Period
to 3 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Graduate
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 130 140
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 74 231 280
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 1.74% 2.28% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 2.38% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 73 218 269
Median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +13.21% +3.92%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £33,750
South East median annual salary £30,000 £28,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.66% +3.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 4,050 9,696 12,105
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.29% 95.53% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,297 7,917 10,040
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,350 £75,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings that featured Graduate in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the Thames Valley

Graduate
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Graduate in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for Graduate in the Thames Valley

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

Salary distribution for jobs citing Graduate in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Graduate in the Thames Valley

Graduate
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 3 August 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
Berkshire +53 45 £30,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -9 27 £35,000 +16.67% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £38,750 +33.62% 3
Graduate
South East

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 Thames Valley region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 53 (71.62%) Degree
2 51 (68.92%) Computer Science
3 47 (63.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (58.11%) Mathematics
5 39 (52.70%) Software Engineering
6 37 (50.00%) C#
7 28 (37.84%) Windows
7 28 (37.84%) OOP
8 27 (36.49%) SQL
9 26 (35.14%) .NET
10 25 (33.78%) HTML
10 25 (33.78%) AngularJS
11 24 (32.43%) React
11 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
12 22 (29.73%) Web Development
13 21 (28.38%) CSS
14 20 (27.03%) Python
14 20 (27.03%) AWS
15 19 (25.68%) Azure
15 19 (25.68%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (25.68%) OO
15 19 (25.68%) Linux
15 19 (25.68%) Java
15 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
15 19 (25.68%) GCP
15 19 (25.68%) WebRTC
16 18 (24.32%) Google
17 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (22.97%) Docker
18 15 (20.27%) Cloud Computing

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 1 (1.35%) Confluence
1 1 (1.35%) IIS
1 1 (1.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (2.70%) Adobe XD
1 2 (2.70%) InDesign
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.03%) AWS
2 19 (25.68%) Azure
2 19 (25.68%) GCP
3 15 (20.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) H.323
2 10 (13.51%) Skype
3 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.70%) Network Security
4 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.35%) DMZ
5 1 (1.35%) DNS
5 1 (1.35%) Firewall
5 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Data Mining
2 4 (5.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Eclipse
1 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) TestRail
2 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (12.16%) Norwegian Language
2 8 (10.81%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (35.14%) .NET
2 25 (33.78%) AngularJS
2 25 (33.78%) HTML
3 24 (32.43%) React
4 21 (28.38%) CSS
5 19 (25.68%) WebRTC
6 13 (17.57%) Node.js
7 10 (13.51%) .NET Core
8 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (8.11%) Spring
8 6 (8.11%) Spring Boot
9 5 (6.76%) JSON
9 5 (6.76%) REST
9 5 (6.76%) WCF
10 4 (5.41%) HTML5
11 3 (4.05%) GStreamer
12 1 (1.35%) jQuery
12 1 (1.35%) Kafka
12 1 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (1.35%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (6.76%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (37.84%) Windows
2 19 (25.68%) Linux
3 10 (13.51%) Android
3 10 (13.51%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (68.92%) Computer Science
2 43 (58.11%) Mathematics
3 39 (52.70%) Software Engineering
4 28 (37.84%) OOP
5 22 (29.73%) Web Development
6 19 (25.68%) OO
7 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (17.57%) OOD
8 13 (17.57%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (17.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (17.57%) Unit Testing
9 12 (16.22%) Test Automation
10 11 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (14.86%) High Availability
10 11 (14.86%) TDD
11 10 (13.51%) Microservices
12 8 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (10.81%) Infrastructure Automation
12 8 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 5 (6.76%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.00%) C#
2 27 (36.49%) SQL
3 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 20 (27.03%) Python
5 19 (25.68%) Java
6 14 (18.92%) TypeScript
7 9 (12.16%) C++
8 7 (9.46%) C
9 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.35%) Go
10 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (71.62%) Degree
2 47 (63.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.35%) HNC
3 1 (1.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Docker
2 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.35%) Ansible
2 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.35%) Packer
2 1 (1.35%) Puppet
2 1 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.32%) Google
3 11 (14.86%) VMware
4 2 (2.70%) Adobe