The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 88 95 104
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 44 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.25% 1.41% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 1.50% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 44 22 30
Average salary £23,250 £23,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Graduate
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1830 1467 2006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.56% 93.98% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1485 1200 1661
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Graduate
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Cheshire

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Graduate
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 15 £25,000 - 1
Macclesfield +7 6 £19,000 -11.62%
Wilmslow -2 6 £26,000 +30.00% 1
Chester +1 3 £23,500 +11.90%
Graduate
North West

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 50 (64.94%) C#
2 48 (62.34%) .NET
3 42 (54.55%) ASP.NET
4 33 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 32 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (40.26%) TDD
6 31 (40.26%) MVC
7 29 (37.66%) VB
7 29 (37.66%) VB.NET
8 27 (35.06%) .NET Framework
8 27 (35.06%) Windows
8 27 (35.06%) WinForms
9 26 (33.77%) Scrum
9 26 (33.77%) Internet
9 26 (33.77%) NUnit
9 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (33.77%) Kanban
9 26 (33.77%) WCF
9 26 (33.77%) WPF
9 26 (33.77%) Spring.NET
9 26 (33.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (33.77%) Dependency Injection
9 26 (33.77%) Inversion of Control
9 26 (33.77%) MSTest
9 26 (33.77%) MVVM
9 26 (33.77%) Rhino Mocks
9 26 (33.77%) Moq
9 26 (33.77%) Castle Windsor
9 26 (33.77%) Ninject
9 26 (33.77%) Web Application Development

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (1.30%) Apache
1 1 (1.30%) IIS
1 1 (1.30%) WordPress
1 1 (1.30%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.77%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) WAN
2 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (33.77%) NUnit
1 26 (33.77%) MSTest
1 26 (33.77%) Rhino Mocks
1 26 (33.77%) Moq
2 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.19%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Marketing
3 2 (2.60%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (62.34%) .NET
2 42 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 27 (35.06%) .NET Framework
3 27 (35.06%) WinForms
4 26 (33.77%) WCF
4 26 (33.77%) WPF
4 26 (33.77%) Spring.NET
4 26 (33.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (33.77%) Castle Windsor
4 26 (33.77%) Ninject
4 26 (33.77%) Unity DI Container
5 22 (28.57%) Razor View Engine
5 22 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 12 (15.58%) HTML
7 9 (11.69%) CSS
8 5 (6.49%) Web Services
9 4 (5.19%) GWT
9 4 (5.19%) jQuery
9 4 (5.19%) HTML5
10 3 (3.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 26 (33.77%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (6.49%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.49%) Economics
3 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Physics
5 2 (2.60%) Social Network
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.30%) Linux
2 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.26%) TDD
2 31 (40.26%) MVC
3 26 (33.77%) Scrum
3 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (33.77%) Kanban
3 26 (33.77%) Dependency Injection
3 26 (33.77%) MVVM
3 26 (33.77%) Web Application Development
4 5 (6.49%) Monte Carlo Method
4 5 (6.49%) Web Development
4 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
5 4 (5.19%) User Stories
5 4 (5.19%) Pair Programming
5 4 (5.19%) Refactoring
5 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
5 4 (5.19%) BDD
5 4 (5.19%) OOD
6 2 (2.60%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 50 (64.94%) C#
2 29 (37.66%) VB
2 29 (37.66%) VB.NET
3 15 (19.48%) SQL
4 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.39%) Java
6 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.60%) PHP
8 1 (1.30%) Perl
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) ABAP
8 1 (1.30%) VBA
8 1 (1.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (25.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) Google
2 4 (5.19%) IBM
3 1 (1.30%) VMware
3 1 (1.30%) SAP
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Manchester, North West
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lymm, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago