Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 808 925 965
Rank change year-on-year +117 +40 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 383 300 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 339 299 320
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 £19,250
90th Percentile £37,000 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Engineer in the UK

Graduate Software Engineer
Top 14 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 21 October 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 +115 358 £27,500 - 18
UK excluding London +101 324 £27,500 - 16
East of England +60 106 £30,000 +22.45% 10
South East +6 98 £27,500 - 6
London +48 58 £27,500 +7.84% 2
Midlands +56 38 £29,000 +28.89%
South West +15 38 £25,000 -9.91%
North of England +32 21 £20,500 -4.65%
East Midlands +46 20 £29,000 +28.89%
West Midlands +18 18 £26,000 +15.56%
Scotland +2 15 £35,500 +30.28%
Yorkshire - 11 £20,000 -
North West -8 10 £22,500 +4.65%
Wales +24 9 £24,000 -4.95%

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 383 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 281 (73.37%) Computer Science
3 280 (73.11%) Degree
4 241 (62.92%) Java
5 222 (57.96%) C++
6 204 (53.26%) C#
7 150 (39.16%) Mathematics
8 138 (36.03%) Python
9 128 (33.42%) Linux
10 122 (31.85%) C
11 105 (27.42%) Physics
12 94 (24.54%) Computer Science Degree
13 86 (22.45%) OO
14 84 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
15 83 (21.67%) .NET
16 75 (19.58%) JavaScript
17 74 (19.32%) Algorithms
18 60 (15.67%) Electronics
19 56 (14.62%) SQL Server
20 55 (14.36%) SQL
21 54 (14.10%) Windows
22 52 (13.58%) Scrum
23 46 (12.01%) HTML
24 44 (11.49%) AngularJS
25 43 (11.23%) TDD
26 42 (10.97%) Oracle
27 41 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
28 40 (10.44%) ASP.NET
29 38 (9.92%) Computer Vision
30 36 (9.40%) CSS

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 7 (1.83%) Apache
1 7 (1.83%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.31%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.04%) JBoss
3 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.26%) Mule
5 1 (0.26%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.52%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.70%) GitHub
2 15 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.31%) PaaS
6 4 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.35%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.09%) Internet
3 6 (1.57%) HTTP
4 5 (1.31%) FTP
4 5 (1.31%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.31%) LDAP
5 4 (1.04%) VoIP
6 2 (0.52%) Wireless
7 1 (0.26%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.26%) GSM
7 1 (0.26%) IPsec
7 1 (0.26%) ISDN
7 1 (0.26%) LTE
7 1 (0.26%) RANAP
7 1 (0.26%) RTP
7 1 (0.26%) Skype
7 1 (0.26%) UMTS
7 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.53%) MongoDB
3 22 (5.74%) MySQL
4 7 (1.83%) GIS
4 7 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.04%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.52%) Big Data
8 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.52%) HBase
8 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.52%) Parquet
8 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.26%) Redis
9 1 (0.26%) Riak
Development Applications
1 31 (8.09%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.79%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.96%) Subversion
4 9 (2.35%) JUnit
5 7 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.83%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.04%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.04%) Eclipse RCP
7 3 (0.78%) JIRA
7 3 (0.78%) Moq
7 3 (0.78%) NUnit
7 3 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.52%) Maven
9 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.26%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 60 (15.67%) Electronics
2 26 (6.79%) Games
3 13 (3.39%) Banking
4 11 (2.87%) Finance
4 11 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.09%) Music Industry
5 8 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.09%) Publishing
6 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.04%) Back Office
7 4 (1.04%) French Language
7 4 (1.04%) German Language
8 3 (0.78%) Marketing
8 3 (0.78%) Retail
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (21.67%) .NET
2 46 (12.01%) HTML
3 44 (11.49%) AngularJS
4 40 (10.44%) ASP.NET
5 36 (9.40%) CSS
6 25 (6.53%) Node.js
7 18 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (4.18%) Apache Axis
9 15 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (3.13%) Middleware
11 10 (2.61%) J2EE
11 10 (2.61%) jQuery
12 9 (2.35%) Qt
12 9 (2.35%) React
13 8 (2.09%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.09%) Entity Framework
13 8 (2.09%) HTML5
13 8 (2.09%) LINQ
13 8 (2.09%) WCF
14 7 (1.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 281 (73.37%) Computer Science
2 74 (19.32%) Algorithms
3 41 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.48%) Augmented Reality
5 19 (4.96%) Data Structures
6 16 (4.18%) 3D Printing
7 12 (3.13%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.83%) Arduino
8 7 (1.83%) Raspberry Pi
9 5 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.04%) Photography
10 4 (1.04%) User Experience
11 3 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.52%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.52%) iPad
12 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.52%) Smart Home
13 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 128 (33.42%) Linux
2 54 (14.10%) Windows
3 23 (6.01%) Embedded Linux
4 13 (3.39%) Android
5 7 (1.83%) Unix
6 6 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.78%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 150 (39.16%) Mathematics
3 105 (27.42%) Physics
4 86 (22.45%) OO
5 84 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (13.58%) Scrum
7 43 (11.23%) TDD
8 38 (9.92%) Computer Vision
9 28 (7.31%) Machine Learning
10 27 (7.05%) OOP
11 26 (6.79%) DevOps
11 26 (6.79%) MVC
12 23 (6.01%) Multithreading
12 23 (6.01%) Test Automation
13 21 (5.48%) OOD
14 20 (5.22%) Kanban
14 20 (5.22%) Knowledge Management
14 20 (5.22%) SDLC
14 20 (5.22%) Technical Architecture
15 19 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 241 (62.92%) Java
2 222 (57.96%) C++
3 204 (53.26%) C#
4 138 (36.03%) Python
5 122 (31.85%) C
6 75 (19.58%) JavaScript
7 55 (14.36%) SQL
8 30 (7.83%) MATLAB
9 13 (3.39%) Embedded C
9 13 (3.39%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.09%) PHP
10 8 (2.09%) Ruby
10 8 (2.09%) VB
10 8 (2.09%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.83%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.57%) Scala
13 5 (1.31%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.04%) Go
14 4 (1.04%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 280 (73.11%) Degree
2 94 (24.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (7.57%) PhD
4 18 (4.70%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (2.09%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.70%) QA
System Software
1 13 (3.39%) Firmware
2 5 (1.31%) NFS
3 2 (0.52%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 42 (10.97%) Oracle
2 9 (2.35%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.83%) PayPal
3 7 (1.83%) SAP
4 4 (1.04%) JD Edwards
5 3 (0.78%) Dell
5 3 (0.78%) HP
6 1 (0.26%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.26%) Sophos