The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 50 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 5 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.22% 1.64% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.68% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 4
Average salary £21,750 £20,600 £19,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.58% +5.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,700 £20,100 £18,300
10% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £20,700
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Graduate
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester 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
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
395 536 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 96.34% 97.81% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 320 473 315
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £23,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Graduate
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Leicester

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 7 (77.78%) Degree
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Marketing
5 3 (33.33%) Service Management
5 3 (33.33%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Internet
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) OO
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) C
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 2 (22.22%) REST

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) PBX
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) French Language
2 2 (22.22%) German Language
2 2 (22.22%) Italian Language
2 2 (22.22%) Spanish Language
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) C
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft