Digital & Creative Industry

Interested in working with cutting edge programs to develop products and services used by customers and businesses? From film and television, to advertising and marketing, the digital and creative industries are one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors in terms of both job and value creation.


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ICT Services (office-based support for a business)
Roles include Database Administrator, Data Entry Clerk, Switchboard Operator, IT Support Technician and Computer Repair Technician
Average salary: £12,000 - £18,000 per annum (up to £25,000 when experienced)

Creative Services (specialised support and teaching)
Roles include Media Researcher, Librarian, Singing/Dance Teacher, Arts Administrator and TV Production Runner
Average salary: £13,000 – £20,000 per annum

Digital and Design Crafts (specialist services: face-to-face and office-based)
Roles include Animator, Web Design/Editor, Production Designer, Games Developer and Studio / Stage Manager
Average salary: £18,000 - £40,000 per annum​

Visit the National Careers Service for more information on careers in this sector.



Top employersTop employers<div class="ExternalClassFFAC4A87511D43F8ACD6F0571D858D13"><p><strong><a href="">Sky</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">KPMG</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">EMIS</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">Barclays Bank</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">Words and Pictures</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">Brass</a></strong></p> ​​</div>
Essential SkillsEssential Skills<div class="ExternalClassCF157D9E4F9C4D1B9948C6FA1E121A88"><p>- Interested in new technology</p> <p>- Creativity</p> <p>- Problem solving ability</p> <p>- Strong IT skills</p> <p>- Good written and verbal communication</p> <p>- Well-organised and able to work to tight deadlines</p> ​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
Labour market informationLabour market information<div class="ExternalClass554AC3B0DA864E73AE72EEBACA80F7D9"><p>- <strong>Over 10,000 people</strong> are employed in the sector in Leeds.</p> <p>- <strong>1,350</strong> Digital companies are based in Leeds.</p> <p>- By 2025 there will be <strong>6% more jobs</strong> in the sector.</p> <p>- A growing industry with a <strong>50% increase</strong> in mid-level tech jobs.</p> <p>- Future skills focus on <strong>coding</strong> and <strong>flexible, freelance working</strong> to meet demand.</p> ​​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>



National Careers Service: Information Technology & Information Management, National Careers Service: Information Technology & Information Managementexternal
Creative Skillset: Working with the UK screen-based creative industries, Creative Skillset: Working with the UK screen-based creative industriesexternal
Tech Partnership: Skills for the digital economy, Tech Partnership: Skills for the digital economyexternal