Period
to 21 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £24,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 149 171
Rank change year-on-year -61 +22 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 178 242 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 2.03% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 2.09% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 161 201 210
North West median annual salary £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% +6.38% +9.30%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,250 £18,750
90th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £28,750
England median annual salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

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 12706 11594 12663
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.27% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10230 9790 10451
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,195 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.46% +5.56% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -41 121 £25,000 - 13
Cheshire -60 27 £25,000 - 7
Merseyside +17 16 £25,000 +12.36% 1
Lancashire +9 13 £22,500 +18.42% 1
Cumbria +2 1 £37,500 +66.67%
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 90 (50.56%) Degree
2 87 (48.88%) .NET
3 85 (47.75%) C#
4 64 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (34.83%) Computer Science
6 60 (33.71%) SQL Server
7 58 (32.58%) Microsoft
8 57 (32.02%) MVC
9 51 (28.65%) ASP.NET
10 50 (28.09%) SQL
11 46 (25.84%) AngularJS
12 45 (25.28%) JavaScript
13 42 (23.60%) Analytical Skills
14 40 (22.47%) HTML
15 39 (21.91%) TDD
16 38 (21.35%) Games
17 37 (20.79%) CSS
17 37 (20.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 37 (20.79%) .NET Framework
18 36 (20.22%) Web Development
18 36 (20.22%) Entity Framework
18 36 (20.22%) BDD
19 35 (19.66%) Java
20 34 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
20 34 (19.10%) ASP.NET Web API
21 33 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
22 30 (16.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 29 (16.29%) WPF
24 28 (15.73%) WCF
24 28 (15.73%) Kanban

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 (15.17%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.37%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.25%) CMS
4 2 (1.12%) IIS
4 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.56%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.56%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.69%) npm
4 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) Broadband
1 2 (1.12%) DNS
1 2 (1.12%) ISDN
1 2 (1.12%) LAN
1 2 (1.12%) VoIP
1 2 (1.12%) WAN
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (33.71%) SQL Server
2 28 (15.73%) MongoDB
3 27 (15.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (8.43%) MySQL
5 6 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.81%) QlikView
6 5 (2.81%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.56%) GIS
8 1 (0.56%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) Power BI
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (15.17%) TeamCity
2 9 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.81%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.12%) Subversion
6 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.56%) git-flow
6 1 (0.56%) ReSharper
General
1 38 (21.35%) Games
2 25 (14.04%) Retail
3 21 (11.80%) Banking
4 11 (6.18%) Finance
5 9 (5.06%) Marketing
6 4 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Advertising
7 2 (1.12%) Automotive
7 2 (1.12%) Back Office
7 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (48.88%) .NET
2 51 (28.65%) ASP.NET
3 46 (25.84%) AngularJS
4 40 (22.47%) HTML
5 37 (20.79%) .NET Framework
5 37 (20.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 37 (20.79%) CSS
6 36 (20.22%) Entity Framework
7 34 (19.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 30 (16.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 29 (16.29%) WPF
10 28 (15.73%) RESTful
10 28 (15.73%) WCF
11 27 (15.17%) KnockoutJS
11 27 (15.17%) MSMQ
12 14 (7.87%) HTML5
13 13 (7.30%) jQuery
14 11 (6.18%) Ajax
15 9 (5.06%) Node.js
16 7 (3.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 62 (34.83%) Computer Science
2 42 (23.60%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (12.36%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.18%) User Experience
5 8 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.81%) iPad
7 3 (1.69%) EPoS
8 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.12%) iPhone
8 2 (1.12%) Robotics
8 2 (1.12%) Social Media
9 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.43%) Linux
1 15 (8.43%) Windows
2 8 (4.49%) Android
2 8 (4.49%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.69%) Unix
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (32.02%) MVC
3 39 (21.91%) TDD
4 36 (20.22%) BDD
4 36 (20.22%) Web Development
5 28 (15.73%) Kanban
6 27 (15.17%) Dependency Injection
6 27 (15.17%) Multithreading
6 27 (15.17%) Software Engineering
6 27 (15.17%) Web Application Development
7 19 (10.67%) Process Management
8 16 (8.99%) SDLC
9 12 (6.74%) Test Scripting
10 11 (6.18%) Data Analysis
10 11 (6.18%) UX Design
11 10 (5.62%) OO
11 10 (5.62%) Project Management
12 9 (5.06%) Business Analysis
12 9 (5.06%) Mathematics
12 9 (5.06%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 85 (47.75%) C#
2 50 (28.09%) SQL
3 45 (25.28%) JavaScript
4 35 (19.66%) Java
5 27 (15.17%) F#
5 27 (15.17%) Ruby
6 19 (10.67%) C++
7 14 (7.87%) PHP
7 14 (7.87%) Python
7 14 (7.87%) VB.NET
8 10 (5.62%) VB
9 7 (3.93%) RPG
9 7 (3.93%) RPG IV
10 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.12%) VBA
11 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 90 (50.56%) Degree
2 15 (8.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (7.30%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.25%) HND
6 3 (1.69%) MBA
6 3 (1.69%) MCPD
6 3 (1.69%) MCSD
6 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.12%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.56%) MCSE
8 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Basel II
2 1 (0.56%) PMO
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (15.17%) Kibana
2 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (32.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.17%) Google
3 21 (11.80%) Oracle
4 7 (3.93%) IBM
5 5 (2.81%) Kofax
6 3 (1.69%) Facebook
6 3 (1.69%) Sage
6 3 (1.69%) SAP
7 2 (1.12%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.12%) VMware
7 2 (1.12%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.56%) Ariba
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.56%) Remedy
8 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.56%) Tableau
8 1 (0.56%) Zend