Tax Year 2018-19

Graduate outcomes (LEO): postgraduate outcomes

Data guidance

Published

Description

Underlying data files for Graduate Outcomes (LEO) postgraduate publication

Coverage

Employment and earnings outcomes for postgraduates (level 7 (taught and research) and level 8 graduates) of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), one, three, five and ten years after graduation (YAG), 2014/15 to 2018/19 tax year. UK domiciled and International (EU and non-EU domiciled) outcomes are separated.

File formats and conventions

Format

Files are Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Conventions

  • Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  • Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  • All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  • c = data has been supressed due to small numbers, z = there is no result (N/A)

Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.

Headline chart and table

Filename
headline_chart_table_1819_v2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014-15 to 2018-19
Content

Description

Underlying data used for headline chart and table of Graduate Outcomes (LEO) postgraduate publication

Coverage

Headline employment and earnings outcomes for UK domiciled postgraduates (level 7 (taught and research) and level 8 graduates) and first-degree graduates of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), one, three, five and ten years after graduation (YAG), 2014/15 to 2018/19 tax year.

File formats and conventions

Format

Files are Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Conventions

  • Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  • Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  • All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  • c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
earnings_includeGraduates included in earnings figures
earnings_LQLower quartile of earnings of graduates
earnings_medianMedian nominal earnings
earnings_UQUpper quartile of earnings of graduates
gradsGraduates
grads_ukGraduates included in outcomes calculation
qualification_levelQualification level - Filter by Qualification level
Footnotes
  1. All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  2. In the 2018/19 tax year, 1 YAG (one year after graduation) relates to those who graduated in the 2016/17 academic year, 3 YAG to graduates in 2014/15, 5 YAG to graduates in 2012/13 and 10 YAG to graduates in 2007/08.
  3. Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  4. First degree earnings and outcomes first published on 25th March 2021 in 'Graduate outcomes (LEO): 2018 to 2019' - https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/graduate-outcomes-leo/2018-19

Headline figures

Filename
headline_figures_1819_v2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018-19
Content

Description

Underlying data used for headline figures of Graduate Outcomes (LEO) postgraduate publication

Coverage

Headline employment and earnings outcomes for UK, EU and non-EU domiciled postgraduates (level 7 (taught and research) and level 8 graduates) of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), one, three, five and ten years after graduation (YAG), 2014/15 to 2018/19 tax year.

File formats and conventions

Format

Files are Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Conventions

  • Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  • Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  • All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  • c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
gender_gap_l7tFemale median level 7 (taught) graduate earnings lower than male five years after graduation by
gender_gap_l8Female median level 8 graduate earnings lower than male five years after graduation by
median_nominal_first_degreeMedian first degree graduate earnings five years after graduation (published in March 2021)
median_nominal_l7tMedian level 7 (taught masters) graduate earnings five years after graduation
median_nominal_l8Median level 8 (doctoral) graduate earnings five years after graduation
sust_emp_fs_both_l7tLevel 7 (taught) graduates in sustained employment, further study or both five years after graduation
Footnotes
  1. Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  2. All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  3. In the 2018/19 tax year, 1 YAG (one year after graduation) relates to those who graduated in the 2016/17 academic year, 3 YAG to graduates in 2014/15, 5 YAG to graduates in 2012/13 and 10 YAG to graduates in 2007/08.

Underlying data international postgraduates

Filename
underlying_data_1819_int_ees_v2.csv
Geographic levels
National; Regional
Time period
2014-15 to 2018-19
Content

Description

Underlying data file for international section of Graduate Outcomes (LEO) postgraduate publication

Coverage

Employment and earnings outcomes for EU and non-EU domiciled postgraduates (level 7 (taught and research) and level 8 graduates) of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), one, three, five and ten years after graduation (YAG), 2014/15 to 2018/19 tax year.

