manchester digital cityManchester, according to Beyond the City, a report commissioned by the International Festival for Business, is expected to outperform world class cities such as Berlin and Paris for employment growth over the next five years. What’s more, a huge amount of this growth –23,000 new jobs over the next decade – is forecasted to take place within the digital sector. This is especially astounding when you consider that Manchester’s current digital employment already stands at a staggering 50,000. Well, clearly there are very exciting times ahead for Manchester’s bustling digital scene.

With the most creative digital minds flocking to the city, there is a sense of a Silicon Valley style ‘happening’ taking place. Manchester is becoming regarded as a digital hub, not just in northern or UK terms, but globally. Whilst it is a great time to be a part of Manchester’s digital scene, a grey cloud dampens the horizons of those basking in Manchester’s digital dawn – just how do I stand out in an ever-growing pool of talent? In short, the answer is to upskill yourself and be more knowledgeable than the rest of the pack. Read more