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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 76 86 100
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 49 26 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.53% 1.62% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 1.72% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 49 25 35
Average salary £23,000 £21,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.97% -14.00%
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
1818 1508 2076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.95% 93.78% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1451 1223 1780
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 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 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 1 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 -5 17 £25,000 - 1
Macclesfield +8 7 £20,000 -6.97%
Wilmslow -5 6 £26,000 +30.00% 1
Chester -5 3 £23,500 +11.90%
Runcorn - 1 £22,500 -
Graduate
North West

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 52 (65.00%) .NET
2 50 (62.50%) C#
3 42 (52.50%) ASP.NET
4 37 (46.25%) Computer Science
5 31 (38.75%) TDD
5 31 (38.75%) MVC
6 29 (36.25%) VB
6 29 (36.25%) VB.NET
7 27 (33.75%) .NET Framework
7 27 (33.75%) WinForms
7 27 (33.75%) Windows
8 26 (32.50%) Internet
8 26 (32.50%) Scrum
8 26 (32.50%) NUnit
8 26 (32.50%) WCF
8 26 (32.50%) WPF
8 26 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (32.50%) Kanban
8 26 (32.50%) Spring.NET
8 26 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (32.50%) Dependency Injection
8 26 (32.50%) Inversion of Control
8 26 (32.50%) MSTest
8 26 (32.50%) MVVM
8 26 (32.50%) Rhino Mocks
8 26 (32.50%) Moq
8 26 (32.50%) Castle Windsor
8 26 (32.50%) Ninject
8 26 (32.50%) Web Application Development
8 26 (32.50%) Unity DI Container

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 4 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (1.25%) WordPress
2 1 (1.25%) nginx
2 1 (1.25%) IIS
2 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.50%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) WAN
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (32.50%) NUnit
1 26 (32.50%) MSTest
1 26 (32.50%) Rhino Mocks
1 26 (32.50%) Moq
2 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (65.00%) .NET
2 42 (52.50%) ASP.NET
3 27 (33.75%) WinForms
3 27 (33.75%) .NET Framework
4 26 (32.50%) WCF
4 26 (32.50%) WPF
4 26 (32.50%) Spring.NET
4 26 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (32.50%) Castle Windsor
4 26 (32.50%) Ninject
4 26 (32.50%) Unity DI Container
5 24 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 24 (30.00%) Razor View Engine
6 12 (15.00%) HTML
7 9 (11.25%) CSS
8 5 (6.25%) Web Services
9 4 (5.00%) GWT
9 4 (5.00%) jQuery
9 4 (5.00%) HTML5
10 3 (3.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (46.25%) Computer Science
2 26 (32.50%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (11.25%) Mathematics
4 8 (10.00%) Physics
5 5 (6.25%) Economics
5 5 (6.25%) Statistics
6 2 (2.50%) Mobile Games
6 2 (2.50%) Social Network
7 1 (1.25%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) MVC
1 31 (38.75%) TDD
2 26 (32.50%) Scrum
2 26 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (32.50%) Kanban
2 26 (32.50%) Dependency Injection
2 26 (32.50%) MVVM
2 26 (32.50%) Web Application Development
3 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering
4 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (6.25%) Monte Carlo Method
4 5 (6.25%) Web Development
5 4 (5.00%) Refactoring
5 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (5.00%) User Stories
5 4 (5.00%) BDD
5 4 (5.00%) Project Management
5 4 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.00%) OOD
5 4 (5.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 50 (62.50%) C#
2 29 (36.25%) VB
2 29 (36.25%) VB.NET
3 15 (18.75%) SQL
4 12 (15.00%) Java
4 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.25%) C++
7 4 (5.00%) C
7 4 (5.00%) Python
8 2 (2.50%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) VB6
9 1 (1.25%) ABAP
9 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) SAP
3 4 (5.00%) IBM
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) Business Objects
3 4 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (1.25%) VMware
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lymm, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Neston, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago