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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 100 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 105 98 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.12% 1.96% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.06% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 87 91 74
Average salary £20,000 £24,500 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.36% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,600 £18,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-2.12% -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4722 4767 4494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.17% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3941 3993 3869
Average salary £40,000 £36,061 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.92% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +2 26 £20,000 -25.92% 3
Birmingham +14 23 £22,000 +18.91% 6
Staffordshire -15 18 £20,000 +8.10% 4
Worcestershire +11 10 £23,250 +1.08% 4
Wolverhampton -4 8 £19,250 -14.44% 1
Coventry -15 6 £22,500 -16.66% 4
Herefordshire - 5 £21,500 -
Solihull -2 4 - -
Shropshire +3 2 £20,000 +17.64%
Walsall 0 1 £20,000 -11.11%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 131 (70.43%) Degree
2 94 (50.54%) C#
3 89 (47.85%) .NET
4 74 (39.78%) SQL Server
5 63 (33.87%) SQL
6 47 (25.27%) Computer Science
7 46 (24.73%) Java
8 45 (24.19%) C++
8 45 (24.19%) ASP.NET
9 44 (23.66%) Microsoft
10 43 (23.12%) jQuery
11 38 (20.43%) HTML
12 35 (18.82%) PHP
13 34 (18.28%) CSS
14 32 (17.20%) Oracle
15 31 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 31 (16.67%) MS Excel
16 29 (15.59%) OO
17 28 (15.05%) OOP
18 26 (13.98%) T-SQL
19 24 (12.90%) MVC
20 23 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (11.29%) Windows
22 20 (10.75%) MS Office
22 20 (10.75%) Software Engineering
22 20 (10.75%) TeamCity
22 20 (10.75%) REST
23 19 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
24 18 (9.68%) .NET Framework
24 18 (9.68%) TDD

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (5.91%) Apache
2 9 (4.84%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.15%) Drupal
4 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.54%) SAS
5 1 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.75%) MS Office
3 6 (3.23%) Acrobat
4 5 (2.69%) AutoCAD
4 5 (2.69%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (2.15%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.54%) CATIA
6 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.23%) Internet
2 3 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.08%) HTTP
3 2 (1.08%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.54%) DNS
4 1 (0.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (39.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.06%) MySQL
3 12 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.69%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.08%) SQLite
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (10.75%) TeamCity
2 16 (8.60%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.53%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.30%) NUnit
5 7 (3.76%) Moq
6 6 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.23%) Selenium
6 6 (3.23%) ReSharper
7 5 (2.69%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.54%) MSTest
9 1 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.54%) ProC
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (5.38%) Marketing
2 8 (4.30%) Electronics
3 4 (2.15%) Finance
3 4 (2.15%) Automotive
3 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.61%) Advertising
5 2 (1.08%) Legal
5 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.08%) Games
5 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (47.85%) .NET
2 45 (24.19%) ASP.NET
3 43 (23.12%) jQuery
4 38 (20.43%) HTML
5 34 (18.28%) CSS
6 20 (10.75%) REST
7 18 (9.68%) .NET Framework
8 14 (7.53%) Symfony
8 14 (7.53%) SOAP
8 14 (7.53%) XML
8 14 (7.53%) CSS3
9 9 (4.84%) HTML5
9 9 (4.84%) Web Services
9 9 (4.84%) WinForms
9 9 (4.84%) WCF
9 9 (4.84%) Ajax
10 7 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (3.76%) NHibernate
11 6 (3.23%) J2EE
11 6 (3.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.27%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.60%) Mobile App
3 14 (7.53%) Mathematics
4 10 (5.38%) Social Media
5 7 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.23%) Replication
7 4 (2.15%) Motion Graphics
8 3 (1.61%) Physics
9 2 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.54%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.29%) Windows
2 17 (9.14%) Linux
3 10 (5.38%) UNIX
4 9 (4.84%) Android
5 8 (4.30%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.54%) AIX
8 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.59%) OO
2 28 (15.05%) OOP
3 24 (12.90%) MVC
4 23 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (10.75%) Software Engineering
6 19 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (9.68%) TDD
8 14 (7.53%) Automated Testing
8 14 (7.53%) Web Development
9 13 (6.99%) E-Commerce
10 12 (6.45%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.23%) SOA
11 6 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (2.69%) Project Management
12 5 (2.69%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (2.15%) Unit Testing
13 4 (2.15%) Time Management
13 4 (2.15%) Email Marketing
13 4 (2.15%) Content Management
13 4 (2.15%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 94 (50.54%) C#
2 63 (33.87%) SQL
3 46 (24.73%) Java
4 45 (24.19%) C++
5 35 (18.82%) PHP
6 31 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 26 (13.98%) T-SQL
8 17 (9.14%) VB.NET
9 16 (8.60%) VB
10 8 (4.30%) VB6
11 7 (3.76%) C
12 4 (2.15%) PHP5
12 4 (2.15%) ActionScript
12 4 (2.15%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (1.61%) Python
13 3 (1.61%) VBA
14 2 (1.08%) VBScript
14 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.08%) VC++
15 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 131 (70.43%) Degree
2 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.08%) ISEB
4 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) ISO 9000
1 2 (1.08%) TickIT
2 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) Squid
Vendors
1 44 (23.66%) Microsoft
2 32 (17.20%) Oracle
3 5 (2.69%) Adobe
3 5 (2.69%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.15%) Macromedia
5 3 (1.61%) Epicor
6 2 (1.08%) Facebook
6 2 (1.08%) Twitter
7 1 (0.54%) Apple
7 1 (0.54%) NEC
7 1 (0.54%) SAP
7 1 (0.54%) Google
Warwick, Warwickshire
IT Ventures
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Private Health Ins.
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £15000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (+ training)
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum + training, parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Superb Benefits + Perks
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: highly negotiable + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits - strong.
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits - strong.
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago