Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £22,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Graduate
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 84 104
Rank change year-on-year -72 +20 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 22 59 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.71% 2.62% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 2.70% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17 59 79
Cheshire median annual salary £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,950 £19,750
90th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
North West median annual salary £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +6.38% +4.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2954 2189 3155
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 97.20% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2252 1874 2679
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Graduate in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in Cheshire

Graduate
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Graduate in Cheshire

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate in Cheshire

Graduate
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -26 6 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Chester -7 4 £21,500 -28.33% 1
Macclesfield -12 4 £25,000 - 1
Runcorn 0 3 - -
Crewe - 3 £22,500 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £18,000 -
Graduate
North West

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) HTML
3 11 (50.00%) CSS
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) MVC
4 10 (45.45%) Java
4 10 (45.45%) jQuery
5 9 (40.91%) C#
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 8 (36.36%) .NET
6 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
7 7 (31.82%) Degree
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
9 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
9 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
10 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
10 4 (18.18%) Windows
10 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
10 4 (18.18%) MySQL
10 4 (18.18%) Scala
10 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
10 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (18.18%) Analytics
10 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (18.18%) Node.js
10 4 (18.18%) Machine Learning
10 4 (18.18%) Big Data
10 4 (18.18%) Kafka

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) Apache Spark
2 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
3 4 (18.18%) Big Data
3 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
3 4 (18.18%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 11 (50.00%) CSS
3 10 (45.45%) jQuery
4 8 (36.36%) .NET
4 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
5 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
6 4 (18.18%) Kafka
6 4 (18.18%) Node.js
6 4 (18.18%) React
6 4 (18.18%) Spring
6 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (13.64%) XML
8 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (9.09%) JSON
9 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.55%) HTML5
9 1 (4.55%) WCF
9 1 (4.55%) WebGL
9 1 (4.55%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (18.18%) Analytics
2 4 (18.18%) Machine Learning
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) ERP
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 2 (9.09%) OO
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Web Design
5 1 (4.55%) Economics
5 1 (4.55%) Physics
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) Java
4 9 (40.91%) C#
5 4 (18.18%) Scala
5 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) Lua
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) R
6 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.55%) MCPD
2 1 (4.55%) MCSD
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) Sage
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter
3 1 (4.55%) Zend