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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 83 86 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 11 5 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.08% 0.49% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.51% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 25
Average salary £21,500 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £19,699
10% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £28,500
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
966 971 1028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.99% 95.85% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 854 877 936
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 November 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
Luton +5 4 £20,500 -18.00%
Bedford -5 2 £21,500 -14.00% 1
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £23,000 -
Graduate
East of England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 17 (65.38%) Degree
2 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 15 (57.69%) SQL
3 13 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 12 (46.15%) Computer Science
5 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
6 9 (34.62%) C#
7 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
7 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
7 8 (30.77%) Mathematics
8 7 (26.92%) PhD
9 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
9 6 (23.08%) MS Office
10 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
11 4 (15.38%) XML
11 4 (15.38%) HTML
11 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing
11 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (11.54%) OOP
12 3 (11.54%) OO
12 3 (11.54%) Automotive
12 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (7.69%) Android
13 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (7.69%) Subversion
13 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
13 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
13 2 (7.69%) UML
13 2 (7.69%) C

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.54%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 4 (15.38%) XML
3 4 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 8 (30.77%) Mathematics
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 3 (11.54%) OOP
2 3 (11.54%) OO
3 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 9 (34.62%) C#
4 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Degree
2 7 (26.92%) PhD
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Tableau
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27500 per annum + pension, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago