Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 203 197
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 3265 3176 3786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 1.66% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.72% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2846 2874 3407
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 £37,250 £35,000 £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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +14 3117 £26,000 +4.00% 161
UK excluding London +25 2273 £25,000 - 136
London +2 953 £28,500 +3.64% 34
South East +25 715 £25,000 - 36
East of England +12 456 £27,500 +10.00% 39
Midlands +47 404 £26,000 +8.33% 20
North of England -3 345 £24,000 - 22
West Midlands +49 315 £26,000 +9.47% 12
South West +34 249 £25,000 -3.85% 10
North West -51 189 £24,000 -4.00% 12
Yorkshire +34 130 £22,500 - 8
East Midlands +9 91 £25,000 +8.70% 8
Scotland -11 56 £35,500 +42.00% 4
Wales +23 50 £22,000 -2.22% 4
North East +20 26 £22,500 +4.65% 2
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -
Northern Ireland -26 2 £22,500 +7.14% 1

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1877 (57.49%) Degree
2 1331 (40.77%) Computer Science
3 1173 (35.93%) C#
3 1173 (35.93%) Java
4 817 (25.02%) .NET
5 775 (23.74%) SQL
6 761 (23.31%) JavaScript
7 758 (23.22%) Software Engineering
8 721 (22.08%) C++
9 660 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
10 636 (19.48%) Mathematics
11 624 (19.11%) HTML
12 602 (18.44%) Python
13 578 (17.70%) Computer Science Degree
14 565 (17.30%) CSS
15 538 (16.48%) SQL Server
16 530 (16.23%) Microsoft
17 503 (15.41%) Finance
18 469 (14.36%) Linux
19 454 (13.91%) ASP.NET
20 443 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
21 408 (12.50%) OO
22 399 (12.22%) MVC
23 389 (11.91%) Windows
24 341 (10.44%) Physics
25 327 (10.02%) OOP
26 318 (9.74%) TDD
27 309 (9.46%) AngularJS
28 265 (8.12%) ASP.NET MVC
29 258 (7.90%) 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 69 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (1.47%) MS Exchange
2 48 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 32 (0.98%) IIS
4 29 (0.89%) CMS
5 24 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 20 (0.61%) Apache
7 17 (0.52%) Confluence
8 16 (0.49%) JBoss
8 16 (0.49%) Moodle
9 13 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.28%) Drupal
11 9 (0.28%) SAS
12 5 (0.15%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.15%) nginx
12 5 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 115 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 115 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (0.46%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.15%) SPSS
4 5 (0.15%) XMetaL
5 4 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
5 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
5 4 (0.12%) Simulink
5 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.061%) InDesign
7 2 (0.061%) Maple
8 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.46%) SAP EWM
3 11 (0.34%) Magento
4 6 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.092%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.092%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.092%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.061%) Actimize
8 2 (0.061%) Endur
8 2 (0.061%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.061%) PlanetPress Connect
8 2 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.061%) SAP CAR
8 2 (0.061%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.031%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.031%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 168 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (1.50%) GitHub
4 39 (1.19%) Office 365
5 36 (1.10%) SaaS
6 31 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.49%) PaaS
8 9 (0.28%) IaaS
9 8 (0.25%) AdWords
10 7 (0.21%) Bluemix
10 7 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.092%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.092%) G Suite
13 3 (0.092%) npm
14 2 (0.061%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.061%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.061%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.14%) Firewall
2 54 (1.65%) Internet
3 38 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 38 (1.16%) WAN
4 29 (0.89%) LAN
5 28 (0.86%) DNS
6 21 (0.64%) DHCP
6 21 (0.64%) MPLS
7 17 (0.52%) Wireless
8 16 (0.49%) VPN
9 13 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (0.37%) HTTP
10 12 (0.37%) Network Security
11 11 (0.34%) Skype
12 10 (0.31%) SMS
13 9 (0.28%) BGP
13 9 (0.28%) IPsec
13 9 (0.28%) OSPF
14 8 (0.25%) IP Telephony
14 8 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 191 (5.85%) MySQL
3 123 (3.77%) MongoDB
4 112 (3.43%) Relational Database
5 70 (2.14%) Big Data
6 69 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 51 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 43 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 35 (1.07%) NoSQL
10 29 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 28 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (0.74%) Redis
13 22 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (0.61%) GIS
16 18 (0.55%) Hadoop
17 17 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 16 (0.49%) Power BI
19 15 (0.46%) CouchDB
20 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 145 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 112 (3.43%) Visual Studio
3 72 (2.21%) JIRA
3 72 (2.21%) NUnit
4 56 (1.72%) Moq
4 56 (1.72%) TeamCity
5 50 (1.53%) Rhino Mocks
6 34 (1.04%) Eclipse
7 32 (0.98%) MSTest
7 32 (0.98%) Subversion
7 32 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (0.89%) JUnit
9 25 (0.77%) Maven
10 21 (0.64%) Mercurial
11 20 (0.61%) Selenium
12 16 (0.49%) Jenkins
13 15 (0.46%) Grunt
13 15 (0.46%) Mockito
14 13 (0.40%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.34%) gulp
General
1 503 (15.41%) Finance
2 199 (6.09%) Games
3 189 (5.79%) Marketing
4 188 (5.76%) Banking
5 138 (4.23%) Electronics
6 118 (3.61%) Retail
7 109 (3.34%) Telecoms
8 52 (1.59%) Investment Banking
8 52 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.13%) Advertising
10 27 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 25 (0.77%) French Language
12 24 (0.74%) German Language
13 21 (0.64%) Back Office
14 20 (0.61%) Automotive
15 19 (0.58%) Italian Language
16 16 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.46%) Publishing
18 10 (0.31%) Legal
19 9 (0.28%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 817 (25.02%) .NET
2 624 (19.11%) HTML
3 565 (17.30%) CSS
4 454 (13.91%) ASP.NET
5 309 (9.46%) AngularJS
6 265 (8.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 192 (5.88%) jQuery
8 166 (5.08%) .NET Framework
8 166 (5.08%) XML
9 154 (4.72%) J2EE
10 143 (4.38%) HTML5
11 123 (3.77%) WCF
12 121 (3.71%) Node.js
13 118 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
14 112 (3.43%) WPF
15 109 (3.34%) Web Services
16 88 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 85 (2.60%) RESTful
18 84 (2.57%) CSS3
19 83 (2.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1331 (40.77%) Computer Science
2 443 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
3 162 (4.96%) Algorithms
4 95 (2.91%) Fintech
5 93 (2.85%) User Experience
6 86 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 58 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 57 (1.75%) Data Structures
9 51 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 50 (1.53%) Social Media
11 46 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 41 (1.26%) Hedge funds
13 39 (1.19%) Augmented Reality
14 38 (1.16%) Client/Server
15 29 (0.89%) Tandem
16 18 (0.55%) Data Centre
17 17 (0.52%) BBC
18 16 (0.49%) 3D Printing
19 15 (0.46%) Driving Licence
19 15 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 469 (14.36%) Linux
2 389 (11.91%) Windows
3 108 (3.31%) Android
4 92 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 82 (2.51%) Unix
6 75 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 45 (1.38%) Windows 7
8 26 (0.80%) Windows XP
9 25 (0.77%) Debian
9 25 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
11 22 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.58%) VxWorks
13 18 (0.55%) Windows 10
14 15 (0.46%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.15%) CentOS
18 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (23.22%) Software Engineering
2 660 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
3 636 (19.48%) Mathematics
4 408 (12.50%) OO
5 399 (12.22%) MVC
6 341 (10.44%) Physics
7 327 (10.02%) OOP
8 318 (9.74%) TDD
9 258 (7.90%) Web Development
10 203 (6.22%) SDLC
11 182 (5.57%) Scrum
12 174 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
13 153 (4.69%) BDD
14 140 (4.29%) Test Automation
15 137 (4.20%) Mentoring
16 131 (4.01%) Kanban
17 129 (3.95%) Machine Learning
18 122 (3.74%) Web Application Development
19 116 (3.55%) ITIL
20 113 (3.46%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1173 (35.93%) C#
1 1173 (35.93%) Java
2 775 (23.74%) SQL
3 761 (23.31%) JavaScript
4 721 (22.08%) C++
5 602 (18.44%) Python
6 255 (7.81%) C
7 210 (6.43%) PHP
8 116 (3.55%) Ruby
9 80 (2.45%) MATLAB
9 80 (2.45%) VB.NET
10 65 (1.99%) Shell Script
11 60 (1.84%) TypeScript
12 59 (1.81%) F#
13 58 (1.78%) Perl
14 53 (1.62%) T-SQL
15 48 (1.47%) R
16 33 (1.01%) Embedded C
16 33 (1.01%) VB
17 31 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1877 (57.49%) Degree
2 578 (17.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 114 (3.49%) PhD
4 110 (3.37%) Numerate Degree
5 51 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 47 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 36 (1.10%) Master's Degree
8 29 (0.89%) CCNA
8 29 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (0.70%) MCP
9 23 (0.70%) MCSD
10 22 (0.67%) SC Cleared
11 19 (0.58%) MCAD
11 19 (0.58%) MCTS
12 16 (0.49%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.49%) HND
13 15 (0.46%) ISEB
14 12 (0.37%) A+ Certification
15 9 (0.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (3.68%) QA
2 57 (1.75%) SLA
3 18 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.21%) PMO
6 5 (0.15%) SEPA
7 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.061%) FATCA
8 2 (0.061%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.061%) RMADS
9 1 (0.031%) Basel II
9 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
System Software
1 69 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 58 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.49%) Docker
5 16 (0.49%) Firmware
6 6 (0.18%) HDFS
7 5 (0.15%) NFS
8 2 (0.061%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.031%) Snort
9 1 (0.031%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 52 (1.59%) Kibana
2 21 (0.64%) Ansible
3 12 (0.37%) SCCM
4 8 (0.25%) Puppet
5 7 (0.21%) Consul
5 7 (0.21%) Graphite
6 3 (0.092%) logstash
6 3 (0.092%) Opsview
7 2 (0.061%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.061%) QRadar
7 2 (0.061%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.031%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.031%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.031%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.031%) DameWare
8 1 (0.031%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.031%) Nagios
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.031%) vRealize
8 1 (0.031%) WSUS
Vendors
1 530 (16.23%) Microsoft
2 257 (7.87%) Oracle
3 86 (2.63%) SAP
4 77 (2.36%) VMware
5 76 (2.33%) Google
6 34 (1.04%) Virgin Media
7 27 (0.83%) IBM
8 26 (0.80%) Cisco
9 23 (0.70%) Zend
10 20 (0.61%) Xamarin
11 17 (0.52%) Remedy
12 14 (0.43%) Tableau
13 13 (0.40%) Xerox
14 12 (0.37%) Adobe
14 12 (0.37%) Cognizant
14 12 (0.37%) Facebook
15 11 (0.34%) Apple
16 10 (0.31%) Cognos
16 10 (0.31%) HP
17 9 (0.28%) hybris