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Why Digital?

Enjoy communicating? Good at solving problems? A career in digital could be for you. Everyone has the opportunity to develop the digtial skills they need to thrive in work and in Leeds City Region our ambition is to transform the lives of our citizens by opening up opportunities through digital tech and by doing so, positioning our region as the Digital Powerhouse of the North. With over 14,000 skill shortage vacancies in the City Region for digital professional roles in the last year alone, now is the time to discover your career in digital.

We want to inspire individuals to start or change career, progress into a digitally skilled job so that we can reduce the digital skills gap and get more people into highly skilled roles.

Ave. Salary
£37,500

89% male
11% female

65% educated to degree level

910 apprenticeships

10% predicted increase in jobs by 2024

47,000 people working in digital jobs

Top skills for digital

Communication
Problem solving
Planning
Troubleshooting
Organisational skills
Creativity
Attention to detail

Useful subjects

English
ScienceMaths
Art & Design
ICT
Business Studies
Modern Foreign Languages

Most in demand jobs

.Net developer
Software development engineer
Games designer
Computer support engineer
Data analyst
Front end developer
Java software developer
PHP developer
Solutions architect

Social Media Manager

Social media managers communicate with organisations’ customers and clients through social media channels. They often analyse data and trends using platforms such as google analytics. A social media manager could earn up to £36,920 per year.

Drone Pilot

A drone pilot remotely operates aircraft, which holds a camera and can be used in work such as surveying, film making and aerial photography. They can earn up to £33,800 per year.

Forensic Computer Analyst

A forensic computer analysts is responsible for investigating computer-based crime (cyber crime) and they can earn up to £37,440 a year.

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There’s someone designing, coding and building digital systems so that we can enjoy the benefits of all things digital.

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