Period
to 22 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 211 208
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 3209 3233 3630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 1.64% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.70% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2764 2976 3268
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 £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%

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 168804 190108 210413
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 135989 159928 173310
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Top 16 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 22 August 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 +9 3060 £26,000 +4.00% 207
UK excluding London +14 2181 £25,000 - 161
London +8 996 £27,500 - 53
South East +10 657 £25,500 +2.00% 52
East of England +30 471 £27,500 +10.00% 35
Midlands +20 357 £26,000 +8.33% 23
North of England -41 323 £24,000 -4.00% 29
West Midlands +54 290 £26,000 +8.33% 13
South West +61 265 £23,875 -8.17% 15
North West -69 174 £24,000 -4.00% 19
Yorkshire -4 115 £22,500 -2.17% 9
East Midlands -36 74 £27,500 +19.57% 10
Scotland -10 64 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Wales +28 53 £22,000 +2.33% 2
North East +30 34 £23,000 +6.98% 1
Northern Ireland -23 2 £22,500 -10.00% 1

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1792 (55.84%) Degree
2 1275 (39.73%) Computer Science
3 1166 (36.34%) C#
4 1102 (34.34%) Java
5 813 (25.33%) .NET
6 758 (23.62%) Software Engineering
7 717 (22.34%) SQL
8 708 (22.06%) C++
9 707 (22.03%) JavaScript
10 655 (20.41%) Mathematics
11 626 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
12 567 (17.67%) HTML
13 548 (17.08%) SQL Server
14 546 (17.01%) Microsoft
15 545 (16.98%) Python
16 539 (16.80%) Computer Science Degree
17 507 (15.80%) CSS
18 493 (15.36%) Finance
19 489 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
20 466 (14.52%) ASP.NET
21 454 (14.15%) Linux
22 413 (12.87%) MVC
23 410 (12.78%) OO
24 402 (12.53%) Windows
25 351 (10.94%) Physics
26 338 (10.53%) TDD
27 328 (10.22%) OOP
28 316 (9.85%) AngularJS
29 279 (8.69%) ASP.NET MVC
29 279 (8.69%) Oracle

