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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 87 81 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 35 42 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.04% 2.35% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 2.45% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 33 39 27
Average salary £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1640 1713 1646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.52% 95.91% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1361 1343
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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 +5 17 £25,000 - 1
Crewe -2 11 £20,000 - 1
Chester -5 2 £25,500 +10.86% 2
Runcorn -6 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £22,000 -
Northwich - 1 - -
Congleton - 1 £22,000 -
Knutsford - 1 £25,000 -
Graduate
North West

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 36 (59.02%) C#
1 36 (59.02%) .NET
2 33 (54.10%) Computer Science
3 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (45.90%) Scrum
4 28 (45.90%) VB
4 28 (45.90%) ASP.NET
5 27 (44.26%) VB.NET
5 27 (44.26%) TDD
5 27 (44.26%) .NET Framework
6 26 (42.62%) WinForms
6 26 (42.62%) Windows
7 25 (40.98%) Internet
7 25 (40.98%) MVC
7 25 (40.98%) NUnit
7 25 (40.98%) WCF
7 25 (40.98%) WPF
7 25 (40.98%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (40.98%) Kanban
7 25 (40.98%) Spring.NET
7 25 (40.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (40.98%) Dependency Injection
7 25 (40.98%) Inversion of Control
7 25 (40.98%) MSTest
7 25 (40.98%) MVVM
7 25 (40.98%) Rhino Mocks
7 25 (40.98%) Moq
7 25 (40.98%) Castle Windsor
7 25 (40.98%) Ninject
7 25 (40.98%) Web Application Development

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 3 (4.92%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) Lync
2 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.64%) SPSS
3 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.64%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 25 (40.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) NUnit
1 25 (40.98%) MSTest
1 25 (40.98%) Rhino Mocks
1 25 (40.98%) Moq
2 2 (3.28%) Mercurial
2 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) JUnit
2 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (6.56%) Retail
2 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (59.02%) .NET
2 28 (45.90%) ASP.NET
3 27 (44.26%) .NET Framework
4 26 (42.62%) WinForms
5 25 (40.98%) WCF
5 25 (40.98%) WPF
5 25 (40.98%) Spring.NET
5 25 (40.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (40.98%) Castle Windsor
5 25 (40.98%) Ninject
5 25 (40.98%) Unity DI Container
6 10 (16.39%) HTML
7 9 (14.75%) CSS
8 4 (6.56%) Hibernate
8 4 (6.56%) Spring
9 3 (4.92%) jQuery
10 2 (3.28%) HTML5
10 2 (3.28%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.28%) JSP
10 2 (3.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (54.10%) Computer Science
2 25 (40.98%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.92%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.28%) Physics
5 2 (3.28%) Statistics
6 1 (1.64%) Economics
6 1 (1.64%) Psychology
6 1 (1.64%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.64%) NHS
6 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.64%) BeagleBone
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Social Media
6 1 (1.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (42.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Scrum
3 27 (44.26%) TDD
4 25 (40.98%) MVC
4 25 (40.98%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (40.98%) Kanban
4 25 (40.98%) Dependency Injection
4 25 (40.98%) MVVM
4 25 (40.98%) Web Application Development
5 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.84%) OO
5 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.56%) OOP
6 4 (6.56%) Logistics
7 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.28%) Market Research
8 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.28%) Mobile Development
8 2 (3.28%) Project Management
8 2 (3.28%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) C#
2 28 (45.90%) VB
3 27 (44.26%) VB.NET
4 18 (29.51%) SQL
5 11 (18.03%) Java
6 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.20%) C++
8 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.28%) C
9 2 (3.28%) Python
10 1 (1.64%) VBA
10 1 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (1.64%) VC++
10 1 (1.64%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Minitab
4 1 (1.64%) Sony
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