Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Graduate was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 125 110
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 246 238 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.52% 2.27% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.34% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 228 250 257
West Midlands median annual salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £29,700
England median annual salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +2.04%

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 9,431 10,172 10,137
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.88% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,511 8,078 8,489
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 20 January 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 January 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 +3 104 £27,500 - 6
Warwickshire +30 57 £25,000 +11.11% 4
Coventry +2 22 £22,500 - 2
Staffordshire +7 19 £25,500 +8.51% 2
Wolverhampton -6 14 £26,000 +30.00% 1
Halesowen -30 13 £20,000 -4.76% 3
Worcestershire -10 6 £20,500 -25.45% 1
Solihull -10 4 £27,500 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £22,500 -
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 104 (42.28%) Degree
2 100 (40.65%) C#
3 70 (28.46%) Computer Science
4 65 (26.42%) .NET
5 58 (23.58%) Java
6 54 (21.95%) SQL
7 50 (20.33%) JavaScript
7 50 (20.33%) C++
8 49 (19.92%) Mathematics
9 45 (18.29%) ASP.NET
10 44 (17.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 43 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (17.07%) Microsoft
12 42 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
13 41 (16.67%) Physics
14 38 (15.45%) Finance
15 36 (14.63%) Python
16 32 (13.01%) HTML
16 32 (13.01%) MVC
17 30 (12.20%) Marketing
18 29 (11.79%) CSS
19 27 (10.98%) SQL Server
20 26 (10.57%) OOP
21 23 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
21 23 (9.35%) JIRA
21 23 (9.35%) Test Automation
22 22 (8.94%) TDD
23 21 (8.54%) Software Engineering
24 20 (8.13%) QA
25 19 (7.72%) XML

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 (2.44%) Confluence
2 3 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.22%) SPSS
4 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.41%) Simulink
4 1 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.88%) SAP EWM
2 4 (1.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.81%) Bluemix
4 2 (0.81%) IaaS
4 2 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.81%) PaaS
5 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.44%) Hyperconnected
1 6 (2.44%) Internet
2 3 (1.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.47%) MySQL
3 9 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.03%) Big Data
6 5 (2.03%) SSDT
7 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.22%) Spotfire
7 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.81%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.81%) Power BI
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.41%) QlikView
9 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (9.35%) JIRA
2 10 (4.07%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.25%) Subversion
4 6 (2.44%) Maven
4 6 (2.44%) Moq
4 6 (2.44%) MSTest
4 6 (2.44%) NUnit
4 6 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.81%) JSUnit
6 2 (0.81%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
General
1 38 (15.45%) Finance
2 30 (12.20%) Marketing
3 14 (5.69%) Games
4 8 (3.25%) Retail
5 7 (2.85%) Automotive
6 6 (2.44%) Electronics
7 2 (0.81%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (26.42%) .NET
2 45 (18.29%) ASP.NET
3 32 (13.01%) HTML
4 29 (11.79%) CSS
5 19 (7.72%) XML
6 17 (6.91%) AngularJS
6 17 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (6.10%) J2EE
8 11 (4.47%) WPF
9 7 (2.85%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.85%) jQuery
9 7 (2.85%) Spring
10 6 (2.44%) Castle Windsor
10 6 (2.44%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.44%) Ninject
10 6 (2.44%) Spring.NET
10 6 (2.44%) Unity DI Container
10 6 (2.44%) WinForms
11 5 (2.03%) Akka
11 5 (2.03%) ReactiveX
Miscellaneous
1 70 (28.46%) Computer Science
2 42 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.28%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (4.07%) BBC
6 5 (2.03%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.03%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.63%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.81%) PlayStation
8 2 (0.81%) User Experience
9 1 (0.41%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.41%) Animation
9 1 (0.41%) Online Games
9 1 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.50%) Linux
2 9 (3.66%) Windows
3 4 (1.63%) Android
3 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.92%) Mathematics
2 43 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (16.67%) Physics
4 32 (13.01%) MVC
5 26 (10.57%) OOP
6 23 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (9.35%) Test Automation
7 22 (8.94%) TDD
8 21 (8.54%) Software Engineering
9 18 (7.32%) SDLC
10 15 (6.10%) BDD
11 13 (5.28%) Data Analysis
11 13 (5.28%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.28%) ITIL
11 13 (5.28%) OO
12 12 (4.88%) Configuration Management
12 12 (4.88%) Knowledge Management
12 12 (4.88%) MVVM
12 12 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (4.47%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 100 (40.65%) C#
2 58 (23.58%) Java
3 54 (21.95%) SQL
4 50 (20.33%) C++
4 50 (20.33%) JavaScript
5 36 (14.63%) Python
6 15 (6.10%) PHP
7 14 (5.69%) R
8 12 (4.88%) ABAP
9 11 (4.47%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.44%) C
10 6 (2.44%) Perl
11 5 (2.03%) F#
11 5 (2.03%) XAML
12 4 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.63%) VBA
13 3 (1.22%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.81%) Delphi
14 2 (0.81%) VB
15 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 104 (42.28%) Degree
2 44 (17.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.66%) PhD
4 6 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.41%) HND
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.41%) MCP
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.13%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.44%) Ansible
1 6 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.88%) Remedy
2 12 (4.88%) SAP
3 7 (2.85%) IBM
3 7 (2.85%) Oracle
4 6 (2.44%) Apple
4 6 (2.44%) Cognos
5 5 (2.03%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.22%) Greenplum
6 3 (1.22%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.41%) Pegasus