Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 178 164
Rank change year-on-year +24 -14 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 654 561 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.17% 1.91% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 1.98% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 582 538 737
South East median annual salary £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.92% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
England median annual salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year +1.92% +1.96% +2.00%

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 29,233 28,377 36,479
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 96.67% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24,440 23,698 31,106
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -19 275 £26,500 +1.92% 56
Hampshire +8 144 £28,500 +14.00% 12
Surrey +56 130 £25,000 +2.04% 16
Berkshire -36 119 £27,500 +7.84% 23
Buckinghamshire +26 94 £22,500 -18.18% 9
Oxfordshire -38 63 £27,500 - 24
East Sussex -13 39 £27,500 +10.00% 3
West Sussex +22 38 £25,000 -9.09% 8
Kent +24 32 £22,500 -25.00% 2
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 418 (63.91%) Degree
2 342 (52.29%) Computer Science
3 219 (33.49%) SQL
4 210 (32.11%) Java
5 204 (31.19%) JavaScript
6 196 (29.97%) C#
7 176 (26.91%) Software Engineering
8 159 (24.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 154 (23.55%) HTML
10 133 (20.34%) C++
11 130 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
12 124 (18.96%) CSS
13 122 (18.65%) .NET
13 122 (18.65%) Python
14 121 (18.50%) Problem-Solving
15 96 (14.68%) SQL Server
16 91 (13.91%) C
17 90 (13.76%) Mathematics
18 83 (12.69%) Microsoft
19 82 (12.54%) ASP.NET
20 79 (12.08%) Web Development
20 79 (12.08%) AngularJS
21 77 (11.77%) Windows
22 75 (11.47%) OO
22 75 (11.47%) MVC
23 73 (11.16%) Linux
24 62 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
25 54 (8.26%) TDD
26 48 (7.34%) Spring
26 48 (7.34%) 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 29 (4.43%) IIS
2 17 (2.60%) Apache
3 16 (2.45%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.53%) CMS
7 6 (0.92%) WordPress
8 5 (0.76%) nginx
9 4 (0.61%) SAS
9 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.46%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.46%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.31%) DNN
11 2 (0.31%) Drupal
11 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.15%) JBoss
12 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.61%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.31%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.15%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 8 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.22%) GitHub
4 6 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.76%) SaaS
6 4 (0.61%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.61%) Sage Pay
7 3 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.46%) G Suite
7 3 (0.46%) npm
7 3 (0.46%) Office 365
7 3 (0.46%) Yarn
8 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.31%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.52%) Internet
2 10 (1.53%) Hyperconnected
2 10 (1.53%) Network Security
3 7 (1.07%) HTTP
4 6 (0.92%) Firewall
5 4 (0.61%) DNS
6 3 (0.46%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (0.46%) ATM
6 3 (0.46%) DMZ
7 2 (0.31%) LAN
7 2 (0.31%) Skype
7 2 (0.31%) WAN
8 1 (0.15%) FTP
8 1 (0.15%) GSM
8 1 (0.15%) RS-232
8 1 (0.15%) RS-422
8 1 (0.15%) SMS
8 1 (0.15%) SNMP
8 1 (0.15%) UMTS
8 1 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.42%) MySQL
3 24 (3.67%) Big Data
4 17 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.14%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.99%) Power BI
6 13 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.68%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.22%) Flink
9 6 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.92%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.61%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (3.82%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.21%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.60%) Eclipse
4 16 (2.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (1.99%) NUnit
6 10 (1.53%) Maven
6 10 (1.53%) Moq
6 10 (1.53%) MSTest
6 10 (1.53%) Rhino Mocks
7 9 (1.38%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.38%) Subversion
8 8 (1.22%) JIRA
9 5 (0.76%) JUnit
10 3 (0.46%) Babel
10 3 (0.46%) Log4Net
10 3 (0.46%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.46%) Selenium
