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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 25 36 60
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.69% 1.87% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.96% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 3
Average salary £22,500 £21,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -6.52%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +2.17%
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
161 204 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 90.96% 95.33% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 125 136 296
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
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 3 March 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Games
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Sitecore
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Umbraco
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Market Research
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) VCP4
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Sitecore
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago