The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 104 105 83
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 30 22 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.29% 1.02% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.09% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 24
Average salary £21,000 £22,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £28,250
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Graduate
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2187 2013 1597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.23% 93.67% 93.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1874 1818 1324
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Graduate
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate across the Birmingham region.

Graduate Salary Trend in Birmingham

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title.

1 30 (65.22%) Degree
2 21 (45.65%) .NET
3 19 (41.30%) C#
4 18 (39.13%) HTML
5 17 (36.96%) SQL
6 15 (32.61%) Java
6 15 (32.61%) CSS
7 14 (30.43%) jQuery
8 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
9 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
10 11 (23.91%) Computer Science
11 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
11 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
12 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 8 (17.39%) PHP
12 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
13 7 (15.22%) Spring
13 7 (15.22%) Ajax
13 7 (15.22%) Web Development
13 7 (15.22%) Apache
13 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
13 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
13 7 (15.22%) C++
13 7 (15.22%) MySQL
13 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
14 6 (13.04%) OOD
14 6 (13.04%) OOP
14 6 (13.04%) Ubuntu
14 6 (13.04%) JSON
14 6 (13.04%) Subversion

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 7 (15.22%) Apache
3 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) Drupal
4 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) SaaS
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
2 6 (13.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) ProC
3 1 (2.17%) NUnit
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.17%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) Advertising
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) .NET
2 18 (39.13%) HTML
3 15 (32.61%) CSS
4 14 (30.43%) jQuery
5 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
6 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
6 7 (15.22%) Spring
6 7 (15.22%) Ajax
7 6 (13.04%) JSON
7 6 (13.04%) Symfony
7 6 (13.04%) Backbone.js
7 6 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (13.04%) Ember.js
7 6 (13.04%) Underscore.js
7 6 (13.04%) AngularJS
7 6 (13.04%) REST
8 4 (8.70%) CSS3
8 4 (8.70%) XML
9 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
9 1 (2.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Open Source
2 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.17%) Physics
4 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) AIX
3 1 (2.17%) Solaris
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
2 7 (15.22%) Web Development
3 6 (13.04%) OOP
3 6 (13.04%) OOD
4 5 (10.87%) CRM
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.52%) Coaching
6 1 (2.17%) TDD
6 1 (2.17%) Content Management
6 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.17%) Business Development
6 1 (2.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) C#
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 15 (32.61%) Java
4 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 8 (17.39%) PHP
6 7 (15.22%) C++
6 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
7 5 (10.87%) VB
7 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
8 4 (8.70%) C
9 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Zend
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe
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