Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Developer was £27,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 755 754 868
Rank change year-on-year -1 +114 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 386 453 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 348 417 318
England median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £37,500 £33,250 £32,500
UK median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £25,750
% change year-on-year +3.85% +0.97% +7.29%

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 146,141 162,577 173,049
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.91% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 118,816 131,405 146,162
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +112 122 £30,000 +5.26% 14
South East +8 99 £27,500 +3.77% 20
South West -46 63 £25,000 - 7
Midlands -8 39 £24,000 -7.69% 8
North of England +16 33 £23,500 -2.08% 14
East of England -6 31 £27,000 -1.82% 14
West Midlands +9 29 £24,000 -4.00% 3
North West +8 20 £24,000 - 8
Yorkshire +23 13 £21,000 -9.68% 4
East Midlands 0 10 £23,500 -18.97% 5
Graduate Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 269 (69.69%) C#
2 244 (63.21%) Degree
3 229 (59.33%) Java
4 226 (58.55%) Computer Science
5 161 (41.71%) .NET
6 147 (38.08%) JavaScript
7 126 (32.64%) C++
8 124 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
9 121 (31.35%) SQL
10 114 (29.53%) SQL Server
11 98 (25.39%) Python
12 88 (22.80%) HTML
13 85 (22.02%) OO
13 85 (22.02%) SDLC
14 84 (21.76%) Software Engineering
15 81 (20.98%) OOP
16 79 (20.47%) CSS
17 76 (19.69%) Computer Science Degree
18 68 (17.62%) Games
19 62 (16.06%) Scrum
19 62 (16.06%) ASP.NET
20 61 (15.80%) Finance
21 60 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
22 58 (15.03%) Microsoft
23 51 (13.21%) Mathematics
24 47 (12.18%) XML
25 46 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
26 45 (11.66%) Oracle
26 45 (11.66%) jQuery
27 44 (11.40%) Physics

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 9 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.07%) CMS
3 7 (1.81%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.85%) SaaS
3 7 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (0.78%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.81%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.26%) Broadband
3 1 (0.26%) Internet
3 1 (0.26%) Intranet
3 1 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (29.53%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.55%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.18%) Oracle Database
4 19 (4.92%) RDBMS
5 14 (3.63%) MySQL
6 6 (1.55%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.78%) Power BI
8 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.26%) GIS
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.66%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.59%) Subversion
4 6 (1.55%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.30%) JUnit
6 4 (1.04%) Maven
7 3 (0.78%) Grunt
7 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.78%) webpack
8 2 (0.52%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.52%) gulp
8 2 (0.52%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.52%) JIRA
8 2 (0.52%) Log4Net
8 2 (0.52%) Mocha
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
9 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.26%) Mockito
General
1 68 (17.62%) Games
2 61 (15.80%) Finance
3 17 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.37%) Law
5 12 (3.11%) Banking
5 12 (3.11%) Marketing
6 10 (2.59%) Electronics
6 10 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.33%) Retail
8 7 (1.81%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.55%) Advertising
10 4 (1.04%) International Banking
11 3 (0.78%) Legal
12 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (41.71%) .NET
2 88 (22.80%) HTML
3 79 (20.47%) CSS
4 62 (16.06%) ASP.NET
5 47 (12.18%) XML
6 45 (11.66%) jQuery
7 32 (8.29%) AngularJS
8 23 (5.96%) React
9 20 (5.18%) Web Services
10 18 (4.66%) J2EE
11 17 (4.40%) RESTful
12 16 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (3.89%) Ajax
14 14 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (3.11%) HTML5
15 12 (3.11%) WCF
16 11 (2.85%) .NET Framework
16 11 (2.85%) Vue.js
17 10 (2.59%) Node.js
18 7 (1.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 226 (58.55%) Computer Science
2 46 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (8.03%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.07%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.07%) Fintech
5 8 (2.07%) User Experience
6 7 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.26%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.96%) Android
2 14 (3.63%) Apple iOS
3 12 (3.11%) Linux
3 12 (3.11%) Windows
4 2 (0.52%) Unix
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (22.02%) OO
2 85 (22.02%) SDLC
3 84 (21.76%) Software Engineering
4 81 (20.98%) OOP
5 62 (16.06%) Scrum
6 60 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (13.21%) Mathematics
8 44 (11.40%) Physics
8 44 (11.40%) Web Development
9 41 (10.62%) MVC
10 38 (9.84%) Test Automation
11 34 (8.81%) Software Testing
12 33 (8.55%) BDD
13 28 (7.25%) SDET
14 26 (6.74%) Open Source
14 26 (6.74%) Unit Testing
15 21 (5.44%) TDD
16 18 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (3.89%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 269 (69.69%) C#
2 229 (59.33%) Java
3 147 (38.08%) JavaScript
4 126 (32.64%) C++
5 121 (31.35%) SQL
6 98 (25.39%) Python
7 43 (11.14%) PHP
8 26 (6.74%) VB.NET
9 25 (6.48%) C
10 12 (3.11%) Perl
11 9 (2.33%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.07%) Scala
12 8 (2.07%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.81%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.55%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.30%) Ruby
16 4 (1.04%) VB
16 4 (1.04%) XAML
17 2 (0.52%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 244 (63.21%) Degree
2 76 (19.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.59%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.55%) PhD
6 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.52%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 58 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 45 (11.66%) Oracle
3 15 (3.89%) Google
4 11 (2.85%) SAP
5 4 (1.04%) Unisys
6 2 (0.52%) Cisco
6 2 (0.52%) DevExpress
6 2 (0.52%) VMware
7 1 (0.26%) Nintex
7 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.26%) Xamarin