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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 113 153 141
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 121 94 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.21% 1.54% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 1.59% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 101 81 104
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £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
5311 5900 6668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.20% 96.61% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4515 4727 5344
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +6 68 £25,000 - 16
Cheshire +42 42 £25,000 - 9
Lancashire +8 3 £22,500 +4.65% 2
Merseyside +12 2 £23,750 - 3
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 131 (64.53%) Degree
2 82 (40.39%) .NET
3 79 (38.92%) C#
4 74 (36.45%) Computer Science
5 54 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (26.11%) Java
7 51 (25.12%) ASP.NET
8 50 (24.63%) MVC
9 48 (23.65%) Microsoft
10 45 (22.17%) HTML
11 41 (20.20%) JavaScript
12 38 (18.72%) Project Management
13 37 (18.23%) Retail
14 35 (17.24%) Software Engineering
14 35 (17.24%) CSS
15 34 (16.75%) SQL
15 34 (16.75%) SQL Server
16 33 (16.26%) Games
16 33 (16.26%) .NET Framework
17 32 (15.76%) WCF
17 32 (15.76%) VB.NET
17 32 (15.76%) AngularJS
18 29 (14.29%) Kanban
18 29 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
18 29 (14.29%) TDD
19 28 (13.79%) Dependency Injection
19 28 (13.79%) WPF
19 28 (13.79%) Web Application Development
20 27 (13.30%) Windows
21 26 (12.81%) Oracle

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 11 (5.42%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.93%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.45%) SAS
5 6 (2.96%) Node.js
6 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (3.45%) MS Office
2 2 (0.99%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.99%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.91%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.37%) Internet
2 2 (0.99%) HTTP
3 1 (0.49%) AMQP
3 1 (0.49%) NAS
3 1 (0.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.90%) MySQL
3 11 (5.42%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.42%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (8.87%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.37%) Moq
2 17 (8.37%) MSTest
2 17 (8.37%) NUnit
2 17 (8.37%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (5.42%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.45%) Xcode
6 3 (1.48%) Subversion
7 2 (0.99%) JIRA
8 1 (0.49%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.49%) PHPUnit
General
1 37 (18.23%) Retail
2 33 (16.26%) Games
3 25 (12.32%) Finance
4 17 (8.37%) Banking
5 14 (6.90%) Local Government
6 5 (2.46%) Marketing
7 4 (1.97%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (40.39%) .NET
2 51 (25.12%) ASP.NET
3 45 (22.17%) HTML
4 35 (17.24%) CSS
5 33 (16.26%) .NET Framework
6 32 (15.76%) AngularJS
6 32 (15.76%) WCF
7 29 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (13.79%) WPF
9 19 (9.36%) jQuery
10 18 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 17 (8.37%) Castle Windsor
11 17 (8.37%) Ninject
11 17 (8.37%) Spring.NET
11 17 (8.37%) Unity DI Container
11 17 (8.37%) WinForms
12 16 (7.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (6.40%) Entity Framework
13 13 (6.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 74 (36.45%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.37%) Inversion of Control
4 15 (7.39%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.93%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.45%) Economics
6 7 (3.45%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.45%) Physics
6 7 (3.45%) Psychology
7 6 (2.96%) Social Media
8 3 (1.48%) Blog
8 3 (1.48%) Copywriting
8 3 (1.48%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.49%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.49%) Robotics
10 1 (0.49%) VCE vBlock
10 1 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.30%) Windows
2 7 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.97%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.48%) Unix
5 2 (0.99%) Linux
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.63%) MVC
3 38 (18.72%) Project Management
4 35 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 29 (14.29%) Kanban
5 29 (14.29%) TDD
6 28 (13.79%) Dependency Injection
6 28 (13.79%) Web Application Development
7 22 (10.84%) Scrum
8 20 (9.85%) Web Development
9 19 (9.36%) BDD
10 18 (8.87%) Business Analysis
10 18 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (8.87%) OOP
11 17 (8.37%) MVVM
12 16 (7.88%) Multithreading
13 15 (7.39%) Process Management
13 15 (7.39%) SDLC
14 13 (6.40%) Analytics
15 12 (5.91%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 79 (38.92%) C#
2 53 (26.11%) Java
3 41 (20.20%) JavaScript
4 34 (16.75%) SQL
5 32 (15.76%) VB.NET
6 18 (8.87%) VB
7 17 (8.37%) C++
8 14 (6.90%) Ruby
9 12 (5.91%) PHP
10 11 (5.42%) F#
11 10 (4.93%) ABAP
12 7 (3.45%) Apple Swift
12 7 (3.45%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.96%) C
14 2 (0.99%) Python
14 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.49%) ES6
15 1 (0.49%) VB6
15 1 (0.49%) VC++
15 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 131 (64.53%) Degree
2 4 (1.97%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.99%) ISEB
3 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.49%) PMP
4 1 (0.49%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.42%) Kibana
2 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 48 (23.65%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.81%) Oracle
3 11 (5.42%) Google
4 10 (4.93%) BEA
4 10 (4.93%) IBM
4 10 (4.93%) SAP
5 2 (0.99%) VMware
6 1 (0.49%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.49%) Brocade
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco
6 1 (0.49%) EMC
6 1 (0.49%) Facebook
6 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
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