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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 126 166 155
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 106 96 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 1.50% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.55% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 88 80 103
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £19,100
10% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
5471 6204 6932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.11% 96.65% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4642 4947 5573
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 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 +4 58 £25,000 +4.16% 21
Cheshire +47 41 £25,000 - 6
Lancashire +4 5 £22,500 -8.16% 5
Merseyside +10 2 £23,750 -6.86% 5
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 121 (63.35%) Degree
2 76 (39.79%) .NET
3 70 (36.65%) C#
4 66 (34.55%) Computer Science
5 48 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (24.08%) MVC
7 45 (23.56%) HTML
7 45 (23.56%) Java
7 45 (23.56%) ASP.NET
8 43 (22.51%) Microsoft
9 42 (21.99%) JavaScript
10 39 (20.42%) Project Management
11 37 (19.37%) CSS
12 34 (17.80%) SQL
13 33 (17.28%) SQL Server
14 32 (16.75%) Retail
15 31 (16.23%) VB.NET
16 30 (15.71%) AngularJS
17 28 (14.66%) Games
17 28 (14.66%) .NET Framework
18 27 (14.14%) WCF
18 27 (14.14%) Windows
19 26 (13.61%) Finance
19 26 (13.61%) TDD
19 26 (13.61%) Software Engineering
20 25 (13.09%) WPF
20 25 (13.09%) Kanban
20 25 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC
20 25 (13.09%) Dependency Injection
20 25 (13.09%) Web Application Development

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 8 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.66%) Node.js
2 7 (3.66%) SAS
2 7 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.14%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (3.66%) MS Office
2 2 (1.05%) Fireworks
2 2 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.24%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.42%) Internet
2 2 (1.05%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) AMQP
3 1 (0.52%) NAS
3 1 (0.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.81%) MySQL
3 8 (4.19%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.19%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (8.90%) Moq
1 17 (8.90%) MSTest
1 17 (8.90%) NUnit
1 17 (8.90%) Rhino Mocks
2 16 (8.38%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.19%) TeamCity
4 7 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.62%) Xcode
6 3 (1.57%) Subversion
7 2 (1.05%) JIRA
8 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.52%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.52%) PHPUnit
General
1 32 (16.75%) Retail
2 28 (14.66%) Games
3 26 (13.61%) Finance
4 14 (7.33%) Local Government
5 11 (5.76%) Banking
6 5 (2.62%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.57%) Marketing
8 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (39.79%) .NET
2 45 (23.56%) ASP.NET
2 45 (23.56%) HTML
3 37 (19.37%) CSS
4 30 (15.71%) AngularJS
5 28 (14.66%) .NET Framework
6 27 (14.14%) WCF
7 25 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (13.09%) WPF
8 19 (9.95%) jQuery
9 17 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 17 (8.90%) Castle Windsor
9 17 (8.90%) Ninject
9 17 (8.90%) Spring.NET
9 17 (8.90%) Unity DI Container
9 17 (8.90%) WinForms
10 14 (7.33%) Hibernate
10 14 (7.33%) Spring
10 14 (7.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (6.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 66 (34.55%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.90%) Inversion of Control
3 15 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.28%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.66%) Economics
5 7 (3.66%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.66%) Physics
5 7 (3.66%) Psychology
6 6 (3.14%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.14%) Social Media
7 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.52%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Blog
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.52%) Robotics
8 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.14%) Windows
2 5 (2.62%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.09%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.57%) Unix
5 2 (1.05%) Linux
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.08%) MVC
3 39 (20.42%) Project Management
4 26 (13.61%) Software Engineering
4 26 (13.61%) TDD
5 25 (13.09%) Dependency Injection
5 25 (13.09%) Kanban
5 25 (13.09%) Web Application Development
6 22 (11.52%) Scrum
7 20 (10.47%) OOP
8 18 (9.42%) Business Analysis
8 18 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (8.90%) MVVM
10 16 (8.38%) Web Development
11 15 (7.85%) BDD
12 14 (7.33%) Analytics
13 13 (6.81%) Multithreading
13 13 (6.81%) PRINCE2
14 12 (6.28%) OO
14 12 (6.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (36.65%) C#
2 45 (23.56%) Java
3 42 (21.99%) JavaScript
4 34 (17.80%) SQL
5 31 (16.23%) VB.NET
6 19 (9.95%) VB
7 13 (6.81%) C++
8 9 (4.71%) PHP
8 9 (4.71%) Ruby
9 8 (4.19%) F#
10 6 (3.14%) ABAP
11 5 (2.62%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.62%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.62%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.09%) C
12 4 (2.09%) XPath
13 1 (0.52%) ES6
13 1 (0.52%) VB6
13 1 (0.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 121 (63.35%) Degree
2 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.52%) ISEB
3 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.52%) PMP
3 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.09%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.19%) Kibana
2 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 43 (22.51%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.95%) Oracle
3 8 (4.19%) Google
4 6 (3.14%) BEA
4 6 (3.14%) IBM
4 6 (3.14%) SAP
5 2 (1.05%) VMware
6 1 (0.52%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.52%) Brocade
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco
6 1 (0.52%) EMC
6 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
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