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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 112 80 132
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 127 165 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.23% 3.05% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 3.17% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124 143 79
Median salary £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,400
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
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
5469 5206 5456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.95% 96.28% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4342 4332 4555
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 67 £27,500 +27.90% 4
Staffordshire -1 13 £22,000 -4.34% 2
Warwickshire -30 11 £27,500 +10.00% 2
Wolverhampton -7 9 £20,000 -24.52%
Worcestershire +3 8 £25,000 - 1
Coventry -2 7 £22,500 -10.00%
Shropshire -5 4 £19,750 -1.25%
Halesowen +1 3 £21,000 +5.00% 3
Solihull -12 2 £22,500 -15.09%
Dudley - 2 £23,000 -
Herefordshire -8 1 £20,000 +8.10%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £30,000 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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.

1 128 (57.40%) Degree
2 86 (38.57%) C#
3 76 (34.08%) Computer Science
4 73 (32.74%) .NET
5 66 (29.60%) SQL
6 56 (25.11%) Microsoft
7 55 (24.66%) JavaScript
8 48 (21.52%) C++
9 47 (21.08%) HTML
10 46 (20.63%) Java
11 44 (19.73%) Mathematics
12 37 (16.59%) CSS
13 35 (15.70%) ASP.NET
14 34 (15.25%) Web Development
15 31 (13.90%) Software Engineering
15 31 (13.90%) Games
15 31 (13.90%) OOP
16 29 (13.00%) PHP
17 28 (12.56%) SQL Server
18 27 (12.11%) MySQL
18 27 (12.11%) OO
18 27 (12.11%) Project Management
18 27 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (11.21%) Physics
19 25 (11.21%) Finance
19 25 (11.21%) MS Excel
20 23 (10.31%) Linux
21 22 (9.87%) MVC
22 20 (8.97%) Apache
23 19 (8.52%) jQuery

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 20 (8.97%) Apache
2 9 (4.04%) nginx
3 4 (1.79%) SAS
4 3 (1.35%) CMS
4 3 (1.35%) WordPress
5 2 (0.90%) Confluence
5 2 (0.90%) Drupal
5 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.79%) MS Office
4 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.35%) GitHub
1 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.35%) SaaS
2 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.14%) DNS
2 6 (2.69%) DHCP
3 3 (1.35%) Firewall
4 2 (0.90%) HTTP
4 2 (0.90%) Network Security
4 2 (0.90%) Skype
4 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.90%) VPN
5 1 (0.45%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.45%) FTP
5 1 (0.45%) LAN
5 1 (0.45%) SSL
5 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.11%) MySQL
3 8 (3.59%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.14%) GIS
4 7 (3.14%) Spatial Data
5 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.24%) Redis
7 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.90%) OrientDB
8 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.45%) MS Access
9 1 (0.45%) QlikView
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (6.73%) Git (software)
1 15 (6.73%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.48%) JIRA
3 5 (2.24%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.24%) Subversion
4 2 (0.90%) Babel
4 2 (0.90%) Gradle
4 2 (0.90%) Grunt
4 2 (0.90%) Maven
4 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.45%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.45%) PHPUnit
General
1 31 (13.90%) Games
2 25 (11.21%) Finance
3 12 (5.38%) Retail
4 9 (4.04%) Local Government
5 8 (3.59%) Marketing
6 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.90%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.90%) French Language
8 2 (0.90%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.90%) Publishing
8 2 (0.90%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (32.74%) .NET
2 47 (21.08%) HTML
3 37 (16.59%) CSS
4 35 (15.70%) ASP.NET
5 19 (8.52%) jQuery
6 17 (7.62%) HTML5
6 17 (7.62%) XML
7 16 (7.17%) AngularJS
8 13 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (3.59%) CSS3
9 8 (3.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (3.14%) JSON
10 7 (3.14%) LAMP
10 7 (3.14%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (3.14%) REST
10 7 (3.14%) Symfony
10 7 (3.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 6 (2.69%) OpenGL
11 6 (2.69%) Web Services
11 6 (2.69%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 76 (34.08%) Computer Science
2 44 (19.73%) Mathematics
3 27 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (11.21%) Physics
5 11 (4.93%) Algorithms
6 10 (4.48%) Artificial Intelligence
6 10 (4.48%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.24%) Chemistry
7 5 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.24%) Statistics
8 4 (1.79%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.90%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.90%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.45%) Blog
10 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.45%) Psychology
10 1 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.31%) Linux
2 18 (8.07%) Windows
3 14 (6.28%) Unix
4 9 (4.04%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.69%) Debian
5 6 (2.69%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.79%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.25%) Web Development
2 31 (13.90%) OOP
2 31 (13.90%) Software Engineering
3 27 (12.11%) OO
3 27 (12.11%) Project Management
4 22 (9.87%) MVC
5 18 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.73%) Business Analysis
7 13 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (5.83%) Open Source
8 12 (5.38%) Game Development
8 12 (5.38%) Scrum
9 10 (4.48%) Presales
10 9 (4.04%) iOS Development
11 8 (3.59%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (3.59%) Kanban
11 8 (3.59%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.59%) TDD
12 6 (2.69%) Image Processing
12 6 (2.69%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 86 (38.57%) C#
2 66 (29.60%) SQL
3 55 (24.66%) JavaScript
4 48 (21.52%) C++
5 46 (20.63%) Java
6 29 (13.00%) PHP
7 15 (6.73%) VB.NET
8 11 (4.93%) C
9 8 (3.59%) Python
9 8 (3.59%) VB
10 6 (2.69%) Perl
10 6 (2.69%) PHP 5
11 4 (1.79%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.79%) Ruby
11 4 (1.79%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.79%) VB6
11 4 (1.79%) VBScript
12 3 (1.35%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 128 (57.40%) Degree
2 13 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (0.45%) CCNA
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.45%) ECDL
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.83%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.35%) Squid
2 2 (0.90%) Docker
2 2 (0.90%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.90%) zsh
3 1 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (25.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.04%) Oracle
3 6 (2.69%) Google
3 6 (2.69%) Zend
4 5 (2.24%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco
6 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.90%) Juniper
7 1 (0.45%) IBM
7 1 (0.45%) New Relic
7 1 (0.45%) Splunk
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus package + pension + health care
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £22k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FICO
Salary: Company Laptop, a choice of mobile phone plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 24 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 23 days ago