The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 149 119 100
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 91 147 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 2.52% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.60% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 81 136 144
Median salary £26,000 £23,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £18,850
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +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
5277 5649 5971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.22% 96.91% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4460 4809 4946
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,648
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Graduate in the job title.

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 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -17 37 £26,750 +11.45% 7
Wiltshire +22 17 £25,000 - 2
Devon +5 14 £25,900 +26.34%
Gloucestershire -9 14 £30,250 +34.44% 1
Somerset -2 7 £35,000 - 1
Dorset -3 2 £21,750 -7.44% 1
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 111 (59.68%) Degree
2 79 (42.47%) C#
3 78 (41.94%) SQL
4 77 (41.40%) Java
5 70 (37.63%) .NET
6 54 (29.03%) HTML
7 52 (27.96%) C++
8 48 (25.81%) Software Engineering
9 46 (24.73%) MVC
10 45 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (22.04%) SQL Server
12 39 (20.97%) JavaScript
13 38 (20.43%) Computer Science
14 33 (17.74%) Mathematics
15 32 (17.20%) AngularJS
16 29 (15.59%) Web Development
16 29 (15.59%) CSS
17 28 (15.05%) Microsoft
17 28 (15.05%) Oracle
18 27 (14.52%) ASP.NET
19 26 (13.98%) TDD
19 26 (13.98%) SDLC
20 25 (13.44%) Node.js
20 25 (13.44%) .NET Framework
21 20 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
22 19 (10.22%) Linux
23 18 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
23 18 (9.68%) Git (software)
23 18 (9.68%) HTML5
23 18 (9.68%) Python

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.69%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.69%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.15%) JBoss
3 4 (2.15%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.15%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (2.15%) OpenROAD
3 4 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.30%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.54%) InDesign
4 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.08%) FastStats
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.38%) Internet
2 8 (4.30%) Wireless
3 6 (3.23%) Network Security
4 4 (2.15%) Intranet
5 3 (1.61%) Broadband
6 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (22.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.99%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (5.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (3.76%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.76%) MySQL
6 6 (3.23%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.69%) Big Data
7 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.69%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.54%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.54%) Power BI
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.30%) JIRA
2 8 (4.30%) Selenium
2 8 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.23%) gulp
3 6 (3.23%) PHPUnit
3 6 (3.23%) Subversion
3 6 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.69%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.69%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.15%) JUnit
6 3 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.54%) Ant
7 1 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.54%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.54%) Moq
7 1 (0.54%) MSTest
7 1 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 14 (7.53%) Manufacturing
2 11 (5.91%) Electronics
2 11 (5.91%) Finance
3 10 (5.38%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.69%) Banking
4 5 (2.69%) Retail
5 4 (2.15%) Back Office
5 4 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 2 (1.08%) Military
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (37.63%) .NET
2 54 (29.03%) HTML
3 32 (17.20%) AngularJS
4 29 (15.59%) CSS
5 27 (14.52%) ASP.NET
6 25 (13.44%) .NET Framework
6 25 (13.44%) Node.js
7 18 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (9.68%) HTML5
7 18 (9.68%) jQuery
8 16 (8.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (8.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (6.99%) WPF
11 11 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 10 (5.38%) RESTful
13 8 (4.30%) Web Services
13 8 (4.30%) XML
14 7 (3.76%) REST
15 6 (3.23%) CSS3
15 6 (3.23%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.43%) Computer Science
2 33 (17.74%) Mathematics
3 20 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 12 (6.45%) Verilog
4 12 (6.45%) VHDL
5 9 (4.84%) Algorithms
5 9 (4.84%) Cybercrime
5 9 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (4.30%) User Experience
7 7 (3.76%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.23%) Client/Server
8 6 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (3.23%) NHS
8 6 (3.23%) Physics
8 6 (3.23%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.15%) Clustering
9 4 (2.15%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.22%) Linux
2 15 (8.06%) Apple iOS
2 15 (8.06%) Windows
3 13 (6.99%) Unix
4 10 (5.38%) Android
5 6 (3.23%) Debian
6 4 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.81%) Software Engineering
2 46 (24.73%) MVC
3 45 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (15.59%) Web Development
5 26 (13.98%) SDLC
5 26 (13.98%) TDD
6 15 (8.06%) Requirements Analysis
7 14 (7.53%) Data Protection
8 12 (6.45%) Digital Signal Processing
8 12 (6.45%) OO
8 12 (6.45%) Signal Processing
8 12 (6.45%) Software Testing
9 11 (5.91%) BDD
9 11 (5.91%) UML
9 11 (5.91%) Web Application Development
10 10 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (4.84%) Project Management
11 9 (4.84%) Scrum
12 8 (4.30%) Software Delivery
13 7 (3.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 79 (42.47%) C#
2 78 (41.94%) SQL
3 77 (41.40%) Java
4 52 (27.96%) C++
5 39 (20.97%) JavaScript
6 18 (9.68%) Python
7 13 (6.99%) C
8 11 (5.91%) Ruby
9 9 (4.84%) PHP
9 9 (4.84%) VB.NET
10 7 (3.76%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.76%) VB
11 5 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.08%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.08%) R
13 1 (0.54%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.54%) Perl
13 1 (0.54%) sed
13 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 111 (59.68%) Degree
2 16 (8.60%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.76%) DV Cleared
3 7 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.15%) HND
4 4 (2.15%) OCP
4 4 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.61%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.69%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.69%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.15%) vCloud
2 4 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.15%) vSphere
3 1 (0.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.15%) Data Guard
1 4 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (2.15%) SCCM
1 4 (2.15%) SCOM
1 4 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (15.05%) Microsoft
1 28 (15.05%) Oracle
2 5 (2.69%) Citrix
2 5 (2.69%) Sybase
3 4 (2.15%) CA
3 4 (2.15%) Cisco
3 4 (2.15%) FrontRange
3 4 (2.15%) VMware
4 3 (1.61%) BT
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe
5 1 (0.54%) Apple
5 1 (0.54%) BEA
5 1 (0.54%) Civica
5 1 (0.54%) HP
5 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.54%) SAP
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