Another quick graph - the proportion of employed graduates from the UK known to be working in an occupation classed as 'professional' or above six months after graduation.
I only have data back to 1994/5 - just as the economy recovered from the last recession.
All data, as usual, taken from HESA destination stats.
As we can see, not a lot of change in the proportion entering professional roles. Everything is in the 60-70% range, with dips after the dot.com crash, which sent a lot of economies into recession and caused a downturn in the UK graduate labour market, and obviously around the most recent downturn.
But a fluctuation of just over 6% in that entire time is not great, despite the annual number of UK-domiciled graduates increasing by approximately 100,000 over the time period in question.
(edited to be careful about drawing conclusions from a quick-and-dirty data hack - as we should all be!)