Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Graduate Developer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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

Graduate Developer
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 513 438 341
Rank change year-on-year -75 -97 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Developer 268 832 1,427
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.66% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.69% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 174 788 1,381
Median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +4.74%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 60,490 120,158 145,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.57% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,048 97,321 117,815
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Graduate Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Graduate Developer.

Salary trend for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Graduate Developer over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 January 2021. 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
England -101 215 £30,000 - 48
UK excluding London +5 192 £30,000 +9.09% 43
London -48 56 £35,000 - 8
North of England +27 48 £27,500 +1.85% 17
North West +59 43 £30,500 -12.86% 8
South East +2 38 £32,500 +8.33% 9
East of England +95 36 £33,000 +48.31% 6
Scotland +54 33 £28,750 +27.78% 3
South West +42 21 £27,500 +10.00%
Midlands +33 14 £24,250 -11.82% 8
West Midlands +37 8 £24,000 -15.79% 3
East Midlands +54 6 £26,500 +0.95% 5
Work from Home -64 4 £30,000 +36.36% 8
Yorkshire +6 3 £22,500 -2.17% 6
Wales +33 2 £26,500 +16.48%
North East +15 2 £22,000 - 3

Graduate Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, Graduate Developer 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 featuring Graduate Developer in the job title.

1 161 (60.07%) Degree
2 107 (39.93%) JavaScript
3 86 (32.09%) C#
3 86 (32.09%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (28.73%) Computer Science
5 71 (26.49%) .NET
6 70 (26.12%) Artificial Intelligence
7 69 (25.75%) Machine Learning
8 56 (20.90%) Software Engineering
9 53 (19.78%) CSS
10 48 (17.91%) HTML
11 47 (17.54%) Java
12 46 (17.16%) Computer Science Degree
13 45 (16.79%) SQL
14 42 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (14.18%) Finance
16 35 (13.06%) PHP
17 34 (12.69%) AngularJS
17 34 (12.69%) Mathematics
18 32 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
19 29 (10.82%) Web Development
19 29 (10.82%) MySQL
19 29 (10.82%) Microsoft
20 28 (10.45%) C++
20 28 (10.45%) Azure
21 27 (10.07%) React
22 25 (9.33%) OO
23 24 (8.96%) Git (software)
24 22 (8.21%) .NET Core
25 21 (7.84%) Analytical Thinking

Graduate Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (4.85%) CMS
2 3 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (0.37%) Mule
3 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Magento
1 1 (0.37%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.45%) Azure
2 17 (6.34%) AWS
3 9 (3.36%) SaaS
4 5 (1.87%) GitHub
4 5 (1.87%) Power Platform
4 5 (1.87%) Veeva
5 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.75%) Office 365
6 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.37%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.82%) MySQL
2 21 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.36%) Neo4j
5 8 (2.99%) Redis
6 5 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.87%) Power BI
7 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.75%) Big Data
7 2 (0.75%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.75%) GIS
7 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.37%) ClickHouse
8 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.37%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 24 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.12%) GitLab
3 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.75%) JIRA
4 2 (0.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
General
1 38 (14.18%) Finance
2 14 (5.22%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.73%) Games
3 10 (3.73%) Marketing
4 7 (2.61%) Electronics
4 7 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.24%) Online Betting
6 5 (1.87%) Front Office
6 5 (1.87%) Law
7 4 (1.49%) Publishing
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Local Government
9 1 (0.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (26.49%) .NET
2 53 (19.78%) CSS
3 48 (17.91%) HTML
4 34 (12.69%) AngularJS
5 27 (10.07%) React
6 22 (8.21%) .NET Core
7 21 (7.84%) Node.js
8 18 (6.72%) ASP.NET
9 16 (5.97%) REST
10 15 (5.60%) Vue.js
11 11 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (4.10%) HTML5
12 10 (3.73%) Spring
13 9 (3.36%) .NET Framework
13 9 (3.36%) jQuery
13 9 (3.36%) LAMP
13 9 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (2.24%) Kafka
15 5 (1.87%) KnockoutJS
15 5 (1.87%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.48%) User Experience
3 7 (2.61%) Algorithms
3 7 (2.61%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.24%) Hedge funds
4 6 (2.24%) Online Gambling
5 5 (1.87%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.87%) Derivative
5 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.37%) Blog
7 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.72%) Linux
2 4 (1.49%) Ubuntu
2 4 (1.49%) Windows
3 3 (1.12%) Debian
4 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (32.09%) Problem-Solving
2 77 (28.73%) Computer Science
3 70 (26.12%) Artificial Intelligence
4 69 (25.75%) Machine Learning
5 56 (20.90%) Software Engineering
6 34 (12.69%) Mathematics
7 32 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (10.82%) Web Development
9 25 (9.33%) OO
10 21 (7.84%) Analytical Thinking
10 21 (7.84%) MVC
11 20 (7.46%) Innovative Thinking
11 20 (7.46%) OOP
12 17 (6.34%) Physics
13 14 (5.22%) TDD
14 13 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (4.85%) Fintech
15 10 (3.73%) Analytics
15 10 (3.73%) Data Analytics
15 10 (3.73%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 107 (39.93%) JavaScript
2 86 (32.09%) C#
3 47 (17.54%) Java
4 45 (16.79%) SQL
5 35 (13.06%) PHP
6 28 (10.45%) C++
7 21 (7.84%) Python
8 13 (4.85%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.87%) R
10 4 (1.49%) C
10 4 (1.49%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.75%) ES6
12 2 (0.75%) Scala
13 1 (0.37%) Go
13 1 (0.37%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.37%) Ruby
13 1 (0.37%) VB
13 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 161 (60.07%) Degree
2 46 (17.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.87%) PhD
5 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.24%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (7.84%) Docker
2 2 (0.75%) Ceph
2 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (3.73%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.49%) Ansible
3 3 (1.12%) Terraform
4 2 (0.75%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 29 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.48%) SAP
3 8 (2.99%) Oracle
4 5 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.87%) Siebel
5 2 (0.75%) HubSpot
5 2 (0.75%) LexisNexis
5 2 (0.75%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.75%) VMware
6 1 (0.37%) Apple
6 1 (0.37%) Databricks
6 1 (0.37%) FNZ