Digitisation Increases Salary for Creative and Design Jobs

Posted by Nicole Williams on 02 March 2017

The rise of social media platforms has pushed creative and design jobs up the salary ranks, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk.

In January, average salaries in this sector saw an annual increase of 2.2% to £31,828, with its popularity being driven by factors such as the new digital age coupled with the expertise of the graduates who step into the jobs market with a fresh outlook on social media channels, which are highly valuable to employers.

Across the jobs market, the employment rate currently stands at 74.6%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971, according to the ONS. This is thought to have been helped by a record proportion of women in work, and whilst immigration may have tailed off in the wake of Brexit, it has also helped to stimulate the jobs market.

However, as a result of the record number of people in work, the number of vacancies has cooled slightly,with the available opportunities falling to a 12-month low of 1,0888,353. The data also shows that average salaries increased only slightly to £32,420 in January, which is just 0.3%.

Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, explains “The post-Brexit economy looks uncertain for the jobs market, but it is encouraging to see both traditional and new, digital-age job roles evolving and creating a dynamic jobs market with a variety of options for jobseekers and employees wishing to switch roles.”