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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 106 101 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 113 112 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.11% 2.27% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.38% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 98 95 84
Average salary £24,000 £20,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.07% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,850 £17,400 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £27,000
UK excluding London average 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
5103 4706 4800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.37% 95.40% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4340 3939 4011
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Birmingham +8 43 £25,000 +13.63% 8
Warwickshire -17 20 £24,000 +23.07% 2
Coventry -7 15 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Staffordshire -16 6 £20,000 - 1
Solihull +2 5 £24,000 -
Wolverhampton +3 3 £22,000 +12.82%
Worcestershire -16 3 £23,500 +9.30% 2
Shropshire -6 2 £19,250 -3.75%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 97 (57.06%) HTML
2 91 (53.53%) C#
3 90 (52.94%) .NET
4 82 (48.24%) SQL
5 78 (45.88%) JavaScript
6 77 (45.29%) Degree
7 71 (41.76%) CSS
8 69 (40.59%) SQL Server
9 58 (34.12%) Computer Science
10 51 (30.00%) VB.NET
11 50 (29.41%) ASP.NET
12 42 (24.71%) Microsoft
13 39 (22.94%) MVC
14 37 (21.76%) jQuery
15 35 (20.59%) Finance
16 30 (17.65%) XML
17 27 (15.88%) PHP
17 27 (15.88%) Java
18 26 (15.29%) MS Excel
19 25 (14.71%) Software Engineering
20 24 (14.12%) C++
21 20 (11.76%) Oracle
21 20 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
22 19 (11.18%) E-Commerce
23 17 (10.00%) .NET Framework
23 17 (10.00%) Windows
23 17 (10.00%) MySQL
23 17 (10.00%) VB
23 17 (10.00%) Web Application Development
24 16 (9.41%) Mentoring

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 11 (6.47%) Node.js
2 8 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.53%) Apache
4 3 (1.76%) IIS
4 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.18%) Drupal
5 2 (1.18%) SAS
6 1 (0.59%) JBoss
6 1 (0.59%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 26 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.94%) MS Office
3 4 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.18%) SPSS
4 2 (1.18%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.59%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.76%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.59%) Heroku
3 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.59%) Office 365
3 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.88%) HTTP
2 9 (5.29%) Internet
3 1 (0.59%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (40.59%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.00%) MySQL
3 10 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.29%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.12%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.76%) Big Data
9 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.18%) QlikView
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.24%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) Ant
3 1 (0.59%) Hudson
3 1 (0.59%) MSTest
3 1 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.59%) Moq
3 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.59%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.59%) Subversion
3 1 (0.59%) NUnit
3 1 (0.59%) Maven
3 1 (0.59%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (20.59%) Finance
2 9 (5.29%) Manufacturing
2 9 (5.29%) Marketing
3 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.76%) Electronics
4 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.76%) Banking
4 3 (1.76%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.59%) Games
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (57.06%) HTML
2 90 (52.94%) .NET
3 71 (41.76%) CSS
4 50 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 37 (21.76%) jQuery
6 30 (17.65%) XML
7 17 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 15 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (8.24%) WCF
10 12 (7.06%) J2EE
11 10 (5.88%) RESTful
11 10 (5.88%) Web Services
12 9 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (4.71%) HTML5
14 6 (3.53%) CSS3
15 5 (2.94%) WinForms
15 5 (2.94%) Ajax
15 5 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 3 (1.76%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 58 (34.12%) Computer Science
2 16 (9.41%) Mathematics
3 14 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.29%) Open Source
5 6 (3.53%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.53%) Physics
5 6 (3.53%) Semantic Web
6 4 (2.35%) iPhone
6 4 (2.35%) iPad
6 4 (2.35%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.76%) User Experience
8 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.18%) Motion Graphics
8 2 (1.18%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.59%) PMI
9 1 (0.59%) DTV
9 1 (0.59%) NHS
9 1 (0.59%) GIS
9 1 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.00%) Windows
2 13 (7.65%) Linux
3 7 (4.12%) UNIX
3 7 (4.12%) Android
4 3 (1.76%) Solaris
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.94%) MVC
2 25 (14.71%) Software Engineering
3 20 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.18%) E-Commerce
5 17 (10.00%) Web Application Development
6 16 (9.41%) Mentoring
7 13 (7.65%) Service Management
8 11 (6.47%) OO
8 11 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.88%) TDD
10 9 (5.29%) BDD
11 7 (4.12%) Android Development
12 5 (2.94%) CRM
12 5 (2.94%) Content Management
12 5 (2.94%) Analytics
12 5 (2.94%) iOS Development
13 4 (2.35%) DevOps
13 4 (2.35%) Kanban
13 4 (2.35%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (2.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 91 (53.53%) C#
2 82 (48.24%) SQL
3 78 (45.88%) JavaScript
4 51 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 27 (15.88%) PHP
5 27 (15.88%) Java
6 24 (14.12%) C++
7 17 (10.00%) VB
8 14 (8.24%) VBA
9 13 (7.65%) Python
10 10 (5.88%) Ruby
11 6 (3.53%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.94%) C
12 5 (2.94%) Perl
13 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.76%) COBOL
14 3 (1.76%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.76%) PHP5
15 2 (1.18%) ActionScript 3.0
15 2 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (45.29%) Degree
2 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) MCSD
3 1 (0.59%) ISEB
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) Firmware
1 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.59%) vSphere
1 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.76%) Nagios
1 3 (1.76%) Unicenter
1 3 (1.76%) BladeLogic
1 3 (1.76%) Ansible
2 1 (0.59%) Puppet
2 1 (0.59%) SCCM
2 1 (0.59%) SCOM
2 1 (0.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.76%) Oracle
3 7 (4.12%) Google
4 4 (2.35%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.18%) Adobe
5 2 (1.18%) Macromedia
5 2 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (0.59%) Mapinfo
6 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.59%) VMware
6 1 (0.59%) Zend
West Midlands
Stem Graduates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Shares Scheme, Holidays
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + training, excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £37,500 per annum based on experience.
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Give A Grad A Go
Posted: 18 days ago