The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 144 153 100
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 116 108 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.46% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.53% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 101 102 148
Average salary £21,500 £22,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,600 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,900
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-2.12% -
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6909 7058 6853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.47% 95.39% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5594 5932 6059
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Graduate
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +9 72 £20,500 -3.52% 12
Cheshire +4 24 £25,000 - 3
Lancashire +2 10 £27,500 +37.50%
Cumbria - 4 £23,000 -
Merseyside -15 3 £23,500 +3.29%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 101 (56.42%) Degree
2 73 (40.78%) .NET
3 68 (37.99%) C#
4 67 (37.43%) SQL
5 62 (34.64%) Java
6 48 (26.82%) ASP.NET
7 43 (24.02%) HTML
8 41 (22.91%) Computer Science
9 39 (21.79%) JavaScript
10 36 (20.11%) SQL Server
11 35 (19.55%) CSS
12 33 (18.44%) MVC
13 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
13 30 (16.76%) TDD
14 28 (15.64%) .NET Framework
14 28 (15.64%) Finance
15 27 (15.08%) Scrum
15 27 (15.08%) WinForms
15 27 (15.08%) MS Excel
15 27 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (14.53%) VB.NET
17 24 (13.41%) Windows
17 24 (13.41%) WCF
17 24 (13.41%) Web Application Development
18 22 (12.29%) C++
19 21 (11.73%) NUnit
19 21 (11.73%) WPF
19 21 (11.73%) Kanban
19 21 (11.73%) Rhino Mocks
19 21 (11.73%) Moq

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 16 (8.94%) SAS
2 8 (4.47%) IIS
3 3 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (15.08%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.03%) MS Office
3 5 (2.79%) MS Project
4 2 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.56%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.56%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.38%) Internet
2 2 (1.12%) LAN
2 2 (1.12%) VoIP
2 2 (1.12%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
3 1 (0.56%) SAN
3 1 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.91%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.91%) MySQL
4 6 (3.35%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.56%) DB2
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.56%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 21 (11.73%) NUnit
1 21 (11.73%) Rhino Mocks
1 21 (11.73%) Moq
2 19 (10.61%) MSTest
3 11 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (5.03%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.79%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.12%) Xcode
7 1 (0.56%) Subversion
7 1 (0.56%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.56%) FogBugz
General
1 28 (15.64%) Finance
2 13 (7.26%) Marketing
3 7 (3.91%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.35%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.79%) Games
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Publishing
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (40.78%) .NET
2 48 (26.82%) ASP.NET
3 43 (24.02%) HTML
4 35 (19.55%) CSS
5 28 (15.64%) .NET Framework
6 27 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 27 (15.08%) WinForms
7 24 (13.41%) WCF
8 21 (11.73%) WPF
8 21 (11.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 19 (10.61%) Unity DI Container
9 19 (10.61%) Razor View Engine
9 19 (10.61%) Castle Windsor
9 19 (10.61%) Ninject
9 19 (10.61%) Spring.NET
10 17 (9.50%) XML
11 15 (8.38%) Web Services
12 9 (5.03%) J2EE
12 9 (5.03%) HTML5
13 8 (4.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.91%) Computer Science
2 19 (10.61%) Inversion of Control
3 15 (8.38%) Mathematics
4 14 (7.82%) Social Media
5 10 (5.59%) Mobile App
5 10 (5.59%) Management Information System
6 9 (5.03%) Blackberry
6 9 (5.03%) Copywriting
6 9 (5.03%) Blog
6 9 (5.03%) iPhone
6 9 (5.03%) iPad
7 7 (3.91%) Statistics
8 6 (3.35%) Physics
9 4 (2.23%) Open Source
9 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.68%) Animation
11 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.56%) W3C
12 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.41%) Windows
2 13 (7.26%) Android
3 8 (4.47%) UNIX
4 7 (3.91%) Linux
5 6 (3.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.44%) MVC
2 30 (16.76%) TDD
3 27 (15.08%) Scrum
4 24 (13.41%) Web Application Development
5 21 (11.73%) Kanban
6 20 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (10.61%) Dependency Injection
7 19 (10.61%) MVVM
7 19 (10.61%) Software Engineering
8 18 (10.06%) Project Management
9 17 (9.50%) OO
9 17 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (8.38%) iOS Development
11 13 (7.26%) Android Development
11 13 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.59%) OOP
12 10 (5.59%) Business Analysis
13 9 (5.03%) Information Security
13 9 (5.03%) Unit Testing
14 7 (3.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 68 (37.99%) C#
2 67 (37.43%) SQL
3 62 (34.64%) Java
4 39 (21.79%) JavaScript
5 26 (14.53%) VB.NET
6 22 (12.29%) C++
7 20 (11.17%) VB
8 15 (8.38%) PHP
9 12 (6.70%) Objective-C
10 10 (5.59%) Python
11 9 (5.03%) C
12 8 (4.47%) T-SQL
13 7 (3.91%) Prolog
14 3 (1.68%) Ruby
15 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (56.42%) Degree
2 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.59%) MCP
4 9 (5.03%) MCTS
5 8 (4.47%) MCAD
5 8 (4.47%) MCSD
6 1 (0.56%) MCSE
6 1 (0.56%) CCNA
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.47%) Oracle
3 7 (3.91%) Sencha
4 6 (3.35%) Business Objects
4 6 (3.35%) SAP
5 3 (1.68%) JBoss
6 2 (1.12%) VMware
6 2 (1.12%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.56%) Google
7 1 (0.56%) Twitter
7 1 (0.56%) Sybase
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