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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 95 111 128
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 139 111 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.39% 2.05% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.17% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 124 91 78
Average salary £25,000 £21,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £17,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -
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
5484 5105 5135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.28% 94.48% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4570 4308 4311
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +12 35 £26,250 +16.66% 5
Warwickshire -7 32 £26,000 +33.33% 3
Solihull +22 16 £26,500 +23.25% 1
Worcestershire -6 16 £25,000 +16.27% 1
Coventry -11 13 £25,000 +11.11%
Staffordshire -4 11 £22,000 +10.00% 3
Wolverhampton +9 7 £26,500 +35.89%
Dudley - 2 £24,000 -
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 136 (57.38%) C#
2 125 (52.74%) HTML
3 119 (50.21%) .NET
4 105 (44.30%) SQL
5 101 (42.62%) JavaScript
6 95 (40.08%) CSS
7 91 (38.40%) SQL Server
8 90 (37.97%) Degree
9 75 (31.65%) Computer Science
10 71 (29.96%) ASP.NET
11 55 (23.21%) Microsoft
12 53 (22.36%) jQuery
13 51 (21.52%) MVC
14 50 (21.10%) Software Engineering
15 48 (20.25%) VB.NET
16 44 (18.57%) C++
17 43 (18.14%) Finance
18 41 (17.30%) Java
19 39 (16.46%) XML
20 33 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
21 31 (13.08%) MS Excel
22 30 (12.66%) E-Commerce
22 30 (12.66%) Oracle
23 25 (10.55%) PHP
23 25 (10.55%) .NET Framework
23 25 (10.55%) ASP.NET MVC
24 24 (10.13%) Web Application Development
24 24 (10.13%) Windows
25 22 (9.28%) Visual Studio
26 20 (8.44%) Service Management

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (6.33%) Node.js
2 7 (2.95%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.53%) Apache
4 3 (1.27%) IIS
5 2 (0.84%) Drupal
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.84%) SAS
5 2 (0.84%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.42%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 31 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.95%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.69%) MS Office
3 4 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.84%) SPSS
5 2 (0.84%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.42%) Stata
6 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.84%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Heroku
3 1 (0.42%) Office 365
3 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.17%) HTTP
2 16 (6.75%) Internet
3 7 (2.95%) Wireless
3 7 (2.95%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.42%) LAN
4 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (38.40%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.02%) MySQL
3 15 (6.33%) Relational Database
4 13 (5.49%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.06%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.69%) Big Data
7 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.27%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.84%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.84%) QlikView
9 2 (0.84%) SQLite
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (9.28%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.02%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.69%) Subversion
4 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.42%) NUnit
4 1 (0.42%) MSTest
4 1 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.42%) Moq
4 1 (0.42%) Hudson
4 1 (0.42%) Jasmine
General
1 43 (18.14%) Finance
2 10 (4.22%) Marketing
3 9 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.38%) Games
5 7 (2.95%) Electronics
6 5 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.69%) Retail
8 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.27%) Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (52.74%) HTML
2 119 (50.21%) .NET
3 95 (40.08%) CSS
4 71 (29.96%) ASP.NET
5 53 (22.36%) jQuery
6 39 (16.46%) XML
7 25 (10.55%) .NET Framework
7 25 (10.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (7.17%) HTML5
9 16 (6.75%) WCF
10 15 (6.33%) RESTful
11 13 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (5.06%) WinForms
12 12 (5.06%) J2EE
13 11 (4.64%) Web Services
13 11 (4.64%) AngularJS
14 10 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (4.22%) WPF
15 9 (3.80%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (3.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 75 (31.65%) Computer Science
2 20 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.02%) Mathematics
4 13 (5.49%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.80%) User Experience
6 8 (3.38%) Physics
7 7 (2.95%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.53%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.53%) Semantic Web
8 6 (2.53%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.69%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.69%) iPhone
9 4 (1.69%) iPad
10 3 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.27%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.84%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.84%) Motion Graphics
11 2 (0.84%) Animation
12 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.13%) Windows
2 11 (4.64%) Linux
3 8 (3.38%) Android
4 6 (2.53%) UNIX
5 4 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.27%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.52%) MVC
2 50 (21.10%) Software Engineering
3 33 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (12.66%) E-Commerce
5 24 (10.13%) Web Application Development
6 20 (8.44%) Service Management
7 18 (7.59%) OO
8 17 (7.17%) Mentoring
9 16 (6.75%) TDD
10 14 (5.91%) BDD
11 13 (5.49%) Open Source
12 12 (5.06%) CRM
13 10 (4.22%) OOP
13 10 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (2.95%) Web Development
14 7 (2.95%) Android Development
14 7 (2.95%) iOS Development
15 6 (2.53%) Dashboard Development
15 6 (2.53%) Scrum
16 5 (2.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 136 (57.38%) C#
2 105 (44.30%) SQL
3 101 (42.62%) JavaScript
4 48 (20.25%) VB.NET
5 44 (18.57%) C++
6 41 (17.30%) Java
7 25 (10.55%) PHP
8 18 (7.59%) VB
9 14 (5.91%) Ruby
10 11 (4.64%) Python
10 11 (4.64%) C
11 8 (3.38%) VBA
12 5 (2.11%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.27%) Perl
13 3 (1.27%) PHP5
13 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.84%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (0.84%) R
14 2 (0.84%) COBOL
14 2 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 90 (37.97%) Degree
2 8 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) MCSD
4 1 (0.42%) PhD
4 1 (0.42%) ISEB
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.42%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.95%) SLA
2 3 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Firmware
1 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.95%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.27%) Ansible
2 3 (1.27%) Unicenter
2 3 (1.27%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.27%) Nagios
2 3 (1.27%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.42%) SCCM
3 1 (0.42%) SCOM
3 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 55 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.66%) Oracle
3 9 (3.80%) Google
4 7 (2.95%) NetScout
4 7 (2.95%) HP
4 7 (2.95%) Cisco
4 7 (2.95%) Remedy
5 4 (1.69%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.84%) SAP
6 2 (0.84%) Adobe
6 2 (0.84%) Macromedia
6 2 (0.84%) Apple
6 2 (0.84%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.42%) Zend
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