I just came across the Guardian University ranking which includes over 100 UK universities. With the usual suspects – Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College – at the top, Manchester comes in at position 19 out of 106 for Computer Science and IT. While I generally don’t exactly trust the reliability of these rankings (have you read “How to lie with statistics”? 😉 ), I find the column “career after 6 months” quite interesting. Manchester is at rank 11, with 78% of students being in employment 6 months after graduating (I presume this is how you read the number). Encouraging!
The complete table can be found here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2011/may/17/university-guide-computer-sciences-it