The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 67 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 4 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.75% 1.38% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.47% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 5
Average salary £20,250 £29,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.17% +31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £20,800 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £33,700 £22,300
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
Graduate
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
525 341 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 98.13% 94.20% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 379 260 229
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Graduate
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Watford

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) Mathematics
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Statistics
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) PhD
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) MCT
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mathematics
2 3 (37.50%) Statistics
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) PhD
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle