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
Our study showed that three times more digital employees aged 29
and below are in high level roles than workers in other
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
digital skills gap will gradually reduce. In the long term,
this will help the entire sector to grow and reach its full