10 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 467 (16.46%) Finance
2 189 (6.66%) Banking
3 156 (5.50%) Games
4 139 (4.90%) Marketing
5 106 (3.74%) Retail
6 85 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 54 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 43 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 42 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 40 (1.41%) Electronics
11 29 (1.02%) Legal
12 28 (0.99%) Advertising
13 23 (0.81%) Military
14 20 (0.70%) French Language
15 18 (0.63%) Automotive
16 13 (0.46%) German Language
16 13 (0.46%) Law
17 12 (0.42%) Music Industry
18 11 (0.39%) Billing
18 11 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 925 (32.59%) .NET
2 547 (19.27%) ASP.NET
3 510 (17.97%) HTML
4 430 (15.15%) CSS
5 320 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 219 (7.72%) .NET Framework
7 206 (7.26%) XML
8 193 (6.80%) WCF
9 182 (6.41%) AngularJS
10 170 (5.99%) jQuery
11 162 (5.71%) WPF
12 154 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 131 (4.62%) HTML5
14 130 (4.58%) Web Services
15 119 (4.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 110 (3.88%) J2EE
17 99 (3.49%) WinForms
18 97 (3.42%) RESTful
19 82 (2.89%) Castle Windsor
19 82 (2.89%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 1169 (41.19%) Computer Science
2 529 (18.64%) Mathematics
3 305 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
4 260 (9.16%) Physics
5 101 (3.56%) Algorithms
6 87 (3.07%) Mobile App
7 84 (2.96%) Inversion of Control
8 71 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 53 (1.87%) User Experience
10 43 (1.52%) Driving Licence
11 41 (1.44%) Data Centre
12 40 (1.41%) Hedge funds
13 39 (1.37%) Client/Server
13 39 (1.37%) Internet of Things
14 37 (1.30%) Fintech
15 32 (1.13%) Management Information System
16 31 (1.09%) Statistics
17 29 (1.02%) Blackberry
17 29 (1.02%) Economics
17 29 (1.02%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 379 (13.35%) Windows
2 330 (11.63%) Linux
3 118 (4.16%) Unix
4 105 (3.70%) Android
5 51 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 35 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.99%) Windows 10
8 25 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 21 (0.74%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.67%) Windows 8
11 16 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (0.39%) Solaris
14 10 (0.35%) CentOS
14 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.25%) VxWorks
17 6 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (18.15%) Software Engineering
3 488 (17.20%) MVC
4 350 (12.33%) OO
5 345 (12.16%) TDD
6 260 (9.16%) OOP
7 236 (8.32%) Web Development
8 224 (7.89%) SDLC
9 208 (7.33%) Scrum
10 187 (6.59%) BDD
11 180 (6.34%) Web Application Development
12 163 (5.74%) Kanban
13 138 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
14 123 (4.33%) Dependency Injection
15 102 (3.59%) Project Management
16 78 (2.75%) Unit Testing
17 76 (2.68%) Multithreading
18 70 (2.47%) MVVM
19 69 (2.43%) Analytics
19 69 (2.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1109 (39.08%) C#
2 907 (31.96%) Java
3 683 (24.07%) SQL
4 595 (20.97%) C++
5 529 (18.64%) JavaScript
6 331 (11.66%) Python
7 229 (8.07%) C
8 179 (6.31%) PHP
9 99 (3.49%) Ruby
10 87 (3.07%) VB.NET
11 65 (2.29%) Perl
12 57 (2.01%) VB
13 44 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 42 (1.48%) F#
14 42 (1.48%) MATLAB
15 22 (0.78%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.74%) Objective-C
16 21 (0.74%) R
17 20 (0.70%) Scala
18 19 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1653 (58.25%) Degree
2 92 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 65 (2.29%) PhD
4 50 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (1.30%) MCP
6 29 (1.02%) MCSD
6 29 (1.02%) MCTS
7 28 (0.99%) MCAD
8 22 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 21 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.70%) CCNA
11 19 (0.67%) SC Cleared
12 14 (0.49%) ISEB
13 13 (0.46%) CEH
13 13 (0.46%) HND
14 9 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.25%) CISA
15 7 (0.25%) CISMP
15 7 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.63%) QA
2 29 (1.02%) SLA
3 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.21%) SDET
5 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.11%) RMADS
6 2 (0.070%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.070%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.99%) Docker
4 21 (0.74%) Terminal Services
5 20 (0.70%) XenApp
6 13 (0.46%) Firmware
7 10 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.18%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.14%) vSphere
10 3 (0.11%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.11%) Squid
11 2 (0.070%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.070%) NFS
11 2 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.070%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.035%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.035%) HDFS
12 1 (0.035%) Postfix
12 1 (0.035%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (1.37%) Kibana
2 16 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.46%) Ansible
3 13 (0.46%) Puppet
4 10 (0.35%) Nagios
5 9 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
5 9 (0.32%) Graphite
6 4 (0.14%) Nessus
6 4 (0.14%) Nmap
6 4 (0.14%) OpenVAS
7 3 (0.11%) logstash
8 2 (0.070%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.070%) SCCM
8 2 (0.070%) WSUS
9 1 (0.035%) EnCase
9 1 (0.035%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.035%) FTK
9 1 (0.035%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.035%) SCOM
Vendors
1 446 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 182 (6.41%) Oracle
3 49 (1.73%) Google
4 48 (1.69%) VMware
5 45 (1.59%) Cisco
6 44 (1.55%) SAP
7 43 (1.52%) IBM
8 28 (0.99%) Citrix
9 25 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (0.85%) HP
10 24 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 19 (0.67%) BEA
12 16 (0.56%) Adobe
13 13 (0.46%) Computacenter
13 13 (0.46%) Facebook
14 12 (0.42%) Xamarin
15 11 (0.39%) Juniper
16 10 (0.35%) CA
17 9 (0.32%) Apple
17 9 (0.32%) Intel Security
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £25k - £35k dep. on experience + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £22500.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Bens - Pens, Health
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k DOE
Posted: 10 hours ago
Denbigh, Clwyd
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Crowborough, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £713.49 - £839.40 per month + negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £28000 - £32000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 7 hours ago