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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 147 163 137
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 97 79 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.43% 1.20% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.26% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 76 73 111
Average salary £22,000 £20,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+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
6429 6251 6839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.08% 94.97% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5302 5165 5741
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
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
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 5 March 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 -16 52 £21,000 +5.00% 19
Cheshire +3 26 £25,000 - 5
Lancashire +6 14 £21,500 +13.15% 4
Merseyside +16 4 £27,500 +17.02% 1
Cumbria -6 1 £21,000 -5.61%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 92 (47.42%) C#
2 87 (44.85%) Degree
3 82 (42.27%) .NET
4 63 (32.47%) Computer Science
5 61 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (30.41%) ASP.NET
7 52 (26.80%) MVC
8 48 (24.74%) Windows
9 46 (23.71%) HTML
10 44 (22.68%) Java
11 42 (21.65%) SQL
11 42 (21.65%) .NET Framework
12 38 (19.59%) TDD
12 38 (19.59%) NUnit
13 37 (19.07%) Scrum
14 35 (18.04%) CSS
15 34 (17.53%) Kanban
15 34 (17.53%) WinForms
15 34 (17.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (17.53%) Rhino Mocks
15 34 (17.53%) Moq
15 34 (17.53%) Web Application Development
16 32 (16.49%) JavaScript
16 32 (16.49%) WCF
16 32 (16.49%) WPF
17 31 (15.98%) SQL Server
18 30 (15.46%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (15.46%) Spring.NET
18 30 (15.46%) MVVM
18 30 (15.46%) Unity DI Container

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (4.12%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.61%) Apache Solr
2 7 (3.61%) JBoss
3 3 (1.55%) WordPress
4 2 (1.03%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.03%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Node.js
5 1 (0.52%) Liferay
Applications
1 12 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.67%) MS Office
3 6 (3.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.06%) Fireworks
5 3 (1.55%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.52%) InDesign
6 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Zen Cart
1 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.89%) Internet
2 4 (2.06%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) MySQL
3 8 (4.12%) RDBMS
3 8 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.58%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (19.59%) NUnit
2 34 (17.53%) Rhino Mocks
2 34 (17.53%) Moq
3 30 (15.46%) MSTest
4 10 (5.15%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.03%) Subversion
7 2 (1.03%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.03%) UltraEdit
8 1 (0.52%) Gradle
8 1 (0.52%) Mockito
8 1 (0.52%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.52%) Xcode
8 1 (0.52%) JUnit
8 1 (0.52%) LSMW
8 1 (0.52%) Maven
General
1 23 (11.86%) Finance
2 18 (9.28%) Games
3 13 (6.70%) Marketing
4 9 (4.64%) Billing
4 9 (4.64%) Banking
5 4 (2.06%) Retail
6 2 (1.03%) Electronics
6 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (42.27%) .NET
2 59 (30.41%) ASP.NET
3 46 (23.71%) HTML
4 42 (21.65%) .NET Framework
5 35 (18.04%) CSS
6 34 (17.53%) WinForms
6 34 (17.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (16.49%) WCF
7 32 (16.49%) WPF
8 30 (15.46%) Spring.NET
8 30 (15.46%) Unity DI Container
8 30 (15.46%) Castle Windsor
8 30 (15.46%) Ninject
9 14 (7.22%) XML
10 13 (6.70%) J2EE
11 12 (6.19%) jQuery
11 12 (6.19%) Spring
12 10 (5.15%) JSP
13 9 (4.64%) Hibernate
14 8 (4.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (32.47%) Computer Science
2 30 (15.46%) Inversion of Control
3 14 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.70%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.70%) Mathematics
5 10 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.61%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.09%) Social Media
8 5 (2.58%) User Experience
9 4 (2.06%) Tandem
9 4 (2.06%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.55%) Graphic Design
11 2 (1.03%) iPhone
11 2 (1.03%) Blog
11 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.03%) Mobile Games
11 2 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (1.03%) Open Source
12 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.74%) Windows
2 15 (7.73%) Linux
3 2 (1.03%) Android
3 2 (1.03%) UNIX
3 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.52%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.80%) MVC
3 38 (19.59%) TDD
4 37 (19.07%) Scrum
5 34 (17.53%) Kanban
5 34 (17.53%) Web Application Development
6 30 (15.46%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (15.46%) MVVM
6 30 (15.46%) Dependency Injection
7 14 (7.22%) OO
7 14 (7.22%) E-Commerce
8 12 (6.19%) Software Engineering
9 10 (5.15%) CRM
9 10 (5.15%) OOD
9 10 (5.15%) Web Development
10 9 (4.64%) OOP
11 8 (4.12%) Project Management
12 6 (3.09%) Software Testing
12 6 (3.09%) Analytics
13 5 (2.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 92 (47.42%) C#
2 44 (22.68%) Java
3 42 (21.65%) SQL
4 32 (16.49%) JavaScript
5 28 (14.43%) VB.NET
6 24 (12.37%) VB
7 11 (5.67%) C++
8 10 (5.15%) PHP
9 8 (4.12%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.06%) F#
11 2 (1.03%) VC++
11 2 (1.03%) Python
11 2 (1.03%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.52%) C
12 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.52%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 87 (44.85%) Degree
2 5 (2.58%) VCP4
3 4 (2.06%) MCP
4 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.03%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) ISEB
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.52%) HND
5 1 (0.52%) CCNP
5 1 (0.52%) CCNA
5 1 (0.52%) MCSE
5 1 (0.52%) MCSA
5 1 (0.52%) MCITP
5 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.06%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Vendors
1 22 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.64%) Oracle
3 6 (3.09%) SAP
4 5 (2.58%) Adobe
5 2 (1.03%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.52%) Facebook
6 1 (0.52%) Twitter
6 1 (0.52%) Google
6 1 (0.52%) Zend
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