The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Graduate
Rank 135 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 2 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% - 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% - 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £20,250 - £19,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
IT 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
1829 1577 1949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.05% 94.71% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1297 1613
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Graduate in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IT Graduate
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Graduate across the Cheshire region.

IT Graduate Salary Trend in Cheshire

IT 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 IT Graduate within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Chester - 2 £20,250 -
IT Graduate
North West

IT Graduate
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft