Graduate Jobs in the UK excluding London

Graduate
UK > UK excluding London

The median Graduate salary in the UK excluding London is £27,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 20 April 2024.

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

6 months to
20 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 188 195 232
Rank change year-on-year +7 +37 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1,044 1,144 1,131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.51% 1.83% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 2.05% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 511 334 462
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +2.63%
75th Percentile £33,125 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £45,500
UK median annual salary £28,500 £27,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year +3.64% -9.84% +4.34%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 65,688 55,851 67,611
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 89.34% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 46,772 31,602 43,212
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,725 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,550 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.42% - +9.09%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Graduate in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the UK excluding London

Graduate
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Graduate in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Graduate in the UK excluding London

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Graduate in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Graduate in the UK excluding London

Graduate
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 April 2024. 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
Jobs
South East +31 357 £30,000 - 60
Midlands +73 203 £25,000 +4.17% 39
North of England +7 170 £25,250 +5.21% 62
West Midlands +107 141 £24,000 +4.35% 23
North West -13 117 £25,500 +6.25% 40
South West -52 100 £25,000 - 53
Wales +33 78 £25,000 -18.38% 11
Scotland -83 66 £30,000 +20.00% 27
East of England -53 65 £30,000 - 31
East Midlands -14 62 £26,000 +8.33% 16
Yorkshire +76 41 £25,000 +4.17% 16
North East -21 12 £27,500 +14.58% 7
Channel Islands - 5 - -
Graduate
UK

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2024, Graduate job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 836 (80.08%) Degree
2 372 (35.63%) Social Skills
3 287 (27.49%) Problem-Solving
4 207 (19.83%) Manufacturing
5 185 (17.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 171 (16.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 166 (15.90%) Microsoft Excel
8 165 (15.80%) Analytical Skills
9 150 (14.37%) Self-Motivation
10 142 (13.60%) Computer Science
11 137 (13.12%) Driving Licence
11 137 (13.12%) Customer Service
12 125 (11.97%) Electronics
13 121 (11.59%) Firmware
14 115 (11.02%) Retail
15 112 (10.73%) Data Analysis
15 112 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
16 111 (10.63%) Mathematics
17 98 (9.39%) Software Engineering
18 97 (9.29%) Onboarding
19 94 (9.00%) Finance
20 90 (8.62%) Logistics
20 90 (8.62%) Performance Metrics
21 89 (8.52%) Military
21 89 (8.52%) Creative Thinking
22 88 (8.43%) Process Improvement
23 87 (8.33%) Contingency Planning
23 87 (8.33%) Customer Experience
24 84 (8.05%) Embedded Firmware
25 81 (7.76%) German Language

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (0.57%) CMS
2 3 (0.29%) WordPress
3 2 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 166 (15.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (6.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.38%) Simulink
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.19%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.096%) Blender
7 1 (0.096%) InDesign
7 1 (0.096%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.44%) Power Platform
2 14 (1.34%) AWS
3 12 (1.15%) Azure
4 7 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (0.67%) SaaS
5 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (0.29%) PowerApps
6 2 (0.19%) AWS Fargate
6 2 (0.19%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.096%) Asana
7 1 (0.096%) GitHub
7 1 (0.096%) Google Workspace
7 1 (0.096%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.096%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.78%) Wireless
2 13 (1.25%) HTTP
3 6 (0.57%) 5G
3 6 (0.57%) SD-WAN
3 6 (0.57%) WAN
4 5 (0.48%) Ethernet
4 5 (0.48%) PPP
5 4 (0.38%) WebEx
6 3 (0.29%) Internet
6 3 (0.29%) Modbus
6 3 (0.29%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.096%) 3G
7 1 (0.096%) 4G
7 1 (0.096%) Broadband
7 1 (0.096%) GPRS
7 1 (0.096%) MPLS
7 1 (0.096%) MQTT
7 1 (0.096%) RS-485
7 1 (0.096%) SDH
7 1 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.44%) Power BI
3 8 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.38%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.29%) Tableau
6 2 (0.19%) MS Access
7 1 (0.096%) GIS
7 1 (0.096%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.096%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 10 (0.96%) Git
1 10 (0.96%) LabVIEW
2 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.57%) JIRA
4 4 (0.38%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.29%) CMake
5 3 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.29%) NetBeans
5 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.29%) TestRail
6 2 (0.19%) GDB
6 2 (0.19%) Hudson
6 2 (0.19%) Subversion
7 1 (0.096%) TeamCity
General
1 372 (35.63%) Social Skills
2 207 (19.83%) Manufacturing
3 185 (17.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 165 (15.80%) Analytical Skills
5 125 (11.97%) Electronics
6 115 (11.02%) Retail
7 94 (9.00%) Finance
8 89 (8.52%) Military
9 81 (7.76%) German Language
10 79 (7.57%) Presentation Skills
11 77 (7.38%) Law
12 69 (6.61%) Influencing Skills
13 38 (3.64%) Marketing
14 37 (3.54%) Legal
15 32 (3.07%) Public Sector
16 28 (2.68%) Aviation
16 28 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
17 17 (1.63%) Advertising
18 13 (1.25%) Aerospace
18 13 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.45%) .NET
2 19 (1.82%) HTML
3 18 (1.72%) React
4 17 (1.63%) AngularJS
5 16 (1.53%) .NET Core
5 16 (1.53%) CSS
6 15 (1.44%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (0.86%) WPF
9 6 (0.57%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.57%) Node.js
10 5 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (0.48%) OpenCL
10 5 (0.48%) Vulkan
11 4 (0.38%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.38%) Vue
12 3 (0.29%) HTML5
12 3 (0.29%) Laravel
12 3 (0.29%) Qt
12 3 (0.29%) VTK
Miscellaneous
1 150 (14.37%) Self-Motivation
2 137 (13.12%) Driving Licence
3 97 (9.29%) Onboarding
4 68 (6.51%) FMCG
5 33 (3.16%) Algorithms
6 22 (2.11%) FPGA
7 21 (2.01%) Analytical Mindset
8 20 (1.92%) Social Media
9 16 (1.53%) Photography
10 15 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.15%) Analogue Electronics
11 12 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.96%) IoT
12 10 (0.96%) Robotics
12 10 (0.96%) VHDL
13 8 (0.77%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.67%) GNSS
14 7 (0.67%) Security Posture
15 5 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
15 5 (0.48%) Ray Tracing
Operating Systems
1 26 (2.49%) Linux
2 14 (1.34%) Windows
3 7 (0.67%) Apple iOS
3 7 (0.67%) Unix
4 6 (0.57%) Android
5 4 (0.38%) CentOS
5 4 (0.38%) SUSE
5 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.096%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.096%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (27.49%) Problem-Solving
2 171 (16.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 142 (13.60%) Computer Science
4 137 (13.12%) Customer Service
5 112 (10.73%) Data Analysis
6 111 (10.63%) Mathematics
7 98 (9.39%) Software Engineering
8 90 (8.62%) Logistics
8 90 (8.62%) Performance Metrics
9 89 (8.52%) Creative Thinking
10 88 (8.43%) Process Improvement
11 87 (8.33%) Contingency Planning
11 87 (8.33%) Customer Experience
12 81 (7.76%) Schematic Capture
13 71 (6.80%) Project Planning
14 68 (6.51%) Benchmarking
14 68 (6.51%) Lean Manufacturing
14 68 (6.51%) Lean Six Sigma
14 68 (6.51%) Order Management
14 68 (6.51%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 65 (6.23%) C
1 65 (6.23%) Python
2 54 (5.17%) C#
3 50 (4.79%) JavaScript
4 44 (4.21%) SQL
5 35 (3.35%) Java
6 28 (2.68%) Embedded C
7 24 (2.30%) C++
8 15 (1.44%) MATLAB
9 7 (0.67%) Bash
10 6 (0.57%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.48%) PHP
11 5 (0.48%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.29%) C-shell
12 3 (0.29%) Fortran
12 3 (0.29%) Haskell
13 2 (0.19%) Ada
14 1 (0.096%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.096%) Perl
14 1 (0.096%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 836 (80.08%) Degree
2 80 (7.66%) DBS Check
3 68 (6.51%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 64 (6.13%) Master's Degree
5 62 (5.94%) Security Cleared
6 48 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 29 (2.78%) PhD
8 16 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.25%) ACCA
9 13 (1.25%) SC Cleared
10 10 (0.96%) HND
11 7 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.48%) HNC
13 4 (0.38%) CIMA
14 3 (0.29%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.19%) ICAEW
15 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
16 1 (0.096%) Postgraduate
16 1 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.77%) QA
2 4 (0.38%) GRC
2 4 (0.38%) IFRS
2 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.096%) IEC 61131
4 1 (0.096%) JTAG
4 1 (0.096%) PMO
4 1 (0.096%) SLA
System Software
1 121 (11.59%) Firmware
2 84 (8.05%) Embedded Firmware
3 2 (0.19%) Docker
4 1 (0.096%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.096%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 72 (6.90%) EMC
2 54 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 15 (1.44%) Google
3 15 (1.44%) SAP
4 10 (0.96%) Dell
5 8 (0.77%) Adobe
5 8 (0.77%) Apple
6 6 (0.57%) Oracle
7 4 (0.38%) Peregrine
7 4 (0.38%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.38%) Rockwell
8 3 (0.29%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.19%) ANSYS
9 2 (0.19%) F5
9 2 (0.19%) Facebook
9 2 (0.19%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.19%) Twitter
10 1 (0.096%) Splunk
10 1 (0.096%) Sun
10 1 (0.096%) Xamarin