The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Graduate role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Graduate
Rank 821 778 787
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 114 159 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 90 130 127
Average salary £25,000 £22,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £17,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+9.30% -4.44%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

IT Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Graduate in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Graduate
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Graduate within the UK.

IT Graduate Salary Trend in the UK

IT Graduate
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Graduate over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 within the UK.

IT Graduate Salary Histogram in the UK

IT 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 IT Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 110 £25,000 +13.63% 16
London -17 35 £28,500 +9.42% 5
South East +2 31 £24,500 +34.24% 3
East of England -2 11 £32,500 +44.44% 4
West Midlands -13 9 £20,000 -20.00%
South West - 9 £23,500 - 2
City of London +51 8 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Oxfordshire +1 8 £20,500 +1.23%
Surrey +10 7 £21,000 -4.54%
Yorkshire +8 7 - - 1
Leeds +5 7 - - 1
West Yorkshire -3 7 - - 1
East Midlands +5 6 £18,000 -28.00% 1
Essex +1 6 £32,500 +26.21% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £25,000 +23.45% 1
Brentwood - 6 £32,500 - 1
Derbyshire - 5 £18,000 - 1
Derby - 5 £18,000 - 1
Bristol - 5 £23,500 -
Milton Keynes +4 4 £25,000 +38.88%
Berkshire -8 4 £30,000 +39.53%
Oxford -10 4 - -
Woking - 4 £21,000 -
Nottinghamshire +7 3 - -
Nottingham +2 3 - -
Hampshire +2 3 £25,000 +38.88% 1
West Sussex -5 3 £23,000 +35.29% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £23,500 -
North West +15 2 £19,000 -13.63% 1
Basingstoke +9 2 £28,000 +55.55%

IT Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title.

1 149 (57.31%) Degree
2 82 (31.54%) Microsoft
3 77 (29.62%) Windows
4 75 (28.85%) Finance
5 70 (26.92%) Computer Science
6 63 (24.23%) SQL
7 53 (20.38%) MS Excel
8 48 (18.46%) Banking
9 47 (18.08%) Active Directory
9 47 (18.08%) Java
10 44 (16.92%) MS Office
11 36 (13.85%) Oracle
12 33 (12.69%) Windows Server
13 32 (12.31%) .NET
14 30 (11.54%) Project Management
15 29 (11.15%) SQL Server
16 27 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (9.62%) ITIL
19 23 (8.85%) Linux
20 22 (8.46%) Windows 7
20 22 (8.46%) MCSE
21 20 (7.69%) MS Exchange
22 18 (6.92%) JavaScript
22 18 (6.92%) Office 365
23 17 (6.54%) HTML
24 16 (6.15%) Business Analysis
24 16 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
25 15 (5.77%) CSS
25 15 (5.77%) LAN

