The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 41 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 7 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.55% 1.09% 4.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 1.13% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 7
Average salary £21,500 £26,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.30% +15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,100 £23,200 £17,700
10% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,800 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Graduate
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
268 177 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 97.81% 96.20% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 237 160 306
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Graduate
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 22 (95.65%) Degree
2 19 (82.61%) Computer Science
3 17 (73.91%) C
3 17 (73.91%) C++
4 16 (69.57%) Software Engineering
5 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
6 11 (47.83%) Ada
7 10 (43.48%) Aerospace
8 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
8 6 (26.09%) Internet
8 6 (26.09%) Digital Media
9 5 (21.74%) Python
9 5 (21.74%) Linux
9 5 (21.74%) C#
9 5 (21.74%) Java
10 4 (17.39%) HTML
10 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
10 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
10 4 (17.39%) MVC
10 4 (17.39%) HTML5
10 4 (17.39%) jQuery
10 4 (17.39%) Ruby
11 3 (13.04%) Computer Forensics
11 3 (13.04%) Windows
11 3 (13.04%) Electronics
11 3 (13.04%) UML
11 3 (13.04%) OO
11 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (13.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (8.70%) Physics

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Internet
2 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (43.48%) Aerospace
2 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.04%) Electronics
4 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
1 4 (17.39%) jQuery
1 4 (17.39%) HTML5
2 3 (13.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (82.61%) Computer Science
2 6 (26.09%) Digital Media
3 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (8.70%) Firmware
4 2 (8.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Software Engineering
2 4 (17.39%) MVC
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (13.04%) UML
3 3 (13.04%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) Regression Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security
4 2 (8.70%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.35%) RUP
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) C
1 17 (73.91%) C++
2 11 (47.83%) Ada
3 5 (21.74%) Python
3 5 (21.74%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
4 4 (17.39%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (95.65%) Degree
2 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared