Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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

Graduate
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 192 201
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 2,814 3,131 3,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 1.91% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.00% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,548 2,758 2,763
England median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,750 £19,750
90th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £35,000
UK median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +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 147,424 156,891 172,845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.90% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,787 126,570 146,169
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £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
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 6 months to 22 October 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 +40 1,080 £30,000 +5.26% 137
South East +4 687 £26,500 +6.00% 121
East of England -14 330 £27,500 - 84
North of England -34 261 £24,000 - 65
Midlands -47 246 £27,500 +5.77% 60
South West -13 221 £25,000 - 70
West Midlands -44 186 £27,500 +5.77% 40
North West -5 159 £25,000 +4.17% 33
Yorkshire -15 88 £22,500 - 25
East Midlands -37 60 £25,000 - 20
North East -24 14 £21,500 -4.44% 7
Graduate
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Graduate 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 in the job title.

1 1,626 (57.78%) Degree
2 1,230 (43.71%) Computer Science
3 1,021 (36.28%) Java
4 1,011 (35.93%) C#
5 735 (26.12%) JavaScript
6 659 (23.42%) SQL
7 655 (23.28%) .NET
8 647 (22.99%) Mathematics
9 612 (21.75%) Software Engineering
10 602 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
11 568 (20.18%) Computer Science Degree
12 536 (19.05%) Finance
13 533 (18.94%) HTML
14 483 (17.16%) C++
15 463 (16.45%) SQL Server
16 444 (15.78%) Python
17 437 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
18 427 (15.17%) CSS
19 422 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
20 394 (14.00%) Microsoft
21 367 (13.04%) Physics
22 327 (11.62%) ASP.NET
23 299 (10.63%) MVC
24 275 (9.77%) OO
25 269 (9.56%) Web Development
26 252 (8.96%) OOP
27 241 (8.56%) AngularJS
28 219 (7.78%) Linux
29 208 (7.39%) PHP
30 202 (7.18%) TDD

