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

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Advertising and public relations directors £50,700
Research and development managers £46,600
Arts officers, producers and directors £43,700
Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators £42,100
Public relations professionals £41,700
Programmers and software dev professionals £39,600
Authors, writers and translators £38,800
Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors £37,200
Artists £33,100
Web design and development professionals £32,700
TV, video and audio engineers £29,800
Business and related research professionals £27,500
Marketing associate professionals £27,300
Graphic designers £26,400

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 2,731 new jobs with an estimated 43,121 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for creative and digital media related occupations is £36,943 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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