Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 207 201
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 3320 3095 3697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.65% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.71% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2919 2762 3292
UK median annual salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,750 £19,250
90th Percentile £37,500 £35,225 £33,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
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
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate.

Salary trend for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 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 +16 3161 £26,500 +6.00% 216
UK excluding London +24 2329 £25,000 - 170
London -4 945 £28,500 +3.64% 53
South East +27 772 £25,000 - 52
East of England +11 489 £28,500 +14.00% 41
Midlands +36 402 £26,000 +4.00% 19
North of England -10 322 £23,500 -2.08% 37
West Midlands +29 311 £26,000 +7.22% 12
South West +37 233 £25,000 -3.85% 14
North West -40 175 £24,375 -2.50% 18
Yorkshire +26 123 £22,500 - 13
East Midlands +6 91 £22,500 -4.26% 7
Scotland -12 56 £29,500 +18.00% 5
Wales +15 51 £22,500 - 1
North East 0 24 £22,500 +9.76% 6
Northern Ireland -26 4 £23,750 +15.85% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Graduate 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 in the job title.

1 1893 (57.02%) Degree
2 1402 (42.23%) Computer Science
3 1195 (35.99%) Java
4 1134 (34.16%) C#
5 792 (23.86%) .NET
6 790 (23.80%) SQL
7 778 (23.43%) Software Engineering
8 773 (23.28%) JavaScript
9 720 (21.69%) C++
10 718 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
11 648 (19.52%) Mathematics
12 637 (19.19%) Python
13 618 (18.61%) HTML
14 615 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
15 557 (16.78%) CSS
16 508 (15.30%) SQL Server
17 498 (15.00%) Microsoft
18 475 (14.31%) Linux
19 471 (14.19%) ASP.NET
20 470 (14.16%) Finance
21 423 (12.74%) MVC
22 403 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
23 389 (11.72%) Windows
24 377 (11.36%) OO
25 370 (11.14%) Physics
26 332 (10.00%) TDD
27 326 (9.82%) OOP
28 295 (8.89%) AngularJS
29 285 (8.58%) ASP.NET MVC
30 275 (8.28%) Web Development

