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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 138 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 107 118 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 2.23% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.30% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 100 106 104
Median salary £24,000 £24,500 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.04% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,500 £17,300
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
5986 5141 4993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.38% 97.15% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4723 4302 4212
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -7 48 £24,500 -2.00% 4
Staffordshire +16 25 £24,500 +22.50% 2
Warwickshire -8 15 £27,500 +12.24% 1
Worcestershire -5 10 £24,000 -4.00% 3
Coventry -6 8 £21,500 -14.00%
Shropshire - 2 £18,000 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 160 (75.83%) Degree
2 74 (35.07%) .NET
3 70 (33.18%) JavaScript
4 67 (31.75%) Computer Science
5 66 (31.28%) C#
6 64 (30.33%) Microsoft
7 62 (29.38%) SQL
8 54 (25.59%) HTML
9 49 (23.22%) C++
10 46 (21.80%) Java
11 44 (20.85%) Finance
12 40 (18.96%) Software Engineering
13 39 (18.48%) Web Development
14 35 (16.59%) CSS
15 34 (16.11%) MySQL
16 33 (15.64%) ASP.NET
16 33 (15.64%) MVC
17 31 (14.69%) Project Management
18 30 (14.22%) PHP
19 27 (12.80%) Linux
20 26 (12.32%) XML
20 26 (12.32%) Mentoring
21 25 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
21 25 (11.85%) Windows
22 24 (11.37%) SQL Server
23 23 (10.90%) Open Source
23 23 (10.90%) VB.NET
23 23 (10.90%) MS Excel
24 22 (10.43%) Retail
24 22 (10.43%) HTML5

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 (7.11%) Apache
2 12 (5.69%) nginx
3 8 (3.79%) SAS
4 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.47%) Confluence
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (5.21%) Magento
2 5 (2.37%) SAP CS
2 5 (2.37%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) GitHub
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.27%) Firewall
2 7 (3.32%) LAN
2 7 (3.32%) VPN
2 7 (3.32%) WAN
3 4 (1.90%) DHCP
3 4 (1.90%) Internet
4 3 (1.42%) DNS
5 2 (0.95%) Network Security
5 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.47%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.47%) HTTP
6 1 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.11%) MySQL
2 24 (11.37%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.64%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.32%) GIS
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.47%) MS Access
7 1 (0.47%) OLAP
7 1 (0.47%) OLTP
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.47%) OrientDB
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (8.53%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.16%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.37%) Mercurial
3 5 (2.37%) Subversion
4 2 (0.95%) JIRA
5 1 (0.47%) Babel
5 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.47%) Gradle
5 1 (0.47%) Grunt
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.47%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (20.85%) Finance
2 22 (10.43%) Retail
3 18 (8.53%) Games
3 18 (8.53%) Local Government
4 8 (3.79%) Marketing
5 6 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.37%) Automotive
7 4 (1.90%) Electronics
8 3 (1.42%) Arabic Language
8 3 (1.42%) French Language
8 3 (1.42%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (1.42%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (35.07%) .NET
2 54 (25.59%) HTML
3 35 (16.59%) CSS
4 33 (15.64%) ASP.NET
5 26 (12.32%) XML
6 22 (10.43%) HTML5
7 18 (8.53%) jQuery
8 12 (5.69%) JSON
8 12 (5.69%) REST
8 12 (5.69%) Symfony
8 12 (5.69%) WPF
9 11 (5.21%) AngularJS
9 11 (5.21%) LAMP
9 11 (5.21%) LEMP Stack
9 11 (5.21%) WinForms
9 11 (5.21%) Zend Framework
10 10 (4.74%) MFC
11 9 (4.27%) .NET Framework
12 6 (2.84%) CSS3
12 6 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 67 (31.75%) Computer Science
2 25 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (9.95%) Mathematics
4 19 (9.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 17 (8.06%) Fat Client
5 17 (8.06%) Thin Client
6 16 (7.58%) Physics
7 12 (5.69%) Chemistry
7 12 (5.69%) Management Information System
7 12 (5.69%) Statistics
8 10 (4.74%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.37%) CUDA
9 5 (2.37%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.90%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.42%) Economics
12 2 (0.95%) EPoS
13 1 (0.47%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.47%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.80%) Linux
2 25 (11.85%) Windows
3 15 (7.11%) Unix
4 11 (5.21%) Debian
4 11 (5.21%) Ubuntu
5 10 (4.74%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.37%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.96%) Software Engineering
2 39 (18.48%) Web Development
3 33 (15.64%) MVC
4 31 (14.69%) Project Management
5 26 (12.32%) Mentoring
6 23 (10.90%) Open Source
7 19 (9.00%) Presales
8 18 (8.53%) Business Analysis
8 18 (8.53%) SDLC
9 17 (8.06%) OOP
10 14 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (5.69%) OO
12 11 (5.21%) Operations Research
13 10 (4.74%) iOS Development
14 8 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (3.32%) E-Commerce
16 6 (2.84%) Scrum
17 5 (2.37%) Parallel Programming
17 5 (2.37%) Time Management
17 5 (2.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (33.18%) JavaScript
2 66 (31.28%) C#
3 62 (29.38%) SQL
4 49 (23.22%) C++
5 46 (21.80%) Java
6 30 (14.22%) PHP
7 23 (10.90%) VB.NET
8 18 (8.53%) T-SQL
9 17 (8.06%) PL/SQL
10 15 (7.11%) C
11 11 (5.21%) PHP 5
11 11 (5.21%) VB
12 7 (3.32%) Python
13 6 (2.84%) Perl
13 6 (2.84%) VB6
13 6 (2.84%) VBScript
14 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.95%) Ruby
15 2 (0.95%) VBA
16 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 160 (75.83%) Degree
2 16 (7.58%) HND
3 15 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.64%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.16%) CCNA
6 5 (2.37%) CCNP
7 3 (1.42%) MCSD
8 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.47%) CCSP
9 1 (0.47%) CISA
9 1 (0.47%) CISSP
9 1 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.47%) ISACA
9 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.47%) MCSE
9 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.47%) SANS
9 1 (0.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (2.37%) Cygwin
2 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.42%) Squid
3 1 (0.47%) Docker
3 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.47%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (30.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.00%) Oracle
3 11 (5.21%) Google
3 11 (5.21%) Zend
4 8 (3.79%) Cisco
5 7 (3.32%) Juniper
6 6 (2.84%) HP
7 5 (2.37%) SAP
8 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.47%) Cognos
8 1 (0.47%) hybris
8 1 (0.47%) Netezza
8 1 (0.47%) New Relic
8 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.47%) Splunk
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 to 27,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Automation Resource Consultants
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago