Propel London, specialists in recruitment for the marketing, advertising and technology industries, releases results from its annual Digital Salary Survey 2013 today.
The data from Propel’s survey shows that companies operating in the digital arena are investing in staff as they recruit and reward talent, outperforming UK national average salaries. The report shows average salaries from 2008 to 2012, for roles in the digital and technology sectors, increased by 6% to £43,310; whilst the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported the UK national salary average increased by 2.7% to £26,500 over the same period.
The digital creative sector showed one of the most significant growth areas: the average salary for creative and design vacancies increased by 18% since 2009, against the digital industry-wide average salary increase of 6%. Copywriting saw the biggest jump, where a vacancy was worth on average £34,400 in 2009, in 2012 had increased by 56% to £53,750. While a creative director at a top digital agency can now command a salary close to six figures.