These are the Russell Group unis where graduates are earning the most after five years

Shock, Oxford is number one

When it comes to picking what university you want to go to, how much you’re set to earn after you graduate is usually high on everyone’s list. Whilst most people are on similar starting salaries straight after they graduate, after a couple of years in the working world graduate salaries can begin to fluctuate significantly.

With grad salaries remaining unchanged since 2015, a report released this year which said grad salaries were set to rise for the first time in seven years was very welcomed. That, combined with the fact student loan interest rates have been capped at 7.3 per cent, means university graduates are now earning more than ever.

But which Russell Group university will have you earning the most? Data gathered by Adzuna and exclusively shared with The Tab revealed which Russell Group universities grads are earning the most five years after they’ve graduated.

All but one of the 24 Russell Group universities have grads earning over £30k after five years but only four unis have grads earning over £40k. It really goes to show what university you go to does make a difference.

Here are the highest graduate salaries after five years ranked by university, starting from highest to lowest:

University of Oxford – £47,618

Imperial College London – £45,741

University of Cambridge – £44,190

University College London – £40,866

Durham University – £39,147

University of Nottingham – £38,426

University of Edinburgh – £38,233

King’s College London – £37,324

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Queen’s University Belfast – £36,827

University of Manchester – £36,227

University of Warwick – £35,615

University of Southampton – £34,814

London School of Economics and Political Science – £34,772

University of Bristol – £34,094

Queen Mary University of London – £33,675

University of York – £32,943

University of Exeter – £32,900

Cardiff University – £32,368

University of Glasgow – £31,395

University of Birmingham – £31,248

Newcastle University – £31,244

University of Liverpool – £31,123

University of Leeds – £30,506

University of Sheffield – £29,688

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