Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Developer was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Graduate Software Developer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 813 834 960
Rank change year-on-year +21 +126 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 347 314 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 311 225 265
England median annual salary £26,500 £25,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.92% +6.25% +4.35%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £33,000
UK median annual salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.17% +5.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 159,174 159,109 190,644
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.50% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 131,450 133,199 160,983
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Graduate Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Graduate Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Developer in England

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer in England.

Salary trend for Graduate Software Developer in England

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Developer in England

Graduate Software Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +9 77 £30,000 +9.09% 8
London +36 73 £35,000 +23.89% 8
South West -22 70 £26,000 -13.33% 3
South East +2 69 £26,500 +1.92% 15
Midlands +15 30 £25,000 +6.38% 4
North of England -4 28 £24,000 - 10
North West -11 23 £24,000 - 7
West Midlands -4 18 £25,000 +4.17% 4
East Midlands +19 12 £29,000 +31.82%
Yorkshire +12 5 £17,375 -30.50%
Graduate Software Developer
UK

Graduate Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Graduate Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Graduate Software Developer in the job title.

1 255 (73.49%) Degree
2 233 (67.15%) Java
3 212 (61.10%) Computer Science
4 160 (46.11%) C++
5 140 (40.35%) Python
6 134 (38.62%) C#
7 130 (37.46%) JavaScript
8 118 (34.01%) Mathematics
9 114 (32.85%) .NET
10 103 (29.68%) SQL
11 99 (28.53%) Software Engineering
12 76 (21.90%) Linux
13 70 (20.17%) HTML
14 67 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
15 63 (18.16%) SDLC
16 60 (17.29%) CSS
16 60 (17.29%) Physics
17 59 (17.00%) Finance
18 53 (15.27%) Computer Science Degree
19 52 (14.99%) SQL Server
20 50 (14.41%) Microsoft
21 48 (13.83%) Relational Database
22 47 (13.54%) C
23 46 (13.26%) OO
24 42 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
25 41 (11.82%) ASP.NET
26 40 (11.53%) Windows
27 36 (10.37%) Oracle
28 34 (9.80%) Unit Testing
29 30 (8.65%) XML

Graduate Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.44%) IIS
2 4 (1.15%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.86%) Apache
3 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.86%) OpenEdge
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.88%) GitHub
2 9 (2.59%) SaaS
3 8 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.86%) Serverless
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.49%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.88%) HTTP
3 3 (0.86%) Network Security
4 2 (0.58%) Wireless
5 1 (0.29%) DNS
5 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 48 (13.83%) Relational Database
3 25 (7.20%) RDBMS
4 22 (6.34%) Oracle Database
5 20 (5.76%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.59%) GIS
7 8 (2.31%) MySQL
8 4 (1.15%) Big Data
9 3 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.58%) SQLite
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.31%) Subversion
4 4 (1.15%) Selenium
5 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.58%) JMeter
6 2 (0.58%) Moq
6 2 (0.58%) NUnit
6 2 (0.58%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.58%) Xcode
7 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 59 (17.00%) Finance
2 18 (5.19%) Electronics
3 17 (4.90%) Games
4 13 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.88%) Banking
7 8 (2.31%) Marketing
7 8 (2.31%) Retail
8 6 (1.73%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.86%) Legal
11 2 (0.58%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (32.85%) .NET
2 70 (20.17%) HTML
3 60 (17.29%) CSS
4 41 (11.82%) ASP.NET
5 30 (8.65%) XML
6 26 (7.49%) Node.js
7 23 (6.63%) J2EE
8 19 (5.48%) HTML5
9 15 (4.32%) AngularJS
10 14 (4.03%) Spring
11 11 (3.17%) RESTful
12 10 (2.88%) Ajax
12 10 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (2.88%) CSS3
13 9 (2.59%) Web Services
14 8 (2.31%) Hibernate
14 8 (2.31%) jQuery
14 8 (2.31%) JSON
15 6 (1.73%) .NET Framework
15 6 (1.73%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 212 (61.10%) Computer Science
2 42 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.07%) Algorithms
3 28 (8.07%) Fintech
3 28 (8.07%) User Experience
4 26 (7.49%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.02%) Social Media
7 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.73%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.29%) Blog
10 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.29%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 76 (21.90%) Linux
2 40 (11.53%) Windows
3 29 (8.36%) Unix
4 11 (3.17%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (2.88%) Android
6 7 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.02%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (34.01%) Mathematics
2 99 (28.53%) Software Engineering
3 67 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (18.16%) SDLC
5 60 (17.29%) Physics
6 46 (13.26%) OO
7 34 (9.80%) Unit Testing
8 29 (8.36%) Data Analysis
9 27 (7.78%) Open Source
10 23 (6.63%) Multithreading
10 23 (6.63%) OOP
10 23 (6.63%) Prototyping
11 22 (6.34%) Machine Learning
12 21 (6.05%) Collaborative Working
13 18 (5.19%) DevOps
13 18 (5.19%) Scrum
13 18 (5.19%) Test Scripting
14 17 (4.90%) Artificial Intelligence
14 17 (4.90%) Software Testing
14 17 (4.90%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 233 (67.15%) Java
2 160 (46.11%) C++
3 140 (40.35%) Python
4 134 (38.62%) C#
5 130 (37.46%) JavaScript
6 103 (29.68%) SQL
7 47 (13.54%) C
8 29 (8.36%) VB.NET
9 26 (7.49%) PHP
10 15 (4.32%) Bash Shell
11 11 (3.17%) MATLAB
12 10 (2.88%) Perl
13 8 (2.31%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.73%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.15%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.86%) Clojure
16 3 (0.86%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.86%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.86%) R
16 3 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 255 (73.49%) Degree
2 53 (15.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (6.34%) Numerate Degree
4 20 (5.76%) ISTQB
5 17 (4.90%) PhD
6 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.58%) MCPD
8 2 (0.58%) MCSD
8 2 (0.58%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.44%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.02%) Docker
2 3 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.37%) Oracle
3 6 (1.73%) Zend
4 4 (1.15%) Sun
4 4 (1.15%) Terracotta
5 2 (0.58%) Apple
5 2 (0.58%) Capita
5 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.58%) SAP
6 1 (0.29%) Google
6 1 (0.29%) Intel
6 1 (0.29%) NVIDIA
6 1 (0.29%) Xamarin