Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Developer was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 771 861 942
Rank change year-on-year +90 +81 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 455 360 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 419 322 330
UK median annual salary £26,000 £25,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.96% +6.25% +2.13%
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £31,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £26,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year - +13.04% +2.22%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Graduate Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Developer in the UK

Graduate Software Developer
Top 15 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +101 428 £26,000 - 21
UK excluding London +105 380 £26,000 - 19
South West +93 110 £25,000 +4.17% 2
South East +48 96 £26,500 -1.85% 4
East of England +11 67 £27,500 +1.85% 8
London -8 66 £28,500 +11.76% 2
Midlands +57 59 £25,000 -3.85% 1
West Midlands +23 39 £25,000 -9.09% 1
North of England +9 30 £24,000 +2.15% 4
East Midlands +49 20 £29,000 +16.00%
North West 0 18 £24,000 +2.15% 2
Wales +28 14 £20,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire +28 11 £22,500 -5.26% 1
Scotland -3 4 £24,250 -3.00%
North East - 1 £19,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 319 (70.11%) Java
2 313 (68.79%) Degree
3 262 (57.58%) Computer Science
4 235 (51.65%) C#
5 189 (41.54%) C++
6 181 (39.78%) .NET
7 152 (33.41%) SQL
8 151 (33.19%) Mathematics
9 145 (31.87%) JavaScript
10 137 (30.11%) Software Engineering
11 132 (29.01%) Python
12 126 (27.69%) SQL Server
13 109 (23.96%) HTML
14 93 (20.44%) CSS
15 88 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
15 88 (19.34%) Linux
16 84 (18.46%) OO
16 84 (18.46%) Microsoft
16 84 (18.46%) Physics
17 82 (18.02%) Computer Science Degree
18 80 (17.58%) Oracle
18 80 (17.58%) ASP.NET
19 71 (15.60%) C
20 65 (14.29%) SDLC
21 61 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
22 50 (10.99%) Finance
22 50 (10.99%) Numerate Degree
23 48 (10.55%) Unit Testing
24 47 (10.33%) XML
25 46 (10.11%) Scrum

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 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.66%) OpenEdge
2 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.22%) Confluence
4 1 (0.22%) IIS
4 1 (0.22%) JBoss
4 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.40%) GitHub
2 11 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.66%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.44%) Network Security
2 2 (0.44%) Wireless
3 1 (0.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (27.69%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.89%) Relational Database
3 28 (6.15%) Oracle Database
3 28 (6.15%) RDBMS
4 21 (4.62%) MySQL
5 15 (3.30%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.76%) GIS
6 8 (1.76%) MS Access
7 5 (1.10%) Big Data
7 5 (1.10%) SSDT
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (9.23%) Visual Studio
2 33 (7.25%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.52%) Subversion
4 8 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.32%) Maven
6 4 (0.88%) Xcode
7 3 (0.66%) JIRA
7 3 (0.66%) Selenium
8 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.44%) Moq
8 2 (0.44%) NUnit
9 1 (0.22%) Appium
9 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.22%) JMeter
9 1 (0.22%) JUnit
9 1 (0.22%) TestNG
General
1 50 (10.99%) Finance
2 27 (5.93%) Electronics
3 23 (5.05%) Games
4 14 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.42%) Banking
6 9 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (1.98%) Retail
7 7 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.66%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.44%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (39.78%) .NET
2 109 (23.96%) HTML
3 93 (20.44%) CSS
4 80 (17.58%) ASP.NET
5 47 (10.33%) XML
6 43 (9.45%) AngularJS
7 35 (7.69%) Node.js
8 29 (6.37%) J2EE
9 22 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (4.40%) jQuery
11 18 (3.96%) RESTful
12 16 (3.52%) HTML5
13 13 (2.86%) Web Services
14 12 (2.64%) Apache Axis
14 12 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (2.64%) WPF
15 11 (2.42%) Spring
16 10 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 9 (1.98%) Middleware
17 9 (1.98%) React
Miscellaneous
1 262 (57.58%) Computer Science
2 61 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (9.89%) Algorithms
4 20 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 19 (4.18%) User Experience
6 14 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.86%) Fintech
8 12 (2.64%) 3D Printing
9 9 (1.98%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.54%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.66%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.44%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.44%) Social Media
14 1 (0.22%) BBC
14 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.22%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 88 (19.34%) Linux
2 41 (9.01%) Windows
3 21 (4.62%) Android
4 19 (4.18%) Embedded Linux
5 18 (3.96%) Unix
6 16 (3.52%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.54%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (33.19%) Mathematics
2 137 (30.11%) Software Engineering
3 88 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (18.46%) OO
4 84 (18.46%) Physics
5 65 (14.29%) SDLC
6 48 (10.55%) Unit Testing
7 46 (10.11%) Scrum
8 39 (8.57%) OOP
9 33 (7.25%) Machine Learning
10 32 (7.03%) MVC
11 27 (5.93%) DevOps
12 26 (5.71%) Web Development
13 24 (5.27%) TDD
14 22 (4.84%) Data Analysis
15 20 (4.40%) Prototyping
16 19 (4.18%) CAD
16 19 (4.18%) Open Source
17 18 (3.96%) Software Testing
18 17 (3.74%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 319 (70.11%) Java
2 235 (51.65%) C#
3 189 (41.54%) C++
4 152 (33.41%) SQL
5 145 (31.87%) JavaScript
6 132 (29.01%) Python
7 71 (15.60%) C
8 37 (8.13%) PHP
9 34 (7.47%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.08%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.20%) Perl
12 9 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.76%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.54%) MATLAB
14 7 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.10%) F#
15 5 (1.10%) Ruby
15 5 (1.10%) XAML
16 3 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 313 (68.79%) Degree
2 82 (18.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (10.99%) Numerate Degree
4 27 (5.93%) PhD
5 16 (3.52%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.98%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.54%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.22%) MCPD
10 1 (0.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 84 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 80 (17.58%) Oracle
3 7 (1.54%) VMware
4 6 (1.32%) Zend
5 5 (1.10%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.66%) Intel
6 3 (0.66%) NVIDIA
6 3 (0.66%) Sun
7 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.22%) Google
8 1 (0.22%) SAP
8 1 (0.22%) Twitter