Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £27,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 128 173
Rank change year-on-year +3 +45 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 690 805 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.46% 2.57% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.66% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 691 742 641
South East median annual salary £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
10th Percentile £19,500 £19,750 £19,750
90th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
England median annual salary £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year +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 27,055 30,254 33,013
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.68% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 22,368 25,206 27,614
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,325 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +5 296 £27,500 +5.77% 52
Berkshire 0 151 £27,500 +5.77% 24
Hampshire -33 146 £25,000 -5.66% 17
West Sussex +18 96 £25,000 - 6
Oxfordshire +13 91 £30,000 +3.45% 17
Surrey -13 81 £27,500 +3.77% 12
Buckinghamshire 0 54 £26,500 +17.78% 11
East Sussex -2 49 £27,500 +10.00% 6
Kent +18 18 £20,000 -13.04% 9
Middlesex - 1 - -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 423 (61.30%) Degree
2 341 (49.42%) Computer Science
3 270 (39.13%) Java
4 241 (34.93%) C#
5 222 (32.17%) JavaScript
6 218 (31.59%) Software Engineering
7 173 (25.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 168 (24.35%) HTML
9 161 (23.33%) SQL
10 158 (22.90%) .NET
11 152 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
12 141 (20.43%) Mathematics
13 127 (18.41%) Python
14 122 (17.68%) CSS
15 114 (16.52%) Microsoft
16 112 (16.23%) SQL Server
16 112 (16.23%) C++
17 105 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
18 90 (13.04%) AngularJS
19 86 (12.46%) Web Development
20 81 (11.74%) Linux
21 68 (9.86%) ASP.NET
22 63 (9.13%) Physics
23 61 (8.84%) Windows
24 59 (8.55%) OO
25 54 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
26 52 (7.54%) C
27 49 (7.10%) Git (software)
28 46 (6.67%) Apple iOS
29 45 (6.52%) Visual Studio

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 14 (2.03%) CMS
2 9 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.01%) WordPress
4 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.43%) Drupal
5 3 (0.43%) IIS
5 3 (0.43%) SAS
6 2 (0.29%) Apache
6 2 (0.29%) nginx
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
7 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.30%) FrameMaker
5 5 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) GIMP
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.46%) SaaS
4 15 (2.17%) Office 365
5 9 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.58%) GitHub
7 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.43%) PaaS
7 3 (0.43%) Serverless
8 2 (0.29%) Boomi
8 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.29%) IaaS
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.14%) G Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.30%) Skype
2 7 (1.01%) H.323
2 7 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.87%) Internet
4 5 (0.72%) DNS
5 4 (0.58%) Broadband
5 4 (0.58%) DHCP
6 2 (0.29%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.29%) Firewall
6 2 (0.29%) FTP
6 2 (0.29%) Network Security
6 2 (0.29%) SMS
6 2 (0.29%) VoIP
6 2 (0.29%) VPN
7 1 (0.14%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.14%) RS-232
7 1 (0.14%) RS-422
7 1 (0.14%) SAN
7 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.35%) MySQL
3 15 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.03%) Big Data
5 12 (1.74%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.72%) GIS
8 5 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (0.43%) Power BI
9 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.29%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.29%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.29%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.14%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 49 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 45 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 37 (5.36%) JIRA
4 26 (3.77%) Selenium
5 18 (2.61%) Jasmine
6 11 (1.59%) Eclipse
6 11 (1.59%) webpack
7 10 (1.45%) JUnit
8 9 (1.30%) Maven
9 8 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.87%) Subversion
11 4 (0.58%) Grunt
11 4 (0.58%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.58%) NUnit
12 2 (0.29%) NetBeans
