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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Software Developer
Rank 227 235 237
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 26 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.098% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 25 7 11
Average salary £22,500 £21,500 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £22,700 £23,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,750 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -2.17%
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
6953 6750 7261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.73% 94.33% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5636 5791 6315
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
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 20 August 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 0 15 £22,500 +4.65%
Manchester +5 11 £20,000 -11.11% 2
Graduate Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 35 (79.55%) C#
2 31 (70.45%) .NET
3 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
5 18 (40.91%) SQL
6 17 (38.64%) VB.NET
7 14 (31.82%) Degree
8 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
8 13 (29.55%) HTML
9 12 (27.27%) Java
10 11 (25.00%) Web Development
11 10 (22.73%) CSS
12 4 (9.09%) MVC
12 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
13 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
13 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
13 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
13 3 (6.82%) TDD
13 3 (6.82%) Pair Programming
13 3 (6.82%) jQuery
14 2 (4.55%) GWT
14 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
14 2 (4.55%) Refactoring
14 2 (4.55%) Social Network
14 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
14 2 (4.55%) Legal
14 2 (4.55%) Google
14 2 (4.55%) OOD
14 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
14 2 (4.55%) Mobile Games

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (4.55%) Legal
1 2 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (70.45%) .NET
2 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 13 (29.55%) HTML
4 10 (22.73%) CSS
5 3 (6.82%) jQuery
6 2 (4.55%) GWT
6 2 (4.55%) HTML5
6 2 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (4.55%) Web Services
7 1 (2.27%) XML
7 1 (2.27%) WinForms
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.27%) JSON
7 1 (2.27%) WCF
7 1 (2.27%) WPF
7 1 (2.27%) SOAP
7 1 (2.27%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Mobile Games
1 2 (4.55%) Social Network
2 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Web Development
2 4 (9.09%) MVC
3 3 (6.82%) TDD
3 3 (6.82%) Pair Programming
3 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.55%) BDD
4 2 (4.55%) User Stories
4 2 (4.55%) Refactoring
4 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
4 2 (4.55%) OOD
4 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.27%) Network Design
5 1 (2.27%) Workflow
5 1 (2.27%) Web Design
5 1 (2.27%) OO
5 1 (2.27%) ERP
5 1 (2.27%) Time Management
5 1 (2.27%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 35 (79.55%) C#
2 18 (40.91%) SQL
3 17 (38.64%) VB.NET
4 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 12 (27.27%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.27%) VB
7 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (2.27%) Sencha
2 1 (2.27%) VMware
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