Here at The Candidate we are
thrilled to announce the launch of our latest research 'Digital
Destination'. Following the success of our
Relocation report, we commissioned a new study to gather
insight into the career path of today's senior digital
Through evaluating 150 senior level digital managers and upwards
and comparing them to their equivalent 150 non-digital peers, we
found a startling difference between their career footprint.
Compared to the non-digital sample, the top 10 per cent of
digital earners were almost twice as likely to reach their current
position without a university degree. The research revealed only 30
per cent of the 150 top digital earners went to Russell Group
universities, and nearly a fifth never received any form of higher
Generally, the results of the research reflect the fast-paced
nature of the digital industry, as digital workers stay in their
current position for an average of 18 months. Their non-digital
counterparts remain in the same job for much longer, averaging at
three years and three months.
There is also a huge salary difference if you are a high
achiever in digital compared to other professional careers. Our
study found the top tier managers in digital can earn a massive
£55,000 more than those at the same level in a non-digital job.
The digital sector is booming, and has become a huge contributor
to the UK economy. According to the UK Commission for Employment
and Skills, the digital sector employs three per cent of the UK
workforce, contributing nearly £69 billion Gross Value Added to the
UK economy (7.4 per cent).
This latest research offers a new perspective on digital jobs,
and it's interesting for us as recruiters to be able to use this
information to help our candidates see their potential career
For more information on the digital sector in the UK take a look
at some of our previous research reports;