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 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 139 148 105
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 53 29 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.26% 0.78% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.82% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 43 26 81
Average salary £22,500 £20,000 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,100 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £25,000 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
3960 3525 4178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.49% 94.86% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3416 3074 3749
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Wigan -6 7 £19,250 +20.31%
Bolton +9 4 £25,250 +17.44%
Altrincham -1 4 £20,000 -13.04% 2
Stockport -10 4 £19,000 -24.00% 2
Graduate
North West

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 60 (48.39%) Degree
2 53 (42.74%) C#
3 46 (37.10%) SQL
4 45 (36.29%) .NET
5 37 (29.84%) SQL Server
6 29 (23.39%) Java
7 25 (20.16%) HTML
8 23 (18.55%) JavaScript
8 23 (18.55%) MVC
9 21 (16.94%) XML
10 19 (15.32%) CSS
10 19 (15.32%) Computer Science
11 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (12.90%) ASP.NET
12 16 (12.90%) Finance
13 15 (12.10%) VB.NET
14 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (10.48%) OO
15 13 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (9.68%) .NET Framework
17 11 (8.87%) jQuery
18 10 (8.06%) C++
18 10 (8.06%) PHP
18 10 (8.06%) Windows
18 10 (8.06%) Games
18 10 (8.06%) Ajax
19 9 (7.26%) Oracle
19 9 (7.26%) TDD
19 9 (7.26%) Business Analysis

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (1.61%) WordPress
2 1 (0.81%) Liferay
2 1 (0.81%) Node.js
2 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.42%) Fireworks
3 3 (2.42%) MS Office
4 2 (1.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Exstream
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.81%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) HTTP
1 2 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) Intranet
2 1 (0.81%) LAN
2 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (29.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.45%) MySQL
4 8 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.23%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.81%) DTS
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Visual Studio
1 6 (4.84%) NUnit
2 4 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (3.23%) Moq
2 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.42%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.42%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.81%) Maven
5 1 (0.81%) Mockito
5 1 (0.81%) Phing
5 1 (0.81%) Gradle
5 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.81%) UltraEdit
5 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.81%) JUnit
General
1 16 (12.90%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Games
3 9 (7.26%) Marketing
4 3 (2.42%) Back Office
5 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Retail
5 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (36.29%) .NET
2 25 (20.16%) HTML
3 21 (16.94%) XML
4 19 (15.32%) CSS
5 16 (12.90%) ASP.NET
6 12 (9.68%) .NET Framework
7 11 (8.87%) jQuery
8 10 (8.06%) Ajax
9 9 (7.26%) JSON
10 8 (6.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (5.65%) Web Services
12 6 (4.84%) HTML5
13 5 (4.03%) WinForms
14 4 (3.23%) EDI
14 4 (3.23%) NHibernate
14 4 (3.23%) LINQ
14 4 (3.23%) J2EE
14 4 (3.23%) MFC
14 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (2.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.32%) Computer Science
2 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.65%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.03%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.42%) User Experience
6 3 (2.42%) Open Source
6 3 (2.42%) Social Media
6 3 (2.42%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.42%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.61%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.61%) Statistics
7 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) W3C
8 1 (0.81%) DTV
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.81%) Blog
8 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.06%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Linux
3 2 (1.61%) Android
3 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.61%) UNIX
4 1 (0.81%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.55%) MVC
2 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (10.48%) OO
4 9 (7.26%) TDD
4 9 (7.26%) Business Analysis
5 8 (6.45%) Software Engineering
5 8 (6.45%) OOD
6 7 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.65%) Scrum
7 6 (4.84%) Data Management
7 6 (4.84%) CRM
7 6 (4.84%) E-Commerce
7 6 (4.84%) Project Management
7 6 (4.84%) Web Application Development
8 5 (4.03%) Web Development
8 5 (4.03%) Software Testing
8 5 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.03%) Unit Testing
9 4 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (3.23%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 53 (42.74%) C#
2 46 (37.10%) SQL
3 29 (23.39%) Java
4 23 (18.55%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.10%) VB.NET
6 10 (8.06%) C++
6 10 (8.06%) PHP
7 7 (5.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.23%) VBA
8 4 (3.23%) Ruby
9 3 (2.42%) F#
9 3 (2.42%) Perl
10 2 (1.61%) C
10 2 (1.61%) VC++
10 2 (1.61%) Python
11 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.81%) PHP5
11 1 (0.81%) VB
11 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (48.39%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.81%) HND
2 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (7.26%) Oracle
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.03%) SAP
4 4 (3.23%) Adobe
5 1 (0.81%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) Zend
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