Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £27,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 199 212
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 2,811 3,052 3,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.78% 1.85% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.92% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,453 2,657 2,835
England median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £19,750 £20,000
90th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £36,150
UK median annual salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +1.92% +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 151,900 158,819 179,497
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 123,263 129,145 152,557
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +21 1,027 £27,500 - 106
South East +16 690 £26,000 +1.96% 97
East of England -14 355 £27,500 - 78
North of England -11 267 £23,500 -2.08% 96
Midlands -33 254 £25,000 -3.85% 61
South West -15 221 £25,000 +5.26% 37
West Midlands -30 200 £27,500 +5.77% 37
North West -11 136 £25,000 +4.17% 53
Yorkshire +22 112 £22,000 -2.22% 33
East Midlands -21 54 £21,500 -21.82% 24
North East -33 19 £21,000 -8.70% 10
Graduate
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1,625 (57.81%) Degree
2 1,240 (44.11%) Computer Science
3 996 (35.43%) Java
4 939 (33.40%) C#
5 730 (25.97%) JavaScript
6 653 (23.23%) Mathematics
7 646 (22.98%) SQL
8 629 (22.38%) .NET
9 624 (22.20%) Software Engineering
10 616 (21.91%) Computer Science Degree
11 556 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
12 534 (19.00%) C++
13 525 (18.68%) HTML
14 520 (18.50%) Finance
15 470 (16.72%) Python
16 444 (15.80%) SQL Server
17 441 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
18 431 (15.33%) CSS
19 425 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
20 398 (14.16%) Physics
21 354 (12.59%) Microsoft
22 346 (12.31%) ASP.NET
23 310 (11.03%) OO
23 310 (11.03%) MVC
24 301 (10.71%) OOP
25 272 (9.68%) Web Development
26 252 (8.96%) AngularJS
27 246 (8.75%) Linux
28 215 (7.65%) TDD
28 215 (7.65%) Windows

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 54 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (1.28%) CMS
3 34 (1.21%) IIS
4 33 (1.17%) Apache
4 33 (1.17%) MS Exchange
5 26 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 25 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 20 (0.71%) Ethereum
8 19 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 18 (0.64%) Umbraco
10 15 (0.53%) Drupal
10 15 (0.53%) WordPress
11 7 (0.25%) JBoss
12 6 (0.21%) Confluence
12 6 (0.21%) nginx
12 6 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.18%) SAS
13 5 (0.18%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.14%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 108 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.32%) SPSS
6 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.14%) Mathematica
7 3 (0.11%) Stata
8 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.071%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.071%) GIMP
8 2 (0.071%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.036%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.036%) EViews
9 1 (0.036%) HipChat
9 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.036%) Simulink
9 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 13 (0.46%) Ripple
4 9 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.18%) Concordance
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.18%) Relativity
5 5 (0.18%) Ringtail
6 1 (0.036%) FastStats
6 1 (0.036%) Magento
6 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 106 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (2.31%) SaaS
4 26 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (0.89%) GitHub
6 20 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (0.64%) Office 365
8 11 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.32%) PaaS
10 6 (0.21%) IaaS
11 5 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.18%) Sage Pay
11 5 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 5 (0.18%) Serverless
12 4 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
13 3 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 28 (1.00%) Internet
3 22 (0.78%) HTTP
4 13 (0.46%) OSPF
4 13 (0.46%) WAN
5 12 (0.43%) BGP
5 12 (0.43%) DNS
5 12 (0.43%) IP Telephony
5 12 (0.43%) IPsec
5 12 (0.43%) MPLS
5 12 (0.43%) SMS
6 10 (0.36%) Network Security
7 8 (0.28%) FTP
7 8 (0.28%) SSL
8 7 (0.25%) Firewall
9 6 (0.21%) SMTP
9 6 (0.21%) Wireless
10 5 (0.18%) Broadband
10 5 (0.18%) Skype
11 4 (0.14%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 147 (5.23%) MySQL
3 104 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 79 (2.81%) Big Data
5 58 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 48 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 48 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
7 43 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (1.25%) RDBMS
9 33 (1.17%) Oracle Database
10 32 (1.14%) Hadoop
11 30 (1.07%) Blockchain
12 29 (1.03%) Power BI
13 28 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.39%) GIS
16 9 (0.32%) MS Access
17 7 (0.25%) Data Mining
17 7 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 125 (4.45%) Git (software)
2 92 (3.27%) Visual Studio
3 46 (1.64%) Eclipse
4 38 (1.35%) JIRA
5 27 (0.96%) JUnit
6 26 (0.92%) Subversion
7 24 (0.85%) Selenium
7 24 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 23 (0.82%) NUnit
9 22 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 20 (0.71%) Maven
11 18 (0.64%) Moq
11 18 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
11 18 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (0.57%) MSTest
13 15 (0.53%) Bitbucket
13 15 (0.53%) Jenkins
14 11 (0.39%) Jasmine
15 10 (0.36%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.32%) Mockito
General
1 520 (18.50%) Finance
2 197 (7.01%) Games
3 163 (5.80%) Marketing
4 131 (4.66%) Banking
