London graduate starting salaries at £28,500

London attracted the highest median graduate starting salary of £28,500 in the first half of 2013, according to research by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).

The AGR Graduate recruitment summer survey 2013, which questioned 209 AGR members, also found that the West Midlands, Scotland and the east of England are now on par with the south east’s median salary of £25,000 for the first time in the research’s history.

Stephen Isherwood, chief executive officer of the AGR, said: “The story of the current graduate market is the story of the economy: stagnant in places with growth in some areas.

“Overall vacancies are slightly down on last year and there is no salary growth. However, we can take comfort in the fact that the graduate recruitment industry is still investing heavily in graduate intakes.”