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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Graduate
Rank 799 800 858
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +58
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 96 106 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.092% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.098% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 95 98 45
Average salary £21,500 £25,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £19,700 £18,700
10% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £32,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,500 £24,000 £20,000
% change year-on-year
-14.58% +20.00%

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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 March 2015 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 31 March 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 -6 89 £21,500 -8.51% 7
South East +29 32 £18,000 -25.00% 2
London -10 29 £23,000 -8.00% 2
Hampshire +11 18 £17,500 -7.89% 1
Eastleigh - 14 £17,500 - 1
West Midlands -7 11 £25,000 +4.16%
Coventry - 7 £25,000 -
Scotland +20 6 £20,000 -42.85%
East of England +12 6 £24,125 +20.62% 1
City of London -16 5 £26,500 +6.00%
Oxfordshire +6 4 £19,750 -
Yorkshire -14 4 £21,000 -4.54%
North West +12 3 £26,000 -9.56%
Berkshire +2 3 £21,500 -10.41%
Edinburgh +1 3 £28,000 -20.00%
Hertfordshire -2 3 £20,500 +17.14%
Manchester -3 3 £26,000 -9.56%
Croydon - 3 £22,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £15,750 -
Warwick - 3 £19,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £16,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £16,500 -
Surrey - 3 £25,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £19,000 -
Slough +8 2 £21,500 -10.41%
Oxford +1 2 £18,000 -
West Yorkshire -8 2 £21,000 -4.54%
Leeds -11 2 £21,000 -
Southampton - 2 £26,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £18,000 -

IT Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 76 (46.34%) Degree
2 55 (33.54%) Windows
3 43 (26.22%) SQL
4 39 (23.78%) MS Office
5 36 (21.95%) Computer Science
5 36 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (19.51%) ITIL
7 30 (18.29%) Active Directory
8 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
9 27 (16.46%) HTML
9 27 (16.46%) Mathematics
10 26 (15.85%) .NET
11 24 (14.63%) Windows 7
12 23 (14.02%) Retail
12 23 (14.02%) Oracle
12 23 (14.02%) MS Excel
13 22 (13.41%) SAP
13 22 (13.41%) Microsoft
13 22 (13.41%) Windows XP
14 21 (12.80%) Finance
15 20 (12.20%) EPoS
16 17 (10.37%) Time Management
16 17 (10.37%) Windows 2000
17 16 (9.76%) XML
18 15 (9.15%) C#
19 13 (7.93%) VoIP
19 13 (7.93%) HTTP
19 13 (7.93%) Wireless
20 12 (7.32%) Linux
21 11 (6.71%) Java

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 4 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 39 (23.78%) MS Office
2 23 (14.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.93%) VoIP
1 13 (7.93%) HTTP
1 13 (7.93%) Wireless
2 5 (3.05%) VPN
3 4 (2.44%) DNS
4 2 (1.22%) DHCP
4 2 (1.22%) VLAN
4 2 (1.22%) Network Security
4 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.61%) LAN
5 1 (0.61%) FTP
5 1 (0.61%) WAN
5 1 (0.61%) IPv4
5 1 (0.61%) SAN
5 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (2.44%) MS Access
3 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.22%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) Big Data
General
1 23 (14.02%) Retail
2 21 (12.80%) Finance
3 10 (6.10%) Back Office
4 6 (3.66%) Banking
5 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.83%) Marketing
7 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.46%) HTML
2 26 (15.85%) .NET
3 16 (9.76%) XML
4 7 (4.27%) CSS
4 7 (4.27%) J2EE
5 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.61%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.95%) Computer Science
1 36 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (16.46%) Mathematics
3 20 (12.20%) EPoS
4 6 (3.66%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.83%) Physics
6 2 (1.22%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.22%) Statistics
6 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.61%) CESG
7 1 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.61%) Economics
7 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.54%) Windows
2 24 (14.63%) Windows 7
3 22 (13.41%) Windows XP
4 17 (10.37%) Windows 2000
5 12 (7.32%) Linux
6 8 (4.88%) UNIX
6 8 (4.88%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.51%) ITIL
2 17 (10.37%) Time Management
3 10 (6.10%) Software Distribution
3 10 (6.10%) Service Management
4 9 (5.49%) Project Management
5 7 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (3.66%) Software Testing
7 5 (3.05%) Web Development
7 5 (3.05%) ERP
8 4 (2.44%) Change Management
8 4 (2.44%) Risk Management
8 4 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (1.83%) OO
9 3 (1.83%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (1.83%) ITIL V3
9 3 (1.83%) MVC
9 3 (1.83%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.22%) Business Continuity Planning
10 2 (1.22%) Information Security
10 2 (1.22%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.22%) SQL
2 15 (9.15%) C#
3 11 (6.71%) Java
3 11 (6.71%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.27%) VBA
5 5 (3.05%) Python
6 4 (2.44%) C++
7 3 (1.83%) Perl
7 3 (1.83%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.61%) VB
9 1 (0.61%) C
9 1 (0.61%) Ada
9 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (46.34%) Degree
2 10 (6.10%) A+ Certification
3 7 (4.27%) MCP
4 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.22%) MCSE
5 2 (1.22%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.22%) MCITP
5 2 (1.22%) CCNA
5 2 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.61%) CCNP
6 1 (0.61%) HND
6 1 (0.61%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) QA
1 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (18.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.83%) vSphere
3 2 (1.22%) XenApp
4 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (14.02%) Oracle
2 22 (13.41%) SAP
2 22 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.27%) VMware
4 4 (2.44%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.22%) Cisco
5 2 (1.22%) Citrix
5 2 (1.22%) LANDesk
5 2 (1.22%) NetApp
5 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.61%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.61%) Remedy
6 1 (0.61%) Apple
6 1 (0.61%) Google
6 1 (0.61%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.61%) BMC
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe
6 1 (0.61%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.61%) IBM
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £19210 - £22035 per annum + pension, BUPA, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive and bonus
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago