The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Wigan 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 17 16 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 11 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 10.28% 2.94% 4.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.38% 2.94% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 5
Average salary £19,250 £25,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
Graduate
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wigan 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
Wigan
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106 34 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 99.07% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 69 29 95
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +33.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

Graduate
Salary Trend in Wigan

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Wigan

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 13 (81.25%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) OO
5 4 (25.00%) OOD
5 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) Time Management
6 3 (18.75%) MS Office
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) XSLT
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) E-business
7 2 (12.50%) Line Management
7 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Open Source
8 1 (6.25%) HTML5
8 1 (6.25%) Zen Cart
8 1 (6.25%) CSS3
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
8 1 (6.25%) W3C

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Zen Cart
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) XSLT
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (6.25%) HTML5
4 1 (6.25%) CSS3
4 1 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
1 1 (6.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) OO
1 4 (25.00%) OOD
1 4 (25.00%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) E-business
3 2 (12.50%) Line Management
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft