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The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

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
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 583 863 728
Rank change year-on-year +280 -135 +168
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 872 140 63
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.12% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 97 114 54
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,950 £25,000
25th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £34,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.80% +6.15% +14.04%
75th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £43,500 £45,000 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.47% -2.86% +22.81%

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 156,644 103,964 61,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.19% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84,089 73,630 50,434
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

Graduate Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Engineer in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Graduate Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Graduate Software Engineer in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Graduate Software Engineer over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Engineer in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
Top 17 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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +231 685 £32,500 -7.14% 20
UK excluding London +223 540 £33,500 -1.47% 19
Work from Home +54 314 £30,000 -7.69% 7
London +28 237 £29,500 -34.44% 2
North of England +56 135 £35,000 +45.83% 1
East of England -41 99 £37,500 +7.14% 4
South West +58 93 £28,750 -4.17% 3
South East +1 79 £32,500 +8.33% 5
North West +10 74 £30,000 +33.33%
Scotland +10 48 £46,000 +100.00% 1
Yorkshire +5 42 £40,000 +66.67% 1
Midlands -17 42 £29,125 -27.19% 5
Northern Ireland - 27 - -
East Midlands -5 21 £25,000 -37.50% 4
West Midlands -38 21 £29,250 +21.88% 1
North East +1 19 - -
Wales 0 17 - -

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

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, Graduate Software Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 853 (97.82%) Software Engineering
2 658 (75.46%) Degree
3 481 (55.16%) Computer Science
4 384 (44.04%) Java
5 328 (37.61%) Problem-Solving
6 311 (35.67%) Python
7 306 (35.09%) C++
8 299 (34.29%) Agile
9 264 (30.28%) Mathematics
10 238 (27.29%) C
11 234 (26.83%) JavaScript
12 227 (26.03%) C#
13 225 (25.80%) Social Skills
14 216 (24.77%) Finance
15 204 (23.39%) Analytical Skills
16 193 (22.13%) Linux
17 184 (21.10%) SDLC
18 182 (20.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 179 (20.53%) Computer Science Degree
20 171 (19.61%) Physics
21 168 (19.27%) Machine Learning
22 150 (17.20%) Security Cleared
23 142 (16.28%) SQL
24 122 (13.99%) Docker
25 117 (13.42%) Games
26 102 (11.70%) Line Management
27 101 (11.58%) React
28 100 (11.47%) AWS
29 98 (11.24%) TypeScript
30 93 (10.67%) Algorithms

