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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 118 132 105
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 136 109 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 1.51% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.59% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 126 94 164
Average salary £21,500 £21,500 £21,500
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6822 6839 7208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.82% 94.75% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5529 5855 6319
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +26 77 £20,500 -4.65% 14
Cheshire -2 45 £23,000 +2.22% 11
Lancashire -1 8 £20,000 +5.26% 1
Merseyside -5 5 £21,500 - 3
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 117 (47.18%) Degree
2 111 (44.76%) .NET
3 103 (41.53%) C#
4 85 (34.27%) SQL
5 75 (30.24%) Java
6 72 (29.03%) ASP.NET
7 62 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 62 (25.00%) VB.NET
8 53 (21.37%) JavaScript
9 52 (20.97%) MVC
10 50 (20.16%) Computer Science
11 49 (19.76%) HTML
12 47 (18.95%) TDD
13 45 (18.15%) Windows
14 43 (17.34%) CSS
15 42 (16.94%) .NET Framework
16 38 (15.32%) Microsoft
17 37 (14.92%) Scrum
18 36 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
18 36 (14.52%) Web Application Development
19 34 (13.71%) Finance
20 33 (13.31%) MS Excel
21 32 (12.90%) Kanban
21 32 (12.90%) WinForms
21 32 (12.90%) NUnit
21 32 (12.90%) Rhino Mocks
21 32 (12.90%) Moq
22 30 (12.10%) VB
23 29 (11.69%) WCF
23 29 (11.69%) WPF

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (4.44%) SAS
2 5 (2.02%) IIS
3 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.81%) WordPress
5 1 (0.40%) nginx
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (13.31%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.05%) MS Office
3 4 (1.61%) MS Project
4 3 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.29%) Internet
2 4 (1.61%) WAN
3 3 (1.21%) HTTP
3 3 (1.21%) LAN
4 2 (0.81%) VoIP
4 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (6.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.03%) MySQL
6 9 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.42%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.81%) DTS
11 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.40%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 32 (12.90%) NUnit
1 32 (12.90%) Rhino Mocks
1 32 (12.90%) Moq
2 28 (11.29%) MSTest
3 11 (4.44%) Eclipse
4 7 (2.82%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.81%) Xcode
7 1 (0.40%) UltraEdit
7 1 (0.40%) Maven
7 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.40%) JUnit
General
1 34 (13.71%) Finance
2 12 (4.84%) Marketing
3 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.61%) Games
4 3 (1.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.81%) Legal
5 2 (0.81%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (44.76%) .NET
2 72 (29.03%) ASP.NET
3 49 (19.76%) HTML
4 43 (17.34%) CSS
5 42 (16.94%) .NET Framework
6 36 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (12.90%) WinForms
8 29 (11.69%) WCF
8 29 (11.69%) WPF
8 29 (11.69%) Razor View Engine
9 28 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 28 (11.29%) Castle Windsor
9 28 (11.29%) Ninject
9 28 (11.29%) Spring.NET
9 28 (11.29%) Unity DI Container
10 25 (10.08%) XML
11 22 (8.87%) jQuery
12 15 (6.05%) Spring
12 15 (6.05%) J2EE
13 12 (4.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.16%) Computer Science
2 29 (11.69%) Inversion of Control
3 20 (8.06%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.03%) Statistics
4 10 (4.03%) Physics
4 10 (4.03%) iPhone
5 9 (3.63%) iPad
5 9 (3.63%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.82%) Social Media
7 6 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.02%) Copywriting
8 5 (2.02%) Blog
8 5 (2.02%) Economics
9 2 (0.81%) Animation
9 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.40%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.40%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.15%) Windows
2 14 (5.65%) Android
3 9 (3.63%) Linux
4 6 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.61%) UNIX
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.97%) MVC
2 47 (18.95%) TDD
3 37 (14.92%) Scrum
4 36 (14.52%) Web Application Development
5 32 (12.90%) Kanban
6 29 (11.69%) Dependency Injection
7 28 (11.29%) MVVM
7 28 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (8.06%) Business Analysis
9 16 (6.45%) Web Development
9 16 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 15 (6.05%) Project Management
10 15 (6.05%) iOS Development
11 13 (5.24%) Unit Testing
11 13 (5.24%) Android Development
12 11 (4.44%) Data Analysis
13 9 (3.63%) OO
14 8 (3.23%) Software Testing
14 8 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 103 (41.53%) C#
2 85 (34.27%) SQL
3 75 (30.24%) Java
4 62 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 53 (21.37%) JavaScript
6 30 (12.10%) VB
7 17 (6.85%) C++
8 13 (5.24%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.84%) VBA
9 12 (4.84%) Objective-C
10 9 (3.63%) PHP
11 7 (2.82%) Python
11 7 (2.82%) C
12 3 (1.21%) VBScript
13 2 (0.81%) Perl
13 2 (0.81%) Ruby
14 1 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 117 (47.18%) Degree
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.81%) MCP
3 2 (0.81%) MCAD
3 2 (0.81%) MCSD
3 2 (0.81%) MCTS
4 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.44%) Oracle
3 6 (2.42%) SAP
3 6 (2.42%) Business Objects
3 6 (2.42%) JBoss
4 4 (1.61%) IBM
4 4 (1.61%) Google
5 3 (1.21%) VMware
5 3 (1.21%) Remedy
5 3 (1.21%) BMC
5 3 (1.21%) Adobe
6 1 (0.40%) Sencha
6 1 (0.40%) Twitter
6 1 (0.40%) HP
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