Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Developer was £27,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 737 766 891
Rank change year-on-year +29 +125 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 418 425 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 343 400 334
England median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £33,650 £33,000 £32,500
UK median annual salary £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year +3.92% +2.00% -

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 151,900 158,819 179,497
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 123,263 129,145 152,557
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 August 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 August 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
London +113 117 £27,500 +10.00% 12
South East -29 91 £27,500 +5.77% 14
South West -19 72 £25,000 - 6
East of England +14 59 £27,500 - 8
Midlands +27 53 £22,500 -10.00% 7
West Midlands +27 48 £22,500 -10.00% 4
North of England +5 27 £22,500 -6.25% 12
North West +7 14 £24,000 - 8
Yorkshire +28 13 £22,500 -16.67% 4
East Midlands -14 5 £19,000 -34.48% 3
Graduate Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 283 (67.70%) Degree
2 271 (64.83%) C#
3 265 (63.40%) Computer Science
4 250 (59.81%) Java
5 162 (38.76%) JavaScript
6 161 (38.52%) .NET
7 152 (36.36%) C++
8 124 (29.67%) SQL Server
9 122 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
10 116 (27.75%) SQL
11 111 (26.56%) Computer Science Degree
12 110 (26.32%) OO
13 108 (25.84%) Python
14 100 (23.92%) OOP
15 99 (23.68%) HTML
15 99 (23.68%) Software Engineering
16 90 (21.53%) CSS
17 81 (19.38%) ASP.NET
18 80 (19.14%) Problem-Solving
19 75 (17.94%) Mathematics
20 68 (16.27%) Microsoft
21 65 (15.55%) SDLC
22 64 (15.31%) Games
23 61 (14.59%) Oracle
24 57 (13.64%) Physics
25 55 (13.16%) XML
26 54 (12.92%) Test Automation
27 53 (12.68%) Finance
28 50 (11.96%) jQuery
29 49 (11.72%) Web Development

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 12 (2.87%) IIS
2 9 (2.15%) CMS
2 9 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.67%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.83%) SaaS
2 15 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (0.72%) PaaS
6 2 (0.48%) GitHub
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.24%) Broadband
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.24%) Intranet
3 1 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (29.67%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 21 (5.02%) RDBMS
4 20 (4.78%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.15%) MySQL
6 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.96%) GIS
7 4 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.72%) Power BI
9 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 21 (5.02%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.63%) JIRA
4 5 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.96%) JUnit
5 4 (0.96%) Maven
5 4 (0.96%) Subversion
6 2 (0.48%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.24%) gulp
7 1 (0.24%) Log4Net
General
1 64 (15.31%) Games
2 53 (12.68%) Finance
3 28 (6.70%) Electronics
4 27 (6.46%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.78%) Marketing
6 19 (4.55%) Manufacturing
7 16 (3.83%) Retail
8 13 (3.11%) Law
9 8 (1.91%) Banking
10 5 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.96%) Advertising
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.48%) Front Office
12 2 (0.48%) International Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (38.52%) .NET
2 99 (23.68%) HTML
3 90 (21.53%) CSS
4 81 (19.38%) ASP.NET
5 55 (13.16%) XML
6 50 (11.96%) jQuery
7 35 (8.37%) Ajax
8 27 (6.46%) AngularJS
9 20 (4.78%) J2EE
10 17 (4.07%) HTML5
10 17 (4.07%) RESTful
11 14 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (3.35%) Web Services
12 13 (3.11%) CSS3
13 11 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (2.39%) React
15 9 (2.15%) JSON
16 8 (1.91%) Node.js
17 7 (1.67%) Redux
17 7 (1.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 265 (63.40%) Computer Science
2 36 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 17 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.87%) User Experience
6 10 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.72%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.48%) Fintech
12 2 (0.48%) iPad
13 1 (0.24%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.24%) Minimum Viable Product
13 1 (0.24%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.89%) Linux
2 31 (7.42%) Windows
3 14 (3.35%) Android
4 10 (2.39%) Unix
5 9 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.48%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (26.32%) OO
3 100 (23.92%) OOP
4 99 (23.68%) Software Engineering
5 80 (19.14%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (17.94%) Mathematics
7 65 (15.55%) SDLC
8 57 (13.64%) Physics
9 54 (12.92%) Test Automation
10 49 (11.72%) Web Development
11 47 (11.24%) Scrum
12 33 (7.89%) Unit Testing
13 30 (7.18%) Software Testing
14 29 (6.94%) MVC
15 27 (6.46%) BDD
16 26 (6.22%) SDET
17 25 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (5.74%) Open Source
19 21 (5.02%) E-Commerce
20 19 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 271 (64.83%) C#
2 250 (59.81%) Java
3 162 (38.76%) JavaScript
4 152 (36.36%) C++
5 116 (27.75%) SQL
6 108 (25.84%) Python
7 44 (10.53%) PHP
8 43 (10.29%) C
9 23 (5.50%) Perl
10 19 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 19 (4.55%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.91%) Ruby
12 7 (1.67%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.44%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.20%) Scala
14 5 (1.20%) VB
15 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.48%) Groovy
16 2 (0.48%) Haskell
16 2 (0.48%) XAML
Qualifications
1 283 (67.70%) Degree
2 111 (26.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (2.39%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.15%) PhD
6 4 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.96%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.46%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) DICOM
2 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 68 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 61 (14.59%) Oracle
3 19 (4.55%) SAP
4 17 (4.07%) WorldPay
5 16 (3.83%) Google
6 4 (0.96%) Unisys
6 4 (0.96%) VMware
7 3 (0.72%) Capita
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco
8 2 (0.48%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.24%) Nintex
9 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.24%) Xamarin