About the film industry

30,223 Employed in this sector

Average income 19,532


Recruited direct from education

Skills shortages

66% Creative Development

17% Audio, Sound, Music

17% Business Management

Skills gaps

54% sales and Marketing Skills

45% Business Skills

43% Skills in using software packages

40% Other

37% Leadership and management Skills

Future skills gaps

40% Leadership and Management Skills

30% Sales and Marketing Skills

30% Finance Skills

28% Skills to develop content for multiple platforms

24% Other

Degree subjects studied

10 %

Cross Sector Study/Production/Design (combination of TV / Radio / Film /Video/Theatre) or Media Production or Broadcasting

10 %

Languages Literature and Culture of the British Isles

9 %

Film Studies/Film Production/Film History/Film Design/Cinematography

6 %

Communication/Media Studies (inc. Cultural Studies)

5 %

Crafts Creative Arts and Design

Diversity in the workforce

49% 51%

Gender split

BAME representation

People with disabilities

Highest qualification held

39 %

An Undergraduate Degree, certificate or diploma

16 %

A postgraduate qualification

7 %

A-Level/GNVQ in Media Studies or related subjects

4 %

A technical or vocational qualification e.g. HND or HNC

3 %

GCSE/O-Level (or equivalent) in Media Studies or related subjects

3 %

National/Scottish Vocational Qualification (N/SVQ)

2 %

A Foundation degree

Where is the industry based?

Scotland 12%

Northern Ireland 1%

North West of England 4%

West Midlands 1%

Wales 3%

South West of England 1%

North East of England 1%

Yorkshire and the Humber 2%

East Midlands 3%

East of England 2%

London 63%

South East of England 7%


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