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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 148 133 153
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 101 123 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 1.80% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.89% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 88 106 93
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £20,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
5860 6524 6871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.02% 95.23% 95.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4703 5272 5823
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 -4 67 £25,000 +16.27% 12
Cheshire -8 26 £25,000 - 11
Merseyside +13 3 £22,000 -1.12% 2
Lancashire -13 3 £20,250 -32.50% 4
Cumbria -7 1 £23,000 -
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 96 (49.23%) Degree
2 88 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (43.59%) .NET
4 79 (40.51%) C#
5 57 (29.23%) MVC
5 57 (29.23%) ASP.NET
6 56 (28.72%) Computer Science
7 54 (27.69%) Java
8 53 (27.18%) SQL
9 52 (26.67%) HTML
10 49 (25.13%) Windows
11 44 (22.56%) Microsoft
12 42 (21.54%) .NET Framework
13 40 (20.51%) Scrum
14 37 (18.97%) CSS
14 37 (18.97%) TDD
14 37 (18.97%) NUnit
15 36 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 36 (18.46%) JavaScript
16 34 (17.44%) Kanban
16 34 (17.44%) Rhino Mocks
16 34 (17.44%) Moq
16 34 (17.44%) Web Application Development
17 32 (16.41%) VB.NET
17 32 (16.41%) WinForms
18 31 (15.90%) WCF
19 30 (15.38%) WPF
19 30 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
19 30 (15.38%) Inversion of Control

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 10 (5.13%) JBoss
1 10 (5.13%) Tomcat
1 10 (5.13%) Apache Solr
2 7 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.54%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) WordPress
4 1 (0.51%) Lync
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.72%) MS Office
3 3 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) SPSS
5 1 (0.51%) InDesign
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.51%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.51%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.82%) Internet
2 3 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.26%) MySQL
3 6 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.51%) QlikView
7 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (18.97%) NUnit
2 34 (17.44%) Rhino Mocks
2 34 (17.44%) Moq
3 30 (15.38%) MSTest
4 12 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (5.64%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.62%) Maven
6 9 (4.62%) Ant
7 3 (1.54%) UltraEdit
8 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.51%) JIRA
8 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 26 (13.33%) Finance
2 23 (11.79%) Games
2 23 (11.79%) Banking
3 16 (8.21%) Retail
4 11 (5.64%) Billing
5 4 (2.05%) Marketing
5 4 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.54%) Legal
7 2 (1.03%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (43.59%) .NET
2 57 (29.23%) ASP.NET
3 52 (26.67%) HTML
4 42 (21.54%) .NET Framework
5 37 (18.97%) CSS
6 36 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (16.41%) WinForms
8 31 (15.90%) WCF
9 30 (15.38%) WPF
9 30 (15.38%) Castle Windsor
9 30 (15.38%) Ninject
9 30 (15.38%) Spring.NET
9 30 (15.38%) Unity DI Container
10 21 (10.77%) J2EE
11 19 (9.74%) Hibernate
11 19 (9.74%) Spring
12 15 (7.69%) XML
12 15 (7.69%) AngularJS
13 13 (6.67%) HTML5
14 10 (5.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (28.72%) Computer Science
2 30 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
3 26 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.72%) Mathematics
5 13 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 12 (6.15%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.56%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.05%) Tandem
9 3 (1.54%) Social Media
10 2 (1.03%) User Experience
10 2 (1.03%) Economics
10 2 (1.03%) Statistics
10 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.03%) Physics
11 1 (0.51%) Chemistry
11 1 (0.51%) Psychology
11 1 (0.51%) Copywriting
11 1 (0.51%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.13%) Windows
2 18 (9.23%) Linux
3 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.51%) Android
4 1 (0.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (29.23%) MVC
3 40 (20.51%) Scrum
4 37 (18.97%) TDD
5 34 (17.44%) Kanban
5 34 (17.44%) Web Application Development
6 30 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
6 30 (15.38%) MVVM
7 18 (9.23%) SDLC
8 14 (7.18%) Project Management
9 13 (6.67%) Process Management
10 12 (6.15%) Change Management
10 12 (6.15%) E-Commerce
11 11 (5.64%) BDD
11 11 (5.64%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.13%) ITIL
12 10 (5.13%) Service Management
13 8 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (3.59%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 79 (40.51%) C#
2 54 (27.69%) Java
3 53 (27.18%) SQL
4 36 (18.46%) JavaScript
5 32 (16.41%) VB.NET
6 28 (14.36%) VB
7 15 (7.69%) C++
8 11 (5.64%) PHP
9 9 (4.62%) CoffeeScript
10 7 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.03%) Python
11 2 (1.03%) F#
11 2 (1.03%) C
12 1 (0.51%) VC++
12 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (49.23%) Degree
2 9 (4.62%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.08%) MCP
5 2 (1.03%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.03%) ISEB
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.51%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.51%) MCITP
6 1 (0.51%) MCSE
6 1 (0.51%) MCSA
6 1 (0.51%) CCNP
6 1 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 44 (22.56%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.85%) Oracle
3 7 (3.59%) Capita
4 5 (2.56%) SAP
5 2 (1.03%) IBM
5 2 (1.03%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe
6 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.51%) Minitab
6 1 (0.51%) Telerik
6 1 (0.51%) Google
6 1 (0.51%) Tableau
6 1 (0.51%) Facebook
6 1 (0.51%) Twitter
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