Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 January 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 West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 153 176
Rank change year-on-year -23 +23 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 180 217 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.79% 2.10% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 2.18% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 174 127 182
South West median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £19,750 £21,150 £19,000
90th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
England median annual salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,785 9,977 11,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.10% 96.73% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8,080 8,389 9,482
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
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 West

Job postings that featured Graduate in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the South West

Graduate
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate in the South West.

Salary trend for Graduate in the South West

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Graduate in the South West

Graduate
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Bristol -43 80 £25,000 - 23
Dorset -8 25 £24,250 -11.82% 1
Wiltshire +3 24 £27,000 +2.86% 5
Gloucestershire +27 22 £21,500 -21.82% 12
Somerset 0 17 £25,000 +11.11% 5
Devon +14 11 £27,000 +20.00%
Cornwall -12 1 £20,500 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 115 (63.89%) Degree
2 99 (55.00%) Computer Science
3 93 (51.67%) Java
4 77 (42.78%) SQL
5 70 (38.89%) JavaScript
6 67 (37.22%) .NET
7 53 (29.44%) Mathematics
8 50 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 46 (25.56%) C#
9 46 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (25.56%) Software Engineering
10 45 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 39 (21.67%) CSS
12 38 (21.11%) HTML
12 38 (21.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 35 (19.44%) C++
14 33 (18.33%) Python
15 29 (16.11%) Unit Testing
16 26 (14.44%) ASP.NET
17 25 (13.89%) Oracle
17 25 (13.89%) Relational Database
18 24 (13.33%) OO
18 24 (13.33%) Finance
19 22 (12.22%) J2EE
19 22 (12.22%) RDBMS
19 22 (12.22%) Oracle Database
20 17 (9.44%) Node.js
21 16 (8.89%) Linux
21 16 (8.89%) MVC
21 16 (8.89%) React

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (4.44%) Apache Spark
1 8 (4.44%) CMS
1 8 (4.44%) Umbraco
2 4 (2.22%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.67%) JBoss
3 3 (1.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.56%) Confluence
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) Mule
4 1 (0.56%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) npm
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) Firewall
1 4 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.67%) VPN
3 2 (1.11%) DHCP
3 2 (1.11%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) HTTP
4 1 (0.56%) Internet
4 1 (0.56%) IPsec
4 1 (0.56%) Network Security
4 1 (0.56%) SMS
4 1 (0.56%) VLAN
4 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 22 (12.22%) Oracle Database
3 22 (12.22%) RDBMS
4 10 (5.56%) Big Data
5 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.78%) Power BI
6 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.22%) MySQL
7 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.67%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.67%) OrientDB
8 3 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.11%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.22%) NUnit
3 3 (1.67%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (1.11%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.56%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) JMeter
5 1 (0.56%) JUnit
5 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.56%) Moq
5 1 (0.56%) MSTest
5 1 (0.56%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.56%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 24 (13.33%) Finance
2 11 (6.11%) Electronics
3 7 (3.89%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.33%) Marketing
4 6 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.22%) Games
6 3 (1.67%) Banking
6 3 (1.67%) French Language
6 3 (1.67%) German Language
7 2 (1.11%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (37.22%) .NET
2 39 (21.67%) CSS
3 38 (21.11%) HTML
4 26 (14.44%) ASP.NET
5 22 (12.22%) J2EE
6 17 (9.44%) Node.js
7 16 (8.89%) React
8 15 (8.33%) jQuery
8 15 (8.33%) XML
9 12 (6.67%) AngularJS
9 12 (6.67%) RESTful
9 12 (6.67%) Spring
10 10 (5.56%) HTML5
11 8 (4.44%) LINQ
11 8 (4.44%) Razor View Engine
11 8 (4.44%) Web Services
12 7 (3.89%) CSS3
13 6 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (2.78%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 99 (55.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.00%) User Experience
4 4 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.67%) Photography
6 2 (1.11%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.11%) Life Science
6 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.56%) HTC Vive
7 1 (0.56%) MPEG
7 1 (0.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.89%) Linux
2 10 (5.56%) Windows
3 8 (4.44%) Android
3 8 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (29.44%) Mathematics
2 46 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (25.56%) Software Engineering
3 29 (16.11%) Unit Testing
4 24 (13.33%) OO
5 16 (8.89%) MVC
6 13 (7.22%) Mentoring
6 13 (7.22%) SDLC
7 12 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 11 (6.11%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.11%) Prototyping
9 10 (5.56%) Physics
10 9 (5.00%) CRM
11 8 (4.44%) Analytics
11 8 (4.44%) Business Analysis
11 8 (4.44%) Machine Learning
11 8 (4.44%) OOP
11 8 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 93 (51.67%) Java
2 77 (42.78%) SQL
3 70 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 46 (25.56%) C#
5 35 (19.44%) C++
6 33 (18.33%) Python
7 9 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.33%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.78%) C
10 4 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.22%) PHP
10 4 (2.22%) VB
10 4 (2.22%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.67%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.56%) Ada
12 1 (0.56%) Elixir
12 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.56%) Erlang
12 1 (0.56%) Groovy
12 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 115 (63.89%) Degree
2 38 (21.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (7.78%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (2.78%) Master's Degree
4 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.67%) HNC
6 2 (1.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) CCENT
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.56%) MCP
7 1 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PhD
7 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) ISO 14001
1 3 (1.67%) ISO 9001
1 3 (1.67%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) RMADS
3 1 (0.56%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.56%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 50 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (13.89%) Oracle
3 6 (3.33%) Google
3 6 (3.33%) SAP
4 3 (1.67%) Zend
5 2 (1.11%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.11%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.11%) Cisco
5 2 (1.11%) F5
5 2 (1.11%) Juniper
5 2 (1.11%) Twitter
6 1 (0.56%) Capita
6 1 (0.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.56%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.56%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.56%) Tableau