Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 113 149
Rank change year-on-year -19 +36 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 203 264 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.14% 2.63% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.72% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 194 276 236
West Midlands median annual salary £26,250 £26,000 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +6.12% -2.00%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,000
England median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +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 9,137 9,697 11,938
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 96.68% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7,108 8,178 9,472
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -5 104 £27,500 - 13
Warwickshire -9 41 £22,500 -10.00% 5
Staffordshire -21 19 £20,500 -10.87% 7
Coventry -8 16 £22,500 -18.18% 3
Solihull +16 6 £27,500 +22.22% 1
Worcestershire +17 5 £23,000 +9.52% 2
Shropshire +26 4 £29,500 +47.50%
Halesowen +11 4 £20,500 +2.50% 2
Sutton Coldfield -5 1 £22,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £18,500 - 1
Dudley - 1 £23,000 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 97 (47.78%) C#
2 96 (47.29%) Computer Science
3 95 (46.80%) Degree
4 67 (33.00%) Java
5 63 (31.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 62 (30.54%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (26.11%) Mathematics
8 52 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (23.65%) JavaScript
9 48 (23.65%) OOP
10 47 (23.15%) C++
11 46 (22.66%) Finance
12 45 (22.17%) Physics
13 34 (16.75%) HTML
14 30 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (12.81%) SQL
15 26 (12.81%) AngularJS
16 25 (12.32%) .NET
16 25 (12.32%) MVC
17 24 (11.82%) CSS
17 24 (11.82%) OO
18 23 (11.33%) SQL Server
18 23 (11.33%) Software Engineering
19 21 (10.34%) Microsoft
20 20 (9.85%) Web Development
20 20 (9.85%) SaaS
21 18 (8.87%) ASP.NET
22 17 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC
23 16 (7.88%) XML
24 15 (7.39%) 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 4 (1.97%) Confluence
2 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.49%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.85%) SaaS
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.99%) IaaS
2 2 (0.99%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.94%) MySQL
3 6 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.48%) GIS
5 3 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.99%) Big Data
6 2 (0.99%) CouchDB
6 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.49%) Power BI
7 1 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (4.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.46%) JIRA
4 4 (1.97%) Subversion
5 3 (1.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.48%) Maven
6 2 (0.99%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.99%) JSUnit
6 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.49%) JUnit
7 1 (0.49%) Log4Net
7 1 (0.49%) Selenium
7 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.49%) WATIR
General
1 46 (22.66%) Finance
2 11 (5.42%) Automotive
3 10 (4.93%) Games
3 10 (4.93%) Law
4 9 (4.43%) Marketing
5 7 (3.45%) Banking
6 6 (2.96%) Legal
7 5 (2.46%) Retail
8 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.99%) German Language
8 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.49%) Military
9 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.75%) HTML
2 26 (12.81%) AngularJS
3 25 (12.32%) .NET
4 24 (11.82%) CSS
5 18 (8.87%) ASP.NET
6 17 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (7.88%) XML
8 8 (3.94%) Node.js
8 8 (3.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (3.94%) Web Services
9 7 (3.45%) J2EE
9 7 (3.45%) jQuery
10 6 (2.96%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (2.96%) Entity Framework
10 6 (2.96%) LAMP
10 6 (2.96%) SOAP
11 5 (2.46%) Angular 2
12 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET Core
12 4 (1.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 96 (47.29%) Computer Science
2 62 (30.54%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.97%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.48%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.48%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.99%) Animation
7 2 (0.99%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (0.99%) BBC
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.99%) Fintech
7 2 (0.99%) Online Games
8 1 (0.49%) SCADA
8 1 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.42%) Linux
2 5 (2.46%) Android
2 5 (2.46%) Windows
3 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.99%) Unix
5 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.11%) Mathematics
2 52 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.65%) OOP
4 45 (22.17%) Physics
5 30 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (12.32%) MVC
7 24 (11.82%) OO
8 23 (11.33%) Software Engineering
9 20 (9.85%) Web Development
10 13 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.91%) TDD
12 11 (5.42%) Business Analysis
13 9 (4.43%) Analytics
13 9 (4.43%) BDD
13 9 (4.43%) SDLC
14 7 (3.45%) CAD
15 6 (2.96%) Scrum
16 5 (2.46%) Biometrics
16 5 (2.46%) CRM
16 5 (2.46%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 97 (47.78%) C#
2 67 (33.00%) Java
3 48 (23.65%) JavaScript
4 47 (23.15%) C++
5 26 (12.81%) SQL
6 15 (7.39%) PHP
7 14 (6.90%) Python
8 6 (2.96%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.46%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.97%) Perl
10 4 (1.97%) Ruby
11 2 (0.99%) C
11 2 (0.99%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.99%) Groovy
11 2 (0.99%) RPG
12 1 (0.49%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (46.80%) Degree
2 63 (31.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (4.93%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (4.43%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.99%) CIPD
6 2 (0.99%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.49%) ISEB
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) Ansible
1 2 (0.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.94%) Google
3 4 (1.97%) Oracle
4 3 (1.48%) Twitter
5 2 (0.99%) IBM
6 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.49%) SAP
6 1 (0.49%) Xamarin