The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cheshire region that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 68 80 109
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 28 37 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.46% 2.57% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.64% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 24
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
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
1101 1400 1791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.92% 97.15% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 905 1236 1564
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region that featured Graduate in the job title.

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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +16 16 £25,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 9 £25,000 -
Chester +5 3 £30,000 +7.14% 1
Graduate
North West

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 40 (71.43%) C#
1 40 (71.43%) .NET
2 39 (69.64%) ASP.NET
3 38 (67.86%) MVC
4 36 (64.29%) VB.NET
5 25 (44.64%) Windows
5 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (44.64%) WCF
6 24 (42.86%) .NET Framework
6 24 (42.86%) Computer Science
6 24 (42.86%) MVVM
6 24 (42.86%) TDD
6 24 (42.86%) VB
7 23 (41.07%) Internet
7 23 (41.07%) NUnit
7 23 (41.07%) Scrum
7 23 (41.07%) WinForms
7 23 (41.07%) Rhino Mocks
7 23 (41.07%) Moq
7 23 (41.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (41.07%) Dependency Injection
7 23 (41.07%) Inversion of Control
7 23 (41.07%) MSTest
7 23 (41.07%) Spring.NET
7 23 (41.07%) WPF
7 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (41.07%) Kanban
7 23 (41.07%) Castle Windsor
7 23 (41.07%) Ninject
7 23 (41.07%) Web Application Development

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) Internet
2 2 (3.57%) DHCP
2 2 (3.57%) DNS
2 2 (3.57%) Wireless
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) MySQL
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Big Data
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) Moq
1 23 (41.07%) MSTest
1 23 (41.07%) NUnit
1 23 (41.07%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.71%) Billing
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (71.43%) .NET
2 39 (69.64%) ASP.NET
3 25 (44.64%) WCF
4 24 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 23 (41.07%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (41.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 23 (41.07%) Castle Windsor
5 23 (41.07%) Ninject
5 23 (41.07%) Spring.NET
5 23 (41.07%) Unity DI Container
5 23 (41.07%) WinForms
5 23 (41.07%) WPF
6 17 (30.36%) CSS
6 17 (30.36%) HTML
7 16 (28.57%) jQuery
8 14 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.57%) HTML5
10 1 (1.79%) CSS3
10 1 (1.79%) REST
10 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 23 (41.07%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) iSeries
4 2 (3.57%) iPad
4 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (67.86%) MVC
2 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.86%) MVVM
3 24 (42.86%) TDD
4 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (41.07%) Dependency Injection
4 23 (41.07%) Kanban
4 23 (41.07%) Scrum
4 23 (41.07%) Web Application Development
5 7 (12.50%) ITIL
5 7 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.57%) Front End Development
7 2 (3.57%) OOP
7 2 (3.57%) SEO
7 2 (3.57%) Web Development
8 1 (1.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 40 (71.43%) C#
2 36 (64.29%) VB.NET
3 24 (42.86%) VB
4 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
5 12 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (5.36%) Java
6 3 (5.36%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
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