The median annual salary for a Graduate was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 147 149
Rank change year-on-year -25 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 78 89 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.54% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.59% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 70 75 82
Median salary £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £18,550
10% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £27,500 £27,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  

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 5964 5596 6397
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.91% 97.07% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4982 4697 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -19 55 £24,000 -2.04% 7
Cheshire -16 10 £22,000 -12.00% 10
Merseyside +1 6 £30,000 +26.31% 4
Lancashire -1 6 £23,000 +2.22% 4
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 96 (57.83%) .NET
2 84 (50.60%) Degree
3 70 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (42.17%) C#
4 62 (37.35%) ASP.NET
5 61 (36.75%) MVC
6 53 (31.93%) SQL
7 52 (31.33%) SQL Server
8 51 (30.72%) HTML
9 48 (28.92%) Microsoft
9 48 (28.92%) Computer Science
10 45 (27.11%) BDD
10 45 (27.11%) Games
11 44 (26.51%) AngularJS
12 43 (25.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (25.90%) .NET Framework
13 41 (24.70%) TDD
14 38 (22.89%) WCF
15 37 (22.29%) Web Application Development
16 36 (21.69%) JavaScript
16 36 (21.69%) CSS
17 35 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
18 34 (20.48%) WPF
18 34 (20.48%) Kanban
18 34 (20.48%) Web Development
18 34 (20.48%) PHP
18 34 (20.48%) Entity Framework
18 34 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
19 33 (19.88%) Dependency Injection
20 32 (19.28%) 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 26 (15.66%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (10.24%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.81%) WordPress
4 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 35 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.81%) Office 365
3 3 (1.81%) SaaS
4 2 (1.20%) Dropbox
4 2 (1.20%) GitHub
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.82%) Internet
2 3 (1.81%) DNS
2 3 (1.81%) ISDN
2 3 (1.81%) LAN
2 3 (1.81%) VoIP
2 3 (1.81%) WAN
3 1 (0.60%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (31.33%) SQL Server
2 30 (18.07%) MySQL
2 30 (18.07%) SQL Server 2014
3 27 (16.27%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.20%) Power BI
7 1 (0.60%) Big Data
7 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (15.66%) TeamCity
1 26 (15.66%) Visual Studio
2 13 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.02%) NUnit
4 7 (4.22%) Moq
4 7 (4.22%) MSTest
4 7 (4.22%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.20%) JIRA
5 2 (1.20%) Maven
6 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.60%) JUnit
General
1 45 (27.11%) Games
2 32 (19.28%) Retail
3 28 (16.87%) Banking
4 9 (5.42%) Electronics
4 9 (5.42%) Finance
5 7 (4.22%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.61%) Marketing
7 5 (3.01%) Law
7 5 (3.01%) Legal
8 3 (1.81%) Automotive
8 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (57.83%) .NET
2 62 (37.35%) ASP.NET
3 51 (30.72%) HTML
4 44 (26.51%) AngularJS
5 43 (25.90%) .NET Framework
5 43 (25.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 38 (22.89%) WCF
7 36 (21.69%) CSS
8 34 (20.48%) Entity Framework
8 34 (20.48%) WPF
9 31 (18.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 31 (18.67%) RESTful
10 27 (16.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 26 (15.66%) jQuery
11 26 (15.66%) KnockoutJS
11 26 (15.66%) MSMQ
12 14 (8.43%) HTML5
13 11 (6.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 9 (5.42%) WinForms
15 7 (4.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (28.92%) Computer Science
2 34 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.64%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.01%) iPad
5 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) Blog
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Social Media
7 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.23%) Windows
2 8 (4.82%) Linux
3 5 (3.01%) Android
3 5 (3.01%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (36.75%) MVC
3 45 (27.11%) BDD
4 41 (24.70%) TDD
5 37 (22.29%) Web Application Development
6 34 (20.48%) Kanban
6 34 (20.48%) Web Development
7 33 (19.88%) Dependency Injection
8 26 (15.66%) Multithreading
8 26 (15.66%) Process Management
8 26 (15.66%) Software Engineering
9 23 (13.86%) SDLC
10 15 (9.04%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.02%) Scrum
12 8 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.82%) MVVM
13 7 (4.22%) Feasibility Study
13 7 (4.22%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (4.22%) Mathematics
13 7 (4.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.17%) C#
2 53 (31.93%) SQL
3 36 (21.69%) JavaScript
4 34 (20.48%) PHP
5 32 (19.28%) Java
5 32 (19.28%) Ruby
6 26 (15.66%) C++
6 26 (15.66%) F#
7 23 (13.86%) VB.NET
8 19 (11.45%) VB
9 15 (9.04%) C
10 7 (4.22%) Embedded C
10 7 (4.22%) Embedded C++
10 7 (4.22%) VB6
11 5 (3.01%) Python
11 5 (3.01%) RPG
11 5 (3.01%) RPG IV
12 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.20%) Perl
13 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (50.60%) Degree
2 5 (3.01%) DBS Check
2 5 (3.01%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.81%) MCSE
3 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.20%) HNC
4 2 (1.20%) HND
5 1 (0.60%) MBA
5 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.82%) Firmware
2 3 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (15.66%) Kibana
Vendors
1 48 (28.92%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.27%) Google
2 27 (16.27%) Oracle
3 8 (4.82%) SAP
4 7 (4.22%) IBM
5 5 (3.01%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.81%) Ariba
6 3 (1.81%) VMware
7 2 (1.20%) Facebook
8 1 (0.60%) BEA
8 1 (0.60%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.60%) Cognos
8 1 (0.60%) Northgate
8 1 (0.60%) Sage
8 1 (0.60%) Sun
8 1 (0.60%) Telerik
8 1 (0.60%) Wonderware
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