161% employment growth in digital tech

With a population of 128,000, Exeter is a great choice if you’re after a city feel, but without the crowds that go with it.

Health and social work is the city’s biggest industry, ahead of wholesale and retail – but the city is home to an emerging digital scene. The growth of digital tech employment is high, and it shows no signs of stopping.

Exeter quays

Working in Exeter

Home to Flybe, the Met Office, and EDF Energy; whether you want to work in-house for a big brand, or at an agency, specialising in SEO, PPC, PR, content, social media or more, you’re in luck.

To get you started on your job search, take a look at our list of top 10 agencies in Exeter.

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Due to the nature of the industry, digital marketing is never repetitive and everyday there is something new to learn. Whilst at university, I created a website using WordPress and used social media accounts to help me test what I had learnt about online marketing. For a career in digital marketing, you need to have initiative and the ability to apply the knowledge you’ve learnt

Amani Grant, The Click Hub

I first started working for The Click Hub while I was studying for my Master’s degree in English at the University of Exeter. After university, I was offered the position of Content Manager in London. I really enjoy researching and writing articles, as well as managing content and digital PR campaigns. To get into digital marketing, it’s important to learn about specific areas such as SEO, social media, email marketing or paid search marketing. You should also get as much work experience as you can and make a good impression wherever you work!

Sophie Barber, The Click Hub

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Living in Exeter

Whilst choosing to live in a southern city means cost of living will be higher; Exeter is surprisingly cost effective, and offers better value for money than Brighton, Bristol, Edinburgh and London. 

When it comes to London, Exeter is a staggering 145% cheaper; and if you want to cut back further on costs, you could consider renting somewhere outside the city centre.

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Average cost of a one bed flat (monthly rent)

£679.57 (city centre)
£568.75 (outside city centre)

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*stats from Numbeo

Things to do in Exeter

Bicton Park

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton, East Budleigh Salterton, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 7BJ

Board Game Bar

Board Game Bar

79 South St, Exeter, EX1 1EQ

Dawlish Warren Beach

Dawlish Warren beach

Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NF

Dr Ink's Curiosities

Doctor Ink’s Curiosities

Customs House, 43 The Quay, Exeter, EX2 4AN

EXE Coffee Roasters

EXE Coffee Roasters

19 Heavitree Rd, Exeter, EX1 2LD

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Exploding Bakery

Exploding Bakery

1 & 2 The Crescent, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SB



14 Catherine St, Exeter, EX1 1EU

Killerton House


Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8JQ


Rendezvous Wine Bar

38 Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1PE

Royal Albert Memorial

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

The Fat Pig

The Fat Pig

2 John Street, Exeter, EX1 1BL

Quay Climbing Centre

The Quay Climbing Centre

Haven Rd, Exeter, EX2 8AX

Underground Passages

Underground Passages

2 Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 1GA

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