The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 92 71 51
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 24 28 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.80% 2.44% 3.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.56% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 39
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.04%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-2.12% -
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1257 1092 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.51% 95.12% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 955 838
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Graduate
East of England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -24 10 £25,000 +4.16% 1
Dunstable +15 4 £20,000 -33.33%
Graduate
East of England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (79.31%) Degree
2 15 (51.72%) Management Information System
3 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (24.14%) Windows
4 7 (24.14%) OOP
4 7 (24.14%) OO
4 7 (24.14%) TDD
5 6 (20.69%) C#
5 6 (20.69%) XML
6 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
6 5 (17.24%) Physics
6 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) Market Research
7 4 (13.79%) Economics
7 4 (13.79%) C++
7 4 (13.79%) HTML
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
8 3 (10.34%) Python
8 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
8 3 (10.34%) .NET
8 3 (10.34%) DHTML
8 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) MVC
8 3 (10.34%) WinForms
8 3 (10.34%) Marketing
8 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.34%) WCF

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.90%) 3ds Max
3 1 (3.45%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) VoIP
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) SS7
1 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (10.34%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) XML
2 4 (13.79%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) WinForms
3 3 (10.34%) WCF
3 3 (10.34%) WPF
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (10.34%) DHTML
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
2 5 (17.24%) Physics
3 4 (13.79%) Economics
4 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.90%) Animation
5 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
6 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) OOP
1 7 (24.14%) OO
1 7 (24.14%) TDD
2 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
3 4 (13.79%) Market Research
4 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) MVC
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Game Development
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Product Management
6 1 (3.45%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) C++
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago