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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 98 91 76
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 10 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.92% 1.00% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.05% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 1
Average salary £23,250 £20,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.41% -8.88%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
1047 1044 688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.23% 94.57% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 947 903 595
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015. 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 +8 1 £25,000 +53.84% 1
Tonbridge - 1 £24,000 -
Graduate
South East

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (45.95%) HTML
1 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (40.54%) Oracle
3 14 (37.84%) .NET
3 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 13 (35.14%) SQL
4 13 (35.14%) CSS
5 12 (32.43%) Degree
6 11 (29.73%) C#
6 11 (29.73%) MVC
7 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
7 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
7 9 (24.32%) OO
8 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
8 8 (21.62%) MySQL
8 8 (21.62%) Java
8 8 (21.62%) Finance
9 7 (18.92%) PHP
9 7 (18.92%) Windows
10 6 (16.22%) OOD
10 6 (16.22%) Hibernate
10 6 (16.22%) Project Management
10 6 (16.22%) JSON
10 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.22%) Spring
10 6 (16.22%) Maven
10 6 (16.22%) REST
11 5 (13.51%) Web Development
11 5 (13.51%) Firewall
11 5 (13.51%) Management Information System

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (8.11%) Node.js
2 2 (5.41%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) Lync
3 1 (2.70%) Documentum
3 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.70%) PrintSoft PReS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) CTI
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) MySQL
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.41%) EDMS
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.70%) MS Access
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Maven
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) HTML
2 14 (37.84%) .NET
3 13 (35.14%) CSS
4 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
5 6 (16.22%) Hibernate
5 6 (16.22%) JSON
5 6 (16.22%) Spring
5 6 (16.22%) REST
6 4 (10.81%) XML
7 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (8.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (8.11%) HTML5
7 3 (8.11%) CSS3
7 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (8.11%) jQuery
8 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) iPhone
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) GIS
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) AIX
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) MVC
2 9 (24.32%) OO
3 6 (16.22%) OOD
3 6 (16.22%) Project Management
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Web Development
4 5 (13.51%) Information Security
5 4 (10.81%) System Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (8.11%) Document Management
6 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Time Management
7 2 (5.41%) CRM
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.70%) SIEM
8 1 (2.70%) Change Control
8 1 (2.70%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 11 (29.73%) C#
4 8 (21.62%) Java
5 7 (18.92%) PHP
6 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
7 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.70%) VBScript
8 1 (2.70%) VB
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Oracle
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) Apple
3 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.70%) Google
4 1 (2.70%) Thunderhead
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum incl. benefits and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
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Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £14,000 to £18,000 per annum
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