The first table below looks at the demand for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 54 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 2 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.74% 1.72% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.75% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 1
Average salary £22,500 £23,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% -11.53%
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
268 285 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 99.63% 98.28% 97.98%
Number of salaries quoted 240 278 184
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,200 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Graduate
Bedfordshire

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Graduate
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate across the Bedford region.

Graduate Salary Trend in Bedford

Graduate
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) OOP
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (16.67%) Physics
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (16.67%) Physics
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) TDD
1 4 (33.33%) OOP
1 4 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: 18K to £20K Base Salary + Commission (£25K OTE)
Posted: 5 days ago