The median annual salary for a Graduate was £22,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Graduate
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 101 88
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 15 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.36% 0.65% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.66% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 18
Median salary £22,000 £20,000 £21,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -8.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £17,550
10% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £22,300 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1062 1368 1319
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.46% 98.13% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 885 1160 1135
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in Wales

Graduate
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Graduate in Wales

Graduate
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
South Wales +16 11 £20,000 -1.23% 3
North Wales +2 2 £22,500 +18.42% 2
Graduate
UK

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the Wales region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 21 (60.00%) Degree
2 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) .NET
3 15 (42.86%) C#
4 14 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 10 (28.57%) MVC
6 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 9 (25.71%) Java
6 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
7 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
7 8 (22.86%) Scrum
7 8 (22.86%) TDD
7 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
8 6 (17.14%) HTML
8 6 (17.14%) CSS
8 6 (17.14%) Python
9 5 (14.29%) Linux
9 5 (14.29%) J2EE
9 5 (14.29%) WCF
9 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 4 (11.43%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (11.43%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (11.43%) HTML5
10 4 (11.43%) MVVM
10 4 (11.43%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (11.43%) Moq
10 4 (11.43%) BDD
10 4 (11.43%) MSTest

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.86%) JBoss
1 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Internet
2 3 (8.57%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.71%) 3G
3 2 (5.71%) 4G
4 1 (2.86%) 2G
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Moq
1 4 (11.43%) MSTest
1 4 (11.43%) NUnit
1 4 (11.43%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (8.57%) Marketing
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Military
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
3 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
4 6 (17.14%) CSS
4 6 (17.14%) HTML
5 5 (14.29%) J2EE
5 5 (14.29%) WCF
6 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (11.43%) Castle Windsor
6 4 (11.43%) CSS3
6 4 (11.43%) HTML5
6 4 (11.43%) Ninject
6 4 (11.43%) Spring.NET
6 4 (11.43%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (11.43%) WinForms
6 4 (11.43%) WPF
7 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.71%) Java EE
7 2 (5.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) CUDA
2 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) MVC
3 8 (22.86%) Scrum
3 8 (22.86%) TDD
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) BDD
5 4 (11.43%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (11.43%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (11.43%) Kanban
5 4 (11.43%) Mathematics
5 4 (11.43%) MVVM
5 4 (11.43%) Web Application Development
6 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.57%) Information Security
6 3 (8.57%) Security Operations
6 3 (8.57%) SIEM
6 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) C#
2 9 (25.71%) Java
3 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) Python
5 4 (11.43%) SQL
6 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.71%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.86%) C
8 1 (2.86%) C++
8 1 (2.86%) Groovy
8 1 (2.86%) Perl
8 1 (2.86%) Scala
8 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (8.57%) MCP
2 3 (8.57%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CCENT
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco
2 1 (2.86%) Sage
2 1 (2.86%) Xamarin
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