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 62 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
2 55 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 54 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 34 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 27 (0.84%) Apache
6 23 (0.72%) IIS
7 15 (0.47%) CMS
7 15 (0.47%) Confluence
8 14 (0.44%) JBoss
8 14 (0.44%) SAS
9 13 (0.41%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.37%) Moodle
10 12 (0.37%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.25%) Drupal
11 8 (0.25%) WordPress
12 7 (0.22%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.12%) Skype for Business
16 3 (0.093%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 115 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 113 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.22%) Maple
6 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.16%) XMetaL
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.093%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.093%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.093%) Simulink
9 1 (0.031%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.53%) Magento
3 10 (0.31%) SAP EWM
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.093%) DocuMatrix
6 3 (0.093%) Sage 1000
6 3 (0.093%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.062%) Endur
7 2 (0.062%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.062%) SAP CAR
7 2 (0.062%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.031%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 1 (0.031%) Actimize
8 1 (0.031%) BASE24
8 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.031%) FRx
8 1 (0.031%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 151 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (1.53%) Office 365
4 43 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (1.31%) SaaS
6 37 (1.15%) GitHub
7 21 (0.65%) PaaS
8 11 (0.34%) IaaS
9 7 (0.22%) Bluemix
9 7 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.16%) AdWords
10 5 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.093%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.093%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.062%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.062%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.062%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.062%) G Suite
13 1 (0.031%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 101 (3.15%) Firewall
2 74 (2.31%) Internet
3 47 (1.46%) LAN
3 47 (1.46%) WAN
4 45 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 37 (1.15%) DNS
6 30 (0.93%) DHCP
7 22 (0.69%) MPLS
8 21 (0.65%) HTTP
9 20 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 20 (0.62%) VPN
10 16 (0.50%) Wireless
11 15 (0.47%) Network Security
12 14 (0.44%) FTP
13 11 (0.34%) VoIP
14 9 (0.28%) Bluetooth
14 9 (0.28%) Skype
15 8 (0.25%) Broadband
16 7 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (17.08%) SQL Server
2 189 (5.89%) MySQL
3 143 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 110 (3.43%) Relational Database
5 88 (2.74%) Big Data
6 77 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 42 (1.31%) NoSQL
8 35 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 34 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 24 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (0.50%) CouchDB
14 15 (0.47%) MS Access
15 14 (0.44%) GIS
15 14 (0.44%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (0.34%) Power BI
17 11 (0.34%) Redis
18 10 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 137 (4.27%) Git (software)
2 109 (3.40%) Visual Studio
3 64 (1.99%) NUnit
4 62 (1.93%) JIRA
5 56 (1.75%) Moq
6 55 (1.71%) TeamCity
7 53 (1.65%) Rhino Mocks
8 42 (1.31%) Eclipse
9 41 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (1.03%) Subversion
11 31 (0.97%) MSTest
12 29 (0.90%) JUnit
12 29 (0.90%) Maven
13 20 (0.62%) Mercurial
14 19 (0.59%) Jenkins
14 19 (0.59%) Selenium
15 15 (0.47%) Mockito
16 14 (0.44%) Grunt
17 13 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (0.41%) Bitbucket
General
1 493 (15.36%) Finance
2 210 (6.54%) Games
3 185 (5.77%) Banking
4 181 (5.64%) Marketing
5 133 (4.14%) Electronics
6 128 (3.99%) Telecoms
7 123 (3.83%) Retail
8 66 (2.06%) Manufacturing
9 46 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 40 (1.25%) Advertising
11 27 (0.84%) Automotive
12 24 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.56%) French Language
14 14 (0.44%) Publishing
15 13 (0.41%) Back Office
15 13 (0.41%) German Language
15 13 (0.41%) Italian Language
16 11 (0.34%) Legal
17 9 (0.28%) Spanish Language
18 8 (0.25%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 813 (25.33%) .NET
2 567 (17.67%) HTML
3 507 (15.80%) CSS
4 466 (14.52%) ASP.NET
5 316 (9.85%) AngularJS
6 279 (8.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 208 (6.48%) jQuery
8 177 (5.52%) .NET Framework
9 168 (5.24%) XML
10 152 (4.74%) HTML5
11 144 (4.49%) J2EE
12 141 (4.39%) WCF
13 131 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
14 120 (3.74%) Node.js
15 114 (3.55%) Web Services
15 114 (3.55%) WPF
16 99 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 97 (3.02%) RESTful
18 90 (2.80%) Entity Framework
19 83 (2.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1275 (39.73%) Computer Science
2 489 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
3 158 (4.92%) Algorithms
4 94 (2.93%) Mobile App
5 87 (2.71%) Fintech
6 72 (2.24%) User Experience
7 59 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
9 46 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 45 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 43 (1.34%) Social Media
12 40 (1.25%) Augmented Reality
13 39 (1.22%) Hedge funds
14 29 (0.90%) Data Centre
15 27 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 26 (0.81%) Tandem
17 25 (0.78%) Internet of Things
18 21 (0.65%) 3D Printing
18 21 (0.65%) Driving Licence
19 20 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 454 (14.15%) Linux
2 402 (12.53%) Windows
3 104 (3.24%) Android
4 91 (2.84%) Unix
5 87 (2.71%) Windows Server
6 79 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 45 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 34 (1.06%) Windows XP
9 29 (0.90%) VxWorks
10 24 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.65%) Debian
13 14 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (0.31%) Windows 10
17 8 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.25%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (23.62%) Software Engineering
2 655 (20.41%) Mathematics
3 626 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 413 (12.87%) MVC
5 410 (12.78%) OO
6 351 (10.94%) Physics
7 338 (10.53%) TDD
8 328 (10.22%) OOP
9 243 (7.57%) Web Development
10 199 (6.20%) Scrum
11 189 (5.89%) SDLC
12 164 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
13 162 (5.05%) BDD
14 148 (4.61%) Kanban
15 130 (4.05%) Mentoring
16 127 (3.96%) Web Application Development
17 122 (3.80%) Test Automation
18 114 (3.55%) Machine Learning
19 112 (3.49%) Project Management
20 106 (3.30%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1166 (36.34%) C#
2 1102 (34.34%) Java
3 717 (22.34%) SQL
4 708 (22.06%) C++
5 707 (22.03%) JavaScript
6 545 (16.98%) Python
7 252 (7.85%) C
8 198 (6.17%) PHP
9 127 (3.96%) Ruby
10 81 (2.52%) MATLAB
11 80 (2.49%) Shell Script
12 76 (2.37%) VB.NET
13 73 (2.27%) Perl
14 57 (1.78%) F#
15 53 (1.65%) TypeScript
16 51 (1.59%) T-SQL
17 47 (1.46%) VB
18 40 (1.25%) R
19 35 (1.09%) Scala
20 34 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1792 (55.84%) Degree
2 539 (16.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 131 (4.08%) Numerate Degree
4 125 (3.90%) PhD
5 85 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 57 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 30 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 30 (0.93%) MCP
9 29 (0.90%) CCNA
9 29 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (0.90%) SC Cleared
10 27 (0.84%) Master's Degree
11 26 (0.81%) MCSD
12 23 (0.72%) MCAD
12 23 (0.72%) MCTS
13 22 (0.69%) HND
14 14 (0.44%) ISEB
15 13 (0.41%) A+ Certification
15 13 (0.41%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.24%) QA
2 64 (1.99%) SLA
3 17 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.28%) PMO
6 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.12%) SEPA
7 3 (0.093%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.062%) FATCA
8 2 (0.062%) RMADS
9 1 (0.031%) Basel II
9 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.031%) MiFID
9 1 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 78 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (0.72%) Firmware
5 20 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.59%) Docker
7 5 (0.16%) HDFS
7 5 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.12%) NFS
9 1 (0.031%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.031%) Snort
9 1 (0.031%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 52 (1.62%) Kibana
2 32 (1.00%) Ansible
3 9 (0.28%) SCCM
4 8 (0.25%) Puppet
5 5 (0.16%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.093%) Opsview
7 2 (0.062%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.062%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.062%) QRadar
8 1 (0.031%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.031%) Consul
8 1 (0.031%) DameWare
8 1 (0.031%) Graphite
8 1 (0.031%) logstash
8 1 (0.031%) Nagios
8 1 (0.031%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.031%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.031%) Salt
8 1 (0.031%) vRealize
Vendors
1 546 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 279 (8.69%) Oracle
3 92 (2.87%) VMware
4 85 (2.65%) SAP
5 77 (2.40%) Google
6 26 (0.81%) IBM
6 26 (0.81%) Xamarin
7 23 (0.72%) Virgin Media
8 22 (0.69%) Cisco
9 19 (0.59%) Apple
10 15 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.44%) Facebook
11 14 (0.44%) Zend
12 13 (0.41%) Cognizant
13 11 (0.34%) Remedy
13 11 (0.34%) Tableau
14 10 (0.31%) BT
14 10 (0.31%) HP
14 10 (0.31%) Xerox
15 9 (0.28%) Juniper