Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 92 155
Rank change year-on-year -36 +63 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 186 316 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.17% 3.20% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 3.32% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 179 313 244
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £23,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +11.83% -7.00%
10th Percentile £20,650 £19,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £30,750 £32,500 £28,750
England median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +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 8,272 9,526 11,326
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.42% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,435 7,913 8,955
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 0 109 £27,500 - 11
Staffordshire +3 22 £20,500 -4.65% 2
Warwickshire -11 22 £22,500 -10.00% 6
Coventry -11 10 £25,000 +4.17% 3
Shropshire +22 7 £29,500 +47.50%
Worcestershire +5 6 £23,000 +12.20% 5
Solihull - 2 £27,750 - 1
Halesowen +22 1 £20,000 - 4
Wolverhampton -12 1 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Sutton Coldfield -27 1 £22,500 -
Walsall - 1 £21,500 - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £18,500 - 1
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 82 (44.09%) Computer Science
2 80 (43.01%) C#
3 77 (41.40%) Degree
4 60 (32.26%) Mathematics
5 56 (30.11%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (29.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 51 (27.42%) Physics
7 51 (27.42%) Java
8 46 (24.73%) Finance
9 41 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (22.04%) OOP
10 40 (21.51%) JavaScript
10 40 (21.51%) C++
11 35 (18.82%) HTML
12 32 (17.20%) SQL
12 32 (17.20%) Microsoft
13 31 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 30 (16.13%) .NET
15 29 (15.59%) CSS
16 23 (12.37%) MVC
16 23 (12.37%) Software Engineering
17 21 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (8.60%) XML
18 16 (8.60%) OO
18 16 (8.60%) PHP
18 16 (8.60%) AngularJS
19 15 (8.06%) Web Services
19 15 (8.06%) ASP.NET
20 13 (6.99%) Scrum
20 13 (6.99%) SaaS

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 1 (0.54%) CMS
1 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.54%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.54%) Simulink
4 1 (0.54%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.54%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.99%) SaaS
2 6 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.69%) Serverless
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.15%) Firewall
2 2 (1.08%) LAN
2 2 (1.08%) VPN
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (1.08%) Big Data
4 2 (1.08%) GIS
4 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.08%) Redis
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.91%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.08%) Android Studio
3 2 (1.08%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.08%) Log4Net
3 2 (1.08%) Mocha
3 2 (1.08%) Selenium
3 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) JUnit
4 1 (0.54%) Maven
4 1 (0.54%) Polyspace
4 1 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) VectorCAST
General
1 46 (24.73%) Finance
2 11 (5.91%) Law
3 7 (3.76%) Games
4 6 (3.23%) Banking
4 6 (3.23%) Marketing
5 5 (2.69%) Legal
6 4 (2.15%) Automotive
7 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.61%) Retail
8 2 (1.08%) Electronics
9 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.54%) German Language
9 1 (0.54%) Military
9 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.82%) HTML
2 30 (16.13%) .NET
3 29 (15.59%) CSS
4 16 (8.60%) AngularJS
4 16 (8.60%) XML
5 15 (8.06%) ASP.NET
5 15 (8.06%) Web Services
6 13 (6.99%) jQuery
7 12 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (4.30%) LAMP
10 7 (3.76%) HTML5
11 6 (3.23%) Ajax
11 6 (3.23%) CSS3
11 6 (3.23%) SOAP
12 5 (2.69%) .NET Core
12 5 (2.69%) WCF
13 4 (2.15%) Node.js
14 3 (1.61%) Angular 2
14 3 (1.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 82 (44.09%) Computer Science
2 56 (30.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.61%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.54%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.54%) BBC
8 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.54%) Fintech
8 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.54%) Robotics
8 1 (0.54%) SCADA
8 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.30%) Windows
2 4 (2.15%) Android
2 4 (2.15%) Linux
3 2 (1.08%) Unix
4 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (32.26%) Mathematics
2 51 (27.42%) Physics
3 41 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (22.04%) OOP
4 23 (12.37%) MVC
4 23 (12.37%) Software Engineering
5 21 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (8.60%) OO
7 13 (6.99%) Scrum
7 13 (6.99%) Web Development
8 11 (5.91%) Business Analysis
8 11 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.84%) Analytics
10 8 (4.30%) TDD
11 7 (3.76%) Workflow
12 6 (3.23%) Biometrics
12 6 (3.23%) CRM
12 6 (3.23%) Data Analysis
12 6 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (2.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 80 (43.01%) C#
2 51 (27.42%) Java
3 40 (21.51%) C++
3 40 (21.51%) JavaScript
4 32 (17.20%) SQL
5 16 (8.60%) PHP
6 12 (6.45%) Python
7 9 (4.84%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.15%) C
9 4 (2.15%) Perl
9 4 (2.15%) Ruby
10 2 (1.08%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.08%) Groovy
10 2 (1.08%) RPG
10 2 (1.08%) XAML
11 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.54%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (41.40%) Degree
2 54 (29.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (5.91%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.38%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (2.69%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.08%) CIPD
7 1 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.54%) Docker
Vendors
1 32 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.69%) Google
2 5 (2.69%) Oracle
3 3 (1.61%) Cisco
3 3 (1.61%) Twitter
4 2 (1.08%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.54%) SAP
5 1 (0.54%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.54%) Xamarin