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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 118 109 122
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 126 107 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.06% 2.10% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.22% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 116 103 81
Average salary £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,400 £27,500
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
5813 4829 5542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.15% 94.98% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4843 4173 4921
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 17 September 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 17 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
Bristol -5 39 £22,500 -6.25% 6
Gloucestershire +14 26 £23,000 +2.22%
Somerset -19 20 £20,500 -18.00% 2
Wiltshire +3 19 £24,500 +8.88% 4
Dorset -6 11 £21,500 - 1
Devon -15 4 £22,250 +8.53% 1
Cornwall - 3 £22,500 -
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 188 (63.09%) Degree
2 162 (54.36%) Computer Science
3 110 (36.91%) Software Engineering
4 104 (34.90%) Java
5 96 (32.21%) C++
6 87 (29.19%) SQL
7 78 (26.17%) C#
8 60 (20.13%) .NET
9 52 (17.45%) HTML
10 47 (15.77%) Linux
11 45 (15.10%) ASP.NET
12 44 (14.77%) Windows
12 44 (14.77%) Finance
13 41 (13.76%) C
13 41 (13.76%) OO
14 40 (13.42%) CSS
14 40 (13.42%) Unit Testing
15 38 (12.75%) JavaScript
16 34 (11.41%) SQL Server
16 34 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (10.74%) jQuery
18 30 (10.07%) Microsoft
18 30 (10.07%) QA
19 29 (9.73%) PHP
20 28 (9.40%) MVC
21 26 (8.72%) Relational Database
22 25 (8.39%) Security Cleared
23 24 (8.05%) Oracle
24 23 (7.72%) Spring
24 23 (7.72%) Analytical Skills

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (1.68%) Apache
1 5 (1.68%) SharePoint
1 5 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.34%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.34%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.67%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.67%) Mule
4 2 (0.67%) Confluence
4 2 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (6.71%) MS Office
2 17 (5.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Maximo
1 3 (1.01%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.70%) Internet
2 5 (1.68%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.34%) LAN
3 4 (1.34%) WAN
4 3 (1.01%) VPN
4 3 (1.01%) Firewall
5 2 (0.67%) DNS
5 2 (0.67%) HTTP
6 1 (0.34%) OSPF
6 1 (0.34%) BGP
6 1 (0.34%) DHCP
6 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.34%) VLAN
6 1 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.72%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.70%) MySQL
3 17 (5.70%) RDBMS
4 14 (4.70%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.01%) Big Data
7 5 (1.68%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.01%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (5.70%) JUnit
2 9 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.35%) Maven
4 5 (1.68%) FitNesse
4 5 (1.68%) Ant
4 5 (1.68%) PHPUnit
4 5 (1.68%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.68%) Hudson
4 5 (1.68%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.34%) Selenium
6 3 (1.01%) Subversion
6 3 (1.01%) NetBeans
6 3 (1.01%) JMeter
6 3 (1.01%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.01%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.67%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.67%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.67%) NUnit
7 2 (0.67%) EasyMock
7 2 (0.67%) Checkstyle
General
1 44 (14.77%) Finance
2 15 (5.03%) Electronics
3 14 (4.70%) Games
4 13 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.36%) Aerospace
6 9 (3.02%) Banking
7 5 (1.68%) Retail
7 5 (1.68%) Advertising
8 4 (1.34%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.01%) Marketing
9 3 (1.01%) French Language
9 3 (1.01%) German Language
9 3 (1.01%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.01%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.67%) Automotive
10 2 (0.67%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.13%) .NET
2 52 (17.45%) HTML
3 45 (15.10%) ASP.NET
4 40 (13.42%) CSS
5 32 (10.74%) jQuery
6 23 (7.72%) Spring
7 22 (7.38%) HTML5
8 21 (7.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (7.05%) XML
9 19 (6.38%) JSF
10 15 (5.03%) J2EE
10 15 (5.03%) Hibernate
11 10 (3.36%) Web Services
12 9 (3.02%) Qt
12 9 (3.02%) CSS3
13 8 (2.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (2.68%) Ajax
13 8 (2.68%) NHibernate
14 7 (2.35%) .NET Framework
14 7 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 162 (54.36%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.04%) Mathematics
4 15 (5.03%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.70%) Physics
6 13 (4.36%) Digital Media
7 9 (3.02%) Open Source
8 8 (2.68%) Social Network
9 7 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.34%) Firmware
11 2 (0.67%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.67%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.67%) Replication
11 2 (0.67%) CMDB
12 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.34%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.34%) Economics
12 1 (0.34%) Statistics
12 1 (0.34%) Robotics
12 1 (0.34%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.77%) Linux
2 44 (14.77%) Windows
3 17 (5.70%) UNIX
4 9 (3.02%) Debian
5 6 (2.01%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.34%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (36.91%) Software Engineering
2 41 (13.76%) OO
3 40 (13.42%) Unit Testing
4 34 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (9.40%) MVC
6 19 (6.38%) TDD
7 14 (4.70%) Pair Programming
7 14 (4.70%) Scrum
7 14 (4.70%) CRUD
8 13 (4.36%) Time Management
9 11 (3.69%) UML
9 11 (3.69%) OOD
10 10 (3.36%) OOP
10 10 (3.36%) Project Management
11 9 (3.02%) Service Management
11 9 (3.02%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (2.68%) ITIL
12 8 (2.68%) Computer Forensics
12 8 (2.68%) Game Development
13 7 (2.35%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 104 (34.90%) Java
2 96 (32.21%) C++
3 87 (29.19%) SQL
4 78 (26.17%) C#
5 41 (13.76%) C
6 38 (12.75%) JavaScript
7 29 (9.73%) PHP
8 15 (5.03%) VB.NET
9 13 (4.36%) Ada
10 12 (4.03%) Python
11 7 (2.35%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.35%) Ruby
12 6 (2.01%) Perl
13 4 (1.34%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.34%) Assembly Language
14 3 (1.01%) VB
14 3 (1.01%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.67%) PHP5
15 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.67%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 188 (63.09%) Degree
2 25 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.03%) HND
4 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.35%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.67%) CEH
7 2 (0.67%) PhD
8 1 (0.34%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.07%) QA
2 6 (2.01%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Nagios
1 1 (0.34%) Cacti
1 1 (0.34%) Icinga
Vendors
1 30 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.05%) Oracle
3 4 (1.34%) JBoss
4 3 (1.01%) Remedy
5 2 (0.67%) Adobe
5 2 (0.67%) Cisco
5 2 (0.67%) Sybase
5 2 (0.67%) hybris
5 2 (0.67%) Twitter
5 2 (0.67%) Apple
6 1 (0.34%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.34%) HP
6 1 (0.34%) Metastorm
6 1 (0.34%) Fujitsu
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