The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 28 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 4 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 3.10% 0.68% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 0.71% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 5
Average salary £25,250 £21,500 £17,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.44% +22.85%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
Graduate
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
127 140 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 98.45% 94.59% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 116 128 108
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Graduate
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Bolton

Graduate
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) MFC
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon SQS

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) MFC
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree