Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Graduate Developer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 542 460 379
Rank change year-on-year -82 -81 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Developer 326 669 1,241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.59% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.62% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 196 629 1,160
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% +1.85%
75th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £44,375 £55,500 £46,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% -

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 77,171 108,316 142,889
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 95.36% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60,815 87,918 115,276
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,529 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Top 17 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 11 April 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 -118 248 £30,000 - 51
UK excluding London +8 235 £30,000 +9.09% 44
London -86 58 £32,000 -8.57% 8
North of England +11 57 £27,500 +5.77% 17
South East +11 56 £35,000 +22.81% 11
North West +40 48 £28,750 - 11
Scotland +42 43 £23,000 +2.22%
East of England +72 40 £34,000 +47.83% 5
South West -1 24 £27,500 +0.92% 3
Midlands -16 12 £26,500 -3.64% 7
East Midlands +10 7 £26,500 +0.95% 3
Yorkshire -12 7 £24,000 - 4
Work from Home -143 7 £29,000 +16.00% 5
West Midlands -7 5 £27,000 -5.26% 4
Wales +10 2 £26,500 +10.42%
North East - 2 £22,000 - 2
Northern Ireland +3 1 - - 1

Graduate Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 174 (53.37%) Degree
2 103 (31.60%) JavaScript
3 101 (30.98%) Problem-Solving
4 94 (28.83%) Computer Science
5 77 (23.62%) Artificial Intelligence
6 75 (23.01%) C#
7 66 (20.25%) Software Engineering
7 66 (20.25%) Machine Learning
8 56 (17.18%) Java
9 53 (16.26%) .NET
10 52 (15.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 47 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (13.50%) PHP
13 43 (13.19%) SQL
14 41 (12.58%) Finance
15 39 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (11.96%) CSS
16 38 (11.66%) HTML
17 37 (11.35%) Web Development
18 33 (10.12%) Git (software)
18 33 (10.12%) AngularJS
19 32 (9.82%) OO
20 30 (9.20%) Analytical Thinking
21 29 (8.90%) C++
22 28 (8.59%) OOP
22 28 (8.59%) MySQL
22 28 (8.59%) Innovative Thinking
23 26 (7.98%) MVC
24 25 (7.67%) Linux
25 24 (7.36%) Microsoft

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 17 (5.21%) CMS
2 2 (0.61%) Apache
3 1 (0.31%) Mule
3 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
3 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Magento
1 1 (0.31%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.91%) Azure
2 9 (2.76%) AWS
3 8 (2.45%) SaaS
4 6 (1.84%) GitHub
5 5 (1.53%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.92%) Veeva
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.59%) MySQL
2 20 (6.13%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.99%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.84%) Neo4j
5 5 (1.53%) Power BI
6 3 (0.92%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.31%) ClickHouse
7 1 (0.31%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.31%) Redis
7 1 (0.31%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 33 (10.12%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.37%) Subversion
3 3 (0.92%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.31%) Gradle
4 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.31%) JUnit
4 1 (0.31%) Maven
4 1 (0.31%) Mockito
General
1 41 (12.58%) Finance
2 17 (5.21%) Marketing
3 16 (4.91%) Games
4 14 (4.29%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.99%) Online Betting
6 8 (2.45%) Automotive
7 7 (2.15%) Retail
8 6 (1.84%) Electronics
9 5 (1.53%) Law
9 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.53%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.26%) .NET
2 39 (11.96%) CSS
3 38 (11.66%) HTML
4 33 (10.12%) AngularJS
5 18 (5.52%) Node.js
6 17 (5.21%) LAMP
7 15 (4.60%) React
8 14 (4.29%) REST
8 14 (4.29%) Spring
9 11 (3.37%) Vue.js
10 10 (3.07%) ASP.NET
10 10 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (2.45%) .NET Core
11 8 (2.45%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.45%) HTML5
12 7 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (2.15%) jQuery
12 7 (2.15%) JSON
13 6 (1.84%) .NET Framework
14 5 (1.53%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.52%) User Experience
3 13 (3.99%) Online Gambling
4 12 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.53%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.53%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.53%) iPad
6 4 (1.23%) Derivative
6 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.23%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.92%) Life Science
7 3 (0.92%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.31%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.67%) Linux
2 9 (2.76%) Windows
3 6 (1.84%) Unix
4 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (30.98%) Problem-Solving
2 94 (28.83%) Computer Science
3 77 (23.62%) Artificial Intelligence
4 66 (20.25%) Machine Learning
4 66 (20.25%) Software Engineering
5 39 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (11.35%) Web Development
7 32 (9.82%) OO
8 30 (9.20%) Analytical Thinking
9 28 (8.59%) Innovative Thinking
9 28 (8.59%) OOP
10 26 (7.98%) MVC
11 19 (5.83%) Mathematics
12 17 (5.21%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (3.99%) Digital Marketing
14 13 (3.99%) Physics
15 11 (3.37%) Content Management
15 11 (3.37%) Wireframes
16 9 (2.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 103 (31.60%) JavaScript
2 75 (23.01%) C#
3 56 (17.18%) Java
4 44 (13.50%) PHP
5 43 (13.19%) SQL
6 29 (8.90%) C++
7 22 (6.75%) Python
8 8 (2.45%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.84%) Go
10 5 (1.53%) C
11 4 (1.23%) R
11 4 (1.23%) Ruby
12 3 (0.92%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.61%) ES6
14 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.31%) Rust
14 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.31%) VB
14 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 174 (53.37%) Degree
2 52 (15.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.53%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.23%) PhD
5 3 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.37%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) GDPR
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (3.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 24 (7.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.68%) Oracle
2 12 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (2.76%) SAP
4 5 (1.53%) Google
5 4 (1.23%) LexisNexis
6 3 (0.92%) Siebel
7 1 (0.31%) Apple
7 1 (0.31%) FNZ
7 1 (0.31%) Sage
7 1 (0.31%) Splunk