The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Developer was £25,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Graduate Software Developer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 631 748 742
Rank change year-on-year +117 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 269 184 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 248 172 229
Median salary £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.97% +3.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Graduate Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Graduate Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Developer in the UK

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Graduate Software Developer in the UK

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Developer in the UK

Graduate Software Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +121 260 £26,000 - 26
South East +60 75 £26,750 +7.00% 6
South West +52 62 £23,750 +3.26% 6
Bristol - 54 £23,125 - 4
East of England +2 41 £27,500 -1.78% 2
Oxfordshire +40 36 £27,500 +17.02% 3
Cambridge +3 28 £30,750 +7.89% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 28 £30,750 +8.84% 2
West Midlands +19 26 £24,500 +8.88% 1
London +9 23 £28,500 +1.78% 6
North West -27 23 £24,000 -7.69% 3
Warwickshire +17 15 £26,000 +7.21% 1
Hampshire +13 15 £25,000 -9.09%
Banbury - 15 £30,000 - 1
Berkshire +30 14 £27,750 +18.08% 2
Manchester -27 13 £23,000 -11.53% 2
Norwich - 11 £25,000 -
Norfolk - 11 £25,000 -
Southampton +13 9 £21,000 -6.66%
Yorkshire -2 8 £30,750 +43.02%
Leamington Spa -5 8 £26,000 -9.56%
Reading +29 7 £30,000 +20.00%
Surrey +26 7 £30,000 +1.69%
Milton Keynes - 7 £29,905 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £29,905 -
North Yorkshire +8 6 £33,250 +43.01%
Harrogate +5 6 £33,250 +27.88%
Cheshire -24 6 £26,000 +4.00%
City of London +32 5 £24,000 -20.00% 1
Staffordshire +19 5 £20,000 -11.11%

Graduate Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Graduate Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 273 (65.63%) Java
2 235 (56.49%) Degree
3 217 (52.16%) Computer Science
4 215 (51.68%) C#
5 202 (48.56%) C++
6 184 (44.23%) .NET
7 156 (37.50%) SQL
7 156 (37.50%) Software Engineering
8 139 (33.41%) Mathematics
9 122 (29.33%) OO
10 118 (28.37%) SQL Server
11 104 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 97 (23.32%) Analytical Skills
13 95 (22.84%) SDLC
14 94 (22.60%) HTML
15 88 (21.15%) C
16 84 (20.19%) Oracle
17 83 (19.95%) Computer Science Degree
18 82 (19.71%) Linux
19 80 (19.23%) ASP.NET
20 77 (18.51%) XML
20 77 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
21 74 (17.79%) CSS
21 74 (17.79%) Microsoft
22 72 (17.31%) AngularJS
23 65 (15.63%) Python
24 61 (14.66%) Windows
25 58 (13.94%) TDD
26 56 (13.46%) Scrum
27 54 (12.98%) MVC

Graduate Software 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 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.20%) IIS
2 5 (1.20%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.48%) JBoss
3 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.68%) SaaS
3 5 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.72%) GitHub
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.48%) HTTP
2 1 (0.24%) FTP
2 1 (0.24%) SSH
2 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (28.37%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.86%) MySQL
3 31 (7.45%) MongoDB
4 29 (6.97%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.64%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.44%) Big Data
8 5 (1.20%) MS Access
8 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.24%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (7.45%) Visual Studio
2 28 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (4.09%) Subversion
4 16 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.88%) Bugzilla
5 12 (2.88%) Trac
6 8 (1.92%) Xcode
7 6 (1.44%) Maven
8 5 (1.20%) Ant
9 4 (0.96%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.72%) JIRA
10 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.72%) Selenium
11 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.48%) Moq
11 2 (0.48%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.48%) NUnit
12 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.24%) JSUnit
General
1 30 (7.21%) Banking
1 30 (7.21%) Retail
2 29 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.05%) Finance
4 12 (2.88%) Games
5 8 (1.92%) Marketing
6 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.20%) Advertising
8 4 (0.96%) Electronics
9 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (44.23%) .NET
2 94 (22.60%) HTML
3 80 (19.23%) ASP.NET
4 77 (18.51%) XML
5 74 (17.79%) CSS
6 72 (17.31%) AngularJS
7 41 (9.86%) Node.js
8 38 (9.13%) jQuery
9 34 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (7.45%) HTML5
11 28 (6.73%) Web Services
12 21 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (4.33%) J2EE
13 18 (4.33%) WCF
14 15 (3.61%) Apache Axis
14 15 (3.61%) Backbone.js
15 14 (3.37%) .NET Framework
15 14 (3.37%) Middleware
16 13 (3.13%) RESTful
17 12 (2.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 217 (52.16%) Computer Science
2 97 (23.32%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (10.34%) Mobile App
4 28 (6.73%) Algorithms
5 19 (4.57%) User Experience
6 15 (3.61%) 3D Printing
7 14 (3.37%) Mainframe
8 12 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.92%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.72%) BBC
10 3 (0.72%) Fintech
11 2 (0.48%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.48%) EPoS
12 1 (0.24%) Cyber Attack
12 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.24%) iPad
12 1 (0.24%) NHS
12 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 82 (19.71%) Linux
2 61 (14.66%) Windows
3 31 (7.45%) Android
4 25 (6.01%) VxWorks
5 23 (5.53%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.64%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 139 (33.41%) Mathematics
3 122 (29.33%) OO
4 95 (22.84%) SDLC
5 77 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (13.94%) TDD
7 56 (13.46%) Scrum
8 54 (12.98%) MVC
9 52 (12.50%) Physics
10 49 (11.78%) OOP
11 33 (7.93%) Software Testing
12 32 (7.69%) DevOps
13 31 (7.45%) Kanban
14 30 (7.21%) Knowledge Management
14 30 (7.21%) Technical Architecture
15 25 (6.01%) Process Management
16 24 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
17 20 (4.81%) BDD
18 19 (4.57%) ITIL
18 19 (4.57%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 273 (65.63%) Java
2 215 (51.68%) C#
3 202 (48.56%) C++
4 156 (37.50%) SQL
5 104 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 88 (21.15%) C
7 65 (15.63%) Python
8 29 (6.97%) PHP
9 28 (6.73%) Shell Script
10 16 (3.85%) TypeScript
11 15 (3.61%) Objective-C
12 14 (3.37%) T-SQL
12 14 (3.37%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.92%) Perl
14 5 (1.20%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.20%) Delphi
14 5 (1.20%) Pascal
14 5 (1.20%) Ruby
15 3 (0.72%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.72%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 235 (56.49%) Degree
2 83 (19.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
4 29 (6.97%) Security Cleared
5 26 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 23 (5.53%) PhD
7 13 (3.13%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.92%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.44%) HND
10 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.48%) MCSD
11 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 28 (6.73%) Virtual Machines
1 28 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (6.01%) Ansible
Vendors
1 84 (20.19%) Oracle
2 74 (17.79%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.73%) VMware
4 6 (1.44%) Xamarin
5 4 (0.96%) Google
6 3 (0.72%) Facebook
6 3 (0.72%) SAP
7 2 (0.48%) Apple
8 1 (0.24%) Sybase
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefiits + training+ progression
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Training + Qualifications + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wales
Link Financial
Salary: Starting Salary: £20,000
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sussex
Reflex Computer Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pearson Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum £25k-£35k dep. experience+bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Link Financial
Salary: £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus exceptional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £33,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Training
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum Pension contribution, discretionary
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Guru Careers
Salary: Competitive DOE + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Weymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago