The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £27,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Graduate Software Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 368 421
Rank change year-on-year +17 +53  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 41 78 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.42% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.44% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 35 76 52
Median salary £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.81% +3.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,750
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14182 17817 20713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.56% 96.93% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11882 15144 16834
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,075 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Graduate Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Graduate Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Engineer in the South East

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate Software Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Graduate Software Engineer in the South East

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate Software Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Engineer in the South East

Graduate Software Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 15 £22,500 -16.66% 2
Berkshire +22 11 £30,000 - 2
West Sussex +8 6 £26,500 - 1
Surrey +12 4 £27,250 -0.90% 1
Oxfordshire +19 3 £27,500 -5.98%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 - -
Graduate Software Engineer
England

Graduate Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Graduate Software Engineer 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 South East region featuring Graduate Software Engineer in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 53 (86.89%) C++
3 50 (81.97%) Computer Science
4 48 (78.69%) Degree
5 40 (65.57%) C
5 40 (65.57%) C#
6 39 (63.93%) Java
7 23 (37.70%) Linux
8 19 (31.15%) Mathematics
9 18 (29.51%) Python
10 15 (24.59%) Electronics
10 15 (24.59%) Physics
11 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
12 9 (14.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (13.11%) HTML
13 8 (13.11%) OO
14 7 (11.48%) Oracle
15 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
15 6 (9.84%) SQL
16 5 (8.20%) .NET
16 5 (8.20%) Unix
16 5 (8.20%) Web Services
16 5 (8.20%) SOA
16 5 (8.20%) TDD
16 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
17 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
17 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
17 4 (6.56%) JSON
17 4 (6.56%) MVC
17 4 (6.56%) XML

Graduate Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (3.28%) JBoss
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) AMQP
2 2 (3.28%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (1.64%) FTP
3 1 (1.64%) GSM
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.64%) LDAP
3 1 (1.64%) LTE
3 1 (1.64%) RANAP
3 1 (1.64%) RTP
3 1 (1.64%) UMTS
3 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.92%) Big Data
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) Power BI
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.64%) CruiseControl
General
1 15 (24.59%) Electronics
2 3 (4.92%) Games
2 3 (4.92%) Military
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) HTML
2 5 (8.20%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) Web Services
3 4 (6.56%) CSS
3 4 (6.56%) JSON
3 4 (6.56%) SOAP
3 4 (6.56%) XML
4 3 (4.92%) Ajax
4 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.92%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.92%) jQuery
4 3 (4.92%) REST
4 3 (4.92%) Spring
4 3 (4.92%) Spring MVC
5 2 (3.28%) LAMP
5 2 (3.28%) RESTful
5 2 (3.28%) STL
5 2 (3.28%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.64%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 50 (81.97%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.92%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) VHDL
4 1 (1.64%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) Unix
3 4 (6.56%) Windows
4 3 (4.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (31.15%) Mathematics
3 15 (24.59%) Physics
4 8 (13.11%) OO
5 5 (8.20%) SOA
5 5 (8.20%) TDD
5 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.56%) MVC
7 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.92%) Information Security
7 3 (4.92%) OOP
7 3 (4.92%) Regression Testing
7 3 (4.92%) Web Development
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.28%) CAD
8 2 (3.28%) DevOps
8 2 (3.28%) Multithreading
8 2 (3.28%) Quality Management
8 2 (3.28%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (86.89%) C++
2 40 (65.57%) C
2 40 (65.57%) C#
3 39 (63.93%) Java
4 18 (29.51%) Python
5 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.84%) SQL
7 2 (3.28%) Bourne shell
7 2 (3.28%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.28%) Perl
7 2 (3.28%) PHP
7 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 48 (78.69%) Degree
2 9 (14.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.56%) PhD
4 3 (4.92%) Master's Degree
4 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Firmware
2 1 (1.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) Avid
3 1 (1.64%) Google
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
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