Universities want more digital students
The study, by digital recruitment specialists, The Candidate, revealed that 49 per cent of top digital professionals now earning between £88,000 per annum and £130,000 per annum studied at university level. Of those employed at top levels in the digital sector that did attend university, the research found 30 per cent went to a Russell Group university.
The Candidate believes this could largely be put down to the lack of digital courses available at this time. According to the research, of those that attended higher education, the majority (73 per cent) completed literary courses such as English Language. This suggests that it was at a later date that they took the digital route.
The government and the higher education system seek to change this through the launch of the Digital Business Academy by University College London (UCL) and Tech City UK last year.