Musicians

Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£15,849
£31,043
£56,376

New workers start around £15,849. Normal pay is £31,043 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £56,376.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 13,367 vacancies for this type of job

3.77%

Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.

  • Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.

  • Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.

  • Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.

  • Conceives and writes original music.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Choral Music

  • Musical Notation

  • Musical Accompaniment

  • Music Instruction

  • Sight Reading

  • Music Industry

  • Guitars

  • Newsletters

  • Television Production

  • IOS Applications

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Teaching

  • Planning

  • Enthusiasm

  • Self-Motivation

  • Administrative Functions

  • Management

  • Energetic

  • Leadership

  • Training And Development

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.