Period
to 22 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 963 996
Rank change year-on-year +113 +33 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 339 278 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 287 279 313
UK median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £19,500
90th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,250 £25,000
% change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% +4.17%

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 168804 190108 210413
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 135989 159928 173310
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 +119 319 £27,000 -1.82% 30
UK excluding London +90 278 £27,500 +0.92% 30
East of England +56 100 £30,000 +25.00% 10
South East +14 70 £26,500 -3.64% 13
London +49 60 £27,000 -13.60% 2
South West +16 37 £25,000 -9.09% 4
Midlands +39 30 £26,000 +15.56%
North of England +5 22 £20,000 -6.98% 1
Yorkshire +39 19 £20,000 +8.11% 1
West Midlands +20 18 £26,000 +15.56%
Scotland +16 14 £35,500 +43.43% 2
East Midlands +25 12 £29,000 +28.89%
Wales +10 5 £24,000 -20.00%
North West -26 2 £25,500 +13.33%
North East - 1 £23,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 338 (99.71%) Software Engineering
2 237 (69.91%) Computer Science
3 223 (65.78%) Degree
4 211 (62.24%) Java
5 197 (58.11%) C#
6 196 (57.82%) C++
7 129 (38.05%) Python
8 128 (37.76%) C
9 121 (35.69%) Mathematics
10 107 (31.56%) Linux
11 91 (26.84%) Computer Science Degree
12 84 (24.78%) OO
13 81 (23.89%) .NET
14 80 (23.60%) Physics
15 76 (22.42%) SQL Server
16 72 (21.24%) JavaScript
17 71 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
18 60 (17.70%) TDD
19 59 (17.40%) Oracle
20 58 (17.11%) Algorithms
20 58 (17.11%) AngularJS
21 54 (15.93%) Scrum
22 50 (14.75%) SQL
22 50 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (14.45%) Windows
24 47 (13.86%) Electronics
25 45 (13.27%) DevOps
26 43 (12.68%) MongoDB
27 42 (12.39%) HTML
28 40 (11.80%) ASP.NET

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 11 (3.24%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.65%) Apache
3 7 (2.06%) Confluence
4 6 (1.77%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.47%) JBoss
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.29%) Mule
8 1 (0.29%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.54%) GitHub
4 9 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.65%) PaaS
5 2 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.95%) HTTP
3 8 (2.36%) Wireless
4 7 (2.06%) Internet
4 7 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.77%) Bluetooth
6 4 (1.18%) AMQP
6 4 (1.18%) Firewall
6 4 (1.18%) FTP
6 4 (1.18%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.18%) LDAP
6 4 (1.18%) VoIP
7 1 (0.29%) GSM
7 1 (0.29%) IPsec
7 1 (0.29%) ISDN
7 1 (0.29%) LTE
7 1 (0.29%) RANAP
7 1 (0.29%) RTP
7 1 (0.29%) Skype
7 1 (0.29%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (22.42%) SQL Server
2 43 (12.68%) MongoDB
3 38 (11.21%) MySQL
4 11 (3.24%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.47%) CouchDB
7 4 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.18%) Big Data
7 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.29%) HBase
10 1 (0.29%) Parquet
10 1 (0.29%) Power BI
10 1 (0.29%) Redis
10 1 (0.29%) Riak
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (8.85%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.90%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.83%) Subversion
4 10 (2.95%) JUnit
5 9 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (2.65%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.65%) JIRA
6 8 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.47%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.47%) NetBeans
8 4 (1.18%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.88%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.59%) EasyMock
10 2 (0.59%) Moq
10 2 (0.59%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.59%) NUnit
10 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.29%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.29%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 47 (13.86%) Electronics
2 19 (5.60%) Games
3 11 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.95%) Banking
5 8 (2.36%) Finance
5 8 (2.36%) Music Industry
5 8 (2.36%) Publishing
6 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.18%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (23.89%) .NET
2 58 (17.11%) AngularJS
3 42 (12.39%) HTML
4 40 (11.80%) ASP.NET
5 33 (9.73%) Node.js
6 30 (8.85%) CSS
7 23 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (6.19%) Apache Axis
9 19 (5.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (4.72%) jQuery
11 14 (4.13%) WCF
12 13 (3.83%) Middleware
13 11 (3.24%) J2EE
13 11 (3.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (2.95%) Web Services
15 8 (2.36%) RESTful
15 8 (2.36%) XML
16 7 (2.06%) Ajax
16 7 (2.06%) JDBC
16 7 (2.06%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 237 (69.91%) Computer Science
2 58 (17.11%) Algorithms
3 50 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.19%) 3D Printing
5 16 (4.72%) Augmented Reality
6 12 (3.54%) Mainframe
7 11 (3.24%) Data Structures
7 11 (3.24%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.06%) Arduino
8 7 (2.06%) Raspberry Pi
9 5 (1.47%) iPad
10 4 (1.18%) Photography
10 4 (1.18%) User Experience
11 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.59%) CAN bus
12 2 (0.59%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.59%) Smart Home
12 2 (0.59%) Wiki
13 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 107 (31.56%) Linux
2 49 (14.45%) Windows
3 13 (3.83%) Android
4 12 (3.54%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (2.95%) Unix
6 5 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.47%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.59%) CentOS
7 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (99.71%) Software Engineering
2 121 (35.69%) Mathematics
3 84 (24.78%) OO
4 80 (23.60%) Physics
5 71 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (17.70%) TDD
7 54 (15.93%) Scrum
8 45 (13.27%) DevOps
9 31 (9.14%) Kanban
9 31 (9.14%) Knowledge Management
9 31 (9.14%) MVC
9 31 (9.14%) OOP
9 31 (9.14%) Technical Architecture
10 26 (7.67%) OOD
11 24 (7.08%) Computer Vision
12 22 (6.49%) CAD
13 21 (6.19%) 3D Modelling
13 21 (6.19%) CAE
13 21 (6.19%) Content Writing
14 20 (5.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 211 (62.24%) Java
2 197 (58.11%) C#
3 196 (57.82%) C++
4 129 (38.05%) Python
5 128 (37.76%) C
6 72 (21.24%) JavaScript
7 50 (14.75%) SQL
8 25 (7.37%) MATLAB
9 16 (4.72%) TypeScript
10 13 (3.83%) Embedded C
10 13 (3.83%) Perl
11 12 (3.54%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.95%) VB.NET
13 9 (2.65%) PHP
14 8 (2.36%) Bash Shell
14 8 (2.36%) Scala
15 7 (2.06%) Go
15 7 (2.06%) VB
16 6 (1.77%) Ruby
17 5 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 223 (65.78%) Degree
2 91 (26.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (6.78%) Numerate Degree
4 17 (5.01%) PhD
5 7 (2.06%) Master's Degree
5 7 (2.06%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.88%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.95%) QA
System Software
1 21 (6.19%) Firmware
2 9 (2.65%) Docker
3 5 (1.47%) VirtualBox
4 4 (1.18%) NFS
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.18%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.29%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 59 (17.40%) Oracle
2 21 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.06%) PayPal
4 4 (1.18%) SAP
5 2 (0.59%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.29%) Google
6 1 (0.29%) MuleSoft