Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 745 922 998
Rank change year-on-year +177 +76 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 430 251 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 368 218 274
UK median annual salary £29,000 £26,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.43% +1.92% +4.00%
10th Percentile £22,350 £21,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £37,000 £33,750 £32,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,500 £26,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year +7.55% +4.95% +1.00%

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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +159 411 £29,000 +5.45% 43
UK excluding London +149 366 £28,500 +7.55% 36
East of England +91 143 £30,000 +4.35% 17
South East +57 137 £28,500 +3.64% 6
London +44 58 £31,500 +18.87% 10
South West +17 34 £25,000 -4.76% 5
Midlands +30 27 £29,000 +28.89% 2
East Midlands +32 15 £29,000 +28.89%
North of England +12 13 £22,500 -4.24% 3
West Midlands +12 12 £25,500 +13.33% 2
North West -2 11 £22,500 -4.24% 3
Wales +20 7 £24,000 +3.23% 1
Scotland -27 6 £50,000 +122.22% 2
North East - 1 £26,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £21,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 427 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 318 (73.95%) Computer Science
3 291 (67.67%) Degree
4 262 (60.93%) C++
5 239 (55.58%) Java
6 195 (45.35%) Mathematics
7 178 (41.40%) Python
8 167 (38.84%) C#
9 157 (36.51%) Linux
10 136 (31.63%) C
11 133 (30.93%) Physics
12 112 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
13 92 (21.40%) Computer Science Degree
14 86 (20.00%) OO
15 81 (18.84%) Algorithms
16 71 (16.51%) JavaScript
17 67 (15.58%) Windows
18 62 (14.42%) SQL
19 59 (13.72%) Electronics
20 56 (13.02%) .NET
21 46 (10.70%) Multithreading
22 43 (10.00%) Machine Learning
23 41 (9.53%) Computer Vision
24 40 (9.30%) SDLC
24 40 (9.30%) MATLAB
25 37 (8.60%) HTML
26 36 (8.37%) CSS
27 34 (7.91%) Scrum
28 32 (7.44%) ASP.NET
28 32 (7.44%) PhD

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 (1.40%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.70%) JBoss
2 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.47%) Apache
3 2 (0.47%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.47%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.23%) CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.23%) Mule
4 1 (0.23%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Simulink
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Ripple
1 2 (0.47%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.26%) GitHub
4 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.70%) PaaS
6 2 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.19%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.93%) HTTP
3 3 (0.70%) FTP
3 3 (0.70%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.70%) LDAP
3 3 (0.70%) Network Security
3 3 (0.70%) Wireless
4 2 (0.47%) Internet
4 2 (0.47%) VoIP
5 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.23%) DNS
5 1 (0.23%) IPsec
5 1 (0.23%) RFID
5 1 (0.23%) Skype
5 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.09%) GIS
3 8 (1.86%) Big Data
4 4 (0.93%) CouchDB
5 3 (0.70%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.70%) MySQL
5 3 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.47%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.47%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.47%) HBase
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.47%) Parquet
6 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (6.28%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.35%) Subversion
3 22 (5.12%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.16%) JIRA
5 4 (0.93%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.93%) Moq
5 4 (0.93%) NUnit
5 4 (0.93%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.70%) Eclipse RCP
6 3 (0.70%) JUnit
6 3 (0.70%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.47%) Maven
7 2 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.23%) Calabash
8 1 (0.23%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 59 (13.72%) Electronics
2 29 (6.74%) Finance
3 20 (4.65%) Games
4 15 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.86%) Front Office
5 8 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.16%) Banking
6 5 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.93%) Back Office
7 4 (0.93%) Retail
8 3 (0.70%) Automotive
8 3 (0.70%) French Language
8 3 (0.70%) German Language
8 3 (0.70%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.02%) .NET
2 37 (8.60%) HTML
3 36 (8.37%) CSS
4 32 (7.44%) ASP.NET
5 18 (4.19%) Qt
6 15 (3.49%) AngularJS
6 15 (3.49%) Web Services
7 14 (3.26%) J2EE
8 13 (3.02%) Java EE
9 12 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (2.79%) J2SE
10 11 (2.56%) jQuery
10 11 (2.56%) RESTful
11 10 (2.33%) Ajax
11 10 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (2.09%) HTML5
13 8 (1.86%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.86%) Entity Framework
13 8 (1.86%) React
13 8 (1.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 318 (73.95%) Computer Science
2 81 (18.84%) Algorithms
3 30 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.74%) Data Structures
5 26 (6.05%) Augmented Reality
6 21 (4.88%) User Experience
7 8 (1.86%) Robotics
8 5 (1.16%) CUDA
8 5 (1.16%) GPGPU
9 4 (0.93%) 3D Printing
9 4 (0.93%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.93%) Photography
10 3 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.47%) Bitcoin
11 2 (0.47%) Digital Currency
11 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.47%) Fintech
11 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 157 (36.51%) Linux
2 67 (15.58%) Windows
3 21 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
4 12 (2.79%) Android
5 11 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.86%) Unix
7 4 (0.93%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 195 (45.35%) Mathematics
3 133 (30.93%) Physics
4 112 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (20.00%) OO
6 46 (10.70%) Multithreading
7 43 (10.00%) Machine Learning
8 41 (9.53%) Computer Vision
9 40 (9.30%) SDLC
10 34 (7.91%) Scrum
11 30 (6.98%) Test Automation
12 29 (6.74%) OOD
12 29 (6.74%) OOP
12 29 (6.74%) Open Source
13 28 (6.51%) TDD
14 24 (5.58%) Software Architecture
15 23 (5.35%) Performance Optimisation
16 18 (4.19%) MVC
16 18 (4.19%) Prototyping
17 16 (3.72%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 262 (60.93%) C++
2 239 (55.58%) Java
3 178 (41.40%) Python
4 167 (38.84%) C#
5 136 (31.63%) C
6 71 (16.51%) JavaScript
7 62 (14.42%) SQL
8 40 (9.30%) MATLAB
9 11 (2.56%) PHP
10 10 (2.33%) Embedded C
11 7 (1.63%) Assembly Language
11 7 (1.63%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.40%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.16%) Embedded C++
14 4 (0.93%) F#
14 4 (0.93%) Haskell
14 4 (0.93%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.70%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.70%) Ruby
15 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 291 (67.67%) Degree
2 92 (21.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (7.44%) PhD
4 7 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.16%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.93%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.72%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.23%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (1.16%) Firmware
2 3 (0.70%) Docker
2 3 (0.70%) NFS
3 2 (0.47%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 15 (3.49%) Oracle
2 14 (3.26%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.02%) Google
4 8 (1.86%) Sophos
5 7 (1.63%) Dell
5 7 (1.63%) HP
5 7 (1.63%) SAP
6 4 (0.93%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.70%) Facebook
8 2 (0.47%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.23%) PayPal
9 1 (0.23%) QNX
9 1 (0.23%) Wind River
9 1 (0.23%) Xamarin