Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 203 201
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 3129 2999 3518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.85% 1.68% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.74% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2767 2691 3180
England median annual salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,750 £19,250
90th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
UK median annual salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -4 932 £29,000 +5.45% 54
South East +35 772 £25,000 - 46
East of England +16 485 £28,500 +14.00% 44
Midlands +32 397 £26,000 +5.05% 17
North of England -14 317 £23,500 -2.08% 28
West Midlands +32 306 £26,000 +8.33% 11
South West +39 228 £25,000 -3.85% 14
North West -55 170 £24,000 -4.00% 15
Yorkshire +39 122 £22,500 - 10
East Midlands +10 91 £22,500 -3.23% 6
North East +7 25 £22,500 +7.14% 3
Graduate
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1789 (57.17%) Degree
2 1330 (42.51%) Computer Science
3 1132 (36.18%) Java
4 1042 (33.30%) C#
5 760 (24.29%) SQL
6 732 (23.39%) .NET
6 732 (23.39%) Software Engineering
7 727 (23.23%) JavaScript
8 684 (21.86%) C++
9 678 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
10 616 (19.69%) Python
11 610 (19.50%) Mathematics
12 590 (18.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 579 (18.50%) HTML
14 519 (16.59%) CSS
15 474 (15.15%) Microsoft
16 459 (14.67%) Linux
17 458 (14.64%) SQL Server
18 438 (14.00%) ASP.NET
19 421 (13.45%) Finance
20 395 (12.62%) MVC
21 378 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
22 377 (12.05%) Windows
23 353 (11.28%) Physics
24 346 (11.06%) OO
25 311 (9.94%) TDD
26 298 (9.52%) OOP
27 279 (8.92%) AngularJS
28 259 (8.28%) C
29 257 (8.21%) 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 75 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 40 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 36 (1.15%) IIS
5 28 (0.89%) CMS
6 21 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 21 (0.67%) Confluence
7 19 (0.61%) Apache
8 16 (0.51%) Moodle
9 15 (0.48%) JBoss
9 15 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.38%) SAS
11 9 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.26%) Drupal
13 5 (0.16%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.16%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.16%) nginx
13 5 (0.16%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.16%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 119 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.16%) InDesign
7 5 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.16%) SPSS
7 5 (0.16%) XMetaL
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.096%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.096%) Simulink
10 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.064%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (0.54%) SAP EWM
2 11 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.19%) Magento
4 3 (0.096%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.096%) PlanetPress Connect
4 3 (0.096%) Sage 1000
4 3 (0.096%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.064%) Actimize
5 2 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.064%) Endur
5 2 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.064%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.032%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 158 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (1.50%) GitHub
4 32 (1.02%) SaaS
5 28 (0.89%) Office 365
6 25 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.42%) PaaS
8 8 (0.26%) IaaS
9 7 (0.22%) AdWords
9 7 (0.22%) Bluemix
9 7 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.13%) Sage Pay
12 3 (0.096%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.096%) G Suite
12 3 (0.096%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.064%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.79%) Internet
2 47 (1.50%) Firewall
3 39 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.89%) WAN
5 20 (0.64%) DNS
6 19 (0.61%) LAN
7 17 (0.54%) Wireless
8 16 (0.51%) MPLS
9 15 (0.48%) DHCP
9 15 (0.48%) Network Security
10 12 (0.38%) VPN
11 11 (0.35%) SMS
12 10 (0.32%) HTTP
12 10 (0.32%) Hyperconnected
13 9 (0.29%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.29%) IPsec
14 8 (0.26%) BGP
14 8 (0.26%) IP Telephony
14 8 (0.26%) OSPF
14 8 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 176 (5.62%) MySQL
3 108 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 108 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 80 (2.56%) Big Data
5 64 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 57 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 47 (1.50%) Oracle Database
8 43 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 29 (0.93%) Redis
10 27 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (0.83%) GIS
11 26 (0.83%) Hadoop
12 25 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (0.64%) Power BI
16 17 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
18 14 (0.45%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 129 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 103 (3.29%) Visual Studio
3 84 (2.68%) NUnit
4 74 (2.36%) JIRA
5 66 (2.11%) Moq
6 63 (2.01%) TeamCity
7 59 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
8 43 (1.37%) MSTest
9 37 (1.18%) Subversion
10 28 (0.89%) Eclipse
10 28 (0.89%) JUnit
11 24 (0.77%) Mercurial
12 23 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (0.67%) Maven
14 16 (0.51%) Selenium
15 14 (0.45%) Mockito
16 12 (0.38%) Bitbucket
16 12 (0.38%) gulp
16 12 (0.38%) Jenkins
17 11 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 421 (13.45%) Finance
2 197 (6.30%) Marketing
3 189 (6.04%) Games
4 166 (5.31%) Banking
5 128 (4.09%) Electronics
6 98 (3.13%) Retail
