Period
to 7 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 140 153
Rank change year-on-year -59 +13 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 283 620 715
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.35% 2.32% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.40% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 268 594 616
Median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
England median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

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 20,062 25,864 30,845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.68% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16,328 21,351 25,687
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 -55 105 £30,000 +5.26% 21
Hampshire -62 56 £27,500 +10.00% 7
Oxfordshire -19 51 £35,000 +16.67% 4
Berkshire -22 51 £29,000 +5.45% 16
East Sussex +24 50 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Surrey +48 47 £28,500 +3.64% 8
Kent -2 17 £25,000 - 3
West Sussex -44 8 £26,250 +0.96% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £27,500 -2.65% 1
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 193 (68.20%) Degree
2 121 (42.76%) C#
3 118 (41.70%) Computer Science
4 94 (33.22%) JavaScript
5 86 (30.39%) Java
6 83 (29.33%) Software Engineering
7 82 (28.98%) .NET
7 82 (28.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 77 (27.21%) Mathematics
9 75 (26.50%) HTML
9 75 (26.50%) CSS
10 73 (25.80%) SQL
11 65 (22.97%) C++
12 56 (19.79%) Web Development
13 54 (19.08%) C
14 49 (17.31%) Windows
14 49 (17.31%) Linux
14 49 (17.31%) AngularJS
15 47 (16.61%) Finance
16 45 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
17 42 (14.84%) MVC
18 41 (14.49%) Python
19 40 (14.13%) SQL Server
20 37 (13.07%) .NET Core
21 36 (12.72%) ASP.NET
22 35 (12.37%) OOP
23 32 (11.31%) ASP.NET MVC
24 28 (9.89%) React
25 26 (9.19%) MySQL
26 23 (8.13%) TDD

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 9 (3.18%) Apache
2 8 (2.83%) WordPress
3 7 (2.47%) IIS
4 3 (1.06%) CMS
4 3 (1.06%) ColdFusion
4 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) Confluence
6 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.35%) JBoss
6 1 (0.35%) nginx
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (3.18%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.71%) QuarkXPress
6 1 (0.35%) Figma
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.07%) Azure
2 13 (4.59%) AWS
2 13 (4.59%) Office 365
3 10 (3.53%) GitHub
4 8 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.83%) SaaS
5 6 (2.12%) GCP
6 4 (1.41%) G Suite
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.35%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.89%) Firewall
2 6 (2.12%) Skype
3 5 (1.77%) DMZ
3 5 (1.77%) DNS
4 3 (1.06%) H.323
5 2 (0.71%) Network Security
5 2 (0.71%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.35%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.35%) 4G
6 1 (0.35%) 5G
6 1 (0.35%) HTTP
6 1 (0.35%) Internet
6 1 (0.35%) LAN
6 1 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.35%) RFID
6 1 (0.35%) SSL
6 1 (0.35%) WAN
6 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.35%) Wireless
6 1 (0.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.19%) MySQL
3 15 (5.30%) Big Data
4 7 (2.47%) Data Mining
4 7 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.12%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.35%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (5.30%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.47%) JIRA
3 4 (1.41%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.06%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.35%) NCrunch
6 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.35%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.35%) Selenium
6 1 (0.35%) TestRail
General
1 47 (16.61%) Finance
2 12 (4.24%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.53%) Retail
4 7 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.77%) Advertising
7 3 (1.06%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.06%) Norwegian Language
8 2 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.71%) Electronics
8 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 2 (0.71%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (28.98%) .NET
2 75 (26.50%) CSS
2 75 (26.50%) HTML
3 49 (17.31%) AngularJS
4 37 (13.07%) .NET Core
5 36 (12.72%) ASP.NET
6 32 (11.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (9.89%) React
8 22 (7.77%) Node.js
9 17 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (3.89%) WPF
11 10 (3.53%) HTML5
11 10 (3.53%) Vue.js
12 9 (3.18%) jQuery
12 9 (3.18%) LAMP
13 8 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 8 (2.83%) Laravel
14 7 (2.47%) RESTful
14 7 (2.47%) Spring
15 6 (2.12%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.42%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (3.18%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.83%) Algorithms
3 8 (2.83%) Animation
3 8 (2.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.12%) NHS
5 6 (2.12%) User Experience
5 6 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.06%) BBC
6 3 (1.06%) Social Media
7 2 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.71%) Linked Data
7 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.35%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.35%) Cyber-Physical System
8 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 49 (17.31%) Linux
1 49 (17.31%) Windows
2 14 (4.95%) Android
3 9 (3.18%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.06%) Unix
7 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.71%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Debian
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (41.70%) Computer Science
2 83 (29.33%) Software Engineering
3 77 (27.21%) Mathematics
4 56 (19.79%) Web Development
5 45 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (14.84%) MVC
7 35 (12.37%) OOP
8 23 (8.13%) TDD
9 22 (7.77%) OOD
10 20 (7.07%) Artificial Intelligence
10 20 (7.07%) Test Automation
11 19 (6.71%) Unit Testing
12 18 (6.36%) Front End Development
12 18 (6.36%) Project Management
13 17 (6.01%) Data Science
14 15 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (5.30%) Machine Learning
14 15 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (3.89%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (42.76%) C#
2 94 (33.22%) JavaScript
3 86 (30.39%) Java
4 73 (25.80%) SQL
5 65 (22.97%) C++
6 54 (19.08%) C
7 41 (14.49%) Python
8 18 (6.36%) Go
8 18 (6.36%) PHP
9 10 (3.53%) TypeScript
10 9 (3.18%) MATLAB
11 8 (2.83%) PHP 7
11 8 (2.83%) R
12 5 (1.77%) VBA
13 4 (1.41%) Google Apps Script
13 4 (1.41%) PHP 5
14 3 (1.06%) Kotlin
14 3 (1.06%) Ruby
14 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 193 (68.20%) Degree
2 82 (28.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (5.65%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (3.18%) PhD
5 7 (2.47%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.77%) HND
7 3 (1.06%) MCSE
7 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.06%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) HNC
9 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.12%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (5.65%) Docker
2 15 (5.30%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.18%) Firmware
5 5 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.24%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.77%) Ansible
3 1 (0.35%) Kibana
3 1 (0.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 19 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.95%) VMware
3 13 (4.59%) Google
4 8 (2.83%) Adobe
5 4 (1.41%) Zend
6 3 (1.06%) Apple
6 3 (1.06%) Cisco
6 3 (1.06%) Facebook
6 3 (1.06%) Sony
6 3 (1.06%) Yahoo!
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle
7 2 (0.71%) Tableau
8 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.35%) SAP