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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 68 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 38 81 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.74% 4.46% 4.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 4.71% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 31 75 54
Average salary £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
1309 1720 1492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.44% 94.66% 94.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 1339 1309
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 53 (75.71%) Degree
2 34 (48.57%) Computer Science
3 29 (41.43%) Software Engineering
4 28 (40.00%) Java
5 24 (34.29%) C++
5 24 (34.29%) OO
6 19 (27.14%) SQL
7 18 (25.71%) Mathematics
8 17 (24.29%) HTML
8 17 (24.29%) C
8 17 (24.29%) CSS
9 15 (21.43%) C#
9 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 15 (21.43%) Physics
10 13 (18.57%) OOD
11 12 (17.14%) Web Development
12 11 (15.71%) Mechatronics
13 8 (11.43%) Data Structures
13 8 (11.43%) Robotics
13 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (11.43%) PHP
14 7 (10.00%) Algorithms
15 6 (8.57%) Oracle
15 6 (8.57%) Python
15 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
15 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
16 5 (7.14%) AutoCAD
16 5 (7.14%) Autodesk
16 5 (7.14%) J2EE
16 5 (7.14%) MySQL

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (2.86%) IIS
1 2 (2.86%) JBoss
1 2 (2.86%) ArcGIS
1 2 (2.86%) Lync
2 1 (1.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.43%) Siemens NX
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (1.43%) DHCP
2 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) MySQL
1 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (7.14%) Electronics
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Military
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.29%) HTML
1 17 (24.29%) CSS
2 5 (7.14%) J2EE
2 5 (7.14%) Spring
2 5 (7.14%) jQuery
3 4 (5.71%) HTML5
3 4 (5.71%) CSS3
4 3 (4.29%) EJB
4 3 (4.29%) .NET
5 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.86%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.43%) REST
6 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.43%) JSON
6 1 (1.43%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.43%) Django
6 1 (1.43%) SOAP
6 1 (1.43%) Web Services
6 1 (1.43%) XML
6 1 (1.43%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (48.57%) Computer Science
2 18 (25.71%) Mathematics
3 15 (21.43%) Physics
4 11 (15.71%) Mechatronics
5 8 (11.43%) Robotics
5 8 (11.43%) Data Structures
6 7 (10.00%) Algorithms
7 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (5.71%) GIS
9 3 (4.29%) Device Driver
10 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.43%) Raspberry Pi
11 1 (1.43%) Remote Sensing
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) Solaris
3 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) Software Engineering
2 24 (34.29%) OO
3 13 (18.57%) OOD
4 12 (17.14%) Web Development
5 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.14%) Numerical Analysis
6 5 (7.14%) 3D Modelling
7 4 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (5.71%) TDD
7 4 (5.71%) MVC
7 4 (5.71%) OOP
8 3 (4.29%) Validation
8 3 (4.29%) Project Management
8 3 (4.29%) Logistics
8 3 (4.29%) Use Case
8 3 (4.29%) Release Management
8 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.29%) Multithreading
8 3 (4.29%) Open Source
9 2 (2.86%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) Java
2 24 (34.29%) C++
3 19 (27.14%) SQL
4 17 (24.29%) C
5 15 (21.43%) C#
5 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 8 (11.43%) PHP
7 6 (8.57%) Python
8 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.43%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.43%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 53 (75.71%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) MCP
3 1 (1.43%) HND
3 1 (1.43%) MCSE
3 1 (1.43%) PhD
3 1 (1.43%) CCNA
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Firmware
2 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Oracle
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Autodesk
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco
4 1 (1.43%) HP
4 1 (1.43%) ESRI
4 1 (1.43%) VMware
4 1 (1.43%) Google
4 1 (1.43%) WorldPay
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