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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 87 86 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 16 2 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.47% 0.22% 3.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 0.23% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 33
Average salary £23,000 £23,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,000 £28,300
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -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
1052 861 1002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.60% 95.24% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 914 781 885
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Graduate Salary Histogram 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 October 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 - 5 £31,000 -
Luton - 4 £20,500 -
Bedford -12 1 £22,500 -2.17%
Graduate
East of England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 20 (74.07%) Degree
2 15 (55.56%) .NET
3 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) VB.NET
4 12 (44.44%) Computer Science
5 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
6 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
7 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (29.63%) Mathematics
9 7 (25.93%) PhD
9 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
9 7 (25.93%) C#
10 5 (18.52%) C++
10 5 (18.52%) C
10 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
10 5 (18.52%) MS Office
11 4 (14.81%) XML
11 4 (14.81%) HTML
11 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
11 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
11 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (11.11%) Cyber Security
12 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
12 3 (11.11%) Use Case
12 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
12 3 (11.11%) Finance
12 3 (11.11%) Automotive

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
General
1 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Automotive
3 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.70%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) XML
3 4 (14.81%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 8 (29.63%) Mathematics
3 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Android
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 3 (11.11%) Use Case
2 3 (11.11%) OOP
2 3 (11.11%) OO
2 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Cyber Security
3 2 (7.41%) UML
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
1 13 (48.15%) VB.NET
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) C++
3 5 (18.52%) C
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) Degree
2 7 (25.93%) PhD
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft