Period
to 23 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £29,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 139 155
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 574 690 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.20% 2.34% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.41% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 534 640 643
South East median annual salary £29,500 £26,500 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.32% +3.92% +2.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
England median annual salary £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +3.85% +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 25,142 28,600 28,155
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.79% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 20,502 23,768 23,538
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,725 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -4 224 £30,000 +13.21% 55
Hampshire -6 143 £30,000 +17.65% 18
Oxfordshire +57 86 £30,000 +7.14% 20
Berkshire -27 86 £30,000 +9.09% 17
West Sussex +2 69 £30,000 +20.00% 5
East Sussex +26 54 £27,500 +2.80% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 52 £30,000 +33.33% 18
Surrey -64 40 £22,500 -10.00% 11
Kent +1 33 £25,000 +25.00% 21
Isle of Wight - 10 £27,500 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 349 (60.80%) Degree
2 262 (45.64%) C#
3 255 (44.43%) Computer Science
4 217 (37.80%) Software Engineering
5 202 (35.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 191 (33.28%) .NET
7 174 (30.31%) JavaScript
8 171 (29.79%) SQL
9 163 (28.40%) Java
10 146 (25.44%) HTML
11 143 (24.91%) Mathematics
12 134 (23.34%) CSS
13 107 (18.64%) C++
14 104 (18.12%) MVC
15 94 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
16 92 (16.03%) ASP.NET
17 87 (15.16%) Linux
18 81 (14.11%) Windows
19 79 (13.76%) Docker
20 76 (13.24%) Python
21 75 (13.07%) OOP
22 70 (12.20%) OO
23 69 (12.02%) Microsoft
24 67 (11.67%) Android
25 65 (11.32%) SQL Server
26 62 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
26 62 (10.80%) AngularJS
27 60 (10.45%) Physics
27 60 (10.45%) OOD
28 59 (10.28%) Azure

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 15 (2.61%) IIS
2 8 (1.39%) Apache
2 8 (1.39%) nginx
3 7 (1.22%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.70%) JBoss
5 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) Confluence
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.05%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (10.28%) Azure
2 43 (7.49%) AWS
3 18 (3.14%) GCP
4 15 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.92%) Office 365
6 5 (0.87%) G Suite
7 4 (0.70%) GitHub
8 2 (0.35%) SaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.17%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.17%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.17%) Heroku
9 1 (0.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.96%) Skype
2 13 (2.26%) DNS
3 12 (2.09%) Firewall
4 10 (1.74%) VPN
5 9 (1.57%) DHCP
6 8 (1.39%) VoIP
7 5 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.70%) DMZ
9 3 (0.52%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.52%) LAN
9 3 (0.52%) WAN
10 2 (0.35%) Internet
10 2 (0.35%) Intranet
10 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.35%) Wireless
11 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.17%) HTTP
11 1 (0.17%) IPv4
11 1 (0.17%) IPv6
11 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.92%) MySQL
3 10 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.57%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.35%) Big Data
8 2 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.35%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 48 (8.36%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 33 (5.75%) Subversion
4 20 (3.48%) Visual Studio
5 13 (2.26%) Selenium
6 10 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.39%) JIRA
8 7 (1.22%) GitLab
8 7 (1.22%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.87%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.52%) CocoaPods
10 3 (0.52%) Maven
10 3 (0.52%) NUnit
10 3 (0.52%) Xcode
11 2 (0.35%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.17%) Mocha
12 1 (0.17%) PHPUnit
General
1 21 (3.66%) Finance
2 17 (2.96%) Retail
3 15 (2.61%) Marketing
4 8 (1.39%) Advertising
4 8 (1.39%) Electronics
5 7 (1.22%) Games
5 7 (1.22%) Public Sector
6 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.52%) Banking
8 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.17%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.17%) Hebrew Language
9 1 (0.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (33.28%) .NET
2 146 (25.44%) HTML
3 134 (23.34%) CSS
4 92 (16.03%) ASP.NET
5 62 (10.80%) AngularJS
6 48 (8.36%) Node.js
7 41 (7.14%) React
8 40 (6.97%) WPF
9 35 (6.10%) HTML5
10 34 (5.92%) WinForms
11 29 (5.05%) Ajax
12 27 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (4.70%) jQuery
12 27 (4.70%) Web Services
13 22 (3.83%) WCF
14 20 (3.48%) .NET Core
14 20 (3.48%) LAMP
14 20 (3.48%) XML
15 19 (3.31%) Spring
16 14 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (9.41%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.48%) Driving Licence
4 18 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 16 (2.79%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 11 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.22%) FMCG
8 7 (1.22%) Robotics
9 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.70%) User Experience
10 2 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.35%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.35%) VHDL
10 2 (0.35%) Wiki
11 1 (0.17%) Acoustics
11 1 (0.17%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.17%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.17%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 87 (15.16%) Linux
2 81 (14.11%) Windows
3 67 (11.67%) Android
4 46 (8.01%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.26%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.26%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.74%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.22%) VMS
8 6 (1.05%) Unix
9 4 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (44.43%) Computer Science
2 217 (37.80%) Software Engineering
3 143 (24.91%) Mathematics
4 104 (18.12%) MVC
5 94 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (13.07%) OOP
7 70 (12.20%) OO
8 60 (10.45%) OOD
8 60 (10.45%) Physics
9 56 (9.76%) Web Development
10 45 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (6.62%) Artificial Intelligence
12 35 (6.10%) TDD
13 31 (5.40%) Analytical Thinking
14 30 (5.23%) DevOps
15 27 (4.70%) Microservices
16 21 (3.66%) Unit Testing
17 20 (3.48%) Data Analysis
17 20 (3.48%) E-Commerce
17 20 (3.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 262 (45.64%) C#
2 174 (30.31%) JavaScript
3 171 (29.79%) SQL
4 163 (28.40%) Java
5 107 (18.64%) C++
6 76 (13.24%) Python
7 45 (7.84%) PHP
8 35 (6.10%) C
9 21 (3.66%) Objective-C
10 20 (3.48%) PHP 7
10 20 (3.48%) XAML
11 15 (2.61%) MATLAB
11 15 (2.61%) Ruby
12 14 (2.44%) Go
13 12 (2.09%) R
14 11 (1.92%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.74%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.57%) VBA
17 8 (1.39%) Scala
18 7 (1.22%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 349 (60.80%) Degree
2 202 (35.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (8.01%) Numerate Degree
4 20 (3.48%) PhD
5 14 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.26%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.74%) MCSE
7 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.70%) HND
9 4 (0.70%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.35%) HNC
11 1 (0.17%) CCNA
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.70%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) GDPR
2 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (13.76%) Docker
2 28 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.22%) iptables
5 7 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.22%) VirtualBox
5 7 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.22%) Xen
6 6 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (3.48%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.57%) Ansible
3 8 (1.39%) Kibana
3 8 (1.39%) Terraform
4 7 (1.22%) Graphite
4 7 (1.22%) Nagios
4 7 (1.22%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.17%) logstash
6 1 (0.17%) Netcool
6 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.83%) Google
3 20 (3.48%) Zend
4 19 (3.31%) VMware
5 8 (1.39%) Oracle
6 7 (1.22%) Centreon
7 6 (1.05%) Apple
8 4 (0.70%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.35%) Cisco
9 2 (0.35%) Epicor
9 2 (0.35%) McAfee
9 2 (0.35%) SAP
9 2 (0.35%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.35%) Symantec
10 1 (0.17%) Algorithmics
10 1 (0.17%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.17%) EMC
10 1 (0.17%) Intel
10 1 (0.17%) Talend
10 1 (0.17%) Xilinx