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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
England / West Midlands
Rank 99 137 165
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 121 85 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.48% 1.63% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 1.69% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 115 80 53
Median salary £27,500 £25,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £20,000 £18,600
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%

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
4756 5039 4851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.42% 96.55% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3770 4205 4253
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +22 53 £27,500 -5.17% 5
Warwickshire +28 15 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Worcestershire -15 13 £23,000 -8.00% 3
Coventry +12 11 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Staffordshire -5 11 £25,000 - 1
Shropshire -4 8 £22,500 -22.41%
Solihull -8 4 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £22,750 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 126 (52.72%) Degree
2 111 (46.44%) C#
3 86 (35.98%) .NET
4 75 (31.38%) Computer Science
5 60 (25.10%) HTML
5 60 (25.10%) Java
6 55 (23.01%) JavaScript
6 55 (23.01%) CSS
7 49 (20.50%) ASP.NET
8 47 (19.67%) C++
9 46 (19.25%) OOP
10 45 (18.83%) Mathematics
11 44 (18.41%) SQL
12 40 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (16.32%) MVC
14 35 (14.64%) Web Development
15 33 (13.81%) Microsoft
16 30 (12.55%) Linux
16 30 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (12.13%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (12.13%) Finance
18 28 (11.72%) Windows
19 27 (11.30%) TDD
20 26 (10.88%) SQL Server
20 26 (10.88%) Games
21 25 (10.46%) OO
21 25 (10.46%) Physics
22 23 (9.62%) Visual Studio
23 19 (7.95%) C
23 19 (7.95%) Windows 10

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 9 (3.77%) Apache
2 5 (2.09%) CMS
2 5 (2.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.26%) WordPress
4 2 (0.84%) Drupal
4 2 (0.84%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.84%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.42%) JBoss
5 1 (0.42%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.42%) nginx
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.42%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (3.35%) MS Office
2 7 (2.93%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.09%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Magento
1 2 (0.84%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.18%) SaaS
3 5 (2.09%) GitHub
4 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.42%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.44%) DNS
2 9 (3.77%) DHCP
3 7 (2.93%) VPN
4 6 (2.51%) 802.11
5 1 (0.42%) FTP
5 1 (0.42%) HTTP
5 1 (0.42%) Internet
5 1 (0.42%) LAN
5 1 (0.42%) SSL
5 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.44%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.77%) MySQL
4 8 (3.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.51%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.51%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.09%) Redis
7 4 (1.67%) Big Data
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (9.62%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.02%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.02%) JIRA
3 5 (2.09%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.09%) Subversion
4 3 (1.26%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.84%) PROIV
6 1 (0.42%) LabVIEW
General
1 29 (12.13%) Finance
2 26 (10.88%) Games
3 16 (6.69%) Marketing
4 7 (2.93%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.51%) Legal
6 5 (2.09%) Electronics
7 2 (0.84%) Arabic Language
7 2 (0.84%) Back Office
7 2 (0.84%) French Language
7 2 (0.84%) Law
7 2 (0.84%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (0.84%) Publishing
7 2 (0.84%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (35.98%) .NET
2 60 (25.10%) HTML
3 55 (23.01%) CSS
4 49 (20.50%) ASP.NET
5 29 (12.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (5.86%) J2EE
7 13 (5.44%) HTML5
7 13 (5.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (5.44%) Web Services
8 12 (5.02%) AngularJS
8 12 (5.02%) XML
9 9 (3.77%) Ajax
9 9 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (3.77%) WPF
10 8 (3.35%) jQuery
11 6 (2.51%) 802.1X
12 5 (2.09%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.09%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (1.67%) Entity Framework
13 4 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (31.38%) Computer Science
2 45 (18.83%) Mathematics
3 30 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (10.46%) Physics
5 13 (5.44%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.09%) Mobile Games
7 4 (1.67%) Economics
7 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.26%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.26%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.26%) iPad
9 2 (0.84%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (0.84%) Psychology
10 1 (0.42%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.42%) Life Science
10 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.42%) Social Media
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.55%) Linux
2 28 (11.72%) Windows
3 19 (7.95%) Windows 10
4 11 (4.60%) Unix
4 11 (4.60%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.93%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.51%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.51%) Windows Vista
7 5 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.25%) OOP
2 40 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (16.32%) MVC
4 35 (14.64%) Web Development
5 27 (11.30%) TDD
6 25 (10.46%) OO
7 17 (7.11%) Software Engineering
8 15 (6.28%) Game Development
9 13 (5.44%) BDD
9 13 (5.44%) Project Management
10 10 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (4.18%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (3.35%) SOA
13 7 (2.93%) Data Analysis
14 6 (2.51%) Business Analysis
14 6 (2.51%) Problem Management
14 6 (2.51%) Process Improvement
14 6 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (2.51%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 111 (46.44%) C#
2 60 (25.10%) Java
3 55 (23.01%) JavaScript
4 47 (19.67%) C++
5 44 (18.41%) SQL
6 19 (7.95%) C
7 17 (7.11%) Python
8 16 (6.69%) PHP
9 15 (6.28%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.67%) Perl
10 4 (1.67%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.26%) R
12 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.84%) Ruby
13 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (52.72%) Degree
2 6 (2.51%) MCP
2 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.09%) HND
4 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.84%) MCSE
5 1 (0.42%) ISEB
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.28%) QA
2 6 (2.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.26%) Docker
2 3 (1.26%) Squid
3 1 (0.42%) Postfix
Vendors
1 33 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.77%) HP
3 6 (2.51%) Fujitsu
4 5 (2.09%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.67%) Oracle
6 2 (0.84%) IBM
6 2 (0.84%) LexisNexis
6 2 (0.84%) SAP
7 1 (0.42%) Google
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Excellent Starting Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £21,999 per annum £19000 - £21000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago