ICT and digital technologies

Industry Sector

Overview

Digital technologies are changing the world. They play a part in everything – from the way we work, to how we spend our leisure time and how businesses operate. The next big technological innovation is always just around the corner.

These changes bring lots of new, exciting career opportunities. As well as technology employers, you’ll find ICT and digital technology jobs in many other sectors such as healthcare, financial services and the creative industries. Even if you haven’t considered or studied digital technologies before, these jobs could offer you an alternative way to use your maths or science skills.

Technical knowledge, logic and analytical skills are important if you want to succeed – and so is creativity.

The industry now

Over 90,000 people work digital technology roles in Scotland

The average full-time salary for digital technology roles is £37,500

This is over 30% higher than the Scottish average of £28,000

The future

Digital technologies salaries are growing almost twice as fast as average salaries across Scotland 

There are an estimated 12,800 job opportunities every year to meet future skills demand 

*Source: Digital World