The median annual salary for a Graduate was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 119 148
Rank change year-on-year -61 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 100 124 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.46% 2.20% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 2.26% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 88 96 94
Median salary £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,350
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year - +2.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6604 5498 6171
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.65% 97.72% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5400 4661 5042
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Manchester -29 63 £25,000 +4.16% 15
Cheshire -42 21 £24,000 -4.00% 7
Lancashire +10 9 £22,500 - 4
Merseyside - 7 £25,000 - 3
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 94 (54.02%) Degree
2 91 (52.30%) .NET
3 72 (41.38%) C#
4 65 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (31.61%) MVC
6 54 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 52 (29.89%) SQL
7 52 (29.89%) SQL Server
8 51 (29.31%) Computer Science
9 46 (26.44%) ASP.NET
9 46 (26.44%) HTML
10 45 (25.86%) BDD
11 44 (25.29%) AngularJS
11 44 (25.29%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (24.71%) Games
13 38 (21.84%) .NET Framework
13 38 (21.84%) Entity Framework
13 38 (21.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 37 (21.26%) TDD
14 37 (21.26%) Java
15 36 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
17 33 (18.97%) Web Development
17 33 (18.97%) JavaScript
18 32 (18.39%) WCF
18 32 (18.39%) Banking
18 32 (18.39%) RESTful
19 31 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (17.82%) Retail
19 31 (17.82%) Ruby

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 27 (15.52%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.57%) CorelDRAW
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 34 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.72%) Office 365
4 2 (1.15%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.57%) GitHub
5 1 (0.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.72%) DNS
1 3 (1.72%) ISDN
1 3 (1.72%) LAN
1 3 (1.72%) VoIP
1 3 (1.72%) WAN
2 2 (1.15%) Broadband
3 1 (0.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 31 (17.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 28 (16.09%) MongoDB
4 18 (10.34%) MySQL
5 5 (2.87%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.15%) QlikView
8 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (15.52%) TeamCity
2 18 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 13 (7.47%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.15%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.57%) git-flow
5 1 (0.57%) JIRA
5 1 (0.57%) ReSharper
General
1 43 (24.71%) Games
2 32 (18.39%) Banking
3 31 (17.82%) Retail
4 10 (5.75%) Finance
5 6 (3.45%) Electronics
5 6 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.30%) Automotive
6 4 (2.30%) Marketing
7 3 (1.72%) Legal
8 2 (1.15%) Law
8 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (52.30%) .NET
2 46 (26.44%) ASP.NET
2 46 (26.44%) HTML
3 44 (25.29%) AngularJS
4 38 (21.84%) .NET Framework
4 38 (21.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 38 (21.84%) Entity Framework
5 36 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (18.39%) RESTful
6 32 (18.39%) WCF
7 30 (17.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 30 (17.24%) WPF
8 29 (16.67%) CSS
9 27 (15.52%) KnockoutJS
9 27 (15.52%) MSMQ
10 19 (10.92%) HTML5
11 13 (7.47%) jQuery
12 11 (6.32%) Node.js
13 7 (4.02%) XML
14 6 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 51 (29.31%) Computer Science
2 44 (25.29%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (14.94%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.17%) User Experience
5 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.30%) iPad
7 3 (1.72%) EPoS
8 2 (1.15%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.15%) iPhone
9 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.57%) Robotics
9 1 (0.57%) Social Media
9 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.32%) Windows
2 8 (4.60%) Android
2 8 (4.60%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.02%) Linux
4 3 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.57%) Unix
5 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (31.61%) MVC
3 45 (25.86%) BDD
4 37 (21.26%) TDD
5 33 (18.97%) Web Development
6 31 (17.82%) Web Application Development
7 29 (16.67%) Kanban
8 28 (16.09%) Process Management
9 27 (15.52%) Dependency Injection
9 27 (15.52%) Multithreading
9 27 (15.52%) Software Engineering
10 24 (13.79%) SDLC
11 13 (7.47%) Test Scripting
12 10 (5.75%) Waterfall
13 8 (4.60%) Data Analysis
13 8 (4.60%) UX Design
14 7 (4.02%) OO
14 7 (4.02%) Test Automation
15 6 (3.45%) ITIL
15 6 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 72 (41.38%) C#
2 52 (29.89%) SQL
3 37 (21.26%) Java
4 33 (18.97%) JavaScript
5 31 (17.82%) Ruby
6 30 (17.24%) C++
7 28 (16.09%) PHP
8 27 (15.52%) F#
9 13 (7.47%) VB
10 8 (4.60%) VB.NET
11 7 (4.02%) C
11 7 (4.02%) Python
11 7 (4.02%) RPG
11 7 (4.02%) RPG IV
12 6 (3.45%) Embedded C
12 6 (3.45%) Embedded C++
12 6 (3.45%) VB6
13 2 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (54.02%) Degree
2 13 (7.47%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.30%) HND
6 3 (1.72%) MCSE
6 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.72%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.15%) MBA
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.45%) Firmware
2 4 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (15.52%) Kibana
Vendors
1 54 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.67%) Oracle
3 28 (16.09%) Google
4 7 (4.02%) IBM
5 6 (3.45%) SAP
6 4 (2.30%) Ariba
7 3 (1.72%) Kofax
7 3 (1.72%) Sage
7 3 (1.72%) VMware
8 2 (1.15%) Facebook
8 2 (1.15%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco
9 1 (0.57%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.57%) Northgate
9 1 (0.57%) Remedy
9 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.57%) Sun
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