File picture of graduates having their photographs taken after a graduation ceremony at Oxford University

 
File picture of graduates having their photographs taken after a graduation ceremony at Oxford University
A group of graduates gather outside the Sheldonian Theatre to have their photograph taken after a graduation ceremony at Oxford University in Oxford, England, in this May 28, 2011 file picture. Despite being the most lucrative graduate job with average starter salaries of 45,000 pounds, applications for investment banking posts flat-lined this year in Britain, increasing by just 0.8 percent, according to High Fliers Research, an organisation that tracks graduate recruitment. Demand for graduate jobs in other areas of finance such as retail banking, with average starter salaries of around 30,000 pounds, climbed by nearly a third. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/Files