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

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 83 86 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 12 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.06% 1.38% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.46% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 10
Average salary £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
Graduate
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales 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
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1096 1096 879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.91% 94.73% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 949 992 826
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Graduate
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Graduate Salary Trend in South Wales

Graduate
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
Cardiff -3 4 £18,250 -10.97%
Torfaen - 3 £22,500 -
Newport +13 2 £27,500 +29.41%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £19,000 -
Caerphilly - 1 £21,250 -
Graduate
Wales

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 35 (71.43%) Degree
2 15 (30.61%) Computer Science
3 14 (28.57%) Java
3 14 (28.57%) .NET
4 12 (24.49%) C++
5 11 (22.45%) SQL
5 11 (22.45%) Mathematics
6 10 (20.41%) Marketing
6 10 (20.41%) Blog
6 10 (20.41%) Market Research
6 10 (20.41%) Product Management
6 10 (20.41%) User Stories
7 9 (18.37%) Finance
8 8 (16.33%) C#
8 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
8 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 6 (12.24%) HTML
11 5 (10.20%) Windows
11 5 (10.20%) Android
11 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (8.16%) COM
12 4 (8.16%) Linux
12 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (8.16%) VMware
13 3 (6.12%) PHP
13 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
13 3 (6.12%) OO
13 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.12%) SAN
2 2 (4.08%) NAS
2 2 (4.08%) DNS
2 2 (4.08%) LDAP
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) VLAN
3 1 (2.04%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Xcode
2 1 (2.04%) JUnit
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.41%) Marketing
2 9 (18.37%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Military
4 1 (2.04%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) .NET
2 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (12.24%) HTML
4 4 (8.16%) COM
5 2 (4.08%) Web Services
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) J2EE
6 1 (2.04%) XML
6 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.04%) Spring
6 1 (2.04%) JSF
6 1 (2.04%) Ajax
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) WCF
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Computer Science
2 11 (22.45%) Mathematics
3 10 (20.41%) Blog
4 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) iPhone
6 1 (2.04%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
1 5 (10.20%) Android
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.04%) UNIX
4 1 (2.04%) Debian
4 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Market Research
1 10 (20.41%) Product Management
1 10 (20.41%) User Stories
2 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (6.12%) OO
4 2 (4.08%) Change Control
4 2 (4.08%) Android Development
4 2 (4.08%) iOS Development
4 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
4 2 (4.08%) MVC
4 2 (4.08%) Scrum
4 2 (4.08%) Information Security
4 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.08%) Project Management
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL
5 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.04%) OOD
5 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.04%) TDD
5 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Java
2 12 (24.49%) C++
3 11 (22.45%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) PHP
6 2 (4.08%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.04%) Perl
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 35 (71.43%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.08%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) NFS
3 1 (2.04%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Nagios
1 1 (2.04%) Nessus
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
2 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
3 2 (4.08%) Altiris
3 2 (4.08%) HP
3 2 (4.08%) NetApp
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Remedy
4 1 (2.04%) Akamai