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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 99 110 114
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 142 103 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.42% 1.91% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 2.02% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 124 85 97
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 £18,400 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+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
5476 5098 5256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.22% 94.67% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4524 4266 4400
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 28 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 28 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
Warwickshire -7 34 £26,250 +31.25% 3
Birmingham +6 31 £26,000 +19.54% 2
Solihull +25 21 £26,500 -9.44% 1
Staffordshire +4 17 £23,000 +6.97% 3
Worcestershire -5 17 £25,000 +16.27% 1
Coventry -12 12 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Wolverhampton +3 8 £26,500 +35.89% 3
Shropshire - 2 £20,000 - 1
Dudley - 2 £24,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £20,000 - 2
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 144 (57.14%) C#
2 129 (51.19%) HTML
3 122 (48.41%) .NET
4 104 (41.27%) SQL
4 104 (41.27%) JavaScript
5 101 (40.08%) Degree
6 96 (38.10%) CSS
7 91 (36.11%) SQL Server
8 79 (31.35%) Computer Science
9 78 (30.95%) ASP.NET
10 59 (23.41%) Microsoft
11 53 (21.03%) jQuery
11 53 (21.03%) Software Engineering
12 51 (20.24%) MVC
13 49 (19.44%) C++
14 46 (18.25%) Java
15 42 (16.67%) VB.NET
16 41 (16.27%) Finance
17 36 (14.29%) XML
18 35 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
19 31 (12.30%) Oracle
20 30 (11.90%) .NET Framework
21 28 (11.11%) MS Excel
21 28 (11.11%) E-Commerce
21 28 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
22 26 (10.32%) Windows
22 26 (10.32%) Web Application Development
23 24 (9.52%) PHP
24 23 (9.13%) Visual Studio
24 23 (9.13%) Git (software)

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 17 (6.75%) Node.js
2 5 (1.98%) Apache
2 5 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.79%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.79%) IIS
4 2 (0.79%) SAS
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Mule
5 1 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 28 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.19%) MS Office
5 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.79%) SPSS
6 1 (0.40%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.40%) Stata
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.19%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Heroku
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.14%) Internet
2 16 (6.35%) HTTP
3 8 (3.17%) Wireshark
3 8 (3.17%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.14%) MySQL
3 15 (5.95%) NoSQL
4 14 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.59%) Big Data
7 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.79%) QlikView
9 2 (0.79%) SQLite
10 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (9.13%) Visual Studio
1 23 (9.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.98%) Subversion
3 2 (0.79%) Hudson
3 2 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.40%) NUnit
4 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.40%) Moq
4 1 (0.40%) MSTest
4 1 (0.40%) Jasmine
General
1 41 (16.27%) Finance
2 12 (4.76%) Marketing
3 10 (3.97%) Games
4 7 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.38%) Electronics
6 5 (1.98%) Retail
7 3 (1.19%) Banking
7 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.40%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (51.19%) HTML
2 122 (48.41%) .NET
3 96 (38.10%) CSS
4 78 (30.95%) ASP.NET
5 53 (21.03%) jQuery
6 36 (14.29%) XML
7 30 (11.90%) .NET Framework
8 28 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (8.33%) HTML5
10 17 (6.75%) RESTful
10 17 (6.75%) WCF
11 15 (5.95%) WinForms
11 15 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (5.16%) WPF
12 13 (5.16%) AngularJS
13 11 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (4.37%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (3.57%) J2EE
14 9 (3.57%) MFC
15 8 (3.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 79 (31.35%) Computer Science
2 21 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 20 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.37%) User Experience
6 9 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 9 (3.57%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.57%) Algorithms
7 8 (3.17%) Physics
8 6 (2.38%) Semantic Web
9 4 (1.59%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.19%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.19%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.19%) Artificial Intelligence
10 3 (1.19%) iPhone
10 3 (1.19%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.19%) iPad
11 2 (0.79%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.79%) Animation
11 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.32%) Windows
2 9 (3.57%) Linux
3 7 (2.78%) Android
4 5 (1.98%) UNIX
5 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.79%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.03%) Software Engineering
2 51 (20.24%) MVC
3 35 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 26 (10.32%) Web Application Development
6 19 (7.54%) TDD
7 18 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 18 (7.14%) Service Management
8 16 (6.35%) BDD
8 16 (6.35%) Open Source
9 15 (5.95%) OO
10 14 (5.56%) CRM
11 10 (3.97%) OOP
12 9 (3.57%) Web Development
13 8 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (2.38%) Analytics
14 6 (2.38%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (2.38%) Android Development
14 6 (2.38%) iOS Development
14 6 (2.38%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 144 (57.14%) C#
2 104 (41.27%) SQL
2 104 (41.27%) JavaScript
3 49 (19.44%) C++
4 46 (18.25%) Java
5 42 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 24 (9.52%) PHP
7 19 (7.54%) VB
8 16 (6.35%) Ruby
9 13 (5.16%) C
10 10 (3.97%) Python
11 5 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.59%) VBA
13 3 (1.19%) VBScript
14 2 (0.79%) R
14 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.79%) PHP5
14 2 (0.79%) VB6
14 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 101 (40.08%) Degree
2 10 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.79%) MCSE
6 1 (0.40%) CIMA
6 1 (0.40%) PhD
6 1 (0.40%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.17%) SLA
2 2 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.98%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (1.98%) SCCM
2 5 (1.98%) SCOM
2 5 (1.98%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.79%) Ansible
3 2 (0.79%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.79%) Nagios
3 2 (0.79%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 59 (23.41%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.30%) Oracle
3 11 (4.37%) Google
4 8 (3.17%) NetScout
4 8 (3.17%) Cisco
4 8 (3.17%) HP
4 8 (3.17%) Remedy
5 2 (0.79%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.79%) Apple
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe
6 1 (0.40%) Macromedia
6 1 (0.40%) SAP
6 1 (0.40%) Zend
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