The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 58 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 2 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.62% 1.14% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.15% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 5
Average salary £22,500 £23,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% -19.29%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Graduate
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
314 260 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.91% 98.48% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 304 247 174
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 11 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft