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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 162 151 176
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 100 97 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 1.59% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.66% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85 81 82
Median salary £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £20,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £28,400
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
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
6125 5840 7240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.67% 95.89% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5160 4835 6190
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 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -36 48 £25,000 +16.27% 10
Cheshire +7 29 £25,000 - 7
Lancashire - 8 £23,496 - 2
Merseyside -10 4 £17,000 -20.93%
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 122 (55.71%) .NET
2 116 (52.97%) C#
3 95 (43.38%) Degree
4 88 (40.18%) MVC
5 85 (38.81%) ASP.NET
6 74 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (30.59%) Microsoft
8 65 (29.68%) Computer Science
9 58 (26.48%) .NET Framework
10 57 (26.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (26.03%) SQL Server
11 55 (25.11%) TDD
12 52 (23.74%) WCF
13 51 (23.29%) Kanban
13 51 (23.29%) CSS
13 51 (23.29%) AngularJS
14 50 (22.83%) Web Application Development
14 50 (22.83%) HTML
14 50 (22.83%) WPF
14 50 (22.83%) Dependency Injection
15 49 (22.37%) Java
15 49 (22.37%) JavaScript
16 47 (21.46%) VB.NET
17 44 (20.09%) SQL
18 43 (19.63%) Software Engineering
19 42 (19.18%) Games
20 38 (17.35%) jQuery
21 36 (16.44%) Web Development
22 34 (15.53%) Oracle
23 33 (15.07%) MySQL

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 (11.87%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (10.05%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.46%) InDesign
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.76%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.83%) GitHub
5 3 (1.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.46%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.87%) Internet
2 3 (1.37%) DHCP
2 3 (1.37%) DNS
2 3 (1.37%) Wireless
3 2 (0.91%) AMQP
4 1 (0.46%) Extranet
4 1 (0.46%) HTTP
4 1 (0.46%) Intranet
4 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 33 (15.07%) MySQL
3 28 (12.79%) MongoDB
3 28 (12.79%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.46%) Big Data
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (12.33%) NUnit
1 27 (12.33%) TeamCity
2 24 (10.96%) Moq
2 24 (10.96%) MSTest
2 24 (10.96%) Rhino Mocks
3 14 (6.39%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.65%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.83%) Xcode
7 3 (1.37%) JIRA
7 3 (1.37%) Maven
8 2 (0.91%) Flash Builder
8 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.46%) Gradle
9 1 (0.46%) Hudson
9 1 (0.46%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.46%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (19.18%) Games
2 23 (10.50%) Retail
3 17 (7.76%) Banking
4 12 (5.48%) Marketing
5 7 (3.20%) Finance
6 6 (2.74%) Billing
7 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.37%) Law
8 3 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.91%) German Language
9 2 (0.91%) Legal
10 1 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (55.71%) .NET
2 85 (38.81%) ASP.NET
3 58 (26.48%) .NET Framework
4 57 (26.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 52 (23.74%) WCF
6 51 (23.29%) AngularJS
6 51 (23.29%) CSS
7 50 (22.83%) HTML
7 50 (22.83%) WPF
8 38 (17.35%) jQuery
9 32 (14.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 31 (14.16%) Entity Framework
11 29 (13.24%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (13.24%) RESTful
12 26 (11.87%) J2EE
12 26 (11.87%) KnockoutJS
12 26 (11.87%) MSMQ
13 24 (10.96%) Spring.NET
13 24 (10.96%) Unity DI Container
13 24 (10.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 65 (29.68%) Computer Science
2 24 (10.96%) Inversion of Control
3 22 (10.05%) Data Centre
4 20 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (9.13%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.74%) iPad
5 6 (2.74%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.28%) User Experience
7 4 (1.83%) Blog
7 4 (1.83%) iSeries
8 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.46%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.46%) Animation
9 1 (0.46%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.46%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.61%) Windows
2 11 (5.02%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.11%) Linux
4 5 (2.28%) Android
5 3 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.37%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (40.18%) MVC
2 74 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (25.11%) TDD
4 51 (23.29%) Kanban
5 50 (22.83%) Dependency Injection
5 50 (22.83%) Web Application Development
6 43 (19.63%) Software Engineering
7 36 (16.44%) Web Development
8 33 (15.07%) BDD
9 27 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (12.33%) Multithreading
9 27 (12.33%) Scrum
10 25 (11.42%) MVVM
11 22 (10.05%) Enterprise Architecture
12 18 (8.22%) Analytics
13 17 (7.76%) Business Transformation
13 17 (7.76%) Process Management
13 17 (7.76%) Programme Management
14 12 (5.48%) OOP
15 11 (5.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 116 (52.97%) C#
2 49 (22.37%) Java
2 49 (22.37%) JavaScript
3 47 (21.46%) VB.NET
4 44 (20.09%) SQL
5 29 (13.24%) Ruby
6 27 (12.33%) VB
7 26 (11.87%) F#
8 22 (10.05%) ABAP
8 22 (10.05%) PHP
9 13 (5.94%) C++
10 7 (3.20%) Apple Swift
10 7 (3.20%) C
10 7 (3.20%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.28%) Python
12 3 (1.37%) Perl
12 3 (1.37%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.91%) ES6
14 1 (0.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 95 (43.38%) Degree
2 4 (1.83%) DBS Check
3 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.91%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.91%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.37%) Docker
2 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (11.87%) Kibana
Vendors
1 67 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.53%) Oracle
3 26 (11.87%) Google
4 23 (10.50%) SAP
5 22 (10.05%) BEA
5 22 (10.05%) IBM
6 4 (1.83%) Facebook
6 4 (1.83%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.37%) Adobe
8 1 (0.46%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.46%) Telerik
8 1 (0.46%) Wonderware
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