Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £24,375 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 168 165
Rank change year-on-year -45 -3 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 172 224 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.30% 1.79% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.85% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 156 171 200
North West median annual salary £24,375 £25,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.38% +5.62%
10th Percentile £19,125 £19,000 £18,750
90th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £30,000
England median annual salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +2.04%

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
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the North West

Graduate
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Graduate in the North West

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Salary histogram for Graduate in the North West

Graduate
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 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 -25 122 £25,000 - 10
Cheshire -65 22 £22,500 -10.00% 4
Lancashire +12 15 £22,750 +1.11% 1
Merseyside +23 13 £25,000 +47.06% 1
Cumbria +5 2 £37,500 +66.67%
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 87 (50.58%) C#
1 87 (50.58%) .NET
2 86 (50.00%) Degree
3 77 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (37.79%) Computer Science
5 61 (35.47%) SQL Server
6 56 (32.56%) MVC
7 53 (30.81%) ASP.NET
8 50 (29.07%) JavaScript
9 48 (27.91%) AngularJS
10 46 (26.74%) SQL
11 44 (25.58%) HTML
12 43 (25.00%) Web Development
13 42 (24.42%) TDD
14 41 (23.84%) .NET Framework
14 41 (23.84%) CSS
15 40 (23.26%) Java
15 40 (23.26%) Entity Framework
16 39 (22.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 38 (22.09%) Microsoft
17 38 (22.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (22.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 37 (21.51%) Amazon AWS
18 37 (21.51%) Games
19 36 (20.93%) BDD
20 35 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (20.35%) Google
21 34 (19.77%) WCF
21 34 (19.77%) ASP.NET Web API
22 33 (19.19%) MongoDB

Graduate 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:

Application Platforms
1 32 (18.60%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.91%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.33%) CMS
3 4 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.16%) IIS
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.58%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (22.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (21.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) DNS
1 1 (0.58%) Firewall
1 1 (0.58%) ISDN
1 1 (0.58%) LAN
1 1 (0.58%) VoIP
1 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (35.47%) SQL Server
2 33 (19.19%) MongoDB
3 31 (18.02%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (5.23%) MySQL
5 6 (3.49%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.91%) Big Data
6 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.33%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.33%) QlikView
7 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.16%) GIS
9 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.16%) Power BI
10 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.58%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (18.02%) TeamCity
2 8 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.91%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.16%) Subversion
4 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.58%) git-flow
5 1 (0.58%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.58%) ReSharper
General
1 37 (21.51%) Games
2 18 (10.47%) Retail
3 10 (5.81%) Banking
4 7 (4.07%) Finance
4 7 (4.07%) Marketing
5 4 (2.33%) Back Office
6 2 (1.16%) Advertising
6 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (50.58%) .NET
2 53 (30.81%) ASP.NET
3 48 (27.91%) AngularJS
4 44 (25.58%) HTML
5 41 (23.84%) .NET Framework
5 41 (23.84%) CSS
6 40 (23.26%) Entity Framework
7 38 (22.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (22.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 34 (19.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (19.77%) WCF
9 32 (18.60%) RESTful
9 32 (18.60%) WPF
10 31 (18.02%) KnockoutJS
10 31 (18.02%) MSMQ
11 15 (8.72%) jQuery
12 14 (8.14%) Ajax
13 10 (5.81%) HTML5
13 10 (5.81%) Node.js
14 9 (5.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 65 (37.79%) Computer Science
2 35 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.40%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.65%) User Experience
6 5 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.33%) iPad
8 3 (1.74%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.16%) EPoS
9 2 (1.16%) Social Media
10 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Robotics
10 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.14%) Windows
2 11 (6.40%) Linux
3 6 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.16%) Android
4 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.16%) Unix
5 1 (0.58%) AIX
5 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (32.56%) MVC
3 43 (25.00%) Web Development
4 42 (24.42%) TDD
5 36 (20.93%) BDD
6 32 (18.60%) Kanban
6 32 (18.60%) Web Application Development
7 31 (18.02%) Dependency Injection
7 31 (18.02%) Multithreading
8 28 (16.28%) Software Engineering
9 17 (9.88%) SDLC
10 12 (6.98%) ITIL
11 11 (6.40%) Business Analysis
11 11 (6.40%) Project Management
12 10 (5.81%) Mathematics
12 10 (5.81%) OO
13 9 (5.23%) Requirements Engineering
13 9 (5.23%) SFIA
13 9 (5.23%) Web Design
14 8 (4.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 87 (50.58%) C#
2 50 (29.07%) JavaScript
3 46 (26.74%) SQL
4 40 (23.26%) Java
5 33 (19.19%) Ruby
6 31 (18.02%) F#
7 20 (11.63%) VB.NET
8 17 (9.88%) C++
9 16 (9.30%) Python
10 12 (6.98%) PHP
11 9 (5.23%) VB
12 7 (4.07%) RPG
12 7 (4.07%) RPG IV
13 4 (2.33%) Scala
14 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.58%) Lua
15 1 (0.58%) R
15 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (50.00%) Degree
2 9 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (5.23%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.33%) Master's Degree
3 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.74%) MCPD
4 3 (1.74%) MCSD
5 2 (1.16%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.58%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Basel II
2 1 (0.58%) PMO
2 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (18.02%) Kibana
2 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 35 (20.35%) Google
3 13 (7.56%) Oracle
4 7 (4.07%) IBM
5 5 (2.91%) Kofax
6 4 (2.33%) JD Edwards
6 4 (2.33%) SAP
7 3 (1.74%) Cognizant
7 3 (1.74%) Sage
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe
8 1 (0.58%) Apigee
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco
8 1 (0.58%) Facebook
8 1 (0.58%) Remedy
8 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.58%) Tableau
8 1 (0.58%) Twitter
8 1 (0.58%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) Zend