The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 150 131 129
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 30 45 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.90% 1.39% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.44% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16 41 27
Average salary £21,500 £21,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £18,000 £19,300
10% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £23,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
Graduate
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3244 3121 2848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.04% 96.18% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2605 2441 2439
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Graduate
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Leeds

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 48 (65.75%) Degree
2 45 (61.64%) C#
2 45 (61.64%) .NET
3 32 (43.84%) Java
3 32 (43.84%) ASP.NET
4 25 (34.25%) SQL Server
5 23 (31.51%) HTML
6 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
7 16 (21.92%) SQL
8 13 (17.81%) C++
8 13 (17.81%) Visual Studio
9 12 (16.44%) PHP
9 12 (16.44%) CSS
9 12 (16.44%) MVC
9 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (16.44%) Computer Science
10 11 (15.07%) Mathematics
11 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
12 9 (12.33%) VB.NET
12 9 (12.33%) E-Commerce
12 9 (12.33%) Software Engineering
13 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
14 7 (9.59%) MySQL
14 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
15 6 (8.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 6 (8.22%) XML
15 6 (8.22%) XSD
15 6 (8.22%) UML

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (5.48%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Force.com
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (34.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (9.59%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.37%) ProC
3 1 (1.37%) Subversion
3 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.37%) Bazaar
3 1 (1.37%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.37%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (61.64%) .NET
2 32 (43.84%) ASP.NET
3 23 (31.51%) HTML
4 12 (16.44%) CSS
5 6 (8.22%) XML
5 6 (8.22%) XSD
5 6 (8.22%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.48%) jQuery
7 3 (4.11%) Django
8 2 (2.74%) HTML5
8 2 (2.74%) LAMP
8 2 (2.74%) WPF
8 2 (2.74%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.74%) Flash
8 2 (2.74%) J2EE
9 1 (1.37%) ADO
9 1 (1.37%) Struts
9 1 (1.37%) XHTML
9 1 (1.37%) WinForms
9 1 (1.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Computer Science
2 11 (15.07%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.85%) Statistics
4 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Open Source
6 1 (1.37%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Windows
1 4 (5.48%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) UNIX
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) MVC
1 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.33%) Software Engineering
2 9 (12.33%) E-Commerce
3 6 (8.22%) B2B
3 6 (8.22%) B2C
3 6 (8.22%) UML
3 6 (8.22%) Web Application Development
4 4 (5.48%) Time Management
5 3 (4.11%) TDD
5 3 (4.11%) OO
6 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.74%) Volume Testing
7 1 (1.37%) Document Management
7 1 (1.37%) Analytics
7 1 (1.37%) Android Development
7 1 (1.37%) Line Management
7 1 (1.37%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.37%) Marketing Strategy
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 45 (61.64%) C#
2 32 (43.84%) Java
3 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.92%) SQL
5 13 (17.81%) C++
6 12 (16.44%) PHP
7 9 (12.33%) VB.NET
8 6 (8.22%) Python
8 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.11%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.74%) Perl
11 1 (1.37%) VB
11 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.37%) PHP5
11 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (65.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) CCNA
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) Facebook
3 1 (1.37%) LexisNexis