Desktop Publishing Jobs on the Rise?

by A Guest Author

With the recent news that Oracle have bought out Collective Intellect in a bid to expand further there CRM social technology and with a number of other large IT and digital media organisations also following suit (including the recent announcement from Salesforce that they too have added to their acquisition portfolio with the buying of Buddy Media) there is an air of optimism surroundingĀ desktop publishing (DTP) jobs in London especially.

This news will be well received by many in London and the surrounding boroughs as people look to make use of their creative skill sets as well as in many instances their passion. Desktop publishing can be seen to cover a number of creative niches and its recruitment implications will also incorporate a wide range of creative job seeker roles from specific DTP roles to graphic design, electronic publishing, computer publishing and many more areas.

You will note that many desktop publishing roles (especially in more competitive industries and locations like London) will have prerequisite application experience and often application and software specific qualification demands dependent on the role in question.

Some of the most frequently used applications and specific software products include the following:

  • Serif applications and software (numerous versions available)
  • Apple pages (numerous versions available)
  • Swift Publisher (numerous versions available)
  • Adobe InDesign and other Adobe applications within the Adobe suite
  • Desktop Publisher Pro (numerous versions available)
  • iCalamus (numerous versions available)
  • iStudio Publisher (numerous versions available)
  • Scribus (numerous versions available)

If you are not familiar with any of the above it may be worth investigating what these may offer to you and to your CV and also review how often these applications and others are mentioned within DTP recruitment profiles looking for staff in this area and you may find that adding familiarity with some of the above helps you to further your career in this sector.

About The Author

Reuben Dennis is a human resources specialist and recruitment consultant. Find out more about his job search strategies. To know more visit

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