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UK Digital Creative Industry

Understand the UK’s Digital Creative Industries and the companies using new technologies in creative markets such as advertising, film and music. View sector insights, key metrics and download our free report today.

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What is the Digital Creative Industry?

What do we mean by Digital Creative Industries? Whilst the digital and creative sectors are distinct in their own right, the Digital Creative Industry encompasses companies utilising both activities. This includes those using new technologies and digital practices in creative markets such as advertising, film, design and music.

The UK’s Digital Creative Industries are very broad and range from companies working within marketing and design to those using technology within architecture and performing arts organisations.

Digital Creative Industries sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Digital Creative Industries sector. The sector has a turnover of £8.4bn currently, has received £715.3m of investment and the sector is growing at 6.6% per year.


Digital Creative Industries verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Digital Creative Industries industry today.

Our Digital Creative Industries RTIC is made up of 8 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Advertising, and Architecture. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0064 Digital Creative Industries 13557 companies

    Companies using new technologies in creative markets such as advertising, film, and music.

    • Digital Creative Industries: Advertising

      Companies using digital technologies for advertising and marketing campaigns, products or services

      4565 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Architecture

      Companies using computer aided design (CAD) software and similar technology for architecture

      3052 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Culture and Heritage

      Companies providing digital technologies to culture and heritage sites to enhance visitors’ experience

      244 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Design

      Companies applying digital tools for design purposes

      2957 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Entertainment and Performing Arts

      Companies using digital technologies for the production and/or enhancement of entertainment products and performances

      1693 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Non-fungible Tokens

      Companies involved in the production of NFTs and digital art

      81 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Photography

      Companies applying digital tools for photography production or post-production

      1535 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Streaming

      Companies offering streaming services and infrastructure for the distribution of digital content

      401 companies

Digital Creative Industries industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 6.6%, we expect that this sector could be worth £9.3bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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