Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Graduate was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Graduate
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 861 936 966
Rank change year-on-year +75 +30 0
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 325 288 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 229 246 319
UK median annual salary £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £18,500 £18,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 £22,500 £21,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -0.59%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

IT Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Graduate in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Graduate in the UK

IT Graduate
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Graduate.

Salary trend for IT Graduate in the UK

IT Graduate
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Graduate over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Graduate in the UK

IT 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 IT Graduate within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 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 +43 292 £24,000 -4.00% 14
UK excluding London +101 207 £22,500 - 15
London -7 111 £27,500 -3.51% 2
South East +64 77 £22,500 +2.27% 3
North of England +42 61 £24,000 +6.67% 4
Yorkshire +61 37 £21,500 +26.47% 2
Midlands +13 23 £20,250 -5.81% 2
North West -16 20 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Scotland +6 16 - - 3
East of England 0 16 £20,500 -18.00% 1
East Midlands +41 13 £20,250 -5.81%
West Midlands +3 10 £20,000 -6.98% 2
Wales +25 7 £35,000 -
South West -25 4 £22,250 -16.82% 2
North East - 4 - -
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

IT Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT 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 IT Graduate in the job title.

1 216 (66.46%) Degree
2 102 (31.38%) Windows
2 102 (31.38%) Microsoft
3 100 (30.77%) Computer Science
4 75 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 73 (22.46%) Analytical Skills
6 71 (21.85%) Finance
7 62 (19.08%) SQL
8 58 (17.85%) VMware
9 52 (16.00%) Software Testing
10 51 (15.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 49 (15.08%) Active Directory
12 44 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 40 (12.31%) Windows 7
13 40 (12.31%) MS Exchange
14 38 (11.69%) Banking
15 37 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
16 34 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (9.54%) Virgin Media
17 31 (9.54%) Mentoring
18 30 (9.23%) Linux
19 28 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
19 28 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (8.00%) Firewall
21 24 (7.38%) Games
21 24 (7.38%) Java
21 24 (7.38%) Hedge funds
21 24 (7.38%) Office 365
21 24 (7.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
22 22 (6.77%) Oracle

IT 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 40 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.23%) IIS
3 10 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.62%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.38%) Office 365
2 13 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.00%) Firewall
2 13 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (4.00%) LAN
2 13 (4.00%) WAN
3 12 (3.69%) DNS
4 11 (3.38%) DHCP
5 10 (3.08%) VPN
6 9 (2.77%) MPLS
7 8 (2.46%) Internet
8 5 (1.54%) SMS
9 3 (0.92%) HTTP
10 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.62%) VoIP
11 1 (0.31%) Intranet
11 1 (0.31%) Multicast
11 1 (0.31%) Network Security
11 1 (0.31%) SSL
11 1 (0.31%) Unicast
11 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.92%) MySQL
4 2 (0.62%) GIS
4 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.31%) Big Data
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.31%) Power BI
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.54%) NUnit
2 4 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.23%) JIRA
3 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (21.85%) Finance
2 38 (11.69%) Banking
3 24 (7.38%) Games
4 17 (5.23%) Retail
5 10 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.23%) Advertising
6 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.62%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
8 1 (0.31%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.08%) .NET
2 9 (2.77%) XML
3 8 (2.46%) HTML
4 7 (2.15%) CSS
4 7 (2.15%) jQuery
5 6 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.62%) Ajax
7 2 (0.62%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.62%) Web Services
8 1 (0.31%) CSS3
8 1 (0.31%) HTML5
8 1 (0.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 100 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 73 (22.46%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.38%) Hedge funds
4 19 (5.85%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.54%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.54%) Social Media
7 4 (1.23%) BBC
7 4 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.62%) Fintech
8 2 (0.62%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.31%) CCTV
9 1 (0.31%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.31%) Robotics
9 1 (0.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 102 (31.38%) Windows
2 75 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 40 (12.31%) Windows 7
4 30 (9.23%) Linux
5 28 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (6.15%) Windows 10
8 10 (3.08%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.77%) VxWorks
9 9 (2.77%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.92%) Unix
11 1 (0.31%) Android
11 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.00%) Software Testing
2 37 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (9.54%) Mentoring
5 24 (7.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 19 (5.85%) Project Management
7 18 (5.54%) Quantitative Trading
8 16 (4.92%) Business Analysis
9 15 (4.62%) Mathematics
9 15 (4.62%) Process Management
10 14 (4.31%) Document Management
10 14 (4.31%) Requirements Engineering
10 14 (4.31%) Test Automation
11 13 (4.00%) SIEM
11 13 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
12 12 (3.69%) Software Engineering
13 10 (3.08%) Portfolio Management
13 10 (3.08%) Service Management
13 10 (3.08%) SFIA
14 9 (2.77%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 62 (19.08%) SQL
2 24 (7.38%) Java
3 17 (5.23%) C#
4 13 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.69%) C++
6 9 (2.77%) C
6 9 (2.77%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.31%) PHP
7 1 (0.31%) Python
7 1 (0.31%) Tcl
7 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.31%) VB
7 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 216 (66.46%) Degree
2 51 (15.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.08%) PhD
5 9 (2.77%) CCNA
5 9 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.77%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.38%) SLA
2 9 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.46%) QA
4 6 (1.85%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (15.08%) Active Directory
2 44 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) Docker
5 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (3.08%) SCCM
2 9 (2.77%) Ansible
3 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (31.38%) Microsoft
2 58 (17.85%) VMware
3 31 (9.54%) Virgin Media
4 22 (6.77%) Oracle
5 5 (1.54%) McAfee
6 4 (1.23%) BT
6 4 (1.23%) Cisco
6 4 (1.23%) Sage
7 3 (0.92%) Citrix
7 3 (0.92%) SOTI
8 2 (0.62%) hybris
8 2 (0.62%) Infor
9 1 (0.31%) Amdocs
9 1 (0.31%) BMC
9 1 (0.31%) Capita
9 1 (0.31%) Cognos
9 1 (0.31%) Epicor
9 1 (0.31%) Remedy
9 1 (0.31%) SAP
9 1 (0.31%) Xero