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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 149 148 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 100 94 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.75% 1.57% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.61% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 90 87 121
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £25,700 £26,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
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
5540 5841 5294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.99% 97.46% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 4969 4505
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 +27 54 £24,250 +7.77% 7
Gloucestershire +15 20 £26,000 +18.18% 3
Somerset -4 17 £30,000 +42.85% 2
Wiltshire +5 3 £22,500 -35.71% 2
Dorset -22 2 £28,250 +25.55%
Devon -6 1 £24,500 +22.50% 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 107 (56.02%) Degree
2 76 (39.79%) Java
3 72 (37.70%) SQL
4 65 (34.03%) C#
5 60 (31.41%) Software Engineering
6 54 (28.27%) SQL Server
7 52 (27.23%) Computer Science
8 47 (24.61%) .NET
9 40 (20.94%) C++
10 38 (19.90%) Mathematics
11 37 (19.37%) JavaScript
12 36 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (18.32%) OO
14 33 (17.28%) XML
14 33 (17.28%) SDLC
15 32 (16.75%) ASP.NET
16 30 (15.71%) MVC
17 28 (14.66%) Oracle
18 27 (14.14%) Finance
19 26 (13.61%) .NET Framework
20 25 (13.09%) HTML
21 24 (12.57%) TDD
22 23 (12.04%) Internet
22 23 (12.04%) CSS
23 21 (10.99%) Git (software)
23 21 (10.99%) NoSQL
24 18 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
24 18 (9.42%) Web Services
24 18 (9.42%) Windows
25 17 (8.90%) JBoss

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (8.90%) JBoss
2 15 (7.85%) Node.js
3 12 (6.28%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.28%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.62%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.57%) IIS
6 2 (1.05%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.05%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.05%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.14%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.52%) Maximo
5 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.14%) SaaS
2 5 (2.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.04%) Internet
2 9 (4.71%) Broadband
3 5 (2.62%) Skype
3 5 (2.62%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (28.27%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.99%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (7.33%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.28%) RDBMS
6 10 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.14%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.14%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.14%) MySQL
8 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.57%) GIS
10 2 (1.05%) SQL CLR
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.85%) JUnit
3 10 (5.24%) Selenium
4 8 (4.19%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.66%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.66%) JIRA
6 5 (2.62%) Ant
6 5 (2.62%) Maven
7 3 (1.57%) Subversion
7 3 (1.57%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (14.14%) Finance
2 13 (6.81%) Aerospace
3 11 (5.76%) Electronics
4 9 (4.71%) Banking
5 5 (2.62%) Billing
5 5 (2.62%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (24.61%) .NET
2 33 (17.28%) XML
3 32 (16.75%) ASP.NET
4 26 (13.61%) .NET Framework
5 25 (13.09%) HTML
6 23 (12.04%) CSS
7 18 (9.42%) Web Services
8 17 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (8.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (8.38%) RESTful
10 15 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 14 (7.33%) jQuery
12 13 (6.81%) Spring
13 11 (5.76%) AngularJS
13 11 (5.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (4.71%) Hibernate
15 8 (4.19%) HTML5
16 6 (3.14%) Java EE
16 6 (3.14%) JSF
16 6 (3.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 52 (27.23%) Computer Science
2 38 (19.90%) Mathematics
3 18 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.66%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.66%) Physics
5 6 (3.14%) Replication
6 5 (2.62%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (2.62%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (2.62%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.57%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.05%) Economics
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) Remote Sensing
9 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.42%) Windows
2 14 (7.33%) Unix
3 13 (6.81%) Android
4 12 (6.28%) Linux
5 10 (5.24%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.05%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.52%) AIX
8 1 (0.52%) HPUX
8 1 (0.52%) Solaris
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.41%) Software Engineering
2 36 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (18.32%) OO
4 33 (17.28%) SDLC
5 30 (15.71%) MVC
6 24 (12.57%) TDD
7 16 (8.38%) Web Application Development
8 15 (7.85%) BDD
8 15 (7.85%) Scrum
9 13 (6.81%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (6.81%) UML
10 10 (5.24%) ITIL
10 10 (5.24%) OOP
10 10 (5.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 9 (4.71%) High Availability
11 9 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (4.19%) CRM
12 8 (4.19%) Software Delivery
13 7 (3.66%) Time Management
14 6 (3.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (39.79%) Java
2 72 (37.70%) SQL
3 65 (34.03%) C#
4 40 (20.94%) C++
5 37 (19.37%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.85%) Ruby
7 11 (5.76%) VB.NET
8 10 (5.24%) T-SQL
9 9 (4.71%) C
10 6 (3.14%) PHP
11 5 (2.62%) Python
12 4 (2.09%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.57%) VB
13 3 (1.57%) VB6
13 3 (1.57%) VBScript
14 2 (1.05%) R
15 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 107 (56.02%) Degree
2 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.57%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) CCNA
6 1 (0.52%) CCNP
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) CISM
6 1 (0.52%) CISSP
6 1 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) EMC Certification
6 1 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.52%) OCP
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.52%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (0.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.19%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.52%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 28 (14.66%) Oracle
2 16 (8.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.76%) Sybase
4 9 (4.71%) BT
5 6 (3.14%) BEA
6 4 (2.09%) hybris
7 1 (0.52%) Actuate
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco
7 1 (0.52%) Citrix
7 1 (0.52%) Dell
7 1 (0.52%) EMC
7 1 (0.52%) ESRI
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.52%) Sun
7 1 (0.52%) webMethods
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