The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 74 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 27 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.46% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 0.80% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 10
Average salary £25,000 £22,250 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% +8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,850 £20,000 £18,275
10% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £24,300 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
Graduate
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1066 997 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.00% 96.89% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 935 907 934
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Graduate
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Kent

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the Kent region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Kent

Graduate
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Kent region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
Tunbridge Wells +14 17 £30,000 +20.00% 3
Stansted - 4 £22,500 -
Sandwich - 1 £18,000 -
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
Graduate
South East

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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 17 (44.74%) Degree
2 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) Java
3 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (26.32%) XML
4 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
5 9 (23.68%) Eclipse
5 9 (23.68%) JSON
6 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
6 7 (18.42%) C#
6 7 (18.42%) Scrum
6 7 (18.42%) Android
7 6 (15.79%) OOD
7 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
7 6 (15.79%) .NET
7 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.79%) UML
7 6 (15.79%) OOP
7 6 (15.79%) Subversion
8 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Spring
8 5 (13.16%) Maven
8 5 (13.16%) AspectJ
8 5 (13.16%) AOP
8 5 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (13.16%) JIRA
8 5 (13.16%) RUP
8 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
8 5 (13.16%) Broadband
8 5 (13.16%) Linux

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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 5 (13.16%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Broadband
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) SQL CLR
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 9 (23.68%) Eclipse
3 6 (15.79%) Subversion
4 5 (13.16%) Ant
4 5 (13.16%) JIRA
4 5 (13.16%) Maven
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) XML
2 9 (23.68%) JSON
3 6 (15.79%) .NET
4 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
4 5 (13.16%) J2EE
4 5 (13.16%) JDBC
4 5 (13.16%) JSP
4 5 (13.16%) Servlets
4 5 (13.16%) Spring
5 4 (10.53%) Android SDK
5 4 (10.53%) HTML
5 4 (10.53%) OpenGL
5 4 (10.53%) REST
5 4 (10.53%) Web Services
6 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.26%) CSS
7 2 (5.26%) HTML5
8 1 (2.63%) jQuery
8 1 (2.63%) RESTful
8 1 (2.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Android
2 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Scrum
3 6 (15.79%) OOD
3 6 (15.79%) OOP
3 6 (15.79%) UML
4 5 (13.16%) AOP
4 5 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) RUP
4 5 (13.16%) Security Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) Android Development
5 4 (10.53%) CRM
5 4 (10.53%) Memory Management
5 4 (10.53%) Mobile Development
5 4 (10.53%) User Stories
6 3 (7.89%) Market Research
6 3 (7.89%) MVC
7 2 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 5 (13.16%) AspectJ
3 5 (13.16%) Objective-C
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) C
5 2 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) BT
1 5 (13.16%) IBM
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
3 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) F5
3 2 (5.26%) Forcepoint
3 2 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (2.63%) Sage
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £21000 Per Annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Advanced Business Software & Solutions Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
West Malling
The People Network
Salary: commission + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago