The first table below looks at the demand for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 24 July 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 108 113 109
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 103 105 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 1.90% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 2.00% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 85 97 84
Average salary £21,500 £22,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,400 £19,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £26,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5095 5252 4656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.85% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4265 4398 4061
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Graduate
England

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 24 July 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Warwickshire +17 24 £20,000 -20.00% 1
Birmingham -5 21 £21,750 -3.33% 4
Worcestershire +6 14 £21,500 -12.24% 1
Staffordshire -18 14 £21,500 -
Coventry -8 11 £22,500 +8.43%
Solihull - 5 £29,265 -
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton -4 1 £19,500 +2.63%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 157 (75.48%) Degree
2 94 (45.19%) C#
3 92 (44.23%) .NET
4 71 (34.13%) SQL Server
5 59 (28.37%) SQL
6 58 (27.88%) Computer Science
7 54 (25.96%) HTML
8 53 (25.48%) CSS
9 50 (24.04%) ASP.NET
10 42 (20.19%) jQuery
11 40 (19.23%) Microsoft
12 37 (17.79%) C++
12 37 (17.79%) JavaScript
13 35 (16.83%) Java
14 34 (16.35%) PHP
14 34 (16.35%) Software Engineering
15 32 (15.38%) MVC
16 27 (12.98%) OO
17 26 (12.50%) VB.NET
18 25 (12.02%) OOP
19 24 (11.54%) Mathematics
20 23 (11.06%) MS Excel
21 22 (10.58%) Oracle
21 22 (10.58%) Windows
22 20 (9.62%) Linux
22 20 (9.62%) XML
23 19 (9.13%) T-SQL
23 19 (9.13%) E-Commerce
23 19 (9.13%) Apache
24 16 (7.69%) Web Development

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 19 (9.13%) Apache
2 13 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.92%) WordPress
4 4 (1.92%) Node.js
5 2 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.96%) Drupal
6 1 (0.48%) nginx
6 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.40%) AutoCAD
2 5 (2.40%) MS Office
3 4 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.44%) Stata
4 3 (1.44%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.96%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.48%) CATIA
6 1 (0.48%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.85%) DNS
2 7 (3.37%) Internet
3 5 (2.40%) DHCP
4 2 (0.96%) HTTP
4 2 (0.96%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (34.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.21%) MySQL
3 10 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.33%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (6.73%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.40%) Subversion
4 5 (2.40%) LabVIEW
5 4 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.96%) NUnit
7 1 (0.48%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.48%) Moq
7 1 (0.48%) MSTest
7 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.48%) ProC
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (5.77%) Marketing
2 8 (3.85%) Electronics
3 7 (3.37%) Finance
3 7 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.88%) Retail
5 3 (1.44%) Games
5 3 (1.44%) Automotive
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (44.23%) .NET
2 54 (25.96%) HTML
3 53 (25.48%) CSS
4 50 (24.04%) ASP.NET
5 42 (20.19%) jQuery
6 20 (9.62%) XML
7 16 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 14 (6.73%) Ajax
9 13 (6.25%) CSS3
10 12 (5.77%) REST
10 12 (5.77%) Symfony
11 9 (4.33%) SOAP
11 9 (4.33%) Web Services
12 8 (3.85%) WinForms
13 7 (3.37%) HTML5
14 5 (2.40%) WPF
14 5 (2.40%) Spring
15 4 (1.92%) Hibernate
15 4 (1.92%) JSON
15 4 (1.92%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 58 (27.88%) Computer Science
2 24 (11.54%) Mathematics
3 15 (7.21%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.40%) Open Source
5 4 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.44%) Physics
6 3 (1.44%) Statistics
7 2 (0.96%) Social Media
7 2 (0.96%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.58%) Windows
2 20 (9.62%) Linux
3 10 (4.81%) Android
3 10 (4.81%) UNIX
4 9 (4.33%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.37%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (1.92%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) AIX
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.35%) Software Engineering
2 32 (15.38%) MVC
3 27 (12.98%) OO
4 25 (12.02%) OOP
5 19 (9.13%) E-Commerce
6 16 (7.69%) Web Development
6 16 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (6.25%) TDD
9 10 (4.81%) CRM
10 8 (3.85%) SEO
10 8 (3.85%) Automated Testing
11 7 (3.37%) Security Testing
11 7 (3.37%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (3.37%) Data Modelling
12 6 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (2.88%) Data Management
12 6 (2.88%) Unit Testing
13 5 (2.40%) Information Management
14 4 (1.92%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 94 (45.19%) C#
2 59 (28.37%) SQL
3 37 (17.79%) C++
3 37 (17.79%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.83%) Java
5 34 (16.35%) PHP
6 26 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 19 (9.13%) T-SQL
8 12 (5.77%) C
9 10 (4.81%) VB
9 10 (4.81%) Python
10 5 (2.40%) VB6
11 4 (1.92%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.44%) VC++
13 2 (0.96%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.96%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.48%) PHP5
14 1 (0.48%) Ruby
14 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 157 (75.48%) Degree
2 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) MCSD
5 1 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) TickIT
1 3 (1.44%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.48%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.40%) Squid
Vendors
1 40 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.58%) Oracle
3 5 (2.40%) Business Objects
4 4 (1.92%) Zend
5 3 (1.44%) Google
5 3 (1.44%) Adobe
6 2 (0.96%) Macromedia
6 2 (0.96%) Epicor
6 2 (0.96%) Facebook
6 2 (0.96%) Twitter
7 1 (0.48%) SAP
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + pension, h/c etc
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
OHO Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Netcom Resourcing
Salary: £17,000-£20,000
Posted: 15 days ago