The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 211 199
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 1663 1601 1874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.63% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.69% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1425 1490 1715
UK median annual salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
10th Percentile £19,500 £20,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
% change year-on-year - +1.01%  

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Top 10 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 29 June 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 +12 1576 £26,000 +1.96% 236
UK excluding London +22 1145 £25,000 - 189
London +22 499 £27,500 - 58
South East +9 352 £25,500 +2.00% 51
East of England +25 227 £25,000 - 38
Midlands +30 191 £26,000 +8.33% 20
North of England -37 172 £24,000 -4.00% 52
South West +34 142 £22,500 -13.46% 17
Scotland +8 39 £35,500 +33.96% 6
Wales +16 30 £24,000 +6.66% 4

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1653 (55.53%) Degree
2 1165 (39.13%) Computer Science
3 1084 (36.41%) C#
4 1056 (35.47%) Java
5 796 (26.74%) .NET
6 690 (23.18%) C++
7 655 (22.00%) Software Engineering
8 646 (21.70%) SQL
9 622 (20.89%) Mathematics
10 611 (20.52%) JavaScript
11 607 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
12 505 (16.96%) SQL Server
13 500 (16.80%) HTML
14 499 (16.76%) Microsoft
15 498 (16.73%) Computer Science Degree
16 472 (15.85%) Python
17 462 (15.52%) ASP.NET
18 458 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
19 450 (15.12%) Finance
20 410 (13.77%) CSS
21 402 (13.50%) MVC
22 396 (13.30%) Linux
23 395 (13.27%) Windows
24 376 (12.63%) OO
25 353 (11.86%) TDD
26 324 (10.88%) Physics
27 306 (10.28%) OOP
28 295 (9.91%) AngularJS
29 290 (9.74%) Oracle
30 273 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC

