The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 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
Graduate
Rank 35 44 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.22% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.44% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £20,000 £21,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -4.25%
Graduate
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
221 225 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 90.20% 96.15% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 169 181 169
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Graduate
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Chester

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 1 (14.29%) Physics
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) XSL
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Economics
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) OO
1 1 (14.29%) MVC
1 1 (14.29%) Web Development
1 1 (14.29%) Time Management
1 1 (14.29%) DevOps
1 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) PHP
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
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