10 3 (0.46%) webpack
11 2 (0.31%) Bower
11 2 (0.31%) gulp
General
1 37 (5.66%) Finance
2 33 (5.05%) Marketing
3 24 (3.67%) Electronics
4 19 (2.91%) Automotive
5 12 (1.83%) Games
5 12 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.38%) Law
7 8 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.07%) Retail
9 6 (0.92%) Advertising
10 4 (0.61%) Banking
10 4 (0.61%) Legal
11 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (23.55%) HTML
2 124 (18.96%) CSS
3 122 (18.65%) .NET
4 82 (12.54%) ASP.NET
5 79 (12.08%) AngularJS
6 48 (7.34%) Spring
7 43 (6.57%) jQuery
8 33 (5.05%) XML
9 29 (4.43%) Ajax
9 29 (4.43%) Hibernate
10 28 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (4.13%) HTML5
12 26 (3.98%) WPF
13 25 (3.82%) .NET Framework
14 23 (3.52%) Web Services
15 19 (2.91%) WCF
16 18 (2.75%) RESTful
17 14 (2.14%) CSS3
17 14 (2.14%) J2EE
17 14 (2.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 342 (52.29%) Computer Science
2 62 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.20%) Algorithms
4 24 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 19 (2.91%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.45%) User Experience
9 15 (2.29%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.68%) Social Media
11 8 (1.22%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.22%) Robotics
11 8 (1.22%) Verilog
11 8 (1.22%) VHDL
12 7 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (1.07%) Fintech
13 5 (0.76%) Blog
14 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.61%) iPad
15 3 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 77 (11.77%) Windows
2 73 (11.16%) Linux
3 27 (4.13%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.29%) Embedded Linux
5 14 (2.14%) Unix
6 12 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.53%) Android
8 5 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.46%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.46%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (26.91%) Software Engineering
2 130 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (18.50%) Problem-Solving
4 90 (13.76%) Mathematics
5 79 (12.08%) Web Development
6 75 (11.47%) MVC
6 75 (11.47%) OO
7 54 (8.26%) TDD
8 48 (7.34%) Machine Learning
9 46 (7.03%) Physics
10 42 (6.42%) OOP
11 33 (5.05%) Data Science
12 30 (4.59%) Scrum
13 28 (4.28%) Open Source
14 27 (4.13%) Analytics
15 26 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (3.82%) Artificial Intelligence
16 25 (3.82%) Visualisation
17 24 (3.67%) Data Analysis
18 23 (3.52%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 219 (33.49%) SQL
2 210 (32.11%) Java
3 204 (31.19%) JavaScript
4 196 (29.97%) C#
5 133 (20.34%) C++
6 122 (18.65%) Python
7 91 (13.91%) C
8 48 (7.34%) PHP
9 26 (3.98%) Scala
10 21 (3.21%) Ruby
10 21 (3.21%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.45%) Embedded C
12 15 (2.29%) Embedded C++
13 12 (1.83%) MATLAB
14 11 (1.68%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.53%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.38%) R
17 8 (1.22%) Clojure
17 8 (1.22%) VB.NET
18 7 (1.07%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 418 (63.91%) Degree
2 159 (24.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (5.20%) Security Cleared
4 30 (4.59%) PhD
5 13 (1.99%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.22%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.61%) MCSE
11 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.15%) CCNA
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.15%) HND
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.15%) MCSA
11 1 (0.15%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.38%) PMO
2 6 (0.92%) QA
3 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.46%) SLA
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.07%) Firmware
4 4 (0.61%) Docker
5 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (0.76%) Ansible
1 5 (0.76%) Kibana
2 3 (0.46%) logstash
3 2 (0.31%) Puppet
3 2 (0.31%) SCCM
3 2 (0.31%) WSUS
4 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.15%) TADDM
4 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 83 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (1.83%) Oracle
3 11 (1.68%) Cisco
3 11 (1.68%) VMware
4 8 (1.22%) Altera
4 8 (1.22%) Capita
4 8 (1.22%) Xilinx
5 7 (1.07%) Google
6 6 (0.92%) Adobe
6 6 (0.92%) Sage
7 5 (0.76%) Unisys
8 4 (0.61%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.61%) IBM
9 3 (0.46%) Avaya
9 3 (0.46%) HP
9 3 (0.46%) SAP
9 3 (0.46%) Symantec
10 2 (0.31%) Minitab
10 2 (0.31%) Sophos
10 2 (0.31%) Wincor Nixdorf