The median annual salary for a Graduate was £25,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 211 212
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1450 1564 1693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.57% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.63% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1203 1425 1478
Median salary £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,175 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £33,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

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 81728 96163 104440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 80920 85598
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +15 1379 £26,000 +4.00% 234
London +32 467 £27,500 -1.78% 67
South East +12 296 £26,500 +6.00% 48
East of England +47 204 £25,000 - 30
West Midlands +41 132 £25,000 +4.16% 16
Cambridgeshire +39 126 £30,000 +9.09% 17
South West +19 117 £22,500 -7.21% 26
Cambridge +25 111 £30,000 +9.09% 17
Berkshire +72 88 £25,500 -1.92% 11
North West -72 79 £24,000 -4.00% 26
City of London +52 73 £27,500 -5.17% 22
Oxfordshire +42 66 £28,500 +7.54% 10
Hampshire +24 61 £26,000 +6.12% 8
Bristol +13 56 £23,750 -8.65% 16
Birmingham +16 53 £27,500 +12.24% 2
Manchester -37 52 £24,000 -4.00% 15
East Midlands -4 40 £27,500 +18.27% 7
Yorkshire -23 39 £21,909 -6.77% 13
Buckinghamshire +18 36 £27,500 +10.00% 6
Reading +40 35 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Staffordshire +22 32 £21,500 -12.24% 4
Scotland -5 32 £25,000 - 6
South Wales +36 28 £21,750 -9.37% 2
Wales +22 28 £21,750 -9.37% 2
Warwickshire +35 27 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Milton Keynes +4 26 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Surrey -24 25 £25,500 -4.71% 5
Cardiff +23 20 £21,750 -3.33% 1
Essex +9 20 £24,000 -2.04% 1
Gloucestershire +2 20 £22,500 -5.26% 4

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1547 (56.34%) Degree
2 1065 (38.78%) Computer Science
3 984 (35.83%) C#
4 956 (34.81%) Java
5 729 (26.55%) .NET
6 658 (23.96%) C++
7 604 (22.00%) SQL
8 594 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
9 583 (21.23%) Software Engineering
10 581 (21.16%) Mathematics
11 539 (19.63%) JavaScript
12 464 (16.90%) Computer Science Degree
13 441 (16.06%) Microsoft
14 440 (16.02%) SQL Server
15 439 (15.99%) HTML
15 439 (15.99%) Finance
16 432 (15.73%) ASP.NET
17 422 (15.37%) Python
18 412 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
19 378 (13.77%) Windows
20 365 (13.29%) MVC
20 365 (13.29%) Linux
21 364 (13.26%) OO
22 351 (12.78%) CSS
23 344 (12.53%) TDD
24 294 (10.71%) Physics
25 277 (10.09%) OOP
26 260 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC
27 252 (9.18%) Oracle
27 252 (9.18%) C

