Period
to 28 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Graduate
UK
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 294 225 237
Rank change year-on-year -69 +12 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 917 2,175 2,594
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.51% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.57% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 805 1,890 2,202
Median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +5.88%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +5.88% +2.00%

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 85,997 138,133 166,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 96.03% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 69,013 109,772 134,978
Median annual salary £53,053 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.11% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,464 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Graduate over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 28 May 2020. 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 -67 829 £30,000 +9.09% 58
UK excluding London -70 520 £27,500 +1.85% 43
London -20 369 £31,500 +5.00% 19
South East -63 209 £27,500 - 15
Midlands +4 95 £28,500 +3.64% 10
North of England +50 92 £24,000 -4.00% 6
West Midlands +22 80 £29,500 +6.31% 6
North West +17 48 £27,500 +5.77% 3
Yorkshire +89 43 £22,500 -10.00% 2
South West -64 38 £27,500 +12.24% 3
Work from Home +67 34 £27,500 -40.54% 9
East of England -7 29 £23,000 -16.36% 5
Wales +4 28 £24,000 -4.00%
Scotland 0 26 £22,500 -21.05% 4
East Midlands +29 15 £25,000 -1.96% 4
Northern Ireland +23 3 £22,500 +18.42%
North East +14 1 £20,000 -3.61% 1

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 541 (59.00%) Degree
2 405 (44.17%) Computer Science
3 362 (39.48%) C#
4 295 (32.17%) Java
5 283 (30.86%) Mathematics
6 245 (26.72%) .NET
7 239 (26.06%) Finance
8 211 (23.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 209 (22.79%) JavaScript
10 206 (22.46%) Python
11 200 (21.81%) Software Engineering
12 193 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
13 182 (19.85%) SQL
14 178 (19.41%) C++
15 156 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
16 153 (16.68%) Microsoft
17 147 (16.03%) OO
18 133 (14.50%) Physics
19 127 (13.85%) HTML
20 113 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
21 112 (12.21%) CSS
22 109 (11.89%) Linux
23 106 (11.56%) OOP
24 98 (10.69%) Azure
25 97 (10.58%) SQL Server
26 95 (10.36%) ASP.NET
27 90 (9.81%) AngularJS
28 87 (9.49%) TDD
28 87 (9.49%) .NET Core
29 85 (9.27%) AWS

