Creative & Digital Media

Over 45,000 people are already working in Greater Manchester’s purpose built creative and digital media hub at MediaCityUK, and with jobs in broadcasting predicted to rise by 10% over the next couple of years, there is an incredible array of employment opportunities in the region in this industry.

Maybe your dream career is in editing visual effects, or perhaps you’d love nothing more than to work as an advertising director? Whether your passion is animation or audio engineering, web design or photography, there’s a promising career for you to showcase your talents in creative and digital media.

Top Career Opportunities

Audio engineer

Average salary: £31k

Film/ TV producer

Average salary: £42k


Average salary: £32k

Graphic designer

Average salary: £26k

Top Job (By Salary) Number of Jobs in 2016 Number of Job in 2020 Average Salary
Advertising and public relations directors 1,617 1,638 £53,581
Research and development managers 2,562 2,529 £49,296
Programmers and software dev professionals 20,882 21,378 £40,019
Arts officers, producers and directors 2,741 2,833 £35,529
Business and related research professionals 3,636 3,722 £34,237
Web design and development professionals 4,641 4,772 £31,054
Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors 2,465 2,437 £30,202
Public relations professionals 3,165 3,220 £30,077
TV, video and audio engineers 803 810 £29,952
Marketing associate professionals 17,665 17,949 £26,936
Graphic designers 5,668 5,747 £26,915
Artists 864 854 £26,832
Photographers and audio-visual operators 3,704 3,721 £26,520
Authors, writers and translators 2,263 2,269 £23,150

Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20

There are predicted to be 2,131 new jobs with an estimated 3,111 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for creative and digital media related occupations is £33,457 per year

Creative & Digital Media

In a subject area that covers an incredible range of topics and disciplines – from animation and photography to directing videos and designing video games – you’ll never be stuck for choice in a future career.

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