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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 43 40 77
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 74 78 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.56% 5.34% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.79% 5.53% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66 72 34
Average salary £25,804 £26,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.75% -11.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
1546 1411 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.20% 96.58% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1232 1183 1380
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,700 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 January 2015.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 84 (56.00%) Degree
1 84 (56.00%) Computer Science
2 74 (49.33%) Software Engineering
3 52 (34.67%) HTML
4 51 (34.00%) SQL
5 49 (32.67%) C#
6 47 (31.33%) C
7 43 (28.67%) CSS
8 39 (26.00%) JavaScript
9 38 (25.33%) C++
10 36 (24.00%) .NET
11 34 (22.67%) Java
12 30 (20.00%) Linux
13 27 (18.00%) PHP
14 26 (17.33%) Visual Studio
15 24 (16.00%) Finance
16 23 (15.33%) MySQL
16 23 (15.33%) SQL Server
16 23 (15.33%) Python
17 22 (14.67%) Perl
17 22 (14.67%) Web Development
17 22 (14.67%) Web Application Development
18 21 (14.00%) Windows
19 20 (13.33%) jQuery
20 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
20 18 (12.00%) ASP.NET
21 17 (11.33%) OO
21 17 (11.33%) SharePoint
22 15 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
23 13 (8.67%) Internet

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 17 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.33%) MS Office
4 1 (0.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.67%) Internet
2 7 (4.67%) Wireless
3 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.00%) DNS
4 3 (2.00%) Intranet
4 3 (2.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 3 (2.00%) DHCP
5 1 (0.67%) LTE
5 1 (0.67%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.67%) TETRA
5 1 (0.67%) OSPF
5 1 (0.67%) BGP
5 1 (0.67%) SS7
5 1 (0.67%) Firewall
5 1 (0.67%) LAN
5 1 (0.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.67%) VoIP
5 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.33%) MySQL
1 23 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.33%) MS Access
6 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (17.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.67%) Maven
2 4 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (16.00%) Finance
2 10 (6.67%) Electronics
3 9 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.67%) Marketing
5 3 (2.00%) Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Billing
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (34.67%) HTML
2 43 (28.67%) CSS
3 36 (24.00%) .NET
4 20 (13.33%) jQuery
5 18 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 12 (8.00%) XHTML
6 12 (8.00%) LAMP
6 12 (8.00%) HTML5
6 12 (8.00%) CSS3
7 11 (7.33%) XML
8 7 (4.67%) STL
8 7 (4.67%) MFC
8 7 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (4.00%) WCF
9 6 (4.00%) WPF
10 5 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (3.33%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.67%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (2.67%) Ajax
11 4 (2.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 84 (56.00%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.00%) Mathematics
4 11 (7.33%) Algorithms
5 9 (6.00%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.67%) Internet of Things
6 7 (4.67%) User Experience
6 7 (4.67%) Open Source
6 7 (4.67%) Physics
7 6 (4.00%) Robotics
7 6 (4.00%) Mechatronics
8 4 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.00%) Smartphone
9 3 (2.00%) Visualisation
9 3 (2.00%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.00%) Linux
2 21 (14.00%) Windows
3 11 (7.33%) Windows 8
4 5 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (49.33%) Software Engineering
2 22 (14.67%) Web Development
2 22 (14.67%) Web Application Development
3 17 (11.33%) OO
4 12 (8.00%) MVC
5 11 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.67%) OOD
7 6 (4.00%) Multithreading
7 6 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.33%) Computer Architecture
8 5 (3.33%) TDD
9 4 (2.67%) Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (2.67%) Scrum
9 4 (2.67%) Project Management
9 4 (2.67%) Coaching
9 4 (2.67%) Line Management
10 3 (2.00%) Low Latency
10 3 (2.00%) Analytics
10 3 (2.00%) CRM
11 2 (1.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.00%) SQL
2 49 (32.67%) C#
3 47 (31.33%) C
4 39 (26.00%) JavaScript
5 38 (25.33%) C++
6 34 (22.67%) Java
7 27 (18.00%) PHP
8 23 (15.33%) Python
9 22 (14.67%) Perl
10 6 (4.00%) MATLAB
11 5 (3.33%) Embedded C
12 4 (2.67%) Embedded C++
12 4 (2.67%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.33%) VBA
14 2 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 84 (56.00%) Degree
2 11 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.67%) MCDST
3 10 (6.67%) MCITP
3 10 (6.67%) MCSE
3 10 (6.67%) MCSA
4 4 (2.67%) PhD
5 1 (0.67%) ISEB
5 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.00%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.00%) Firmware
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.67%) Citrix
2 10 (6.67%) VMware
3 9 (6.00%) Oracle
4 5 (3.33%) Google
5 4 (2.67%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (2.67%) Apple
6 2 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (0.67%) Progress
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco
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