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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 152 106 133
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 57 84 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.13% 1.87% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.98% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 56 78 63
Average salary £20,000 £20,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,900 £17,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+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
4825 4232 4507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.79% 94.42% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4254 3537 3931
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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
Solihull - 14 £20,000 - 1
Staffordshire -15 10 £20,750 +3.75% 4
Warwickshire -12 9 £22,000 +12.82% 6
Birmingham -15 9 £20,000 +2.56% 4
Worcestershire +14 8 £19,000 -24.00% 2
Coventry -8 5 £23,250 +3.33% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £19,000 -
Wolverhampton -10 1 £20,500 -4.65%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 101 (67.79%) Degree
2 89 (59.73%) .NET
3 67 (44.97%) SQL
3 67 (44.97%) HTML
4 63 (42.28%) C#
5 58 (38.93%) JavaScript
6 56 (37.58%) VB.NET
7 52 (34.90%) SQL Server
8 48 (32.21%) Computer Science
9 43 (28.86%) ASP.NET
10 37 (24.83%) CSS
11 30 (20.13%) MVC
12 23 (15.44%) C++
13 21 (14.09%) Software Engineering
14 19 (12.75%) Java
14 19 (12.75%) Finance
14 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
15 17 (11.41%) PHP
15 17 (11.41%) jQuery
16 16 (10.74%) Visual Studio
16 16 (10.74%) XML
16 16 (10.74%) MS Excel
17 14 (9.40%) VBA
17 14 (9.40%) Manufacturing
18 13 (8.72%) VB
18 13 (8.72%) Mentoring
19 11 (7.38%) HTML5
19 11 (7.38%) Mathematics
20 9 (6.04%) .NET Framework
20 9 (6.04%) Tomcat

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 9 (6.04%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.36%) Apache
3 3 (2.01%) Drupal
4 2 (1.34%) JBoss
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) WordPress
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.67%) Node.js
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.67%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
Applications
1 16 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.36%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.01%) MS Office
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.67%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.34%) HTTP
1 2 (1.34%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (34.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) MySQL
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.34%) OLAP
4 2 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (10.74%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.68%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.01%) Subversion
4 2 (1.34%) Maven
4 2 (1.34%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.34%) Hudson
4 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.67%) Ant
5 1 (0.67%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (12.75%) Finance
2 14 (9.40%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.37%) Marketing
4 5 (3.36%) Retail
5 4 (2.68%) Advertising
6 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (59.73%) .NET
2 67 (44.97%) HTML
3 43 (28.86%) ASP.NET
4 37 (24.83%) CSS
5 17 (11.41%) jQuery
6 16 (10.74%) XML
7 11 (7.38%) HTML5
8 9 (6.04%) .NET Framework
9 8 (5.37%) CSS3
10 6 (4.03%) AngularJS
11 5 (3.36%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.68%) Spring
12 4 (2.68%) Web Services
13 3 (2.01%) J2EE
13 3 (2.01%) JSON
13 3 (2.01%) REST
13 3 (2.01%) Backbone.js
13 3 (2.01%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (2.01%) Ember.js
13 3 (2.01%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (32.21%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.38%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.03%) Physics
5 4 (2.68%) Open Source
6 3 (2.01%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.34%) User Experience
7 2 (1.34%) Social Media
7 2 (1.34%) PMI
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.67%) DTV
8 1 (0.67%) GIS
8 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.67%) iPhone
8 1 (0.67%) iPad
8 1 (0.67%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.04%) Windows
1 9 (6.04%) Linux
2 7 (4.70%) Android
3 4 (2.68%) UNIX
4 3 (2.01%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.13%) MVC
2 21 (14.09%) Software Engineering
3 13 (8.72%) Mentoring
4 9 (6.04%) OO
5 8 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (4.70%) Project Management
6 7 (4.70%) CRM
6 7 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.03%) Data Modelling
7 6 (4.03%) Android Development
8 5 (3.36%) 3D Modelling
8 5 (3.36%) Coaching
8 5 (3.36%) OOD
8 5 (3.36%) CAD
8 5 (3.36%) UML
8 5 (3.36%) OOP
8 5 (3.36%) Requirements Management
8 5 (3.36%) Project Planning
8 5 (3.36%) Web Development
9 3 (2.01%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (44.97%) SQL
2 63 (42.28%) C#
3 58 (38.93%) JavaScript
4 56 (37.58%) VB.NET
5 23 (15.44%) C++
6 19 (12.75%) Java
7 17 (11.41%) PHP
8 14 (9.40%) VBA
9 13 (8.72%) VB
10 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.68%) Perl
11 4 (2.68%) Python
12 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.34%) VBScript
14 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.67%) COBOL
14 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.67%) PHP5
14 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.67%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 101 (67.79%) Degree
2 2 (1.34%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) MCSD
3 1 (0.67%) HND
3 1 (0.67%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.67%) ISEB
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.34%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.01%) vSphere
2 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) Puppet
2 1 (0.67%) Ansible
2 1 (0.67%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.67%) Nagios
2 1 (0.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.36%) Oracle
3 3 (2.01%) SAP
3 3 (2.01%) VMware
3 3 (2.01%) Google
3 3 (2.01%) Zend
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe
4 1 (0.67%) Macromedia
4 1 (0.67%) Mapinfo
4 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
Lichfield
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Deutsche Bank
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + ISEB training + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,200 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits & Training
Posted: 12 days ago
Redditch
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £17k per Annum + £7k comm plan
Posted: 13 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £16k - 20k per year + OTE £28k
Posted: 18 days ago