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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Graduate
Rank 820 818 834
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 82 58 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.054% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.058% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 70 50 54
Average salary £22,750 £24,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.20% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £17,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,200 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £24,000 £21,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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 -1 73 £23,000 -8.00% 11
London -28 25 £30,000 +12.67% 6
South East -7 17 £24,500 +8.88% 4
North West -9 10 £20,000 -16.66%
East Midlands +6 9 £20,000 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £26,000 +15.55% 1
City of London +7 8 £32,000 +19.06% 2
Milton Keynes - 8 £26,000 -
South Wales +11 5 £21,250 +8.97%
Manchester +4 5 £19,500 -18.75%
Wales +2 5 £21,250 +8.97%
East of England -24 5 £24,000 +22.29% 1
Caerphilly - 5 £21,250 -
Nottinghamshire +2 4 £20,000 -20.00%
Nottingham 0 4 £20,000 -20.00%
Hertfordshire -6 4 £24,000 +6.66%
Northamptonshire - 4 £19,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £24,000 -
Berkshire +3 3 £22,500 +13.92%
Cheshire - 3 £23,500 -
Northampton - 3 - -
Chester - 3 £23,500 -
South West - 3 £22,500 -
Oxfordshire +7 2 £24,750 +37.50% 1
Surrey +2 2 £20,250 -15.62% 1
West Midlands -11 2 £21,250 -15.00%
West Yorkshire -39 2 £18,500 -10.84%
Yorkshire -40 2 £18,500 -10.84%
Merseyside - 2 £17,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £22,500 -

IT Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 106 (56.38%) Degree
2 61 (32.45%) SQL
3 48 (25.53%) Computer Science
4 38 (20.21%) Windows
5 31 (16.49%) .NET
5 31 (16.49%) Finance
6 30 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (15.43%) C#
8 27 (14.36%) Java
9 26 (13.83%) Oracle
10 25 (13.30%) MS Office
11 24 (12.77%) Microsoft
12 22 (11.70%) Banking
13 21 (11.17%) SQL Server
14 17 (9.04%) MS Excel
15 16 (8.51%) Active Directory
15 16 (8.51%) Windows 7
16 15 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (7.45%) CRM
17 14 (7.45%) Linux
17 14 (7.45%) C++
17 14 (7.45%) Project Management
18 13 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (6.38%) Internet
19 12 (6.38%) Service Management
20 11 (5.85%) PL/SQL
20 11 (5.85%) MS Exchange
21 10 (5.32%) Citrix
21 10 (5.32%) Cisco
21 10 (5.32%) ITIL

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (5.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.60%) Documentum
4 3 (1.60%) GroupWise
4 3 (1.60%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.60%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.53%) FileNet
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (13.30%) MS Office
2 17 (9.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.38%) Internet
2 6 (3.19%) LAN
3 5 (2.66%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.66%) VPN
4 4 (2.13%) WAN
4 4 (2.13%) Extranet
4 4 (2.13%) Firewall
4 4 (2.13%) Wireless
4 4 (2.13%) Intranet
5 3 (1.60%) DNS
5 3 (1.60%) SAN
5 3 (1.60%) CTI
6 2 (1.06%) LDAP
6 2 (1.06%) HTTP
6 2 (1.06%) NAS
7 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.79%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.53%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.53%) PEAR
2 1 (0.53%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 31 (16.49%) Finance
2 22 (11.70%) Banking
3 6 (3.19%) Law
3 6 (3.19%) Marketing
4 5 (2.66%) French Language
5 4 (2.13%) German Language
5 4 (2.13%) Italian Language
5 4 (2.13%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.13%) Retail
6 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.60%) Front Office
6 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.53%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.49%) .NET
2 10 (5.32%) XML
3 8 (4.26%) HTML
4 7 (3.72%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.66%) CSS
5 5 (2.66%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (2.13%) jQuery
7 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.60%) JSON
7 3 (1.60%) WCF
7 3 (1.60%) LINQ
7 3 (1.60%) XSLT
8 2 (1.06%) J2EE
9 1 (0.53%) ODBC
9 1 (0.53%) EDI
9 1 (0.53%) LAMP
9 1 (0.53%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.53%) Spring
9 1 (0.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.53%) Computer Science
2 30 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.32%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.19%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.66%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.13%) iPad
6 4 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.13%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.60%) Blog
8 2 (1.06%) Physics
8 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.06%) Derivative
9 1 (0.53%) iDTV
9 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.53%) Equities
9 1 (0.53%) CMDB
9 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.21%) Windows
2 16 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 15 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (7.45%) Linux
5 7 (3.72%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.60%) UNIX
6 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.53%) Android
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (7.45%) CRM
1 14 (7.45%) Project Management
2 13 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (6.38%) Service Management
4 10 (5.32%) ITIL
5 8 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (4.26%) Change Management
5 8 (4.26%) Software Engineering
5 8 (4.26%) Mentoring
6 7 (3.72%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.19%) TDD
7 6 (3.19%) Pair Programming
7 6 (3.19%) DevOps
7 6 (3.19%) Time Management
8 5 (2.66%) MVC
8 5 (2.66%) Migration
9 4 (2.13%) Information Assurance
9 4 (2.13%) Analytics
9 4 (2.13%) ITSM
10 3 (1.60%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (32.45%) SQL
2 29 (15.43%) C#
3 27 (14.36%) Java
4 14 (7.45%) C++
5 11 (5.85%) PL/SQL
6 9 (4.79%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.79%) VB.NET
7 8 (4.26%) C
7 8 (4.26%) Perl
8 7 (3.72%) PHP
9 6 (3.19%) VBA
10 5 (2.66%) VB
11 4 (2.13%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.13%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.06%) COBOL
13 1 (0.53%) VBScript
13 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.53%) VC++
13 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 106 (56.38%) Degree
2 10 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.19%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.19%) Sun Certification
4 5 (2.66%) HND
5 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) MCTS
6 2 (1.06%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.06%) MCSE
6 2 (1.06%) MCSA
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.13%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) DICOM
System Software
1 16 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.06%) NFS
3 2 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.53%) XenApp
4 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.13%) Cryoserver
2 1 (0.53%) Control-M
2 1 (0.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 26 (13.83%) Oracle
2 24 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.32%) Citrix
3 10 (5.32%) Cisco
4 8 (4.26%) VMware
5 7 (3.72%) HP
6 4 (2.13%) Juniper
6 4 (2.13%) McAfee
6 4 (2.13%) Websense
6 4 (2.13%) Open Text
6 4 (2.13%) Mitel
6 4 (2.13%) Riverbed
7 3 (1.60%) Thunderhead
7 3 (1.60%) Novell
7 3 (1.60%) Lotus
8 2 (1.06%) Apple
8 2 (1.06%) NetApp
8 2 (1.06%) SAP
8 2 (1.06%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.06%) Remedy
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