The median annual salary for a Graduate was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 225 232
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1287 1598 1536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.54% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.59% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1055 1355 1316
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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 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 28 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 1242 £25,000 -1.96% 219
London +45 461 £27,500 -8.33% 56
South East -39 224 £25,000 - 54
East of England +24 187 £27,500 +5.76% 32
Cambridgeshire +47 118 £30,000 +4.34% 20
South West +39 117 £25,000 - 18
Cambridge +40 112 £30,000 +1.69% 20
West Midlands +7 94 £23,000 -8.00% 16
Berkshire +33 81 £25,500 -1.92% 7
North West -25 76 £24,000 -3.03% 26
Bristol +24 73 £25,000 -3.84% 9
Manchester -22 53 £24,000 - 7
City of London +42 52 £30,000 - 12
Birmingham +31 51 £27,500 +6.79% 5
Hampshire +20 46 £25,000 - 15
Yorkshire +8 40 £23,500 - 8
West Yorkshire +38 33 £23,500 -9.61% 4
Reading +43 30 £25,000 -5.66% 5
Surrey -10 28 £22,500 -10.00% 7
Hertfordshire -13 28 £27,000 -15.62% 5
Leeds +34 27 £23,500 - 3
East Midlands -20 25 £22,500 -2.17% 6
Oxfordshire 0 23 £25,500 -7.27% 14
Buckinghamshire +2 21 £27,000 +10.20% 4
Essex +9 20 £24,000 - 1
Scotland +9 20 £22,500 -10.00% 7
North East +19 18 £25,000 +11.11% 3
Tyne and Wear +20 17 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 17 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Gloucestershire +1 16 £23,500 -4.08% 3

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 1543 (57.68%) Degree
2 1061 (39.66%) Computer Science
3 994 (37.16%) C#
4 915 (34.21%) Java
5 793 (29.64%) .NET
6 628 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
7 618 (23.10%) SQL
8 608 (22.73%) C++
9 576 (21.53%) Mathematics
10 509 (19.03%) JavaScript
11 490 (18.32%) ASP.NET
11 490 (18.32%) Software Engineering
12 454 (16.97%) HTML
13 442 (16.52%) Microsoft
14 420 (15.70%) MVC
15 395 (14.77%) Finance
16 390 (14.58%) SQL Server
17 371 (13.87%) Windows
18 360 (13.46%) OO
19 353 (13.20%) CSS
20 352 (13.16%) TDD
21 347 (12.97%) Python
22 340 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
23 320 (11.96%) Linux
24 299 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
25 257 (9.61%) OOP
26 254 (9.50%) Physics
27 239 (8.93%) C
28 221 (8.26%) Web Development
29 217 (8.11%) 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 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 27 (1.01%) Apache
5 25 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 21 (0.79%) WordPress
7 18 (0.67%) Confluence
8 17 (0.64%) SAS
9 16 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (0.52%) JBoss
11 12 (0.45%) IIS
12 11 (0.41%) CMS
13 10 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.34%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.30%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.26%) Umbraco
17 6 (0.22%) Drupal
18 5 (0.19%) ArcGIS
18 5 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 4 (0.15%) Hubot
Applications
1 210 (7.85%) MS Excel
2 92 (3.44%) MS Office
3 34 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.08%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.64%) MS Project
6 10 (0.37%) RoboHelp
7 8 (0.30%) 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 2 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.075%) Maple
11 1 (0.037%) InDesign
11 1 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
2 10 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.22%) Magento
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.15%) Maximo
4 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
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
1 101 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (1.72%) SaaS
4 37 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (1.08%) GitHub
6 25 (0.93%) Office 365
7 9 (0.34%) PaaS
7 9 (0.34%) Slack
8 5 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.15%) IaaS
10 2 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.075%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.075%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.075%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.075%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.037%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.037%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 124 (4.64%) Internet
2 77 (2.88%) Firewall
3 29 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 24 (0.90%) DNS
5 23 (0.86%) Network Security
6 22 (0.82%) HTTP
7 17 (0.64%) DHCP
7 17 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
9 14 (0.52%) Wireless
10 13 (0.49%) FTP
10 13 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (0.49%) VPN
11 11 (0.41%) Bluetooth
12 10 (0.37%) LAN
13 9 (0.34%) VoIP
14 8 (0.30%) 3G
14 8 (0.30%) LTE
15 7 (0.26%) 4G
16 6 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 119 (4.45%) MySQL
3 104 (3.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 89 (3.33%) Big Data
5 81 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 80 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 71 (2.65%) NoSQL
8 20 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 17 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 17 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.34%) DB2
14 9 (0.34%) GIS
15 7 (0.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 104 (3.89%) Visual Studio
2 103 (3.85%) NUnit
3 100 (3.74%) Git (software)
4 96 (3.59%) Moq
5 94 (3.51%) Rhino Mocks
6 67 (2.50%) MSTest
6 67 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 57 (2.13%) JIRA
8 50 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (1.61%) Eclipse
