Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 210 213
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 2,457 2,744 2,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.74% 1.69% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.76% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,258 2,439 2,339
England median annual salary £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,250
UK median annual salary £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -

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 135,404 156,192 159,117
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.16% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 109,346 128,206 133,374
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +48 964 £30,000 +5.26% 110
South East +12 677 £27,500 +5.77% 105
East of England -33 255 £27,000 -5.26% 56
Midlands -26 212 £27,500 +7.84% 72
North of England -9 192 £25,000 +4.17% 92
South West +25 177 £25,000 - 57
West Midlands -20 147 £27,500 +5.77% 53
North West +24 142 £25,000 - 44
East Midlands -3 65 £30,000 +33.33% 19
Yorkshire -21 43 £23,500 +4.44% 33
North East -3 7 £21,750 -3.33% 15
Graduate
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 1,451 (59.06%) Degree
2 1,121 (45.62%) Computer Science
3 965 (39.28%) Java
4 893 (36.35%) C#
5 681 (27.72%) JavaScript
6 623 (25.36%) Mathematics
7 603 (24.54%) Software Engineering
8 594 (24.18%) .NET
9 592 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
10 530 (21.57%) SQL
11 491 (19.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 483 (19.66%) Python
13 476 (19.37%) HTML
14 412 (16.77%) C++
15 408 (16.61%) Finance
16 379 (15.43%) Microsoft
17 377 (15.34%) CSS
18 326 (13.27%) SQL Server
19 322 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
20 316 (12.86%) Physics
21 307 (12.49%) Problem-Solving
22 303 (12.33%) ASP.NET
23 268 (10.91%) AngularJS
24 262 (10.66%) MVC
25 239 (9.73%) Web Development
26 225 (9.16%) Linux
27 207 (8.42%) OO
28 185 (7.53%) OOP
29 176 (7.16%) User Experience
30 171 (6.96%) PHP

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 38 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (1.22%) Apache
2 30 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 23 (0.94%) Apache Spark
4 22 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 18 (0.73%) CMS
6 15 (0.61%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.37%) Ethereum
8 8 (0.33%) IIS
8 8 (0.33%) JBoss
9 7 (0.28%) Drupal
10 6 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.20%) SAS
12 4 (0.16%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.12%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.081%) Confluence
14 2 (0.081%) nginx
14 2 (0.081%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.081%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.041%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 77 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.37%) FrameMaker
5 8 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.081%) Simulink
10 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.041%) CATIA
10 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.041%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.041%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 7 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
2 6 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.081%) Magento
4 2 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.041%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.041%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 117 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (2.81%) SaaS
4 37 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (0.69%) Office 365
7 14 (0.57%) GitHub
8 12 (0.49%) IaaS
8 12 (0.49%) PaaS
9 8 (0.33%) Serverless
10 5 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.16%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.12%) G Suite
13 2 (0.081%) Boomi
13 2 (0.081%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.041%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.041%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.041%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.041%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.38%) Internet
2 26 (1.06%) Firewall
3 21 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.77%) WAN
5 14 (0.57%) IP Telephony
5 14 (0.57%) MPLS
6 12 (0.49%) BGP
6 12 (0.49%) OSPF
7 11 (0.45%) IPsec
7 11 (0.45%) Skype
8 10 (0.41%) H.323
9 9 (0.37%) DNS
10 8 (0.33%) DHCP
10 8 (0.33%) VoIP
10 8 (0.33%) VPN
10 8 (0.33%) Wireless
11 7 (0.28%) LAN
11 7 (0.28%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.24%) Network Security
13 5 (0.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 97 (3.95%) MySQL
2 97 (3.95%) NoSQL
3 91 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 80 (3.26%) Big Data
5 49 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 43 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 37 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 29 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.53%) Blockchain
11 13 (0.53%) Power BI
12 9 (0.37%) Redis
13 7 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.28%) QlikView
14 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 133 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 86 (3.50%) Visual Studio
3 49 (1.99%) JIRA
4 47 (1.91%) Selenium
5 22 (0.90%) Eclipse
6 21 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 21 (0.85%) JUnit
7 20 (0.81%) JMeter
8 19 (0.77%) SoapUI
9 16 (0.65%) webpack
10 15 (0.61%) Jasmine
11 14 (0.57%) Subversion
12 11 (0.45%) Maven
12 11 (0.45%) Mockito
13 10 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.37%) Grunt
