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 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 154 115 87
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 96 136 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.51% 2.30% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.41% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 86 120 167
Average salary £22,000 £21,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
6086 5641 5512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.84% 95.24% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5096 4818 4904
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,500 £22,614
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 December 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 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
Bristol +3 34 £21,500 -2.27% 7
Gloucestershire -18 20 £22,000 - 2
Dorset -7 18 £22,500 +4.65% 2
Devon -15 12 £22,000 +4.76%
Somerset -15 8 £21,000 -2.32% 4
Wiltshire -18 4 £24,500 +7.69% 3
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 142 (63.96%) Degree
2 119 (53.60%) Computer Science
3 90 (40.54%) Software Engineering
4 65 (29.28%) C++
5 62 (27.93%) C#
6 59 (26.58%) Java
7 58 (26.13%) .NET
8 50 (22.52%) SQL
9 44 (19.82%) ASP.NET
10 40 (18.02%) HTML
11 39 (17.57%) JavaScript
11 39 (17.57%) Unit Testing
12 36 (16.22%) OO
13 34 (15.32%) CSS
13 34 (15.32%) Microsoft
14 32 (14.41%) SQL Server
15 30 (13.51%) Linux
16 28 (12.61%) Finance
17 27 (12.16%) QA
18 24 (10.81%) Mathematics
18 24 (10.81%) Relational Database
19 22 (9.91%) Windows
19 22 (9.91%) MVC
20 21 (9.46%) Oracle
21 19 (8.56%) Electronics
21 19 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
21 19 (8.56%) jQuery
21 19 (8.56%) ASP.NET MVC
22 18 (8.11%) PHP
22 18 (8.11%) Spring

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 4 (1.80%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.80%) CMS
2 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.90%) Kentico
3 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.45%) Apache
3 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.35%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Summit
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.80%) SaaS
2 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.41%) Internet
2 3 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.90%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) OSPF
4 1 (0.45%) BGP
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) Network Security
4 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.31%) RDBMS
4 13 (5.86%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.60%) MySQL
6 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (6.31%) JUnit
2 4 (1.80%) Maven
2 4 (1.80%) Selenium
3 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.35%) Hudson
3 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.35%) NetBeans
3 3 (1.35%) JMeter
3 3 (1.35%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.35%) Ant
3 3 (1.35%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.45%) Behat
5 1 (0.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.45%) NUnit
General
1 28 (12.61%) Finance
2 19 (8.56%) Electronics
3 14 (6.31%) Games
4 8 (3.60%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.70%) Advertising
6 5 (2.25%) Retail
7 4 (1.80%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.80%) Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.35%) Marketing
9 2 (0.90%) Publishing
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (26.13%) .NET
2 44 (19.82%) ASP.NET
3 40 (18.02%) HTML
4 34 (15.32%) CSS
5 19 (8.56%) jQuery
5 19 (8.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (8.11%) Spring
7 17 (7.66%) XML
8 16 (7.21%) JSF
9 15 (6.76%) Qt
9 15 (6.76%) HTML5
10 14 (6.31%) Hibernate
11 13 (5.86%) J2EE
11 13 (5.86%) Web Services
11 13 (5.86%) WCF
12 10 (4.50%) .NET Framework
13 8 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 7 (3.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (3.15%) DirectX
15 6 (2.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 119 (53.60%) Computer Science
2 24 (10.81%) Mathematics
3 17 (7.66%) Physics
4 10 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.05%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.15%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.15%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.45%) User Experience
8 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
8 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.45%) Statistics
8 1 (0.45%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.51%) Linux
2 22 (9.91%) Windows
3 9 (4.05%) UNIX
4 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.35%) Android
5 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.45%) SUSE
5 1 (0.45%) openSUSE
5 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (40.54%) Software Engineering
2 39 (17.57%) Unit Testing
3 36 (16.22%) OO
4 22 (9.91%) MVC
5 19 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.21%) OOD
7 14 (6.31%) Cyber Security
8 13 (5.86%) CRUD
9 10 (4.50%) OOP
10 9 (4.05%) OOA/OOD
10 9 (4.05%) TDD
11 8 (3.60%) Data Modelling
12 7 (3.15%) Mobile Application Development
12 7 (3.15%) Game Development
13 6 (2.70%) Pair Programming
13 6 (2.70%) Time Management
13 6 (2.70%) UML
13 6 (2.70%) Service Delivery
13 6 (2.70%) Scrum
13 6 (2.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (29.28%) C++
2 62 (27.93%) C#
3 59 (26.58%) Java
4 50 (22.52%) SQL
5 39 (17.57%) JavaScript
6 18 (8.11%) PHP
7 14 (6.31%) C
8 13 (5.86%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.25%) Python
10 2 (0.90%) PHP5
10 2 (0.90%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.90%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.45%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) VBScript
11 1 (0.45%) VB
11 1 (0.45%) RPG
11 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 142 (63.96%) Degree
2 13 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.15%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.70%) HND
6 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.90%) CEH
7 2 (0.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.16%) QA
2 6 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.80%) Firmware
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) Icinga
1 1 (0.45%) Nagios
1 1 (0.45%) Cacti
Vendors
1 34 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.46%) Oracle
3 4 (1.80%) Adobe
4 2 (0.90%) Genesys
4 2 (0.90%) Apple
5 1 (0.45%) LexisNexis
5 1 (0.45%) Metastorm
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