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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 120 90 119
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 141 166 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.42% 2.72% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 2.83% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 130 144 99
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 £18,850 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
5595 5859 4992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.99% 95.92% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4761 4865 4326
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +4 69 £24,000 +20.00% 18
Gloucestershire -22 24 £22,500 +4.65% 5
Dorset 0 19 £23,500 -14.54% 2
Devon -2 14 £20,500 -4.65% 3
Wiltshire -16 12 £25,000 +4.16% 4
Somerset -13 1 - - 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 165 (62.74%) Degree
2 115 (43.73%) C#
3 106 (40.30%) Java
4 104 (39.54%) .NET
5 99 (37.64%) Computer Science
6 91 (34.60%) C++
7 84 (31.94%) Software Engineering
8 80 (30.42%) HTML
9 75 (28.52%) SQL
10 58 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (21.67%) SQL Server
12 55 (20.91%) CSS
13 53 (20.15%) JavaScript
14 49 (18.63%) ASP.NET
15 45 (17.11%) Linux
16 41 (15.59%) MVC
16 41 (15.59%) Web Services
17 40 (15.21%) C
17 40 (15.21%) Mathematics
18 38 (14.45%) TDD
19 37 (14.07%) XML
20 33 (12.55%) MySQL
21 31 (11.79%) Internet
22 30 (11.41%) Microsoft
22 30 (11.41%) OO
22 30 (11.41%) .NET Framework
22 30 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC
23 29 (11.03%) Finance
24 27 (10.27%) Scrum
24 27 (10.27%) Windows

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 18 (6.84%) Node.js
2 13 (4.94%) IIS
3 6 (2.28%) JBoss
3 6 (2.28%) Apache
3 6 (2.28%) ColdFusion
3 6 (2.28%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.28%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.14%) SAS
6 2 (0.76%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.90%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Summit
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.90%) SaaS
2 2 (0.76%) Office 365
2 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.79%) Internet
2 10 (3.80%) DSL
2 10 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.76%) WebEx
4 1 (0.38%) LAN
4 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.55%) MySQL
3 17 (6.46%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.66%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.28%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.76%) SSDT
9 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.38%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 27 (10.27%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.70%) JUnit
3 12 (4.56%) Selenium
4 11 (4.18%) FitNesse
4 11 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.18%) Subversion
5 10 (3.80%) Eclipse
6 8 (3.04%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.66%) PHPUnit
8 6 (2.28%) PEAR
8 6 (2.28%) Bugzilla
8 6 (2.28%) Trac
9 4 (1.52%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (0.76%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.76%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.38%) MSTest
11 1 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (0.38%) Moq
11 1 (0.38%) NUnit
11 1 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 29 (11.03%) Finance
2 25 (9.51%) Electronics
3 21 (7.98%) Retail
4 19 (7.22%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.80%) Aerospace
6 8 (3.04%) Games
7 6 (2.28%) Legal
8 4 (1.52%) Military
8 4 (1.52%) Banking
8 4 (1.52%) Publishing
9 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.76%) Advertising
10 2 (0.76%) German Language
11 1 (0.38%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (39.54%) .NET
2 80 (30.42%) HTML
3 55 (20.91%) CSS
4 49 (18.63%) ASP.NET
5 41 (15.59%) Web Services
6 37 (14.07%) XML
7 30 (11.41%) .NET Framework
7 30 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (8.37%) jQuery
9 21 (7.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (7.60%) RESTful
11 17 (6.46%) HTML5
12 16 (6.08%) Spring
13 12 (4.56%) Apache Camel
14 11 (4.18%) Apache CXF
14 11 (4.18%) Java EE
15 10 (3.80%) WCF
16 9 (3.42%) CSS3
17 7 (2.66%) AngularJS
17 7 (2.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 99 (37.64%) Computer Science
2 40 (15.21%) Mathematics
3 18 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.32%) Physics
5 6 (2.28%) Chemistry
5 6 (2.28%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.14%) Photography
8 3 (1.14%) GIS
8 3 (1.14%) Replication
9 2 (0.76%) Statistics
9 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.76%) Remote Sensing
9 2 (0.76%) User Experience
10 1 (0.38%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.38%) Informatics
10 1 (0.38%) DTV
10 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.11%) Linux
2 27 (10.27%) Windows
3 13 (4.94%) Android
3 13 (4.94%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.66%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (2.66%) UNIX
5 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (31.94%) Software Engineering
2 58 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (15.59%) MVC
4 38 (14.45%) TDD
5 30 (11.41%) OO
6 27 (10.27%) Scrum
6 27 (10.27%) Web Application Development
6 27 (10.27%) SDLC
7 20 (7.60%) BDD
8 19 (7.22%) OOD
9 17 (6.46%) OOP
10 16 (6.08%) Mentoring
11 13 (4.94%) Cyber Security
12 12 (4.56%) Product Management
13 11 (4.18%) Procedural Programming
14 10 (3.80%) Network Management
14 10 (3.80%) CRM
15 8 (3.04%) Software Testing
15 8 (3.04%) Time Management
15 8 (3.04%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 115 (43.73%) C#
2 106 (40.30%) Java
3 91 (34.60%) C++
4 75 (28.52%) SQL
5 53 (20.15%) JavaScript
6 40 (15.21%) C
7 23 (8.75%) PHP
8 20 (7.60%) Ruby
9 17 (6.46%) Python
10 10 (3.80%) VB
11 7 (2.66%) Objective-C
11 7 (2.66%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.90%) Perl
12 5 (1.90%) VB6
13 3 (1.14%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.14%) Scala
14 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.76%) VC++
14 2 (0.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 165 (62.74%) Degree
2 6 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.38%) PhD
4 1 (0.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.32%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.56%) Oracle
3 4 (1.52%) Sybase
4 3 (1.14%) ESRI
5 2 (0.76%) Avaya
6 1 (0.38%) SAP
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 23,000-27,000 plus benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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