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 36 (4.13%) CMS
2 34 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.29%) Headless CMS
3 20 (2.29%) IBM Domino
4 18 (2.06%) Confluence
5 16 (1.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 53 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.26%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 100 (11.47%) AWS
2 86 (9.86%) GCP
3 53 (6.08%) GitHub
4 46 (5.28%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (4.01%) Azure
6 21 (2.41%) SaaS
7 20 (2.29%) Amplience
8 17 (1.95%) Serverless
9 5 (0.57%) npm
10 2 (0.23%) Figma
10 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.23%) Slack
10 2 (0.23%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.39%) Wireless
2 41 (4.70%) TCP/IP
3 25 (2.87%) Internet
4 20 (2.29%) HTTP
5 15 (1.72%) Bluetooth
5 15 (1.72%) CATAPAN
5 15 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (1.15%) 5G
6 10 (1.15%) Broadband
6 10 (1.15%) IPv4
6 10 (1.15%) IPv6
6 10 (1.15%) Network Security
6 10 (1.15%) SSL
7 9 (1.03%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.92%) ATM
8 8 (0.92%) DNS
8 8 (0.92%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.39%) Big Data
2 46 (5.28%) SQL Server
3 34 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.29%) MongoDB
5 20 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.18%) KDB
6 19 (2.18%) Kdb+
6 19 (2.18%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.18%) RDBMS
7 17 (1.95%) Data Hub
7 17 (1.95%) Neo4j
8 16 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (1.38%) Couchbase
10 4 (0.46%) MySQL
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon Athena
11 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 55 (6.31%) Jenkins
2 41 (4.70%) Git (software)
3 35 (4.01%) GitLab
3 35 (4.01%) JIRA
4 24 (2.75%) TeamCity
5 16 (1.83%) Gradle
5 16 (1.83%) webpack
6 15 (1.72%) ClearCase
6 15 (1.72%) CppUnit
6 15 (1.72%) JUnit
7 11 (1.26%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.80%) Mercurial
9 5 (0.57%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.34%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.23%) git-flow
11 2 (0.23%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 225 (25.80%) Social Skills
2 216 (24.77%) Finance
3 204 (23.39%) Analytical Skills
4 182 (20.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 117 (13.42%) Games
6 91 (10.44%) Electronics
6 91 (10.44%) Law
7 75 (8.60%) Automotive
8 62 (7.11%) Manufacturing
9 55 (6.31%) Legal
10 44 (5.05%) Aerospace
11 41 (4.70%) Telecoms
12 33 (3.78%) Retail
13 26 (2.98%) Aeronautics
14 22 (2.52%) Public Sector
15 20 (2.29%) Banking
15 20 (2.29%) Marketing
15 20 (2.29%) Military
16 19 (2.18%) Wearables
17 9 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (11.58%) React
2 86 (9.86%) HTML
3 85 (9.75%) .NET
4 57 (6.54%) CSS
5 45 (5.16%) OpenCV
5 45 (5.16%) Qt
5 45 (5.16%) RabbitMQ
5 45 (5.16%) ZeroMQ
6 35 (4.01%) HTML5
6 35 (4.01%) Spring
7 34 (3.90%) AngularJS
7 34 (3.90%) EJB
7 34 (3.90%) Java EE
7 34 (3.90%) JDBC
7 34 (3.90%) JSF
7 34 (3.90%) JSP
7 34 (3.90%) ODBC
7 34 (3.90%) SOAP
7 34 (3.90%) XML
8 33 (3.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.67%) Algorithms
2 87 (9.98%) User Experience
3 64 (7.34%) Data Structures
4 45 (5.16%) Mobile Computing
5 41 (4.70%) Hackathon
6 39 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
7 38 (4.36%) IoT
8 34 (3.90%) Cloud Native
8 34 (3.90%) Cyberthreat
9 32 (3.67%) SCADA
10 30 (3.44%) Derivative
11 27 (3.10%) Embedded Systems
11 27 (3.10%) Video\Live Streaming
12 21 (2.41%) VHDL
13 20 (2.29%) FPGA
14 19 (2.18%) Device Driver
14 19 (2.18%) Life Science
15 18 (2.06%) IPTV
15 18 (2.06%) MPEG
15 18 (2.06%) STB
Operating Systems
1 193 (22.13%) Linux
2 64 (7.34%) Windows
3 44 (5.05%) Android
3 44 (5.05%) Apple iOS
4 43 (4.93%) Unix
5 15 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 853 (97.82%) Software Engineering
2 481 (55.16%) Computer Science
3 328 (37.61%) Problem-Solving
4 299 (34.29%) Agile
5 264 (30.28%) Mathematics
6 184 (21.10%) SDLC
7 171 (19.61%) Physics
8 168 (19.27%) Machine Learning
9 102 (11.70%) Line Management
10 91 (10.44%) Software Testing
11 85 (9.75%) Content Management
11 85 (9.75%) Cybersecurity
11 85 (9.75%) Test Automation
12 84 (9.63%) DevOps
13 82 (9.40%) OO
14 81 (9.29%) Unit Testing
15 79 (9.06%) Mentoring
16 78 (8.94%) CI/CD
17 73 (8.37%) Artificial Intelligence
17 73 (8.37%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 384 (44.04%) Java
2 311 (35.67%) Python
3 306 (35.09%) C++
4 238 (27.29%) C
5 234 (26.83%) JavaScript
6 227 (26.03%) C#
7 142 (16.28%) SQL
8 98 (11.24%) TypeScript
9 90 (10.32%) Go
10 27 (3.10%) Kotlin
11 25 (2.87%) VB.NET
12 21 (2.41%) PHP
13 19 (2.18%) VB
14 17 (1.95%) Ruby
15 16 (1.83%) Embedded C++
15 16 (1.83%) SystemVerilog
16 15 (1.72%) MATLAB
16 15 (1.72%) Rust
17 9 (1.03%) Bash
17 9 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 658 (75.46%) Degree
2 179 (20.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 150 (17.20%) Security Cleared
4 68 (7.80%) PhD
5 47 (5.39%) SC Cleared
6 34 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 34 (3.90%) Master's Degree
7 15 (1.72%) Postgraduate
8 11 (1.26%) AAT
9 2 (0.23%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.23%) MBA
10 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.85%) QA
System Software
1 122 (13.99%) Docker
2 25 (2.87%) Firmware
3 11 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.06%) Terraform
3 16 (1.83%) Grafana
3 16 (1.83%) Istio
3 16 (1.83%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 84 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.16%) Sony
3 40 (4.59%) Google
4 37 (4.24%) Palantir
5 24 (2.75%) Oracle
6 21 (2.41%) IBM
7 19 (2.18%) McKesson
7 19 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.06%) CyberSource
9 16 (1.83%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.83%) Foundry
10 15 (1.72%) Perforce
11 9 (1.03%) Xamarin
12 8 (0.92%) Sun
13 5 (0.57%) Cisco
14 2 (0.23%) Apple
14 2 (0.23%) BT
15 1 (0.11%) HP