Data set from LEO Graduate outcomes provider level data

Employment outcomes and earnings by subject

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Graduates' earnings and employment outcomes by subject area studied. This is the underlying data for the "Earnings by subject area studied" and "Employment outcomes by subject area studied" sections of the LEO graduate outcomes provider level data publication.


UK domiciled first degree graduates from all HE providers in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) with earnings data five years later in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Earnings are from the 2021-22 tax year, five years after graduation in 2016.

File formats and conventions

Format: Comma separated values.


Earnings are rounded to the nearest £100.

Employment outcomes are rounded to the nearest 0.1%.

Data set details

Higher education
LEO Graduate outcomes provider level data
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of HE providers included for earnings
  • Minimum provider earnings
  • Lower quartile provider earnings
  • Subject area studied
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Tax yearNationalK03000001Great BritainAgriculture, food and related studies3675.484.889.192.710024.634182002310025900294003580017500
202122Tax yearNationalK03000001Great BritainAllied health9357.986.790.592.910042.189146002920030700336005150036900
202122Tax yearNationalK03000001Great BritainArchitecture, building and planning6466.784.588.191.310033.362248002880032400380005220027400
202122Tax yearNationalK03000001Great BritainBiosciences9871.485.988.190.710028.697208002680029200318004380023000
202122Tax yearNationalK03000001Great BritainBusiness and management12669.68587.589.693.824.2126214002700030900379006390042500

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 15 variables
Variable nameVariable description
earnings_diffDifference between maximum and minimum provider earnings
earnings_LQLower quartile provider earnings
earnings_maxMaximum provider earnings
earnings_medianMedian provider earnings
earnings_minMinimum provider earnings


  1. All percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  2. For the 2021-22 tax year, five years after graduation (5 YAG) refers to those who graduated in 2016, at the end of the 2015-16 academic year.
  3. Earnings are rounded to the nearest £100.

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