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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 146 113 122
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 69 97 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.96% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 2.06% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 66 92 67
Average salary £21,000 £20,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,250 £17,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
5200 4712 4592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 94.98% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4614 3983 4031
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 -11 18 £20,750 -2.35% 3
Warwickshire -5 16 £21,500 +19.44% 2
Staffordshire -21 13 £21,000 +5.00% 2
Solihull - 8 £20,000 -
Worcestershire +17 7 £21,500 -7.52% 1
Dudley -5 1 £21,000 -16.00%
Coventry -16 1 £18,500 -17.77%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 113 (68.90%) Degree
2 86 (52.44%) .NET
3 68 (41.46%) SQL
4 65 (39.63%) HTML
5 64 (39.02%) C#
6 56 (34.15%) JavaScript
7 52 (31.71%) Computer Science
8 51 (31.10%) SQL Server
9 50 (30.49%) VB.NET
10 41 (25.00%) CSS
11 40 (24.39%) ASP.NET
12 32 (19.51%) MVC
13 24 (14.63%) Software Engineering
13 24 (14.63%) Java
13 24 (14.63%) C++
14 23 (14.02%) PHP
14 23 (14.02%) jQuery
15 19 (11.59%) Microsoft
16 17 (10.37%) Visual Studio
16 17 (10.37%) Finance
17 16 (9.76%) Mathematics
17 16 (9.76%) XML
18 14 (8.54%) CRM
19 12 (7.32%) VB
19 12 (7.32%) Manufacturing
20 11 (6.71%) .NET Framework
20 11 (6.71%) MS Excel
21 10 (6.10%) Web Development
21 10 (6.10%) Marketing
21 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (6.10%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.88%) Apache
3 5 (3.05%) WordPress
4 4 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.22%) JBoss
5 2 (1.22%) Drupal
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.61%) Node.js
6 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.61%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.22%) MS Office
3 2 (1.22%) Stata
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.44%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.66%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.44%) DNS
2 2 (1.22%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.61%) Firewall
3 1 (0.61%) DHCP
3 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (31.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.27%) MySQL
3 3 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.22%) OLAP
5 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (10.37%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.27%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.66%) Subversion
4 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.22%) Hudson
5 2 (1.22%) Maven
5 2 (1.22%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.61%) Ant
6 1 (0.61%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (10.37%) Finance
2 12 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.10%) Marketing
4 5 (3.05%) Retail
5 4 (2.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (52.44%) .NET
2 65 (39.63%) HTML
3 41 (25.00%) CSS
4 40 (24.39%) ASP.NET
5 23 (14.02%) jQuery
6 16 (9.76%) XML
7 11 (6.71%) .NET Framework
8 9 (5.49%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.88%) HTML5
9 8 (4.88%) Hibernate
10 7 (4.27%) Spring
11 6 (3.66%) JSON
11 6 (3.66%) REST
11 6 (3.66%) Symfony
11 6 (3.66%) Backbone.js
11 6 (3.66%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (3.66%) Ember.js
11 6 (3.66%) Underscore.js
12 4 (2.44%) Sass
12 4 (2.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 52 (31.71%) Computer Science
2 16 (9.76%) Mathematics
3 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.27%) Open Source
5 6 (3.66%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.66%) Physics
6 2 (1.22%) Social Media
6 2 (1.22%) Statistics
7 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.61%) PMI
7 1 (0.61%) GIS
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.88%) Linux
2 7 (4.27%) Windows
3 6 (3.66%) Ubuntu
3 6 (3.66%) Android
4 3 (1.83%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.83%) UNIX
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.51%) MVC
2 24 (14.63%) Software Engineering
3 14 (8.54%) CRM
4 10 (6.10%) Web Development
5 9 (5.49%) Project Management
5 9 (5.49%) Mentoring
6 8 (4.88%) Coaching
6 8 (4.88%) OO
6 8 (4.88%) Data Modelling
6 8 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.27%) OOP
8 6 (3.66%) OOD
8 6 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.05%) UML
9 5 (3.05%) CAD
9 5 (3.05%) SEO
9 5 (3.05%) Pay per click
9 5 (3.05%) Requirements Management
9 5 (3.05%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.05%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 68 (41.46%) SQL
2 64 (39.02%) C#
3 56 (34.15%) JavaScript
4 50 (30.49%) VB.NET
5 24 (14.63%) C++
5 24 (14.63%) Java
6 23 (14.02%) PHP
7 12 (7.32%) VB
8 8 (4.88%) VBA
9 6 (3.66%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.44%) Python
11 3 (1.83%) Perl
11 3 (1.83%) C
12 2 (1.22%) VBScript
12 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.61%) COBOL
13 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (68.90%) Degree
2 3 (1.83%) MCSD
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.61%) HND
3 1 (0.61%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) vSphere
2 2 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.61%) Squid
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.66%) Google
2 6 (3.66%) Zend
3 3 (1.83%) VMware
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle
4 2 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (0.61%) Mapinfo
5 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
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