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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 86 95 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 9 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.94% 0.98% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.02% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 9
Average salary £22,500 £21,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -23.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,950 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
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
909 1175 1156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.98% 96.15% 94.06%
Number of salaries quoted 823 965 972
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £55,000
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 27 April 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
Canterbury - 3 £25,000 -
Whitstable - 1 £22,000 -
Graduate
South East

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 10 (55.56%) HTML
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) CSS
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) Degree
5 6 (33.33%) PHP
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (33.33%) jQuery
5 6 (33.33%) Node.js
6 5 (27.78%) .NET
6 5 (27.78%) JSON
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (22.22%) MVC
7 4 (22.22%) C#
7 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
7 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 3 (16.67%) Dojo
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (16.67%) Time Management
8 3 (16.67%) Android
8 3 (16.67%) HTML5
8 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
8 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 3 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 3 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (16.67%) Android Development
8 3 (16.67%) iOS Development
8 3 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 6 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) PrintSoft PReS
2 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (11.11%) MySQL
4 2 (11.11%) SQL CLR
5 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (5.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Maven
General
1 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) CSS
3 6 (33.33%) jQuery
4 5 (27.78%) .NET
4 5 (27.78%) JSON
5 3 (16.67%) Dojo
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (16.67%) HTML5
5 3 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (11.11%) REST
6 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
6 2 (11.11%) Spring
7 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
1 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) MVC
3 3 (16.67%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) RAD
3 3 (16.67%) Web Development
3 3 (16.67%) Time Management
3 3 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (16.67%) Android Development
3 3 (16.67%) iOS Development
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) OOD
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Process Management
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) ETL
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) BCP
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) PHP
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.56%) VBA
6 1 (5.56%) VBScript
6 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
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