Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Developer was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Graduate Software Developer
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 344 336
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 17 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 15
North West median annual salary £24,000 £23,496 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% -7.86% +17.24%
10th Percentile £19,325 £19,800 £20,550
90th Percentile £27,050 £25,500 £32,000
England median annual salary £26,000 £26,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +2.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12804 12127 12519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10248 10191 10390
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Graduate Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Graduate Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Developer in the North West

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer in the North West.

Salary trend for Graduate Software Developer in the North West

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate Software Developer in the North West

Graduate Software Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester -8 13 £24,000 +6.67% 2
Lancashire +5 2 £22,250 -5.30%
Cheshire - 1 £30,000 -
Cumbria - 1 £25,000 -
Graduate Software Developer
England

Graduate Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Graduate Software Developer 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 North West region featuring Graduate Software Developer in the job title.

1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 11 (64.71%) C#
3 10 (58.82%) Java
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (52.94%) Mobile App
5 7 (41.18%) User Experience
5 7 (41.18%) SDLC
5 7 (41.18%) VB.NET
5 7 (41.18%) C++
5 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
5 7 (41.18%) Data Analysis
5 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) Python
7 4 (23.53%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) UX Design
8 3 (17.65%) SFIA
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
9 2 (11.76%) CSS
9 2 (11.76%) HTML
9 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 2 (11.76%) Android
9 2 (11.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (11.76%) Master's Degree
9 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development

Graduate Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Games
1 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Core
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (52.94%) Mobile App
3 7 (41.18%) User Experience
4 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.88%) EPoS
4 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Data Analysis
1 7 (41.18%) SDLC
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
2 4 (23.53%) UX Design
3 3 (17.65%) SFIA
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) Physics
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) C++
3 7 (41.18%) VB.NET
4 4 (23.53%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) Master's Degree
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCPD
4 1 (5.88%) MCSD
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle