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 9 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 122 148 100
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 138 103 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 1.39% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.46% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 123 89 167
Average salary £21,500 £21,500 £21,500
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,950 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
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
6599 7037 6910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.58% 95.29% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5311 6037 6140
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,472 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -0.07%
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
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 9 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 +31 88 £20,500 -4.65% 11
Cheshire +7 35 £23,500 +4.44% 7
Lancashire 0 7 £20,000 - 2
Merseyside -2 5 £21,000 -2.32% 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 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.

1 119 (49.17%) Degree
2 102 (42.15%) .NET
3 92 (38.02%) C#
3 92 (38.02%) SQL
4 84 (34.71%) Java
5 69 (28.51%) ASP.NET
6 62 (25.62%) JavaScript
7 58 (23.97%) HTML
8 55 (22.73%) VB.NET
9 53 (21.90%) SQL Server
10 52 (21.49%) CSS
10 52 (21.49%) Computer Science
11 46 (19.01%) MVC
12 44 (18.18%) TDD
13 43 (17.77%) Windows
14 41 (16.94%) Microsoft
15 39 (16.12%) Finance
15 39 (16.12%) .NET Framework
16 37 (15.29%) MS Excel
17 35 (14.46%) Scrum
18 33 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
19 32 (13.22%) Web Application Development
19 32 (13.22%) WinForms
19 32 (13.22%) WCF
20 30 (12.40%) WPF
21 29 (11.98%) NUnit
21 29 (11.98%) VB
21 29 (11.98%) Razor View Engine
21 29 (11.98%) Dependency Injection
21 29 (11.98%) Inversion of Control

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 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 18 (7.44%) SAS
2 8 (3.31%) IIS
3 3 (1.24%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.24%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.41%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.20%) MS Office
3 5 (2.07%) MS Project
4 3 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.24%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.74%) Internet
2 3 (1.24%) HTTP
3 2 (0.83%) LAN
3 2 (0.83%) VoIP
3 2 (0.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) VPN
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.13%) MySQL
6 7 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.83%) DTS
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.41%) DB2
10 1 (0.41%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 29 (11.98%) NUnit
1 29 (11.98%) Rhino Mocks
1 29 (11.98%) Moq
2 28 (11.57%) MSTest
3 11 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 9 (3.72%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.83%) Xcode
7 1 (0.41%) Maven
7 1 (0.41%) JUnit
7 1 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 39 (16.12%) Finance
2 15 (6.20%) Marketing
3 7 (2.89%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Banking
5 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (42.15%) .NET
2 69 (28.51%) ASP.NET
3 58 (23.97%) HTML
4 52 (21.49%) CSS
5 39 (16.12%) .NET Framework
6 33 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (13.22%) WinForms
7 32 (13.22%) WCF
8 30 (12.40%) WPF
9 29 (11.98%) Razor View Engine
10 28 (11.57%) Spring.NET
10 28 (11.57%) Castle Windsor
10 28 (11.57%) Ninject
10 28 (11.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 28 (11.57%) Unity DI Container
11 23 (9.50%) XML
12 19 (7.85%) jQuery
13 16 (6.61%) J2EE
14 15 (6.20%) Spring
15 13 (5.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.49%) Computer Science
2 29 (11.98%) Inversion of Control
3 20 (8.26%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.13%) Statistics
4 10 (4.13%) Physics
5 9 (3.72%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.72%) iPhone
5 9 (3.72%) Social Media
5 9 (3.72%) iPad
6 7 (2.89%) Copywriting
6 7 (2.89%) Blog
6 7 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.89%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.07%) Economics
8 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.24%) Animation
10 1 (0.41%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.41%) LIMS
10 1 (0.41%) W3C
10 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.77%) Windows
2 13 (5.37%) Android
3 11 (4.55%) UNIX
4 7 (2.89%) Linux
5 6 (2.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.01%) MVC
2 44 (18.18%) TDD
3 35 (14.46%) Scrum
4 32 (13.22%) Web Application Development
5 29 (11.98%) Dependency Injection
5 29 (11.98%) Kanban
6 28 (11.57%) MVVM
6 28 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (7.02%) Web Development
8 17 (7.02%) Business Analysis
9 16 (6.61%) Software Engineering
9 16 (6.61%) Project Management
10 15 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (6.20%) iOS Development
11 14 (5.79%) Data Analysis
12 13 (5.37%) Unit Testing
12 13 (5.37%) Android Development
13 8 (3.31%) Time Management
13 8 (3.31%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 92 (38.02%) C#
1 92 (38.02%) SQL
2 84 (34.71%) Java
3 62 (25.62%) JavaScript
4 55 (22.73%) VB.NET
5 29 (11.98%) VB
6 17 (7.02%) C++
7 16 (6.61%) T-SQL
8 12 (4.96%) Objective-C
9 9 (3.72%) VBA
9 9 (3.72%) PHP
10 8 (3.31%) Python
11 7 (2.89%) C
11 7 (2.89%) Prolog
12 3 (1.24%) VBScript
13 1 (0.41%) Ruby
13 1 (0.41%) VB6
13 1 (0.41%) Perl
13 1 (0.41%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 119 (49.17%) Degree
2 8 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.48%) MCP
4 5 (2.07%) MCTS
5 4 (1.65%) MCAD
5 4 (1.65%) MCSD
6 1 (0.41%) MCITP
6 1 (0.41%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) CCNA
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 41 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.96%) Oracle
3 8 (3.31%) Sencha
4 6 (2.48%) SAP
4 6 (2.48%) Business Objects
4 6 (2.48%) JBoss
5 5 (2.07%) Google
6 4 (1.65%) IBM
7 3 (1.24%) Remedy
7 3 (1.24%) BMC
7 3 (1.24%) Adobe
8 2 (0.83%) VMware
9 1 (0.41%) Sybase
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + Use of pool car
Posted: 13 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rentalcars.com
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Bens + Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Free Gym, PS4 Room, Pool Tables
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + OTE Yr 1 £30k
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago