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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
England / North West
Rank 161 152 148
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 82 85 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 1.50% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.55% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69 69 84
Median salary £25,000 £24,500 £22,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +10.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,200 £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%

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
5748 5470 6783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.78% 96.54% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4801 4591 5688
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
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 19 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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 -29 48 £25,000 +6.38% 9
Cheshire +3 15 £21,500 -14.00% 11
Lancashire -1 7 £23,496 -1.07% 2
Merseyside +6 6 £30,000 - 1
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 111 (61.33%) .NET
2 89 (49.17%) C#
3 85 (46.96%) Degree
4 75 (41.44%) MVC
4 75 (41.44%) ASP.NET
5 69 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (33.15%) SQL Server
7 54 (29.83%) HTML
7 54 (29.83%) Microsoft
8 53 (29.28%) Computer Science
9 50 (27.62%) .NET Framework
9 50 (27.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (27.62%) SQL
10 49 (27.07%) AngularJS
11 47 (25.97%) TDD
12 44 (24.31%) WCF
13 43 (23.76%) Web Application Development
14 42 (23.20%) BDD
14 42 (23.20%) CSS
14 42 (23.20%) Games
15 41 (22.65%) JavaScript
16 40 (22.10%) Kanban
16 40 (22.10%) WPF
17 39 (21.55%) Dependency Injection
18 36 (19.89%) MySQL
19 35 (19.34%) VB.NET
19 35 (19.34%) Entity Framework
19 35 (19.34%) Web Development
20 34 (18.78%) Software Engineering
20 34 (18.78%) jQuery

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 26 (14.36%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (7.18%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.42%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.66%) Office 365
4 3 (1.66%) SaaS
5 2 (1.10%) Dropbox
5 2 (1.10%) GitHub
6 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.73%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) DHCP
2 1 (0.55%) DNS
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (33.15%) SQL Server
2 36 (19.89%) MySQL
3 31 (17.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 27 (14.92%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.10%) Power BI
8 1 (0.55%) Big Data
8 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (14.36%) TeamCity
2 23 (12.71%) Visual Studio
3 16 (8.84%) NUnit
4 13 (7.18%) Moq
4 13 (7.18%) MSTest
4 13 (7.18%) Rhino Mocks
5 11 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (5.52%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.10%) JIRA
7 2 (1.10%) Maven
8 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.55%) JUnit
General
1 42 (23.20%) Games
2 27 (14.92%) Retail
3 23 (12.71%) Banking
4 9 (4.97%) Electronics
4 9 (4.97%) Finance
5 8 (4.42%) Marketing
6 5 (2.76%) Billing
6 5 (2.76%) Law
6 5 (2.76%) Legal
6 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.66%) Automotive
7 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (61.33%) .NET
2 75 (41.44%) ASP.NET
3 54 (29.83%) HTML
4 50 (27.62%) .NET Framework
4 50 (27.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 49 (27.07%) AngularJS
6 44 (24.31%) WCF
7 42 (23.20%) CSS
8 40 (22.10%) WPF
9 35 (19.34%) Entity Framework
10 34 (18.78%) jQuery
11 32 (17.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 31 (17.13%) RESTful
13 29 (16.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (14.36%) KnockoutJS
14 26 (14.36%) MSMQ
15 17 (9.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 15 (8.29%) WinForms
17 13 (7.18%) Spring.NET
17 13 (7.18%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 53 (29.28%) Computer Science
2 26 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.29%) Mobile App
4 13 (7.18%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (4.42%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.87%) iPad
6 7 (3.87%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.76%) Blog
8 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.66%) iSeries
10 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.55%) Social Media
11 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.94%) Windows
2 6 (3.31%) Linux
3 5 (2.76%) Android
3 5 (2.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (41.44%) MVC
2 69 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (25.97%) TDD
4 43 (23.76%) Web Application Development
5 42 (23.20%) BDD
6 40 (22.10%) Kanban
7 39 (21.55%) Dependency Injection
8 35 (19.34%) Web Development
9 34 (18.78%) Software Engineering
10 26 (14.36%) Multithreading
11 21 (11.60%) Process Management
12 16 (8.84%) Scrum
12 16 (8.84%) SDLC
13 14 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (7.73%) MVVM
14 12 (6.63%) Waterfall
15 8 (4.42%) Enterprise Architecture
16 7 (3.87%) Business Analysis
16 7 (3.87%) Programme Management
16 7 (3.87%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 89 (49.17%) C#
2 50 (27.62%) SQL
3 41 (22.65%) JavaScript
4 35 (19.34%) VB.NET
5 33 (18.23%) Java
6 32 (17.68%) Ruby
7 30 (16.57%) PHP
8 26 (14.36%) F#
9 25 (13.81%) VB
10 22 (12.15%) C++
11 15 (8.29%) C
12 8 (4.42%) ABAP
13 7 (3.87%) Embedded C
13 7 (3.87%) Embedded C++
13 7 (3.87%) VB6
14 4 (2.21%) Python
15 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.10%) Perl
16 2 (1.10%) RPG
Qualifications
1 85 (46.96%) Degree
2 5 (2.76%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.10%) HNC
3 2 (1.10%) HND
4 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.42%) Firmware
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (14.36%) Kibana
Vendors
1 54 (29.83%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.92%) Oracle
3 26 (14.36%) Google
4 14 (7.73%) SAP
5 11 (6.08%) IBM
6 8 (4.42%) BEA
7 5 (2.76%) Xamarin
8 4 (2.21%) Facebook
9 2 (1.10%) Ariba
10 1 (0.55%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.55%) Cognos
10 1 (0.55%) Sage
10 1 (0.55%) Sun
10 1 (0.55%) Telerik
10 1 (0.55%) Wonderware
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