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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 145 160 168
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 87 101 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 1.44% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.49% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 71 80 76
Average salary £24,500 £22,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +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
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 +21 56 £23,500 +9.30% 16
Cheshire +28 28 £25,000 - 6
Lancashire +5 1 £20,000 -6.97% 4
Merseyside -13 1 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 £35,000 -
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 126 (65.63%) Degree
2 74 (38.54%) .NET
3 70 (36.46%) C#
4 55 (28.65%) HTML
4 55 (28.65%) JavaScript
5 54 (28.13%) Computer Science
6 50 (26.04%) CSS
7 49 (25.52%) Java
8 46 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (23.96%) Microsoft
9 42 (21.88%) ASP.NET
10 37 (19.27%) MVC
11 31 (16.15%) Project Management
11 31 (16.15%) OOP
12 30 (15.63%) Internet
12 30 (15.63%) jQuery
13 29 (15.10%) Windows
14 28 (14.58%) VB.NET
15 27 (14.06%) Scrum
15 27 (14.06%) Software Engineering
16 26 (13.54%) PRINCE2
17 25 (13.02%) SQL
18 23 (11.98%) VB
19 22 (11.46%) WinForms
19 22 (11.46%) Finance
19 22 (11.46%) Hibernate
19 22 (11.46%) .NET Framework
20 21 (10.94%) WCF
20 21 (10.94%) WPF
20 21 (10.94%) Continuous Integration

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (5.73%) WebLogic
2 8 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.52%) JBoss
4 1 (0.52%) Node.js
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.63%) Internet
2 8 (4.17%) DNS
2 8 (4.17%) Intranet
2 8 (4.17%) ISDN
2 8 (4.17%) LAN
2 8 (4.17%) VoIP
2 8 (4.17%) WAN
3 2 (1.04%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) NAS
4 1 (0.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.69%) MySQL
3 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (10.94%) Moq
1 21 (10.94%) MSTest
1 21 (10.94%) NUnit
1 21 (10.94%) Rhino Mocks
2 15 (7.81%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) JIRA
4 1 (0.52%) JUnit
4 1 (0.52%) Redmine
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 22 (11.46%) Finance
2 20 (10.42%) Retail
3 17 (8.85%) Games
4 8 (4.17%) Banking
5 6 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.60%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.08%) Electronics
8 2 (1.04%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
9 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (38.54%) .NET
2 55 (28.65%) HTML
3 50 (26.04%) CSS
4 42 (21.88%) ASP.NET
5 30 (15.63%) jQuery
6 22 (11.46%) .NET Framework
6 22 (11.46%) Hibernate
6 22 (11.46%) WinForms
7 21 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 21 (10.94%) Castle Windsor
7 21 (10.94%) Ninject
7 21 (10.94%) Spring
7 21 (10.94%) Spring.NET
7 21 (10.94%) Unity DI Container
7 21 (10.94%) WCF
7 21 (10.94%) WPF
8 20 (10.42%) HTML5
9 14 (7.29%) AngularJS
9 14 (7.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (28.13%) Computer Science
2 21 (10.94%) Inversion of Control
3 12 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.73%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.65%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.65%) Social Media
6 6 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.56%) Physics
8 2 (1.04%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.04%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.04%) User Experience
9 1 (0.52%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.52%) Robotics
9 1 (0.52%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.10%) Windows
2 4 (2.08%) Unix
3 3 (1.56%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.04%) Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.27%) MVC
3 31 (16.15%) OOP
3 31 (16.15%) Project Management
4 27 (14.06%) Scrum
4 27 (14.06%) Software Engineering
5 26 (13.54%) PRINCE2
6 21 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (10.94%) Dependency Injection
6 21 (10.94%) Kanban
6 21 (10.94%) MVVM
6 21 (10.94%) TDD
6 21 (10.94%) Web Application Development
7 16 (8.33%) OO
8 15 (7.81%) ITIL
9 13 (6.77%) Analytics
10 11 (5.73%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (5.73%) Time Management
11 10 (5.21%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (36.46%) C#
2 55 (28.65%) JavaScript
3 49 (25.52%) Java
4 28 (14.58%) VB.NET
5 25 (13.02%) SQL
6 23 (11.98%) VB
7 15 (7.81%) ABAP
8 13 (6.77%) C++
9 7 (3.65%) PHP
10 5 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.08%) XPath
12 3 (1.56%) C
13 1 (0.52%) Groovy
13 1 (0.52%) VB6
13 1 (0.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 126 (65.63%) Degree
2 8 (4.17%) MCSE
2 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.52%) PMP
4 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 46 (23.96%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.42%) Oracle
3 15 (7.81%) SAP
4 11 (5.73%) BEA
4 11 (5.73%) IBM
5 9 (4.69%) VMware
6 2 (1.04%) Adobe
7 1 (0.52%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.52%) Brocade
7 1 (0.52%) EMC
7 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
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