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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 124 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 93 106 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.94% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.04% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 70 99 91
Average salary £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £18,100
10% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £26,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
5263 5185 4522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 94.74% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4363 4380 3885
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 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 24 £21,000 -6.66% 3
Warwickshire +10 20 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Worcestershire +3 12 £22,000 -4.34% 1
Staffordshire -25 8 £19,500 -2.50%
Solihull - 5 £29,265 - 1
Coventry -13 4 £22,500 +5.88%
Herefordshire - 4 £21,500 - 1
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 160 (73.39%) Degree
2 102 (46.79%) .NET
3 95 (43.58%) C#
4 73 (33.49%) SQL Server
5 65 (29.82%) Computer Science
6 63 (28.90%) SQL
7 56 (25.69%) HTML
8 55 (25.23%) CSS
9 51 (23.39%) ASP.NET
10 43 (19.72%) JavaScript
10 43 (19.72%) jQuery
11 41 (18.81%) Microsoft
12 39 (17.89%) C++
13 36 (16.51%) Java
13 36 (16.51%) Software Engineering
14 35 (16.06%) PHP
15 32 (14.68%) MVC
16 29 (13.30%) VB.NET
17 26 (11.93%) Mathematics
18 25 (11.47%) OOP
19 24 (11.01%) MS Excel
20 23 (10.55%) OO
21 21 (9.63%) Windows
22 20 (9.17%) XML
23 19 (8.72%) T-SQL
24 18 (8.26%) Oracle
24 18 (8.26%) Apache
24 18 (8.26%) E-Commerce
24 18 (8.26%) Web Development
25 17 (7.80%) .NET Framework

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 18 (8.26%) Apache
2 13 (5.96%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.83%) WordPress
4 4 (1.83%) Node.js
5 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.92%) Drupal
6 1 (0.46%) nginx
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.29%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.83%) MS Office
4 3 (1.38%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.38%) Stata
5 2 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.92%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.38%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.67%) DNS
2 5 (2.29%) DHCP
2 5 (2.29%) Internet
3 3 (1.38%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.92%) HTTP
5 1 (0.46%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (33.49%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.42%) MySQL
3 12 (5.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.75%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.75%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.67%) TeamCity
4 7 (3.21%) Subversion
5 6 (2.75%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.29%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.46%) NUnit
7 1 (0.46%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.46%) Maven
7 1 (0.46%) ProC
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.46%) Hudson
7 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (5.96%) Marketing
2 8 (3.67%) Finance
3 7 (3.21%) Electronics
3 7 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.75%) Retail
5 3 (1.38%) Games
6 2 (0.92%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (46.79%) .NET
2 56 (25.69%) HTML
3 55 (25.23%) CSS
4 51 (23.39%) ASP.NET
5 43 (19.72%) jQuery
6 20 (9.17%) XML
7 17 (7.80%) .NET Framework
8 14 (6.42%) Symfony
8 14 (6.42%) REST
9 13 (5.96%) CSS3
9 13 (5.96%) Ajax
10 9 (4.13%) SOAP
10 9 (4.13%) HTML5
11 8 (3.67%) AngularJS
12 7 (3.21%) Web Services
13 6 (2.75%) Spring
13 6 (2.75%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.75%) Backbone.js
13 6 (2.75%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (2.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 65 (29.82%) Computer Science
2 26 (11.93%) Mathematics
3 13 (5.96%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.21%) Open Source
5 5 (2.29%) Physics
6 4 (1.83%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.38%) Statistics
8 2 (0.92%) Social Media
8 2 (0.92%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.46%) Replication
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.63%) Windows
2 16 (7.34%) Linux
3 9 (4.13%) Android
4 8 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.21%) UNIX
6 6 (2.75%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.46%) AIX
8 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.51%) Software Engineering
2 32 (14.68%) MVC
3 25 (11.47%) OOP
4 23 (10.55%) OO
5 18 (8.26%) E-Commerce
5 18 (8.26%) Web Development
6 15 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (5.96%) CRM
8 12 (5.50%) TDD
9 9 (4.13%) SEO
10 8 (3.67%) Automated Testing
11 7 (3.21%) Security Testing
11 7 (3.21%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (3.21%) Data Modelling
11 7 (3.21%) Ethical Hacking
12 6 (2.75%) Data Management
12 6 (2.75%) OOD
12 6 (2.75%) Unit Testing
13 5 (2.29%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (43.58%) C#
2 63 (28.90%) SQL
3 43 (19.72%) JavaScript
4 39 (17.89%) C++
5 36 (16.51%) Java
6 35 (16.06%) PHP
7 29 (13.30%) VB.NET
8 19 (8.72%) T-SQL
9 12 (5.50%) C
10 11 (5.05%) VB
11 10 (4.59%) Python
12 5 (2.29%) VB6
13 4 (1.83%) Assembly Language
14 3 (1.38%) VC++
15 2 (0.92%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.92%) ActionScript 3.0
16 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.46%) Ruby
16 1 (0.46%) PHP5
16 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 160 (73.39%) Degree
2 8 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.92%) MCSD
5 1 (0.46%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.38%) ISO 9000
1 3 (1.38%) TickIT
2 1 (0.46%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.29%) Squid
2 1 (0.46%) vSphere
2 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.26%) Oracle
3 6 (2.75%) Zend
4 5 (2.29%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.83%) Google
6 3 (1.38%) Adobe
7 2 (0.92%) Macromedia
7 2 (0.92%) Facebook
7 2 (0.92%) Twitter
8 1 (0.46%) VMware
8 1 (0.46%) SAP
8 1 (0.46%) JBoss
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