The median annual salary for a IT Graduate was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Graduate
UK
Rank 740 805 781
Rank change year-on-year +65 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 109 141 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 99 116 150
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £19,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
UK excluding London median salary £22,500 £23,500 £20,811
% change year-on-year -4.25% +12.91%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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%  

IT Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Graduate in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Graduate in the UK

IT 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 IT Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +57 99 £25,000 - 16
London +79 45 £27,500 +5.76% 4
South East +61 17 £22,500 -6.25% 5
North West -9 12 £24,000 -1.03% 3
East of England +23 10 £23,000 -16.03%
Berkshire +35 9 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 6 £25,000 -
Cambridge +12 6 £25,000 -
Oxfordshire -1 6 £30,000 +46.34% 1
South West +10 5 £25,000 -3.84% 3
East Midlands 0 5 £22,500 +15.38%
Manchester -22 5 £24,000 -7.69% 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £22,500 -
Northampton - 5 £22,500 -
Heathrow - 5 £27,500 -
Edinburgh - 5 £20,250 - 1
Scotland - 5 £20,250 - 1
Reading +42 4 £17,000 -
West Midlands +21 4 £18,500 -7.50% 1
Worcestershire -6 4 £18,500 -2.63%
Wiltshire - 4 £25,000 - 1
Malmesbury - 4 £25,000 -
City of London +51 3 £27,500 -4.34%
Cheshire +18 3 £18,000 -5.26%
Hertfordshire +11 3 £23,000 -16.03%
Banbury - 3 £30,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £23,000 -
Slough +24 2 £23,500 +9.30%
Lancashire -1 2 £21,500 -4.44% 1
Worcester -7 2 £18,000 -5.26%

IT Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 167 (69.29%) Degree
2 82 (34.02%) Computer Science
3 72 (29.88%) Finance
4 63 (26.14%) SQL
5 57 (23.65%) Microsoft
6 54 (22.41%) Java
6 54 (22.41%) Banking
7 51 (21.16%) Windows
7 51 (21.16%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (16.18%) Retail
9 37 (15.35%) C#
9 37 (15.35%) Oracle
10 35 (14.52%) Project Management
11 34 (14.11%) Active Directory
12 33 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (13.28%) MS Excel
14 31 (12.86%) Linux
15 30 (12.45%) Software Engineering
16 25 (10.37%) C++
16 25 (10.37%) MS Office
17 24 (9.96%) Mathematics
18 22 (9.13%) Unix
19 20 (8.30%) Process Management
19 20 (8.30%) .NET
19 20 (8.30%) VMware
19 20 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (7.88%) PHP
20 19 (7.88%) MS Exchange
21 17 (7.05%) Physics
21 17 (7.05%) Driving Licence

IT Graduate Skill Set
Top Related 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 19 (7.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.07%) Apache
2 5 (2.07%) SAS
3 4 (1.66%) JBoss
3 4 (1.66%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (13.28%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.37%) MS Office
3 8 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.49%) MS Project
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.32%) Office 365
2 7 (2.90%) SaaS
3 4 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.83%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.32%) Firewall
1 8 (3.32%) Internet
2 5 (2.07%) DNS
2 5 (2.07%) FTP
2 5 (2.07%) VoIP
3 4 (1.66%) LAN
3 4 (1.66%) WAN
4 3 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.24%) VLAN
5 2 (0.83%) DHCP
5 2 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.83%) ISDN
5 2 (0.83%) Skype
6 1 (0.41%) 3G
6 1 (0.41%) MPLS
6 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.41%) VPN
6 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (3.32%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.90%) MySQL
4 6 (2.49%) DB2
4 6 (2.49%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.49%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.07%) Data Mining
5 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) JIRA
2 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.83%) NUnit
2 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.41%) jMock
3 1 (0.41%) JUnit
3 1 (0.41%) Mockito
General
1 72 (29.88%) Finance
2 54 (22.41%) Banking
3 39 (16.18%) Retail
4 12 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.15%) Games
6 9 (3.73%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.49%) French Language
7 6 (2.49%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.49%) Italian Language
7 6 (2.49%) Legal
7 6 (2.49%) Marketing
7 6 (2.49%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.66%) Advertising
8 4 (1.66%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.30%) .NET
2 13 (5.39%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.73%) XML
4 8 (3.32%) Web Services
5 7 (2.90%) HTML
6 5 (2.07%) LAMP
7 4 (1.66%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.66%) CSS
7 4 (1.66%) MEAN Stack
7 4 (1.66%) Node.js
8 3 (1.24%) jQuery
9 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.83%) Velocity
10 1 (0.41%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.41%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.41%) React
10 1 (0.41%) WCF
10 1 (0.41%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 82 (34.02%) Computer Science
2 51 (21.16%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.05%) Driving Licence
4 12 (4.98%) Hedge funds
5 8 (3.32%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (3.32%) Social Media
6 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.07%) BBC
7 5 (2.07%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.07%) Fintech
8 4 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.24%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.83%) Derivative
10 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.83%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (21.16%) Windows
2 31 (12.86%) Linux
3 22 (9.13%) Unix
4 16 (6.64%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.73%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.32%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.07%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.66%) VxWorks
8 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.41%) AIX
10 1 (0.41%) HPUX
10 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.52%) Project Management
2 33 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (12.45%) Software Engineering
4 24 (9.96%) Mathematics
5 20 (8.30%) Process Management
6 17 (7.05%) Physics
7 13 (5.39%) Business Analysis
7 13 (5.39%) ITIL
8 10 (4.15%) Analytics
8 10 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (4.15%) IT Strategy
8 10 (4.15%) Logistics
9 9 (3.73%) Mentoring
9 9 (3.73%) OO
9 9 (3.73%) Presales
9 9 (3.73%) Requirements Engineering
9 9 (3.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 8 (3.32%) Multichannel Retail
10 8 (3.32%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (3.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 63 (26.14%) SQL
2 54 (22.41%) Java
3 37 (15.35%) C#
4 25 (10.37%) C++
5 19 (7.88%) PHP
6 11 (4.56%) C
7 10 (4.15%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.73%) VBA
9 7 (2.90%) VB
10 6 (2.49%) Python
11 5 (2.07%) Perl
12 4 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.24%) R
14 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.83%) Jython
15 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (69.29%) Degree
2 12 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.66%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.83%) MCP
5 2 (0.83%) MCSE
5 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.41%) CCENT
6 1 (0.41%) CCNA
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.41%) HND
6 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.56%) QA
2 6 (2.49%) PMO
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (14.11%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
5 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.66%) Ansible
Vendors
1 57 (23.65%) Microsoft
2 37 (15.35%) Oracle
3 20 (8.30%) VMware
4 7 (2.90%) Apple
5 6 (2.49%) Intel Security
5 6 (2.49%) Sybase
6 5 (2.07%) BT
7 3 (1.24%) Samsung
7 3 (1.24%) SAP
7 3 (1.24%) Sophos
8 2 (0.83%) Cisco
8 2 (0.83%) Computacenter
8 2 (0.83%) HP
8 2 (0.83%) IBM
8 2 (0.83%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.83%) Polycom
8 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.41%) Avaya
9 1 (0.41%) Citrix
9 1 (0.41%) Northgate
Central London / West End
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £60000 Per Annum + training + career prospects + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + 25 hol + pension Cont
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Ringwood
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Exeter
itecopeople
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Sal neg on experience and Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago