The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Graduate Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Developer
Rank 234 226 242
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 25 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 24 10 12
Average salary £22,000 £21,500 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £25,000 £23,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
Graduate Software Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7036 6493 7060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.65% 94.24% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5725 5590 6111
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Graduate Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Graduate Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Graduate Software Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Graduate Software Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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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
Cheshire -1 15 £22,500 +4.65%
Manchester +3 10 £20,000 -11.11% 4
Graduate Software Developer
England

Graduate Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Graduate Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 37 (80.43%) C#
2 33 (71.74%) .NET
3 21 (45.65%) ASP.NET
4 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
4 20 (43.48%) SQL
5 19 (41.30%) VB.NET
6 14 (30.43%) Degree
7 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
7 13 (28.26%) HTML
8 12 (26.09%) Java
9 11 (23.91%) Web Development
10 10 (21.74%) CSS
11 4 (8.70%) MVC
11 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
12 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
12 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
12 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
12 3 (6.52%) TDD
12 3 (6.52%) Pair Programming
12 3 (6.52%) jQuery
13 2 (4.35%) GWT
13 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
13 2 (4.35%) Refactoring
13 2 (4.35%) Social Network
13 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (4.35%) WinForms
13 2 (4.35%) Google
13 2 (4.35%) OOD
13 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
13 2 (4.35%) Legal

Graduate Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Graduate Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (4.35%) Legal
1 2 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (71.74%) .NET
2 21 (45.65%) ASP.NET
3 13 (28.26%) HTML
4 10 (21.74%) CSS
5 3 (6.52%) jQuery
6 2 (4.35%) HTML5
6 2 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (4.35%) GWT
6 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 2 (4.35%) WinForms
7 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.17%) JSON
7 1 (2.17%) WCF
7 1 (2.17%) WPF
7 1 (2.17%) SOAP
7 1 (2.17%) XML
7 1 (2.17%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Mobile Games
1 2 (4.35%) Social Network
2 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Web Development
2 4 (8.70%) MVC
3 3 (6.52%) TDD
3 3 (6.52%) Pair Programming
3 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.35%) BDD
4 2 (4.35%) User Stories
4 2 (4.35%) Refactoring
4 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
4 2 (4.35%) OOD
4 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.17%) Network Design
5 1 (2.17%) Workflow
5 1 (2.17%) Web Design
5 1 (2.17%) OO
5 1 (2.17%) ERP
5 1 (2.17%) Time Management
5 1 (2.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 37 (80.43%) C#
2 20 (43.48%) SQL
3 19 (41.30%) VB.NET
4 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
5 12 (26.09%) Java
6 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (2.17%) Sencha
2 1 (2.17%) VMware
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