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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 158 145 155
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 93 111 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 1.55% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.63% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 77 99 107
Average salary £24,000 £21,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.62% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,300 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £23,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -2.12%
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
6247 6794 7160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.19% 95.14% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4992 5499 6017
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 £24,375 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £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
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 17 April 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 -6 58 £23,250 +14.81% 12
Cheshire +7 26 £25,000 - 8
Lancashire -2 6 £27,500 - 3
Cumbria -10 2 £22,000 -4.34%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 87 (46.77%) Degree
2 79 (42.47%) C#
3 77 (41.40%) .NET
4 74 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (31.72%) Computer Science
6 54 (29.03%) ASP.NET
7 49 (26.34%) Java
8 48 (25.81%) Windows
8 48 (25.81%) MVC
9 46 (24.73%) SQL
9 46 (24.73%) HTML
10 42 (22.58%) .NET Framework
11 39 (20.97%) TDD
11 39 (20.97%) Scrum
12 38 (20.43%) NUnit
13 36 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (18.82%) Rhino Mocks
14 35 (18.82%) Moq
14 35 (18.82%) Web Application Development
14 35 (18.82%) Kanban
14 35 (18.82%) WinForms
15 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
15 33 (17.74%) CSS
15 33 (17.74%) WCF
15 33 (17.74%) WPF
16 31 (16.67%) Spring.NET
16 31 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
16 31 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
16 31 (16.67%) Ninject

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.91%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.38%) Apache Solr
2 10 (5.38%) JBoss
3 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.61%) SAS
4 2 (1.08%) WordPress
5 1 (0.54%) Liferay
5 1 (0.54%) Lync
5 1 (0.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.53%) MS Office
3 5 (2.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.61%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.54%) SPSS
6 1 (0.54%) FastStats
6 1 (0.54%) InDesign
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.54%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.54%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.98%) Internet
2 3 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.14%) MySQL
3 7 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.15%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (20.43%) NUnit
2 35 (18.82%) Rhino Mocks
2 35 (18.82%) Moq
3 31 (16.67%) MSTest
4 9 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.76%) Maven
7 6 (3.23%) Ant
8 2 (1.08%) UltraEdit
9 1 (0.54%) Mockito
9 1 (0.54%) Gradle
9 1 (0.54%) JUnit
9 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.54%) Xcode
9 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 21 (11.29%) Finance
2 19 (10.22%) Games
3 15 (8.06%) Banking
4 11 (5.91%) Billing
5 8 (4.30%) Marketing
5 8 (4.30%) Retail
6 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (41.40%) .NET
2 54 (29.03%) ASP.NET
3 46 (24.73%) HTML
4 42 (22.58%) .NET Framework
5 36 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (18.82%) WinForms
7 33 (17.74%) WCF
7 33 (17.74%) WPF
7 33 (17.74%) CSS
8 31 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
8 31 (16.67%) Ninject
8 31 (16.67%) Spring.NET
8 31 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
9 19 (10.22%) J2EE
10 18 (9.68%) Spring
11 17 (9.14%) Hibernate
12 14 (7.53%) XML
13 13 (6.99%) JSP
14 9 (4.84%) HTML5
15 8 (4.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 59 (31.72%) Computer Science
2 31 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 16 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (8.06%) Mathematics
5 14 (7.53%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.23%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.23%) Social Media
6 6 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.15%) User Experience
7 4 (2.15%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.15%) Tandem
8 3 (1.61%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.08%) Economics
9 2 (1.08%) Statistics
9 2 (1.08%) Physics
9 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.08%) Blog
9 2 (1.08%) iPhone
10 1 (0.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 48 (25.81%) Windows
2 17 (9.14%) Linux
3 2 (1.08%) Android
3 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (25.81%) MVC
3 39 (20.97%) TDD
3 39 (20.97%) Scrum
4 35 (18.82%) Kanban
4 35 (18.82%) Web Application Development
5 31 (16.67%) MVVM
5 31 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
5 31 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (8.60%) E-Commerce
7 13 (6.99%) Software Engineering
8 9 (4.84%) OO
9 8 (4.30%) OOP
9 8 (4.30%) Web Development
10 7 (3.76%) BDD
10 7 (3.76%) OOD
10 7 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.23%) Software Testing
11 6 (3.23%) Unit Testing
12 5 (2.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (42.47%) C#
2 49 (26.34%) Java
3 46 (24.73%) SQL
4 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
5 30 (16.13%) VB.NET
6 26 (13.98%) VB
7 13 (6.99%) C++
8 9 (4.84%) PHP
9 8 (4.30%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.23%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (2.15%) F#
11 4 (2.15%) Python
12 2 (1.08%) C
13 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 87 (46.77%) Degree
2 6 (3.23%) MCP
3 4 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.15%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.08%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.54%) MCSE
5 1 (0.54%) MCSA
5 1 (0.54%) CCNP
5 1 (0.54%) CCNA
5 1 (0.54%) ISEB
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.54%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.14%) Oracle
3 4 (2.15%) Adobe
4 3 (1.61%) SAP
5 2 (1.08%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.08%) Capita
6 1 (0.54%) Google
6 1 (0.54%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.54%) Facebook
6 1 (0.54%) Twitter
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) Minitab
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