Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate Software Developer was £22,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Graduate Software Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 282 323
Rank change year-on-year +38 +41 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate Software Developer 48 42 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.44% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 47 42 30
West Midlands median annual salary £22,500 £24,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £20,850
90th Percentile £30,450 £27,425 £32,500
England median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,783 9,613 11,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.61% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,838 8,073 9,151
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Graduate Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Graduate Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Software Developer in the West Midlands

Graduate Software Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate Software Developer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Graduate Software Developer in the West Midlands

Graduate Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 20 £22,000 -7.37%
Warwickshire +31 16 £22,500 -13.46% 2
Coventry +2 4 £23,750 +5.56%
Shropshire - 4 £29,500 - 1
Staffordshire +4 2 - -
Dudley - 1 £23,000 -
Solihull - 1 £27,500 -
Graduate Software Developer
England

Graduate Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Graduate Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Graduate Software Developer in the job title.

1 40 (83.33%) Degree
2 39 (81.25%) C#
3 38 (79.17%) Computer Science
4 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
5 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (39.58%) OO
7 17 (35.42%) Java
8 13 (27.08%) SaaS
9 12 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 12 (25.00%) Web Development
10 11 (22.92%) HTML
10 11 (22.92%) .NET
11 9 (18.75%) SQL
12 8 (16.67%) CSS
13 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
13 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
13 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
14 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
14 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
15 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
15 5 (10.42%) C++
15 5 (10.42%) XML
15 5 (10.42%) Python
15 5 (10.42%) MVC
16 4 (8.33%) Validation
16 4 (8.33%) Scrum
16 4 (8.33%) Web Design
16 4 (8.33%) Ruby

Graduate Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) GIS
3 2 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.17%) Android Studio
4 1 (2.08%) Log4Net
4 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 11 (22.92%) HTML
3 8 (16.67%) CSS
4 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.42%) XML
6 4 (8.33%) jQuery
6 4 (8.33%) Web Services
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (6.25%) Entity Framework
7 3 (6.25%) Google Maps API
8 2 (4.17%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (4.17%) Grails
8 2 (4.17%) SOAP
8 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.08%) LINQ
9 1 (2.08%) Node.js
9 1 (2.08%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 38 (79.17%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) OO
3 12 (25.00%) Web Development
4 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
5 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (10.42%) MVC
7 4 (8.33%) Data Validation
7 4 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (8.33%) Front End Development
7 4 (8.33%) Scrum
7 4 (8.33%) Validation
7 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 4 (8.33%) Web Design
8 3 (6.25%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.25%) Mathematics
8 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.25%) OOP
8 3 (6.25%) Physics
8 3 (6.25%) Server Management
8 3 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (81.25%) C#
2 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 17 (35.42%) Java
4 9 (18.75%) SQL
5 5 (10.42%) C++
5 5 (10.42%) Python
6 4 (8.33%) Perl
6 4 (8.33%) PHP
6 4 (8.33%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) Groovy
7 2 (4.17%) RPG
7 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 40 (83.33%) Degree
2 21 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) Master's Degree
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) DevExpress