Data set from Graduate labour market statistics

Graduate Salaries by Demographics

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Graduate median salaries by different demographics in 2021 

(By gender, age group, ethnicity, disability status, degree class, subject group, industry, occupation, and region)

Data set details

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

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64GenderGender Male40000Not published
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64GenderGender Female32000Not published
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64EthnicityEthnicity White36000Not published
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64EthnicityEthnicity Asian or Asian British32000Not published
2021Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandGraduates 16-64EthnicityEthnicity Black or African or Caribbean or Black British32000Not published

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
graduate_breakdownGraduate Breakdown - Select the Graduate characteristic you interested in
graduate_groupGraduate Age Group - Select the Graduate Age Group you interested in
medianMedian Salary 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.
  5. Disability status – Disabled/ Not Disabled. This breakdown is based on the legal definition found in the Equality Act (2010) which defines a disability as “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.

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