Creative, Design & Studio

Salary Survey 2020

Creative & Design continues to be digitally led with a focus upon UX/UI as well as motion and video. Candidates with proficiency in After Effects (Adobe Studio) continue to be in high-demand. This includes those across Creative & Design including artworkers, PowerPoint specialists and graphic designers.

-       61% revealed they want to move to agency in the near future

-       Most favoured way to find a job is through a recruiter, closely followed by LinkedIn

Key trends:

-       Brexit

-       Shrinking client budgets

-       Abundance of digital focussed roles including Motion Design, Social Media advertising, digital and experiential innovation

-       Flexible working hours

Studio continues to adapt with the digital age as brands and agencies continue to hire versatile candidates with skill sets across a broad range of disciplines. Retouching and 3D freelancers continue to be highly sought after, especially if they have experience working across multiple programmes including Cinema 4D, 3Ds Max, Maya and Sketch Up

-       80% revealed that having a good work/life balance is the most important factor

-       Predominately male (70%) vs 30% female

-       Slight bias towards working for an agency over a brand with 63% working agency-side

Key Trends:

-       IR35

-       Brexit

-       UI/UX design will increase hugely

-       Digital advancements in social platforms


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