The world’s top-ranked engineering degree is one of the best ways to make a career in technology.
That’s according to an analysis of data from the U.K. Office for National Statistics (ONS), which has published its findings.
In an effort to understand how well graduates from the top universities in the U, U.S., and Canada are doing in the fields of engineering, economics, computer science, and medicine, the ONS published data on the numbers of graduates who are working in the sectors they’re interested in.
The results are sobering.
The data shows that engineering graduates have seen a significant drop in the number of jobs they’re able to fill in recent years.
The ONS said the drop is more than due to the recession, but also reflects a general decline in job opportunities for the graduates, with the exception of technology-focused areas.
However, the report did not mention any of the reasons why this is happening, such as technology-specific skills or career paths.
“The trends suggest that there is a lack of interest in graduates in the engineering and technology fields for the reasons outlined in the survey.
While there is strong evidence of an economic downturn affecting the number and quality of jobs available, it is difficult to say how much of that is due to economic conditions,” the ONs report reads.
For example, according to the ONSC, there were only 17,800 engineering jobs available in the first quarter of 2017, compared to more than 42,000 in the second quarter of the year.
The report also noted that the number working in engineering dropped to the lowest level since 2009, and the number who have worked in technology has increased from 3.3 million in 2009 to 5.1 million in 2017.
This suggests that more and more graduates are choosing to stay in the field.
The study also found that graduates are starting to be drawn into other fields of study, which suggests a possible shift to more traditional career paths that require a degree, or to careers that require advanced degrees.
“There is a clear and persistent trend of employers looking for graduates of the technology sector who have previously worked in the finance, insurance, and manufacturing industries,” the report said.
“This may be changing, as employers are increasingly looking for more graduates with relevant skills and experience.”
There is still much to learn about how these graduates are able to achieve their desired career outcomes and to the extent that employers are prepared to invest in those pathways, we expect to see a greater uptake of graduates in future years.