File formats and conventions

Format

Files are Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Conventions

  • Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  • Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  • All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  • c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
activity_not_capturedActivity not captured
domicileDomicile - Filter by Domicile
earnings_includeGraduates included in earnings figures
earnings_LQLower quartile of earnings of graduates
earnings_medianMedian earnings of graduates
earnings_UQUpper quartile of earnings of graduates
fs_with_or_without_sust_empFurther study with or without sustained employment
gradsGraduates
grads_ukGraduates included in outcomes calculation
matchedMatched graduates
no_sust_destNo sustained destination
overseas_percentOverseas graduates
qualification_levelQualification level - Filter by Qualification level
sexGraduate sex - Filter by Graduate sex
subject_nameSubject studied - Filter by Subject studied
sust_emp_fs_or_bothSustained employment further study or both
sust_emp_onlySustained employment only
sust_emp_with_or_without_fsSustained employment with or without further study
unmatched_percentUnmatched graduates
YAGYears after graduation - Filter by Years after graduation
Footnotes
  1. Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  2. All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  3. c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
  4. In the 2018/19 tax year, 1 YAG (one year after graduation) relates to those who graduated in the 2016/17 academic year, 3 YAG to graduates in 2014/15, 5 YAG to graduates in 2012/13 and 10 YAG to graduates in 2007/08.
  5. Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100

Underlying data international postgraduates - countries

Filename
underlying_data_1819_int_top20_ees.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014-15 to 2018-19
Content

Description

Underlying data file for international section of Graduate Outcomes (LEO) postgraduate publication

Coverage

Employment and earnings outcomes for countries with top 20 largest postgraduate (level 7 (taught and research)) cohort (2016/17 academic year) of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), one, three and five years after graduation (YAG), 2014/15 to 2018/19 tax year.

File formats and conventions

Format

Files are Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Conventions

  • Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  • Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  • All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  • c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
activity_not_capturedActivity not captured
countryCountry name - Filter by Country name
domicileDomicile - Filter by Domicile
earnings_includeGraduates included in earnings figures
earnings_LQLower quartile of earnings of graduates
earnings_medianMedian earnings of graduates
earnings_UQUpper quartile of earnings of graduates
fs_with_or_without_sust_empFurther study with or without sustained employment
gradsGraduates
grads_ukGraduates included in outcomes calculation
matchedMatched graduates
no_sust_destNo sustained destination
overseas_percentOverseas graduates
sexGraduate sex - Filter by Graduate sex
sust_emp_fs_or_bothSustained employment further study or both
sust_emp_onlySustained employment only
sust_emp_with_or_without_fsSustained employment with or without further study
unmatched_percentUnmatched graduates
YAGYears after graduation - Filter by Years after graduation
Footnotes
  1. Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  2. All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  3. c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
  4. In the 2018/19 tax year, 1 YAG (one year after graduation) relates to those who graduated in the 2016/17 academic year, 3 YAG to graduates in 2014/15, 5 YAG to graduates in 2012/13 and 10 YAG to graduates in 2007/08.
  5. Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100

Underlying data international postgraduates - current region

Filename
underlying_data_regional_1819_int_ees_v2.csv
Geographic levels
Regional
Time period
2014-15 to 2018-19
Content

Description

Underlying data file for international section of Graduate Outcomes (LEO) postgraduate publication

Coverage

Employment and earnings outcomes by current UK region for EU and non-EU domiciled postgraduates (level 7 (taught and research) and level 8 graduates) of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), one, three, five and ten years after graduation (YAG), 2014/15 to 2018/19 tax year.

File formats and conventions

Format

Files are Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Conventions

  • Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  • Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  • All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  • c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
activity_not_capturedActivity not captured
domicileDomicile - Filter by Domicile
earnings_includeGraduates included in earnings figures
earnings_LQLower quartile of earnings of graduates
earnings_medianMedian earnings of graduates
earnings_UQUpper quartile of earnings of graduates
fs_with_or_without_sust_empFurther study with or without sustained employment
gradsGraduates
grads_ukGraduates included in outcomes calculation
matchedMatched graduates
no_sust_destNo sustained destination
overseas_percentOverseas graduates
qualification_levelQualification level - Filter by Qualification level
regional_proportions_matchedProportion of matched graduates
sexGraduate sex - Filter by Graduate sex
sust_emp_fs_or_bothSustained employment further study or both
sust_emp_onlySustained employment only
sust_emp_with_or_without_fsSustained employment with or without further study
unmatched_percentUnmatched graduates
YAGYears after graduation - Filter by Years after graduation

Underlying data UK domiciled postgraduates

Filename
underlying_data_uk_1819_ees.csv
Geographic levels
National; Regional
Time period
2014-15 to 2018-19
Content

Description

Underlying data file for Graduate Outcomes (LEO) postgraduate publication

Coverage

Employment and earnings outcomes for UK domiciled postgraduates (level 7 (taught and research) and level 8 graduates) of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), one, three, five and ten years after graduation (YAG), 2014/15 to 2018/19 tax year.

