Ellie Giles

Graduate IT Jobs in Leeds


With a population of over 750,000, Leeds’ current prominence as a major UK city is owed to its importance as a mill town during the Industrial Revolution.

Today the economy of Leeds is diverse, with the city’s heralded music and nightlife scene along with Leeds’ emergence as a major technology centre being mirrored by its strong and growing student population.

Outstanding Universities

The University of Leeds is a member of the Russell Group and is ranked as a top 20 University both in the overall rankings and for Computer Science. The University also boasts a proud entrepreneurial tradition, producing over 100 ‘spin-out’ companies since 1995.

The city is also home to the newly renamed Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University and the nearby universities of Bradford and Huddersfield.

Job Opportunities

Leeds has the 4th largest economy of any UK city and job opportunities for graduates based in the city are diverse.

Significantly, Leeds has emerged as a leading new media and technology centre. Thanks to the prominence of companies such as Freeserve, Energis and Sportal within the UK internet industry, Leeds now accounts for 33% of the web traffic that passes through the UK.

Leeds has also established itself as a focal point of the UK digital gaming industry, with Activision and Rockstar both having development facilities within the city.

Other leading graduate employers based in Leeds include KPMG, BT and Telefonica.