The median annual salary for a Graduate was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
UK / England
Rank 223 222 234
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1213 1491 1409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.54% 1.54% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.60% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 997 1268 1237
Median salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75889 93457 96279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 63471 79007 79398
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Graduate in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in England

Graduate
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Graduate in England

Graduate
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate in England

Graduate
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 454 £27,500 -8.33% 58
South East -40 220 £25,000 - 53
East of England +22 179 £27,500 +5.76% 43
South West +34 118 £25,000 -2.91% 18
West Midlands +6 92 £23,000 -8.00% 18
North West -28 72 £24,000 -1.03% 25
Yorkshire -11 37 £23,500 - 10
East Midlands -19 25 £22,500 -4.25% 7
North East +19 17 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Graduate
UK

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Graduate 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 in the job title.

1 1495 (58.06%) Degree
2 1037 (40.27%) Computer Science
3 964 (37.44%) C#
4 887 (34.45%) Java
5 762 (29.59%) .NET
6 604 (23.46%) SQL
7 602 (23.38%) C++
8 588 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
9 564 (21.90%) Mathematics
10 490 (19.03%) JavaScript
11 473 (18.37%) Software Engineering
12 472 (18.33%) ASP.NET
13 438 (17.01%) HTML
14 425 (16.50%) Microsoft
15 397 (15.42%) MVC
16 383 (14.87%) Finance
17 378 (14.68%) SQL Server
18 363 (14.10%) Windows
19 357 (13.86%) OO
20 343 (13.32%) CSS
21 331 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
22 329 (12.78%) TDD
23 326 (12.66%) Python
24 298 (11.57%) Linux
25 278 (10.80%) ASP.NET MVC
26 260 (10.10%) OOP
27 250 (9.71%) Physics
28 232 (9.01%) C
29 215 (8.35%) Web Development
30 209 (8.12%) XML

