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Looking to change careers this year? Here are the top paying jobs in the digital sector for ...
Looking to change careers this year? Here are the top paying jobs in the digital sector for 2022 (and how you can get one...!)
- Strong demand for roles in technology, marketing, data, product and sales
- Only 6% of those working in the digital sector were 'very dissatisfied' with their salary
- A product manager could expect to earn £53,143 a year with 1-3 years' experience
The median annual pay for full-time employees in the UK in 2021 stood at £31,285.
In the UK's digital sector, which employs about 1.5 million people, we see that salary shoot up. A Data Scientist can expect to earn £52,500 in years' 1-3 and product managers around £53,143.
With 42% of businesses citing 'hiring & onboarding' as their biggest obstacle in 2022, it's a great time to change careers and grow in a thriving digital world.
If you're considering a career move, then here's a round-up of the highest paid digital roles in the UK in 2022:
A Pre-Sales consultant works with potential clients or customers to ensure they have a strong understanding of the services and/or products provided. Someone with 1-3 years’ experience in a Pre-Sales role can earn around £50,000 and this shoots up to £120,000 for someone with 7-9 years’ experience.
Data Scientists can earn around £32,000 for a starting salary, this increases to £52,500 in years’ 1-3 and £106,667 for more than 10 years’ experience.
Product Management has a fairly low starting salary in comparison to other roles we reported on, at £24,000, but this doubles in years’ 1-3 to £53,143 and you can expect to earn circa £125,500 with more than 10 years’ experience in product.
It comes as over 80% of employers are planning on recruiting staff over the next 12 months – the highest recruitment rate we have seen in years.
Our recent salary and benefits survey found that the main reason for looking for a new job was salary, at 70%.
A third of people said they left their last role due to a lack of progression.
Digital is ever growing and is a progressive industry and 70% of businesses offer flexible working, up from 15% in 2020. If you're thinking about a career change or looking to progress, check out our full salary & benefits report for 2022 to benchmark against your peers.