Careers


Given the wide applicability of the mathematical modeling and data science skills mastered by ENSAE students, the job opportunities made available are numerous and in rapid growth. Banks, insurance companies, e-commerce companies, energy markets, the health sector, the environment sector, even musical streaming firms welcome ENSAE students.

First employment survey – class of 2018

Multiple, growing opportunities, in the private and public sectors

75% of 2018 graduates are now employed in the private sector, 23% in the public sector and 2% are generally turning to entrepreneurship, particularly in relation to the exploitation of big data.

In terms of sector of activity, 2018 graduates still turn a lot to financial activities and insurance (26%), which remain, along with studies and consulting (22%), strong markers of ENSAE Paris. They are, of course, present in State, local and hospital administrations (21%), but also in IT and information services-related sectors (9%), scientific research and development (7%) and finally, in a more minority position at the beginning of their careers, in commerce, telecommunications, audiovisual and social action.

In terms of occupations, 16% declare themselves to be economists, 19% data analyst, 37% data scientist, 21% actuaries and 7% in finance.

 

Very rapid and sustainable integration on the job market

The ENSAEs are rapidly integrating into the labour market. In the last promotion, the time taken to find a first job remains very short: 94% of our graduates found a job less than 2 months after leaving school, compared with 87% for the average for CGE engineering schools and 86% for the average for CGE grandes écoles.

For 85% of the students, the contract was signed even before graduation, compared to 67% for the CGE engineering school average and 65% for the CGE Grandes Ecoles average.
For jobs located in France, the proportion of open-ended employment continues to increase, since 93% of our graduates were offered a permanent contract directly, compared with 83.2% for the CGE engineering school average and 82.2% for the CGE Grandes Ecoles average.

 

International opportunities

The proportion of graduates starting their careers internationally, mainly in the United States, the United Kingdom and China, is increasing considerably: 24% for the class of 2018, compared to 10% for the class of 2017. It is also well above the average for CGE engineering schools (10%) and the CGE Grandes Ecoles (12.8%).

 

Some of the highest salaries

With an average gross annual salary of €59,500 (including bonuses in France), the average hiring salary of the ENSAEs remains well above the average for the Grandes Ecoles (€38,281 for the average of the CGE engineering schools and €39,103 for the average of the CGE Grandes Ecoles).

The status does not have a strong impact on the median gross annual remuneration since, over the last three graduating classes, it stands at €52,000 for private sector employees compared to €51,600 for public sector employees.

For jobs located abroad, the average gross annual salary was €95,000 for the most recent graduating class. However, comparisons of remuneration received in France are to be preferred, as remuneration abroad is highly variable and heterogeneous.

Among the ENSAEs, the pay gap on recruitment observed between men and women in the last promotion is 0.5%, compared with more than 6% for the average for engineering schools and all the CGE Grandes Ecoles.

 

Selection criteria and job satisfaction

Finally, the satisfaction rating given to their jobs by graduates of the last three graduating classes who are currently working remains at a rather high average: more than 83% of them are satisfied or very satisfied with the job they hold.

Among our 2018 graduates, 99% would recommend ENSAE to a friend and/or an employer.