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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Graduate
Rank 845 828 813
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 48 83 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.075% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.079% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 41 64 47
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £24,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,250 £17,500 £17,700
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,850
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.17%

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
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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 £38,500
% 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -39 48 £24,000 - 8
South East -2 20 £23,000 +2.22% 4
London -27 18 £24,000 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 6 £26,000 +15.55% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £26,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £18,250 - 2
Surrey +12 4 £23,000 - 1
Yorkshire -43 4 £25,000 +42.85%
North West -20 3 £20,500 -14.58% 1
Eastleigh - 3 £18,250 - 2
Hull - 3 £25,000 -
East Yorkshire - 3 £25,000 -
City of London +21 2 £33,500 +11.66% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £23,375 +39.55% 1
East of England -19 2 £23,375 +39.55% 2
Reigate - 2 £23,000 -
Nottinghamshire +17 1 £25,500 +18.60%
Berkshire +15 1 - -
Oxfordshire +12 1 £25,000 +38.88%
Chester +9 1 £17,000 -2.85%
Reading +5 1 - -
Nottingham +5 1 £25,500 +18.60%
East Midlands +5 1 £25,500 +18.60%
Cheshire -5 1 £17,000 -2.85%
Manchester -18 1 £30,000 +25.00% 1
Leeds -22 1 £19,000 +8.57%
West Yorkshire -31 1 £19,000 +8.57%
West Sussex - 1 £18,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £20,500 -
East Sussex - 1 - -

IT Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 79 (53.38%) Degree
2 37 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 35 (23.65%) Windows
4 33 (22.30%) SQL
4 33 (22.30%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (16.22%) .NET
5 24 (16.22%) C#
6 22 (14.86%) MS Office
7 18 (12.16%) Microsoft
8 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
9 16 (10.81%) Java
10 15 (10.14%) Active Directory
11 14 (9.46%) Linux
11 14 (9.46%) Finance
12 13 (8.78%) Mathematics
12 13 (8.78%) ITIL
13 12 (8.11%) Project Management
14 11 (7.43%) Service Management
14 11 (7.43%) Oracle
14 11 (7.43%) MS Excel
14 11 (7.43%) Banking
15 10 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (6.76%) Cisco
16 9 (6.08%) Windows XP
16 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
17 8 (5.41%) Windows 7
17 8 (5.41%) C++
17 8 (5.41%) Change Management
18 7 (4.73%) VB.NET
18 7 (4.73%) VBA

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (2.70%) IBM Notes
1 4 (2.70%) Lotus Domino
1 4 (2.70%) GroupWise
2 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) Documentum
3 1 (0.68%) FileNet
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (14.86%) MS Office
2 11 (7.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) VoIP
2 3 (2.03%) DNS
2 3 (2.03%) SAN
2 3 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.03%) Wireless
3 2 (1.35%) NAS
3 2 (1.35%) VPN
3 2 (1.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.68%) LAN
4 1 (0.68%) WAN
4 1 (0.68%) DHCP
4 1 (0.68%) CTI
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.03%) MS Access
4 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Subversion
2 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (9.46%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Banking
3 7 (4.73%) Marketing
4 5 (3.38%) Retail
5 4 (2.70%) Front Office
5 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.22%) .NET
2 6 (4.05%) XML
3 5 (3.38%) HTML
4 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.70%) CSS
5 3 (2.03%) XSLT
5 3 (2.03%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.03%) JSON
5 3 (2.03%) WCF
5 3 (2.03%) LINQ
5 3 (2.03%) jQuery
5 3 (2.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.68%) ODBC
6 1 (0.68%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 33 (22.30%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.78%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.70%) EPoS
4 4 (2.70%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.03%) Blog
5 3 (2.03%) Physics
5 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) CESG
7 1 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.65%) Windows
2 14 (9.46%) Linux
3 9 (6.08%) Windows XP
4 8 (5.41%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.73%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.03%) UNIX
8 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.35%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (8.78%) ITIL
2 12 (8.11%) Project Management
3 11 (7.43%) Service Management
4 10 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.41%) Change Management
6 7 (4.73%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.05%) DevOps
7 6 (4.05%) E-Commerce
7 6 (4.05%) TDD
7 6 (4.05%) Pair Programming
8 5 (3.38%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.38%) Information Assurance
8 5 (3.38%) CRM
9 4 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.70%) ITSM
9 4 (2.70%) Migration
10 3 (2.03%) Manual Testing
10 3 (2.03%) MVC
10 3 (2.03%) ERP
10 3 (2.03%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.30%) SQL
2 24 (16.22%) C#
3 16 (10.81%) Java
4 8 (5.41%) C++
5 7 (4.73%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.73%) VBA
6 6 (4.05%) Perl
7 5 (3.38%) PHP
7 5 (3.38%) Python
7 5 (3.38%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.38%) C
8 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.70%) VB
8 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.35%) COBOL
9 2 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 79 (53.38%) Degree
2 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.70%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.35%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.68%) CCNA
8 1 (0.68%) MCP
8 1 (0.68%) HND
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.68%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) DICOM
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.35%) NFS
4 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Nessus
1 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.43%) Oracle
3 10 (6.76%) Cisco
4 7 (4.73%) VMware
5 6 (4.05%) SAP
6 4 (2.70%) Citrix
6 4 (2.70%) NetApp
6 4 (2.70%) Novell
6 4 (2.70%) Lotus
7 3 (2.03%) Apple
7 3 (2.03%) HP
8 2 (1.35%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.35%) Altiris
9 1 (0.68%) Google
9 1 (0.68%) Coverity
9 1 (0.68%) IBM
9 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.68%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.68%) Remedy
9 1 (0.68%) Kofax
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