The first table below looks at the demand for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 64 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 12 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.67% 4.23% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 4.39% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 10 24 15
Average salary £20,500 £21,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
687 638 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.68% 96.37% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 557 556 419
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Graduate
West Midlands

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Graduate
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Graduate
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -7 11 £21,500 +2.38%
Tamworth +9 1 £19,000 -5.00%
Graduate
West Midlands

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 29 (82.86%) Degree
2 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
2 22 (62.86%) .NET
3 18 (51.43%) SQL
4 11 (31.43%) C#
5 10 (28.57%) Java
6 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.71%) PHP
6 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
6 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
7 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (22.86%) Symfony
7 8 (22.86%) jQuery
7 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
7 8 (22.86%) REST
7 8 (22.86%) TeamCity
7 8 (22.86%) C++
7 8 (22.86%) SOAP
7 8 (22.86%) OOP
7 8 (22.86%) TDD
8 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (17.14%) VB.NET
10 5 (14.29%) Oracle
10 5 (14.29%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (14.29%) Data Management

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (11.43%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (62.86%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
3 8 (22.86%) Symfony
3 8 (22.86%) jQuery
3 8 (22.86%) REST
3 8 (22.86%) SOAP
4 4 (11.43%) WinForms
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.86%) COM
6 1 (2.86%) WCF
6 1 (2.86%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
2 8 (22.86%) OOP
2 8 (22.86%) TDD
3 7 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Data Management
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.86%) ETL
6 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.86%) Information Management
6 1 (2.86%) Web Development
6 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) C#
3 10 (28.57%) Java
4 9 (25.71%) PHP
5 8 (22.86%) C++
6 6 (17.14%) VB.NET
7 4 (11.43%) VB6
7 4 (11.43%) VB
8 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.86%) Python
9 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (82.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.86%) Facebook
3 1 (2.86%) Twitter