The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 130 150 125
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 136 91 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.84% 1.34% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.43% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 124 81 135
Average salary £21,500 £21,500 £21,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £25,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Graduate
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
6999 6359 7040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.92% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5762 5473 6021
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 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Graduate
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Graduate Salary Trend in the North West

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Graduate Salary Histogram in the North West

Graduate
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 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
(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
Manchester +25 71 £20,500 -4.65% 12
Cheshire +7 44 £23,250 -2.10% 4
Lancashire -5 11 £21,500 +13.15% 1
Merseyside +3 8 £19,250 -13.48% 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 128 (46.89%) .NET
2 126 (46.15%) C#
3 117 (42.86%) Degree
4 90 (32.97%) SQL
5 82 (30.04%) ASP.NET
6 74 (27.11%) SQL Server
7 68 (24.91%) Java
7 68 (24.91%) VB.NET
8 65 (23.81%) MVC
9 64 (23.44%) JavaScript
10 56 (20.51%) HTML
11 51 (18.68%) CSS
12 49 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (17.58%) Computer Science
14 47 (17.22%) .NET Framework
15 44 (16.12%) TDD
15 44 (16.12%) Windows
16 37 (13.55%) Finance
17 36 (13.19%) XML
18 35 (12.82%) Scrum
19 33 (12.09%) Web Application Development
19 33 (12.09%) jQuery
20 32 (11.72%) Microsoft
21 31 (11.36%) NUnit
21 31 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
22 30 (10.99%) Rhino Mocks
22 30 (10.99%) Moq
22 30 (10.99%) Kanban
22 30 (10.99%) VB
23 29 (10.62%) WinForms

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (1.83%) SAS
2 4 (1.47%) IIS
3 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.10%) WordPress
4 2 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.93%) MS Office
3 4 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.37%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (1.10%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) Exstream
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.26%) Internet
2 4 (1.47%) WAN
3 3 (1.10%) HTTP
3 3 (1.10%) LAN
4 2 (0.73%) VoIP
4 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (27.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (4.40%) MySQL
6 11 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.83%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.10%) DTS
12 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.37%) Base SAS
13 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (11.36%) NUnit
2 30 (10.99%) Rhino Mocks
2 30 (10.99%) Moq
3 26 (9.52%) MSTest
4 9 (3.30%) Eclipse
5 8 (2.93%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.10%) LSMW
6 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.73%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.37%) JUnit
8 1 (0.37%) Maven
8 1 (0.37%) UltraEdit
8 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.37%) Phing
8 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (13.55%) Finance
2 6 (2.20%) Marketing
2 6 (2.20%) Games
3 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.10%) Back Office
4 3 (1.10%) Banking
4 3 (1.10%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.37%) Advertising
5 1 (0.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (46.89%) .NET
2 82 (30.04%) ASP.NET
3 56 (20.51%) HTML
4 51 (18.68%) CSS
5 47 (17.22%) .NET Framework
6 36 (13.19%) XML
7 33 (12.09%) jQuery
8 31 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (10.62%) WinForms
10 27 (9.89%) WCF
10 27 (9.89%) WPF
11 26 (9.52%) Unity DI Container
11 26 (9.52%) Spring.NET
11 26 (9.52%) Castle Windsor
11 26 (9.52%) Ninject
12 23 (8.42%) Razor View Engine
13 22 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 18 (6.59%) Ajax
14 18 (6.59%) JSON
15 12 (4.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.58%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.89%) Inversion of Control
2 27 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.86%) Mathematics
4 13 (4.76%) User Experience
5 8 (2.93%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.93%) iPhone
6 7 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.56%) iPad
7 5 (1.83%) Statistics
7 5 (1.83%) Economics
8 4 (1.47%) Physics
9 3 (1.10%) Social Media
10 2 (0.73%) Social Network
10 2 (0.73%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.37%) LIMS
11 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.37%) Chemistry
11 1 (0.37%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.12%) Windows
2 14 (5.13%) Android
3 10 (3.66%) Linux
4 6 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.10%) UNIX
6 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.81%) MVC
2 49 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (16.12%) TDD
4 35 (12.82%) Scrum
5 33 (12.09%) Web Application Development
6 30 (10.99%) Kanban
7 27 (9.89%) Dependency Injection
8 26 (9.52%) MVVM
8 26 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (5.13%) Business Analysis
9 14 (5.13%) Web Development
10 11 (4.03%) OO
10 11 (4.03%) Migration
10 11 (4.03%) Data Analysis
10 11 (4.03%) Android Development
10 11 (4.03%) iOS Development
11 10 (3.66%) Unit Testing
12 9 (3.30%) Software Engineering
12 9 (3.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 126 (46.15%) C#
2 90 (32.97%) SQL
3 68 (24.91%) Java
3 68 (24.91%) VB.NET
4 64 (23.44%) JavaScript
5 30 (10.99%) VB
6 18 (6.59%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.40%) C++
7 12 (4.40%) VBA
8 10 (3.66%) PHP
9 8 (2.93%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.83%) Perl
11 4 (1.47%) Ruby
12 3 (1.10%) VBScript
13 2 (0.73%) ABAP
14 1 (0.37%) C
14 1 (0.37%) Python
14 1 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 117 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.37%) Nessus
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.93%) Oracle
3 6 (2.20%) SAP
4 4 (1.47%) Google
4 4 (1.47%) JBoss
4 4 (1.47%) Adobe
4 4 (1.47%) IBM
5 3 (1.10%) Remedy
5 3 (1.10%) BMC
5 3 (1.10%) VMware
6 1 (0.37%) HP
6 1 (0.37%) Zend
6 1 (0.37%) Sencha
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Manchester, North West
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lymm, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Modis International - London
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bury
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Wirral
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + generous bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000
Posted: 20 days ago
Altrincham
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Greater Manchester (M1)
Guru Careers
Salary: £20-24k (DOE) + Benefits.
Posted: 23 days ago