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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 88 101 103
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 25 24 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.46% 1.34% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.38% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 27
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,650 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.12%
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
1610 1739 1780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.26% 96.77% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1267 1398
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £52,500
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
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 24 April 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 +11 15 £25,000 - 1
Chester +7 5 £20,000 -13.04% 5
Northwich - 1 £20,000 -
Graduate
North West

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 35 (71.43%) .NET
2 33 (67.35%) C#
3 31 (63.27%) Computer Science
4 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (59.18%) VB.NET
4 29 (59.18%) ASP.NET
5 28 (57.14%) .NET Framework
6 26 (53.06%) Scrum
6 26 (53.06%) MVC
7 25 (51.02%) WinForms
7 25 (51.02%) TDD
7 25 (51.02%) NUnit
7 25 (51.02%) Internet
7 25 (51.02%) Windows
7 25 (51.02%) VB
7 25 (51.02%) Spring.NET
7 25 (51.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (51.02%) Dependency Injection
7 25 (51.02%) Inversion of Control
7 25 (51.02%) MSTest
7 25 (51.02%) MVVM
7 25 (51.02%) Rhino Mocks
7 25 (51.02%) Moq
7 25 (51.02%) Castle Windsor
7 25 (51.02%) Ninject
7 25 (51.02%) Web Application Development
7 25 (51.02%) Unity DI Container
7 25 (51.02%) Kanban
7 25 (51.02%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (51.02%) WCF

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (6.12%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.04%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) FastStats
3 1 (2.04%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 25 (51.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) NUnit
1 25 (51.02%) MSTest
1 25 (51.02%) Rhino Mocks
1 25 (51.02%) Moq
2 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Games
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (71.43%) .NET
2 29 (59.18%) ASP.NET
3 28 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 25 (51.02%) WCF
4 25 (51.02%) WPF
4 25 (51.02%) WinForms
4 25 (51.02%) Spring.NET
4 25 (51.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (51.02%) Castle Windsor
4 25 (51.02%) Ninject
4 25 (51.02%) Unity DI Container
5 5 (10.20%) HTML
5 5 (10.20%) CSS
6 3 (6.12%) jQuery
6 3 (6.12%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.08%) HTML5
7 2 (4.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (63.27%) Computer Science
2 25 (51.02%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.08%) Physics
4 2 (4.08%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.08%) Statistics
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Economics
5 1 (2.04%) Psychology
5 1 (2.04%) Social Media
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) Scrum
2 26 (53.06%) MVC
3 25 (51.02%) TDD
3 25 (51.02%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (51.02%) Kanban
3 25 (51.02%) Dependency Injection
3 25 (51.02%) MVVM
3 25 (51.02%) Web Application Development
4 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.16%) OO
7 2 (4.08%) SEO
7 2 (4.08%) OOP
7 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) Analytics
7 2 (4.08%) Market Research
7 2 (4.08%) Mobile Development
7 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (67.35%) C#
2 29 (59.18%) VB.NET
3 25 (51.02%) VB
4 8 (16.33%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) Java
5 4 (8.16%) C++
6 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Python
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Minitab
4 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
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