Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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

Graduate Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 861 892 1045
Rank change year-on-year +31 +153 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 325 275 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 256 219 256
UK median annual salary £29,000 £27,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% +3.77% -
10th Percentile £22,875 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £37,750 £40,000 £33,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year +3.64% +3.77% -

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 167,471 164,559 193,918
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,134 136,220 162,840
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Graduate Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Engineer in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Graduate Software Engineer in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate Software Engineer over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Engineer in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. 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 +26 314 £29,000 +5.45% 80
UK excluding London +22 274 £28,500 +3.64% 68
East of England +30 118 £30,000 - 17
South East +33 105 £28,500 -3.39% 19
London -10 45 £34,000 +27.10% 18
South West -39 22 £25,500 -5.56% 6
Midlands +5 14 £22,500 -10.00% 13
West Midlands +5 10 £22,500 -10.00% 7
North of England -16 10 £24,000 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire +17 4 - - 3
East Midlands 0 4 £24,750 -17.50% 6
North West -7 4 £29,000 +23.43% 3
Scotland -44 4 £24,750 -30.28% 2
North East -23 2 £24,000 +2.13% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,000 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, Graduate Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 322 (99.08%) Software Engineering
2 212 (65.23%) Computer Science
3 181 (55.69%) C++
4 153 (47.08%) Degree
5 151 (46.46%) Java
6 148 (45.54%) Mathematics
7 146 (44.92%) Python
8 119 (36.62%) Physics
9 118 (36.31%) C
10 106 (32.62%) C#
11 96 (29.54%) Linux
12 76 (23.38%) JavaScript
13 72 (22.15%) Machine Learning
14 71 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
15 65 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
16 64 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
17 54 (16.62%) Computer Science Degree
18 52 (16.00%) OO
18 52 (16.00%) PhD
19 50 (15.38%) Algorithms
20 48 (14.77%) SQL
21 42 (12.92%) Windows
22 41 (12.62%) OOP
23 39 (12.00%) User Experience
24 35 (10.77%) .NET
25 34 (10.46%) SDLC
26 32 (9.85%) HTML
27 31 (9.54%) Multithreading
28 26 (8.00%) TDD
28 26 (8.00%) MATLAB

Graduate Software Engineer 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 6 (1.85%) Ethereum
2 5 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.23%) JBoss
3 4 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.62%) Apache
5 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Confluence
6 1 (0.31%) nginx
6 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.92%) GitHub
4 3 (0.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.46%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.92%) HTTP
2 3 (0.92%) Internet
3 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.62%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (0.62%) Wireless
4 1 (0.31%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) GSM
4 1 (0.31%) LTE
4 1 (0.31%) Network Security
4 1 (0.31%) RFID
4 1 (0.31%) SSL
4 1 (0.31%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.08%) Blockchain
3 6 (1.85%) MySQL
4 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.92%) Power BI
5 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) GIS
6 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.31%) UniData
Development Applications
1 10 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.23%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.23%) Eclipse RCP
3 3 (0.92%) Subversion
3 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.62%) JIRA
5 1 (0.31%) Appium
5 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.31%) JMeter
5 1 (0.31%) JUnit
5 1 (0.31%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.31%) Maven
5 1 (0.31%) RSpec
5 1 (0.31%) Selenium
5 1 (0.31%) TestNG
General
1 25 (7.69%) Finance
2 22 (6.77%) Electronics
3 11 (3.38%) Front Office
4 6 (1.85%) Aerospace
4 6 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.54%) Marketing
6 4 (1.23%) Banking
6 4 (1.23%) French Language
6 4 (1.23%) German Language
6 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.77%) .NET
2 32 (9.85%) HTML
3 24 (7.38%) CSS
4 23 (7.08%) AngularJS
5 22 (6.77%) Web Services
6 21 (6.46%) RESTful
7 19 (5.85%) J2EE
8 18 (5.54%) ASP.NET
8 18 (5.54%) J2SE
8 18 (5.54%) jQuery
9 13 (4.00%) Java EE
9 13 (4.00%) Node.js
10 10 (3.08%) HTML5
10 10 (3.08%) React
11 9 (2.77%) CSS3
12 8 (2.46%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.15%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 6 (1.85%) Ajax
14 6 (1.85%) Laravel
14 6 (1.85%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 212 (65.23%) Computer Science
2 50 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 39 (12.00%) User Experience
4 23 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (6.15%) Augmented Reality
6 11 (3.38%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (2.15%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.15%) Fintech
7 7 (2.15%) Robotics
7 7 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.85%) Digital Currency
8 6 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.23%) Photography
10 3 (0.92%) Bitcoin
10 3 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.62%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 96 (29.54%) Linux
2 42 (12.92%) Windows
3 15 (4.62%) Unix
4 4 (1.23%) Android
4 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (99.08%) Software Engineering
2 148 (45.54%) Mathematics
3 119 (36.62%) Physics
4 72 (22.15%) Machine Learning
5 71 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 64 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
8 52 (16.00%) OO
9 41 (12.62%) OOP
10 34 (10.46%) SDLC
11 31 (9.54%) Multithreading
12 26 (8.00%) TDD
13 25 (7.69%) Data Science
13 25 (7.69%) Unit Testing
14 23 (7.08%) Open Source
15 22 (6.77%) Test Automation
16 21 (6.46%) DevOps
17 20 (6.15%) Front End Development
18 18 (5.54%) Computer Vision
19 15 (4.62%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 181 (55.69%) C++
2 151 (46.46%) Java
3 146 (44.92%) Python
4 118 (36.31%) C
5 106 (32.62%) C#
6 76 (23.38%) JavaScript
7 48 (14.77%) SQL
8 26 (8.00%) MATLAB
9 25 (7.69%) PHP
10 13 (4.00%) Scala
11 8 (2.46%) Go
12 7 (2.15%) Fortran
13 6 (1.85%) F#
13 6 (1.85%) Ruby
14 5 (1.54%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.23%) Ada
15 4 (1.23%) Clojure
15 4 (1.23%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.23%) Rust
15 4 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 153 (47.08%) Degree
2 54 (16.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (16.00%) PhD
4 23 (7.08%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (2.77%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.54%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.31%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.31%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (2.46%) Docker
2 4 (1.23%) Firmware
3 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.31%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (0.62%) Ansible
1 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.31%) Kibana
2 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.31%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.62%) Google
3 3 (0.92%) Facebook
3 3 (0.92%) Sophos
3 3 (0.92%) VMware
4 2 (0.62%) BT
4 2 (0.62%) Dell
4 2 (0.62%) HP
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle
5 1 (0.31%) QNX
5 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.31%) SAP
5 1 (0.31%) Talend
5 1 (0.31%) Wind River