The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 826 814
Rank change year-on-year +93 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Engineer 119 124 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 89 122 149
Median salary £30,000 £26,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.20% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £26,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year +13.20% -  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +78 117 £30,000 +13.20% 30
East of England +68 46 £30,000 +7.14% 11
Cambridgeshire +45 34 £30,000 +33.33% 10
Cambridge - 34 £30,000 - 9
South West +46 23 £27,500 +0.91% 2
South East +39 21 £30,000 +13.20% 6
London +53 12 £26,000 -20.00% 3
Bristol +7 11 £28,000 +1.81%
Berkshire +33 9 £30,000 - 2
Hampshire +19 9 £25,000 -13.04% 3
Bracknell +7 8 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire +35 7 £35,000 +89.18% 1
Gloucestershire +3 7 £23,500 -9.61% 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £35,000 -
Leeds - 6 - -
North West -16 5 £22,500 -4.25% 3
Essex - 5 £24,000 -
Chelmsford - 5 £24,000 -
Manchester -25 4 - - 1
Oldham - 4 - - 1
Norwich - 4 £25,000 - 1
Norfolk - 4 £25,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 3 £30,000 -6.25%
Portsmouth - 3 £25,000 -
Warwickshire +29 2 £25,000 - 1
West Midlands +13 2 £25,000 - 2
Scotland +13 2 £39,000 +73.33%
Edinburgh +3 2 £39,000 +52.94%
Stratford-upon-Avon +2 2 £25,000 - 1
Chippenham - 2 £30,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 213 (95.52%) Software Engineering
2 156 (69.96%) C++
3 152 (68.16%) Degree
4 139 (62.33%) Computer Science
5 133 (59.64%) Java
6 104 (46.64%) C
7 88 (39.46%) C#
8 87 (39.01%) Python
9 77 (34.53%) Mathematics
10 69 (30.94%) OO
11 64 (28.70%) JavaScript
12 59 (26.46%) HTML
13 53 (23.77%) Physics
14 48 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
14 48 (21.52%) .NET
15 39 (17.49%) TDD
16 38 (17.04%) Linux
17 33 (14.80%) CSS
18 31 (13.90%) SQL
19 30 (13.45%) Oracle
20 28 (12.56%) OOP
21 26 (11.66%) Scrum
22 24 (10.76%) OOD
22 24 (10.76%) Relational Database
22 24 (10.76%) DevOps
23 22 (9.87%) ASP.NET
23 22 (9.87%) Perl
23 22 (9.87%) Open Source
24 21 (9.42%) Security Cleared
25 19 (8.52%) Firmware

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 (6.28%) Confluence
2 8 (3.59%) Apache
3 4 (1.79%) JBoss
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
2 1 (0.45%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (3.59%) PaaS
2 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.24%) GitHub
4 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.79%) IaaS
4 4 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.93%) Bluetooth
2 11 (4.93%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (4.93%) Wireless
3 9 (4.04%) HTTP
4 4 (1.79%) AMQP
4 4 (1.79%) Firewall
5 2 (0.90%) FTP
5 2 (0.90%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.90%) LDAP
6 1 (0.45%) RFID
6 1 (0.45%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.76%) Relational Database
2 17 (7.62%) MySQL
2 17 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.38%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.59%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.14%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.24%) Big Data
6 5 (2.24%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (8.07%) Jenkins
1 18 (8.07%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.73%) JIRA
3 14 (6.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (3.59%) Bitbucket
4 8 (3.59%) EasyMock
4 8 (3.59%) JUnit
4 8 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.14%) MSBuild
5 7 (3.14%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.69%) NetBeans
6 6 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.79%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.35%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.35%) JSUnit
8 3 (1.35%) Mockito
8 3 (1.35%) Selenium
8 3 (1.35%) Subversion
8 3 (1.35%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (5.83%) Electronics
1 13 (5.83%) Finance
2 10 (4.48%) Military
3 6 (2.69%) Banking
3 6 (2.69%) Games
4 3 (1.35%) Automotive
5 2 (0.90%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.45%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (26.46%) HTML
2 48 (21.52%) .NET
3 33 (14.80%) CSS
4 22 (9.87%) ASP.NET
5 18 (8.07%) AngularJS
6 16 (7.17%) Spring
6 16 (7.17%) Web Services
7 13 (5.83%) SOAP
8 12 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (5.38%) HTML5
8 12 (5.38%) XML
9 11 (4.93%) jQuery
9 11 (4.93%) POSIX
9 11 (4.93%) RESTful
10 10 (4.48%) CSS3
11 9 (4.04%) JSON
11 9 (4.04%) REST
12 8 (3.59%) Java EE
12 8 (3.59%) JSF
12 8 (3.59%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 139 (62.33%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.28%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.59%) Wiki
5 6 (2.69%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.24%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.35%) Fintech
7 3 (1.35%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) 3D Printing
9 1 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.04%) Linux
2 18 (8.07%) Unix
3 15 (6.73%) Windows
4 9 (4.04%) Android
5 8 (3.59%) CentOS
5 8 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.59%) Solaris
6 6 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.69%) Mac OS
7 5 (2.24%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (95.52%) Software Engineering
2 77 (34.53%) Mathematics
3 69 (30.94%) OO
4 53 (23.77%) Physics
5 48 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (17.49%) TDD
7 28 (12.56%) OOP
8 26 (11.66%) Scrum
9 24 (10.76%) DevOps
9 24 (10.76%) OOD
10 22 (9.87%) Open Source
11 17 (7.62%) SDLC
12 16 (7.17%) MVC
13 14 (6.28%) Unit Testing
14 12 (5.38%) Embedded Software Development
14 12 (5.38%) SOA
15 11 (4.93%) Computer Architecture
15 11 (4.93%) Configuration Management
15 11 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (4.93%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 156 (69.96%) C++
2 133 (59.64%) Java
3 104 (46.64%) C
4 88 (39.46%) C#
5 87 (39.01%) Python
6 64 (28.70%) JavaScript
7 31 (13.90%) SQL
8 22 (9.87%) Perl
9 17 (7.62%) PHP
10 14 (6.28%) MATLAB
11 12 (5.38%) Embedded C++
12 9 (4.04%) Embedded C
13 7 (3.14%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.14%) TypeScript
13 7 (3.14%) VB
13 7 (3.14%) VB6
14 6 (2.69%) Scala
15 5 (2.24%) Fortran
15 5 (2.24%) Ruby
16 4 (1.79%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 152 (68.16%) Degree
2 21 (9.42%) Security Cleared
3 17 (7.62%) PhD
4 3 (1.35%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) HND
6 1 (0.45%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.59%) QA
System Software
1 19 (8.52%) Firmware
2 12 (5.38%) Docker
3 6 (2.69%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.90%) NFS
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (13.45%) Oracle
2 11 (4.93%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.59%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.35%) Avid
4 3 (1.35%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.45%) Freescale
5 1 (0.45%) Wonderware
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Top Prospects, Benefits and Perks
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Health + Bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum + excellent benefits & training
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum pension + gym + 25 days holiday
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: From £26,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum bonus + health + pension + life insu
Posted: 2 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent package
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Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Origami Energy
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bakewell
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Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + competitive
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Cambridge
ECM Selection
Salary: to £32k + benefits
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £32k
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London
Leidos
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