Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Graduate
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 136 97
Rank change year-on-year +45 -39 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 310 253 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.09% 2.21% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 2.30% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 297 272 309
West Midlands median annual salary £26,000 £24,250 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.22% -3.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,500
England median annual salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +2.04%

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 9662 11010 10558
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.17% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7945 8725 8776
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Graduate in the West Midlands

Graduate
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Graduate in the West Midlands

Graduate
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +22 117 £27,500 - 4
Warwickshire +42 85 £25,000 +11.11% 3
Coventry +17 34 £22,500 -
Staffordshire +17 29 £25,000 +6.38%
Wolverhampton +11 21 £26,000 +30.00%
Halesowen -32 11 £20,000 -4.76% 1
Worcestershire -23 5 £20,500 -25.45%
Solihull -6 2 £27,500 +22.22% 2
Sutton Coldfield +10 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Shropshire -15 1 £20,000 -11.11%
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Graduate job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 154 (49.68%) C#
2 120 (38.71%) Degree
3 113 (36.45%) .NET
4 83 (26.77%) Java
5 82 (26.45%) SQL
6 76 (24.52%) JavaScript
7 75 (24.19%) Computer Science
8 65 (20.97%) ASP.NET
9 58 (18.71%) Microsoft
10 57 (18.39%) C++
11 55 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (17.42%) SQL Server
13 52 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
14 48 (15.48%) Mathematics
15 47 (15.16%) MVC
16 45 (14.52%) Python
17 44 (14.19%) AngularJS
17 44 (14.19%) Computer Science Degree
18 41 (13.23%) Finance
18 41 (13.23%) Physics
19 39 (12.58%) CSS
20 35 (11.29%) TDD
20 35 (11.29%) OOP
20 35 (11.29%) HTML
21 32 (10.32%) Marketing
22 31 (10.00%) Test Automation
23 28 (9.03%) Software Engineering
23 28 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
24 26 (8.39%) ITIL
25 25 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure

Graduate 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.94%) SAS
2 4 (1.29%) Confluence
3 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.97%) SPSS
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.32%) Simulink
4 1 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.48%) SAP EWM
2 5 (1.61%) Magento
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.32%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.26%) Bluemix
3 7 (2.26%) IaaS
3 7 (2.26%) IBM Cloud
3 7 (2.26%) PaaS
4 6 (1.94%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.32%) GitHub
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.97%) Hyperconnected
1 3 (0.97%) Internet
1 3 (0.97%) SMS
2 1 (0.32%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (0.32%) Firewall
2 1 (0.32%) Network Security
2 1 (0.32%) WAN
2 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.42%) MySQL
3 17 (5.48%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.55%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.90%) Big Data
6 8 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.26%) CouchDB
7 7 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.61%) SSDT
9 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.97%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.32%) GIS
12 1 (0.32%) Power BI
12 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.32%) Riak
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (6.45%) JIRA
2 13 (4.19%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.26%) JSUnit
3 7 (2.26%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.94%) Subversion
5 4 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.29%) Maven
6 3 (0.97%) Moq
6 3 (0.97%) MSTest
6 3 (0.97%) NUnit
6 3 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.65%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.32%) CANoe
8 1 (0.32%) gulp
General
1 41 (13.23%) Finance
2 32 (10.32%) Marketing
3 15 (4.84%) Games
4 8 (2.58%) Electronics
4 8 (2.58%) Retail
5 6 (1.94%) Automotive
6 2 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.32%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (36.45%) .NET
2 65 (20.97%) ASP.NET
3 44 (14.19%) AngularJS
4 39 (12.58%) CSS
5 35 (11.29%) HTML
6 28 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (6.77%) J2EE
7 21 (6.77%) XML
8 14 (4.52%) Node.js
8 14 (4.52%) WPF
9 8 (2.58%) jQuery
10 7 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (2.26%) LESS
10 7 (2.26%) Middleware
11 6 (1.94%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.94%) WCF
12 5 (1.61%) Akka
12 5 (1.61%) Reactive Extensions
12 5 (1.61%) SignalR
12 5 (1.61%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 75 (24.19%) Computer Science
2 52 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.55%) BBC
4 10 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.58%) User Experience
6 7 (2.26%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.61%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.29%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.97%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.65%) PlayStation
11 1 (0.32%) Animation
11 1 (0.32%) Infotainment
11 1 (0.32%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.10%) Linux
2 11 (3.55%) Android
2 11 (3.55%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.48%) Mathematics
3 47 (15.16%) MVC
4 41 (13.23%) Physics
5 35 (11.29%) OOP
5 35 (11.29%) TDD
6 31 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 28 (9.03%) Software Engineering
8 26 (8.39%) ITIL
9 24 (7.74%) BDD
9 24 (7.74%) Knowledge Management
10 20 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (6.45%) OO
10 20 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 19 (6.13%) Configuration Management
12 18 (5.81%) SDLC
13 16 (5.16%) Analytics
13 16 (5.16%) E-Commerce
13 16 (5.16%) Web Development
14 13 (4.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 154 (49.68%) C#
2 83 (26.77%) Java
3 82 (26.45%) SQL
4 76 (24.52%) JavaScript
5 57 (18.39%) C++
6 45 (14.52%) Python
7 17 (5.48%) ABAP
8 15 (4.84%) PHP
8 15 (4.84%) R
9 12 (3.87%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.58%) F#
12 7 (2.26%) C
12 7 (2.26%) Perl
13 6 (1.94%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.61%) VBA
14 5 (1.61%) XAML
15 3 (0.97%) Ruby
16 2 (0.65%) Delphi
16 2 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 120 (38.71%) Degree
2 44 (14.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.90%) PhD
4 4 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CCNA
6 1 (0.32%) CCNP
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.32%) HND
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.48%) QA
2 9 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) Ansible
1 4 (1.29%) Puppet
2 3 (0.97%) Kibana
Vendors
1 58 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.13%) SAP
3 17 (5.48%) Remedy
4 15 (4.84%) Oracle
5 13 (4.19%) IBM
6 8 (2.58%) Cognos
6 8 (2.58%) Xamarin
7 6 (1.94%) Apple
8 5 (1.61%) Google
9 3 (0.97%) Greenplum
9 3 (0.97%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco
10 1 (0.32%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.32%) Pegasus