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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 84 124 104
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 150 93 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.64% 1.70% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 1.78% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 130 71 111
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,050 £19,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £26,250 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
5349 5222 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.40% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4458 4332 4448
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Warwickshire +18 43 £26,000 +15.55% 5
Birmingham +13 32 £25,000 +17.64% 3
Solihull +27 30 £26,500 -9.44%
Staffordshire +18 20 £23,000 +17.94%
Worcestershire 0 15 £25,000 +13.63% 5
Wolverhampton - 12 £26,500 -
Coventry -4 9 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Herefordshire +3 3 £18,500 -13.95% 1
Shropshire - 3 £20,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £20,000 - 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 147 (54.04%) C#
2 129 (47.43%) HTML
3 118 (43.38%) .NET
4 107 (39.34%) Degree
5 105 (38.60%) JavaScript
6 103 (37.87%) SQL
7 94 (34.56%) CSS
8 89 (32.72%) SQL Server
9 82 (30.15%) Computer Science
10 76 (27.94%) ASP.NET
11 63 (23.16%) Microsoft
12 61 (22.43%) Software Engineering
13 52 (19.12%) jQuery
14 49 (18.01%) C++
15 48 (17.65%) MVC
16 47 (17.28%) Java
17 41 (15.07%) Finance
18 38 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
19 35 (12.87%) VB.NET
19 35 (12.87%) XML
20 30 (11.03%) .NET Framework
20 30 (11.03%) MS Excel
21 28 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
22 27 (9.93%) E-Commerce
23 26 (9.56%) Windows
23 26 (9.56%) Oracle
24 25 (9.19%) HTML5
24 25 (9.19%) Web Application Development
25 23 (8.46%) Visual Studio
25 23 (8.46%) Git (software)

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (4.78%) Node.js
2 4 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.74%) SAS
3 2 (0.74%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.74%) Apache
3 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.37%) CMS
4 1 (0.37%) Mule
Applications
1 30 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.10%) MS Office
3 3 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) SPSS
5 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.37%) Stata
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.74%) PaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Office 365
3 1 (0.37%) GitHub
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.88%) HTTP
1 16 (5.88%) Internet
2 12 (4.41%) Wireless
2 12 (4.41%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.74%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.37%) LAN
4 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (32.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.41%) MySQL
3 12 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 12 (4.41%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.47%) Big Data
4 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.74%) QlikView
6 2 (0.74%) SQLite
6 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (8.46%) Visual Studio
1 23 (8.46%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.57%) Subversion
3 3 (1.10%) Hudson
4 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.37%) NUnit
5 1 (0.37%) MSTest
5 1 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.37%) Moq
5 1 (0.37%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (15.07%) Finance
2 12 (4.41%) Games
2 12 (4.41%) Marketing
2 12 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.21%) Electronics
4 4 (1.47%) Retail
5 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.37%) Automotive
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
6 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.37%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (47.43%) HTML
2 118 (43.38%) .NET
3 94 (34.56%) CSS
4 76 (27.94%) ASP.NET
5 52 (19.12%) jQuery
6 35 (12.87%) XML
7 30 (11.03%) .NET Framework
8 28 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (9.19%) HTML5
10 16 (5.88%) AngularJS
11 14 (5.15%) RESTful
11 14 (5.15%) WPF
11 14 (5.15%) WinForms
12 13 (4.78%) WCF
13 12 (4.41%) Entity Framework
13 12 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (4.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (3.31%) MFC
16 7 (2.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 82 (30.15%) Computer Science
2 23 (8.46%) Mathematics
3 20 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.78%) User Experience
5 9 (3.31%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.31%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.31%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.57%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.21%) Semantic Web
7 6 (2.21%) Physics
8 5 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.84%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.10%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.10%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.74%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) Animation
11 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.56%) Windows
2 4 (1.47%) Android
2 4 (1.47%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.10%) Linux
4 2 (0.74%) UNIX
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.43%) Software Engineering
2 48 (17.65%) MVC
3 38 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (9.93%) E-Commerce
5 25 (9.19%) Web Application Development
6 20 (7.35%) Mentoring
7 18 (6.62%) OO
8 17 (6.25%) TDD
9 16 (5.88%) Service Management
10 13 (4.78%) CRM
10 13 (4.78%) BDD
10 13 (4.78%) Open Source
11 12 (4.41%) OOP
12 10 (3.68%) Web Development
13 8 (2.94%) Responsive Web Design
14 5 (1.84%) Analytics
14 5 (1.84%) Project Planning
14 5 (1.84%) Mobile Development
15 4 (1.47%) Software Delivery
15 4 (1.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 147 (54.04%) C#
2 105 (38.60%) JavaScript
3 103 (37.87%) SQL
4 49 (18.01%) C++
5 47 (17.28%) Java
6 35 (12.87%) VB.NET
7 16 (5.88%) C
8 15 (5.51%) PHP
9 13 (4.78%) VB
9 13 (4.78%) Ruby
10 7 (2.57%) VBA
11 6 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.47%) VBScript
13 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.10%) Python
13 3 (1.10%) VB6
14 2 (0.74%) R
15 1 (0.37%) PHP5
15 1 (0.37%) PHP4
15 1 (0.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 107 (39.34%) Degree
2 8 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.84%) MCSE
5 1 (0.37%) PhD
5 1 (0.37%) CIMA
5 1 (0.37%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.41%) SLA
2 7 (2.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.21%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (4.41%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.21%) SCCM
2 6 (2.21%) SCOM
2 6 (2.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (23.16%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.56%) Oracle
3 12 (4.41%) HP
3 12 (4.41%) Remedy
3 12 (4.41%) NetScout
3 12 (4.41%) Cisco
4 8 (2.94%) Google
5 4 (1.47%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.74%) Apple
7 1 (0.37%) SAP
7 1 (0.37%) Zend
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