7 91 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 53 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 40 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 34 (1.09%) Advertising
11 25 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.64%) Back Office
12 20 (0.64%) French Language
13 19 (0.61%) German Language
14 16 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.51%) Publishing
15 14 (0.45%) Italian Language
15 14 (0.45%) Music Industry
16 12 (0.38%) Automotive
17 10 (0.32%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 732 (23.39%) .NET
2 579 (18.50%) HTML
3 519 (16.59%) CSS
4 438 (14.00%) ASP.NET
5 279 (8.92%) AngularJS
6 257 (8.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 192 (6.14%) jQuery
8 165 (5.27%) .NET Framework
9 158 (5.05%) J2EE
10 143 (4.57%) XML
11 135 (4.31%) HTML5
12 123 (3.93%) WCF
13 112 (3.58%) WPF
14 105 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
14 105 (3.36%) Node.js
14 105 (3.36%) Spring
15 91 (2.91%) Web Services
16 90 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 88 (2.81%) RESTful
18 87 (2.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1330 (42.51%) Computer Science
2 378 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (4.73%) Algorithms
4 91 (2.91%) Fintech
5 82 (2.62%) User Experience
6 57 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
7 55 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 55 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 54 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 51 (1.63%) Social Media
10 50 (1.60%) Client/Server
11 40 (1.28%) Hedge funds
12 36 (1.15%) Augmented Reality
13 33 (1.05%) Tandem
14 31 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
15 28 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.51%) BBC
16 16 (0.51%) Data Centre
17 15 (0.48%) Xbox
18 13 (0.42%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 459 (14.67%) Linux
2 377 (12.05%) Windows
3 99 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 91 (2.91%) Android
5 75 (2.40%) Unix
6 58 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 43 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 29 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (0.80%) Debian
9 25 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
10 23 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.64%) Windows 10
12 18 (0.58%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.35%) VxWorks
15 9 (0.29%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.096%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 732 (23.39%) Software Engineering
2 678 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
3 610 (19.50%) Mathematics
4 395 (12.62%) MVC
5 353 (11.28%) Physics
6 346 (11.06%) OO
7 311 (9.94%) TDD
8 298 (9.52%) OOP
9 250 (7.99%) Web Development
10 193 (6.17%) SDLC
11 170 (5.43%) Scrum
12 152 (4.86%) BDD
13 145 (4.63%) Machine Learning
14 137 (4.38%) Test Automation
15 133 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
16 126 (4.03%) Kanban
16 126 (4.03%) Web Application Development
17 116 (3.71%) Software Testing
18 110 (3.52%) Multithreading
19 106 (3.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1132 (36.18%) Java
2 1042 (33.30%) C#
3 760 (24.29%) SQL
4 727 (23.23%) JavaScript
5 684 (21.86%) C++
6 616 (19.69%) Python
7 259 (8.28%) C
8 207 (6.62%) PHP
9 108 (3.45%) Ruby
10 92 (2.94%) MATLAB
11 77 (2.46%) VB.NET
12 60 (1.92%) F#
13 53 (1.69%) R
14 50 (1.60%) TypeScript
15 46 (1.47%) Perl
15 46 (1.47%) Shell Script
16 43 (1.37%) T-SQL
17 32 (1.02%) Embedded C
18 23 (0.74%) Go
19 22 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1789 (57.17%) Degree
2 590 (18.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (3.36%) PhD
4 95 (3.04%) Numerate Degree
5 41 (1.31%) Master's Degree
6 39 (1.25%) Security Cleared
7 38 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 24 (0.77%) CCNA
9 24 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (0.67%) MCP
10 21 (0.67%) MCSD
11 17 (0.54%) ISEB
11 17 (0.54%) MCAD
11 17 (0.54%) MCTS
12 11 (0.35%) SC Cleared
13 9 (0.29%) A+ Certification
13 9 (0.29%) CCNP
14 8 (0.26%) HND
15 7 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.20%) QA
2 41 (1.31%) SLA
3 7 (0.22%) PMO
4 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.16%) SEPA
5 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.096%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.064%) RMADS
8 1 (0.032%) Basel II
8 1 (0.032%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.032%) FATCA
System Software
1 59 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.77%) Docker
4 20 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.19%) Firmware
7 5 (0.16%) HDFS
7 5 (0.16%) NFS
8 2 (0.064%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 53 (1.69%) Kibana
2 15 (0.48%) Ansible
3 11 (0.35%) Puppet
4 10 (0.32%) SCCM
5 7 (0.22%) Consul
5 7 (0.22%) Graphite
6 3 (0.096%) logstash
6 3 (0.096%) Opsview
7 2 (0.064%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.064%) QRadar
7 2 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.032%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.032%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.032%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.032%) DameWare
8 1 (0.032%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.032%) Nagios
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.032%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.032%) WSUS
Vendors
1 474 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 222 (7.09%) Oracle
3 103 (3.29%) Google
4 73 (2.33%) SAP
5 70 (2.24%) VMware
6 28 (0.89%) IBM
6 28 (0.89%) Virgin Media
7 27 (0.86%) Cisco
8 21 (0.67%) Zend
9 19 (0.61%) Remedy
10 16 (0.51%) Adobe
10 16 (0.51%) Tableau
11 14 (0.45%) Twitter
11 14 (0.45%) Xamarin
11 14 (0.45%) Xerox
12 13 (0.42%) hybris
13 12 (0.38%) HP
14 10 (0.32%) Cognizant
15 9 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.29%) Sophos