The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 155 176 120
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 98 68 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 1.00% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.05% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81 61 155
Average salary £23,000 £21,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.97% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
6950 6476 7701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.35% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5973 5486 6807
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 53 £22,500 +12.50% 9
Cheshire -4 26 £25,000 - 5
Merseyside +20 10 £27,500 +27.90% 1
Lancashire 0 7 £20,000 -1.23% 3
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 120 (51.50%) C#
2 112 (48.07%) .NET
3 95 (40.77%) Degree
4 72 (30.90%) ASP.NET
5 70 (30.04%) MVC
6 65 (27.90%) SQL
7 60 (25.75%) Computer Science
8 56 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (22.32%) SQL Server
9 52 (22.32%) HTML
10 47 (20.17%) .NET Framework
11 46 (19.74%) Java
11 46 (19.74%) JavaScript
12 44 (18.88%) VB.NET
13 42 (18.03%) Windows
14 40 (17.17%) TDD
14 40 (17.17%) CSS
15 37 (15.88%) Scrum
16 36 (15.45%) Web Application Development
16 36 (15.45%) NUnit
17 35 (15.02%) WinForms
17 35 (15.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 34 (14.59%) Rhino Mocks
18 34 (14.59%) Moq
18 34 (14.59%) Kanban
19 32 (13.73%) WCF
19 32 (13.73%) WPF
20 31 (13.30%) Inversion of Control
20 31 (13.30%) Finance
20 31 (13.30%) Dependency Injection

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (1.72%) WordPress
2 3 (1.29%) CMS
3 2 (0.86%) Umbraco
3 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.43%) JBoss
4 1 (0.43%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) nginx
4 1 (0.43%) Liferay
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.72%) Fireworks
3 4 (1.72%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.72%) MS Office
4 3 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.29%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (1.29%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.43%) Exstream
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.59%) Internet
2 2 (0.86%) WAN
2 2 (0.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.43%) Intranet
3 1 (0.43%) Firewall
3 1 (0.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (22.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (4.29%) MySQL
5 8 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.00%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.00%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.72%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.43%) DTS
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (15.45%) NUnit
2 34 (14.59%) Rhino Mocks
2 34 (14.59%) Moq
3 30 (12.88%) MSTest
4 11 (4.72%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.58%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.15%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.29%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.29%) LSMW
8 2 (0.86%) Subversion
9 1 (0.43%) Maven
9 1 (0.43%) Xcode
9 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.43%) JUnit
9 1 (0.43%) Mockito
9 1 (0.43%) Phing
9 1 (0.43%) Gradle
9 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.43%) UltraEdit
General
1 31 (13.30%) Finance
2 15 (6.44%) Games
3 11 (4.72%) Marketing
4 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.29%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.29%) Back Office
6 2 (0.86%) Electronics
6 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.86%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (48.07%) .NET
2 72 (30.90%) ASP.NET
3 52 (22.32%) HTML
4 47 (20.17%) .NET Framework
5 40 (17.17%) CSS
6 35 (15.02%) WinForms
6 35 (15.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (13.73%) WCF
7 32 (13.73%) WPF
8 30 (12.88%) Spring.NET
8 30 (12.88%) Castle Windsor
8 30 (12.88%) Ninject
8 30 (12.88%) Unity DI Container
9 28 (12.02%) jQuery
10 25 (10.73%) XML
11 16 (6.87%) JSON
12 14 (6.01%) Ajax
13 11 (4.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (3.86%) Razor View Engine
14 9 (3.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (25.75%) Computer Science
2 31 (13.30%) Inversion of Control
3 20 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.86%) User Experience
5 8 (3.43%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.72%) Mobile Games
6 4 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.29%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.29%) Social Media
7 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.29%) Open Source
7 3 (1.29%) Statistics
7 3 (1.29%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.86%) Social Network
8 2 (0.86%) iPhone
8 2 (0.86%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.03%) Windows
2 9 (3.86%) Linux
3 5 (2.15%) Android
4 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.86%) UNIX
6 1 (0.43%) SmartOS
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (30.04%) MVC
2 56 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (17.17%) TDD
4 37 (15.88%) Scrum
5 36 (15.45%) Web Application Development
6 34 (14.59%) Kanban
7 31 (13.30%) Dependency Injection
8 30 (12.88%) MVVM
8 30 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (7.73%) OO
10 13 (5.58%) Software Engineering
11 10 (4.29%) Web Development
11 10 (4.29%) OOD
12 9 (3.86%) Business Analysis
13 8 (3.43%) E-Commerce
13 8 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (2.58%) Project Management
14 6 (2.58%) CRM
14 6 (2.58%) OOP
14 6 (2.58%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (51.50%) C#
2 65 (27.90%) SQL
3 46 (19.74%) Java
3 46 (19.74%) JavaScript
4 44 (18.88%) VB.NET
5 27 (11.59%) VB
6 14 (6.01%) T-SQL
6 14 (6.01%) PHP
7 11 (4.72%) C++
8 4 (1.72%) Perl
8 4 (1.72%) VBA
8 4 (1.72%) Ruby
9 3 (1.29%) F#
10 2 (0.86%) VC++
10 2 (0.86%) Python
10 2 (0.86%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.86%) C
10 2 (0.86%) ABAP
11 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.43%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 95 (40.77%) Degree
2 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.43%) MCITP
3 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.43%) MCP
3 1 (0.43%) HND
3 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.43%) MCSE
3 1 (0.43%) MCSA
3 1 (0.43%) CCNP
3 1 (0.43%) CCNA
3 1 (0.43%) ISEB
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.86%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (4.72%) SAP
1 11 (4.72%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.29%) Oracle
3 6 (2.58%) Adobe
4 2 (0.86%) Zend
4 2 (0.86%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.43%) HP
5 1 (0.43%) VMware
5 1 (0.43%) Google
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