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Excellent employment outlook for ECS graduates confirmed by DLHE results

Published: 29 August 2014

ECS graduates have recorded outstanding success in the 2013 jobs market, according to results of the official DLHE survey (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education), released this month.

Of the 276 students who responded, 100 per cent of those in work recorded that they were in professional and/or managerial graduate roles. Popular destinations for ECS graduates (covering Computer Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in Organisations), were ARM, J P Morgan, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Imagination Technologies, FactSet, Bloomberg, and the armed forces.

Work locations covered the whole of the UK and beyond, with a heavy concentration in London, and in Southampton and the surrounding area. Over 30 per cent of ECS graduates recorded starting salaries of £25-£30,000, with over 20 per cent starting their graduate job with salaries of £30-35,000, and around 15 per cent lucky enough to earn £35-50,000+. The most common job roles were as programmers and software developers, closely followed by electronics, electrical and design engineers. Fourteen per cent of students continued to higher study for an MSc or PhD degree.

‘These are outstanding results,’ said Professor Neil White, Head of Electronics and Computer Science. ‘ECS has always placed a high priority on producing excellent and well-trained graduates for industry and research, and our graduates’ success in 2013 is a great endorsement of our education programme and our strong reputation with industry, as well as of our high-profile careers and employability activities which benefit all our students.’

The DLHE survey is carried out annually by the Higher Education Statistics Agency and results are used to compile official university league tables.

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