Graduate 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 47 (1.67%) CMS
1 47 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (1.14%) Apache
2 32 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 26 (0.92%) SharePoint
4 22 (0.78%) IIS
4 22 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 17 (0.60%) Ethereum
6 16 (0.57%) WordPress
7 15 (0.53%) Umbraco
8 14 (0.50%) Drupal
9 12 (0.43%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.18%) JBoss
12 4 (0.14%) Confluence
12 4 (0.14%) nginx
12 4 (0.14%) SAS
12 4 (0.14%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 109 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.32%) FrameMaker
7 6 (0.21%) SPSS
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.14%) Mathematica
9 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.11%) Stata
10 2 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.071%) GIMP
10 2 (0.071%) Simulink
11 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.036%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.036%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 16 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
4 8 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.14%) Ripple
7 3 (0.11%) Concordance
7 3 (0.11%) Magento
7 3 (0.11%) Relativity
7 3 (0.11%) Ringtail
8 1 (0.036%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 108 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (2.31%) SaaS
4 34 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (0.89%) Office 365
6 24 (0.85%) GitHub
7 20 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (0.46%) PaaS
9 10 (0.36%) IaaS
10 8 (0.28%) Serverless
11 7 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.14%) G Suite
13 4 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
14 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.071%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.10%) TCP/IP
2 23 (0.82%) Internet
3 18 (0.64%) HTTP
3 18 (0.64%) WAN
4 17 (0.60%) Firewall
4 17 (0.60%) OSPF
5 16 (0.57%) BGP
6 15 (0.53%) IP Telephony
6 15 (0.53%) IPsec
6 15 (0.53%) MPLS
7 14 (0.50%) DNS
8 10 (0.36%) FTP
9 8 (0.28%) SMS
10 7 (0.25%) Network Security
10 7 (0.25%) SSL
11 6 (0.21%) LAN
11 6 (0.21%) SMTP
12 5 (0.18%) Broadband
12 5 (0.18%) DHCP
12 5 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 151 (5.37%) MySQL
3 113 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 90 (3.20%) Big Data
5 82 (2.91%) NoSQL
6 51 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 39 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (1.31%) Oracle Database
9 36 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 31 (1.10%) MongoDB
11 30 (1.07%) RDBMS
12 24 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (0.82%) Blockchain
13 23 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.46%) Power BI
15 9 (0.32%) GIS
16 7 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (0.21%) MS Access
18 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 142 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 121 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 53 (1.88%) JIRA
4 43 (1.53%) Eclipse
5 35 (1.24%) Selenium
6 30 (1.07%) Subversion
7 27 (0.96%) JUnit
8 20 (0.71%) Jasmine
9 18 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 17 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (0.53%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.50%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.46%) Maven
14 10 (0.36%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.36%) Jenkins
14 10 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (0.36%) webpack
15 9 (0.32%) Mockito
15 9 (0.32%) NUnit
16 8 (0.28%) Log4Net
General
1 536 (19.05%) Finance
2 194 (6.89%) Games
3 143 (5.08%) Marketing
4 135 (4.80%) Banking
5 91 (3.23%) Retail
6 69 (2.45%) Electronics
7 64 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 63 (2.24%) Law
9 60 (2.13%) Investment Banking
10 45 (1.60%) Automotive
11 40 (1.42%) Legal
12 36 (1.28%) Manufacturing
13 28 (1.00%) Advertising
14 20 (0.71%) Italian Language
15 19 (0.68%) Aerospace
15 19 (0.68%) French Language
15 19 (0.68%) Front Office
15 19 (0.68%) Military
16 18 (0.64%) German Language
17 15 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 655 (23.28%) .NET
2 533 (18.94%) HTML
3 427 (15.17%) CSS
4 327 (11.62%) ASP.NET
5 241 (8.56%) AngularJS
6 192 (6.82%) jQuery
7 145 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 134 (4.76%) Web Services
9 129 (4.58%) RESTful
10 127 (4.51%) XML
11 120 (4.26%) .NET Framework
12 109 (3.87%) Node.js
13 106 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 104 (3.70%) HTML5
15 102 (3.62%) WCF
16 88 (3.13%) J2EE
17 76 (2.70%) Spring
18 70 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 64 (2.27%) CSS3
19 64 (2.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,230 (43.71%) Computer Science
2 437 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (4.73%) User Experience
4 125 (4.44%) Algorithms
5 102 (3.62%) Fintech
6 84 (2.99%) Mobile App
7 78 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (1.95%) Hedge funds
9 54 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
10 49 (1.74%) Data Structures
11 35 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 31 (1.10%) Social Media
13 30 (1.07%) Derivative
14 27 (0.96%) Tandem
15 25 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
17 20 (0.71%) Driving Licence
18 15 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 12 (0.43%) Robotics
20 11 (0.39%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 219 (7.78%) Linux
2 181 (6.43%) Windows
3 72 (2.56%) Unix
4 59 (2.10%) Android
5 49 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 35 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (0.32%) CentOS
11 9 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.18%) Debian
12 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.11%) VxWorks
14 3 (0.11%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.11%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.036%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (22.99%) Mathematics
2 612 (21.75%) Software Engineering
3 602 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
4 422 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
5 367 (13.04%) Physics
6 299 (10.63%) MVC
7 275 (9.77%) OO
8 269 (9.56%) Web Development
9 252 (8.96%) OOP
10 202 (7.18%) TDD
11 151 (5.37%) SDLC
12 147 (5.22%) Machine Learning
13 138 (4.90%) BDD
14 131 (4.66%) Scrum
15 122 (4.34%) Test Automation
16 108 (3.84%) Web Application Development
17 104 (3.70%) Project Management
18 98 (3.48%) Mentoring
19 95 (3.38%) Data Analysis
20 94 (3.34%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,021 (36.28%) Java
2 1,011 (35.93%) C#
3 735 (26.12%) JavaScript
4 659 (23.42%) SQL
5 483 (17.16%) C++
6 444 (15.78%) Python
7 208 (7.39%) PHP
8 156 (5.54%) C
9 103 (3.66%) Ruby
10 70 (2.49%) T-SQL
11 64 (2.27%) R
12 51 (1.81%) TypeScript
13 45 (1.60%) VB.NET
14 41 (1.46%) Perl
15 36 (1.28%) PL/SQL
16 33 (1.17%) Java 8
17 26 (0.92%) VBA
18 20 (0.71%) Scala
18 20 (0.71%) VB
19 19 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1,626 (57.78%) Degree
2 568 (20.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 128 (4.55%) PhD
4 97 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
5 53 (1.88%) Security Cleared
6 34 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.68%) CCNA
7 19 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (0.60%) CCNP
8 17 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.46%) ISEB
11 11 (0.39%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.28%) MCSE
13 7 (0.25%) CISSP
13 7 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.25%) PMP
13 7 (0.25%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.18%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.87%) QA
2 13 (0.46%) PMO
3 10 (0.36%) GDPR
4 9 (0.32%) SLA
5 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.21%) COBIT
6 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.11%) FATCA
8 2 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.071%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.071%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.036%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 44 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.14%) Docker
4 11 (0.39%) Firmware
5 6 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.071%) Xen
8 1 (0.036%) LXC
8 1 (0.036%) Postfix
8 1 (0.036%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (0.57%) Kibana
1 16 (0.57%) Puppet
2 14 (0.50%) Ansible
3 12 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.39%) Terraform
5 6 (0.21%) Packer
6 5 (0.18%) Consul
7 4 (0.14%) logstash
8 2 (0.071%) Check_MK
8 2 (0.071%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.071%) Nagios
9 1 (0.036%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.036%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.036%) TADDM
9 1 (0.036%) WMI
Vendors
1 394 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 180 (6.40%) Oracle
3 78 (2.77%) Google
4 53 (1.88%) VMware
5 29 (1.03%) Cisco
6 26 (0.92%) SAP
7 19 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (0.68%) Twitter
8 15 (0.53%) Talend
9 13 (0.46%) Tableau
10 10 (0.36%) Sony
11 9 (0.32%) Adobe
11 9 (0.32%) Facebook
12 8 (0.28%) Sage
12 8 (0.28%) Sybase
13 7 (0.25%) Apple
13 7 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
13 7 (0.25%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.25%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.21%) Unisys