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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 45 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 45 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.08% 1.13% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.24% 1.18% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 43 13 4
Average salary £20,500 £18,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.81% -15.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £16,500 £17,650
10% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £23,557 £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
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
1062 1104 859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.20% 96.00% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 956 980 778
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,200 £45,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 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 +7 20 £17,750 +1.42%
Caerphilly - 18 £21,250 -
Torfaen - 3 £22,500 -
Newport +11 2 £25,000 +19.04%
Bridgend - 1 - -
Graduate
Wales

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 32 (57.14%) Degree
2 15 (26.79%) Java
3 14 (25.00%) .NET
3 14 (25.00%) Marketing
3 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 12 (21.43%) C++
5 11 (19.64%) SQL
5 11 (19.64%) Blog
5 11 (19.64%) Mathematics
5 11 (19.64%) Product Management
5 11 (19.64%) Market Research
5 11 (19.64%) User Stories
6 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 9 (16.07%) C#
7 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
8 8 (14.29%) Finance
9 7 (12.50%) Linux
10 6 (10.71%) Windows
10 6 (10.71%) OO
10 6 (10.71%) HTML
10 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
10 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
10 6 (10.71%) Android
11 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
11 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
11 5 (8.93%) Project Management
12 4 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
12 4 (7.14%) COM
12 4 (7.14%) VMware

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.36%) SAN
2 3 (5.36%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.57%) LDAP
3 2 (3.57%) DNS
3 2 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (1.79%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.79%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) VLAN
4 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) JUnit
1 2 (3.57%) Xcode
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
2 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (25.00%) Marketing
2 8 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.36%) French Language
4 3 (5.36%) German Language
5 1 (1.79%) Welsh Language
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (10.71%) HTML
2 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.14%) COM
4 2 (3.57%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.57%) Spring
4 2 (3.57%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) JSF
5 1 (1.79%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (19.64%) Blog
2 11 (19.64%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.57%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) CMDB
4 1 (1.79%) GIS
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Android
3 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.79%) CentOS
5 1 (1.79%) UNIX
5 1 (1.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Market Research
1 11 (19.64%) Product Management
1 11 (19.64%) User Stories
2 6 (10.71%) OO
3 5 (8.93%) Project Management
4 3 (5.36%) Android Development
4 3 (5.36%) iOS Development
4 3 (5.36%) ITIL
4 3 (5.36%) OOP
4 3 (5.36%) Scrum
4 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.57%) Information Security
5 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.57%) Cyber Security
5 2 (3.57%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.57%) Change Control
5 2 (3.57%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (1.79%) Network Management
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) Java
2 12 (21.43%) C++
3 11 (19.64%) SQL
4 9 (16.07%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) C
5 3 (5.36%) Perl
5 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.36%) Python
5 3 (5.36%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.57%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.57%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.79%) COBIT
3 1 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.57%) NFS
3 1 (1.79%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Nagios
1 1 (1.79%) Nessus
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (7.14%) VMware
3 2 (3.57%) Altiris
3 2 (3.57%) Coverity
3 2 (3.57%) Wind River
3 2 (3.57%) Remedy
3 2 (3.57%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) NetApp
3 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Akamai