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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 96 103 138
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 154 113 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.48% 2.18% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.30% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 131 109 71
Average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £27,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
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
5900 4912 5429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.16% 94.92% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4875 4224 4806
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 47 £20,000 -16.66% 5
Gloucestershire +13 30 £22,000 -2.22% 1
Somerset -16 26 £20,500 -16.32% 6
Wiltshire +6 23 £24,000 +9.09% 2
Dorset -7 17 £23,000 +6.97% 1
Devon -16 3 £21,500 +18.62%
Cornwall - 3 £22,500 -
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 173 (61.35%) Degree
2 155 (54.96%) Computer Science
3 103 (36.52%) Software Engineering
4 102 (36.17%) Java
5 88 (31.21%) C++
6 86 (30.50%) SQL
7 76 (26.95%) C#
8 59 (20.92%) .NET
9 58 (20.57%) HTML
10 46 (16.31%) CSS
11 45 (15.96%) ASP.NET
12 43 (15.25%) Windows
12 43 (15.25%) Linux
13 42 (14.89%) Finance
14 40 (14.18%) OO
15 39 (13.83%) C
15 39 (13.83%) JavaScript
16 37 (13.12%) Unit Testing
17 33 (11.70%) SQL Server
18 32 (11.35%) jQuery
19 28 (9.93%) PHP
19 28 (9.93%) MVC
20 27 (9.57%) QA
21 26 (9.22%) Microsoft
22 25 (8.87%) Relational Database
23 24 (8.51%) Oracle
23 24 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
24 22 (7.80%) XML
24 22 (7.80%) Spring
25 20 (7.09%) HTML5

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (2.48%) Apache
2 5 (1.77%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.77%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.71%) Confluence
4 2 (0.71%) Mule
4 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.71%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.35%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (6.74%) MS Office
2 16 (5.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Maximo
2 2 (0.71%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.03%) Internet
2 5 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.42%) LAN
3 4 (1.42%) WAN
4 3 (1.06%) Firewall
4 3 (1.06%) VPN
5 2 (0.71%) HTTP
5 2 (0.71%) DNS
6 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.35%) VLAN
6 1 (0.35%) DHCP
6 1 (0.35%) OSPF
6 1 (0.35%) BGP
6 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.87%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.38%) MySQL
4 16 (5.67%) RDBMS
5 13 (4.61%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.13%) Big Data
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.77%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.06%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (5.67%) JUnit
2 11 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.84%) PHPUnit
4 7 (2.48%) Maven
5 5 (1.77%) FitNesse
5 5 (1.77%) Ant
5 5 (1.77%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.77%) Hudson
5 5 (1.77%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.42%) Selenium
7 3 (1.06%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.06%) JMeter
7 3 (1.06%) Subversion
7 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.06%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.06%) LabVIEW
7 3 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.06%) PEAR
8 2 (0.71%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.71%) FindBugs
General
1 42 (14.89%) Finance
2 15 (5.32%) Electronics
3 14 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.61%) Games
5 10 (3.55%) Aerospace
5 10 (3.55%) Banking
6 6 (2.13%) Marketing
7 5 (1.77%) Retail
8 4 (1.42%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.06%) French Language
9 3 (1.06%) German Language
9 3 (1.06%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.06%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.71%) Automotive
10 2 (0.71%) Advertising
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
11 1 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.92%) .NET
2 58 (20.57%) HTML
3 46 (16.31%) CSS
4 45 (15.96%) ASP.NET
5 32 (11.35%) jQuery
6 22 (7.80%) XML
6 22 (7.80%) Spring
7 20 (7.09%) HTML5
8 19 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (6.38%) JSF
10 14 (4.96%) J2EE
10 14 (4.96%) Hibernate
11 12 (4.26%) Web Services
12 11 (3.90%) Ajax
13 8 (2.84%) CSS3
14 7 (2.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (2.13%) NHibernate
16 5 (1.77%) LAMP
16 5 (1.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 155 (54.96%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.96%) Physics
2 14 (4.96%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.96%) Digital Media
3 13 (4.61%) Mathematics
4 9 (3.19%) Open Source
5 8 (2.84%) Social Network
6 7 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.42%) Firmware
8 3 (1.06%) Replication
9 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.71%) CMDB
9 2 (0.71%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.35%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.35%) Robotics
10 1 (0.35%) Blog
10 1 (0.35%) GIS
10 1 (0.35%) NHS
10 1 (0.35%) W3C
10 1 (0.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.25%) Windows
1 43 (15.25%) Linux
2 18 (6.38%) UNIX
3 9 (3.19%) Debian
4 6 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.42%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.06%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.71%) Android
9 1 (0.35%) SUSE
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.35%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (36.52%) Software Engineering
2 40 (14.18%) OO
3 37 (13.12%) Unit Testing
4 28 (9.93%) MVC
5 24 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (5.67%) TDD
7 15 (5.32%) Scrum
8 14 (4.96%) Time Management
8 14 (4.96%) CRUD
9 12 (4.26%) Pair Programming
10 11 (3.90%) OOP
11 10 (3.55%) UML
11 10 (3.55%) Project Management
12 9 (3.19%) Web Development
12 9 (3.19%) Service Management
13 8 (2.84%) ITIL
13 8 (2.84%) Computer Forensics
14 7 (2.48%) OOD
14 7 (2.48%) Game Development
14 7 (2.48%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 102 (36.17%) Java
2 88 (31.21%) C++
3 86 (30.50%) SQL
4 76 (26.95%) C#
5 39 (13.83%) C
5 39 (13.83%) JavaScript
6 28 (9.93%) PHP
7 15 (5.32%) VB.NET
8 13 (4.61%) Ada
9 12 (4.26%) Python
10 7 (2.48%) Ruby
10 7 (2.48%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.13%) Perl
12 4 (1.42%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.42%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.06%) VB
14 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.71%) PHP5
14 2 (0.71%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 173 (61.35%) Degree
2 18 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.26%) HND
4 10 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.71%) CEH
8 1 (0.35%) PhD
8 1 (0.35%) MCP
8 1 (0.35%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.57%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Nagios
1 1 (0.35%) Cacti
1 1 (0.35%) Icinga
Vendors
1 26 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.51%) Oracle
3 4 (1.42%) JBoss
4 3 (1.06%) Remedy
5 2 (0.71%) Twitter
5 2 (0.71%) hybris
5 2 (0.71%) Cisco
5 2 (0.71%) Apple
5 2 (0.71%) Sybase
6 1 (0.35%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.35%) HP
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Salary: 18,000 - 25,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
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Salary: £16000 to £18000 per annum - basic + commission ote yr1 35-50K
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Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
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