The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire 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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 32 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 11 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 4.60% 3.40% 6.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.66% 3.45% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 11
Average salary £24,000 £21,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.94% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Graduate
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Worcestershire 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
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
236 232 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 98.74% 98.72% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 217 219 181
Average salary £31,500 £36,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.69% +10.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Graduate
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate across the Worcestershire region.

Graduate Salary Trend in Worcestershire

Graduate
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
Malvern -3 2 £26,000 +15.55%
Worcester +4 1 £21,500 +2.38%
Redditch -12 1 £20,000 -32.20%
Bromsgrove - 1 £25,000 -
Graduate
West Midlands

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 19 (70.37%) Degree
2 16 (59.26%) C#
3 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 13 (48.15%) .NET
4 13 (48.15%) Computer Science
5 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
5 11 (40.74%) C++
5 11 (40.74%) HTML
5 11 (40.74%) CSS
6 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
7 8 (29.63%) OO
8 7 (25.93%) Java
8 7 (25.93%) SQL
8 7 (25.93%) MVC
8 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
9 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
9 6 (22.22%) Physics
9 6 (22.22%) PHP
9 6 (22.22%) XML
10 5 (18.52%) UML
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
10 5 (18.52%) Project Management
10 5 (18.52%) Project Planning
10 5 (18.52%) Requirements Management
10 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (14.81%) Web Development
11 4 (14.81%) jQuery
11 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
11 4 (14.81%) VB.NET

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Drupal
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) CruiseControl
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Hudson
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) .NET
2 11 (40.74%) HTML
2 11 (40.74%) CSS
3 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
4 6 (22.22%) XML
5 4 (14.81%) jQuery
6 3 (11.11%) Ajax
7 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.70%) Flash
8 1 (3.70%) MFC
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.70%) HTML5
8 1 (3.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Computer Science
2 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 6 (22.22%) Physics
3 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) User Experience
5 1 (3.70%) Social Media
5 1 (3.70%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) OO
2 7 (25.93%) MVC
2 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
3 5 (18.52%) Requirements Management
3 5 (18.52%) Project Planning
3 5 (18.52%) UML
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.81%) Web Development
5 3 (11.11%) SEO
6 1 (3.70%) Scrum
6 1 (3.70%) Web Design
6 1 (3.70%) OOP
6 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C#
2 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 11 (40.74%) C++
4 7 (25.93%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) PHP
6 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
7 2 (7.41%) C
8 1 (3.70%) VBScript
8 1 (3.70%) Perl
8 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
8 1 (3.70%) VC++
8 1 (3.70%) Python
8 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.11%) MCSD
3 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9000
1 1 (3.70%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
1 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe
2 1 (3.70%) Macromedia
2 1 (3.70%) VMware