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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 126 102 99
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 93 114 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 2.09% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 2.19% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 72 108 92
Average salary £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,550 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £26,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
5231 5194 4608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.30% 95.04% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4355 4432 3927
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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
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 12 September 2014. 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 0 29 £21,250 -5.55% 6
Warwickshire -1 15 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Worcestershire -3 13 £22,500 - 1
Staffordshire -35 7 £19,500 -2.50% 1
Coventry -19 4 £20,250 -5.81%
Solihull - 4 £29,265 - 1
Herefordshire - 4 £21,500 -
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 (75.00%) Degree
2 96 (45.28%) .NET
3 87 (41.04%) C#
4 71 (33.49%) SQL Server
5 68 (32.08%) Computer Science
6 64 (30.19%) SQL
7 53 (25.00%) HTML
8 52 (24.53%) CSS
9 48 (22.64%) ASP.NET
10 46 (21.70%) JavaScript
11 38 (17.92%) Microsoft
12 37 (17.45%) C++
12 37 (17.45%) Software Engineering
13 35 (16.51%) Java
14 34 (16.04%) MVC
15 33 (15.57%) jQuery
16 32 (15.09%) VB.NET
17 31 (14.62%) PHP
18 27 (12.74%) Mathematics
19 22 (10.38%) OO
20 21 (9.91%) XML
21 20 (9.43%) MS Excel
22 19 (8.96%) OOP
23 18 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
24 17 (8.02%) Apache
24 17 (8.02%) Visual Studio
25 16 (7.55%) T-SQL
25 16 (7.55%) Windows
25 16 (7.55%) E-Commerce
25 16 (7.55%) Web Development

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 17 (8.02%) Apache
2 14 (6.60%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.89%) WordPress
4 4 (1.89%) Node.js
5 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.94%) Drupal
Applications
1 20 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.36%) MS Office
3 4 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.42%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.42%) Stata
4 3 (1.42%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.94%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.47%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.42%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.83%) SaaS
2 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.77%) DNS
2 5 (2.36%) DHCP
3 4 (1.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (33.49%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.13%) MySQL
3 12 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.47%) OLAP
8 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (8.02%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.30%) Eclipse
3 7 (3.30%) Subversion
4 5 (2.36%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.42%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.47%) NUnit
6 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.47%) ProC
6 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.47%) Hudson
6 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
General
1 13 (6.13%) Marketing
2 8 (3.77%) Finance
3 7 (3.30%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.36%) Retail
4 5 (2.36%) Electronics
5 3 (1.42%) Advertising
5 3 (1.42%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (45.28%) .NET
2 53 (25.00%) HTML
3 52 (24.53%) CSS
4 48 (22.64%) ASP.NET
5 33 (15.57%) jQuery
6 21 (9.91%) XML
7 14 (6.60%) .NET Framework
8 11 (5.19%) Symfony
8 11 (5.19%) REST
9 10 (4.72%) Ajax
10 9 (4.25%) CSS3
10 9 (4.25%) AngularJS
11 7 (3.30%) Web Services
11 7 (3.30%) Spring
11 7 (3.30%) Hibernate
12 6 (2.83%) SOAP
12 6 (2.83%) Backbone.js
12 6 (2.83%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (2.83%) HTML5
12 6 (2.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 68 (32.08%) Computer Science
2 27 (12.74%) Mathematics
3 12 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.30%) Physics
5 7 (3.30%) Open Source
6 4 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.42%) Social Media
7 3 (1.42%) Statistics
8 2 (0.94%) User Experience
8 2 (0.94%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.55%) Windows
2 14 (6.60%) Linux
3 7 (3.30%) Android
3 7 (3.30%) UNIX
4 6 (2.83%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.83%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.36%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.42%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.47%) AIX
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.45%) Software Engineering
2 34 (16.04%) MVC
3 22 (10.38%) OO
4 19 (8.96%) OOP
5 18 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.55%) Web Development
6 16 (7.55%) E-Commerce
7 13 (6.13%) Mentoring
8 12 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (5.66%) CRM
9 10 (4.72%) SEO
10 8 (3.77%) Data Modelling
10 8 (3.77%) TDD
11 7 (3.30%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (3.30%) Security Testing
12 6 (2.83%) Project Management
12 6 (2.83%) OOD
12 6 (2.83%) Data Management
13 5 (2.36%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (41.04%) C#
2 64 (30.19%) SQL
3 46 (21.70%) JavaScript
4 37 (17.45%) C++
5 35 (16.51%) Java
6 32 (15.09%) VB.NET
7 31 (14.62%) PHP
8 16 (7.55%) T-SQL
9 11 (5.19%) C
9 11 (5.19%) VB
10 9 (4.25%) Python
11 4 (1.89%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.94%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.94%) VC++
12 2 (0.94%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.94%) VB6
13 1 (0.47%) Ruby
13 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 159 (75.00%) Degree
2 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.94%) MCSD
5 1 (0.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.94%) ISO 9000
1 2 (0.94%) TickIT
2 1 (0.47%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.36%) Squid
2 1 (0.47%) vSphere
2 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.60%) Oracle
3 6 (2.83%) Zend
4 5 (2.36%) Google
5 4 (1.89%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.42%) Adobe
7 2 (0.94%) Macromedia
8 1 (0.47%) VMware
8 1 (0.47%) SAP
8 1 (0.47%) JBoss
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