The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Developer was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate Software Developer
UK
Rank 712 796 801
Rank change year-on-year +84 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 145 152 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 102 139 139
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £20,500 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year - +6.38%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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
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 24 March 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 +90 140 £25,000 - 40
South West +43 41 £30,000 +33.33% 6
Bristol +30 36 £23,750 +5.55% 4
South East +45 34 £25,500 +2.00% 12
East of England +29 24 £25,500 -11.30% 7
Cambridgeshire +22 14 £27,500 -8.33% 4
West Midlands +22 13 £22,000 -8.33% 4
Cambridge +14 12 £27,500 -6.77% 4
Oxfordshire +4 11 £25,500 - 5
Berkshire +39 10 £25,250 +1.00% 2
North West -12 10 £24,000 -4.95% 3
Manchester -14 9 £24,000 -6.79%
London +40 8 £25,000 -9.09% 6
East Midlands +5 6 £22,000 - 1
Essex +20 5 £24,000 +33.33%
Birmingham +16 5 £22,000 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £28,990 -4.88%
Milton Keynes +6 5 £28,990 -4.88%
Bournemouth - 5 £30,000 -
Chelmsford - 5 £24,000 -
Dorset - 5 £30,000 -
Surrey +30 4 £22,750 -27.77%
Suffolk +26 4 £25,500 +24.39% 1
Yorkshire +21 4 £22,000 -5.37% 1
Hampshire +18 4 £24,500 -2.00% 3
Haverhill - 4 £25,500 - 1
Reading +30 3 £25,000 -16.66% 2
West Sussex +13 3 £32,000 +30.61% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 3 £22,000 -
Staffordshire +3 3 £25,500 +6.25%

Graduate Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 216 (66.26%) Computer Science
2 213 (65.34%) Java
3 186 (57.06%) C++
4 175 (53.68%) SQL
5 160 (49.08%) Degree
6 157 (48.16%) Mathematics
7 144 (44.17%) C#
8 138 (42.33%) .NET
9 131 (40.18%) OO
10 129 (39.57%) SDLC
11 106 (32.52%) XML
12 86 (26.38%) Software Engineering
13 80 (24.54%) JavaScript
14 71 (21.78%) HTML
14 71 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
15 63 (19.33%) ASP.NET
16 56 (17.18%) C
17 55 (16.87%) CSS
18 51 (15.64%) SQL Server
19 49 (15.03%) MVC
20 43 (13.19%) Windows
20 43 (13.19%) Microsoft
21 41 (12.58%) Linux
22 40 (12.27%) Physics
23 38 (11.66%) OOP
24 36 (11.04%) Python
25 33 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
26 32 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
27 30 (9.20%) PHP
27 30 (9.20%) Mobile App

Graduate Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 16 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.61%) IIS
3 2 (0.61%) JBoss
3 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) MS Office
2 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.92%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.92%) HTTP
2 2 (0.61%) DHCP
2 2 (0.61%) DNS
2 2 (0.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.76%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.84%) Big Data
4 5 (1.53%) MySQL
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (8.59%) Visual Studio
2 24 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.99%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.15%) Subversion
5 5 (1.53%) FitNesse
5 5 (1.53%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.23%) Bugzilla
6 4 (1.23%) Trac
7 3 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.92%) Selenium
8 2 (0.61%) Ant
8 2 (0.61%) JIRA
8 2 (0.61%) Maven
8 2 (0.61%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.31%) JSUnit
9 1 (0.31%) JUnit
9 1 (0.31%) Moq
9 1 (0.31%) NUnit
General
1 21 (6.44%) Retail
2 17 (5.21%) Banking
3 16 (4.91%) Games
4 15 (4.60%) Finance
5 11 (3.37%) Automotive
6 6 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.53%) Legal
8 4 (1.23%) Marketing
8 4 (1.23%) Military
9 3 (0.92%) Local Government
9 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.61%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (42.33%) .NET
2 106 (32.52%) XML
3 71 (21.78%) HTML
4 63 (19.33%) ASP.NET
5 55 (16.87%) CSS
6 32 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (8.28%) HTML5
8 23 (7.06%) AngularJS
9 22 (6.75%) jQuery
10 21 (6.44%) Web Services
11 17 (5.21%) WCF
12 13 (3.99%) WPF
13 11 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (2.76%) .NET Framework
15 9 (2.76%) Node.js
16 8 (2.45%) RESTful
17 7 (2.15%) Ajax
17 7 (2.15%) CSS3
18 6 (1.84%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 216 (66.26%) Computer Science
2 33 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.20%) Mobile App
4 29 (8.90%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.76%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.92%) BBC
7 3 (0.92%) iPad
8 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.61%) User Experience
9 1 (0.31%) 3D Printing
9 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.31%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.19%) Windows
2 41 (12.58%) Linux
3 26 (7.98%) Android
4 17 (5.21%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.45%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.23%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.31%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (48.16%) Mathematics
2 131 (40.18%) OO
3 129 (39.57%) SDLC
4 86 (26.38%) Software Engineering
5 71 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (15.03%) MVC
7 40 (12.27%) Physics
8 38 (11.66%) OOP
9 24 (7.36%) Scrum
10 23 (7.06%) BDD
11 22 (6.75%) TDD
12 17 (5.21%) Software Testing
12 17 (5.21%) Waterfall
12 17 (5.21%) Web Development
13 16 (4.91%) Multithreading
13 16 (4.91%) Process Management
14 12 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (3.37%) Unit Testing
16 9 (2.76%) Mentoring
17 8 (2.45%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 213 (65.34%) Java
2 186 (57.06%) C++
3 175 (53.68%) SQL
4 144 (44.17%) C#
5 80 (24.54%) JavaScript
6 56 (17.18%) C
7 36 (11.04%) Python
8 30 (9.20%) PHP
9 14 (4.29%) VB.NET
10 11 (3.37%) Objective-C
11 9 (2.76%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.84%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.84%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.23%) Assembly Language
13 4 (1.23%) Delphi
13 4 (1.23%) Pascal
13 4 (1.23%) Ruby
14 3 (0.92%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (0.61%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 160 (49.08%) Degree
2 21 (6.44%) PhD
3 9 (2.76%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.92%) HND
7 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.61%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.07%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 43 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.52%) Oracle
3 7 (2.15%) VMware
4 6 (1.84%) Xamarin
5 3 (0.92%) Facebook
5 3 (0.92%) Google
6 2 (0.61%) Apple
6 2 (0.61%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe
7 1 (0.31%) IBM
Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £18000.0000 - £25000.0000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Training
Posted: 7 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum Up to £25k + Generous Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Posted: 9 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Talendrone.com
Salary: £ 25,000 p.a + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Net Talent
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, shares, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum pension + gym + 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday