The median annual salary for an IT Graduate was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 686 767 819
Rank change year-on-year +81 +52  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 206 165 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 149 154 139
Median salary £25,000 £26,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.84% +15.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,550 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £23,000 £23,000 £21,500
% change year-on-year - +6.97%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 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 +68 177 £25,000 -3.84% 23
London +30 63 £30,000 +5.26% 9
South East +67 52 £26,500 +6.00% 5
Oxfordshire +33 22 £30,000 +27.65% 1
Berkshire +34 19 £23,000 -8.00% 1
Yorkshire +14 17 £21,500 -4.44% 2
South Wales - 16 £28,500 -
Cardiff - 16 £28,500 -
Wales - 16 £28,500 -
Banbury - 15 £30,000 - 1
Scotland +10 11 - - 3
South West -3 11 £23,500 -9.61% 1
East of England -12 11 £19,000 -5.00% 1
City of London +28 10 £26,250 -6.25% 3
West Yorkshire +21 10 £24,000 +26.31% 2
Edinburgh +1 10 - - 1
Leeds - 9 - - 2
West Midlands +6 8 £20,000 -20.79% 1
North West -43 7 £23,500 -4.08% 4
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £23,000 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £23,000 -
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £20,750 -20.19% 3
East Midlands +9 5 £23,000 -4.16%
North Yorkshire +8 5 £20,000 -14.89%
Wiltshire +3 5 £26,000 +36.84% 1
Harrogate - 5 £20,000 -
Bedfordshire +20 4 £18,500 -7.50%
Bedford +16 4 £18,500 -
Warwickshire +9 4 £20,000 -27.27%
Swindon -1 4 £26,000 +36.84%

IT Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 208 (65.82%) Degree
2 97 (30.70%) Computer Science
3 86 (27.22%) Windows
4 82 (25.95%) Microsoft
5 74 (23.42%) Finance
6 73 (23.10%) VMware
7 70 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 64 (20.25%) Active Directory
10 57 (18.04%) SQL
11 44 (13.92%) MS Exchange
12 43 (13.61%) Linux
13 38 (12.03%) Software Engineering
14 37 (11.71%) Software Testing
15 36 (11.39%) Banking
16 34 (10.76%) C++
17 33 (10.44%) Firewall
18 32 (10.13%) Security Cleared
19 30 (9.49%) Windows Server
20 29 (9.18%) Virtual Machines
21 27 (8.54%) Windows 7
21 27 (8.54%) Games
21 27 (8.54%) Telecoms
21 27 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
22 26 (8.23%) C
22 26 (8.23%) Java
22 26 (8.23%) Shell Script
22 26 (8.23%) Ansible
23 25 (7.91%) Office 365
23 25 (7.91%) DV Cleared

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 44 (13.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.58%) SAS
4 2 (0.63%) Apache
4 2 (0.63%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.91%) Office 365
2 5 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.58%) SaaS
3 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.63%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.44%) Firewall
2 22 (6.96%) DNS
3 19 (6.01%) DHCP
3 19 (6.01%) LAN
3 19 (6.01%) WAN
4 14 (4.43%) MPLS
4 14 (4.43%) VPN
5 12 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (2.85%) Internet
7 5 (1.58%) VLAN
8 4 (1.27%) VoIP
9 3 (0.95%) ISDN
10 2 (0.63%) FTP
10 2 (0.63%) HTTP
10 2 (0.63%) Intranet
11 1 (0.32%) Multicast
11 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.32%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.58%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.58%) MySQL
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.95%) Big Data
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.32%) DB2
7 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.32%) NUnit
2 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (23.42%) Finance
2 36 (11.39%) Banking
3 27 (8.54%) Games
3 27 (8.54%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.70%) Retail
5 8 (2.53%) Advertising
5 8 (2.53%) French Language
5 8 (2.53%) Italian Language
5 8 (2.53%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.58%) Marketing
7 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.01%) .NET
2 11 (3.48%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.16%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.90%) Web Services
5 5 (1.58%) CSS
5 5 (1.58%) HTML
5 5 (1.58%) MEAN Stack
5 5 (1.58%) Node.js
6 4 (1.27%) XML
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.63%) CGI
7 2 (0.63%) jQuery
7 2 (0.63%) LAMP
8 1 (0.32%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.32%) COM
8 1 (0.32%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.32%) Middleware
8 1 (0.32%) React
8 1 (0.32%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 97 (30.70%) Computer Science
2 70 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.96%) Hedge funds
4 18 (5.70%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (4.43%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.58%) Fintech
6 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.27%) Social Media
8 3 (0.95%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.63%) BBC
9 2 (0.63%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.32%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.32%) EPoS
10 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 86 (27.22%) Windows
2 43 (13.61%) Linux
3 30 (9.49%) Windows Server
4 27 (8.54%) Windows 7
5 25 (7.91%) VxWorks
6 14 (4.43%) Windows XP
7 9 (2.85%) Unix
8 6 (1.90%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.58%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.32%) AIX
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) HPUX
11 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.03%) Software Engineering
2 37 (11.71%) Software Testing
3 22 (6.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 21 (6.65%) Service Management
5 20 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (6.01%) Mentoring
7 18 (5.70%) Economics
8 17 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.38%) Mathematics
8 17 (5.38%) Process Management
9 16 (5.06%) Project Management
10 14 (4.43%) IT Audit
10 14 (4.43%) Risk Management
11 13 (4.11%) Internal Audit
11 13 (4.11%) Systems Analysis
12 12 (3.80%) SIEM
13 11 (3.48%) Business Analysis
14 10 (3.16%) Analytics
14 10 (3.16%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 57 (18.04%) SQL
2 34 (10.76%) C++
3 26 (8.23%) C
3 26 (8.23%) Java
3 26 (8.23%) Shell Script
4 22 (6.96%) C#
5 16 (5.06%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.43%) PHP
7 9 (2.85%) VBA
8 5 (1.58%) VB
9 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.95%) Python
10 2 (0.63%) Jython
10 2 (0.63%) Perl
10 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.32%) Tcl
11 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 208 (65.82%) Degree
2 32 (10.13%) Security Cleared
3 25 (7.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (7.91%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.43%) CCNA
4 14 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.43%) PhD
5 13 (4.11%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.90%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.95%) HND
8 3 (0.95%) MCSE
8 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.43%) ISO 9001
1 14 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.80%) SLA
3 11 (3.48%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (20.25%) Active Directory
3 29 (9.18%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (4.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (8.23%) Ansible
2 3 (0.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 82 (25.95%) Microsoft
2 73 (23.10%) VMware
3 24 (7.59%) Oracle
4 11 (3.48%) Virgin Media
5 6 (1.90%) JD Edwards
6 5 (1.58%) Apple
7 4 (1.27%) Citrix
7 4 (1.27%) Sage
8 3 (0.95%) McAfee
9 2 (0.63%) BT
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe
10 1 (0.32%) Autodesk
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco
10 1 (0.32%) Epicor
10 1 (0.32%) HP
10 1 (0.32%) IBM
10 1 (0.32%) Northgate
10 1 (0.32%) Samsung
10 1 (0.32%) SAP
10 1 (0.32%) Sybase
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £19500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: up to £25,000 + excellent benefits (including Student Loan Repayment P
Posted: Yesterday
London
Advanced
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Healthcare,Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + training / progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Novus Graduate Programme
Salary: £0.00 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Salary: c£23,000 - £30,000 + Beer Nights
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + great company culture
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
United Kingdom
Taylor Wimpey
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FDM Group
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
FDM Group
Posted: 25 days ago
London
FDM Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago