About the publishing industry

198,000 Employed in this sector

Average income 30,471

Freelancers

Recruited direct from education

Skills shortages

63% Distribution, Sales and Marketing

28% Art and Design

26% Technical Development

4% Production

3% Editorial, Journalism and Sport

Skills gaps

69% Sales and Marketing Skills

53% Technical Skills

45% Skills in using software packages

38% Business skills

37% Leadership and management Skills

Future skills gaps

37% Sales and Marketing skills

32% Skills in using software packages

21% Skills to develop content for multiple platforms

21% Technical skills

21% Multi-skilling

Degree subjects studied

32 %

Languages Literature and Culture of the British Isles

16 %

Science

8 %

Other Languages Literature and Culture

7 %

History

6 %

Communication/Media Studies (inc. Cultural Studies)

Diversity in the workforce

50% 50%

Gender split

BAME representation

People with disabilities

Highest qualification held

64 %

NQF Level 4 and above

12 %

NQF Level 3

11 %

NQF Level 2

8 %

Below NQF Level 2

3 %

No qualifications

2 %

Trade Apprenticeships

2 %

Other qualifications

Where is the industry based?

Scotland 5%

Northern Ireland 2%

North West of England 5%

West Midlands 5%

Wales 2%

South West of England 8%

North East of England 3%

Yorkshire and the Humber 4%

East Midlands 4%

East of England 4%

London 34%

South East of England 24%