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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 92 103 72
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 24 14 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.33% 0.88% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.94% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 53
Average salary £25,000 £22,750 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.89% -3.19%
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
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
1691 1494 2050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.89% 93.43% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1407 1166 1747
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
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
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 27 January 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 +19 14 £25,000 - 4
Chester +10 3 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Wilmslow -3 3 £19,000 -27.61%
Knutsford - 3 £22,000 - 1
Nantwich - 1 £18,000 -
Graduate
North West

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 40 (64.52%) C#
2 39 (62.90%) .NET
3 33 (53.23%) ASP.NET
3 33 (53.23%) Computer Science
4 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (43.55%) MVC
6 26 (41.94%) VB.NET
6 26 (41.94%) .NET Framework
7 25 (40.32%) VB
8 24 (38.71%) Scrum
8 24 (38.71%) WinForms
8 24 (38.71%) TDD
8 24 (38.71%) NUnit
8 24 (38.71%) Internet
8 24 (38.71%) Windows
8 24 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (38.71%) Spring.NET
8 24 (38.71%) WCF
8 24 (38.71%) WPF
8 24 (38.71%) Kanban
8 24 (38.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (38.71%) Dependency Injection
8 24 (38.71%) Inversion of Control
8 24 (38.71%) MSTest
8 24 (38.71%) MVVM
8 24 (38.71%) Rhino Mocks
8 24 (38.71%) Moq
8 24 (38.71%) Castle Windsor
8 24 (38.71%) Ninject
8 24 (38.71%) Web Application Development

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (3.23%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.61%) nginx
2 1 (1.61%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.71%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (38.71%) NUnit
1 24 (38.71%) MSTest
1 24 (38.71%) Rhino Mocks
1 24 (38.71%) Moq
2 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Games
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (62.90%) .NET
2 33 (53.23%) ASP.NET
3 26 (41.94%) .NET Framework
4 24 (38.71%) WCF
4 24 (38.71%) WPF
4 24 (38.71%) WinForms
4 24 (38.71%) Spring.NET
4 24 (38.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (38.71%) Castle Windsor
4 24 (38.71%) Ninject
4 24 (38.71%) Unity DI Container
5 7 (11.29%) HTML
6 5 (8.06%) jQuery
7 4 (6.45%) CSS
8 3 (4.84%) HTML5
8 3 (4.84%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (53.23%) Computer Science
2 24 (38.71%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.23%) Social Network
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.61%) Statistics
4 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) MVC
3 24 (38.71%) Scrum
3 24 (38.71%) TDD
3 24 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (38.71%) Kanban
3 24 (38.71%) Dependency Injection
3 24 (38.71%) MVVM
3 24 (38.71%) Web Application Development
4 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.45%) Monte Carlo Method
5 4 (6.45%) Analytics
6 3 (4.84%) OO
7 2 (3.23%) ITIL
7 2 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.23%) Web Development
8 1 (1.61%) Network Design
8 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.61%) Web Design
8 1 (1.61%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 40 (64.52%) C#
2 26 (41.94%) VB.NET
3 25 (40.32%) VB
4 11 (17.74%) Java
5 10 (16.13%) SQL
6 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.61%) VMware
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) SAP
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