Period
to 3 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Graduate Developer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 507 415 404
Rank change year-on-year -92 -11 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Developer 369 1,097 1,398
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.75% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.78% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 360 1,030 1,259
Median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £46,250 £37,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 75,302 140,558 170,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.90% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60,547 112,146 138,553
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 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
England -88 338 £30,000 +9.09% 38
UK excluding London -83 195 £27,500 +5.77% 26
London -3 164 £35,000 +7.69% 14
South East -41 85 £28,500 +3.64% 7
North of England +50 44 £26,250 +5.00% 5
Midlands +68 28 £27,500 +10.00% 9
North West +56 27 £27,000 +3.85% 4
Work from Home +53 19 £27,500 -4.35% 3
West Midlands +50 19 £28,500 +14.00% 7
Yorkshire +95 17 £25,000 - 1
Wales +16 15 £24,000 -4.00%
South West -6 10 £28,750 +15.00% 2
East Midlands +49 9 £25,000 - 2
East of England +45 7 £22,250 -19.09% 1
Scotland +72 3 £22,500 -4.26% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £22,500 - 1

Graduate Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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.

1 223 (60.43%) C#
2 200 (54.20%) Degree
3 180 (48.78%) Computer Science
4 179 (48.51%) Java
5 146 (39.57%) .NET
6 128 (34.69%) JavaScript
7 112 (30.35%) Finance
8 108 (29.27%) Python
9 106 (28.73%) C++
10 99 (26.83%) OO
11 96 (26.02%) Software Engineering
12 94 (25.47%) Mathematics
13 89 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
14 73 (19.78%) Computer Science Degree
15 71 (19.24%) CSS
16 69 (18.70%) HTML
16 69 (18.70%) SQL
17 66 (17.89%) TDD
18 64 (17.34%) .NET Core
19 62 (16.80%) Azure
20 60 (16.26%) ASP.NET
20 60 (16.26%) Fintech
21 59 (15.99%) Microsoft
22 56 (15.18%) Physics
23 54 (14.63%) SQL Server
24 53 (14.36%) Relational Database
25 52 (14.09%) OOP
26 50 (13.55%) MVC
27 49 (13.28%) AngularJS
28 47 (12.74%) User Experience

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 27 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.98%) Apache
3 9 (2.44%) IIS
4 7 (1.90%) WordPress
5 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.54%) CMS
5 2 (0.54%) Ethereum
5 2 (0.54%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (2.98%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.27%) Figma
3 1 (0.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.54%) R3 Corda
1 2 (0.54%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 62 (16.80%) Azure
2 44 (11.92%) AWS
3 10 (2.71%) GCP
3 10 (2.71%) GitHub
4 5 (1.36%) SaaS
5 4 (1.08%) npm
5 4 (1.08%) Yarn
6 2 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.17%) DNS
2 1 (0.27%) HTTP
2 1 (0.27%) Intranet
2 1 (0.27%) Skype
2 1 (0.27%) SSH
2 1 (0.27%) SSL
2 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 53 (14.36%) Relational Database
3 29 (7.86%) MongoDB
4 27 (7.32%) MySQL
5 26 (7.05%) SQL Server 2019
6 13 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.25%) Big Data
8 10 (2.71%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (1.90%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.81%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.27%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (5.42%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.63%) Selenium
4 5 (1.36%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (1.08%) webpack
6 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.27%) GitLab
6 1 (0.27%) Hudson
6 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
6 1 (0.27%) NUnit
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 112 (30.35%) Finance
2 17 (4.61%) Banking
2 17 (4.61%) Games
2 17 (4.61%) Investment Banking
2 17 (4.61%) Marketing
3 14 (3.79%) Retail
4 11 (2.98%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.71%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.36%) Advertising
7 4 (1.08%) Front Office
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.54%) Automotive
9 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Norwegian Language
10 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.27%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (39.57%) .NET
2 71 (19.24%) CSS
3 69 (18.70%) HTML
4 64 (17.34%) .NET Core
5 60 (16.26%) ASP.NET
6 49 (13.28%) AngularJS
7 46 (12.47%) React
8 41 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 34 (9.21%) Vue.js
10 31 (8.40%) Node.js
11 29 (7.86%) .NET Framework
12 28 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 27 (7.32%) Entity Framework
14 24 (6.50%) jQuery
15 18 (4.88%) RESTful
16 15 (4.07%) Django
16 15 (4.07%) J2EE
17 14 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 13 (3.52%) React Native
18 13 (3.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.74%) User Experience
2 46 (12.47%) Hedge funds
3 43 (11.65%) Algorithms
4 41 (11.11%) Data Structures
5 39 (10.57%) Derivative
6 20 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.52%) Tandem
8 12 (3.25%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.17%) Animation
9 8 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.08%) Digital Media
12 4 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.54%) BBC
14 1 (0.27%) Blog
14 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.27%) e-Health
14 1 (0.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.84%) Linux
2 17 (4.61%) Windows
3 9 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.36%) Android
5 5 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.81%) Debian
7 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.54%) Unix
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (48.78%) Computer Science
2 99 (26.83%) OO
3 96 (26.02%) Software Engineering
4 94 (25.47%) Mathematics
5 89 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (17.89%) TDD
7 60 (16.26%) Fintech
8 56 (15.18%) Physics
9 52 (14.09%) OOP
10 50 (13.55%) MVC
11 43 (11.65%) BDD
11 43 (11.65%) Microservices
12 34 (9.21%) Test Automation
13 33 (8.94%) DevOps
14 32 (8.67%) Web Development
15 31 (8.40%) Scrum
16 27 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (7.05%) Kanban
17 26 (7.05%) Web Application Development
18 18 (4.88%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 223 (60.43%) C#
2 179 (48.51%) Java
3 128 (34.69%) JavaScript
4 108 (29.27%) Python
5 106 (28.73%) C++
6 69 (18.70%) SQL
7 42 (11.38%) TypeScript
8 39 (10.57%) R
9 36 (9.76%) PHP
10 18 (4.88%) C
11 14 (3.79%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.44%) Go
13 7 (1.90%) Ruby
14 6 (1.63%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.36%) Scala
16 4 (1.08%) ES6
16 4 (1.08%) PHP 5
16 4 (1.08%) PHP 7
17 3 (0.81%) VB
18 2 (0.54%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 200 (54.20%) Degree
2 73 (19.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.81%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) HND
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (10.30%) Docker
2 8 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.90%) Ansible
2 7 (1.90%) Terraform
3 1 (0.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 59 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.79%) Google
3 13 (3.52%) Oracle
4 9 (2.44%) Adobe
5 8 (2.17%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.36%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.08%) VMware
8 3 (0.81%) SAP
9 2 (0.54%) BT
9 2 (0.54%) McAfee
9 2 (0.54%) Tableau
10 1 (0.27%) Apple
10 1 (0.27%) Facebook
10 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.27%) Samsung