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 83 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 44 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 41 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 36 (1.08%) IIS
5 30 (0.90%) CMS
6 22 (0.66%) Confluence
7 21 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 19 (0.57%) Apache
9 16 (0.48%) Moodle
10 15 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.42%) JBoss
12 13 (0.39%) SAS
13 10 (0.30%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.24%) Drupal
15 5 (0.15%) EPiServer
15 5 (0.15%) Ethereum
15 5 (0.15%) nginx
15 5 (0.15%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.15%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 121 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 121 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.15%) InDesign
7 5 (0.15%) SPSS
7 5 (0.15%) XMetaL
8 4 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.090%) Simulink
10 2 (0.060%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.060%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.51%) SAP EWM
3 10 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.15%) Magento
5 3 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.090%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.090%) PlanetPress Connect
5 3 (0.090%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.090%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.090%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.060%) Endur
6 2 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.060%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.060%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 169 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 136 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (1.45%) GitHub
4 37 (1.11%) SaaS
5 29 (0.87%) Office 365
6 26 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.39%) PaaS
8 8 (0.24%) AdWords
8 8 (0.24%) IaaS
9 7 (0.21%) Bluemix
9 7 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.090%) G Suite
12 3 (0.090%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.090%) Sage Pay
13 2 (0.060%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.060%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.90%) Firewall
2 61 (1.84%) Internet
3 39 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.87%) WAN
5 23 (0.69%) DNS
6 20 (0.60%) LAN
7 17 (0.51%) MPLS
8 16 (0.48%) DHCP
8 16 (0.48%) Wireless
9 15 (0.45%) Network Security
10 13 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (0.39%) VPN
11 12 (0.36%) HTTP
11 12 (0.36%) Hyperconnected
12 11 (0.33%) SMS
13 9 (0.27%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.27%) IPsec
14 8 (0.24%) IP Telephony
14 8 (0.24%) OSPF
14 8 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 184 (5.54%) MySQL
3 122 (3.67%) MongoDB
4 115 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 82 (2.47%) Big Data
6 73 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 58 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 49 (1.48%) Oracle Database
9 43 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 29 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (0.87%) Redis
11 25 (0.75%) GIS
11 25 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 25 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (0.63%) Power BI
13 21 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (0.42%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 134 (4.04%) Git (software)
2 106 (3.19%) Visual Studio
3 88 (2.65%) NUnit
4 76 (2.29%) JIRA
5 71 (2.14%) TeamCity
6 70 (2.11%) Moq
7 63 (1.90%) Rhino Mocks
8 46 (1.39%) MSTest
9 37 (1.11%) Subversion
10 31 (0.93%) JUnit
11 29 (0.87%) Eclipse
12 26 (0.78%) Maven
13 24 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (0.69%) Mercurial
15 18 (0.54%) Selenium
16 16 (0.48%) Mockito
17 13 (0.39%) Bitbucket
17 13 (0.39%) Jenkins
18 12 (0.36%) gulp
19 11 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 470 (14.16%) Finance
2 203 (6.11%) Games
3 201 (6.05%) Marketing
4 174 (5.24%) Banking
5 137 (4.13%) Electronics
6 104 (3.13%) Retail
7 91 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 54 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 42 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 34 (1.02%) Advertising
11 26 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.63%) Back Office
12 21 (0.63%) French Language
13 20 (0.60%) German Language
14 18 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.48%) Automotive
15 16 (0.48%) Publishing
16 15 (0.45%) Italian Language
17 14 (0.42%) Music Industry
18 10 (0.30%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 792 (23.86%) .NET
2 618 (18.61%) HTML
3 557 (16.78%) CSS
4 471 (14.19%) ASP.NET
5 295 (8.89%) AngularJS
6 285 (8.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 196 (5.90%) jQuery
8 180 (5.42%) .NET Framework
9 160 (4.82%) J2EE
10 149 (4.49%) XML
11 141 (4.25%) HTML5
12 136 (4.10%) WCF
13 132 (3.98%) WPF
14 113 (3.40%) ASP.NET Web API
15 112 (3.37%) Node.js
16 109 (3.28%) Spring
17 101 (3.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 98 (2.95%) RESTful
18 98 (2.95%) Web Services
19 87 (2.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1402 (42.23%) Computer Science
2 403 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
3 165 (4.97%) Algorithms
4 93 (2.80%) Fintech
5 86 (2.59%) User Experience
6 63 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 63 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 61 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 61 (1.84%) Mobile App
8 52 (1.57%) Social Media
9 50 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 41 (1.23%) Hedge funds
11 38 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
12 34 (1.02%) Tandem
13 33 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (0.54%) Driving Licence
15 16 (0.48%) BBC
15 16 (0.48%) Data Centre
16 15 (0.45%) Xbox
17 13 (0.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 475 (14.31%) Linux
2 389 (11.72%) Windows
3 100 (3.01%) Android
3 100 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 78 (2.35%) Unix
5 63 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 44 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 29 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (0.81%) Debian
9 25 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
10 24 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.60%) Windows 10
12 19 (0.57%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.33%) VxWorks
15 9 (0.27%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.21%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.15%) CentOS
17 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 778 (23.43%) Software Engineering
2 718 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
3 648 (19.52%) Mathematics
4 423 (12.74%) MVC
5 377 (11.36%) OO
6 370 (11.14%) Physics
7 332 (10.00%) TDD
8 326 (9.82%) OOP
9 275 (8.28%) Web Development
10 214 (6.45%) SDLC
11 182 (5.48%) Scrum
12 169 (5.09%) BDD
13 149 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
14 148 (4.46%) Machine Learning
15 141 (4.25%) Kanban
16 139 (4.19%) Test Automation
16 139 (4.19%) Web Application Development
17 119 (3.58%) Multithreading
18 117 (3.52%) Software Testing
19 113 (3.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1195 (35.99%) Java
2 1134 (34.16%) C#
3 790 (23.80%) SQL
4 773 (23.28%) JavaScript
5 720 (21.69%) C++
6 637 (19.19%) Python
7 268 (8.07%) C
8 214 (6.45%) PHP
9 121 (3.64%) Ruby
10 93 (2.80%) MATLAB
11 78 (2.35%) VB.NET
12 68 (2.05%) F#
13 56 (1.69%) TypeScript
14 53 (1.60%) R
15 50 (1.51%) Perl
16 46 (1.39%) Shell Script
17 45 (1.36%) T-SQL
18 31 (0.93%) Embedded C
19 28 (0.84%) VB
20 25 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1893 (57.02%) Degree
2 615 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 113 (3.40%) PhD
4 105 (3.16%) Numerate Degree
5 43 (1.30%) Security Cleared
6 41 (1.23%) Master's Degree
7 40 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (0.87%) ISTQB
9 25 (0.75%) CCNA
9 25 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (0.66%) MCP
10 22 (0.66%) MCSD
11 18 (0.54%) MCAD
11 18 (0.54%) MCTS
12 17 (0.51%) ISEB
13 14 (0.42%) SC Cleared
14 9 (0.27%) A+ Certification
14 9 (0.27%) CCNP
15 8 (0.24%) HND
16 7 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.34%) QA
2 48 (1.45%) SLA
3 12 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.33%) PMO
5 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.15%) SEPA
7 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.090%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.060%) FATCA
9 2 (0.060%) RMADS
10 1 (0.030%) Basel II
10 1 (0.030%) DO-178B
System Software
1 62 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.72%) Docker
4 19 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.27%) Firmware
7 5 (0.15%) HDFS
7 5 (0.15%) NFS
8 2 (0.060%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.030%) Snort
Systems Management
1 61 (1.84%) Kibana
2 15 (0.45%) Ansible
3 11 (0.33%) Puppet
3 11 (0.33%) SCCM
4 7 (0.21%) Consul
4 7 (0.21%) Graphite
5 3 (0.090%) logstash
5 3 (0.090%) Opsview
6 2 (0.060%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.060%) QRadar
6 2 (0.060%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.030%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.030%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.030%) DameWare
7 1 (0.030%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.030%) Nagios
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.030%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.030%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.030%) WSUS
Vendors
1 498 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 239 (7.20%) Oracle
3 109 (3.28%) Google
4 80 (2.41%) SAP
5 69 (2.08%) VMware
6 31 (0.93%) Virgin Media
7 28 (0.84%) IBM
8 27 (0.81%) Cisco
9 22 (0.66%) Zend
10 19 (0.57%) Remedy
11 17 (0.51%) Tableau
12 16 (0.48%) Adobe
12 16 (0.48%) Twitter
13 15 (0.45%) Xamarin
14 14 (0.42%) Xerox
15 12 (0.36%) HP
15 12 (0.36%) hybris
15 12 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.30%) Cognizant
17 9 (0.27%) Sophos