14 9 (0.37%) NUnit
15 8 (0.33%) Artifactory
15 8 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 408 (16.61%) Finance
2 124 (5.05%) Games
3 117 (4.76%) Marketing
4 97 (3.95%) Banking
5 56 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 52 (2.12%) Law
7 50 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 42 (1.71%) Electronics
9 38 (1.55%) Legal
9 38 (1.55%) Retail
10 31 (1.26%) Automotive
11 23 (0.94%) Front Office
12 20 (0.81%) French Language
13 19 (0.77%) Aerospace
13 19 (0.77%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.57%) Advertising
15 14 (0.57%) Military
16 13 (0.53%) German Language
17 12 (0.49%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (24.18%) .NET
2 476 (19.37%) HTML
3 377 (15.34%) CSS
4 303 (12.33%) ASP.NET
5 268 (10.91%) AngularJS
6 142 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 119 (4.84%) jQuery
8 117 (4.76%) Web Services
9 105 (4.27%) XML
10 102 (4.15%) Node.js
11 99 (4.03%) React
12 91 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 91 (3.70%) WCF
13 89 (3.62%) .NET Framework
14 88 (3.58%) RESTful
15 86 (3.50%) HTML5
16 79 (3.22%) Spring
17 66 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 62 (2.52%) J2EE
19 57 (2.32%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 322 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (7.16%) User Experience
3 123 (5.01%) Algorithms
4 111 (4.52%) Fintech
5 100 (4.07%) Mobile App
6 69 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (2.24%) Data Structures
8 51 (2.08%) Derivative
9 41 (1.67%) Hedge funds
10 34 (1.38%) Social Media
11 30 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 25 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
12 25 (1.02%) Tandem
13 18 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
14 14 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (0.53%) Driving Licence
16 12 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (0.41%) Robotics
17 10 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 225 (9.16%) Linux
2 157 (6.39%) Windows
3 87 (3.54%) Android
4 77 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 64 (2.60%) Unix
6 35 (1.42%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.37%) CentOS
10 7 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.16%) Debian
13 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.041%) VMS
15 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,121 (45.62%) Computer Science
2 623 (25.36%) Mathematics
3 603 (24.54%) Software Engineering
4 592 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
5 316 (12.86%) Physics
6 307 (12.49%) Problem-Solving
7 262 (10.66%) MVC
8 239 (9.73%) Web Development
9 207 (8.42%) OO
10 185 (7.53%) OOP
11 163 (6.63%) SDLC
12 152 (6.19%) TDD
13 126 (5.13%) BDD
14 123 (5.01%) Machine Learning
15 108 (4.40%) Analytics
16 106 (4.31%) Test Automation
17 105 (4.27%) Project Management
18 102 (4.15%) Scrum
19 98 (3.99%) Mentoring
19 98 (3.99%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 965 (39.28%) Java
2 893 (36.35%) C#
3 681 (27.72%) JavaScript
4 530 (21.57%) SQL
5 483 (19.66%) Python
6 412 (16.77%) C++
7 171 (6.96%) PHP
8 138 (5.62%) C
9 106 (4.31%) R
10 98 (3.99%) Ruby
11 54 (2.20%) TypeScript
11 54 (2.20%) VB.NET
12 44 (1.79%) Java 8
13 41 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 40 (1.63%) Objective-C
15 39 (1.59%) MATLAB
16 34 (1.38%) PL/SQL
17 30 (1.22%) Go
18 28 (1.14%) Scala
19 25 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,451 (59.06%) Degree
2 491 (19.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 108 (4.40%) PhD
4 89 (3.62%) Numerate Degree
5 50 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 30 (1.22%) Security Cleared
7 20 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (0.73%) Master's Degree
9 15 (0.61%) CCNA
9 15 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.49%) CCNP
12 9 (0.37%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.37%) PMP
12 9 (0.37%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.28%) CISSP
14 5 (0.20%) ACCA
14 5 (0.20%) CISA
15 4 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (5.13%) QA
2 16 (0.65%) PMO
3 12 (0.49%) GDPR
4 7 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.28%) SLA
5 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.20%) COBIT
7 2 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (2.65%) Docker
2 51 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.37%) Firmware
4 9 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.081%) Xen
8 1 (0.041%) iptables
8 1 (0.041%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.041%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.041%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (0.98%) Kubernetes
2 19 (0.77%) Puppet
3 15 (0.61%) Ansible
4 11 (0.45%) Consul
4 11 (0.45%) Terraform
5 8 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.28%) Graphite
7 6 (0.24%) Kibana
8 5 (0.20%) logstash
8 5 (0.20%) Packer
9 3 (0.12%) Nagios
10 2 (0.081%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.041%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.041%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 379 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 123 (5.01%) Oracle
3 63 (2.56%) VMware
4 57 (2.32%) Google
5 28 (1.14%) Cisco
6 23 (0.94%) Progress
7 18 (0.73%) Tableau
8 15 (0.61%) Talend
9 11 (0.45%) Apple
9 11 (0.45%) Citrix
9 11 (0.45%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.37%) Sony
11 8 (0.33%) Facebook
11 8 (0.33%) HP
12 7 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.28%) Sybase
12 7 (0.28%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.24%) Juniper
13 6 (0.24%) Rackspace
14 5 (0.20%) MuleSoft