Digital Skills Audit

Policy-forming research

The Manchester Digital Skills Audit is an annual audit of over 250 digital and technology businesses.

The survey for the 2020 Skills Audit is now open.

This year there are two surveys that we need Greater Manchester's tech and digital business community to fill out.

The employee's survey - for everyone employed in the industry

The business survey - for people with access to their companies' workforce demographics

The freelancer survey - for freelancers or sole traders

This important piece of research is used by businesses, policymakers and other regional and national stakeholders to understand which issues need to be prioritised and addressed as well as identifying any new or emerging trends. 

Why is the Digital Skills Audit important?

This body of research has been the catalyst behind many of the region’s industry-led endeavours to help address the skills shortage and over the last 12 months, with private and public sector support, we have significantly grown the number of programmes that we run and tripled the volume of schools, colleges and educators we have been able to support.

When will the findings be released?

Manchester Digital will release the findings of the Skills Audit at the launch of The Digital Skills Festival 2020.

The Manchester Digital Skills Festival takes place from 3rd - 7th February 2020 at various venues across the city-region, you can see the full agenda, here.

Read Previous Year's Skills Audits

Digital Skills Audit 2019

Digital Skills Audit 2018

Become a member


Over 250 staff
£1,800 annually


51-250 staff
£1,020 annually


26-50 staff
£540 annually


11-25 staff
£300 annually


2-10 staff
£120 annually


Trading for less than 12 months
£60 annually


Sole trader
£60 annually


College or University
£540 annually


Digital Recruitment
£1,800 annually