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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 151 106 110
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 96 130 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 2.27% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 2.35% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87 115 99
Median salary £24,250 £25,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £20,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +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
5867 5536 5209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.24% 96.85% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4606 4614 4404
Median salary £38,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £24,000
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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -18 35 £24,500 -7.54% 7
Staffordshire +11 23 £23,250 +19.23% 2
Coventry +6 13 £25,000 -
Worcestershire -2 10 £24,000 -4.00% 1
Warwickshire -17 9 £27,500 +14.58%
Shropshire - 6 £18,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £21,500 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 163 (72.12%) Degree
2 83 (36.73%) .NET
3 75 (33.19%) JavaScript
4 74 (32.74%) Computer Science
5 73 (32.30%) C#
6 69 (30.53%) SQL
7 68 (30.09%) Microsoft
8 55 (24.34%) HTML
9 51 (22.57%) Java
9 51 (22.57%) C++
10 45 (19.91%) Finance
11 44 (19.47%) Software Engineering
12 43 (19.03%) Web Development
13 38 (16.81%) MySQL
14 37 (16.37%) ASP.NET
14 37 (16.37%) CSS
15 33 (14.60%) MVC
16 32 (14.16%) Project Management
17 31 (13.72%) PHP
18 29 (12.83%) Windows
19 28 (12.39%) SQL Server
20 27 (11.95%) Linux
20 27 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
21 26 (11.50%) XML
21 26 (11.50%) VB.NET
22 25 (11.06%) Retail
22 25 (11.06%) MS Excel
22 25 (11.06%) Mentoring
22 25 (11.06%) Mathematics
23 24 (10.62%) 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 17 (7.52%) Apache
2 12 (5.31%) nginx
3 8 (3.54%) SAS
4 4 (1.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.88%) Confluence
5 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.33%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.44%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (4.42%) Magento
2 5 (2.21%) SAP CS
2 5 (2.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) GitHub
3 1 (0.44%) IaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.98%) Firewall
2 7 (3.10%) LAN
2 7 (3.10%) WAN
3 6 (2.65%) DHCP
3 6 (2.65%) VPN
4 5 (2.21%) DNS
5 3 (1.33%) Internet
5 3 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.88%) Network Security
7 1 (0.44%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.44%) HTTP
7 1 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.81%) MySQL
2 28 (12.39%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.54%) GIS
4 8 (3.54%) Spatial Data
5 5 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.88%) OrientDB
7 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.44%) MS Access
8 1 (0.44%) OLAP
8 1 (0.44%) OLTP
8 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.44%) QlikView
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (7.08%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.75%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.77%) Mercurial
3 4 (1.77%) Subversion
4 3 (1.33%) JIRA
5 2 (0.88%) Babel
5 2 (0.88%) Gradle
5 2 (0.88%) Grunt
5 2 (0.88%) Maven
5 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.44%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.44%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (19.91%) Finance
2 25 (11.06%) Retail
3 20 (8.85%) Games
4 18 (7.96%) Local Government
5 9 (3.98%) Marketing
6 5 (2.21%) Automotive
7 4 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.88%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.88%) Electronics
8 2 (0.88%) French Language
8 2 (0.88%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.88%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (36.73%) .NET
2 55 (24.34%) HTML
3 37 (16.37%) ASP.NET
3 37 (16.37%) CSS
4 26 (11.50%) XML
5 24 (10.62%) HTML5
6 18 (7.96%) jQuery
7 12 (5.31%) AngularJS
7 12 (5.31%) WPF
8 11 (4.87%) JSON
8 11 (4.87%) REST
8 11 (4.87%) Symfony
8 11 (4.87%) WinForms
9 10 (4.42%) LAMP
9 10 (4.42%) LEMP Stack
9 10 (4.42%) MFC
9 10 (4.42%) Zend Framework
10 9 (3.98%) .NET Framework
11 8 (3.54%) CSS3
12 6 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (32.74%) Computer Science
2 27 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (11.06%) Mathematics
4 21 (9.29%) Artificial Intelligence
4 21 (9.29%) Physics
5 16 (7.08%) Fat Client
5 16 (7.08%) Thin Client
6 12 (5.31%) Chemistry
6 12 (5.31%) Management Information System
6 12 (5.31%) Statistics
7 11 (4.87%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.21%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.77%) CUDA
9 4 (1.77%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.88%) EPoS
12 1 (0.44%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.44%) Economics
12 1 (0.44%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.83%) Windows
2 27 (11.95%) Linux
3 15 (6.64%) Unix
4 11 (4.87%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.42%) Debian
5 10 (4.42%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.21%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.44%) Android
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.47%) Software Engineering
2 43 (19.03%) Web Development
3 33 (14.60%) MVC
4 32 (14.16%) Project Management
5 25 (11.06%) Mentoring
6 23 (10.18%) Open Source
7 20 (8.85%) Presales
8 18 (7.96%) Business Analysis
8 18 (7.96%) SDLC
9 17 (7.52%) OO
9 17 (7.52%) OOP
10 14 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (4.87%) iOS Development
11 11 (4.87%) Operations Research
12 9 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (2.65%) E-Commerce
13 6 (2.65%) Scrum
13 6 (2.65%) Time Management
14 5 (2.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (1.77%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 75 (33.19%) JavaScript
2 73 (32.30%) C#
3 69 (30.53%) SQL
4 51 (22.57%) C++
4 51 (22.57%) Java
5 31 (13.72%) PHP
6 26 (11.50%) VB.NET
7 21 (9.29%) T-SQL
8 16 (7.08%) PL/SQL
9 12 (5.31%) C
10 10 (4.42%) PHP 5
10 10 (4.42%) VB
11 7 (3.10%) Python
12 5 (2.21%) Perl
12 5 (2.21%) VB6
12 5 (2.21%) VBScript
13 4 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.33%) Ruby
15 2 (0.88%) Groovy
15 2 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 163 (72.12%) Degree
2 17 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (7.08%) HND
4 12 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.87%) CCNA
6 5 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.21%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.77%) CCNP
8 3 (1.33%) MCSD
9 1 (0.44%) CCSP
9 1 (0.44%) CEH
9 1 (0.44%) CFA
9 1 (0.44%) CISA
9 1 (0.44%) CISM
9 1 (0.44%) CISSP
9 1 (0.44%) ECDL
9 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.44%) MCSE
9 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.77%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) TickIT
2 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.77%) Cygwin
2 3 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.88%) Docker
3 2 (0.88%) Squid
3 2 (0.88%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.88%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (30.09%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.41%) Oracle
3 10 (4.42%) Google
3 10 (4.42%) Zend
4 8 (3.54%) Cisco
5 6 (2.65%) Juniper
6 5 (2.21%) HP
6 5 (2.21%) SAP
7 2 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.44%) Cognos
8 1 (0.44%) hybris
8 1 (0.44%) Netezza
8 1 (0.44%) New Relic
8 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.44%) Splunk
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford
EMBS
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Amazing Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago