Period
to 7 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £22,250 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 32 78
Rank change year-on-year -25 +46 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 30 75 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.53% 6.26% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.75% 6.45% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18 58 23
Essex median annual salary £22,250 £23,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.26% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £32,500 £34,000 £41,250
East of England median annual salary £28,500 £27,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +14.00%

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 801 1,163 1,342
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 97.08% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 529 904 1,146
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £23,627
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 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
Colchester -15 13 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Chelmsford +4 1 £22,500 -6.25% 2
Graduate
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Essex region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 26 (86.67%) Degree
2 25 (83.33%) C#
2 25 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 25 (83.33%) .NET
3 23 (76.67%) Computer Science
4 15 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (46.67%) Mathematics
6 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (43.33%) OO
6 13 (43.33%) Visual Studio
6 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
6 13 (43.33%) PHP
6 13 (43.33%) Oracle
6 13 (43.33%) Finance
7 12 (40.00%) E-Commerce
7 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (40.00%) HTML
7 12 (40.00%) Java
7 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (40.00%) CSS
7 12 (40.00%) Windows
7 12 (40.00%) MySQL
7 12 (40.00%) Web Development
7 12 (40.00%) LESS
7 12 (40.00%) TypeScript
7 12 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (40.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 11 (36.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (36.67%) C++

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:

Applications
1 3 (10.00%) OrCAD
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (83.33%) .NET
2 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
3 12 (40.00%) CSS
3 12 (40.00%) HTML
3 12 (40.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (40.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Computer Science
2 15 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (46.67%) Mathematics
4 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (43.33%) OO
5 12 (40.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 12 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 12 (40.00%) Web Development
6 3 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) C#
2 13 (43.33%) PHP
3 12 (40.00%) Java
3 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (40.00%) TypeScript
4 11 (36.67%) C++
5 10 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) C
6 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) Degree
2 11 (36.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Oracle
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) Altera
3 3 (10.00%) Xilinx
4 1 (3.33%) Cognos