The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Graduate
Rank 242 236 237
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 2 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.035% 0.20% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.21% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 6
Average salary £19,000 £22,000 £19,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +12.82%
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+9.30% -4.44%
IT 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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £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% -

IT Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Graduate in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IT Graduate
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Graduate across the North West region.

IT Graduate Salary Trend in the North West

IT 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 IT Graduate within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 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
Cheshire +13 1 £19,000 -13.63%
Merseyside - 1 - -
IT Graduate
England

IT Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 9 (64.29%) PRINCE2
2 9 (64.29%) ITIL
3 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (57.14%) ISDN
3 8 (57.14%) LAN
3 8 (57.14%) VoIP
3 8 (57.14%) WAN
3 8 (57.14%) DNS
3 8 (57.14%) MCSE
3 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (14.29%) MS Office
4 2 (14.29%) Information Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
1 8 (57.14%) ISDN
1 8 (57.14%) LAN
1 8 (57.14%) VoIP
1 8 (57.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
1 9 (64.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Information Management
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) MCSE
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (7.14%) PMP
4 1 (7.14%) Postgraduate
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware