Period
to 24 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 126 152
Rank change year-on-year -28 +26 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 175 220 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.81% 2.27% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 2.33% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 161 236 204
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
England median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +1.96% +2.00%

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 9,337 9,426 11,066
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 97.30% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7,281 7,720 9,012
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,250 £24,183
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 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 -27 79 £27,500 - 11
Warwickshire +20 41 £22,500 - 7
Staffordshire -11 14 £24,750 +3.13% 7
Coventry -16 14 £22,500 -18.18%
Solihull +18 9 £27,500 +22.22%
Halesowen - 7 £20,000 - 3
Worcestershire +8 2 £40,000 +83.91% 2
Wolverhampton -20 2 £26,250 +11.70%
Dudley - 1 £23,000 - 1
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, Graduate 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 in the job title.

1 87 (49.71%) Degree
2 86 (49.14%) C#
3 82 (46.86%) Computer Science
4 55 (31.43%) Java
5 51 (29.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 47 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (25.71%) C++
7 45 (25.71%) Mathematics
8 41 (23.43%) Analytical Skills
9 39 (22.29%) JavaScript
10 38 (21.71%) OOP
11 36 (20.57%) Physics
12 33 (18.86%) Finance
12 33 (18.86%) .NET
13 28 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (14.29%) HTML
15 24 (13.71%) SQL
15 24 (13.71%) ASP.NET
16 23 (13.14%) MVC
17 22 (12.57%) Software Engineering
17 22 (12.57%) AngularJS
18 18 (10.29%) Python
18 18 (10.29%) OO
19 17 (9.71%) CSS
19 17 (9.71%) SDLC
20 16 (9.14%) TDD
21 15 (8.57%) Marketing
21 15 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
22 14 (8.00%) Linux
22 14 (8.00%) PHP

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 7 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (0.57%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.57%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.29%) SaaS
2 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.14%) Bluemix
2 2 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.14%) IaaS
2 2 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.86%) Hyperconnected
1 5 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.29%) MySQL
2 9 (5.14%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.71%) GIS
6 2 (1.14%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.14%) Power BI
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.57%) QlikView
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.00%) JIRA
2 8 (4.57%) Subversion
3 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.86%) Maven
3 5 (2.86%) Moq
3 5 (2.86%) MSTest
3 5 (2.86%) NUnit
3 5 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (2.86%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.14%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.57%) Selenium
6 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.57%) WATIR
General
1 33 (18.86%) Finance
2 15 (8.57%) Marketing
3 12 (6.86%) Automotive
4 9 (5.14%) Retail
5 7 (4.00%) Games
6 5 (2.86%) Electronics
7 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) German Language
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.86%) .NET
2 25 (14.29%) HTML
3 24 (13.71%) ASP.NET
4 22 (12.57%) AngularJS
5 17 (9.71%) CSS
6 15 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (7.43%) XML
8 10 (5.71%) .NET Framework
8 10 (5.71%) J2EE
9 7 (4.00%) Node.js
9 7 (4.00%) Spring
10 5 (2.86%) Angular 2
10 5 (2.86%) Castle Windsor
10 5 (2.86%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.86%) jQuery
10 5 (2.86%) Ninject
10 5 (2.86%) Spring.NET
10 5 (2.86%) Unity DI Container
10 5 (2.86%) WinForms
10 5 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (46.86%) Computer Science
2 41 (23.43%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.57%) 3D Graphics
4 6 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.43%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.86%) Graphic Design
6 4 (2.29%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.71%) BBC
8 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.14%) Animation
8 2 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.14%) Online Games
8 2 (1.14%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.00%) Linux
2 11 (6.29%) Windows
3 2 (1.14%) Android
3 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.71%) Mathematics
3 38 (21.71%) OOP
4 36 (20.57%) Physics
5 28 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (13.14%) MVC
7 22 (12.57%) Software Engineering
8 18 (10.29%) OO
9 17 (9.71%) SDLC
10 16 (9.14%) TDD
11 13 (7.43%) Web Development
12 11 (6.29%) BDD
13 10 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (5.14%) Business Analysis
15 8 (4.57%) CAD
16 7 (4.00%) Test Automation
17 6 (3.43%) Game Development
17 6 (3.43%) Scrum
17 6 (3.43%) Software Testing
17 6 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (49.14%) C#
2 55 (31.43%) Java
3 45 (25.71%) C++
4 39 (22.29%) JavaScript
5 24 (13.71%) SQL
6 18 (10.29%) Python
7 14 (8.00%) PHP
8 6 (3.43%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.29%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.14%) Perl
10 2 (1.14%) R
10 2 (1.14%) Ruby
11 1 (0.57%) ABAP
11 1 (0.57%) Delphi
11 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (49.71%) Degree
2 51 (29.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.43%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.14%) ISEB
4 2 (1.14%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.14%) PhD
5 1 (0.57%) CIPD
5 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) Ansible
1 5 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (6.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.00%) Oracle
3 6 (3.43%) Apple
4 4 (2.29%) Google
5 2 (1.14%) IBM
6 1 (0.57%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.57%) Remedy
6 1 (0.57%) SAP