Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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

Graduate
England > South East
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 133 164
Rank change year-on-year 0 +31 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 694 720 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.36% 2.51% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.59% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 666 699 742
South East median annual salary £26,500 £25,300 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.74% +1.20% +4.17%
10th Percentile £19,500 £19,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £35,625 £32,500 £32,500
England median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 28,362 27,797 34,807
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.74% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23,599 23,174 29,390
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in the South East over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
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 within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Thames Valley -7 298 £27,500 +7.84% 53
Berkshire -17 162 £27,500 +7.84% 18
Hampshire -25 148 £25,000 - 23
Surrey +30 118 £25,000 -5.66% 17
Buckinghamshire +20 76 £23,000 +2.22% 14
West Sussex +14 65 £25,000 - 13
Oxfordshire -33 61 £28,000 -1.75% 21
East Sussex -22 37 £27,500 +10.00% 3
Kent +24 31 £20,000 -26.61% 11
Middlesex +13 1 - -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 South East region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 442 (63.69%) Degree
2 351 (50.58%) Computer Science
3 235 (33.86%) Java
4 227 (32.71%) C#
5 206 (29.68%) JavaScript
6 201 (28.96%) Software Engineering
7 197 (28.39%) SQL
8 164 (23.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 157 (22.62%) HTML
10 133 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
11 130 (18.73%) .NET
12 126 (18.16%) Problem-Solving
13 125 (18.01%) C++
14 123 (17.72%) SQL Server
14 123 (17.72%) CSS
15 115 (16.57%) Mathematics
16 114 (16.43%) Python
17 109 (15.71%) Microsoft
18 91 (13.11%) Web Development
19 82 (11.82%) AngularJS
20 80 (11.53%) C
21 76 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
21 76 (10.95%) Windows
21 76 (10.95%) Linux
22 71 (10.23%) ASP.NET
23 68 (9.80%) OO
24 61 (8.79%) Physics
25 55 (7.93%) Machine Learning
26 53 (7.64%) Visual Studio
27 49 (7.06%) PHP

Graduate 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 14 (2.02%) IIS
2 12 (1.73%) Apache
2 12 (1.73%) CMS
2 12 (1.73%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.30%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.15%) WordPress
5 3 (0.43%) Drupal
5 3 (0.43%) SAS
5 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.14%) DNN
6 1 (0.14%) JBoss
6 1 (0.14%) nginx
6 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.72%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.58%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.29%) GIMP
7 2 (0.29%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.30%) Office 365
2 9 (1.30%) SaaS
3 6 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.58%) PaaS
5 3 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (0.43%) G Suite
5 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.29%) Boomi
6 2 (0.29%) GitHub
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Serverless
7 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.87%) Internet
2 7 (1.01%) DNS
2 7 (1.01%) HTTP
2 7 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.72%) Network Security
4 4 (0.58%) Broadband
5 3 (0.43%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (0.43%) DHCP
5 3 (0.43%) DMZ
5 3 (0.43%) Firewall
5 3 (0.43%) Hyperconnected
5 3 (0.43%) SMS
6 2 (0.29%) FTP
6 2 (0.29%) RS-232
6 2 (0.29%) RS-422
7 1 (0.14%) ATM
7 1 (0.14%) LAN
7 1 (0.14%) Skype
7 1 (0.14%) SNMP
7 1 (0.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.34%) MySQL
3 22 (3.17%) Big Data
4 21 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.15%) Power BI
8 7 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.86%) GIS
9 6 (0.86%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.43%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 53 (7.64%) Visual Studio
2 32 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.31%) JIRA
4 21 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 20 (2.88%) Eclipse
6 16 (2.31%) Selenium
7 12 (1.73%) Jasmine
8 10 (1.44%) Subversion
9 9 (1.30%) Maven
10 8 (1.15%) NUnit
11 6 (0.86%) webpack
12 4 (0.58%) JUnit
13 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.43%) Moq
13 3 (0.43%) MSTest
13 3 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
14 1 (0.14%) Mockito