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.69%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.31%) IIS
4 6 (2.31%) nginx
5 5 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.54%) Apache
6 4 (1.54%) Jetty
6 4 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 53 (20.38%) MS Excel
2 44 (16.92%) MS Office
3 6 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.38%) Maya
5 1 (0.38%) MODO
5 1 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.38%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.92%) Office 365
2 12 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (3.85%) IaaS
3 10 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.77%) LAN
1 15 (5.77%) WAN
2 11 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.46%) ISDN
4 8 (3.08%) DNS
4 8 (3.08%) Skype
4 8 (3.08%) VoIP
5 7 (2.69%) Unified Communications
6 6 (2.31%) 3G
6 6 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.92%) Internet
7 5 (1.92%) MPLS
7 5 (1.92%) WebEx
8 2 (0.77%) Firewall
8 2 (0.77%) Intranet
8 2 (0.77%) VPN
8 2 (0.77%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.38%) HTTP
9 1 (0.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.92%) Big Data
2 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.54%) MySQL
3 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.77%) DB2
5 2 (0.77%) MS Access
5 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.77%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.38%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.54%) Subversion
3 2 (0.77%) Selenium
4 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (28.85%) Finance
2 48 (18.46%) Banking
3 12 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.85%) Games
5 9 (3.46%) Automotive
5 9 (3.46%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.69%) Marketing
7 5 (1.92%) Billing
8 4 (1.54%) Advertising
8 4 (1.54%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.54%) German Language
8 4 (1.54%) Legal
9 3 (1.15%) Retail
10 2 (0.77%) Back Office
10 2 (0.77%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.31%) .NET
2 17 (6.54%) HTML
3 15 (5.77%) CSS
4 12 (4.62%) Web Services
5 9 (3.46%) HTML5
6 8 (3.08%) Ajax
7 6 (2.31%) jQuery
8 5 (1.92%) CSS3
9 4 (1.54%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.54%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.54%) Dojo
9 4 (1.54%) Kendo UI
9 4 (1.54%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (1.54%) RESTful
9 4 (1.54%) Sass
9 4 (1.54%) Spring
9 4 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.54%) XML
10 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.77%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 27 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 10 (3.85%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.46%) Social Media
5 8 (3.08%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (2.69%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.31%) iPad
7 6 (2.31%) iPhone
8 5 (1.92%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.54%) Physics
9 4 (1.54%) Semantic Web
9 4 (1.54%) Statistics
10 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.77%) BBC
11 2 (0.77%) CESG
11 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.77%) Fintech
11 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (29.62%) Windows
2 33 (12.69%) Windows Server
3 23 (8.85%) Linux
4 22 (8.46%) Windows 7
5 16 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.62%) Unix
7 11 (4.23%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.85%) Windows 10
8 10 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.08%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.31%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.77%) Android
11 2 (0.77%) CentOS
11 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.77%) Solaris
11 2 (0.77%) SUSE
11 2 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.54%) Project Management
2 25 (9.62%) ITIL
3 16 (6.15%) Business Analysis
4 13 (5.00%) CRM
5 12 (4.62%) Mentoring
6 11 (4.23%) PRINCE2
7 9 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (3.46%) Analytics
8 8 (3.08%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (3.08%) SDLC
9 7 (2.69%) Service Management
9 7 (2.69%) Software Testing
10 6 (2.31%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.31%) ERP
10 6 (2.31%) Information Security
10 6 (2.31%) OO
10 6 (2.31%) Open Source
10 6 (2.31%) Patch Management
11 5 (1.92%) Investment Management
11 5 (1.92%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 63 (24.23%) SQL
2 47 (18.08%) Java
3 18 (6.92%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.38%) C++
5 10 (3.85%) C#
6 9 (3.46%) Python
6 9 (3.46%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.69%) VB
8 6 (2.31%) C
8 6 (2.31%) Perl
8 6 (2.31%) PHP
9 5 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.54%) Ruby
10 4 (1.54%) Scala
10 4 (1.54%) VBA
11 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.77%) AWK
12 2 (0.77%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 149 (57.31%) Degree
2 26 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (8.46%) MCSE
4 8 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.31%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.92%) MCSA
7 3 (1.15%) CISA
7 3 (1.15%) CISSP
7 3 (1.15%) HND
8 2 (0.77%) CIMA
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.77%) ISEB
8 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.77%) MCDST
8 2 (0.77%) MCITP
8 2 (0.77%) MCT
8 2 (0.77%) PCI QSA
8 2 (0.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.31%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (18.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.31%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.15%) SCCM
2 2 (0.77%) Nessus
2 2 (0.77%) Nmap
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.38%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.38%) SCOM
3 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 82 (31.54%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.85%) Oracle
3 12 (4.62%) VMware
4 9 (3.46%) Citrix
5 8 (3.08%) Intel Security
6 7 (2.69%) Cisco
7 6 (2.31%) Avaya
7 6 (2.31%) Sophos
8 4 (1.54%) Sage
9 3 (1.15%) BT
10 2 (0.77%) Cognos
10 2 (0.77%) Google
10 2 (0.77%) IBM
10 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.77%) Sybase
11 1 (0.38%) Anaplan
11 1 (0.38%) CA
11 1 (0.38%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.38%) SAP
11 1 (0.38%) Splunk
Oldham, Lancashire
Ultimate Products
Salary: Structured Salary on the Development Scheme with stepped increases
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £18k - 20k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum + Commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds & London, United Kingdom
Health & Social Care Information Centre
Salary: £22,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits and shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire County Council
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertfordshire
StarBase
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Hammersmith or Littlehampton, West Sussex
The Body Shop International
Salary: £16,000 - £18,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Hammersmith or Littlehampton, West Sussex
The Body Shop International
Salary: £16,000 - £18,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Ford Credit Europe Ltd
Salary: Circa £30,000 - £35,000 (doe) + excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago