The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Wales 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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 82 57 72
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 26 47 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.87% 3.61% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 3.73% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24 45 27
Average salary £21,000 £21,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,500 £17,500 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £24,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
Graduate
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1360 1260 1248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 97.84% 96.77% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1149 1091 1110
Average salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Graduate
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate across the Wales region.

Graduate Salary Trend in Wales

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Wales

Graduate
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
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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
South Wales -35 21 £20,500 -
North Wales +4 4 £26,000 +4.00%
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 25 (56.82%) Computer Science
2 24 (54.55%) Degree
3 14 (31.82%) SQL
4 12 (27.27%) HTML
5 11 (25.00%) jQuery
6 10 (22.73%) CSS
7 9 (20.45%) Java
7 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.45%) .NET
7 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (18.18%) PHP
8 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (15.91%) Linux
9 7 (15.91%) CRM
9 7 (15.91%) Scrum
10 6 (13.64%) Data Management
10 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
10 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.64%) SDLC
11 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (11.36%) C++
11 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
11 5 (11.36%) UNIX
11 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.36%) MVC
12 4 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (9.09%) Marketing
12 4 (9.09%) Windows

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Magento
1 4 (9.09%) Sage 200
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.82%) SAN
2 2 (4.55%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.82%) MySQL
4 2 (4.55%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) jMock
2 1 (2.27%) Mockito
2 1 (2.27%) JUnit
General
1 4 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) HTML
2 11 (25.00%) jQuery
3 10 (22.73%) CSS
4 9 (20.45%) .NET
5 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.55%) Middleware
8 1 (2.27%) Spring
8 1 (2.27%) Web Services
8 1 (2.27%) XML
8 1 (2.27%) J2EE
8 1 (2.27%) MFC
8 1 (2.27%) HTML5
8 1 (2.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 25 (56.82%) Computer Science
2 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Statistics
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
4 3 (6.82%) Solaris
5 2 (4.55%) Android
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.91%) CRM
2 7 (15.91%) Scrum
3 6 (13.64%) SDLC
3 6 (13.64%) Data Management
3 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 5 (11.36%) MVC
5 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.82%) SEO
6 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.55%) Network Management
7 2 (4.55%) Analytics
7 2 (4.55%) Business Development
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) OO
7 2 (4.55%) ETL
7 2 (4.55%) B2B
7 2 (4.55%) B2C
7 2 (4.55%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) Java
2 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.18%) PHP
4 5 (11.36%) C++
5 4 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.55%) Adobe