14 1 (0.14%) RSpec
14 1 (0.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 47 (6.77%) Finance
2 36 (5.19%) Marketing
3 20 (2.88%) Automotive
4 17 (2.45%) Electronics
5 16 (2.31%) Games
6 11 (1.59%) Retail
7 10 (1.44%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.01%) Banking
8 7 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.86%) Advertising
9 6 (0.86%) Legal
10 5 (0.72%) Publishing
11 4 (0.58%) Law
11 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (22.62%) HTML
2 130 (18.73%) .NET
3 123 (17.72%) CSS
4 82 (11.82%) AngularJS
5 71 (10.23%) ASP.NET
6 39 (5.62%) jQuery
7 37 (5.33%) Spring
7 37 (5.33%) XML
8 34 (4.90%) HTML5
9 28 (4.03%) Web Services
10 27 (3.89%) CSS3
11 26 (3.75%) Hibernate
12 20 (2.88%) Ajax
13 18 (2.59%) Angular 2
14 17 (2.45%) Node.js
15 16 (2.31%) Sass
16 15 (2.16%) WPF
17 14 (2.02%) LESS
17 14 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 13 (1.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 351 (50.58%) Computer Science
2 76 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.61%) Algorithms
4 26 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 23 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 17 (2.45%) Fintech
9 13 (1.87%) Robotics
9 13 (1.87%) Social Media
10 10 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.30%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.30%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.86%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.86%) Verilog
12 6 (0.86%) VHDL
13 5 (0.72%) Blog
13 5 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.72%) User Experience
14 4 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.95%) Linux
1 76 (10.95%) Windows
2 20 (2.88%) Apple iOS
2 20 (2.88%) Unix
3 15 (2.16%) Embedded Linux
3 15 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.02%) Android
5 8 (1.15%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.01%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.43%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (28.96%) Software Engineering
2 133 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (18.16%) Problem-Solving
4 115 (16.57%) Mathematics
5 91 (13.11%) Web Development
6 68 (9.80%) OO
7 61 (8.79%) Physics
8 55 (7.93%) Machine Learning
9 47 (6.77%) MVC
10 43 (6.20%) TDD
11 34 (4.90%) Front End Development
12 33 (4.76%) Scrum
13 30 (4.32%) OOP
14 26 (3.75%) Project Management
15 25 (3.60%) Image Processing
15 25 (3.60%) Software Testing
16 23 (3.31%) Analytical Thinking
16 23 (3.31%) Data Science
17 21 (3.03%) Analytics
17 21 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 235 (33.86%) Java
2 227 (32.71%) C#
3 206 (29.68%) JavaScript
4 197 (28.39%) SQL
5 125 (18.01%) C++
6 114 (16.43%) Python
7 80 (11.53%) C
8 49 (7.06%) PHP
9 17 (2.45%) Embedded C
10 15 (2.16%) Embedded C++
10 15 (2.16%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.87%) Scala
11 13 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.59%) Java 8
13 9 (1.30%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.30%) Ruby
13 9 (1.30%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.15%) R
15 6 (0.86%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 442 (63.69%) Degree
2 164 (23.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (5.33%) PhD
4 33 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 28 (4.03%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.44%) MCSE
7 10 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.15%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.15%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.86%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.43%) CISA
10 3 (0.43%) CISSP
11 2 (0.29%) HND
12 1 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.16%) QA
2 4 (0.58%) PMO
2 4 (0.58%) SLA
3 3 (0.43%) COBIT
3 3 (0.43%) GDPR
3 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.72%) Firmware
4 4 (0.58%) Docker
5 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (0.58%) Ansible
1 4 (0.58%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.29%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) Consul
3 1 (0.14%) Packer
3 1 (0.14%) TADDM
3 1 (0.14%) Terraform
3 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 109 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.31%) Oracle
3 10 (1.44%) VMware
4 9 (1.30%) Google
5 7 (1.01%) Adobe
5 7 (1.01%) Sage
6 6 (0.86%) Altera
6 6 (0.86%) Xilinx
7 4 (0.58%) SAP
7 4 (0.58%) Tableau
8 3 (0.43%) Unisys
9 2 (0.29%) Dell
9 2 (0.29%) DocuSign
9 2 (0.29%) Minitab
10 1 (0.14%) BMC
10 1 (0.14%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.14%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.14%) Remedy
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.14%) ServiceNow