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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 69 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 24 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.43% 1.79% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 1.84% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 19 15 8
Average salary £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,400 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
956 1035 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.76% 97.27% 95.21%
Number of salaries quoted 786 903 662
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 23 September 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
Maidstone +4 5 £21,000 -16.00% 1
Folkestone - 5 £25,000 -
Dartford -2 4 £27,500 +1.85%
West Malling - 1 £25,000 -
Graduate
South East

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 25 (59.52%) .NET
2 22 (52.38%) C#
3 21 (50.00%) SQL
4 17 (40.48%) Degree
5 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 14 (33.33%) Oracle
7 13 (30.95%) VB.NET
8 11 (26.19%) CRM
8 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET
10 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
11 7 (16.67%) XML
12 6 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (14.29%) Documentum
12 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL
12 6 (14.29%) CTI
12 6 (14.29%) Finance
12 6 (14.29%) Thunderhead
13 5 (11.90%) Java
13 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
13 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
13 5 (11.90%) Marketing
13 5 (11.90%) System Testing
14 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (9.52%) Windows
14 4 (9.52%) CSS
14 4 (9.52%) HTML
14 4 (9.52%) Adobe
14 4 (9.52%) MVC
15 3 (7.14%) Firewall

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 6 (14.29%) Documentum
2 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) CTI
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.76%) MySQL
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) OLAP
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (59.52%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 7 (16.67%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) HTML
4 4 (9.52%) CSS
4 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.14%) HTML5
5 3 (7.14%) CSS3
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (4.76%) WPF
7 1 (2.38%) WinForms
7 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) iPhone
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) AIX
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) CRM
2 5 (11.90%) System Testing
3 4 (9.52%) MVC
4 3 (7.14%) Web Design
4 3 (7.14%) Information Security
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) OO
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Business Development
5 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.76%) Coaching
5 2 (4.76%) Logistics
6 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Scrum
6 1 (2.38%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) C#
2 21 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (30.95%) VB.NET
4 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.90%) Java
6 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.76%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.76%) QA
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) Thunderhead
4 4 (9.52%) Adobe
5 3 (7.14%) Apple
5 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) Google
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