The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 118 159 130
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 124 101 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.22% 1.58% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.64% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 96 94 123
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
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
5451 6167 6884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.51% 96.72% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4632 5038 5550
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Graduate in the job title.

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
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 76 £24,000 -4.00% 19
Cheshire +49 37 £25,000 - 7
Lancashire +8 1 £22,500 +4.65% 3
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 131 (62.98%) Degree
2 86 (41.35%) C#
3 84 (40.38%) .NET
4 82 (39.42%) Computer Science
5 58 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (25.48%) ASP.NET
7 52 (25.00%) MVC
8 50 (24.04%) Java
9 44 (21.15%) Microsoft
10 42 (20.19%) HTML
11 39 (18.75%) .NET Framework
12 38 (18.27%) WCF
12 38 (18.27%) Retail
12 38 (18.27%) Software Engineering
12 38 (18.27%) Games
13 37 (17.79%) JavaScript
14 35 (16.83%) SQL Server
14 35 (16.83%) Kanban
15 34 (16.35%) SQL
16 33 (15.87%) CSS
16 33 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (15.87%) TDD
17 32 (15.38%) WPF
17 32 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
17 32 (15.38%) Project Management
17 32 (15.38%) Web Application Development
17 32 (15.38%) AngularJS
18 30 (14.42%) Web Development
19 29 (13.94%) VB.NET
20 28 (13.46%) Windows

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.81%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.37%) SAS
3 7 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (3.37%) MS Office
2 3 (1.44%) Fireworks
2 3 (1.44%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.73%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.17%) Internet
2 3 (1.44%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) AMQP
3 1 (0.48%) Extranet
3 1 (0.48%) Intranet
3 1 (0.48%) NAS
3 1 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.21%) MongoDB
2 15 (7.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (5.29%) MySQL
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (9.62%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.17%) Moq
2 17 (8.17%) MSTest
2 17 (8.17%) NUnit
2 17 (8.17%) Rhino Mocks
2 17 (8.17%) TeamCity
3 11 (5.29%) Xcode
4 7 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.40%) Subversion
6 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.44%) JIRA
7 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.48%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (18.27%) Games
1 38 (18.27%) Retail
2 24 (11.54%) Finance
3 17 (8.17%) Banking
4 14 (6.73%) Local Government
5 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.40%) Marketing
6 2 (0.96%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (40.38%) .NET
2 53 (25.48%) ASP.NET
3 42 (20.19%) HTML
4 39 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 38 (18.27%) WCF
6 33 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 33 (15.87%) CSS
7 32 (15.38%) AngularJS
7 32 (15.38%) WPF
8 21 (10.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 18 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 17 (8.17%) Castle Windsor
10 17 (8.17%) Entity Framework
10 17 (8.17%) Ninject
10 17 (8.17%) Spring.NET
10 17 (8.17%) Unity DI Container
10 17 (8.17%) WinForms
11 16 (7.69%) HTML5
11 16 (7.69%) jQuery
11 16 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (39.42%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.65%) Mobile App
3 17 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.17%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (4.81%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.37%) Economics
5 7 (3.37%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.37%) Physics
5 7 (3.37%) Psychology
6 5 (2.40%) Social Media
7 3 (1.44%) Blog
7 3 (1.44%) Copywriting
7 3 (1.44%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.96%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.96%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.96%) User Experience
8 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.48%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.46%) Windows
2 11 (5.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.92%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.44%) Unix
5 2 (0.96%) Linux
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (25.00%) MVC
3 38 (18.27%) Software Engineering
4 35 (16.83%) Kanban
5 33 (15.87%) TDD
6 32 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
6 32 (15.38%) Project Management
6 32 (15.38%) Web Application Development
7 30 (14.42%) Web Development
8 22 (10.58%) BDD
8 22 (10.58%) Scrum
9 21 (10.10%) Multithreading
10 18 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (8.17%) MVVM
12 16 (7.69%) Analytics
12 16 (7.69%) Business Analysis
12 16 (7.69%) Process Management
13 15 (7.21%) OOP
14 14 (6.73%) Business Transformation
14 14 (6.73%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (41.35%) C#
2 50 (24.04%) Java
3 37 (17.79%) JavaScript
4 34 (16.35%) SQL
5 29 (13.94%) VB.NET
6 20 (9.62%) C++
7 18 (8.65%) Ruby
7 18 (8.65%) VB
8 15 (7.21%) F#
9 12 (5.77%) PHP
10 11 (5.29%) Apple Swift
10 11 (5.29%) Objective-C
11 10 (4.81%) ABAP
12 7 (3.37%) C
13 3 (1.44%) Python
14 2 (0.96%) VC++
15 1 (0.48%) ES6
15 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 131 (62.98%) Degree
2 5 (2.40%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.44%) ISEB
3 3 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.33%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (7.21%) Kibana
2 1 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 44 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.02%) Oracle
3 15 (7.21%) Google
4 10 (4.81%) BEA
4 10 (4.81%) IBM
4 10 (4.81%) SAP
5 2 (0.96%) VMware
6 1 (0.48%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.48%) Brocade
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco
6 1 (0.48%) EMC
6 1 (0.48%) Facebook
6 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
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