The median annual salary for a Graduate was £21,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
North West / Cheshire
Rank 82 73 89
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 9 29 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.85% 2.23% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 2.33% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 24
Median salary £21,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,300 £19,300
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,600 £25,700
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1024 1244 1682
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 96.97% 95.62% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1060 1287
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Graduate in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield -5 2 £25,000 -
Crewe -13 2 - -
Alderley Edge - 2 £18,000 -
Warrington +5 1 £21,500 -14.00% 2
Runcorn -1 1 £21,000 -2.32% 1
Graduate
North West

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 19 (65.52%) C#
1 19 (65.52%) .NET
2 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET
2 18 (62.07%) MVC
3 17 (58.62%) VB.NET
4 12 (41.38%) CSS
4 12 (41.38%) MySQL
4 12 (41.38%) HTML
4 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
4 12 (41.38%) jQuery
5 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
5 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
6 10 (34.48%) AngularJS
7 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (27.59%) TDD
8 8 (27.59%) WinForms
8 8 (27.59%) Scrum
8 8 (27.59%) WCF
8 8 (27.59%) WPF
8 8 (27.59%) Kanban
8 8 (27.59%) Windows
8 8 (27.59%) MVVM
9 7 (24.14%) Rhino Mocks
9 7 (24.14%) Moq
9 7 (24.14%) Castle Windsor
9 7 (24.14%) Ninject
9 7 (24.14%) Spring.NET
9 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (24.14%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (24.14%) Inversion of Control

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) MySQL
2 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Moq
1 7 (24.14%) MSTest
1 7 (24.14%) NUnit
1 7 (24.14%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.90%) Billing
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) .NET
2 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET
3 12 (41.38%) CSS
3 12 (41.38%) HTML
3 12 (41.38%) jQuery
4 10 (34.48%) AngularJS
5 8 (27.59%) WCF
5 8 (27.59%) WinForms
5 8 (27.59%) WPF
6 7 (24.14%) .NET Framework
6 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 7 (24.14%) Castle Windsor
6 7 (24.14%) Ninject
6 7 (24.14%) Spring.NET
6 7 (24.14%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (3.45%) Middleware
7 1 (3.45%) REST
7 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) MVC
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Kanban
3 8 (27.59%) MVVM
3 8 (27.59%) Scrum
3 8 (27.59%) TDD
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (24.14%) Dependency Injection
4 7 (24.14%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (24.14%) Web Application Development
5 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) Front End Development
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) SEO
7 1 (3.45%) OO
7 1 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) C#
2 17 (58.62%) VB.NET
3 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 7 (24.14%) VB
5 3 (10.34%) PHP
6 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sage
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 6 days ago
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Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits Package
Posted: 25 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 5 days ago