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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 125 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 137 148 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.27% 2.40% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 2.52% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 125 129 109
Average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
5807 5877 4820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.13% 95.27% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4904 4862 4148
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 +9 70 £24,000 +20.00% 5
Gloucestershire -20 23 £21,000 -4.54%
Dorset +3 17 £23,500 -2.08% 1
Wiltshire -2 14 £25,000 +4.16% 3
Devon -1 10 £22,000 +2.32% 1
Cornwall -9 1 £27,500 +22.22%
Somerset -20 1 - -
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 146 (58.87%) Degree
2 110 (44.35%) C#
3 97 (39.11%) Java
3 97 (39.11%) .NET
4 92 (37.10%) Computer Science
5 80 (32.26%) C++
6 68 (27.42%) HTML
6 68 (27.42%) Software Engineering
7 65 (26.21%) SQL
7 65 (26.21%) SQL Server
8 53 (21.37%) JavaScript
9 52 (20.97%) ASP.NET
10 44 (17.74%) CSS
10 44 (17.74%) MVC
11 42 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (14.92%) .NET Framework
12 37 (14.92%) XML
13 36 (14.52%) Linux
13 36 (14.52%) TDD
14 35 (14.11%) Internet
15 33 (13.31%) Mathematics
16 32 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
17 30 (12.10%) Finance
18 29 (11.69%) C
19 27 (10.89%) Web Services
20 26 (10.48%) OO
20 26 (10.48%) Microsoft
21 25 (10.08%) Git (software)
21 25 (10.08%) ASP.NET Web API
22 24 (9.68%) Web Application Development

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 22 (8.87%) Node.js
2 9 (3.63%) IIS
3 7 (2.82%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.42%) JBoss
4 6 (2.42%) ColdFusion
5 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.21%) SAS
7 2 (0.81%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.40%) Apache
8 1 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.61%) MS Office
3 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) SPSS
4 1 (0.40%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Maximo
3 1 (0.40%) Summit
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.02%) SaaS
2 2 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.11%) Internet
2 8 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.82%) DSL
4 2 (0.81%) WebEx
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (26.21%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.27%) MySQL
3 20 (8.06%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.42%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.40%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.40%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 25 (10.08%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.44%) JUnit
3 10 (4.03%) Eclipse
4 7 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.82%) Selenium
4 7 (2.82%) FitNesse
5 6 (2.42%) Subversion
5 6 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.61%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (0.81%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.81%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.81%) Maven
8 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.40%) PEAR
8 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.40%) Trac
General
1 30 (12.10%) Finance
2 22 (8.87%) Electronics
3 14 (5.65%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.24%) Retail
5 12 (4.84%) Aerospace
6 9 (3.63%) Games
7 6 (2.42%) Legal
7 6 (2.42%) Banking
8 4 (1.61%) Publishing
8 4 (1.61%) Military
9 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.81%) Advertising
10 2 (0.81%) German Language
11 1 (0.40%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (39.11%) .NET
2 68 (27.42%) HTML
3 52 (20.97%) ASP.NET
4 44 (17.74%) CSS
5 37 (14.92%) XML
5 37 (14.92%) .NET Framework
6 32 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (10.89%) Web Services
8 25 (10.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (9.27%) RESTful
10 14 (5.65%) jQuery
10 14 (5.65%) Spring
11 12 (4.84%) HTML5
12 8 (3.23%) Apache Camel
13 7 (2.82%) AngularJS
13 7 (2.82%) CSS3
13 7 (2.82%) Java EE
13 7 (2.82%) Apache CXF
13 7 (2.82%) WCF
13 7 (2.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (37.10%) Computer Science
2 33 (13.31%) Mathematics
3 11 (4.44%) Physics
4 10 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.42%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.02%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.61%) GIS
8 3 (1.21%) Replication
9 2 (0.81%) Remote Sensing
9 2 (0.81%) Statistics
9 2 (0.81%) Animation
10 1 (0.40%) Photography
10 1 (0.40%) Informatics
10 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.40%) PMI
10 1 (0.40%) DTV
10 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.52%) Linux
2 22 (8.87%) Windows
3 13 (5.24%) Android
3 13 (5.24%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.23%) UNIX
5 4 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.40%) AIX
7 1 (0.40%) HPUX
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (27.42%) Software Engineering
2 44 (17.74%) MVC
3 42 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (14.52%) TDD
5 26 (10.48%) OO
6 24 (9.68%) Web Application Development
6 24 (9.68%) SDLC
7 23 (9.27%) BDD
8 16 (6.45%) Cyber Security
8 16 (6.45%) OOD
9 13 (5.24%) Scrum
10 12 (4.84%) Mentoring
11 11 (4.44%) OOP
12 8 (3.23%) Product Management
13 7 (2.82%) Network Management
13 7 (2.82%) Unit Testing
13 7 (2.82%) Procedural Programming
14 6 (2.42%) Game Development
14 6 (2.42%) Computer Forensics
14 6 (2.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 110 (44.35%) C#
2 97 (39.11%) Java
3 80 (32.26%) C++
4 65 (26.21%) SQL
5 53 (21.37%) JavaScript
6 29 (11.69%) C
7 22 (8.87%) Ruby
8 19 (7.66%) PHP
9 13 (5.24%) Python
10 9 (3.63%) VB.NET
11 8 (3.23%) VB
12 7 (2.82%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.42%) Objective-C
14 5 (2.02%) VB6
15 4 (1.61%) Perl
16 3 (1.21%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.81%) VC++
17 2 (0.81%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.81%) Scala
17 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 146 (58.87%) Degree
2 7 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.24%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) MetaFrame
2 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 26 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.05%) Oracle
3 4 (1.61%) Sybase
4 3 (1.21%) ESRI
5 2 (0.81%) Avaya
6 1 (0.40%) BEA
6 1 (0.40%) Actuate
6 1 (0.40%) webMethods
6 1 (0.40%) SAP
6 1 (0.40%) IBM
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe
6 1 (0.40%) Sun
6 1 (0.40%) Citrix
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