The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 129 153 116
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 100 59 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 1.19% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.23% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 92 55 68
Average salary £25,000 £20,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,000 £17,350
10% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Graduate
England

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
5371 4794 4071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.10% 96.99% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4487 4180 3357
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Staffordshire +15 29 £24,000 +20.00% 1
Birmingham +6 23 £25,000 +25.00% 2
Warwickshire -11 16 £25,000 +20.48% 1
Worcestershire +7 15 £25,000 +31.57% 2
Coventry +1 14 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Shropshire +10 2 £29,000 +52.63% 1
Solihull 0 1 £30,000 +50.00% 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 132 (53.44%) Degree
2 82 (33.20%) C#
3 76 (30.77%) .NET
4 69 (27.94%) HTML
4 69 (27.94%) Computer Science
5 65 (26.32%) SQL
6 58 (23.48%) JavaScript
7 56 (22.67%) Java
8 55 (22.27%) CSS
9 51 (20.65%) Microsoft
10 49 (19.84%) C++
11 48 (19.43%) Software Engineering
12 43 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (17.00%) MVC
14 39 (15.79%) PHP
14 39 (15.79%) SQL Server
15 37 (14.98%) ASP.NET
15 37 (14.98%) OO
16 32 (12.96%) Windows
16 32 (12.96%) XML
16 32 (12.96%) jQuery
17 30 (12.15%) HTML5
18 29 (11.74%) Mentoring
19 28 (11.34%) Linux
20 24 (9.72%) Mathematics
21 23 (9.31%) VB.NET
21 23 (9.31%) Finance
22 21 (8.50%) Git (software)
22 21 (8.50%) .NET Framework
23 20 (8.10%) Open Source

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (4.86%) Apache
2 7 (2.83%) nginx
3 6 (2.43%) Node.js
4 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.02%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.83%) Magento
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.83%) IaaS
3 6 (2.43%) PaaS
4 4 (1.62%) SaaS
5 3 (1.21%) GitHub
5 3 (1.21%) Office 365
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.26%) Network Security
2 11 (4.45%) Internet
3 9 (3.64%) Cisco Wireless
3 9 (3.64%) Firewall
3 9 (3.64%) Wireless
3 9 (3.64%) Wireshark
4 6 (2.43%) LAN
4 6 (2.43%) VPN
4 6 (2.43%) WAN
5 5 (2.02%) DHCP
5 5 (2.02%) DNS
5 5 (2.02%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.21%) HTTP
7 2 (0.81%) Skype
7 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.26%) MySQL
2 13 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.62%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.81%) MS Access
5 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.40%) OLAP
6 1 (0.40%) OLTP
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.48%) Visual Studio
3 14 (5.67%) Subversion
4 6 (2.43%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.62%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.21%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.40%) Ant
8 1 (0.40%) JIRA
8 1 (0.40%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (9.31%) Finance
2 16 (6.48%) Games
3 8 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.83%) Automotive
5 5 (2.02%) Arabic Language
5 5 (2.02%) Electronics
5 5 (2.02%) French Language
5 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.02%) Portuguese Language
5 5 (2.02%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.62%) Marketing
6 4 (1.62%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (30.77%) .NET
2 69 (27.94%) HTML
3 55 (22.27%) CSS
4 37 (14.98%) ASP.NET
5 32 (12.96%) jQuery
5 32 (12.96%) XML
6 30 (12.15%) HTML5
7 21 (8.50%) .NET Framework
8 20 (8.10%) REST
9 17 (6.88%) CSS3
9 17 (6.88%) RESTful
10 13 (5.26%) Laravel
11 12 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (4.45%) AngularJS
12 11 (4.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (3.24%) Entity Framework
14 7 (2.83%) JSON
14 7 (2.83%) Symfony
14 7 (2.83%) WPF
14 7 (2.83%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 69 (27.94%) Computer Science
2 24 (9.72%) Mathematics
3 15 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.64%) Artificial Intelligence
4 9 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.64%) Fat Client
4 9 (3.64%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.43%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.43%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.43%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.43%) User Experience
6 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.02%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.62%) CUDA
7 4 (1.62%) Economics
7 4 (1.62%) Physics
8 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.81%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.81%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.96%) Windows
2 28 (11.34%) Linux
3 15 (6.07%) Unix
4 7 (2.83%) Debian
4 7 (2.83%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.43%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.43%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.62%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.21%) Android
7 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.43%) Software Engineering
2 43 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (17.00%) MVC
4 37 (14.98%) OO
5 29 (11.74%) Mentoring
6 20 (8.10%) Open Source
6 20 (8.10%) Presales
7 18 (7.29%) Web Development
8 16 (6.48%) OOP
8 16 (6.48%) Web Application Development
9 14 (5.67%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (5.26%) Database Security
10 13 (5.26%) OO PHP
10 13 (5.26%) OWASP
11 12 (4.86%) Business Analysis
11 12 (4.86%) SDLC
12 11 (4.45%) Scrum
13 10 (4.05%) Performance Optimisation
14 9 (3.64%) E-Commerce
14 9 (3.64%) Facilities Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (33.20%) C#
2 65 (26.32%) SQL
3 58 (23.48%) JavaScript
4 56 (22.67%) Java
5 49 (19.84%) C++
6 39 (15.79%) PHP
7 23 (9.31%) VB.NET
8 20 (8.10%) C
9 14 (5.67%) Python
10 13 (5.26%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.24%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.24%) VB
12 7 (2.83%) PHP 5
12 7 (2.83%) VB6
12 7 (2.83%) VBScript
13 6 (2.43%) Perl
14 5 (2.02%) VBA
15 4 (1.62%) Ruby
16 2 (0.81%) Go
17 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 132 (53.44%) Degree
2 17 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.86%) CCNA
5 7 (2.83%) MCSE
6 6 (2.43%) CCNP
6 6 (2.43%) MCSD
7 3 (1.21%) HND
7 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.81%) ISEB
9 1 (0.40%) CCSP
9 1 (0.40%) CFA
9 1 (0.40%) CISA
9 1 (0.40%) CISM
9 1 (0.40%) CISSP
9 1 (0.40%) GIAC
9 1 (0.40%) MCSA
9 1 (0.40%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.45%) PCI DSS
1 11 (4.45%) QA
2 9 (3.64%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.81%) TickIT
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.43%) Docker
2 5 (2.02%) Squid
3 4 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.62%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 9 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 51 (20.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.07%) HP
3 14 (5.67%) Cisco
3 14 (5.67%) Oracle
4 9 (3.64%) NetScout
4 9 (3.64%) Remedy
5 7 (2.83%) Google
5 7 (2.83%) Zend
6 5 (2.02%) Juniper
7 2 (0.81%) Sage
7 2 (0.81%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.40%) Cognos
8 1 (0.40%) hybris
8 1 (0.40%) Netezza
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £28500 per annum + 5 weeks hol, pension, DIS
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull
Erin Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits & training
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi time)
Posted: 12 days ago