Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate Developer was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 376 388
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Developer 1,407 1,397 1,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.80% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.83% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,309 1,266 1,580
UK median annual salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,400 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year +1.60% +4.17% +4.35%

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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Graduate Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Salary Histogram

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

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 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
England +5 1,360 £27,000 +5.88% 168
UK excluding London -5 988 £25,400 +1.60% 131
London +8 406 £30,250 +10.00% 42
South East +25 319 £26,500 +6.00% 35
East of England -5 194 £28,500 +14.00% 20
Midlands +21 184 £25,000 -9.09% 20
North of England -36 141 £24,000 -4.00% 31
South West -13 117 £25,000 - 20
West Midlands -6 111 £27,500 - 11
North West -31 95 £25,000 - 20
East Midlands +45 73 £22,500 -10.00% 9
Yorkshire +19 35 £22,500 -10.00% 8
Wales +4 21 £22,500 - 3
North East -13 11 £20,000 -20.00% 3
Scotland -49 10 £25,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £25,000 -

Graduate Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Graduate Developer 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 featuring Graduate Developer in the job title.

1 795 (56.50%) Degree
2 725 (51.53%) C#
3 721 (51.24%) Java
4 673 (47.83%) Computer Science
5 582 (41.36%) .NET
6 561 (39.87%) JavaScript
7 487 (34.61%) Agile Software Development
8 419 (29.78%) HTML
9 382 (27.15%) SQL
10 371 (26.37%) CSS
11 360 (25.59%) ASP.NET
12 357 (25.37%) MVC
13 334 (23.74%) Python
14 320 (22.74%) SQL Server
15 318 (22.60%) C++
16 294 (20.90%) Software Engineering
17 275 (19.55%) TDD
18 267 (18.98%) Computer Science Degree
19 245 (17.41%) OOP
20 239 (16.99%) ASP.NET MVC
21 223 (15.85%) Web Development
22 221 (15.71%) Mathematics
23 207 (14.71%) OO
24 204 (14.50%) Linux
25 197 (14.00%) AngularJS
26 196 (13.93%) Microsoft
27 189 (13.43%) Finance
28 167 (11.87%) PHP
29 161 (11.44%) .NET Framework
30 160 (11.37%) Windows

