The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 71 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 7 32 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.98% 4.83% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 5.01% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6 30 14
Average salary £19,500 £20,000 £21,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £17,000 £16,450
10% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,500 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -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 Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
691 639 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 96.91% 96.38% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 550 549 405
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 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 -8 5 £19,500 -2.50%
Tamworth +1 1 £19,000 -5.00%
Lichfield - 1 - -
Graduate
West Midlands

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 26 (78.79%) Degree
2 21 (63.64%) .NET
2 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 19 (57.58%) SQL
4 9 (27.27%) C#
4 9 (27.27%) Java
5 8 (24.24%) PHP
5 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
5 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
6 7 (21.21%) Security Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (21.21%) REST
6 7 (21.21%) TeamCity
6 7 (21.21%) Symfony
6 7 (21.21%) jQuery
6 7 (21.21%) TDD
6 7 (21.21%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
6 7 (21.21%) C++
6 7 (21.21%) SOAP
6 7 (21.21%) OOP
7 6 (18.18%) VB.NET
7 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (15.15%) Data Management
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2000

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (12.12%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.21%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (63.64%) .NET
2 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
3 7 (21.21%) Symfony
3 7 (21.21%) jQuery
3 7 (21.21%) REST
3 7 (21.21%) SOAP
4 4 (12.12%) WinForms
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.03%) CSS
6 1 (3.03%) WCF
6 1 (3.03%) WF
6 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) TDD
2 7 (21.21%) OOP
2 7 (21.21%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Security Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (15.15%) Data Management
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) Information Management
5 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.03%) ETL
5 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.03%) Web Development
5 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) PHP
4 7 (21.21%) C++
5 6 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 4 (12.12%) VB6
6 4 (12.12%) VB
7 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (78.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) Business Objects