UK Digital Creative Industries RTIC Banner
Real-Time Industrial Classifications

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.

Get this Data


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

Key information you should know about the Digital Creative Industries sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:

  • Digital Creative Industries has turnover of £7.61bn, meaning it is our 43rd largest RTIC, and our 41st fastest growing sector.
  • The Digital Creative Industries sector has not received additional investor attention in recent years and the amount of venture capital funding is not increasing as fast as our other emerging economy sectors.
12,624
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£9,161,306,610
TOTAL TURNOVER
77,953
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£3,805,980,000
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£20,060,556
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
1.8%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

Digital Creative Industries verticals

Our Digital Creative Industries RTIC is made up of 8 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Advertising, Architecture, Culture and Heritage. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0064 Digital Creative Industries 12624 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

      3360 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Architecture

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

      3310 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Culture and Heritage

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

      134 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Design

      Companies applying digital tools for design purposes

      3128 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Entertainment and Performing Arts

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

      1649 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Non-fungible Tokens

      Companies involved in the production of NFTs and digital art

      67 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Photography

      Companies applying digital tools for photography production or post-production

      1721 companies
    • Digital Creative Industries: Streaming

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

      439 companies

Digital Creative Industries industry growth

We estimate that the UK Digital Creative Industries sector could be worth almost £8bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.6%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.

Get your free Digital Creative Industries report

Dig deeper into the UK’s Digital Creative Industries with our free 2023 RTIC report, which includes:

– Summary of RTIC data & industry performance
– Overview of key verticals
– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends

Our innovative data

Real-Time Industrial Classifications (RTICs)

At The Data City we’re mapping the emerging economy through accurate and reliable real-time data. We’ve produced Real-Time Industrial Classifications (RTICs) for some of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, across over 350 industry verticals, including the Digital Creative Industries.

Discover more RTICs and access our other free reports today.

Who we work with

Public Sector

National / local government, councils & LEPs

Finance

Venture Capital, Private Equity & M&A teams

B2B

Marketing & Lead Gen Agencies

Through this visual mapping project, Greater Manchester will be able to showcase our success in the digital sector.
Andy Burnham | MAYOR GREATER MANCHESTER
Working with The Data City has been a pleasure and particularly helpful for understanding newer and emerging businesses.
JOSHUA HAWKINS, LEAD OFFICER INTERNATIONAL | MIDLANDS ENGINE
If you care about technology driven economic growth, you should care about RTICs.
STIAN WESTLAKE | CEO ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY