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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 154 172 108
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 97 67 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 1.03% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.09% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 78 63 163
Average salary £22,500 £20,000 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
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
6608 6170 7549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.11% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5176 6547
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -8 48 £20,500 +2.50% 12
Cheshire +10 26 £25,000 - 6
Lancashire +3 14 £21,500 +9.55% 5
Merseyside +20 8 £27,500 +18.27% 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 111 (51.63%) C#
2 100 (46.51%) .NET
3 91 (42.33%) Degree
4 68 (31.63%) ASP.NET
5 66 (30.70%) Computer Science
6 65 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (28.84%) MVC
8 55 (25.58%) SQL
9 52 (24.19%) Java
10 51 (23.72%) HTML
11 48 (22.33%) JavaScript
12 44 (20.47%) .NET Framework
13 41 (19.07%) CSS
13 41 (19.07%) Windows
14 40 (18.60%) TDD
15 38 (17.67%) Scrum
16 37 (17.21%) NUnit
17 36 (16.74%) WinForms
17 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
17 36 (16.74%) VB.NET
18 34 (15.81%) Web Application Development
19 33 (15.35%) ASP.NET MVC
19 33 (15.35%) Rhino Mocks
19 33 (15.35%) Moq
19 33 (15.35%) Kanban
19 33 (15.35%) WCF
19 33 (15.35%) WPF
20 31 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (14.42%) Spring.NET
20 31 (14.42%) Dependency Injection

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (3.72%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.26%) JBoss
2 7 (3.26%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.40%) WordPress
4 2 (0.93%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) Liferay
5 1 (0.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.33%) MS Office
3 4 (1.86%) Fireworks
4 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (1.40%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.40%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.09%) Internet
2 2 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.58%) MySQL
3 10 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.72%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.72%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) DTS
9 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (17.21%) NUnit
2 33 (15.35%) Rhino Mocks
2 33 (15.35%) Moq
3 31 (14.42%) MSTest
4 11 (5.12%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.79%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.86%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.40%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.40%) LSMW
7 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.93%) Subversion
9 1 (0.47%) Xcode
9 1 (0.47%) JUnit
9 1 (0.47%) Maven
9 1 (0.47%) Mockito
9 1 (0.47%) Phing
9 1 (0.47%) Gradle
9 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (12.09%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Games
3 11 (5.12%) Marketing
4 4 (1.86%) Retail
5 3 (1.40%) Back Office
5 3 (1.40%) Banking
5 3 (1.40%) Billing
5 3 (1.40%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (46.51%) .NET
2 68 (31.63%) ASP.NET
3 51 (23.72%) HTML
4 44 (20.47%) .NET Framework
5 41 (19.07%) CSS
6 36 (16.74%) WinForms
7 33 (15.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (15.35%) WCF
7 33 (15.35%) WPF
8 31 (14.42%) Spring.NET
8 31 (14.42%) Unity DI Container
8 31 (14.42%) Castle Windsor
8 31 (14.42%) Ninject
9 22 (10.23%) XML
9 22 (10.23%) jQuery
10 13 (6.05%) J2EE
10 13 (6.05%) JSON
11 12 (5.58%) Spring
12 11 (5.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (4.65%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 66 (30.70%) Computer Science
2 31 (14.42%) Inversion of Control
3 15 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.19%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.26%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.26%) User Experience
7 5 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.86%) Social Media
8 4 (1.86%) Mobile Games
8 4 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.40%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.40%) Open Source
9 3 (1.40%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.93%) iPhone
10 2 (0.93%) Statistics
10 2 (0.93%) Social Network
10 2 (0.93%) Tandem
10 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.07%) Windows
2 14 (6.51%) Linux
3 4 (1.86%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.86%) Android
4 2 (0.93%) UNIX
5 1 (0.47%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (28.84%) MVC
3 40 (18.60%) TDD
4 38 (17.67%) Scrum
5 34 (15.81%) Web Application Development
6 33 (15.35%) Kanban
7 31 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (14.42%) Dependency Injection
7 31 (14.42%) MVVM
8 17 (7.91%) OO
9 14 (6.51%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.05%) Software Engineering
11 10 (4.65%) Web Development
11 10 (4.65%) OOD
12 8 (3.72%) CRM
13 7 (3.26%) OOP
13 7 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (3.26%) Unit Testing
14 6 (2.79%) Analytics
14 6 (2.79%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (51.63%) C#
2 55 (25.58%) SQL
3 52 (24.19%) Java
4 48 (22.33%) JavaScript
5 36 (16.74%) VB.NET
6 26 (12.09%) VB
7 13 (6.05%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.05%) C++
8 12 (5.58%) PHP
9 4 (1.86%) F#
9 4 (1.86%) Ruby
10 3 (1.40%) Perl
11 2 (0.93%) ABAP
11 2 (0.93%) VC++
11 2 (0.93%) Python
11 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.47%) VBA
12 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.47%) C
12 1 (0.47%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 91 (42.33%) Degree
2 2 (0.93%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.47%) CCNP
3 1 (0.47%) CCNA
3 1 (0.47%) ISEB
3 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.47%) MCSE
3 1 (0.47%) MCSA
3 1 (0.47%) MCP
3 1 (0.47%) HND
3 1 (0.47%) MCITP
3 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.93%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (6.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.12%) SAP
3 9 (4.19%) Oracle
4 4 (1.86%) Adobe
5 2 (0.93%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.93%) Zend
6 1 (0.47%) VMware
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