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The median annual salary for a Software Engineering Graduate was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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

Software Engineering Graduate
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1110 992 -
Rank change year-on-year -118 - -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineering Graduate 106 17 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.015% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.016% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 0
10th Percentile £33,950 £23,250 -
25th Percentile £41,375 - -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £25,000 -
Median % change year-on-year +130.00% - -
75th Percentile £61,250 £25,750 -
90th Percentile - £27,500 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £25,000 -
% change year-on-year +16.00% - -

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 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Software Engineering Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering Graduate in the UK

Software Engineering Graduate
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering Graduate.

Salary trend for Software Engineering Graduate in the UK

Software Engineering Graduate
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering Graduate over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering Graduate in the UK

Software Engineering Graduate
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering Graduate within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -99 83 £29,000 +16.00%
UK excluding London -23 80 £29,000 +16.00%
North of England -46 27 - -
North West -45 22 - -
Work from Home -206 19 - -
Northern Ireland - 19 - -
West Midlands - 17 £29,000 -
Midlands - 17 £29,000 -
South East - 14 - -
London - 8 - -
North East - 5 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Software Engineering Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Software Engineering Graduate job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Software Engineering Graduate in the job title.

1 106 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 72 (67.92%) Degree
3 69 (65.09%) Computer Science
4 67 (63.21%) Java
5 46 (43.40%) Python
5 46 (43.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 42 (39.62%) C#
7 41 (38.68%) Unix
8 38 (35.85%) Kubernetes
9 36 (33.96%) Law
10 35 (33.02%) QinetiQ
11 33 (31.13%) Microservices
11 33 (31.13%) Docker
11 33 (31.13%) Finance
12 30 (28.30%) Software Testing
12 30 (28.30%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (26.42%) Mentoring
14 24 (22.64%) Systems Engineering
15 23 (21.70%) Agile
16 22 (20.75%) Go
17 21 (19.81%) DevOps
18 19 (17.92%) Low Latency
18 19 (17.92%) Apache Avro
18 19 (17.92%) Elasticsearch
18 19 (17.92%) GCP
18 19 (17.92%) Software Delivery
18 19 (17.92%) Spring Boot
18 19 (17.92%) Cloud Native
18 19 (17.92%) Full Stack Development
18 19 (17.92%) RBAC

Software Engineering 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 19 (17.92%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.92%) AWS
1 19 (17.92%) GCP
2 3 (2.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) Internet
2 8 (7.55%) DNS
2 8 (7.55%) ICMP
2 8 (7.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.92%) Elasticsearch
1 19 (17.92%) MongoDB
2 14 (13.21%) Hadoop
2 14 (13.21%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.83%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 19 (17.92%) Cypress.io
2 14 (13.21%) Bitbucket
General
1 36 (33.96%) Law
2 33 (31.13%) Finance
3 19 (17.92%) Aerospace
4 16 (15.09%) Military
5 15 (14.15%) Social Skills
6 14 (13.21%) Electronics
6 14 (13.21%) Financial Institution
6 14 (13.21%) Retail
7 2 (1.89%) Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) .NET
1 19 (17.92%) .NET Core
1 19 (17.92%) Apache Avro
1 19 (17.92%) Kafka
1 19 (17.92%) Spring
1 19 (17.92%) Spring Boot
2 14 (13.21%) REST
3 8 (7.55%) Web Services
4 7 (6.60%) AngularJS
4 7 (6.60%) CSS
4 7 (6.60%) HTML
4 7 (6.60%) HTML5
4 7 (6.60%) J2EE
4 7 (6.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Cloud Native
1 19 (17.92%) Derivative
2 16 (15.09%) ARM Cortex
2 16 (15.09%) Social Network
3 15 (14.15%) Smart City
4 11 (10.38%) Data Centre
5 8 (7.55%) Algorithms
5 8 (7.55%) Client/Server
5 8 (7.55%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.89%) Hackathon
6 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.89%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 41 (38.68%) Unix
2 11 (10.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 69 (65.09%) Computer Science
3 33 (31.13%) Microservices
4 30 (28.30%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (28.30%) Software Testing
5 28 (26.42%) Mentoring
6 24 (22.64%) Systems Engineering
7 23 (21.70%) Agile
8 21 (19.81%) DevOps
9 19 (17.92%) ATDD
9 19 (17.92%) CI/CD
9 19 (17.92%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 19 (17.92%) Critical Thinking
9 19 (17.92%) Full Stack Development
9 19 (17.92%) Low Latency
9 19 (17.92%) Open Source
9 19 (17.92%) RBAC
9 19 (17.92%) Risk Management
9 19 (17.92%) Software Delivery
9 19 (17.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (63.21%) Java
2 46 (43.40%) Python
3 42 (39.62%) C#
4 22 (20.75%) Go
5 14 (13.21%) Shell Script
5 14 (13.21%) SQL
6 11 (10.38%) C++
7 8 (7.55%) C
7 8 (7.55%) Embedded C++
8 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 72 (67.92%) Degree
2 46 (43.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (14.15%) Master's Degree
4 7 (6.60%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.21%) QA
System Software
1 33 (31.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (35.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 35 (33.02%) QinetiQ
2 15 (14.15%) Cisco
3 10 (9.43%) Google
4 8 (7.55%) Sun
5 2 (1.89%) IBM
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft