The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 713 789 825
Rank change year-on-year +76 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 176 151 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 159 154 159
UK median annual salary £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  
10th Percentile £19,500 £21,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Engineer in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
Top 10 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 3 months to 29 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 +72 163 £26,000 -5.45% 18
UK excluding London +42 144 £26,000 -5.45% 16
East of England +8 43 £28,750 +15.00% 5
South East +6 40 £26,750 -2.72% 5
London +37 31 £27,000 -16.92% 2
Midlands +21 18 £26,000 +15.55% 2
South West +3 18 £25,000 -16.66% 2
North of England +6 13 £20,000 -6.97% 2
Scotland +10 10 £35,500 +30.27%
Wales +4 2 £24,000 -20.00%

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Graduate Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 291 (98.31%) Software Engineering
2 185 (62.50%) C++
3 184 (62.16%) Java
4 183 (61.82%) Degree
5 181 (61.15%) Computer Science
6 162 (54.73%) C#
7 128 (43.24%) C
8 107 (36.15%) Python
9 87 (29.39%) Mathematics
10 81 (27.36%) OO
10 81 (27.36%) .NET
11 73 (24.66%) Computer Science Degree
12 72 (24.32%) Linux
13 70 (23.65%) JavaScript
14 63 (21.28%) TDD
15 61 (20.61%) SQL Server
16 56 (18.92%) Oracle
16 56 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
17 54 (18.24%) Physics
17 54 (18.24%) DevOps
18 51 (17.23%) AngularJS
18 51 (17.23%) HTML
19 49 (16.55%) Scrum
20 42 (14.19%) MySQL
21 41 (13.85%) MongoDB
21 41 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
22 38 (12.84%) SQL
23 37 (12.50%) Windows
24 35 (11.82%) ASP.NET
25 33 (11.15%) Firmware

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 12 (4.05%) Confluence
2 9 (3.04%) Apache
3 7 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.69%) JBoss
4 5 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.70%) PaaS
5 2 (0.68%) GitHub
5 2 (0.68%) IaaS
5 2 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.07%) Wireless
2 14 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (4.39%) Bluetooth
4 11 (3.72%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.36%) HTTP
6 6 (2.03%) Internet
7 4 (1.35%) AMQP
7 4 (1.35%) Firewall
8 1 (0.34%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.34%) FTP
8 1 (0.34%) GSM
8 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.34%) LDAP
8 1 (0.34%) LTE
8 1 (0.34%) RANAP
8 1 (0.34%) RTP
8 1 (0.34%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 42 (14.19%) MySQL
3 41 (13.85%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.72%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.01%) Big Data
7 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.34%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.34%) Power BI
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (7.43%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (4.39%) JIRA
3 12 (4.05%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.04%) Bitbucket
4 9 (3.04%) JUnit
4 9 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.03%) EasyMock
5 6 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.03%) MSBuild
5 6 (2.03%) NetBeans
5 6 (2.03%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.35%) Subversion
6 4 (1.35%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.01%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.68%) Moq
8 2 (0.68%) NUnit
9 1 (0.34%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.34%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 33 (11.15%) Electronics
2 14 (4.73%) Games
3 12 (4.05%) Banking
4 7 (2.36%) Finance
5 4 (1.35%) Military
5 4 (1.35%) Music Industry
5 4 (1.35%) Publishing
6 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) French Language
7 1 (0.34%) German Language
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (27.36%) .NET
2 51 (17.23%) AngularJS
2 51 (17.23%) HTML
3 35 (11.82%) ASP.NET
4 32 (10.81%) CSS
5 31 (10.47%) Node.js
6 18 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (5.07%) Apache Axis
8 14 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (4.73%) jQuery
8 14 (4.73%) Web Services
9 13 (4.39%) Middleware
9 13 (4.39%) POSIX
10 12 (4.05%) WCF
10 12 (4.05%) XML
11 11 (3.72%) Spring
11 11 (3.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (3.04%) RESTful
13 7 (2.36%) HTML5
13 7 (2.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 181 (61.15%) Computer Science
2 41 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.43%) Algorithms
4 18 (6.08%) Embedded Systems
5 15 (5.07%) 3D Printing
6 12 (4.05%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.36%) Arduino
7 7 (2.36%) Raspberry Pi
8 6 (2.03%) Wiki
9 5 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.35%) User Experience
11 3 (1.01%) iPad
11 3 (1.01%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.68%) CAN bus
12 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.68%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.68%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 72 (24.32%) Linux
2 37 (12.50%) Windows
3 13 (4.39%) Android
4 12 (4.05%) Unix
5 6 (2.03%) CentOS
5 6 (2.03%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (98.31%) Software Engineering
2 87 (29.39%) Mathematics
3 81 (27.36%) OO
4 63 (21.28%) TDD
5 56 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (18.24%) DevOps
6 54 (18.24%) Physics
7 49 (16.55%) Scrum
8 31 (10.47%) Kanban
8 31 (10.47%) Knowledge Management
8 31 (10.47%) Technical Architecture
9 30 (10.14%) OOP
10 29 (9.80%) OOD
11 26 (8.78%) MVC
12 21 (7.09%) Open Source
13 18 (6.08%) ITIL
14 17 (5.74%) CAD
15 15 (5.07%) 3D Modelling
15 15 (5.07%) CAE
15 15 (5.07%) Content Writing
Programming Languages
1 185 (62.50%) C++
2 184 (62.16%) Java
3 162 (54.73%) C#
4 128 (43.24%) C
5 107 (36.15%) Python
6 70 (23.65%) JavaScript
7 38 (12.84%) SQL
8 19 (6.42%) Perl
9 16 (5.41%) Embedded C
10 15 (5.07%) MATLAB
11 12 (4.05%) Scala
11 12 (4.05%) TypeScript
12 11 (3.72%) VB
13 10 (3.38%) Embedded C++
14 9 (3.04%) PHP
14 9 (3.04%) VB.NET
15 8 (2.70%) PL/SQL
16 7 (2.36%) Go
17 6 (2.03%) Ruby
18 5 (1.69%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 183 (61.82%) Degree
2 73 (24.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (6.08%) PhD
4 17 (5.74%) Numerate Degree
5 15 (5.07%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.01%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) QA
System Software
1 33 (11.15%) Firmware
2 10 (3.38%) Docker
3 6 (2.03%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 56 (18.92%) Oracle
2 22 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.03%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.01%) PayPal
5 1 (0.34%) Avid
5 1 (0.34%) Google
5 1 (0.34%) SAP
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