Digital professionals climb the career ladder faster than their non-digital counterparts

Climb The Digital Career Ladder

Our latest research into the career paths of those working in digital has revealed that digital professionals reach senior positions more quickly than those working in non-digital industries.

Our study showed that three times more digital employees aged 29 and below are in high level roles than workers in other sectors.

The lack of digital professionals available often means that businesses in this industry can sometimes be understaffed as they don't have the resource to match their workload. As a result, staff are trained more quickly and therefore move up the ladder faster than workers in non-digital sectors.

By comparing the careers of 150 senior digital professionals to 150 non-digital professionals at the same level, we also found that those working in digital can expect a much higher salary than people employed in alternative industries. 

This research is encouraging for candidates as it offers significant career progression. For businesses, meanwhile, it's worth noting that companies are likely to reap the rewards if they fast-track the training of their most promising staff regardless of how old they are. Our research suggests that age is no barrier in the digital sector.

What's more, it's good news for the sector because it will mean the digital skills gap will gradually reduce. In the long term, this will help the entire sector to grow and reach its full potential.

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