Period
to 21 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 130 139
Rank change year-on-year -23 +9 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 525 702 775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.09% 2.44% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.53% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 494 699 729
South East median annual salary £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.21% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,500 £19,250
90th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £32,500
England median annual salary £28,750 £27,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%

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 24,110 27,713 29,826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 96.38% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,815 23,010 24,902
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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
Thames Valley -6 204 £30,000 +9.09% 33
Hampshire -22 112 £27,500 +10.00% 16
Oxfordshire +31 100 £30,000 - 11
Berkshire -36 74 £30,000 +9.09% 18
West Sussex -14 70 £30,000 +20.00% 2
East Sussex +15 59 £27,500 - 3
Surrey 0 58 £27,000 - 15
Buckinghamshire -23 30 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Kent -9 19 £25,000 +25.00% 10
Isle of Wight - 3 £27,500 - 1
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South East region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 340 (64.76%) Degree
2 265 (50.48%) Computer Science
3 241 (45.90%) C#
4 206 (39.24%) Software Engineering
5 198 (37.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 182 (34.67%) Java
7 180 (34.29%) .NET
8 153 (29.14%) JavaScript
9 145 (27.62%) SQL
10 131 (24.95%) HTML
11 127 (24.19%) CSS
12 116 (22.10%) Mathematics
13 102 (19.43%) MVC
13 102 (19.43%) C++
14 86 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
15 77 (14.67%) Python
16 75 (14.29%) ASP.NET
17 72 (13.71%) Linux
18 69 (13.14%) Windows
19 65 (12.38%) OOP
20 62 (11.81%) PHP
20 62 (11.81%) Docker
21 60 (11.43%) AngularJS
21 60 (11.43%) SQL Server
22 58 (11.05%) Web Development
22 58 (11.05%) Android
23 56 (10.67%) OOD
24 53 (10.10%) Microsoft
25 50 (9.52%) Azure
26 49 (9.33%) Git (software)

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 11 (2.10%) IIS
2 8 (1.52%) ColdFusion
3 6 (1.14%) JBoss
4 5 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.76%) CMS
5 4 (0.76%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.76%) WordPress
6 3 (0.57%) Apache
7 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.19%) Confluence
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.19%) nginx
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (9.52%) Azure
2 33 (6.29%) AWS
3 8 (1.52%) SaaS
4 7 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.95%) Office 365
6 4 (0.76%) G Suite
6 4 (0.76%) GitHub
7 2 (0.38%) GCP
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.19%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.95%) LAN
1 5 (0.95%) RFID
1 5 (0.95%) WAN
1 5 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (0.95%) WLAN
2 4 (0.76%) DMZ
2 4 (0.76%) DNS
2 4 (0.76%) Firewall
2 4 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.38%) Skype
3 2 (0.38%) VPN
4 1 (0.19%) HTTP
4 1 (0.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) Intranet
4 1 (0.19%) IPv4
4 1 (0.19%) IPv6
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.81%) MySQL
3 11 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.90%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.14%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.95%) Apache Hive
7 5 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.76%) Big Data
9 3 (0.57%) InfluxDB
9 3 (0.57%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.19%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.19%) QlikView
10 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 31 (5.90%) Subversion
4 10 (1.90%) JIRA
4 10 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.57%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.57%) Selenium
6 2 (0.38%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.19%) NUnit
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (8.76%) Finance
2 20 (3.81%) Retail
3 10 (1.90%) Electronics
4 9 (1.71%) Advertising
4 9 (1.71%) Marketing
4 9 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.52%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.76%) Banking
8 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.19%) Hebrew Language
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (34.29%) .NET
2 131 (24.95%) HTML
3 127 (24.19%) CSS
4 75 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 60 (11.43%) AngularJS
6 41 (7.81%) Node.js
7 36 (6.86%) WPF
8 32 (6.10%) React
9 30 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (5.52%) .NET Core
11 28 (5.33%) Ajax
11 28 (5.33%) HTML5
12 27 (5.14%) LAMP
12 27 (5.14%) Web Services
12 27 (5.14%) WinForms
13 23 (4.38%) WCF
14 19 (3.62%) jQuery
15 15 (2.86%) Spring
15 15 (2.86%) XML
16 13 (2.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 40 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.43%) Algorithms
3 18 (3.43%) Driving Licence
4 17 (3.24%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 8 (1.52%) FMCG
7 7 (1.33%) Mobile Computing
7 7 (1.33%) User Experience
8 5 (0.95%) Linked Data
9 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.57%) BBC
10 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.57%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.57%) Social Media
10 3 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.19%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.19%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 72 (13.71%) Linux
2 69 (13.14%) Windows
3 58 (11.05%) Android
4 29 (5.52%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.33%) Unix
7 5 (0.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 4 (0.76%) Debian
8 4 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.57%) CentOS
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (50.48%) Computer Science
2 206 (39.24%) Software Engineering
3 116 (22.10%) Mathematics
4 102 (19.43%) MVC
5 86 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (12.38%) OOP
7 58 (11.05%) Web Development
8 56 (10.67%) OOD
9 48 (9.14%) OO
10 47 (8.95%) Physics
11 33 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
12 29 (5.52%) Artificial Intelligence
13 27 (5.14%) Analytical Thinking
13 27 (5.14%) E-Commerce
13 27 (5.14%) TDD
14 25 (4.76%) Microservices
15 24 (4.57%) Android Development
16 20 (3.81%) Unit Testing
17 16 (3.05%) Machine Learning
18 15 (2.86%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 241 (45.90%) C#
2 182 (34.67%) Java
3 153 (29.14%) JavaScript
4 145 (27.62%) SQL
5 102 (19.43%) C++
6 77 (14.67%) Python
7 62 (11.81%) PHP
8 36 (6.86%) C
9 22 (4.19%) PHP 7
10 17 (3.24%) Objective-C
11 16 (3.05%) XAML
12 12 (2.29%) Kotlin
12 12 (2.29%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.71%) Go
14 8 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.52%) R
15 6 (1.14%) Java 8
16 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.95%) C++/CLI
17 4 (0.76%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 340 (64.76%) Degree
2 198 (37.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (8.00%) Numerate Degree
4 17 (3.24%) PhD
5 9 (1.71%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.19%) HND
6 1 (0.19%) MCSE
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.95%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.38%) GDPR
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (11.81%) Docker
2 11 (2.10%) Firmware
3 10 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (2.10%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.76%) Ansible
3 1 (0.19%) Kibana
3 1 (0.19%) logstash
3 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (10.10%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.19%) Zend
3 9 (1.71%) Google
4 6 (1.14%) Oracle
5 4 (0.76%) VMware
6 3 (0.57%) Apple
6 3 (0.57%) Facebook
6 3 (0.57%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.57%) SAP
6 3 (0.57%) Sony
6 3 (0.57%) Yahoo!
7 2 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.19%) Algorithmics
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco
8 1 (0.19%) Cognos
8 1 (0.19%) EMC
8 1 (0.19%) Epicor
8 1 (0.19%) IBM
8 1 (0.19%) Talend
8 1 (0.19%) Xamarin