Graduate 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 37 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.29%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.09%) IIS
4 8 (0.87%) Apache
5 6 (0.65%) WordPress
6 5 (0.55%) SAS
6 5 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.44%) CMS
7 4 (0.44%) Confluence
8 3 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.22%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.22%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.11%) JBoss
10 1 (0.11%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.11%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.11%) WildFly
Applications
1 47 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.20%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.22%) InDesign
7 2 (0.22%) OrCAD
7 2 (0.22%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.11%) Figma
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Shopify
2 2 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.22%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 98 (10.69%) Azure
2 85 (9.27%) AWS
3 39 (4.25%) GCP
4 25 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.96%) SaaS
6 17 (1.85%) Office 365
7 12 (1.31%) GitHub
8 4 (0.44%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.44%) npm
8 4 (0.44%) Yarn
9 3 (0.33%) G Suite
10 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.22%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.11%) IaaS
11 1 (0.11%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.96%) Firewall
2 15 (1.64%) H.323
3 14 (1.53%) Skype
4 12 (1.31%) WAN
5 11 (1.20%) DNS
6 8 (0.87%) LAN
7 7 (0.76%) Internet
8 6 (0.65%) BGP
8 6 (0.65%) IP Telephony
8 6 (0.65%) IPsec
8 6 (0.65%) MPLS
8 6 (0.65%) OSPF
9 4 (0.44%) DMZ
9 4 (0.44%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.33%) Wireless
11 2 (0.22%) DHCP
11 2 (0.22%) Intranet
11 2 (0.22%) VPN
11 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.72%) Relational Database
3 40 (4.36%) MySQL
4 37 (4.03%) MongoDB
5 32 (3.49%) SQL Server 2019
6 30 (3.27%) Big Data
7 22 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.18%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (1.20%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.65%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.55%) GIS
15 3 (0.33%) Blockchain
15 3 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 3 (0.33%) Panintelligence
15 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.33%) Star Schema
16 2 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.85%) Selenium
3 13 (1.42%) Eclipse
3 13 (1.42%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.09%) JIRA
5 7 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (0.44%) TestRail
6 4 (0.44%) webpack
7 3 (0.33%) IDA Disassembler
7 3 (0.33%) TestNG
8 2 (0.22%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.22%) Balsamiq
8 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.22%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.22%) Hudson
8 2 (0.22%) JUnit
8 2 (0.22%) Protractor
8 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.11%) Mockito
General
1 239 (26.06%) Finance
2 38 (4.14%) Retail
3 37 (4.03%) Marketing
4 33 (3.60%) Banking
5 32 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.05%) Games
7 26 (2.84%) Public Sector
8 22 (2.40%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.64%) French Language
10 13 (1.42%) Electronics
11 12 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.09%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.98%) Norwegian Language
14 8 (0.87%) German Language
14 8 (0.87%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.76%) Advertising
15 7 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.55%) Law
16 5 (0.55%) Legal
16 5 (0.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (26.72%) .NET
2 127 (13.85%) HTML
3 112 (12.21%) CSS
4 95 (10.36%) ASP.NET
5 90 (9.81%) AngularJS
6 87 (9.49%) .NET Core
7 76 (8.29%) React
8 61 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (6.00%) Node.js
10 46 (5.02%) Vue.js
11 44 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 38 (4.14%) .NET Framework
13 36 (3.93%) Entity Framework
14 28 (3.05%) jQuery
15 27 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 25 (2.73%) J2EE
16 25 (2.73%) WebRTC
17 23 (2.51%) RESTful
18 21 (2.29%) WinForms
19 20 (2.18%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 113 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.52%) User Experience
3 65 (7.09%) Algorithms
4 57 (6.22%) Hedge funds
5 51 (5.56%) Data Structures
6 48 (5.23%) Derivative
7 36 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (2.29%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.96%) Tandem
11 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.09%) Digital Media
13 9 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 9 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (0.87%) Animation
14 8 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
16 6 (0.65%) NHS
17 4 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
17 4 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 109 (11.89%) Linux
2 81 (8.83%) Windows
3 26 (2.84%) Android
4 22 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.42%) Unix
6 10 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.33%) Debian
10 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.22%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (44.17%) Computer Science
2 283 (30.86%) Mathematics
3 200 (21.81%) Software Engineering
4 193 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 156 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
6 147 (16.03%) OO
7 133 (14.50%) Physics
8 106 (11.56%) OOP
9 87 (9.49%) TDD
10 74 (8.07%) MVC
11 73 (7.96%) Fintech
12 70 (7.63%) Test Automation
13 67 (7.31%) Web Development
14 58 (6.32%) BDD
15 49 (5.34%) DevOps
16 48 (5.23%) Microservices
17 47 (5.13%) Time Management
18 46 (5.02%) Analytics
19 41 (4.47%) Scrum
20 40 (4.36%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 362 (39.48%) C#
2 295 (32.17%) Java
3 209 (22.79%) JavaScript
4 206 (22.46%) Python
5 182 (19.85%) SQL
6 178 (19.41%) C++
7 75 (8.18%) C
8 62 (6.76%) TypeScript
9 60 (6.54%) R
10 54 (5.89%) PHP
11 16 (1.74%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.53%) Ruby
13 12 (1.31%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.09%) Go
14 10 (1.09%) MATLAB
15 8 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.76%) VBA
17 6 (0.65%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.44%) COBOL
18 4 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 541 (59.00%) Degree
2 211 (23.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (4.03%) Numerate Degree
4 18 (1.96%) PhD
5 15 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.42%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.87%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.65%) CCNA
8 6 (0.65%) CCNP
8 6 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.65%) HND
9 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.44%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) HNC
10 1 (0.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.94%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) GDPR
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (5.34%) Docker
2 40 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.31%) Firmware
5 8 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.76%) Terraform
3 5 (0.55%) Ansible
4 2 (0.22%) Kibana
5 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.11%) logstash
5 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) QRadar
5 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 153 (16.68%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.02%) Google
3 41 (4.47%) VMware
4 34 (3.71%) Oracle
5 19 (2.07%) Tableau
6 15 (1.64%) SAP
7 13 (1.42%) Adobe
8 10 (1.09%) Cisco
8 10 (1.09%) Xamarin
9 8 (0.87%) LexisNexis
10 7 (0.76%) Capita
11 5 (0.55%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.55%) Sony
12 3 (0.33%) Apple
12 3 (0.33%) EMC
12 3 (0.33%) Splunk
12 3 (0.33%) Xilinx
13 2 (0.22%) Altera
13 2 (0.22%) BT
13 2 (0.22%) McAfee