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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 128 121 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 115 111 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 1.92% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.01% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 109 106 127
Average salary £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £19,650
10% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
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
5796 5510 5143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.02% 95.36% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4783 4609 4539
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +1 41 £25,000 +21.95% 12
Gloucestershire -18 19 £25,000 +16.27%
Dorset -2 17 £21,500 -21.81% 1
Devon -2 16 £20,500 -10.86% 3
Somerset +11 14 £22,500 +7.14% 4
Wiltshire +5 5 £26,000 +15.55% 2
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 143 (70.79%) Degree
2 96 (47.52%) C#
2 96 (47.52%) .NET
3 79 (39.11%) Software Engineering
4 75 (37.13%) Computer Science
5 61 (30.20%) HTML
6 60 (29.70%) Java
7 58 (28.71%) SQL
8 52 (25.74%) C++
9 51 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (23.76%) CSS
11 45 (22.28%) ASP.NET
12 43 (21.29%) Mathematics
13 36 (17.82%) Web Services
14 35 (17.33%) SQL Server
15 34 (16.83%) JavaScript
15 34 (16.83%) Scrum
16 33 (16.34%) MVC
17 32 (15.84%) TDD
18 31 (15.35%) Linux
19 30 (14.85%) Windows
20 29 (14.36%) MySQL
21 27 (13.37%) ASP.NET MVC
22 26 (12.87%) C
22 26 (12.87%) Microsoft
22 26 (12.87%) Internet
23 25 (12.38%) OO
23 25 (12.38%) .NET Framework
23 25 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
24 24 (11.88%) Web Application Development

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 10 (4.95%) IIS
2 8 (3.96%) Apache
3 7 (3.47%) Node.js
4 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.99%) SAS
5 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.50%) WordPress
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.50%) Summit
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.87%) Internet
2 10 (4.95%) DSL
2 10 (4.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.36%) MySQL
3 8 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.47%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.99%) SSDT
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.92%) JUnit
3 14 (6.93%) Selenium
4 13 (6.44%) FitNesse
5 10 (4.95%) Subversion
6 9 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.96%) Bugzilla
7 8 (3.96%) Trac
7 8 (3.96%) PEAR
7 8 (3.96%) PHPUnit
8 7 (3.47%) NUnit
9 6 (2.97%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (2.97%) Moq
9 6 (2.97%) MSTest
10 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.99%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (11.39%) Electronics
2 22 (10.89%) Retail
3 18 (8.91%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.91%) Finance
4 7 (3.47%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.99%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) German Language
6 2 (0.99%) Games
6 2 (0.99%) Military
7 1 (0.50%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (47.52%) .NET
2 61 (30.20%) HTML
3 48 (23.76%) CSS
4 45 (22.28%) ASP.NET
5 36 (17.82%) Web Services
6 27 (13.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (12.38%) .NET Framework
8 22 (10.89%) jQuery
8 22 (10.89%) XML
9 20 (9.90%) WCF
10 17 (8.42%) HTML5
11 15 (7.43%) Spring
12 13 (6.44%) Java EE
12 13 (6.44%) Apache CXF
12 13 (6.44%) Apache Camel
13 10 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (4.95%) RESTful
14 9 (4.46%) Ajax
15 8 (3.96%) WPF
16 7 (3.47%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 75 (37.13%) Computer Science
2 43 (21.29%) Mathematics
3 25 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.95%) Physics
5 6 (2.97%) Chemistry
5 6 (2.97%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.99%) User Experience
7 2 (0.99%) Open Source
7 2 (0.99%) Statistics
7 2 (0.99%) Photography
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) PMI
8 1 (0.50%) DTV
8 1 (0.50%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.35%) Linux
2 30 (14.85%) Windows
3 10 (4.95%) Android
3 10 (4.95%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.49%) UNIX
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.11%) Software Engineering
2 51 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (16.83%) Scrum
4 33 (16.34%) MVC
5 32 (15.84%) TDD
6 25 (12.38%) OO
7 24 (11.88%) Web Application Development
8 16 (7.92%) Mentoring
8 16 (7.92%) OOP
9 14 (6.93%) OOD
10 13 (6.44%) Procedural Programming
10 13 (6.44%) Product Management
11 11 (5.45%) Time Management
11 11 (5.45%) Unit Testing
12 10 (4.95%) Web Design
12 10 (4.95%) BDD
12 10 (4.95%) Network Management
13 8 (3.96%) Android Development
13 8 (3.96%) iOS Development
14 7 (3.47%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (47.52%) C#
2 60 (29.70%) Java
3 58 (28.71%) SQL
4 52 (25.74%) C++
5 34 (16.83%) JavaScript
6 26 (12.87%) C
7 19 (9.41%) PHP
8 10 (4.95%) Ruby
9 9 (4.46%) Python
10 8 (3.96%) VB
11 5 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.48%) Perl
12 4 (1.98%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.98%) PHP5
13 3 (1.49%) Scala
13 3 (1.49%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.49%) VB6
14 2 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 143 (70.79%) Degree
2 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.50%) PhD
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.94%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) Firmware
Vendors
1 26 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.47%) Oracle
3 4 (1.98%) Adobe
4 1 (0.50%) SAP
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