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related 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 54 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
2 44 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 25 (0.97%) Apache
3 25 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 24 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 20 (0.78%) WordPress
6 17 (0.66%) Confluence
7 16 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (0.62%) SAS
8 12 (0.47%) CMS
9 11 (0.43%) IIS
9 11 (0.43%) JBoss
10 8 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.27%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.27%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.23%) Drupal
13 4 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.16%) Hubot
14 3 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 201 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 90 (3.50%) MS Office
3 33 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.13%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.66%) MS Project
6 10 (0.39%) RoboHelp
7 8 (0.31%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.16%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.16%) FrameMaker
10 4 (0.16%) Simulink
11 2 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.078%) Maple
12 1 (0.039%) InDesign
12 1 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.039%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
2 9 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.16%) Maximo
3 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.12%) Magento
5 2 (0.078%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.078%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.039%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.039%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.039%) Optimost
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.039%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.039%) Relativity
6 1 (0.039%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.039%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.039%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.039%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 95 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.71%) SaaS
4 34 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.09%) GitHub
6 22 (0.85%) Office 365
7 10 (0.39%) Slack
8 7 (0.27%) PaaS
9 5 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.16%) IaaS
11 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.078%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.078%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.078%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.039%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.039%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.039%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 119 (4.62%) Internet
2 63 (2.45%) Firewall
3 26 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.97%) Network Security
5 23 (0.89%) DNS
6 20 (0.78%) HTTP
7 16 (0.62%) DHCP
7 16 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
9 13 (0.50%) FTP
9 13 (0.50%) VPN
9 13 (0.50%) Wireless
10 10 (0.39%) Bluetooth
10 10 (0.39%) VoIP
11 8 (0.31%) LAN
12 7 (0.27%) LTE
13 6 (0.23%) 3G
13 6 (0.23%) 802.11
13 6 (0.23%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 110 (4.27%) MySQL
3 102 (3.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 86 (3.34%) Big Data
5 78 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 74 (2.87%) MongoDB
7 68 (2.64%) NoSQL
8 20 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 18 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 17 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.43%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.35%) DB2
16 7 (0.27%) MS Access
16 7 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 99 (3.84%) Git (software)
2 97 (3.77%) NUnit
2 97 (3.77%) Visual Studio
3 90 (3.50%) Moq
4 88 (3.42%) Rhino Mocks
5 66 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 62 (2.41%) MSTest
7 58 (2.25%) JIRA
8 48 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 41 (1.59%) Eclipse
9 41 (1.59%) Maven
10 35 (1.36%) Jenkins
11 29 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (1.13%) Selenium
12 26 (1.01%) JUnit
13 23 (0.89%) Subversion
14 22 (0.85%) Gradle
15 17 (0.66%) Mockito
16 13 (0.50%) Bitbucket
16 13 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 383 (14.87%) Finance
2 176 (6.83%) Banking
3 156 (6.06%) Games
4 141 (5.48%) Marketing
5 107 (4.16%) Retail
6 55 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 47 (1.83%) Electronics
9 37 (1.44%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.20%) Military
11 27 (1.05%) Legal
12 25 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.85%) French Language
14 21 (0.82%) Automotive
15 20 (0.78%) Advertising
16 18 (0.70%) Front Office
17 13 (0.50%) Spanish Language
18 11 (0.43%) German Language
19 10 (0.39%) Aerospace
19 10 (0.39%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 762 (29.59%) .NET
2 472 (18.33%) ASP.NET
3 438 (17.01%) HTML
4 343 (13.32%) CSS
5 278 (10.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 209 (8.12%) XML
7 204 (7.92%) .NET Framework
8 184 (7.15%) AngularJS
9 175 (6.80%) WCF
10 149 (5.79%) jQuery
11 140 (5.44%) WPF
12 127 (4.93%) HTML5
13 121 (4.70%) Web Services
14 119 (4.62%) RESTful
15 115 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 111 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
17 99 (3.84%) J2EE
18 87 (3.38%) Entity Framework
18 87 (3.38%) Spring
19 76 (2.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1037 (40.27%) Computer Science
2 331 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (3.53%) Algorithms
4 72 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 55 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 55 (2.14%) Internet of Things
6 41 (1.59%) Fintech
7 38 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 38 (1.48%) Hedge funds
8 37 (1.44%) Driving Licence
9 32 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 31 (1.20%) User Experience
11 27 (1.05%) Social Media
12 26 (1.01%) Management Information System
13 25 (0.97%) Blackberry
13 25 (0.97%) Tandem
14 23 (0.89%) iPad
15 21 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
15 21 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 15 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 363 (14.10%) Windows
2 298 (11.57%) Linux
3 110 (4.27%) Unix
4 89 (3.46%) Android
5 51 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 30 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 20 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 19 (0.74%) Windows 8
10 18 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 17 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 13 (0.50%) CentOS
14 13 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.47%) Solaris
15 12 (0.47%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (21.90%) Mathematics
3 473 (18.37%) Software Engineering
4 397 (15.42%) MVC
5 357 (13.86%) OO
6 329 (12.78%) TDD
7 260 (10.10%) OOP
8 250 (9.71%) Physics
9 215 (8.35%) Web Development
10 208 (8.08%) SDLC
11 187 (7.26%) BDD
12 174 (6.76%) Scrum
13 160 (6.21%) Web Application Development
14 141 (5.48%) Kanban
15 135 (5.24%) Project Management
16 109 (4.23%) Dependency Injection
17 99 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
18 95 (3.69%) DevOps
19 81 (3.15%) Analytics
20 78 (3.03%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 964 (37.44%) C#
2 887 (34.45%) Java
3 604 (23.46%) SQL
4 602 (23.38%) C++
5 490 (19.03%) JavaScript
6 326 (12.66%) Python
7 232 (9.01%) C
8 153 (5.94%) PHP
9 113 (4.39%) Ruby
10 70 (2.72%) VB.NET
11 65 (2.52%) MATLAB
12 61 (2.37%) Perl
13 54 (2.10%) VB
14 44 (1.71%) F#
15 36 (1.40%) Scala
16 32 (1.24%) T-SQL
17 28 (1.09%) Bash Shell
18 26 (1.01%) R
19 21 (0.82%) Shell Script
20 19 (0.74%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1495 (58.06%) Degree
2 74 (2.87%) PhD
3 73 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 44 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (1.48%) MCP
6 28 (1.09%) MCSD
7 26 (1.01%) MCAD
7 26 (1.01%) MCTS
8 16 (0.62%) HND
9 14 (0.54%) CCNA
9 14 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.50%) SC Cleared
11 11 (0.43%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.39%) CEH
13 9 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.27%) CISA
14 7 (0.27%) CISMP
14 7 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.23%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.34%) QA
2 37 (1.44%) SLA
3 20 (0.78%) PMO
4 4 (0.16%) SDET
5 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.078%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.078%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.078%) RMADS
7 1 (0.039%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.039%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.32%) Docker
4 19 (0.74%) Firmware
5 16 (0.62%) Terminal Services
6 15 (0.58%) XenApp
7 14 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.43%) Terminal Server
9 7 (0.27%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.16%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.12%) HDFS
12 2 (0.078%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.078%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.078%) NFS
13 1 (0.039%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.039%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (1.86%) Kibana
2 17 (0.66%) Ansible
3 16 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.47%) Puppet
5 10 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
5 10 (0.39%) Graphite
5 10 (0.39%) Nagios
6 7 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.19%) logstash
8 2 (0.078%) Salt
9 1 (0.039%) Nessus
9 1 (0.039%) Nmap
9 1 (0.039%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 425 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 205 (7.96%) Oracle
3 61 (2.37%) Google
4 45 (1.75%) VMware
5 42 (1.63%) SAP
6 34 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (1.17%) Cisco
8 27 (1.05%) Citrix
9 26 (1.01%) IBM
10 17 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 15 (0.58%) Facebook
12 14 (0.54%) Adobe
12 14 (0.54%) Apple
12 14 (0.54%) BT
12 14 (0.54%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.47%) HP
13 12 (0.47%) SaltStack
13 12 (0.47%) Sybase
14 11 (0.43%) CA
15 10 (0.39%) Computacenter
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pens, Health etc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Bens - Pens, Health
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £18000.0000 - £25000.0000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £20000 - £32000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Rullion
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum benefits inc pension & share ownersh
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits, progression & training
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 6 days ago