After a review of the graduate job market was published on Monday 12th January, statistics show that Accountancy, Banking, IT and Management Consultancy consistently appear at the top of the charts. High Fliers Research have published a number of reports in ‘The Graduate Market in 2016’, focusing on the different industries and career opportunities available to graduates.  The surveys cover a range of subjects from the number of graduate vacancies to the highest paid salaries.

From the reports published, it’s clear that Accountancy, Banking, IT and Management Consultancy are the best bet for graduates wanting to be well-paid. Here are some of the most interesting stats:

Industry likely to employ graduates who have had work experience with the employer

  1. Investment Banking: 77 %
  2. Law: 56 %
  3. Banking and finance: 52 %
  4. Consumer Goods: 47 %
  5. Oil and energy: 41 %
  6. Consulting: 33 %
  7. IT: 33 %
  8. Media: 32 %
  9. Engineering and industrial: 31 %
  10. Accounting: 29 %

Industry with most graduate vacancies in 2016

  1. Accounting: 4941
  2. Public Sector: 3785
  3. Engineering: 2492
  4. Investment Banking: 1920
  5. Banking and Finance: 1509
  6. Armed Forces: 1083
  7. Consulting: 1063

Most in demand roles

  1. IT: 55 %
  2. Finance: 51 %
  3. HR: 39 %
  4. Management: 35 %
  5. Marketing: 34 %
  6. Engineering: 30 %
  7. Sales: 26 %
  8. Research development: 24 %
  9. Consulting: 22 %
  10. Transport and logistics: 19 %
  11. Accountancy: 17 %
  12. Law: 17 %

Industry with the highest median salary

  1. Investment banking: £47,000
  2. Law: £41,000
  3. Banking and finance: £36,000
  4. Oil and energy: £32,500
  5. Consulting: £31,500
  6. Accounting: £30,300
  7. IT: £30,000

If you’re interested in a career in Accounting, Banking, IT or Management Consultancy, we have a number of guides available on our website.

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