The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 114 106 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 27 35 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.05% 1.42% 3.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.52% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 23 31 68
Average salary £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £27,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -4.25%
Graduate
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2352 2303 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.06% 93.13% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 1813 1592
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Graduate
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Reading

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Reading

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 37 (62.71%) Degree
2 23 (38.98%) C#
3 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
4 21 (35.59%) .NET
5 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
6 15 (25.42%) HTML
6 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
6 15 (25.42%) Computer Science
7 13 (22.03%) SQL
7 13 (22.03%) MS Office
8 12 (20.34%) CSS
9 10 (16.95%) ITIL
10 9 (15.25%) VB.NET
10 9 (15.25%) jQuery
10 9 (15.25%) HTML5
11 8 (13.56%) CSS3
11 8 (13.56%) PHP
11 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
11 8 (13.56%) Linux
11 8 (13.56%) ISO 9001
11 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (13.56%) .NET Framework
11 8 (13.56%) Process Management
11 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
11 8 (13.56%) CMS
12 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
12 7 (11.86%) VB
13 6 (10.17%) MySQL
13 6 (10.17%) Mathematics
14 5 (8.47%) Physics

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
1 8 (13.56%) CMS
2 3 (5.08%) Drupal
2 3 (5.08%) WordPress
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (22.03%) MS Office
3 4 (6.78%) AutoCAD
3 4 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.08%) MicroStation
4 3 (5.08%) Solid Edge
4 3 (5.08%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (3.39%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.69%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) VoIP
1 1 (1.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) MySQL
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.08%) Selenium
3 2 (3.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.78%) Marketing
3 2 (3.39%) Electronics
3 2 (3.39%) Automotive
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) .NET
2 15 (25.42%) HTML
3 12 (20.34%) CSS
4 9 (15.25%) jQuery
4 9 (15.25%) HTML5
5 8 (13.56%) CSS3
5 8 (13.56%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.78%) LAMP
8 3 (5.08%) WinForms
8 3 (5.08%) Web Services
8 3 (5.08%) XML
9 2 (3.39%) Ajax
9 2 (3.39%) WCF
9 2 (3.39%) WPF
9 2 (3.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (1.69%) RESTful
10 1 (1.69%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
3 6 (10.17%) Mathematics
4 5 (8.47%) Physics
5 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.08%) Open Source
7 1 (1.69%) Kinect
7 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.69%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Process Management
2 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.78%) Project Management
3 4 (6.78%) Scrum
3 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
3 4 (6.78%) Network Architecture
4 3 (5.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (5.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (5.08%) OO
4 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
4 3 (5.08%) MVC
5 2 (3.39%) Service Management
5 2 (3.39%) CAD
5 2 (3.39%) Content Management
5 2 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.39%) Operations Research
5 2 (3.39%) Web Development
5 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.39%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) C#
2 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
3 13 (22.03%) SQL
4 9 (15.25%) VB.NET
5 8 (13.56%) PHP
6 7 (11.86%) VB
7 4 (6.78%) Java
8 3 (5.08%) C++
8 3 (5.08%) PHP5
9 2 (3.39%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.39%) C
9 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.69%) Perl
10 1 (1.69%) XAML
10 1 (1.69%) XPath
10 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.69%) Python
10 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (62.71%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) ISEB
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) ISO 9001
2 4 (6.78%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.78%) SolidWorks
2 1 (1.69%) IronPort
2 1 (1.69%) Symantec
2 1 (1.69%) McAfee
2 1 (1.69%) Autodesk
2 1 (1.69%) Sony
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