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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 153 104 101
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 85 138 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.41% 2.50% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 2.62% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 77 122 149
Average salary £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,800 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £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
5773 5264 5390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.93% 95.50% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4921 4467 4798
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -14 27 £20,250 -7.95% 13
Dorset +1 26 £22,500 +2.27% 3
Somerset -5 11 £21,000 -2.32% 2
Gloucestershire -11 10 £22,000 -12.00% 2
Devon -17 8 £20,000 -4.76%
Wiltshire -18 3 £45,000 +95.65%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 142 (68.93%) Degree
2 105 (50.97%) Computer Science
3 83 (40.29%) Software Engineering
4 72 (34.95%) C#
5 69 (33.50%) .NET
6 53 (25.73%) C++
7 47 (22.82%) Java
8 46 (22.33%) ASP.NET
9 43 (20.87%) SQL
10 38 (18.45%) HTML
11 35 (16.99%) OO
12 34 (16.50%) CSS
12 34 (16.50%) Mathematics
13 33 (16.02%) Microsoft
14 32 (15.53%) Unit Testing
15 31 (15.05%) JavaScript
15 31 (15.05%) SQL Server
16 29 (14.08%) Windows
17 26 (12.62%) Linux
18 25 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (10.68%) Finance
19 22 (10.68%) QA
20 21 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
20 21 (10.19%) MVC
20 21 (10.19%) PHP
21 20 (9.71%) Electronics
22 19 (9.22%) WCF
22 19 (9.22%) .NET Framework
23 18 (8.74%) jQuery
24 17 (8.25%) TDD

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (1.94%) CMS
1 4 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.46%) Apache
3 2 (0.97%) Kentico
4 1 (0.49%) WordPress
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.49%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) SaaS
2 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.25%) Internet
2 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.97%) DNS
4 1 (0.49%) VLAN
4 1 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.49%) Network Security
4 1 (0.49%) HTTP
4 1 (0.49%) OSPF
4 1 (0.49%) BGP
4 1 (0.49%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.28%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.80%) MySQL
4 10 (4.85%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.37%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.31%) JUnit
2 6 (2.91%) Selenium
2 6 (2.91%) NUnit
3 5 (2.43%) FitNesse
3 5 (2.43%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (2.43%) Moq
3 5 (2.43%) MSTest
4 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.97%) PEAR
5 2 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.97%) Trac
5 2 (0.97%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.97%) PHPUnit
5 2 (0.97%) Subversion
6 1 (0.49%) Maven
6 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.49%) Ant
6 1 (0.49%) JMeter
6 1 (0.49%) NetBeans
General
1 22 (10.68%) Finance
2 20 (9.71%) Electronics
3 8 (3.88%) Aerospace
3 8 (3.88%) Retail
4 7 (3.40%) Games
5 5 (2.43%) Marketing
5 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.43%) Advertising
6 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.97%) Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (33.50%) .NET
2 46 (22.33%) ASP.NET
3 38 (18.45%) HTML
4 34 (16.50%) CSS
5 21 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (9.22%) WCF
6 19 (9.22%) .NET Framework
7 18 (8.74%) jQuery
8 14 (6.80%) Spring
9 13 (6.31%) HTML5
9 13 (6.31%) Web Services
10 12 (5.83%) XML
11 10 (4.85%) JSF
11 10 (4.85%) Qt
12 9 (4.37%) J2EE
12 9 (4.37%) Hibernate
13 8 (3.88%) WPF
14 7 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 6 (2.91%) Ninject
16 5 (2.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 105 (50.97%) Computer Science
2 34 (16.50%) Mathematics
3 13 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.83%) Physics
5 5 (2.43%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.49%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) Economics
8 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.49%) PMI
8 1 (0.49%) GIS
8 1 (0.49%) DTV
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.08%) Windows
2 26 (12.62%) Linux
3 4 (1.94%) UNIX
4 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.49%) openSUSE
4 1 (0.49%) Android
4 1 (0.49%) SUSE
4 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (40.29%) Software Engineering
2 35 (16.99%) OO
3 32 (15.53%) Unit Testing
4 25 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (10.19%) MVC
6 17 (8.25%) TDD
7 15 (7.28%) OOD
7 15 (7.28%) Scrum
8 13 (6.31%) OOP
8 13 (6.31%) Cyber Security
9 9 (4.37%) CRUD
10 8 (3.88%) Line Management
11 7 (3.40%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.40%) Web Application Development
12 6 (2.91%) Analytics
12 6 (2.91%) SEO
12 6 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (2.91%) MVVM
12 6 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (2.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 72 (34.95%) C#
2 53 (25.73%) C++
3 47 (22.82%) Java
4 43 (20.87%) SQL
5 31 (15.05%) JavaScript
6 21 (10.19%) PHP
7 13 (6.31%) C
8 12 (5.83%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.46%) PHP5
9 3 (1.46%) Python
10 2 (0.97%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.97%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.49%) VBScript
11 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 142 (68.93%) Degree
2 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.34%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.91%) HND
6 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.49%) PhD
7 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.68%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (1.94%) Firmware
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Cacti
1 1 (0.49%) Nagios
1 1 (0.49%) Icinga
Vendors
1 33 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.77%) Oracle
3 5 (2.43%) Adobe
4 2 (0.97%) Genesys
5 1 (0.49%) SAP
5 1 (0.49%) Metastorm
5 1 (0.49%) LexisNexis
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