10 41 (1.53%) Maven
11 34 (1.27%) Jenkins
12 30 (1.12%) Selenium
13 28 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (0.93%) JUnit
15 23 (0.86%) Subversion
16 22 (0.82%) Gradle
17 16 (0.60%) Mockito
18 14 (0.52%) Vagrant
19 13 (0.49%) Bitbucket
General
1 395 (14.77%) Finance
2 176 (6.58%) Banking
3 155 (5.79%) Games
4 148 (5.53%) Marketing
5 113 (4.22%) Retail
6 59 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.87%) Investment Banking
8 48 (1.79%) Electronics
9 39 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.20%) Military
11 26 (0.97%) Legal
12 24 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.82%) Automotive
13 22 (0.82%) French Language
14 20 (0.75%) Advertising
15 18 (0.67%) Front Office
16 13 (0.49%) Spanish Language
17 12 (0.45%) German Language
18 11 (0.41%) Law
19 10 (0.37%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 793 (29.64%) .NET
2 490 (18.32%) ASP.NET
3 454 (16.97%) HTML
4 353 (13.20%) CSS
5 299 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 215 (8.04%) .NET Framework
7 208 (7.78%) XML
8 192 (7.18%) AngularJS
9 184 (6.88%) WCF
10 151 (5.64%) jQuery
11 149 (5.57%) WPF
12 133 (4.97%) HTML5
13 124 (4.64%) RESTful
14 123 (4.60%) Web Services
15 121 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 112 (4.19%) ASP.NET Web API
17 108 (4.04%) J2EE
18 90 (3.36%) Entity Framework
19 89 (3.33%) Spring
20 80 (2.99%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1061 (39.66%) Computer Science
2 340 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (3.44%) Algorithms
4 75 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 58 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 55 (2.06%) Internet of Things
7 42 (1.57%) Fintech
8 40 (1.50%) Driving Licence
9 38 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 36 (1.35%) Hedge funds
11 32 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 31 (1.16%) User Experience
13 27 (1.01%) Social Media
14 26 (0.97%) Management Information System
14 26 (0.97%) Tandem
15 25 (0.93%) Blackberry
16 24 (0.90%) iPad
16 24 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
17 22 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
18 16 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 371 (13.87%) Windows
2 320 (11.96%) Linux
3 115 (4.30%) Unix
4 96 (3.59%) Android
5 54 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 32 (1.20%) Windows 7
8 18 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 18 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 17 (0.64%) Windows 8
9 17 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 14 (0.52%) CentOS
12 14 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 13 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.45%) Solaris
15 10 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (21.53%) Mathematics
3 490 (18.32%) Software Engineering
4 420 (15.70%) MVC
5 360 (13.46%) OO
6 352 (13.16%) TDD
7 257 (9.61%) OOP
8 254 (9.50%) Physics
9 221 (8.26%) Web Development
10 217 (8.11%) SDLC
11 200 (7.48%) BDD
12 189 (7.07%) Scrum
13 168 (6.28%) Web Application Development
14 150 (5.61%) Kanban
15 136 (5.08%) Project Management
16 116 (4.34%) Dependency Injection
17 106 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
18 101 (3.78%) DevOps
19 83 (3.10%) Analytics
20 78 (2.92%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 994 (37.16%) C#
2 915 (34.21%) Java
3 618 (23.10%) SQL
4 608 (22.73%) C++
5 509 (19.03%) JavaScript
6 347 (12.97%) Python
7 239 (8.93%) C
8 162 (6.06%) PHP
9 117 (4.37%) Ruby
10 70 (2.62%) VB.NET
11 69 (2.58%) MATLAB
12 67 (2.50%) Perl
13 55 (2.06%) VB
14 46 (1.72%) F#
15 38 (1.42%) Scala
16 32 (1.20%) T-SQL
17 31 (1.16%) Bash Shell
18 28 (1.05%) R
19 23 (0.86%) Shell Script
20 19 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1543 (57.68%) Degree
2 78 (2.92%) PhD
3 76 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 45 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (1.50%) MCP
6 29 (1.08%) MCSD
7 27 (1.01%) MCAD
7 27 (1.01%) MCTS
8 16 (0.60%) HND
9 15 (0.56%) CCNA
9 15 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
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%) CISMP
11 7 (0.26%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.21%) QA
2 37 (1.38%) SLA
3 20 (0.75%) PMO
4 4 (0.15%) SDET
5 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.075%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.075%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.075%) RMADS
7 1 (0.037%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.037%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 45 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.38%) Docker
4 20 (0.75%) Firmware
5 16 (0.60%) Terminal Services
6 15 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.56%) 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 (1.87%) Kibana
2 17 (0.64%) 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 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 213 (7.96%) Oracle
3 63 (2.36%) Google
4 48 (1.79%) VMware
5 42 (1.57%) SAP
6 33 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (1.12%) Cisco
8 28 (1.05%) 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 13 (0.49%) Adobe
14 12 (0.45%) Sybase
15 11 (0.41%) HP
15 11 (0.41%) SaltStack
16 10 (0.37%) BEA
16 10 (0.37%) CA
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Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + OTE 40k
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Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + OTE 40k
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + bonus + bens
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £18000.0000 - £25000.0000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
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