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 64 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
2 50 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 40 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 25 (0.91%) Apache
6 20 (0.73%) Confluence
7 18 (0.66%) SAS
8 17 (0.62%) WordPress
9 14 (0.51%) JBoss
10 13 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 13 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.36%) CMS
11 10 (0.36%) IIS
12 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.22%) Drupal
13 6 (0.22%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.15%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 108 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.36%) RoboHelp
8 8 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.25%) Maple
10 4 (0.15%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.15%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.11%) Simulink
12 2 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.036%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 23 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.51%) Magento
3 11 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
4 8 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.15%) Maximo
5 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.11%) DocuMatrix
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.073%) SAP CAR
7 2 (0.073%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.036%) Endur
8 1 (0.036%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.036%) Optimost
8 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.036%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.036%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.036%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 125 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (1.86%) SaaS
4 44 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 43 (1.57%) Office 365
6 20 (0.73%) GitHub
7 15 (0.55%) PaaS
8 8 (0.29%) IaaS
9 6 (0.22%) Slack
10 5 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.073%) AdWords
13 2 (0.073%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.073%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.036%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.036%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.036%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.036%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 96 (3.50%) Internet
2 88 (3.20%) Firewall
3 30 (1.09%) LAN
4 29 (1.06%) DNS
4 29 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 25 (0.91%) WAN
6 24 (0.87%) DHCP
7 18 (0.66%) HTTP
7 18 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (0.58%) Network Security
9 16 (0.58%) Wireless
10 15 (0.55%) VPN
11 13 (0.47%) Bluetooth
12 12 (0.44%) FTP
13 10 (0.36%) MPLS
14 9 (0.33%) VoIP
15 8 (0.29%) Broadband
16 7 (0.25%) Intranet
17 6 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 142 (5.17%) MySQL
3 114 (4.15%) MongoDB
4 102 (3.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 84 (3.06%) Big Data
6 77 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 66 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 21 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 15 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.47%) Data Mining
12 12 (0.44%) MS Access
12 12 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.40%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.33%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.29%) GIS
16 8 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
17 7 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 107 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 91 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 74 (2.69%) NUnit
4 72 (2.62%) Moq
4 72 (2.62%) TeamCity
5 69 (2.51%) Rhino Mocks
6 59 (2.15%) JIRA
7 44 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (1.57%) MSTest
9 39 (1.42%) Eclipse
10 35 (1.27%) Maven
11 32 (1.17%) Jenkins
12 29 (1.06%) Subversion
13 26 (0.95%) JUnit
14 25 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (0.91%) Selenium
15 21 (0.76%) Gradle
16 14 (0.51%) Bugzilla
16 14 (0.51%) Mockito
17 12 (0.44%) Trac
General
1 439 (15.99%) Finance
2 182 (6.63%) Games
3 177 (6.45%) Banking
4 147 (5.35%) Marketing
5 118 (4.30%) Retail
6 92 (3.35%) Electronics
7 89 (3.24%) Telecoms
8 49 (1.78%) Investment Banking
8 49 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.09%) Advertising
10 28 (1.02%) Automotive
11 22 (0.80%) French Language
12 21 (0.76%) Legal
13 19 (0.69%) Military
14 16 (0.58%) Spanish Language
15 14 (0.51%) Front Office
16 13 (0.47%) Italian Language
17 11 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.40%) German Language
18 10 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 729 (26.55%) .NET
2 439 (15.99%) HTML
3 432 (15.73%) ASP.NET
4 351 (12.78%) CSS
5 260 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 248 (9.03%) AngularJS
7 194 (7.06%) XML
8 190 (6.92%) .NET Framework
9 169 (6.15%) jQuery
10 164 (5.97%) WCF
11 130 (4.73%) HTML5
12 129 (4.70%) RESTful
13 123 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 120 (4.37%) WPF
15 117 (4.26%) Web Services
16 108 (3.93%) J2EE
17 100 (3.64%) Entity Framework
18 92 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 88 (3.20%) Node.js
20 85 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1065 (38.78%) Computer Science
2 412 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (3.68%) Algorithms
4 92 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 69 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 57 (2.08%) Fintech
7 53 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
8 46 (1.68%) Internet of Things
9 42 (1.53%) Hedge funds
9 42 (1.53%) User Experience
10 41 (1.49%) Data Centre
11 33 (1.20%) Social Media
12 32 (1.17%) Driving Licence
13 30 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 27 (0.98%) Management Information System
15 25 (0.91%) Data Structures
15 25 (0.91%) Tandem
16 22 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
17 19 (0.69%) iPad
18 17 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 378 (13.77%) Windows
2 365 (13.29%) Linux
3 111 (4.04%) Unix
4 85 (3.10%) Android
5 59 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.78%) Windows Server
7 31 (1.13%) Windows 7
8 25 (0.91%) Windows XP
9 22 (0.80%) VxWorks
10 20 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.58%) CentOS
11 16 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 16 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.47%) Solaris
12 13 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (21.23%) Software Engineering
3 581 (21.16%) Mathematics
4 365 (13.29%) MVC
5 364 (13.26%) OO
6 344 (12.53%) TDD
7 294 (10.71%) Physics
8 277 (10.09%) OOP
9 200 (7.28%) Web Development
10 192 (6.99%) BDD
11 187 (6.81%) Scrum
12 186 (6.77%) SDLC
13 156 (5.68%) Kanban
14 152 (5.54%) Web Application Development
15 141 (5.13%) Project Management
16 119 (4.33%) DevOps
17 97 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
18 95 (3.46%) Dependency Injection
19 92 (3.35%) Analytics
20 90 (3.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 984 (35.83%) C#
2 956 (34.81%) Java
3 658 (23.96%) C++
4 604 (22.00%) SQL
5 539 (19.63%) JavaScript
6 422 (15.37%) Python
7 252 (9.18%) C
8 159 (5.79%) PHP
9 128 (4.66%) Ruby
10 75 (2.73%) MATLAB
11 68 (2.48%) Perl
12 59 (2.15%) Shell Script
12 59 (2.15%) VB.NET
13 53 (1.93%) F#
14 52 (1.89%) VB
15 48 (1.75%) Scala
16 30 (1.09%) TypeScript
17 28 (1.02%) T-SQL
18 27 (0.98%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 1547 (56.34%) Degree
2 464 (16.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 115 (4.19%) Numerate Degree
4 109 (3.97%) PhD
5 88 (3.20%) Security Cleared
6 52 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (1.24%) MCP
8 28 (1.02%) MCSD
9 27 (0.98%) HND
10 26 (0.95%) ISTQB
10 26 (0.95%) MCAD
10 26 (0.95%) MCTS
11 24 (0.87%) DV Cleared
12 23 (0.84%) SC Cleared
13 19 (0.69%) Master's Degree
14 16 (0.58%) CCNA
14 16 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.40%) GNVQ
15 11 (0.40%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.61%) QA
2 46 (1.68%) SLA
3 14 (0.51%) PMO
4 12 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.073%) RMADS
7 1 (0.036%) FATCA
7 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.036%) MiFID
7 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 63 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.17%) Firmware
3 32 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (1.09%) Docker
5 11 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.40%) Terminal Server
6 6 (0.22%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.15%) HDFS
7 4 (0.15%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.073%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.073%) XenApp
9 1 (0.036%) Snort
9 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.036%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (2.08%) Kibana
2 31 (1.13%) Ansible
3 11 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.36%) Puppet
5 9 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.25%) Nagios
7 6 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
7 6 (0.22%) Graphite
8 5 (0.18%) logstash
9 2 (0.073%) Salt
9 2 (0.073%) SCCM
10 1 (0.036%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.036%) RSA enVision
10 1 (0.036%) vRealize
Vendors
1 441 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 252 (9.18%) Oracle
3 76 (2.77%) Google
4 70 (2.55%) VMware
5 57 (2.08%) SAP
6 30 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (0.84%) IBM
8 22 (0.80%) Apple
9 20 (0.73%) Xamarin
10 18 (0.66%) Citrix
11 17 (0.62%) BT
12 16 (0.58%) Facebook
12 16 (0.58%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.51%) Cisco
14 11 (0.40%) Juniper
15 10 (0.36%) Sybase
16 9 (0.33%) BEA
16 9 (0.33%) Cognizant
17 8 (0.29%) Adobe
17 8 (0.29%) HP
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £2000 - £25000 per annum + Targeted Bonus Scheme - £32k
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Employee discounts, Private healthca
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent + package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum benefits inc pension & share ownersh
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Pension, Training, FlexiTime
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago