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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 90 91 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 14 20 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.09% 1.50% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.58% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 17
Average salary £20,000 £20,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,100 £18,500 £18,600
10% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
1244 1265 1043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.88% 94.83% 97.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1071 1138 960
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
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 19 December 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
South Wales +7 12 £20,000 -
West Wales +1 1 £20,000 -11.11%
North Wales +1 1 £21,500 +7.50%
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 36 (69.23%) Degree
2 15 (28.85%) Computer Science
2 15 (28.85%) Java
3 14 (26.92%) .NET
4 12 (23.08%) C++
5 11 (21.15%) SQL
5 11 (21.15%) Mathematics
6 10 (19.23%) Marketing
6 10 (19.23%) Blog
6 10 (19.23%) Market Research
6 10 (19.23%) Product Management
6 10 (19.23%) User Stories
6 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
7 9 (17.31%) Finance
8 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 8 (15.38%) C#
9 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
10 6 (11.54%) Windows
10 6 (11.54%) HTML
11 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (9.62%) Android
12 4 (7.69%) Linux
12 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (7.69%) VMware
12 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
12 4 (7.69%) COM
13 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
13 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (5.77%) OO

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Visualfiles
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) SAN
1 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
2 2 (3.85%) NAS
2 2 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (1.92%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) Wireless
3 1 (1.92%) VLAN
3 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Xcode
2 1 (1.92%) JUnit
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (19.23%) Marketing
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Military
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Welsh Language
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.54%) HTML
4 4 (7.69%) COM
5 2 (3.85%) Web Services
5 2 (3.85%) Spring
6 1 (1.92%) JSF
6 1 (1.92%) Ajax
6 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.92%) WCF
6 1 (1.92%) jQuery
6 1 (1.92%) HTML5
6 1 (1.92%) CSS3
6 1 (1.92%) XML
6 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.92%) CSS
6 1 (1.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Computer Science
2 11 (21.15%) Mathematics
3 10 (19.23%) Blog
4 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) iPhone
6 1 (1.92%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Android
3 4 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) UNIX
5 1 (1.92%) Debian
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Market Research
1 10 (19.23%) Product Management
1 10 (19.23%) User Stories
2 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
3 3 (5.77%) OO
4 2 (3.85%) Project Management
4 2 (3.85%) MVC
4 2 (3.85%) Scrum
4 2 (3.85%) Information Security
4 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
4 2 (3.85%) Change Control
4 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.85%) Android Development
4 2 (3.85%) iOS Development
5 1 (1.92%) CRUD
5 1 (1.92%) TDD
5 1 (1.92%) BDD
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL
5 1 (1.92%) Automation Testing
5 1 (1.92%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) Java
2 12 (23.08%) C++
3 11 (21.15%) SQL
4 8 (15.38%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.85%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.92%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (69.23%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO 9000
1 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) NFS
3 1 (1.92%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Nagios
1 1 (1.92%) Nessus
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (3.85%) Altiris
3 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
3 2 (3.85%) HP
3 2 (3.85%) NetApp
4 1 (1.92%) Remedy
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) Akamai