Answering your big questions about jobs in digital technology

If you didn’t already know the Digital Technology sector is growing every day. You might even have heard that it’s predicted to create 12,800 new jobs for the next four years running. But how will you know if it’s the right career for you?
Answering your big questions

We talked to a group of young people and asked them what they really wanted to know about jobs in Digital Technology. Here are their questions – and we’ve found the answers. 


What will I get paid?


You’ll be glad to know that you can expect to earn, on average, £37,500. That’s higher than the Scottish average! Digital technology workers in Edinburgh, are among the highest paid in the UK. They earn an average salary of more than £51,000.

We also checked out the salary ranges on a range of job profiles. Here’s some more information about these types of jobs:


What are workplaces like?


There a lots of other things that make this an excellent job to be in, after all salary isn’t everything.

We asked a range of people in the industry and looked at recent job adverts for the types of benefits that you can expect from a career in Digital Technology.

  • Flexi-time – work the hours you want to work (within reason)
  • Casual dress – being a suit isn’t for everyone.
  • Discount deals on buying cars and bicycles
  • Free breakfasts
  • High-tech equipment
  • Funding to train and build up your skills
  • Ping pong tables, foosball tables, a video games corner, pogo sticks and even a Segway to play with!


Room to grow


People come in to the industry at different levels and progress at different paces. Have a look at the video below – Gareth joined his company as a helpdesk assistant, but soon had the opportunity to learn on the job by completing a Modern Apprenticeship and he is now a network security analyst. There’s always room for development no matter what path you choose.