Data set from Graduate labour market statistics

Graduate Salaries by Industry

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Graduate median salaries by industry and gender in 2021 

Data set details

Higher education
Graduate labour market statistics
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Median Salary for Graduates (to the nearest £500)
  • Sample Size
  • Gender
  • Graduate Age Group
  • Industry
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64ManufacturingMale44500290
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64ConstructionMale45000148
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64Distribution or Hotels or RestaurantsMale29500203
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64Transport and CommunicationMale45000415
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64Banking and FinanceMale43000748

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
GenderGender - Select the Gender you are interested in
graduate_groupGraduate Age Group - Select the Graduate Age Group you are interested in
IndustryIndustry - Select the Industry you are interested in
medianMedian Salary for Graduates (to the nearest £500)
sample_sizeSample Size


  1. The graduate group does not include postgraduates.
  2. Caution should be exercised when interpreting salary data - figures are not adjusted for inflation and are rounded to the nearest £500.
  3. The method for calculating weighted median salaries has been adjusted for the 2021 publication, which has resulted in changes to the back series for several groups compared with previous GLMS releases. Further details are set out within the methodology.
  4. Where no figure is shown, the data has been suppressed due to sample size.

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