Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £23,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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

Graduate
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 88 102
Rank change year-on-year +56 +14 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 74 27 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.06% 1.89% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.28% 1.97% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 61 22 36
Essex median annual salary £23,000 £24,250 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.15% +1.04% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £33,750 £41,250 £33,000
East of England median annual salary £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year -1.79% +12.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 1,179 1,372 2,007
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 96.08% 93.70%
Number of salaries quoted 947 1,173 1,544
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in Essex

Graduate
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate in Essex.

Salary trend for Graduate in Essex

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in Essex over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Graduate in Essex

Graduate
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Essex region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Colchester +18 13 £30,000 +42.86% 1
Chelmsford +6 13 £24,000 - 2
Southend-on-Sea -1 9 £22,500 -10.00%
Witham - 7 £22,000 -
Basildon - 4 £30,000 -
Billericay - 1 £17,000 -
Brentwood - 1 £22,500 -
Graduate
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Essex region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 57 (77.03%) Degree
2 43 (58.11%) Computer Science
3 41 (55.41%) SQL Server
4 37 (50.00%) Java
4 37 (50.00%) C#
5 31 (41.89%) MySQL
5 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (40.54%) .NET
6 30 (40.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
8 28 (37.84%) Automotive
9 25 (33.78%) CSS
10 24 (32.43%) SQL
11 23 (31.08%) OO
12 22 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (28.38%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (28.38%) Finance
13 21 (28.38%) HTML
14 20 (27.03%) PHP
14 20 (27.03%) Web Development
15 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
16 18 (24.32%) MVC
16 18 (24.32%) Software Engineering
17 17 (22.97%) Visual Studio
18 16 (21.62%) E-Commerce
18 16 (21.62%) jQuery
18 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
19 15 (20.27%) Unit Testing
19 15 (20.27%) Subversion
19 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (4.05%) JBoss
2 1 (1.35%) LiveCycle
2 1 (1.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (1.35%) InDesign
1 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (55.41%) SQL Server
2 31 (41.89%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (22.97%) Visual Studio
2 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
3 15 (20.27%) Subversion
4 8 (10.81%) JUnit
General
1 28 (37.84%) Automotive
2 21 (28.38%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.54%) .NET
2 25 (33.78%) CSS
3 21 (28.38%) HTML
4 16 (21.62%) jQuery
5 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
6 14 (18.92%) LESS
7 11 (14.86%) Spring
8 10 (13.51%) J2EE
8 10 (13.51%) Java EE
9 9 (12.16%) Hibernate
9 9 (12.16%) JPA
10 8 (10.81%) Struts
11 7 (9.46%) React
11 7 (9.46%) Vue.js
12 6 (8.11%) Java SE
13 3 (4.05%) Ajax
13 3 (4.05%) HTML5
14 2 (2.70%) JSP
14 2 (2.70%) Servlets
14 2 (2.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (58.11%) Computer Science
2 22 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (17.57%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
4 7 (9.46%) Social Media
5 6 (8.11%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Linux
2 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.08%) OO
3 21 (28.38%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (27.03%) Web Development
5 18 (24.32%) MVC
5 18 (24.32%) Software Engineering
6 16 (21.62%) E-Commerce
7 15 (20.27%) Unit Testing
8 13 (17.57%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 13 (17.57%) Mathematics
8 13 (17.57%) TDD
9 8 (10.81%) Pair Programming
10 7 (9.46%) BDD
10 7 (9.46%) OOP
11 6 (8.11%) Mobile Application Development
11 6 (8.11%) Product Management
11 6 (8.11%) Project Management
12 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (5.41%) DevOps
14 3 (4.05%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.00%) C#
1 37 (50.00%) Java
2 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
3 24 (32.43%) SQL
4 20 (27.03%) PHP
5 13 (17.57%) TypeScript
6 11 (14.86%) C++
7 7 (9.46%) Java 8
8 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.70%) Python
8 2 (2.70%) Ruby
8 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (77.03%) Degree
2 30 (40.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (8.11%) PhD
4 1 (1.35%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.27%) Oracle
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe
3 1 (1.35%) Facebook
3 1 (1.35%) Twitter