The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 148 107
Rank change year-on-year +61 -41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 156 94 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.04% 1.52% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.14% 1.58% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 166 100 128
Median salary £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,375 £19,225 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,750 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

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

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4976 5936 5505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.85% 96.24% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 18330 19769 21754
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £66,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +28 53 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Warwickshire +40 40 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Staffordshire +28 35 £21,500 -4.44% 5
Coventry +5 20 £27,500 +22.22% 1
Halesowen - 4 £20,000 - 1
Shropshire -2 1 £20,000 +11.11%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £22,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £26,000 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 149 (59.60%) C#
2 115 (46.00%) Degree
3 107 (42.80%) .NET
4 78 (31.20%) Computer Science
5 76 (30.40%) Java
6 67 (26.80%) JavaScript
7 58 (23.20%) SQL Server
8 55 (22.00%) ASP.NET
9 53 (21.20%) C++
9 53 (21.20%) Mathematics
10 51 (20.40%) SQL
11 46 (18.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 44 (17.60%) AngularJS
12 44 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (16.80%) MVC
13 42 (16.80%) Physics
14 39 (15.60%) OOP
15 37 (14.80%) MySQL
16 35 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (13.60%) TDD
17 34 (13.60%) Software Engineering
18 33 (13.20%) CSS
19 31 (12.40%) Python
20 30 (12.00%) Microsoft
21 29 (11.60%) Finance
21 29 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC
22 28 (11.20%) HTML
23 26 (10.40%) Linux
24 24 (9.60%) Games
24 24 (9.60%) Git (software)

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 (2.40%) SAS
2 5 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.20%) IIS
3 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) Apache
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.80%) Maple
3 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (6.00%) Magento
2 5 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.60%) SaaS
4 3 (1.20%) Bluemix
4 3 (1.20%) IaaS
4 3 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (1.20%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.80%) Firewall
1 2 (0.80%) Wireless
2 1 (0.40%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (0.40%) Network Security
2 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.20%) SQL Server
2 37 (14.80%) MySQL
3 19 (7.60%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.40%) Big Data
5 3 (1.20%) CouchDB
5 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.20%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.80%) JIRA
3 7 (2.80%) LabVIEW
4 3 (1.20%) Ant
4 3 (1.20%) JSUnit
4 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.80%) CANoe
6 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (11.60%) Finance
2 24 (9.60%) Games
3 23 (9.20%) Electronics
4 19 (7.60%) Automotive
5 18 (7.20%) Marketing
5 18 (7.20%) Retail
6 4 (1.60%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (42.80%) .NET
2 55 (22.00%) ASP.NET
3 44 (17.60%) AngularJS
4 33 (13.20%) CSS
5 29 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (11.20%) HTML
7 20 (8.00%) jQuery
7 20 (8.00%) Node.js
8 18 (7.20%) J2EE
9 14 (5.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 13 (5.20%) XML
11 12 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (4.80%) HTML5
11 12 (4.80%) Middleware
12 11 (4.40%) CSS3
13 9 (3.60%) .NET Framework
13 9 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (2.80%) Entity Framework
14 7 (2.80%) Web Services
14 7 (2.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (31.20%) Computer Science
2 44 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.80%) Data Structures
4 14 (5.60%) Mobile Games
5 12 (4.80%) Mainframe
5 12 (4.80%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.00%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.00%) User Experience
9 4 (1.60%) BBC
9 4 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.80%) Animation
10 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.80%) Infotainment
10 2 (0.80%) iPad
11 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.40%) EPoS
11 1 (0.40%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.40%) Linux
2 17 (6.80%) Windows
3 10 (4.00%) Android
3 10 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.20%) Mathematics
2 42 (16.80%) MVC
2 42 (16.80%) Physics
3 39 (15.60%) OOP
4 35 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (13.60%) Software Engineering
5 34 (13.60%) TDD
6 22 (8.80%) E-Commerce
7 21 (8.40%) BDD
8 20 (8.00%) Game Development
8 20 (8.00%) Web Development
9 17 (6.80%) ITIL
9 17 (6.80%) OO
10 15 (6.00%) Kanban
11 13 (5.20%) DevOps
11 13 (5.20%) Knowledge Management
12 12 (4.80%) Scrum
12 12 (4.80%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (4.00%) Test Automation
14 8 (3.20%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 149 (59.60%) C#
2 76 (30.40%) Java
3 67 (26.80%) JavaScript
4 53 (21.20%) C++
5 51 (20.40%) SQL
6 31 (12.40%) Python
7 21 (8.40%) PHP
8 13 (5.20%) MATLAB
9 11 (4.40%) T-SQL
9 11 (4.40%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.00%) VBA
11 3 (1.20%) F#
11 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.20%) Ruby
11 3 (1.20%) VB
12 2 (0.80%) R
13 1 (0.40%) ABAP
13 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.40%) Jython
Qualifications
1 115 (46.00%) Degree
2 46 (18.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.60%) PhD
4 5 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.80%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.80%) GNVQ
5 2 (0.80%) HND
5 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.80%) MCSD
6 1 (0.40%) CCNA
6 1 (0.40%) CCNP
6 1 (0.40%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.40%) SLA
2 8 (3.20%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) Kibana
2 1 (0.40%) Nagios
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.40%) Oracle
3 15 (6.00%) Apple
4 9 (3.60%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.00%) Google
6 3 (1.20%) IBM
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco
7 1 (0.40%) Cognos
7 1 (0.40%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.40%) Remedy
7 1 (0.40%) SAP
7 1 (0.40%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Accreditations, bonus, gym
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Healthcare,Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum £18,000 - £22,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 9 days ago
Stone, Staffordshire
Hideaway Time-lapse Systems
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum plus 20 days holiday & bank holidays
Posted: 15 days ago