Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Graduate was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Graduate
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 319 364
Rank change year-on-year -22 +45 -21
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Graduate 20 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.15% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 17 17 9
North West median annual salary £24,000 £25,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +16.28% +7.50%
10th Percentile £17,900 £20,050 £18,500
90th Percentile £26,400 £28,500 £29,000
England median annual salary £25,000 £26,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% -4.26%

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 12755 11280 12765
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.64% 97.51% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10457 9497 10282
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

IT Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured IT Graduate in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IT Graduate in the North West

IT Graduate
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Graduate in the North West.

Salary trend for IT Graduate in the North West

IT Graduate
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Graduate in the North West over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Graduate in the North West

IT 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 IT Graduate within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 July 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 -34 12 £24,000 -
Cheshire -15 4 £18,000 -5.26%
Lancashire -3 3 £21,500 -4.44%
IT Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT 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 IT Graduate in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Degree
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Process Management
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) Retail
6 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (20.00%) SFIA
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (15.00%) ERP
7 3 (15.00%) PHP
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2

IT 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Dropbox
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
1 3 (15.00%) ISDN
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) VoIP
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) EPoS
3 1 (5.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 5 (25.00%) Process Management
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
1 5 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (20.00%) SFIA
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) ERP
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Sage
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Northgate