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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 145 131 142
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 117 149 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 2.03% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 2.14% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 112 138 83
Average salary £22,750 £21,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.81% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,150 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
6480 6976 6460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.50% 94.87% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5386 5660 5547
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 31 August 2015.

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 31 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
Manchester -8 68 £21,500 +4.87% 9
Cheshire -13 42 £23,500 +2.17% 6
Lancashire -4 4 £24,750 +23.75% 2
Merseyside +6 3 £20,000 +11.11% 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 130 (60.19%) Degree
2 87 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (35.65%) .NET
4 76 (35.19%) C#
5 69 (31.94%) HTML
6 62 (28.70%) Java
7 60 (27.78%) JavaScript
8 59 (27.31%) Computer Science
9 56 (25.93%) CSS
10 53 (24.54%) Microsoft
11 51 (23.61%) MVC
12 50 (23.15%) SQL
13 49 (22.69%) ASP.NET
13 49 (22.69%) Windows
14 34 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (14.81%) VB.NET
16 31 (14.35%) VB
16 31 (14.35%) Scrum
17 30 (13.89%) Finance
17 30 (13.89%) Oracle
18 29 (13.43%) C++
18 29 (13.43%) WinForms
19 28 (12.96%) Retail
19 28 (12.96%) .NET Framework
19 28 (12.96%) Project Management
20 27 (12.50%) TDD
20 27 (12.50%) WCF
21 26 (12.04%) WPF
21 26 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC
21 26 (12.04%) Internet

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 12 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.85%) JBoss
2 4 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.39%) SAS
3 3 (1.39%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.93%) CMS
4 2 (0.93%) WordPress
5 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (7.87%) MS Office
2 13 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.46%) FastStats
4 1 (0.46%) SPSS
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) SmartFocus
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.04%) Internet
2 6 (2.78%) VoIP
3 4 (1.85%) WLAN
3 4 (1.85%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.85%) GPRS
3 4 (1.85%) GSM
3 4 (1.85%) DVB
3 4 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.85%) NFC
3 4 (1.85%) UMTS
4 2 (0.93%) DNS
4 2 (0.93%) ISDN
4 2 (0.93%) LAN
4 2 (0.93%) WAN
5 1 (0.46%) HTTP
5 1 (0.46%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.65%) MySQL
2 21 (9.72%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.46%) DB2
7 1 (0.46%) QlikView
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (11.11%) NUnit
1 24 (11.11%) MSTest
1 24 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
1 24 (11.11%) Moq
2 21 (9.72%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.09%) Maven
4 11 (5.09%) Ant
5 5 (2.31%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.85%) JUnit
7 3 (1.39%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.39%) UltraEdit
8 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.93%) Redmine
8 2 (0.93%) Subversion
9 1 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 30 (13.89%) Finance
2 28 (12.96%) Retail
3 24 (11.11%) Banking
4 17 (7.87%) Games
5 12 (5.56%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.31%) Marketing
7 4 (1.85%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.85%) Automotive
7 4 (1.85%) Legal
8 3 (1.39%) Billing
9 2 (0.93%) Electronics
9 2 (0.93%) Advertising
10 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (35.65%) .NET
2 69 (31.94%) HTML
3 56 (25.93%) CSS
4 49 (22.69%) ASP.NET
5 29 (13.43%) WinForms
6 28 (12.96%) .NET Framework
7 27 (12.50%) WCF
8 26 (12.04%) WPF
8 26 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (11.57%) Hibernate
10 24 (11.11%) Spring
10 24 (11.11%) Spring.NET
10 24 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
10 24 (11.11%) Ninject
10 24 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
11 22 (10.19%) AngularJS
11 22 (10.19%) jQuery
12 19 (8.80%) HTML5
13 18 (8.33%) J2EE
14 11 (5.09%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 59 (27.31%) Computer Science
2 34 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
4 21 (9.72%) Mathematics
5 16 (7.41%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.31%) Social Media
8 4 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.85%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.85%) MPEG
8 4 (1.85%) Physics
8 4 (1.85%) iPhone
9 3 (1.39%) NHS
9 3 (1.39%) User Experience
10 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.93%) Economics
10 2 (0.93%) Statistics
10 2 (0.93%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.93%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 49 (22.69%) Windows
2 14 (6.48%) Linux
3 6 (2.78%) Android
4 4 (1.85%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.85%) Windows 8
4 4 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (1.85%) Nucleus RTOS
4 4 (1.85%) UNIX
5 3 (1.39%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (23.61%) MVC
3 31 (14.35%) Scrum
4 28 (12.96%) Project Management
5 27 (12.50%) TDD
6 25 (11.57%) SDLC
7 24 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 24 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (11.11%) Kanban
7 24 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
7 24 (11.11%) MVVM
7 24 (11.11%) Web Application Development
8 21 (9.72%) Process Management
9 19 (8.80%) Change Management
10 17 (7.87%) ITIL
11 16 (7.41%) PRINCE2
11 16 (7.41%) OOP
11 16 (7.41%) Service Management
12 15 (6.94%) OO
13 14 (6.48%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (35.19%) C#
2 62 (28.70%) Java
3 60 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 50 (23.15%) SQL
5 32 (14.81%) VB.NET
6 31 (14.35%) VB
7 29 (13.43%) C++
8 16 (7.41%) PHP
9 11 (5.09%) CoffeeScript
10 7 (3.24%) C
11 4 (1.85%) ABAP
12 3 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.39%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.93%) Python
13 2 (0.93%) Groovy
14 1 (0.46%) VBA
14 1 (0.46%) VC++
14 1 (0.46%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 130 (60.19%) Degree
2 10 (4.63%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.39%) MCP
5 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.93%) MCSE
5 2 (0.93%) ISEB
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.46%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.46%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.46%) HND
6 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.63%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) HL7
2 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 53 (24.54%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.89%) Oracle
3 14 (6.48%) Capita
4 10 (4.63%) SAP
5 4 (1.85%) Symbian
6 2 (0.93%) IBM
6 2 (0.93%) Sony
6 2 (0.93%) VMware
7 1 (0.46%) Minitab
7 1 (0.46%) Telerik
7 1 (0.46%) Tableau
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.46%) McAfee
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