The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Graduate
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 205 203
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1564 1536 1765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.87% 1.66% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.72% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1323 1396 1597
Median salary £26,000 £25,250 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.97% +1.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £33,250 £32,900
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year - +2.04%  

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 80408 89199 100476
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66182 76019 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +14 495 £27,500 - 76
South East +10 346 £25,500 +2.00% 51
East of England +21 225 £25,000 - 46
West Midlands +53 156 £26,000 +6.12% 11
South West +45 142 £22,500 -13.46% 17
North West -61 100 £24,000 -4.00% 29
Yorkshire -18 55 £21,500 -6.52% 15
East Midlands -6 41 £25,000 +8.69% 10
North East +21 17 £25,000 +16.27% 6
Graduate
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1561 (56.13%) Degree
2 1105 (39.73%) Computer Science
3 1007 (36.21%) C#
4 994 (35.74%) Java
5 742 (26.68%) .NET
6 665 (23.91%) C++
7 615 (22.11%) SQL
8 614 (22.08%) Software Engineering
9 583 (20.96%) Mathematics
10 579 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
11 565 (20.32%) JavaScript
12 478 (17.19%) Computer Science Degree
13 472 (16.97%) SQL Server
14 460 (16.54%) HTML
15 456 (16.40%) Microsoft
16 443 (15.93%) Python
17 438 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
18 432 (15.53%) ASP.NET
19 399 (14.35%) Finance
20 376 (13.52%) Linux
20 376 (13.52%) MVC
21 372 (13.38%) CSS
22 363 (13.05%) Windows
23 357 (12.84%) OO
24 342 (12.30%) TDD
25 311 (11.18%) Physics
26 291 (10.46%) OOP
27 283 (10.18%) AngularJS
28 279 (10.03%) Oracle
29 255 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC

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 66 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
2 53 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 49 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 26 (0.93%) Apache
6 21 (0.76%) Confluence
7 19 (0.68%) SAS
8 16 (0.58%) WordPress
9 15 (0.54%) JBoss
10 14 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.36%) CMS
12 10 (0.36%) IIS
13 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.22%) Drupal
14 6 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.18%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.18%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 110 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 109 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.36%) RoboHelp
6 10 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.25%) Maple
8 5 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.14%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.14%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.11%) Simulink
11 1 (0.036%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 29 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.58%) Magento
3 8 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.14%) Maximo
6 3 (0.11%) DocuMatrix
7 2 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.072%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.072%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.072%) SAP CAR
7 2 (0.072%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.036%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 1 (0.036%) Endur
8 1 (0.036%) Optimost
8 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.036%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.036%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.036%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 133 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (1.69%) Office 365
4 45 (1.62%) SaaS
5 43 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (0.79%) GitHub
7 15 (0.54%) PaaS
8 8 (0.29%) IaaS
9 6 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.22%) Slack
10 4 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.14%) AdWords
11 2 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.072%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.072%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.072%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.072%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.036%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.036%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.036%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 89 (3.20%) Internet
2 86 (3.09%) Firewall
3 35 (1.26%) LAN
3 35 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.15%) WAN
5 31 (1.11%) DNS
6 26 (0.93%) DHCP
7 18 (0.65%) Network Security
7 18 (0.65%) VPN
7 18 (0.65%) Wireless
8 16 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (0.54%) HTTP
9 15 (0.54%) MPLS
10 13 (0.47%) Bluetooth
11 12 (0.43%) FTP
12 9 (0.32%) VoIP
13 8 (0.29%) Broadband
14 6 (0.22%) Intranet
14 6 (0.22%) SMTP
15 5 (0.18%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 472 (16.97%) SQL Server
2 149 (5.36%) MySQL
3 135 (4.85%) MongoDB
4 103 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 83 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 77 (2.77%) Big Data
7 58 (2.09%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 21 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 18 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (0.50%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.43%) MS Access
14 11 (0.40%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.32%) GIS
16 8 (0.29%) Blockchain
16 8 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (0.25%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 113 (4.06%) Git (software)
2 88 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 74 (2.66%) TeamCity
4 66 (2.37%) NUnit
5 64 (2.30%) Moq
6 62 (2.23%) JIRA
7 61 (2.19%) Rhino Mocks
8 45 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 39 (1.40%) Eclipse
10 35 (1.26%) MSTest
11 34 (1.22%) Maven
12 31 (1.11%) Jenkins
13 28 (1.01%) Subversion
14 25 (0.90%) JUnit
15 24 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (0.76%) Selenium
17 18 (0.65%) Gradle
18 14 (0.50%) Bugzilla
18 14 (0.50%) Mockito
19 13 (0.47%) Grunt
General
1 399 (14.35%) Finance
2 200 (7.19%) Games
3 162 (5.83%) Banking
4 150 (5.39%) Marketing
