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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 132 109 121
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 109 143 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.78% 2.42% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 2.52% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 100 126 88
Median salary £24,000 £25,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,400 £18,700
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
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
5880 5673 5058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.98% 95.88% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4638 4655 4224
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -4 39 £25,000 -3.84% 5
Staffordshire +1 17 £22,000 -3.29% 2
Coventry +8 16 £25,000 -
Worcestershire +2 11 £23,250 -7.00% 2
Warwickshire -16 9 £27,500 +5.76%
Shropshire -11 6 £18,500 -7.50% 1
Solihull -3 2 £22,500 -15.09%
Wolverhampton -9 2 £20,000 -24.52%
Dudley -5 1 £22,500 -6.25%
Kingswinford - 1 £21,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £30,000 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 152 (67.56%) Degree
2 86 (38.22%) .NET
3 77 (34.22%) Computer Science
4 76 (33.78%) SQL
5 74 (32.89%) Microsoft
6 73 (32.44%) C#
7 71 (31.56%) JavaScript
8 54 (24.00%) HTML
9 48 (21.33%) Java
10 47 (20.89%) C++
11 45 (20.00%) Finance
12 41 (18.22%) MySQL
12 41 (18.22%) Web Development
12 41 (18.22%) Software Engineering
13 39 (17.33%) CSS
14 36 (16.00%) ASP.NET
15 34 (15.11%) Mathematics
15 34 (15.11%) MVC
16 33 (14.67%) Project Management
17 31 (13.78%) PHP
18 30 (13.33%) MS Excel
18 30 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (12.44%) SQL Server
20 26 (11.56%) Physics
21 25 (11.11%) Windows
22 24 (10.67%) Retail
23 22 (9.78%) jQuery
23 22 (9.78%) HTML5
24 21 (9.33%) Business Analysis
24 21 (9.33%) OO

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 15 (6.67%) Apache
2 12 (5.33%) nginx
3 8 (3.56%) SAS
4 2 (0.89%) Confluence
4 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.78%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.44%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (4.44%) Magento
2 5 (2.22%) SAP CS
2 5 (2.22%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.78%) DHCP
1 4 (1.78%) Firewall
2 3 (1.33%) DNS
2 3 (1.33%) LAN
2 3 (1.33%) WAN
3 2 (0.89%) Network Security
3 2 (0.89%) Skype
3 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.89%) VPN
4 1 (0.44%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.44%) Internet
4 1 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.22%) MySQL
2 28 (12.44%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.56%) GIS
3 8 (3.56%) Spatial Data
4 6 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.89%) OrientDB
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) MS Access
8 1 (0.44%) OLAP
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.44%) QlikView
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.89%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.33%) JIRA
3 3 (1.33%) Mercurial
3 3 (1.33%) Subversion
4 2 (0.89%) Babel
4 2 (0.89%) Gradle
4 2 (0.89%) Grunt
4 2 (0.89%) Maven
4 2 (0.89%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.89%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.44%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.44%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (20.00%) Finance
2 24 (10.67%) Retail
3 20 (8.89%) Games
4 18 (8.00%) Local Government
5 9 (4.00%) Marketing
6 6 (2.67%) Automotive
7 5 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.89%) Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (38.22%) .NET
2 54 (24.00%) HTML
3 39 (17.33%) CSS
4 36 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 22 (9.78%) HTML5
5 22 (9.78%) jQuery
6 19 (8.44%) XML
7 15 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 11 (4.89%) JSON
8 11 (4.89%) REST
8 11 (4.89%) Symfony
9 10 (4.44%) LAMP
9 10 (4.44%) LEMP Stack
9 10 (4.44%) Zend Framework
10 9 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (4.00%) CSS3
10 9 (4.00%) WinForms
11 8 (3.56%) .NET Framework
11 8 (3.56%) MFC
11 8 (3.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (34.22%) Computer Science
2 34 (15.11%) Mathematics
3 30 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (11.56%) Physics
5 16 (7.11%) Artificial Intelligence
6 13 (5.78%) Algorithms
7 12 (5.33%) Chemistry
7 12 (5.33%) Management Information System
7 12 (5.33%) Statistics
8 8 (3.56%) Fat Client
8 8 (3.56%) Thin Client
9 5 (2.22%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.33%) CUDA
12 2 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.44%) Blog
13 1 (0.44%) Life Science
13 1 (0.44%) Photography
13 1 (0.44%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.11%) Windows
2 20 (8.89%) Linux
3 12 (5.33%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.44%) Debian
4 10 (4.44%) Ubuntu
5 8 (3.56%) Unix
6 4 (1.78%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.44%) Android
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.22%) Software Engineering
1 41 (18.22%) Web Development
2 34 (15.11%) MVC
3 33 (14.67%) Project Management
4 21 (9.33%) Business Analysis
4 21 (9.33%) OO
5 20 (8.89%) Open Source
6 19 (8.44%) OOP
7 16 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (7.11%) Mentoring
7 16 (7.11%) SDLC
8 14 (6.22%) Presales
9 12 (5.33%) iOS Development
10 11 (4.89%) Operations Research
11 9 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.00%) Scrum
12 6 (2.67%) E-Commerce
12 6 (2.67%) Image Processing
12 6 (2.67%) Machine Learning
12 6 (2.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (33.78%) SQL
2 73 (32.44%) C#
3 71 (31.56%) JavaScript
4 48 (21.33%) Java
5 47 (20.89%) C++
6 31 (13.78%) PHP
7 21 (9.33%) T-SQL
8 20 (8.89%) VB.NET
9 16 (7.11%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.89%) C
11 10 (4.44%) PHP 5
11 10 (4.44%) VB
12 5 (2.22%) Python
12 5 (2.22%) VB6
12 5 (2.22%) VBScript
13 4 (1.78%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.33%) Ruby
15 2 (0.89%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.89%) Perl
15 2 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (67.56%) Degree
2 16 (7.11%) HND
3 15 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.33%) CCNA
5 3 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.44%) CFA
6 1 (0.44%) ECDL
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.44%) MCSD
6 1 (0.44%) MCSE
6 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.44%) TickIT
3 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.33%) Cygwin
2 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.89%) Docker
2 2 (0.89%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.89%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 74 (32.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.33%) Oracle
3 10 (4.44%) Google
3 10 (4.44%) Zend
4 5 (2.22%) SAP
5 4 (1.78%) Cisco
6 2 (0.89%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.89%) Juniper
7 1 (0.44%) Cognos
7 1 (0.44%) HP
7 1 (0.44%) hybris
7 1 (0.44%) Netezza
7 1 (0.44%) New Relic
7 1 (0.44%) Splunk
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nortech Management Ltd
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £21000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromsgrove
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 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: 11 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum half yearly pay increase for the first 2 years
Posted: 10 days ago