File formats and conventions

Format

Files are Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Conventions

  • Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  • Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  • All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  • c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
activity_not_capturedActivity not captured
earnings_includeGraduates included in earnings figures
earnings_LQLower quartile of earnings of graduates
earnings_medianMedian earnings of graduates
earnings_UQUpper quartile of earnings of graduates
fs_with_or_without_sust_empFurther study with or without sustained employment
gradsGraduates
grads_ukGraduates included in outcomes calculation
matchedMatched graduates
no_sust_destNo sustained destination
overseas_percentOverseas graduates
qualification_levelQualification level - Filter by Qualification level
sexGraduate sex - Filter by Graduate sex
subject_nameSubject studied - Filter by Subject studied
sust_emp_fs_or_bothSustained employment further study or both
sust_emp_onlySustained employment only
sust_emp_with_or_without_fsSustained employment with or without further study
unmatched_percentUnmatched graduates
YAGYears after graduation - Filter by Years after graduation
Footnotes
  1. Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  2. All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  3. c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
  4. In the 2018/19 tax year, 1 YAG (one year after graduation) relates to those who graduated in the 2016/17 academic year, 3 YAG to graduates in 2014/15, 5 YAG to graduates in 2012/13 and 10 YAG to graduates in 2007/08.
  5. Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100

Underlying data UK domiciled postgraduates - Nominal and real terms earnings data

Filename
rte_data_uk_1819_ees.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014-15 to 2018-19
Content

Description

Underlying data file for Graduate Outcomes (LEO) postgraduate publication

Coverage

Nominal and real terms earnings outcomes for UK domiciled postgraduates (level 7 (taught and research) and level 8 graduates) of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), one, three, five and ten years after graduation (YAG), 2014/15 to 2018/19 tax year.

File formats and conventions

Format

Files are Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Conventions

  • Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  • Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  • All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  • c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
earnings_includeGraduates included in earnings figures
earnings_LQLower quartile of earnings of graduates
earnings_LQ_RTELower quartile of real term earnings of graduates
earnings_medianMedian nominal earnings
earnings_median_RTEMedian real term earnings
earnings_UQUpper quartile of earnings of graduates
earnings_UQ_RTEUpper real term quartile of earnings of graduates
gradsGraduates
grads_ukGraduates included in outcomes calculation
qualification_levelQualification level - Filter by Qualification level
YAGYears after graduation - Filter by Years after graduation
Footnotes
  1. All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  2. In the 2018/19 tax year, 1 YAG (one year after graduation) relates to those who graduated in the 2016/17 academic year, 3 YAG to graduates in 2014/15, 5 YAG to graduates in 2012/13 and 10 YAG to graduates in 2007/08.
  3. Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100

Underlying data UK domiciled postgraduates - subject table

Filename
underlying_data_subject_1819_ees.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018-19
Content

Description

Underlying data file for Graduate Outcomes (LEO) postgraduate publication

Coverage

Employment and earnings outcomes by subject studied for UK domiciled postgraduates (level 7 (taught and research)) of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), five years after graduation (YAG), 2018/19 tax year.

File formats and conventions

Format

Files are Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Conventions

  • Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100
  • Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  • All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  • c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
activity_not_capturedActivity not captured
earnings_includeGraduates included in earnings figures
earnings_LQLower quartile of earnings of graduates
earnings_medianMedian earnings of graduates
earnings_UQUpper quartile of earnings of graduates
fs_with_or_without_sust_empFurther study with or without sustained employment
gender_gapGender gap
gradsGraduates
grads_ukGraduates included in outcomes calculation
matchedMatched graduates
no_sust_destNo sustained destination
overseas_percentOverseas graduates
sexGraduate sex - Filter by Graduate sex
subject_nameSubject studied - Filter by Subject studied
sust_emp_fs_or_bothSustained employment further study or both
sust_emp_onlySustained employment only
sust_emp_with_or_without_fsSustained employment with or without further study
unmatched_percentUnmatched graduates
Footnotes
  1. Employment outcome percentages are rounded to the nearest 0.1%
  2. All populations are rounded to the nearest 5 full-person equivalent (FPE) individuals
  3. c = data has been supressed due to small numbers. z = there is no result (N/A)
  4. In the 2018/19 tax year, 1 YAG (one year after graduation) relates to those who graduated in the 2016/17 academic year, 3 YAG to graduates in 2014/15, 5 YAG to graduates in 2012/13 and 10 YAG to graduates in 2007/08.
  5. Earnings figures are rounded to the nearest £100