The median annual salary for a Graduate was £25,000 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 220 228
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1314 1615 1541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.54% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.60% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1085 1371 1319
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  

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
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Graduate in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
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 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 +8 1267 £25,500 - 220
London +42 468 £27,500 -8.33% 54
South East -30 232 £25,500 +2.00% 48
East of England +33 190 £27,500 +10.00% 32
Cambridgeshire +50 119 £30,000 +9.09% 19
South West +43 118 £25,000 - 20
Cambridge +38 113 £30,000 +8.10% 18
West Midlands +3 99 £23,000 -8.00% 16
Berkshire +29 79 £25,500 -1.92% 11
North West -25 78 £24,000 -4.00% 27
Bristol +23 75 £25,000 -3.84% 8
Manchester -19 55 £24,000 -2.04% 6
City of London +41 54 £30,750 +2.50% 13
Birmingham +40 54 £27,500 +6.79% 5
Hampshire +25 49 £25,000 - 14
Yorkshire +5 41 £23,500 - 9
West Yorkshire +25 33 £23,500 -9.61% 3
Surrey -11 30 £22,750 -9.00% 8
Reading +47 29 £24,500 -7.54% 6
Hertfordshire -14 28 £27,000 -15.62% 7
Leeds +33 27 £23,500 - 2
Oxfordshire 0 26 £27,500 - 11
East Midlands -23 24 £22,500 -2.17% 9
Scotland -2 22 £22,500 -10.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 21 £28,245 +15.28% 1
Essex +10 20 £24,000 - 1
North East +20 19 £25,000 +11.11% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +24 17 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Tyne and Wear +20 17 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Gloucestershire -6 16 £23,500 -4.08% 4

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1544 (57.53%) Degree
2 1052 (39.20%) Computer Science
3 1000 (37.26%) C#
4 923 (34.39%) Java
5 792 (29.51%) .NET
6 624 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
7 612 (22.80%) C++
8 608 (22.65%) SQL
9 574 (21.39%) Mathematics
10 511 (19.04%) JavaScript
11 488 (18.18%) ASP.NET
12 486 (18.11%) Software Engineering
13 454 (16.92%) HTML
14 442 (16.47%) Microsoft
15 423 (15.76%) MVC
16 399 (14.87%) Finance
17 390 (14.53%) SQL Server
18 372 (13.86%) Windows
19 363 (13.52%) OO
20 354 (13.19%) CSS
20 354 (13.19%) TDD
21 350 (13.04%) Python
22 342 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
23 322 (12.00%) Linux
24 296 (11.03%) ASP.NET MVC
25 262 (9.76%) OOP
26 252 (9.39%) Physics
27 240 (8.94%) C
28 220 (8.20%) Web Development
29 218 (8.12%) SDLC

