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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Graduate
Rank 828 823 823
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 69 108 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.092% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.097% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 63 94 58
Average salary £24,000 £22,500 £24,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £18,700
10% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £31,000 £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £21,250 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -5.55%

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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 63 £24,000 +5.49% 15
London +15 32 £26,000 +4.00% 4
West Midlands -7 11 £25,000 +16.27%
City of London +13 10 £26,750 +0.94% 2
South East +25 9 £19,250 -21.42% 5
Coventry - 9 £25,000 -
East Midlands -13 7 £22,000 +10.00%
Wales -3 6 £21,000 -1.17%
Northampton -1 4 £24,000 -
Northamptonshire -4 4 £24,000 +26.31%
Brentford - 4 - -
Oxfordshire +16 2 £18,000 -26.53%
Hampshire +6 2 £17,250 -13.75%
Nottinghamshire -11 2 £20,000 -
Nottingham -16 2 £20,000 -
Reading - 2 £24,000 - 1
Conwy - 2 £24,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £24,000 - 1
North Wales - 2 £24,000 -
Leicestershire +16 1 - -
Leicester +13 1 - -
Southampton +9 1 - -
East of England +7 1 £23,000 -4.16% 4
West Sussex +3 1 £17,500 -30.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 1 £20,000 -6.97%
Kingston Upon Thames +3 1 £20,500 -
Surrey +1 1 £20,000 -11.11% 3
Cheshire 0 1 £27,500 +22.22%
Tyne and Wear -1 1 £20,000 -6.97%
Hertfordshire -2 1 £23,000 -4.16% 1

IT Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 81 (49.09%) Degree
2 58 (35.15%) SQL
3 47 (28.48%) Windows
4 46 (27.88%) SQL Server
5 44 (26.67%) Computer Science
6 43 (26.06%) MS Excel
7 39 (23.64%) .NET
8 37 (22.42%) HTML
9 32 (19.39%) MS Office
10 30 (18.18%) C#
10 30 (18.18%) Oracle
11 27 (16.36%) Active Directory
12 24 (14.55%) XML
13 23 (13.94%) ITIL
13 23 (13.94%) HTTP
14 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (11.52%) Finance
16 17 (10.30%) Service Management
16 17 (10.30%) Windows 7
17 16 (9.70%) Mathematics
17 16 (9.70%) Project Management
17 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
18 11 (6.67%) SAP
19 10 (6.06%) VB.NET
19 10 (6.06%) Java
19 10 (6.06%) JavaScript
19 10 (6.06%) Windows XP
19 10 (6.06%) SDLC
20 9 (5.45%) OO
20 9 (5.45%) VMware

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.21%) IIS
Applications
1 43 (26.06%) MS Excel
2 32 (19.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Magento
1 4 (2.42%) Sage 200
1 4 (2.42%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.61%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.94%) HTTP
2 7 (4.24%) VoIP
3 5 (3.03%) Wireless
3 5 (3.03%) DNS
3 5 (3.03%) VLAN
4 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.82%) DHCP
5 3 (1.82%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.21%) Network Security
6 2 (1.21%) VPN
6 2 (1.21%) Firewall
6 2 (1.21%) WebEx
7 1 (0.61%) 3G
7 1 (0.61%) Internet
7 1 (0.61%) WAN
7 1 (0.61%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (27.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.85%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) MS Access
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) BODI
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (11.52%) Finance
2 7 (4.24%) Banking
3 6 (3.64%) Retail
4 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.82%) Back Office
4 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (23.64%) .NET
2 37 (22.42%) HTML
3 24 (14.55%) XML
4 7 (4.24%) CSS
5 5 (3.03%) WinForms
5 5 (3.03%) J2EE
6 4 (2.42%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.82%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.21%) HTML5
8 2 (1.21%) Web Services
9 1 (0.61%) SOAP
9 1 (0.61%) JMS
9 1 (0.61%) EDI
9 1 (0.61%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.61%) CSS3
9 1 (0.61%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 44 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.70%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.64%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.64%) Physics
5 5 (3.03%) EPoS
5 5 (3.03%) iPhone
6 4 (2.42%) iPad
6 4 (2.42%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.21%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.21%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.61%) Statistics
9 1 (0.61%) Economics
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.61%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.48%) Windows
2 17 (10.30%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.06%) Windows XP
4 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.85%) Windows 2000
6 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.64%) Linux
8 4 (2.42%) UNIX
9 3 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.82%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.82%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.61%) Solaris
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.94%) ITIL
2 17 (10.30%) Service Management
3 16 (9.70%) Project Management
4 10 (6.06%) SDLC
5 9 (5.45%) OO
6 8 (4.85%) Time Management
6 8 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.85%) Business Analysis
7 7 (4.24%) CRM
7 7 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.24%) Software Testing
7 7 (4.24%) Change Control
8 6 (3.64%) Data Management
8 6 (3.64%) E-Commerce
8 6 (3.64%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.03%) Software Engineering
10 4 (2.42%) Statistical Analysis
10 4 (2.42%) ERP
10 4 (2.42%) Dashboard Development
11 3 (1.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (35.15%) SQL
2 30 (18.18%) C#
3 10 (6.06%) VB.NET
3 10 (6.06%) Java
3 10 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.24%) C++
4 7 (4.24%) VBA
5 6 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.64%) PHP
6 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.42%) Python
6 4 (2.42%) Perl
7 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) Tcl
7 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.61%) C
7 1 (0.61%) VB
7 1 (0.61%) Ada
7 1 (0.61%) Ruby
7 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (49.09%) Degree
2 5 (3.03%) MCP
3 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.82%) A+ Certification
4 3 (1.82%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.21%) MCITP
5 2 (1.21%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) FATCA
1 2 (1.21%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.82%) vSphere
4 2 (1.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (1.21%) HP SIM
1 2 (1.21%) Nagios
2 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (18.18%) Oracle
2 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.67%) SAP
4 9 (5.45%) VMware
5 8 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.21%) Veeam
6 2 (1.21%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.21%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.21%) HP
6 2 (1.21%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) Remedy
7 1 (0.61%) BMC
7 1 (0.61%) NetApp
7 1 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.61%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) Sun
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco
7 1 (0.61%) IBM
7 1 (0.61%) Fujitsu
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