If you are a creative person then a career in this industry could be for you. Over 3,000 people are currently employed in the sector in Swansea.

Information supplied by the Regional Learning and Skills partnership, November 2020

The Digital and Creative sectors have seen real boosts in investment over the last few years in Wales. It is one of the fastest growing sectors and offers some exciting opportunities in everything from film and TV to web design and development.

Key Characteristics:

  • Opportunities to be self-employed or freelance
  • Well paid
  • Innovative and exciting
  • Flexible

Skills in Demand:[1]

  • Problem solving
  • Advanced or specialist IT skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Creativity
  • Good communication skills


The average wage for a job aligned to the sector in Swansea is £30,253, but you could earn much more depending on the job role your interested in.[2]

Here are examples of some of the jobs you could do:

[1] RLSP (2019)

[2] EMSI (2020)