5 108 (3.84%) Retail
6 86 (3.06%) Electronics
7 66 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 55 (1.96%) Law
9 54 (1.92%) Investment Banking
10 49 (1.74%) Automotive
11 46 (1.64%) Manufacturing
12 34 (1.21%) Legal
13 33 (1.17%) Advertising
14 21 (0.75%) Italian Language
15 18 (0.64%) French Language
16 17 (0.60%) Aerospace
17 16 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 15 (0.53%) Front Office
18 15 (0.53%) German Language
19 14 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (22.38%) .NET
2 525 (18.68%) HTML
3 431 (15.33%) CSS
4 346 (12.31%) ASP.NET
5 252 (8.96%) AngularJS
6 200 (7.11%) jQuery
7 151 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 137 (4.87%) RESTful
9 132 (4.70%) XML
10 127 (4.52%) Web Services
11 124 (4.41%) .NET Framework
12 109 (3.88%) WCF
13 101 (3.59%) J2EE
14 97 (3.45%) HTML5
15 94 (3.34%) ASP.NET Web API
16 87 (3.09%) Node.js
17 79 (2.81%) Spring
18 66 (2.35%) Ajax
19 63 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 62 (2.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,240 (44.11%) Computer Science
2 425 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (4.84%) Algorithms
4 108 (3.84%) User Experience
5 104 (3.70%) Fintech
6 95 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
7 80 (2.85%) Mobile App
8 71 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
9 53 (1.89%) Hedge funds
10 31 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 28 (1.00%) Tandem
12 27 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 26 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
14 23 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 20 (0.71%) Digital Currency
16 19 (0.68%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.68%) Driving Licence
17 18 (0.64%) Data Centre
18 14 (0.50%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 246 (8.75%) Linux
2 215 (7.65%) Windows
3 82 (2.92%) Unix
4 54 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 49 (1.74%) Android
6 41 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 17 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
8 16 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 15 (0.53%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.25%) CentOS
11 7 (0.25%) Debian
11 7 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.11%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.11%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.071%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.036%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (23.23%) Mathematics
2 624 (22.20%) Software Engineering
3 556 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
4 441 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
5 398 (14.16%) Physics
6 310 (11.03%) MVC
6 310 (11.03%) OO
7 301 (10.71%) OOP
8 272 (9.68%) Web Development
9 215 (7.65%) TDD
10 190 (6.76%) Machine Learning
11 170 (6.05%) SDLC
12 143 (5.09%) Artificial Intelligence
13 132 (4.70%) BDD
14 127 (4.52%) Scrum
14 127 (4.52%) Test Automation
15 115 (4.09%) Mentoring
16 111 (3.95%) Data Analysis
17 106 (3.77%) Web Application Development
18 92 (3.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 996 (35.43%) Java
2 939 (33.40%) C#
3 730 (25.97%) JavaScript
4 646 (22.98%) SQL
5 534 (19.00%) C++
6 470 (16.72%) Python
7 202 (7.19%) PHP
8 196 (6.97%) C
9 101 (3.59%) Ruby
10 71 (2.53%) T-SQL
11 45 (1.60%) Perl
12 41 (1.46%) VB.NET
13 40 (1.42%) TypeScript
14 38 (1.35%) R
15 31 (1.10%) MATLAB
16 29 (1.03%) Bash Shell
17 28 (1.00%) Scala
18 25 (0.89%) F#
19 22 (0.78%) Shell Script
20 21 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,625 (57.81%) Degree
2 616 (21.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 156 (5.55%) PhD
4 92 (3.27%) Numerate Degree
5 57 (2.03%) Security Cleared
6 28 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 17 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.57%) Master's Degree
9 15 (0.53%) CCNA
9 15 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.53%) ISEB
10 14 (0.50%) CCNP
11 10 (0.36%) MCSE
11 10 (0.36%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (0.21%) Postgraduate
13 4 (0.14%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (3.24%) QA
2 9 (0.32%) PMO
3 8 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.25%) SLA
5 4 (0.14%) FATCA
6 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.071%) COBIT
7 2 (0.071%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.071%) GCP
7 2 (0.071%) GDPR
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.071%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.036%) DICOM
8 1 (0.036%) HL7
8 1 (0.036%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.25%) Docker
4 10 (0.36%) Firmware
5 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.071%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.071%) Xen
7 1 (0.036%) LXC
7 1 (0.036%) Postfix
7 1 (0.036%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (0.92%) Kibana
2 15 (0.53%) Kubernetes
3 11 (0.39%) Ansible
4 10 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.36%) Puppet
5 6 (0.21%) Terraform
6 4 (0.14%) Automic
6 4 (0.14%) logstash
7 3 (0.11%) Packer
8 2 (0.071%) Consul
8 2 (0.071%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.036%) Check_MK
9 1 (0.036%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.036%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.036%) Nagios
9 1 (0.036%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.036%) TADDM
9 1 (0.036%) WMI
Vendors
1 354 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 165 (5.87%) Oracle
3 95 (3.38%) Google
4 48 (1.71%) VMware
5 34 (1.21%) SAP
6 28 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (0.92%) Twitter
8 23 (0.82%) Cisco
9 22 (0.78%) Capita
10 17 (0.60%) WorldPay
11 13 (0.46%) Adobe
12 10 (0.36%) Tableau
13 9 (0.32%) Sony
14 8 (0.28%) Sage
14 8 (0.28%) Talend
14 8 (0.28%) Wallstreet Suite
15 7 (0.25%) Altera
15 7 (0.25%) Xilinx
16 6 (0.21%) Sitecore
16 6 (0.21%) Unisys