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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 145 158 141
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 103 97 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 1.40% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.47% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 82 91 115
Average salary £22,500 £21,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,550 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £23,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
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
6293 6581 7036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.10% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5070 5356 5916
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 27 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 +5 59 £21,500 +7.50% 11
Cheshire +14 28 £25,000 +4.16% 5
Lancashire +12 12 £21,500 +13.15% 2
Cumbria -9 2 £22,000 -4.34%
Merseyside +10 1 £27,500 +17.02% 2
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 93 (46.97%) Degree
2 86 (43.43%) C#
3 79 (39.90%) .NET
4 71 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (32.83%) Computer Science
6 57 (28.79%) ASP.NET
7 53 (26.77%) Java
8 51 (25.76%) SQL
9 49 (24.75%) HTML
9 49 (24.75%) Windows
9 49 (24.75%) MVC
10 43 (21.72%) .NET Framework
11 39 (19.70%) TDD
12 38 (19.19%) NUnit
12 38 (19.19%) Scrum
13 36 (18.18%) CSS
13 36 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (17.68%) Rhino Mocks
14 35 (17.68%) Moq
14 35 (17.68%) Web Application Development
14 35 (17.68%) WinForms
14 35 (17.68%) Kanban
15 34 (17.17%) SQL Server
15 34 (17.17%) JavaScript
16 33 (16.67%) WCF
16 33 (16.67%) WPF
17 31 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (15.66%) Castle Windsor
17 31 (15.66%) Ninject
17 31 (15.66%) Unity DI Container

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 11 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.05%) Apache Solr
2 10 (5.05%) JBoss
3 3 (1.52%) WordPress
3 3 (1.52%) SAS
4 2 (1.01%) CMS
4 2 (1.01%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.51%) Liferay
5 1 (0.51%) Lync
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.08%) MS Office
3 5 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.52%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.51%) SPSS
7 1 (0.51%) FastStats
7 1 (0.51%) InDesign
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.51%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.01%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.13%) Internet
2 3 (1.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.08%) MySQL
3 9 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.04%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (19.19%) NUnit
2 35 (17.68%) Rhino Mocks
2 35 (17.68%) Moq
3 31 (15.66%) MSTest
4 9 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.02%) Maven
7 3 (1.52%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.52%) Ant
8 2 (1.01%) Subversion
8 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.01%) UltraEdit
9 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.51%) Xcode
9 1 (0.51%) JUnit
9 1 (0.51%) Mockito
9 1 (0.51%) Gradle
General
1 23 (11.62%) Finance
2 21 (10.61%) Games
3 14 (7.07%) Banking
4 12 (6.06%) Marketing
5 11 (5.56%) Billing
6 7 (3.54%) Retail
7 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (39.90%) .NET
2 57 (28.79%) ASP.NET
3 49 (24.75%) HTML
4 43 (21.72%) .NET Framework
5 36 (18.18%) CSS
5 36 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (17.68%) WinForms
7 33 (16.67%) WCF
7 33 (16.67%) WPF
8 31 (15.66%) Spring.NET
8 31 (15.66%) Castle Windsor
8 31 (15.66%) Ninject
8 31 (15.66%) Unity DI Container
9 19 (9.60%) J2EE
10 17 (8.59%) Spring
11 14 (7.07%) Hibernate
12 13 (6.57%) JSP
12 13 (6.57%) XML
13 11 (5.56%) HTML5
14 10 (5.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 65 (32.83%) Computer Science
2 31 (15.66%) Inversion of Control
3 17 (8.59%) Mathematics
4 16 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.58%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.03%) Social Media
7 6 (3.03%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.53%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.02%) User Experience
9 4 (2.02%) Digital Media
9 4 (2.02%) Tandem
10 3 (1.52%) Statistics
10 3 (1.52%) Graphic Design
11 2 (1.01%) Economics
11 2 (1.01%) Physics
11 2 (1.01%) Mobile Games
11 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.01%) Blog
11 2 (1.01%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.75%) Windows
2 19 (9.60%) Linux
3 2 (1.01%) Android
3 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.01%) UNIX
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.51%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.75%) MVC
3 39 (19.70%) TDD
4 38 (19.19%) Scrum
5 35 (17.68%) Kanban
5 35 (17.68%) Web Application Development
6 31 (15.66%) Dependency Injection
6 31 (15.66%) MVVM
6 31 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (8.08%) E-Commerce
8 12 (6.06%) Software Engineering
9 11 (5.56%) OO
10 10 (5.05%) Web Development
11 8 (4.04%) OOP
11 8 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (4.04%) Project Management
12 7 (3.54%) OOD
12 7 (3.54%) CRM
12 7 (3.54%) Software Testing
12 7 (3.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (43.43%) C#
2 53 (26.77%) Java
3 51 (25.76%) SQL
4 34 (17.17%) JavaScript
5 30 (15.15%) VB.NET
6 26 (13.13%) VB
7 13 (6.57%) C++
8 11 (5.56%) PHP
9 10 (5.05%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.02%) Python
10 4 (2.02%) F#
11 3 (1.52%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.01%) C
13 1 (0.51%) VC++
13 1 (0.51%) PHP5
13 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (46.97%) Degree
2 6 (3.03%) MCP
3 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.01%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.51%) MCSE
5 1 (0.51%) MCSA
5 1 (0.51%) CCNP
5 1 (0.51%) CCNA
5 1 (0.51%) ISEB
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.51%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.51%) MCITP
5 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.54%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) HL7
2 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Vendors
1 30 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.59%) Oracle
3 5 (2.53%) SAP
4 4 (2.02%) Adobe
5 2 (1.01%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.01%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.51%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.51%) Facebook
6 1 (0.51%) Twitter
6 1 (0.51%) IBM
6 1 (0.51%) Minitab
6 1 (0.51%) Google
6 1 (0.51%) Zend
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