Digital, an industry based on meritocracy

By May 16, 2016 Latest News

A political philosophy holding that power should be vested in individuals almost exclusively based on ability and talent, the digital industry is one of the most successful sectors, and perhaps the closest to achieving meritocracy.

A young industry that champions innovation, creativity and great ideas, in the world of digital employees are judged on the quality of their work.

Often mocked for its “digital divide” and considered as being “geeky” or “just for blokes” due to its tech and digital focus, the digital industry has come a long way, with more women than ever in the workforce.

And with research from the Digital Marketing Institute finding that women are 11% more “digitally proficient” than men, it’s hoped that more women will continue to choose digital careers.

An increasingly level playing field that doesn’t suffer from the deeply ingrained and historical inequality that’s prevalent in many other sectors, digital offers equal opportunities for talent and hard work to shine.

Here are three other benefits of working in digital.

Variety and increased career choices

With exponentially growth over the past 15 years and no signs of slowing down, in the UK, the digital industry is booming.

With career opportunities that weren’t in existence just a few years ago, and constant innovation, digital is one of the most diverse and exciting industries to work in.

Opportunity to flex creative muscles

In an industry where creativity is king, as they say, it’s all about the ideas. Provided you have the right mindset and enjoy being creative, you can make an impact and potentially effect real change through your work.

More remuneration than the average

Thanks to the specialist skills required and intense competition among employers, many jobs in digital come with attractive salaries.

In Tech Nation 2016, the second annual report from Tech City UK and Nesta, data revealed that “the average advertised salary in digital roles is just under £50,000” which is “36% higher than the national average”.

If you’re a creative thinker and have a passion for problem-solving, with a steer in the right direction you can forge a career in the digital industry. To speak to a digital recruitment specialist, get in touch with Digital People today.