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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 92 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 35 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.72% 0.84% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 0.89% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 24
Average salary £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,475 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -
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
1933 1788 1787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.80% 93.61% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1605 1574 1562
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 2015, 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 35 (55.56%) .NET
2 32 (50.79%) C#
3 25 (39.68%) Degree
4 24 (38.10%) HTML
4 24 (38.10%) JavaScript
5 22 (34.92%) VB.NET
5 22 (34.92%) ASP.NET
5 22 (34.92%) CSS
6 19 (30.16%) Computer Science
7 18 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 16 (25.40%) MVC
8 16 (25.40%) PHP
9 15 (23.81%) Web Application Development
10 14 (22.22%) Java
10 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
11 13 (20.63%) SQL
11 13 (20.63%) MySQL
12 12 (19.05%) RDBMS
12 12 (19.05%) Relational Database
13 11 (17.46%) OO
13 11 (17.46%) TDD
14 10 (15.87%) Ruby
14 10 (15.87%) RESTful
14 10 (15.87%) Open Source
14 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
14 10 (15.87%) WCF

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 10 (15.87%) Node.js
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Office
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.63%) MySQL
3 12 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 12 (19.05%) RDBMS
4 9 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.59%) Big Data
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) Subversion
4 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.59%) NUnit
4 1 (1.59%) MSTest
4 1 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.59%) Moq
4 1 (1.59%) Hudson
4 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (55.56%) .NET
2 24 (38.10%) HTML
3 22 (34.92%) ASP.NET
3 22 (34.92%) CSS
4 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
4 10 (15.87%) WCF
4 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (15.87%) RESTful
5 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (11.11%) XML
7 3 (4.76%) jQuery
7 3 (4.76%) HTML5
8 2 (3.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.59%) HTML5 Canvas
9 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.59%) Unity DI Container
9 1 (1.59%) Durandal
9 1 (1.59%) Smarty
9 1 (1.59%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.52%) Semantic Web
3 3 (4.76%) Physics
4 1 (1.59%) PMI
4 1 (1.59%) DTV
4 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) Android
2 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 16 (25.40%) MVC
3 15 (23.81%) Web Application Development
4 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (17.46%) TDD
5 11 (17.46%) OO
6 10 (15.87%) Open Source
6 10 (15.87%) BDD
7 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.35%) ERP
9 3 (4.76%) Web Development
10 2 (3.17%) Scrum
10 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
11 1 (1.59%) UML
11 1 (1.59%) OOP
11 1 (1.59%) SEO
11 1 (1.59%) Validation
11 1 (1.59%) Project Management
11 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.79%) C#
2 24 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 22 (34.92%) VB.NET
4 16 (25.40%) PHP
5 14 (22.22%) Java
6 13 (20.63%) SQL
7 10 (15.87%) Ruby
8 9 (14.29%) VB
9 7 (11.11%) C++
10 4 (6.35%) C
11 1 (1.59%) PHP5
11 1 (1.59%) PHP4
11 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) MCSD
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.59%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) SAP
3 1 (1.59%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) Zend
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