The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 82 80 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 16 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.36% 0.97% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.02% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 24
Average salary £29,500 £22,250 £21,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.58% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,200 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%
Graduate
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1134 980 965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.51% 94.69% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 981 890 847
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Graduate
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Graduate Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Graduate
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leighton Buzzard - 7 £30,000 -
Luton -5 3 £25,000 -
Bedford -9 2 £22,500 -2.17% 1
Graduate
East of England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 30 (75.00%) Degree
2 15 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 12 (30.00%) Mathematics
4 11 (27.50%) .NET
5 10 (25.00%) OOP
5 10 (25.00%) OO
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.00%) VB.NET
8 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.50%) PhD
8 7 (17.50%) XML
8 7 (17.50%) TDD
8 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
10 5 (12.50%) Physics
10 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
10 5 (12.50%) SQL
10 5 (12.50%) C
10 5 (12.50%) C++
10 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.00%) C#
11 4 (10.00%) HTML
11 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
11 4 (10.00%) Finance
11 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
12 3 (7.50%) WinForms
12 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
12 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) XML
3 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
4 3 (7.50%) DHTML
4 3 (7.50%) WinForms
4 3 (7.50%) WCF
4 3 (7.50%) WPF
4 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 12 (30.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.50%) Physics
5 2 (5.00%) Economics
5 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) OOP
1 10 (25.00%) OO
2 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.50%) TDD
3 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Use Case
4 3 (7.50%) MVC
4 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Cyber Security
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (5.00%) UML
5 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.00%) Market Research
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.50%) Product Management
6 1 (2.50%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) C
2 5 (12.50%) C++
3 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (75.00%) Degree
2 7 (17.50%) PhD
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
Bedford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago