Graduate Jobs in the South East

Graduate
England > South East

The median Graduate salary in the South East is £30,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 20 May 2024.

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

6 months to
20 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 124 177 156
Rank change year-on-year +53 -21 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 364 279 464
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.16% 1.95% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 2.15% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 141 126 197
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £27,750 £31,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% -11.90% +7.76%
75th Percentile £37,500 £33,466 £37,500
90th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £40,000
England median annual salary £28,500 £26,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year +9.62% -16.13% +6.05%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,876 12,953 19,459
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.03% 90.33% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11,350 8,186 12,492
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,032 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £53,000 £60,800 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.83% +1.33% +9.09%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Graduate in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Graduate in the South East.

Salary trend for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Graduate in the South East over the 6 months to 20 May 2024.

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 20 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Surrey +73 115 £33,480 +39.50% 8
Thames Valley +37 109 £30,000 +2.56% 31
Buckinghamshire +3 71 £32,500 -5.31% 10
Hampshire -42 62 £30,000 +5.26% 19
East Sussex +16 30 £30,000 +13.21% 3
West Sussex +34 24 £35,000 +12.90% 2
Oxfordshire +9 22 £29,000 +20.83% 6
Kent 0 22 £29,500 - 4
Berkshire +16 16 £30,000 +3.45% 16
Sussex -22 2 £24,500 -18.33%
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 2024, Graduate job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 318 (87.36%) Degree
2 116 (31.87%) Social Skills
3 111 (30.49%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (26.37%) Retail
4 96 (26.37%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (25.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 87 (23.90%) Electronics
7 84 (23.08%) Manufacturing
8 80 (21.98%) DBS Check
8 80 (21.98%) German Language
9 76 (20.88%) Firmware
10 75 (20.60%) Microsoft Excel
11 73 (20.05%) Embedded Firmware
12 70 (19.23%) Driving Licence
13 69 (18.96%) Schematic Capture
14 65 (17.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 64 (17.58%) Customer Insight
16 62 (17.03%) EMC
17 61 (16.76%) Project Planning
18 54 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
19 53 (14.56%) Computer Science
20 47 (12.91%) Python
21 45 (12.36%) Software Engineering
22 36 (9.89%) Finance
23 34 (9.34%) C#
23 34 (9.34%) Computer Science Degree
24 33 (9.07%) Mathematics
25 32 (8.79%) Coaching
26 29 (7.97%) C
27 28 (7.69%) Commercial Awareness

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.55%) CMS
1 2 (0.55%) Drupal
1 2 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (20.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (17.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.55%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 3 (0.82%) Azure
2 2 (0.55%) AWS
3 1 (0.27%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.75%) HTTP
2 5 (1.37%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.10%) WebEx
4 1 (0.27%) 3G
4 1 (0.27%) 4G
4 1 (0.27%) GPRS
4 1 (0.27%) LTE
4 1 (0.27%) Modbus
4 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.82%) Tableau
4 1 (0.27%) Power BI
4 1 (0.27%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 7 (1.92%) Git
2 6 (1.65%) JIRA
3 3 (0.82%) CMake
3 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.82%) TestRail
4 2 (0.55%) GDB
4 2 (0.55%) Hudson
4 2 (0.55%) Subversion
4 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
General
1 116 (31.87%) Social Skills
2 111 (30.49%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (26.37%) Retail
4 91 (25.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 87 (23.90%) Electronics
6 84 (23.08%) Manufacturing
7 80 (21.98%) German Language
8 36 (9.89%) Finance
9 28 (7.69%) Aviation
10 23 (6.32%) Marketing
11 16 (4.40%) Advertising
12 10 (2.75%) Military
13 6 (1.65%) Legal
14 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
14 4 (1.10%) Organisational Skills
14 4 (1.10%) Public Sector
14 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.82%) French Language
15 3 (0.82%) Law
16 1 (0.27%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.40%) .NET
2 15 (4.12%) HTML
3 12 (3.30%) CSS
4 10 (2.75%) React
5 9 (2.47%) .NET Core
5 9 (2.47%) WPF
6 8 (2.20%) AngularJS
6 8 (2.20%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.82%) HTML5
8 3 (0.82%) Laravel
8 3 (0.82%) OpenCL
8 3 (0.82%) OpenGL
8 3 (0.82%) QML
8 3 (0.82%) Qt
8 3 (0.82%) VTK
8 3 (0.82%) Vulkan
8 3 (0.82%) WinForms
9 2 (0.55%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.27%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 96 (26.37%) Self-Motivation
2 70 (19.23%) Driving Licence
3 21 (5.77%) Analytical Mindset
4 20 (5.49%) FPGA
5 16 (4.40%) Photography
5 16 (4.40%) Social Media
6 15 (4.12%) Algorithms
7 10 (2.75%) Analogue Electronics
8 9 (2.47%) Onboarding
8 9 (2.47%) VHDL
9 4 (1.10%) CUDA
9 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.10%) PCIe
9 4 (1.10%) Pricing Data
10 3 (0.82%) Digital Signage
10 3 (0.82%) IoT
11 2 (0.55%) NB-IoT
11 2 (0.55%) Tandem
12 1 (0.27%) ARM Cortex
12 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.75%) Linux
2 7 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.96%) Schematic Capture
2 64 (17.58%) Customer Insight
3 61 (16.76%) Project Planning
4 54 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (14.56%) Computer Science
6 45 (12.36%) Software Engineering
7 33 (9.07%) Mathematics
8 32 (8.79%) Coaching
9 28 (7.69%) Commercial Awareness
10 24 (6.59%) Data Analysis
11 21 (5.77%) ERP
12 20 (5.49%) Customer Service
13 19 (5.22%) Physics
14 17 (4.67%) Agile
15 16 (4.40%) Artificial Intelligence
15 16 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (4.40%) Strategic Planning
16 14 (3.85%) Business Analysis
16 14 (3.85%) Decision-Making
16 14 (3.85%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.91%) Python
2 34 (9.34%) C#
3 29 (7.97%) C
4 27 (7.42%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.32%) C++
6 18 (4.95%) SQL
7 14 (3.85%) Java
8 7 (1.92%) Bash
9 3 (0.82%) Ada
9 3 (0.82%) C-shell
9 3 (0.82%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.82%) Fortran
9 3 (0.82%) Haskell
9 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.55%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.55%) PHP
11 1 (0.27%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 318 (87.36%) Degree
2 80 (21.98%) DBS Check
3 34 (9.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (3.57%) PhD
5 10 (2.75%) Master's Degree
6 9 (2.47%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.65%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.10%) ACCA
8 4 (1.10%) CIMA
8 4 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.27%) ICAEW
10 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.10%) IFRS
2 3 (0.82%) QA
3 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) IEC 61131
4 1 (0.27%) JTAG
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (20.88%) Firmware
2 73 (20.05%) Embedded Firmware
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 62 (17.03%) EMC
2 9 (2.47%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.37%) SAP
4 3 (0.82%) Adobe
5 2 (0.55%) Facebook
5 2 (0.55%) Google
6 1 (0.27%) NVIDIA
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle
6 1 (0.27%) Peregrine
6 1 (0.27%) Sigfox