The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
England / West Midlands
Rank 122 137 155
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 90 101 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 1.71% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.77% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 89 92 58
Median salary £27,500 £25,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,450 £20,500 £18,100
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4573 5694 4929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.26% 96.57% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3721 4718 4249
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Graduate in the job title.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Graduate
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Graduate Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Graduate Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Graduate
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +48 51 £27,500 +1.85% 5
Worcestershire -19 12 £20,000 -20.00% 2
Warwickshire +16 8 £19,000 -30.90% 1
Staffordshire -6 7 £23,000 -4.16%
Coventry +3 5 £22,500 -
Shropshire -6 2 £22,500 -4.25%
Solihull -7 2 £22,500 -25.00%
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 West Midlands region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 124 (51.03%) Degree
2 113 (46.50%) C#
3 89 (36.63%) .NET
4 75 (30.86%) Computer Science
5 63 (25.93%) Java
6 60 (24.69%) HTML
7 59 (24.28%) JavaScript
7 59 (24.28%) CSS
8 52 (21.40%) ASP.NET
9 48 (19.75%) OOP
10 46 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (18.93%) Mathematics
11 43 (17.70%) C++
11 43 (17.70%) SQL
12 40 (16.46%) MVC
13 35 (14.40%) Web Development
14 33 (13.58%) Linux
15 32 (13.17%) Microsoft
15 32 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (12.76%) SQL Server
16 31 (12.76%) TDD
17 30 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
18 29 (11.93%) Finance
19 27 (11.11%) Physics
20 26 (10.70%) Windows
21 24 (9.88%) OO
21 24 (9.88%) Games
22 22 (9.05%) Python
23 21 (8.64%) Visual Studio
24 20 (8.23%) Marketing

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (2.88%) Apache
2 6 (2.47%) CMS
3 5 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.23%) WordPress
5 2 (0.82%) Drupal
5 2 (0.82%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (0.82%) SAS
5 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.41%) JBoss
6 1 (0.41%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.88%) MS Office
3 5 (2.06%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Magento
1 2 (0.82%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.12%) SaaS
3 6 (2.47%) GitHub
4 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.53%) DNS
2 8 (3.29%) DHCP
3 6 (2.47%) 802.11
3 6 (2.47%) VPN
4 1 (0.41%) FTP
4 1 (0.41%) HTTP
4 1 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.41%) LAN
4 1 (0.41%) SSL
4 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.29%) MySQL
3 8 (3.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (2.88%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.47%) Big Data
5 6 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.06%) Redis
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (8.64%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.35%) JIRA
3 12 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.06%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.06%) Subversion
5 3 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.23%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.82%) PROIV
7 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
General
1 29 (11.93%) Finance
2 24 (9.88%) Games
3 20 (8.23%) Marketing
4 6 (2.47%) Legal
4 6 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.65%) Electronics
6 2 (0.82%) Arabic Language
6 2 (0.82%) Back Office
6 2 (0.82%) French Language
6 2 (0.82%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (36.63%) .NET
2 60 (24.69%) HTML
3 59 (24.28%) CSS
4 52 (21.40%) ASP.NET
5 30 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (7.41%) J2EE
7 15 (6.17%) Web Services
8 14 (5.76%) AngularJS
8 14 (5.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (4.94%) HTML5
9 12 (4.94%) jQuery
9 12 (4.94%) XML
10 9 (3.70%) Ajax
10 9 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (3.70%) WPF
11 6 (2.47%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.47%) 802.1X
11 6 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (2.06%) ASP.NET Core
12 5 (2.06%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 75 (30.86%) Computer Science
2 32 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.47%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.06%) Mobile Games
6 4 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.23%) iPad
8 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.41%) EPoS
9 1 (0.41%) Life Science
9 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.41%) Social Media
9 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.58%) Linux
2 26 (10.70%) Windows
3 19 (7.82%) Windows 10
4 11 (4.53%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.70%) Unix
6 6 (2.47%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.47%) Windows Vista
7 5 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.06%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.23%) Android
9 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.75%) OOP
2 46 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.93%) Mathematics
3 40 (16.46%) MVC
4 35 (14.40%) Web Development
5 31 (12.76%) TDD
6 27 (11.11%) Physics
7 24 (9.88%) OO
8 17 (7.00%) BDD
9 15 (6.17%) Game Development
9 15 (6.17%) Software Engineering
10 11 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (4.12%) Defect Tracking
12 9 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (3.70%) Data Analysis
13 8 (3.29%) Project Management
13 8 (3.29%) SOA
14 6 (2.47%) Problem Management
14 6 (2.47%) Process Improvement
14 6 (2.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 113 (46.50%) C#
2 63 (25.93%) Java
3 59 (24.28%) JavaScript
4 43 (17.70%) C++
4 43 (17.70%) SQL
5 22 (9.05%) Python
6 18 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 16 (6.58%) C
7 16 (6.58%) PHP
8 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.65%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.23%) R
10 2 (0.82%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.82%) Perl
10 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.41%) Jython
11 1 (0.41%) Ruby
11 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 124 (51.03%) Degree
2 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.47%) MCP
4 5 (2.06%) HND
5 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.82%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.17%) QA
2 6 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.23%) Docker
3 2 (0.82%) Squid
4 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 32 (13.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.70%) HP
3 6 (2.47%) Fujitsu
4 5 (2.06%) Oracle
4 5 (2.06%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.82%) IBM
5 2 (0.82%) LexisNexis
5 2 (0.82%) SAP
5 2 (0.82%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.41%) Google
6 1 (0.41%) VMware
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