Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £24,901 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 209 155
Rank change year-on-year -31 -54 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 127 170 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.04% 1.33% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.38% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 116 152 198
North West median annual salary £24,901 £24,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £28,750 £28,400 £28,500
England median annual salary £26,750 £25,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year +4.90% -1.92% +4.00%

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 11,879 12,332 10,915
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.82% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9,671 10,171 9,230
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 -15 71 £25,000 +4.17% 25
Cheshire -10 34 £23,500 -2.08% 11
Lancashire -9 12 £21,500 -4.44% 3
Merseyside +2 9 £25,000 -16.67% 4
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 66 (51.97%) C#
2 63 (49.61%) .NET
3 58 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (40.94%) Degree
4 52 (40.94%) Computer Science
5 47 (37.01%) MVC
6 43 (33.86%) ASP.NET
7 42 (33.07%) AngularJS
8 41 (32.28%) SQL Server
8 41 (32.28%) Java
9 38 (29.92%) Amazon AWS
10 37 (29.13%) Web Development
11 35 (27.56%) Google
12 33 (25.98%) RESTful
13 32 (25.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 32 (25.20%) Ruby
13 32 (25.20%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (24.41%) WCF
14 31 (24.41%) Microsoft Azure
15 30 (23.62%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (23.62%) Entity Framework
15 30 (23.62%) KnockoutJS
15 30 (23.62%) .NET Framework
15 30 (23.62%) Kibana
16 29 (22.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (22.83%) WPF
16 29 (22.83%) Multithreading
16 29 (22.83%) Kanban
16 29 (22.83%) BDD
16 29 (22.83%) 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 29 (22.83%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.79%) JBoss
3 1 (0.79%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.57%) SPSS
1 2 (1.57%) Stata
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 38 (29.92%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (24.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.57%) GitHub
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.79%) Google Play
5 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) Broadband
1 1 (0.79%) HTTP
1 1 (0.79%) Internet
1 1 (0.79%) Skype
1 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (32.28%) SQL Server
2 29 (22.83%) MongoDB
3 17 (13.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (10.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.94%) MySQL
7 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.57%) Big Data
8 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (22.83%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.57%) Selenium
4 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 29 (22.83%) Games
2 24 (18.90%) Finance
3 13 (10.24%) Retail
4 7 (5.51%) Banking
5 5 (3.94%) Law
6 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.36%) Marketing
7 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.57%) Advertising
8 2 (1.57%) International Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.79%) German Language
9 1 (0.79%) Legal
9 1 (0.79%) Local Government
9 1 (0.79%) Publishing
9 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (49.61%) .NET
2 43 (33.86%) ASP.NET
3 42 (33.07%) AngularJS
4 33 (25.98%) RESTful
5 32 (25.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 31 (24.41%) WCF
7 30 (23.62%) .NET Framework
7 30 (23.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (23.62%) Entity Framework
7 30 (23.62%) KnockoutJS
8 29 (22.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 29 (22.83%) MSMQ
8 29 (22.83%) WPF
9 20 (15.75%) HTML
10 19 (14.96%) CSS
11 12 (9.45%) Spring
12 11 (8.66%) jQuery
13 7 (5.51%) SOAP
13 7 (5.51%) Web Services
14 4 (3.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 52 (40.94%) Computer Science
2 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.24%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.87%) User Experience
5 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.15%) Fintech
7 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.79%) iPhone
9 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.94%) Windows
2 3 (2.36%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Android
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) CentOS
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.01%) MVC
3 37 (29.13%) Web Development
4 32 (25.20%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (22.83%) BDD
5 29 (22.83%) Dependency Injection
5 29 (22.83%) Kanban
5 29 (22.83%) Multithreading
5 29 (22.83%) TDD
5 29 (22.83%) Web Application Development
6 20 (15.75%) SDLC
7 17 (13.39%) Data Analysis
8 16 (12.60%) Software Engineering
9 15 (11.81%) Mathematics
10 6 (4.72%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (4.72%) CRM
10 6 (4.72%) SOA
11 5 (3.94%) ERP
11 5 (3.94%) Machine Learning
11 5 (3.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (51.97%) C#
2 41 (32.28%) Java
3 32 (25.20%) Ruby
4 29 (22.83%) F#
5 22 (17.32%) JavaScript
6 20 (15.75%) SQL
7 18 (14.17%) VB.NET
8 14 (11.02%) Python
9 13 (10.24%) C++
10 11 (8.66%) PHP
11 2 (1.57%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.57%) C
11 2 (1.57%) Scala
11 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.79%) Delphi
12 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.79%) VB
12 1 (0.79%) VC++
12 1 (0.79%) XPath
12 1 (0.79%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 52 (40.94%) Degree
2 9 (7.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.94%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (3.94%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.15%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.57%) ISEB
5 2 (1.57%) PhD
5 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) CCNA
6 1 (0.79%) CCNP
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.79%) MCPD
6 1 (0.79%) MCSD
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 6 (4.72%) Docker
2 3 (2.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (23.62%) Kibana
2 6 (4.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.79%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 35 (27.56%) Google
2 16 (12.60%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.94%) Twitter
4 3 (2.36%) Cisco
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle
5 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.79%) Apple
6 1 (0.79%) Capita
6 1 (0.79%) Cognos
6 1 (0.79%) Facebook
6 1 (0.79%) Lotus