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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 137 126 146
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 107 133 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 1.87% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.97% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 100 122 90
Average salary £23,500 £21,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.30% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
6231 6758 6890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 94.94% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5080 5467 5890
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 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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 -3 64 £22,750 +10.97% 18
Cheshire -6 36 £25,000 +8.69% 8
Lancashire -10 4 £23,500 +17.50% 6
Merseyside +9 3 £22,000 +2.32% 4
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 110 (53.66%) Degree
2 86 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (38.54%) .NET
4 74 (36.10%) C#
5 64 (31.22%) HTML
6 58 (28.29%) Java
7 56 (27.32%) SQL
7 56 (27.32%) MVC
8 52 (25.37%) Microsoft
8 52 (25.37%) Windows
9 49 (23.90%) ASP.NET
9 49 (23.90%) CSS
10 47 (22.93%) Computer Science
11 45 (21.95%) JavaScript
12 35 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (16.59%) Scrum
13 34 (16.59%) .NET Framework
14 33 (16.10%) VB.NET
15 31 (15.12%) Oracle
15 31 (15.12%) SQL Server
15 31 (15.12%) TDD
16 30 (14.63%) WinForms
16 30 (14.63%) VB
16 30 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 28 (13.66%) NUnit
17 28 (13.66%) WCF
17 28 (13.66%) Rhino Mocks
17 28 (13.66%) Moq
17 28 (13.66%) Kanban
17 28 (13.66%) Web Application Development

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.44%) JBoss
2 5 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.95%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.46%) SAS
5 2 (0.98%) WordPress
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.49%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) Lync
6 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.32%) MS Office
3 3 (1.46%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) FastStats
5 1 (0.49%) InDesign
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.49%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.68%) Internet
2 4 (1.95%) DVB
2 4 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (1.95%) NFC
2 4 (1.95%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.95%) GPRS
2 4 (1.95%) GSM
2 4 (1.95%) UMTS
2 4 (1.95%) VoIP
2 4 (1.95%) WLAN
3 3 (1.46%) HTTP
4 1 (0.49%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.71%) MySQL
3 6 (2.93%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.49%) DB2
7 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 28 (13.66%) NUnit
1 28 (13.66%) Rhino Mocks
1 28 (13.66%) Moq
2 25 (12.20%) MSTest
3 15 (7.32%) Visual Studio
4 12 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (5.37%) Maven
5 11 (5.37%) Ant
6 4 (1.95%) UltraEdit
7 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.98%) JUnit
8 2 (0.98%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.49%) JIRA
9 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 27 (13.17%) Banking
2 26 (12.68%) Finance
3 23 (11.22%) Retail
3 23 (11.22%) Games
4 9 (4.39%) Billing
5 8 (3.90%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.41%) Marketing
7 4 (1.95%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.95%) Automotive
7 4 (1.95%) Legal
8 2 (0.98%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (38.54%) .NET
2 64 (31.22%) HTML
3 49 (23.90%) ASP.NET
3 49 (23.90%) CSS
4 34 (16.59%) .NET Framework
5 30 (14.63%) WinForms
5 30 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (13.66%) WCF
7 27 (13.17%) WPF
8 25 (12.20%) Spring.NET
8 25 (12.20%) Castle Windsor
8 25 (12.20%) Ninject
8 25 (12.20%) Unity DI Container
9 22 (10.73%) AngularJS
9 22 (10.73%) Spring
10 21 (10.24%) Hibernate
11 17 (8.29%) J2EE
12 15 (7.32%) HTML5
13 14 (6.83%) jQuery
14 11 (5.37%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (22.93%) Computer Science
2 35 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (12.20%) Inversion of Control
4 18 (8.78%) Mathematics
5 15 (7.32%) Mobile App
6 12 (5.85%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.93%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.44%) iPhone
9 4 (1.95%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.95%) MPEG
10 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.46%) Tandem
10 3 (1.46%) User Experience
10 3 (1.46%) Social Media
11 2 (0.98%) Economics
11 2 (0.98%) Statistics
11 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.98%) NHS
11 2 (0.98%) Physics
11 2 (0.98%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 52 (25.37%) Windows
2 16 (7.80%) Linux
3 6 (2.93%) Android
4 4 (1.95%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.95%) Windows 8
4 4 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (1.95%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.32%) MVC
3 34 (16.59%) Scrum
4 31 (15.12%) TDD
5 28 (13.66%) Kanban
5 28 (13.66%) Web Application Development
6 25 (12.20%) MVVM
6 25 (12.20%) Dependency Injection
6 25 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (12.20%) SDLC
7 20 (9.76%) Project Management
8 19 (9.27%) Process Management
9 16 (7.80%) Change Management
10 15 (7.32%) Software Engineering
11 14 (6.83%) Service Management
12 13 (6.34%) ITIL
13 12 (5.85%) BDD
14 10 (4.88%) PRINCE2
14 10 (4.88%) OO
15 9 (4.39%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 74 (36.10%) C#
2 58 (28.29%) Java
3 56 (27.32%) SQL
4 45 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 33 (16.10%) VB.NET
6 30 (14.63%) VB
7 24 (11.71%) C++
8 15 (7.32%) PHP
9 11 (5.37%) CoffeeScript
10 7 (3.41%) C
11 4 (1.95%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.46%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.98%) Python
14 1 (0.49%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.49%) VBA
14 1 (0.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 110 (53.66%) Degree
2 11 (5.37%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.44%) MCP
5 2 (0.98%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.85%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) HL7
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.95%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 52 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.12%) Oracle
3 12 (5.85%) Capita
4 6 (2.93%) SAP
5 4 (1.95%) Symbian
6 2 (0.98%) IBM
7 1 (0.49%) Google
7 1 (0.49%) Tableau
7 1 (0.49%) Facebook
7 1 (0.49%) Twitter
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe
7 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.49%) McAfee
7 1 (0.49%) Sony
7 1 (0.49%) Minitab
7 1 (0.49%) Telerik
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