Tech Industry Gold accredited programmes deliver outstanding academic results, employment outcomes and diversity.


Tech Industry Gold Full-time Degrees

UK under magnifying glass There are over 850 undergraduates on full time Tech Industry Gold degrees in 14 universities, delivering 17 accredited degree courses.
mortarboard 84% of graduates gain 1sts or 2:1s, compared to 79% for Computer Science degrees overall.
handshake Compared to all degree subjects, Tech Industry Gold degrees provide the best preparation for employment, except for veterinary sciences and medicine & dentistry.
pound sign  The median salary of Tech Industry Gold graduates 18 months after graduation is £27,000 p.a., bettered only by medicine & dentistry, veterinary sciences and engineering & technology. (and compared to £26,000 for computing).
briefcase Graduates are far less likely to be unemployed six months after graduation than Computer Science graduates overall. (4.9% v 7.4%).
women 35% of graduates identified as BAME, second only to medicine & dentistry at 36%. (compared to 27% for computing degrees overall and 24% for the average of all subjects).


Tech Industry Gold Degree Apprenticeships


UK under magnifying glass There are nearly 4,000 degree apprentices on Tech Industry Gold degree apprenticeships, with 31 HEIs delivering 38 accredited degree apprenticeship courses.
mortarboard 92% of degree apprentices gain 1sts or 2:1s, compared to 83% for Computer Science degree apprenticeships overall.
women The proportion of female graduates from Tech Industry Gold degree apprenticeships is 22%, almost double the percentage for computing degree apprentices overall (12%).

19% of Tech Industry Gold degree apprentices identified as BAME, compared to 10% for computing overall and 8% for all subjects.


SOURCE – Degrees

The data presented above is a summary of the results of an independent data analysis of Tech Industry Gold outcomes undertaken by Sagacity Research in September 2021. This analysis considers the latest available data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA / JISC), comprising:

  • ‘Qualifiers 2019-20’: academic results and inclusion statistics for those qualifying in 2019-20. Data for degrees and degree apprenticeships is included.
  • ‘Leavers 2017-18’: employment outcomes and salaries for those who qualified in 2017-18, surveyed 18 months after qualification. Data for degrees is included only, as degree apprenticeship datasets were too small for release

Results for programmes accredited as Tech Industry Gold were compared to those for computing overall excluding Tech Industry Gold programmes, and to all subjects overall. Access the report ‘Tech Industry Gold Student Outcomes Report (Sep 21)’ from the TechSkills library

Updated November 2021