5 114 (4.10%) Retail
6 96 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 95 (3.42%) Electronics
8 59 (2.12%) Manufacturing
9 47 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.01%) Automotive
11 27 (0.97%) Advertising
12 19 (0.68%) French Language
13 17 (0.61%) Legal
14 16 (0.58%) Spanish Language
15 14 (0.50%) Italian Language
15 14 (0.50%) Military
16 13 (0.47%) Front Office
17 11 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.32%) German Language
18 9 (0.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 742 (26.68%) .NET
2 460 (16.54%) HTML
3 432 (15.53%) ASP.NET
4 372 (13.38%) CSS
5 283 (10.18%) AngularJS
6 255 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 190 (6.83%) .NET Framework
8 182 (6.54%) XML
9 177 (6.36%) jQuery
10 159 (5.72%) WCF
11 133 (4.78%) HTML5
11 133 (4.78%) RESTful
12 131 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 118 (4.24%) WPF
14 117 (4.21%) J2EE
15 112 (4.03%) Web Services
16 104 (3.74%) Entity Framework
17 100 (3.60%) Node.js
18 92 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 81 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 1105 (39.73%) Computer Science
2 438 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 85 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 66 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 64 (2.30%) Fintech
7 46 (1.65%) User Experience
8 45 (1.62%) Hedge funds
9 41 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 41 (1.47%) Internet of Things
10 39 (1.40%) Data Centre
11 34 (1.22%) Social Media
12 31 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 30 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 29 (1.04%) Management Information System
15 27 (0.97%) Driving Licence
16 26 (0.93%) Tandem
17 23 (0.83%) Augmented Reality
18 21 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
19 20 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 376 (13.52%) Linux
2 363 (13.05%) Windows
3 103 (3.70%) Unix
4 76 (2.73%) Android
5 60 (2.16%) Apple iOS
5 60 (2.16%) Windows Server
6 34 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.11%) Windows XP
8 26 (0.93%) VxWorks
9 18 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.50%) CentOS
11 14 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.36%) Debian
13 10 (0.36%) Solaris
13 10 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (22.08%) Software Engineering
2 583 (20.96%) Mathematics
3 579 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
4 376 (13.52%) MVC
5 357 (12.84%) OO
6 342 (12.30%) TDD
7 311 (11.18%) Physics
8 291 (10.46%) OOP
9 201 (7.23%) Web Development
10 186 (6.69%) BDD
11 182 (6.54%) Scrum
12 168 (6.04%) SDLC
13 165 (5.93%) Kanban
14 146 (5.25%) Web Application Development
15 133 (4.78%) Project Management
16 119 (4.28%) DevOps
17 110 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
18 102 (3.67%) Mentoring
19 92 (3.31%) Dependency Injection
20 90 (3.24%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1007 (36.21%) C#
2 994 (35.74%) Java
3 665 (23.91%) C++
4 615 (22.11%) SQL
5 565 (20.32%) JavaScript
6 443 (15.93%) Python
7 241 (8.67%) C
8 150 (5.39%) PHP
9 136 (4.89%) Ruby
10 76 (2.73%) MATLAB
11 71 (2.55%) Perl
12 70 (2.52%) Shell Script
13 63 (2.27%) VB.NET
14 59 (2.12%) F#
15 48 (1.73%) Scala
16 40 (1.44%) VB
17 34 (1.22%) TypeScript
18 33 (1.19%) T-SQL
19 26 (0.93%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1561 (56.13%) Degree
2 478 (17.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 120 (4.31%) PhD
4 115 (4.14%) Numerate Degree
5 88 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 57 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (1.15%) MCP
8 31 (1.11%) ISTQB
9 28 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 28 (1.01%) MCSD
10 26 (0.93%) MCAD
10 26 (0.93%) MCTS
11 24 (0.86%) SC Cleared
12 22 (0.79%) CCNA
12 22 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (0.79%) HND
13 18 (0.65%) Master's Degree
14 13 (0.47%) GNVQ
15 11 (0.40%) ISEB
15 11 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.78%) QA
2 57 (2.05%) SLA
3 13 (0.47%) PMO
4 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.036%) FATCA
5 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.036%) MiFID
System Software
1 97 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 70 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (1.04%) Firmware
5 27 (0.97%) Docker
6 15 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 6 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.14%) HDFS
9 4 (0.14%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.036%) NFS
10 1 (0.036%) Snort
10 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (2.27%) Kibana
2 35 (1.26%) Ansible
3 12 (0.43%) Puppet
4 11 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.25%) Nagios
7 6 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
7 6 (0.22%) Graphite
8 5 (0.18%) logstash
9 4 (0.14%) SCCM
10 2 (0.072%) Salt
11 1 (0.036%) DameWare
11 1 (0.036%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.036%) RSA enVision
11 1 (0.036%) vRealize
Vendors
1 456 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 279 (10.03%) Oracle
3 84 (3.02%) Google
4 80 (2.88%) VMware
5 66 (2.37%) SAP
6 26 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (0.90%) IBM
8 21 (0.76%) Apple
9 19 (0.68%) Cisco
10 17 (0.61%) Citrix
11 15 (0.54%) BT
11 15 (0.54%) Facebook
12 14 (0.50%) Xamarin
13 13 (0.47%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.43%) Adobe
15 11 (0.40%) HP
15 11 (0.40%) Juniper
16 9 (0.32%) BEA
16 9 (0.32%) Cognizant
16 9 (0.32%) Virgin Media
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Skills Training + Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 23k
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus, Full Training, Progression
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum £25k-£35k dep. experience+bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + pension, share options, 22 Days Hol
Posted: 11 hours ago
North London
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Excellent Starting Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £33,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k DOE
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Accreditations, bonus, gym
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Seascale, Cumbria
Energus
Salary: £25,000 per annum plus a benefit package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Pearson Frank
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday