Scotland offers ‘highest graduate salaries’

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With hundreds of thousands of students graduating this year and retailers always on the lookout for talented management staff, European jobsite Adzuna analysed over 1.2 million live job ads and found that Scotland is ranked as best region for graduate pay with an average salary of £24,927: £1,889 more than the national average graduate salary across the UK (£23,038).

Perhaps surprisingly, the smaller regions of Scotland are outplaying their city giants when it comes to pay: North Lanarkshire’s average graduate salary sits at £28,256, South Lanarkshire at £27,823 and Dundee at £26,248 in comparison to Edinburgh (£25,017) and Glasgow (£23,849).

The study also revealed that whilst Scotland is the most competitive region for earning money, there are fewer job opportunities than in other regions.

Andrew Hunter, Co-founder at Adzuna, said: “Graduates should look beyond London and embrace a new appetite for adventure when it comes to work location. That said, the traditional migration from North to South needs to be broadened. Flexibility is emerging as a key requirement.”

STG July 2021