Official Statistics Publications for Scotland.
Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published ‘Longitudinal Educational Outcomes (LEO) from Universities: 2016/17: Scotland’
Longitudinal Educational Outcomes (LEO) (Official Statistics) results show that UK first degree graduates from Scottish Higher Education Institutions in 2010/11 had median earnings of £27,100 in the 2016/17 tax year (five years after graduation).
Male graduates earned £29,100 compared to £26,000 for female graduates. Males earned more across the majority of subject areas, with higher median earnings in 27 out of 34 subject areas, with the largest gap in ‘Physics and Astronomy’.
This publication uses education records for students at university from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) linked to tax and benefits records from HRMC. It looks at those who graduated with a first degree qualification from higher education institutions (HEIs) in Great Britain, concentrating on those classified as UK domiciled prior to entry to higher education.
The employment data covers those with records submitted through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system and records submitted through the self-assessment system.
Further information on LEO data in Scotland is available in the publication on the Scottish Government website.
Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff in line with the standards of official statistics in Scotland.