The Superjob research center has published this year’s ranking of Russian universities evaluating the salaries of their graduates working in IT. This year, the ranking was based on the average net income of IT specialists who graduated between 2015 and 2020.  

The first place was taken by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) with the average income of its graduates amounting to 230,000 rubles. ITMO retained its high ranking by splitting second place with Bauman Moscow State Technical University and National Research Nuclear University MEPhI – the average of each of the three universities’ graduates is 190,000 rubles. Lomonosov Moscow State University came third with its graduates’ average income amounting to 180,000 rubles. 

The average salary of an ITMO University graduate has increased by 30,000 rubles since last year’s ranking

Superjob also includes the average Unified State Exam (USE) scores of students who entered university in 2020. At MIPT that placed first in the income ranking, it’s 98.1. At ITMO, the score is 95.4, at Bauman Moscow State Technical University – 90.1, and at MEPhI – 97.1. Lomonosov Moscow State University applicants meanwhile have an average of 91.0 USE points. 

The top-10 also features such universities as the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg State University, Novosibirsk State University, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow Aviation Institute, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan Federal University, and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University.