12 2 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.29%) Xcode
13 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
General
1 42 (6.09%) Marketing
2 41 (5.94%) Finance
3 19 (2.75%) Games
4 14 (2.03%) Aerospace
5 11 (1.59%) Electronics
5 11 (1.59%) Legal
5 11 (1.59%) Retail
6 10 (1.45%) Automotive
7 9 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.87%) Advertising
9 5 (0.72%) Law
9 5 (0.72%) Publishing
10 4 (0.58%) Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.43%) Military
11 3 (0.43%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (24.35%) HTML
2 158 (22.90%) .NET
3 122 (17.68%) CSS
4 90 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 68 (9.86%) ASP.NET
6 41 (5.94%) HTML5
7 39 (5.65%) Spring
8 36 (5.22%) Hibernate
9 35 (5.07%) jQuery
9 35 (5.07%) Node.js
10 32 (4.64%) Web Services
11 27 (3.91%) CSS3
12 25 (3.62%) React
13 24 (3.48%) Angular 2
13 24 (3.48%) XML
14 22 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (2.90%) Django
15 20 (2.90%) Sass
15 20 (2.90%) WCF
16 16 (2.32%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.93%) Mobile App
3 24 (3.48%) Algorithms
3 24 (3.48%) Fintech
4 17 (2.46%) User Experience
5 15 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.74%) Social Media
7 10 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.01%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.01%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.87%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (0.87%) Robotics
11 5 (0.72%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (0.58%) RIA
13 3 (0.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 81 (11.74%) Linux
2 61 (8.84%) Windows
3 46 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 43 (6.23%) Android
5 26 (3.77%) Unix
6 14 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.16%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (49.42%) Computer Science
2 218 (31.59%) Software Engineering
3 152 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (20.43%) Mathematics
5 105 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
6 86 (12.46%) Web Development
7 63 (9.13%) Physics
8 59 (8.55%) OO
9 40 (5.80%) MVC
10 35 (5.07%) TDD
11 34 (4.93%) Software Testing
12 33 (4.78%) Machine Learning
13 30 (4.35%) Mobile Development
14 29 (4.20%) OOP
14 29 (4.20%) Test Automation
15 24 (3.48%) Front End Development
15 24 (3.48%) iOS Development
16 23 (3.33%) Scrum
16 23 (3.33%) Unit Testing
17 20 (2.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 270 (39.13%) Java
2 241 (34.93%) C#
3 222 (32.17%) JavaScript
4 161 (23.33%) SQL
5 127 (18.41%) Python
6 112 (16.23%) C++
7 52 (7.54%) C
8 31 (4.49%) PHP
9 25 (3.62%) Objective-C
9 25 (3.62%) TypeScript
10 22 (3.19%) MATLAB
11 18 (2.61%) Java 8
12 17 (2.46%) R
13 15 (2.17%) Ruby
14 11 (1.59%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.45%) Go
16 9 (1.30%) VB
17 8 (1.16%) VB.NET
18 7 (1.01%) PowerShell
18 7 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 423 (61.30%) Degree
2 173 (25.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (6.38%) Numerate Degree
4 38 (5.51%) PhD
5 25 (3.62%) ISTQB
6 17 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.32%) Security Cleared
8 11 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.16%) MCSE
10 7 (1.01%) CISSP
11 5 (0.72%) CISA
11 5 (0.72%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.29%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.29%) CISMP
12 2 (0.29%) MCPD
12 2 (0.29%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) HND
13 1 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.46%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) COBIT
2 5 (0.72%) GDPR
2 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (2.46%) Docker
2 15 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) iptables
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.29%) Kibana
2 2 (0.29%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) Consul
3 1 (0.14%) Graphite
3 1 (0.14%) logstash
3 1 (0.14%) Nagios
3 1 (0.14%) Packer
3 1 (0.14%) Terraform
3 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 114 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.07%) Oracle
3 15 (2.17%) Google
4 12 (1.74%) VMware
5 4 (0.58%) Adobe
5 4 (0.58%) Sage
5 4 (0.58%) Tableau
5 4 (0.58%) Unisys
6 2 (0.29%) Cisco
6 2 (0.29%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.29%) Dell
6 2 (0.29%) DocuSign
7 1 (0.14%) Centreon
7 1 (0.14%) Juniper
7 1 (0.14%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.14%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.14%) SAP