The ranking was prepared by the SuperJob research center. It’s based on the average net income of IT specialists who graduated between 2014 and 2019. For the first time, ITMO University made it to the top five.

The first place went to the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). The average income of MIPT graduates is about 180,000 rubles. ITMO University and Bauman Moscow State Technical University share the second place with the average salary of 160,000 rubles. The income of ITMO graduates who work in IT has increased by 32,000 rubles in the last year. In 2018, ITMO University and National Research Nuclear University MEPhI shared the third position.

This year, the third place belongs to the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). According to the statistical data, IT graduates of MSU get paid about 155,000 rubles. National Research Nuclear University MEPhI graduates are in the fourth place (average income – 150,000 rubles). The fifth place is taken by the Higher School of Economics (HSE), which surpassed its previous result by two positions. HSE graduates’ average salary is about 145,000 rubles.

In the top ten there are: Novosibirsk State University, St. Petersburg State University, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Moscow Aviation Institute, and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. 

Interestingly enough, the difference between the average income of MIPT graduates (the first place) and the universities at the end of the list (the 20th place) is 100,000 rubles.

Students from the top universities also have the highest average Unified State Exam scores: 96.5 at MIPT, 95.7 at ITMO University, 92.1 at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 95.9 at MEPhI, and 95.5 at HSE.