Employment and Education

  • IT, software and computer services accounted for 640,000 jobs in the creative industries in 2015, a rise of 5.5 per cent on 2014, and a 32.6 per cent increase between 2011 and 2015.

Source: Creative Industries: Focus on Employment, DCMS. (June, 2016).

  • There were more 100,000 full time, higher education students of mathematics and computing sciences in the UK in 2011/12.

Source: Education and Training Statistics for the UK 2013 (November, 2013).

  • Funding for information communication technology (ICT) investment by UK state schools was expected to reach an all-time high in 2014. Investment in hardware replacement, peripherals, software and technical support was expected to reach £14,220 per primary school and £65,570 in each secondary school.

Source: Survey by British Educational Suppliers Association, (September 2013)

  • The UK government’s official statistics classifies the following roles as part of the wider creative economy: information technology and telecommunications directors; IT business analysts, architects and systems designers; programmers and software development professionals; web design and development professionals.
  • The official statistics also count jobs in creative industries such as those who work in publishing of computer games; other software publishing; computer programming activities; and computer consultancy activities.

Source:  Creative Industries Economic Estimates, DCMS. (January, 2016).