Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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

Graduate Software Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 752 913 967
Rank change year-on-year +161 +54 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 403 243 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 344 209 277
England median annual salary £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £37,000 £33,750 £32,500
UK median annual salary £29,000 £27,250 £26,000
% change year-on-year +6.42% +4.81% +4.00%

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 155,678 161,272 189,609
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 127,583 135,220 160,036
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Engineer in England

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Graduate Software Engineer in England

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

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

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Engineer in England

Graduate Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
South East +72 139 £28,500 +3.64% 5
East of England +84 138 £30,000 - 15
London +22 56 £32,250 +18.35% 10
South West +14 32 £25,000 -9.09% 4
Midlands +38 26 £29,000 +28.89% 1
East Midlands +36 15 £29,000 +28.89%
North of England +5 13 £22,500 -4.24% 2
West Midlands +23 11 £25,500 +13.33% 1
North West -11 11 £22,500 -4.24% 2
North East - 1 £26,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £21,500 -
Graduate Software Engineer
UK

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

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

1 400 (99.26%) Software Engineering
2 298 (73.95%) Computer Science
3 275 (68.24%) Degree
4 254 (63.03%) C++
5 222 (55.09%) Java
6 184 (45.66%) Mathematics
7 172 (42.68%) Python
8 155 (38.46%) Linux
9 154 (38.21%) C#
10 129 (32.01%) C
11 125 (31.02%) Physics
12 110 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
13 80 (19.85%) Computer Science Degree
14 78 (19.35%) OO
15 70 (17.37%) Algorithms
16 65 (16.13%) Windows
17 64 (15.88%) JavaScript
18 58 (14.39%) Electronics
19 54 (13.40%) SQL
20 52 (12.90%) .NET
21 45 (11.17%) Multithreading
22 43 (10.67%) Machine Learning
23 39 (9.68%) Computer Vision
24 38 (9.43%) MATLAB
25 35 (8.68%) SDLC
26 34 (8.44%) Scrum
27 32 (7.94%) PhD
28 31 (7.69%) ASP.NET
29 30 (7.44%) CSS
29 30 (7.44%) Analytical Skills

Graduate Software Engineer 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 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.74%) JBoss
2 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.50%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.25%) Apache
4 1 (0.25%) CMS
4 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.25%) Mule
4 1 (0.25%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Simulink
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Ripple
1 2 (0.50%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.47%) GitHub
3 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.99%) HTTP
3 3 (0.74%) FTP
3 3 (0.74%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.74%) Network Security
3 3 (0.74%) Wireless
4 2 (0.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.25%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.25%) DNS
5 1 (0.25%) IPsec
5 1 (0.25%) RFID
5 1 (0.25%) Skype
5 1 (0.25%) SSL
5 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.23%) GIS
3 8 (1.99%) Big Data
4 3 (0.74%) CouchDB
4 3 (0.74%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.74%) MySQL
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.50%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.50%) HBase
5 2 (0.50%) Parquet
5 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (6.70%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.71%) Subversion
3 21 (5.21%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.24%) JIRA
5 4 (0.99%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.99%) Moq
5 4 (0.99%) NUnit
5 4 (0.99%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.74%) Eclipse RCP
6 3 (0.74%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.50%) JUnit
7 2 (0.50%) Maven
7 2 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.25%) Calabash
8 1 (0.25%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.25%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 58 (14.39%) Electronics
2 26 (6.45%) Finance
3 20 (4.96%) Games
4 13 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.23%) Front Office
6 6 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.24%) Banking
8 4 (0.99%) Back Office
8 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.99%) Retail
9 3 (0.74%) French Language
9 3 (0.74%) German Language
10 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Marketing
10 2 (0.50%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.90%) .NET
2 31 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 30 (7.44%) CSS
4 29 (7.20%) HTML
5 19 (4.71%) Qt
6 15 (3.72%) AngularJS
6 15 (3.72%) Web Services
7 13 (3.23%) J2EE
7 13 (3.23%) Java EE
8 12 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (2.98%) J2SE
9 11 (2.73%) RESTful
10 10 (2.48%) Ajax
10 10 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (2.23%) jQuery
12 8 (1.99%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.99%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.99%) HTML5
12 8 (1.99%) LINQ
12 8 (1.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 298 (73.95%) Computer Science
2 70 (17.37%) Algorithms
3 30 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.96%) Augmented Reality
5 22 (5.46%) Data Structures
5 22 (5.46%) User Experience
6 6 (1.49%) Robotics
7 5 (1.24%) CUDA
7 5 (1.24%) GPGPU
8 3 (0.74%) 3D Printing
8 3 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.74%) Photography
9 2 (0.50%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.50%) Bitcoin
9 2 (0.50%) Digital Currency
9 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 155 (38.46%) Linux
2 65 (16.13%) Windows
3 21 (5.21%) Embedded Linux
4 12 (2.98%) Android
5 11 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.74%) Unix
7 4 (0.99%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (99.26%) Software Engineering
2 184 (45.66%) Mathematics
3 125 (31.02%) Physics
4 110 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (19.35%) OO
6 45 (11.17%) Multithreading
7 43 (10.67%) Machine Learning
8 39 (9.68%) Computer Vision
9 35 (8.68%) SDLC
10 34 (8.44%) Scrum
11 28 (6.95%) OOD
11 28 (6.95%) Open Source
11 28 (6.95%) TDD
11 28 (6.95%) Test Automation
12 23 (5.71%) Software Architecture
13 22 (5.46%) OOP
13 22 (5.46%) Performance Optimisation
14 18 (4.47%) MVC
14 18 (4.47%) Prototyping
15 15 (3.72%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 254 (63.03%) C++
2 222 (55.09%) Java
3 172 (42.68%) Python
4 154 (38.21%) C#
5 129 (32.01%) C
6 64 (15.88%) JavaScript
7 54 (13.40%) SQL
8 38 (9.43%) MATLAB
9 11 (2.73%) PHP
10 9 (2.23%) Embedded C
11 7 (1.74%) Assembly Language
12 6 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.24%) Embedded C++
14 4 (0.99%) F#
14 4 (0.99%) Haskell
14 4 (0.99%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.74%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.74%) Go
15 3 (0.74%) Julia
15 3 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 275 (68.24%) Degree
2 80 (19.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (7.94%) PhD
4 6 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.99%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.99%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.72%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.25%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (1.24%) Firmware
2 3 (0.74%) Docker
2 3 (0.74%) NFS
3 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 13 (3.23%) Google
1 13 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 13 (3.23%) Oracle
2 8 (1.99%) Sophos
3 7 (1.74%) Dell
3 7 (1.74%) HP
4 6 (1.49%) SAP
5 4 (0.99%) JD Edwards
6 3 (0.74%) Facebook
7 2 (0.50%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.25%) QNX
8 1 (0.25%) Wind River
8 1 (0.25%) Xamarin