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 65 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (2.56%) CMS
3 23 (1.63%) Umbraco
4 14 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 11 (0.78%) Confluence
5 11 (0.78%) JBoss
6 10 (0.71%) IIS
7 9 (0.64%) Apache
8 7 (0.50%) Drupal
8 7 (0.50%) WordPress
9 6 (0.43%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.36%) Ethereum
10 5 (0.36%) OpenEdge
10 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.21%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.071%) Jetty
14 1 (0.071%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.36%) XMetaL
4 3 (0.21%) InDesign
4 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.36%) Magento
2 5 (0.36%) Ripple
2 5 (0.36%) Ripple XRP
3 3 (0.21%) PlanetPress Connect
4 2 (0.14%) Actimize
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.071%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 106 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
1 106 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (1.99%) GitHub
3 25 (1.78%) SaaS
4 12 (0.85%) Sage Pay
5 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.64%) npm
7 6 (0.43%) Yarn
8 4 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.21%) Serverless
10 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.14%) IaaS
11 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.071%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.071%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.071%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.071%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.071%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.20%) Internet
2 24 (1.71%) Hyperconnected
3 21 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.92%) HTTP
5 5 (0.36%) Skype
6 4 (0.28%) SMS
7 3 (0.21%) DNS
7 3 (0.21%) Network Security
8 2 (0.14%) SSL
8 2 (0.14%) Wireless
9 1 (0.071%) Intranet
9 1 (0.071%) RFID
9 1 (0.071%) SAN
9 1 (0.071%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (22.74%) SQL Server
2 121 (8.60%) MySQL
3 80 (5.69%) Relational Database
4 70 (4.98%) MongoDB
5 57 (4.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 49 (3.48%) NoSQL
7 43 (3.06%) Big Data
8 31 (2.20%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.85%) Oracle Database
10 25 (1.78%) Redis
11 23 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.21%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.64%) GIS
17 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
18 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 6 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 88 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 86 (6.11%) NUnit
3 75 (5.33%) Moq
4 72 (5.12%) Rhino Mocks
5 67 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 64 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 62 (4.41%) MSTest
8 31 (2.20%) Subversion
9 30 (2.13%) JUnit
10 26 (1.85%) JIRA
11 19 (1.35%) Eclipse
11 19 (1.35%) Mockito
12 15 (1.07%) Maven
12 15 (1.07%) Mercurial
13 13 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (0.71%) webpack
15 7 (0.50%) Jenkins
15 7 (0.50%) Selenium
16 6 (0.43%) Log4Net
16 6 (0.43%) ReSharper
General
1 189 (13.43%) Finance
2 108 (7.68%) Games
3 96 (6.82%) Marketing
4 75 (5.33%) Banking
5 48 (3.41%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.06%) Electronics
7 27 (1.92%) Retail
8 15 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 10 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.64%) Advertising
12 7 (0.50%) Automotive
12 7 (0.50%) Publishing
13 6 (0.43%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.28%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.21%) Front Office
15 3 (0.21%) Law
15 3 (0.21%) Legal
16 2 (0.14%) Back Office
16 2 (0.14%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 582 (41.36%) .NET
2 419 (29.78%) HTML
3 371 (26.37%) CSS
4 360 (25.59%) ASP.NET
5 239 (16.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 197 (14.00%) AngularJS
7 161 (11.44%) .NET Framework
8 147 (10.45%) J2EE
9 143 (10.16%) jQuery
10 134 (9.52%) WCF
11 126 (8.96%) WPF
12 99 (7.04%) Spring
13 98 (6.97%) HTML5
14 88 (6.25%) RESTful
15 83 (5.90%) XML
16 78 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 77 (5.47%) Node.js
18 75 (5.33%) WinForms
19 73 (5.19%) Entity Framework
20 69 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 673 (47.83%) Computer Science
2 82 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.69%) Algorithms
4 60 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 58 (4.12%) Client/Server
6 51 (3.62%) User Experience
7 43 (3.06%) Fintech
8 40 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 37 (2.63%) Tandem
10 26 (1.85%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.21%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.78%) Xbox
14 6 (0.43%) BBC
14 6 (0.43%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.43%) Social Media
15 5 (0.36%) Animation
15 5 (0.36%) Bitcoin
15 5 (0.36%) Semantic Web
15 5 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 204 (14.50%) Linux
2 160 (11.37%) Windows
3 45 (3.20%) Android
4 38 (2.70%) Unix
5 35 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
7 14 (1.00%) Debian
8 8 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.36%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.071%) CentOS
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.071%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (34.61%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (25.37%) MVC
3 294 (20.90%) Software Engineering
4 275 (19.55%) TDD
5 245 (17.41%) OOP
6 223 (15.85%) Web Development
7 221 (15.71%) Mathematics
8 207 (14.71%) OO
9 145 (10.31%) BDD
10 125 (8.88%) Kanban
10 125 (8.88%) Web Application Development
11 120 (8.53%) Scrum
12 118 (8.39%) SDLC
13 113 (8.03%) Dependency Injection
14 109 (7.75%) Physics
15 93 (6.61%) Multithreading
16 87 (6.18%) Unit Testing
17 81 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
18 73 (5.19%) Open Source
19 67 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 725 (51.53%) C#
2 721 (51.24%) Java
3 561 (39.87%) JavaScript
4 382 (27.15%) SQL
5 334 (23.74%) Python
6 318 (22.60%) C++
7 167 (11.87%) PHP
8 98 (6.97%) Ruby
9 67 (4.76%) C
10 61 (4.34%) F#
10 61 (4.34%) VB.NET
11 37 (2.63%) TypeScript
12 29 (2.06%) T-SQL
13 26 (1.85%) Perl
14 20 (1.42%) MATLAB
15 19 (1.35%) Go
16 18 (1.28%) Scala
17 15 (1.07%) Bash Shell
17 15 (1.07%) Objective-C
18 11 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 795 (56.50%) Degree
2 267 (18.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (3.13%) PhD
4 37 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
5 23 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.56%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.28%) Security Cleared
8 14 (1.00%) MCSD
9 12 (0.85%) MCP
10 11 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.78%) MCAD
10 11 (0.78%) MCTS
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.28%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.21%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.14%) MCPD
14 1 (0.071%) HND
14 1 (0.071%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.21%) QA
2 4 (0.28%) SEPA
3 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.071%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (1.49%) Docker
2 5 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.071%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 51 (3.62%) Kibana
2 13 (0.92%) Puppet
3 9 (0.64%) Ansible
4 8 (0.57%) Graphite
5 7 (0.50%) Consul
6 2 (0.14%) Opsview
6 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.071%) Grafana
7 1 (0.071%) Nagios
7 1 (0.071%) Terraform
Vendors
1 196 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 98 (6.97%) Google
3 88 (6.25%) Oracle
4 15 (1.07%) Twitter
4 15 (1.07%) Zend
5 9 (0.64%) Sophos
6 8 (0.57%) Xamarin
7 7 (0.50%) IBM
8 5 (0.36%) Apple
8 5 (0.36%) BT
8 5 (0.36%) McAfee
9 4 (0.28%) Adobe
9 4 (0.28%) Capita
9 4 (0.28%) Cognos
9 4 (0.28%) PayPal
9 4 (0.28%) Sun
9 4 (0.28%) Terracotta
10 3 (0.21%) Greenplum
10 3 (0.21%) NVIDIA
10 3 (0.21%) XMPie