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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Graduate
Rank 792 810 819
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 95 84 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.078% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.083% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 92 73 52
Average salary £22,000 £25,000 £20,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +20.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £19,000 £15,100
10% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £32,500 £29,900
UK excluding London average salary £20,623 £23,000 £20,000
% change year-on-year
-10.33% +15.00%

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
101493 101105 101549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.45% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83542 81233 85841
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 £27,500 £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 2 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 2 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 +39 90 £22,000 -8.33% 11
South East -6 31 £18,000 -25.00% 3
London +11 28 £23,000 -23.33% 6
Hampshire - 18 £17,500 - 1
Eastleigh - 14 £17,500 - 1
East of England +1 8 £25,875 +38.00%
North West - 8 £22,500 - 1
Yorkshire -1 6 £20,500 -2.38%
West Midlands -21 6 £25,000 +4.16% 1
Manchester - 6 £22,500 - 1
Scotland +18 4 £28,000 -20.00%
Oxfordshire 0 4 £20,250 -
Leeds 0 4 £21,000 -
West Yorkshire -10 4 £21,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £31,750 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £22,000 -
Coventry - 4 £25,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £31,750 -
Edinburgh +5 3 £28,000 -20.00%
Slough -2 3 £21,500 -10.41%
Berkshire -3 3 £21,500 -10.41%
City of London -4 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Hertfordshire -6 3 £20,500 +17.14%
Croydon - 3 £22,000 - 2
West Sussex +2 2 £17,000 -2.85%
Oxford 0 2 £18,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £20,500 -
Horsham - 2 £17,000 -
Southampton - 2 £26,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £18,250 -

IT Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 67 (44.97%) Degree
2 49 (32.89%) Windows
3 37 (24.83%) SQL
4 34 (22.82%) Computer Science
5 33 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (20.81%) MS Office
7 27 (18.12%) .NET
7 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
8 26 (17.45%) Active Directory
9 24 (16.11%) ITIL
10 23 (15.44%) HTML
10 23 (15.44%) Mathematics
11 20 (13.42%) Finance
11 20 (13.42%) Oracle
11 20 (13.42%) Retail
12 19 (12.75%) Windows 7
12 19 (12.75%) C#
12 19 (12.75%) SAP
12 19 (12.75%) MS Excel
12 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
13 18 (12.08%) Windows XP
14 17 (11.41%) EPoS
15 14 (9.40%) XML
16 13 (8.72%) Linux
16 13 (8.72%) Windows 2000
16 13 (8.72%) Time Management
17 11 (7.38%) VoIP
18 10 (6.71%) HTTP
18 10 (6.71%) Java
18 10 (6.71%) JavaScript

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.34%) GroupWise
3 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.34%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 31 (20.81%) MS Office
2 19 (12.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) VoIP
2 10 (6.71%) HTTP
2 10 (6.71%) Wireless
3 5 (3.36%) VPN
4 4 (2.68%) DNS
5 2 (1.34%) DHCP
5 2 (1.34%) VLAN
5 2 (1.34%) Network Security
5 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.34%) Firewall
6 1 (0.67%) LAN
6 1 (0.67%) FTP
6 1 (0.67%) WAN
6 1 (0.67%) IPv4
6 1 (0.67%) SAN
6 1 (0.67%) CTI
6 1 (0.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.68%) MS Access
4 3 (2.01%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.34%) MySQL
5 2 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (13.42%) Finance
1 20 (13.42%) Retail
2 9 (6.04%) Back Office
3 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.03%) Banking
4 3 (2.01%) Marketing
5 2 (1.34%) Legal
5 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.34%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.12%) .NET
2 23 (15.44%) HTML
3 14 (9.40%) XML
4 7 (4.70%) CSS
5 4 (2.68%) J2EE
6 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.82%) Computer Science
2 33 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (15.44%) Mathematics
4 17 (11.41%) EPoS
5 6 (4.03%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.34%) Physics
6 2 (1.34%) Statistics
7 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.67%) CESG
7 1 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.89%) Windows
2 19 (12.75%) Windows 7
3 18 (12.08%) Windows XP
4 13 (8.72%) Linux
4 13 (8.72%) Windows 2000
5 8 (5.37%) Windows 8
5 8 (5.37%) UNIX
6 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.11%) ITIL
2 13 (8.72%) Time Management
3 10 (6.71%) Project Management
4 8 (5.37%) Software Distribution
5 7 (4.70%) Service Management
6 6 (4.03%) Change Management
7 5 (3.36%) ERP
8 4 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.68%) Software Testing
8 4 (2.68%) Web Development
9 3 (2.01%) Business Development
9 3 (2.01%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.01%) OO
9 3 (2.01%) MVC
9 3 (2.01%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.01%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (2.01%) Information Security
9 3 (2.01%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.34%) Migration
10 2 (1.34%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.83%) SQL
2 19 (12.75%) C#
3 10 (6.71%) Java
3 10 (6.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.68%) C++
4 4 (2.68%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.68%) VBA
4 4 (2.68%) Python
5 3 (2.01%) Perl
6 2 (1.34%) PHP
6 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.34%) C
7 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (44.97%) Degree
2 8 (5.37%) A+ Certification
3 5 (3.36%) MCP
4 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.34%) VCP4
5 2 (1.34%) MCSE
5 2 (1.34%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.34%) MCITP
5 2 (1.34%) CCNA
5 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.67%) CCNP
6 1 (0.67%) HND
6 1 (0.67%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) QA
1 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (17.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.01%) vSphere
3 2 (1.34%) XenApp
4 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Nessus
1 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (13.42%) Oracle
2 19 (12.75%) SAP
2 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.37%) VMware
4 4 (2.68%) Cisco
4 4 (2.68%) Citrix
5 2 (1.34%) NetApp
5 2 (1.34%) Novell
5 2 (1.34%) Lotus
5 2 (1.34%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.34%) LANDesk
5 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.67%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.67%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe
6 1 (0.67%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.67%) Coverity
6 1 (0.67%) Google
6 1 (0.67%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.67%) IBM
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £16,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £28000 Per Annum
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Enfield
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Netcom Resourcing
Salary: 16000-24000
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Chiswick
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago