Period
to 25 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Graduate Developer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 443 343 407
Rank change year-on-year -100 +64 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Developer 800 1,384 1,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.92% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.96% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 737 1,294 1,221
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.55% +6.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,750 £37,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year -1.82% +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 117,904 144,261 167,842
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.95% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,501 115,552 137,876
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -87 750 £30,000 +5.26% 161
UK excluding London -86 461 £27,000 -1.82% 143
London -44 329 £35,000 - 34
South East -48 181 £27,500 - 41
North of England +48 96 £26,000 +4.00% 29
Midlands -2 75 £27,500 -3.51% 26
West Midlands +20 57 £28,500 +5.56% 16
North West +34 54 £34,000 +29.52% 15
South West -40 43 £25,750 +3.00% 12
Yorkshire +42 41 £23,000 -8.00% 12
East of England -34 34 £23,000 -23.33% 19
East Midlands +2 18 £26,250 -12.50% 10
Wales +2 16 £24,000 -5.88% 4
Scotland +29 14 £21,500 -4.44% 7
Northern Ireland +13 2 £22,500 - 5
North East +13 1 £22,000 -2.22% 2

Graduate Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 520 (65.00%) C#
2 475 (59.38%) Degree
3 408 (51.00%) .NET
4 393 (49.13%) Computer Science
5 329 (41.13%) Java
6 286 (35.75%) JavaScript
7 249 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
8 218 (27.25%) ASP.NET
9 205 (25.63%) HTML
10 198 (24.75%) CSS
11 192 (24.00%) Finance
12 189 (23.63%) SQL
13 186 (23.25%) MVC
14 184 (23.00%) C++
15 174 (21.75%) Python
15 174 (21.75%) Computer Science Degree
16 172 (21.50%) SQL Server
17 168 (21.00%) Mathematics
17 168 (21.00%) Software Engineering
18 141 (17.63%) OO
19 138 (17.25%) ASP.NET MVC
20 129 (16.13%) AngularJS
21 120 (15.00%) Microsoft
22 115 (14.38%) TDD
23 114 (14.25%) .NET Core
24 103 (12.88%) PHP
25 99 (12.38%) OOP
26 95 (11.88%) Azure
27 94 (11.75%) Physics
28 88 (11.00%) Relational Database

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 40 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (1.50%) ColdFusion
3 11 (1.38%) WordPress
4 10 (1.25%) CMS
5 6 (0.75%) Apache
6 4 (0.50%) IIS
7 3 (0.38%) JBoss
7 3 (0.38%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) Confluence
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.13%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.75%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Figma
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Shopify
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 95 (11.88%) Azure
2 56 (7.00%) AWS
3 14 (1.75%) GitHub
3 14 (1.75%) SaaS
4 5 (0.63%) GCP
5 4 (0.50%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.50%) Internet
2 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.25%) HTTP
3 2 (0.25%) Intranet
3 2 (0.25%) SSH
4 1 (0.13%) Skype
4 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (21.50%) SQL Server
2 88 (11.00%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.88%) MySQL
4 37 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (4.38%) NoSQL
6 34 (4.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 32 (4.00%) MongoDB
8 22 (2.75%) SQL Server 2019
9 15 (1.88%) Big Data
10 14 (1.75%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.75%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.63%) Data Mining
17 4 (0.50%) Power BI
18 3 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
18 3 (0.38%) SQLite
19 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 58 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 27 (3.38%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.75%) JUnit
4 4 (0.50%) JIRA
4 4 (0.50%) Subversion
4 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.50%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.38%) Mockito
6 2 (0.25%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.25%) Balsamiq
6 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.25%) Hudson
6 2 (0.25%) IDA Disassembler
6 2 (0.25%) Maven
6 2 (0.25%) NUnit
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.25%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.13%) YouTrack
General
1 192 (24.00%) Finance
2 41 (5.13%) Games
3 40 (5.00%) Marketing
4 33 (4.13%) Retail
5 32 (4.00%) Banking
6 31 (3.88%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.25%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.88%) Electronics
10 6 (0.75%) Advertising
11 2 (0.25%) Front Office
11 2 (0.25%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Legal
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (51.00%) .NET
2 218 (27.25%) ASP.NET
3 205 (25.63%) HTML
4 198 (24.75%) CSS
5 138 (17.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 129 (16.13%) AngularJS
7 114 (14.25%) .NET Core
8 82 (10.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 73 (9.13%) React
10 72 (9.00%) .NET Framework
11 65 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 62 (7.75%) Node.js
13 58 (7.25%) Vue.js
14 45 (5.63%) RESTful
15 43 (5.38%) Entity Framework
15 43 (5.38%) jQuery
15 43 (5.38%) WCF
16 42 (5.25%) J2EE
17 33 (4.13%) WinForms
18 30 (3.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.25%) Algorithms
1 74 (9.25%) Hedge funds
2 70 (8.75%) User Experience
3 65 (8.13%) Data Structures
4 58 (7.25%) Derivative
5 42 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 27 (3.38%) Tandem
7 24 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.75%) BBC
10 6 (0.75%) PlayStation
11 4 (0.50%) Social Media
12 3 (0.38%) Animation
12 3 (0.38%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.38%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.38%) NHS
13 2 (0.25%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.13%) Linux
2 33 (4.13%) Windows
3 29 (3.63%) Android
4 16 (2.00%) Unix
5 13 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.25%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (49.13%) Computer Science
2 249 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (23.25%) MVC
4 168 (21.00%) Mathematics
4 168 (21.00%) Software Engineering
5 141 (17.63%) OO
6 115 (14.38%) TDD
7 99 (12.38%) OOP
8 94 (11.75%) Physics
9 81 (10.13%) BDD
10 75 (9.38%) Web Development
11 71 (8.88%) Fintech
12 63 (7.88%) Web Application Development
13 47 (5.88%) Mentoring
14 46 (5.75%) DevOps
15 45 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (4.13%) Scrum
17 30 (3.75%) Microservices
18 29 (3.63%) E-Commerce
18 29 (3.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 520 (65.00%) C#
2 329 (41.13%) Java
3 286 (35.75%) JavaScript
4 189 (23.63%) SQL
5 184 (23.00%) C++
6 174 (21.75%) Python
7 103 (12.88%) PHP
8 63 (7.88%) R
9 42 (5.25%) C
10 40 (5.00%) TypeScript
11 38 (4.75%) Ruby
12 13 (1.63%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.38%) Go
13 11 (1.38%) PHP 7
13 11 (1.38%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.25%) Kotlin
15 9 (1.13%) Scala
15 9 (1.13%) VB
16 7 (0.88%) COBOL
17 6 (0.75%) F#
Qualifications
1 475 (59.38%) Degree
2 174 (21.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (4.75%) Numerate Degree
4 16 (2.00%) HND
5 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.25%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 47 (5.88%) Docker
2 2 (0.25%) Firmware
2 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (1.63%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.38%) Ansible
3 2 (0.25%) Kibana
3 2 (0.25%) Terraform
4 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 120 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.13%) Oracle
3 18 (2.25%) Tableau
4 10 (1.25%) Google
5 8 (1.00%) Zend
6 6 (0.75%) Adobe
7 5 (0.63%) Apple
7 5 (0.63%) Facebook
7 5 (0.63%) SAP
7 5 (0.63%) ServiceNow
7 5 (0.63%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.50%) Sony
8 4 (0.50%) Yahoo!
9 2 (0.25%) BT
9 2 (0.25%) McAfee
9 2 (0.25%) Splunk
9 2 (0.25%) VMware
10 1 (0.13%) Samsung