Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 935 957
Rank change year-on-year +133 +22 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 414 291 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 362 283 307
UK median annual salary £28,500 £27,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £21,275 £21,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £37,000 £33,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,500 £27,500 £24,750
% change year-on-year +3.64% +11.11% +3.13%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +152 388 £28,500 +3.64% 18
UK excluding London +127 353 £28,500 +3.64% 15
East of England +55 120 £30,000 +20.00% 10
South East +25 120 £27,500 - 4
London +34 57 £30,000 +17.65% 3
South West +26 40 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Midlands +61 35 £29,000 +28.89%
East Midlands +40 18 £29,000 +28.89%
West Midlands +18 17 £26,000 +15.56%
North of England +16 17 £22,000 -9.28%
Scotland +5 13 £37,750 +38.53%
North West +6 11 £23,000 -5.15%
Wales +24 9 £24,000 -4.95%
Yorkshire - 6 £20,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 412 (99.52%) Software Engineering
2 310 (74.88%) Computer Science
3 299 (72.22%) Degree
4 254 (61.35%) Java
5 251 (60.63%) C++
6 193 (46.62%) C#
7 173 (41.79%) Mathematics
8 158 (38.16%) Python
9 149 (35.99%) Linux
10 137 (33.09%) C
11 121 (29.23%) Physics
12 97 (23.43%) Computer Science Degree
13 91 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
14 89 (21.50%) OO
15 79 (19.08%) Algorithms
16 72 (17.39%) .NET
17 71 (17.15%) JavaScript
18 68 (16.43%) Electronics
19 65 (15.70%) SQL
20 59 (14.25%) Windows
21 47 (11.35%) HTML
22 46 (11.11%) Scrum
23 44 (10.63%) SQL Server
23 44 (10.63%) Computer Vision
24 37 (8.94%) ASP.NET
24 37 (8.94%) CSS
25 36 (8.70%) MATLAB
26 35 (8.45%) Oracle
27 34 (8.21%) Machine Learning
27 34 (8.21%) AngularJS

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 (1.69%) Apache
1 7 (1.69%) Tomcat
1 7 (1.69%) WebLogic
2 4 (0.97%) JBoss
2 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.24%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.24%) Mule
5 1 (0.24%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.35%) GitHub
2 15 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.97%) PaaS
4 4 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.14%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.69%) Internet
3 6 (1.45%) HTTP
4 5 (1.21%) FTP
4 5 (1.21%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.21%) LDAP
5 4 (0.97%) VoIP
6 2 (0.48%) Network Security
7 1 (0.24%) IPsec
7 1 (0.24%) ISDN
7 1 (0.24%) Skype
7 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.38%) MongoDB
3 13 (3.14%) MySQL
4 8 (1.93%) GIS
5 7 (1.69%) Big Data
5 7 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.97%) CouchDB
6 4 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.72%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.48%) HBase
8 2 (0.48%) Parquet
8 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.24%) Redis
9 1 (0.24%) Riak
Development Applications
1 33 (7.97%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.28%) Git (software)
3 23 (5.56%) Subversion
4 9 (2.17%) JUnit
5 7 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.69%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.21%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.21%) JIRA
7 4 (0.97%) Eclipse RCP
7 4 (0.97%) Moq
7 4 (0.97%) NUnit
7 4 (0.97%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.48%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.48%) Maven
8 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.24%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 68 (16.43%) Electronics
2 25 (6.04%) Games
3 17 (4.11%) Finance
4 11 (2.66%) Banking
5 10 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.93%) Music Industry
6 8 (1.93%) Publishing
7 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.97%) Back Office
8 4 (0.97%) French Language
8 4 (0.97%) German Language
9 3 (0.72%) Marketing
9 3 (0.72%) Retail
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Automotive
10 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (17.39%) .NET
2 47 (11.35%) HTML
3 37 (8.94%) ASP.NET
3 37 (8.94%) CSS
4 34 (8.21%) AngularJS
5 16 (3.86%) Node.js
6 15 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (3.14%) J2EE
7 13 (3.14%) Qt
8 12 (2.90%) Apache Axis
9 11 (2.66%) jQuery
10 10 (2.42%) Middleware
11 9 (2.17%) Ajax
11 9 (2.17%) HTML5
11 9 (2.17%) React
11 9 (2.17%) Spring
12 8 (1.93%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.93%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.93%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 310 (74.88%) Computer Science
2 79 (19.08%) Algorithms
3 33 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.80%) Data Structures
5 23 (5.56%) Augmented Reality
6 12 (2.90%) 3D Printing
7 10 (2.42%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.45%) Robotics
9 5 (1.21%) Arduino
9 5 (1.21%) CUDA
9 5 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.21%) GPGPU
9 5 (1.21%) Raspberry Pi
10 4 (0.97%) Photography
11 3 (0.72%) User Experience
12 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.48%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.48%) iPad
12 2 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 149 (35.99%) Linux
2 59 (14.25%) Windows
3 25 (6.04%) Embedded Linux
4 15 (3.62%) Android
5 9 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.93%) Unix
7 4 (0.97%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (99.52%) Software Engineering
2 173 (41.79%) Mathematics
3 121 (29.23%) Physics
4 91 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (21.50%) OO
6 46 (11.11%) Scrum
7 44 (10.63%) Computer Vision
8 34 (8.21%) Machine Learning
9 32 (7.73%) TDD
10 31 (7.49%) Multithreading
11 28 (6.76%) SDLC
12 26 (6.28%) OOP
13 25 (6.04%) OOD
14 24 (5.80%) Test Automation
15 22 (5.31%) MVC
16 18 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (4.11%) DevOps
17 17 (4.11%) Open Source
17 17 (4.11%) Software Architecture
18 15 (3.62%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 254 (61.35%) Java
2 251 (60.63%) C++
3 193 (46.62%) C#
4 158 (38.16%) Python
5 137 (33.09%) C
6 71 (17.15%) JavaScript
7 65 (15.70%) SQL
8 36 (8.70%) MATLAB
9 11 (2.66%) Embedded C
9 11 (2.66%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.17%) PHP
11 7 (1.69%) Assembly Language
11 7 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.69%) VB
12 6 (1.45%) Embedded C++
12 6 (1.45%) Ruby
12 6 (1.45%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.97%) F#
13 4 (0.97%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 299 (72.22%) Degree
2 97 (23.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (7.73%) PhD
4 16 (3.86%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.48%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.69%) Firmware
2 5 (1.21%) NFS
3 3 (0.72%) Docker
4 2 (0.48%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.48%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 35 (8.45%) Oracle
2 7 (1.69%) PayPal
2 7 (1.69%) SAP
3 5 (1.21%) Microsoft
4 4 (0.97%) Dell
4 4 (0.97%) HP
4 4 (0.97%) JD Edwards
4 4 (0.97%) Sophos
5 2 (0.48%) Google
6 1 (0.24%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.24%) Xamarin