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I already know Oxbridge and Imperial are the best, and UCL are pretty good, but what about:
- Kings College London
- Warwick
I am interested less about what percentage of them get jobs, but more about what company graduates work at, average salary etc. If you could share the sources of you information too I would be grateful.
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Discover uni has information on salaries and the sectors that graduates go onto.

For cs there are very high unemployment rates compared to other subjects.
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Discover uni has information on salaries and the sectors that graduates go onto.

For cs there are very high unemployment rates compared to other subjects.
I've checked a few, and see 80%+ employment. UCL showed 90%, Oxford didn't have data.

City 95% Working or Working and studying
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de...CSCI/FullTime/

Surrey 95%
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de...009U/FullTime/

Greenwich 95%
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de...0074/FullTime/

Kent 85%
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de...G400/FullTime/

Holloway 80%
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de...1067/FullTime/

Queen Mary 85%
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de...SCOS/FullTime/

Goldsmiths 85%
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de...G400/FullTime/
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Discover uni has information on salaries and the sectors that graduates go onto.

For cs there are very high unemployment rates compared to other subjects.
who the hell told you CS has high unemployment rates?!
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who the hell told you CS has high unemployment rates?!
The data, the government reviews, the data still showing that after the reviews

https://www.cpsgroupuk.com/blog/why-...ind-employment
https://www.computerweekly.com/news/...mployment-rate
https://assets.publishing.service.go...loyability.pdf

The latest GO data shows the exact same pattern - CS has the highest unemployment rate of any subject group
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The data, the government reviews, the data still showing that after the reviews

https://www.cpsgroupuk.com/blog/why-...ind-employment
https://www.computerweekly.com/news/...mployment-rate
https://assets.publishing.service.go...loyability.pdf

The latest GO data shows the exact same pattern - CS has the highest unemployment rate of any subject group
This is accurate. Computer science graduates with zero commercial experience will get fewer employment opportunities than candidates with commercial experience - regardless of degree. Whenever I am interviewing for engineers, I don't even bother with their education history, it's straight to their actual work history and what they've been working on etc. it's the same situation I've seen when dealing with recruitment agencies as well.

If you really wanna go get a degree, then do an apprenticeship or something. At least then you're guaranteed employment in the industry.

This is a very fast paced industry and experience is king.
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10% unemployment rates for any degree is poor. The UK average unemployment rate for graduates is 4%. You're just proving my point here tbh.
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(Original post by gr8un0ne)
I already know Oxbridge and Imperial are the best, and UCL are pretty good, but what about:
- Kings College London
- Warwick
I am interested less about what percentage of them get jobs, but more about what company graduates work at, average salary etc. If you could share the sources of you information too I would be grateful.
Hi gr8un0ne

Not sure if you have considered studying 'up north' but looking at Discover Uni our Salford CS students have 90% employment - average earnings of £24,500 after 15 months of graduating. The University of Salford is a leading regional study centre for computer science and are part of the GM Cyber Foundry, the Greater Manchester city region's blueprint to be a global leader in cyber and digital research and intelligence. Salford is also known for its industry partnerships.

As Final Fantasy states experience is key - there is an option to add professional experience as part of your degree after year 2 of your studies to gain a placement "hands on" work, before returning for your final year. More information about this here.


Hope this information might be useful?

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10% unemployment rates for any degree is poor. The UK average unemployment rate for graduates is 4%. You're just proving my point here tbh.
Glass 90% full vs Glass 10% empty..

The data isn't broken down further by those with experience, without experience, or any other factors that may impact employability.. One article states that CS attracts a higher proportion of BAME students who have higher unemployment rates. But it does then go on to state that the outlook longer term is better, with most graduates finding jobs.

I believe that there is strong demand for CS graduates WITH experience. There are many more roles available for "experienced hires" than "graduate jobs". So a year in industry, or other experience may be the key to improving chances of being in the 90% and not the 10%.
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Glass 90% full vs Glass 10% empty..

The data isn't broken down further by those with experience, without experience, or any other factors that may impact employability.. One article states that CS attracts a higher proportion of BAME students who have higher unemployment rates. But it does then go on to state that the outlook longer term is better, with most graduates finding jobs.

I believe that there is strong demand for CS graduates WITH experience. There are many more roles available for "experienced hires" than "graduate jobs". So a year in industry, or other experience may be the key to improving chances of being in the 90% and not the 10%.
The point is that English and History graduates are less likely to be unemployed than CS graduates.
Compared to *other subjects* CS has high unemployment rates for graduates.
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get a computer science degree if you love to work in this field, don't look at data
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get a computer science degree if you love to work in this field, don't look at data
Or even better than a generic CS degree - figure out what work you want to do and take a focused degree (ideally with a placement year).
Too many students take a broad CS degree instead of software engineering when they want to become a software engineer.
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https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de...G400/FullTime/ oxford computer science data
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