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 68 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
2 54 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 53 (1.78%) MS Exchange
4 32 (1.07%) Tomcat
5 27 (0.91%) Apache
6 21 (0.71%) Confluence
7 20 (0.67%) SAS
8 16 (0.54%) IIS
9 15 (0.50%) JBoss
10 14 (0.47%) WordPress
11 13 (0.44%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.37%) CMS
13 7 (0.24%) ArcGIS
14 6 (0.20%) Drupal
14 6 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.20%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.13%) Moodle
16 4 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 120 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.30%) RoboHelp
8 7 (0.24%) Maple
9 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.13%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.13%) FrameMaker
10 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.10%) Simulink
12 1 (0.034%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 30 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.54%) Magento
3 8 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.10%) DocuMatrix
6 3 (0.10%) Maximo
6 3 (0.10%) Sage 1000
6 3 (0.10%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.067%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.067%) SAP CAR
7 2 (0.067%) SAP EWM
7 2 (0.067%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.034%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.034%) Optimost
8 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.034%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.034%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 143 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (1.65%) Office 365
3 49 (1.65%) SaaS
4 43 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (0.74%) GitHub
6 16 (0.54%) PaaS
7 9 (0.30%) IaaS
8 6 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.17%) Slack
10 4 (0.13%) AdWords
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.10%) Bluemix
11 3 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.067%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.067%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.067%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.034%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.034%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.56%) Firewall
2 90 (3.02%) Internet
3 40 (1.34%) LAN
4 38 (1.28%) WAN
5 34 (1.14%) DNS
5 34 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 28 (0.94%) DHCP
7 19 (0.64%) Network Security
7 19 (0.64%) VPN
8 18 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (0.60%) Wireless
9 17 (0.57%) MPLS
10 16 (0.54%) HTTP
10 16 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.44%) Bluetooth
12 12 (0.40%) FTP
13 9 (0.30%) VoIP
14 8 (0.27%) Broadband
15 6 (0.20%) Intranet
15 6 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 505 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 162 (5.44%) MySQL
3 142 (4.77%) MongoDB
4 102 (3.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 91 (3.06%) Relational Database
6 87 (2.92%) Big Data
7 57 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 30 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 25 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 20 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (0.47%) Data Mining
13 13 (0.44%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.44%) MS Access
14 10 (0.34%) GIS
15 8 (0.27%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.27%) CouchDB
15 8 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 121 (4.06%) Git (software)
2 95 (3.19%) Visual Studio
3 74 (2.49%) TeamCity
4 70 (2.35%) NUnit
5 66 (2.22%) Moq
6 63 (2.12%) Rhino Mocks
7 61 (2.05%) JIRA
8 47 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 41 (1.38%) Eclipse
10 37 (1.24%) Maven
10 37 (1.24%) MSTest
11 30 (1.01%) Jenkins
12 27 (0.91%) Subversion
13 26 (0.87%) JUnit
14 24 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (0.74%) Selenium
16 17 (0.57%) Gradle
17 14 (0.47%) Bitbucket
17 14 (0.47%) Bugzilla
17 14 (0.47%) Mockito
General
1 450 (15.12%) Finance
2 203 (6.82%) Games
3 178 (5.98%) Banking
4 156 (5.24%) Marketing
5 126 (4.23%) Retail
6 106 (3.56%) Telecoms
7 105 (3.53%) Electronics
8 61 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 45 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 31 (1.04%) Advertising
11 29 (0.97%) Automotive
12 20 (0.67%) French Language
13 16 (0.54%) Italian Language
13 16 (0.54%) Legal
13 16 (0.54%) Spanish Language
14 13 (0.44%) Front Office
14 13 (0.44%) Military
15 12 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.40%) German Language
16 8 (0.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 796 (26.74%) .NET
2 500 (16.80%) HTML
3 462 (15.52%) ASP.NET
4 410 (13.77%) CSS
5 295 (9.91%) AngularJS
6 273 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 196 (6.58%) .NET Framework
8 185 (6.21%) jQuery
9 181 (6.08%) XML
10 162 (5.44%) WCF
11 148 (4.97%) HTML5
12 135 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 133 (4.47%) RESTful
14 125 (4.20%) J2EE
15 123 (4.13%) WPF
16 111 (3.73%) Web Services
17 106 (3.56%) Entity Framework
17 106 (3.56%) Node.js
18 98 (3.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 85 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1165 (39.13%) Computer Science
2 458 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (3.86%) Algorithms
4 94 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 72 (2.42%) Fintech
6 68 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
8 49 (1.65%) User Experience
9 45 (1.51%) Hedge funds
10 39 (1.31%) Internet of Things
11 37 (1.24%) Data Centre
12 34 (1.14%) Social Media
13 33 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 33 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 30 (1.01%) Client/Server
14 30 (1.01%) Driving Licence
15 26 (0.87%) Tandem
16 24 (0.81%) Augmented Reality
17 21 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
18 19 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 396 (13.30%) Linux
2 395 (13.27%) Windows
3 105 (3.53%) Unix
4 93 (3.12%) Android
5 66 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 65 (2.18%) Windows Server
7 39 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.07%) Windows XP
9 27 (0.91%) VxWorks
10 19 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.60%) Mac OS
12 17 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.50%) CentOS
15 13 (0.44%) Debian
16 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.27%) Solaris
17 8 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (22.00%) Software Engineering
2 622 (20.89%) Mathematics
3 607 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
4 402 (13.50%) MVC
5 376 (12.63%) OO
6 353 (11.86%) TDD
7 324 (10.88%) Physics
8 306 (10.28%) OOP
9 210 (7.05%) Web Development
10 193 (6.48%) Scrum
11 192 (6.45%) BDD
12 188 (6.32%) SDLC
13 170 (5.71%) Kanban
14 149 (5.01%) Web Application Development
15 132 (4.43%) Project Management
16 119 (4.00%) DevOps
17 115 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
18 113 (3.80%) Mentoring
19 98 (3.29%) Test Automation
20 96 (3.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1084 (36.41%) C#
2 1056 (35.47%) Java
3 690 (23.18%) C++
4 646 (21.70%) SQL
5 611 (20.52%) JavaScript
6 472 (15.85%) Python
7 244 (8.20%) C
8 163 (5.48%) PHP
9 137 (4.60%) Ruby
10 80 (2.69%) MATLAB
11 74 (2.49%) Perl
12 73 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 72 (2.42%) VB.NET
14 60 (2.02%) F#
15 49 (1.65%) VB
16 48 (1.61%) Scala
17 38 (1.28%) TypeScript
18 36 (1.21%) T-SQL
19 30 (1.01%) PL/SQL
19 30 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 1653 (55.53%) Degree
2 498 (16.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 125 (4.20%) Numerate Degree
3 125 (4.20%) PhD
4 92 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 59 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (1.18%) MCP
7 33 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 29 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.94%) MCSD
10 27 (0.91%) SC Cleared
11 26 (0.87%) MCAD
11 26 (0.87%) MCTS
12 24 (0.81%) CCNA
12 24 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.81%) HND
13 22 (0.74%) Master's Degree
14 14 (0.47%) GNVQ
15 13 (0.44%) ISEB
16 12 (0.40%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.69%) QA
2 61 (2.05%) SLA
3 16 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.034%) FATCA
5 1 (0.034%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.034%) MiFID
5 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 73 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
4 34 (1.14%) Firmware
5 25 (0.84%) Docker
6 16 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.34%) Terminal Server
8 6 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.13%) HDFS
10 3 (0.10%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.034%) NFS
11 1 (0.034%) Snort
11 1 (0.034%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (2.12%) Kibana
2 35 (1.18%) Ansible
3 11 (0.37%) Puppet
4 10 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.20%) Nagios
7 5 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
7 5 (0.17%) Graphite
8 4 (0.13%) logstash
8 4 (0.13%) SCCM
9 2 (0.067%) Salt
10 1 (0.034%) DameWare
10 1 (0.034%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.034%) RSA enVision
10 1 (0.034%) vRealize
Vendors
1 499 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 290 (9.74%) Oracle
3 85 (2.86%) Google
4 83 (2.79%) VMware
5 72 (2.42%) SAP
6 28 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (0.84%) IBM
8 22 (0.74%) Apple
9 21 (0.71%) Xamarin
10 20 (0.67%) Cisco
11 16 (0.54%) Citrix
12 14 (0.47%) Facebook
12 14 (0.47%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.44%) BT
14 11 (0.37%) Adobe
14 11 (0.37%) Juniper
14 11 (0.37%) Virgin Media
15 10 (0.34%) Cognizant
15 10 (0.34%) HP
16 8 (0.27%) BEA
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £20k - 24k per year + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £20-22K + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Training, Progression
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Stafffinders
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £21k - 24k per year + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Peopleworks
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Shepperton, Middlesex
Bluetownonline
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago