Period
to 23 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 198 182
Rank change year-on-year -34 -16 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 143 176 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.12% 1.42% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.47% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 124 149 153
North West median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £19,825 £19,750 £19,250
90th Percentile £28,375 £27,700 £30,500
England median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +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 12,383 11,983 11,593
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.65% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,998 10,056 9,682
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +13 96 £25,000 - 22
Cheshire -69 22 £22,500 -10.00% 14
Lancashire +11 16 £22,500 -4.24% 7
Merseyside +23 10 £25,000 +11.11% 6
Cumbria - 1 £25,000 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 77 (53.85%) C#
2 69 (48.25%) .NET
3 66 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (45.45%) Degree
5 63 (44.06%) Computer Science
6 53 (37.06%) MVC
7 49 (34.27%) SQL Server
8 48 (33.57%) Java
8 48 (33.57%) ASP.NET
9 47 (32.87%) Web Development
9 47 (32.87%) AngularJS
10 46 (32.17%) Google
11 45 (31.47%) Amazon AWS
12 42 (29.37%) .NET Framework
12 42 (29.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 41 (28.67%) Entity Framework
13 41 (28.67%) Ruby
13 41 (28.67%) TDD
14 40 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
15 39 (27.27%) Games
16 38 (26.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 38 (26.57%) WCF
17 37 (25.87%) RESTful
17 37 (25.87%) MongoDB
17 37 (25.87%) Elasticsearch
17 37 (25.87%) Web Application Development
18 36 (25.17%) BDD
18 36 (25.17%) KnockoutJS
18 36 (25.17%) ASP.NET Web API
18 36 (25.17%) Kibana

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 37 (25.87%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.90%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.70%) JBoss
3 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 45 (31.47%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.70%) G Suite
4 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) 802.11
1 1 (0.70%) Broadband
1 1 (0.70%) DNS
1 1 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (0.70%) IPv4
1 1 (0.70%) IPv6
1 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
1 1 (0.70%) ISDN
1 1 (0.70%) LAN
1 1 (0.70%) Network Security
1 1 (0.70%) SMTP
1 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.70%) VLAN
1 1 (0.70%) VoIP
1 1 (0.70%) WAN
1 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (34.27%) SQL Server
2 37 (25.87%) MongoDB
3 35 (24.48%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (4.90%) Big Data
4 7 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.20%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.40%) GIS
8 2 (1.40%) MySQL
9 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.70%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.70%) Power BI
9 1 (0.70%) QlikView
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (25.17%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.40%) Selenium
4 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.70%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 39 (27.27%) Games
2 9 (6.29%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Retail
3 5 (3.50%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.80%) Back Office
5 3 (2.10%) Law
6 2 (1.40%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (48.25%) .NET
2 48 (33.57%) ASP.NET
3 47 (32.87%) AngularJS
4 42 (29.37%) .NET Framework
4 42 (29.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 41 (28.67%) Entity Framework
6 38 (26.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 38 (26.57%) WCF
7 37 (25.87%) RESTful
8 36 (25.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 36 (25.17%) KnockoutJS
8 36 (25.17%) MSMQ
8 36 (25.17%) WPF
9 29 (20.28%) HTML
10 27 (18.88%) CSS
11 13 (9.09%) Spring
12 12 (8.39%) jQuery
13 9 (6.29%) Hibernate
13 9 (6.29%) Node.js
14 7 (4.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 63 (44.06%) Computer Science
2 28 (19.58%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (11.89%) Mobile App
4 16 (11.19%) User Experience
5 6 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.10%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.70%) Fintech
8 1 (0.70%) iPad
8 1 (0.70%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.59%) Windows
2 2 (1.40%) Linux
3 1 (0.70%) AIX
3 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.70%) Unix
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.06%) MVC
3 47 (32.87%) Web Development
4 41 (28.67%) TDD
5 37 (25.87%) Web Application Development
6 36 (25.17%) BDD
6 36 (25.17%) Dependency Injection
6 36 (25.17%) Kanban
6 36 (25.17%) Multithreading
7 24 (16.78%) SDLC
8 19 (13.29%) Software Engineering
9 18 (12.59%) Data Analysis
10 13 (9.09%) Software Testing
11 11 (7.69%) Mathematics
11 11 (7.69%) Test Scripting
12 10 (6.99%) ITIL
13 8 (5.59%) ERP
14 7 (4.90%) Service Management
14 7 (4.90%) Test Automation
14 7 (4.90%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 77 (53.85%) C#
2 48 (33.57%) Java
3 41 (28.67%) Ruby
4 36 (25.17%) F#
5 34 (23.78%) JavaScript
5 34 (23.78%) SQL
6 21 (14.69%) VB.NET
7 18 (12.59%) Python
8 14 (9.79%) C++
9 9 (6.29%) PHP
10 6 (4.20%) Scala
11 2 (1.40%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.70%) C
12 1 (0.70%) Lua
12 1 (0.70%) R
12 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.70%) XPath
12 1 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 65 (45.45%) Degree
2 11 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.80%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.80%) MCPD
5 4 (2.80%) MCSD
5 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.80%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (2.10%) Postgraduate
6 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) Docker
3 1 (0.70%) NFS
3 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (25.17%) Kibana
2 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (32.17%) Google
2 20 (13.99%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.69%) Oracle
4 4 (2.80%) JD Edwards
4 4 (2.80%) SAP
5 3 (2.10%) Cognizant
5 3 (2.10%) Twitter
6 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.40%) VMware
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe
7 1 (0.70%) Apigee
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco
7 1 (0.70%) Citrix