The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 128 116 136
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 65 80 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.69% 1.97% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.07% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 63 73 33
Average salary £21,500 £20,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.87% -4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,200 £19,100
10% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
Graduate
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3685 3859 3649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.79% 95.03% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3093 3186 3184
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Graduate
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Manchester

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Manchester

Graduate
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Altrincham -4 5 £21,500 +7.50% 2
Rochdale -1 2 £25,000 +31.57%
Sale -4 2 £21,500 +7.50%
Bolton - 2 £27,500 - 1
Oldham - 2 £20,000 -
Graduate
North West

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 96 (72.73%) Degree
2 56 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (38.64%) HTML
4 45 (34.09%) Java
4 45 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 42 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 40 (30.30%) CSS
7 36 (27.27%) .NET
8 34 (25.76%) SQL
9 31 (23.48%) C#
10 27 (20.45%) Finance
11 26 (19.70%) MVC
11 26 (19.70%) Project Management
11 26 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (18.18%) Oracle
12 24 (18.18%) Banking
13 23 (17.42%) C++
13 23 (17.42%) SDLC
14 21 (15.91%) Process Management
14 21 (15.91%) Retail
14 21 (15.91%) AngularJS
15 20 (15.15%) MySQL
15 20 (15.15%) Windows
16 18 (13.64%) Change Management
16 18 (13.64%) J2EE
17 17 (12.88%) Mathematics
17 17 (12.88%) jQuery
17 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
17 17 (12.88%) ASP.NET
17 17 (12.88%) Hibernate

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.03%) JBoss
2 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (8.33%) MS Office
2 4 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) VoIP
2 4 (3.03%) WLAN
2 4 (3.03%) Bluetooth
2 4 (3.03%) GPRS
2 4 (3.03%) GSM
2 4 (3.03%) DVB
2 4 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.03%) NFC
2 4 (3.03%) UMTS
3 2 (1.52%) ISDN
3 2 (1.52%) LAN
3 2 (1.52%) WAN
3 2 (1.52%) DNS
3 2 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.15%) MySQL
2 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) DB2
6 1 (0.76%) QlikView
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
2 11 (8.33%) Ant
2 11 (8.33%) Maven
3 10 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.27%) UltraEdit
5 2 (1.52%) Redmine
5 2 (1.52%) JUnit
5 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
General
1 27 (20.45%) Finance
2 24 (18.18%) Banking
3 21 (15.91%) Retail
4 16 (12.12%) Games
5 5 (3.79%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.03%) Automotive
6 4 (3.03%) Multimedia
7 3 (2.27%) Billing
7 3 (2.27%) Marketing
7 3 (2.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (38.64%) HTML
2 40 (30.30%) CSS
3 36 (27.27%) .NET
4 21 (15.91%) AngularJS
5 18 (13.64%) J2EE
6 17 (12.88%) ASP.NET
6 17 (12.88%) Hibernate
6 17 (12.88%) jQuery
7 16 (12.12%) Spring
7 16 (12.12%) HTML5
8 11 (8.33%) Spring MVC
8 11 (8.33%) Apache Flex
9 8 (6.06%) XML
10 6 (4.55%) JSP
11 5 (3.79%) Web Services
11 5 (3.79%) Flash
12 4 (3.03%) J2ME
12 4 (3.03%) SVG
12 4 (3.03%) OpenGL
12 4 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.88%) Mathematics
3 15 (11.36%) Mobile App
4 13 (9.85%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.79%) Social Media
6 4 (3.03%) MPEG
6 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.03%) Device Driver
6 4 (3.03%) iPhone
7 2 (1.52%) Physics
7 2 (1.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.76%) Economics
8 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.15%) Windows
2 12 (9.09%) Linux
3 4 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (3.03%) Nucleus RTOS
3 4 (3.03%) Android
3 4 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.03%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.03%) UNIX
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.70%) Project Management
2 26 (19.70%) MVC
3 23 (17.42%) SDLC
4 21 (15.91%) Process Management
5 18 (13.64%) Change Management
6 16 (12.12%) ITIL
7 15 (11.36%) PRINCE2
7 15 (11.36%) Service Management
8 14 (10.61%) Software Engineering
9 13 (9.85%) Information Security
9 13 (9.85%) Risk Management
10 10 (7.58%) Waterfall
10 10 (7.58%) BDD
11 9 (6.82%) E-Commerce
12 8 (6.06%) Web Development
13 7 (5.30%) OOP
13 7 (5.30%) OO
14 6 (4.55%) Business Analysis
14 6 (4.55%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.09%) Java
1 45 (34.09%) JavaScript
2 34 (25.76%) SQL
3 31 (23.48%) C#
4 23 (17.42%) C++
5 12 (9.09%) PHP
6 11 (8.33%) CoffeeScript
7 6 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.79%) C
9 4 (3.03%) ABAP
10 2 (1.52%) Groovy
10 2 (1.52%) VB
11 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (72.73%) Degree
2 8 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.27%) MCP
4 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.52%) MCSE
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.76%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 42 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.18%) Oracle
3 14 (10.61%) Capita
4 5 (3.79%) SAP
5 4 (3.03%) Symbian
6 2 (1.52%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) Telerik
7 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) McAfee
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) Tableau
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + £50k OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + progression, training,
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + progression, training,
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £22k per year + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £18000.00 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago