The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 140 121 88
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 109 118 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.67% 2.10% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.19% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 99 110 145
Average salary £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,300 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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 South 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6241 5377 5394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.69% 95.68% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5228 4651 4786
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £22,614
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Graduate
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Graduate Salary Trend in the South West

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Graduate Salary Histogram in the South West

Graduate
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Bristol +13 40 £21,000 -4.54% 10
Gloucestershire -3 28 £23,000 +6.97%
Dorset -12 16 £24,500 +13.95% 3
Devon -21 11 £22,000 +4.76%
Wiltshire -5 7 £27,500 +19.56% 4
Somerset -21 7 £21,000 -2.32% 6
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the South 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.

1 160 (62.75%) Degree
2 132 (51.76%) Computer Science
3 96 (37.65%) Software Engineering
4 75 (29.41%) C++
5 67 (26.27%) Java
6 66 (25.88%) C#
7 64 (25.10%) SQL
8 63 (24.71%) .NET
9 50 (19.61%) ASP.NET
10 46 (18.04%) HTML
11 42 (16.47%) JavaScript
12 40 (15.69%) Unit Testing
13 39 (15.29%) OO
14 37 (14.51%) CSS
14 37 (14.51%) SQL Server
14 37 (14.51%) Linux
15 34 (13.33%) Microsoft
16 33 (12.94%) Finance
17 32 (12.55%) Windows
18 29 (11.37%) QA
19 27 (10.59%) MVC
20 25 (9.80%) jQuery
21 23 (9.02%) Mathematics
21 23 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC
21 23 (9.02%) Relational Database
22 22 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
23 21 (8.24%) Oracle
23 21 (8.24%) C
24 20 (7.84%) PHP
24 20 (7.84%) Electronics

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.57%) CMS
3 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.78%) Kentico
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.39%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) WordPress
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.78%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Maximo
1 1 (0.39%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.57%) SaaS
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.10%) Internet
2 5 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.18%) DNS
4 2 (0.78%) HTTP
5 1 (0.39%) LAN
5 1 (0.39%) WAN
5 1 (0.39%) DHCP
5 1 (0.39%) OSPF
5 1 (0.39%) BGP
5 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.39%) VLAN
5 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.02%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.49%) RDBMS
4 13 (5.10%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.14%) MySQL
6 5 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.57%) Big Data
8 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.39%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 14 (5.49%) JUnit
2 4 (1.57%) Maven
2 4 (1.57%) Selenium
2 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.18%) FitNesse
3 3 (1.18%) Hudson
3 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.18%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.18%) JMeter
3 3 (1.18%) NetBeans
3 3 (1.18%) Ant
4 2 (0.78%) Subversion
4 2 (0.78%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.39%) NUnit
5 1 (0.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.39%) Behat
5 1 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (12.94%) Finance
2 20 (7.84%) Electronics
3 15 (5.88%) Games
4 11 (4.31%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.35%) Advertising
6 5 (1.96%) Retail
7 4 (1.57%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.57%) Banking
8 3 (1.18%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.78%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (24.71%) .NET
2 50 (19.61%) ASP.NET
3 46 (18.04%) HTML
4 37 (14.51%) CSS
5 25 (9.80%) jQuery
6 23 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (7.06%) Spring
8 17 (6.67%) XML
8 17 (6.67%) HTML5
9 16 (6.27%) JSF
10 15 (5.88%) Qt
11 14 (5.49%) Web Services
11 14 (5.49%) Hibernate
12 13 (5.10%) J2EE
13 12 (4.71%) WCF
14 10 (3.92%) .NET Framework
15 8 (3.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 7 (2.75%) DirectX
16 7 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 6 (2.35%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 132 (51.76%) Computer Science
2 23 (9.02%) Mathematics
3 17 (6.67%) Physics
4 14 (5.49%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.53%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.75%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.96%) Social Network
9 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.78%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.39%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.39%) Economics
10 1 (0.39%) Statistics
10 1 (0.39%) GIS
10 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.39%) Open Source
10 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.51%) Linux
2 32 (12.55%) Windows
3 12 (4.71%) UNIX
4 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.18%) Android
5 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) openSUSE
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.39%) SUSE
6 1 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (37.65%) Software Engineering
2 40 (15.69%) Unit Testing
3 39 (15.29%) OO
4 27 (10.59%) MVC
5 22 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (6.27%) OOD
7 14 (5.49%) Cyber Security
8 13 (5.10%) CRUD
9 10 (3.92%) OOP
9 10 (3.92%) TDD
10 9 (3.53%) OOA/OOD
11 8 (3.14%) Data Modelling
11 8 (3.14%) Pair Programming
11 8 (3.14%) Game Development
11 8 (3.14%) Time Management
12 7 (2.75%) Mobile Application Development
12 7 (2.75%) Scrum
12 7 (2.75%) Data Analysis
12 7 (2.75%) Project Management
13 6 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 75 (29.41%) C++
2 67 (26.27%) Java
3 66 (25.88%) C#
4 64 (25.10%) SQL
5 42 (16.47%) JavaScript
6 21 (8.24%) C
7 20 (7.84%) PHP
8 14 (5.49%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.75%) Python
10 5 (1.96%) Ada
11 3 (1.18%) Ruby
12 2 (0.78%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.78%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.39%) RPG
13 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.39%) VBScript
13 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 160 (62.75%) Degree
2 17 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.14%) HND
5 6 (2.35%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.78%) CEH
7 2 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.37%) QA
2 6 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.18%) Firmware
2 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Nagios
1 1 (0.39%) Cacti
1 1 (0.39%) Icinga
Vendors
1 34 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.24%) Oracle
3 3 (1.18%) Adobe
4 2 (0.78%) Cisco
4 2 (0.78%) Genesys
4 2 (0.78%) Apple
5 1 (0.39%) Remedy
5 1 (0.39%) Metastorm
5 1 (0.39%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.39%) LexisNexis
5 1 (0.39%) HP
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