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 57 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 27 (1.01%) Apache
4 27 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 21 (0.78%) WordPress
6 19 (0.71%) SAS
7 18 (0.67%) Confluence
8 15 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (0.52%) JBoss
10 11 (0.41%) CMS
10 11 (0.41%) IIS
11 10 (0.37%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.30%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.26%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.22%) Drupal
15 5 (0.19%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.15%) Hubot
Applications
1 210 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 92 (3.43%) MS Office
3 32 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.08%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.63%) MS Project
6 10 (0.37%) RoboHelp
7 7 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.15%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.15%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.15%) Simulink
10 3 (0.11%) Maple
11 2 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.037%) InDesign
12 1 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
2 9 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.22%) Magento
3 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.15%) Maximo
5 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.075%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.075%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.037%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.037%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.037%) Optimost
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.037%) Relativity
7 1 (0.037%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.037%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.037%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.037%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 105 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (1.75%) SaaS
4 38 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (1.01%) GitHub
6 25 (0.93%) Office 365
7 9 (0.34%) PaaS
7 9 (0.34%) Slack
8 4 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.15%) IaaS
9 2 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.075%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.075%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.075%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.075%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.037%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.037%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 124 (4.62%) Internet
2 77 (2.87%) Firewall
3 29 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.93%) DNS
5 24 (0.89%) Network Security
6 23 (0.86%) HTTP
7 17 (0.63%) DHCP
7 17 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (0.52%) FTP
8 14 (0.52%) Wireless
9 13 (0.48%) VPN
10 12 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (0.41%) Bluetooth
11 11 (0.41%) LAN
12 10 (0.37%) VoIP
13 8 (0.30%) 3G
13 8 (0.30%) LTE
14 7 (0.26%) 4G
14 7 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 119 (4.43%) MySQL
3 104 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
4 87 (3.24%) Big Data
5 83 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 80 (2.98%) Relational Database
7 72 (2.68%) NoSQL
8 20 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 18 (0.67%) Data Mining
10 16 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.41%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.34%) DB2
15 9 (0.34%) GIS
15 9 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 105 (3.91%) Visual Studio
2 103 (3.84%) NUnit
3 99 (3.69%) Git (software)
4 96 (3.58%) Moq
5 94 (3.50%) Rhino Mocks
6 68 (2.53%) TeamCity
7 67 (2.50%) MSTest
8 57 (2.12%) JIRA
9 49 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 42 (1.56%) Eclipse
11 41 (1.53%) Maven
12 35 (1.30%) Jenkins
13 32 (1.19%) Selenium
14 28 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 26 (0.97%) JUnit
16 23 (0.86%) Subversion
17 22 (0.82%) Gradle
18 17 (0.63%) Mockito
19 14 (0.52%) Vagrant
20 13 (0.48%) Bitbucket
General
1 399 (14.87%) Finance
2 178 (6.63%) Banking
3 161 (6.00%) Games
4 147 (5.48%) Marketing
5 111 (4.14%) Retail
6 61 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 51 (1.90%) Electronics
7 51 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 42 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.19%) Military
10 26 (0.97%) Legal
11 22 (0.82%) Advertising
11 22 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 22 (0.82%) French Language
12 21 (0.78%) Automotive
13 18 (0.67%) Front Office
14 13 (0.48%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.45%) German Language
16 11 (0.41%) Law
17 10 (0.37%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 792 (29.51%) .NET
2 488 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 454 (16.92%) HTML
4 354 (13.19%) CSS
5 296 (11.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 216 (8.05%) .NET Framework
7 208 (7.75%) XML
8 194 (7.23%) AngularJS
9 185 (6.89%) WCF
10 152 (5.66%) jQuery
11 149 (5.55%) WPF
12 133 (4.96%) HTML5
13 126 (4.69%) RESTful
14 122 (4.55%) Web Services
15 120 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 113 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
17 109 (4.06%) J2EE
18 91 (3.39%) Entity Framework
19 89 (3.32%) Spring
20 79 (2.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1052 (39.20%) Computer Science
2 342 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (3.46%) Algorithms
4 74 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 57 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
6 55 (2.05%) Internet of Things
7 43 (1.60%) Fintech
8 39 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 38 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 38 (1.42%) Hedge funds
10 32 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.15%) User Experience
12 27 (1.01%) Social Media
13 26 (0.97%) Management Information System
13 26 (0.97%) Tandem
14 24 (0.89%) Blackberry
15 23 (0.86%) iPad
15 23 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
16 22 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
17 16 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 372 (13.86%) Windows
2 322 (12.00%) Linux
3 115 (4.28%) Unix
4 94 (3.50%) Android
5 54 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 32 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 17 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 17 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 16 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 14 (0.52%) CentOS
11 14 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 13 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.45%) Solaris
14 10 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (21.39%) Mathematics
3 486 (18.11%) Software Engineering
4 423 (15.76%) MVC
5 363 (13.52%) OO
6 354 (13.19%) TDD
7 262 (9.76%) OOP
8 252 (9.39%) Physics
9 220 (8.20%) Web Development
10 218 (8.12%) SDLC
11 201 (7.49%) BDD
12 187 (6.97%) Scrum
13 168 (6.26%) Web Application Development
14 150 (5.59%) Kanban
15 138 (5.14%) Project Management
16 116 (4.32%) Dependency Injection
17 107 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
18 101 (3.76%) DevOps
19 82 (3.06%) Analytics
20 78 (2.91%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1000 (37.26%) C#
2 923 (34.39%) Java
3 612 (22.80%) C++
4 608 (22.65%) SQL
5 511 (19.04%) JavaScript
6 350 (13.04%) Python
7 240 (8.94%) C
8 164 (6.11%) PHP
9 118 (4.40%) Ruby
10 72 (2.68%) VB.NET
11 70 (2.61%) MATLAB
12 66 (2.46%) Perl
13 53 (1.97%) VB
14 46 (1.71%) F#
15 39 (1.45%) Scala
16 31 (1.15%) T-SQL
17 30 (1.12%) Bash Shell
18 27 (1.01%) R
19 23 (0.86%) Shell Script
20 20 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1544 (57.53%) Degree
2 80 (2.98%) PhD
3 77 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 46 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (1.49%) MCP
6 29 (1.08%) MCSD
7 27 (1.01%) MCAD
7 27 (1.01%) MCTS
8 16 (0.60%) CCNA
8 16 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.60%) HND
9 15 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.56%) SC Cleared
10 10 (0.37%) CEH
10 10 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.26%) CCENT
11 7 (0.26%) CISA
11 7 (0.26%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.26%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.20%) QA
2 37 (1.38%) SLA
3 21 (0.78%) PMO
4 4 (0.15%) SDET
5 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.075%) RMADS
7 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.037%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.037%) MiFID
7 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.38%) Docker
4 20 (0.75%) Firmware
5 15 (0.56%) Terminal Services
6 14 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.52%) XenApp
7 11 (0.41%) Terminal Server
8 8 (0.30%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.15%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.11%) HDFS
11 2 (0.075%) NFS
12 1 (0.037%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.037%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.037%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (1.86%) Kibana
2 17 (0.63%) Ansible
3 15 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.41%) Puppet
5 9 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
5 9 (0.34%) Graphite
5 9 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.34%) Nagios
6 5 (0.19%) logstash
7 2 (0.075%) Salt
8 1 (0.037%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.037%) Nessus
8 1 (0.037%) Nmap
8 1 (0.037%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 442 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 214 (7.97%) Oracle
3 63 (2.35%) Google
4 49 (1.83%) VMware
5 44 (1.64%) SAP
6 33 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (1.12%) Cisco
8 27 (1.01%) Citrix
9 25 (0.93%) IBM
10 18 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 16 (0.60%) Apple
11 16 (0.60%) Xamarin
12 14 (0.52%) BT
12 14 (0.52%) Facebook
13 12 (0.45%) Adobe
13 12 (0.45%) Sybase
14 11 (0.41%) HP
14 11 (0.41%) SaltStack
15 10 (0.37%) BEA
15 10 (0.37%) Juniper
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000.00 per annum + flexiworking + fantastic benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + 25 hol + pension Cont
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Health + Bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + 25 hol + pension Cont
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sanderson
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Top Prospects, Benefits and Perks
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus, Full Training, Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 40 minutes ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + training
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Billingham, Cleveland
networx
Salary: £25,000 per annum plus benefits depending on skills
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus, training, progression
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum pension + gym + 25 days holiday
Posted: 9 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago