The median annual salary for a Graduate was £23,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
England / West Midlands
Rank 127 124 136
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 89 124 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.91% 2.04% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 2.11% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 89 112 70
Median salary £23,500 £25,000 £21,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,950 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  

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 4511 5864 4839
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.84% 96.35% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3721 4773 4129
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Graduate in the job title.

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +38 50 £27,500 +6.79% 6
Warwickshire +10 10 £21,000 -23.63% 4
Staffordshire -2 10 £23,000 -4.16%
Worcestershire -22 10 £20,000 -20.00%
Coventry +5 7 £27,500 +27.90%
Solihull -7 1 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 114 (51.12%) Degree
2 111 (49.78%) C#
3 82 (36.77%) .NET
4 66 (29.60%) Computer Science
5 59 (26.46%) Java
6 55 (24.66%) HTML
6 55 (24.66%) CSS
7 53 (23.77%) JavaScript
8 51 (22.87%) ASP.NET
9 45 (20.18%) Mathematics
10 42 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (18.83%) OOP
11 39 (17.49%) C++
11 39 (17.49%) MVC
12 38 (17.04%) SQL
13 34 (15.25%) Web Development
14 33 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (14.35%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (13.45%) Finance
16 30 (13.45%) TDD
17 29 (13.00%) Physics
18 27 (12.11%) SQL Server
18 27 (12.11%) Linux
18 27 (12.11%) Microsoft
19 25 (11.21%) Windows
20 22 (9.87%) Python
21 21 (9.42%) Marketing
22 19 (8.52%) OO
22 19 (8.52%) J2EE
23 18 (8.07%) Games

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (2.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.79%) CMS
3 3 (1.35%) SAS
3 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.90%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) JBoss
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.45%) WildFly
5 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.14%) MS Office
3 4 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.45%) Maple
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Magento
1 2 (0.90%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.45%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.48%) SaaS
2 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.79%) GitHub
4 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.45%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.04%) DNS
2 6 (2.69%) 802.11
2 6 (2.69%) DHCP
2 6 (2.69%) VPN
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) LAN
3 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.93%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.14%) Big Data
4 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.79%) MySQL
6 3 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) Redis
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (7.17%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.93%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.59%) JIRA
4 3 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.35%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.35%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.90%) PROIV
6 1 (0.45%) Ant
6 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.45%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 30 (13.45%) Finance
2 21 (9.42%) Marketing
3 18 (8.07%) Games
4 6 (2.69%) Electronics
4 6 (2.69%) Legal
4 6 (2.69%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.79%) Retail
6 3 (1.35%) Automotive
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (36.77%) .NET
2 55 (24.66%) CSS
2 55 (24.66%) HTML
3 51 (22.87%) ASP.NET
4 32 (14.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (8.52%) J2EE
6 15 (6.73%) AngularJS
7 14 (6.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (5.83%) HTML5
9 12 (5.38%) jQuery
9 12 (5.38%) Web Services
10 8 (3.59%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.59%) WPF
11 7 (3.14%) Ajax
11 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (3.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 7 (3.14%) XML
12 6 (2.69%) 802.1X
12 6 (2.69%) Entity Framework
12 6 (2.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 66 (29.60%) Computer Science
2 33 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.59%) Mobile Games
5 7 (3.14%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.79%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.79%) iPad
7 3 (1.35%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.45%) EPoS
8 1 (0.45%) Life Science
8 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) Social Media
8 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.11%) Linux
2 25 (11.21%) Windows
3 17 (7.62%) Windows 10
4 11 (4.93%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.14%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.69%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.79%) Android
7 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.79%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.35%) Unix
8 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.18%) Mathematics
2 42 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (18.83%) OOP
3 39 (17.49%) MVC
4 34 (15.25%) Web Development
5 30 (13.45%) TDD
6 29 (13.00%) Physics
7 19 (8.52%) OO
8 18 (8.07%) BDD
9 17 (7.62%) Software Engineering
10 13 (5.83%) Game Development
11 9 (4.04%) Data Analysis
12 7 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (3.14%) Project Management
13 6 (2.69%) E-Commerce
13 6 (2.69%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.69%) Process Improvement
13 6 (2.69%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (2.69%) SOA
14 5 (2.24%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 111 (49.78%) C#
2 59 (26.46%) Java
3 53 (23.77%) JavaScript
4 39 (17.49%) C++
5 38 (17.04%) SQL
6 22 (9.87%) Python
7 14 (6.28%) C
7 14 (6.28%) PHP
7 14 (6.28%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.24%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.79%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.79%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.35%) R
11 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.45%) Jython
12 1 (0.45%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (51.12%) Degree
2 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.69%) HND
3 6 (2.69%) MCP
4 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.90%) MCSD
4 2 (0.90%) PhD
5 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.45%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) QA
1 7 (3.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.35%) Docker
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 27 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.04%) HP
3 6 (2.69%) Fujitsu
4 5 (2.24%) Oracle
5 4 (1.79%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.90%) Apple
6 2 (0.90%) LexisNexis
6 2 (0.90%) SAP
7 1 (0.45%) Google
7 1 (0.45%) IBM
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.45%) VMware
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Health + Bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Ironbridge, Shropshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Telford
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £17,000 per annum + MS Qualification + more benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago