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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 93 107 156
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 146 122 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.65% 2.39% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 2.46% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 137 110 76
Median salary £26,250 £22,500 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £18,200 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
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
5331 4966 5515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.89% 97.16% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4231 4181 4867
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +17 67 £27,500 +27.90% 4
Warwickshire +8 21 £22,500 -
Worcestershire -7 13 £27,500 +37.50% 4
Coventry +5 12 £22,500 -
Staffordshire -17 11 £25,000 +16.27% 1
Shropshire -5 8 £22,500 -4.25% 1
Solihull -17 4 - -
Wolverhampton +7 3 £22,750 -14.15%
Halesowen - 3 £21,000 - 2
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 135 (51.33%) Degree
2 122 (46.39%) C#
3 98 (37.26%) .NET
4 87 (33.08%) Computer Science
5 66 (25.10%) SQL
6 63 (23.95%) Java
7 62 (23.57%) HTML
8 59 (22.43%) JavaScript
9 58 (22.05%) C++
10 57 (21.67%) CSS
10 57 (21.67%) Mathematics
11 54 (20.53%) ASP.NET
12 47 (17.87%) Microsoft
13 44 (16.73%) OOP
14 39 (14.83%) MVC
15 38 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (13.69%) SQL Server
16 36 (13.69%) Web Development
16 36 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (12.55%) OO
18 32 (12.17%) Software Engineering
18 32 (12.17%) Physics
19 31 (11.79%) Games
19 31 (11.79%) Windows
20 28 (10.65%) Linux
21 27 (10.27%) Finance
21 27 (10.27%) ASP.NET MVC
22 26 (9.89%) Visual Studio
22 26 (9.89%) TDD
23 20 (7.60%) C

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 12 (4.56%) Apache
2 5 (1.90%) CMS
3 4 (1.52%) WordPress
4 3 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.76%) Drupal
5 2 (0.76%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.76%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.38%) nginx
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.66%) MS Office
3 5 (1.90%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Magento
1 2 (0.76%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (3.80%) SaaS
2 4 (1.52%) GitHub
3 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.08%) DNS
2 12 (4.56%) DHCP
3 7 (2.66%) VPN
4 6 (2.28%) 802.11
5 2 (0.76%) Skype
5 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.38%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) FTP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTP
6 1 (0.38%) Internet
6 1 (0.38%) LAN
6 1 (0.38%) SSL
6 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.70%) MySQL
3 12 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (2.28%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.90%) Redis
8 4 (1.52%) Big Data
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (9.89%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.56%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.18%) JIRA
4 5 (1.90%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.90%) Subversion
5 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.76%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.76%) PROIV
7 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 31 (11.79%) Games
2 27 (10.27%) Finance
3 10 (3.80%) Marketing
4 7 (2.66%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.90%) Legal
6 4 (1.52%) Electronics
7 3 (1.14%) Retail
8 2 (0.76%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.76%) Back Office
8 2 (0.76%) French Language
8 2 (0.76%) Law
8 2 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.76%) Publishing
8 2 (0.76%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (37.26%) .NET
2 62 (23.57%) HTML
3 57 (21.67%) CSS
4 54 (20.53%) ASP.NET
5 27 (10.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (6.46%) AngularJS
6 17 (6.46%) HTML5
7 15 (5.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (4.94%) Web Services
9 12 (4.56%) jQuery
9 12 (4.56%) XML
10 10 (3.80%) Ajax
11 9 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (3.42%) J2EE
11 9 (3.42%) WPF
12 8 (3.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 7 (2.66%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.66%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (2.66%) OpenCV
13 7 (2.66%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 87 (33.08%) Computer Science
2 57 (21.67%) Mathematics
3 38 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (12.17%) Physics
5 13 (4.94%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.66%) Artificial Intelligence
6 7 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.90%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.90%) Mobile Games
8 3 (1.14%) Economics
8 3 (1.14%) iPad
9 2 (0.76%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.38%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.38%) Psychology
10 1 (0.38%) Social Media
10 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.79%) Windows
2 28 (10.65%) Linux
3 17 (6.46%) Windows 10
4 14 (5.32%) Unix
5 9 (3.42%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.66%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.28%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.28%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.73%) OOP
2 39 (14.83%) MVC
3 36 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (13.69%) Web Development
4 33 (12.55%) OO
5 32 (12.17%) Software Engineering
6 26 (9.89%) TDD
7 15 (5.70%) Game Development
8 14 (5.32%) Project Management
9 10 (3.80%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.42%) Scrum
11 8 (3.04%) Business Analysis
11 8 (3.04%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.04%) Open Source
11 8 (3.04%) SOA
12 7 (2.66%) BDD
12 7 (2.66%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 122 (46.39%) C#
2 66 (25.10%) SQL
3 63 (23.95%) Java
4 59 (22.43%) JavaScript
5 58 (22.05%) C++
6 20 (7.60%) C
6 20 (7.60%) PHP
7 18 (6.84%) VB.NET
8 11 (4.18%) Python
9 6 (2.28%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.52%) Perl
10 4 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.14%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.14%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.14%) R
12 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.38%) Ruby
13 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 135 (51.33%) Degree
2 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.28%) MCP
4 3 (1.14%) HND
5 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.76%) MCSE
5 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) ISEB
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.70%) QA
2 7 (2.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.14%) Docker
2 3 (1.14%) Squid
3 1 (0.38%) Postfix
Vendors
1 47 (17.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.42%) HP
3 7 (2.66%) Oracle
4 6 (2.28%) Fujitsu
5 5 (1.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.76%) LexisNexis
6 2 (0.76%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco
7 1 (0.38%) Google
7 1 (0.38%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + pension + 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
Telford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 27 days ago