The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 699 813 839
Rank change year-on-year +114 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 159 105 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 134 102 128
Median salary £26,000 £27,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.45% +3.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £26,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year -1.88% -  

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 81728 96163 104440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 80920 85598
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

Graduate Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Graduate Software Engineer in the job title.

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 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Engineer in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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 +124 152 £26,000 -5.45% 19
East of England +49 55 £30,000 +33.33% 5
South East +46 33 £27,000 -1.81% 7
Cambridgeshire +26 32 £34,000 +51.11% 4
Cambridge +16 32 £34,000 +36.00% 4
London +52 21 £26,500 -18.46% 4
Norfolk - 19 £25,000 -
Norwich - 19 £25,000 -
Yorkshire +36 15 £20,000 +8.10% 1
South West +8 14 £23,500 -14.54% 2
Hampshire +22 13 £22,500 -11.76% 1
West Midlands +33 10 £25,000 +4.16%
Southampton +19 10 £22,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 10 £25,000 -
Hull - 9 £20,000 -
East Yorkshire - 9 £20,000 -
Berkshire +25 8 £30,000 - 2
Scotland +17 7 £35,500 +57.77% 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 6 £25,000 -
Bracknell +7 5 £30,000 - 1
Bristol -5 5 £19,000 -32.14% 1
Leeds - 5 - -
Surrey +38 4 £27,250 -0.90% 1
Gloucestershire +5 4 £25,250 -6.48%
Somerset -7 4 £29,000 +5.45%
Dundee - 4 £35,500 -
Leamington Spa - 4 £26,000 -
East Midlands +23 3 £30,000 +33.33%
West Sussex +15 3 £27,000 +1.88% 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 268 (97.45%) Software Engineering
2 184 (66.91%) C++
3 172 (62.55%) Degree
4 169 (61.45%) Computer Science
5 166 (60.36%) Java
6 138 (50.18%) C#
7 129 (46.91%) C
8 103 (37.45%) Python
9 85 (30.91%) Mathematics
10 82 (29.82%) OO
11 74 (26.91%) JavaScript
12 71 (25.82%) .NET
13 69 (25.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 59 (21.45%) HTML
14 59 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (21.45%) TDD
15 58 (21.09%) Linux
16 54 (19.64%) Physics
17 49 (17.82%) DevOps
18 47 (17.09%) Oracle
19 45 (16.36%) SQL Server
20 44 (16.00%) Scrum
21 41 (14.91%) AngularJS
22 36 (13.09%) MySQL
22 36 (13.09%) CSS
23 33 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
23 33 (12.00%) OOD
24 32 (11.64%) Firmware
24 32 (11.64%) MongoDB
25 31 (11.27%) OOP

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 14 (5.09%) Confluence
2 8 (2.91%) Apache
3 4 (1.45%) JBoss
3 4 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.27%) PaaS
3 8 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.45%) IaaS
4 4 (1.45%) SaaS
5 2 (0.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.09%) Wi-Fi
1 14 (5.09%) Wireless
2 13 (4.73%) Bluetooth
3 10 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.18%) HTTP
5 4 (1.45%) AMQP
5 4 (1.45%) Firewall
6 3 (1.09%) Internet
7 1 (0.36%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.36%) GSM
7 1 (0.36%) LTE
7 1 (0.36%) RANAP
7 1 (0.36%) RTP
7 1 (0.36%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.09%) MySQL
3 32 (11.64%) MongoDB
4 19 (6.91%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.55%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.09%) Big Data
8 2 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.36%) Power BI
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.82%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.45%) JIRA
4 14 (5.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (2.91%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.91%) EasyMock
5 8 (2.91%) JUnit
5 8 (2.91%) MSBuild
5 8 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.91%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.18%) NetBeans
6 6 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.45%) Subversion
7 4 (1.45%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.73%) Moq
9 2 (0.73%) NUnit
10 1 (0.36%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
General
1 30 (10.91%) Electronics
2 14 (5.09%) Games
3 10 (3.64%) Banking
4 8 (2.91%) Finance
4 8 (2.91%) Military
5 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.36%) Avionics
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (25.82%) .NET
2 59 (21.45%) HTML
3 41 (14.91%) AngularJS
4 36 (13.09%) CSS
5 30 (10.91%) ASP.NET
6 24 (8.73%) Node.js
7 17 (6.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (6.18%) Web Services
7 17 (6.18%) XML
8 16 (5.82%) Spring
9 15 (5.45%) jQuery
10 13 (4.73%) POSIX
11 11 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (4.00%) JSON
12 10 (3.64%) Apache Axis
12 10 (3.64%) HTML5
12 10 (3.64%) REST
12 10 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (3.64%) WCF
13 9 (3.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 169 (61.45%) Computer Science
2 33 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.82%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (4.73%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.64%) 3D Printing
6 8 (2.91%) Wiki
7 7 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.82%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.45%) Arduino
9 4 (1.45%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.45%) Raspberry Pi
10 3 (1.09%) iPad
11 2 (0.73%) CAN bus
11 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.73%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.73%) User Experience
12 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.36%) Smart Home
12 1 (0.36%) VHDL
12 1 (0.36%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 58 (21.09%) Linux
2 30 (10.91%) Windows
3 16 (5.82%) Unix
4 14 (5.09%) Android
5 8 (2.91%) CentOS
5 8 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.91%) Solaris
6 7 (2.55%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.18%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (97.45%) Software Engineering
2 85 (30.91%) Mathematics
3 82 (29.82%) OO
4 59 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (21.45%) TDD
5 54 (19.64%) Physics
6 49 (17.82%) DevOps
7 44 (16.00%) Scrum
8 33 (12.00%) OOD
9 31 (11.27%) OOP
10 27 (9.82%) Open Source
11 25 (9.09%) MVC
12 23 (8.36%) Kanban
12 23 (8.36%) Knowledge Management
12 23 (8.36%) Technical Architecture
13 15 (5.45%) SDLC
13 15 (5.45%) Unit Testing
14 14 (5.09%) CAD
14 14 (5.09%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.09%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 184 (66.91%) C++
2 166 (60.36%) Java
3 138 (50.18%) C#
4 129 (46.91%) C
5 103 (37.45%) Python
6 74 (26.91%) JavaScript
7 31 (11.27%) SQL
8 19 (6.91%) Perl
9 17 (6.18%) Embedded C
10 16 (5.82%) MATLAB
11 14 (5.09%) Embedded C++
12 13 (4.73%) PHP
13 11 (4.00%) Scala
13 11 (4.00%) VB
14 9 (3.27%) TypeScript
15 7 (2.55%) VB6
16 6 (2.18%) Go
16 6 (2.18%) VB.NET
17 5 (1.82%) Fortran
17 5 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 172 (62.55%) Degree
2 69 (25.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (6.55%) PhD
3 18 (6.55%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.36%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.09%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.27%) QA
System Software
1 32 (11.64%) Firmware
2 10 (3.64%) Docker
3 6 (2.18%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 47 (17.09%) Oracle
2 20 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.91%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.09%) Avid
5 2 (0.73%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.36%) Freescale
6 1 (0.36%) Google
6 1 (0.36%) SAP
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Bracknell, Berkshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: to c£38,000 DoE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £25k - 30k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Empiric
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum bonus + health + pension + life insu
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: World class training
Posted: 13 days ago
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Salary: toc £20,000 rising tgo £32K + bens + 6 mthly salary increments
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Salary: £25,000 to £35,000 + bonus + benefits
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Citrix
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Bradford
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