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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 122 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 121 113 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.94% 2.12% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.19% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 112 99 91
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £30,000 £23,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
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
6017 5166 4758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.33% 96.85% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 4376 3985
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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 -21 38 £25,000 - 7
Staffordshire +27 27 £24,000 +23.07% 1
Warwickshire -8 24 £27,500 +19.56% 1
Worcestershire +8 16 £24,500 +11.36% 3
Coventry +5 16 £21,500 -14.00% 1
Shropshire -15 1 £18,000 -6.49% 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 159 (75.71%) Degree
2 74 (35.24%) .NET
3 71 (33.81%) Computer Science
4 66 (31.43%) SQL
5 65 (30.95%) C#
5 65 (30.95%) JavaScript
6 58 (27.62%) Microsoft
7 57 (27.14%) C++
8 55 (26.19%) HTML
9 52 (24.76%) Java
10 43 (20.48%) Software Engineering
11 41 (19.52%) Finance
12 36 (17.14%) Web Development
13 34 (16.19%) MVC
14 33 (15.71%) PHP
14 33 (15.71%) ASP.NET
15 32 (15.24%) CSS
16 29 (13.81%) MySQL
17 28 (13.33%) Windows
18 27 (12.86%) Linux
19 26 (12.38%) Project Management
19 26 (12.38%) Open Source
20 25 (11.90%) SQL Server
20 25 (11.90%) XML
21 24 (11.43%) Mentoring
21 24 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (10.95%) Oracle
22 23 (10.95%) VB.NET
23 22 (10.48%) PL/SQL
24 21 (10.00%) C

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (7.14%) Apache
2 10 (4.76%) nginx
3 7 (3.33%) SAS
4 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.48%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.48%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (4.76%) Magento
2 5 (2.38%) SAP CS
2 5 (2.38%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.95%) IaaS
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.48%) PaaS
3 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.81%) Firewall
1 8 (3.81%) Internet
2 7 (3.33%) LAN
2 7 (3.33%) WAN
3 6 (2.86%) DHCP
3 6 (2.86%) VPN
4 5 (2.38%) DNS
5 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.48%) HTTP
6 1 (0.48%) Network Security
6 1 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.81%) MySQL
2 25 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.43%) GIS
6 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.48%) OLAP
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.38%) Mercurial
3 5 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.48%) JIRA
4 1 (0.48%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.48%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (19.52%) Finance
2 20 (9.52%) Retail
3 17 (8.10%) Games
4 16 (7.62%) Local Government
5 6 (2.86%) Automotive
5 6 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.38%) Arabic Language
6 5 (2.38%) Electronics
6 5 (2.38%) French Language
6 5 (2.38%) Portuguese Language
6 5 (2.38%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.90%) Marketing
8 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.48%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (35.24%) .NET
2 55 (26.19%) HTML
3 33 (15.71%) ASP.NET
4 32 (15.24%) CSS
5 25 (11.90%) XML
6 20 (9.52%) HTML5
7 16 (7.62%) jQuery
8 12 (5.71%) .NET Framework
8 12 (5.71%) WPF
9 11 (5.24%) JSON
9 11 (5.24%) REST
10 10 (4.76%) AngularJS
10 10 (4.76%) LAMP
10 10 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
10 10 (4.76%) MFC
10 10 (4.76%) Symfony
10 10 (4.76%) WinForms
10 10 (4.76%) Zend Framework
11 7 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 71 (33.81%) Computer Science
2 24 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (9.52%) Mathematics
4 19 (9.05%) Artificial Intelligence
5 17 (8.10%) Fat Client
5 17 (8.10%) Thin Client
6 15 (7.14%) Physics
7 12 (5.71%) Chemistry
8 11 (5.24%) Management Information System
8 11 (5.24%) Statistics
9 7 (3.33%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.38%) CUDA
10 5 (2.38%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.38%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.90%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.90%) Economics
12 2 (0.95%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.95%) EPoS
13 1 (0.48%) Photography
13 1 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.33%) Windows
2 27 (12.86%) Linux
3 16 (7.62%) Unix
4 10 (4.76%) Debian
4 10 (4.76%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.38%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.90%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.48%) Android
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.48%) Software Engineering
2 36 (17.14%) Web Development
3 34 (16.19%) MVC
4 26 (12.38%) Open Source
4 26 (12.38%) Project Management
5 24 (11.43%) Mentoring
6 18 (8.57%) Business Analysis
6 18 (8.57%) SDLC
7 17 (8.10%) OOP
7 17 (8.10%) Presales
8 16 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (7.14%) OO
10 10 (4.76%) Operations Research
11 8 (3.81%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.81%) Performance Optimisation
11 8 (3.81%) Scrum
12 7 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (2.86%) iOS Development
13 6 (2.86%) Web Application Development
14 5 (2.38%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 66 (31.43%) SQL
2 65 (30.95%) C#
2 65 (30.95%) JavaScript
3 57 (27.14%) C++
4 52 (24.76%) Java
5 33 (15.71%) PHP
6 23 (10.95%) VB.NET
7 22 (10.48%) PL/SQL
8 21 (10.00%) C
9 18 (8.57%) T-SQL
10 14 (6.67%) VB
11 11 (5.24%) VB6
11 11 (5.24%) VBScript
12 10 (4.76%) PHP 5
13 9 (4.29%) Python
14 7 (3.33%) Perl
15 2 (0.95%) Ruby
15 2 (0.95%) VBA
16 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 159 (75.71%) Degree
2 16 (7.62%) HND
2 16 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (6.19%) CCNA
5 6 (2.86%) CCNP
6 3 (1.43%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.43%) MCSD
6 3 (1.43%) MCSE
7 2 (0.95%) ISEB
8 1 (0.48%) CCSP
8 1 (0.48%) CEH
8 1 (0.48%) CFA
8 1 (0.48%) CISA
8 1 (0.48%) CISM
8 1 (0.48%) CISSP
8 1 (0.48%) GIAC
8 1 (0.48%) MCSA
8 1 (0.48%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.48%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.90%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) ISO 9000
2 2 (0.95%) TickIT
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.38%) Cygwin
1 5 (2.38%) Squid
Vendors
1 58 (27.62%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.95%) Oracle
3 10 (4.76%) Google
3 10 (4.76%) Zend
4 7 (3.33%) Cisco
5 6 (2.86%) HP
5 6 (2.86%) Juniper
6 5 (2.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.48%) Cognos
7 1 (0.48%) hybris
7 1 (0.48%) Netezza
7 1 (0.48%) New Relic
7 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.48%) Splunk
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £21000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + flexible and home working
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Capgemini
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colston Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Mobile Fun
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
KPMG Technology
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Give A Grad A Go
Salary: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago