The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 53 54 69
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 70 65 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.83% 4.04% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.07% 4.34% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 66 51 53
Average salary £25,402 £27,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.91% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £30,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
Graduate
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1722 1498 1862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.20% 93.16% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1309 1624
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Graduate
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Cambridge

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 73 (57.94%) Computer Science
2 68 (53.97%) C#
3 62 (49.21%) Degree
4 52 (41.27%) .NET
5 49 (38.89%) Software Engineering
6 43 (34.13%) C++
6 43 (34.13%) Java
7 37 (29.37%) ASP.NET
8 33 (26.19%) Mathematics
9 31 (24.60%) Physics
10 30 (23.81%) HTML
10 30 (23.81%) SQL
11 27 (21.43%) Windows
12 26 (20.63%) MVC
12 26 (20.63%) Scrum
13 24 (19.05%) VB.NET
13 24 (19.05%) .NET Framework
13 24 (19.05%) WCF
14 23 (18.25%) WPF
14 23 (18.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (18.25%) Internet
15 22 (17.46%) JavaScript
15 22 (17.46%) WinForms
15 22 (17.46%) Web Application Development
16 21 (16.67%) TDD
16 21 (16.67%) CSS
17 20 (15.87%) VB
17 20 (15.87%) C
17 20 (15.87%) NUnit
17 20 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.38%) Simulink
2 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) SaaS
2 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.25%) Internet
2 2 (1.59%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.59%) Wireless
2 2 (1.59%) LTE
3 1 (0.79%) 4G
3 1 (0.79%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.79%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.79%) 3G
3 1 (0.79%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) MySQL
2 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.79%) MS Access
5 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (15.87%) NUnit
1 20 (15.87%) MSTest
1 20 (15.87%) Rhino Mocks
1 20 (15.87%) Moq
2 8 (6.35%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.97%) Maven
4 2 (1.59%) Subversion
5 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.79%) Hudson
5 1 (0.79%) CMake
5 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.79%) Ant
General
1 16 (12.70%) Finance
2 9 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.97%) Electronics
4 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.59%) Automotive
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (41.27%) .NET
2 37 (29.37%) ASP.NET
3 30 (23.81%) HTML
4 24 (19.05%) .NET Framework
4 24 (19.05%) WCF
5 23 (18.25%) WPF
5 23 (18.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (17.46%) WinForms
7 21 (16.67%) CSS
8 20 (15.87%) Spring.NET
8 20 (15.87%) Castle Windsor
8 20 (15.87%) Ninject
8 20 (15.87%) Razor View Engine
8 20 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 20 (15.87%) Unity DI Container
9 12 (9.52%) jQuery
10 8 (6.35%) HTML5
11 7 (5.56%) LAMP
11 7 (5.56%) CSS3
12 6 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (57.94%) Computer Science
2 33 (26.19%) Mathematics
3 31 (24.60%) Physics
4 20 (15.87%) Inversion of Control
5 9 (7.14%) Statistics
6 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (2.38%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.38%) Firmware
8 2 (1.59%) VHDL
8 2 (1.59%) Verilog
8 2 (1.59%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (1.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.59%) Social Media
8 2 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.59%) Open Source
9 1 (0.79%) Biology
9 1 (0.79%) Life Science
9 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.43%) Windows
2 19 (15.08%) Linux
3 3 (2.38%) UNIX
4 2 (1.59%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.59%) Android
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 26 (20.63%) MVC
2 26 (20.63%) Scrum
3 22 (17.46%) Web Application Development
4 21 (16.67%) TDD
5 20 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (15.87%) Kanban
5 20 (15.87%) Dependency Injection
5 20 (15.87%) MVVM
6 15 (11.90%) Web Development
7 14 (11.11%) OO
8 9 (7.14%) OOP
9 7 (5.56%) Machine Learning
9 7 (5.56%) Statistical Modelling
10 6 (4.76%) Software Testing
11 5 (3.97%) Computer Architecture
12 4 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (2.38%) OO PHP
14 2 (1.59%) Analytics
14 2 (1.59%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (53.97%) C#
2 43 (34.13%) C++
2 43 (34.13%) Java
3 30 (23.81%) SQL
4 24 (19.05%) VB.NET
5 22 (17.46%) JavaScript
6 20 (15.87%) VB
6 20 (15.87%) C
7 15 (11.90%) PHP
8 13 (10.32%) Perl
9 12 (9.52%) Python
10 4 (3.17%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.17%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.38%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.38%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.79%) VBA
12 1 (0.79%) Ruby
12 1 (0.79%) F#
12 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (49.21%) Degree
2 7 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.59%) Intel
2 2 (1.59%) Citrix
2 2 (1.59%) Avaya
2 2 (1.59%) Apple
2 2 (1.59%) IBM
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle
3 1 (0.79%) MKS
3 1 (0.79%) Perforce
3 1 (0.79%) Huawei
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