54 percent of the UK's graduates aged 22 to 29 were working in a graduate job in 2017. A graduate job is defined as a role where the tasks typically require knowledge and skills gained through higher education
. According to the Office of National Statistics
, there is a big pay gap between mainly-graduate and mainly non-graduate jobs with young people in "professional" roles earning nearly two-thirds more than their peers in "elementary" roles. The following infographic provides an overview of the occupations of the UK's graduates.